A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Captaindemotion

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    Surely Sevenstrings is more like Alan A'Dale, the wandering minstrel who is part of Robin's merry men in some versions?
     
  2. Ayelbourne

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    Yeah, I didn't remember that one.
     
  3. Kosh Naranek

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    The Brotherhood without Borders + Gendry + Arya + whorehouse = hilarious

    Poor girl has been forced to take at least 3 baths in a month. Arya is not getting anywhere she wants to be, but her chapters have been entertaining.

    Finally! Dany does something interesting. I liked how the story unfolded in Ghis. I think Arstan and Jorah are going to come to blows. (Arstan is Barristan Selmy, isn't he?)

    Jojen says that the wolves will return to Winterfell. I hope that does not mean that a literal pack of animals will take up residence in the ruins. But, I would not rule that out.

    Sansa and Tyrion are wed. I feel for Sansa because Joffrey basically threatened to rape her at her wedding, but poor Tyrion has it rough as well. What a miserable little match they make!
     
  4. Venardhi

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    Actually, Both AFFC and ADWD are mostly made up of events that were supposed to be skipped over. The story was supposed to pick up 5 years after the end of ASoS, giving time for things like Arya's training and Dany's education in queening to take place at a more realistic pace. It is part of why writing the books took so long, and why many characters seem to just spin their wheels for chapters on end.
     
  5. Kosh Naranek

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    Have they cast Mance yet?

    I thought they had started filming season 3? Are they just going to reference him this season? (Not sure how well that would work...)

    Perhaps they just want to keep a lid on it?
     
  6. Shurik

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    Apparently, they are looking for a relatively big name actor (by TV standards, anyway) for this role. Beyond the wall scenes will be filmed in Iceland again in September or something like that, so there's still time to cast him.
     
  7. Captaindemotion

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    Oops!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19260722

     
  8. 137th Gebirg

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    :lol: Seeing Brienne standing there with the little blue polka-dotted umbrella is hysterical! Glad they found the call sheet intact, although I would have loved to see what's written on it. :drool:
     
  9. Brendan Moody

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    WinterIsComing.net reports on several returning cast members, including the actors playing the Watch members Pyp and Rast, and (more significantly) those playing Barristan Selmy and Lysa Arryn. So Barristan/Arstan is in as expected, and it looks like they're taking the opportunity to keep Littlefinger onscreen by showing his wooing of Lysa.
     
  10. Venardhi

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    Rumors (and one slip from a friend in the know) suggest some offers went out a couple weeks ago after their first choice turned it down. One in particular I'm really hoping takes it.
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    I wonder if the fact that Dominic West bemoaned his own foolishness in turning it down to the press means that they might offer it back to him?
     
  12. Lonemagpie

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    I wondered whether they'd leave Selmy out until season 4 in the hope the audience will semi-forget him, or whether they'd add makeup to try to keep his true identity secret for a bit...
     
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    Wooing of Lysa? Damn, I'm NOT looking forward to that! :rommie:
     
  14. Anwar

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    Lysa's not as ugly in the show as she is in the books.

    I don't think they'll bother with Barristan's disguise in the show, just have him change his name. WE'LL know who he is but Daenerys won't.
     
  15. backstept

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    he'll have grown a beard by then to of course give rise to the name Whitebeard
    it's not like he'll have to wear Groucho glasses :D
     
  16. Kosh Naranek

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    I am still in book 3. I have to give Martin credit. Even when I know what is going to happen (my friends have big mouths), he keeps the how very interesting.

    The way Jamie's hand was cutoff was great stuff. Plus, I am really loving the Brienne and Jamie interactions. They are now with Roose Bolton.

    Question - When Tywin shows Tyrion those blades he has made for Jamie and Joff, is that the remnants of Ice? (I just finished that section, and I wonder where Tywin got the steel?)

    The old Bear's death was sad. But, it seems some of the Black Brothers are putting things together. It is unfortunate in that it appears no one will help them.
     
  17. backstept

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    yeah those swords were reforged from the Stark family blade
    I think later on you'll be satisfied with who ends up with one of them

    Jamie gives his sword to Brienne and calls it Oathkeeper when he sends her from Kings Landing to find Sansa
     
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    I really like this pick
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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    Slightly older than I'd have opted for but Hinds in anything can only be for the good.

    Funny how a lot of people were hoping for James Purefoy, who was Marc Anthony to his Caesar in Rome.