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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:36 am

Too bad the series has decided to leave out the "Blackfish" although it is my understanding that he will show up eventually. They didn't include him at the Eyrie though.[/quote]

Well thats stupid he's important in the Catelyn story line.

BTW in Storm of Swords they mention Jeyne Pool but as the "stewards daughter Littlefinger plucked from somewhere" as the Arya Stark impostor being sent north to marry the Bolton.
So I was right. :grin:

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:54 am

Was it? Jeyne was older than Arya though. :-k

I'll have to go back and reread that part when I get to ASoS. Right now, I am just starting ACoK again.[/quote]

I believe it was page 353. Cersai is sitting in with her council and they are discussing the problem in the north and she says something about the girl being married to the Bolton boy and eludes to her being older and not Arya... She was confident the Boltons would overlook this just to be the Wardens of the North. Something like that.

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:34 am

Phil I finished ready Feast of Crows last night.... I can't wait till the next book, it must have been killing you to wait 6 yrs for the next book that was promised 5 yrs ago. How frustrating.

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:53 am

Phil, the next book that's due out in July, does it finish the story?
Or does he spend another 800 pages filling in the gaps before he gets to the meat of it?

I'm so loving Cersei's comeuppance!!!

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby dejapig » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:16 pm

I'm about halfway through the first book and haven't watched any of the HBO series. It took me a while to keep the characters straight, but now I'm really enjoying it.
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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:40 pm

Philbert wrote:
dejapig wrote:I'm about halfway through the first book and haven't watched any of the HBO series. It took me a while to keep the characters straight, but now I'm really enjoying it.



Cool. Be careful reading this thread though. Jenny and I have left a lot of spoilers.


I tried very hard not to be a spoiler #-o

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:44 pm

Philbert wrote:
JennyB wrote:Phil, the next book that's due out in July, does it finish the story?
Or does he spend another 800 pages filling in the gaps before he gets to the meat of it?

I'm so loving Cersei's comeuppance!!!


No. There are two more. The book in July "A Dance of Dragons" is supposedly the immediate sucessor to "A Feast For Crows." That book, only told the story of about half the characters. This new one will tell the story of the rest of the cast. I think the last two books are supposed to take place in the future-about 7 years or so.


So is it going to be another 10-20 yrs before we get the whole story. [-o<

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby dejapig » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:18 pm

Philbert wrote:Cool. Be careful reading this thread though. Jenny and I have left a lot of spoilers.

"Spoilers" don't actually spoil anything for me. To me they are more like "intriguers." :lol: I still look forward to reading how in the world whatever event you two are talking about will occur.

It probably would help me keep the characters straight in my mind while reading if I watch the series. Are the segments that have already been shown available for download online anywhere?
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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby dejapig » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:05 pm

I've enjoyed your character lists and descriptions, Phil. They succeeded in convincing me to read the books, and they have been really helpful! :grin:
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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:36 pm

Ser Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones)-aka "The Knight of Flowers." The most popular knight in Westeros, Ser Loras is the fantasy of every young girl in the seven kingdoms-think a medieval Justin Beiber. And oddly enough-just as gay. He's Renley Baratheon's lover, a fact that I totally overlooked in the books (because it was more subtle and I don't care about the pair of them anyway) but the chest shaving sequence makes it pretty obvious. He's currently on the lamb with his boyfriend but they will be back in season two. I don't care much for this actor but we'll see what he does when he gets more screen time. He's also the third son of Mace Tyrell, the Lord of Highgarden and apparently the second richest man in Westeros, after Tywin Lannister.


Ok I totally missed it in the book! I had no idea he & Renly were gay.. :oops:

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:54 am

Philbert wrote:
JennyB wrote:Ok I totally missed it in the book! I had no idea he & Renly were gay.. :oops:



Neither did I. Martin was very subtle about it in the first book and I just didn't pay attention later on. Of course they are not gay in the 21st century American sense. IIRC neither is 100% homosexual. As you will remember, Renly marries Loras' little sister Margaery in "A Clash of Kings." I assume they will follow this plot line in S2.


But the marriage was never consummated or so she claimed. As things ended with "The Little Queen" in FoC she's slept with someone or that was a larger ploy to snare Cersai?

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Shae (Sibell Kekilli)-a young prosititute that Tyrion Lannister hires to be his mistress. Well, that's the book version. This version is somewhat older and mysterious and played by a very controversial German actress of Turkish extraction who's rapid rise in European film circles has been marred by the knowledge that she got her start in porn movies. It's fairly clear that they are going to change the direction of the character in the tv show. In the books she was rather vapid and shallow, and didn't do much except have lots of sex with Tryion. So, uhh, yeah...


I have to say it..... In the end the little guy gave it to her big... :lol:

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:18 pm

Oh, I knew it was coming but to kill Sean Bean again? And this time it wasn't a great Uruk-Hai Chieften. Just a jumped up little punk of a teenager with delusions of grandeur.[/quote]

I hated that little mother fucker :evil: I did a fist pump when he got his comeuppance!

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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby dejapig » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:53 pm

Woohoo, can't wait! :grin: Nice poem, Philbert! :lol:
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Re: A Game of Thrones

Postby JennyB » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:20 pm

Philbert wrote:
JennyB wrote:I hated that little mother fucker :evil: I did a fist pump when he got his comeuppance!



In honor of the late Eddard Stark, an ode of my own composition:

The great Ned Stark is dead
Ser Illyn lopped off his head
That shit, Joffrey, lied
And poor Sansa cried
Now Robb's coming to make the Lannisters dead


While Cersai is giving Sir Lancel head.


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