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post #106 of 4875
probably my biggest issue with the series so far is hearing all the names spoken out loud. for some reason it really makes me cringe. in the first episode when they talk about 'asshai beyond the shadow land' i was like eckkk
post #107 of 4875
Why? (re: Asshai by by the Shadow)

To be fair, there was some good stuff in AFFC:
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The Iron Islands subplot, The Eyrie (I finally can stand Sansa now), the Braavos subplot. Also Kettleback indicting Cersei was fun
post #108 of 4875
i dunno. it's like someone talking about star wars or LOTR. its just.. nerdy in an embarrassing way. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
brienne killed that book for me. also i don't give a fuck about the iron islands - it's just boring. sansa/arya are ok, but they're nowhere near as interesting as jon/dany. i have a feeling this upcoming book is gonna be a clusterfuck - I dunno, maybe i've aged out of this series, but when i reread it in anticipation of the new release a few months ago it just seemed.. trite and poorly plotted? i still enjoy jon, but i also enjoyed rand in that other series ..
post #109 of 4875
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
probably my biggest issue with the series so far is hearing all the names spoken out loud. for some reason it really makes me cringe. in the first episode when they talk about 'asshai beyond the shadow land' i was like eckkk

Their casting of Jon blows too. He seems fairly dumb (like 70 IQ sort of dumb) in the show...

Dany is fucking boring to read.
post #110 of 4875
also reading goerge rr martin's 1997-esque website makes me like the series less
post #111 of 4875
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
also reading goerge rr martin's 1997-esque website makes me like the series less

He has a Livejournal, making him at least 2001-esque.
post #112 of 4875
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
You might be surprised. Rarely is anything clear cut in A Song of Ice and Fire...

This is pretty much the appeal. The end of Book 1 blew my mind (no spoilers), everything about it was just...wrong, by usual "hack n slash fantasy" rules. Authors just don't do stuff like that

It hardly slows down from there either. Terrible stuff happens to the good guys, the bad guys flourish, then fall. Shallow villains become unexpectedly complex, heroes become far more grey.

It's far from "great literature," but some of the best fantasy writing out there. Breaking the rules lets him go places nobody else goes.
post #113 of 4875
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
i dunno. it's like someone talking about star wars or LOTR. its just.. nerdy in an embarrassing way.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
brienne killed that book for me. also i don't give a fuck about the iron islands - it's just boring. sansa/arya are ok, but they're nowhere near as interesting as jon/dany. i have a feeling this upcoming book is gonna be a clusterfuck - I dunno, maybe i've aged out of this series, but when i reread it in anticipation of the new release a few months ago it just seemed.. trite and poorly plotted? i still enjoy jon, but i also enjoyed rand in that other series ..

You ever read the Sword of Truth books? It's like all he knows how to write is stereotypes. None of the characters have any depth, or surprises. The villains are comically evil, the heroes resolute and dauntless, the loves passionate beyond anything known but! horribly conflicted at the same time! Also his description of combat basically boiled down to "RAHHHHHHHHHHHHH" repeated over and over.

I gave up after about seven of them (friend was a big fan and pushed me that far), maybe it evolved since then.
post #114 of 4875
Needs more wolf.
post #115 of 4875
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Originally Posted by matik23 View Post
I'm pretty sure the Queen and her twin brother lover are the clear cut bad guys. The prince is a waste of skin too.
Wait till season three. Your mind will be blown, or go read the books if you cant wait.

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fwiw jon is the best character in the series and bran is the worst.
Jon is definitely good, but Bran is by no means the worse. If your talking strictly POV characters Brienne and Samwell are the worst.
post #116 of 4875
Tyrion Lanister aka the new Gaius Baltar wooooo
post #117 of 4875
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Tyrion Lanister aka the new Gaius Baltar wooooo

NO
post #118 of 4875
Since the nerds have come to roost, bringing their fan-fiction and their wikipedia spoilers with them, I'm afraid I won't be able to participate in this thread anymore for fear of ruining the rest of the series for myself. I advise all other normals to do the same.
post #119 of 4875
Make an Unofficial, no spoilers thread.
post #120 of 4875
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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Since the nerds have come to roost, bringing their fan-fiction and their wikipedia spoilers with them, I'm afraid I won't be able to participate in this thread anymore for fear of ruining the rest of the series for myself. I advise all other normals to do the same.

You could not possibly imagine the magnitude of the fuck I do not give.
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