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When is Jamie going to take his arm out of that little sling? The stump is all healed and we do not need to be reminded in every shot he had his hand cut off.
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I fell down the deep assed rabbit hole and started reading those GOT Wiki pages. Its like crack because you click on a character and then before you know it its 45min later and you've read over the quick biographies of 35 different characters. I used to do this with The Wire - but not to this degree.

the great part is that even though I'm constantly spoiling the story for myself it doesn't really take away from the enjoyment of listening/reading the GOT books (I'm on book one - the audio book is like 50hours long LOL).

50 hours is kind of like my pace reading the first time through. It took me about 3-4 weeks per book reading 2 hours per day.
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I fell down the deep assed rabbit hole and started reading those GOT Wiki pages. Its like crack because you click on a character and then before you know it its 45min later and you've read over the quick biographies of 35 different characters. I used to do this with The Wire - but not to this degree.

the great part is that even though I'm constantly spoiling the story for myself it doesn't really take away from the enjoyment of listening/reading the GOT books (I'm on book one - the audio book is like 50hours long LOL).

i love doing that. i have so many tabs open eventually it almost becomes unmanageable.
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Well, I disagree that it was based upon attractiveness. She was loyal to the first one who treated her with respect.

Dude, I've spent my whole life operating on the theory that being respectful and kind to women can be an adequate substitute for physical attractiveness. Don't go harshing my mellow now . . .
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Dude, I've spent my whole life operating on the theory that being respectful and kind to women can be an adequate substitute for physical attractiveness. Don't go harshing my mellow now . . .

solidarity.
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i love doing that. i have so many tabs open eventually it almost becomes unmanageable.

 

At this point wouldn't it be easier just to read the books?

 

lefty

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At this point wouldn't it be easier just to read the books?

lefty

lol, in a sense. i may try in the off season.
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lol, in a sense. i may try in the off season.

It's the off season now. Get readin'.
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It's the off season now. Get readin'.

mebbe ill stop by B&N tonight, ill be kind of near there anyways.
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They have book stores in BMore? Don't drive all the way to Annapolis.
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Really, though? These are flaws, mistakes, but not the kind of thing that tips the moral scales that much. I dunno, I kind of feel that too much is made of this "moral ambiguity". Are there a lot of novels written for adults in the last century where the heroes are flawless and perfect? Even Lord of the Rings wasn't like that.

Seriously. Get off the dude's jock already.
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The wikis are still useful if you've read the books, unless you've read them all a dozen times like most of the wiki editors have. Even the conversations on this thread, which are, I would imagine, significantly less obscure than the conversations that the real experts have, often require me to consult the wiki to remind myself who some of these characters are. I'm re reading the series right now and noticing a lot that I missed the first time. For starters, I remember the Blackfish being a much more minor character than he was. He doesn't actually appear that many times, but people spend a lot of time talking about him.

One thing that the books have and is missing from the show, I think, is the idea of how big and how old this world is. Every name has a story and a character trait and every family has a history that goes back hundreds, if not thousands of years.
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Just to be clear about it... the season ended with only half of the third book covered... right?

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Roughly, yes.
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Just to be clear about it... the season ended with only half of the third book covered... right?

More like half. But, yes, everyone who hasn't, should read AGoT, ACoK, and ASoS before next season begins.

There's a package of all of the trade paperbacks together for those 3 plus AFfC. ADwD is supposed to come out before Christmas in paperback. Who the hell knows.
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