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#81 eYank

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:18 AM

View Postwsox8, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 9:26 AM, said:

I love the show so far and have not read the books. I'm just having trouble remembering who everyone is.
exactly the problem I'm having. I like the show, but at times I'm confused and just going along with it

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:20 AM

Haven't read the books, but I'm liking the show so far.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:31 AM

View PostTheraflu, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 12:42 PM, said:

I think Robb is named a couple times, but maybe not. They haven't given him a whole lot to do. Theon is such a **********, he looks a little too much like Robb for my taste. Ilyn Payne took me a few seconds to figure out, and he definitely isn't imposing enough. He should have been closer to the Hound's size. I think they're trying to avoid naming too many people (like Tommen and Mycerlla) because the names are unique, and difficult to remember as it is, and much more so when you don't get to read the name and commit it to memory. I've liked explaining the show and clarifying things for the few people I know who are watching but haven't read the books, but its hard not to get too spoilery, and it does seem like a near impossible task to only watch the show and have a good idea about what's going on. HBO has put out a ton of extra material and promo stuff, and have websites dedicated to the families and who is in them and what houses are loyal to others, but without an extra source of information I don't know how anyone could come close to grasping everything that's thrown at the viewer.
Really? You make having been a douche to me in this thread sound like you're a saint. All things being equal, I'm enjoying the show.
"We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark, that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." —Raoul Duke, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:43 AM

This is fairly helpfulhttp://viewers-guide...;/guide/houses/
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:43 AM

View PostMercury69, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 10:31 AM, said:

Really? You make having been a douche to me in this thread sound like you're a saint.
I think the brvheart trademarked "eyeroll" goes here.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:11 AM

View PostSkeleton Jelly, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 1:43 PM, said:

I think the brvheart trademarked "eyeroll" goes here.
Well, have it your way, but I don't think my comments in either thread merited the replies I received from either party. I bitch slap you all, like Tyrion did to that whiny little prince.
"We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark, that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." —Raoul Duke, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

"Those are brave men knocking at the door. Let's go and kill them!" - Tyrion Lannister

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

View PostMercury69, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 11:31 AM, said:

Really? You make having been a douche to me in this thread sound like you're a saint. All things being equal, I'm enjoying the show.
Pretty sure heís referring to people in real life. Friends. You know....people he likes.He wasnít being a douche to you. Everything he said to you, was exactly what went through my mind when I read your comments about the show. (i.e. you have no fucking idea what youíre talking about). He was just speaking the truth. Itís annoying for those that have read the books, to read your (asinine) sweeping proclamations about the story, when you havenít actually READ THE BOOKS. Go ahead and read them, and then contribute something of substance. For those that are having trouble keeping up with all the characters......that is completely understandable. The books are very complex, with many characters, sub-characters, plots, sub-plots Ė that are somehow woven together in an amazing way in the books. Anyone watching and enjoying this show, should really do themselves a big favour and read the books. You wonít be disappointed. Even if the books arenít finished.....itís still worth it.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:44 AM

View PostAllie, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 2:39 PM, said:

Pretty sure heís referring to people in real life. Friends. You know....people he likes.He wasnít being a douche to you. Everything he said to you, was exactly what went through my mind when I read your comments about the show. (i.e. you have no fucking idea what youíre talking about). He was just speaking the truth. Itís annoying for those that have read the books, to read your (asinine) sweeping proclamations about the story, when you havenít actually READ THE BOOKS. Go ahead and read them, and then contribute something of substance. For those that are having trouble keeping up with all the characters......that is completely understandable. The books are very complex, with many characters, sub-characters, plots, sub-plots Ė that are somehow woven together in an amazing way in the books. Anyone watching and enjoying this show, should really do themselves a big favour and read the books. You wonít be disappointed. Even if the books arenít finished.....itís still worth it.
Well, here's another annoying **** who doesn't have the time of day for me. **** you, too, arsehole. You completely misread my posts as "sweeping proclamations" rather than "cynically hopeful".
"We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark, that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." —Raoul Duke, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

"Those are brave men knocking at the door. Let's go and kill them!" - Tyrion Lannister

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

I'm really enjoying the show so think I'll buy the book and start reading it. I have a 15.5 hour plane ride in 2 weeks and I think the book will make it go much faster.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:56 AM

View PostMercury69, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 11:44 AM, said:

You completely misread my posts as "sweeping proclamations" rather than "cynically hopeful".
I was thinking more along the lines of "comically uninformed."

View PostFCP Bob, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 11:51 AM, said:

I have a 15.5 hour plane ride in 2 weeks and I think the book will make it go much faster.
Nah, it'll still be 15.5 hours. Hi-yo!

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

View PostSkeleton Jelly, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 2:56 PM, said:

I was thinking more along the lines of "comically uninformed."Nah, it'll still be 15.5 hours. Hi-yo!
Now that's fairly acceptable and kind of funny, because I will cop to (and have already done so) being comically uninformed about the series and books, etc. Nice work, Troll Jelly.At the same time, those of you who got their knickers in a twist over my posts may have sociological issues. I mean, do you realise how idiotic it is to go batshit crazy that, God forbid, someone doesn't have the same knowledge level as you about something you've clearly obsessed over? I'm also guessing you hate it when someone treats you like garbage over something similar.
"We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark, that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." —Raoul Duke, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

"Those are brave men knocking at the door. Let's go and kill them!" - Tyrion Lannister

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

Speaking as somebody who doesn't pay attention to silly e-fueds in other threads, and has pretty much just been reading this thread, I thought TheraFlu's initial comments to mercury seemed to come out of nowhere, and definitely came off as douchey.aaand, I'm out. Continue bickering.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:51 AM

mercury: shut the fuck up. you know you have a reputation as an utter douche bag. live with it.me: i'm awesome.this show: almost as awesome as meskell jell: not a troll.

View PostRon_Mexico, on 23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:58 AM

Here's an article from Slant Magazine on GoT. Thought it might make some interesting reading.Game of Thrones overview by Slant MagazineA couple of things stood out to me and my uninformed view. First, this is the second article that talks about GoT being told from a "limited third person perspective", almost as if it were something unusual. Basically, all that says to me is that the writers aren't inclined to share everything with me and either trust the viewer to be able to put things together over time or they know that many viewers are already familiar with the books. Second, they compare it to Tolkien. I can already see this in terms of scope. Third, the article quibbles a lot with the treatment of women characters. From what I've seen and what I know about fantasy novels, it makes little difference to me. Context and lot of life are what they are.\lol @ Suited...Now selling doucheburger franchises...
"We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark, that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." —Raoul Duke, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

"Those are brave men knocking at the door. Let's go and kill them!" - Tyrion Lannister

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:02 PM

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QUOTE (digitalmonkey @ Wednesday, August 18th, 2010, 1:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Steve,

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:47 PM

having never read the books, allow me to make a wild and ridiculous prediction: Bran will one day be King and rule the Seven Kingdoms. I dont know why, but I get that feeling. Or maybe he dies next week, I dont know.

View PostRon_Mexico, on 23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:57 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 4:47 PM, said:

having never read the books, allow me to make a wild and ridiculous prediction: Bran will one day be King and rule the Seven Kingdoms. I dont know why, but I get that feeling. Or maybe he dies next week, I dont know.
I was going to respond to this but no matter how I word it is just comes off too spoilery.
QUOTE (digitalmonkey @ Wednesday, August 18th, 2010, 1:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Steve,

It doesn't matter who you start because you have a horse shoe up your ass so far I'm not really sure how you get through the day. You must be gay.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:07 PM

i mean why keep him alive after that if he is only to die soon thereafter. he has big things ahead. i hope anyways.

View PostRon_Mexico, on 23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:08 PM

Speaking of stupid fights over GoT:Stupid Fight over GoT
"We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark, that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." —Raoul Duke, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

"Those are brave men knocking at the door. Let's go and kill them!" - Tyrion Lannister

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:09 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 5:07 PM, said:

i mean why keep him alive after that if he is only to die soon thereafter. he has big things ahead. i hope anyways.
OMG I WANT TO RESPOND TO THIS
QUOTE (digitalmonkey @ Wednesday, August 18th, 2010, 1:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Steve,

It doesn't matter who you start because you have a horse shoe up your ass so far I'm not really sure how you get through the day. You must be gay.




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