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Game of Thrones
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:55:13 PM »
Is anyone else pumped for this?

Trailers:
Iron Throne:

Fear and Blood:



First 15 minutes:
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/3/exclusive-sneak-preview-watch-the-first-few-scenes-of-game-o.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 04:30:23 PM »
So I'd never heard of this fantasy series, but I'm pretty excited about the HBO series. I just hope they don't oversex it (as is their wont), because as much as I like boobs HBO overdoes it sometimes.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 04:34:25 PM »
Psyched for it.  Never read the books but I love discovering the quirks of a fantasy world.. and a world with indeterminate length seasons sounds amazing to me!
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 04:37:20 PM »
Looks pretty awesome. I've been meaning to read the books for years now but for some reason I never get around to it.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 04:42:36 PM »
Psyched for it.  Never read the books but I love discovering the quirks of a fantasy world.. and a world with indeterminate length seasons sounds amazing to me!

Also: ICE ZOMBIES!!!! haha
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 07:09:41 PM »
Read the damn books!

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 09:06:18 PM »
Read the damn books!

This is my problem. Ive been meaning to read the books even before I heard about the show... Now I want to read the book even more so before I watch the show. But my finances are supposed to be being kept under control rather than spent on dozens of books (which is what will happen if I start ordering any)...
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 09:19:28 PM »
Read the damn books!

This is my problem. Ive been meaning to read the books even before I heard about the show... Now I want to read the book even more so before I watch the show. But my finances are supposed to be being kept under control rather than spent on dozens of books (which is what will happen if I start ordering any)...

They upped the price on the kindle version of Game of Thrones. Obviously they did this because of the show. When I got it it was 4.99, now it's 8.99.

In any case there are only 4 books (5 come July).

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 09:21:41 PM »
My daughter is super-hyped for this show, and has insisted I read the novel. But, I'm not sure I can handle yet another sword and sorcery fantasy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 09:26:56 PM »
My daughter is super-hyped for this show, and has insisted I read the novel. But, I'm not sure I can handle yet another sword and sorcery fantasy.

It is easily my favorite series of all time. There is very very little sorcery. There's a bit of sword, but the focus of the novel is character development and politics. You wouldn't regret reading it.

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 09:35:22 PM »
When I got it it was 4.99, now it's 8.99.

Huh. Thats pretty stupid. I can get the paper version from Amazon UK for £5.49 delivered to australia (US$9.08 at the exchange rates my bank would give).

In any case there are only 4 books (5 come July).

Yeah... the problem is that I cant just stop at that. If I get Game of Thrones, then Ill want to get the other 5 as well (storm of swords is sold as 2 parts, afaik), and then the other 9 books on my wishlist on top of that. Even taking out Dance of Dragons and the other two on my list that are over £10, it still comes to £65 (~ US$107). If I include those 3 then its more like £100.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2011, 09:59:29 PM »
My daughter is super-hyped for this show, and has insisted I read the novel. But, I'm not sure I can handle yet another sword and sorcery fantasy.

I really wouldn't call it sword-and-sorcery, I'd call it sword-and-complicated-characters-with-complicated-motivations-handling-complicated-relationships-including-but-not-limited-to-honor-treachery-sex-incest-oathtaking-oathbreaking-hotlesbianaction-ICEZOMBIES-and later on
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Any magic that happens is rare (like never or once per book), freaky and you usually end up reading that part a second time to figure out wtf just happened.  GRRM is twisted.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2011, 11:11:32 PM »
Very pumped!

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 01:37:54 AM »
My daughter is super-hyped for this show, and has insisted I read the novel. But, I'm not sure I can handle yet another sword and sorcery fantasy.

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 09:01:43 AM »
I'm currently on book 3.  I'd been meaning to read them for a while but hadn't gotten around to it until I heard about the show and wanted to read them before the show came out.  Very hopeful.

Great series BTW.
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