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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1230 on: May 08, 2012, 12:05:41 AM »
I just realized there's no Jojen or Meera Reed :(

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« Reply #1231 on: May 08, 2012, 01:16:59 AM »
Since their primary role was expository, at least to date in the books, they could easily be replaced by the wildling.  This may have downstream implications for the young Stark boy who isn't Bran.
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« Reply #1232 on: May 08, 2012, 02:52:47 AM »
Since their primary role was expository, at least to date in the books, they could easily be replaced by the wildling.  This may have downstream implications for the young Stark boy who isn't Bran.

Agreed.  Easily replaced.

I've quite enjoyed the changes to the Qarth story as well.  I remember the frantic pace of "Clash Of Kings" coming to a screeching halt every time we cut back to Qarth.

I was really disturbed by the diversions from the books at first, but almost all the changes in the most recent episode have been for the better.   I really really like the actor who plays Tywin, and am happy to see more of him, and the Lannister backstory....
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1233 on: May 08, 2012, 03:12:08 AM »
Since their primary role was expository, at least to date in the books, they could easily be replaced by the wildling.  This may have downstream implications for the young Stark boy who isn't Bran.

I'm not sure. It's fine as it is now, but the Reeds' full roles in the story are not yet known, especially since they are the obvious way to insert Howland Reed into the story, who should pop up after a while, being the only living person to know what happened at the Tower of Joy
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1234 on: May 08, 2012, 07:51:34 AM »
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« Reply #1235 on: May 08, 2012, 09:03:38 AM »
Since their primary role was expository, at least to date in the books, they could easily be replaced by the wildling.  This may have downstream implications for the young Stark boy who isn't Bran.

I'm not sure. It's fine as it is now, but the Reeds' full roles in the story are not yet known, especially since they are the obvious way to insert Howland Reed into the story, who should pop up after a while, being the only living person to know what happened at the Tower of Joy
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Now that I think about it... They aren't at all necessary to introduce their dad. Plus after reading book 5...
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1236 on: May 08, 2012, 09:13:23 AM »
The Hound is easily my favorite non-Tyrion character.
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« Reply #1237 on: May 08, 2012, 09:52:08 AM »
The Hound is easily my favorite non-Tyrion character.

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« Reply #1238 on: May 08, 2012, 10:01:45 AM »
Since their primary role was expository, at least to date in the books, they could easily be replaced by the wildling.  This may have downstream implications for the young Stark boy who isn't Bran.

Agreed.  Easily replaced.

I've quite enjoyed the changes to the Qarth story as well.  I remember the frantic pace of "Clash Of Kings" coming to a screeching halt every time we cut back to Qarth.

I was really disturbed by the diversions from the books at first, but almost all the changes in the most recent episode have been for the better.   I really really like the actor who plays Tywin, and am happy to see more of him, and the Lannister backstory....

Did you see Tywin in The Golden Child?  He plays the villain Sardo Numsie.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1239 on: May 09, 2012, 02:54:51 AM »
The Hound is easily my favorite non-Tyrion character.

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I was almost certain he'd ripped that rioters entrails out with his bare hands before I spotted the knife.

I thought he just used his often mentioned "Lobster" gauntlet....
Well.  There it is.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1240 on: May 09, 2012, 02:59:41 AM »
The Hound is easily my favorite non-Tyrion character.

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I was almost certain he'd ripped that rioters entrails out with his bare hands before I spotted the knife.

I thought he just used his often mentioned "Lobster" gauntlet....

Not sure if you meant that sarcastically, but "lobster gauntlet" or "lobstered steel" refers to the overlapping plates of steel (like a lobsters exoskeleton) rather than any crazy claw design.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1241 on: May 09, 2012, 03:30:56 AM »
I know what Martin means by "lobstered" gauntlet.

I hadn't noticed the knife.  Just figured he ripped the guys guts out with his gauntleted hands.

Those gauntlets look like they'd do the trick.....and the Cleganes are sort of portrayed as close to superhumanly strong as anyone gets in "ASoIAF".
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« Reply #1242 on: May 09, 2012, 05:34:50 AM »
The hounds is just a big misunderstood teddy bear with a greatsword weighing more than a large child.

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« Reply #1243 on: May 09, 2012, 05:55:14 AM »
Those gauntlets look like they'd do the trick.....and the Cleganes are sort of portrayed as close to superhumanly strong as anyone gets in "ASoIAF".

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #1244 on: May 09, 2012, 06:49:23 AM »
Those "lobstered" gauntlets are as useful for disembowling as nipples on an breastplate.
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