A Song of Ice and Fire

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aurora al'Parr, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Arecias Dezell

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    I wonder how close Martin will use the War of the Roses as inspiration. Because The Tudors were a branch of House Lancaster, so someone from the Lannister clan could win! And Martin better not die or I'll kill him!!
     
  2. Brandegoris Al'Mor

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    I will find his grave, dig him up and do..well..something to him! LOLOL
    What sucks( sort of) Is I believe In the same interview he said he was taking Inspiration from the war of the roses but wasn't going to stay TRUE to real life history! But My God I could really get behind Tyrion on the throne!!!!!! :p
     
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    Deleios Cherchenuit Necroposter Aes Sedai

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    Sometimes you scare me, Brand :p
    Speaking of roses, that makes me think of the Tyrell family ;)
     
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    Hhmmm...they've been kind of quiet throughout the series. *thinking*
     
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    The Tyrells are actually in a FANTASTIC position to come out on top! They are still Monstrously rich and almost untouched by the war.....For NOW!!!! LOLOLOL :evil
     
  6. Lenore Carvoe

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    Last night I watched an episode of the second season, and for the first time I was *really* annoyed about how they changed - or better: invented - whole scenes. Hopefully it'll become better again.
     
  7. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    I find that most of the changes they have done has been reasonable. I may not like them, but I get why they did it.

    That being said, I am currently rereading the books, and I find it a bit easier to follow the different stories now, I don't mix up all the minor characters as much. (Lancel and Loras :look Just one example)
     
  8. Lenore Carvoe

    Lenore Carvoe Aes Sedai

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    Hey, the one sleeps with a queen, the other with a king. :p

    One already gets that Joffrey is a sadistic asshole, there was absolutely no reason to put in the whores scene.
     
  9. Arecias Dezell

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    :lol They both look like women so it's easy to confuse them :p
     
  10. Brandegoris Al'Mor

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    I enjoyed last nihts episode well enough , but I feel like it was pretty much a filler episode. :( It was PROBABLY the Most boroing episode of the season so far . the Only Awesome part was Deanerys scene . :)
     
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    I meant in the books, not the series :look Names that are too similar, and discussed by the same persons (Kings Landing persons)
     
  12. Lenore Carvoe

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    Oh, that's interesting. Probably I'm one of those few people who barely ever confuses names. In most cases, I spell them correctly, too, no matter how strange they look. But then I'm confused when translations translate names, too, which are no nicknames (that's what the second edition of the German ASoIaF does, and it's AWFUL). :desk
     
  13. Taika Vinh

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    Lenore, if the whores scene annoyed you, I'll bet you'll be even more annoyed later. :look It's about Robb and the person he marries in the film (vs. the books). That made even me roll the eyes, and I'm usually quite cool with things changed for the film adaptations.

    I should probably re-read the books too, but right now I'm too immersed in the Malazan series, and it's very slow reading for me (even though I love it!), so it'll take some time.
     
  14. Lenore Carvoe

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    I already know about that, and it doesn't make any sense either...
     
  15. Brandegoris Al'Mor

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    Yeah I actually really like the actress that they chose as Robbs wife, But I dont like her random background at all! I liked Jane Westerling character in the books MUCH better! The books make you fel empathy for poor ROBB. But the way it unfolds in the series makes Robb look kind of like a selfish egotistical child? LOL Well thats Just MY take on it! haha
     
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    ^exactly. Except I don't like Oona Chaplin. She's pretty and all, but I keep getting the feeling she's got the role just because she's Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter. (which probably is just my imagination, but still :lol)
     
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    WAIT!!!! Oona chaplin!! Is THAT the girl that Is Robbs lady? She is Chaplins Granddaughter in RL???
     
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    Yep, that's the one. :lol
     
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    And I don't see why they changed that! It wouldn't be hard to fix the book version on the screen. :|
     
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    YEAH, im really not sure how it beniffitted them in the series to make the change? It seems kind of arbitrary. I Love me some Oona Chaplin then!!! hahah She is a hottie Botattie!!!! LOLOLOL :lol