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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2014, 05:47:07 PM »
I thought it sounded like they meant bigger characters since the article I saw said "main characters".


That's the first time I've seen a video of G.R.R. Martin. What an adorable man.

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2014, 08:31:52 PM »
I expected more sex.

I am using this quote out of context to humourously imply you have slatternly ways. Thus demonstrating my control over any expressions of sexuality you may wish to express. This is my privilege.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #102 on: May 25, 2014, 04:19:08 AM »
http://winteriscoming.net/2014/05/23/characters-confirmed-game-thrones-season-5-new-details/

What?  Maggy?  They're including that bullshit!  No!

Seriously, the whole subplot about Maggy and her prophecy was a really bad move on Martin's part.  It basically destroyed any complexities or subtleties to the relationship between Cersei and Tyrion.  There were so many interesting potential explanations of Cersei's animosity towards Tyrion, all relying on her warped psychology.  Was it simply because he caused her mother's death?  Was it because she felt that she had to compete with him for Jaime's attention?  Was it an unconscious attempt to imitate her father, whom she both admired and resented?

No, actually it's none of the above.  See, the real reason that Cersei has always hated Tyrion is because long ago she heard a prophecy basically saying that her younger brother would destroy her.  That's it.  Nothing to do with their family or the complex emotions that people experience or anything like that.  Hell, that kind of thing might be understandable, or even relatable, and we can't very well have that, can we?  Nah, so much better to say that it's just because of some bullshit prophecy that Martin pulled out of his ass at the last second.  And now the show is actually going to include it. ::)

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #103 on: May 25, 2014, 04:55:00 AM »
Uh. I thought it was all of those things. Cersei just happens to latch on to the prophecy because she's, you know, nuts.

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« Reply #104 on: May 25, 2014, 05:28:35 AM »
Does that matter?  Her relationship with Tyrion is never once explored, analyzed, or even properly acknowledged.  It doesn't make a difference if those details technically exist when the book - not simply the character, but the book itself - completely ignores them.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #105 on: May 25, 2014, 06:14:00 AM »
She's a lot like Tywin. Their distaste for a dwarf in the family is probably it. It doesn't need to be analyzed any more than that. Hell, everyone dislikes Tyrion except for Jaime and Cersei hates everyone except for Jaime and her kids.

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« Reply #106 on: May 25, 2014, 08:49:46 AM »
Does that matter?  Her relationship with Tyrion is never once explored, analyzed, or even properly acknowledged.  It doesn't make a difference if those details technically exist when the book - not simply the character, but the book itself - completely ignores them.

I think this is a very petty argument.

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #107 on: May 25, 2014, 03:48:52 PM »
No Euron or Victarion Greyjoy in series 5?

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #108 on: May 25, 2014, 04:06:40 PM »
No Euron or Victarion Greyjoy in series 5?

They have to make time for the important stuff, like the prostitutes.

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« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2014, 04:16:23 PM »
But Euron gets his floppy wiener out.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2014, 04:18:04 PM »
The Greyjoys are boring.

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2014, 11:56:48 PM »
Most of the next book is boring. Still gonna film it.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2014, 01:47:28 AM »
Hey guys, are you ready for tonight's episode oh wait they're skipping a week never mind.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #113 on: May 26, 2014, 01:49:39 AM »
I'm still not all caught up anyway. I'm 2 episodes behind.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #114 on: May 26, 2014, 01:51:25 AM »
This show sounds like an lotr soap opera.
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« Reply #115 on: May 26, 2014, 01:58:39 AM »
This show sounds like an lotr soap opera.

Completely different to LotR in every way.

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« Reply #116 on: May 26, 2014, 02:25:17 PM »
This show sounds like an lotr soap opera.

No its totally different. There's only one dwarf and he doesn't have a beard and he collects prostitutes not gold.

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« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2014, 10:02:33 PM »
And there are female characters that speak and do stuff.

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« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2014, 10:07:08 PM »
The only difference is a lot more sex and no ring.

Terror, did you miss all the parts with Legolas in LotRs?
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« Reply #119 on: May 26, 2014, 10:57:26 PM »
And there are female characters that speak and do stuff.
It has more female characters than LotR. Galadriel, Eowyn, and Arwin speak and do stuff.