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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #275 on: July 12, 2012, 04:13:27 PM »
Of course not.  One also writes depraved fanfiction.

(Just kidding.  O:) )

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #276 on: July 12, 2012, 04:15:54 PM »
Of course not.  One also writes depraved fanfiction.

(Just kidding.  O:) )


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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #277 on: July 15, 2012, 04:57:25 AM »
Ah-ha! So that is HBO's plan on making sure they don't run out of seasons before GRR Martin gets the next book out. Make everyone wait till March 2013 for season 3. *sobs*

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #278 on: July 15, 2012, 05:27:10 AM »
Also one has to consider that book 4 is not really suited for a TV season for many reasons, so Season 4 will probably cover book 4 and parts of book 5. Season 5 can cover the rest of book 5 - and then starts the waiting game which fans like me know too well.

It also includes the hope he lives long enough to write book 6 and 7. That might sound a little harsh, but...you know. He's 63 now, and he takes his time to write the books.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #279 on: July 15, 2012, 06:21:05 AM »
In some ways you have to wonder why they don't do larger seasons then 10 hour episodes.

I have liked what I have seen, some very good casting :)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #280 on: July 16, 2012, 05:55:41 PM »
He's working on book 6 (called Winds of Winter?), the 4th Tale of Dunk and Egg, the cookbook and probably other things I don't know...

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #281 on: July 17, 2012, 02:04:20 AM »
Yes, book 6 is supposed to be called "The Winds of Winter".

The seventh book is titled at this time "A Dream of Spring" (I liked the earlier title, "Time for Wolves", better).

However: Martin says he takes at least 3 years to write each book. Personally, I don't expect book 6 before 2015.


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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #282 on: July 17, 2012, 02:54:16 AM »
Martin has actually said that when he sits down to write he doesn't always know who is going to have  POV chapter and he tends to end up writing POV chapters that end up in another book - so while he is working on book 6 right now he is also working on book 7 at the same time. I suspect that is part of what takes him so long to get each book published.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #283 on: July 19, 2012, 08:32:19 AM »
This might interest you, people:

Game of Thrones Season 3: New Cast Members - Comic Con

Brynden Tully! Finally!

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #284 on: July 19, 2012, 03:57:32 PM »
Huzzah! Thanks for the find, Beorning.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2012, 04:07:50 PM »
No problem, I thought I'd share ;)

BTW. I didn't connect the dots at first, but the actress playing Queen of Thorns is Diana Rigg... yes, that Diana Rigg. Diana Rigg as in: Mrs. Emma Peel. Cool  ;D

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2012, 06:14:04 PM »
No problem, I thought I'd share ;)

BTW. I didn't connect the dots at first, but the actress playing Queen of Thorns is Diana Rigg... yes, that Diana Rigg. Diana Rigg as in: Mrs. Emma Peel. Cool  ;D

Wow - good to see she's still around and getting work!  I remember many a night watching The Avengers while waiting for Dr. Who to come on.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #287 on: July 25, 2012, 02:45:23 AM »
No problem, I thought I'd share ;)

BTW. I didn't connect the dots at first, but the actress playing Queen of Thorns is Diana Rigg... yes, that Diana Rigg. Diana Rigg as in: Mrs. Emma Peel. Cool  ;D

It's a great character! Witty, funny and dangerous... Good casting choice!

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #288 on: July 26, 2012, 12:05:18 AM »
Old news is old, but I thought I'd post it here anyway:

Some guys build the entire continent of Westeros in Minecraft

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2012, 02:44:18 PM »
This might interest you, people:

Game of Thrones Season 3: New Cast Members - Comic Con

Brynden Tully! Finally!

*SQUEEFANGIRLGRABBYHANDS!*

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #290 on: August 12, 2012, 11:09:26 AM »
Oh, God. They're so completely spot on with Shireen... and Jojen. XD

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #291 on: August 12, 2012, 04:41:44 PM »
Talking about cliffhanging merchandise practises the german license-holder releases two books out of one english so were having 10 books already. An its so mean they have relesed them in a  2 month rhythm....they know how to make money outta addictive epics -.-

But what I wanted to say originally is, that HBO made an awesome job to transfer this twisting complexity into a TV-show. Allthough it cannot be compared to the books its a good fantasy series. If you think its to weak ( for example, the cut out battle scenes) read the books!

I think furthermore, its dangerous to watch the Series att all. Why? Because the fantasy and impressions you have, especially of the look of the protagonists can easily be overdubbed and destroyed by the pictures HBO delivered. This always is sad imho.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #292 on: August 12, 2012, 08:38:42 PM »
This might interest you, people:

Game of Thrones Season 3: New Cast Members - Comic Con

Brynden Tully! Finally!

Richard Dormer! *fluttersigh*

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #293 on: August 31, 2012, 04:32:25 PM »
Okay, I just had to...

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Ciaran_Hinds_is_Mance_Rayder/

This is SO freakin' awesome! I will even almost swallow the words that I did picture Mance younger. ;D But I'm very sure Ciarn Hinds will deliver. :-)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #294 on: September 11, 2012, 06:52:15 PM »
Sorry for double post, BUT... I finished reading the books in the series. O:) No, I didn't come to tell you guys that. XD I wanted to ask whether you'd have recommendations what to read next? :-\ I would like something similarly engaging, puzzling... smart. ;D I have my eye on the Malazan Book of the Fallen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malazan_Book_of_the_Fallen) - on Czech fantasy website it's the top rated series in a tie with ASOIAF, so that suggests it could be good, but I'm a little put off by "high magic."

Top five also makes Andrzej Sapkowski with "Witcher." Anyone heard of it?

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #295 on: September 11, 2012, 09:43:32 PM »
Top five also makes Andrzej Sapkowski with "Witcher." Anyone heard of it?

I've heard good things about the video game based on it, and reading the Wikipedia write-up on it, I have to say it looks like something I'd read.  Might have to look it up Stateside.

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« Reply #296 on: September 13, 2012, 01:07:30 AM »
Top five also makes Andrzej Sapkowski with "Witcher." Anyone heard of it?

Well, sure I did. No wonder, considering where I come from...

Sapkowski is... considered very good indeed. I've read some of his short stories years ago and I'd agree that he's a good writer, although a bit on the cynical side. That put me off a little... But that's just me. I'd say, give him a try, Jouzi.

Aside from Sapkowski? Personally, I can't recommend Robin Hobb enough. I've read her Liveships trilogy and Tawny Man trilogy and was very impressed.

Oh, and I speaking of Polish writers: I don't know if there were any Czech or English editions of anything by Feliks W. Kres... but, if they exist, hunt them down. I read one book his, Piekło i szpada (which would translate roughly to The Hell and the Sword) and it was fantastic. An amazing blend of fantasy and horror.
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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #297 on: November 12, 2012, 08:10:31 PM »

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #298 on: November 14, 2012, 06:18:38 AM »
Ha! Love it. Especially K!

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #299 on: January 11, 2013, 07:00:18 PM »
Ha! The first real tease for Season 3:

Game Of Thrones Season 3: Three-Eyed Raven Tease

That was creepy... o_O