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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    Yeah, I get GoT feeds on my Google News page that I read every morning. Damn if I both dislike and like the leaks at the same time.
    Would be awesome to be shocked at everything but I read all of the books and loved watching them so I know I will love it as it continues.
    Just dont want to have the end confirmed. Next year I may have to remove from my feed and keep my head in the sand.

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  • I'm watching the Game of Thrones marathon on HBO this week. This is the third time I've done the marathon, and I still learn new information that helps later parts make sense. I love it when a story is this complex.

    I'm also more put off by the violence this time than other times. It seemed like season 2 was just one blood bath after another. I had a hard time watching it.

    I hate being sick while on vacation but relish the excuse to curl up on the couch all week! The last two times there was no excuse ....
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    I'm watching the Game of Thrones marathon on HBO this week. This is the third time I've done the marathon, and I still learn new information that helps later parts make sense. I love it when a story is this complex.

    I'm also more put off by the violence this time than other times. It seemed like season 2 was just one blood bath after another. I had a hard time watching it.

    I hate being sick while on vacation but relish the excuse to curl up on the couch all week! The last two times there was no excuse ....

    just started watching it again myself. can't wait for the new season!
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,041
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,617
    Winter is HERE!

  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,635

    Winter is HERE!

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmnnn!
    July seems like such a long way away...
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,699
  • LongueuilLongueuil Posts: 2,062
    Six billions solitudes together alone

    Not a real fan
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,699
    FIRE SWORDS!!!





  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,090
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,699
    JK_Livin said:
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Lord Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood without Banners and loyal to House Stark.  He has been resurrected by a Red Priest several times ... and now has a flaming sword ... so odds are he may be the Lord of Light.  The Hound killed him a few seasons ago when they captured The Hound and Arya.  
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,635
    edited June 22
    Jason P said:
    FIRE SWORDS!!!



    Awesome! Dondarrion is pretty badass!
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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,090
    Jason P said:
    JK_Livin said:
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Lord Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood without Banners and loyal to House Stark.  He has been resurrected by a Red Priest several times ... and now has a flaming sword ... so odds are he may be the Lord of Light.  The Hound killed him a few seasons ago when they captured The Hound and Arya.  
    Ha, thanks for the tremendous descriptive answer. I know who he is though. Haven't seen the lad in a while.
    Alright, alright, alright!
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    Oh yeah!
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    Jason P said:
    JK_Livin said:
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Lord Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood without Banners and loyal to House Stark.  He has been resurrected by a Red Priest several times ... and now has a flaming sword ... so odds are he may be the Lord of Light.  The Hound killed him a few seasons ago when they captured The Hound and Arya.  


    At the risk of nit-picking, I think he had the flaming sword back when he took part in the Trial by Combat with the Hound.


    I can't wait for the new season.


  • RideRickRideRick HoornPosts: 558
    Can't wait till it's Sunday night. 
    No leaks yet  =)
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    Watched some of the last episode again today.
    As Queen Cersei closes the door, leaving Zombie Clegane to have his way with the sister. 
    "Shame.  Shame."

    Can't wait!
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,617
    Tonights the Night.....
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,433
    edited July 17
    Jason P said:
    JK_Livin said:
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Lord Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood without Banners and loyal to House Stark.  He has been resurrected by a Red Priest several times ... and now has a flaming sword ... so odds are he may be the Lord of Light.  The Hound killed him a few seasons ago when they captured The Hound and Arya.  
    Dondarrion the Lord of Light?
    Naw, no way.
    That has to be Jon Snow or Bran, otherwise it won't have enough impact.

    Dondarrion is less of a character even than Thoros, not in terms of importance to the story, but in terms of effort spent in investing us in the character.  If he was going to be the big guy, we'd have been seeing more of him and better exposition around his ark.
    Post edited by rgambs on
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    rgambs said:
    Jason P said:
    JK_Livin said:
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Lord Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood without Banners and loyal to House Stark.  He has been resurrected by a Red Priest several times ... and now has a flaming sword ... so odds are he may be the Lord of Light.  The Hound killed him a few seasons ago when they captured The Hound and Arya.  
    Dondarrion the Lord of Light?
    Naw, no way.
    That has to be Jon Snow or Bran, otherwise it won't have enough impact.

    Dondarrion is less of a character even than Thoros, not in terms of importance to the story, but in terms of effort spent in investing us in the character.  If he was going to be the big guy, we'd have been seeing more of him and better exposition around his ark.

    IDK about the Lord of Light, but there was definitely some heavy foreshadowing  going on when the Hound was asking Dondarrion what makes him so special to be brought back so many times. I think he will come to play a pretty large role down the stretch.

  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 133,897
    downloading now to watch
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,041
    Solid episode to start the season.....that opening scene was great!  Not a whole lot happened, but good setup for the rest of the season.

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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,433
    rgambs said:
    Jason P said:
    JK_Livin said:
    Do we know who that guy is?
    Lord Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood without Banners and loyal to House Stark.  He has been resurrected by a Red Priest several times ... and now has a flaming sword ... so odds are he may be the Lord of Light.  The Hound killed him a few seasons ago when they captured The Hound and Arya.  
    Dondarrion the Lord of Light?
    Naw, no way.
    That has to be Jon Snow or Bran, otherwise it won't have enough impact.

    Dondarrion is less of a character even than Thoros, not in terms of importance to the story, but in terms of effort spent in investing us in the character.  If he was going to be the big guy, we'd have been seeing more of him and better exposition around his ark.

    IDK about the Lord of Light, but there was definitely some heavy foreshadowing  going on when the Hound was asking Dondarrion what makes him so special to be brought back so many times. I think he will come to play a pretty large role down the stretch.
    I took that (and this is influenced by my take on the books as well) to be an evidencing of the resurgence of magic in the world, without much further import.
    I could be wrong, but it seems unlikely to me that a character with so few scenes (and who is upstaged by Thoros and the archer) would be the Lord of Light when it comes to pass.
    Martin's work is full of such dead ends, characters with foreshadowing events that turn out to be dead ends.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,433
    edited July 17
    After all, Lady Catelyn was resurrected by Thoros as well, so if the Lord of Light is coming from the BWB, it's more likely to be Thoros!


    I'm going to have to exit this thread soon, spoilers be coming and I won't see it until it arrives on Blu-ray.
    Post edited by rgambs on
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,617
    Awesome seeing Dany arrive at Dragonstone. Been waiting so long for her to be at Westeros.
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    Solid episode to start the season.....that opening scene was great!  Not a whole lot happened, but good setup for the rest of the season.

    Thought the same. But then I thought nothing really happened, it was all back story or set up, and with a short season I thought they'd pack more in. I'm guessing the minor scenes will become important later that I didn't even realize
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,041
    Also- what the hell was with that Ed Sheeran cameo?  Was that necessary?  This isn't a show on the CW!
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,558
    Also- what the hell was with that Ed Sheeran cameo?  Was that necessary?  This isn't a show on the CW!
    Apparently the actress who plays Arya loves him and they worked in a scene for her.  There have been other cameos by musicians but this was so over the top. 
    [during the viewing Sunday night]
    Me:  Is that Ed Fucking Sheeran?
    Wife:  No
    [finishes singing]
    Me:  I think it was.  That is pretty heavy handed, having him sing.
    Wife: Huh.
    [Scene finishes.  I look him up on IMDB]
    Me:  That was Ed Fucking Sheeran.  That just took me out of the show for a bit.  Dumb.
    Wife:  You take this show far too seriously.

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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,090
    Perfect cameo for Friends not this. Can't blame him for doing it though. I'd do it.
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,379
    I noticed it was him right away.  Didn't bother me as it was a short scene and he didn't say much.
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