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  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    merkinball wrote:
    rrivers wrote:
    Still working through the third book. I seem to have hit a wall with it.

    That happened for me getting through the middle. Then you hit a point where it kicks into high gear and you can't put it down.

    And it's not even that I am bored with the story, I think I just might need a break from Westeros. I just finished "Clash" in a month and with the TV show, it's just a lot of time in that world. My plan was to plow through the 3rd and 4th book in time for the 5th but I think I might take a break after Swords.
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    2 weeks till dance with dragons!
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Fans awaiting the 5th book beware it has shippped by the German Amazon. Many folks got their books today two weeks early.

    what this means is people are going to be jerks and start posting spoilers all over the internet so be careful where you read!

    And if you find a pdf file of it floating around....... pm me! :D :? :oops:
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    ONE WEEK!!!!
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  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,177
    deep breath

    my brother in law's wife's brother :? :? :? has just got a job as prop maker for the second season :D

    Very cool! That would be such a sweet job because of the unique props that are made for this series. Next season has some great location that I can't wait to see in HD!!
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    2010 Boston: May 17
    2013 Worcester: Oct 15, Hartford: Oct 25,
    2016 Hampton: April 18, Raleigh: April 20 (cancelled), Columbia: April 21. Quebec: May 5. Boston (Fenway): August 7

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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,510
    deep breath

    my brother in law's wife's brother :? :? :? has just got a job as prop maker for the second season :D

    Thats awesome. I just fnished the first book. Taking a little break and will start book 2 next month.
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,183
    i bought the first book yesterday. 832 pages for $5.75....i think that is enough to keep me busy for the next 2 years or so :lol:
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

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  • EnkiduEnkidu So CalPosts: 2,962
    I'm halfway thru book two and loving it although - good lord there are 2,000 characters.
  • LizardjamLizardjam Posts: 1,121
    Next week, book 5!!
    bugs in the way...I feel about you

    "New music, new friends. Pearl Jam."

    I like our socks. I hear we make a fine sock. I always say, You might not love our records, but I think you'll like our socks. - Stone

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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    I'm 1/2 way through book 4. My wife is 1/2 way through book 1. Absolutely impossible to have a discussion with her about it.
    "You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.

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  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,177
    merkinball wrote:
    I'm 1/2 way through book 4. My wife is 1/2 way through book 1. Absolutely impossible to have a discussion with her about it.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    PJ:
    2003 Mansfield: July 2
    2004 Boston: Sept 28 & 29
    2005 Montreal: Sept 15
    2006 Boston: May 24 & 25
    2008 Hartford: June 27, Mansfield: June 28,
    2010 Boston: May 17
    2013 Worcester: Oct 15, Hartford: Oct 25,
    2016 Hampton: April 18, Raleigh: April 20 (cancelled), Columbia: April 21. Quebec: May 5. Boston (Fenway): August 7

    EV Solo: Boston 8/2/08, Boston 6/16/11
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,972
    deep breath

    my brother in law's wife's brother :? :? :? has just got a job as prop maker for the second season :D

    Very cool 8-) :D Colour me a little bit jealous :ugeek:
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  • EZ1221CEZ1221C Posts: 2,645
    I just finished book one and episode one of the series. Good lord the ending of the book was good. I can't wait to watch the rest of the series
    PLAY THE SOUTH
  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    Confirmation of the comic-con panel. Have a feeling this is going to be a tough one to get into.

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci11_prog_thu.php

    3:00-4:00 Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A session— Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode debut season on June 19. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Some of the cast featured in the first season and appearing on this panel are (in alphabetical order) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, and Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo. Moderated by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as a co-executive producer and writer on the series. Ballroom 20
    "You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.

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  • LizardjamLizardjam Posts: 1,121
    I won't be able to go but if anyone finds it on you tube afterwards, link please!!
    bugs in the way...I feel about you

    "New music, new friends. Pearl Jam."

    I like our socks. I hear we make a fine sock. I always say, You might not love our records, but I think you'll like our socks. - Stone

    "This record is us speaking out in class." -EV on PJ
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    merkinball wrote:
    Confirmation of the comic-con panel. Have a feeling this is going to be a tough one to get into.

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci11_prog_thu.php

    3:00-4:00 Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A session— Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode debut season on June 19. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Some of the cast featured in the first season and appearing on this panel are (in alphabetical order) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, and Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo. Moderated by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as a co-executive producer and writer on the series. Ballroom 20
    Usually they won't let you start "lining up" to get in at conventions until an hour before, but um about 1.5-2 hours before i'd kind of start hanging around the line up area.
    I'd LOVE to be at that.
    None of them wil be at Dragon Con which i'll go to this year :(
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Looks like they have cast Brienne for Season 2
    Gwendoline Chrstie
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    She is tall enough so that is good. A little prettier then i pictured her to be but no complaints

    Also the rumor is Gemma Whelan is cast as Asha but her name is changed to Yara (the website winter is coming assumes this is to avoid confusion with Osha)

    http://www.comedycaster.com/wp-content/ ... 00x500.jpg
    (could not embed picture because pixels were too high sorry)
    Again not quite my picture of Asha, but i'll wait till i see her on screen to judge. She looks too sweet. Asha is a bad asss :D
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  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,177
    intodeep wrote:
    Looks like they have cast Brienne for Season 2
    Gwendoline Chrstie
    Picture+80.png
    She is tall enough so that is good. A little prettier then i pictured her to be but no complaints

    Also the rumor is Gemma Whelan is cast as Asha but her name is changed to Yara (the website winter is coming assumes this is to avoid confusion with Osha)

    http://www.comedycaster.com/wp-content/ ... 00x500.jpg
    (could not embed picture because pixels were too high sorry)
    Again not quite my picture of Asha, but i'll wait till i see her on screen to judge. She looks too sweet. Asha is a bad asss :D

    Yeah, I always pictured her as a the manly woman from a league of their own.
    PJ:
    2003 Mansfield: July 2
    2004 Boston: Sept 28 & 29
    2005 Montreal: Sept 15
    2006 Boston: May 24 & 25
    2008 Hartford: June 27, Mansfield: June 28,
    2010 Boston: May 17
    2013 Worcester: Oct 15, Hartford: Oct 25,
    2016 Hampton: April 18, Raleigh: April 20 (cancelled), Columbia: April 21. Quebec: May 5. Boston (Fenway): August 7

    EV Solo: Boston 8/2/08, Boston 6/16/11
  • LizardjamLizardjam Posts: 1,121
    jervin007 wrote:
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    Yeah, I always pictured her as a the manly woman from a league of their own.


    I pictured her sort of a not as pretty hilary swank, lean and masculine.
    bugs in the way...I feel about you

    "New music, new friends. Pearl Jam."

    I like our socks. I hear we make a fine sock. I always say, You might not love our records, but I think you'll like our socks. - Stone

    "This record is us speaking out in class." -EV on PJ
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    TOMORROW! BIATCHES TOMORROW! :D
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  • LizardjamLizardjam Posts: 1,121
    intodeep wrote:
    TOMORROW! BIATCHES TOMORROW! :D


    I can't wait!!!
    bugs in the way...I feel about you

    "New music, new friends. Pearl Jam."

    I like our socks. I hear we make a fine sock. I always say, You might not love our records, but I think you'll like our socks. - Stone

    "This record is us speaking out in class." -EV on PJ
  • EnkiduEnkidu So CalPosts: 2,962
    intodeep wrote:
    Looks like they have cast Brienne for Season 2
    Gwendoline Chrstie
    Picture+80.png
    She is tall enough so that is good. A little prettier then i pictured her to be but no complaints

    Also the rumor is Gemma Whelan is cast as Asha but her name is changed to Yara (the website winter is coming assumes this is to avoid confusion with Osha)

    http://www.comedycaster.com/wp-content/ ... 00x500.jpg
    (could not embed picture because pixels were too high sorry)
    Again not quite my picture of Asha, but i'll wait till i see her on screen to judge. She looks too sweet. Asha is a bad asss :D

    Okay, so I'm reading as fast as I can (halfway thru book three) and I love Brienne so much. G. Martin writes such great kickass women.
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    I like Brienne a good bit too.

    I think people get down on her because in book four they feel her story does not advance much (i know you are not that but that is not a spoiler), but when have you ever known GRRM to write something that does not have a purpose.
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  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    intodeep wrote:
    I like Brienne a good bit too.

    I think people get down on her because in book four they feel her story does not advance much (i know you are not that but that is not a spoiler), but when have you ever known GRRM to write something that does not have a purpose.

    I guess Brienne makes it out of book three alive.
    "We're fixed good, lamp-wise."
  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    rrivers wrote:
    intodeep wrote:
    I like Brienne a good bit too.

    I think people get down on her because in book four they feel her story does not advance much (i know you are not that but that is not a spoiler), but when have you ever known GRRM to write something that does not have a purpose.

    I guess Brienne makes it out of book three alive.

    Maybe. Or maybe that's why her story doesn't advance much :)

    Also, I occasionally pick up the trade paperbacks for the House of Mystery comic. There's a pirate character in it named Ann Preston who I always picture Asha as. Unfortunately, there isn't many pictures of her out on the internet. I could only find 2. One that looks nothing like the comic, and then the following image. Maybe you could consider it Asha in her cups, as they say.

    431168-Ann_super.JPG
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  • EnkiduEnkidu So CalPosts: 2,962
    The new book came today. I really want to read it. Or read the end of it. But I'm still on book three. Shit.
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,972
    intodeep wrote:
    TOMORROW! BIATCHES TOMORROW! :D

    :shock: FINALLY!!!!!! Heading to the bookstore very early to get my copy :mrgreen:
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Mine came in the mail yesterday, but they left it at my leasing office which closes at 6pm. I get home run over there and they are walking out the door. I ask if i can get my package tehy say they are already locked up and the secruity system is on.....

    so i have to wait until today. to get it.
    Oh well can't wait to start reading
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    http://www.towerofthehand.com/books/105 ... scuss.html

    for those reading the new book Tower of the Hand has a great chapter by chapeter discussion. You can talk about each chapter wtih other fans who have read it and it should be spoiler free for future chapters.
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