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#51 Post by TheLastCandle » 30 Jun 2009 16:53

Sprawl wrote:my friend interoduced me to the series last week

I NEED THE 5TH BOOK ALREADY DAMNIT!
Do you mean to tell me you have read all 4 books in a week? That's sheer madness man. I refuse to believe it. :lol:

Anyways, I just started A Storm of Swords yesterday, and I'm already sucked back into the story. Can't wait to get home and read some more.

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#52 Post by Sprawl » 04 Jul 2009 00:24

TheLastCandle wrote:
Sprawl wrote:my friend interoduced me to the series last week

I NEED THE 5TH BOOK ALREADY DAMNIT!
Do you mean to tell me you have read all 4 books in a week? That's sheer madness man. I refuse to believe it. :lol:

Anyways, I just started A Storm of Swords yesterday, and I'm already sucked back into the story. Can't wait to get home and read some more.
i couldn't help myself.

my buddy on the friday gave me the 1st one and said i'd enjoy it ....

by the next friday calls me up and asked how i was liking it so far. Told him i need the 5th book and he freaked




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#53 Post by Twister » 12 Jul 2009 01:25

I got to interview the old man in 2005. He said he would manage to get A Dance with Dragons out in a year.

:lol:

I hope that he can get better with time again, once he passes this huge boulder on his way. The books are great and I can't tolerate the thought that he won't finish the series, à-la-Jordan.
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#54 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 12 Jul 2009 13:43

he wrote in his blog (http://grrm.livejournal.com/) that he had the most productve time concerning writing the last couple of weeks, so he might actually get the Dance done soon. But I don't want to be overly optimistic, I'm waiting for the book for too long now.
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#55 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 22 Jul 2009 20:26

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#56 Post by Draugwen » 23 Jul 2009 17:44

Oo
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#57 Post by power_dysfunction » 25 Jul 2009 04:20

Yeah, I'm incredibly excited!
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#58 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 21 Aug 2009 18:36

http://grrm.livejournal.com/

seven new people cast for the tv-series!!
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#59 Post by power_dysfunction » 23 Aug 2009 17:49

I don't really like Merchant as Dany, but otherwise excellent choices. Waldau isn't quite how I pictured Jaime looking, but he was excellent in Virtuality. Richard Madden looks just how I pictured Robb, and from a video I found of him with the Royal Shakespeare Company, I can say he IS Robb.
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#60 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 24 Aug 2009 19:31

I think the choice for Dany is great.

And I think Waldau is quite nice foir jaime as well, if they dye his hair blonde.
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#61 Post by Palantyre » 28 Aug 2009 22:10

They should cast Viggo Mortensen as Sandor Clegane. That oughta be a shock to all the Aragorn-fangirls. :mrgreen:
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#62 Post by power_dysfunction » 29 Aug 2009 00:02

And possibly the Sandor fangirls (there are surprisingly many of them)...
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#63 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 02 Sep 2009 23:54

Lena Headey is Cersei Lannister.

Can't really see her and Waldau acting as twins though...
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#64 Post by Palantyre » 03 Sep 2009 15:18

Maybe they just won't be identical twins in the series. Or not twins at all, just sister and brother of almost the same age or something. Not really a big issue, imo.

I approve of Headey, she's hot and a good actor from what I've seen of her.
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#65 Post by power_dysfunction » 04 Sep 2009 04:54

Of course true identical twins of opposite sex aren't possible (except maybe in the case of David Reimer), but this is fantasy after all, and anyway they should look really alike. It will be different seeing them both with blond hair and makeup, I'm sure they'll do a good job with that. Headey is a great actress anyway, loved her in T:SCC.
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#66 Post by Lilyael » 03 Nov 2009 22:56

I hope evreyone's been reading the WiC boards, production has started, they got Jason Momoa as Drogo, Corvus Corax are doing the music, we've got tidbits of news about the filming, sets, costumes, etc.....all awesome stuff. Can't wait !
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#67 Post by power_dysfunction » 09 Nov 2009 07:48

Yep, I've been lurking on WiC since pretty much the beginning.

EDIT: Hey, why not share our fantasy choices for characters not yet cast (i.e. won't appear till after the pilot or first season)?
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Littlefinger: James Callis
Bronn: Garret Dillahunt
Tywin: Michael Hogan
Renly: Jamie Bamber
Stannis: Stephen Moyer

...just because three of those were on BSG doesn't mean they aren't good choices :/
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#68 Post by Lilyael » 10 Nov 2009 18:47

Orlando Bloom as Sir Loras. ( if he hasn't been cast, can't remember :? ) He's pretty and won't have to do much acting. :wink:
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#69 Post by power_dysfunction » 11 Nov 2009 06:37

Isn't Loras supposed to be about 16? I mean, the Stark kids are all getting aged up a bit so I could see Loras getting aged-up to say 20, but Bloom's over 30...

Speaking of the age-up, I'm wondering just how the practice fighting bit between Joffrey and Robb will work out, if Joff's actor is iirc around 15 and Robb's is iirc around 20... the book does give the impression that Robb thrashes him, but it seems a bit less credible when Joff accuses Robb of being a coward if the age difference is like 5 years instead of one...
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#70 Post by Lilyael » 11 Nov 2009 13:12

But Joff's arrogant enough for that to come off well, I reckon. As for ages, well, Coster-Waldau's ...what...40 ? Jaime's at least 10 yrs younger than that ( I never paid much attention to anyone's exact ages in the book, I didn't think it mattered ).

I wanted Ray Stevenson for the Hound, he'd have been bloody good. And of course he's a Geordie :mrgreen: But I am very impressed with the cast listing so far, Momoa was my first choice for Drogo
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#71 Post by power_dysfunction » 11 Nov 2009 19:56

Lilyael wrote:As for ages, well, Coster-Waldau's ...what...40 ? Jaime's at least 10 yrs younger than that ( I never paid much attention to anyone's exact ages in the book, I didn't think it mattered ).
Yeah, but Renly's gotta look a good deal younger than Mark Addy as Robert, and Loras will need to look a good deal younger than him. Besides, having a 39-year-old actor play a 30-year-old is a lot different than having a 32-year-old play a teenager.
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#72 Post by power_dysfunction » 19 Nov 2009 20:38

The pilot for Game of Thrones has finished shooting- now we play the waiting game. I know what I want for Christmas this year- from HBO, the announcement that it's been picked up as a series, and from GRRM, I want a Dance. Preferably with Dragons, but hey I'd take what I can get..
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#73 Post by Lilyael » 19 Nov 2009 22:08

so not only do we have to wait for the new BG album, but we have to wait for this too ! I don't know how I'm going to stand it.... :cry: :cry: :cry:

They reckon it's a dead cert for the 1st series - it's the 2nd that no-one has any opinion on 'cos it depends on ratings. So everyone watch it ! Or I'll come round yer house and brick yer windows in
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#74 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 19 Nov 2009 23:04

If you won't watch the series Chuck Norris will find you.
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#75 Post by power_dysfunction » 20 Nov 2009 07:17

If you don't watch the series I'll get GRRM to plan your wedding.
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#76 Post by power_dysfunction » 03 Mar 2010 04:48

HBO's Game of Thrones is officially greenlit for a series!

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http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/03/hbo ... f-thrones/
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#77 Post by Cerbere » 03 Mar 2010 06:35

Is that picture supposed to be beyond the wall?

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#78 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 03 Mar 2010 19:50

Must be, guess the rider in the back must be a sworn brother of the watch - but I can't recall any scene like this in the first handfull of chapters.

Great they're producing it though.
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#79 Post by t.a.j. » 03 Mar 2010 23:10

Couldn't this be from the prologue for Game? I seem to remember three Brothers finding corpses killed by the Others.
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#80 Post by power_dysfunction » 04 Mar 2010 01:33

t.a.j. wrote:Couldn't this be from the prologue for Game? I seem to remember three Brothers finding corpses killed by the Others.
Yes, it's from the prologue- the rider is Will.
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#81 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 04 Mar 2010 19:30

Ah, yeah, it was Will seeing them when he was alone - I just remembered that the bodies where gone.
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#82 Post by Lilyael » 06 Mar 2010 00:36

The Others are going to be scary as fuck.
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#83 Post by power_dysfunction » 06 Mar 2010 20:53

Lilyael wrote:The Others are going to be scary as fuck.
I certainly hope so, especially the "Sobbing, Sam took another step" chapter- though we'll have to wait for season 3 for that.
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#84 Post by Lilyael » 12 Mar 2010 20:51

it'll be bad enough having to wait til next Spring for season one, let alone waiting for season 3 ! I feel like 5 years old again, waiting for Christmas......
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#85 Post by Cerbere » 13 Mar 2010 03:10

I started the third book

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#86 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 14 Jun 2010 19:34

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Ned Stark.

There's a teaser trailer online on HBO as well, together with a homepage.
nothing special so far though.
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#87 Post by t.a.j. » 14 Jun 2010 19:44

What a perfect Ned Stark! :D
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#88 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 14 Jun 2010 20:17

yes, indeed, he's really fitting.
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#89 Post by Palantyre » 14 Jun 2010 22:50

That is indeed pretty spot on. :)

The sword and costume look pretty convincing, too.
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#90 Post by Lilyael » 16 Jun 2010 00:23

I hope they're not going to be leaning on their sword points all through this....
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#91 Post by Cerbere » 19 Jun 2010 22:15

Is that sword Ice, then?

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#92 Post by Cerbere » 19 Jun 2010 22:17

I don't know if any of you guys are interested in this, its a roleplaying game set in Westeros, it looks pretty decent from what I've read. I really like the combat, but it is really expensive so, I'm not sure if i'll buy it.

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#93 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 20 Jun 2010 14:15

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#94 Post by Cerbere » 20 Jun 2010 14:42

Is it just me or has anyone else never hear of 90% of these actors?

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#95 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 20 Jun 2010 17:27

no, same here.
But I'm not really good at knowing actor's names anyway, so no surprise I've never heard of those guys.
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#96 Post by power_dysfunction » 21 Jun 2010 04:10

Well the only actor who's close to a household name is Sean Bean; Mark Addy (King Robert), Lena Headey (Cersei), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Iain Glen (Ser Jorah) and perhaps Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) and Jason Momoa (Drogo), are well-known but not big stars. I'd heard of most of them because I happened to have seen other things they were in. The rest are basically complete unknowns, picked up from the stage, drama schools, or minor TV roles.
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#97 Post by Cerbere » 21 Jun 2010 05:39

I know Iain Glen. Kingdom of heaven is awesome

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#98 Post by Cerbere » 21 Jun 2010 05:44

Does anyone think the peeing-the-pants in the Song of Ice and Fire is a little excessive? I mean I've never really known anyone to actually do that, aside from my dog. Maybe it's just because they're in extreme situations, but still...

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#99 Post by power_dysfunction » 14 Jul 2010 07:26

Seriously dude, how many times have you been attacked by undead creatures in the middle of the night while it's so cold your snot freezes to your face? Yeah. When that happens you can comment on how realistic the pants-wetting is.

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Anyway, new casting news! Ser Loras, Hodor, Gregor Clegane, Jory Cassel, Syrio Forel, Rast, Ser Barristan Selmy, and Littlefinger have all been cast, and it looks like great choices again for all.
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#100 Post by Palantyre » 14 Jul 2010 11:08

How about a link where we can see the choices too? :P
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