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Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 00:06
by Dan Pop-o-matic
Gordon wrote:But you do all know Season 3 already exists in paper form... I'm not sure whether to go straight in or start from the beginning. Each audiobook is about 33 hours long...
I've taken the (somewhat foolhardy) decision to wait until the series has finished before I read the books. Like some sort of idiot.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 17:56
by Gordon
On facebook, there's lots of nerd-whining about deviation from the books. I think that would probably make it more fun to read after you've seen it.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 18:30
by linus
it does, you can't do what you can do in a book in a telly programme so you have to be a bit smoke and mirrors about it (
SpoilerShow
like that smoke baby perhaps who killed renly
) and so as long as the deviation is creative (which I think it has been) rather than just a desperate conceit, it works, and I think it has worked so far really well

and reading the books after is a bit like getting a remix that expands on what you've seen on the telly, it's like you enter a new dimension, there's telly 'game of thrones' and book 'game of thrones' and they're sort of the same but also different, it's like parallel worlds

it blows my mind, in many respects

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 16:37
by Dan Pop-o-matic
I do very much look forward to reading the books in 7 years time. Plenty of other awesome new fantasy novels to be reading in the meantime.

In addition to the previous statement, my levels of massive geekery can be confirmed by the fact that I've just bought myself a House Targaryen t-shirt. Suave.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 14:36
by Gordon
Pfft. It's all about the Starks.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 14:58
by linus
I'd go for the sigil of house bolton on a t-shirt... who couldn't resist a flayed man upon one's chest (in a manner of speaking)?

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 16:34
by Gordon
http://djsodapop.wordpress.com/2012/04/ ... ofthrones/

Cartoon iphone wallpapers. I've got the Stark one.

Originals here: http://www.reuno.net/project-game-of-thrones

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 06:41
by RITH

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 22:08
by bullyhuff
I've just had an epiphany that I thought i'd share. Whenever I saw Sandor "The Hound" Clegane I was wondering where I knew him from and it just clicked that he was "Kenny" from "The Book Group" and was also "Father Critchon" on Shameless! I feel better now.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:29
by Gordon
Also, Mr Yarp from Hot Fuzz.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 13:03
by linus
ahem hem hem
a fog of ideas wrote:I also like that the actor playing the hound is the fella that went 'yarp' in hot fuzz
has anyone else been getting all excited and flushed over the casting announcements for series 3?



mrs emma peel, 'I'm a massive wanker' from spaced, gareth from the office, her from hollyoaks, dennis pennis, a man, a child, some young people who look related but aren't

and (not in that clip) simon from misfits/ben theodore

lumme!

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 19:18
by linus
thanks to sandy stolenwine for sticking this under my nose and brightening my day, this is ace:


Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 18:45
by linus
Batman, you droopy arsecandle!

Image
Jack Gleeson ... Little Boy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372784/fullcredits#cast

I suspected Batman in 'Batman Begins' was Patrick Bateman from 'American Psycho'... this just proves it all

Sheesh!

Game of Thrones

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 22:29
by Gordon
We noticed that the other day. How many child actor/extras go on to such greatness?

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 21:19
by RITH


Pretty cool insight in the special effects used for this show.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 07:06
by RITH
Not long now. Are you ready?



I am.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:57
by Your Funny Uncle
I've been reading the books after finally catching up on the series at the end of last year. I think season one is pretty faithful to the book, but season 2 diverges substantially more. I think a lot of it is down to not having the budget to show all the castles, cities and massive hosts of men that George R.R. Martin frequently describes...

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 13:27
by Gordon
I will be flying to Toronto when the new season starts but I have been psyching myself up with the HBO GOT podcast trailers.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 23:22
by RITH
Tonight! Well, tomorrow morning for me.

Re: Game of Thrones

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 00:30
by islandhopper
Finally caught up yesterday so can now read this thread. Dragons!