Yeah, it does seem like a little Cthulhu was inspiring the Greyjoy's and their lore. I dig it! They also become a lot more important as the books go on.
Anyone reading A Dance With Dragons yet?
I'm about 70 pages in. So far it is pretty amazing. I can see why people who have been waiting 11 years for these characters in DWD to be brought back into the fold would be mad at the wait.. but this should make up for it. I can't wait to see where this takes us!
Martin says he's not starting up on Winds of Winter until the new year.. and by that, i hope he means Jan 1st!
Yikes. Glad I'm only up to Book 2 then. I think my approach may have to be reading one per summer until he's done, and hope that he starts writing one a year by the time I'm fully caught up.
It sounds similar to "That is not dead may eternal lie yet with strange aeons even death may die".
I suppose it has the same meaning in a slightly shorter way.
Maybe it's a tribute
Stannis has been cast - Stephan Dillane. He was Jefferson in the "John Adams" miniseries, which means he won't have to change his performance in the slightest:
‪Jefferson's best moments from John Adams‬‏ - YouTube
I just finished A Feast For Crows. I can't believe there's only one more to read. I am not sure I can wait so long for the next one.
I think these are actually better than LOTR. I know, I know... big call.
Is there anyone more messed up than Cersei Lannister?
And while I'm hesitant to say it is better than LOTR's until the whole series is complete, I do think it is at least close second. And if the books end as well as I hope, I could see myself holding it above the LOTR's. That's hard to say. I've just now accepted that. But it's true. I think just because it is a little more accessible for everyone, and has so much politics and force behind it. LOTR's is great, but it is so magical and fantastical, and that takes me away from reality. Ice and Fire really hits some reality based strings in my heart. I think they both have excellent qualities, and I'm just not sure I can pick a fav at this point. But they are very close! So don't feel bad. I'm a huge LOTR's freak too.. so this doesn't come easy for me to say.
Oh, so am I. I'm a big fan of LOTR. I've read those books a-plenty. Though, for the character development alone I think SoFaI wins out.
....I just came up with SoFaI.
(It would be SoIaF...)
I was surprised to see some of the main characters killed off before season end.
Nobody is safe in this series. They kill main characters all the time! It's the first series i've read that has me genuinely fearing for the lives of certain characters! I sometimes scream at the pages.. "NO! DONT DO THAT!" or inserting my own "it's a TRAP!" ackbar style.. as if to warn them.
They still die.
After watching all of the 1st season of Game of Thrones, I can say emphatically, that if you see ANYTHING this year, see THIS! This is a magnificent production; it is lush in sets and props and entirely engaging in story and character development. There are so many twists and turns and amazingly realistic and complex political intrigue. They have spared no expense for this series and it is certainly on the par with the epic HBO series Rome in scope and character.
The actors are ALL stellar performers as well. Beautifully cast and played!!
This is such a sumptuous series for props and replica enthusiasts, as it is FILLED with the absolute best combination of historical and fantasy elements that you could imagine.
I can't say enough about this series and I urge you find a way to see this in its entirety. You won't be sorry. It is GRAND!
Now read the books
I can vouch for the first two books. Past that, I'm holding off until the TV show catches up (and Martin publishes the last few books). Or at least, only reading one per year.
Winter is coming and I just did.
Were I a platinum member, that comment would have gotten you a point.
I'm not quite halfway through the first book. Haven't seen the series, though. Too graphic for me. Same for Sparticus. Otherwise I'd be all over them (I'm just glad the new BSG series aired on Si Fi and survived--not as graphic, though still quite suggestive). Yeah, I'm old fashioned.
Cant wait to see the dragons grown up. The battle is going to be pretty epic in the next season.
Sadly, you have to wait until the fifth book/season before the dragons start becoming interesting.
But yeah, a number of good battles coming up in seasons 2 and 3.
I have not read the books but after I watched just one episode I wanted to read the books.
I found that this show was amazing! I couldn't stop ogling the props and set decoration and going through my head on how/what they may have used to make certain things.
Anyone else find that the props were amazing?
As weird as it sounds, I loved the glassware used in the show. There was one in particular used by Robert, a sort of wasp waisted tumbler with a spiral of glass on the outside for grip. I've been looking all over for those, or at least the company that makes them. Pretty sure they're handblown.
man, i really wish i had posted this sooner. but George RR Martin came to our office last thursday to talk to us about his books and his life. nice fella, i never read the books but my best friend brought his to get signed and talked about the shows and how long it took to get made.
only thing was that he mentioned the show sliders sucked because it was a crappy version of his pilot for his show called "doorways". i almost lost my ***** when he said that. hahaha