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  • Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
    I agree. I have a friend that loves the show but just to busy to read. so he's been doing the audio books in his car. and he calls me up every so often and is just totally blown away by what the show leaves out and what he has learned.

    like I wrote earlier, the show is amazing, but really only scratches the surface of this story
    My dad is doing the same. Personally, listening to books drives me nuts as it takes about 20 times longer to listen than to read. But you have to do what you have to do. What I found amusing is that a guy I know said that he did not like the show because there are too many characters to keep track of; he said he was going to read the books instead. Yeah, he is going to be hating life

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    • I had a whole thread of peeps I know (all non-readers of course) doing a "But why did the wolf have to die" stupid thing last night.
      Umm... seriously.
      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
      And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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      • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
        I had a whole thread of peeps I know (all non-readers of course) doing a "But why did the wolf have to die" stupid thing last night.
        Umm... seriously.
        K said, "huh, so they are not going to switch the heads?" Damn, I love that woman.

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        • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
          The wall is an honorable place to go for some though. Hell, Ned's own brother went to the wall. It is what the Starks do - defend the north/keep with the old ways etc. As for Cat, she is a straight up biznatch so I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her off a castle wall....
          She's a lot nicer in the book than in the show though - I hate that haggy actress.

          Ned thinking that the Wall is honourable just shows how out of touch he is / was (love how time doesn't exist in literature ). The Wall is now a laughing stock, and the only people it gets are those forced to join... or dreamers like Jon.

          Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
          I just love that as you get deeper in to the books, you realize how much of the story is orchestrated by little finger and varys. how they have a hand in so much more than you can ever imagine
          I'm only on book two, but from the start of book one you become aware that LF is the Devil. They softened him big time in the series. Varys I quite like actually..!

          Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
          I had a whole thread of peeps I know (all non-readers of course) doing a "But why did the wolf have to die" stupid thing last night.
          Umm... seriously.
          THat was one of the spoilers I read last night... thank the gods. I probably would have topped myself next week if that bombshell had been dropped.
          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

          - Ray Peat

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          • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
            She's a lot nicer in the book than in the show though - I hate that haggy actress.

            Ned thinking that the Wall is honourable just shows how out of touch he is / was (love how time doesn't exist in literature ). The Wall is now a laughing stock, and the only people it gets are those forced to join... or dreamers like Jon.
            Really? I thought the show made her far too sympathetic a character. She is my least favorite character in the book, with the possible exception of Ramsey.

            The wall is honorable. It is just not treated as such because the rest of the seven kingdoms has forgotten the real menace in the world. How Ned handled the whole situation in King's Landing was honorable. Stupid as sh*t but honorable. I'm not saying honorable is good or smart, but it is what it is.

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            • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
              K said, "huh, so they are not going to switch the heads?" Damn, I love that woman.
              I was curious about that too

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              • Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                I was curious about that too
                I don't think they want to spend the money on the CGI but we'll see next episode I would presume.

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                • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                  The wall is honorable. It is just not treated as such because the rest of the seven kingdoms has forgotten the real menace in the world. How Ned handled the whole situation in King's Landing was honorable. Stupid as sh*t but honorable. I'm not saying honorable is good or smart, but it is what it is.
                  this. all has been too calm for far too long. it allowed all of the "southerners" too much time to fight amongst themselves and forget about the true threat.

                  after reading book 5, I because super curious about bran and where his character goes. and rickon and osha as well. i'm curious as to what lies ahead for all of them

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                  • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                    I don't think they want to spend the money on the CGI but we'll see next episode I would presume.
                    Yes, during the discovery phase in the finale I suspect.
                    Fingers crossed...

                    Or, as happens in Book to Telly it will get washed.
                    I'm waiting for the other BIG thing to rise up and happen in the finale as well.
                    I SO want that.
                    I know the readers know what I mean...
                    I'm trying not to spoil here.
                    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                    • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                      I'm trying not to spoil here.
                      ^this, which is why I have had to delete/retype so many comments here. I know I would stab a ho if someone spoiled stuff for me while I was reading.

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                      • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                        Really? I thought the show made her far too sympathetic a character. She is my least favorite character in the book, with the possible exception of Ramsey.
                        Ramsey the psychopath? That was the other spoiler I read last night

                        Yeah, I actually prefer her in the book. Probably because I'm biased against the actress who plays her: I hate everything about her.

                        The wall is honorable. It is just not treated as such because the rest of the seven kingdoms has forgotten the real menace in the world. How Ned handled the whole situation in King's Landing was honorable. Stupid as sh*t but honorable. I'm not saying honorable is good or smart, but it is what it is.
                        Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                        this. all has been too calm for far too long. it allowed all of the "southerners" too much time to fight amongst themselves and forget about the true threat.
                        Fair enough. I'm looking at it from a Southerner perspective, but I guess in this case Ned was right. Still though. Poor Jon Snow the bastard...

                        I because super curious about bran and where his character goes. and rickon and osha as well. i'm curious as to what lies ahead for all of them
                        That's the one storyline I think is really badly done in the series. It's difficult to transpose that onto screen because lot of Bran's character happens in his head. Last night was the first time I was actually interested in what was going on with them, but it was mostly because Rickon suddenly developed into a character. (I LOVE Rickon in the books btw! Who calls a wolf Shaggydog? If the dogs are like their masters, then maybe he [who has the wolf that savages people] will end up being the Stark who saves the day.)
                        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                        - Ray Peat

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                        • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                          ^this, which is why I have had to delete/retype so many comments here. I know I would stab a ho if someone spoiled stuff for me while I was reading.
                          I think that several big things will happen during the finale. these things will involve several of the lannisters, arya. and jon snow. although the jon snow stuff might be a holdover for the start of season 4.

                          thoughts?

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                          • Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                            I think that several big things will happen during the finale. these things will involve several of the lannisters, arya. and jon snow. although the jon snow stuff might be a holdover for the start of season 4.

                            thoughts?
                            Jon Snow has a long way to go yet. I think it will happen in season 4 and 5 (ending where the 5th book ended with Jon)

                            I think you are correct with Arya.

                            Lannisters - I am not sure if they are saving the major events there for next season or not. I think they need to develop Tyrion's past more before they can go ahead with at least one of the major Lannister events. I can see one event happening as a finale but they may have to leave the other until next season.

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                            • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                              Yeah, I actually prefer her in the book. Probably because I'm biased against the actress who plays her: I hate everything about her.

                              That's the one storyline I think is really badly done in the series. It's difficult to transpose that onto screen because lot of Bran's character happens in his head. Last night was the first time I was actually interested in what was going on with them, but it was mostly because Rickon suddenly developed into a character. (I LOVE Rickon in the books btw! Who calls a wolf Shaggydog? If the dogs are like their masters, then maybe he [who has the wolf that savages people] will end up being the Stark who saves the day.)
                              I have nothing against the actress. She does a decent job in my mind. Too old sure but so is everyone.

                              As for Rickon...in the books so far he is pretty much useless. I assume he will be of some use later but who knows.

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                              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                                Jon Snow has a long way to go yet. I think it will happen in season 4 and 5 (ending where the 5th book ended with Jon)

                                I think you are correct with Arya.

                                Lannisters - I am not sure if they are saving the major events there for next season or not. I think they need to develop Tyrion's past more before they can go ahead with at least one of the major Lannister events. I can see one event happening as a finale but they may have to leave the other until next season.
                                reasonable thoughts. all of them. I think you are right about the jon things maybe. an episode is only so long. same with the tyrion stuff. the other lannister thing will probably be included. and definitely the arya stuff. the thing is, I feel like there needs to be another driving event in the finale. like 2 major things that will be playing back and forth. so i'm trying to think of what else they will put in there

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