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Old 05-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #2251
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I completely agree. It was a blow away moment for me in the books that I genuinely can't see working in the show. They'll come up with something I'm sure.
Some kinda masked monk servant belonging to some absurd cult would work.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:25 AM   #2252
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they will have him grow a huge beard to cover his face.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:33 AM   #2253
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I completely agree. It was a blow away moment for me in the books that I genuinely can't see working in the show. They'll come up with something I'm sure.


I was equally blown away with

Ser Grandfather exposing Mormont's spying, leading Dany to banish him after he had professed his love to her.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #2254
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I just hope they include Wonton Soup

They have to. He plays too big a role in the fifth book.

I imagine they have to include the bird guy who's name I can't remember. And whoever the climber guy is.

You can make a case that that battle will be tougher to film than Blackwater.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #2255
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they will have him grow a huge beard to cover his face.

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That's the best guess I think. With the right costuming with a hood or something. And if he does some things with posture, hunching over and slowing down. I think his big voice will be the biggest issue. I think they'll have to accelerate it a little. Because in the books when he's telling her stories you can sense there's more to him, and if they do that in the show with being able to see him you may end up giving it away too quickly. They may have to reveal him prior to a lot of the story telling. Make him and Mormont be more suspicious of each other earlier. Play up his suspicions when they meet in the market place.

And the scene where he rats out the Bear is awesome.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:59 AM   #2256
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To those who have read the book AND watch the show:

Do i absolutely need to read book one if i watched season 1? I'm reading book one now and notice a few different things, but i'm a bit on the impatient side when it comes to reading and sort of want to skip to book two.

Also, i've heard season two has deviated from the book a bit, would it be a bad idea to start on book three after watching season two, or has season two matched up well with book two?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:03 AM   #2257
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To those who have read the book AND watch the show:

Do i absolutely need to read book one if i watched season 1? I'm reading book one now and notice a few different things, but i'm a bit on the impatient side when it comes to reading and sort of want to skip to book two.

Also, i've heard season two has deviated from the book a bit, would it be a bad idea to start on book three after watching season two, or has season two matched up well with book two?
hyperfocus on reading them from the start.. it may seem like a daunting task at the moment.. but it will be well worth it. Reading it all gives you an entirely different appreciation for the show and its intentions. If you start at one and fully immerse yourself in the world of story, all the small changes in the show will not affect you as much.

The novels really are that good.. so the impatience is self sabotage and youll end up likely regretting not having read the series in order.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:57 AM   #2258
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To those who have read the book AND watch the show:

Do i absolutely need to read book one if i watched season 1? I'm reading book one now and notice a few different things, but i'm a bit on the impatient side when it comes to reading and sort of want to skip to book two.

Also, i've heard season two has deviated from the book a bit, would it be a bad idea to start on book three after watching season two, or has season two matched up well with book two?
Read through man! I thought the same way as you when I got the books. I had already watched season 1 and didn't want to wait for season 2 to start. What to do, read book 1 or jump to book 2... I decided to read the first book and I do not regret it. I'm actually back on book 1 again now and am rereading the series. So much detail that gets overlooked in these books that mean something down the road. Keep reading.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:03 PM   #2259
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I wouldnt have mentioned it at all if it hadn ot already been done and referenced several times. But im not just gonna say what it is now and spoil it for you.

Trust me...knowing what it is will probably ruin what would otherwise have been one of the biggest "OMG!" moments in tv history. I didnt have a choice in the matter. You do. Choose to not look into it.
That shit was brutal.. Thinking that Bran and Rickon were dead AND then the red wedding.. I just couldnt believe what i was reading. I was in awe and disbelief that Martin had Ned Starked us so effectively again... The ending of Clash of Kings was the epitome of WTF...

Spoilers in White: Just when I was loving another character ala Ned... Here Martin goes and takes Robb away like that.. I literally shouted at the book.. F*CK YOU.. lol.. with Cat I was like.. good job ser..
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:47 PM   #2260
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That shit was brutal.. Thinking that Bran and Rickon were dead AND then the red wedding.. I just couldnt believe what i was reading. I was in awe and disbelief that Martin had Ned Starked us so effectively again... The ending of Clash of Kings was the epitome of WTF...

Spoilers in White:GO AWAY

DON'T LOOK AT HIS SPOILER!! DON'T DO IT!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:50 PM   #2261
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DON'T LOOK AT HIS SPOILER!! DON'T DO IT!!!
SPOILERS IN WHITE:


THE DWAAAAARF DIIIIIIIIES!!!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #2262
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DON'T LOOK AT HIS SPOILER!! DON'T DO IT!!!


I read the books. Next season should be epic.

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #2263
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I read the books. Next season should be epic.

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Aren't you glad you read the book rather than waited to watch? Also, was it spoiled for you or did you not even see it coming?
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:51 AM   #2264
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Aren't you glad you read the book rather than waited to watch? Also, was it spoiled for you or did you not even see it coming?
I watched the first season, then got the books. I read this thread a little bit and saw people bring up the RW. I stayed away from any spoilers and read the first three books right away. I was pretty shocked when I read it. I wish I didn't read the third book for better shock value next season.

I started the fourth book then lost interest about a quarter way through.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:11 AM   #2265
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I watched the first season, then got the books. I read this thread a little bit and saw people bring up the RW. I stayed away from any spoilers and read the first three books right away. I was pretty shocked when I read it. I wish I didn't read the third book for better shock value next season.

I started the fourth book then lost interest about a quarter way through.
It's an important book but there is that blah feel to it. Same with ADWD, mostly because the two don't resolve anything that they talk about. They both set up the next two books to come. Just cling to the Jaime and Cersei and Sansa has great interaction with Littlefinger. chapters in FFC and ADWD has some cool shit, jon, arya.. but yea.. they leave huge cliffhangers.


FFC has some pretty big reveals though towards the end of the book..
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