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Old 06-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #3361
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Margaery is my favourite, and I can't even explain why, I can't put my finger on it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #3362
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Margaery is my favourite, and I can't even explain why, I can't put my finger on it.
it's her slutty manipulator bitch personality.

For me it used to be Ygritte until I actually saw her emaciated ass, now it's probably marg
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #3363
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Personally, I was more blown away by the very end of SOS than I was the Red Wedding. I kind of figured the Freys wouldn't just let that kind of effrontery slide and they would get their revenge in a big way, maybe not to the extent that it ended up being though. Guys know how to hold a grudge

But the first appearance of ***SPOILER ONLY IF YOU LOOK IT UP*** Lady Stoneheart knocked me on my ass.

I think that image and that quote 'she don't ****... but she *******' would be the most epic way to cap the season.

That would be a great way to cap the season but *Spoiler* There is so much that happens before that with Joffrey's wedding, the Kingslayer's return, Tyrion's epic saga, etc. I don't see how they could pack all that into one episode.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #3364
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Game of Thrones: Red Wedding Reactions Compilation
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #3365
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COMMENTARY • Opinion • ISSUE 49•23 • Jun 3, 2013
By George R.R. Martin

As the author of the popular Song Of Ice And Fire series of fantasy novels, it has been a pleasure and a joy to watch Game Of Thrones, HBO’s riveting television adaptation of my work. Every week, the show delights viewers, myself included, with a series of stirring performances, deftly maneuvered feats of visual storytelling, and eye-popping special effects. It truly is a joy to watch my novels—my life’s work—come to life on the screen, rendered with tact, faithfulness, and considerable filmmaking skill.

That being said, HOLY ****ING SHIT. I totally forgot that whole thing about the Red Wedding! Christ almighty, talk about a punch in the goddamned gut. I must have been sitting there for 20 minutes afterwards just completely numb with disbelief, like, “What the hell did I just watch?”

I mean, is it that brutal in my book? I honestly don’t remember.

The whole time it was happening, I was literally just staring at my television in shock thinking, “Son of a bitch, I forgot about that! Three of the story’s main characters are murdered in the most savage and horrific fashion imaginable!” My wife and I were sitting on the couch and we both just turned and looked at each other, like, “Whoa. That was intense.” I mean, I vaguely remember writing something like that, but that was years ago, you know? You forget these things.

And you don’t see it coming, either; that’s the thing. The previous episode capped off with the marriage of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark, which seemed like it might be the real big event in a season that has largely been concerned with puzzle pieces falling into place. So with only two episodes left before the season’s conclusion, I was just looking forward to some more juicy exposition, no more, no less. But no! Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark, his wife Talisa and their unborn child—hell, even Robb’s wolf, Grey Wind—all slaughtered on the same night by the traitorous Walder Frey and his league of Lannister sympathizers! And at the end of a wedding no less! A goddamned wedding!

And here I was sitting on my couch like a child thinking about how sweet it was that Talisa wanted to name the baby after Ned Stark, and how emotional it would be in two minutes when Robb finally met up with Arya, who was right outside the whole time. I was looking forward to that scene for three whole episodes! I was 100 percent sure I had written it, too. I mean, who doesn’t want Arya to reunite with her family?

Then out of nowhere, boom! Catelyn Stark’s neck is sliced open with her firstborn son dead at her feet. And I suddenly remembered, “Oh, yeah! I did that.”

I think it was in Book Four. Or Book Three? One of those.

The worst part, though, was the moment right when I started to realize what I had written. It was after Lothar Frey went to the back of the room and closed those big doors and Catelyn Stark looked over at Roose Bolton and saw that he’s wearing chainmail under his nice clothes. That was the moment I thought, “****, that’s right. I think I might kill off Robb Stark here.” And then I did! And boy, was it a hard to thing to watch, especially when I had also completely blanked on the fact his mom dies right after.

This ****ing show, you know? One minute Robb Stark is solidifying his military power on his way to King’s Landing and the next he’s bleeding out on the floor. Just goes to show you can’t get too attached to any of my characters.

Hell, I’m still getting over the death of Ned Stark in Season One.

And even though it’s my responsibility as an author to protect the integrity of my novels at all costs, I have to admit that I personally wouldn’t have noticed if they’d completely changed the story at that point and the episode had ended happily. Hell, those books were written a long time ago; you can’t expect me to remember every last detail. Sure, I’m an executive producer on the show and they send me all the scripts on these things, but I never read them. Those things are full of spoilers.

At any rate, holy shit! I almost don’t want to see what I do next week. All I know is Tyrion better not get killed, because if he dies I’m done with this show, man. Done.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:05 PM   #3366
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I remember having to read the Red Wedding twice just to make sure I read it correctly. Such a savagely amazing moment.

And the changes they made to the television version? Even better. Even more gut-wrenching. I had wondered how they were going to pull it off and now they've got their entire audience reacting in some way. Bravo.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #3367
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All of this could have been avoided had Frey just shown robb that he had one hot daughter.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #3368
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That would be a great way to cap the season but *Spoiler* Hodor and Brienne have a baby.

It's been like 2 years since I read SOS, I completely forgot all that happens in between the RW and the lady's first appearance.

Damn, forgot how insane SOS was. I need to reread it now...

They're splitting the book into 2 seasons, right? That moment probably won't come until next season's finale.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #3369
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Oh Shit, I Totally Forgot That Happens!
COMMENTARY • Opinion • ISSUE 49•23 • Jun 3, 2013
By George R.R. Martin

As the author of the popular Song Of Ice And Fire series of fantasy novels, it has been a pleasure and a joy to watch Game Of Thrones, HBO’s riveting television adaptation of my work. Every week, the show delights viewers, myself included, with a series of stirring performances, deftly maneuvered feats of visual storytelling, and eye-popping special effects. It truly is a joy to watch my novels—my life’s work—come to life on the screen, rendered with tact, faithfulness, and considerable filmmaking skill.

That being said, HOLY ****ING SHIT. I totally forgot that whole thing about the Red Wedding! Christ almighty, talk about a punch in the goddamned gut. I must have been sitting there for 20 minutes afterwards just completely numb with disbelief, like, “What the hell did I just watch?”

I mean, is it that brutal in my book? I honestly don’t remember.

The whole time it was happening, I was literally just staring at my television in shock thinking, “Son of a bitch, I forgot about that! Three of the story’s main characters are murdered in the most savage and horrific fashion imaginable!” My wife and I were sitting on the couch and we both just turned and looked at each other, like, “Whoa. That was intense.” I mean, I vaguely remember writing something like that, but that was years ago, you know? You forget these things.

And you don’t see it coming, either; that’s the thing. The previous episode capped off with the marriage of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark, which seemed like it might be the real big event in a season that has largely been concerned with puzzle pieces falling into place. So with only two episodes left before the season’s conclusion, I was just looking forward to some more juicy exposition, no more, no less. But no! Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark, his wife Talisa and their unborn child—hell, even Robb’s wolf, Grey Wind—all slaughtered on the same night by the traitorous Walder Frey and his league of Lannister sympathizers! And at the end of a wedding no less! A goddamned wedding!

And here I was sitting on my couch like a child thinking about how sweet it was that Talisa wanted to name the baby after Ned Stark, and how emotional it would be in two minutes when Robb finally met up with Arya, who was right outside the whole time. I was looking forward to that scene for three whole episodes! I was 100 percent sure I had written it, too. I mean, who doesn’t want Arya to reunite with her family?

Then out of nowhere, boom! Catelyn Stark’s neck is sliced open with her firstborn son dead at her feet. And I suddenly remembered, “Oh, yeah! I did that.”

I think it was in Book Four. Or Book Three? One of those.

The worst part, though, was the moment right when I started to realize what I had written. It was after Lothar Frey went to the back of the room and closed those big doors and Catelyn Stark looked over at Roose Bolton and saw that he’s wearing chainmail under his nice clothes. That was the moment I thought, “****, that’s right. I think I might kill off Robb Stark here.” And then I did! And boy, was it a hard to thing to watch, especially when I had also completely blanked on the fact his mom dies right after.

This ****ing show, you know? One minute Robb Stark is solidifying his military power on his way to King’s Landing and the next he’s bleeding out on the floor. Just goes to show you can’t get too attached to any of my characters.

Hell, I’m still getting over the death of Ned Stark in Season One.

And even though it’s my responsibility as an author to protect the integrity of my novels at all costs, I have to admit that I personally wouldn’t have noticed if they’d completely changed the story at that point and the episode had ended happily. Hell, those books were written a long time ago; you can’t expect me to remember every last detail. Sure, I’m an executive producer on the show and they send me all the scripts on these things, but I never read them. Those things are full of spoilers.

At any rate, holy shit! I almost don’t want to see what I do next week. All I know is Tyrion better not get killed, because if he dies I’m done with this show, man. Done.



That was fantastic.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #3370
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Are the books better than the show? Does the show follow closely to the books? I've been thinking about reading the books cause I hate waiting a whole week for the next show to air.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #3371
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Are the books better than the show? Does the show follow closely to the books? I've been thinking about reading the books cause I hate waiting a whole week for the next show to air.

the show is fantastic. But it is dwarfed by how amazing the books are. Read the books, and you can become bitter like the rest of us who are still waiting for the next damn book to come out after GRRM gave us massive boners with the series thus far. and you can point out small details that changed and piss off a bunch of folks who dont like that
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #3372
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it's her slutty manipulator bitch personality.

For me it used to be Ygritte until I actually saw her emaciated ass, now it's probably marg

Think you're right, she'd have me wrapped round her little finger.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:58 PM   #3373
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Oh Shit, I Totally Forgot That Happens!
COMMENTARY • Opinion • ISSUE 49•23 • Jun 3, 2013
By George R.R. Martin

As the author of the popular Song Of Ice And Fire series of fantasy novels, it has been a pleasure and a joy to watch Game Of Thrones, HBO’s riveting television adaptation of my work. Every week, the show delights viewers, myself included, with a series of stirring performances, deftly maneuvered feats of visual storytelling, and eye-popping special effects. It truly is a joy to watch my novels—my life’s work—come to life on the screen, rendered with tact, faithfulness, and considerable filmmaking skill.

That being said, HOLY ****ING SHIT. I totally forgot that whole thing about the Red Wedding! Christ almighty, talk about a punch in the goddamned gut. I must have been sitting there for 20 minutes afterwards just completely numb with disbelief, like, “What the hell did I just watch?”

I mean, is it that brutal in my book? I honestly don’t remember.

The whole time it was happening, I was literally just staring at my television in shock thinking, “Son of a bitch, I forgot about that! Three of the story’s main characters are murdered in the most savage and horrific fashion imaginable!” My wife and I were sitting on the couch and we both just turned and looked at each other, like, “Whoa. That was intense.” I mean, I vaguely remember writing something like that, but that was years ago, you know? You forget these things.

And you don’t see it coming, either; that’s the thing. The previous episode capped off with the marriage of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark, which seemed like it might be the real big event in a season that has largely been concerned with puzzle pieces falling into place. So with only two episodes left before the season’s conclusion, I was just looking forward to some more juicy exposition, no more, no less. But no! Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark, his wife Talisa and their unborn child—hell, even Robb’s wolf, Grey Wind—all slaughtered on the same night by the traitorous Walder Frey and his league of Lannister sympathizers! And at the end of a wedding no less! A goddamned wedding!

And here I was sitting on my couch like a child thinking about how sweet it was that Talisa wanted to name the baby after Ned Stark, and how emotional it would be in two minutes when Robb finally met up with Arya, who was right outside the whole time. I was looking forward to that scene for three whole episodes! I was 100 percent sure I had written it, too. I mean, who doesn’t want Arya to reunite with her family?

Then out of nowhere, boom! Catelyn Stark’s neck is sliced open with her firstborn son dead at her feet. And I suddenly remembered, “Oh, yeah! I did that.”

I think it was in Book Four. Or Book Three? One of those.

The worst part, though, was the moment right when I started to realize what I had written. It was after Lothar Frey went to the back of the room and closed those big doors and Catelyn Stark looked over at Roose Bolton and saw that he’s wearing chainmail under his nice clothes. That was the moment I thought, “****, that’s right. I think I might kill off Robb Stark here.” And then I did! And boy, was it a hard to thing to watch, especially when I had also completely blanked on the fact his mom dies right after.

This ****ing show, you know? One minute Robb Stark is solidifying his military power on his way to King’s Landing and the next he’s bleeding out on the floor. Just goes to show you can’t get too attached to any of my characters.

Hell, I’m still getting over the death of Ned Stark in Season One.

And even though it’s my responsibility as an author to protect the integrity of my novels at all costs, I have to admit that I personally wouldn’t have noticed if they’d completely changed the story at that point and the episode had ended happily. Hell, those books were written a long time ago; you can’t expect me to remember every last detail. Sure, I’m an executive producer on the show and they send me all the scripts on these things, but I never read them. Those things are full of spoilers.

At any rate, holy shit! I almost don’t want to see what I do next week. All I know is Tyrion better not get killed, because if he dies I’m done with this show, man. Done.

This dude should stop sounding like an idiot and get back to work on the series.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #3374
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The show didn't shock me that much. I kind of removed myself from Rob because he seems to do the wrong thing a lot and Catelyn is the best there is at doing the wrong thing - she caused lives all the time. I didn't think they would die to together (along with wife and chlld as well) at a wedding... just happy Catelyn and Rob didn't see Ayran earlier because they would have gotten her killed as well. Felt bad that Catelyn had killed an innocent in the matter thinking that she had a chess piece with her son. She should have snuck around to get a knife at the throat of Walder.

I think the director did attempt to have some rooting going on for Danery's, Bran and Jon Snow to a lesser degree, to cancel out the horrid continuation of the Stark family massacres, but it didn't really work as Dany's scene was rushed despite the show ending six minutes short and Jon Snow is still lacking good follow thru in his situations. Ned's family is a bit too noble... but Ayran, I think she's had that beat out of her.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #3375
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This dude should stop sounding like an idiot and get back to work on the series.
You do realize thats from The Onion...

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