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Old 07-06-2011, 05:07 PM   #736
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Can anyone tell me how many years go by in the books? I'm just wondering if all the young gentleman and ladies grow up.
I think it was like 2-3 years max. originally, GRRM was planning to have a 5 year time jump to age all the kids after book 3 but he kept running into problems with that so he had to scratch everything. not sure how he is going to handle all the kids being so young as the story progresses. he admits that he should have started them off a bit older but o well, i can suspend my disbelief that a 16 year old boy can fight and defeat a 30 year old man as long as the writing remains this good.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #737
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Between book 1 and book 3 I'd say about 3 years? In book 3 Arya keeps saying how she was 8 when she left for Kings Landing and now shes 11...or almost 11. I cant remember.



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Old 07-06-2011, 05:10 PM   #738
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Yes, the falling dream would've been fantastic. I mean it took up an entire chapter IIRC. So far the only one they've included in the show was the dream Bran has of the crow with three eyes and the crypt.


as good as the show is, it would have been so much better if each season was 22-24 episodes. can't complain though, i'm just happy HBO had the guts to bring this to tv
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:13 PM   #739
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While reading book 3 there has been one thing that I have wondered. What is the Bear and the Maiden Fair warning of? Songs obviously have a deeper meaning, as proved by that Castamear song but the Bear and Maiden Fair has been brought up a dozen times at least and I still cant think what it is warning of. It's bothering me because usually I'm good at figuring things like this out.

One thing it obviously foreshadowed was Tyrion and Sansa's marriage, but even after that it still gets plenty of mention. I can't wait until I find out what its foreshadowing, if it foreshadows anything else.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:22 PM   #740
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While reading book 3 there has been one thing that I have wondered. What is the Bear and the Maiden Fair warning of? Songs obviously have a deeper meaning, as proved by that Castamear song but the Bear and Maiden Fair has been brought up a dozen times at least and I still cant think what it is warning of. It's bothering me because usually I'm good at figuring things like this out.

One thing it obviously foreshadowed was , but even after that it still gets plenty of mention. I can't wait until I find out what its foreshadowing, if it foreshadows anything else.


Jorah's the bear via his house sigil and that would make Dany the Maiden. At least that's what I think whenever I read it.
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While reading book 3 there has been one thing that I have wondered. What is the Bear and the Maiden Fair warning of? Songs obviously have a deeper meaning, as proved by that Castamear song but the Bear and Maiden Fair has been brought up a dozen times at least and I still cant think what it is warning of. It's bothering me because usually I'm good at figuring things like this out.

One thing it obviously foreshadowed was Tyrion kills Dumbledore, but even after that it still gets plenty of mention. I can't wait until I find out what its foreshadowing, if it foreshadows anything else.


if i recall correctly, the song was about jorah and the maiden who became his wife and was the cause of him losing his honor. i may be wrong though, i kind of glossed over that part

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Old 07-06-2011, 06:38 PM   #742
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as good as the show is, it would have been so much better if each season was 22-24 episodes. can't complain though, i'm just happy HBO had the guts to bring this to tv

I think 10-13 episode seasons for shows like this are the norm. They have such elaborate sets and costumes I doubt they could afford it.
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I think 10-13 episode seasons for shows like this are the norm. They have such elaborate sets and costumes I doubt they could afford it.
yeah. 10 million per episode
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if i recall correctly, the song was about jorah and the maiden who became his wife and was the cause of him losing his honor.

Yeah but the song keeps getting brought up. I want to know why and what it may be warning.

SPOILER IN WHITE, I WOULD NOT SUGGEST READING IT UNLESS YOU ARE DONE WITH BOOK 3.

For example,The Castamear song was about the Lord who betrayed Lord Tywin and how Lord Tywin brutally repaid that debt. When the Frey's are about to kill Robb and his men at Lord Tywins asking in the letters the musicians in disguise begin to play tha Castamear song. The song foreshadowed Tywin Lannister punishment of the North for betraying King Joffrey.

Now the Bear and the Maiden Fair keeps coming up. We know its about Jorah's relationship with his wife buy why does it keep coming up. What purpose is it's mention trying to serve?

Jorah and Danaerys isn't a bad guess but that song is never played in the East as far as I've read. And you also have to remember that Danaerys scolded Jorah pretty badly for being over-protective of her and said she basically did not love him in that way.
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yeah. 10 million per episode

Cot damn that's a lot.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #746
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You sure you have your figures right?

This link says otherwise. $10 mil seems like a lot, even for an epic fantasy

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/3988/
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Yeah but the song keeps getting brought up. I want to know why and what it may be warning.

SPOILER IN WHITE, I WOULD NOT SUGGEST READING IT UNLESS YOU ARE DONE WITH BOOK 3.

For example,Lady comes back as an Other's hound

Now the Bear and the Maiden Fair keeps coming up. We know its about Jorah's relationship with his wife buy why does it keep coming up. What purpose is it's mention trying to serve?

Jorah and Danaerys isn't a bad guess but that song is never played in the East as far as I've read. And you also have to remember that Danaerys scolded Jorah pretty badly for being over-protective of her and said she basically did not love him in that way.

if it is hinting at something, it hasn't been revealed yet as of the conclusion of book 4, unless I just totally missed it
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You sure you have your figures right?

This link says otherwise. $10 mil seems like a lot, even for an epic fantasy

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/3988/


i guess i misremembered $10 mil with 10 episodes

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With a $50 million budget for 10 episodes, Game of Thrones is one of the biggest dice-throws in television history. HBO couldn't start small with its adaptation of George R.R. Martin's bestselling series, so the network had to risk all.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #749
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High risk, high reward. It was worth it. HBO ordered a second season after what...two episodes? The books sales sky-rocketed. I wonder if HBO brokered a deal that included a percentage of book sales?
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Now I really have no clue where this book is going to wind up.
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