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Thread: Engage nerd frenzy: HBO does Ice and fire

  1. #101
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    I'm sure I'm supposed to read this at some point. Where will I find the time?

  2. #102
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    Registered: Mar 2000
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    When the fat dude finds the time to finish them.

  3. #103
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    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    Little girl with big eyes and big sword is creepy O_O

  4. #104
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    Registered: Mar 1999
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starrfall View Post
    Martin's blog shows that he's very involved in casting, so my guess is that they'll be altering the actors to match unless he's decided he doesn't care, which would be a bit odd (especially since coloring and lineage are part of the mystery that makes up one of the first major plotlines)
    Considering his primary criteria for the female casting seems to be their ability to give him wood, I don't think he really gives a shit about any of the male casting.

  5. #105
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    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    now thats a primary criteria I can get down with!

  6. #106
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    Or get up with?

  7. #107
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    Location: Somewhere
    oho scots you dog!

  8. #108
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    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Colorado
    Is there any update as to when this series starts, pilot date, etc.? Can't ever seem to get a clear answer on this one.

  9. #109
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    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: best coast

    HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY HAVE TAKEN TEN MINUTES TO FIND THIS THREAD

    Exclusive!!!!1 first look!!! by Entertainment Weekly.

    I'm not super wowed by any of these stills, although I don't think they're bad (lolsin at Jon's pubestache though).


    edit: oh wait it's because I thought scots started it, not stitch, goddamnit

  10. #110
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    Registered: May 2006
    Location: Idaho, U.S.A.
    Never read this series, but I'm willing to watch anything with either Sean Bean or Gary Oldman in it.

  11. #111
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    Registered: Mar 2000
    Location: tall bikes and tattoos
    "Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister, known as the Imp, is constantly getting into trouble because of his marauding ways."

  12. #112
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    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia

    "New scabbards on back order? No leather left in the county?! Did you really need new vestments, Corpulous?"

  13. #113
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    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Everywhere
    That Tyrion. What a little scamp!

  14. #114
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Oh bollocks, Sean Bean and swords? I'm going to have to watch this aren't I?

    Wait it has a character called Daenerys Targaryen? Hahahahahah wtf? When did he start writing these again?

    ok im still watching

  15. #115
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subjective Effect View Post
    When did he start writing these again?
    he didn't

  16. #116
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    One rather thinks that you've misunderstood ones use of the word "again". I see from wikipedia that the first novel was published in 1996 so I'll have a stab at early '90s. Perhaps one can forgive the awful cliche of names with too many vowels, xs, ys and syllables then, but only just.

  17. #117
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    Registered: Mar 1999
    Location: I can't find myself
    I think you've misunderstood Iggles' joke, based on how it's been about five years since the last book in the series, and how the next book and the previous book were originally supposed to be one book.

    Also: The books are terrible.

  18. #118
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    Only the last one was out and out shit.

    Also:

    "When did he start writing these again?"

    Idiosyncratic. The beauty of the English language.

    Multiple meanings:
    - When did he resume writing the books in this series? (Iggles' reading of the statement and his response)
    - In what year/How many years ago were these books written? (Subjective Effect's intent of the statement)

    In the latter the "again" is merely a colloquialism, not an indication of "resuming a prior activity".

  19. #119
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    Registered: Oct 1999
    Location: Australia
    When did he start writing these again? = When did he recommence writing the series, for example releasing a new book after a lengthy hiatus

    When did he start writing these, again? = Could you once again state when he began writing the series

    That ought to kill the joke well and truly.

    P.S. Faf, can we have some reasons for your personal dislike of books which are pretty much objectively in the top tier of fantasy novels ever written

  20. #120
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    THAT COMMA IS IMPLIED DAMN YOU

    IMPLIED

  21. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    P.S. Faf, can we have some reasons for your personal dislike of books which are pretty much objectively in the top tier of fantasy novels ever written
    I think I've been pretty clear on this earlier in the thread.

    One of the things that bothers me most about ASoIaF fandom: Without fail everyone will say George R.R. Martin is a great writer, and Robert Jordan is/was shit, but as far as their actual prose they're exactly the fucking same. (Wheel of Time) - (Overt References to Magic) + (Overt Fucking, more overtly idiotic characters (especially the women)) = ASoIaF. It's genuinely fucking baffling to me. And Jordan could at least drop a new book every two years or so.

    [edit]The better comparison is between Melanie Rawn's 'Sunrunner' books and ASoIaF, anyway, given the focus on inter-/intra-Kingdom politics, lineages, and economies. And again the edge goes to Rawn, since it was a six books and done saga (two trilogies covering different events) populated with decidedly more realistically written characters, and she got the whole thing done over the course of about 10 years.
    Last edited by Fafhrd; 26th Nov 2010 at 05:09.

  22. #122
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Oh, I got the joke, I just though he'd mixed it in with a truth.

  23. #123
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    Registered: Oct 1999
    Location: Australia
    Ah, I see. Other authors may have done the same sagas in a faster timeframe and more cleanly, but I don't consider that to make his work "terrible"

  24. #124
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    Registered: Mar 2000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subjective Effect View Post
    One rather thinks that you've misunderstood ones use of the word "again".
    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    Iggles' joke, based on how it's been about five years since the last book in the series, and how the next book and the previous book were originally supposed to be one book.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scots Taffer View Post
    Multiple meanings:
    - When did he resume writing the books in this series? (Iggles' reading of the statement and his response)
    - In what year/How many years ago were these books written? (Subjective Effect's intent of the statement)

    In the latter the "again" is merely a colloquialism, not an indication of "resuming a prior activity".
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    That ought to kill the joke well and truly.
    THANKS GUYS

  25. #125
    Quote Originally Posted by D'Juhn Keep View Post
    THANKS GUYS

    Don't take it personally, many TTLG-ers got picked on in high school and are still venting their anger.

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