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John Romaniello
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^^true. In fact I think they are portraying it much better in the show, and it will have more of an impact.

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this show is awesome, so pumped on the first episode.

not really a spoiler but.....

FINALLY!!!! They finally made the direwolf big and bad ass! In the books they're huge/intimidating/completely bad ass but in the show they were just normal wolves running around.

So sick when King Robs wolf got in Jamies face and he was big as hell. So awesome.


I am already looking forward to season 3.... the 3rd book is when stuff starts to get really real.

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Greg, thats because they had to show them growing. Grey wind will get even bigger. Remember how big the dead mother dire wolf was in episode 1?

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gregron wrote:
FINALLY!!!! They finally made the direwolf big and bad ass! In the books they're huge/intimidating/completely bad ass but in the show they were just normal wolves running around.


Yeah, that was awesome when Jamie was taunting Stark as the camera showed the wolf walking around the cage, then how Jamie's face totally changed when the wolf got into his view.

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Achilles of war wrote:
Greg, thats because they had to show them growing. Grey wind will get even bigger. Remember how big the dead mother dire wolf was in episode 1?


*** SPOILERS ***

Grey Wind won't get THAT much bigger. I thought Summer looked kinda small in the reflection. Nymeria should be a beast if we ever see her again on the show!! I can't remember the last time I saw Shaggy Dog, or Rickon for that matter on the show.

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basically enough SPOILER alerts, you need to read the books...

anyhow, I think Grey Wind WILL actually be very big even though he gets killed off in this season. Since hes fighting in battles hes eating human flesh so should be able to grow to a decent size before his demise. Also Ghost should be very beastly since the book definitely shows the wildlings fearing him.

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I know it's a while off now, but I'm intrigued as to how they will handle the split storylines in AFFC and ADWD, and also how they plan to fit a book as long as Dance into one season of 12 episodes.

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Consul wrote:
I know it's a while off now, but I'm intrigued as to how they will handle the split storylines in AFFC and ADWD, and also how they plan to fit a book as long as Dance into one season of 12 episodes.


Well I don't think they can- not properly at least. I'm only half way through AFFC, but I have the last book and it looks waaayyy to big to cram into one season.

I think mormount (old bear) is freaking awesome.

Oh btw is the girl in Craster's keep Gilly, the one that spoke?

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IFlashBack wrote:
Consul wrote:
I know it's a while off now, but I'm intrigued as to how they will handle the split storylines in AFFC and ADWD, and also how they plan to fit a book as long as Dance into one season of 12 episodes.


Well I don't think they can- not properly at least. I'm only half way through AFFC, but I have the last book and it looks waaayyy to big to cram into one season.

I think mormount (old bear) is freaking awesome.

Oh btw is the girl in Craster's keep Gilly, the one that spoke?



Probably

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IFlashBack wrote:
Consul wrote:
I know it's a while off now, but I'm intrigued as to how they will handle the split storylines in AFFC and ADWD, and also how they plan to fit a book as long as Dance into one season of 12 episodes.


Well I don't think they can- not properly at least. I'm only half way through AFFC, but I have the last book and it looks waaayyy to big to cram into one season.

I think mormount (old bear) is freaking awesome.

Oh btw is the girl in Craster's keep Gilly, the one that spoke?


Yeah, maybe they'll split the books into multiple seasons?

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I just got A Dance with Dragons in paperback tonight.

Funny...because I finished the previous book, A Feast for Crows about a year ago I have a strange little nervousness that I will get lost and not understand what's going on....as I mentioned before I'm one of those ones who doesn't know the difference between Sandor and Gregor Clegane amongst others.


But...to the ones who haven't read yet...I trust in George to lead me through it. He kind of knows that people have to remember a lot and always gives you hints as to who he's talking about.


Not like Steven Erikson...holy shit...anyone here try to keep up with his shit???

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Yeah, maybe they'll split the books into multiple seasons?


Given how long it took Martin to write ADWD, I'd say it's a good possibility since there's still..what, 2-3 books left? No way he can get those done in time if he keeps up the previous pace.

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gregron wrote:
this show is awesome, so pumped on the first episode.

not really a spoiler but.....

FINALLY!!!! They finally made the direwolf big and bad ass! In the books they're huge/intimidating/completely bad ass but in the show they were just normal wolves running around.

So sick when King Robs wolf got in Jamies face and he was big as hell. So awesome.


I am already looking forward to season 3.... the 3rd book is when stuff starts to get really real.


Well look who is back, the honeymoon over? :)

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Nards wrote:



Not like Steven Erikson...holy shit...anyone here try to keep up with his shit???


I have read all his Mazalan series, he is a tough read at first but I love his books.

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I wonder who was casted as the new Gregor...

I also wonder who is gonna be Strong Belwas.

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Achilles of war wrote:
basically enough SPOILER alerts, you need to read the books...

anyhow, I think Grey Wind WILL actually be very big even though he gets killed off in this season. Since hes fighting in battles hes eating human flesh so should be able to grow to a decent size before his demise. Also Ghost should be very beastly since the book definitely shows the wildlings fearing him.


Spoiler


It won't be this season that grey wind dies. That should happen in season 3, or perhaps season 4 as I've heard they may take two seasons for the third book.

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So have they cast Ramsay Snow yet?

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Derek542 wrote:
Nards wrote:



Not like Steven Erikson...holy shit...anyone here try to keep up with his shit???


I have read all his Mazalan series, he is a tough read at first but I love his books.

I love them too, reading #9 right now. They are a much tougher slog Than George "RailRoad" Martin but They've really grown on me.

HBO is really nailing it! I get misty from some little thing every ep, this one the glimpse of Dragonstone had me all fired up.

Can't wait for some Iron Isle's action! Drowned God! Iron Brides! Woooooo!

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If you like fantasy I highly recommend The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

It's more focused on one character...sort of like Charles Dickens would do, so it's not one of those complex world-building stories...but it is of course very very good.

He has a second book, a sequel to the first, just out in paperback.

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Sweet, thanks man, just scoped it on amazon. Always looking for new reads I'll see if my library can get it.

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DeltaOne wrote:
I wonder who was casted as the new Gregor...

I also wonder who is gonna be Strong Belwas.


Ian Whyte. Former bball player, has played a Predator in two of the AVP movies, and was the white walker in the series premier.

I think he's too skinny. Conan Stevens was perfect. This is a major downgrade IMO.

Anyone else catch Conan Stevens in Spartacus: Vengeance? Dude is a monster.

Hopefully this is only temporary. I read that the reason for it was a scheduling conflict because Stevens is filming for The Hobbit movies, cast as Azog, king of the goblins.



SPOILER

I just hope he's back in time for season 3 and the death match with The Red Viper.

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Nards wrote:
If you like fantasy I highly recommend The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

It's more focused on one character...sort of like Charles Dickens would do, so it's not one of those complex world-building stories...but it is of course very very good.

He has a second book, a sequel to the first, just out in paperback.


Lol kid who works for me recommended this author and series, finished the first one last week and about 3/4 of the way through the second. Also good engaging read.

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Tech9 wrote:
Consul wrote:
Yeah, maybe they'll split the books into multiple seasons?


Given how long it took Martin to write ADWD, I'd say it's a good possibility since there's still..what, 2-3 books left? No way he can get those done in time if he keeps up the previous pace.


There's two books left at least, according to GRRM. I wouldn't be surprised if it took more than two books to finish the series.

Agreed, he hasn't been a speedy writer so far!

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Derek542 wrote:
Nards wrote:
If you like fantasy I highly recommend The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

It's more focused on one character...sort of like Charles Dickens would do, so it's not one of those complex world-building stories...but it is of course very very good.

He has a second book, a sequel to the first, just out in paperback.


Lol kid who works for me recommended this author and series, finished the first one last week and about 3/4 of the way through the second. Also good engaging read.


I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have the second one but will read it after A Dance with Dragons which I just started but even that will be put on hold if I get the newest Jack Reacher in paperback tomorrow.(The Affair)

Ha...The way things go I should just ask you what you read last then I know what to read next!

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Nards wrote:
Derek542 wrote:
Nards wrote:
If you like fantasy I highly recommend The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

It's more focused on one character...sort of like Charles Dickens would do, so it's not one of those complex world-building stories...but it is of course very very good.

He has a second book, a sequel to the first, just out in paperback.


Lol kid who works for me recommended this author and series, finished the first one last week and about 3/4 of the way through the second. Also good engaging read.


I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have the second one but will read it after A Dance with Dragons which I just started but even that will be put on hold if I get the newest Jack Reacher in paperback tomorrow.(The Affair)

Ha...The way things go I should just ask you what you read last then I know what to read next!


the affair was great by the way.

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