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I'm about 150 page into A Feast for Crows and loving the whole series. I do have to say that the epilogue for A Storm of Swords and the prologue for A Feast for Crows almost made me put down the books (until the very last part of the prologue, of course). Didn't get the back story at all and the first 50-70 pages were really boring for me. That might be because I wanted to get caught up with my favorite characters. But now that we're following the main characters, I'm feeling the groove again.

I almost want to not finish the last two books because I'm afraid of how bad it's going to suck waiting another 6 years for the next book to get finished.

ohmy.png <----- My face at the end of the Epilogue in A Storm of Swords.

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ohmy.png <----- My face at the end of the Epilogue in A Storm of Swords.

Yeah, I didn't find it very believable myself. I thought the end of the prologue was better.

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Yeah, I didn't find it very believable myself. I thought the end of the prologue was better.

You didn't find something in a fantasy novel believable?

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You didn't find something in a fantasy novel believable?

Within the context of the story, not at all.

SERIOUS spoiler alert here:

Cat Stark got her throat cut and was thrown into a river after she was dead. Are we to believe that nobody knew she was alive while they were throwing her into the river? Why didn't she drown if she was unconscious? H***, why not bring the Robb Stark back through the magical powers of the wolf head that they sewed onto his dead, headless body? Within the context of the rules and boundaries of the novel, I just didn't find it believable. The only other times people have been reanimated after death are wights and the red priest after his duel with The Hound. And both have credible explanations within the context of the world of Westeros. Why not just have Sam Tarly find a pixie above the wall who can wave her magic wand and bring Ned Stark back to life if only Arya claps her hands and believes hard enough? There are rules and boundaries set in the fantasy world. I don't see how this follows those...unless there's something later in the book to explain it.

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Within the context of the story, not at all.

SERIOUS spoiler alert here:

Cat Stark got her throat cut and was thrown into a river after she was dead. Are we to believe that nobody knew she was alive while they were throwing her into the river? Why didn't she drown if she was unconscious? H***, why not bring the Robb Stark back through the magical powers of the wolf head that they sewed onto his dead, headless body? Within the context of the rules and boundaries of the novel, I just didn't find it believable. The only other times people have been reanimated after death are wights and the red priest after his duel with The Hound. And both have credible explanations within the context of the world of Westeros. Why not just have Sam Tarly find a pixie above the wall who can wave her magic wand and bring Ned Stark back to life if only Arya claps her hands and believes hard enough? There are rules and boundaries set in the fantasy world. I don't see how this follows those...unless there's something later in the book to explain it.

Bro go back and read the epilogue.

The same red priest that raised Berric Dondarrion over and over again is the one that found Catelyn Stark washed up on the riverbank.

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Bro go back and read the epilogue.

The same red priest that raised Berric Dondarrion over and over again is the one that found Catelyn Stark washed up on the riverbank.

I'll do that when I get a chance later tonight. If that's the case then I take everything that I said back and that would be believable. Thanks bro.

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I'll do that when I get a chance later tonight. If that's the case then I take everything that I said back and that would be believable. Thanks bro.

Read Arya's last chapter as well.

She's warging through Nymeria, leading a giant pack of wolves through the Riverlands when she sees a body floating down the river south of the The Twins. Nymeria drags the body up onto the river bank before a group of men approach (The Brotherhood Without Banners, who Berric and Thoros the Red Priest are apart of) and scares her off.

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Finished Game of Thrones. FedEx is supposed to deliver Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords and Feast for Crows the middle of next week.

You gonna read past Clash or wait? The books make it hard to stop and this thread can be loose with the spoilers.

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You gonna read past Clash or wait? The books make it hard to stop and this thread can be loose with the spoilers.

Yeah, I'm going to keep reading. I wasn't used to reading for pleasure, but I got through the first book faster than I had expected. I actually could've finished even sooner, if not for some traveling.

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Yeah, I'm going to keep reading. I wasn't used to reading for pleasure, but I got through the first book faster than I had expected. I actually could've finished even sooner, if not for some traveling.

Might as well. Post #1585 and #1586 could be big time spoilers for fans of the show.

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Might as well. Post #1585 and #1586 could be big time spoilers for fans of the show.

Yeah, I was a little hesitant to post that, but that's why I put "SERIOUS Spoiler Alert". I think fans of the show should realize when one of the posts really emphasizes that it's a major spoiler then it's probably not something they're going to want to see.

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Might as well. Post #1585 and #1586 could be big time spoilers for fans of the show.

Yeah, I didn't read those.. I only view the spoilers in here when it's somebody directly answering a question I asked.

I can't recall really having been spoiled by anything in this thread. I did run into some spoilers during the first season elsewhere on the Internet.. mostly concerning events that occur around the middle of Storm of Swords.. but I've been careful and lucky since.

The only things that I really get spoiled by these days is somebody just mentioning the fact a character still exists in future books.. it's like if I know that charcater is still around in Book 5, then I already know how any life or death situation they find themselves in on the show will end up.

In that respect, it's kinda like Boardwalk Empire in a way.. like when Lucky and Meyer were ambushed in the woods last season and had that shoot-out.. by virtue of the fact that I am familiar with history, I knew Lucky and Meyer were gonna make it.

It just takes away from some of the dramatics when you know the character will live to see another day, but I'm not complaining or anything.

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Yeah, I didn't read those.. I only view the spoilers in here when it's somebody directly answering a question I asked.

I can't recall really having been spoiled by anything in this thread. I did run into some spoilers during the first season elsewhere on the Internet.. mostly concerning events that occur around the middle of Storm of Swords.. but I've been careful and lucky since.

The only things that I really get spoiled by these days is somebody just mentioning the fact a character still exists in future books.. it's like if I know that charcater is still around in Book 5, then I already know how any life or death situation they get put in on the show will end up.

In that respect, it's kinda like Boardwalk Empire in a way.. like when Lucky and Meyer were ambushed in the woods last season and had that shoot-out.. by virtue of the fact that I am familiar with history, I knew Lucky and Meyer were gonna make it.

It just takes away from some of the dramatics when you know the character will live to see another day, but I'm not complaining or anything.

I like Boardwalk Empire, even though the last actor I could picture as Nucky Thompson was Steve Buscemi.

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I like Boardwalk Empire, even though the last actor I could picture as Nucky Thompson was Steve Buscemi.

Yeah, Terence Winter said they took a lot of liberties with their version of Nucky. I think he said that they did so in part because they didn't want viewers to be able to trace his timeline like they can with characters like Torrio, Capone, Rothstein, Lanksy, and Luciano. Also I believe I remember reading that the real Nucky was a great big bear of a man, with an intimidating physical presence.

I was hoping Michael Pitt would get a Best Supporting Emmy nod this year, but that particular category is just so crazy competitive that I don't know if he'll make the cut. Peter Dinklage won last year, but I thought he might submit as Lead Actor this year. Aaron Paul wasn't eligible last year, but he submitted this year as Supporting, even though I think he became the co-lead on Breaking Bad last season. And as much as I might like to see the Emmy going to Dinklage again this year, I really don't see how anybody but Aaron Paul could win.

Also I hope Maisie Williams and Lena Headey both get nods for Best Supporting Actress.

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HOLY ****!!

This is the most unintentionally funny thing I've come across in sometime.. it's from a conservative, Christian values website :lol:

12 Reasons to Boycott “Game of Thrones” in 2012

Sorcery, sexuality and socialism make for a nasty threesome. Yet one television program is not afraid to promote this agenda to America’s young adults. Games of Thrones, the newest hit on the HBO Station, has truly broken the barriers of decency with this offensive science fiction action series and it’s about time that parents took notice.

Aimed specifically at the male teen demographic, with a specific emphasis on the awkward and the outsiders amongst them, this series is an obscene fairy tale of beasts and wizards, promiscuous “wenches” and bare-chested knights. With its plotlines of paganistic deviancy, occult violence and anti-Christian propaganda, it has been incredibly successful at luring immature boys of all ages into the raunchy domain of adult cable entertainment.

In essence, Game of Thrones is a poorly produced copy of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart with a dash of smut straight out of Hustler Magazine added to spice up the frustratingly complicated drama. It can be preachy and pretentious one moment, and decidedly X-rated the next. You will witness effeminate men having sex in bathtubs while speaking about dragons, dead bodies splayed out in satanic pentagrams in the snow and some of the most artificial acting ever broadcast on the small screen.

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How can such an illicit program be allowed on American television? Does it pose risks for our children? Can Christians voice their outrage and have the show censored or cancelled? Below are twelve solid arguments for boycotting Game of Thrones in the coming year.

1. Sexual abnormality, including incest and lesbianism, appears in graphic detail.

From casual rape to group orgies, each episode of Game of Thrones has something astonishing for viewers. For many children, this will be the first time they are introduced to wanton fornication. Will they choose to experiment like this in real life?

2. Witchcraft is presented as empowering while Christian values are utterly insulted.

Deadly potions and menacing spirits dominate the storyline, but there is no mention of Jesus despite the fact that His love was the backbone of wisdom in the Middle Ages.

3. There is far too much violence and this prevents the overall plot from ever becoming compelling.

Do we really need to see all these bloody close-ups of beheadings and elaborate jousts? It just doesn’t contribute anything educational to the viewing experience.

4. Emilia Clarke is such an untalented actress that her only role in the show is to be eye candy for pedophiles.

This pretty young girl unfortunately lacks the intellect or the sophistication to appear on prime time television. The producers seem to know this and require her to disrobe in every scene. Her gentle, undeveloped teenage body does not evoke womanhood, but the innocence of a lost child, alone on the side of a highway and ripe for the picking.

5. By depicting the traditional heterosexual family unit as dysfunctional and a socialistic revolutionary army as an ideal alternative, the show reveals its underlying communist bias.

Should it come as any surprise that author George R. R. Martin, a power broker in liberal Hollywood, named the dominating spirit of these soldiers “The Red God”?

6. Actor Peter Dinklage, who plays a dwarf on the show, has become the poster child for sodomy amongst America’s youths.

Children identify with Dinklage because of his small size and comical accent, but his obsession with anal penetration crosses the boundaries into pure propaganda. How many children will watch the little man and want to try his grunty thrusts at home?

7. At times, the series appears to be little more than an excuse to display illicit homosexual scenarios.

Flamboyant costumes, effeminate longhaired men, boys shaving each other’s armpits… Add to this the voluptuous, swarmy acting style of gay porn star Kit Harington (who plays sycophant Jon Snow) and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a San Francisco bathhouse full of the apes from Star Trek.

8. The Irish actors willfully glamorize severe alcoholism.

The ignominy of Ireland has always been the weakness of its people when it comes to alcohol indulgence. Why must Games of Thrones attempt to find humor in such a national disgrace?

9. Pet wolves and dragons mirror demonic spirit guides in pagan cosmology.

When you pair up children with conduits of divination, you are inviting them to experiment in spiritually reckless ways. Sadly, atheism and Satanism await them down this path.

10. The show is incredibly difficult for adults to understand.

Most parents will find the thick European accents of the actors confusing. The story, vamped up from the original book, is frustrating for its leaps of logic and implausible romantic scenes. The producers of Games seem to understand this and have crafted the series so that it intentionally turns away older viewers. Should we be suspicious that they have worked so hard to have some private alone time with America’s children?

11. There are no positive role models.

It may sound a bit old fashioned, but what ever happened to the strong male figures we had on shows like Little House on the Prairie and Touched by an Angel? Instead we have Littlefinger and androgynous Joffrey Baratheon prancing about as heroes for today’s confused young men who appear to be insanely obsessed with this outrageous series.

12. The moody, dark cinematography will make teens depressed.

Many youth subculture groups, including Goths and Skinheads, prefer to inhabit the world of the night. In darkness they find convenient cover to master their addiction to drugs and sexual violence. Does Games of Thrones actively promote marijuana usage and rape? Should parents really sit idly by as we await the answer to this important question?

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6. Actor Peter Dinklage, who plays a dwarf on the show, has become the poster child for sodomy amongst America’s youths.

Children identify with Dinklage because of his small size and comical accent, but his obsession with anal penetration crosses the boundaries into pure propaganda. How many children will watch the little man and want to try his grunty thrusts at home?

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The f-ck??

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if I didn't watch it before, that article would make me want to watch it laugh.png

This? Where did they get their information on Jon Snow?

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