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I don't have HBO, so I have to wait for this to be released on DVD...which is actually a good thing, since I can watch all of the episodes in a marathon session if the story grabs me.


Ditto.
Well, I marathoned and it still left me reeling. I'll probably have to read the books to quench my thirst.


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I've read the books before but only from checking them out from the library and sometimes I get them dog eared or pages falling out or for some reason written on, with just scratches of pencil or pen.

So I ordered the first 4 books in a nice paperback box set off Amazon for close to $20 plus Bioshock 2 for $10 so I could get free shipping.

Best $30 I ever spent. They have the nice new updated cover for paperbacks and the box has covers from the show with Sean Bean as Ned on one side and (I forget her name, Emily Clarke I think) who plays Daenarys on the other.

Now I just need to wait for Dance of Dragons to come out on paperback so I can keep the books consistent and I don't have enough space left on my shelves for a hardcover version.


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I am re-reading them on my Nook and I'm only on book #3. Not really looking forward to slogging through that and #4 in less than a week until the next one is released, so I will likely buy/download the new one, read that, go back to where I left off and then finish re-reading everything.

I really liked the HBO series. I keep trying to get my husband interested, but he just won't budge.


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I ordered the first 4 books in a nice paperback box set off Amazon for close to $20 plus Bioshock 2 for $10 so I could get free shipping.

Best $30 I ever spent. They have the nice new updated cover for paperbacks and the box has covers from the show with Sean Bean as Ned on one side and (I forget her name, Emily Clarke I think) who plays Daenarys on the other.

That's the same edition I have! Only I got it for free as a bonus from work. Big Grin
 
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I ordered the first 4 books in a nice paperback box set off Amazon for close to $20 plus Bioshock 2 for $10 so I could get free shipping.

Best $30 I ever spent. They have the nice new updated cover for paperbacks and the box has covers from the show with Sean Bean as Ned on one side and (I forget her name, Emily Clarke I think) who plays Daenarys on the other.

That's the same edition I have! Only I got it for free as a bonus from work. Big Grin


*stares at screen with jaw dropped in disbelief*
LUCKY!! Oh well, I still got a good deal as they are around $10 apiece for the paperback copies and now I just need to wait for the paperback copy of Dance.


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hey - I don't watch but I saw this and thought of this thread:
NPR with George R.R. Martin


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Game of Thrones! Joy! Will come up for air in about 10 hours. Smile
 
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Ok doneA friend had the series but hadn't watched it, got that and lent him the novels.

Peter Dinklage is awesomeness. When I heard of the series, I thought, damn I hope they get Tyrion right, he's my favorite character.

Jaime and Jory's doorway scene was amazing, stands out for me as one of the best moments in the series so far.
 
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Work boat trip last week, passing the Paint Hall:
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Guide: And that's where they're filming that Game of Thrones thing, see the big wolfy dog, there?
Intern #2: GHOST! THAT'S GHOST!!!!


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Peter Dinklage is awesomeness. When I heard of the series, I thought, damn I hope they get Tyrion right, he's my favorite character.

I'm hoping he'll win that emmy. Consistently awesome. Glad you loved the series as much as i did, ZS Smile


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He was made for that part, he's fabulous.


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He was made for that part, he's fabulous.

If i am to believe the gossip, he was practically the first one who was cast. GRRM himself wanted Dinklage to do it.
Whether or not you believe the gossip, though, that part was meant to be his. No-one could make Tyrion quite as sexy and fun and scathing and witty.


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Sometimes patrons want to go where everybody knows their names, though it helps when half of them are named John. When people want to celebrate, or commiserate, they gather to your establishment. You provide the atmosphere, the warmth, rum, and even an ear to bend. Did I mention the rum? Years before the language will be mangled with terms like facilitator and networking and interpersonal communication, you've overseen it all, and broken up a few bar fights, to boot.~
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Rewatching. Tywin Lannister's first scene is a marvel. Butchering a stag, obviously symbolic but not too heavy-handed, carving up Robert's realm. The butchering looks convincingly real, made me wonder: did they have a real carcass, get it in one take? Did they have spares? Or maybe some kind of prop?
 
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Heh just watching a few episodes now

Littlefinger looked so familiar I just couldn't work out why, heh go figure it's the guy from queer as folk!
 
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Rewatching. Tywin Lannister's first scene is a marvel. Butchering a stag, obviously symbolic but not too heavy-handed, carving up Robert's realm. The butchering looks convincingly real, made me wonder: did they have a real carcass, get it in one take? Did they have spares? Or maybe some kind of prop?


According to this (around 4:20, towards the end), it was a real carcass, and they didn't get it in one take. More like 50. So I guess they might have had one or two spare dead stags.
 
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Rewatching. Tywin Lannister's first scene is a marvel. Butchering a stag, obviously symbolic but not too heavy-handed, carving up Robert's realm. The butchering looks convincingly real, made me wonder: did they have a real carcass, get it in one take? Did they have spares? Or maybe some kind of prop?


.....where the hell do they get that many dead stags? Is there some shop or did they go on a hunting/killing spree?

Also what do they do with them once they are done with them? Do they just have a giant barbecue or something?

According to this (around 4:20, towards the end), it was a real carcass, and they didn't get it in one take. More like 50. So I guess they might have had one or two spare dead stags.


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Lot of deer farms here. Easy enough to get one if you ask. Sometimes you get them whether you want them or not, things don't have a road sense.


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And as for what they did with them afterwards - I'm not sure they would have been allowed to be used for human consumption after having their innards pulled out, dropped in a bucket, and stuffed back in several times under less-than-pristine conditions.
 
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And as for what they did with them afterwards - I'm not sure they would have been allowed to be used for human consumption after having their innards pulled out, dropped in a bucket, and stuffed back in several times under less-than-pristine conditions.


Don't suppose there is any real way to properly clean them after one actor is pulling those things out with his bare hands....unless you clean them with bleach but then you end up having deer that tastes like a swimming pool. (that was a joke by the way)


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