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(Newsweek)   Nerds, start your boners: Game of Thrones season 3 is even better than the first two seasons   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 216
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2013-03-28 06:06:43 PM
I know it isn't technically fantasy but I feel the Hyperion Cantos was well done.

/and deserving of a TV series.
 
2013-03-28 06:14:54 PM

bhcompy: Except Cersei, every contemptible character that got their own POV became likable.  I actually feel bad for Jamie and I'm rooting for him with B.


Don't pass Cersei up so quickly. She's a willful person and sees similarities between herself and her brother, yet she lives in a world that uses women, as she puts it, as brood mares while Jaimie can get everything he wants simply for A) Being is father's son, B) Having a strong sword arm.

She's one of the most badass characters of them all. She's fighting back at a whole society that discriminates against her just for having a vag and she's even potentially winning. Jaimie's bored at the world because it bores him so much, while Cersei is taking on the whole world by herself. She wishes they could team up and take up the fight together as a great team, but Jaimie realizes he's his own person and breaks away.
 
2013-03-28 06:27:09 PM

torusXL: shortymac: I like to believe it has something to do with the PTWP prophecy.

Yeah, but didn't Varys do a pretty thorough job stuffing everything into Stannis's face?


Remember, Stannis is also a Targ from his grandmother's side.
 
2013-03-28 06:34:00 PM

Girion47: People try to bash it for being edgy...well when he wrote it, noone was being edgy, they were being boring and predictable, in 1996, edgy was needed, just because it's been copied and done to death in modern media doesn't cheapen what GRRM did back then.


You know, that makes a hell of a lot of sense.  Could the quality of writing be better?  Sure, but the first road carved into a frontier isn't going to be neatly paved.
 
2013-03-28 06:34:39 PM

torusXL: bhcompy: Except Cersei, every contemptible character that got their own POV became likable.  I actually feel bad for Jamie and I'm rooting for him with B.

Don't pass Cersei up so quickly. She's a willful person and sees similarities between herself and her brother, yet she lives in a world that uses women, as she puts it, as brood mares while Jaimie can get everything he wants simply for A) Being is father's son, B) Having a strong sword arm.

She's one of the most badass characters of them all. She's fighting back at a whole society that discriminates against her just for having a vag and she's even potentially winning. Jaimie's bored at the world because it bores him so much, while Cersei is taking on the whole world by herself. She wishes they could team up and take up the fight together as a great team, but Jaimie realizes he's his own person and breaks away.


Except for the fact that the Sparrows have farked her world up nicely.
 
2013-03-28 06:34:48 PM

shortymac: Remember, Stannis is also a Targ from his grandmother's side.


Oh, huh. I had no idea until I looked up the wiki hereditary chart. I tend to miss factoid type details.

Then yeah, PTWP is plausible. So what's Stannis gonna do about Aegon?
"FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU"

Or maybe Stannis will just be like "OMG bro didn't know you were around, ok I'll be your BFF".
 
2013-03-28 06:35:01 PM

torusXL: bhcompy: Except Cersei, every contemptible character that got their own POV became likable.  I actually feel bad for Jamie and I'm rooting for him with B.

Don't pass Cersei up so quickly. She's a willful person and sees similarities between herself and her brother, yet she lives in a world that uses women, as she puts it, as brood mares while Jaimie can get everything he wants simply for A) Being is father's son, B) Having a strong sword arm.

She's one of the most badass characters of them all. She's fighting back at a whole society that discriminates against her just for having a vag and she's even potentially winning. Jaimie's bored at the world because it bores him so much, while Cersei is taking on the whole world by herself. She wishes they could team up and take up the fight together as a great team, but Jaimie realizes he's his own person and breaks away.


Thank you for realizing that! I thought I was the only one. May I ask if you are female? I'm one myself and I think that issue is lost on lots of male readers.

I see her struggling due to a lack of education, which is why she fails or does some wrongheaded things. For example, the deal she makes with the faith. When Jaime hears of it HE KNOWS it's a bad idea do to Westerosi history, even though he admits Tyrion would know the details. Cersei had no such education.
 
2013-03-28 06:36:07 PM

Girion47: Except for the fact that the Sparrows have farked her world up nicely.


Maybe, maybe not.

Have you read all of book 5?
 
2013-03-28 06:41:56 PM

torusXL: shortymac: Remember, Stannis is also a Targ from his grandmother's side.

Oh, huh. I had no idea until I looked up the wiki hereditary chart. I tend to miss factoid type details.

Then yeah, PTWP is plausible. So what's Stannis gonna do about Aegon?
"FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU"

Or maybe Stannis will just be like "OMG bro didn't know you were around, ok I'll be your BFF".


He's totally going "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" that guy has an inferiority complex as large as westeros.

He wants to be number 1 sooooooooooo bad.
 
2013-03-28 06:44:06 PM

torusXL: Girion47: Except for the fact that the Sparrows have farked her world up nicely.

Maybe, maybe not.

Have you read all of book 5?


Just once, while on the beach, and seriously high from vicodin

/had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out the day before the book was released.
 
2013-03-28 06:44:15 PM

shortymac: Thank you for realizing that! I thought I was the only one. May I ask if you are female? I'm one myself and I think that issue is lost on lots of male readers.


Nope, I'm a dude. I was even the one to point it out to my wife. I have one female friend who at first HATED the series because she thought it was a giant anti-woman clusterfark. When I explained this to her about Cersei, she stopped and stared and got quiet. Three months later she's a total addict to the show lol.

Brienne's one of my favorite characters. I got a biatchoked up with one of her last scenes in book 5, if you know what scene I mean. She just keeps trying hard to do the right thing and be loyal and no one treats her right.

I like a bit of all the characters, even the darker ones, except maybe Gregor and a couple others. Bronn's farking awesome and cracks me up. He might even give Chuck Norris a run for his money.
 
2013-03-28 06:46:52 PM
*biatchoked up

/what the shiat, it auto-corrected thinking I was writing biatch? Haha
 
2013-03-28 06:47:51 PM
fffuuuuuuuu

A little choked up ARE YOU HAPPY NOW FARK
 
2013-03-28 06:53:44 PM

torusXL: ARE YOU HAPPY NOW FARK


YOU WIN OR YOU boobies
 
2013-03-28 06:56:25 PM

torusXL: shortymac: Thank you for realizing that! I thought I was the only one. May I ask if you are female? I'm one myself and I think that issue is lost on lots of male readers.

Nope, I'm a dude. I was even the one to point it out to my wife. I have one female friend who at first HATED the series because she thought it was a giant anti-woman clusterfark. When I explained this to her about Cersei, she stopped and stared and got quiet. Three months later she's a total addict to the show lol.

Brienne's one of my favorite characters. I got a biatchoked up with one of her last scenes in book 5, if you know what scene I mean. She just keeps trying hard to do the right thing and be loyal and no one treats her right.

I like a bit of all the characters, even the darker ones, except maybe Gregor and a couple others. Bronn's farking awesome and cracks me up. He might even give Chuck Norris a run for his money.


I love Brienne too, she reminds me of me in High School, the awkward dorky one that struggles to "fit in".
 
2013-03-28 07:15:41 PM

dragonchild: torusXL: ARE YOU HAPPY NOW FARK

YOU WIN OR YOU boobies


Haha awesome.
While we're at it on the gender role concepts in GoT, I totally think your blogpost is the bees knees.
 
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