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(The Atlantic Wire)   HBO's "Game of Thrones" is running out of George R.R. Martin material to adapt, so network sends him message: Keep writing, otherwise we'll have to produce some gratuitous sex and violence episodes   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-26 02:14:55 PM
10 votes:
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Three years. For three years I warned you this day was coming, but you would not listen. Don't worry, you said, he'll finish. And now Martin has run out of released material. Showtime has 'Homeland', 'Mad Men' is wrapping up, even Fx has 'American Horror Story' and 'The Americans'. The pride was yours, the presumption was yours. For a thousand years, we have been awaiting the conclusion of the book series. And when it doesn't happens, you scorn it, you reject it because you you think you can wrap it up in a collosal clusterfark like 'True Blood'. "You know nothing, Jon Snow. The North remembers." You go to Comic Con and plaster the words, but your intent is empty, your ears closed except to churn out sex and violence. You stand for nothing but your own petty interests. "Meh, we'll just get another hot fantasy series." I do not blame you for standing silent in your shame. You, who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of this war. If the executives will not wrap up the series, then the rest of us will. HBO has lost it's way. If it will not lead, if you have abandoned our commitment to excellence to Television, then we're cancelling our service, as we should have after you cancelled 'Deadwood'. We must stand with the others now before it's too late. Between the internet and Netflix, there is enough streaming media to entertain us. To you, I say, listen to the voice of your conscience. Wrap up the series and come with me. The time for meandering is over. We move now, together or not at all.
2013-07-26 12:00:45 PM
7 votes:
FTFA: The problem has always been that Martin hasn't yet written the final two books in the seven-book series the show is based on. And he's not terribly fast at writing them: the five books so far in the series have been published over 15 years; the television show has covered three of those books in three years.

*adjusts nerd glasses*

Uh, technically, they have finished 2 1/2 books in 3 years. The fourth season will cover the second half of the third book.

Now, if you will excuse me ... I have to organize my pocket protectors.
2013-07-26 02:31:43 PM
5 votes:
Here's an idea: END THE GODDAMNED SERIES BEFORE YOU ADD COUSIN OLIVER LANNISTER
2013-07-26 07:06:46 PM
4 votes:
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2013-07-26 06:04:36 PM
3 votes:

ScaryBottles: Even if Snow lives there is no way he's AAR/TPTWP


"He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire"

Jon is the son of Rhaegar (fire) and Lyanna (ice)

Good lord, there is literally no way this could be more telegraphed.

I get the feeling that you were caught off guard by the twist in "The Sixth Sense" the second time you saw it.
2013-07-26 02:38:27 PM
3 votes:

gilgigamesh: The last half of the final book will just be 900 pages of white walkers shambling around the broken remains of civilization.


And half of that will be about what the white walkers eat and wear.
2013-07-26 12:53:35 PM
3 votes:
Am I the only one who has trouble picturing Peter Dinklage jousting atop a pig?
2013-07-26 05:40:38 PM
2 votes:
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2013-07-26 02:52:11 PM
2 votes:
Well, this thread degenerated.

"George R.R. Martin has had characters appear to be dead/actually die (Beric Dondarrion, Ser Davos, Catelyn Stark, Bran and Rickon Stark, Aegon Targaryen, Jon Connington, Gregor Clegane) repeatedly. He's written characters that are capable of warging into other creatures and maintaining their consciousness after death (Orell). Also, there's these R'hllor guys who are capable of bringing people back from the dead. One of whom happens to be at the Wall. HOW DARE YOU THINK JON SNOW IS ANYTHING BUT PERMANENTLY DEAD FOREVER AND ALWAYS."
2013-07-26 02:36:04 PM
2 votes:

Carth: Also worth noting that even GRRM won't say Snow is actually dead.

An interview with EW:

EW: So why did you kill Jon Snow?
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN: Oh, you think he's dead, do you?


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Herrings are coming.
2013-07-26 02:13:44 PM
2 votes:
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All in the Game of Thrones, yo. All in the Game of Thrones.
2013-07-26 02:12:04 PM
2 votes:
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Better bring in the big guns.
2013-07-26 01:51:48 PM
2 votes:

ltdanman44: When the queen proclaims one king and the hand proclaims another, who do the gold cloaks follow?

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The man who pays them.

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/sorry
//my favorite charactor
///no spoilers, please!


John Snow dies at the end of book 5. If you crybabies don't want spoilers don't look up the series online.

Sincerely, people who know how to read.
2013-07-26 12:21:36 PM
2 votes:

gilgigamesh: scottydoesntknow: Are they required to go by his source material? Why not do what Dexter did and go in a different direction?

Granted the source material for Dexter got weird and sucky after the first one, but I wouldn't think they have to wait for Martin to write more.

To a certain extent they have to. By the time you get to book four -- which is pretty big -- he pauses the story lines for a lot of the major characters and starts up new ones.

It wouldn't translate well to TV. Imagine a whole season that leaves a bunch of important story lines hanging in order to move on to new ones. A whole season with no Tyrion. You can get away with that in books, but the show would go over a cliff.


A seson with Tyrion would be bad... but a season without Hodor would be a farking disaster.

My two Hodor theories:
1.  Hodor is somewhat related to the Targaryens. When everyone is dead, he will get the iron throne. and he is not really retarded afterall... he was just playing the long game of thrones.
2. The word "Hodor" is magical and it kills any white walker who hears it.
2013-07-26 11:48:05 AM
2 votes:
They should just take it where it ought to be taken even if George R. R. Martin doesn't get there first: With Hot Pie on the Iron Throne.
2013-07-27 02:19:32 PM
1 votes:
Chapter 1. Hodor Targaryen

Hodor! Hodoorrrrrr!

"Hodor."
2013-07-27 12:33:59 AM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: WhippingBoy: What the hell happened here???

Someone got on my nerves so I decided to ruin the thread.


Have you no honor, Threadslayer?
2013-07-26 04:53:10 PM
1 votes:
Moodybastard:
Anyone want to take a trip to see George? I can get my hobbling block ready!

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/I'm your biggest fan
2013-07-26 04:41:26 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: ltdanman44: When the queen proclaims one king and the hand proclaims another, who do the gold cloaks follow?

[assets.rollingstone.com image 306x306]

The man who pays them.

[img.pandawhale.com image 850x477]

/sorry
//my favorite charactor
///no spoilers, please!

John Snow dies at the end of book 5. If you crybabies don't want spoilers don't look up the series online.

Sincerely, people who know how to read.


You are a self-important prick.

Sincerely, just about everybody else on the planet.
2013-07-26 04:19:30 PM
1 votes:

dj_spanmaster: [img33.imageshack.us image 550x374]

When the lights are out I forget she has dragons.

2013-07-26 04:00:32 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Ahh semantics the last refuge of morons. Do you claim to love women so much that you think they should be "protected" by staying knocked up in the kitchen? Oh no tell me the one about how gays have equal rights because they are free to marry ayt woman they want. I can't believe I wasted the time.........


You're adorably insane.
2013-07-26 03:57:33 PM
1 votes:
What the hell happened here???
2013-07-26 03:55:41 PM
1 votes:
ScaryBottles:
Ahh semantics the last refuge of morons. Do you claim to love women so much that you think they should be "protected" by staying knocked up in the kitchen? Oh no tell me the one about how gays have equal rights because they are free to marry ayt woman they want. I can't believe I wasted the time.........

The Maid of Tarth, ladies and gentlemen...
2013-07-26 03:47:34 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Egalitarian: gahhhh, I haven't finished the last book yet and you guyz are spoiling it for me. Urk. Just for that, I'm posting shirtless Gendry.

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This flame war started because of people complaining about spoilers. I am so tired of hearing that crap if you go online to check out a show based on books be prepared for spoilers. Why don't we cry about every plot detail revealed by those who have read the Hobbit trilogy? I've never read them so I guess its unfair for anyone on the internet to discuss the story for any reason ever. Thats what you sound like.


LOL I assume you're trolling. Reading the Hobbit trilogy?

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2013-07-26 03:45:31 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Freudian_slipknot: ScaryBottles: Sure you a point have unless I explicitly and intentionally used the word proof.

eally? Citations for this supposed evidence, difficulty no fans sites or theories. Just the books period. I'll wait and I have all five within reach literally. (my apartment is a shoebox)So yeah proof or quit your cryin'

Yes.  It is definitely my fault that you don't know what words mean and demanded what was never offered.

I can see why you have so much trouble with even the most obvious foreshadowing.

Whatever just ignore the bolded passages


I read them.  I also read the words around them, which apparently you've repeatedly skipped.  Again, this failure to comprehend context really explains the difficulty you're having with GoT.
2013-07-26 03:32:19 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Sure you a point have unless I explicitly and intentionally used the word proof.

eally? Citations for this supposed evidence, difficulty no fans sites or theories. Just the books period. I'll wait and I have all five within reach literally. (my apartment is a shoebox)So yeah proof or quit your cryin'


Yes.  It is definitely my fault that you don't know what words mean and demanded what was never offered.

I can see why you have so much trouble with even the most obvious foreshadowing.
2013-07-26 02:55:02 PM
1 votes:
Just pretend the last two books never happened and take the story in a completely different direction.  Not only will it be a definite improvement over those two crap books, but the ire it produces in George Rest & Relaxation Martin and his sycophantic toadies will be almost as entertaining as the show has been.
2013-07-26 02:29:12 PM
1 votes:
I think that we should have an "In Memorium" segment for Ros' boobs.
2013-07-26 02:15:24 PM
1 votes:
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2013-07-26 01:56:09 PM
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: ltdanman44: When the queen proclaims one king and the hand proclaims another, who do the gold cloaks follow?

[assets.rollingstone.com image 306x306]

The man who pays them.

[img.pandawhale.com image 850x477]

/sorry
//my favorite charactor
///no spoilers, please!

John Snow dies at the end of book 5. If you crybabies don't want spoilers don't look up the series online.

Sincerely, people who know how to read.


You might want to work on your reading comprehension. There is no evidence he is actually dead and a lot of evidence that he'll be back in winds of winter.
2013-07-26 01:45:00 PM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: SecretAgentWoman: I'm going to call it: The Iron Throne is just a red herring.

It's all about White Walkers/Others verses Dragons

Well, sorta. The grand arc here is the uniting all the banners of Westeros under one authority, maybe into a new nation, in time to take on the existential threat to all of them posed by the white walkers.

Then again, knowing Martin it may well be that the arc will be deepening civil war blinding everyone to the real threat until its too late, with the white walkers taking advantage of the chaos to wipe them all out.

The last half of the final book will just be 900 pages of white walkers shambling around the broken remains of civilization.


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I've seen that movie
2013-07-26 01:02:31 PM
1 votes:

Sybarite: Am I the only one who has trouble picturing Peter Dinklage jousting atop a pig?


I'm actually looking forward to it.
2013-07-26 01:01:18 PM
1 votes:

JerseyTim: They should just take it where it ought to be taken even if George R. R. Martin doesn't get there first: With Hot Pie on the Iron Throne.


I liked the TWoP recapper's idea of having the long-forgotten Rickon emerge after everyone else is dead, "I'm king of the north, farkers!"

Anyway, I certainly hope they'll edit down books 4 and 5 to more rigorous plot lines.
2013-07-26 12:30:36 PM
1 votes:
I would like to see a couple of episodes featuring different food recipes and baking demonstrations. Think about all the fascinating things you'll learn about bread!

Mmmm.
 
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