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Old 04-15-2011, 06:33 PM
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The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of this illicitness has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of a justifiable fear, perhaps, that no woman alive would watch otherwise. While I do not doubt that there are women in the world who read books like Mr. Martin’s, I can honestly say that I have never met a single woman who has stood up in indignation at her book club and refused to read the latest from Lorrie Moore unless everyone agreed to “The Hobbit” first. “Game of Thrones” is boy fiction patronizingly turned out to reach the population’s other half.
So, I guess the media's meta-narrative for this month is that we're turning our boys gay and making our girls into manlies.

With thanks to @feliciaday from the tweeterverse for the story.
HAHAHAHA! OMG, you guys! I was google image searching for, like, examples of Harlequin romance covers with swords and castles and strapping men in armor and fantasy/dragon elements, so I could then sarcastically be all like, "Yeah, women are totally not into that kind of shit." But then I found this and I totally lost it.



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Old 04-15-2011, 06:36 PM
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You don't watch The Guild?

Zaboo painted that.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:37 PM
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Is it Felicia? Those are Christina's boobies, at least. Is Wil on the Guild? No I don't watch it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:40 PM
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I guess the boobies are artistic license on Zaboo's part.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:57 PM
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That is Felicia Day, internet superstar.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:47 PM
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I can't believe nobody has reported their impressions yet. I shall be the first: I thought it was awesome, from the genius steampunky-but-not-too-much game board opening credits to the completely unexpected holy shit ending.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:52 PM
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You've probably said, but I can't remember: I take it you haven't read the books?

I would really like to watch this, but unless anyone knows a less legit website that's streaming them, or a torrent or something, I'll have to wait until Netflix or something picks it up.
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I have not read the books, Kael. I'm a tabula rasa.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:58 PM
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I look forward to reading your thoughts then. :nod:
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:15 PM
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Srsly, Kael, seeing the impressions from someone who has not read the books will be very interesting. I'll also refrain from spoiling anything, since I have read the books.

I thought the first episode was very well done. Certainly faithful to the books so far, without being overly so. I loved the set design and costuming, with perhaps the exception of the Kingsguard helmets. They seemed a little too too much, if you know what I mean.

But, the Hound helm...hooboy, that was awesome. How I wish there was a high-end action figure of him.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:58 PM
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Oh and liv...read only if you want to be spoiled

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:01 PM
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:hyper: I thought there might be something going on with that little girl. She was intact, for one thing, while most of the other bodies were in parts, and I wasn't sure those eyes were entirely non-seeing.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:18 PM
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I am also looking forward to continuing to experience this through liv's tabula rasa lens, mostly because I get to keep chortling, "Fool, you don't even know!"
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:04 PM
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:hyper: I thought there might be something going on with that little girl. She was intact, for one thing, while most of the other bodies were in parts, and I wasn't sure those eyes were entirely non-seeing.
Aww, liv, now I feel bad. Zombie girl at the beginning has nothing to do with Bran's fate. I was just being silly. Sorry.

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Old 04-19-2011, 05:09 PM
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OMG, wei, you are so mean. :giggles:
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You've probably said, but I can't remember: I take it you haven't read the books?

I would really like to watch this, but unless anyone knows a less legit website that's streaming them, or a torrent or something, I'll have to wait until Netflix or something picks it up.
:cough: demonoid :cough:

And I loved the Hound's armor. I haven't watched it all the way through yet. Homework got in the way.

But...get this. HBO just picked up Season 2.
From GRRM himself.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:21 PM
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Oh man, that's a great shot of Arya Stark in GRRM's blog post. She's easily my favorite character.

There's some GoT swag to be gotten from HBO Shop, but I'm not thrilled by any of them. I was at the HBO Shop in NYC last week when they had some of the props there. They had the helm of the Hound and it looks even more impressive in person.

I want a Hound action figure.
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I love Arya, she's my favorite. Her story gets more intriguing as the books go on.

But I hope we get to see some Dothraki soon!

This is just as dorky as learning Klingon though. Lekh Dothraki | Dothraki
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I watched the first episode last night on the internets.



Haven't read the books, so I am ignoring all y'all :lalala:
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I wasn't expecting Arya's name to be pronounced the way it was. I could have sworn it was supposed to be three syllables but I could only hear two. :scratch:
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I wasn't expecting Arya's name to be pronounced the way it was. I could have sworn it was supposed to be three syllables but I could only hear two. :scratch:
Me too, Sharon. But I now love the way her name is pronounced.

I loved it! I think it stayed as true to the books as an adaptation could.

My Mum who hasn't read the books was so into it and made comments throughout to which my brother and I gave each other knowing looks - much like I did to liv's posts. :giggles:
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:27 PM
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Oh and...

About that scene....

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I'm beginning to suspect y'all might not treat my tabula rasa status with white-gloved care. :narrow:
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You should prolly banninate the lot, just to be on the safe side :unnod:
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