Aw Crap. Just finished Dance of Dragons. Could it have been any more Empire Strikes Back with it's cliffhanger ending. Jayzus. I tell you what...Mellisandre better have some red magic cooked up for Jon Snow or I will find GRR Martin and kick him in the sack. Just so good, the best book in the bunch as far as the scope and all the goings on. The return of the spider which I was patiently waiting. So many great moments. Poor Penny/Pretty Pig/Crunch. So sad. Never thought to see Tyrion brought to such heights/depths and the folks who only watch the show have no idea what is coming. This is going to be almost impossible to translate to tv.
George R.R. Martin reveals which Thrones storyline he's 'dreading' | Blastr
I put this here instead of the show thread due to the MAJOR SPOILERS. The fact that there is even discussion that HBO is thinking of altering the Red Wedding is preposterous.
HUGE STORM OF SWORDS SPOILER!!!!
(you've been warned)
Damn man, they better not alter how the Red Wedding goes down. That event gutted me as I read it, I loved the Starks the most on my first read through of the books and that event saddened/enraged/intrigued me. I can think of no other reading event like that in my life, seriously. It would seem cheap and stupid to lessen the impact of the Red Wedding. ****, they closed season two on HBO with 'The Rains of Castamere' playing and I instantly got goosebumps. Looks like it will likely end up in Season 4. . . but I'll be looking forward to it.
Also, while I'm here let's speculate on what becomes of young (dead?) Lord Snow.
A few guesses from me.
** He becomes 'black-handed' like Benjen.
** He rises back up from the power of the Lord of Light (Think Lord Beric here)
** He really is dead and the Starks are really ****ing cursed. With only Bran left standing when the series finally wraps. (Arya dies during the assassination of the last Lannister, Rickon resurfaces as a wildman chief near the Eyrie and is killed fighting the returning Targaryen army, Sansa dies when someone tells her eating poison is a good idea and she believes them wholeheartedly)
oooh...you think the 'rider of the stag' is Benjen??????
Have Dance of Dragons on order. Looking forward 2 some more Snow, Spider and the Imp! :chickendance:
Worried the Thrones novels may be too brutal for you? Watch this! | Blastr
Part of what makes George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, and HBO's Game of Thrones series based on them, so great is the fact that these characters are often in real peril. But that can also drive fans nuts—and this hilarious clip pokes fun at that fact.
Not to get into any spoilers here, but Martin is famous for taking risky chances and killing off characters with reckless abandon.
But in case all that uncertainty is scaring you away from the franchise, the comedy team at The Second City Network has a message for you: It Gets Better.
Well, kind of.
Okay, not really.
The video is a spoof on the commercials for the It Gets Better Project, and is packed with spoilers for much of the series. So watch at your own risk if you're not caught up on your Thrones lore.
I just finished A Dance with Dragons...wow. I'll comment more tomorrow morning. but i just want say that my opinion on what is to become of of Lord Snow is one of two scenarios, both involving the Red Woman... I'm thinking either Victarian or Mance. More on this tomorrow
Also, i was but disappointed with how Bran's was left lingering midway through the book. Am i the only one thinking that it was Bran who was whispering Reek's name in the godswood?