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A Song Of Ice And Fire:

 17501 deathpigeon, Mon, 8th Oct '12 8:24:58 PM from Bread, It Is Bread that the Revolution Needs! Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Kaspar the Friendly Spook
Except that the show is doing AFFC and ADWD at the same time.
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ACAB.

"The great are great only because we are on our knees. Let us rise." - Max Stirner
 17502 Gilphon, Mon, 8th Oct '12 8:49:38 PM from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Scum
I could imagine them taking three seasons to cover the later two books, but not four.
"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
 17503 Tomoe Michieru, Mon, 8th Oct '12 10:32:14 PM from Huntsville AL
Samurai Troper
I think we're going to see Asshai and the extreme north of the Westerosi landmass before the series is out. Wasn't there some mention somewhere of a 'curtain of light' in relation to the Others?
Fandom looked like fandom.
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edited 9th Oct '12 6:28:27 AM by Patty

 17505 Chrisham 2, Tue, 9th Oct '12 6:52:12 AM from the backseat. Relationship Status: Hiding
At least I didn't make any new friendships.
Wow, Lyanna is beautiful.
what is this i dont even
I thought the Sandor pin-ups were the worst. Then I scrolled down further.

 17507 ATC, Tue, 9th Oct '12 1:04:51 PM from The Library of Kiev
Was Aliroz the Confused
@Sock: You mean "farther".
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what is this i dont even
There's a difference? You Anglophones with your fancy nouns.

 17509 ATC, Tue, 9th Oct '12 1:46:32 PM from The Library of Kiev
Was Aliroz the Confused
The word "farther" refers to distance, like "I stopped at the tree, but continued farther down the road". The word "further" refers to ideas, like "I'm sorry, I have to leave, shall we continue this conversation further another time?".
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 17510 asterism, Tue, 9th Oct '12 1:49:07 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
And father is a male parent.
 17511 Chrisham 2, Tue, 9th Oct '12 1:54:33 PM from the backseat. Relationship Status: Hiding
At least I didn't make any new friendships.
And futher is not an actual word.
 17512 L Mage, Tue, 9th Oct '12 2:13:22 PM from Miss Robichaux's Academy Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Evil Trickster
Oh god. That's amazing.
"You are never taller then when standing up for yourself"
what is this i dont even
And I thought my language is fancy because the word "weapon" is a synonym for penis.

And to make this comment not completely irrelevant, here is a pic of you know who without a certain limb. A So S spoilers.

edited 9th Oct '12 2:47:24 PM by TheBigSock

 17514 johnnye, Tue, 9th Oct '12 9:20:34 PM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
I don't know if anyone outside of the UK saw this, but that Lyanna portrait made me think of it.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
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New GRRM interview.

2014 still seems far too optimistic seeing as he seems to have completed very little writing in the last few months (200 pages complete, 200 to be revised has been floating around for a while now).

 17516 ATC, Fri, 12th Oct '12 5:57:56 PM from The Library of Kiev
Was Aliroz the Confused
Martin's pacing is, in a word, modern. The frenetically switching point-of-view, the telling of the story from the point of view of a dozen characters, twenty-page character chapters, and insane frequency of cliffhangers, all of this is attuned to the modern world, with the short attention span, the compulsive desire to multitask, and the need for stimulation.

Even the overabundance of characters and the deluge of description can be described in terms of the data-drenched information age.

NEW CHARACTER! STUFF HAPPENS! SWITCH TO OTHER CHARACTER! CLIFFHANGER! OTHER OTHER CHARACTER! NEW PLACES! DESCRIPTION! SUDDEN, BRUTAL DEATH! FORMERLY NEW CHARACTER! SHOCKING REVEAL! SWITCH CHARACTERS AGAIN! RESOLVE CLIFFHANGER! LOOK, A MASSACRE! WHAM! BOOM! BANG!
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 17517 Born In 1142, Sat, 13th Oct '12 12:42:26 AM from Estonia Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
That post made less and less sense as it went along. Somehow, modern fiction has more and more detailed descriptions than classic literature? Are you for real?

What's with the really contrived and insubstantial criticisms of GRRM I'm seeing lately?

edited 13th Oct '12 12:42:55 AM by BornIn1142

 17518 Laura, Sat, 13th Oct '12 3:45:11 AM from Shintolin Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
You can't write description in capital letters with an exclamation mark as an example of how fast paced Martin's books are. It doesn't work like that.
He's the Doctor. He could be anywhere in time and space.
 17519 johnnye, Sat, 13th Oct '12 7:39:41 AM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
I'd also take issue with "STUFF HAPPENS!" That's called "plot", and it's rather expected by modern readers. If you don't like it, I can recommend The Three Sisters.

[up][up]Maybe it's like a breakup. They're annoyed that their strong feelings are unrequited, so to make themselves feel better they start dwelling on every little flaw. Or it's like an addiction and the withdrawal is making them lash out tongue

edited 13th Oct '12 7:41:26 AM by johnnye

Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
I've figured out why A Feast for Crows feels so weird.

By now it's becoming clear that things are going to come down to a fight (or an alliance; or both, in succession) between the Starks and their direwolves (the "ice") and Dany and her dragons (the "fire"). Those are the two groups that are almost entirely left out of AFFC. So it's A Song of Ice and Fire minus the ice and fire. From that perspective, it does seem like Martin got a little too bogged down in the political intrigue and lost the main plot.

Also, who else agrees with this interpretation of Cersei's prophecy: The "younger and more beautiful" queen is Dany (duh) and the valonqar is therefore Aegon. Ie: Dany will defeat the Lanisters and Aegon will strike the finishing blow.

 17521 asterism, Sat, 13th Oct '12 12:49:38 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
Not a good interpretation, partly because Aegon is Dany's nephew, not her brother.
 17522 3of 4, Sat, 13th Oct '12 12:54:20 PM from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Feeble Turtle Duck
But he is a younger brother?
LMage: NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR WITCHCRAFT THREE
 17523 Gilphon, Sat, 13th Oct '12 12:56:38 PM from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Scum
Even if Aegon was Dany's brother, taking Valonqar to mean anyone's younger brother instead of Cersei's younger brother means it's so vague that we can't reasonably expect to interpret it.

My personal theory is that the Valonqar is her brother-in-law, Stannis. Because Tyrion is too obvious, and why bother using a foreign word for little brother unless you're planning to pull a linguistic trick along those lines.

[up]He had an older sister, so.

edited 13th Oct '12 12:57:34 PM by Gilphon

"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
 17524 3of 4, Sat, 13th Oct '12 12:59:03 PM from Five Seconds in the Future. Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Feeble Turtle Duck
Ts, edited while I answered ;)

edited 13th Oct '12 12:59:39 PM by 3of4

LMage: NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR WITCHCRAFT THREE
 17525 Chrisham 2, Sat, 13th Oct '12 1:02:52 PM from the backseat. Relationship Status: Hiding
At least I didn't make any new friendships.
Jaime's still an option.
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