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  1. Shattered Sea vs The Blade Itself

    Tough call. They're both very good. I would suggest reading them all and starting with The First Law (or, well, finishing it as you said). Shattered Sea is a little less grimdark (due to it being sorta YA, though it's only YA in some aspects really), but it has amazing characterization and a fun, solid plot. I really enjoyed it.
  2. Just finished reading this. Thanks for the map, Werthead! I suspected it was around that area, glad to see it adds up. Has Abercrombie confirmed the location of the Shattered Sea as canon?
  3. How would you rate episode 210?

    Nice touch? Maybe for those who like anachronistic, out of place spunk... personally I thought her sob story was cliched and eye-rollingly lame.
  4. [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Fantastic episode. Someone give an Emmy to Lena Heady, she stole the episode and was 100% Cersei. Sophie Turner was also wonderful. They're really coming into their roles, it's so nice to see. I wish the previous episodes had shown Ser Dontos and his note to Sansa to explain why she wouldn't go with the Hound. Of course, she just might not want to go with the Hound because he's a drunken brute... ;) but still, I'm annoyed at the lack of Ser Dontos this season, though that's not really a problem with this episode. Speaking of which, was that him juggling?? At first I thought "hey, it's Moonboy" but someone on WiC said it was Ser Dontos. He flashed by so quickly I didn't even recognize him. :lol: Nitpick: Hearteater isn't a Valyrian sword, it's just a normal sword. Widow's Wail is the Valyrian sword he gets as a wedding gift from Tywin (who melted down Ice :( to make it and Oathkeeper).
  5. How would you rate episode 209?

    Best episode of the season. Up there with the Pointy End and Baelor (my two favourites of the series). Gave it a 10 despite my nitpicks. Yes, I would have wished for something even bigger, with sweeping shots of massive armies outside of King's Landing, etc etc... but it's TV, not a 60-million dollar movie. And with the little budget they had, they did a fantastic job. Lena Heady stole the show, IMO. What a perfect, perfect Cersei.
  6. I assume you were responding to woweezowee and not the post above yours? Cause, well, I love The Wire but I pretty much agree.
  7. What the hell? So even if a scene is absurd and a plot hole, it should be absolved from criticism because it's "exciting and entertaining"? How preposterous. If a scene makes no sense, then it's badly-written, regardless of whether or not it's "exciting". And AGoT is easily as deep as The Wire (the book, at least, the show isn't precisely because they focus on cheap entertainment rather than the depth of the story and characters), just because it's fantasy and not a modern setting doesn't mean it's just fluffy entertainment.
  8. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    Asserting something doesn't make it true. Even Robb agreed later than Sansa was a more powerful hostage politically than Jaime...
  9. Maybe these people just need to get thicker skins. This is the Internet, what did they expect? Also, it's weird because I haven't really seen a whole lot of vitriol towards these two. Most of it has been targeted at D&D or poor Gemma Whelan. Go figure.
  10. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    From the books, you are correct, but in the TV series they changed that and Cersei did have a stillborn baby. Why this change, you ask? Because fuck you is why. ;)
  11. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    Buckwheat, you said "since when can Shae read?". When was she shown to be reading? I didn't notice at all. A minor nitpick, to be sure, but I'm curious. Anyway, TV-Shae was apparently highborn, so I guess it's not that surprising. Personally I'm more puzzled about Bronn's literacy, lol.
  12. Think it's funny how people apologize for the terribad Dany storyline by saying it "spices things up" and "gives her something to do", when absolutely nothing happened and they're just dragging things along. :)
  13. And why the hell not? Whatever happened to "it's not TV, it's HBO"? Also, if you ever watched the Wire, remember Bodie, Poot and Wallace. Arya slitting a guy's throat to escape from a dangerous place is tame compared to that.
  14. *facepalm* People aren't disappointed because there wasn't a scene called that literally... they are disappointed that Arya didn't use Jaqen's name to participate in an awesome scheme that resulted in a slaughterhouse, which is very important for Arya's development, and they're disappointed that she didn't even get to kill her own guard while escaping. When they say "no weasel soup, boo!" they mean that there isn't even a similar scene that would replace what was referred to as the "weasel soup" in the book. Of course it wouldn't be called that in the TV show, but that's not the point. "Tiny detail with no long-term significance"? Ugh, yeah, nevermind the House of Black and White and the Faceless Men and the whole assassin-in-training thing...
  15. No chain, no weasel soup, no Arya killing her own guard to escape Harrenhal, Catelyn's character is nearly destroyed, Jon/Qhorin is meh, Dany is annoying, almost nothing happened in this episode. Barf. 4/10, worst one yet. But hey, at least we got the story of Talissa! :rolleyes: Fuck you, D&D. "We really love and really respect the source material", my ass, you keep raping it for no reason and missing the point of the characters. Give the scripts to writers who know what they're doing, please.