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  1. Ugh. I read and read this site; the debates, the crackpots, the Heresy, etc. Because I love the story. NOT the author. Not Wild Cards, not whatever stuff he has in the pipes. This guy got rich and famous not from some novella in the 70's, but ASOIF. This is what made it to HBO and what made a what - quarter? - of the world population fall in love with the story. The way he takes a snide attitude about people wanting more of what put him where he is is insulting in my opinion. The HBO show has basically taken a dump on his stories, but he is putting them ahead of the ONE THING that put him where he is. And I am sure there will be legions who say things like "he doesn't owe you anything", or "he isn't your bitch", etc. and the mods on here will throw themselves on a grenade before someone DARE say something bad about the mighty "GRRM". But I don't apologize. The man needs to either say he isn't doing it anymore, or put on his big boy pants and finish the job. People are so quick to kiss his ass and quote "respect", but watching time and time again different projects take the forefront -or even BE RELEASED- over the next chapter in the series that is what made the man his fortune and be able to hobnob with whoever is a slap in the face no matter how you slice it.
  2. Don't know how to just write in the thread without quoting. Anyway, Wasn't it also said how people forgot the battle and started going through the water to find the rubies? Doesn't sound allegorical to me at all.
  3. More or less like the stories out of Harrenhall.
  4. Strange then that the boar doesn't get along with Ghost enough that Barroq and the boar take up residence in a graveyard, and Ghost isn't free to roam. This considering how long time skinchanger connections with their animals almost make their minds and temperament one.
  5. Only thing I feel I can add here is that a lot of people are talking about her disappearance after the murder. The last line of the chapter speaks of her returning to finish the play and do her part or else "Izembarro (sp?) will have her head". Don't know about the duality compared to the guard saying the same thing about Swyft, but whatever. Sounds to me like she has attempted to give herself a "hide in plain sight" alibi before saying her "last" lines.
  6. Wiki says that he can no longer use a bow.
  7. Nah, they felt like they honestly didn't know what to do with the story. Last season too. I can't stand GRRM for taking so long for the next book, but at the same time, he has held out on D$D for details, and they are making a terrible attempt to fill that void.
  8. It makes me want to pull a Tommen when I see how many people think that is a great line. It's on t-shirts, coffee cups, etc. SMH! My wife is unsullied and has no idea who Jon's parents are, and rolled her eyes and said, "is she really going to ride a fucking dragon now?" back when Deadpan hopped on in front of the Dothraki.
  9. He gets compared to Tolkien so much because that is the only other fantasy line that went mainstream. Most people don't know about a ton of other great novels. The popularity of GOT came from the first two seasons where they were largely tuned to the "real" story. Then it began to go downhill and out on its own. People got addicted and it was proclaimed such amazing TV, that if you weren't able to talk about it over the water cooler, you were left out. To me, that is the only reason people are swallowing this nonsense that is being put out now. D$D don't have the story to lean back on anymore and they are failing miserably. And why wouldn't GRRM be ecstatic? It's a HUGE paycheck. It has gotten to the point where ASOIAF is low on the priority list because he is still making money whether he finishes or not.
  10. Yeah, that's pretty much it. There are links earlier in the thread with conflicting stories. One is from the actor that plays Davos where he says that "the battlefield is no place for a wolf" (or something to that effect). The other is from the director I think, where he says that Ghost was originally in the battle "in spades", but that it is so difficult to render and animate that it came down between using Ghost or Wun Wun in the fight, and they went with the giant. Good thing it wasn't Ghost.
  11. HA! mine too! Not getting to see the Mormont girl talk more smack was a major disappointment not mentioned as of yet.
  12. I love how an ace bandage is enough to quickly heal someone that is eviscerated and probably dehisced. "SEPSIS DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS DOJO, DOES IT!" "NO SENSEI !"
  13. Tits. The answer in this show is always tits.
  14. Kid did a kick ass job. This is a welcome sight considering the way the story has been portrayed.