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  1. So, who'll be cast in Season 7?

    No they have explicitely stated several times that Loras is the only son of Mace Tyrell in the show.
  2. So, who'll be cast in Season 7?

    So who do you think is going to be cast in the near future? On one hand there has to be new characters, since King's Landing especially has to be re-peopled after last season. But on the other hand, there are no important characters from the books that have yet to be introduced. I can only think of flashback characters like Rhaegar, minor Lords for the Crownlands, Reach, Westerlands and Stormlands, Archmaesters and obviously Marwyn who I think will be the last very important character to be introduced. Sam's companions and Sarella Sand may also be cast. Did I miss anyone? Do we have any information yet as to the new characters that may come into play?
  3. According to the "Inside the Episode" he was only uploading his knowledge, yeah.
  4. Maybe because it would be dangerous to do it that fast, so he did it only because it was urgent.
  5. How many pages is Sharp Ends? And is it available in not-hardback? By the way, I must be the only one whose favorite is Red Country. Maybe because I took a break after reading the 5 others in a row.
  6. Actually, I think I misused the word worldbuilding. What I actually meant was immersion. World-building is a highly un-literary aspect of a book. You can do worldbuilding without doing literature or even telling a story, just for fun. But in fantasy series, great world-building is one way among others to immerse the reader into the universe. Since the universe has to feel real, either you work a lot on the worldbuilding, either you immerse the reader through writing style. A great example is Jaworski's Vieux Royaume series (untranslated in English). His universe is basically a mashup of fantasy classics and actual history. You have the city of Ciudalia which is basically Renaissance Italia (with actual Italian names) then the Duchy of Bromael which is feudal Europe, a people named Boegars who are ruled by Khans, a Viking-like people ruled by Jarls, a Ottoman-like people ruled by a Chah, and then you have Tolkien elves and dwarves and orcs called the Uruk Maug. So this universe seems excessively uncreative, but the immersion is among the best I've ever read. First, the style is absolutely gorgeous, expertly crafted (very French and extremely difficult to translate) and moreover, every aspect of daily life is described thouroughly. Plus, the various plots are not all centered on war and epicness, as is too often the case in fantasy, but also on art, poetry, peasant life, culture, religion, etc... So this is an instance of an author having weak worldbuilding but still managing to plunge his readers deeply in his universe through other means, which I feel authors like Abercrombie do not manage as well, although having equal or better worldbuilding. And Malazan must be an example of having great worldbuilding but failing to deploy it in a manner that is enjoyable. (And if you're an editor, please have Jaworski's works translated into English, pleaaase...)
  7. A question: If we see the dead body or severed head of a character in an episode but not the moment when he/she dies, does it count? Like for example if the gift brought to Ramsay ends up being the dead body of a character we know, would it count as the episode's kill?
  8. Tolkien vs Martin ERB

    That is probably the video I waited for the most in my entire life. What did you think? Clearly Tolkien whipped his ass.
  9. I should probably guess Thorne for the third time, but I'm going to bet that Jon has become a Christ figure and will forgive his killers, so NO ONE. (I guess Arthur Dayne is too easy a guess...) EDIT : Changing my vote. Do not count this message.
  10. Sorry for starting all these topics but I'm currently planning on my long-term readings, so I would like to ask you about the Asimov series, which I heard are all part of the same universe. Foundation is, with Dune, one of the only science fiction series I actually want to read (not that I don't like SF, I just don't like reading it in general). But I heard multiple things on the reading order. I found the chronological order list here: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/2335/what-order-should-asimovs-foundation-series-be-read-in and I also heard that: - Isaac Asimov recommends reading everything in chronological order, not publication order. - Apparently there are big spoilers in Foundation for the Robots series. - There are some things in Prelude to Foundation that kinda ruin some of the revelations in Foundation, and therefore it should be read last. - Most people recommend always starting with the Foundation original trilogy. And I personnally hate when the end of a story is not at the end. Like, I can go back and forth in chronology, but when the end comes, I want to read it last. I don't want to read the ending and then go back to something that happened before. (I would have kids watch The Hobbit before The Lord of the Rings) So the reading order I'm considering is this one: * The Robots Series * The Empire Series * The Foundation Series * If I really like all the psycho-history stuff, then I'll read the Foundation prequels, or skip them. * The last two Foundation books. And I have questions with that: - Is my reading order fine? - Are all the Robots texts indispensable? Can I skip the short stories and must I read all four Robots novels? - What can I expect in the Empire series? What elements does it bring to the overall universe? - Is there any other countraindication of a certain reading order? Do you get spoilers for something if you read another thing first? Thank you for your answers.
  11. I think that by "worldbuilding" what I actually mean is "immersion". I don't really ask that the world is profound and deeply developed to call it great worldbuilding. I just want it to feel real, that it's a real place I could live in. But I feel that somehow it is connected with worldbuilding. Take Abercrombie (and I love Abercrombie but his strength is clearly the characters, not his world) his world is really not a place that you feel you could live in. There are no songs, no entertainment (except a play at the beginning but just because it serves the story), the structure of the countries is not explained more than you need to (who are the great lords of the Union? the only one you know is Brock because he's the traitor) and all characters and place names have fantasy names generator names, particularly in Styria. So when you're not reading his books it doesn't feel like a real place with a real history. But even now I am not reading ASOIAF and I can still think about Planetos and wonder about what is West of Westeros and think how I would love to see the Jogos Nhai etc... Well there are five integrals which are basically the five original volumes, but the publisher doesn't tell you that, and you have to wait years after everything in it has been translated to finally have it. Int├ęgrale in French doesn't mean that everything is there, most compendiums of anything are called Int├ęgrale 1, 2, 3...
  12. I heard that his narrator was annoying due to his doing self-pity all the time.