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Gonna use this thread to re-introduce cause it's been a minute, y'all.

Hey. I'm Dani. Y'all might remember me as a dumb idiot kid named R'hllor Coaster. I'm in Ireland now, I'm genderfluid (any pronouns good), I'm married, and I'm damn near 30.

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Hi, I'm Cecilia (the blacktea thing is obviously my drug of choice), I am one of those poor souls that came across A Game of Thrones back in 1997, I lived in Strasbourg but was in NY because of my father's work, I was 17 and my mother decided to gift me some books, since I had a bad case of jet-lag insomnia and I had already read all the (many) books that I brought with me...And I thought "oh, this book seems nice, and it is the first of a saga, so if it is actually good, there will be more...". The idiocy of youth. 

I remeber ordering the second book in a Rome library (i wanted to read it in English, even if it is not obviously my first language), and it took about 40 days to arrive, and we had to move to France again, and I was frantic that I would not be able to collect the book and read it before moving. 

Now I am 38, and I am cool with the waiting, as long as the next book will be able to deliver the same emotions and epic of the others.

I joined back in 2011, when I was doing a re-reading before ADWD, but until now I never had time to participate in discussions. Recently I switched to private practice, and I finally have time to pursuit other things aside from work :P.

Last thing: while I may have read ASOIAF at least 5 times, I am not particularly a fan of the show. I watch it, mainly because my husband watches it, but I do not like it. Not a bit. À chacun son goût. (To each his own)

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Hey, I'm Lizzie, I'm British and a freelance illustrator. It's nice to finally be here!

One of my best friends recommended ASOIAF to me 5 years ago - she lost interest in the books but I've been sucked into the yawning abyss and haven't looked back since.

During my first time reading I skipped through a lot of important information and I'm trying to rectify that by listening to the audiobooks. And I listened through every excruciating second of Roy Dotrice's sex scenes with only mild regret, because I still got to experience the series all over again!

I have some gripes with the writing, but all of that is made up by GRRM's intensely atmospheric descriptions, excellent character writing and incredible world building. I can't express how happy I am to be part of a fandom which produces such top notch theories and analysis, and I'm excited to see what's in store for us in The Winds of Winter!

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On 8/31/2017 at 8:12 AM, Esviir said:

I have some gripes with the writing, but all of that is made up by GRRM's intensely atmospheric descriptions, excellent character writing and incredible world building. I can't express how happy I am to be part of a fandom which produces such top notch theories and analysis, and I'm excited to see what's in store for us in The Winds of Winter!

Welcome aboard!

And let's face it, nobody offers negative feedback more regularly than die-hard fans! :D

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On 8/31/2017 at 7:31 AM, blacktea79 said:

Last thing: while I may have read ASOIAF at least 5 times, I am not particularly a fan of the show. I watch it, mainly because my husband watches it, but I do not like it. Not a bit. À chacun son goût. (To each his own)

Ditto! :D

I once loved it, but it has really gone stale and, to be honest, stupid.

Also welcome!

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Well i'ts finally nice to see a got forum . i mean they are rare these days . Anyway Hello everyone my name is Gaia , I'm from italy .  i'm more of a tv series fan but slowly im reading most of the books. i hope to have fun here.sorry im not good at introductions can you tell ?hahaha

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