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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    I don't get your point. She's a single woman in the middle of a freakin Khalaasar. How could she have gotten to the Khal in any other way than hiding her true motivation? Well, it might seem strange, but if you assume she was scheming from the start, it makes sense. And I do believe that when one way of looking at things makes sense in GRRM's writing, it's the good way to look at it, instead of going "ho but we could also think this, and then it makes no sense". I don't think we can say she speaks to Dany for "no apparent reason". Even if the plan wasn't there yet (and then again, being a victim of the assault, she might had a chance to see the Khal get wounded) Dany seemed powerful enough to make the Dothraki stop (I'm not gonna say "save her life", obviously). That might be good enough a reason, in itself, for Mirri to try to befriend her.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    Even if it's not crystal clear, I don't think the fault can be cast on Martin here. As it been said just before in the thread, Mirri's speach show that she schemed her way into this position from the start, being determined from the start. I don't see how this could be called a screw-up. She had been raped, her Temple destroyed, her village ransacked, she was going in for the kill, for the vengeance. It makes perfect sense.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    I get your point. Mine was only that, with two fingers gone, you'd think the lesson wouldn't need to be reminded so fast...
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    Agreed. They didn't only use the "Would that I could" line to show the viewer that, well, Robb was in charge now, and that Cat had to step back. However, like others have already said, I would have liked another character to shout at Robb for his decision to let the scout live. I mean, screaming at your lord, losing two fingers, having a good laugh about it, then trying again ? Didn't work that well for me.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    That's one hell of a statement. Cook has a style that matches his Universe (in the Black Company, at least. I didn't find "Garret P.I." so great) and every now and then (when the story allows it) his style, as a writer (and not just a "pulp maker") really shines. The end of the Silver Spike for instance... this IS great writing: the way the different PoV switch, faster and faster, following the pace of the action, that's really skillfull writing. And yes, I would indeed reccomend that series to just about everyone (even if the "we're the black company, we're the ultimate badass and we got True Grit" may dissapoint some readers). edit: I like the "in the trenches"-style. Suits him :D
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    Since Syrio's getting so much attention (and he should, that was quite the scene) I'd like to jump in and say I really enjoyed his style. Of course he's being violent, but he had something of a water dancer style (I mean, rolling between a guys armored legs to make him fall, that's pretty awesome. And the bit were he strangles one with his own cape is quite awesome as well). I shall respect your google-fu, for this is great.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    It didn't bother me... Despite his "escort" of tribesmen, he is still Tyrion, and he is wearing Lannister colors. Every solider must know about the Lannister dwarf, and in case they don't know his face, was I one of the Lannister men, I wouldn't take the chance to piss the Lord off because there might be ANOTHER DWARF pretending to be Tyrion and having somehow managed to steal his clothes.
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    Introductions

    kuroishi: This info is far from classified :) I'm studying in Paris IV, La Sorbonne. You're right tho, teachers have mixed feelings about Fantasy... When I told my research director what I wanted to work on, his reaction was hilarious: "Well... I don't know anything about it so... normally, I would send you to another teacher but... they won't know anything either, so you better do it with me." I couldn't have hoped for more :D But things are changing. Even if there's not as much scientific material as there is in the US, people are working on these things. Anne Besson, for instance, has done quite a lot in the last years: http://modernitesmedievales.org/ (this one's in french). And Eponine, thanks a lot for your comment, I'm glad you enjoyed it. There's more here and more to come. Soon enough hopefully, I'd like to be done with the preview before the release of ep01 :)
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    Introductions

    Hey everyone. Brand new member of the forums (as you can see) and quite new to the website as well, I have to say I'm rather impressed with everything there is to find around here. Lots of interesting talks, lots of fascinating articles... and of course, I'd like to join the conversation :) But since this is an Introduction thread, I should probably say a little more about myself: I'm a french student in Comparative Literature, working almost exclusively on Fantasy (which is pretty awesome). As you might already have guessed, I'll be working on HBO's A Game of Thrones this year... which is even more awesome, yeah! Part of my project this year is to share it online, to see if a scientific approach to such a popular project can meet an audience outside the University. I feel a bit beaten to it, since there already has been an impressive number of really interesting articles linked on westeros.org, and even more wrote all over the web. Ah well, in the end it's more great material to work with! Anyway, if you think that particular point of view might be interesting, feel free to drop by and read more about it. I hope you'll find it worthy of your time... and if not, well, I'll see you on the forums: it seems I have quite a bit of catching up to do. PS: While I'm pretty confident about my English, I realise my sentences might, sometimes, sound somewhat odd to a natuaral English speaker. I hope you won't find it too disturbing, I'm working on it :)
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