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Thank you for the welcome @Jon Weirgaryen - "Dark and full of book spoilers huh?!" That sounds good to me! One of the reasons I started visiting these forums in the first place was in my hunt for spoilers about the tv show! I love reading them (although I tend to totally hate myself afterwards for doing so!). I must admit though, the majority of people on here make me feel very dumb indeed! I'm frightened to post as everyone seems so intelligent! I'm in awe of you all! But then again, making a fool of myself is what I do best, so I guess I shouldn't worry too much! :)

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Hi everybody. I've been reading this forum for a while before signing up. I'm interested in Martin's work (although I'm not as excited by it as I used to be, I think I've growed out of this a little bit ;)). I like also discussing about politics and other social topics and I know there's a lot of possibilities here to talk about them around here. English isn't my native language (as is probably visible right away, I hope I'm at least undstandable) so I ask in advance for tolerance for all the errors I'll inevitably make :D. I hope I won't break any important rules of this site.

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What's up guys. I've been reading this forum since at least the second season of the show, but it wasn't until a couple days that I went ahead and made this account.

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Hi forums. I'm rather new to Martin's universe - I started watching the show just before season 4. After that I picked up the books and currently am doing a second read through, alongside A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. I know several people that watch the show, but most of them can't remember the majority of the characters' names. It gets pretty hard to talk about show vs. book theories when the person you're talking with can't even remember who Cersei is, hehe. It's nice to be around people who actually like ASoIaF, much less care about it.

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Hey There. I've been a GoT fan since around the third season. I found the first two DVD sets on special, a friend of mine had told me how good the show was so I bought them both and binged watched them over a couple of days. I remember watching them thinking "I'll just watch this one last episode and go to bed" but ended up watching all the first season in one go. I woke up the next day and did the same thing with season two, then watched season one again. I do have all the books (so far) but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I look forward to discussing GoT here with you all.

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Welcome @NicholasB - there are quite many non native English speakers posting great stuff on here.

Welcome @KingintheNorth4, glad you made it!

Welcome @Jocelyn, at least you know people who have seen the show :)

Welcome @Flayingmantis, have fun reading the books, they are even richer, more stuffed with intrigue and charater complexity and thus ten times the fun.

 

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36 minutes ago, Jon Weirgaryen said:

Welcome @Flayingmantis, have fun reading the books, they are even richer, more stuffed with intrigue and charater complexity and thus ten times the fun.

Thanks Jon Weirgaryen. I've just started to read Game of Thrones not long after my first post. I'm up to the bit where Caitlyn has fought off the intruder who was going to kill Bran. I'm enjoying the book immensely, I don't know why I didn't read them sooner. I thought it was going to be a hard slog like LOTR but I'm surprised that it's not like that at all. GRRM certainly knows how to keep his readers engaged and it's only going to get better from here on in.

 

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Hello to all -

  My name is James, a man with the face of a Lannister, the patience of a Baratheon, the common sense of a Stark and the soul of a Bolton!

I'm a newcomer to this forum-ing lark but this looked interesting so I'm giving it a go!

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All depends if you mean one like Jaime or one like Tyrion!  I like to think I'm a happy medium with Tywin!

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Wow, haven't been here in awhile.  Looking good everybody!

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Valar Morghulis,

My name is Julie Escurignan. I am a huge fan of the TV Series Game of Thrones and the whole Game of Thrones universe. I am also a PhD Student in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton, London, and I got lucky enough to do my thesis on Game of Thrones.

I am passionate about TV series (already studied The Tudors and Grimm) and now I am thrilled to do my PhD on one of the best TV shows ever. More specifically, I research the fandom of Game of Thrones (this includes you, who are on Westeros.org!). I am trying to understand what is the experience of the fans of Game of Thrones, i.e. how you and I, as fans, live and engage with the GoT universe, from the TV series to the online platforms, GoT creations and fans’ meetings. Such research has only been done so far with fans of films (Star Wars, Lord of the Ring) but I’d like to show that fans of TV series can have a similar or even better fan experience.

I myself live my fandom in as many ways as I can (playing GoT video games, board games, planning on visiting the film sets!) and I hope to do more in the future with other Game of Thrones fans (I’d love to go to Comic-Con and start cosplaying).

I present my research at conferences, to students, friends and other fans because I want to share it and make it compelling. This is also why I have a Facebook page about my journey as a fan and student of Game of Thrones. Please feel free to check it out and post questions, comments or GoT news: https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesfanacademic/

Please feel free to ask me any question you may have (you can also check me out online, on Linkedin, Twitter and on the University of Roehampton’s PhD students page).

As to the use of questionnaires, analysis and interviews, I’d like to point out that all the data I collect and analyze is anonymous.  As a young researcher, I am bound to strict ethical rules and your privacy will be preserved by all means!

I am extremely glad to be a member of Westeros and I hope I will be able to spend a good time with other GoT fans and live my passion within the community!

Thank you very much for your attention and I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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1 minute ago, JonReborned said:

Hello,

I've just registered from Spain. 

English is not my first language but I'll do my best. 

 

Welcome!  English is my only language and I still get it wrong, so no worries.  Do you get Game of Thrones at the same time we do?  A couple weeks?

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15 hours ago, GrapefruitPerrier said:

Welcome!  English is my only language and I still get it wrong, so no worries.  Do you get Game of Thrones at the same time we do?  A couple weeks?

I think we are going to get it at the same time in english with subtitles (at least first episode) and the next week dubbed to spanish.

Anyway it will be 3 AM in Spain so I am going to record it a watch next day.

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I'm (overdue) student of literature and a geek. Fan of Asoiaf obviously. Since 2009 when GRRM visited Finland where I live. I think I had account here years ago but wasn't very active so nothing of value was lost... New attempt!

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Greetings and Salutations! :D

I instantly fell in love with Game of Thrones when the show first started airing back in 2011 (I have to admit, I had not heard of the ASoIaF universe before then, despite being a Fantasy geek in general) and have been eagerly awaiting each season every year since then. House Stark, and Arya in particular, have been my favorite things about the show since the very first episode. Other favorite characters are Tyrion, Sandor, Jaime, Pod, Bronn, Davos, Jaqen, Jon, Ygritte, Sam and Tywin. Something I absolutely love about GoT is how it can make you like or even love characters you once hated. Perfect examples for me would be Jaime and Tywin - characters I did not like one bit in Season 1, but they both won me over in Season 2. I even went from really disliking Sansa in Season 1 to caring about her from Season 2 and onwards.

I'm not a big fan of desert/exotic/tropic locations, so I mainly find the Westeros storylines the most interesting to watch and follow. The only Essos locations I've enjoyed so far have been Braavos, Volantis and Valyria (and I guess to some extent the Dothraki Sea). Give me a northern landscape and environment any day! :P

I've read the first book, and want to read them all obviously, but I've decided to wait until the show is over and done with to continue with the rest. Seeing as they've departed from the books more and more with each season, I like being oblivious to the changes and just enjoy the show for what it is, rather than sit there and be all angry or disappointed because this or that was scrapped, or worse: replaced/changed (something I experienced way too much when it came to a show like True Blood). This way, I sort of get the best of both worlds. I get to enjoy the show fully until the end, and afterwards enjoy the story as it should have been while still being able to appreciate the show.

Wow, that turned into a small essay. :lol: Good to be here! :D

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