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On 3/2/2019 at 5:43 PM, Brandon Stark said:

Not new by any means, but back after a long time gone. Looking forward to chatting with everyone again. :)

 

On 3/5/2019 at 12:10 PM, Yet another Arya ! said:

Hello ! Yet another Arya in this forum...as all the possible names in Essos and Westeros were used as screen names... ^_^

I know the serie Game of Thrones for five years and I'm reading the books for a few months, right now I'm halfway through the second part of A Storm of Swords. The books opened a new dimension for me; they are much more detailed and entertaining -although I have from time to time to check some words in a dictionnay (I'm not an English native speaker).

Thanks a lot for this forum, I only found it out yesterday and I learnt a lot of things (regarding the theories about Tansy, for instance).

 

I envy you reading ASOS for the first time. I've read it (and the others) more times than I can remember.

On 3/6/2019 at 8:29 PM, CinescapeSean said:

Greetings all! Brand new to this forum and happy to be here!

Welcome to all! Nice to see lots of new "faces". I expect as the final season of Game of Thrones airs, we'll see another wave of new folk.

I personally am more book fan than show. How about you? I'm hoping that after the show is done, we'll get a announcement that TWOW (The Winds of Winter, 6th book in the series) is coming out before Xmas.

In the meantime, I hang out on the games forum for things like "outrageous lies about the previous poster" and "acrophobia", a word game. Here's a game forum link

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I'm more of a book fan myself. My wife and I stoped watching the series a few seasons ago but I eventually went back and got caught up. I'm also the host of a movie & TV talk podcast and am looking for experienced writers/bloggers to review new episodes!

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Thanks Honeyed Chicken (a good recipe I guess) for your warm welcome!

Reading for the first time ASOS is a pleasure, but the second time should be even better: I'm sure the books teem with tiny details you don't catch at the first reading, and regarding the characters it's like meeting again old friends (even the evil ones!). And the third reading...well I will see that in a few years (it took me 8 months to read the three first books!).

I prefer the books (generally I prefer books to movies: for instance Harry Potter or LOTR) but I admired the quality of the TV version, especially the realism in clothes, food, places...and the music as well (with plain themes, but always efficient).

I will try your games!

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21 hours ago, CinescapeSean said:

I'm more of a book fan myself. My wife and I stoped watching the series a few seasons ago but I eventually went back and got caught up. I'm also the host of a movie & TV talk podcast and am looking for experienced writers/bloggers to review new episodes!

Hmmm, not me, but I have a friend I'm going to check with to gauge her level of interest in something like this.

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20 hours ago, Yet another Arya ! said:

Thanks Honeyed Chicken (a good recipe I guess) for your warm welcome!

Reading for the first time ASOS is a pleasure, but the second time should be even better: I'm sure the books teem with tiny details you don't catch at the first reading, and regarding the characters it's like meeting again old friends (even the evil ones!). And the third reading...well I will see that in a few years (it took me 8 months to read the three first books!).

I prefer the books (generally I prefer books to movies: for instance Harry Potter or LOTR) but I admired the quality of the TV version, especially the realism in clothes, food, places...and the music as well (with plain themes, but always efficient).

I will try your games!

Great! The more games people the better! :)

Absolutely true that one finds new nuggets. What tends to happen on second reading is that a lot of details that were "interesting" but hard to gauge in importance become foreshadowing - "oh, I know where that's going to lead." There are so many bread crumb trails threading their way through the narrative and they come from such unexpected places. To some extent the show having galloped ahead of the books takes away a little bit of the suspense of some of the central mysteries. Oth, the show and book diverge enough that one is never really sure.

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On 3/9/2019 at 10:10 AM, honeyed chicken said:

Hmmm, not me, but I have a friend I'm going to check with to gauge her level of interest in something like this.

Much appreciated! 

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13 hours ago, CinescapeSean said:

Much appreciated! 

She's not interested, but passed your query along to other friends who might be.

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Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I'm from Brexitland and hating it. University ruins any and all of my reading for enjoyment because now I can't ignore analysing everything I read.

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On 3/21/2019 at 8:55 AM, whorasgayrell said:

Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I'm from Brexitland and hating it. University ruins any and all of my reading for enjoyment because now I can't ignore analysing everything I read.

Welcome to Westeros! Over analysing is what we do around here, and I have to say, some of us are quite good at it!

If you want to get away from analysis and over thinking, you can always stop into forum games for some silliness and fun: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/forum/18-forum-games/

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Howdy, everyone.

I'm a Canadian by birth, but I work as a high school teacher in America now.

I joined BoD first, then saw that there was a forum. I figured that I might was well try it, and now here we are.

 

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On 4/2/2019 at 1:30 PM, Proficiency said:

Howdy, everyone.

I'm a Canadian by birth, but I work as a high school teacher in America now.

I joined BoD first, then saw that there was a forum. I figured that I might was well try it, and now here we are.

 

Welcome! Always good to have more Canadians here be they nationals or ex pats.

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Hi my name is Karneol  

Ive already written in this forum for a month but I think its time to do a proper introduction

Im from Germany (TZ suck, Im missing out the whole drama while sleeping) and in RL have a very ordinary name for a tenth grader(this name  was popular around my birth year and I could name at least four others who are around my age).

I love reading since I had went to elementary school and I love ASOIAF because its more unpredictable than a lot of other books.

I signed in to get to know ASOIAF better, to discuss on theories and to deal with my bad english spelling.

Grüße Karneol

Edited by Karneol

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On 4/8/2019 at 8:42 AM, Karneol said:

Hi my name is Karneol  

Ive already written in this forum for a month but I think its time to do a proper introduction

Im from Germany (TZ suck, Im missing out the whole drama while sleeping) and in RL have a very ordinary name for a tenth grader(this name  was popular around my birth year and I could name at least four others who are around my age).

I love reading since I had went to elementary school and I love ASOIAF because its more unpredictable than a lot of other books.

I signed in to get to know ASOIAF better, to discuss on theories and to deal with my bad english spelling.

Grüße Karneol

Welcome Karneol! Your English is better than mine and I'm a "native" speaker, if one can call an American a native speaker of someone else's language, namely, English.

Yes, ASOIAF gives the reader a ton to think about and discuss. You've come to the right place for that. I would recommend you some threads to go to, but that isn't what I do here. I spend all my time on site over in forum games. You'll find some speakers of your native language there - as well as Hungarian, Slovenian and who knows what else. In addition to games, there's the long running conversation on The Thread That Never Ends, current theme: favorite cartoon characters. That's why I'm running Bugs Bunny as my av.

Hope to see you around!

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:42 PM, Karneol said:

Hi my name is Karneol  

Ive already written in this forum for a month but I think its time to do a proper introduction

Im from Germany (TZ suck, Im missing out the whole drama while sleeping) and in RL have a very ordinary name for a tenth grader(this name  was popular around my birth year and I could name at least four others who are around my age).

I love reading since I had went to elementary school and I love ASOIAF because its more unpredictable than a lot of other books.

I signed in to get to know ASOIAF better, to discuss on theories and to deal with my bad english spelling.

Grüße Karneol

Viele Grüße zurück aus Köln. :)

 

My real life first name was also very popular at the time of my birth. ;)

But I guess that I'm a few decades older than you. ;)

Hint: my first name is part of Cologne's Latin name. :D

 

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15 hours ago, Adz of CCAA said:

Hint: my first name is part of Cologne's Latin name. :D

 

Claus, Claudia or Claudius?

 

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21 hours ago, honeyed chicken said:

Welcome Karneol! Your English is better than mine and I'm a "native" speaker, if one can call an American a native speaker of someone else's language, namely, English.

My main problem isn't speaking (A in oral exam, I'm proud AF) it's writing because my German spelling is not that good in English it's worse (Ex+ words cause me lot of problems).

21 hours ago, honeyed chicken said:

Hope to see you around!

I hope that too!

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3 hours ago, Karneol said:

My main problem isn't speaking (A in oral exam, I'm proud AF) it's writing because my German spelling is not that good in English it's worse (Ex+ words cause me lot of problems).

I hope that too!

English spelling is crazy. Everyone has trouble with it. German is easier (I took two years of German in college - many, many years ago and remember little).

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