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Hello everyone! I'm Brittny. 30 years old. I'm from Texas in the USA. I'm an actress in local theater and a teacher.

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I got a little way into A Game of Thrones when I suddenly found a way to watch the show. I didn't want to spoil the book so I started this frantic read/watch ... thing... where I'd frantically read the book far enough to NOT spoil myself when I watched an episode. There were some spoilers but for the most part I read all the big shockers before I watched them. Still I think I probably should have read the entire book before watching. My first impressions of the book are all jumbled up with the show now.

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That sounds like a really intriguing way to be introduced to the world of GRRM. Perhaps unsettling as you bounced between media, but a great way to supplement your imagined views of people and places while you read the books. I have read AGOT many, many times over the years, but the TV series changed my last re-read in terms of how I perceived a few characters - especially Ser Jorah and Viserys.

Welcome to you and all the newcomers in the thread.

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Dornishman 89 here. I'm a 22 year old graduate student in South Carolina. I first got interested in fantasy back in middle school, when I found my parents' old LOTR paperbacks on their bookshelf. Since then, I've also become a major fan of Harry Potter and Wheel of Time, and I've read some of Fiest, Sanderson, Howard, and various other authors. I first heard about ASOIF on a Wheel of Time site a few years ago, and just recently brought the first three books in the series. I've just finished A Clash of Kings and plan to start on A Storm of Swords sometime soon :)

Besides fantasy, I'm also in to SF, both science-fantasy stuff like Star Wars and authors like Clarke and Asimov. I'm really into History as well-of all kinds, but I probably know the most about the Middle East and post-1500 Europe. (My favorite countries to read about are the "Mediterranean"-ones, both Muslim and Christian. This incidentally, is where my username comes from, since Dorne is the most "Mediterranean" of Martin's lands). I'm also really into music-classic rock, Middle Eastern, and Celtic are probably my three favorite genres, though by no means the sum total of what I listen to.

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Welcome! I advise staying out of all of the book forums (except the "still reading" ones) until you catch up on the series. You don't want anything ruined.

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Welcome! I advise staying out of all of the book forums (except the "still reading" ones) until you catch up on the series. You don't want anything ruined.

Thanks! T'is a bit late for me though, especially considering that I found the forum by way of the wiki.

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Thanks! T'is a bit late for me though, especially considering that I found the forum by way of the wiki.

:D

That's how I found it! I was trying to find the Dothraki saying "My sun and stars" and found this site. I can't believe I didn't know it existed until now. Man, I could have used this place to debate, ponder, and discuss this series all this time! :bang:

Well, anyway, I'm here now and I can't wait to experience this phenomenon with you all! :D

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Hi folks, newbie from Oz here.

I'd never heard of this series but my interest was sparked by a story in our Sydney Morning Herald newspaper on the HBO TV series (starting August here in Oz) and the fact five people have remarked how much the pic on the cover of Sean Bean looks like my OH, Warwick, and indeed - it is uncanny. Warwick has darker and thicker eyebrows, and he's somewhat fatter(!) than Sean Bean, but those are the only differences I can see. And at the moment he is just growing his 'winter beard' so even has the requisite bit of stubble!

And after studying RR Martin's website I realised I do have one of his books: Dying of the Light, which has always been one of my perennial faves and gets re-read annually. Makes me even keener to read more now!

I'll be buying the books and, when they're available here, the DVDs. Look forward to chatting with you all.

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Hey there, I'm Lewka, or Rax/Raxie, whichever you prefer. Very big A Song of Ice & Fire fan for some time now, it wasn't until recently I came across this wonderful hub for information and chatter with other fellow fans. I was enjoying reading all the wonderful posts until it occurred to me I'd like to be part of this community and post as well! So here I am. Pleasure to meet you all.

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Welcome Shek, Eithne and Lewka!

Hope you enjoy the place.

And it's good to see someone reading that SMH article, Eithne. ;)

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And it's good to see someone reading that SMH article, Eithne. ;)

Are we going to have to start asking for your Autograph?

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Hello all,

I am a newbie to the site but not to the books. I originally read the series in 2005 on the recommendation from a friend and got hooked immediately. This past year, I got my husband into the series and then a few months later the show came out on HBO so it has been nice to have another shared fantasy world together. I began to reread the series this past June in preparation for ADWD, and it was great picking up things I missed the first time around.

I am a Middle School English teacher so I have some time on my hands before school starts and thought I would join the forum. I have seen the site before, but I resisted the urge to join because I used to moderate on another fantasy website and know how time consuming posting can be. :laugh:

Glad to be here!

~LadyKnight

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Hello, I am from Ireland and I have read as far as Clash of Kings. I am an artist and architecture student.

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Hello, I am from Ireland and I have read as far as Clash of Kings. I am an artist and architecture student.

Welcome. Make sure you stay out of the book forums, if you don't want the story ruined for you.

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Welcome Shek, Eithne and Lewka!

Hope you enjoy the place.

And it's good to see someone reading that SMH article, Eithne. ;)

Thanks! I wad addicted to the show LOST and was so bummed when it ended last year. A friend recommended ASOIAF and I was hooked immediately. It quickly became my new addiction. :D

I'm a 30 yr old nursing student in NY. This is my first experience reading fantasy novels, but has easily become one of my favorite series. GRRM is truly talented. :bowdown:

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Welcome. Make sure you stay out of the book forums, if you don't want the story ruined for you.

Thank you:)

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I see now. I met like 4 of the people on here. So far... assholes... but what else can you expect from the internet? It is the thing that's in right now, isn't it? Being a dick. It is fine, I forgive all of you because my heart is so large it cannot contain my love for all.

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I see now. I met like 4 of the people on here. So far... assholes... but what else can you expect from the internet? It is the thing that's in right now, isn't it? Being a dick. It is fine, I forgive all of you because my heart is so large it cannot contain my love for all.

Could you expound upon this? It is very cryptic and confusing.

And welcome?

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Could you expound upon this? It is very cryptic and confusing.

And welcome?

No, I don't need to expand on that. And thank you for the question mark welcome. :)

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No, I don't need to expand on that. And thank you for the question mark welcome. :)

You don't need to do anything. But it sounds like you had some negative experience here or something and I don't know how to address that under such inscrutable circumstance. Anyway, welcome!

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Hello all :)

I got into the series very recently. Saw it in a bookshop, bought it, read it obsessively, and finished the first four books. I haven't been able to get my hands on a Dance with Dragons yet, though. My favourite character hands-down is Sansa <3

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Greetings! Glad to see I'm not the only new person flocking to the site. Like some but not all, I started reading the books after watching the series. I'm about a third of the way through A Feast for Crows, and am conflicted between wanting to fly through the rest of the books and never wanting them to end!

Random sidebar, I am glad to see one of the Mods has the username Stubby because that is my cat's name. Who I now call Ser Stubby, naturally. One day I hope to have a Stubby warg dream. Fingers crossed.

Like MJasper, I love Sansa! Although I could never choose a favorite. Bronn rules though.

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