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Seriously, i've got spoiled even in the Still Reading sections, so I advise you only to start reading the thread after you finish ADwD. I couldn't wait, and that's why I got spoiled, but maybe you're stronger than I am! haha

You're going to find spoilers almost everywhere , I just stay off topics with theories in general . I just find with so many people , one of most of them could prove right and I won't feel the weight of the reveal when I finally read it.

Either ways welcome to the forum!

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Hello there.

Besides being a retarted ASoIaF / GoT fanatic, I am a student from Scandinavia.

I was only introduced to the series this year (really, I've probably lived inside a jar these past years), in February I guess. That was when I started watching season 1. After some time I thought it was time for the books, and by the end of June I had finished all five of them.

I found this place some time ago, but didn't want to join the fun before reading all the books, since I had already spoiled myself accidentally on the Wiki page earlier, concerning a certain major event in ASoS. So yeah didn't want to repeat that one.

Anyway, now that I don't have that fear any longer and I'm free to roam here, why don't you all give me a warm welcome :)

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Hi! I'm Vincent from Paris, but I just arrived at the Fist of the First Men with Jon Snow and the Old Bear...

Apart from that, I spend my days telling people what to write in their websites or doing it for them - and some of my nights deejaying (indie, rock, electro, stuff...). I also tend to post comments in The Guardian's TV & Radio section online, mostly babbling about Scandinavian TV shows.

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Hi, I'm from Australia.

I decided to read the books while waiting for season 3 to start on TV. I'm glad I did!

I just finished ADWD and my head is swimming with thoughts and theories and I'm having withdrawals now because I flew through all the books too fast. :D

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So, hello everyone. I am Mirime, not quite-a-new fan of the series nor a new member of this forum but the last time I tried signing up, the forum kept crashing down so I didn't really visit much nor participated. Hopefully, this time the technical issues are resolved.

So, anwyay. I am both the book series and TV series fan. Liking both is not forbidden, is it? Or is it like that thing with Sansa and Arya where you can like one or the other but not both? (Yes, I lurked around the fandom long enough to pick up on this). Well, bugger that. I like them both and there's nothing you can do about that, nyah-nyah.

Yes, I'm a cheeky bugger who's more than willing to follow her own path (I am a female for those who are curious) and I like what I like. I tend to follow the creed of "Live and let live" and would appreciate being shown the same courtesy. People are not going to like the same things, which is only natural. Why should I be mean to someone else just because they have a different opinion than me? As long as they express themselves politely, they can like whatever they want.

That being said, I reiterate - I like both the books and the TV show. Books a bit more because there is five of them for now and I always held the opinion that the adaptation of any kind hardly ever lives up to the original source. Books are richer in content, I feel, there is more exposure given to the characters. But I like the visuals of the show - the casting is amazingly done and so are the settings and music. Oh god, the music... I could listen to the opening alone for hours while staring at the pictures of the cast.

As for how I became a fan - I saw bits and pieces of the show, started to like certain characters even if I only knew their names, went looking for the fanfic, got curious about the numerous spoilers I found in the fics, picked up the books and the rest, as they say, is history.

Favourite characters are supposed to follow, right? Well, my number one is and always will be SANSA! She is amazing - her development, her quiet strength, her fortitude in the face of enmity, everything about her is great. And Sophie Turner has been amazing in her role and she should have gotten some kind of nomination for her acting because she fucking deserves it! Erm, so, Sansa is followed by Arya, Brienne, Catelyn (I like strong women whom I can look up to), Sandor and Jaime (because I am a sucker for well portrayed anti-villains/anti-heroes with redemption arcs), Jon, Daenerys, Barristan and Jorah, which makes top ten I believe. Am I hearing a cry of outrage at my omission of Tyrion? Well, I like him, just not as much as those characters above. He was higher on my list up until the third book and the fifth is slowly killing the rest of my fondness for him. His descent into darkness is just not doing it for me and his rabid fandom which makes him into a saint and is refusing to see his bad parts is doing the rest, especially when they gang up on Sansa because she was "awful to him, the ungrateful little bitch!" *rolls eyes* Well, diss my favourite on the account of your favourite and I'm not going to hold back either.

So, reading over what I have written so far, I come across as pretty confrontational. Oooops. Let's make it worse by everyone's favourite topic - SHIPPING! Yes, I'm a shipper. Worse, I'm the passionate, my OTP forever and ever, they belong with each other and no one else will do in my eyes type. Meaning, if I ship A and B, I will never ever consider A and C or B and D. Well, at least I acknowledge the fact that other people are free to ship differently. If they like A/C, fine by me, as long as they don't expect me to agree with them. That said, I like Sandor/Sansa, Jaime/Brienne, Jorah/Daenerys and Jon/Arya. I have my reasons for shipping them. In my own opinion, they are good reasons. In other people's opinions, they might not hold up. Fine, to each their own. I know people might not see the appeal to those ships, the same way I don't see an appeal for, i.e. Jon/Daenerys. I tried but aside from the symbolism thing I really couldn't see anything, so excuse me for sticking to my own pairings for those two.

What else to add to that? That I'm a sci-fi, fantasy, anime and manga fan? That I did my fair share of LARPing when I was younger (I sew my own costumes and those of my brothers but I also fought with swords and spears and daggers - Sansa and Arya both, guys, it is possible!)? That I'm a metal music addict whose current tastes run along the lines of Megadeth and In Flames and Blind Guardian? That I write, acording to reviews, interesting and IC fanfics? That I ramble and am sarcastic and should really shut up? Yup, all of that. So shutting up for now and see you around the forums.

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I'm a metal music addict whose current tastes run along the lines of Megadeth and In Flames

Cheers to you if you're a fan of In Flames, Clayman and prior. :P

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Cheers to you if you're a fan of In Flames, Clayman and prior. :P

Can't I like some songs from the later albums, too? Beacuse The Quiet Place is fixed in my head as

Sandor on the Quiet Isle

song and I am not giving that up.

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Sure, just some sarcastic elitism on my part. I actually enjoyed their new stuff live. Older stuff was my introduction into metal, so it will forever be a bit "better" to me.

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Hey there, I'm new here to the forums. I just got done with my first read through of the series (AGoT - ADwD). Yes, i got started because of HBO's series, started reading the books after season 1 was done. I'll be around, probably most of the time lurking but i'll probably interject from time to time.

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Hiya! I'm Jenni, I'm from Finland and I'm a total newbie in the world of ASoIaF as I had struggled so long trying to figure out whether I should start reading the books in Finnish or in English. Finally I decided to read them in English and I'm glad for that because they're quite easy to read even for a non-native talker like me - at the moment I'm in the middle of the first book :) I've always been a huge fan of the fantasy genre, and enjoyed reading those brick-sized books so I don't actually understand how I didn't know anything about ASoIaF until like a couple of weeks ago... But still, better late than never, right?

Well well, about myself? Like I said I'm from Finland, I'm 17 years old, and the things I like the most in my life are reading, snowboarding, having fun with friends and just chilling. Good music is always important too, I listen to almost every genre there is, from metal to r'n'b, to reggae, to ska, to house, to... My musical taste depends so much on on my mood. And I'm not a native speaker so please forgive me for my possible problems in writing, I'm trying to improve my English as much as I can!

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Hi, I am new. Couldn't think of a username. I am almost finished with A Feast for Crows and expecting to be posting a bit more after I finished A Dance with Dragons. Should finish before winter comes.

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Sup, I'm Emma, I'm 18 (as of next Thursday) and I like nutella. Finished ADWD several days ago and I'm completely obsessed with the series. I basically dedicated my summer to it, in addition to catching up with Breaking Bad, my other new obsession. Back in the old days I was a big Lost fan. Other interests include music, languages, cats, food, Mel Brooks movies, Petyr Baelish, violin, Arrested Development, ice cream, animals, Harry Potter, the color teal, dreams, pi, pie, Shakespeare, politics, Regina Spektor, soccer, Spain, Monty Python, philosophy, and Casso the King of Seals. To name a few.

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After more than 30 posts it seems likely that I'll stick around, so it's about time to introduce myself :)

Despite my nickname, I would not be considered a knight in real life; my real name shares a similar meaning to my nickname though, and it is a hommage to GRRM's brilliant writing on displaying the hypocrisy and struggle people face with knightly ideals such as honor and morality.

Aight, back to me. I started reading the books after I watched S1 of A Game of Thrones, and reckoned that the books would be even better if the show proved to be this good. My expectations have not let me down, and re-reading the books has become even more brilliant thanks to the excellent re-read and analysis threads. Plus, it's a great way to procrastinate on my bachelor's thesis. Despite the forum being an escape from my academic obligations, I genuinely like the approach to the books, and the great insights the threads have offered me to the books.

ETA: How rude, I haven't said 'hi' and welcome to the other new members!

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Hello all!

I've only posted here a handful of times but figured I should make a post here too. I've just started reading ASOIAF after hearing rave reviews for the HBO series. Naturally, I had to start reading the books first (and I don't have access to the show, for now...-sigh-) Even though I'm only about to finish AGOT, I've gone and spoiled a number of things for myself, up until AFFC at the very least. I blame my curiosity! That being said, I'd like to post more once I finish ASOS...I'll feel a little more in the loop by then. Here's to hoping junior year of college won't keep me away from this great series!

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Well hello there folks.

I caught the Ice and Fire bug from Game of Thrones s1, which I started midway through and have been addicted to since. For my sins I've only just got round to reading the books, starting Clash of Kings tonight. I expect I'll be posting here more often but I'd like to extend an invitation to join the Game of Thrones Game at my other forum, an RP using player characters to win support through force or intrigue to put a king on the iron throne. We're 9 turns in now, and it'd be great if you could join us, particularly if you want to be a Tully, a Stark or an Arryn. I'm 22 and from London, currently working in Seattle and heading back to college/uni after a few years out this autumn.

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Hey there... I'm new here.

I started reading ASoIaF about a month ago and just finished ADwD a week ago. Actually, I started reading about a day before the derecho blew out the power in my region, and I spent the weekend in the basement of a sweltering house, holding a flashlight, and reading GoT on my Kindle.

I was down there in the dark when the Starks went South, when Catelyn abducted Tyrion and went to the Vale, and when Tyrion brought his mountain tribes to join his father's host. I'm not really sure I would have gotten that far into GoT if there had really been anything else to do because I was having "issues" with the series for the first 2.5 books. But by the time power as restored, I was hooked - even when I didn't want to be!

About an hour after I finished ADwD, I did a search for "Jon dead" and came across that R+L = J theory. A search for "Bran greenseer" brought me to Bloodraven. And that's when I realized that this site was going to give me a lot of interesting theories to play with.

Before registering, however, I left town for a wedding (apparently nobody told my relatives that weddings are dangerous!), but now that I'm home, I'm here. I suppose that if I'd known there was a "currently reading" area, I would have gotten myself registered a month ago! There was sooooo much to talk about! :lol:

I'm currently reading the third Dunk & Egg story and plan to finish tomorrow. :)

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Hi everyone ,

I'm Gemma and I'm 25. Ive been a member of the forums for a while now but recently plucked up the outrage to post in here. I've loved reading all the various theories you all have in here,some really interesting and some a bit crackpot but they're all good!

I first got introduced to the series when I saw the ad for game of thrones on tv,googled to get a bit for info and found out it was a book series. Have read since then and never looked back and I am now about to start a re-read . I will definatly be on the look out for some of the things you more observant readers have posted about as I seem to have not noticed / realised certain things .

A bit about me: we'll recently finished college and on the look out for what's next for me next (not sure what yet) I'm a massive geek I love lord of the rings and I'm a bit of a gamer will be playing Guild wars 2 when it's released this month so may be a few of you out there!

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Hi all,

Happy to meet a bunch of ASOIAF heads. I read the books, through a Feast for Crows, a while ago...I'd say I finished them in 2006? And I got so angry with the fourth book, and the fact that no fifth book was forthcoming, and irritated with Daenerys' character, and frustrated that the book didn't cover more about a storyline that I care about...well anyway, I decided I would stop reading the books.

But that was a few years ago, and while I've waited for another author to finish another series (Brandon Sanderson/WOT), I figured I'd take the down time to go back through ASOIAF and read A Dance with Dragons. So I just finished re-reading Game of Thrones, this is probably my third time through, and I'm glad to say I may have noticed more this time around than in the last times I've read it. I'm about to start re-reading Clash of Kings, and am really just looking forward to chatting with people who've read the books (since all of my friends have only watched the series). I'm sure most of you are more attentive to details than I am, which I appreciate, since it seems my theories on the storyline align with some on this forum, and some theories on this forum have shed some light on what I've read so far.

Anyway, look forward to chatting about all of it.

Aloha!

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