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Hello all,

I've been lurking for some time, and now seems to be a good time to emerge into the light. I'm a PhD student based in northern England and my research is on fans of books and adaptations, using Game of Thrones as a case study.

I'm a fan of ASOIAF, and first read Game of Thrones just before the announcement of the HBO adaptation, which felt like very good timing.

Please do keep your eye out for threads I will be posting as part of this exciting (if I do say so myself) research project, where there will be space for you to ask questions about the project itself as well as space for you to participate in the research. I look forward to getting to know this place. It's tough work, but someone has to do it.

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Welcome, Inevittable.

Do you also look for people from other countries?

Thanks Lord Tyrion. I'm interested in hearing from anyone, anywhere.

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Hello, I'm new here! Well, at least as an active member, I have been scrolling through the topic for many months as an anonymous visitor, bursting with excitement every time I found something I wanted to comment on, then realizing I couldn't, and forgot about it. I have been introduced to the books and the series by some very persistent friends, and after months of badgering I gave up, and I have been reading the books over and over. I live in the UK and I'm a university student. I hope I can contribute something to this forum!

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Hello everyone! I've known about this forum for about half a year now, and registered a couple of days ago. I haven't felt like I could contribute to anything yet, mainly because everyone here seems to have so much amazing knowledge about ASoIaF in comparison to myself. However, I am a massive fan of both the book-series and the show, and I will try to build up some courage to start posting more.

Well, about me... I am a 19 year old girl from Norway, currently a media and communication-student. In addition, I am a former showjumper (equestrian), and abnormally interested in everything music- or film-related. Oh, and the person in my avatar is me. I almost set fire to my dress for that picture.

I registered here mainly because I need to empty my head a bit for all the awesome-ness of these books, and none of my friends read it/have read all of the books. This forum might be exactly what is needed for this purpose.

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Hey, greetings from Germany....well, from an American. I live here with my German husband; he's 20 I'm 22. Started reading the books after I watched all of season 1 and 2 online last year and couldn't bear the wait for season 3. (Get tired of hearing people complain about the wait when they could just read or re-read the novels, hehe) At first I wasn't going to "fall for it" when I heard people talking about how awesome Game of Thrones was - I thought it was like the Harry Potter hype, but wow the storyline blew me out of the water, haha.

Anyway, looking forward to getting to know some nice people on here. Maybe even learn some stuff on here I happened to miss in the books.

Edited by GreatHorse

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Hello Westeros,

My name is Lynn and I am Canadian. I am fascinated by Martin's writing and quite enjoy the DVD's since I don't get HBO; I have to wait. I have all the books to date and reading through my second time; since in fact, I can't wait. LOL! What a great story with so many mysteries to winkle out.

Cheers,

Lynn

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Oh thank you. Peter Dinklage is my favorite actor in the series! Great choice.

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I can't really say who's my favorite actor, because all are great. They're doing a great job.

Still, Tyrion is my favorite character, and that's why I chose this avatar. I completely agree with the line I picked for my signature.

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*waves at all the Southrons*

I am a newbie to the series (as of 2011 and all thanks to Sean Bean), but very intrigued by the multitude of portents and mysteries in the books...so I'm hooked. Glad to be around others of shared interests (howdy, Ygrain!). Mind you, being an Arctic child, I will always be a fan of the Wildlings, and (most importantly) the direwolves!

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Thank you for the hello, and from a fellow Canadian, no less! :cheers: Also, hello to Lynn, et al. *waves*

I'm already enjoying this traipsing down memory lane for the tiniest tidbit of hints, crumbs, etc. that escaped my attention the first and second readthrough. :laugh:

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Good to see that The Canadian Legion is still growing. Our numbers will need to be strong for when the Aussies start talking about needing lebensraum (or whatever the Australian word for that is).

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Hi, I'm Bill from Michigan.

Hard to admit, but two months ago I had never even heard of aSOIaF or the GoT TV series. I was perusing a Russian site looking for something to watch after the Dexter and Homeland seasons ended. Watched episode 1 (the ending) and it turned my stomach. After a couple of days I finally watched episode 2 and then I was hooked. : :rofl:

I bought the first book on 1/30, and 5 weeks later, March 6th, I finished aDWD. So now I wait with you all... hurry up March 31! :D

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*waves* Hi Bill from Michigan...we're practically neighbours, as I'm from Windsor (the itty bitty city just south of Detroit). Welcome!

@Pope Nadsrudin the Second - I've been waiting for years to see what happens when us polar bears and them penguins finally meet up! ;)

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