I WILL READ THE BOOKS

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

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THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND WITHOUT FURTHER AD-DO HERE IT IS

DAVID BENIOFF AND DAN WEISS OF HBO’S “GAME OF THRONES” HAVE BEGUN TO SPOIL FUTURE BOOKS OF A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

I AM BOYCOTTING IT AND SO SHOULD YOU

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AngryGoTFan VS ConfusedGoTFan

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

THE SHOWDOWN OF THE AGE!!!!!

THE BOOKS VS THE SHOW

Posted: June 14, 2015 in INDIRECT ANGER

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Francisco Valdez

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Bon Soir, such simple words in French but to Hannibal they carry the politeness and unnerving dark agenda. This is how we begin episode one of season three of Hannibal, as with previous seasons the show reveals much of the world to the viewer even the first five minutes of the show. As Hannibal rides up in his motorcycle we are hit with stunning scenes of Paris at night. On many levels, this shows Hannibal’s attempt to integrate himself (and Bedelia Du Maurier) into European high society. A considerable amount of dialogue is devoted to Hannibal’s personal aesthetics going as far, as turning the people around him into objects that could only be understood in a context of their own.

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By Stacy of Old Dominion

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“The images of Myth are reflections of Spiritual and Depth potentialities of every one of us. Through contemplating those we evoke those powers in our own lives to operate through ourselves.”

― Joseph Campbell: Transforming Religious Metaphor

So often, those of us who are angry with the writers and creators the current season of Game of Thrones are told that, “It’s just a show.” The insinuation of which is that it’s not to be taken seriously at all.

I disagree.

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In 2008, David Benioff wrote the novel City of Thieves about 2 Russian boys fighting to survive during the German siege of Leningrad during World War II. Now for the first time, this novel is adapted for screen.

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By MUTTONFACE

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Dorne – Let’s start off with the sour and get to the sweet, shall we? Meandering plot. Wonky dialogue. What exactly is the point of all this? Even for a show apologist or a book burner this piece of the puzzle is puzzling. No one is sure what is going on but we are sure we are not liking it. Oh, I suppose the acting was done well enough, I’ll grant you that.

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Especially Alexander Siddig. But his big role was like, 5 minutes of screentime? Amazing actor – though his personal website needs some work. SidCity.net? Sounds like an old Shareware game, lol. Anyway, if there is something “big’ going to happen in Dorne it should have happened already, and if its now, its going to come out of nowhere and likely won’t be any good, if this week’s slapstick comedy or limp tension is any indication. The Ellaria / Doran scene would have been a perfect moment for his “fire and blood” speech, but instead we got weeping and kneeling and “bow to Zod” awkwardness.  GOT509_120114_HS_DSC_674811-630x419

The Wall – Workmanlike, serviceable. It all felt like an afterthought, however. Jon didn’t even mention the massive battle he was in last week. To anyone. They’re just sort of walking, then stop walking, then walk through the Wall’s newly-installed garage door. Not much of note happens here, but I think the scene book readers are waiting for will happen next week. If that was foreshadowed last night or throughout the season I missed it. Probably because of the Wall’s own plot has been all over the place this season. Still, I hope I know what’s coming (“For the Watch”) and I hope its done well.

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Meereen – Unusually, the offerings from Dany this week were more than up to par. Almost sublime, actually. Only nitpick I have is how Dany and her dragons have become almost cartoonish. Did she throw up her hands and break into song and summon Drogon from the clouds like a Disney princess? Not quite, but for a show as serious as GoT she might as well have. And the goo-goo eyes Drogon gives mum? Ugh. Why was he so small? He’s supposed to fill up the entire arena and she has to whip him into submission, but now he’s the size of a large horse. Would have been a great scene for Emelia, who has shown her best performances in having to discipline her brood, but alas, it is not to be. But other than that, there was a brace of satisfying action, dialogue, and intensity to Mereen.

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Braavos – Mace’s cringe-worthy singing aside, Game of Thrones manages to make us numb to horror. Why is Mace so happy and jolly anyway? Aren’t both his heir and only daughter in jail and potentially being executed? Details, details. Meryn Trant, if audiences remember who that is, is even less endeared to us now. The fact that he’s been so glossed over makes Arya stalking him a pointless exercise, and robs show watchers of her coming of age in the Faceless Men that we so enjoyed in the books. The subtlety of how she slew her first target, her becoming an acolyte and her first apprenticeship? Not this week. And I am not sure what we got in return, but it sure ain’t worth it.

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Stannis – I’m really confused. On the one hand, Shireen is at Castle Black at this point in the story in the books, not on the march with Stannis. But apparently Benioff is claiming GRRM is going to have the Mannis burn her in the books.That seems nonsensical for a bevy of reasons. Be that is it may, last week Ramsay’s casual, “I need 20 good men” and its results this week didn’t quite amp up the intensity enough to warrant this kind of reaction in my opinion.

In the books, Stannis’s men are down to eating horses, ice fish, and one another, and not a man or woman or child has been burned yet. Book Stannis would not have burned his only heir, before the battle of Winterfell begins, he names her his heir.

But in regards to the show, the main thing I didn’t like about it was Davos knowing what was going to happen and doing nothing. Yes, it would have been quite a feat to smuggle out the princess, but the best he could do was a kiss and a toy. Cmon now, this is DAVOS! He saved Gendry, and he barely knew Gendry. He’s been with Shireen practically since she was born and their relationship has been hit on so much this season. I was truly expecting him to show up and try to rescue her. That’s the Davos I know. Heck, it’s even the Davos I know in the show! Show Davos has actually been done very well, up until now.

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As far as the burning, I don’t think a television show has made me feel so strongly an emotion ever. There’s something primal in the danger of a child, something I often feel as a father myself when I read, see, or hear something about a child’s life in danger. It’s a device used in the books far too often in my liking, but that’s war to this day. Difficult to watch, but it’s not without precedence on the show. For the temerity to “go there” the burning scene is not something I enjoyed but it was good television.

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THE LIAR IS BACK AGAIN!!!!!

REMEMBER WHEN GOOD OL DAVY BOY SAID HE WOULD DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO TELL THE STORY AS TRUTHFULLY ON SCREEN AS HE COULD???

LIAR LIAR SANDORS FACE ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

BENIOFF IS LYING THAT SHIREEN DIES IN THE BOOKS THE SAME WAY AS IN THE SHOW AND “GRRM TOLD ME”

HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE TRUE!??!?!?!? CMON NOW SON
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By Lady Kaitlyn 



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Hardhome. The episode that saved the season. The redemption. The intensity. The revitalization. The realization… that epic undead battles are the world’s secret joy? Because to me That scene was just another rush of blood on Game of Thrones’s way to bleeding out. Or proof that no one feels the need to think beyond the superficial. And I don’t mean, Arya as in no one, I mean the producers of HBO. Because as soon as you try to seriously think about any of this, the ugly truth comes out. It makes no sense.

For today, let’s just look at the North. We have a few story lines. One is our dearest Sansa Stark. Our little dove, who witnessed her father die in front of her, has repeatedly had her dreams crushed, has had her aunt try to kill her, watched her aunt be killed, was married to a “monster”, wanted to be married to someone to find out he was a monster and is now married to a different monster…and gives that monster attitude. This doesn’t seem like a great survival strategy to me. But I also don’t understand how such a crushed human would entertain thoughts of revenge. Hasn’t she seen how her escape, her revenge, her dreams get trampled? But she gives this sadistic monster sass. I must need to take more psychology classes. Perhaps, it’s because she is receiving less abuse than she received in Kings Landing. Ramsey can’t risk losing his hold on the North, as I’m sure his daddy dearest would have reminded him. Then again, Ramsey has been portrayed as a complete sadist. Which, lets not forget, sadists find sexual gratification, in causing others pain. And I tend to doubt sadists are those good at holding back from their own sexual gratification. So it doesn’t make sense that Ramsey is “going easy” on Sansa. Can you start hooking up with someone and just suddenly stop? Good luck with that. But somehow, little dove decides to humiliate Ramsay. Okay. Sure.

In other news, the producers of HBO have discovered light-speed travel and are refusing to share the secret. Kingsroad? So last year. Now Baelish can magically appear in King’s Landing, no problem.  I simply don’t think its feasible that  there are a couple of months in between each episode. But if you don’t think HBO is hording light-speed travel, I guess we can go with that explanation.

Stannis. Seems like a pretty straight-forward guy. Justice, fairness, burning people. But he can’t make up his mind on those wildlings. He wants them in his army, then he decides to march away. With his wife and sole daughter. You know, the sole daughter that happens to be the only one who could continue his line as King? The person who would make the next succession possible? But, let’s put her in the middle of a warpath/snowdrift (the size of the North). And to get rid of those snows, burn baby burn, because who needs an heir.

And that brings us to the very far north. That gigantic wall thing, where we never fail to see a dashing Kit Harington run around. And I mean, if he’s pretty, what do his leadership skills matter? And we get so lost in his tumbling curls, we forget about that gigantic wall thing. And the thing behind it. Or, things. Dead things. Dead things in forest, dead things in the water. Thankfully, our last episode has brought that back to the front. Winter is coming. The “white walkers” are coming. You’d think more important things, than say, the politics of Westeros. But true to the show’s name, “Game of Thrones”, the politics are the most important thing. And to be fair, Jon is always mentioning those wights. Somewhere in between a naked Melisandre and a rejected little kid, who is clearly going to stab Jon in the back. Who cares about the song of ice and fire when we have stripping priests and revengeful kids? Better yet, there’s whorehouses and stripping Sand Snakes in the south! But speaking of that pesky song, what was the deal with that Azor Azai guy mentioned way back when at Dragonstone with Stannis? Haven’t heard about him recently. Or any glowing swords. Must not be important. Back to the gay sex scandal of Loras.

If we decide to ignore the fact that the show likes to ignore the pressing issue in the North, and just consider that nice little Hardhome scene, well a lot more show-viewers are happy. And I suppose that happens when each year passing by wipes away your memory of the season past. Because agile, skeleton wights? Fought with arrows and swords? Only a burning cabin to be found? Seems to contradict half the wight portrayals we’ve seen, but then again, it agrees with the other half…(Don’t think too hard, or the Others might come steal your soul). Speaking of those epic, meme spawning White Walkers, well, I suppose an argument can be made that cold kills fire. So ice-creatures can walk through fire. That could work. I mean, it has to be really, really cold for ice to kill fire..like Jon Snow should have gotten at least some frostbite from his proximity to the White Walker during the fight. But hey, would a few missing fingers detract from his tumbling locks? And, who cares if we directly contradict what we know? I mean, sure, we’ve seen that ice and fire are incompatible in this story- the Other’s sword making a screeching sound when it went through fire and the passage Sam found, factually stating that fire will dismay them. But, logic is unnecessary.

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I bet that Other simply though a fire framed entrance was so i-can’t-even epic, that he should just risk the heat. Don’t you always have the irresistible urge to walk through a burning building for dramatic effect? So understandable. And apparently, these ice-creatures are very understandable, as they also have human expressions of surprise. That was quite interesting and went quite viral. I’m sure the show producers only cared about it being interesting though!