Game of Thrones

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    Sanderson is a fantastic writer in terms of world-building and character development. I will always rep him if he comes up.
     
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    Agreed, I much prefer him to Martin, he doesn't openly hate his readers. Reading the second after Way of Kings at the moment, and it's a wonderful experience, not like reading Martin, which is a sour experience sometimes... let alone waiting such a slow writer.

    Everything Sanderson writes is pure gold, I've read all except for the Wheel of Time
     
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    You are reading the entire Cosmere right?
     
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    Where should I start with Sanderson? I'm looking for something completed since The King Killer Chronicles and AFOIAF has put me off diving into an incomplete series again.
     
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    Yeah, read Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker, and at the moment I'm with Stormlight archive
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Back now.

    Things are coming full circle, and they’re two days away.

    Holy crap.
     
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    I'm glad they didn't open with just straight action, the first two should be all prep - and then three that should play out like a Battle of Helms Deep, where it's just balls deep in action for long enough that we're drained emotionally, and then wrap up in the last episode when whoever is left is left.
     
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    Pretty good episode, but it was rushed, when they could have cut out all the Euron/Cersei shit and given stuff that actually matters slightly more time to breathe!!!
     
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    I liked it. Def a little rushed but they need to get to where it needs to with limited time.
     
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    It's interesting to see characters come back together who haven't seen each other since S1 or S2. (Ex: that moment at the end of the new episode when Jaime finally sees Bran.)

    Only six episodes for this final season. So the episodes are definitely going to feel rushed and sloppy while HBO tries to tie things up nicely.

    I'm just thoroughly disappointed that a complex book series with so many arcs, stories, plots, and subplots interweaving in and out of each other has been reduced to a simple "man vs. evil" (in this case, "man vs. zombie") bullshit Hollywood-esque cash grab.

    A little thought that popped into my head today. Imagine being like Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley, or any of these other actors/actresses who had absolutely ZERO ACTING EXPERIENCE and ZERO ACTING RESUME before being cast as main characters on Game of Thrones. Like, it's been their FIRST and ONLY gig, and now they are set for life. A truly, real-life "zero to hero". Why can't the rest of us get that kind of fortune in our lives? :lol: (And don't tell me it's a "they worked for it" situation, because it's not. They had no experience or resume going into the show. And you can't replace a main character partially through a series without immense fanbase backlash. Now, these actors/actresses will be faces endlessly recognized for generations to come.)
     
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    They may not have had a background as actors, but they still had to win the audition for the part.
     
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    The Mistborn series is really good. There are some weak spots, but on the whole really enjoyable. Check out The Wheel of Time if you haven't and you're interested in a project. The original author passed away before finishing the series and Sanderson wrote portions of the last 3 books. Amazon has optioned it as an Epic Fantasy series as well. Hope they don't screw the pooch on it. The series' editor is acting as a consultant/producer for the show so, I'm not completely terrified.
     
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    I have to assume that it's going to turn out to matter as the show goes on. I mean, Euron says he wants to get Cersei pregnant.... except we as the viewers know she already is. Sounds like an opportunity for some confusion/probable manipulation on Cersei's part.

    Not really anything to spoiler here... Really, this felt like it was more about setting up for the final season than it was action. I'm fine with that, but the downside is that while I enjoyed watching it, there really isn't much new material to discuss here.

    Arya had the two best reunions, IMO. Her and Jon was awesome, and seemed legitimately affectionate. Her and the Hound, I wanted more... but what we got was great. "You left me for dead." "First I robbed you." "You're a cold little bitch. Guess that's why you're still alive." There was almost a hint of pride there.

    Jaime and Bran coming face to face is simultaneously one of the biggest things that's happened all series... And, a seeming non-event.

    I hear Episode 3 is "The Battle for Winterfell." I'm expecting Episode 2 to be more of a building episode as well, and then that one to be a Hardhome or Battle of the Bastards grade showdown.
     
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    nuno, scott ian and tom morello playing around with the customs
     
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    If a car's value drops by 50% the second it drives off the lot, surely there's got to be a number for how much a guitar's value drops when the first person to play it is Tom Morello?
     
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    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

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    I mean even if we slashed 75% off the price because he played it, it'd still be like a 9000+$ guitar :lol:
     
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    A solid episode reuniting characters in one place and setting up the future conflicts. The show has its big positives and negatives, even more so since they've run out of source material. It definitely feels like a TV show now instead of an adaption. No idea how its going to end but I hope it pays off.
     
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    They couldn't possibly do any worse than the series pilot that was made a few years ago. It was truly something special (which, granted, is practically guaranteed to happen when you cast Billy Zane). :lol:
     
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