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Alright, I'll bite: So why DO you call yourself "'thul beings" and what made you decide to do it here of all places? Big Grin
The name is a slight twist on another internet identity, and the beings part was to test if it worked to write without using personal pronouns at all. Much harder than writing in plural, it turns out.
hmm... looks like the topic was derailed a bit (again?)

Time to take it back on track...

(Jan-21-2012, 02:23 PM (UTC))thul Wrote: [ -> ]Time to take it back on track...

Yep, 'thul beings. I feel like I know these stories by heart (I hosted forums for discussion 8-9 years ago), so when I watched the HBO series I was upset at how many small details were left out.

I understand why they had to do SOME of it.. but then you see a scene where it takes 3 minutes of the character staring in to the sky and you wonder "could they not have shortened that a BIT and put in this tiny awesome detail?"

There are always minor things that do not work so well on TV or that do not matter much if changed... The case here was one such thing.
these beings just came to realize something in ASoIaF...
(Jan-25-2012, 01:50 AM (UTC))thul Wrote: [ -> ]these beings just came to realize something in ASoIaF...

Whoooo, boy. There's a pretty lengthy reply to that when you consider...

I thinki I'm going to wait with a reread until the last volume is almost in my possession. Until then I'll just read the new volumes when they are released. I do the same with Wheel of time (with the difference that I don't even read the new volumes until the series is complete, so I have an unread volume 12 on my shelves...)

I think I saw somewhere that there were 2 or 3 more volumes coming. Anyone who can give more information?
There are two, Joost. The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. These beings have gone a step further than you in Wheel of Time... They have decided some 6+ years ago that they would not read a single until the last is released.

Warning: this post is jumpy and long. It will skip back and forth in relation to the parts it covers.
Can't remember where I put the details from the first season of Game of Thrones here in Australia (here or the TV thread? Undecided ) but, for anyone interested, Season Two of GoT will commence on April 11th on Showcase - here's a little trailer on the Voyager Blog.

As an aside, the son of mine who is reading ASoIaF at the moment is almost done with ADwD and was thrilled to discover that there's an exciting-looking ASoIaF PC game out there. P I won't mention that he's also been lurking around GRRM forums lately...not when he has given me heaps over the years for being on here so much! Big Grin He's always telling me how much he likes your quote, and Jon Snow, joost.

Guess I'll find out what the fuss is all about one's just a small matter of reading the books first. Smiling
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