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    George RR Martin fans!!!

    by Daenerys » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:48 am

    I want what we've never had!

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    AWESOME!!!
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    by KevinP » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:06 am

    Had no idea he was and even a check of the site, I've never read any of his books. Wish I had the patience to read more as I used to enjoy it many many moons ago. :cry:
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    by viathyn » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:00 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH HOLY SHIT FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    by last_candle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:31 pm

    what an exceptional homepage! ;)

    I know quite a few who really dig "a song of fire and ice"...but so far I haven't touched any of those books...
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    by viathyn » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:27 pm

    Read them. Now.
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    by last_candle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:39 pm

    viathyn wrote:Read them. Now.

    DONE!
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    Speaking of which, who else is DYING for Game of Thrones to start??!!???

    April 17th - not long now!
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    by Marietje66 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:44 pm

    Well, I am so lazy that I read the books in Dutch, which is just a bit easier than in English. So that probably means I will have to wait considerably longer than you lot. However I am happy to hear he has been working on it (and not changed the worldly plain for the heavenly in the middle of a serie, like Robert Jordan...)
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    by Daenerys » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:35 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:Speaking of which, who else is DYING for Game of Thrones to start??!!???

    April 17th - not long now!


    Omg I know!!!! I can't wait to see Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, I think he's going to be great! :D

    last_candle wrote:I know quite a few who really dig "a song of fire and ice"...but so far I haven't touched any of those books...


    I also command you to begin reading his series now ;) And how come Marlo hasn't responded to this thread yet??
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    by last_candle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:56 pm

    Daenerys wrote:
    last_candle wrote:I know quite a few who really dig "a song of fire and ice"...but so far I haven't touched any of those books...

    I also command you to begin reading his series now ;)

    haven't read a book in a year - shame on me, I know
    I'm still in the middle of a darn good one...but I even didn't finish that one... :?
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    by Ravenlord » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:39 pm

    Daenerys wrote:
    cowboy71 wrote:Speaking of which, who else is DYING for Game of Thrones to start??!!???

    April 17th - not long now!


    Omg I know!!!! I can't wait to see Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, I think he's going to be great! :D

    last_candle wrote:I know quite a few who really dig "a song of fire and ice"...but so far I haven't touched any of those books...


    I also command you to begin reading his series now ;) And how come Marlo hasn't responded to this thread yet??


    I agree, I think Peter Dinklage is the perfect person for the role ( and not just because he's a little person :oops: he really is a great actor!)

    I tend to be a pretty slow reader so I can't see myself re-reading all 3500 (give or take) pages by the time this comes out. Plus I have a ton of unread books I need to get through.

    That being said, I will be picking this book up the first day and dropping whatever I'm currently reading at the time to jump straight into it.
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    YESSSS FINALLY!

    He's been postponing this one for AGES now! Might see if I can find time to re read them before the new one comes out, I gave Game of Thrones to a friend to read like 3 months ago (still not done - how the fuck long does it take to read a book) and Storm of Swords I gave to another friend to borrow. Time to start harassing/collecting.

    cowboy71 wrote:Speaking of which, who else is DYING for Game of Thrones to start??!!???

    April 17th - not long now!


    I can't wait!! I think HBO is going to do a killer job with it :headbanger:
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    by Ktulured55 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:57 pm

    Don't know about these books but love fantasy.


    Anyone ever read THE SWORD OF TRUTH ??? They are my favorite all time books.
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    by vikingbitch » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:58 pm

    Daenerys wrote: And how come Marlo hasn't responded to this thread yet??


    :lol: :D Just saw this - I was in Edmonton for Kataklysm and phone died on me i.e. no forum access on the long trek home.

    I can't wait to see what happens to Daenerys and Arya in the next book and for the love of Odin I hope he kills off Sansa :lol:
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    by Daenerys » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 pm

    vikingbitch wrote:
    Daenerys wrote: And how come Marlo hasn't responded to this thread yet??


    :lol: :D Just saw this - I was in Edmonton for Kataklysm and phone died on me i.e. no forum access on the long trek home.

    I can't wait to see what happens to Daenerys and Arya in the next book and for the love of Odin I hope he kills off Sansa :lol:


    :lol: I was waiting for you, figured you and Jake would be the two people most likely to be as excited as myself :cheers:

    Ktulured55 wrote:Don't know about these books but love fantasy.


    Anyone ever read THE SWORD OF TRUTH ??? They are my favorite all time books.


    Goodkind's series is good, but I was disappointed with the way he ended it, I felt it was kind of lame. And my God, the TV series was just terrible :? If you like Goodkind you should DEFINITELY check out Martin, you'll love his books :D
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    by cowboy71 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:44 pm

    Having never read Goodkind's books, I actually quite liked Season One of Legend of The Seeker - season two was not too good though, and I was not overly disappointed (and not at all surprised) that it got cancelled.

    My wife having read the books though, was quite disappointed in it - not at all what she expected/hoped for.

    She has high hopes for Game of Thrones though - her daughter is named after one of the characters, after all :P
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    by viathyn » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:57 pm

    Awesome new game of thrones trailer.. featuring:

    The wall!
    The others!
    Tyrion!
    Jamie!
    The Targaryens!
    (Almost) some tatas!
    Rob and Jon!

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    by sageoftruth » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:38 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:Speaking of which, who else is DYING for Game of Thrones to start??!!???

    April 17th - not long now!


    I am for sure. I've had trouble finding replacement books until then. With some inspiration from Blind Guardian, I took a dive into the Dragonlance series, but it's just not the same. Now, forced to take reccomendations from people at work, I'm stuck between a book about a Korean fashionista and a book that reminds me every two paragraphs about how my people screwed over the people of South and Central America. I think this explains why I've started going through manga like a giant paper shredder.
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    by Daenerys » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:18 am

    cowboy71 wrote:She has high hopes for Game of Thrones though - her daughter is named after one of the characters, after all :P


    Awww, which character is she named after? I sat with your lovely wife at lunch on the ship the second day; I wish I had known she was a Martin fan, we would have had more to talk about! :P

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    The wall!
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    Jamie!
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    (Almost) some tatas!
    Rob and Jon!

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/03/game- ... w-trailer/



    :lol: :lol: Almost some tatas indeed. So glad HBO picked this up, pretty sure theyre gonna keep it as NSFW as the books :D Thanks for the awesome trailer Jake!
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    by viathyn » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:55 am

    You're welcome! I found it through George's blog haha. The more and more I watch these trailers, the more I realize what a good job they did casting everyone. The dude playing littlefinger is perfect.
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    by last_candle » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:06 pm

    Ravenlord wrote:I tend to be a pretty slow reader so I can't see myself re-reading all 3500 (give or take) pages by the time this comes out. Plus I have a ton of unread books I need to get through.

    I'm a slow reader, too
    my first love and her mother were reading machines
    they didn't even have to actually read...their eyes just wandered across the page et voilà!
    what takes me weeks and weeks to read they finished taking one bath :shock:
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    last_candle wrote:
    Ravenlord wrote:I tend to be a pretty slow reader so I can't see myself re-reading all 3500 (give or take) pages by the time this comes out. Plus I have a ton of unread books I need to get through.

    I'm a slow reader, too
    my first love and her mother were reading machines
    they didn't even have to actually read...their eyes just wandered across the page et voilà!
    what takes me weeks and weeks to read they finished taking one bath :shock:

    I'm the same way bro.

    I 'CAN' read fast when I need to and skim for the required info and such but when reading creative masterpieces, I feel compelled to absorb every word and really get the author's intended picture and meaning clear in my mind. That and I just don't sit still long enough these days to read for hours on end like I once did. Too much damn technology in this here batcave :?
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    by last_candle » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:12 pm

    I 'CAN' read fast when I need to and skim for the required info and such but when reading creative masterpieces, I feel compelled to absorb every word and really get the author's intended picture and meaning clear in my mind.

    exactly - I could read faster
    but who you can read >100pages an hour will remain a mystery
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    by Ravenlord » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:43 pm

    last_candle wrote:I 'CAN' read fast when I need to and skim for the required info and such but when reading creative masterpieces, I feel compelled to absorb every word and really get the author's intended picture and meaning clear in my mind.

    exactly - I could read faster
    but who you can read >100pages an hour will remain a mystery

    Yeah, I read no more than 40-50 pages an hour. If I try force myself to go faster I just end up missing bits and pieces.
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    by cowboy71 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:48 pm

    Daenerys wrote:
    cowboy71 wrote:She has high hopes for Game of Thrones though - her daughter is named after one of the characters, after all :P


    Awww, which character is she named after? I sat with your lovely wife at lunch on the ship the second day; I wish I had known she was a Martin fan, we would have had more to talk about! :P

    Arya :)

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    by tmcasper » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:55 pm

    I have been waiting for this forever!!! but being the eternal pessimist I am...I figure I'll read it in 2 days...and then wait another 12 years for the next one!! :D Lookin forward big-time to the series on HBO too :headbanger:
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    by Daenerys » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:11 am

    WHOOOO! This is a special clip of the first 15 minutes of the first episode :D

    http://www.hbo.com/#/game-of-thrones/ab ... IAXbkXOA==

    Great job HBO, looks fucking brutal! :viking:
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    by vikingbitch » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:38 pm

    Daenerys wrote:WHOOOO! This is a special clip of the first 15 minutes of the first episode :D

    http://www.hbo.com/#/game-of-thrones/ab ... IAXbkXOA==

    Great job HBO, looks fucking brutal! :viking:


    AAAAHHHHCK! I can't wait for this!!

    I'm actually planning to have a few friends that read the books come over to watch the premiere on the 17th. I love HBO. Boardwalk Empire, True Blood - everything they do just comes out so well. Best network to have taken this by faaaar.

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    by ShoreSlayer » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:46 pm

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    Daenerys wrote:WHOOOO! This is a special clip of the first 15 minutes of the first episode :D

    http://www.hbo.com/#/game-of-thrones/ab ... IAXbkXOA==

    Great job HBO, looks fucking brutal! :viking:


    AAAAHHHHCK! I can't wait for this!!

    I'm actually planning to have a few friends that read the books come over to watch the premiere on the 17th. I love HBO. Boardwalk Empire, True Blood - everything they do just comes out so well. Best network to have taken this by faaaar.

    Anyone know how many episodes we can expect for the first season?

    I don't have HBO so I tend to rent stuff like this once it comes out on DVD but, isn't HBO Canada a few months or more behind HBO? Will we get this the same date as the US? I couldn't even see the sneak peek that Daenerys linked as it forced me to go to the Canadian site :?

    But I agree. So many great series coming out of HBO. Not sure if all of these originated there but I've very much enjoyed Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Generation Kill and Weeds. Am looking forward to eventually picking up this one, Nurse Jackie, Unites States of Tara (sp?) and Boardwalk Empire on DVD.
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    by vikingbitch » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:17 pm

    ShoreSlayer wrote:I don't have HBO so I tend to rent stuff like this once it comes out on DVD but, isn't HBO Canada a few months or more behind HBO? Will we get this the same date as the US? I couldn't even see the sneak peek that Daenerys linked as it forced me to go to the Canadian site :?

    But I agree. So many great series coming out of HBO. Not sure if all of these originated there but I've very much enjoyed Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Generation Kill and Weeds. Am looking forward to eventually picking up this one, Nurse Jackie, Unites States of Tara (sp?) and Boardwalk Empire on DVD.


    Yeah HBO comes out at the same time here. I think Breaking Bad started with AMC and Dexter was originally with Showtime (I LOVE Dexter). Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara I watched all of the episodes of when I had my broken ankle, Nurse Jackie is good but weird although character development is fantastic. United States of Tara may be one of the most amazing tv shows (that's not one of my beloved sci fi ones like Battlestar, Firefly, Buffy etc) and of all the ones you listed I would recommend it above any of the others. Boardwalk Empire was just bad ass. Flat out. I forgot how much tv I had watched when my ankle was fracked lol.
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    by Ravenlord » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:08 pm

    vikingbitch wrote:
    ShoreSlayer wrote:I don't have HBO so I tend to rent stuff like this once it comes out on DVD but, isn't HBO Canada a few months or more behind HBO? Will we get this the same date as the US? I couldn't even see the sneak peek that Daenerys linked as it forced me to go to the Canadian site :?

    But I agree. So many great series coming out of HBO. Not sure if all of these originated there but I've very much enjoyed Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Generation Kill and Weeds. Am looking forward to eventually picking up this one, Nurse Jackie, Unites States of Tara (sp?) and Boardwalk Empire on DVD.


    Yeah HBO comes out at the same time here. I think Breaking Bad started with AMC and Dexter was originally with Showtime (I LOVE Dexter). Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara I watched all of the episodes of when I had my broken ankle, Nurse Jackie is good but weird although character development is fantastic. United States of Tara may be one of the most amazing tv shows (that's not one of my beloved sci fi ones like Battlestar, Firefly, Buffy etc) and of all the ones you listed I would recommend it above any of the others. Boardwalk Empire was just bad ass. Flat out. I forgot how much tv I had watched when my ankle was fracked lol.


    Yey! Firelfy, but none of the others :lol: ...well maybe dexter.

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    by EveryFairyDies » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:28 pm

    As awesome as this news is, I'm still not gonna be holding my breath! I'm sure if he's not ready by the publishing date, he'll weasle his way out of it. He has before. Bastard. JUST FINISH THE DAMN SERIES ALREADY!!! I wanna know what happens! Though I do find "Ice & Fire" to be a rather depressing series. How many more characters is he intending to kill off?! And the wolves, man. I cried when he killed Lady, and the other wolf... can't remember the name of the wolf or the damn character... the one where they cut of its head and sewed it onto the body of the kid. Dark, man.

    I don't mind the Sword of Truth series, I think he kinda lost the plot, but I find some of the books a really interesting study in human nature. And, let's face it, how fuckin' true are those Wizards' Rules? And when I was in high school, being teased for my weight and oddities, I would simply put on my "Confessor's Face" until they got bored and left me alone. I still use it when I'm in a situation where I'm upset but don't/can't/won't show it.

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    I'll have to wait for the HBO series to become available for download, as all those wonderful series are either not on Australian TV, or not on the cable channels I subscribe to. Though Legend of the Seeker was, which surprised me. I didn't mind it. I love the guy who played Zedd - he was in a movie called "Hercules Returns", made in the 80's here in Oz, about a guy who re-opens an old cinema and their first movie is an old 60's muscle-man movie called "Hercules" and it's in Italian, so they overdub it, making a whole new story. It's freaking HILARIOUS! Download it, it's great. It's full of horrible, nasal, whiney, god-awful bogan Australian accents.
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    by Daenerys » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:25 pm

    EveryFairyDies wrote:As awesome as this news is, I'm still not gonna be holding my breath! I'm sure if he's not ready by the publishing date, he'll weasle his way out of it. He has before. Bastard. JUST FINISH THE DAMN SERIES ALREADY!!!


    :lol: :lol: Relax, it's actually going to be published in July, the HBO cast and crew even have the first 600 pages of it. He also took his time with the TV series becauseeee:

    http://omg.yahoo.com/news/game-of-thron ... ding/60250

    "Hence, Martin's comment about Lost. The author said he's sticking with his unhurried pace because he doesn't want to disappoint his fans like he was disappointed by the ending of the ABC series. As he told The New Yorker, "We watched it every week trying to figure it out... and then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion. I want to give them something terrific. What if I f--- it up at the end? What if I do a Lost? Then they'll come after me with pitchforks and torches." (Elsewhere in the world, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof wasn't too happy to have an unsatisfying ending equated with pulling a Lost — and made it known on his Twitter account.)" :lol: :lol:

    And as frustrating as it is, I'd rather Martin take his time, lest the series end up being a rushed, total mess just to please his rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth fans. With so many characters and as much as he develops them, it would probably end up a TOTAL cluster if he didn't take his time.
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    by tmcasper » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:06 pm

    This series is gonna be so fuckin great!!! I've been following along now with this forever and I think HBO will do a ridiculously good job! Great books...great series...I am pumped :headbanger: :cheers:
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    by EveryFairyDies » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:36 am

    Daenerys wrote:And as frustrating as it is, I'd rather Martin take his time, lest the series end up being a rushed, total mess just to please his rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth fans. With so many characters and as much as he develops them, it would probably end up a TOTAL cluster if he didn't take his time.


    Yeah, I know he needs to take his time, it's an epic story. I'm just impatient ~lol~. I never got into Lost, but I'd heard lots of complaining about it, espeically the ending. No doubt Martin takes a lot of time when he sits down at his computer and thinks, "Ok, where the hell was I going with this again?! Wait, what was I gonna do with this character? Eh, I can't remember, I'll just kill 'em off." :D
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    by ShoreSlayer » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:31 am

    EveryFairyDies wrote:No doubt Martin takes a lot of time when he sits down at his computer and thinks, "Ok, where the hell was I going with this again?! Wait, what was I gonna do with this character? Eh, I can't remember, I'll just kill 'em off." :D

    Clearly you're disappointed at how frequently Martin has taken this path with his characters and you've likely already considered this but I'll just throw it out there for your consideration. If the guy wasn't a great writer and didn't manage to get you so emotionally attached to the characters, you wouldn't give a shit that he lets/makes them die from time to time. Surely a sign of a great writer and one that's not afraid to disappoint fans by keeping with what he feels needs to happen story-wise. Folks die in real life all the time and should, especially, in the kinds of worlds being written about in this case. Conversely, in many books/series that I've read, I'm often annoyed at how all the undeveloped minions tend to be dropping like flies all around the main characters while they continually escape unscathed. Just different approaches I guess. ;)
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    by Daenerys » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:26 am

    EveryFairyDies wrote:Yeah, I know he needs to take his time, it's an epic story. I'm just impatient ~lol~. I never got into Lost, but I'd heard lots of complaining about it, espeically the ending. No doubt Martin takes a lot of time when he sits down at his computer and thinks, "Ok, where the hell was I going with this again?! Wait, what was I gonna do with this character? Eh, I can't remember, I'll just kill 'em off." :D


    :lol: :lol: I'm just realllllyyyy hoping he didn't actually kill off Brienne at the end of Feast, she's one of my faves :cry: Too bad with the way hes splitting Westeros between the books I'll probably have to wait until the book AFTER Dance to find out if he did or not :?
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    by vikingbitch » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:34 am

    EveryFairyDies wrote: How many more characters is he intending to kill off?! And the wolves, man. I cried when he killed Lady, and the other wolf... can't remember the name of the wolf or the damn character... the one where they cut of its head and sewed it onto the body of the kid. Dark, man.


    That was Rob who I had the most hope for that they killed his wolf and sewed the head to his body. Its not as much just needlessly killing characters, he shows each side and motivation to each of the characters. There is no cliche "bad" or "good" characters in the books. The thing that I find the most fascinating is how he subtly (or not so subtly) shows you their flaws and how they are their complete downfall in the race for the crown. And considering there are times in the book where you will have like 7 major contenders for the crown, you have to kill a few of them off :lol: I do miss Brienne though, she was awesome!!

    Unfortunately I see Sansa becoming a MAJOR player in the next book. What I would GIVE to see that idiotic bitch get killed off in the first paragraph. If Martin does this he can take as bloody long with the books as he damn well likes :D
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    by vikingbitch » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:35 am

    Daenerys wrote: :lol: :lol: I'm just realllllyyyy hoping he didn't actually kill off Brienne at the end of Feast, she's one of my faves :cry: Too bad with the way hes splitting Westeros between the books I'll probably have to wait until the book AFTER Dance to find out if he did or not :?


    :lol: I love how much we are on the same wave length for this stuff lol.
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