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Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:56 pm

Filming in Scotland is done... On to Ireland.

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:39 pm

Wicked!

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:52 pm

This is going to be so great!

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:22 pm

I'll own it on DVD, even if it doesn't get picked up.

Surely it will get approved though...

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:43 pm

Yeah, I'll own it as well.

Now Martin just needs to finish the rest!! ! !! ! ! !

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:01 pm

No joke... I can't believe that A Dance With Dragons isn't out yet.

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Post by DgB on Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:44 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:No joke... I can't believe that A Dance With Dragons isn't out yet.

I don't want to start rumors, but part of me thinks (with no proof, mind you) he has it finished (is currently working on the next book) and is simply waiting to synchronize the release with the premier of the show. If so, it is certainly a sound business decision. I hope I am right.

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:57 pm

DgB wrote:
Tall Tyrion wrote:No joke... I can't believe that A Dance With Dragons isn't out yet.

I don't want to start rumors, but part of me thinks (with no proof, mind you) he has it finished (is currently working on the next book) and is simply waiting to synchronize the release with the premier of the show. If so, it is certainly a sound business decision. I hope I am right.
Hmmm...interesting theory. Definitely makes sense as a business move, but his fans are already rabid! Haha. Apparently this book is getting rather long, too.

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Post by cvrysen on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:27 pm

Nah, his blog is full of status updates on the book, he's having trouble getting one section to work, I forget the phrase he coined for it.

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:32 pm

cvrysen wrote:Nah, his blog is full of status updates on the book, he's having trouble getting one section to work, I forget the phrase he coined for it.
The Meer....something knot, I believe.

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Post by DgB on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:35 am

cvrysen wrote:Nah, his blog is full of status updates on the book, he's having trouble getting one section to work, I forget the phrase he coined for it.

Yeah, I keep up with his blog. Of course he is going to make it look good.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:36 am

What are you guys talking about? *TT begins to weep uncontrollably*

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:47 am

OK, it's Meereenese knot... I donb't know quite what it means for now... but I'll continue to scroll back and see if I can puzzle it out

And in my hunt, I also discovered the (old) news that The Skin Trade has been optioned! That would make a killer movie. I tried to write a song based on it, but it was an epic phail.

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Post by cvrysen on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:11 pm

Yeah, I read it in an old magazine, Analog or Asimov's, back in the day before I had any idea who the author was, and it always stuck in my head as a great story. I was incredulous when I found out it was RR's.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:44 am

I just re-read it about 8 months ago. It was in Doug Winter's "Night Visions" series, which gave each writer a word count to work with and let them spend it however they wanted. Ten stories, three stories, one novella, whatever.

Martin's contribution was The Skin Trade, and it was a wonderful tour de force. It's not easy to one-up Stephen King, but Martin appeared in the same volume with King and did just that.

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:04 pm

And it's a wrap! cheers

Hopefully the pilot rocks and HBO gives a full series the green light. =)

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Post by DgB on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:23 pm

Winter is coming to HBO! Click!

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:00 pm

Saaaweeet!

My one concern is cost. HBO couldn't afford Rome; how the hell are they going to afford this?

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:56 pm

Nice! I had to laugh at this, though:

Meanwhile, Mr. Martin should have plenty of time to finish writing the
last two books in what he has said is a seven-book series.

He's HAD plenty of time, and I'm sure there are at least three left to go, if not more.

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:25 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:Nice! I had to laugh at this, though:

Meanwhile, Mr. Martin should have plenty of time to finish writing the
last two books in what he has said is a seven-book series.

He's HAD plenty of time, and I'm sure there are at least three left to go, if not more.
Ah, I disagree. The dude had a 30-year career—and a very successful one—prior to writing A Game of Thrones. Can't expect the dude to just drop everything for this one series, especially when you consider that his patience will likely make for a great ending to the series. His hasty decision to split Dance and Feast made Feast choppy. I'd rather he'd not done that and did what he's doing now back then.

Has any fantasy author ever written such an expansive and intricate story? I'm not sure it's been done.

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Post by Rich Sampson on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:49 am

I've not read the books, but the buzz around the TV show has me interested. Is this like LOTR the TV series?

Forgive my lack of knowledge, but the last fantasy book I read was probably Waylander or something by David Gemmell.

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Post by Kenwood on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:52 am

Rich Sampson wrote:I've not read the books, but the buzz around the TV show has me interested. Is this like LOTR the TV series?

Forgive my lack of knowledge, but the last fantasy book I read was probably Waylander or something by David Gemmell.

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It's far more epic than Lord of the Rings. The cast of characters is so long there's a appendix at the end of each book just so the reader can keep things straight. And up to now there's really been little fantasy in the books. No one is weaving spells on every other page, you know.

And unlike Lord of the Rings, it's an enjoyable read. lol

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:29 pm

Kenwood wrote:
Tall Tyrion wrote:Nice! I had to laugh at this, though:

Meanwhile, Mr. Martin should have plenty of time to finish writing the
last two books in what he has said is a seven-book series.

He's HAD plenty of time, and I'm sure there are at least three left to go, if not more.
Ah, I disagree. The dude had a 30-year career—and a very successful one—prior to writing A Game of Thrones.

Oh yeah, I've been a Martin fan since long before ASOIAF.

Can't expect the dude to just drop everything for this one series, especially when you consider that his patience will likely make for a great ending to the series.

No, not drop everything, but Dance has been done for a long time. When Feast came out, he had only a few chapters left to go on it, and practically promised that it would be out the next year.

Now, I'm not one of those fans that demands that he finish it, and I realize that his revision is likely to make a better book. I'm perfectly willing to be patient but the long lead time between books is definitely NOT due to having a lack of time to work on the series, I think it's more probable that he is just not sure what to do with certain storylines. I'm not bitching about it, but the idea that he hasn't had the time to work on the book is absurd. He's had plenty of time.

His hasty decision to split Dance and Feast made Feast choppy. I'd rather he'd not done that and did what he's doing now back then.

I wish he hadn't either, but that was more the publisher's decision than Martin's. They could not publish a book as long as Dance was becoming. Now if was his decision to publish half of the storylines, but the alternative was to only publish half the book. Not an easy choice.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:39 pm

Kenwood wrote:And unlike Lord of the Rings, it's an enjoyable read. lol

Blasphemy!

Martin is a much easier author to read for sure. He also has a grittier and more realistic style than most fantasy authors I've read.

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Post by Rich Sampson on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:28 pm

I might check it out. I'm not a big fantasy fan, and I have to admit to finding Martin's story in Wastelands anthology, a bit boring.

Game of Thrones is normally knocking about at car boot sales for 50p.

I'm sure he's made enough money for me to sleep tight about it... lol

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