Game of Thrones: Things you wished were in the show

Football Bat

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There were hints of the show going to shit in Season 5. Season 5 still had some brilliant shit in it though. Jonathan Pryce was absolutely brilliant as the High Sparrow. Season 6 started shameless fan service, and while I enjoyed some of that, it became just fucking silly in the last two seasons. The show runners became more exposed as hacks who couldn't close the deal without Martin's material. Seasons 7 and 8 were the biggest piles of shit I've ever suffered through. They ruined Game of Thrones worse than what Disney did to Star Wars.
 
May 25, 2013
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Well he sold it to his publisher as a trilogy 30 years ago..... now he reckons he'll need eight in total to finish it. :lol:

Jesus, his publishing house must be filthy looking at the cheques they've cut him and the amount of money he's left on the table. Can you imagine how many copies Book Six would have sold if it had been released along with Season Four or Five? :lol::patsch

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I said this exact thing multiple times before season 5, 6, 7 and 8. The potential sales year after year were plummeting and I guarantee they fell off a fucking cliff after the disaster that was season 8. No idea what his contract is like with his publisher but I'm surprised he hasn't been sued to high fuck at this point.
 

Joe

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I said this exact thing multiple times before season 5, 6, 7 and 8. The potential sales year after year were plummeting and I guarantee they fell off a fucking cliff after the disaster that was season 8. No idea what his contract is like with his publisher but I'm surprised he hasn't been sued to high fuck at this point.
I wouldn't count on sales being bad just cause the show ended poorly, I actually think that just makes people want a solid ending even more.
 
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Haven't read them. Don't like reading ongoing series if there are going to be huge gaps.

Have heard there is even more creepiness in the books? Some of the main characters being kids, and still having sex scenes/sexualised descriptions? (I'm thinking Daenerys).

Glad they changed that.
for the vast majority of humanity being around
They had sex on early age.

this changed only the last few centuries) due to Christianity partly...

30/40 years ago Gypsy’s still took their girls out of school age 14 to get married etc.
In 1500 many girls still married at age 12

I am not stating this is good (or bad) just stating facts.

just wandering why it upsets you ??

I first fucked at age 15 but already got handjobs and blowjobs at age 13/14 with girls the same age..

young kids having sex is quite normal
 
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for the vast majority of humanity being around
They had sex on early age.

this changed only the last few centuries) due to Christianity partly...

30/40 years ago Gypsy’s still took their girls out of school age 14 to get married etc.
In 1500 many girls still married at age 12

I am not stating this is good (or bad) just stating facts.

just wandering why it upsets you ??

I first fucked at age 15 but already got handjobs and blowjobs at age 13/14 with girls the same age..

young kids having sex is quite normal
Yeah. I first had sex when I had just turned 15, but had done stuff beforehand. Most people are the same.

I also know a lot of cultures used to marry kids off, and a lot still do.

I just don't know that I fancy reading about a 12 year old girl getting pounded by an adult Khal Drogo for my entertainment.

Even if it's realistic, I don't think I would enjoy it.

Fantasy books ignore a lot of realism. Most of the characters would be smelly, toothless, pox ridden, ugly bastards. There would be lots of male rape in the conflicts. Etc.

The authors tend to ignore these using artistic license, so they could also choose to avoid sexualising children, female rape, etc. Or at least cover it realistically and sensitively.

I haven't read these books though, so I can't comment on them specifically. It's also not the reason I have avoided them, that's because I can't cope with the slow publishing schedule.
 
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Yeah. I first had sex when I had just turned 15, but had done stuff beforehand. Most people are the same.

I also know a lot of cultures used to marry kids off, and a lot still do.

I just don't know that I fancy reading about a 12 year old girl getting pounded by an adult Khal Drogo for my entertainment.

Even if it's realistic, I don't think I would enjoy it.

Fantasy books ignore a lot of realism. Most of the characters would be smelly, toothless, pox ridden, ugly bastards. There would be lots of male rape in the conflicts. Etc.

The authors tend to ignore these using artistic license, so they could also choose to avoid sexualising children, female rape, etc. Or at least cover it realistically and sensitively.

I haven't read these books though, so I can't comment on them specifically. It's also not the reason I have avoided them, that's because I can't cope with the slow publishing schedule.
well Martin (like some other authors) does describe these things.

I like it (not the Peado stuff) I mean I like realism in books also in fantasy books.
Anyway to each his own ofcourse
 
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well Martin (like some other authors) does describe these things.

I like it (not the Peado stuff) I mean I like realism in books also in fantasy books.
Anyway to each his own ofcourse
I do like fantasy, and I am sure I will like these. If he manages to finish them before either of us die that is.
 
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Yeah, loved it.

I really liked the first 5,then I felt it dipped a bit, before picking up again for the last 2 or 3 books.

Some achievement though.
totally agree
The middle books are a bit lesser.. still good though.

gotta say bevause English isn’t my first language (allthough I think I am not to bad at it) sometimes when reading his books I needed to search up some words or sentences for translation...
 
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totally agree
The middle books are a bit lesser.. still good though.

gotta say bevause English isn’t my first language (allthough I think I am not to bad at it) sometimes when reading his books I needed to search up some words or sentences for translation...
I would say they can be tricky even for native English speakers. Really dense, complex books, with quite a few obscure words.

One of my brothers is a big fantasy fan. He likes George RR Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss, and a few others.

He couldn't get into the Malazan books at all. Found it confusing. I never had that trouble, but I could see why he did.
 
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Bran warging into a dragon, Cersei getting a way worse death, Arya using her faceswap to kill someone bigger than Frey, Jon being King and Bran being his Hand.
 

Icemmann

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I would say they can be tricky even for native English speakers. Really dense, complex books, with quite a few obscure words.

One of my brothers is a big fantasy fan. He likes George RR Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss, and a few others.

He couldn't get into the Malazan books at all. Found it confusing. I never had that trouble, but I could see why he did.
If you liked the Malazan books and Game of Thrones, give Brent Weeks The Night Angel trilogy a whack.
 
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If you liked the Malazan books and Game of Thrones, give Brent Weeks The Night Angel trilogy a whack.
Will do. Not reading as much right now, been pretty busy work wise.

I read the last joe abercrombie book recently, and I'm reading Philip Pullmans latest now.