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Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

Postby Ampoliros » 26 Jul 2011 23:47

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Postby SadisticCynic » 01 Aug 2011 08:21

Finished.

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Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

Postby Spicelon » 01 Aug 2011 14:46

Argh!!! Moving along glacially, now at 50%. :(

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Postby Ampoliros » 01 Aug 2011 18:10

I have a 4 month old addiction to minecraft, is that similar? I just hit page 600.

This will certainly be interesting to see which direction he's going in.
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Postby Robspierre » 02 Aug 2011 00:07

No rush guys, I can wait to cuss and discuss.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 02 Aug 2011 23:26

I'm getting much closer to done now, so far so awesome. Can't wait to discuss this, should we start a "Finished A Dance with Dragons - Spoiler Alert" thread for discussion by those who finish this?
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Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Aug 2011 02:04

Well FUCK. To express how I'm feeling right now without spoilers is difficult, but let's just say that shit gets ugly. I'm not sure whether I believe what just happened on those pages, with Martin one never really knows, he's f-n crazy enough to do just about anything, so maybe it did happen. Or maybe it'll turn out ok. I'm unsure... in shock frankly. Fuck.

I'm betting that even if it turns out ok he's left it to a later book too, just to mess with me. :cry:

EDIT: Still not a spoiler, but nothing this bad has happened since the first 2 books in my opinion. FUUUUUUCKKKK!
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Postby SadisticCynic » 03 Aug 2011 07:36

I'm pretty sure I know precisely what you mean, but we'll see when you're done. :wink:
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Postby Spicelon » 03 Aug 2011 07:54

Okay, I'm at 56% now, and I hate you all. I have resigned myself to the possibility that a major character, perhaps a crowd favorite, is not going to survive this book. Please please please please let it not be Tyrion.
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Postby Mandy » 03 Aug 2011 13:41

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Well FUCK. To express how I'm feeling right now without spoilers is difficult, but let's just say that shit gets ugly. I'm not sure whether I believe what just happened on those pages, with Martin one never really knows, he's f-n crazy enough to do just about anything, so maybe it did happen. Or maybe it'll turn out ok. I'm unsure... in shock frankly. Fuck.

I'm betting that even if it turns out ok he's left it to a later book too, just to mess with me. :cry:

EDIT: Still not a spoiler, but nothing this bad has happened since the first 2 books in my opinion. FUUUUUUCKKKK!


If you're talking about what I think you're talking about then I don't think you should be completely convinced that what you think happened happened, lol.

This interview contains spoilers, and one of them is huge so don't click on it if you haven't finished or aren't getting close to the end. http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/07/21/dan ... g-twist-g/
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Aug 2011 16:40

Spicelon wrote:Okay, I'm at 56% now, and I hate you all. I have resigned myself to the possibility that a major character, perhaps a crowd favorite, is not going to survive this book. Please please please please let it not be Tyrion.


Well of course that's always a possibility, this is A Song of Ice and Fire! Every chapter someone could die, at one point when I was reading the second book I was quite convinced he was going to kill absolutely every character and end the series with all new ones! :D

We really need a "finished the book" thread to discuss some of this crazy shit that's gone down! I'm a few pages from the end now.
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Postby Spicelon » 03 Aug 2011 19:25

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Spicelon wrote:Okay, I'm at 56% now, and I hate you all. I have resigned myself to the possibility that a major character, perhaps a crowd favorite, is not going to survive this book. Please please please please let it not be Tyrion.


Well of course that's always a possibility, this is A Song of Ice and Fire! Every chapter someone could die, at one point when I was reading the second book I was quite convinced he was going to kill absolutely every character and end the series with all new ones! :D

We really need a "finished the book" thread to discuss some of this crazy shit that's gone down! I'm a few pages from the end now.


I guess I was hoping it was like avoiding the plague or something. If you can survive the first two books, chances are you can make it through to the end.

There are so few Starks left that I'm really pulling for Jon and Arya...even Sansa. Rickon is kind of an afterthought now, and I'm pretty sure I know what Bran's fate is.

As to the other characters we've had around for a while, Tyrion is by far my favorite. And to be honest, I wouldn't cry too much if Dany died. Or Cerse. Or Jaime.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Aug 2011 19:34

Arya and Tyrion are my favs too, Tyrion pulled into the lead now, but I'm confident Arya will be stepping it up.
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Postby Spicelon » 04 Aug 2011 12:47

Just hit my first Arya chapter. YAY!!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 04 Aug 2011 13:18

Spicelon wrote:Just hit my first Arya chapter. YAY!!


I liked that answer, because I was pretty freaked out where she was left off before!
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Postby Spicelon » 04 Aug 2011 15:22

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Spicelon wrote:Just hit my first Arya chapter. YAY!!


I liked that answer, because I was pretty freaked out where she was left off before!


I think Mandy said something earlier about this, but I'm about 60% in to the book and I'm just now getting to the new parts that don't overlap with AFFC. Woo hoo!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 04 Aug 2011 16:04

I'm really looking forward to the next books, because I felt like books 4 and 5 were basically more set-up and such, don't get me wrong, stuff happens, but not on the same scale as the first 3 books at all, especially 2 and 3.
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Postby Omphalos » 04 Aug 2011 16:12

Gee, hope he doesn't die before writing the next book. :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 04 Aug 2011 16:17

Omphalos wrote:Gee, hope he doesn't die before writing the next book. :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:


He said in an interview that he's got a couple people filled in on the outline of how the story ends and what happens to all the major characters... not a great system, kinda wish he'd write it down... in the form of books. :wink:
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Postby Spicelon » 04 Aug 2011 16:21

Omphalos wrote:Gee, hope he doesn't die before writing the next book. :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:


Yeah, he better not Jordan it all up. That would suck.
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Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

Postby Ampoliros » 04 Aug 2011 16:33

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Gee, hope he doesn't die before writing the next book. :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:


He said in an interview that he's got a couple people filled in on the outline of how the story ends and what happens to all the major characters... not a great system, kinda wish he'd write it down... in the form of books. :wink:



I thought I had read somewhere that he absolutely didn't want anyone else writing in the universe, but that might have just been about fan-fic.

C'mon, give us more about the Doom of Valyria!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 04 Aug 2011 16:45

Ampoliros wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Gee, hope he doesn't die before writing the next book. :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:


He said in an interview that he's got a couple people filled in on the outline of how the story ends and what happens to all the major characters... not a great system, kinda wish he'd write it down... in the form of books. :wink:



I thought I had read somewhere that he absolutely didn't want anyone else writing in the universe, but that might have just been about fan-fic.

C'mon, give us more about the Doom of Valyria!


He may have just been making a joke in the interview I read.
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Postby SadisticCynic » 04 Aug 2011 17:51

Actually, if he dies before finishing, I'd much rather it was left as it is than someone else attempt to finish it. The way of the knife.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 04 Aug 2011 18:24

SadisticCynic wrote:Actually, if he dies before finishing, I'd much rather it was left as it is than someone else attempt to finish it. The way of the knife.


The idea for me would be left as is, nobody "finishing" it, however, full release of all relevant notes.
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Postby Mandy » 04 Aug 2011 18:42

Spicelon wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Gee, hope he doesn't die before writing the next book. :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:


Yeah, he better not Jordan it all up. That would suck.



I hope he doesn't Jordan it all up BEFORE he dies. I'll be pissed if Arya ever starts tugging her braids.
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