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01-07-2016 11:57 AM
HoorayBeer
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Almost 2 months with an HBO Password and the only things I have watched so far


How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Amy Schumer Live At The Apollo
Muppets Christmas Carol
Ja'mie: Private School Girl
Birdman

Maybe will get around to Game Of Thrones next week
11-30-2015 08:46 AM
chico
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I just borrowed my parents HBO password. Should I watch this or How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
Watch this.
11-30-2015 08:45 AM
HoorayBeer
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I just borrowed my parents HBO password. Should I watch this or How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
11-06-2015 03:59 PM
Droog
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

So I'm currently reading A Feast for Crows and the 'Broken Man' speech has hit me in the feels.

 
"Ser? My lady?" said Podrick. "Is a broken man an outlaw?"

"More or less," Brienne answered.

Septon Meribald disagreed. "More less than more. There are many sorts of outlaws, just as there are many sorts of birds. A sandpiper and a sea eagle both have wings, but they are not the same. The singers love to sing of good men forced to go outside the law to fight some wicked lord, but most outlaws are more like this ravening Hound than they are the lightning lord. They are evil men, driven by greed, soured by malice, despising the gods and caring only for themselves. Broken men are more deserving of our pity, though they may be just as dangerous. Almost all are common-born, simple folk who had never been more than a mile from the house where they were born until the day some lord came round to take them off to war. Poorly shod and poorly clad, they march away beneath his banners, ofttimes with no better arms than a sickle or a sharpened hoe, or a maul they made themselves by lashing a stone to a stick with strips of hide. Brothers march with brothers, sons with fathers, friends with friends. They've heard the songs and stories, so they go off with eager hearts, dreaming of the wonders they will see, of the wealth and glory they will win. War seems a fine adventure, the greatest most of them will ever know.

"Then they get a taste of battle.

"For some, that one taste is enough to break them. Others go on for years, until they lose count of all the battles they have fought in, but even a man who has survived a hundred fights can break in his hundred-and-first. Brothers watch their brothers die, fathers lose their sons, friends see their friends trying to hold their entrails in after they've been gutted by an axe.

"They see the lord who led them there cut down, and some other lord shouts that they are his now. They take a wound, and when that's still half-healed they take another. There is never enough to eat, their shoes fall to pieces from the marching, their clothes are torn and rotting, and half of them are shitting in their breeches from drinking bad water.

"If they want new boots or a warmer cloak or maybe a rusted iron halfhelm, they need to take them from a corpse, and before long they are stealing from the living too, from the smallfolk whose lands they're fighting in, men very like the men they used to be. They slaughter their sheep and steal their chickens, and from there it's just a short step to carrying off their daughters too. And one day they look around and realize all their friends and kin are gone, that they are fighting beside strangers beneath a banner that they hardly recognize. They don't know where they are or how to get back home and the lord they're fighting for does not know their names, yet here he comes, shouting for them to form up, to make a line with their spears and scythes and sharpened hoes, to stand their ground. And the knights come down on them, faceless men clad all in steel, and the iron thunder of their charge seems to fill the world . . .

"And the man breaks.

"He turns and runs, or crawls off afterward over the corpses of the slain, or steals away in the black of night, and he finds someplace to hide. All thought of home is gone by then, and kings and lords and gods mean less to him than a haunch of spoiled meat that will let him live another day, or a skin of bad wine that might drown his fear for a few hours. The broken man lives from day to day, from meal to meal, more beast than man. Lady Brienne is not wrong. In times like these, the traveler must beware of broken men, and fear them . . . but he should pity them as well."

When Meribald was finished a profound silence fell upon their little band. Brienne could hear the wind rustling through a clump of pussywillows, and farther off the faint cry of a loon. She could hear Dog panting softly as he loped along beside the septon and his donkey, tongue lolling from his mouth. The quiet stretched and stretched, until finally she said, "How old were you when they marched you off to war?"

"Why, no older than your boy," Meribald replied. "Too young for such, in truth, but my brothers were all going, and I would not be left behind. Willam said I could be his squire, though Will was no knight, only a potboy armed with a kitchen knife he'd stolen from the inn. He died upon the Stepstones, and never struck a blow. It was fever did for him, and for my brother Robin. Owen died from a mace that split his head apart, and his friend Jon Pox was hanged for ****."

"The War of the Ninepenny Kings?" asked Hyle Hunt.

"So they called it, though I never saw a king, nor earned a penny. It was a war, though. That it was."


Cut from the show

Edit: There's now a possibility that this could be included in season 6 – fingers crossed.
08-03-2015 01:28 PM
Roger the Dodger
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

GRRM likely to finish book by October !!!

07-20-2015 09:40 PM
chico
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Jon Snow - what will happen?

06-22-2015 10:18 PM
Rychu
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06-22-2015 11:55 AM
Rychu
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06-18-2015 05:21 PM
Mr.Black
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SPOILER ALERT!

06-18-2015 05:07 PM
Rychu
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"We must do our duty, no? Great or small, we must do our duty."

06-18-2015 03:08 AM
chico
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But that is the very point - the parts of the show that were most similar to the books tended to be the best parts, whereas this season, which is the one diverging most from the books up until now, has been poorer. The showwriters have proven that they need good source material to write a good show and now that there is no source material left, that is worrying.
Talking about source material:

06-17-2015 10:22 PM
wildemu
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But we should be honest and say that the material of the last two books hasn't been stellar, and I would consider them pretty difficult to adapt on to screen. I can only think of a handful of events that would make for exciting television: atonement, jon's death, lady stoneheart, and mereen pit. Still can't believe stoneheart isn't in the show as she would be perfect fan material. GRRM introduced a lot of characters like victarion and quentyn that just went nowhere, hard to to make time for them.

Both parties are at fault, and hopefully GRRM will up his game for the next book.
06-17-2015 10:10 PM
Rychu
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But that is the very point - the parts of the show that were most similar to the books tended to be the best parts, whereas this season, which is the one diverging most from the books up until now, has been poorer. The showwriters have proven that they need good source material to write a good show and now that there is no source material left, that is worrying.
I agree.
06-17-2015 08:34 PM
Trollicki
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Wait, what? I haven't read the books too, and I didn't like this season. What is so weird about that?

1&3 were much much better, 2&4 were much better. If you don't agree, fine, but don't be such fanboys.
But that is the very point - the parts of the show that were most similar to the books tended to be the best parts, whereas this season, which is the one diverging most from the books up until now, has been poorer. The showwriters have proven that they need good source material to write a good show and now that there is no source material left, that is worrying.
06-17-2015 05:27 PM
Rychu
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

I totally loled at this.

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