HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones - will this be just for nerds? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

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"Mostly tits with the occasional dragon" more like

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 March 2016 18:41 (one year ago) Permalink

that sounds like an adult version of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i've been rewatching s1 for some reason and this criticism of goole's

the nobility were hardly ever alone. they were surrounded by their relatives, their staff, their households. the show is underpopulated. everyone seems to be in transit or being abducted between one of like five places, wouldn't they just run into each other in the middle?

really is funny: there's a scene where sean bean and carcetti are walking in a vast garden containing not a single other living soul save the identically dressed attendants raking the gravel, about 50% of whom carcetti points out as spies for one or other of the three people who walk in the garden and scheme. it's like borges.

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

ha ha A contrast to Rome where there were always servants hanging around in the background even during the sex scenes

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 14 March 2016 19:00 (one year ago) Permalink

king robert's fatal hunting party is also literally four people: the king, his ineffectual squire, his gay brother who hates hunting, and an old guy

unrelatedly, boy do people in this show do that thing where they walk away from the other guy in the scene and the other guy asks a weighted question and the first guy stops walking while a shot of his unhappy face captures his smug, blurry interlocutor over the shoulder

anyway i expect i'll be all caught up by the end of this week

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Monday, 14 March 2016 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

otoh Literally every scene in a royal palace is characters scheming so if there were a bunch of servants hanging around the internet would be complaining about how dumb the characters were for talking in front of them and so unrealistic and totally took me out of it

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 14 March 2016 19:07 (one year ago) Permalink

not sure there's a better moment in s1 than when a conversation between carcetti and the eunuch (pretty sure this guy is the most reliable actor in the show btw) goes on and on and on with each line more pregnant with dramatic hostility than the one before it, until finally they get out of it by having renly bound in and yell WHAT ARE YOU TWO CONSPIRING ABOUT?

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Monday, 14 March 2016 19:10 (one year ago) Permalink

will doubtless return to this with my tail wagging eager for more punishment

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

this is a killer for charades btw

ogmor, Monday, 14 March 2016 19:13 (one year ago) Permalink

i've been rewatching s1 for some reason and this criticism of goole's

the nobility were hardly ever alone. they were surrounded by their relatives, their staff, their households. the show is underpopulated. everyone seems to be in transit or being abducted between one of like five places, wouldn't they just run into each other in the middle?

really is funny: there's a scene where sean bean and carcetti are walking in a vast garden containing not a single other living soul save the identically dressed attendants raking the gravel, about 50% of whom carcetti points out as spies for one or other of the three people who walk in the garden and scheme. it's like borges.

― denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Monday, March 14, 2016 2:57 PM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

yeah the sense of scale is really small, way less than what i expected based on reading the books. maybe my mental imaginarium has been too influenced by the LotR movies idk

, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 01:42 (one year ago) Permalink

in that respect (small scale) it's just myth ii: soulblighter, live action version

, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 01:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i was thinking of vivec: monumental architecture, six people

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 02:02 (one year ago) Permalink

man i'm nerding out all over the early part of this thread, i'd forgotten

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 02:03 (one year ago) Permalink

the worst small scale shit in GoT was Dorne, which is apparently not a kingdom but a resort in its off season with some sand dunes over a nearby hill.

nomar, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 02:50 (one year ago) Permalink

It's crazy to me that they set up a whole new unit in Spain to film...that

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 03:01 (one year ago) Permalink

GoT channeling borges gardens otm

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 March 2016 05:20 (one year ago) Permalink

in that respect (small scale) it's just myth ii: soulblighter, live action version

― 龜, Monday, March 14, 2016 9:52 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm not sure what you mean by this but the fact that you brought this game up again makes me happy.
I've always drawn connections between the game and the series as well but I'm not sure why the scale is relevant.

Evan, Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:18 (one year ago) Permalink

all the battles in game were pretty small (like less than 100 combatants)

, Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh, got you. Yeah, though comparisons can be made beyond just that aspect. I think we've discussed this months ago here.

Evan, Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what you mean by this but the fact that you brought this game up again makes me happy.

same --- i played a lot of online myth 2 in my freshman year of college. dorf riot uber alles

jason waterfalls (gbx), Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:20 (one year ago) Permalink

goole has colonized my reactions to this show to the extent that i'm now yelling HUMANIZING MONOLOGUE!! to nobody four times an episode. they make me happy tho because i think of how happy they must make the actors.

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:49 (one year ago) Permalink

xpost

I played online a little bit but was a bit overwhelmed by the veterans there. CTF was nuts. However, I loved downloading plugins off of http://tain.totalcodex.net/ and combining them in all sorts of ways in singleplayer. Even had fun online playing with civil war tagsets. Definitely one of my fav games.

Evan, Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i used to play the WWII one. throw yr nades!

, Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:59 (one year ago) Permalink

hehehe

http://www.colonizationfans.com/Images/screenshots/1/na-2.gif

goole, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:02 (one year ago) Permalink

yes i will watch s6.

goole, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes! Love it. Wonder if it still has a community. I think so, as The Tain looks like it's got some new content as far as I can tell.

xxpost

Evan, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

i used to play the WWII one. throw yr nades!

― 龜, Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:59 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh yah i loved this one

jason waterfalls (gbx), Thursday, 17 March 2016 19:24 (one year ago) Permalink

So weird that from this point forward the show and books will be telling different stories. But then:

"So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point .... People are going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show. They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show."

How the fuck do they know what Martin will or won't include in future unwritten books?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I imagine they're in contact with him enough to know the outlines of what he's going to do.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Sure, no doubt. But ... he's got hundreds, thousands of pages to write over the course of several years. There is no way the guy is going to stick to whatever script he has in mind and equally hard to believe he won't crib from theirs.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:31 (one year ago) Permalink

equally hard to believe he won't die of a heart attack before he finishes

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe George actually has all the books written and he just gets off on withholding them

Number None, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 23:33 (one year ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/mm1Y2OI.png

, Saturday, 26 March 2016 13:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Haha that's great.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 26 March 2016 13:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean maybe the show won't exactly spoil the books, but I find it hard to believe that the show will vary so greatly from the endgame of the books or answers to big questions like "who are Jon snow's parents?"

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Saturday, 26 March 2016 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

HBO jumping on the Talking Dead bandwagon by bringing in the Watch the Thrones podcast guys:

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/game-of-thrones-aftershow-bill-simmons-1201744931/

Gukbe, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 00:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought if UK had one surely America would too.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 17:40 (one year ago) Permalink

10k answers and no longer any spoiler issues; new season deserves a new thread, no?

ulysses, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

As I understand it the TV show will partly be ahead, but also partly behind?

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 18:42 (one year ago) Permalink

It's already that way I think

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Tuesday, 5 April 2016 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink


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