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looked it up, since season 2 started and all the complaining about spoilers etc

i have made ONE fucking post referring to the books
http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/sho...postcount=1826

AND it wasnt giving away shit, it was discussing what had ALREADY HAPPENED IN THE SHOW.

so quit with the blaming me for doing all this shit. im just argueing it because i like reading the comparisons, i havent read the ASOS in ages and its a good reminder of stuff that happens. and the differences are what excites me!
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fair enough, this season you've spoliered well.

the whole point to this issue is that this thread turns into a big book discussion thanks to 3 or 4 of you.
we know its a book first, tv show second that is why there are 2 seperate threads, you dont need to discuss how "something was done differently in the book", or "that episode missed the part where x happened in the book".
its not even about the spoilers. the grass roots of this thread is about the tv show, but its just becomes the 'book comparison circle jerk thread' the odd book refernece here and there is certainly not an issue, but it always esclates into more.

i know its annoying, none of us want to sound like whingers, but if simple consideration had been followed the whole time, it would never have detered people from this thread in the first place

im also not having a go at you or anyone specifically, and i really dont want to be seen as just trying to get my way. im just annoyed too that each time i open this thread theres pretty much no posts i can read cause someone's made a book reference that will ruin the story, so i end up looking at a bunch of avatars and several spolier bars and leaving again


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I moved about 50 posts to the book thread last night from here Jrod, not all yours but 50 none the less.

The amount of posts that have not been spoiler tagged is high and there are but a few recurring posters who just either don't care or are constantly careless.
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Jarrad last season you posted a spoiler without spoiler tags where you made it very obvious that:

Major Season 1 spoiler:
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Ned Stark dies


Then when everyone told you to spoiler the comment you claimed you couldn't understand why you had too.

Ok you've done a better job this season but seriously you are one of the last people that should be complaining that people are wanting a no book spoiler policy.
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question. (bear in mind i still haven't seen eps 4 & 5 yet)
Gendry is in fact one of
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roberts bastard sons, correct?


hence the witchhunt

hes not the
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only legitmate child of Cersei and Robert is he?, and therefore rightful heir to the throne?

im confused with him
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Yes to the first one. then he leaves Gondor with Frodo and stars in Skins.

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ok, good i thought he may have been disowned at birth and told his mother had died, because Cersei wanted Lannister blood to reign.

lucky he fancied his teacher and took lots of drugs
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question. (bear in mind i still haven't seen eps 4 & 5 yet)
Gendry is in fact one of

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roberts bastard sons, correct?


hence the witchhunt

yes, this was revealed in s1

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hes not the

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im confused with him

they have no legitimate children together

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i just think a bit of book discussion is fine if spoilered correctly, just get people to not go overboard instead of exiling it elsewhere
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yeah couldn't remember if that was revealed. i struggled putting the pieces together with him
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yeah couldn't remember if that was revealed. i struggled putting the pieces together with him

season 1

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After Ned meets with him the first time at the smith, he comments to Jory that he has found Robert's bastard son.
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i just think a bit of book discussion is fine if spoilered correctly, just get people to not go overboard instead of exiling it elsewhere

No, it's not, so shut up about it please. First of all you ruin the thread with your non-spoilered blatherings, now you're ruining it with non-stop bullshit about spoilering book discussions.
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yeah couldn't remember if that was revealed. i struggled putting the pieces together with him

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he's not the product of Cersei and Robert, but given he's one of Robert's bastards, he has a better claim to the throne than Joffrey.
I'm waiting for him to engage in some epic sword/axe play
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oh hai guise

so absolutely NO book talk in spoilers if specifically mentioning which book it's from?
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Jesus just fuck off with the book crying.
FFS.

I'm guessing you are asking that question to catch someone else out in a round about way?

Book talk was fine but then you wanks started discussing major book plots which could and did ruin it for those people who didnt read the books. Take your fanboy book rage to the book thread, if you actually own a pair of eyes you can read further back and see that book discussion in relation to already aired/revealed plot lines is ok.

Just don't go over board with the circle jerking one uping each other on who knows the most about the books.

I don't know what is actually worse, the book talk or the fucking crying about getting in trouble for it.
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season 1

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After Ned meets with him the first time at the smith, he comments to Jory that he has found Robert's bastard son.

season 1 or maybe s02e01?
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they showed them torturing the blacksmith during one of the bastard killing scenes and he said the boy had a helm with horns, then it went straight to a scene with gendry holding his helm



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No, it's not, so shut up about it please. First of all you ruin the thread with your non-spoilered blatherings, now you're ruining it with non-stop bullshit about spoilering book discussions.

you obviously missed the part where i showed that i hadnt done shit.
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and with the book talk, im actually finding people whinging about posts that are spoilered the most annoying. i swear its only franko thats fucked up a couple times and we have 5 people in here making alot of noise about it
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Shut up J-rod. Just shut up.
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Hey guys, how much creatine should I be taking? And should I cycle it?
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Came in here to say how much that last episode rocked but woah, fuck this thread I'm putting my head back down.
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B$ - can we please make it a bannable offence from now for any discussion unrelated to the show?
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so to clarify...

we can discuss books if it's happened in the tv series... does that include or not include us describing things from said scenes that didn't appear in the tv show???? i just don't wanna spend another 24 hours on the sidelines
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So anyway re the book...

Spoiler:
the main guy ends up getting rhabdo
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Can we chuck JROD in a time out? He's ruining the thread, and my life. Thanks.
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Right – way too many offtopic posts. Nicko infractions will be issued and reissued ‘for the time being’, with bans not far behind for serial offenders.

Book discussion and book/tv comparison discussion, is to occur in the Ice and Fire book thread ONLY. End of discussion. Why?
It has been proven time and time again that some posters just can’t help but ruin/spoil it for the regulars and majority and as well discouraging many others discussing and even looking in this thread of such an amazing show, which I consider a shame.

This is a community dudes, be considerate and don’t throw out personal insults. And as always, use the report a post function to bring things to my/Silva’s attention please.
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What about casting rumours?

I noticed today that casting for season three has begun. Provided the conversation remains spoiler free (perhaps a stretch), can we post something like "Sean Bean has been/is rumoured to be cast as Ned Stark"?
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on a lighter but sadder note, episode 5 has just passed, already halfway through, and the inevitable 9+ month wait is drawing closer again.

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What I don’t think is attractive, is a thread filled with only spoilers. We have to be able to talk freely but use common sense. ITM doesn’t tolerate posting about illegal downloading, but let’s be honest here – majority of posters in E&A acquire viewing of TV shows through these means. If someone is up to date with the latest episode, awesome, who would wanna wait? But there Has to be consideration of those who aren’t or don’t have the capacity, or free2air etc. Why should they be excluded?

@Nickko - There can be talk of casting (in this example) without the need of spoilers but again, common sense has to apply. You don’t wanna say Sean Bean is cast as Boromir “which is exciting because I can’t wait for him to xxx xxxx because XX!!” So in that example The casting bit is fine, but spoiling the context of his casting, storyline isn’t.
Of course if you were to imply Sean Bean
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Was returning for season 3, holy ****, major spoiler territory there due to what happened in season 1, obviously


I’m not gonna pretend to be a spoilers expert, but common sense has to be applied.

Back to it now

Chharge - couldn't agree more!! HBO eps ate perfect at 12 per season but jeebus I just want mooooar!!
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I can understand the budget constraints and my hat is off to HBO for delivering such a high quality product, but my only gripe is that they aren't able to flesh out the characters as much due to the shorter seasons.

It's almost like the characters are a vehicle for progressing the story, rather than the subject of the story itself.
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hopefully season 2 gets enough traction to warrant a evenly slightly longer season 3, even if by just the standard 2 extra episodes.

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Negative.

Season three has already been confirmed as 10 eps. Although given it will only be covering roughly half of A Storm of Swords, hopefully the pacing can be a little slower.
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Is this show even on TV in Australia?
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Negative.

Season three has already been confirmed as 10 eps. Although given it will only be covering roughly half of A Storm of Swords, hopefully the pacing can be a little slower.

you couldnt just leave it as a fantasy could you? had to RUIN IT.

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Is this show even on TV in Australia?

Yeah Fox has it, about a week and a half behind when we get it from... yeah you know.

my Dad talks about it with me in delay mode.

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last ep was fkn awesome
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jaqen was great! loved arya's death stare at tywin when she said "anyone can be killed". (cant reference to book here so i'll have to duplicate this post ). ahh borked system anyway, loved the ep, its building up!
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^ i concur... some parts i've found are slow and less engaging then the first season but it's starting to ramp up
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I was thinking of that exact same scene too. Except forgot what movie it was from... Now I wish I didn't know. Memories flooding back of Paul Walker trying to act... AUGH MAKE IT STOP.
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Book:
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so apparently theyve been getting much more viewers than season 1. hopefully season 3's budget gets ramped up again!
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Fark, 4 million an episode is a sweet number for a cable channel.
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dude, they obviously marketed this fucking well! crazy.

surely that means bigger season 3 budget!
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Now just imagine what they could do in terms of budget if they were charging us $0.50c each episode to obtain it from a legitimate source rather than missing out on the income entirely.
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