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Old 07-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #30876
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When not going slow is one of the major things going for the series, that's a problem.

I thought book 1 was pretty good, books 2 and 3 were really enjoyable, and find 4 and 5 almost completely forgettable. Martin sure seems to be suffering from a bad case of Robert Jordan-itis in terms of the direction the series is going.
Well Robert Jordan had a much worse issue with what he was dealing with, namely that everything needed to complete the story was way too ****ing much and needed to be covered in ridic detail.

Sanderson is amazing ofc.

I think people just naturally claim that multipart works get worse as they go on, whether it's true or not for various reasons. Whether it be Lost (which the best season was 5 IMO), GoT or other things. Sometimes it's accurate re: Matrix
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #30877
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The later GoT books only (or at least primarily) seem slow because we have to wait 5 years for each new one.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #30878
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well i think a lot of people just refuse to admit that things they liked might have gotten worse.
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The later GoT books only (or at least primarily) seem slow because we have to wait 5 years for each new one.
no it's primarily because he added 50 million pov characters that most people don't give a **** about.

Last edited by Phildo; 07-16-2012 at 03:50 PM. Reason: or you could say it's primarily because george rr martin likes money
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #30879
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SPOILER FOR FUTURE GOT BOOKS

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #30880
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God damnit...I want to discuss this but I've only just started the second book. I enjoyed the first about as much as I enjoyed Fellowship.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #30881
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no it's primarily because he added 50 million pov characters that most people don't give a **** about.
You wondered where all the white people came from at the start of the Wire S2 didn't you?

I mean I agree that I want more of the characters I've seen in the first 3 books, BUT that's majorly exacerbated by the waiting 5 years to find out what happens. He's nowhere near as recursive as Robert Jordan, for example, as Jordan released a book a year and the main characters progressed in real time as fast as they do in GoT.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #30882
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MORE POPULAR OPINIONS FROM DIDS:

I think (as a work of commercial fiction, which is not what LOTR is trying to be at all) that I prefer GoT to LOTR. Tolkien's great if you want to wander about in his world and listen to songs and soak in the back story of everything, as a story it's even more meandering and weirdly plotted imo.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #30883
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"not as bad as robert jordan" isn't much of an endorsement imo.

the wire and asoif are trying to do two completely different things. that's not a good analogy.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #30884
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"not as bad as robert jordan" isn't much of an endorsement imo.
fair.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #30885
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i took 2:1 dark knight rises makes > $2 billion in box office gross and 5:1 it finishes as the highest-grossing film of all time. 2.7 billion is a lot, but i'm confident this is free money
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #30886
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for people who complain that GoT s1 > GoT s2, please consider the show that got tediously dull by the end of s1, and then took a dive off a 5 meter springboard at the beginning of s2, proceeded to dig a tunnel into the sewage midway, poisoned our water tables at the end of s2, and then finally shook hands with China during its s2 christmas special.

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it is now an expensive pile of crap which is somehow still being heralded as a masterpiece. ****ing brits.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #30887
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i took 2:1 dark knight rises makes > $2 billion in box office gross and 5:1 it finishes as the highest-grossing film of all time. 2.7 billion is a lot, but i'm confident this is free money
it has no shot at avatar. the rest of the world doesn't seem to share america's affection for batman.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:06 PM   #30888
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that's because the rest of the world hates freedom
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #30889
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i took 2:1 dark knight rises makes > $2 billion in box office gross and 5:1 it finishes as the highest-grossing film of all time. 2.7 billion is a lot, but i'm confident this is free money
Riverman wouldn't make this bet
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #30890
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yes he would
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #30891
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it has no shot at avatar. the rest of the world doesn't seem to share america's affection for batman.
Saw TDK with a few friends for the first time on the day it premiered in Japan. Obviously it was a bonerfest for us, but the theater was only half full and the overall reaction was underwhelming.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #30892
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #30893
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im not sure if this is a good thing or not, but i was a role in the POG WW game thats running now
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #30894
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im not sure if this is a good thing or not, but i was a role in the POG WW game thats running now
You're PoG famous
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #30895
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #30896
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i find discussing super popular shows in ootv slightly less fun than slamming my dick in a car door.
+1, I wonder why...
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:38 PM   #30897
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just booked a vacation. i fly into Stockholm on 8/31 and out of Riga 9/9. I'll be in Stockholm for a few days....has anyone been there and can you recommend stuff for me to do?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #30898
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im not sure if this is a good thing or not, but i was a role in the POG WW game thats running now
Good role?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #30899
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Im sure its difficult to figure out the role
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #30900
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Im sure its difficult to figure out the role
A seer of some kind?
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