Amph A Song of Ice and Fire Discussion Thread (New Winds of Winter Chapter online)

Discussion in 'Community' started by -RebelScum-, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Ciaran Hinds as Mance. This makes me so happy. The only actor who I could possibly have preferred for the role was James Purefoy, a.k.a. Marcus Antonius.
  2. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    I think Ciaran Hinds is a great actor, but I can't say I can picture him as Mance right now.
  3. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    I hope they give Purefoy some sort of role in this at some point. Dude is excellent.
  4. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    Purefoy should have been the Blackfish, imo.
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  5. jediknightleia Force Ghost

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    I have no clue who Ciaran Hinds is but thats not how I pictured Mance.
  6. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    He played Gaius Iulius Caesar on Rome. He was a phenomenal Caesar, so I trust him to pull it off.
  7. MCSquared Jedi Youngling

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    I hope they slow the TV Series down a bit. After reading the books, things just move along too quickly to get inside the character's heads.
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    I don't like Hinds as Rayder.


    Misa ab iPhono meo.
  9. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I don't think I have any preference to the look of Mance, to me it will be more important how he plays the role.
  10. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Blackfish! *flails* With the absence of the Tullys thus far, I am SO stoked for Edmure and Blackfish!

    It's probably shallow, but I pictured somebody younger and more handsome...haha.



    And how he sings and plays the lute! (Or whatever it is that he plays!)
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  11. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    I pictured him as David Thewlis.
  12. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    At first I pictured him quite young, but as the I read on my image of him got older and more worn. I still don't have any specific picture of him, but he should definitely look like he has lived a few decades on the other side of the wall.
  13. JackG Force Ghost

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    I think Hines is the age I imagined Mance so I think he'll be good.
    Considering Hoster is already dead these are the only new Tullys this season. Damn it, as soon as I see Riverrun I'll be happy!
  14. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    I'm really sad we've missed Hoster. Lots of intriguing stuff there, but I can see why it's cut.

    (sort of)
  15. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    I don't mind his age, but he reallly hugely disappointed me in Rome. I actually thought he made a lousy Caesar.
  16. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    GRRM apparently gave some new information on Aegon I's Conquest of Westeros at Worldcon: http://goodqueensansa.tumblr.com/post/30767836376/grrm-reading-at-worldcon

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  17. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    It is clear that James Purefoy was born to be the Viper.
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  18. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    Except that he'd need a tan. And a new accent.
  19. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    That's not an insurmountable problem, with a good makeup team and a talented actor.
  20. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    I'd like him as Oberryn Martell. He'd be great and to see him fight the Mountain...epic.
  21. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    ADWD (open)
    So, has anyone here ever heard of the Grand Northern Conspiracy? Any thoughts on it?
  22. JackG Force Ghost

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    I love all the theories on that site - I can lose hours reading some of them to.
    To this one: I'm not sure whether Manderly is acting alone, but I can't forget the murder of Walder. I just don't see Manderly ordering that. Certainly the North hates the Boltons and I can see Martin having this massive denouement wherein Rickkon arrives and most of the North secretly knows that Davos is going to get him, but it's unlikely. However Whoresbane, one of Bolton's "men" knows about White Harbour's great fleet, so there's that. Also once the rest of the North has their hostages in The Crossing freed the tide of the battle will turn. Without any leverage over the rest of the North Bolton and Ramsay are screwed. Un-Catelyn and her gang have been busy killing the Freys so perhaps they're ready to strike at the Frey seat.
    Really I just want Un-Cat to come out and **** **** up, and to have her revenge. Having her go to Winterfell again and/or know her kids are alive in the process would be cool to.

    (I realise that after writing this that I've mostly gone on a tangent :p)
  23. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    After having found that theory, I care more about Jon ending up as King in the North (hopefully) than L+R=J.
  24. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    A theory I AM fond of is Jaqen actually being Syrio. That would be awesome.
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  25. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Let's see... there's the theory that the bones of Old Nagga on Old Wyk are actually a petrified weirwood grove; the theory that Wyman Manderly cooked the missing Freys into pies,which were served at wedding at Winterfell; the twisted theory that the paste that Bran ate before his greenseeing initiation was actually Jojen; the theory that Ned and Robert jumped the gun on starting a rebellion, and that Rickard Stark, Jon Arryn, Hoster Tully, and Robert's father had been planning to force Aerys to abdicate in favor of Rhaegar and force Rhaegar to sign a Westerosi version of the Magna Carta; and then of course there's Jon being Azor Ahai. His final scene in ADWD fulfills the "born amidst salt and smoke, under a bleeding star", and Mel keeps seeing "Snow" whenever she asks R'hllor for a vision of AA. But Grand Northern Conspiracy is the theory that I'm most fond of.

    I've always preferred Syrio having actually died in book 1, if simply because it's a heroic sacrifice. Jaqen is the alchemist who kills Pate, though.