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#1741 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:27 PM

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#1742 BobPhelan

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 05:32 PM

The time irregularities are definitely nitpicking. Doesn't effect my enjoyment of the episodes. Just something that makes me go 'wait a second..'.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:49 PM

It's dragons and undead zombies

It's ok with me if they travel quickly although it would be better if it were explained

You're welcome....explanation complete.

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:41 PM

So do we think that Dawn was the sword that was next to Lyanna's bed?



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 04:02 PM

Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter series) was just cast for a "significant" role in Season 7.

 

Any guesses who he may be playing? Mr. Howland Reed perhaps?



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:24 PM

Sounds about right. Good call.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:29 PM

Sounds about right. Good call.

Possibly archmaester Marwyn too
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:38 AM

http://www.marieclai...r-release-date/

 

French Amazon leaked a release date.  Huge, if true.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:39 AM

Fuck it. More into the show.

Shouldn't have taken him 6 years.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:33 AM

That may also be a contributing factor to pushing next season to the winter.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:51 PM

Oh my god

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:57 PM

I heard somewhere that they've done this before, and not been even remotely close to correct.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:41 PM

I'm taking the week off whenever the release date is official.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

http://www.latimes.c...0111-story.html

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah...



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

http://www.tor.com/2...ishing-process/

 

This is a very long read, but kind of interesting.  It covers the process of what it takes from a book being "done" to the book being in stores.  Most books take 9-12 months for this to happen, but ASOIAF has a 3 month turnaround.

 

For comparisons sake, Brandon Sanderson just finished his manuscript for book 3 of The Stormlight Archive "Oathbreaker" at the end of 2016 and that book won't be released until November.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:19 AM

For comparisons sake, Brandon Sanderson just finished his manuscript for book 3 of The Stormlight Archive "Oathbreaker" at the end of 2016 and that book won't be released until November.

 

Sweet.  I'm 1/3 of the way through re-reading the second one.  Should be finished by about November!



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:41 AM

http://www.tor.com/2...ishing-process/

 

This is a very long read, but kind of interesting.  It covers the process of what it takes from a book being "done" to the book being in stores.  Most books take 9-12 months for this to happen, but ASOIAF has a 3 month turnaround.

 

For comparisons sake, Brandon Sanderson just finished his manuscript for book 3 of The Stormlight Archive "Oathbreaker" at the end of 2016 and that book won't be released until November.

 

Yeah but he has a couple different series going on at the same time too. At least 3 I think. Sanderson I mean, and I know at least one of those other series is due to have a new one come out before then, so it could be an issue of spacing out releases. I know a lot of the indy authors on Amazon do the same thing. Bring out the 4th book in this series now, in 3 months book 2 in this series, and 3 months later here comes book 5 in this series. Might have something to do with a release schedule agreed on before hand with his.

 

Martin is just stagnating.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:48 AM

Yeah but he has a couple different series going on at the same time too. At least 3 I think. Sanderson I mean, and I know at least one of those other series is due to have a new one come out before then, so it could be an issue of spacing out releases. I know a lot of the indy authors on Amazon do the same thing. Bring out the 4th book in this series now, in 3 months book 2 in this series, and 3 months later here comes book 5 in this series. Might have something to do with a release schedule agreed on before hand with his.

 

Martin is just stagnating.

He does have other series he's working on, but 2017 is largely in preparation for Oathbringer.

 

Here's his recap that goes into what he did in 2016 and what's on tap for 2017

 

http://brandonsander...sanderson-2016/



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:54 AM

He does have other series he's working on, but 2017 is largely in preparation for Oathbringer.

 

Here's his recap that goes into what he did in 2016 and what's on tap for 2017

 

http://brandonsander...sanderson-2016/

 

That's interesting. I knew he had 2 fantasy world series going, and I've been reading his superpower series. Seems like he's the anti-Martin and is just all over the place. Busy dude. I guess that's how it goes with writing though, gotta get it out while you can.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:02 AM

That's interesting. I knew he had 2 fantasy world series going, and I've been reading his superpower series. Seems like he's the anti-Martin and is just all over the place. Busy dude. I guess that's how it goes with writing though, gotta get it out while you can.

He also finished the last three Wheel of Time Books (800-900 pages a book) as if he doesn't do enough writing.   There's a collection of 10 youtube videos of this lecture he taught at BYU (A creative writing class).  The lectures were recorded last winter and put out this Summer. There's some interesting stuff in there.  As he covers a lot of what it takes to be a writer and what you should be doing with your writing, and what makes for a good idea.  His enthusiasm for the SciFi/Fantasy genre certainly comes through.  It was funny listening to some of them though because I found myself thinking "Martin could benefit from trying that" :mrgreen:

 

One other thing, that's kind of cool (ambitious) all of these various series he's working on are considered to be a part of the same universe (Cosmere) and they take place on various planets in that same universe.  There's a character Hoid (also known as Wit) that's popped up in most of his books.


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