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09 March 2015 @ 03:04 pm
I am a Queen, not a butcher.  

Despite my feelings about the show, the trailers continue to make it far more appealing. Kudos to the editing, the music, the focusing of Dany and the dragons. It entices me more than what will probably come out from the season itself.

I will admit to being mildly curious as what they're intending on doing with certain storylines since they're going ahead of the books (not that it means much considering the choices they've made previously with other things). Honestly, I'm more curious about Dany's storyline with her meeting up with Tyrion (which hasn't happened yet), what will happen with Jorah (most speculate he will die) and what will be included from A Dance With Dragons, and whether she will be riding Drogon by the end of the season or not. He has grown much bigger, almost Smaug-size. I'm just hoping they don't include Aegon. If they're not including major players like Lady Stoneheart or Arianne Martell into the show they shouldn't include him, either, otherwise I'm going to be even more bitterly pissed.
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philstar22: GOT: Dany brings dragonphilstar22 on March 9th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly over this show, except Dany. I love her always and forever, and Emilia has become Dany for me. Maybe I'll just watch her scenes this season.

They do know how to do awesome trailers.
Renée: Daenerys. Not a queen; a khaleesi.rogueslayer452 on March 9th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm planning on doing, as well. Most of her arc is featured on YouTube anyway, so no doubt someone will be upload all her scenes from this season.
Julie: GoT ★ birthrightragnarok_08 on March 10th, 2015 01:05 am (UTC)
I'm definitely intrigued of what Dany's storyline as well.
Renée: GOT. Daenerys.rogueslayer452 on March 10th, 2015 06:12 am (UTC)
I know the Meereen storyline wasn't everyone's favorite one, so it makes me wonder how they'll be moving that along from the books.
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Just a worm- Labyrinthjediknightmuse on March 10th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
Dany, Arya and Tyrion are the main characters that I'm really interested in, though Brienne is pretty bad ass, I'm not hating Jaime (minus the thing with his sister. He needs to stop doing that thing and I think I can like him a bit more), and I do like Jon. I just find stuff with the Wall to be kind of boring because it kind of drags out. Also Gendry. Need him back in my life.

I'm saying all of this as someone who still hasn't finished reading the books. >.> I need to get on that.
Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on March 12th, 2015 04:59 am (UTC)
minus the thing with his sister. He needs to stop doing that thing and I think I can like him a bit more

After the whole controversy surrounding the altar sex scene, I'm just not here for any of that nonsense. They're having Jaime be in Dorne this season, so I'm not entirely sure what is going to happen with him. I would much prefer they have him and Brienne together again.

Also Gendry. Need him back in my life.

He's probably still rowing, at this point. lol But it's true that he needs to come back. I'm saddened that they basically wasted his character like that.
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Soccer droid- episode 7jediknightmuse on March 12th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
See, I haven't gotten to that point in the book yet (I haven't even met Cersei in the first book, 'cause I stopped reading it in favor of another book that I still haven't finished) so I don't really know what the controversy was (other than it was basically rape because she told him no? That's the general gist that I've gotten from it). Is that part in the book or is it another thing that they added into it?

I actually want Jaime and Brienne to be together again, too.

Haha, he probably is. :( I hope we get to see more of him sooner rather than later.
Renée: Daenerys. 100% Done.rogueslayer452 on March 12th, 2015 04:47 pm (UTC)
Is that part in the book or is it another thing that they added into it?

It was in the book, it's just the way they filmed/interpreted it that caused the outrage from fans. The show did change Jaime's timeline since in the books he didn't return to King's Landing until after Joffrey's death, so the altar scene was supposed to be their reunion. The only thing disturbing from the scene was how they were having sex right next to the body of their recently deceased son. And then came the controversy with how that scene was interpreted by the director/writers and the failing of being on the same page as what rape actually means, and then the whole argument about the books being about "unreliable narrator" because it was from Jaime's POV instead of Cersei's, even though Cersei's only protests were because of the location and anyone could walk in and see them, etc.

Basically, the whole thing was a mess. :/

The show has changed things from what was read as consensual in the books to flat out rape, see: Dany/Drogo's wedding night.

Edited at 2015-03-12 04:48 pm (UTC)
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Can't take the sky- Fireflyjediknightmuse on March 13th, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
:| Ah, okay. Them having sex near Joffrey's body is pretty disturbing. I don't get why the writers would think that's okay, especially with the whole rape thing.

:| I haven't gotten to the actual wedding night for Dany and Drogo I don't think. I know I got to the part where her brother is super creepy with her, and...I don't remember what else because it's been a while since I was reading the book. I really, really need to get back into reading it. I just need to finish this other book first 'cause it's the third book in a trilogy and I've had it since...September or October and still haven't finished reading it.
Pattywoodycakes on March 10th, 2015 05:58 am (UTC)
i saw the featurette on how they make this series and so much work goes into it. though i'm mostly interested in the lannisters, natalie dormer and michael huisman, i'll prolly still stick around because of the crazy production value.
Renée: House Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on March 14th, 2015 06:25 am (UTC)
The fact that they film at so many different locations is impressive, and it's also astounding that so many of the cast have hardly even had scenes together because of that fact (due to their characters never meeting), and the only time they ever see each other is at photoshoots and events.

But production value doesn't equal good storytelling, unfortunately. As much as the hard work goes into making such shows like this, it does take its toll down the line.
Pattywoodycakes on March 23rd, 2015 01:33 pm (UTC)
i just read on vanity fair that the series finale of the TV series will SPOIL the books ending which is a little unfair to long time readers, i feel but if George R. R. Martin is on board, i guess i'm not one to judge.
Renée: House Stark. Winter is Comingrogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
I'm also hearing that HBO wants more seasons beyond that, which I'm like, lol.

In truth, I'm unsure how I feel about them spoiling the books. We knew they were going to be caught up regardless, and the show has basically been doing their own thing for a while, so if they were spoiling things it wouldn't be how it appears in the books themselves. But they would still be spoiling things which ruins the fun of book fans.

It's the kind of trouble with these kinds of ongoing book series that have show deals, they'll run into the problem with them eventually catching up. With shows that are made from books they usually go their own direction after a while (Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, etc.), and I'm okay with. But when you're still somewhat following canon events it makes things a bit difficult when it comes to that point of spoiling the rest of the books.

(Of course, if GRRM had been smarter he would've planned this much better by releasing the books earlier so this doesn't happen so it would be closer together, kinda like with JKR and the Harry Potter movies, so idk)
Pattywoodycakes on March 24th, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC)
hahaaha. I wish GRRM wrote faster but it ain't happening. oh the fandom problems hehe
Lauren: John & Sherlockeowyn on March 10th, 2015 09:34 am (UTC)
I'm mostly okay with changes from the books ... it's nice to be surprised, you know? But I'm totally confused about the omittance of Arianne Martell, especially when GRRM has said she is an important player later on....
Renée: House Martell.rogueslayer452 on March 11th, 2015 11:24 am (UTC)
I am more lenient when it comes to adaptions knowing how impossible it is to include everything in such a different medium, especially with something as monstrous as the world of ASOIAF in such a limited amount of episodes and seasons. I'm not opposed to them deviating from the source material in order to make it work for a television audience. However, my disappointment is less about that surprise factor and more about how the material is being presented. Never mind that I have issues with D&D and their decisions regarding the show.

But I'm totally confused about the omittance of Arianne Martell, especially when GRRM has said she is an important player later on....

Exactly, and it's not like they're taking out that storyline altogether. They still have her storyline, they're just giving it to someone else, which misses the entire point of Arianne's role in the story and the importance of a woman being heir to Dorne.

It's really confusing because the show has killed off characters who never died in the books, some who will eventually have bigger roles in future books, or have completely neglected major characters altogether. I know GRRM has mentioned that the "show is the show, and the books are the books", but I think it's rather flimsy of D&D to make these decisions with no real thought put into it. True, there are so many characters on the show, but I would rather have these characters still be part of it than endless prostitute/rape/exploitation scenes that serve no purpose to the plot.

Edited at 2015-03-11 11:28 am (UTC)
verdande_miverdande_mi on March 10th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
The trailer is indeed good and it doea make me more excited than I have been.

By now I kind of have my wishes set on the season ending with Dany riding off on Drogon. I just imgaine that scene as truly epic and I hope to see it at some point.

I'm curious too, to see how they tell the story with what they add and what they don't include...I'm not sold yet it will be good.
Renée: Daenerys. Mother of dragons.rogueslayer452 on March 11th, 2015 11:30 am (UTC)
I'm nervous though because I know when it comes to this show having high expectations on what they can deliver will often end in disappointment. Although, Dany and her dragons are highly popular amongst show viewers, so they will want to make sure that the audience gets their due when it comes to those scenes. So, I'm crossing my fingers that if that scene happens this season it will be absolutely epic.
dhampyresadhampyresa on March 10th, 2015 11:18 pm (UTC)
They make good trailers, I'll give them that. I'll be watching, but it won't be a priority. Season 4 soured me on the show a lot.
Renée: House Martell.rogueslayer452 on March 11th, 2015 11:08 am (UTC)
Selective scenes and the trailers are the only thing they got going for them, at this point. It sucks because I recall there being a lot more excitement for the show when it first started out, but that enthusiasm has since dwindled away. I think last season really did it in with some people.
redbrunjaredbrunja on March 13th, 2015 08:55 am (UTC)
I also bailed on Game of Thrones at least a season back, but this looks really intriguing.