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April 5th, 2014


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07:47 am
Let's see...

Busy work week; still going on. I'll be working the weekend, of course.

Last night we finished season three of Game of Thrones via Netflix disc. Now to wait another year...

Oh, yeah, and I like it very much. I've read all the books so far published, and the prequel short stories as well, so I have a fair idea what to expect. I just want to actually SEE it.

Due to the relative lack of available time, I didn't read all that much, as previous posts will indicate. I did get another comic done (yes, only one. Really, time is at a premium...) called Fairest #17, one of the Fables spin-offs, and I'm still way behind in it. The story was fine, and I will be continuing them, possibly as early as today. We'll see.

And the beat goes on!

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From:mycroftca
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
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A worthy option!
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From:parawhore0304
Date:April 5th, 2014 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I love game of thrones. Are the books equally as good ?
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
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Honestly, I haven't watched any of the special features...
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From:parawhore0304
Date:April 14th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Thats great. I think I'm going to start reading them this summer. Not sure if I should start from the beginning or just pick up where I am at in the show.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 14th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Start at the beginning. Seriously.

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From:parawhore0304
Date:April 16th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
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Will do :)
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 16th, 2014 05:32 am (UTC)
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Here's hoping you enjoy it all!
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
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Simply put, yes. Many would say, better.

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From:parawhore0304
Date:April 14th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. :)
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 14th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Indeed.
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From:venedotia
Date:April 6th, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
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The new season of Game of Thrones starts tomorrow!
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 6th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
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Yes...but...we don't get HBO...
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From:uvula_fr_b4
Date:April 6th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Don't know if this is bringing coal to Newcastle, but one of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals today (Sunday, 6 April) is for the first book in the seven-book series The Accursed Kings by French writer Maurice Druon; the Kindle edition of the first book, The Iron King, is $1.99 today only, and includes a one-paged intro by GRRM, who cites the series as a major influence on him in writing ASoIaF (and AGoT, natch). He said that the seventh book, Quand un Roi perd la France ("When a King Loses France"), wasn't translated into English until (presumably...) now.

The series starts in 1314, just at the point when the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, was burned to death, and continues through the reign of the French king John II (byname "the Good"), and the first twenty-odd years of the Hundred Years' War.

The BBC's News Magazine had a brief article about the series last Wednesday, 3 April.

I confess that I'd not heard of Druon or The Accursed Kings series (de Molay cursed the line of Philip IV, byname "the Fair," to the thirteenth generation) before; anything that GRRM cites as being a major influence on ASoIaF has got to be worth a look. In fairness, the series doesn't appear to be terribly well known in the Anglophone world, and even in France Druon's work has lapsed into semi-obscurity.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 7th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I'd heard that the books were expected soon, but I hadn't tried to find any. I can't wait to crack it open!
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