It's a Nice Day for A Red Wedding

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halfeclipse:

Pallindromemordnillap:

Azwrath:

Not read the books, don't click this. Seriously, DON'T CLICK THIS! YOU, HAVE, BEEN, WARNED! Watched the episode in question? STILL DON'T CLICK IT!

Azahul:

Imre Csete:

Ukomba:
That red wedding. It sure caught me by surprise when I read it.

But then, the end of the last book was even more surprising.

For the Watch!

I really hope GRRM finishes the books, unlike Robert Jordan.

While sad, Brandon Sanderson did a fine job of wrapping up the series in my opinion. Which was surprising, since I'm really not much of a fan of Brandon Sanderson's other work. I guess having to work with someone else's characters, rather than using the same stock characters he populates most of his work with, rather helped him out.

On topic:

I've been enjoying the reaction videos immensely. They sustain me.

On a side note, what truly shattered me while reading it years ago was

It was an ugly gut shot. I had to learn how to trust again after that.

*deleted*

Am I the only one who wants to hear a Game of Thrones version of White Wedding now?

gyrobot:

This is by far the best one yet!

This is how I was to everyone else who wasn't spoiled after the 9th episode aired.

Ulquiorra4sama:
I'm starting to think i should just stay off everything Game of Thrones related since nobody seems capable of shutting their mouths <_< (Slightly bitter, yes. How'd you tell?)

This is the forum thread for a comic strip about how viewers unfamiliar with a book would be surprised/horrified by the events of the latest episode in a television adaptation of the book; a place set aside for discussing the thing lots of people watched and want to talk about.

Do you want everyone to stop talking so you don't hear them? One doesn't walk into a room with a neon light flashing "Red Wedding discussion" above the door and complain that the topic came up.

I read the book...and watched the episode...and surprisingly the episode was more horrible than imagined at first XD

How wonderful, a comic I don't understand because I'm still on book 2. I guess I should bookmark it so I can come back and read eventually.

Caramel Frappe:
I haven't watched the series nor read the books.. so this confused me until I investigated-

Poor Erin.

You really haven't seen the show or read the books, then. Only two major characters out of 12 main characters were killed.

I'm surprised people were so shocked by the Red Wedding. Every event following Robb's marriage to Jeyne/Talissa lead him to his grisly end at the Twins.

Fiairflair:

Ulquiorra4sama:
I'm starting to think i should just stay off everything Game of Thrones related since nobody seems capable of shutting their mouths <_< (Slightly bitter, yes. How'd you tell?)

This is the forum thread for a comic strip about how viewers unfamiliar with a book would be surprised/horrified by the events of the latest episode in a television adaptation of the book; a place set aside for discussing the thing lots of people watched and want to talk about.

Do you want everyone to stop talking so you don't hear them? One doesn't walk into a room with a neon light flashing "Red Wedding discussion" above the door and complain that the topic came up.

It's not so much about the Red Wedding (because i already saw the episode when it came out), but rather the "encouraging" hints that get dropped which are supposed to make this event seem surmountable. Thanks for leaving out the main focus of my post in your response :)

lucky_sharm:

Caramel Frappe:
I haven't watched the series nor read the books.. so this confused me until I investigated-

Poor Erin.

You really haven't seen the show or read the books, then. Only two major characters out of 12 main characters were killed.

I'm surprised people were so shocked by the Red Wedding. Every event following Robb's marriage to Jeyne/Talissa lead him to his grisly end at the Twins.

But ah Contrare, this was like what O'Brein once said...

"Imagine the boot stepping on your face, forever."

In this case, it was the greaves of the Boltons and the Freys on the face on the Starks, forever.

Huh, since nobody else has said it; nice Billy Idol nod.

KingsGambit:
I don't get the strip. I've seen the episode. I've not read the books.

What am I missing?

Most people who haven't read the books had a huge OMG!!!! moment when they saw that episode......

LetalisK:

Legion:

canadamus_prime:
I don't watch the show nor have I read the books so this doesn't mean much to me, but that face in the last panel is truly terrifying.

The latest episode has a very unexpected plot moment, one that practically nobody could see coming.

Unless you read the book or someone who read the book told you about it. XD

Seriously, how did this scene not get completely spoiled? I'm surprised by people's restraint to not just blurt out "HEY GUESS WHAT HAPPENS LATER LAWL!"

Because what is better? Spoiling a scene for somebody watching them go "What?! Oh shit really?" or sitting next to them and seeing their reaction as it unfolds?

Jumwa:

NightHawk21:
Honestly probably the best episode of the series so far. As a non reader I saw most of the other major events, or at least wasn't particularly shocked by them but this one got me.

Really? I thought this was pretty well foreshadowed.

Neither my partner or I read any of the books, but Robb's death seemed guaranteed the moment he broke his oath to Frey. He never seemed to have much of a shot at winning the conflict, but having to go crawling back to Frey seemed doomed to failure.

I was a bit surprised it was done as it was though. I was expecting them to just be lured into an ambush, but I guess since Game of Thrones is less about battle and more about drama and politics, I should've anticipated it sooner.

Oh no I agree. I pretty much knew he was going to die, I just really didn't think it would be in this way. I figured it would be something like Frey would stab him in the back when they were sieging the Lannister's castle, or report to the Lannisters what Robb's plans were.

Well it was originally my plan to watch entire 3rd series once it had all finished, until this whole "shocking scene" thing blew up everywhere. Not wanting to accidentally have it spoiled for me I decided to catch up quickly, but annoyingly the Escapist title for this comic "It's a Nice Day for a Red Wedding" is pretty much a giant spoiler to begin with; couldn't Carter have named it something less obvious?

l3o2828:
I really dislike Game of Thrones. I think it's a good show, probably even a great one, but it never clicked with me.

Now, this comic really reminded me of a couple years ago:
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Kinda like this.

I've seen Code Geass R2 but I'm struggling to remember the event you're referring to, which one exactly (spoiler tags obviously) was it?

Muhahahaha. Totally had the third panel look going when the rage threads appeared on the forums here. >:D

NightHawk21:

Oh no I agree. I pretty much knew he was going to die, I just really didn't think it would be in this way. I figured it would be something like Frey would stab him in the back when they were sieging the Lannister's castle, or report to the Lannisters what Robb's plans were.

Ah yeah, that's more of what I was expecting too. Was a surprise in that regard, for sure. If only because it's a bit hard to imagine that many people keeping up a ruse all that time without giving it away.

One of the very few episodes of the TV show where something actually happens. How the show can manage to have a dozen painfully slow and boring episodes where absolutely nothing happens followed by one episode in which something supposedly "shocking" happens and yet still be called great is beyond me.

This is coming from someone who read the books. To me Game of Thrones is the perfect example of how NOT to port a book to the screen.

PS, CAPTCHA requirements on a forum I'm already logged into is BS...

drschplatt:
One of the very few episodes of the TV show where something actually happens. How the show can manage to have a dozen painfully slow and boring episodes where absolutely nothing happens followed by one episode in which something supposedly "shocking" happens and yet still be called great is beyond me.

This is coming from someone who read the books. To me Game of Thrones is the perfect example of how NOT to port a book to the screen.

PS, CAPTCHA requirements on a forum I'm already logged into is BS...

Ronack:
I've long stopped caring for the TV show because of how poorly written it is, and how uninteresting the characters are. Still, this little wedding has managed to amuse me to no end at how identifiable it is to watch people suffer because of something in their fav TV show.

Captcha: Quality Time

poorly written? uninteresting characters?

im more lost for words then i was after the red wedding episode.

To paraphrase fallout, The spoiler warnings where never meant to save anyone.

Ronack:
I've long stopped caring for the TV show because of how poorly written it is, and how uninteresting the characters are. Still, this little wedding has managed to amuse me to no end at how identifiable it is to watch people suffer because of something in their fav TV show.

Captcha: Quality Time

Out of curiosity... is there a TV show that you consider well written? :)

Incomer:

Ronack:
I've long stopped caring for the TV show because of how poorly written it is, and how uninteresting the characters are. Still, this little wedding has managed to amuse me to no end at how identifiable it is to watch people suffer because of something in their fav TV show.

Captcha: Quality Time

Out of curiosity... is there a TV show that you consider well written? :)

Once Upon a Time comes to mind.

canadamus_prime:
I don't watch the show nor have I read the books so this doesn't mean much to me, but that face in the last panel is truly terrifying.

put it this way, imagine you get really involved with a book series.

has some really bad ass and awesome protagonists that are the epitome of badassery.

you fall in love with these characters and cant wait for their story to continue.

Then the Author kills them off in the most un-heroic way possible.

That is Game of Thrones in a nutshell.

That is why, in George R.R. Martins own words "your geeky friends were so depressed 13 years ago".

Imre Csete:

Ukomba:
That red wedding. It sure caught me by surprise when I read it.

But then, the end of the last book was even more surprising.

For the Watch!

I really hope GRRM finishes the books, unlike Robert Jordan.

Brandon Sanderson did a really good job capping them off.

That depends on how many books he has planned I guess. Jordan released books faster than Martan is. The books so far almost seem like a prologue to the main story.

Imre Csete:

Ukomba:
That red wedding. It sure caught me by surprise when I read it.

But then, the end of the last book was even more surprising.

For the Watch!

I really hope GRRM finishes the books, unlike Robert Jordan.

He won't push through with it.

Without a certain someone present in a certain area.
A certain area storyline won't be able to progress unless he decides to pull a new character out of thin air

Man, I can't wait for the next season now. We've had the Red Wedding and the Starks eating shit. We all know whose next up.

NightHawk21:
Honestly probably the best episode of the series so far. As a non reader I saw most of the other major events, or at least wasn't particularly shocked by them but this one got me.

I have to admit, I was surprised, and didn't see it coming until about a minute before hand... even then, I didn't predict how it would turn out.

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