Game of Thrones: Power Shift

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Game of Thrones: Power Shift

He doesn't. He dies in book four.

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Don't worry, Erin; odds are the show will catch up to the books and surpass them long before GRRM finishes the next tome. You'll have your day in the spoiler sun.

I almost feel sorry for Erin.

Thunderous Cacophony:
Don't worry, Erin; odds are the show will catch up to the books and surpass them long before GRRM finishes the next tome. You'll have your day in the spoiler sun.

And it will be glorious! Glorious! Mwahahahahahahahaha!

Thunderous Cacophony:
Don't worry, Erin; odds are the show will catch up to the books and surpass them long before GRRM finishes the next tome. You'll have your day in the spoiler sun.

Well won,t help if the book reader also watch the show, like i do...

Er... no he doesn't. He comes close to it though. But he's still kicking.

The biggest problem with Book 5 is that it leaves A LOT open to the wind.

Thunderous Cacophony:
Don't worry, Erin; odds are the show will catch up to the books and surpass them long before GRRM finishes the next tome. You'll have your day in the spoiler sun.

Not today though :P

Tyrion is well enough alive, though he does get shit on quite a bit along the way. What IS annoying is that Martin developed a nasty habit of "killing" key characters - basically, they are about to die, then the chapter ends and it's the last chapter about that particular character. And it's infuriating! People who have read the books know what I'm talking about, like a certain hanging that happened at the end of Book 4, and there's been no word about that person since then. And this is one of the things show watchers will never have to deal with, at least to this extent, as the show creators seem quite willing to reshuffle events a bit so none of the characters are out of it for too long...

Jandau:
... a certain hanging that happened at the end of Book 4, and there's been no word about that person since then.

Um, I'm pretty sure that person...

Damn, it's hard not to let stuff slip out (>cough< Night's King >cough<)

Jandau:
Tyrion is well enough alive, though he does get shit on quite a bit along the way. What IS annoying is that Martin developed a nasty habit of "killing" key characters - basically, they are about to die, then the chapter ends and it's the last chapter about that particular character. And it's infuriating! People who have read the books know what I'm talking about, like a certain hanging that happened at the end of Book 4, and there's been no word about that person since then. And this is one of the things show watchers will never have to deal with, at least to this extent, as the show creators seem quite willing to reshuffle events a bit so none of the characters are out of it for too long...

Yeah, totally. One cliff hanger per book simply isn't enough for Martin.

J Tyran:

Jandau:
Tyrion is well enough alive, though he does get shit on quite a bit along the way. What IS annoying is that Martin developed a nasty habit of "killing" key characters - basically, they are about to die, then the chapter ends and it's the last chapter about that particular character. And it's infuriating! People who have read the books know what I'm talking about, like a certain hanging that happened at the end of Book 4, and there's been no word about that person since then. And this is one of the things show watchers will never have to deal with, at least to this extent, as the show creators seem quite willing to reshuffle events a bit so none of the characters are out of it for too long...

Yeah, totally. One cliff hanger per book simply isn't enough for Martin.

One cliffhanger per chapter isn't enough for him!

OT, hahahahahaha, it's such great fun being a bookreader (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter all ruined thanks to my ability to read. muhahahahahahaha!)

Captcha: Move Mountains... why yes, yes I can.... then spoil it for everyone else by telling them that the mountain dies!

You bastards! You vicious heartless bastards! Look what you've done to her! She's worked her fingers to the bone to enjoy Moll's suffering, and you come in with your petty feeble quibbling and you grind her into the dirt, this fine, honorable woman, whose boots you are not worthy to kiss. Oh, it makes me mad. Mad!

TheDoctor455:
Er... no he doesn't. He comes close to it though. But he's still kicking.

The biggest problem with Book 5 is that it leaves A LOT open to the wind.

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OT: This rings far too true. Having to hold back spoilers in a lot of discussions is more difficult than you'd think. Especially when it'd be really funny.

TheDoctor455:
Er... no he doesn't. He comes close to it though. But he's still kicking.

The biggest problem with Book 5 is that it leaves A LOT open to the wind.

Ok, thanks for that - I have been dreading the day he dies in GoT as he is clearly too likable to be allowed to survive. After red wedding, I've been edgy about GoT as it seems that its heading towards Darkness Induced Audience Apathy territory

Best Critical Miss in a while though. Reminds me of conversations I've had with the TV watchers.

"Oh, you mean to say they haven't revealed that Melisandre is Jon Snow's mother yet? Whoooops!"

Could anyone explain this strip to me?

I get that the TV series is different from the books, but... What's this "Night's king" business?

Brilliant.

I must say I've been using my knowledge of the books for evil my own purposes for a while know. Being able to name who dies when, where and how has granted a certain power over those of my friends who have only seen the tv series. *sigh* Guess I'll have to start buying my own rounds at the local again.

Thunderous Cacophony:
Don't worry, Erin; odds are the show will catch up to the books and surpass them long before GRRM finishes the next tome. You'll have your day in the spoiler sun.

Well unless the show pulls a Fullmetal Alchemist and does its own thing separate from the books.

Queen Michael:
Could anyone explain this strip to me?

I get that the TV series is different from the books, but... What's this "Night's king" business?

just to be safe...

TheDoctor455:
Er... no he doesn't. He comes close to it though. But he's still kicking.

The biggest problem with Book 5 is that it leaves A LOT open to the wind.

Even so, since Erin hasn't read the books, xD she doesn't know that...

OT: Loved the facial expressions this episode. It seems spoilers with the show is a bit like the politics within it.

People going around thinking they know it all and have all the power. Only to be shown how wrong they are. ;p

Queen Michael:
Could anyone explain this strip to me?

I get that the TV series is different from the books, but... What's this "Night's king" business?

Ishal already mentioned the mythical status of the Night's King. The reason seeing the Night's King in this episode is a huge deal is because the show has officially outpaced the books. We never knew that the Night's King was leading The Others. We didn't know they had a keep or that they transformed humans into their kind.

Oh seriously, WTF?! Could you have not posted "SPOILER!" in the comic header? I mean, it's okay enough to post about an episode that aired and a book that's passed with sync with the episode, but to throw up a big spoiler such as that (if it's true) is just kicking your readers in the nuts. I thought CM was better than that.

Deathfish15:
Oh seriously, WTF?! Could you have not posted "SPOILER!" in the comic header? I mean, it's okay enough to post about an episode that aired and a book that's passed with sync with the episode, but to throw up a big spoiler such as that (if it's true) is just kicking your readers in the nuts. I thought CM was better than that.

If you bothered to have read any of the comments here before posting yours, you would've known that the "spoiler" in the comic isn't an actual one.

Jokes.

Deathfish15:
Oh seriously, WTF?! Could you have not posted "SPOILER!" in the comic header? I mean, it's okay enough to post about an episode that aired and a book that's passed with sync with the episode, but to throw up a big spoiler such as that (if it's true) is just kicking your readers in the nuts. I thought CM was better than that.

The spoiler in the comic is fake. Chill your beans, take a breath and count to ten.

having not read or watched any Game of Thrones, I thought the whole point was everyone dies?

Aw, I thought we were on the same page about Game of Thrones after the last comic, but I guess I was wrong. Another one about these books/this show?

Erin looks cute when she's that kind of evil. For a brief shining moment, she felt invincible.

I've only read 4 books so if this is true I hope the Escapist fires you.

On the other hand if it's not true then the point is that book readers could literally say anything to torture people ... nice.

God, all this time the power I have held and I didn't even realize it. Sadly my wife and most of my friends have gone ahead and read all the books now, so I squandered the time I had to mess with them. Curses!!

I'm in a delightful place of having read the books but having an awful memory so the series works as a nice reminder!

Somethingfake:

Deathfish15:
Oh seriously, WTF?! Could you have not posted "SPOILER!" in the comic header? I mean, it's okay enough to post about an episode that aired and a book that's passed with sync with the episode, but to throw up a big spoiler such as that (if it's true) is just kicking your readers in the nuts. I thought CM was better than that.

The spoiler in the comic is fake. Chill your beans, take a breath and count to ten.

Which in itself is a spoiler... Experience taught me that fake spoiler can be just as annoying as real ones.

GundamSentinel:

Somethingfake:

Deathfish15:
Oh seriously, WTF?! Could you have not posted "SPOILER!" in the comic header? I mean, it's okay enough to post about an episode that aired and a book that's passed with sync with the episode, but to throw up a big spoiler such as that (if it's true) is just kicking your readers in the nuts. I thought CM was better than that.

The spoiler in the comic is fake. Chill your beans, take a breath and count to ten.

Which in itself is a spoiler... Experience taught me that fake spoiler can be just as annoying as real ones.

A spoiler that doesn't spoil isn't.

Captcha: grumpy cat

That fake spoiler could become plausible in last two books

Deathfish15:
Oh seriously, WTF?! Could you have not posted "SPOILER!" in the comic header? I mean, it's okay enough to post about an episode that aired and a book that's passed with sync with the episode, but to throw up a big spoiler such as that (if it's true) is just kicking your readers in the nuts. I thought CM was better than that.

Dude, you're on the internet. Not getting spoiled ANYTHING basically requires to do a 180 and go offline. Otherwise, expect spoilers in some way EVERYWHERE!
Or don't give a toss about the object that's spoiled. That's how I handled GoT so far - not caring about it.

As someone who has read the books, I quite enjoy the liberties that the TV show is taking with the source material. Sure not all of the choices are "for the best" but they add up to it being a different experience. Even though I like the books, the last thing I would want out of the TV show is to just be a carbon copy of a story I've already read. It makes watching the show more exciting when you have an idea of where things are likely going but don't know the details.

I don't care about the tv series I just hope Martin will manage to finish the story before he dies because otherwise we are pretty much f...ed.

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