So I didn't see a new thread yet, and thought I'd make one. Here we discuss primarily the A Song of Ice and Fire
series of novels by George R. R. Martin. Lately the discussion is either a) theories about where things are going after the 5th book, A Dance with Dragons
, or b) comparing the TV show to the books or otherwise discussing the TV show from the point of view of a current or past reader of the books. If you are familiar with the books, please don't discuss anything in the TV Show thread, not even a "ooohh you guys are going to freak when this thing I can't tell you happens!!!" Because they hate that and I symapthize with them.
That being said, in the TV show thread, several have recently commented about how the pieces are all set into place now, and it's time for the real stuff to start happening.
Sigh!! Three books and ten years later and, like, isn't winter still coming? Though admittedly, there a few instances of serious shizznit going down in store for the show. I can't wait to lurk the TV thread after
The Red Wedding.
If you are watching the TV shows, and have not read at least that far in the books, you seriously need to G da F O.
EDIT: More on spoiling
: Ok, so reading through the thread, I'm reminded that as the OP, I get some amount of leeway to suggest spoilage policies. Yes, this is the spoilage thread. We WILL be loose about what we do or don't tag. The general industry standard is that a spoiler is only something that involves unpublished material. If the book is published or the show has aired on the east coast, it's not a spoiler. However, to avoid chaos and murder, this thread should be a bit more careful than that.
If every single post is in spoiler tags, then we are tagging too much. I'm suggesting tags on any super-major events from the books, particularly the last book, but they've all been out a while so don't try too hard. In keeping with the recent change in the TV show thread, I'm suggesting OPEN SPOILERS on anything that has been aired on the East Coast
, except scenes from next week, that's still spoily. I'm also suggesting that if you haven't read all the books and seen the latest episode, you stay out, because I would prefer that we be able to 1) have a discussion that isn't entirely in tags, and 2) be able to actually put real spoilers of future shit in spoiler tags without everyone assuming it's not really a spoiler.
So what does all that vague spoiler talk really mean?
#1 rule is no crying about something being spoiled
, assuming it's already published material. If you haven't read all the books AND seen every aired show, then you are forbidden from accusing someone else of spoiling something for you. If you're posting an interview with GRRM where he talks about stuff that will happen in Book 6, yeah, that is the very epitome of a spoiler and must be tagged.
#2 rule, less important than #1, is to use your own best judgment and put tags around some things
, like maybe details of TRW, or R-L-J theories, or major stuff from Book 5. Definitely anything about a show that hasn't aired (besides what we know from the books), or confirmed plot facts in books not yet published. Someone could very well click this thread by accident instead of the TV one, and they sure has hell don't want to see this in non-tagged form:
(major spoilers from books 3 - 5)
Hey, remember when Robb and Catelyn were killed by the Freys, and Sansa married Tyrion, but then Catelyn came back as an evil zombie and Joff chokes to death and Tyrion murders his father, and Jamie sort of becomes a good guy? That was awesome.
is to try to do what I did above and preface your spoiler tags
with a very brief description of what kind of spoiler it is and about when it occurs in the series.