This kept coming up in the TV show discussion thread, so here's a place to come after episodes air to discuss the (sometimes significantly) different approach to characters/plot points in the TV show as compared to the Books.
This includes, but is not limited to, physical appearance (I thought The Dog would look like Dog the Bounty Hunter!), changing of details (Daenerys's age), different framing (her relationship with Drogo), etc.
The problem people had with going to the book thread is, there was a lot of non-tagged spoiler stuff, and stuff from the entire series of the books. This thread will still keep pace with the TV show, but will be entirely devoted to comparing the events in the episodes with the same events in the books.
A couple guidelines (beyond all the normal forum rules stuff):
1. No discussion of things that have not occurred in the TV show yet. There wasn't much of that happening before in the TV ONLY thread, so let's keep it that way. This includes things like "Oh, you'll find out more about them later." If you're not sure, don't.
2. Spoiler tag things that happened in the most recent and previous week's episodes. Don't worry about tagging anything from Season 1 anymore. Also, this means if you're more than 2 episodes behind, you probably wanna catch up before reading the most recent posts.
New Episodes air Sunday evenings on HBO!
This post is plain until I have time to tighten it up/make it handsome. If someone wants to do that for my thieving pleasure, feel free. I hunted for threads like this, did not see any, so also let me know if it's redundant (with a link to the other one so I can join in the discussion).
A couple of topics to start off on that were hushed in the previous thread:
Daenerys is 13 in the books, not at least 18, and her character progression is significantly different as a result! She gets to about the same place, but the journey from scared little girl to Khaleesi of Dragons is a little different than from someone who had another 5 years of being abused/creeped on by Viserys.