A Storm of Swords is my favorite book in the whole series (A Dance with Dragons takes a close second). I was curious if you'd be interested in joining a Song of Ice & Fire fan social group here on ZU. The Social Group will primarily focus on the readers of the books than viewers of the TV show (leave the Forum thread for the viewers, this social club can be for us so we can talk about what's happening in the book where we are, and not feel afraid of spilling the beans for the other non-readers).
and yeah, i do my homework at home (imagine that! haha), which means I can do whatever I want, since I got an off-campus pass which means I can leave during break, 2nd block and lunch and I just need to come back before 3rd block. (gives me about two hours of free time, thankfully the Town Green is close to the high school, one of my friends drove me and my other friend there this Monday). Life is looking pretty good.
the 1971 movie. love Gene Wilder, he makes the movie. hate the new movie with Johnny Depp. 1971 Wonka was a smart-ass, and I feel he lost that in the new one (plus Depp looked way too pale). haha I finished A Clash of Kings a while ago, I'm about a third of the way through A Storm of Swords. Love it so far, but I haven't been reading it much lately.
Yes, spend that free block wisely. Homework > Surfing the net.
I've actually seen that the trend of using cupcakes is catching on. Not only for birthdays, but also for weddings. People are trying to break out of tradition and make their own birthday/weddings a little more memorable. Eh, I don't mind the least (especially about the Birthday bit). I've got to ask, which Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie did you watch? The 2005 version with Johnny Depp or the 1971 version "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" with Gene Wilder? Personally I like the '71 version better.
haha i can already feel the senioritis creeping in...i have to stay for 4 blocks every day... it just drags on, since one day i have a free period but i can't leave campus until i get a note from my mom. the good news is i finished my homework, so now i'm just bored, surfing the internet.
I had cupcakes this year, instead of cake. I like it better, since my friends had some and we all finished them. We watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman Begins. It was a fun night.
Thanks. Duma Key's about a suicidal man who is ordered by his therapist to take a vacation to a quiet Florida beach called Duma Key, and the man, Edgar, discovers an artistic talent he never knew he had that helps him heal. It's written by Stephen King, so there's some supernatural elements in there. I'm about a third of the way through, so don't worry, I'll be back to A Storm of Swords in about a week or so.
Sad to hear that you're taking a pause from this series and starting something else. But I'm happy that you're enjoying it so far. I just hope you don't forget a few key moments/characters when you decide to return to A Storm of Swords (which is, in my opinion, my favorite/the best book in the whole series).
Davos...I like that he's the point of view character for Stannis (like how Cat is to Robb), but I honestly don't find his character all that interesting (same as Bran, but that's just me. Maybe it'd be more interesting if he had more men at Winterfell to see how difficult it truly is to defend it. Theon took it without a sweat).
Dany has her ships...but certainly not enough to take over Westeros.
Arya, well you could just read A Storm of Swords to see what happens to her;)
Yes, a "moon's turn" does mean a month. That's where the origin of the word "month" comes from. Back in the old days, it was called a "moonth", because they noticed that's the amount of time it takes for the moon to wax and wane. And honeymoons used to take the span of a month[/education]
YES, Jaime gets a few POV chapters. You'll find more and more new POV chapters as you go along.
Okay, I just finished A Clash of Kings, the second book in the series. Does this mean I can watch the rest of season 2 without spoilers from later books? And if there are spoilers, which episodes should I skip? Thanks in advance, I just don't want to spoil myself.
Short answer: yes...however there are some extra character development that happen to the characters from A Storm of Swords that happen in the second season of Game of Thrones primarily Robb Stark's character. But other than that, feel free to watch the rest of season two without any fear of large spoilers.
Just finished A Clash of Kings. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot more than A Game of Thrones, since there were no Ned chapters and Davos is an interesting POV, and Theon too (even though I hate him).
I got really sad at the end when I thought Theon killed Bran and Rickon, but then at the end I was relieved when Theon thought that the heads looked similar enough to Bran to fool the people.
Daenerys has her ships now, too, named after the three original dragons. That's interesting.
I wonder what will happen to Arya...I kept thinking she would tell Bolton she's Arya Stark, since he flew the Direwolf banners, but I guess not. Maybe she was scared he'd hold her hostage. That was pretty clever, dropping the coin to slit the man's throat.
And Jon is now alone with the wildlings! He killed Halfhand himself! That was crazy, but Jon did as he was told, and I respect him a lot more now (I always liked him, though).
Sansa is to escape on Joffrey's wedding day, which is in a "moon's turn". Does that mean a month?
Well, I enjoyed this one a lot more. I picked up A Storm of Swords today, which is even bigger than ACoK! I'll read it once I finish Duma Key.
But yeah, great book. :-)
Yes, the last thing I heard her say was to go to Pyat Pree, the warlock that the other foreigner specifically told her not to go to. But she really has no other options right now (ships too expensive and no crews to man them), so yeah.
I don't know about Littlefinger, haven't seen him since he left King's Landing. I think he probably reached his destination (The Tyrell's castle, Highgarden I think?) I think he's safe.
Varys is a very tricky man, that I know. He's very interesting to read about, and I really don't have any predictions since he's so mysterious. Perhaps he's in ties with Littlefinger...Hmm...
Oh, and Theon just invaded Winterfell. I really hate Theon. He's a jerk to his sister, and basically anyone who opposes him. He doesn't have a sense of humor, since he wants to be king and expects everyone to treat him like a Greyjoy after ten years of being Ned's ward.
I just hope Bran and the Maester are safe.
Now that you've gone that far, I can tell you that yes, you were right about Mel
Well when it comes to Danny and the Iron Throne, her brother was known as "The Beggar King", and right now (compared to the other armies of Westeros) she certainly isn't ready. She still has to gain more strength.
Aside from Tyrion and Arya, Littlefinger and Varys interest me as well. Littlefinger controls the money, while Varys the secrets. What do you think their plans are?
Yes I know! To finally explore the north (the TRUE north). Do you have any hopes of finding Benjen Stark?
Why doesn't anybody (that I've talked to about the books) like the Reed boy? I like him. He's wise beyond his years. This isn't spoiling anything but, one of my favorite quotes from him is "A man that doesn't read lives one life, while a man that does read live a thousand lives".
Well, I read some more, and I am more convinced that Melisandre killed Renly, since the shadow could only have happened through some kind of sorcery, and the only kind of sorcerer we know of that was near Renly/Stannis was Melisandre. Plus, she's devoted to Stannis, and Stannis seems like the kind of man that would do that. I just read a Davos chapter where he goes underneath Storm's End, and sees Melisandre give birth to the shadow (which was really creepy haha), but before that he asks her and she does not look at him and "fire was in her eyes" or something to that effect. I could be wrong, though.
I actually didn't see that fire connection, but you're right. Makes me reconsider Dany's power and how far she can go in her quest to gain the Iron Throne.
I don't really care about Joffrey, but I do like the Hound. That's part of why I love reading Tyrion chapters, because there's usually a mention of him, or Littlefinger and almost always Varys, all of whom I am very interested in.
Right now I just read the Jon chapter where Qhorin/Halfhand comes and Jon agrees to go with him ranging for Mance Rayder up the mountains. That's exciting. :-)
I haven't had a Bran chapter in a while, but I really don't like that Reed boy that keeps telling Bran of his depressing "green dreams", which are true apparently. If they are, don't tell me (I think you get it by now haha sorry). I like Maester Luwin and Ser Rodrik, and Bran is an interesting character to read about, even though right now it's just prophecies.