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Offline Dax

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« on: May 14, 2004, 06:22:29 PM »
Wasn't this supposed to be released like last month?

I looked at Barnes and Noble, and they have the thing released now at the end of the summer..

What, are they afraid we'll alll go watch Van Helsing and Troy rather than read a good book?

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004, 08:21:18 PM »
Barnes and Noble talk out of their shithole where it comes to release dates, and so does Amazon.
The book is not even done yet, dude :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004, 09:07:39 PM »
Oh man...  I was so excited...  I've been rereading them all in anticipation...

Darn it!  This makes me go grrrrrr...

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2004, 12:19:39 AM »
*imagines Dax going grrrr*

*is unable to find it very intimidating*

*ruffles dax's hair*

:p

It'll probably be another year the way things are going... :(
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2004, 01:45:04 AM »
blast it all to heck and other nasty places....

I should make a study guide as I read...  or they should put one of those "Previously in the Seven Kingdoms" things at the beginning before the prologue...

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2004, 02:41:01 AM »
Usually, what I'll do is wait till I see the book in stores, then go home and reread the others, THEN go out and buy the newest one.  Works for me.

And I, too, smile at the thought of a 'grrrrrrr-ing' Dax.  It's cute, like a baby scolding it's mother.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2004, 10:16:30 AM »
Ever read ..sphere or 1984?

Heh..

I'm most fond of those two..
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2004, 01:37:49 PM »
heh, dax and deus together in a room going grrrrr would be as cute as watching two three year old boys in their pyjamas building towers out of blocks and then knocking them over.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2004, 07:57:45 AM »
Let's see, it's been, what, 4 years since ASOS was released...Jordan has released 2 books in the meantime and both have been crap.

Putting it in perspective, I look at it this way.  I've waited this long, another little bit isn't going to kill me.  But more importantly, I'd prefer Mr Martin to take as much time as he needs to make it GOOD.  In fact, I take HEART by the fact that he's taking so long.  ASOS is my favourite fantasy book and he's got a whole bundle of cliffhangers to resolve..best he follows through.

That said, hurry up dammit!  I can only wait so long! :)

At least he's not taking 18+ years between sequels like Jean Auel did.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2004, 09:00:49 AM »
Watch it suck ass and then all of you will commit seppuku to make up for the faith you had in Martin.  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2004, 01:43:44 PM »
Eh, I never quite understood the Martin craze.. Book 1 was pretty good, two was bland and three just really didn't do it for me.  Too many characters died, resulting in me not giving a flying toss about any of them, the story got too convoluted and not enough interesting things happened. The deaths didn't rattle me, the intrigues didn't intrigue me and the characters never seemed to have any characteristics that weren't characaturial. (I'm sure I made that word up on the spot but hey.. I was on a roll!)
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2004, 09:34:05 AM »
Tastes differ, Phoenix :)

For me, I'm fond of Martin's writing style, his characters, his dialogues and his plot. I really want to know what happens next.

But yeah, I've been waiting for four years, and I'm not that impatient anymore. I guess waiting for books will do that to you. I mean, I survived waiting six years for the next Dark Tower - I can survive anything book-related. ;)
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2004, 03:34:40 PM »
Better late than WoT.


Dax can you record and upload that noise?  I wanna hear what you sound like purring :)
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2004, 10:41:20 PM »
I'm reading the second book again, now, because I couldn't find the first one in my room. I've forgotten who a bunch of people are, but I do remember that Daenerys is BORING. BORING. Nothing that happens in her chapters has any effect what to ever on the rest of the story, and her chapters are always loooooooong and booooooring. I've been skipping them.

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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2004, 10:44:18 PM »
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I'm reading the second book again, now, because I couldn't find the first one in my room. I've forgotten who a bunch of people are, but I do remember that Daenerys is BORING. BORING. Nothing that happens in her chapters has any effect what to ever on the rest of the story, and her chapters are always loooooooong and booooooring. I've been skipping them.


Agreed.  I don't skip them, but they're boring as hell and happen way too frequently.
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2004, 12:30:08 AM »
I read them the first time round, but this time I already know nothing happens during them.

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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2004, 10:48:13 AM »
Well that's because Daenerys will end up being the main character of the series!!

If you read between the lines, she is actually the Abzul baha (or whatever the chosen one is called).  Really, Martin has done a masterful work of making you think it's someone else but think through the prophesies and you work out that it's Daenerys!
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2004, 11:11:58 AM »
Actually I think Jon is the Prince that was Promised :)
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2004, 01:38:05 PM »
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For me, I'm fond of Martin's writing style, his characters, his dialogues and his plot.


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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2004, 10:47:04 PM »
Is there a companion guide to this series like there is for WoT?  I can't keep characters straight even wtih a straight three book read through....  And the prophecies, they are to spread out for me to really get a grasp on what I'm supposed to pay attention too...
Pseudo spoilers--
I only have a few questions I'd really like to have cleared up.  Jon's parentage, is he really the son of Eddard's sister and Rhaegar?
Were Renly and the Knight of Flowers lovers?
How is it that people keep being brought back to life?  is it that Rhollar guy or some other force...

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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2004, 01:21:18 AM »
Daenerys is a stupid bitch. I hope she dies when she tries to invade the seven kingdoms.

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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2004, 01:34:04 AM »
I just got my email from Barnes and Noble...  A Feast for Crows is no longer scheduled for publication.  I will not be billed for that order.

blah.

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2004, 09:33:23 AM »
You should go "GRRRRR!" again. ;)

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