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Random Babbling Thread 119

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. Merlanni

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    They can. wrap it up. Close Story-lines. Make a new story. Next Gen if possible.
     
  2. Splunge

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    I know it's probably false hope, but it would be nice if the existence of the TV series gives Martin some motivation to finish the remaining two books given the fact that the continuation of the TV series will depend in a couple of years on having those books done.
     
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    He won't be anywhere close to finishing the last book before the TV show catches up. He's already told the producers pretty much all plot points and they'll probably do the last season based on that, which might ultimately mean that the book will be a fair bit different from the show at that point.

    The real worry is that he'll drop dead or be otherwise incapable of finishing the series since he said that he won't allow anyone else to finish it. If he croaks, it'll be left unfinished.
     
  4. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    Yo' mama's so classless she could be a marxist utopia ! badum tish :hahaerr:
     
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    I can already see people typing "marxism" into wikipedia.
     
  6. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    To be fair, nowadays when people use marxist or marxism they probably are referring to soviet-style government rather than the political ideas of Karl Marx. People also tend to forget Engel too. But anyhoo, carry on people, carry on.

    Edit: Wait, Dice is a spider now ? When did this happened ? Well good for you ! I mean it's a nice spider, as far as spiders go.
     
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    People never had history classes? I thought it was fairly common knowledge that Marx founded the whole socialist idea. Communism just took it to the next level, though arguably closer to the original intent of Marx.

    As for the game of thrones thing, I didn't realise there were only two books to finish the story, though I seriously doubt he could wrap it all up satisfactorily unless he makes a big jump in time and just skips over a few things. Though I suspect he just wrote himself into a corner over the course of the books and now doesn't see a way out of it without some serious deus ex machina.
     
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    Q: How are you going to finish it in just two books?

    A: Two BIG books. 1500 manuscript pages each - that's 3000 pages. I think I have a good shot. And you know, if I really get pressed, I've already established that red comet. I can just have it hit Westeros and wipe out all life.

    That's a quote straight from the man himself. :shake:
     
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    Ah, so the "nuke it from orbit" option is still open. That's good to know. That might actually be worth picking the last book up for. If that's the case, I hope he goes for realism. Have the comet hit the sea, big tsunamies wiping out the coastal cities, hot water vapor boiling what's left and then nuclear winter. The zombies from the north might actually win this one if that was the case, unless the meteor hits there first.
     
  10. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    I'm currently halfway through the fifth and currently last book published and it's awesome. I love the TV show, but the books are just better.
     
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    See Dice? Even Ofelix is in with the in crowd! :)
     
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    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    I'm on it with whom ? No, no, no, I'm never in with anyone, that's my thing. :p
     
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    Which is why it is so unusual! :)
     
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    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    By the way, I just bought new glasses; aren't I dashingly handsome ?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I can't tell if you're being serious.
     
  16. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    Oi' of course I'm serious, they're brilliant glasses :cool:
     
  17. Dice

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    Great photo Flix, very handsome :) You were just a little kid when you started here :p
     
  18. henkie

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    That picture, that smirk, kind of reminds me of this:

    [​IMG]


    :p
     
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    I've discovered the secret to a perfect BBQ. Aluminum pan with water on one side and coles on the other. Cook the meat over the pan of water with the lid down. Turns out perfect and amazing.
     
  20. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I'm not sure that's so much a secret as a well-established BBQ technique... :) And don't forget the wood chunks for that nice smokey flavor! :)
     
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