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Game of Thrones - "The Ghost of Harrenhal" - s2e5 - 4/29/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rickvz, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 #161 of 206
    tiams

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    When people post "background" or extra information from the books that hasn't been shown on TV, they don't know that the TV show isn't going to show us that in it's own time and fashion. I would like to enjoy the TV show as the artists who are creating it intend.
     
  2. May 3, 2012 #162 of 206
    Shaunnick

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    He didn't mean you. I cannot recall off the top of my head who it was or which episode thread, but there has been at least one time this season and once last season where someone's "prediction" was too detailed and on the nose to be pure speculation. I too suspected like cherry ghost that at those times someone was playing coy with what they really knew.
     
  3. May 3, 2012 #163 of 206
    Anubys

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    now we're getting somewhere...what was the prediction (assuming it already happened, of course!)?
     
  4. May 3, 2012 #164 of 206
    cherry ghost

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    absolutely not

    I sort of agree with this, and it's why most of my posts are tagged as spoilers and only in response to non-readers questions or posts by readers that are tagged properly as spoilers but contain wrong/misremembered info.

    I didn't read the books until after season 1, so I'm not aware if it happened last year, but there have been instances this year in a previous thread(s).
     
  5. May 3, 2012 #165 of 206
    Tracy

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    When we are only given a part of the story on TV (due to time restrictions, etc.) I have always liked it when the book readers come in and help us to understand by filling in a bit more of the backstory. I really don't see the issue with that, if they put them in spoiler tags.
     
  6. May 3, 2012 #166 of 206
    Flop

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    You are speaking as if everyone who uses a phone or e-mail notifications is upset about spoilers. There are many people that don't care about spoilers. So essentially what you are suggesting is that in order to not inconvenience your use of a phone and e-mail, the people discussing how a book relates to a particular episode must inconvenience themselves by maintaining two separate threads for each episode.

    If they properly enclose the information within spoiler tags, it is not their fault your phone or the e-mail notification system don't handle them properly.

    As for my opinion, I don't mind the book talk as long as it's contained in spoiler tags if it refers to something that has not occurred yet in the series. Discussing minor difference between the show and the books for the same events is interesting to see how the writers adapted the source material to a TV series. Also, many times the book readers can provide context or more detailed information regarding something in the show.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 #167 of 206
    tiams

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    The problem is, when a book reader takes it upon themselves to add non-tv stuff, they have no way of knowing that it will not eventually be shown in-show. And this has happened frequently without spoiler tags. I don't have any problem understanding the show on my own. Neither do the millions of other people who watch the show and don't read this thread.
    Plus, some people will want to read the books after the show is over and would prefer for the books not to be spoiled.
     
  8. May 3, 2012 #168 of 206
    Tracy

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    So it sounds like asking the book readers to be more vigilant with the spoiler tags will help this issue. Then the non-book readers can decide whether to look or not. And people with phones that don't support spoiler tags know not to check this thread that way.
     
  9. May 3, 2012 #169 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    :up:
     
  10. May 3, 2012 #170 of 206
    JETarpon

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    And people who have email updates for their subscription should turn those off. These threads are high traffic enough, that I think that would be an email nightmare anyway.
     
  11. May 3, 2012 #171 of 206
    Aniketos

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    Don't worry, I haven't noticed it on our threads. I think since we're a smaller community, it's more personal and people are less likely to do it.

    It was BLATANT on the TWOP newbie thread last year when after 1-2 episodes people were making "guesses" that were way too complicated to extrapolate with such little data.

    You're good here!
     
  12. May 3, 2012 #172 of 206
    markb

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    I just find it annoying when I come to read new posts in the thread, and everything is in spoiler tags. I haven't had a problem with being inadvertently spoiled. I don't mind the posts that give background from the books, like what Ereth mentioned, even when that's not in spoiler tags.

    But I consider the book discussion that's been going on in these threads in spoiler tags to be off topic, and IMO it should be taken to another thread. Maybe this debate about spoilers should be taken to another thread, too! :)
     
  13. May 3, 2012 #173 of 206
    goblue97

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    Reading these threads sometimes can be like watching a movie with someone that's already seen it. Even though they may not be telling you specifics, they are dropping hints or telling you when a "good" part is coming up. Hasn't everyone experienced this before? That can get annoying.
     
  14. May 3, 2012 #174 of 206
    billypritchard

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    I agree. Statements like "You guys won't believe what's coming next" are problematic. People should keep those posts out.

    Otherwise I think book readers can use spoiler tags. For info that was in the books but not in the show, but we are also past that event in the show, I think book readers don't need spoilers.

    Example, in the book when Renly is killed with Brienne and Catelyn in the tent, he is wearing armor and gets his throat cut. That shouldn't need spoiler tags.
     
  15. May 3, 2012 #175 of 206
    tiams

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    Or when they say "there is more to X than meets the eye" or "I want to point out that X" or "pay attention to X", or "X is some important information that explains something that hasn't been shown in the show YET" or "there is an important reason for that".
     
  16. May 3, 2012 #176 of 206
    mostman

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    How about this. I'm a book reader. I'm offering to explain anything anyone is confused about. Instead of asking here - PM me and I'll answer you there. Your question gets answered and these threads stay clean.
     
  17. May 3, 2012 #177 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    Oh hell. I thought the book thread was in happy hour. I just clicked it by accident. I don't think I read anything important though. phew.
     
  18. May 3, 2012 #178 of 206
    Rickvz

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    If you are interested, I started a thread to discuss season 2 and book 2 since the other thread allowing book discussion is avoided by those who haven't read all the books.
     
  19. May 3, 2012 #179 of 206
    Rickvz

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    The book thread in Happy Hour is the original one opened last season which includes posts about all the books. I suspect you clicked on the one I started to discuss just this season and the book it is based on. The idea is to allow "book talk" but only as it related to what has been seen in the show with the use of spoiler tags to discuss upcoming events.
     
  20. May 3, 2012 #180 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    Yeah I know that now. ;)
    It's my own fault for getting click happy and not paying attention.
     

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