Game of Thrones "Lord Snow" 5/1/11 *Spoilers*

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  1. SurvivorFan

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    I get the impression that when they say summer has lasted 9 years and winter is coming that they mean it literally. For whatever reason, the length of seasons is highly variable.

    I guess this shouldn't be impossible in a land where the dead appear to walk (beginning of episode 1) and real live dragons existed not-so-very-long-ago.
     
  2. BK89

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    Yeah, I am OK with casting away a scientific answer and just going with it. However, I hope they have been stockpiling grain and other kinds of food for a while. Otherwise, how would people survive darkness for nine years? Won't all the plants and animals die out and all the people will starve? Or is like the show 24 where they never have to eat or use the bathroom? :D
     
  3. allan

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    Maybe some of the plants are tough enough to survive the long winters. And as long as there are enough plants, animals & humans should survive too, though it's surely much harder.

    And, my guess is, they probably eat on this show, but I doubt that they excrete anything. :eek: :D
     
  4. Aniketos

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    A wizard did it. Seriously, don't try to comprehend the length of seasons, they don't make sense. Just know that a long summer foretells an even longer and worse winter. And they're in the middle of a very very long summer.
     
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    Why do you assume they are on a planet? Maybe they are on a disc on the back of a giant space-going turtle. Or something.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Or they could be living in a book.

    That's been made into a TV series.
     
  7. Aniketos

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    I thought they lived in the eye of a blue eyed giant named Macomba?
     
  8. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!!

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    They told us... they're inside the eye of a giant.

    This show goes far too quickly, for me. It is sooo good! Wish I had the patience to save them up for mini-marathons. :)
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    IMHO you've answered your own question. The interaction between Jon and Arya in those early chapters is richer than what they've given the actors to do onscreen.
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Gah! BOOK SPOILERS!!!

    ;)
     
  11. Anubys

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    yeah, I wondered about that myself!

    she seemed upset about how the slave was being treated. So I thought she was going to yell at the guy who hit him. But then she just went into the woods. Didn't make sense.

    I'm surprised at how the others have accepted her as the queen. I would have thought there would be some resentment since she's not one of them.

    NO WAY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH would the imp (don't know names yet) be stupid enough to give the assassin his own dagger (or even one he won in a bet). There's more to this story.
     
  12. Anubys

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    question (not looking for a spoiler):

    Love the opening credits, btw.

    The king's seal(?) is the buck-like thing with the horns
    The Starks' is the direwolf
    The Blonde brother/sister are the dragons


    Are the Lannisters the lion? I seem to recall that there are 4 of those animals in the opening credits and the 4th was a lion or some such thing. If it's not the lannisters, did they show who the 4th belongs to yet?
     
  13. SurvivorFan

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    Yes.
     
  14. Incognito

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    House Lannister is the LION.
    House Tully is the FISH (Catlyns house)

    this is a great map of Westeros I found.
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  15. Anubys

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    awesome map. Thank you.

    Interesting that the Fish belongs to the one house with the LEAST amount of access to the sea!

    Have we met anyone from the Eagle/Bird house yet?
     
  16. cheesesteak

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    Where would the Dothraki be on that map? On the other side of the Narrow Sea?

    Any idea of scale for that map?
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Lady Stark.
    Yes.
    My understanding is that the island is much, much larger than Britain.
     
  18. cheesesteak

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    Seems kind of odd that Winterfell is in the middle of nowhere, not close to a significant water source.
     
  19. dbranco

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    Thanks for the link! I'll look for this every week from now on; they're entertaining and informative.
     
  20. Anubys

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    Well, we know it's month's ride in caravan (which would be slower than just a man on a horse, but still...) from Winterfell to King's Landing.

    who's Lady Stark? isn't her name Catlyn? and isn't she from the Fish (according to Incognito's post)?

    sorry about the questions...I'm terrible with names...
     

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