Game of Thrones - "The Old Gods and New" - S2E6 - 5/06/12 ***spoilers***

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  1. May 9, 2012 #81 of 142
    markb

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    Regarding whether Littlefinger recognized Arya, the official summary has an answer:

    http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#...s/2/16-the-old-gods-and-the-new/synopsis.html

    I'm not sure if the synopsis is written by someone with inside information or someone who's only watched the show, so it should perhaps not be taken as canon.
     
  2. May 9, 2012 #82 of 142
    Lars_J

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    My apologies for responding to book talk here - it won't happen again.
     
  3. May 9, 2012 #83 of 142
    audioscience

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    I was going to be in the camp that he doesn't notice her. He kind of looks at her like he's trying to place her but then moves on with discussion with Tywin. I think had he noticed it would have been much clearer for the viewer.
     
  4. May 9, 2012 #84 of 142
    tiams

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    Well we know you have read the book, and you say he didn't notice her, so that ends the suspense right there.
     
  5. May 9, 2012 #85 of 142
    heySkippy

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    Book info, but not a spoiler.

    Book readers have no advantage in this. Neither Tywin or Littlefinger are at Harrenhall during Arya's stay there in the book.
     
  6. May 9, 2012 #86 of 142
    3D

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    Well, I read the books and I thought for sure that he noticed her. I don't recall at all what happened in the book and wouldn't be surprised if the original poster was in the same boat. Remember, we're talking about five nearly 1,000 page detail oriented books that are brimming with plot. All but the most astute book readers (or those who have read the books more than once) are going to be somewhat hazy on all but the most major of plot points (particularly those who read the books well before the series began).

    I certainly understand the concern of those who haven't read the books that the thread not become overrun with spoilerized book discussion and have refrained from offering many comments because of this. But try not to drive yourself crazy with detective work comparing multiple posts to infer a spoiler that very likely isn't there.
     
  7. May 9, 2012 #87 of 142
    audioscience

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    What heySkippy said. The show is taking some pretty big diversions from the book as of late and more than a few of the events with Arya aren't in the book. The scene with Littlefinger is one of them so I don't know whether or not he recognizes her. It's my opinion and belief that he does not. We'll see.
     
  8. May 9, 2012 #88 of 142
    LordKronos

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    For the love of god, who made these rules up? They aren't forum rules as far as I know, and as far as I know, no moderator has ever stepped in and put a stop to it. So who made this official decree that, despite not breaking any of the rules of the forum, that discussion can't be here?
     
  9. May 9, 2012 #89 of 142
    stellie93

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    I'd be curious to know out of all the people who read and post here regularly, how many have read book 2 and how many haven't. Someone should do a poll.
     
  10. May 9, 2012 #90 of 142
    Shaunnick

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    A few people have taken it upon themselves to say that the spoilers are annoying and indirectly infer information they do not want to know. I respected the complaints by going to the book thread, but I am like you.


    I feel like -----------> :p

    I have read through book three, so have knowledge of events through that book.
     
  11. May 9, 2012 #91 of 142
    Anubys

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    I'm not saying it's against the rules, I'm just saying we have had this discussion over, and over, and over. How many times are we going to go over the same fraking thing?

    if you want to have a discussion about the rules, the book versus the show, whether you should do it or not, who likes the spoilers and who hates them...etc. JUST READ THE THREAD FOR THE PREVIOUS EPISODE or any thread for any previous episode. We have had ALL these discussions already. A million times over.

    I'm happy to discuss it in PM so we don't bore everyone else to tears about the same damn thing. AGAIN.

    For the record: I think Littlefinger saw and recognized Arya. I can't imagine him not knowing what she looks like the second he sees her; and I'm pretty sure he saw her. I do applaud the director for making sure it's fuzzy and up for debate, though.
     
  12. May 9, 2012 #92 of 142
    TonyD79

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    The posters sort of did.

    The rules for posting never had to deal with this sort of show. So they can't address it unless modified.

    How about just being respectful in our choices. Is that so hard?
     
  13. May 9, 2012 #93 of 142
    LordKronos

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    Well, we weren't having this discussion until you started it. And you stated it like it's a foregone conclusion that book discussion has to be in the other thread. And yes, I have read previous discussions. I've read every thread from every episode. I don't know where this decree came from. Every time, I've seen a bunch of arguing that it shouldn't be here, and I've seen a bunch of arguing that there's no reason it needs to leave. At one point it seemed more people were saying "just don't read the emails or read the forum on your broken mobile web browser". Now at this point you are acting like everyone should know it's the opposite.

    Sorry, but I don't buy it. I like to see discussion about the current episode and how it relates to the book. But as someone who hasn't read the book, I wouldn't dare set foot in a thread designated specifically for book readers as that's just asking for major spoilers. At least here, people keep it relevent to the current episode and are pretty discrete about any actual spoilers.

    And no, I'm not taking it to PMs. You didn't keep your "book talk not welcome" post in PMs. Why should you express your opinion loudly and I have to be quiet so as to not distrub anyone?
     
  14. May 9, 2012 #94 of 142
    LordKronos

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    What do you mean, being respectful in our choices? You mean I should be respectful of your choice in what I'm welcome to discuss here? You can't just choose for everyone. I like having these discussion here, and I choose to have them in this thread. Please be respectful of my choice. See how that works?
     
  15. May 9, 2012 #95 of 142
    astrohip

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    These threads are about an episode of a TV show. Discussion of the books have -zero- place here. Really, what does it have to do with this show? The show is what the show is. Let's discuss it to our heart's desire. But how do the books enter into this? Discussing how they differ, or what happened in the books has no relevance to these threads, which are a discussion of a TV show.

    If you want to discuss the books, do it in the threads that say "book discussion".

    Seriously, why is this even an issue?

    PS: I've read up to Book Two. I plan on reading each book before each season, because... well, I like to have read the books when I watch TV/movies based on books. But I don't feel any overwhelming need to discuss those books. But you might. So find that thread and talk away.
     
  16. May 9, 2012 #96 of 142
    astrohip

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    Houston/Bren...
    And hey, it's not just me. Here's a verbatim quote from Alan Sepinwall's blog...

     
  17. May 9, 2012 #97 of 142
    LordKronos

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    Who is Alan Sepinwall, and what do the rules of his blog have to do with this forum? So if I create my own blog with some rules, does that mean my rules apply to this forum too? I'm not really sure what your point is.
     
  18. May 9, 2012 #98 of 142
    LordKronos

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    The book has no relevance? I've learn a hell of a lot about this series by book readers posting about things that weren't in the show.



    Because there's no rule saying I have to, and I see no reason I should go there. Going to a thread where the expectation is that everyone HAS read the book is just asking for spoilers to be posted right out in the open without spoiler tags.



    That's what I'm wondering. Why is this an issue?



    No thanks, I'm more comfortable here.
     
  19. May 9, 2012 #99 of 142
    TonyD79

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    I've thought about doing that but I started watching the series and it is so well done, I've decided to read after. I didn't start watching until just before season 2 so I haven't read the first book yet. I'm going to read during the long downtime between seasons.
     
  20. May 9, 2012 #100 of 142
    Mishkin

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    Agree most wholeheartedly. In fact, I have a link to a blog that concurs.
     

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