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Wild Speculation – Game of Thrones, Season 6

GoT_season_6_official_posterIt’s happened, the thing that I feel like most fans predicted when the show began. Game of Thrones, the HBO show returning this weekend, has out-paced A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series it is (was) based on. It’s become a meme, practically, of things that George R.R. Martin is doing rather than writing… but even if the next book were coming out next month, it would be too late for the show!

I haven’t looked this up, since I doubt anyone has a solid answer on it anyway… how much of this season is based on what will end up in the books? And how much is just building off of what came before? On the one hand, I feel like they must be privy to at least broad strokes. On the other hand, it felt like they went completely off the rails last season – and that was a season with books out to back it up!

I also haven’t really watched the trailers. I just haven’t been as excited. But there are trailers… so how about one of those? And then some spoilers and wild speculation after the jump!

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More Game of Thrones Afterthoughts

Yesterday Holly gave some thoughts after the end of Game of Thrones Season 4. Like her, I have read the books and watched the show and wanted to share something I loved, and something I didn’t, from the season. It’s interesting to think about, because it’s a book that has been split into two seasons – and it’s working its way towards two books that split up and became two books simultaneously. At this point, the show really has a life of its own and a pacing of its own… which can be good and bad.

For one thing, it’s good because it gives us characters like Oberyn Martell. On the other hand, it’s bad because to avoid introducing too many new characters, it left out a scene I think is important. To say more would be spoilers, so let’s head on to spoiler-land below!

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Prophecy and Game of Thrones

We’re working on halfway through Game of Thrones season 3, and I keep seeing these great scenes that they’ve had to create after the book came out – scenes based on moments that we don’t see in the books. They can write these scenes with the full knowledge of the later books, and, if the rumors are true, some knowledge of the books to come.

One of my favorites, though, was a scene at the end of season 2 – a prophecy given that was based on all of this combined knowledge, from characters we don’t get to see directly in the books.

Okay, I’m dancing around spoilers. However, I think I can say that, because the prophecy has not been fulfilled, both readers of the books and watchers of the show ought to be able to read on – if you’re willing to consider the question: Who is Azor Ahai?

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