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'Game of Thrones' series Greenlighted

Posted by Jack S. Pharaoh on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Holy fuck, yes. I know this means nothing to almost everyone here, but I've been waiting for this since the book series was first optioned three years ago. They even released the first production still, a shot apparently from the prologue of the book. So, yes, people, deal with me starting random threads and forcing irrelevant knowledge upon you. This is how Jack does business, aggresively and in a pompous third-person. Pray I never decide to educate the lot of you about pregnancy.

http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/03/hbo-greenlights-game-of-thrones-.html

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Posted: 4 years 20 weeks ago

It has Germans in it?

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The Swollen Goi...
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Calling a German-born Turk a German can get sticky.

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Posted: 4 years 20 weeks ago

The Swollen Goi... wrote:

What's so weird about German porn?

Look it up, see for yourself.

 

 

 

 

Do you some good.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 4 years 20 weeks ago

I've seen quite a bit of it.  Seems like porn to me.

Jack S. Pharaoh
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Posted: 4 years 20 weeks ago

Did anything stand out as weird to you?  About the porn?  (It should've)

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Posted: 4 years 20 weeks ago

They often speak in German.  I'm pretty used to that, though.  The guys stick their stickers in the same three places guys stick their stickers in American porn.  The women tend to have the same sorts of bodies women have in American porn.  Fewer of the German women have breast implants.  I suppose that's unusual.

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The Swollen Goi... wrote:

They often speak in German.

Yeah, that's basically it. I find all non-English speaking pron to be sort of strange to watch. I sort of have a, perhaps unfair, bias that German porn may also be weird in other ways, but I don't think I've really seen it. But then, I don't watch it. This brings up another related porn eccentricity: I don't think I'm the only one who doesn't want to watch non-English speaking porn, cause there's a weird trend I see sometimes where the actors sometimes seem to be non-English speakers, but then they'll never say anything. You'll just get a constant, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!" from the chick. Of course, it's a porn staple that there must be some kind of vocals at all times: silence is a no-no in porn. And, more often than not, it's mostly up to the chick to supply the audio. Some are better at this than others. Some just moan a lot, while some give a constant stream of dialogue. Still, there's usually at least some dialogue. Also, these chicks who never say a word tend to have an unusual inflection to their moaning that suggests they are not American or from other primarily English speaking countries. They don't fool me, and even though I probably find those videos less off-putting than the non-English speaking porn vids, I still find them weird.

The Swollen Goi...
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I've noticed women in Asian porn (from this point forward, I will be meaning it to be understood that I am speaking of Asian women of Oriental descent, from places like Japan, China, Korea, etc.--and not all women from countries that could technically be considered part of Asia) don't moan so much as they squeak--in a way that is almost (I'm guessing intentionally) child-like.  Hearing Asian women do this in Asian porn, then seeing Asian American women in American porn (or even plain ol' Asian women in American porn) moaning just like most women from the Western world moan in porn highlights for me how much of an act moaning must be.  It's something learned and consciously done, is all I'm saying.  (Not that this is meant to be a surprise.  I'm pretty sure this is something pretty much every guy assumes.)  Why, though?  Is it solely to feed the ego of the other lover (be the other lover male or female)?

The childlike squealing in Asian porn creeps me out a little.

I had a moment of revelation as a kid when I saw a German man cut his hand on some glass in a television program.  He said, "Aua!" (It sounds a little like "oww-uh.")  This baffled me.  I guess I had always thought until that moment that when a person hurt himself, the "Oww!" was involuntary.  I figured "oww" was the same in every language.  It never occurred to me that "oww" could be a linguistic invention specific to a singular language.

 

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I always thought of "Ow" or "Aua" as onomatopoetic devices meant to approximate an actual scream. Since it's difficult to transcribe "AAAUUUUURGH!" consistently and in a way that's true to the actual sound, we might as well agree on a shorter form of it.

Whenever I hear a person utter a socially agreed-upon exclamation of pain I assume that the person's injury is probably not severe enough to elicit a true scream.

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Mal Shot First wrote:

I always thought of "Ow" or "Aua" as onomatopoetic devices meant to approximate an actual scream.

The Japanese "ouchy" word is "itai" (eee-tye-eee), so maybe, if "ouchy" words like our "ow" approximate screams," that's why they "squeak" instead of moan.

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Mal Shot First wrote:

I always thought of "Ow" or "Aua" as onomatopoetic devices meant to approximate an actual scream.

I suppose, though it does seem to me we have shaped our pained shouts to fall in line with the words we use. The Germans do often throw that extra syllable in there, whereas English speakers cap it off after the first one.

You're right, though. A sharp enough pain isn't going to have an easy or consistent onomatopoeic translation.

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Nowhere else on the internet can you go from discussing a fantasy TV series, to a far reaching examination of the geographically driven phonetic differences in regional adult entertainment in one move.

As always, I salute you!

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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GoT has been filming for a month and a half (in addition to the month-long pilot shoot in the fall of '09, some footage from which will probably still make it into the show). Word was that HBO would have some new promotional material come October. Some optimistic fans thought maybe there'd be something new before the 'True Blood' season finale (this coming Sunday Sept 12), or the next week before the premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire'. I thought that was too soon, but today HBO released info to various sites that there will in fact be some new footage this Sunday, and a new promotional still. Oh goody!

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Westeros wrote:

After digging around a bit, we’ve learned that the preview of Game of Thrones that’s part of the True Blood pre-show will feature both new footage as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the production.


It make mah happay!

Jack S. Pharaoh
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Here's the behind the scenes featurette, which is maybe even cooler than the new teaser. It's cut a little slower, I think, so you get some better views of characters.

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And here's the new teaser; it continues with the raven motif, but is a lot clearer than the first teaser. Pretty cool.

Jack S. Pharaoh
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HBO has also launched a site (apparently copying some other show, one about King Arthur, I think) that will be sort of a production blog.  They have a couple of posts up that talk a little about the journey from book to series.

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Posted: 4 years 9 weeks ago

I thought I'd bump this thread since HBO released this new still, this time for the less-than-honorable swellsword Bronn.  Last week a rumor came up on twitter that Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill Compton on 'True Blood') was in Malta filming a cameo on 'GoT'.  No idea if there's any truth to that, but I could see it as a bit of cross-promotion to try to lure the TB fans into the new fantasy show.

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One of the recent bits of news about the show was that rough cuts of the first five episodes were sent to some digital production house to produce promo material, or something.  Anyway, today EW released the first batch of production stills (except for the two HBO had released previously).  Here they are:

 

Here's Jon Snow (left), bastard son of one of the great lords of the realm, Eddard Stark, Samwell Tarley (center), trueborn but disinherited son of one of the secondary but prominent lords of the south, and Pypar (right), whose lineage I forget.

Not sure who these people are.

Here's Mark Addy (best known in the states for being the lead in the sitcom 'Still Standing', and also for being one of Heath Ledger's squires in 'A Knight's Tale') as King Robert Baratheon, a once mighty warrior who got fat.  I'm not sure what is emblazoned on the shields of the kneeling soldiers; probably the direwolf of House Stark.

Here's Lena Headey as Queen Cersei, looking nice (she isn't).

Here's our first good look at Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer.  The fans had already learned that the production wasn't using the white enameled armor for the Kingsguard that was described in the books; the word was that it didn't look good on camera, too shiny or something, but that the armor would have some white detailing (which hadn't been apparent in the brief shots in the released videos), which can be seen here.  Also, the Kingsguard will have their white cloaks, as can be also seen here.

Sean Bean as Eddard Stark (left).

Bran Stark (left) and Jon Snow.

Emilia Clarke as Daenarys Targaryen, last daughter of murdered king Arys II.  This is sort of a casual, and not particularly flattering, pose here.  This is one of the pictures that fans are going to bitch about, I'm sure.  The Cersei one is another.

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (bottom), younger, and much shorter, brother of Jaime and Cersei.

This last one might be my favorite; love the costumes and the set.  The scene shows Tyrion (lower left) and Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark (lower right) at the Eyrie, a castle built impossibly high on a mountain.  The Falcon and moon on the shields of the guards is the sigil of House Arryn.

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PERFECT CASTING FOR SAMWELL TARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE HE'S FAT AS HELL!!!!!!!!

Isn't Tyrion supposed to be kind of deformed in the face?

Lena doesn't look right as Cersei. She should've been Caitlyn. (Have I mentioned that yet)

Can't say Caitlyn looks too attractive in that shot of her at the Ayrie. I would've thought that was maybe her mom.

Jaime looks pretty cool.

Where the hell is Rikkon?????? He's a pivotal role!!!!!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Looks like "FAT AS HELL," to Quasar, means "almost as fat as Goiter."

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The Swollen Goi... wrote:

Looks like "FAT AS HELL," to Quasar, means "almost as fat as Goiter."

Maybe you should try not to be so fat. Do you some good.

According to fans on the internets who have seen the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, there are additional photos in the print version that they didn't put up online, so I'll have to grab a copy of that when it comes out tomorrow. Also, some have said that Amanda Peet was on that Jimmy Fallon show last night (she's married to one of the GoT producers), and she talked about the show and tried to explain its premise; I'll be looking that up on Hulu tonight. Sweet.

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My guess is that the second pic is the King with the Kingsguard as escort.

And Jack, instead of having Amanda Peet explain the premise to you, you could just read the books.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Quasar wrote:

My guess is that the second pic is the King with the Kingsguard as escort.

My feeling was that those riders are knights of the Vale, due to their blue and white banners, but I didn't know for sure, so I just didn't bother speculating. Others have also made this same guess, thinking that the mountainous terrain is another clue. At least one person claims to be able to tell that the lead knight is the same guy who is standing behind Tyrion and Catelyn in the last pic, and is Ser Vardis Egen, a character whose role has reportedly been expanded a little bit from the books, partly because of the Blackfish not appearing in season one.

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Posted: 4 years 3 weeks ago

Woo-hoo! More 'Game of Thrones' videos! (yeah, I know, nobody cares). Next Sunday, before the season finale of 'Boardwalk Empire', HBO is airing a fifteen minute (minus a minute or two) behind the scenes/making of video for GoT. Tonight they aired a commercial for that video. Tomorrow night they will air a new trailer. Here is the commercial for the behind the scenes vid. It's cool.