Lover of film, fantasy, magic, literature, swords and singer songwriters & A song of Ice and Fire enthusiast. [Gryffindor, INFJ]

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written by ravenofstars

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones version:

Books versus Show:

  • I’ve read the books first
  • I’ve watched the show first
  • I don’t watch the show
  • I don’t read the books
  • I think the books are better

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"Meanwhile nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”
— Vladimir Nabokov, from Mary
"The poison that is used to kill Joffrey is one that I introduce earlier in the books and its symptoms are similar to choking. So a feast is the perfect time to use this thing. I think the intent of the murderer is not to have this become another Red Wedding—the Red Wedding was very clearly murder and butchery. I think the idea with Joffrey’s death was to make it look like an accident — someone’s out celebrating, they haven’t invented the Heimlich maneuver, so when someone gets food caught in his throat, it’s very serious. I based it a little on the death of Eustace, the son of King Stephen of England. Stephen had usurped the crown from his cousin, the empress Maude, and they fought a long civil war and the anarchy and the war would be passed down to second generation, because Maude had a son and Henry and Stephen had a son. But Eustace choked to death at a feast. People are still debating a thousand of years later: Did he choke to death or was he poisoned? Because by removing Eustace, it brought about a peace that ended the English civil war. Eustace’s death was accepted [as accidental], and I think that’s what the murderers here were hoping for — the whole realm will see Joffrey choke to death on a piece of pie or something. But what they didn’t count on, was Cersei’s immediate assumption that this was murder. Cersei wasn’t fooled by this for a second.”
— George R.R. Martin
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