George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Me » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:17 pm

I liked that quote, on a 2nd read through I actually noticed Jamie asking him to send his regards too.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby brightroar » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:20 am

This is the first time I've seen the full lyrics to "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", laughing so much right now.


“A bear there was,”
“A bear, A BEAR!
“All black and brown,”
“And covered with hair!

“Oh come they said,”
“Oh come to the fair!”
“The fair? said he,
“But I’m a bear!”
“All black and brown,”
“And covered in hair!”

“And down the road,”
“From here to there,”
“From here!To there!”
“Three boys, a goat,”
“And a dancing bear!”
“They danced and spun,”
“All the way to the fair!”

“Oh! sweet she was,”
“And pure and fair,”
“The maid with honey,”
“In her hair! Her hair,”
“The maid with honey,”
“in her hair!”

The bear smelled the scent,
“On the summer air!”
“The Bear! The Bear!”
“All black and brown,”
“And covered with hair!”
“He smelled the scent,”
“On the summer air,”
“He sniffed and roared,”
“And smelled it there!”
“Honey on the summer air!”

“Oh I’m a maid,”
“And I’m pure and fair,”
“I’ll never dance,”
“With a hairy bear,”
“A bear! A bear!”
“I’ll never dance,”
“With a hairy bear!”

“The bear,the bear!”
“Lifted her high,”
into the air!”
The bear, the bear!”

“I called for a knight!”
“But you’re a bear!”
“A bear! A bear,”
“All black and brown,”
“And cover in hair!”

“She kicked and wailed,”
“The maid so fair,”
“But he licked the honey,”
“From her hair!”
“Her hair! Her hair!”
“He licked the honey,”
“From her hair!”

“Then she sighed and squealed,”
“And kicked the air,”
“She sang: My bear so fair,”
“And off they went,”
“The bear! The bear!”
“And the maiden fair!”

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Jez » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:46 pm

That is amusing :)

Normally in any book i read theres always some twatting long song(s) lyrics breaking up the narrative and i sigh and think "not reading that shite" shortly after thinking how i bet that the author spent ages penning some shite that im not going to flippin read.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby brightroar » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:46 pm

Yeah, I don't mind GRRM's songs. The Rains of Castermere is kind of a plot point, and Bear and the Maiden Fair is mostly SCREAMED at Olenna Tyrell's dinner table which was damn fun to read.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Mantis » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:51 pm

Yeah I'm not normally invested in a novel's world to really bother reading any extended passages of song/poetry, or even pay much mind to little snippets of one that tends to preface a chapter. But I make an exception in GRRM's case.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Jez » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:27 pm

brightroar wrote:Yeah, I don't mind GRRM's songs. The Rains of Castermere is kind of a plot point, and Bear and the Maiden Fair is mostly SCREAMED at Olenna Tyrell's dinner table which was damn fun to read.


yeah i should have prefaced my comment with the exception of GRRM. His efforts are far more entertaining and plot related than most of the shite i alluded to :)

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Pew-Pew » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:01 am

Loved the version of The Rains of Castamere on the TV show that played in the credits.

Prey wrote: plus i rally want to jukmp on my wife but she ssleep.

i might ha ve to giver her a moo o rtwo


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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:46 pm

Had a long journey today, to Manchester (did you see my waving, Prey, Wolfy?), so I decided to see what this Game of Thrones business is that everyone is talking about, and got the first book out of the library.

I read 300 pages today, I'm hooked. Going to stick the TV series on our Lovefilm list I think...
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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Mantis » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:07 pm

I'd advise you watch the show first, the book's add so much more depth that doesn't get explored in the TV series. Plus there are a few inconsistencies between the way certain things happen between the book and show that might be a niggling irritation if you watch the series having already read about it.

Both are really excellent though, particularly the first 3 books.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Point taken, but I probably won't stop reading halfway through and wait for Lovefilm to deliver disc 1 in a year or two :lol:
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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Animalmother » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:34 pm

I'd say the opposite, read the book first then watch the show. Few things worse than having the plot of a good book spoiled.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby katarn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:00 am

Yep, the best telling of the story is in the book format. The show's rather good, but it still feels a lesser version of the books IMO.

I'm really glad I read them first.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Sly Boots » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Just bought the full set of books on Amazon - £29 for seven books, seemed like decent value considering I'd have probably paid £6-£8 for each one separately eventually.

I feel sorry for our postman though ^_^
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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Jez » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:27 pm

Animalmother wrote:I'd say the opposite, read the book first then watch the show. Few things worse than having the plot of a good book spoiled.


utterly utterly utterly utterly utterly this.

more utterly.

the series is great on tv but things do get skimmed over unavoidably on tv.

book is well worth doing first.

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Re: George R R Martins - A Song of Ice and Fire

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:29 pm

i'm just eating these up, on volume 2 of book 3 now, just read past the wedding.

Fuck man. Just... fuck.

Genuinely shocked by that.
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