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  • in reply to: Game of Thrones #439597

    honavery
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    Season 2.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439574

    honavery
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    They did a really nice job in this one setting up what Season 2 is going to be about. Book 2 is better than book 1. Can’t wait.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439571

    honavery
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    bastardsuperstar wrote >>

    honavery wrote >>

    bastardsuperstar wrote >>

    mbeaumont wrote >>
    I just finished the book last night. And then watched the new episode. Loving the show, and loving the books even more. Can’t wait to get started on Clash of Kings (Book 2).

    see, i grew up such a tolkien nerd that i HAVE to read these books, but i’ve gotta admit, as much as this is completely backwards for me, i think i HAVE to watch the “seasons” first, before reading the corresponding books, because this show is just so damn well done that i’d rather not have ANY spoilers and just suck it up when reading the books. completely out of character for me, but the show really is just bowling me over that hard.
    (but if somebody who’s read them like honavery wants to let me know when we’ve reached a point in the show that the 1st book is safe, i can at least dive to it in at that point!)

    I guess I’m not sure what you mean by “the 1st book is safe”.

    mostly i’m asking for a head’s up that the events/story in the show are past where the 1st novel ends. i’d like to read the books, but i actually want to read them after i see the shows, cuz for once i’d rather experience the filmed version before the written. (which is odd, i know, but a testament to how well done this show is)
    i’m not sure if the end of season one is the end of book one . . .

    Oh ok gotcha. So far they haven’t bumped anything up from book 2. I’ll let you know for sure after next week. I believe the plan right now is 1 book = 1 season….that may change later.

    There are quite a few new awesome characters to be introduced next season. So don’t get too sad about Ned.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439565

    honavery
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    I knew it was coming all season…still heart breaking to actually see it on screen.

    in reply to: The Streets are Too Damn Wide #448105

    honavery
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    bastardsuperstar wrote >>

    AmyJ wrote >>
    Driving in Pittsburgh ranks as some of my worst driving experiences ever.

    thank god somebody said it before me. eff driving in that city, and eff parking there. dealing with on-street parking in pitts is almost as bad as manhattan. one of the hardest places to get around, especially if you’re in a band-van/schoolbus kinda deal . . .

    Yeah, I had to park there once for work. Got there after 9pm on a Thursday and it was next to impossible. Finally found a garage, but it was crazy. You had to valet your car at the garage and everything was double parked. It was underground so these valets just run around underground all day.

    in reply to: Wii U #447701

    honavery
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    The various gaming/gadget blogs (engadget, kotaku, joystiq, etc.) actually seem pretty enthusiastic about it after trying it out.

    Not so sure about it myself.

    in reply to: Jim Tressel – NCAA Violations / Suspension / Resignation #432720

    honavery
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    Most college athletics programs are not profitable. Only 12% of the 120 FBS schools according to this.

    http://sportsologist.com/college-athletics-by-the-number/

    So only a very small number of schools can pay players at all. Who knows how much depending on the amount of profit generated.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439555

    honavery
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    bastardsuperstar wrote >>

    mbeaumont wrote >>
    I just finished the book last night. And then watched the new episode. Loving the show, and loving the books even more. Can’t wait to get started on Clash of Kings (Book 2).

    see, i grew up such a tolkien nerd that i HAVE to read these books, but i’ve gotta admit, as much as this is completely backwards for me, i think i HAVE to watch the “seasons” first, before reading the corresponding books, because this show is just so damn well done that i’d rather not have ANY spoilers and just suck it up when reading the books. completely out of character for me, but the show really is just bowling me over that hard.
    (but if somebody who’s read them like honavery wants to let me know when we’ve reached a point in the show that the 1st book is safe, i can at least dive to it in at that point!)

    I guess I’m not sure what you mean by “the 1st book is safe”. I would certainly recommend reading the books if you’re a fan of big sprawling fantasy. The 2nd and 3rd books are even better. What’s cool about watching the show is seeing some bit players introduced that become major players later on (I about jumped out of my seat in excitement when Ned Stark called upon Beric Dondarrion to go after the Mountain).

    I’m actually just finishing up the 4th book, which I have to admit is not nearly as strong as the previous 3. (seems to be the consensus) I hope the 5th book, A Dance with Dragons to be released this summer is a bit better.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439549

    honavery
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    I’m very encouraged that non-book readers are so engrossed with this.

    I think if you took a poll among people that have read the book Tyrion and Arya would be among the top 3 favorites, and I’m very happy to see that has carried over to the series. Jon Snow is good too, and his arc only gets better, especially for next season. The casting is definitely the high point for the show. I was excited to see Dinklage as Tyrion as soon as it was announced. He is great in the book too. Jaimie is also very well cast.

    It’s interesting to see some scenes they add to flesh things out a bit. The scene last week between Cersei and Robert is not in the book, but I thought it was really well done to give a glimpse into what their relationship was like.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439539

    honavery
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    Glad to hear most everyone seems to be enjoying this so far. I think it has been excellent for the most part. I actually don’t have any problems yet with the way it’s been adapted from the book really. The one complaint I do have is you can kind of see where they’ve had to skimp on the budget a bit. Mainly in the joust scene, and any scene involving the Dothraki. I wish they would of had some establishing CGI shots or something to beef those scenes up crowd wise. Instead of just showing 50 people on horses.

    in reply to: Piada Italian Street Food #397185

    honavery
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    Just saw on Facebook that the Bexley Piada location will be opening up later this week.

    in reply to: Wifi security question? #443896

    honavery
    Member

    Like GW_Justice said, WPA and WPA2 are fairly good protection, and anyone short of the FBI is probably not hacking into it.(especially just to get some free internet) It’s more likely a problem with your ISP. If your internet is slow for long periods of time, try plugging directly into the cable modem (DSL/whatever) and see if it’s still slow. You might need to contact your ISP to report a problem.

    You might also try switching channels on the router, I know that helped on my Belkin router. Although my problem was more of a dropping connection problem not a slowness issue.

    in reply to: Fleur – Downtown Champagne & Dessert Bar #388404

    honavery
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    I made it out here this past Wednesday. Like the aesthetic, and I’m not sure Columbus has anything else quite like it. It is a little pricey, but I’m not sure it’s the kind of place you go to get hammered. I would go back. It certainly feels fancy.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439531

    honavery
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    in reply to: Game of Thrones #439528

    honavery
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    Wow, I caught the 2nd reference but not the first. Just watched that episode too. Right over my head.

    Good point about it not being caught up. I hope it gets that far to start with. I think the author said there will be 7 books. Book 5 is out this summer. He has been taking a long time between books, but those things are hard to predict. The books are super duper long (book 3 is 1200 pages paper back). Honestly I was amazed when I heard they were picking it up at all. Some of the stuff in the later books is going to be really difficult to film. Especially on a TV show (even an HBO TV show) budget.

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