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05 January 2010 @ 03:12 pm
O.M.G. I finally finished A Clash of Kings. The longest it's ever taken me to read a book. I needed a break from it's grand scopey story tellingness. I delved into the Southern Vampire Mysteries for a much needed respite, but back to A Song of Ice and Fire.

1) Dany. I'm glad to see some of the threads of the main story FINALLY being relative to this B-plot of the book. Most of the time I'm asking myself: "Um, and what does this have to do with the rest of the story?!?!" I find myself trudging through her parts with my heels dragging. There needs to be epic battleyrific battles of Dragons V EVERYTHING ELSE. That would make my day.

2) WOLVES! I love how the children are become aware of their connections to and through the wolves almost simultaneously. Bran obviously has an edge over the others but there's awesomeness in that. He'd be the strongest... more on that later. I wonder if this will be able to lead to telepathic communication through the wolves and thus solidify my theory of the scattered Starks being the family to rule all of Westeros. HEE. That'd be awesome.

3) Bran. Oh, my sweet sweet Bran. He's so bitter and calloused by the world and it's atrocities. That being said I'm GLAD for it. How else is he going to be able to groom his new found abilities? If he were still able-bodied and independent his drive to become Wolf would have been hampered by the very thing he was robbed of.

4) Jon. Oh, young honourable boy! He's seriously my fave. Smart. Kind. Thoughtful. He's just. Oh... I LOVE him. Just. Beyond. And now he's caught up as a double agent for the Watch as he becomes a Wildling. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Intrigue and caution. The wonders and ways he'll be exposed to is something I can't wait for. EEE.

5) Arya. Oh, wise youth! She's definitely the most insightful and cunning of the Stark lot. When I grow up I wanna be like her. Taking fear as an ally instead of an enemy. It keeps her alive. Yet her youth keeps her optimistic and level. She has SO much reason to be driven by revenge yet that's in it's proper place too. Everything. Everything.

6) Sansa. I don't know whether to feel sorry for her or not. She's the head stuck in the clouds girl. The princess. I've never been fond of those types. Oh well. However, now I see the reason for all the Sandor/Sansa shipping. OF COURSE. Still, she needs something MORE for me to grasp on to her as a character. I only enjoy her because of thoses scenes with Cersei.

7) Robb. WTF? No Robb except in hope and passing mention. I'm guessing there's more of him in A Storm of Swords.

8) Cersei. I. LOVE. HER. OMG. How cruel was her life that she's become this cast iron bitch? I want to know this. Was there no mother at Casterly Rock to show her kindness? Was there only pride and esteem? Oh gods I want to know wee!Cersei and see her develop into Queen Cersei. Like, seriously, I will search out fic made of character study and psyche I love to hate her so much. What makes her tick and WHY! Also, I really really really really really really really really really really really really wanna see how Lena Headey develops that backstory. What she'll infuse her with. OH, YES.

Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Portland Oregon ~ Loretta Lynn & Jack White
Aife: |winteriscoming|bisclaveret on January 6th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
I would love to talk to you about a song of ice and fire but I know if I do that I will probably let something slip about the other books and that would be totally unfair to you. You deserve to get the awesome 1st hand.

So I will just say that I love Arya, Jon and Bran too and I think Sansa definitely grew on me the further on in the series I read. And I can't wait to see this show, I hope, hope, hope it will be good.
Sunny: SCC Lenasunny_serenity on January 6th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
OH, I KNOW! I need to catch up so I can have full out squee and theorising sessions. This is KILLING me! BAH! Life is totally harshing on my read time. In my haste to connect to fandom I unwittingly spoiled myself on some things... like MAJOR things I wished I'd never seen. Once you see it it can't be unseen. Ack! Okay. I'm gonna go and hit A Storm of Swords right now. Must. Read.
Aife: |talking about the end of the world|bisclaveret on January 6th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ah real life always getting in the way of fannish activities.

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Sunny: SCC Lena watersunny_serenity on January 8th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
OMG! I just finsihed Tyrion's talk with Tywin. HE KILLED THEIR MUMMY! No wonder he's held in such derision by Tywin and Cersei yet loved by Jamie. Poor things! Oh my Lannisters, I understand your messed-upness a little better. *pets* [/squee]

Shite, I haven't seen Lena blonde since she had those highlights in the nineties. We should photoshop a pic of her being blonde.... It'd look weird, I bet.

Arya is by far my fave child character... well, it's a tie between her and Jon. Okay, back to reading. *imagination of fury*