I really hate the "the books have been out for over a decade" argument. The books are great, but they never caught on like wildfire (pun intended) in the mainstream media like Harry Potter (before the movies) nor were they regarded as pillars of the genre like Lord of the Rings. » 4/15/14 8:16pm Tuesday 8:16pm

Once again, an important scene in Stannis' character development is butchered. In the book, the Florent (it was Alester in the book, not that changing it to Axell makes a difference) was burned because he was secretly negotiating with the Lannisters while Stannis was brooding after his defeat at the Blackwater, NOT… » 4/14/14 1:02pm Monday 1:02pm

Benioff and Weiss have always said the show is an adaptation of the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series, each season is not meant to correspond to one book (as we're seeing now). If a character they kill off has relevance later, it'll be adapted in another way. » 4/04/14 9:49pm 4/04/14 9:49pm

Agreed. It was a horrendous casting and the major reason why the show was awful. He was a brat and forcing the love triangle with him and Guinevere was stupid. The ending was predictable with Leontes forgiving him and telling him to be with Guinevere as he died. I did like how they took an interesting twist on the Lady … » 4/02/14 12:22pm 4/02/14 12:22pm

The first two Spider-Man games were good. The game for SM1, though linear with stages, at least had good replay value with a lot of extras to unlock (including playing as the Green Goblin). SM2 was really fun since it was an open world superhero game (I think it was the first?). Both also featured other villains. » 3/30/14 6:03pm 3/30/14 6:03pm

Food is why I have trouble enduring a 6+ hour flight. The worst is when going to Europe because options for food in a European airport arrival terminal are very limited. It doesn't help that cold sodas are extinct in Europe. The only way I can survive is grabbing McDonalds before departing. The food I've received on… » 3/25/14 2:57pm 3/25/14 2:57pm

I hate this. I had an English teacher in high school who said we looked like bobble heads when he'd talk and we'd nod at what he was saying. Since then, that's what I think when people do it and that's how I feel when I do it. FWIW, I really disliked that teacher and was the only time I dropped from honors to regular… » 3/23/14 5:03pm 3/23/14 5:03pm

I read all the books after the first season. I don't really understand why a lot of people in the ASOIAF fanbase have such a boner for ruining book spoilers and then saying, "Well, the books have been out for over a decade. You should have already read them." I don't give away spoilers and I get pissed when I see people… » 3/23/14 1:23pm 3/23/14 1:23pm