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I had to leave the first season of Game of Thrones alone. My reasoning is that I wanted to sit, and watch how the audience would respond to HBO’s efforts to bring George R.R Martin’s living classic to life. Really the show should be titled after the umbrella of the book series “A Song of Fire and Ice”. Which I don’t know why it has not been emphasized. Now my connection with the series and books is that I have been a huge fan since 1999. That’s right. I would attend book signings by Mr. Martin when there would be less than 50 other fans like me. The first book “Game of Thrones” came at a time that was very different than the poplous attention the author is getting today. I was mesmerized by the work it took for Mr. Martin to release a style of fantasy telling that was far different than what I was used to reading. I found that Mr.Martin when I did my research is a lover of history, and has written what I would call a work of historical fiction. It’s the depth of the relationships, and motivations of each characters plot line that lend a sense of scale that eclipses many of his peers in the fantasy genre. This is not to say that there are not other capable authors in the genre, but rather a strong majority are very formulaic in their work. A Song of Fire and Ice for me is the “Lord Of The Rings” of our generation. Hitting on many of the sensibilities that our society today can relate to. Sex, power, violence, greed, and the search for identity, as well kinship in our fellow man are all issues we see front and center now. The time piece of Knights, Kings, and Queens is really a great mask that distances us from the idea that technology is so prevalent in today’s society making us shells to what has always been true. You must fight to live any way you can to survive. It’s not the Matrix, Saw, The Sopranos, or the Wire. Rather it is all those in one. The further the series goes the more the world of Westeros will show “When you play the game of thrones you win or die”. One of the things that I love about people who have read, are reading the book series; is how there is an intimate affinity we all have for the characters. Mr. Martin has this way of building them only to leave them to live or die in the brutal reality he has built for them. All this with sprinkles of fantasy emerging in the tale so far. It’s incredibly interesting, sending you on a roller coaster ride that you refuse to get off from. As season two draws near on HBO. It’s apparent that the infectious quality of the series is dope enough that it will only continue to grow in popularity. This is the big season, and I believe will be the most memorable. Below is video of season 2’s production dairy. The first of many post we will have on the show, and book series. Ya’ll come back now ya hear!
Riverspring is not a location that is from the Song of Fire & Ice books (Trust me I know). So where, and why did developers Cyanide come up with it? Time will tell as there is very little to no information about the locale. What is known is that it used to be a ‘hub’ of sorts. The type of place you were once able to get whatever you needed, see people, gather information, etc. Cyanide has come with a clever way to keep gamer’s interest piqued. When you head over to site you will be barred, the only way the site will be active is when it reaches a whatever-amount of people ’like’ it. Mind you the premise for creating a locale like this one isn’t far fetched as there are many towns, because of the war going in the series of books that are not explored. So there can be validity in exploring such a locale in game. Go like the site if you are interested. the game’s official website