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Dear Livejournal, so far HBO's Game of Thrones has kept me happy.  I wish Dinklage were allowed to use his own accent as I think putting on accents invariably weighs down a performance without actually enhancing it.  Still, I understand the urge for uniformity even if there are some undeniably slavic tones peeking through Jaime's lines.  The pacing has been pretty decent and I'm enjoying seeing scenes from the page come to life.  I'm very curious, though, how all this must look to someone who's never read the books.  I'm able to fill in gaps as I watch but I don't know if it's in any way comprehensible to those who haven't ever cracked those tomes open.  Also, are they getting a different narrative experience as the mystery unfolds on the screen instead of on the page and is it better or worse than my own?  There's no real way to know but it's an interesting thought experiment.  I'm loving the fact that I sell George RR Martin at least once a day now as opposed to three or four times a month as it once was.  Warms my heart.  If only Tuf Voyaging were still available for sale.

If wishes were fishes, Livejournal.  You're a good friend.

Yours truly, Leeman

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My family hasn't read the books, and they aren't having trouble following it. They've had to ask us for occasional minor Cliff's Notes, but nothing major. They're fantasy fans, though, so they're genre-savvy.

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