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"A Song of Ice and Fire" stories

Discussion in 'Story Search' started by purple, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. anonymouse the First

    anonymouse the First Squib

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    too many shitty SIs, and I'm curious about how it would end up.

    Also, to each their own.
     
  2. Agayek

    Agayek Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    I mean, it wouldn't be a terrible way to do a character study, explore the nature of the character and how they respond to such a dramatic change in their life.

    Similarly, it also has potential as a way to explore modern society and how it compares to Westeros. There's some potential for some pretty powerful critiques of modern society, and especially the aspects people don't like to talk or think about, by drawing parallels to the more objectively negative aspects of Westeros society.

    I don't have any faith that there's more than one or two fanfic authors with the talent and maturity to do either of those things justice, and as a result I'd be pretty shocked if a good example of the idea existed. But there's definitely some potential for good stories from that idea.
     
  3. Silveron

    Silveron First Year

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    If Ao3 does one thing well, it's that you can filter out such thing as 'Modern AU' - which is pretty much what he's asking for.

    Scholar's Mate by WriteGirl - Ao3

    Somewhat of a retelling of season 8 with few minor changes to the timeline (i.e, Barristan lives (for some reason??)) but features a less oblivious Jon, Sansa who isn't some Lady Stoneheart/Sansa fusion and Daenerys who actually uses her smaller assets to assist in her taking of the throne.

    It isn't great but it's readable, which is sadly the best you'll get with the state the fandom is in.
     
  4. Johnnyseattle

    Johnnyseattle Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Because that's someone that, barring all else might be bad or good about this story, knows how to right the most grievous wrong that D&D committed against a character in the show.
     
  5. TheAnimaniacDude

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    I wouldn't complain about that at all, really - Barristan being killed was one of the first pants-on-head retarded divergences from the book, and Dumb & Dumber admitted that they did it expressly because they didn't like the actor and wanted to get rid of him.

    We're going to be in an absolute state for a while, until George finishes WoW in 2020 like he promised. Then the bad taste will be washed out of everybody's mouths and we can all get on with our lives.
     
  6. Donimo

    Donimo Professor

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    Maybe, I have quite a lot of doubt Martin can manage a good book. There isn't even a proper book between Feast for Crows and Dance of Dragons. Too much sprawling and filler that there's never a resolution. With how long George has taken to make this narrative mess, I don't believe he can resolve it.
     
  7. Paladin

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    This is what's called "not nailing down a consistent plot, and then abandoning important things you laid the groundwork for in Books I and II, and adding subplots and characters and more subplots and lore--" and oh gee, he's taking a literal decade to write the next book, and he refuses to use anything other than an ancient piece of shit word processor and floppies so he has to call people to canon check his own books for him.

    Don't be like Martin, kids.

    Also, so the thread stays on topic, I'd like to suggest my own story: Deep Wells, Deep Deeds. More of an in depth look at Robert's Rebellion than a lot of other stuff, with a perspective a bit closer to the ground level than not.
     
  8. TheAnimaniacDude

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    I thought Martin had a filing cabinet of his own lore, not that he had to call other people. I did know he refuses to modernize his writing tech, though, which is completely bonkers.
     
  9. soczab

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    He relies pretty heavily on Elio. The guy who wrote the companion book. He definitely has his own lore bits. But even back in the early 2000s he was regularly relying on Elio for help keeping things straight. They pretty much have a system from what ive seen from interactions with both of them where George thinks things up and then Elio keeps track of it all. Not the obvious big things like the plot or characters, but all the hundreds of little details (sigils, obscure family trees, ancient history and lore, etc)
     
  10. Silveron

    Silveron First Year

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    What is a promise? - Assa-h

    Snippets and short stories. In an ironic repeat of history, with his last dying breath Ned makes Catelyn promise to accept Jon. Mainly follows her perspective with some of Theon thrown in due to him no longer being in Winterfell, the chapters are.. chapters, at best and some just a dozen or so lines. Robb learns to become a Lord early on, Theon matures rapidly with The Mannis and Patchface is literally part god.
     
  11. Donimo

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    Has there been anything worth reading on AH for the past year or so? I'll forgive a lot for a Jon who isn't a short angsty idiot.
     
  12. Silveron

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    I haven't seen anything apart from SI's on there for a long while, definitely no new Competent!Jon stories. Plus the site updated it's UI.. which looks like a downgrade.
     
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