Wednesday 9 May 2012

I seriously can't wait for Game of Thrones

I'm eagerly anticipating watching the screen adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire: Clash of Kings, much like the rest of the Western world.

I've forced myself to not watch any of them until the entire series is out, so I can literally dedicate a whole day to consuming the whole thing in one sitting.

It's more difficult than it first sounded to me, to be honest. I've been, er, "obtaining" the episodes as they air in America, and they've been sitting there, burning a hole in my hard drive. It would be so easy just to, watch... one... episode.

No! I must maintain my resolve! It'll be better in the end, it will be worth the wait. It's not like the story can be spoiled for me, as I've read the books, but I seriously hate having to wait a week in between episodes. I barely remember the contents of the TV episodes I watched last night, let alone last week.

A quick, and completely unrelated, note on media piracy. In a completely hypothetical sense, I'm sure you understand, suppose I had been downloading the episodes as they came out illegally. There is many reasons why this is obviously a deplorable thing to do, but consider this comic by the Oatmeal. You've gone and read it? Good.

Now, multiply the "available for purchase factor" by x10, as we're in Australia and have limited service to Showtime/HBO/AMC exclusives.

And yes, when it's out on Bluray I will actually buy a copy. Exactly as I did for Season 1.

At any rate, I had Game of Thrones on my mind all night, so I created a meme for fun. Enjoy:

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  1. I watch just about all my TV shows these days on an entire season basis. Watching one at a time seems so 50s.

    1. Likewise. I am also exercising the same discipline waiting for the full season to come out.

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  2. You have better self-control than I! I lasted 5 episodes into this season, and gave in. Now I sit poised at the computer waiting for the latest episode to appear.
    I may have made the wrong decision...

  3. I do this for pretty much all TV series that I follow (Dexter, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead), but I'm usually not tempted to "break the seal", as it were. In the case of Game of Thrones however... You win or you die.

    Winter is coming, and I don't want to be unprepared.