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Ride the Iron Throne Bus

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Seen around the streets of New York City...












So... the pedicabs may be gone, but GAME OF THRONES rolls on!

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trademybike
Jul. 19th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
How lovely! Wish we had those here in Seattle!
adelaidejewel
Jul. 19th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
lyxzen
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
Haha this is pretty cool :)
stevewood
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
That is so excellent!

I look forward to HBO's version of A Clash of Kings, but I do hope that HBO produces a DVD with an edited version of A Game of Thrones to be PG so that families, and myself, can enjoy the epic adventure together without actually witnessing the sexual perversions and mental sicknesses that afflict Westeros (and many real persons). Yes...it's a fantasy and I get that, but many of the sexual things are not healthy fantasies...more like nightmares...and HBO presents them in a surreal mode that seems as if to say that it's normal behavior for adults which I hope you agree is not suitable for anyone trying to become an adult.
Andrea Spencer
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
I agree that they should make a PG version for families. But your reasons besides that are silly. Adults do all kinds of bizarre things in Westeros as well as here. LOL! Better keep the kiddies away from the books too, their even more explicit than the show!
flamingophoenix
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Not a children's book...
You're absolutely right that these themes are not suitable for anyone trying to become an adult. However, ASOIAF is explicitly (heh, pun) adult fiction. It is not intended for an audience of children and teenagers.

I suspect there are teenagers out there who could handle reading it, but I think it would be foolish to market it towards them.

Lastly: I don't know how much of the series you have read, so I will avoid mentioning specific examples, but much (not all) of the bad stuff is directly instrumental to the plot. You could not remove even the squickiest of the problems without serious continuity and suspension-of-disbelief issues. (Example: Stannis's whole reason for...his schtick.)
amberartemis
Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Not a children's book...
My younger son (under the influence of his 15 year old brother, another fan) read the first 3 books of the series when he was 9. Wrote a most illuminating piece for his teacher ('What I read during the holidays') on the narrative, including the gay sex and incest. I think the series helped him...grow up...and certainly made teacher/parent meetings a lot more interesting!
Andrea Spencer
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Nice, I want game of Thrones buses all over the country, and cabs...heck I'll agree to paint my house with that banner! LOL!
wbaine
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Borders
So many new fans to your work! I am curious that you did not mention anything about Borders closing for good. Is Borders closing not an issue for authors?
barberio
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
"Your name on a Bus" has replaced "Your name in lights" in this modern era! Thus making us more like the Victorians again...
flamingophoenix
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
What an unfortunate word
"Pedicab" is waaaay to similar to "pedicabo."

Or maybe I just studied too much Catullus in high school...
just_jenni
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Wonderful. It must be thrilling to see that. :)
scherzoid
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
An Iron Throne bus? Cool! Although I can't imagine that the seats are very comfortable...
jslinder
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
I just wonder how many people see that and go 'there are books??'
flamingophoenix
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
There was an (urban legend? please god...) going around when the LotR movies came out, about people coming into bookstores and asking for "the novelization."
gislebertus
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
What hasn't been said is everyone who gets on that bus ends up on the Wall.

But in all honesty, it must be uplifting to see that. Congratulations.
d_a_z_bastard
Jul. 20th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)

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dr_memory
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
The pedicabs are gone? News to the guy who tried to pick me and my girlfriend up from the cab line at Penn Station last week. :)

(Strangely, he became much less enthusiastic after I mentioned that our destination was 204th St.)
northern_dreams
Jul. 20th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Nice ^^ Why there's no such 'Game of thrones' busses in Moscow! :(((
typographera
Jul. 20th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Cool bus!)))
aidosaur
Jul. 20th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!! I'll have to keep an eye out when I'm around town.
sofiaagapao
Jul. 20th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
I saw that while walking to work one morning! It made me smile.
goldenprophet
Jul. 22nd, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
Now that's a trip....lol.
elaradreamstar
Jul. 23rd, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
We need buses like that in every city!

And why is it so hard to find these books in hardcover? Paperbacks of Game of Thrones abound, but hardcovers (and copies of books 2-4 in general) have become quite scarce in my area.
abubless
Jul. 25th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
AGOT Bus.
That is the dopest bus mI have ever seen in my life.
legwinstonsmith
Jul. 26th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
GoT
I was surpised how many people I see reading the first book now. I was on a plan from Philly to Atlanta and when boarding I noticed someone reading thrones, then another and another... Of just the people I could see there were 6 reading GoT. On the way home there were another 4. Im glad to see people are reading the books now and not just waiting for season 2.
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