"GAME OF THRONES" SPOILERS AHEAD!
In today's ASOTV showcase about the 'Game Of Thrones' whore Ros, I reprinted the story behind her story - how she isn't really a character in the book. (Author George R.R. Martin only mentioned a red-headed whore in the first book. Series producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss fleshed that out to create Ros, who makes for a very fetching expositional character.
Apparently there will be a lot of changes to the book's story and characters before they reach the screen. And because of my Toob-centric tendencies, I actually encourage this. It helps to delineate the division between the fictional universes of Toobworld and BookWorld*.
With the second series premiere, several fans of the novel noted another major difference:
I can't believed they killed Dani's Silver!!!! Just finished the last book and that horse is still alive. Not only was it her first gift from Drogo, but it made her an official "horse lord". Now she's a Khaleesi without a horse. Not sure what the reasoning for that was.
haven't gotten through the third book, yet, so I don't know what kind of action would have been in store for Silver...but HBO decided to discontinue the horse-racing series "Luck", due to an unfortunate streak of horses dying on-set.
Being that Silver is distinctly all-white, maybe producers thought it easier to forgo the Silver storyline to avoid having to spend their FX budget on replacement horses, should something happen, in the future?
(I have no idea, really. I'm totally just guessing.)
I'm sure this won't be the last time we something like this happen.
* "BookWorld" is a term that I'm borrowing from another source, as I did with the "Cineverse" which came from a trilogy by Craig Shaw Gardner. "BookWorld" is from Jasper Fforde's series of novels starring Thursday Next, which takes place in a universe where the printed word becomes real. Like Toobworld and the Cineverse, BookWorld as a term is simple yet conveys so much.