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  1. Yeah you're probably right. I think the ambush will be this years Snowbowl, and the Wight Hunt this year's Hardhome. I bet the sacking of Highgarden will be something like the "battle" of yunkai. mostly off screen, maybe some quick shots of a skirmish and just troops infiltrating the castle. And yeah, this rumored attack on casterly rock is interesting. i would obviously love to see the rock, and there have been lots of rumors about it, but nothing concrete. Grey Worm isn't at the ambush, and he's not at the dragonpit, either, so he's clearly either dead or off somewhere.
  2. I don't think Dany's having any babies any time soon. She has repeatedly made great claims that she will never again have a child, until the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. I doubt a one-night stand with jon will be enough to make her forget all that. I think Dany or Jon will die in the Long Night. Personally, I think it's Jon, but I could see it working for Dany as well. But, I find it very unlikely that both of them will survive what is supposed to be the zombie apocalypse and get a happy ending. I personally think Jon will sacrifice himself against the Night King somehow.
  3. That's right, thank you. So how many battle scenes are we looking at here? Naval Battle, Sack of Highgarden, ambush, and then the wight hunt? I know they're not all going to be Snowbowl level, but I'm still excited.
  4. Yeah I think Lads really gave us the bare bones version of the season. I'm hoping there's a lot more that he didn't fill in. Also sidenote: when is the big Euron vs Team Targ naval battle being filmed? Or has it been filmed already?
  5. I would love for Sansa and Dany to meet. I think they have a lot in common, and would get a long. Or hate each other's guts. One or the other.
  6. Yeah I think he's definitely missing some stuff or heavily paraphrasing. I'm not surprised that Sansa won't be personally executing LF tho. She's not a warrior woman, she's a lady (technically a princess now) and doesn't do her own killing. I hope this "tension" in WF goes away soon, because I just want them all to be happy and loving and perfect together :')
  7. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    why do you keep changing your post? I have the original right here http://imgur.com/eCpaoZ2 . Repeatedly changing a post to hide things you know the mods would be very interested in seeing seems counter-productive, and doubling down on the condescension is getting kind of embarrassing, and isn't really winning over opinions from other posters.
  8. i would like to see sansa display some competence as lady of winterfell while jon's away. i know you all hate her guts, but it would still be nice to see her do a good job.
  9. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    @The Dragon Demands i appreciate the response, but not the condescension. as to your question, female inheritance is not commonplace in the books or the show. yes, the books include one or two token female heads of house in most regions, to get name-dropped and then forgotten forever. save for the few northern lords already mentioned (although walder frey and the boltons are far from secondary characters), there are no real lords or ladies of any importance mentioned on the show. Yes, they had a male extra stand there for a scene when it was a woman in the books, and no i don't know their reasoning behind it, but I don't know of any real female-to-male genderswapping with characters. besides, personally i think it's cooler to see someone, woman or not, achieve a position for themselves (i.e. melisandre) rather than being handed one by their father (i.e. lyanna). i agree there could be more equality amongst the nobility, extras or otherwise*, but i don't agree with the sentiment that seeing women inherit their father's titles is a great feminist thing as some do. *as for the extras, i will say that in the king in the north scene, the only two women i saw in the room where sansa and lyanna. not great. however, this scene was between two other huge scenes down in king's landing, both of which also heavily featured extras. the sept and cersei's coronation both had male and female extras everywhere, so i think that's worth stating.
  10. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    to be fair, they don't show any lords as recurring secondary characters, male or female. But as for women in positions of authority, we have/had: Cersei Lannister, Queen on the Iron Throne Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Mereen, claimant to the Iron Throne Ellaria Sand, ruler of Dorne Lyanna Mormont, Lady of Bear Island Olenna Tyrell, Lady of House Tyrell Margaery Tyrell, Queen Consort, protege to her grandmother Sansa Stark, Princess of the North Yara Greyjoy, claimant to the Salt Throne Catelyn Stark, advisor to King Robb Stark Talisa Stark, Queen of the North Lysa Arryn, Lady of the Vale Melisandre, second only to Stannis Baratheon While I understand your point, I don't think it's fair to say female rulers are a huge abnormality and threat to the status quo anymore, on the show or in westeros itself. I agree that we don't see many female commanders, but I think we could write that off as an military thing, i.e. women didn't fight in armies so they wouldn't command them either. But even then, we have our fair share of warrior women: Brienne of Tarth Arya Stark Yara Greyjoy Meera Reed Ygritte All three Sand Snakes And even then I'm sure I'm forgetting some.. As for the sand snake, empowerment thing, I don't think empowerment on it's own implies any kind of morality or kindness. Empowerment is merely the authority or conviction to do something, to achieve a goal. And achieve her goal Ellaria certainly did. I'm obviously not condoning bloody rebellion, but she had a goal and had the power to achieve it. Empowered woman =/= role model. I don't think anyone's looking to game of thrones for role models, so the show should have no obligation to inspire people, per se. As in the example of the Sand Snakes, they are merely depicting a woman who takes things into her own hands when she is displeased with the ruler of her land. No positive or negative connotation to that story. Those are for the reader to impress upon the show themselves. I don't know if you are active on twitter, but i am, and the reaction to the dornish storyline was not nearly as overwhelmingly negative as we like to make out here. The GA was probably half against ellaria, and half pro-ellaria. Some people took it as girl power, and some took it as murder. We all leaned heavily on the latter, but a lot of viewers were actually into it, and saw it as interesting female empowerment.
  11. Do we know if aisling filmed?
  12. Most Gothic Character in ASOIAF?

    I think the show was aiming for a juxtaposition between the pretty landscapes and the horror that takes place within them. Either way, I agree that the giant spiky throne and the cellars filled with dragon skulls are gothic indeed.
  13. I feel like it's really not that out there. In the books, they already sent a severed part of a wight to the capitol. Like, what's so crazy about that?
  14. Little Things You Want in Season 7

    Yes I try to start good threads but it's only a matter of time before they get derailed.
  15. Where the dead danced

    She was performing blood magic. We don't know the specifics, but she was doing some evil shit. What consequences were you expecting, though? He didn't partake.