Ice C

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  1. Basically, they are turning it into Star Trek. And with every new series, less people care... It doesn't really make sense, the reason given for shortening the last seasons was that the producers wished to do something else for a change - now they're investing money and manpower in spinoffs instead of the original series. It's even moronic from a marketing perspective: Continuing the original series over ten seasons with ten hour-long episodes each would have been cheaper than developing all those new projects from scratch. And they would have catered to the large existing fan(/customer) base, whereas, most probably, no spinoff will ever reach comparable success. ...Those sequel plans could be interesting, though... just imagine, the others win the game,... "soon on HBO: Game of Bones, starring Norman Reedus"!
  2. Ok, this is a bit of trolling, yet introducing a very powerful character easily leads to this kind of questions: Why did Stannis attack King's Landing, instead of just sending Melisandre into the castle? Her shadows could have taken care of every Lannister...
  3. Just a little thought, as I'm currently reading Clash for the first time: "Under the sea" is "under water". Snow is frozen water. Under the sea could simply mean "in winter" ("under snow" - not Jon, obviously). In his own words, Patchface is saying, "Winter is coming", and he knows what will happen. His very first song is about a shadow, a few pages before Stannis gets the idea of murdering Renly. Maybe he'll be holding a door for Bran at some point?
  4. A family in the Vale, where I have a respectable job in the security of the Eyrie (kennelmaster for the Arryns preferably). However, what my wife doesn't know, is that my frequent travels in West- and Esteros do not actually serve the purpose of visiting dog shows. In my secret life, I'm a faceless man, and that's how I pay for extensive stays in Littlefinger's private clubs on the way to and from a job.
  5. Hi, this is half off-topic, but by "sheep farmers" do you mean the sheep people of Miri the witch? So far, I've only watched the TV series, and recently read the first book (AGoT). That's when I realized, the whole dragon thing might actually have been the witch's plan - without her, Drogo would have lived, and the dragons never hatched. Is there such a theory, Miri/sheep people intentionally using Dany to make dragons great again?
  6. He's warging into his poop, and jumps out. It would be interesting to clarify this, especially as he gets older - will he eventually engage in reproductive activities (can't say, Martin shies away from describing those), or will he warg into someone else for the experience? For those saying, Martin would stay silent because Bran is supposed to be a child: none of the children in the story behave really childlike (yes, there were many boy kings in real history but much more guided than Robb and Joffrey. Also Rickon and Arya scenes are simply a joke.)
  7. Well, the Night King's army is indeed the leftist's wet dream: No difference whatsoever between races, sexes, cultures, ..., but only one uniform mass. He probably controls them by selling them "HuffRaven" and "Wightuardian".
  8. I already asked this in another thread, but: Turning giants, bears, and dragons being no problem for the NK, did he actually revive the children of the forest who died in "The Door"? And would they be extra powerful wights?
  9. 10. On a scale of 10-100. The worst season will probably get a "worthy" finish. btw: I like the typo in this thread's title, I'm trying to figure out what "ESI" stands for. The Elaborateness Sagaciousness Ingenuity dose will be rather low in this episode. The Equine Sh** Imbecility dose on the other hand much elevated.
  10. And the low number of WW on the show is indeed strange. There should be much more, even if the Night King only recruited Crester's babies (which would not make sense at all, why should he not also have turned little wildings?). I would have expected hundreds of White Walkers, which btw way would make the menace more believable - in the last, terrible, episode, I only thought, "that's the whole army of the dead? Really? Give me ten good men with dragon glass, no need to disturb Dany and Cersei." As we're talking about the dragon: In The Door, they've killed some children of the forest - did they turn, too?
  11. Taking a captured wight south of the wall opens a way, as he's connected to the WW who turned him. This defuses the magic, and the zombie dragon can tear down the wall.
  12. To be fair, the absence of Bran can make sense. He's just overwhelmed by all the information (like that Russian chick in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull - no, stop, bad example, one of the worst films ever, although many would agree, Game of Thrones has been destroyed in a similar manner to that franchise). Seriously: Bran's situation is comparable to Sam's. The maesters don't act, they study, and so does Bran. Sam had the advantage of limited access (and a hot wildling waiting outside the library), thus he decided against pure wisdom. If he had been offered full access to the reading rooms, instead of being forced to steal two armfuls of books, he might have done the same as the maesters - and Bran: Getting lost in knowledge, too occupied to do anything, out of touch with other people who care about their pity day-to-day lives... There's always more information to be considered befor you take your decision. Maybe he needs to study to understand what really lies at the bottom of all this, who is the Night King, what does he want, and why, and in the last episode he'll finally look up, knock on weirwood and say: "Got it! Our world was created in the belly of a wise walrus that goes by the name of "Grrm the Unfinisher". Our only purpose is to make money for Grrm, his two high priests and an organization called HBO."
  13. Yes, and now I finally know, what this episode reminded me of: Has anybody seen "Dead Snow"? A (nazi-)zombie comedy! It's fun, really, but not what I expect from Game of Thrones...
  14. I did not notice ("shame, shame"), but thinkin about it: it might be intended. When Thoros is attacked by the bear, I thought, the hound saw sth in the flames again, and that's why he didn't help him. He could have seen a mountain again...
  15. This also works the other way round, as I have stated in the "rating" thread: Why did not Dany kill him with her two remaining dragons? He was standing just a hundred metres away, she could have attacked and scorched him for good. End of the story. Few made sense in this episode. Well, welcome to the forum, Mr President! (sorry, couldn't resist)
  16. We will see the ice dragon in flight. We will see Sam reunite with Jon (or at least arriving at Winterfell), but probably not yet discovering his heritage. LF out, Arya the hand of Jon. Sansa marries the NK. (Ok, that's improbable.) Who will bring the captured zombie to Cersei? ... It's never to late for.... CLEGANEBOWL!!! The NK is obviously connected to his subjects, he might see through the eyes of the hostage. Maybe this is important for his finding the way south. Maybe he attacks - and breaks - the wall (not: "wheel") because of his soldier being brought to King's Landing!
  17. It would mainly make sense for the symbolics of a circle. Sommer-Winter-Sommer... Life-Death... The snake bites its tail. And it would be a "bittersweet ending": All the story, all events happening because of one schizophrenic guy who directs the ways of the world. All other people just played by him in his fight against himself, going through several stages, never to reach an end. BUT: What about the other gods in Game of Thrones? The lord of light exist, there's magic, it cannot all be Bran/the NK's doing?!
  18. "NOW I GOT A DRAGON HO-HO-HO" Gave it a 5. Not simply because of the blatant violation of zombie rules (it has been an established fact at least since Land of the Dead that zombied DO can swim). But partly because of the indecisiveness in this show: first the frozen hang out around the pool, chillin', apparently they cannot cross water. Then, later, during the fight, two of them emerge from the water to order a cold dog/hound. Now what: can they swim or can't they? Choose one, ffs! Also, this whole people falling into water thing gets really annoying this season. Jon had even less chances to survice than Jamie. And: Even if ravens are magical beings who travel at the speed of (the lord of) light, ensuring the airforce's just in time delivery of heat, hotness, and warm beverages - as she just happened to be there, the dead army not that big, and Bran's Significant Other relaxing on the next hilltop - why did Dany not, you know, roast him, right now, right there? One dragon lost, two to go, fly by shooting, adjust flame throwers to the next target (i.e. Sissi, er: Cersei), end of story. In the end, she assures Jon of going to fight with him against the Night King. Well sweetie, in case you did not notice: you just did. He was right there, the pale guy with the Robert Redford eyes, standing about hundred metres (bee/dragon-line) away from you. No, did not see him? Well, ok, fine. Then, who were all those people in the suddenly not so small gang of kidnappers? In their first take, there were only a few, the fellowship, marching in line, singing "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho". Then, people kept dying, and I at least had no clue who it was. Somebody got eaten by a crossbreed between a polar bear and a hyena. Who's that? What's he doing there? Somebody saves Jon, and gets eaten by team NW. Who's that? How did he get there? &c. A professed Sansa hater, I however did very much like the scenes with Arya. I know, it will all end in their reconciliation, and Lord Baelish's destruction, but for how long it lasts, I'll lean back and enjoy. Plus "Now I got a Dragon Ho-Ho-Ho." That's why five points. Ice spiders would have been even cooler, but ok, dragon's good. Now, I'm thinking of Benjen to the rescue once more, one more idiotic scene... It might be about time, the series ends...
  19. 3≠4... But if she dies in childbirth, would that technically count for "unborn but valonqar"? But no, a faetus cannot strangle her... Guess she'll die during the next nine months (in the show) then.
  20. Why do the Sansa fans claim, she wrote that letter under pressure? She was in love with her Jeffy, and she did believe her father a traitor, you cannot deny that!
  21. - As far as I remember, Tyrion touched a dragon once. - It says sth. about so. (Pa Stark?) being dead and the need to swear loyalty to Jeffrey, signed Sansa; a letter she wrote home back then. Lil Finger put it under the mattress because he wanted it found. Didn't you see him smile after Arya did as he expected her?
  22. Except she didn't. She brought not "dragons", but "a dragon". - Preparing Barbecue sauce and a salad. Seriously, would every dragon need a rider, or would those unmanned still follow their brother and their queen? The important thing would be for them to distinguish between "good guys" and "charcoal".
  23. I gave it a 7. Every episode where Sansa is still alive, automatically gets two points deducted. The episode overall felt good, there was that great moment of Davos "fewer-ing" Jon, there was Bronn, and the battle looked impressive. But, looking closer into it, too much did not make any sense. Why did the Lannisters choose to get roasted instead of preparing the FLAK immediately when the attack started? They knew there would be aircraft coming, but it took Jamie quite a while to realize, "aw f-, ole Q gave me something against those winged lizards with the bad breath! Let's see, what's in that trailer!" Even if all their guards and scouts were asleep from too much Highgarden wine, and nobody noticed the approaching apache army until it was right over the next hill - once Jamie did hear them, he should have gotten ready the only effective defence weapon. And about Winterfell, ok I accept that on TV, feminist magic makes females physically as strong as men, for propaganda tops facts, but how did Needle not brake by the impact with Brienne's broadsword? You may argue, Arya is quicker than her opponent, that she can dodge every attack &ct, that's all fine - but once she parries, she would either let go of Needle, or break her arm, or find herself with two half needles.
  24. Hi, I already wondered about Misandei's surprised face in that scene with Grey Worm last week. Also, they did not show the nothing he supposedly has where others carry their somethings. Could it be that he only pretends to be cut for some obscure reason (his first owner forgot, and he didn’t care to insist; now he likes "being unsullied fighter")? This week there was that scene, where he is walking around Casterly Rock - immediately after spearing that guy to end the fight -, and the camera focuses on his between-the-legs - there was definitely something dangling. (They could have given the actor tight underwear, or not use that camera angle at all.) Maybe Misandei suddenly turns our pregnant? There was also some hilarious dialogue in this episode, though I’m not convinced whether this is a good thing. Only a few examples: (Dany meets Jon) Dany: “I’m the last of the Targaryans” - audience is expected to shout out, “except you’re not”. Jon: “I’m not your enemy… The dead are the enemy." I remember Frankie Boyle telling elderly people, “I’m not your enemy - winter is.” Frankly, I believe the GoT screenwriters thought of this. Jon: “You’ve been talking to Tyrion” - Dany: “He’s my hand.” Whatever, talk to the hand?! Arch Maester: "Who told you to treat him?” Sam: “No one." (suddenly a wild Arya appears: "The f- I did!") My point is not that I like bad jokes, but that I felt encouraged to them by this episode more than by any other before. Finally, does the Romulan Queen dig Urine, or not? I’ve read on another website, she might have poisoned Jamie with that kiss...