4 Eyed Crow

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  1. When I do Text to Speech for Chinese text, and it starts reading as Japanese. Or when I do Text to Speech for English text, and it starts reading as German. Actually, this is kind of funny to hear. And also happens much less often. For both scenarios, I understand if it was only one or two words, but with an entire paragraph, I think it should be obvious.
  2. Essential oils
  3. Jaime Lannister and post-fall Bran. Both have changed so much. Before, Jaime probably doesn’t care that he pushed a little boy out a high window, but now he’d likely feel guilty and try to apologise. Ironically, Bran now probably doesn’t give a damn. ——— Bran: Last time we saw each other was in that tower. I saw what you did to your sister. Jaime: Yeah ... sorry about that ... we don’t choose who we love. It’s beyond our control. Bran: And she was so beautiful. Jaime: Okay ... I think I’ll leave now Bran: And you were so beautiful. Jaime: ...
  4. I’m almost done with Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montifiore. It’s a prequel to Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar, covering Joseph Stalin’s life until the 1917 October revolution. The book is divided in 5 parts, each part beginning with a poem written by the young Stalin. It’s fascinating to think that one of the most brutal dictators was a poet. He wrote under the pen name, Soselo, and apparently the poems became minor classics in his native Georgia. The author spent 10 years gathering research from recently opened archives, and also conducted interviews with people who knew Stalin personally. The book goes into great detail about his abusive childhood, education for priesthood, political activities, bank robberies, love affairs, and exiles. Sometimes, it’s a little TOO detailed and gets tedious to read. However, I find it’s easier if I listen to the audiobook. I’ve been listening to Young Stalin while doing physics or maths, but I probably shouldn’t. Overall, this is a fascinating book. History buffs will appreciate this better, but regular people can enjoy it too.
  5. I hate when I have to repeat myself multiple times to be understood. I have a soft voice.
  6. This happens more in movies/tv than in novels but When people leave/enter a house or a car, they open the door AND NEVER CLOSE IT. Then later (sometimes), it turns out the door has magically closed itself. Which, in my opinion is even worse than leaving a door wide open. When it happens in novels, I can forgive it sometimes, because perhaps it isn’t very important to the narrator. But in movies/TV, it annoys me.
  7. https://hawkstower.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/rosegarden2.png
  8. Commander of the city guard: Aerys II Targaryen Carer of kittens: Joffrey Master-at-arms: Sansa Wedding Planner: Walder Frey
  9. One of Varys’s little birds (though they belong to Qyburn now)
  10. Reading, drawing, and writing. Mad science experiments.
  11. Young character with forced romance When a character is young, you can expect a first-love story. Sometimes this works well, but other times, it feels forced and distracts from the main plot, as if the author only decided to add it late in the writing process.
  12. Shitmouth
  13. Because Tywin is not a Targaryen. Cousin incest is okay in Westeros. Sibling incest is not, unless you were the Targaryens because Targaryens are the exception. As in she would have had to marry Joffrey? Well, at that point, Joffrey was already betrothed to Margaery, so even if Cersei married Tyrion, Sansa would not have had to marry Joffrey.
  14. Viserion looks very similar to Vissarion, the Russified version of Bessarion (possibly meaning wooded valley in ancient Greek). Joseph Stalin’s father was Vissarion, and also a violent, drunk cobbler. I doubt that Viserion was inspired by him. ‘Wooded valley’ would be ironic, considering that dragons breathe fire and wood is highly flammable.
  15. Well, I didn’t remember. You didn’t remember. Judging by the internet, most of the audience don’t remember if the show mentioned it. (But I’ve rarely met GOT fans in real life, so I don’t have a live sample size.) I think the most likely explanation is because the writers forgot.