David Selig

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  1. Adding rambling and repetitive boring speeches isn't the same thing as adding depth. And I was talking about plot development anyway because the whole discussion started from another poster saying Brienne's story in AFFC was rightly cut from the show since it added nothing to the plot. Purely in terms of plot all of these speeches were unarguably a waste of time.
  2. Decay of the Brotherhood Without Banners?

    A joke of a trial. The Hound admitted he killed a child but he was let go because he won a fight (which wouldn't an option for anyone else since Berik is pretty elite fighter). Before that he was blamed for crimes he had nothing to do with. And Brienne got more of a chance to defend herself with actual arguments than anyone we've seen when Berik was in charge. She just looked guilty as hell due to her bad luck and all the material evidence against her.
  3. Decay of the Brotherhood Without Banners?

    Where does this fantasy comes from that the BWB were ever "gentle" with prisoners and not merciless?
  4. U.S. Elections: Apocalypse upon the horizon...

    This guy's ego is really off the charts. Even in reply to this question he managed to spend 20 seconds bragging how smart his kid is.
  5. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    I googled "winning temperament", apparently Trump is virtually the only human on Earth who uses this dumb expression and he does it regularly.
  6. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    WTF is a winning temperament? That's not even a thing at all.
  7. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    First time watching Trump live. I thought all the reports of his huge ego and how incoherent he is may be exaggerated. I take that back. The guy is even more of a joke than he seems from reading his interviews and statements. What a doofus.
  8. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    I feel secondhand embarrassment watching this and I am not even American. Such a childish "debate".
  9. I disliked Tyrion's plot in ADWD too. Though it was better than the screen version. These were just examples. The point is the show wasted huge amount of time on boring stuff with little to no plot relevance in the last few seasons. Like all the speeches and talks the High Sparrow had in the last season. What the hell was the point?
  10. Brienne's story in AFFC may be boring for most readers and irrelevant to the main plot, but at least it makes internal sense, significantly develops her characters and contributes to the worldbuilding and atmosphere. D&D replaced it with a much dumber story they invented (her going North to save Sansa) which didn't make a slightest bit of sense and didn't develop her character at all. I don't see that as an improvement. Yes, the TV version is much shorter, but it's not like they used the saved time for something good - it was wasted on stuff like the Dorne idiocy, Tyrion's mindbogglingly boring Essos "adventures", etc.
  11. What do you guys find so interesting in discussing the Trident incident over and over and over again? I don't get it.
  12. How the hell could Sansa have known this for sure at the time? Mindreading?
  13. I didn't say she was "just being a dutiful betrothed". Of course she wanted Joff. That's why she didn't want to make him angry and disappointed at her by humiliating him publicly.
  14. He wasn't just a boyfriend. They were engaged which is a very big deal in Westeros. Sansa was between a rock and a hard place. Ned was only willing to call off the wedding once he realised Joff isn't Robert's son. Before that the wedding was still on. Even when Robert told Ned straight out that his son was a really messed up kid, Ned made no attempt to break off the engagement.