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  1. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Sorry for double post, I´ve just remembered something. I know it´s only one word and therefore it can be seen as nitpicky, but when Ramsey shows Sansa flayed woman who gave her the candle, he describes her as "your northern friend". In the setting where everyone (including himself!) is Northerner...
  2. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Well,for one, I liked summing up the info, since I don´t own DVD´s /Blue Rays and don´t actively monitoring the interviews about GOT, I am not such masochist :-). And obviously, I like the suggestions about the writing proccess, that´s always entertaining to hear when the inferior product is concerned.
  3. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    While I have issues with the length, I must say that this will probably be my second favorite criticism of the show right after the Preston Jacob´s review of season 6.
  4. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    The inconsistency between Euron´s acting on the bridge and on Kingsmoot is probably simply becouse of different writers. Dave Hill who wrote scene of Balon´s death is drawing from the books even more than "Cogman of old". You can notice that Yara is much morel like book´s Asha there as well.
  5. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Despite this thread´s reality I really am not enjoying being nasty.... On the other hand... While they know much more then ordinary book readers, I suspect for a long time that D+D are actively surfing fan forums and turning their theories into actual plot points.
  6. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    I still find it kinda "amusing" how books and show became kinda opposite extremes. In one, direct plot has lost itself in the web of worldbuilding and character stuff, in the other the simplified and linear version of the story got the prominence. I believe that relatively soon we might have both TWOW and season 7, so it will be interesting how for the first time it will be more "comparision" than "competion".
  7. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    I would like to add thet despite this thread´s theme and my fundamental problems, I still think the show has moments I might like to watch and as I said, it seems too silly abandoning it when it is effectively ending. If I had only occasional problems in the first four seasons, I simply feel punch in my guts after serious issues with seasons 5 and 6 of mine. People talk about decline in quality of continuing media while hoping for the better next installment all the time.
  8. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Well, speaking for myself, I´ve joined "rebellion" quite late in the game (pun not intended). I´ve had quite hopes for Season 5, lesser of 6. Now I will not be fooled to expect quality television, but at the same time I will not resign on the show, when it is entering it´s effectively final season that just happened to be unnaturaly prolenged and then split up.
  9. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Speaking about Lancel, were we supposed just to forget about that conspiracy between him, Olenna and Littlefinger that led to Cersei´s downfall in season 5 that didn´t make any sense either?
  10. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    This thread wouldn´t be half as much fun if they weren´t constantly making dumbasses out of themselves, would it? Now playing the devil´s advocate here I would really be more tolerant to deviations, when context was still solid. Far-reaching changes like whitewashing Tyrion might be iritating, especially to hardcore ASOIAF fanbase, but it didn´t made terrible television exactly. At least he, unlike show!Cersei, has always been consistent. It´s becoming cliché to mentioning over-the-top-sex (at that time I thought "oversexing" Martin was almost impossible) and kinda forced exposition (and their combination...) of season 1, but honestly it felt like pretty typical but fitting for the medium adaptation. Who could see how it will look like, after writers start being "creative".
  11. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    That´s pretty hard question to answer, considering how that shapes one´s preferences, but I think I still would, becouse I consider the GOT´s writing to be one of the dumbest on television.
  12. I agree claiming Martin´s episodes are the best received ones is silly. But bringing the IMDB votes is showing the cardinal difference between the priorities of majority of show watchers and segment of those familiar with the books. I certainly enjoyed the last two episodes for their events and presentation/execution.Yet.. Events should not equal "quality" exactly and I just think that is how many viewers are seeing it. It´s their choice obviously, but my ears are still sometimes bleeding from the dialogue or the story. I still like the first four seasons, the 6 on the other hand, was the one I was bored most of the time and believe, yes, that a lot of producers could give us something better.
  13. GRRM's mistake: Essos Militaries.

    Well, if Martin steals, he can "mix".... But anyway, you really should do a total list of every ASOIAF character you consider plagiat.
  14. GRRM's mistake: Essos Militaries.

    Yes, yes,or in general, the entire Valyria is Melniboné (with a little of Númenor and a little of original Atlantis archetype) and that very guy mentioned Elric (although in the relation to Jon and Bloodraven, not Dany). He kinda run with it and he made some strange case for Jacquen = Rhaegar theory based on Aragorn analogies. I´ll not call it insane in case it´ll turn out to be true.
  15. GRRM's mistake: Essos Militaries.

    You see under one Preston Jacobs video there was one user who theorized that Martin is very intentionally... Well, not plagirasing, but making ultra-homages to practically every of his favorite fantasy works by making almost literal geography out of them, such as Lannisters/Westerlands being Narnia, Harrenhall being Gormenghast (with Littlefinger as Steerpike), much of Essos being the Hyborian Age, etc. When I think in these lines, I must ask myself if Euron isn´t supposed to be On Stranger Tides character. If I want, I´ll find parallels between him and every of the book´s four antagonists.