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  1. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    If Stannis is dead on the show, it leads me to believe this: When he takes Theon to the tree as is suggested in the Gift Chapter -- Asha (or anyone really) ambushes him and he dies at the tree... Giving the tree blood-sacrifice of a king. I think that's why the show had him leaned up against a tree when Brienne finds him. So *if* he's dead (lord I hope not but w/e)... I think he will be killed at the tree instead of Theon. Edit: Spelling
  2. It was a 1 for me. Most people I know didn't watch this year, so I wasn't going to, either. Then I heard about Hardhome and I had to see it. It was as amazing as everyone said. So, I went back and watched the season. But out of 10 hours, I feel like maybe 1-hour was excellent TV (Hardhome and many of the Stannis scenes). The rest was honestly just eh to me... nothing outstanding. Lots of plot holes, lots of head-scratchers and lots of silly, illogical, make-no-sense moments. I could complain all day, but put simply, I just don't enjoy the show like I used to. It just doesn't bring anything to my life like reading the books has. Imo, this was easily the worst season (even if it included the best 30-min bit, Hardhome) -- and I really do feel like this: When D&D need to troll fans (as in Benjen) and actors need to bold-face lie (as in Kit) it speaks volumes about the work itself.
  3. [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Ugh. I really thought they were trying to be all cliffhanger-y til S6. Done.
  4. [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Stannis isn't dead. No way... You can let me know how I right I am when we get behind-the-scenes pix of season 6 filming. You're welcome :)
  5. Did they say that Stannis would burn her? Or just that she would burn? They're two vastly different things (And Stannis is nowhere near her early in WoW).
  6. Did they say that Stannis would burnher? Or just that she would burn? They're two vastly different things (And Stannis is nowhere near her early in WoW).
  7. I think the difference is proper storytelling -- GRRM will lead into it in some cool way... D&D won't.
  8. Jon Snow and the Blue Winter Rosetta Stone

    I just found/read this thread today (in it's entirety). Personally, I've always associated blue roses with Jon/Lyanna/Rhaegar but to see it all put together here is nothing short of impressive! Going back to an earlier comment about the 'blue rose growing from a chink in wall' and 'the smell of sweetness'... I love the idea that sweetness may relate to death... If that's the case -- then the TV version of the HotU, (which I hated because I felt like the blue flower was ignored), which showed Dany going through the Wall to Drogo/Rhaego was intended to mean her death will occur at the Wall. And it was just a somewhat-cryptic visual attempt to support the somewhat-cryptic: "A blue flower grew from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness."
  9. How would you rate episode 410?

    Lol... well I wouldn't curse at him -- but I would critique it! Free speech and all ;-)
  10. How would you rate episode 410?

    But I'm guessing that adaptation would NOT turn out so well if he threw in random giraffes, or had Adam sitting on a puppy's head, or floating baby hedgehogs -- or any other random things, that have nothing to do with anything AND that actually change the story. And guess what? If those changes were made? I'd critique them as crap, too.
  11. How would you rate episode 410?

    Lol, Stannis is one of the ones I'm wondering about as well. I love him/Davos -- and I'm starting to get the feeling that he just doesn't play into the bigger picture the way I thought he would (from reading). I'm not sure I want to sully my reading, no matter how long the books take, for the TV show -- it's a strange place to be in. Omg, I hope you'll love it. I just started it, and it's great so far!
  12. How would you rate episode 410?

    Amen. And may I add that, included in the self-destructive changes -- are random additional scenes/dialouges that simply don't work with the characters/storylines. What bothers me most is the audacity that they clearly really believe they're improving on his story. It's just a complete head-shaker to me. And it's kinda heartbreaking because I want to love every episode... ASoIaF is my go-to series; I've done more re-reads than I care to admit, so I WANT to love GoT. :-(