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

    No, I haven't yet.Still have to listen to the Grantland one..But I put this one on my "to listen" list as well. Speaking of podcasts: I've heard that D&D were asked about the Sansa rape in one podcast and said something like "this happened a year ago get over it". Can anyone tell me which podcast that was?
  2. ASOIAF Guessing Game version II AfU: Favorite historical male character: Round 14.

    Gambling on Septon Barth
  3. Bumping for TWOW V4

    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope it will get better sooon. I used to have headaches when I was realy stressed, but it's better now than it was a couple of years ago.
  4. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Reposting one of my favourite rants, because it fits right now. Littlefingers plan as originally written by Sir Loin Steak in this thread: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/139812-spoilers-rant-and-rave-without-reprecussions-season-6-edition/&page=262 Littlefinger's plans only work, because every person he meets turns his or her brain of
  5. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    I read the books shortly before Season 2 came out, When I first watched Season 2 the change in Arya's Harrenhall storyline didn't bother me that much. I was annoyed by the changes in Catelyn's, Robb's Jon's and Dany's storylines, but not that much by the Arya and Tywin scenes. Though I didn't pay close attention to the Harrenhall storyline when I first read ACOK, I read the books way too fast for that. I see things differently now. There are a couple of changes that bother me much more and I'm not super upset by this change, but I would have liked it if they had stayed a bit closer to the books. Yeah... they took parts out of it, but changed so much of the context and the themes, that I can't see it as a very good adaptation. Interesting question. I don't think it's possible to retroactively fix Dorne or the Sansa Bolton Storyline, because there are simply too many plot holes in these storylines. When it comes to a satisfactory conclusion. For me the journey is more important then the ending. I can nearly accept every ending if the journey that leads there is good and if the ending fits the journey. I'm not opposed to things like Jon becoming KitN or Arya leaving the FM, but both things didn't really sit well with me in the show, due to the way in which they were achieved. I agree with the podcaster that things have to be earned, but this doesn't really happen in the show anymore. If the writing would go back to the quality it had in Season 1, then there could probably a be satisfactory conclusions to some storylines, but I think it's very unlikely that this will happen. It looks like Seaoson 7 will be similar to Season 6 in terms of writing quality and I suspect that things will also be this way in Season 8. So, I doubt we will get a good journey to the ending, which will likely make the ending unsatisfactory for me, no matter what kind of ending it is. Excellent summary The writers claim the entire time that Sansa has become a player in the game of thrones and critics praise her for being so smart, but she acts incredibly stupid the entire time, because of how the writers have written her.
  6. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    I think if they did a press conference and admit that the Sansa marriage strike was a mistake, I probably wouldnt forgive them, because they have admitted that they planned it for years and they should have realised at some point that it was a bad idea. Still my opinion of them would be less negative. The lampshading doesn't make things up for me. The podcaster barely talks about Dorne (I guess because it's so obviously bad that he doesn't have to explain this to casual viewers), but he talks about the scene with Ollenna and the Sandsnakes. He pretty much says "yeah, you realised that you made a mistake, but we are not laughing about your mistakes with you." I don't know any out of the top of my head. Can't link stuff, because the forum doesn't work properly on my phone, but in the Season 5 Episode 6 part of the forum there is a thread with critic's reactions to the Episode. Maybe it would be good to also look into the reviews for Episode 5.3 that's the one in which LF gives Sansa the make him your's speech right? Maybe some reviewers expresses their views that this was a pretty stupid plan in their review for this Episode. Maybe there are also some reaction videos in which the viewers talk about it. I can check German reviews this evening maybe I'll find one.
  7. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Ah no misunderstanding here. Season 4 wasn't when it turned against the show it was just the first time I was more critical. Seasons 1-3 had some stuff I didn't like e.g. Talisa change, too much female nudity, etc. But there's no perfect TV show and my overall opinion of the show and D&D was extremely positive. I would probably by more critical towards some stuff if I did a rewatch now, but back then GoT was my favourite TV show. When we got the sept scene I became a bit more critical for the first time and thought "maybe it's not at god as you think it is". Because not realising that what you film would be regarded as rape is a pretty massive screw up. And then Season 5 came along and that was the turning point for me. Regarding the sept scene: Yes, it became obvious within a couple of days that the sept scene was "just an accident". A pretty big mistake one that shouldn't have happened, but I agree that humans make mistakes. So, my opinion of D&D would be less negative if they had just done an interview and had said something like "we made a mistake and we realise that. We apologize and things like that won't happen in the future." Of course they didn't because they were already planning Season 5 at the time.
  8. Bumping for TWOW V4

    BUMP
  9. Last One Wins

    You don't either
  10. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Well some people have speculated that it might be the third big WTF moment GRRM told D&D told them about. I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility, but IRRC they said that the third WTF moment is close to the end of the story, which makes me a bit doubtful about the Ice Dragon being it. This is the reason why I coud easily assume that the White Dragon is something that's not gonna be in the next book Imagine someone who hasn't visited any online sites about GOT and watched the first 5 seasons of the show would start reading the books. That person would believe that Sansa marries Ramsay, that Jaime visits Dorne, that Jon get's stabbed by Olly and Aliser Thorne, that Catelyn never comes back and that Robb was married to Talisa a noblewoman from Volatis. That person would wonder why we don't have any Ross POV chapters in AGOT and ACOK and while reading ASOS that person will probably ask himself when Jon will go on the mission to Chraster's keep and when Brienne and the Hound will start their fight. Okay some of these things have a bit of a connection to stuff that happens in the books, but considering how much the showrunners have already changed or invented I wouldn't be surprised if the White Dragon thing is also invented.
  11. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    He said that he visited the fandomentals website and watched Preston's reviews. I guess it's not far fetched that he visits this thread. And as often as he said that things just happen, because the writers want them to happen, I assume that he know's Benioff's quote. As I said it didn't provide me with a lot of new information, but it was an excellent summary of what went wrong with the show over the last few seasons combined with good explanations. If some show-only-watcher would ask me why I don't like the show I would just tell him to listen to the podcast, because it's a good introduction to show criticism. And what Will said about his experience with the show was similar to my own experience with it and I guess many other ranters had a similar experience. Like him I enjoyed the Seasons 1-3. Didn't like some of the changes like Talisa instead of Jeyne Westerling, but overall I enjoyed. them and I similarly I became more and more critical of the show from the Jaime/Cersei sept scene onwards.
  12. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    I just have really really low expectations for Season 7 right now. I'm not convinced they would have used the screentime wisely. IIRC they used nearly 40 minutes for brothel scenes and similar stuff. in earlier seasons They could have done something better with it. That's enough for an entire storyline. Look at how much time they invested into their invented characters like Olly and Myranda that's screentime they could have used better. They spend lots of screentime on cockjokes and wasted nearly 4 minutes on the beetle speech. IMO they are not using their screentime wisely and putting lots of filler into the show. According to the leaks Season 7 will have at least 3 major action sequences (if I'm not mistaken) the naval battle, the attack on the Tarlys ans the wight hunt. 7 Episodes and more battles than in the seasons before. I guess if Season 7 had 10 Episodes they would have just included another battle between Cersei and Dany. Nevermind that Cersei should't have such a big army in the first place. Plus we would get more cock jokes, dozens of reminders that Varys is an eunuch and other filler. I guess if they make Season season 8 longer they would just postpone Cersei's death and included more scenes with her. Regarding the White Walkers: Well we had Hardhome and the Confrontation at the cave of the 3-eyed raven so far. Next season will have the wight hunt and I suspect that they would put at least one battle before the final battle in season 8. I can understand why you think the story would be better with more episodes, but I'm not really confident they would use the additional screentime wisely.
  13. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Yeah well. I definetely think they would bring her back for the finale in order to wrap things up. The leaker made it sound like she doesn't care about Bran anymore and I was quite doubtful about that part. Well again I'm still doubtful about parts of the leaks, but if only half of the stuff of the leaks happens then Season 7 will have a lot of filler stuff. It sounds like it will be even more illogical then Season 6 and like they are focussing even more on "epic moments". I think if they had 10 episodes they woud just try to use more screentime for more battles or "shocking" stuff and not for human interaction or a logical story. Maybe they will prove me wrong, but I don't think they will use more screentime reasonably. They haven't done so in the past. They would have had more screentime in previous seasons if they had just cut all the invented characters, all the unnecessary brothel scenes or all the stupid jokes. I see where you are coming from, but I don't think they would use the additional screentime wisely.
  14. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    BTW has any of you guys listened to this podcast: http://whydoyoucare.fm/s02e05 I found it quite interesting. Basically the two people on it expain why they don't like GoT that much anymore. First they explain why an adaptation should be compared to the books and why they disagree with the "why do you care it's just a TV show argument", but during the rest of the episode they basically judge the show on it's own merits and don't compare it to the books. One of the podcasters hasn't even read AFFC and ADWD, because she didn't like the first three books. They don't bring up anything that we don't already know, but they do a good job explaining why nothing makes any sense and why "things just happen, because the authors want them to happen". There were two or three minor things I disagreed with, but through 95% of the podcast I was basically like this