The Killer Snark

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    Second Earl of Robb
  • Birthday 01/16/1976

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  • Location Glasgow, Scotland
  • Interests Music, films, good food, sci-fi novels, social theory, poetry

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  • Name Iain Robb

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  1. Jon Snow is dead ...

    I think in the sixth novel Jon is warged by Bran into Theon's body once Theon is excecuted at the heart tree. Bran will heal Theon's wounds during the resurrection. Part of the reason why I think this that Theon, alll along, has been kind of a reversed mirror image of Jon in the novels, and has a claim to be Azor Ahai, since he was born amid 'salt and smoke (of a war)', and probably also killed his illegitmate children (his Nissa Nissa) on the course to becoming Reek, and rediscovering himself. His ultimate purpose, however, is to serve as a vessel for Jon. Also, he has definite symbolic links to The Stranger, among the characters one can associate with the Nine, which signifies fluidity of identity as well as the vicissitudes of death.
  2. How would you rate episode 601?

    Re Mel, how do we know that she isn't really still a red haired vixen, and she's only putting on a glamour to make herself look like an ancient woman in order to escape from the Castle, because she knows she's under threat from the rebels at the Night's Watch?
  3. What are you listening to? Vol. XXI - Soothe Me

    That's probably my favourite Bowie album now, having just overtaken Lodger and Station to Station. My next Bowie purchase should be Earthling, but i think it's currently out of print.
  4. How would you rate episode 601?

    The latter word is probably 17th century in origin. It seems to be adapted from 'pursy', meaning 'resembling a purse.'
  5. How would you rate episode 601?

    Accidental double post.
  6. Why doesn't Jorah just cut off his own arm?

    It's because if he cut his arm off, it would screw around with D and D's intentions for the show.
  7. How would you rate episode 601?

    That's exactly what I said earlier. That whole 'pussy hair' exchange made no sense whatsoever. I actually like Emilia Clarke, but I dearly wish the costume department had decided to dye her eyebrows. The obvious clash between Clarke's natural hair colour and the character's is an annoyance point to this day. It's possible to be blond and have dark eyebrows, but not with that colour of hair.
  8. How would you rate episode 601?

    Since Areo has been mentioned, I have to admit I was disappointed not just with how easily dispatched he was, but also with how throwaway the character was, given that D and D had a chance to actually design a character on top of the cardboard cutout he is in the novels. Completely missed opportunity, there, as was the treatment of Trystane. And it does make no sense whatsoever that a coup by Ellaria could ever be greeted warmly by a public that did not exactly despise Doran as a leader even though his brother was held in more respect. If I'd been more bothered, I'd have given the episode a 7. I don't expect anything except an uncanonical diversion from the show version of Dorne about now. The Dornish stuff isn't that interesting in the books anyway. What I really resented was season 4's negation of the Kingsmoot and the appalling Asha (Yara) at the Dreadfort shite.
  9. What are you listening to? Vol. XXI - Soothe Me

    Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything.
  10. I'm not sure it's meant to be.
  11. Agreed. The vampires should have been protecting their modesty. Everyone knows that vampires are demure and chaste little creatures that have no truck with wanton displays of sexuality and the like.
  12. Best lines from EP601

    I'll second GiletteMace. "She doesn't have to be smart to get fucked in the ass" was pretty good.
  13. How would you rate episode 601?

    I gave it 8. Solid, if hardly revelatory or spectacular. The Theon and Sansa, and Deanarys scenes were good, but nothing else stood out much in terms of advancing the overall plot. But poor Daenaerys. Not only does she have some guys discuss if she has 'white pussy hair' when it is obvious she doesn't because she has black eyebrows, but now she's condemned to live her life among a bunch of discarded old fogeys when presumably she only wants to jump the khal because he has an interesting beard. PS - The Dorne coup was not convincing, but I've given up on expecting D and D to treat the whole Dorne storyline either faithfully or sensitively by now.
  14. Helena - I made an educated guess. My family all came to the same conclusion. He only searched my luggage after we caught him looking at the label. No one else before us had been looked at twice.