The Killer Snark

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  • 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. What's annoying you today? Part the grievous

    The UK Guardian. The unreported civil war breaking out in Paris. Plus, I have balanitis, and my penis is on fire.
  2. [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    I gave it a 10 after watching it last night, even though I was watching a download that had poor sound, so I had to struggle to catch the dialogue. I thought it was terrific, everything from the burlesque that Arya watches at the start, and its lovely nudity, to the finale with "hold the door." The only nit I really have is with the consistently bad dialogue they keep giving Theon. The Kingsmoot was well enough realised, except for some truly awful speech-giving, but I'm not letting that affect my overall score.
  3. I think Dany is just an exhibitionist, and she likes to surround herself with fire so her clothes will burn off, and it will give her a pretext to wantonly display herself in the nude.
  4. [Poll] How would you rate episode 604?

    Was thinking about an 8 during the more leisurely parts, but the last twenty minutes sealed a 9. I'm responding late, though, so I won't bother reviewing the episode, but nice to see Jon about to confront Ramsay at last, and our mother of burnt off clothing getting her mojo back again.
  5. How would you rate episode 602?

    I gave it a 9. I would probably have scored it higher were it not for the anticlimactic treatment of the expected Jon resurrection and the sense that future episodes will be better as soon as the story strands develop. You really get a sense that D and D are either going back to adapting the books now after the half-uncanonical last season, or at least they are paying attention to fan theories in online boards, either of which is a good thing, because it at least means they sustain the feel of an adaptation. Nothing in this episode was a revelation. Everyone knew that Ramsay was going to kill Roose, though Walda's death was ingeniously grisly. Poor girl. Everyone suspected Euron may have killed Balon. It was all well acted, sequenced and put together, though. Cool Gregorstein moments, cool Tyrion moments, etc. Almost contained everything that we could reasonably want.
  6. Why doesn't Jorah just cut off his own arm?

    They will probably do it with Arya, as a gimmick, so she can grow a pair of bionic arms.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.'
  11. How would you rate episode 601?

    Accidental double post.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. What are you listening to? Vol. XXI - Soothe Me

    Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything.