Ferocious Veldt Roarer

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  1. I really don't think "a design of a weapon not in accordance with Europe's Medieval history" has the same weight as "Superman appears". And the show takes place in a completely fictional "when" and "where". They can have their custom designs of whatever the hell they will, be that from architecture through weaponry to fashion. Not a long time ago, I myself ranted about one actually unrealistic (as in: defying, on screen, the law of conservation of energy) piece of weaponry, namely the scorpion. Which is not the case with Gendry's hammer: it would do the job just fine, no matter its shape, if scored a hit on the head, like Gendry did. Of all things, or all things weapon-related, of even all things-melee-weapon-related-seen-in-season-7 (a narrow category already), Gendry's hammer still isn't the big one to complain about. So, to summarize, I get why people are complaining: because they are wrong. (Especially if they've, seemingly, made peace with the really shitty arakh).
  2. Five eps into season 7, and you still believe that Westeros has geography? Like, some places being between some other places? Or distances between two fixed places being kind of constant-ish? Come on.
  3. And things that belong in movies and video games don't belong in TV shows. Right. Because reasons, I guess.
  4. "What if someone steals the boat?" "Then we're focked. You better hurry."
  5. I think it happened only because GRRM himself wrote that ep. In following episodes, some dialogue was devoted to explaining how the weak Reach needed the mighty Lannisters' protection, lest some bigger boy take their lunch money.
  6. Probably. OTOH, it's best not to assume anything, in the world where a crow somehow has managed to become King in the North. In such world, who knows anymore?
  7. Ah. But that, too, isn't simple, even if you narrow it down to honorable people. Barry himself already bet on Dany. Davos, another paragon of honor, is Team Stannis through and through. Bear Island knows no king but King in the North, whose name is STARK. Ser Loras seems genuine with his devotion to Tommen. OK, "seems", but still. And I'm not calling "dishonorable" any of them.
  8. After Tommen, it's Myrcella. No question. Anybody who already supports Sackville-Bagginses Lannister-Baratheons will keep betting on the same horse, the small detail of Myrcella being a girl won't matter all that much. Assuming Myrcella snuffed it, too - mayhem. Stannis, obviously, has a case. There's no formal reason he shouldn't get it then - 'cept for being a "traitor", a "heathen" and universally considered a jerk. Funny enough, Shireen would be better accepted than him. After the two are gone - free for all, really. Targ claims. Baratheon claims (some distant Baratheon relatives, or some alleged distant Baratheon relatives, will pop out out of nowhere, and get some little-to-medium fraction). Lannister claims - if you consider Eastermonts (so, claim flowing up, instead of down), then Cersei at least can say "I am a queen and a mother of two kings, oh, and I'm a fucking Lannister, daughter of Casterly Rock and the head of the most powerful House in the realm", which sounds a little stronger than Lord Eastermont's "my sister/aunt/cousin married Lord Steffon and birthed King Robert, and Greenstone is a lovely little island". Of course, you can't really discount Dany's claim here. When fishing among some royal second cousins twice removed, the girl who can say "My father was a king" sounds like a first-class monarch material.
  9. The anti-dragon crossbow. The thing is: it's a simple device. No gunpowder, no rockets, no magic, it's all muscle power. How much you put in is how much you get out (AKA the conservation of energy). And the time and effort Jaime put into drawing it were minuscule - so the thing couldn't pack much more (if more at all!) punch than a regular handheld crossbow. The projectile should have flied a short a pathetic trajectory, uselessly hitting the ground some twenty feet from its origin point.
  10. Jon's lady wife, for example. It would be a perfectly reasonable guess.
  11. Ygritte is famously ignorant of kneeler customs, traditions and titles, so it tells very little. Also, in her story "One o’ his lords peeled the skin off him and wore him for a cloak.”, which must have meant Bolton, and the last time Bolton stood up to Stark was something like seven hundred years ago. Ygritte's story might be an amalgam of two or more actual events from different times, possibly with a healthy dose of pure BS. All the contrary, we have every reason to believe that (if by "disrupted" you mean "a distaff relative changing his surname when inheriting the seat"): simply said, shit happens. Like it did for House Hornwood (proposed solution? Beren Tallhart takes his lady mother's surname and, as Beren Hornwood, becomes heir to the Hornwood). House Karstark is a thousand years old, inevitably shit has happened to them a few times, too. Just like right now, it's quite probable that Karhold will be inherited by the offspring of Alys Karstark and the Magnar of Thenn. Who, in all likeliness, will take the name Karstark. And the Vale of Arryn sure as hell isn't going to become the Vale of Hardyng, should Littlerobin kick the bucket without fathering any children of his own.
  12. The choice might be not between sooner and later, but between later and never. Between the story he would want to write and the story he can actually finish and deliver. The worst thing is, you might be right - where "right" means "seeing things the same way GRRM does". Seems he isn't satisfied with just doing it, or even just doing it well - it needs to be done perfectly perfect (like: the Meereneese knot and the delay it caused). Which it won't be, no matter what (was anyone particularly impressed with the knot's final resolution?). If we are ever to see the words "The End", GRRM needs to stop being artist and start being craftsman.
  13. Did you? Happily ever after? For everyone? Huh. ‘There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?’ Anyway, people treat that "bittersweet ending" as too much of a spoiler, while, in truth, that's the only kind of an ending this story can have! "Happy" went out the window with Ned's head (and if not that, then all the grim shit that happened after that). A full-on downer ending, OTOH, would leave both the reader and, I believe, the author, fiercely dissatisfied. So, bittersweet ending it is. Back to the topic - GRRM could finish the series in two more books, if he made a conscientious effort. Among other things, prune without mercy several threads. "A Game of Thrones" had the feel of an epic work, but compared to the later books, it's positively spartan. Concentrate more on the core characters, and less on all those Greyjoys and Martells. Focus on KL, Winterfell and the Wall, fuck the Slavers Bay and the Stormlands and Dorne and the Iron Islands and wherever the hell Brienne is right now. Don't think of telling the complete story of every character already introduced, and be frugal with introducing new ones. Oh, and bring Dany to Westeros ASAP if not sooner. Frankly, it's already too late, but all the more reason to stop dragging feet already.
  14. In the books at least, it's universal (although the northerners might stress it a little bit more, for example with their parting gifts, etc.). "What would a Frey know about honor?" was Davos Seaworth of Flea Bottom and later Dragonstone. "Are you a Corbray or a Frey?", that was Yohn Royce. And it was Cat née Tully who lectured Robb Stark on why it was so damn important that they eat Walder's bread and salt. Can't speak for the show, because that I don't learn by heart, I have a life after all. (No I don't).