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  2. So what are the ideas of what caused the Doom? We know of 3 claims in the book. 1. The Curse of Garin-Grey Scale 2. The Gold of the West 3 The Faceless men. Now given that the Valyrians took Dragonstone 600 years ago, then within 200 years they were destroyed. I can totally see House Lannister forking up the Gold to the Faceless Men to take down the Valyrians. Though this doesn't add up with what the Faceless Men say, and requires thought into the relations back then, but still, very plausible. Garin's Curse? This i dont understand. How does this alone, or with the above actions, bring about the Doom? Which sounds like the Volcanoes blowing. So how could undead stone men factor in??
  3. Okay, I’m back. As a HUGE FUCKING FAN of the Minnesota state fair I can tell you with absolute certainty one person could grab thousands of asses at this event in a single day and absolutely get away with it. In fact you will definitely touch more than one ass accidentally at this event. (When you are in Minnesota you excuse yourself after this by saying OPE! Let me just sneak right past ya here) There’s hundreds of thousands of people there. It’s a mosh pit where everyone is holding cameras and literal buckets of cookies while pushing a stroller. It’s just barely behind the Texas state fair for biggest fair in the country and it’s a way smaller state. The livestock competitions bring people and animals from all over the country. Al Franken stands in and sometimes outside of a wooden box only slightly bigger than a port a potty. Nobody would notice it from further than three feet away if you dropped your pants and took a shit on the sidewalk at the great Minnesota get together and it wouldn’t even be the weirdest thing they saw that day. Nobody would notice if Al Franken grabbed your ass. Nobody would pay the least bit of attention if you started screaming. And that is just the scenario at this event without taking into account that most women who report harassment or assault are not believed at all, are blamed for it, or face retribution. Unless they are going to kill you or something- it is easier for you and your life to just fake a smile and deal with it than it is to do anything else. This lady is a prime example where people cannot wait to say WHY DIDNT SHE __(insert what person thinks a victim is obligated to do)__?!? And that feels very shitty. So at minimum, someone in her position speaking up will be made to feel stupid and helpless when coming forward. At worst she will get the Anita Hill treatment and be called a crazy slut by the most powerful people in the world in front of everyone she knows. The options are all horrible and full of revictimization and shaming, unless you are a good girl and play along.
  4. A more interesting question: why did Eddard jump straight to Jaime as the father?
  5. Huh, isn't not caring and/or acknowledging others emotions the definition of a sociopath?
  6. Yeah from what I've heard they had a decent film then the studio cut it to shreds.
  7. Mind you, the Dark Tower business confuses the hell out of me. They had an entire series of book to adapt that were a license to print money and chose to utterly butcher the story, thus making no point to it. My crazy theory is the executives couldn't imagine it succeeding with what Roland does at the end of the first book.
  8. Yeah, I like the cap hit being spread out. Were it not for that, it would be really hard to drop a big contract.
  9. Pretty much what Kal said with the addition that for someone who doesn't care about "teh feels", he's awfully sensitive.
  10. No reason. https://nebraskaenergyobserver.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/hugh-hefner-06-gty-jef-170927_4x3_992.jpg
  11. I saw mentioned in another thread that there is an idea floating around that the Valyrians didn't build Dragonstone, and that they just found it. Much like the Iron born found the Sea Stone chair. I think this is a very intriguing idea and has merit given Dragonstone is referred to as ancient. Which 600 years isn't ancient. The only castles newer i think mentioned were Harrenhal, The Twins, K.L. and another one. Though if true, brings even more question about the Sept.
  12. So guys, I think it's important to frame this conversation with this statement. MC doesn't care how anyone feels. About anything. The only thing that matters is his viewpoint. Consent is simply a subjective value that he doesn't agree on, and essentially the only universal lack of consent he would recognize is someone actively preventing someone else via force doing things. But grabbing someone's genitals without their permission? That's fine as long as they don't immediately strike back or further prevent you. That's who you're dealing with. The notion of other people's feelings mattering in any way, shape or form are essentially an alien concept. And the notion that other people should not have their body violated is also an alien concept. If you want to spend time attempting to address that with him, go at it - but keep in mind that's where he's going with this - that unless you have the strength to stop him, anything is permissible. Good luck.
  13. The general cleanliness of Sydney in comparison to a comparably sized American city was something that stood out to me when I visited there as well. Also some very kind BwB people and a killer meal of Malaysian food that I still think about sometimes. For another type of cultural exchange, and also in the YouTube vein, last week I stumbled upon a channel where these two black dudes do a listen and react/review to all kinds of different music that is outside of thier hip hop comfort zone. Most of the videos that they’ve done as far as I can tell were older metal. The War Pigs one had me giggling and they both loved it, though Slayer’s Raining Blood was a bit much for them (which I can understand).
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  15. a·poth·e·o·sis əˌpäTHēˈōsəs/ noun the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax. "his appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career" the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.
  16. The scenes with the guy investigating Larry were hilarious.
  17. The only tangible thing I see in in recent posts is the notion that NW might not be able to repay their loan... And with prior posts that the IB, never, ever, loses money. Rephrasing myself from up-thread... Yet IB was very willing to offer terms to the NW... Why does IB extend a loan that, on its face, will never be repayed? Because they are faced with the Lannisters defaulting, and the lose of $$$$, but separate investments in NW and Stannis might reduce their loses to $$ - this is how the Medici operated 600 years ago and how modern financiers operate now. Things are bad - cut your loses. Hells, bells, if you're lucky you might actually profit after all. but otherwise you cut your loses and move on... Cheers,
  18. Anyone else find it funny that the troll who argues semantics constantly doesn't seem to actually know what a troll is?
  19. Any advice on terrible urban fantasy/paranormal romance I should avoid. I mostly read ebooks available from my library and the selection is ok but not great. I recently borrowed a book that was terrible, I couldn’t finish it, it was misogynist, had terrible dialog (bad slang from the 90s maybe), terrible names and was generally not good. It was a black dagger brotherhood book and I’m very happy I didn’t spend money on it, but kind of disappointed in my library for spending money on it. So now I’m hoping to know any other terrible series I should avoid (I know tastes vary).
  20. 51 harder. I say he makes it.. Weird there to risk a play...ATL timeout.
  21. Seattle saved by an injury to Poole there. FG range ... with Blair Walsh. Whew
  22. The Targaryens weren’t exiled - they left prior to the Doom because of Daenys the Dreamer’s visions, and took up residence on the Valyrian outpost of Dragonstone. “Exile” implies they were banished or had to flee to escape justice/persecution. I don’t recall reading anything about the Targs not being in good standing with the Freehold.
  23. What's the point of sexual attraction without implicit sexual prospects? It's not hard to understand; you just haven't done a good job convincing me. Why? Okay, I'll indulge this: why? Why? When? We became more sensitive with the passage of time, too. No. "We" don't understand what's really required to consent. When it all boils down, establishing consent is often subjective. To remove these subjective constraints, feminists have attempted and currently succeeded in legally objectivizing the establishment of consent by demanding arbitrary rules like explicit verbal consent. Yes Means Yes Law.
  24. I'm so embarassed I didn't see that you are the OP of both topics! I usually look at avatars to remember forum members, tbh. There are a lot of people with very similar names and whatnot. If you ever feel like getting you should find your favorite picture of a "Planetos" gargoyle from artwork! Or some other element from your Purple Eyed Liar post! And I wouldn't call everything tinfoily in your Purple Eyed Liars topic. You provided ample evidence that established something is at least wrong about what we believe to be true and then provided your own thoughts and theories about it. It's a topic I like to look back at every now and then. My views on the gargoyles are in tune with yours, I believe. While I don't know what to say about the Inn, I think the odd and inconsistent details about both the First Keep and Dragonstone connects them in a mysterious way that can't be coincidence.
  25. Falcons gonna Falcon. Punt to the Hawks with 1:55 left
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