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  1. Politics overriding art I think. All art is somewhat political but, as the West collapses, art will be lost to political machinations. It's not too different to the Greeks striking the breasts and phalli of their statues - just a little more politically subtle.
  2. Yea, the lack of magical explanation and address was the most offensive to me - it makes me feel Martin did not really have tight control of his world. Look, i know D&D are dumb writers and cannot write well unless they adapt - but the way this show ended up also convinced me GRRM (who I believe is generally a smart writer) let his own creation get away from him. It shits me, even now - so much potential - such a brilliant start. Its a sad fact of life that its far more easy to feel malice towards the things that let you down than the things you had limited investment or hope for from the get go. And for ASoIaF/GoTs - I had so much hope for something that should have become a greater modern mythology than LotRs or Star Wars.
  3. Should not vaccines be at the request of the country traveled to, rather than some corporately or globally mandated event? I have traveled a lot and have no qualms complying with an individual nations rules of entry - fucked if I will accept any kind of bureaucratic global governance to my travel plans though.
  4. Report post #290 Posted Tuesday at 12:30 AM (edited) It's not about being 'afraid' for yourself - community spread is a real thing, and in a virus that spreads without symptoms for a time you could literally be killing people without knowing it. Additionally, by following restrictions you're preventing hospitals from being overwhelmed, of they get overwhelmed patients who would normally have good outcomes (aka living) die instead. if you think that not sticking your dick in everything that moves for a year is worse than other people dying I don't know what to tell you. if you think all these excess deaths this year are some kind of media hoax you are a dangerous fucking idiot. I agree community spread is a real thing - I accept this is a very contagious virus. I'm not some kind of conspiracy theorist who thinks there is no virus - my argument is just that there is a globally coordinated overreaction to it which is more based on economics than medicine. I'm am 99.99 % confident that all will see this, in the fullness of time. re sticking my dick in everything - sure, that was a childish call - i'm just trying to say right now is the time to live, not fear. I'm planning to get a yacht and travel the globe with the best of my current options - its about freedom, not chauvinism, or some kind of playground mentality. There have been excess deaths - i do not disagree - but we are talking in the range of between 66 - 200 % more than normal flu season. Definitely worth protecting the vulnerable for - not worth locking down the planet for. I call for reason (and the Western ideal of freedom) above fear.
  5. The KL thing was fine I guess - the NK thing was naff. 5 novels and 8 seasons of magical build up for a simple knife to the guts. that was dumb. What about the magical reason for the seasons and all that?
  6. Seems kind of closed minded and scared of alternate opinion to me
  7. Even if the current virus were the black death, with 33% mortality rate, i would chose freedom. Its an ideal. Its me. You don't like it, sorry - i rather be free. It's funny though - this is a fantasy forum - and core of the Western fantasist ideal is freedom. When did you lovers of Western fantasy get so scared?
  8. So you are scared of alternate opinion? You realise rational people can discuss without jumping to fearful conclusions right?
  9. Life is dangerous Live a little. Better to die on you feet than live on you knees, after all. Simple choice now - quake in fear or stand for freedom. I know i'm not gutless. rest us up to you.
  10. Look, i'm not a mean person, if others want to avoid me, I won't go near them. Ultimately the onus to protect oneself is upon oneself, right? This community greater good BS is communistic crap - its not my problem to care about you, beyond your avoidance of me. I am reasonable, intelligent and rational. As such an individual, i can guarantee you the most important people in a given society are those who stand up for individual rights, not those who stress over the greater good, or heard mentality. True leaders of social construct are those who understand free thought matters, especially in times of universal fear. Wake up - embrace your mind.
  11. Total BS - like I said, I did official government courses, i had to to travel to indigenous areas - your numbers are crap. You are basically scaremongering - good luck to you and your life of fear.
  12. 80% of people have no symptoms, 15 % have mild symptoms, 5% serious and of those less than 1 % die - when has our species descended into such panic over less than 1% before? I'm going to live - you can be a be greater good coward if you want - but i bet when everything finally antes up you are the one left wanting.
  13. Hehe - as a kind of long time member of this forum i have to weigh in on Covid - be free I've done official govvy courses for work and I can promise this - its not scary enough to lock down the global economy for. We have to protect elderly and co-morbid, for sure. Beyond that the response is entirely political and economic. Funny sociological thing, I'm dating like 3 women ATM - have lost a shitload of weight - and all of my GFs agree to resist Clovid restrictions. Surprisingly, its the men in my life that are afraid of this over hyped version of SARS 1. Meh. I'm sill having fun, just cant travel internationally which pisses me off (though some applications are close to being granted) - my point is don't let this BS scare you into living differently. There is a disease out there - that is very similar to SARS 1 - beyond that simple truth, don't trust any of the media and political BS ATM. Current cure way worse than disease - FREEDOM!
  14. Fair enough response - by the end of the tv series Sansa and Bran reached a kind of toughness. Arya was a bit dumb/cliche though.
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