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  1. I'm sure it won't happen the same way, but I think it's fair to assume that Cersei will not be killed by the High Sparrow, and will in fact go on to obtain quite a bit of power.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    George is raking in a shitload of money, I think we are overestimating how strongly he cares about the backstories of fictional tertiary characters.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    "i dislike a character so i'm accusing her of things she didn't do." what??? if you just got carried away and are ranting, whatever. not my problem.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    was all of westeros in the sept? was every white person in westeros? was every single worshipper of the faith? no. no. and no. It was a big messy explosion that killed a lot of people but it wasn't a genocide this is ridiculous
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    no it's not. 200 people isn't a genocide. a collection of people of similar social standing is not a race.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    genocide is the systemic elimination of an entire race/group. what cersei did was mass murder. she blew up a building with a lot of people in it, but she didn't kill an entire race of people
  7. dsug

    How did Cersei get Jamie in the KG

    that's a good question, I don't think they ever actually say. They make it out like Aerys did it to piss of Tywin, but they also say that Cersei arranged it. Maybe she planted the idea in Aerys' head somehow. I can't imagine her ever having been alone with him, or just around him enough at all to manipulate him so who knows. that is a good point that should be clarified at some point.
  8. I'm feeling Aegon's conquest, Maegor the Cruel, or the Dance of the Dragons. I think the dragons could be more accessible because there wouldn't be a need for certain other things, like White walker armies mainly. They could divert resources.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    why do you keep changing your post? I have the original right here http://imgur.com/eCpaoZ2 . Repeatedly changing a post to hide things you know the mods would be very interested in seeing seems counter-productive, and doubling down on the condescension is getting kind of embarrassing, and isn't really winning over opinions from other posters.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    @The Dragon Demands i appreciate the response, but not the condescension. as to your question, female inheritance is not commonplace in the books or the show. yes, the books include one or two token female heads of house in most regions, to get name-dropped and then forgotten forever. save for the few northern lords already mentioned (although walder frey and the boltons are far from secondary characters), there are no real lords or ladies of any importance mentioned on the show. Yes, they had a male extra stand there for a scene when it was a woman in the books, and no i don't know their reasoning behind it, but I don't know of any real female-to-male genderswapping with characters. besides, personally i think it's cooler to see someone, woman or not, achieve a position for themselves (i.e. melisandre) rather than being handed one by their father (i.e. lyanna). i agree there could be more equality amongst the nobility, extras or otherwise*, but i don't agree with the sentiment that seeing women inherit their father's titles is a great feminist thing as some do. *as for the extras, i will say that in the king in the north scene, the only two women i saw in the room where sansa and lyanna. not great. however, this scene was between two other huge scenes down in king's landing, both of which also heavily featured extras. the sept and cersei's coronation both had male and female extras everywhere, so i think that's worth stating.
  11. dsug

    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    to be fair, they don't show any lords as recurring secondary characters, male or female. But as for women in positions of authority, we have/had: Cersei Lannister, Queen on the Iron Throne Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Mereen, claimant to the Iron Throne Ellaria Sand, ruler of Dorne Lyanna Mormont, Lady of Bear Island Olenna Tyrell, Lady of House Tyrell Margaery Tyrell, Queen Consort, protege to her grandmother Sansa Stark, Princess of the North Yara Greyjoy, claimant to the Salt Throne Catelyn Stark, advisor to King Robb Stark Talisa Stark, Queen of the North Lysa Arryn, Lady of the Vale Melisandre, second only to Stannis Baratheon While I understand your point, I don't think it's fair to say female rulers are a huge abnormality and threat to the status quo anymore, on the show or in westeros itself. I agree that we don't see many female commanders, but I think we could write that off as an military thing, i.e. women didn't fight in armies so they wouldn't command them either. But even then, we have our fair share of warrior women: Brienne of Tarth Arya Stark Yara Greyjoy Meera Reed Ygritte All three Sand Snakes And even then I'm sure I'm forgetting some.. As for the sand snake, empowerment thing, I don't think empowerment on it's own implies any kind of morality or kindness. Empowerment is merely the authority or conviction to do something, to achieve a goal. And achieve her goal Ellaria certainly did. I'm obviously not condoning bloody rebellion, but she had a goal and had the power to achieve it. Empowered woman =/= role model. I don't think anyone's looking to game of thrones for role models, so the show should have no obligation to inspire people, per se. As in the example of the Sand Snakes, they are merely depicting a woman who takes things into her own hands when she is displeased with the ruler of her land. No positive or negative connotation to that story. Those are for the reader to impress upon the show themselves. I don't know if you are active on twitter, but i am, and the reaction to the dornish storyline was not nearly as overwhelmingly negative as we like to make out here. The GA was probably half against ellaria, and half pro-ellaria. Some people took it as girl power, and some took it as murder. We all leaned heavily on the latter, but a lot of viewers were actually into it, and saw it as interesting female empowerment.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    BTS featurettes once mentioned that Cersei doesn't care what the people in the Red Keep think of her, which is why she usually just wears her hair down. She doesn't dress up and do her hair for small council meetings, for instance, because she genuinely doesn't give a fuck what someone like Pycelle thinks of her and her appearance. So I guess she left it as is because she doesn't care, and because the hairstyle is the least of her problem. Also there's an element of like "battle scars" to the hair that I like. I mean, I don't like the hairstyle, but I like that it's almost a physical reminder of her ordeal with the Faith.
  13. bringing back the mountain is far different than catelyn. the mountain was a big deal in season four, and bringing him back into the plot was simple because the plot was already full of existing characters. he was simply being added to an already in-progress plot. catelyn coming back would be its own completely removed storyline that the show didn't have time for. in the books she hasn't done anything. i wish the show could have done her, but i understand her exclusion. the mountain was crucial to cersei's storyline in S4, S6, and to a lesser extent, S5. Cat wouldn't have anything to do with another story.
  14. oh bronn is a blessing. he's just some scuzball in the books, but the show really utilizes him and he's fucking hilarious. also, olenna's expanded role and therefore extended dialogue is just great. it's rare for a character in a drama to genuinely make me laugh that much without like taking me out of it.
  15. i hated john clare but i think that was the point. his fucking cruelty and entitlement was just so obnoxious. when lily went on a date with dorian he literally attacked her. not a great way to pick up chicks, caliban. overall, i think he was a giant pussy and i hated him. but, as i said, i'm 1000% sure that was the writer's intention. same with victor. arrogant, super creepy, possessive of lily. his idea of "oh i will kidnap lily, torture her, then she will love me again. brilliant brilliant briiiliant!" was just arrogance personified, but i've read the original shelley novel, and i can say he was very righteous and arrogant in that too, so once again, i trust the writer's decision. and also yall are crazy. madame kali was one of the best villains on tv in recent memory if you ask me. it was refreshing to see a woman who was genuinely a terrible person, and not some tortured character or "anti-heroine." They avoided all the tropes that female antagonists usually fall into, in this day and age: tragic backstory, abuse survivor, secret heart of gold, etc etc. She sold her soul to the devil because she wanted to and because she thought it would benefit her. She treated her daughter like shit, she killed babies, and she spent hundreds of years torturing people and ruining their lives. and looking damn good while doing it.