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  1. Ser Maverick

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Good job strawmanning my argument into what I’m literally arguing against. Writing scenes with acting talent in mind, such as not writing a long, emotional monologue for Shae, doesn’t compromise the story and seems pretty common sense. George did, however, give a long, emotional monologue to Lena Heady in Blackwater that was unlike anything in any of the books.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    There's really something unique to hate about all the past three seasons. I personally disliked s5 the most because there was nothing even remotely interesting about the Sparrows, Harpies, Sand Snakes, or Olly. I'm somewhat surprised they didn't lose viewers after that because even casual viewers I talked to thought those storylines slowed the series way down.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    He seems very confirmation biased to be. Show writers will talk about writing scenes with acting talent in mind, something I would assume is common in television writing, and he makes a long-winded over-analysis of it. Never seen any real evidence for his theory that they write the entire plot to advertise the actors. Maybe I should check this one out before passing judgement. I couldn't bring myself to watch anything over the 20:00 mark; really wish he'd write a script.
  4. I disagree with the evidence but agree with the conclusion. There are many examples where people point out George taking ideas from a particular history, mythology, etc. that a lot of people seem to get the idea that he's basically doing some kind of retelling of that history/mythology. It would be somewhat weird for Sansa to be based off a Tudor when the Starks are already somewhat based on the Yorks. I've personally theorized that the Tyrells are somewhat based on the Tudors. I still think there's a strong possibility that Sansa will have some type of major power role in the end, based on the fact that the original working title for book 7 was A Time for Wolves, and Sansa is learning from the best in terms of climbing the social ladder and being a devious genius. Littlefinger has basically gotten everything he wants so far without repercussions so I can see Sansa channeling this later on.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    I try my best not to do this but I'll be somewhat shocked if: -There isn't a conspiracy that the COTF are trying to get rid of humanity -There isn't an elaborate Dornish Master Plan -Littlefinger's story gets wrapped up long before the end -Jaime doesn't make it to the end/near-end of the story -Brieaime doesn't happen -Dany doesn't have dragons stolen -Aegon doesn't take control of KL -Euron survives the series -Sansa dies
  6. Ser Maverick

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Yeah I always see people referencing this channel, but I can't understand the appeal. His theory for explaining the show's bad writing decisions seems very baseless and unconvincing. I also see he has two ~1:30:00 videos talking about the wight hunt episode.
  7. Ser Maverick

    1,000 Lord Commander of NW

    Pyp if there's any justice in the world.
  8. Ser Maverick

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    I think once George left the series HBO stepped in to fill the void and have really strong-armed D&D's creative control. This is why the overall effort into the show has seemed to go way down and D&D have no interest in returning for any of the spin-offs. GoT is likely by-far HBO's biggest cash cow and they're going to milk it dry. The biggest problem is that they have no idea what made the show click for audiences in the first place. They saw all the buzz the show got after the Red Wedding and thought that it was character deaths and shock value, so in the following two seasons we were bombarded with it. Now we're left with all the characters they didn't have the balls to kill off and the story has become so barebones that it barely resembles the earlier seasons. Character development, interesting storylines, schemes, consequences for actions, character driven plot, all the things that made the show what it was for me has been almost nowhere to be found since season 4, and what there has been has fallen flat. Everything that raised the show above typical fantasy stories is gone and it's basically just picked up the worst elements of generic fantasy in its place.
  9. Ser Maverick

    Jon is one Wight?

    Book logic and show logic are two separate entities. According to George, Beric is supposed to be a walking corpse with no beating heart or flowing blood. In the show, Beric is clearly not that. So extending this to Jon, I would say he's not intended to be a wight and I don't think his death will have any more significance than it has already.
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    Stark: Name or Title

    I think people like Bran the Builder, Brandon of the Bloody Blade, and Garth Greenhand were intended to just be legends and shouldn't be taken any more seriously as a historical account than something like the Iliad in our own world. Not sure if you're aware but other noble houses are rumored to have descended from Garth and all have different last names. "Stark" was likely chosen based on some of it's meanings in our world and the way it sounds.
  11. Ser Maverick

    Why is Arya so boring?

    Really? I consider her the most interesting Stark.
  12. Ser Maverick

    Jon is not in the line of succession

    Because Jon's stabs were so clear and descriptive.
  13. Ser Maverick

    Jon is not in the line of succession

    This made me lol but I don't see it as contradictory. I think his point is that because Gandalf just comes back later on and even more powerful than before, it really cheapens his death and makes it worthless drama. This fits with his own work as he's established that LSH is not Catelyn and therefore her death still had a purpose. So, in regards to Jon, I think it seems very implausible that if he's dead, that he will return in his body somehow, or else GRRM would be a hypocrite. We still have at least two novels left, I'm not sure where this is coming from.
  14. Ser Maverick

    Jon is not in the line of succession

  15. Ser Maverick

    Jon is not in the line of succession

    I know, what a ludicrous idea. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/man-brooklyn-survives-multiple-stab-wounds-article-1.2300255 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/man-survived-38-stab-wounds-7648285.html http://fox2now.com/2016/12/07/man-survives-being-shot-and-stabbed-nearly-20-times/