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    Why was Bran looking for Drogon?

    In S7 when Jon took off his hand and petted Drogon's muzzle and he purred like a kitten. Drogon knows Jon is not only a Targaryen, but a family member, and would never hurt him. It's why Jon could control Rhaegal.
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    The purpose of R+L=J?

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    Why was Bran looking for Drogon?

    Sorry misunderstood. However, Bran warged Summer to see. Perhaps his range got bigger the better he got at his gift.
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    Why was Bran looking for Drogon?

    No. He was nowhere close to a weirwood when he warged Hodor the first time.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Shakespeare. But that's really the only one I can think of.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Thank you so much for this.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    No, but you seem to be by selecting only part of the scene then discounting completely where she wraps her legs around him, and actively participates. This. He doesn't come close to that until after she's actively kissing him and pulling him toward her with her hand on the back of his neck, after he's ripped her clothing, just like in the book. Do you think it's rape in the book? She doesn't have to physically shove him off her, she could resist by not participating, and lying dormant. Instead she becomes an active encourager. She wraps her legs around him. She kisses him, and pulls him toward her. How can you miss that part?
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    Unpopular opinion

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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    So much this. We know that as smart as Cersei is, Tywin is right, she's not as clever as she thinks she is. That is literally her biggest flaw in that she doesn't ever think far enough ahead for multiple possible outcomes and what those events will then cause... Instead, she sees the future she wants and creates a path to get there, even if that path is full of holes, impossibilities, and impossible odds.... (the sequel to The Book of Mormon... A Lannister Just Believes.... ) and that seems to be it. No plan B needed. Case in point, she never once imagines she was born first, and Jamie could possibly be the valonqar. It never occurs to her. Whereas, sure, we've seen Dany's ability to dance close to violent madness since season 1, I have no problem with that part. But she's not an idiot. My biggest frustration is her blindness to the fact she's given a gift in Jon's true lineage, by making her family claim to the throne infinitely stronger with Jon, the guarantee of uniting not only the North, but likely the entirety of Westeros against Cersei with Jon. And they're already an incredible team and in love. OMG, just get married and let's do this!! If there's ever a no-brainer biting your face off - it's this. Yet her ego gets in the way? What? If she loves Jon, how could she not be thrilled at how much everyone else loves him too? So for her to go down the, He's More Popular Than I Am pout-road, feels at odds with everything we know about her - at least to me. I get the rage over Missandei and Rhaegal. But the Jon chasm is entirely her fault. Of all people to ask to live a lie..... you ask the most honorable guy on the continent? I hear Miranda Priestly asking, "did you fall down and smack your little head on the pavement?" Did she forget him being honest about not pledging to two queens at the Dragon Pit? Making Dany stupid, and turning her into Cersei 2.0 just seems redundant.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    1. Yes. You're right. I was referring to the wedding scene.... apologies. 2. I disagree. Please do not misunderstand what I'm saying. As the victim of more than one sexual assault, I'm not condoning it, and believe me, you don't kiss, draw in, wrap your legs around the person assaulting you. #MeToo. Or do you honestly not see Cersei doing what she's doing? It's a Jamie chapter in the book, and even from Jamie's POV, she fights him off more in the book than in the show. He rips her clothes just like in the show. They end up on the Mother's alter instead of the floor, and she talks a lot more, both in her protestations before he rips her clothes, and encouragement after, "hurry." It's a much longer scene in the book with her trying to convince him to kill Tyrion... Perhaps I'm just not seeing what you're seeing? As a female, I'm seeing her through female eyes, and I don't see her resisting, fighting, or lying passive once he rips her clothes. I see her participating and encouraging, just like in the book, which is not something you do when you're being sexually assaulted.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    1. Drogo doesn't rape Dany in the books. 2. Cersei isn't raped by Jamie in books (or show.) The books are written via Unreliable Narrator. Each chapter has a name, not a number, and is from the perspective of a specific character's head. It's a brilliant way to tell this story, complete with each character's biases, but an impossible way to illustrate in a visual medium like television/film. 1. Drogo: In the books, we understand Dany's arc from her wedding night (at 13) to later wanting to please the Khal, because we're getting the information straight from Dany. In the show we don't have that intimate luxury. Changing it to Dany getting assaulted, (obviously Drogo doesn't view it that way, in that scene - which is also a giant change to his character since he's the one who pets her for hours on their wedding night in the books) because it gives both of them arcs of growth to who they both become because they fall in love with each other that we miss not being in Dany's head, because their book wedding night is unfilmable as written due to time (the scene is hours in the books) and it's all happening in Dany's head. Right or wrong, it gives both characters more for a visual storytelling medium. 2. Jamie & Cersei: It's very clear in the books. She objects to the location of the Sept ("it's not right" because it's the Sept, and they could get caught which would be a huge problem, since Tywin is still alive at this point.) In the show maybe the only mistake was not giving Cersei her final line of, "hurry" when she gives in to him, probably because they thought the visuals of what Cersei was actually doing.... grabbing his face and kissing him, then putting her hand on the back of his neck, pulling him toward her... wrapping her legs around him... would communicate she wasn't fighting off her rapist. Go watch it - only first time through, turn off the sound, and watch what Cersei does. Jamie touches her face with his cold golden hand, and she flinches away from him... but up to that point, she's all in. Once he rips her clothing, they slide down to the floor, she shakes him, "stop it", then she grabs his face, kissing him, puts her hand on the back of his neck, and pulls him in...etc... They know they didn't film a rape scene, because it wasn't a rape scene. Jamie & Cersei in the Sept.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Uhmmm.... "Some talk"? Your importance meter is broken. "Brave me didn't kill dragons. Brave men rode them." It's as important to the plot as the Fremen and their relationship to the sandworms in Dune.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Nope.
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    Unpopular opinion

    OH! Got it. Apologies. I misunderstood. (I'm so blonde today I probably glow in the dark.)
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    Unpopular opinion

    Exactly. Like I said, I'm trying to get over my disappointment.
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    Unpopular opinion

    Yeah, because doing a Star Wars trilogy leaves lots of free time to troll forums where 80% of the posters hate you, amirite?
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    Unpopular opinion

    Dance was published in 2011. 8 years ago. Book Jamie & Show Jamie are pretty much the same in the books I read & show I've been watching, just far more fleshed out and human due to NCW's brilliance. Everyone seems to forget that GRRM's books are all told from character POVs, which is impossible to film from that perspective. Of course Dany's descent into madness will likely be seen largely from her POV, Tyrion's, & Jon's, and will make more sense from those brain perspectives, which I personally think they've done an amazing job attempting to get as close to as possible.
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    Unpopular opinion

    As much as I wanted/needed Jamie to be the valonqar, and kill her by strangulation....(which I'm attempting to get over), him leading her to the location of their demise, and she dying due to her own stupidity & in the basic same fashion of a giant stone building collapsing on them just like the Sept of Baelor.... does seem fitting. Having it be Tyrion's plan & Jamie executing it, they both turn out to be the valonqar.
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    Unpopular opinion

    Important plots like Sansa dying of boredom while far more important Jeyne Poole (who?) is married off to Ramsey as Arya Stark? Or the giant red herring of Young Griff? Or Marcella's lost ear? Or Quentyn Martell becoming dragon BBQ? Those important plots? Which important plots are you referring to specifically?
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    Unpopular opinion

    That's a very misleading headline.
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    Unpopular opinion

    Thank you. When you have only an outline as source material that's likely as much, if not more of a mess than the last two books, (as much as I loved them, they were hard to get through and nothing compared to the first three, with more red herrings than actual plot....), then rushing, brilliant character moments, and spectacular cinematography might be your best option.
  22. And if it ends up being the same in the book? Just curious if you'll still blame it on D&D...
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    Varys' Letters

    I'm going to say they were sent to: Yara Greyjoy Dorne (The Elia v Lyanna thing makes this weird AF.) The Eyrie Edmure at Riverrun
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    Unpopular opinion

    Could you link that source info please. I'd love to read the details.
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    People are hating this episode for the wrong reasons

    I’m confused. You start by claiming “Jon is a proven idiot.”, then proceed to explain why he’s not....
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