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  1. She Who Must Be Obeyed

    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 1

    I like the idea of political signs, but will just submit and let chips fall where they may! I feel you @Jez Bell ! I also do not accept change - unless it is cash!
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    Coldhands is secretly...

    Coldhands is secretly looking for love in all the wrong places!
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    TTTNE 472: A new Year, a new Ruler-or not

    Hello thread! Moving along slowly aren't we? Maybe this will jazz you all up - Enjoy!
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 1

    Well I hope it is the fish biting the hook, because I am sure he has not had his shots and biting him - or being bitten by him - could taint the meat!
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    Who will get to rule Dorne and the Reach in the end?

    Interesting motive given to a foolish decision. Stannis did not allow his daughter to be killed out of a since of duty to the kingdom. He was persuaded by the Red Witch that it would bring him a chance for victory - a complete act of selfishness. In addition he simply did not get that the "visions" Melisandre saw in the flames were just her interpretations of mysteries neither she nor he could understand. Stannis made his decision based on her prompting, and that of his crazy wife, in order to gain a tactical advantage in battle - not even a final battle for the seven kingdoms, but a battle to try to take out Ramsay, a far cry from uniting Westeros. Killing Shireen caused more than half of his men and all the sellswords to desert dooming his cause before the battle could take place. In addition had Stannis lived, his closest supporter, most loyal of followers - Davos Seaworth would probably have abandoned him completely - the one man who cared more about Stannis' child than her Father did! In my opinion, which of course is bound to be challenged, Davos was the most selfless person in the entire hbo adaptation. For example, he let his fingers be chopped off by a man he had literally saved from starvation, the siege of Storm's End would have succeeded if not for Davos' selfless act. To the topic at hand - who will rule in Dorne and the Reach - I agree the Reach will probably go to Sam, I am sure something can be done to release him from his vows. As for Dorne, I expect the show to reveal a Dornish heir previously unknown.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 1

    I could be persuaded I don't think my Uncle Sniffer will right now, he is distracted by biting fish!
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    More Acrophobia Leftovers!

    I had a couple of leftovers that on reflection I should have went with: Victarion - Gutsy Kracken Grabs Bride Vitiating Euron! Arya - Merrily justifies ruthlessness through understanding assassins. OR Basically makes faces and interesting introductions. Jaime - Brazenly left lover dead. Banished initiates. (I really liked this one that pointed to him killing Cersei and running the sparrows out of town!) Ghost - Gladly grants mental space, certainly justified, knowing boy's dying......Victory!
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    I had hoped to hold on for top three, but failed miserably. The wolf and the Hound did me in! I think playing both Acro games at the same time challenges my ability to create appropriate entries for either game! Congratulations to Dolorous Gabe! I look forward to trying again to break into the top 3!
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    Pictionary XL

    Finally a moment to check out the reveal! I am still laughing at how I saw Mr. Spock in an obvious drawing of Jeff Sessions! Excellent job as host @The BlackBear, even in the face of players like me forgetting to post ! My favorite drawing was Jesus and the pong heads! My favorite unexplained detail was the upside-down "to do list" by Jesus' feet!
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    The Game

    Well said for normal people @Ser Not Appearing - but not for my Nonc! He can't even talk about cookies or crackers without crumbs falling to the floor
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

    my vote: first - #3 second - #2 third - #5 fourth - #1
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    Acrophobia 31 The End

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    The Game

    I tend to think obfuscation is part of it...this is not acrophobia, where everyone knows the subject. IMO using baby would have made it too easy with so few moments of note with babies present. My earlier post was not clear, I am from the rural southeastern US where we use the word bubba a lot! I might call a child whose name I do not know bubba. I might call a man acting like an ass bubba. I might call my older brother bubba, i might call my younger brother bubba. I might shorten it to bub, which I have found makes more sense to people not from the south, as in "hey bub, what's your problem!" To me "big-headed bubba" was more about big-headed than bubba. I do see your problem trying to discover the author of the clues actual meaning, but I disagree that should stop someone from using words or slang that are really cultural or local to them. Don't you see what I mean, diddums? Yes! Someone - who must be obeyed I have struggled with this since I started playing this game - making a clue solvable without being a gimme. Often one word, especially slang, means something so different from one country to another (even one region to another), it can easily change the meaning of the sentence as I see it. However I think this game is about expanding our ideas about language to convey a message without giving away the message. Clues that are too straight forward spoil the fun, for me. Discovering what obscure meaning is really being represented is part of it. Finally - I am the author of clue #1. I am probably not supposed to reveal that, but I don't think it matters right now. With all due respect to everyone's comments, here is where my mind was when I wrote it - Lyanna was honored, with the same honor, over multiple wives and that the repercussions of this honoring were unavoidable. First thing - I wanted the word honor to be singular, not plural. More on this is a moment. Second - I wanted wives to be plural to simply show that more than one husband had honored the subject. I did expect most players to assume the answer was a woman. The husbands were indeed Rhaegar, Robert and Eddard. Third - The repercussions of such honoring were unavoidable. Our learned host tried to explain, as I had poorly explained it, that while the repercussions seemed wide and varied, each led to death, which was completely unavoidable once begun. Now why did I insist that the word honor be singular. Because the honor they gave her was love! Each husband loved her more than his wife knowing they would have serious consequences of this. Rhaegar loved her more than Elia. This is proven by his actions and the consequence for him was his own death as well as Lyanna's (giving birth to their love-child) and thousands of others. I see Robert's rebellion as a direct consequence of Rhaegar's actions. Robert loved her more than Cersei and repeatedly showed this by his actions. This is proven in the crypt visit, the drunken fantasy shout-out during sex, but also just the fact that she could not stand, he did not love her, and this led to his death. I think we can all agree if he had loved his wife vs the memory of Lyanna, she would have been more inclined to love him and less likely to plot his death, which I see as a direct consequence to Robert's own actions. Eddard loved her more than his wife, particularly at that time, after all he was basically forced into marrying her and only came to love her later in life. His love for Lyanna drove him to make a promise that did in fact hurt his wife, but that wasn't the consequence I was thinking of. Remember the repercussions were death. If Eddard had told Catelyn the truth she would not have hated Jon, he would have been raised as a Stark and likely he would have not been sent to the Wall. If he had been someone other that the Bastard of Winterfell aka Lord Snow, he would not had ended the last book lying dead in the snow, betrayed by the Night's Watch. Each step along Jon's path to death was dictated by the first action, Ned loving Lyanna enough to keep her secret to the detriment of Jon's ability to live a normal life and avoid his doom. I always try to research my own clues to see who, if any might fit other than my subject. I knew Ellaria would be the closest because of the scene at Purple Wedding, however the repercussions of this honoring did not materialize IMO, due to the actual events that transpired next. Once Joff was poisoned I don't think the seating arrangement was discussed again. I was depending on the idea that repercussions were more enduring. to us all for surviving!
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    Pictionary XL

    I was abducted by aliens!
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    The Game

    I want to agree with this but - This was the most frustrating amazing 2 rounds of this game I have ever played.Thank you for your imagination @a free shadow! That said I must share a few thoughts: Clue #4 - As far as the use of "bubba", being from the southern rural laboring class I confess I did not need the subject and the bubba to be related, however I did have issues with "diddums". I considered the bed-headed part to clearly identify Tyrion or the Mountain, and I had only really heard this word, diddums (or seen it in print), in the Harry Potter series. Aunt Petunia calls Dudley a series of sugary endearments and diddums is one of them. However when I googled the word it said - Based on this definition, our first thought was Lysa or Sansa speaking to Sweetrobin. We went with Sansa because she fit our working theme idea concerning death warrants. When that guess was wrong I thought the sarcastic definition must be more on point which pointed to Cersei. Extensive research did not turn up a quote by Cersei that could have been paraphrased like the clue. We even researched the Sand Snakes discussing the Mountain's skull, again nothing. Even though I generally think everyone who plays this game is brilliant, this clue made me mad sad frustrated defeated resigned to failure . Congratulations to whomever managed to get this one!