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  1. And what's up with the random sex scene with Ramsay during that part?
  2. The idea of the Night King made no sense to me. The entire army is controlled by him and will fall when he falls (something they blatantly only came up with in S7, to be honest) so why on earth is he going into the fray? Why not hang back, well guarded, in the Lands of Winter and let his generals do the warring? Given that they're supposedly bringing Ice Age-level conditions, why even besiege Winterfell, why not just surround it and let the freezing cold do the work? Food shortages, riots, mutinies, provoking them into attacking out of desperation... I'm honestly much more interested on how Martin handles the Others crossing the Wall and invading Westeros.
  3. Guess that explains why Bran, the Others, the direwolves and the prophecies got shafted. "No. We didn’t [attempt to boil the elements of the book down]. The scope was too big. It was about the scenes we were trying to depict and the show was about power." So they essentially just worked on a scene-by-scene basis, without ever trying to connect it together as a whole? That sounds about right. Much of it certainly felt disconnected. Also, maybe it's just me, but based on their comments in interviews, the showrunners just seem to think of actors as being line-readers. They don't seem to see a process in building, empathising and understanding the character. Dilane went around practically begging for someone to explain Stannis' history to him, and he was told, “Oh, he was Robert's brother. He won some battles, it's not important!” I mean, what?
  4. By making Tyrion a straight-up good guy they essentially changed the entire nature of his relationship with Shae. He's no longer the chronically insecure person who is falling too deep into his 'girlfriend experience' fantasy with his hired prostitute, despite continually trying to remind himself that Shae doesn't really mean the things she says, and instead he becomes truly in-love with this woman (and her to him). I feel like they also tried to step around the notion that while Shae is in danger, it's primarily because of the situation Tyrion has put her in. Show Shae rejects a bag of gold and promise of a house in Pentos from Varys to be with her lover. I remember finding it all very gag-worthy, to be honest.
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    Tolkien 3.0

    Has anyone read Lisa Coutras' Tolkien's Theology of Beauty? I recently found my library has a copy and have been meaning to check it out.
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    Tolkien 3.0

    A podcast with John Garth (author of Tolkien and the Great War) on the recent Tolkien biopic: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolkien-with-john-garth/id1099478699?i=1000452280094
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    Tolkien 3.0

    Letter #43 I've always taken as a reminder that even writer from bygone periods who are more kindly and open-minded than many of their contemporaries will still hold outdated and even reactionary views on some issues. He's not the malicious or outright hateful bigotry of Lovecraft or Howard, or even C.S Lewis' blatant sexism, but it's clear he had a very limited and paternalistic view on women, and a patriarchal one on marriage. Which, given the period he lived in, his conservatism and class, and his religious background, isn't particularly surprising.
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    Trailer Thread VI

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    Trailer Thread VI

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    Trailer Thread VI

    Don't know about that, but he did, at one point, release an album:
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    So what was the third "oh shit" moment?

    I like to think it was when people were no longer tolerating/excusing their bad writing anymore. I'm sure that was an "oh shit!" moment for them
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    Trailer Thread VI

    The Irishman looks interesting. I'm happy to see Pesci again. And while I still have reservations about the deageing approach, nothing stood out as particularly bad in tha trailer; seems fine. Aesthetically it actually reminds me of Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire pilot.
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    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a28516511/game-of-thrones-showrunners-in-for-lord-of-the-rings-tv-series/ So rumours circulating that everyone's favourite writing duo might be involved in the show.
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    Tolkien 3.0

    I was going to say, Beren and Luthien are mentioned in 'The Knife in the Dark' (great chapter, heh) and Strider sings a translation of their song and describes the overall adventure they had. It's not in detail - for example, they can't mention Sauron's role in the story with the werewolves, nor Huan, or the sons of Feanor - but it is in there. So they might've been able to slip a reference in there. I haven't seen the film myself, something about it hold me back. Incidentally, after resolving some personal stuff, I can finally get back to finishing LOTR. I'm going to start ROTK tomorrow. Excited. Am I the only one a bit peeved that no adaptation of LOTR has included the great part with the Rohirrim camping post-Hornburg when the Huorns pass them by as this dark twisted, growling mass in the night? It's a really interesting moment, rife with visual potential, but I don't think any adaptation - film or game or whatever - has really depicted it. For clarity, this bit:
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    Tolkien 3.0

    Came across this: Has this been posted before? Christopher Tolkien is a wonderful fellow, but he is advancing in years. I worry. I'm happy to see him still relishing his father's brilliant work. But... I worry his days are coming to an end.