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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.
  8. What... the fuck? Their endgame resolutions are just so random.
  9. Basically I wrote a blog post trying to summarise my thoughts on the show: https://alpenglowmemories.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/game-of-thrones-its-an-ending/
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    I'm always amazed when I remember this series and hear that it's still unfinished. I never really got into it. Read the first one, liked some ideas but wasn't sold on it. Tried reading the second and gave up on it at some point. I may have gotten to the infamous sex faeries, if memory serves, or I've heard so much about them I just imagined getting there. It's been awhile. Rothfuss typically has really excellent prose, however. I just wish his tale was more interesting to me. Or maybe not, given he seems uninclined to keep writing it. Didn't he swear this wouldn't be a Robert Jordan/GRRM situation? That he had totally got the whole thing worked out and ready to be released in quick succession? That's... tragically hilarious.
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    New Zealand

    Sounds like TWOW may be a literal dream for spring then.
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    Edmure Should Have Got It

    And it's very likely Robb and Blackfish tear into him so hard over the Tywin situation because they need it as a cover for Robb's own major blunder: betraying his marriage promise to the Freys. Edmure is an easy target, and it takes the spotlight of Robb's much more serious political mistakes.
  13. I mean, he told them to keep Stoneheart in and they didn't listen. They did away with his plans for Varys because they didn't want to keep him off-screen for a bit. They ignored what he told them about the Tyrells. I imagine he would have argued for Aegon as well. Stoneheart and Aegon, I'm amazed they cut. Honestly.
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    GRRM's (Brief) Thoughts on the Final Episode

    Some endpoints may be the same, but the journey and context will be radically different. Sansa ruling the North might come to pass. But King Bran's smallcouncil is absurd as is the whole election thing. Jon having to kill Dany would reflect the Azor Ahai prophecy where he has to kill Nissa Nissa, his wife, so I could see this being in there somewhere. It actually has some connection to Martin's short story In the Lost Lands, where Grey Alys must slay a man-werewolf she falls in love with. I feel that likely Dany may have to sacrifice herself, or be sacrificed, to help defeat the Others, who I strongly suspect will be a greater and more prolonged threat in the books. There'll be no east out with the Night King, I suspect if there is a way to stop them in totality, it'll reflect Tolkien more: in LOTR dropping the ring into the fires of Orodruin is no easy feat, it is a long arduous journey, that injures Frodo several times, and which he ultimately fails. Frodo is psychologically traumatized by his task; Show Arya is just BADASS and fine: all those murders, cruelty and what not are just fine, apparently. In any case, I imagine they'll make it down to the Harrenhal-area at least, with King's Landing having already been destroyed, or badly damaged up, in the war with Aegon and Dany. Cersei and Jaime will die, but I suspect Cersei at Jaime's hands.
  15. Thinking back over the show... in particular the last few seasons, I thought the writing was often really juvenile with a strong taste for meme-ing up characters, relying on swear words and repetitive jokes (Tyrion drinks, Varys is a ennuch, Jon's 5'7"). Everything that was layered and subtle about the books, the well-thoughout plots and characters dealing with political situations alongside their inner turmoils, everything that had that undercurrent of romanticism and mysticism, was excised in favour of banal grimdark. It was depressing to watch at times, and became hilariously attached to 'shock' and sudden deaths that often made no contextual sense (Roose, Doran, Littlefinger). Established world building, such as kinslaying being a major crime, was dropped for convenience and characters suddenly did 180s on their established natures for Plot. It felt like they took the most base interpretation of the books and ran with it. Shock and gore and nihilistic cruelty, with some empty spectacle tossed in. By the end, there was no heart. The characters felt inconsistent and flat. The plot full of holes. The strengths of those stories were excised in the translation. And now it's over... thank god.
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