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  1. 4 Eyed Crow

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Getting Sneaky

    My first choice would have also been Russian/Ukrainian with subs, but since they went with English, I’m glad they didn’t use fake Russian accents. In some ways, for me, this immersed me further into the show. The actors speaking in their original accents simulates how people in the USSR probably sounded to each other, a detail I wouldn’t have picked up in Russian because I don’t have the language proficiency. I loved Bacho’s “Georgian” accent. Then again, a Russian speaker would probably have a different experience. Instead of calling each other Comrade all the time, though, I think they should’ve used patronymics too, as that would have been more accurate of their characters. The writer said he thought English speakers would have been confused by patronymics. But he explained how an RBMK reactor works, so I’m sure he could have made the patronymics work if he wanted to.
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    White walkers vs nuclear bomb

    Well, obsidian destroys them, so their magical body compositions clearly interact differently with various materials.
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    White walkers vs nuclear bomb

    Probably a weird question, but what if you drop a nuclear bomb on an army of white walkers? My theory: In the immediate blast zone, they will be destroyed by the heat and shockwave. Further from point zero, the radioactive fallout will make the white walkers mutate into super white walkers, instead of weakening them.
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    Fan art by a 12 year old

    Found some old, ASOIAF-related drawings I did during my first read at 12. They’re not perfect or anything but I thought I’d share. Bran feeding a crow: http://imgur.com/k2CFZO5 Winterfell (during summer): http://imgur.com/gB18oxm birth of Dany’s dragons: http://imgur.com/qQAHDaF Ned and Ice in the godswoods: http://imgur.com/9B0vJkN 3 eyed crow: http://imgur.com/5jp3g6i
  5. I just started reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I thought it would be boring, but so far, it seems interesting. As soon as I read the main character concluding the devil is a German, I imagined him talking with the voice of Hans Landa/Jew Hunter from Inglourious Basterds.
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    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    I am reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It follows a boy trying to solve a mystery after he lost his father during 9/11. The style of narration is unlike anything I’ve read (that I can think of right now).
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    What type of laugh do you have?

    One of my laughs sounds like I’m crying. Another one sounds like I’m choking.
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    Small things you hate

    When I do Text to Speech for Chinese text, and it starts reading as Japanese. Or when I do Text to Speech for English text, and it starts reading as German. Actually, this is kind of funny to hear. And also happens much less often. For both scenarios, I understand if it was only one or two words, but with an entire paragraph, I think it should be obvious.
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    Small things you hate

    I hate when I have to repeat myself multiple times to be understood. I have a soft voice.
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    What would your role be in GoT?

    One of Varys’s little birds (though they belong to Qyburn now)
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    Dissecting Names

    Viserion looks very similar to Vissarion, the Russified version of Bessarion (possibly meaning wooded valley in ancient Greek). Joseph Stalin’s father was Vissarion, and also a violent, drunk cobbler. I doubt that Viserion was inspired by him. ‘Wooded valley’ would be ironic, considering that dragons breathe fire and wood is highly flammable.
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    Of all the Targaryen names...

    Well, I didn’t remember. You didn’t remember. Judging by the internet, most of the audience don’t remember if the show mentioned it. (But I’ve rarely met GOT fans in real life, so I don’t have a live sample size.) I think the most likely explanation is because the writers forgot.
  13. What would Westeros be like if it were modelled on WW2 Soviet Union as opposed to Renaissance Italy?
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    Dissecting Names

    I think Tyrion sounds like Tyrian. Tyrian Purple was produced by the ancient Phoenicians from Murex snails they found around a place called Tyre. Because they had to use thousands of snails to dye a small amount of fabric, clothing in Tyrian Purple colour was very expensive. Only very rich people, like royalty or high nobility, could afford it. Well, Tyrion is from a rich family. Tyre is also a Biblical name meaning strength; rock; sharp. Tyrion has a sharp mind, and his home is Casterly Rock. He may not have that much physical strength, but you could argue a lifetime of putting up with people’s prejudices has made him strong in character.
  15. I think it’s quite possible that Tyrion’s differently coloured eyes & hair is because he started out with a fraternal twin. Then, Tyrion and his twin’s cells mixed into one clump. As a result, one eye, along with various hair-producing regions, is made up entirely of his twin’s DNA. In short, he’s a chimera.