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  1. Beardy the Wildling

    Anyone else annoyed that Tyrion is hand again?

    I agree, I don't know why they made Jaime say 'HUR DUR, I'M THE DUMBEST LANNISTER' when, as you said, he's insightful at times. But given they made Jaime claim he never cared about innocents, I think it's safe to say D&D either don't understand Jaime Lannister, or flat-out contempt his more redeemable qualities because hur dur not real man or assholish (also, the disturbing likelihood they see Jaime/Cersei as an unironic romance story). It isn't the first or last time they've done this. It also isn't unlikely they did this to NCW for all the times he asked about the books, similar to how they killed off Barristan when his actor asked too many questions. A list of other people they erased the redeemable qualities of in favour of assholish idiocy: Brienne, to some extent - Her ability to fight and yell like a berserker is much more focused on than her concern for the common man and general holding up to the ideals of a true knight. Bronn - Instead of raising Lollys Stokeworth's bastard child and even naming him Tyrion to troll Cersei and commemorate a boss he liked, he instead goes on the bad pussy patrol then spends his life in brothels because... that's what real men do? Sam - Decides academia is for wimps and buys into Randyll's philosophy that maesters do nothing but read the achievements of better men, and also takes the piss out of Dolorous Edd for being a virgin, taking pride in his double oathbreaking and being rewarded for it by becoming Grand Maester. Sansa - Instead of having a decent soul beneath her increasing ruthlessness and political savvy, Sansa ends up becoming every rape-revenge protagonist ever. She feeds her abuser to dogs with a smirk and becomes a total bitch to anyone and everyone because she can (and the few times she's actually logical, like showing concern about what dragons will eat, she seems to be treated as the bad guy? I get that you hate when smart people pick apart your story, D&D, but fucking hell) Arya - Instead of a brainwashed, violent young girl concerned about losing her sense of self, Arya is instead treated as an unproblematic badass who we need to root for when she psychotically butchers men, bakes them into pies and feeds them to their patriarch. We're supposed to sympathise with her as she loses her virginity, and think that Sandor really gave her a chance to let go of her hatred and stop her vengeance when she already gave into her vengeance ages ago. Sandor Clegane - From a man who has hidden, anti-war depth behind his cruel exterior who may or may not be a Gravedigger on the Pacifist Quiet Isle now, to a man who was in a pacifist community for five seconds, then saw everyone get killed because pacifism is for wimps, cucks, then took up an axe and started killing again like it was nothing, who went out giving in to violence (but we're supposed to think it's okay because he 'saved' Arya). I could go on and on and fucking on. It's a joke.
  2. Beardy the Wildling

    Who got the most screwed over

    I seriously think if they'd have saved Rhaegal's death to be, say, after a false surrender (or a genuine surrender that Euron ruins with a scorpion while Rhaegal is a sitting duck) and followed by cheers of a crowd that obviously wants to know that dragons are mortal and they aren't all fucked would make the glove fit so much better. At that point, Dany has every reason to see the civilians as ideological enemies due to her black and white thinking. All we needed is a small moment where she somehow switches the civilians of King's Landing from 'white' (innocent) to 'black' (enemies that deserve fire and blood). Them cheering the death of Rhaegal would be a simple and effective way to do it. Much better than seeing the red keep, getting triggered by (surrender) bells, and then strafing everywhere but the Red Keep.
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    Who got the most screwed over

    Well, he ended up vindicated because he read the script. It turns out all along Daenerys just wanted to play Death Race to the soundtrack of bells.
  4. Beardy the Wildling

    Who got the most screwed over

    Tbh, given the bell-related trigger to burn innocents, I think it's not out of the question that JonCon is the one to go nuts and torch KL (at the Battle of the Bells, he failed to kill Robert, directly leading to him killing his gay crush Rhaegar on the Trident, due to the Septons ringing the Bells and signalling the peasants to lock their doors. One of his mantras in the books is 'I failed the father, I will not fail the son', and he continually regrets being too honourable to pull a Tywin and just burn the village of Stony Sept down). I do think Dany will go mad in the books, but I think her role in burning the capital has been merged with dropped characters (just like how Jon and Cersei have both been merged with varying traits of (f)Aegon).
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    Who got the most screwed over

    This is part of why I'm very sceptical about claims D&D make about stuff like 'we knew Arya was going to kill the Night King for three years' and that every plot point in the final season is based off GRRM.
  6. Beardy the Wildling

    Anyone else annoyed that Tyrion is hand again?

    Ye, for a show that built its reputation with moral greyness, they sure slipped into black and white morality.
  7. Beardy the Wildling

    Anyone else annoyed that Tyrion is hand again?

    I guess that's somewhat the case, but I mean, Cersei makes him look idiotic in Seasons 7 & 8. Cersei. Even Jaime, the self-admitted dumbest Lannister, gets the drop on him. But I tend to agree. Everyone in the show dropped 100 or so IQ points from Seasons 4 to 5. Stannis the Daughter-burner, Ellaria the Kinslayer, Yara the Moronic Butch Lesbian Stereotype. Everyone did their damnedest to become stupid assholes (Stannis, Yara, Arya, Littlefinger, Grey Worm) or stupid saints (Tyrion, Varys, Jon, Doran).
  8. Beardy the Wildling

    Anyone else annoyed that Tyrion is hand again?

    Smart? Even Peter Dinklage pointed out his recent idiocy regarding 'hide in the crypt, where the dead people are, from a necromancer'. Name one remotely smart decision Tyrion has made post Season 4. I'll wait.
  9. Beardy the Wildling

    Anyone else annoyed that Tyrion is hand again?

    Tyrion should have been killed for his atrocious advice in Season 7, which was so incompetent it could easily be misconstrued as deliberate sabotage of his queen. And then, while Grey Worm was apparently ruthless enough to kill surrendering soldiers, he killed neither the treasonous failure Hand of the Queen nor his queen's actual fucking murderer. Then, though Grey Worm explicitly says Tyrion isn't there to speak, he lets the idiot speak Bran into kingship. Tyrion has been both whitewashed and gifted plot armour for four whole seasons, and that's saying something given book Tyrion already has plot armour (not getting greyscale at the Sorrows, anyone?). He's D&D's catchphrase-spewing 'witty' (read: cock joke telling) protagonist, so he can't be evil and he can't die, that wouldn't sell shirts.
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    Who got the most screwed over

    I love the BS Tyrion pulled too. 'We're under attack because I was doing too good of a job. I proved that Meereen could flourish without slaves, so those mean jealous slavers attacked me!' If you didn't plan for an outcome involving the obviously pissed-off and disenfranchised neighbouring slave cities doing something about their problems, you did a shit job. It doesn't matter why it happened, if the city is under attack, it's under attack.
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    Why S8 feels wierd.

    Given they only started to desire the adaptation rights when they read the Red Wedding, a shocking moment that actually had build up and gravitas, I think their thought process went like this: D1: SHOCK MOMENTS GOOD. D2: YES, ME AGREE, SHOCK MOMENTS GOOD. ME BUY RIGHTS TO SHOCK MOMENT BOOKS. D1: WE MAKE GOOD SHOW. BOOK MAN HELP US. GRRM: Actually, my name is George-- D2: THEMES FOR EIGHTH GRADE BOOK REPORT. BOOK MAN HELP WITH SHOCK MOMENT. KEEP SHOCK MOMENT HAPPEN. (four seasons later) GRRM: See you guys, I'm going to focus on (snickers) finishing the Winds of Winter, yup, totally not gonna divert myself with side projects. Gonna focus on the Winds of Winter. Gotta love you and leave you, friends. D1: BUT HOW SHOCK MOMENT? GRRM: Here's a list of eventual outcomes. Make them happen, and be sure to plan them ahead of time, really seed it. We don't want to build up the butler did it when it's actually the chambermaid, after all. D2: THANK YOU FOR GIVING LIST OF SHOCK MOMENT. WE MAKE SHOCKING. GRRM: That's not what I said, but... good luck, friends. (GRRM leaves) D1: SO WHAT DO? D2: MAKE SHOCK MOMENT. KNOW PLOT POINT, FOOL AUDIENCE INTO THINKING OTHER WAY. D1: SHOCK MOMENT GOOD WHEN NOTHING MAKE SENSE. D2: SMART THINKING BOY WE ARE.
  12. 'His older brother Dickon wasn't really a bad person, he died quite heroically by his father's side.'
  13. Also, that because he fights his own battles, Ramsay Bolton, a serial rapist and torturer, is a 'badass villain' who deserves more hero cred than Joffers.
  14. Funny how the topic of D&D ends up veering over to socially-accepted paedophiles. I'd argue D&D are about as perverse as they come, yet socially hailed as writing geniuses, so it all comes together.
  15. My mum once joked about the fact that she wrote to Jim'll fix it, but never got to be on the show. She wondered if she wasn't pretty enough. It's pretty much the only funny thing she ever said, twisted as it was.
  16. I'm sure Jimmy Savile was knighted for his role in shaping the characters of so many children. ...wait, shit.
  17. Oh, you're unacquainted? A shame. Allow me to introduce you to the line I forgot: 'Themes are for eighth-grade book reports'.
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    Who got the most screwed over

    Oh, of course, how can we forget his use to the writers as a go-to cock joke recipient?
  19. Remember that Smalljon Umber appreciates Jon Snow's challenge of single combat to Ramsay because he 'likes his balls'. According to the fucking script.
  20. Beardy the Wildling

    Who got the most screwed over

    It's a tie between Jaime and Varys for me. Daenerys's mishandling may have been the most... explosive, but given a few extra episodes they might have been able to make a semi-decent transition (not good, but acceptable and bare-minimum sensible writing). They botched something that had the seeds (her ruthlessness and black-and-white morality against people who actually posed a threat) by not allowing them to organically grow into actual capriciousness and madness against innocents. With Jaime, however, they actively fucked over years of development of to make him the complete opposite of even his early-season self (even pre-development, Jaime besmirched his honour to save King's Landing), and Varys... they had years to figure out what to do with him as an alternative to Aegon (given they were so desperate to drop the Aegon plot), but instead, they had him sit around doing precisely nothing. Before going out like an imbecile that made Ned Stark look crafty (at least Ned tried to secure the muscle before trying a coup). All Varys did of use was teleport to Dorne and rope in the Sand Snakes and Olenna, because we all know they had a fucking impact on Dany's campaign.
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    So what was the third "oh shit" moment?

    Nah, I meant greenseer. As in, just like how Bran could chillax and fuck with the past, the Night King could also psychically mark people in the past. At the very least, even if that doesn't make the Night King a greenseer, it does make him someone with comparable past-altering 4d chess BS.
  22. I'm in full agreement in terms of writing. @House Cambodia shouldn't be afraid to challenge his readers; heck, his readers might actually learn something about Buddhist culture. Imagine that!
  23. Exactly. Bronn is definitely going to at least get Castle Stokeworth, and may possibly continue to scam upwards in the background. If anything, he's gonna prioritise his survival and ascent, so he'd probably end up softening the Crownlands up for Aegon by fucking each house over, then kneeling to the boy and being like 'Hey, totes did it for you, ain't I a bro?'
  24. He's guiding them the wrong way, they were granted the Gift! Unless D&D believe this to be the solution to Mexicans too. Just send a hero to guide them all back to Mexico. Given they thought they were 'cool' and 'edgy' enough to write a 'what if the confederacy won' story, it wouldn't be surprising if they thought 'send them back' is the solution to xenophobia.
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