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    reading, music, swimming, walking, attempting to cook things that won't end up burning to ash

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  1. Chalk it up to greed and prestige. Having their daughter be queen and sit at the right hand of the most powerful man in Westeros, with the chance to get your own blood in the mix was too good a chance to pass up for those not outright disgusted by both the polygamy and the incest.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    First of all, I have to say that I find the show to still be very enjoyable. However, there has been a drop in the quality of the show, beginning with season 5. Things that just plain don't make sense. Character development that's a bit sparse. Some of this has been brought on by the fact the final two books haven't yet been published, but some of it is just the choices made by D&D.
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    Really? That's great. As long as the animals are well looked after in the pet stores then this could really help get rescue animals a home.
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    [Book Spoilers] Jaime & Brienne- What's going on?

    This. Just because these are the central 5 that GRRM had in his outline as surviving the series doesn't mean that there aren't other - less central - characters that will also make it through to the end (more or less) intact. Plus, this was written over 20 years ago. What was at one time a 2 book cycle has expanded massively to a 7 book cycle - to say nothing of the changes to the cast of characters (and their fates) that the intervening time will have brought. I guess we'll all have to wait and see.
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    Why is Stannis an Appealing Character?

    I am not a Stannis fan. I don't hate him, but he's nowhere near my favourite character either. I have to say though, of the 2 versions of Stannis we have (and I do consider book and show Stannis to be separate entities), I prefer the book version to the one we got in the show. Not because Stephen Dillane is a bad actor, but because the show version - after a certain point just went downhill.
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    Your most-read authors

    Off the top of my head? T. Pratchett, GRRM, S. Kenyon, J. Butcher, JRR Tolkien, P. Briggs, F. Herbert, N. Singh, P. Dick.
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    What is Jon Snow's real name?

    Well, Jon could very well be his true name -in the books, at least. Jon as in Jon Connington. It may not have been Ned who named him at all. As for the show...who knows? Viserys is a likely option, in my mind.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    This was - in my opinion - probably the best finale since season 1. Did that mean it was without flaws? Nope, not by a long shot. I still cannot stand the show's version of the Sand Snakes - which automatically took the show down a notch for me. R+L=J! We have confirmation! I know the book purists are quick to say nothing in the show has any bearing on the books, but do you really think something this important will differ from the books?
  9. Where was Ghost? Rickon apparently doesn't have sense enough to zig zag. There was no reason at all for Sansa not to tell Jon about the Valemen. Jon apparently doesn't know how to lead anymore. The guy that successfully led the defense of castle Black against Mance Rayder & his army. Wtf?
  10. Jon and Dany romance or marriage. Sansa or Arya getting raped. Littlefinger not getting what's coming to him at some point before series end.
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    Authors whose death you most regret?

    Iain Banks, Robert Jordan & (most recently) Terry Pratchett
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    It's so easy to criticise D&D from the safety of the internet, isn't it? AFFC and aDwD were filler books, with no real plot advancement. The filming of the (presumably) final seasons was always going to be a challenge. I think we'd all hoped that WoW would be on the shelf by this point in the game, only leaving the final season. Clearly, this hasn't happened. The show and the books are separate entities and -five years in - people still seem to have trouble with this concept. Not everything can be put on screen and tbh, to still see people trotting out the exact same arguments is insane. Get with the program or change the channel.
  13. I have to say that it wouldn't bother me if LS never showed up. I was never a fan of Cat or UnCat.
  14. Double post. Sorry - that's the 2nd one today, no idea what's going on with my laptop. :bang:
  15. The burning was certainly hard to watch - which was the whole point. They wanted to stick the knife in, with Shireen's death & it worked 100%. But was it out of character for Stannis to make this decision? No, I don't think so. Certainly not for show Stannis. He truly believes his own hype (as told to him by Mel) - he is going to be king & he's going to beat the army of darkness, this is his destiny. He's willing to do whatever is necessary to see this done. His trust in melisadre is absolute. She told him this was needed & so he saw it done. As for Mereen - wow! That is all.