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  1. Qhorin Halfhand and Yoren

    The Queen of Ashes foreshadowing

    Kudos to the OP for a great analysis and getting it right.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    How many stabbings were there in this episode? That many stabbings out of ten.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    I found Shireen dying to be extremely sad, almost show red wedding levels. She was extremely likeable, by far the most likeable character in the show. And most likeable characters are already dead, so its knife in the wound. And unlike the red wedding in the show, not something I already experienced from the books.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP507 Discussion

    Alliser Thorne seems to be Jon's main opposition, and one of the few notable characters along with Olly in the NW. He seems to be taking Bowen Marsh role of being there and complaining about whatever Jon does. I would be extremely surprised if he isn't the ringleader who starts the stabbing Jon Snow. If not him, who? Now Olie might also do it but as you say it will be weak if it is just him.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    8/10 One of the better episodes, final scene with the High Septon was a 10/10, it was very satisfying to see confident Cersei lose and get locked up. Other than that, rest of the episode wasn't anything special although the other High Septon scene was good. Best part of this season so far is the High Septon and his actor and to a lesser extend Theon and his actor.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    Well it is in the books with Jeyne Poole, I don't trust them (or really most anyone) to make a better job and come with something more compelling for Theon over GRRM even if there are possible alternatives. Dark doesn't necessarily mean good but it worked as far as I am concerned. But yeah, it didn't have to be Sansa. I don't think Sansa here or Jeyne in the book is merely a victim in someone else's story though. Both are victims in their own right and their own suffering matters.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    Fix your quote. I am happy that I am not sick and tired of fictional suffering of characters with female genitalia making me emotionally invested and angry at the villains instead of angry at the writter. Theon is widely considered to have one of the best character arcs in the books, including him snapping out of it in part due to Jeyne's suffering, and again as with Jeyne's I found his personal struggle, drama, and suffering to be compelling. The show especially later on, is at best a poor imitation to the books, even when focusing on one of the better arcs of the fifth book, Theon's. But that is still one of the more interesting parts of this season. I doubt I would like these books so much without the tragedy in them that entails horrible things happening to good and gray people. And I found Ramsay to be a more compelling villain for how excessive his actions were. So I found the gratuity with Ramsay to be part of the point. It didn't work for you, but it did work for me. the trope of character suffering for compelling stories has been part of some of my favorite stories and character arcs. I am not sorry or particularly care that you are sick and tired of it, but I certainly respect the right for your opinion. But is nothing but that. The fact that you or even others, don't like something doesn't mean that I have to agree. So at this point, I think it is productive for everyone to share their different opinion on this and understand that the views of others will vary.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    I haven't commented on the show this season because it was as I said in the trailer thread, as the show goes further away from the book, it will be the worst season because the show runners aren't good enough. While, I will keep watching and it is certainly not unwatchable, the show doesn't excite me. However, this controversial episode is one of the better episodes of this season even if I am not sure how good it is and that is due to the final scene and the winterfell setting. I found Jeyne's and Theon's suffering in the books to be riveting and engaging stuff and emotionally affecting, and the same here with Theon and Sansa. Theon's actor in particular is doing a very good job. One of the few times in this season where I actually gave a damn and felt somewhat emotionally invested. Theon is probably the best character of the show right now and the one with the more interesting and less butchered from the books character arc.
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    Board Issues 4

    I didn't explain because I assumed everyone got them and the people running these forums didn't need me to enlighten them about it. Usually it is an error problem not allowing me to use the forums which doesn't seem to have anything to do with whether I am logged on or not. Error or loading offline version. Of course there are also some disabled features right now, but that is less of an issue for me.
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    Board Issues 4

    I am going to be an ass, but this forum has the most problems, the most often of any forum I visit. There are probably a big number of people using it, but still, no other big forum with a lot of traffic I have ever used had so many problems. And the issue isn't just about the problems that are happening just now.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    This episode exceeded my expectations, job well done. Tyrion and Cersei were mostly the stars of this episode but most everything with Stannis, Davos, Hound, Sansa was also pretty good.
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    How would you rate episode 209?

    Best episode of the season. If only there was a way to create multiple Martins where we have one of them writing the books and the other all the episodes...
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    How would you rate episode 203?

    8.5/10 by far my favorite episode of the season. I voted for 9/10 as it is closer to that than 8 for me. Mostly for these: Theon Greyjoy scenes Yoren and Arya scenes Tyrion scenes (other than his scene with Shae) Most of the rest was not bad, there were somewhat good scenes too, but the above are my highlights, and pretty great. Shae's scenes are my least favorite.
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    [Book Spoilers] Ep 202 Discussion

    I agree that Stannis sleeps with Melisandre in the novels, but did you find that scene acceptable and in general Stannis portrayal acceptable? I think they should have showed Stannis differently in the show than they did and also provided more character development for him. Stannis in the books is Iron willed, very determined, has a very strong sense of believing in his moral code, has strong feelings of bitterness. And also he does not seem as lust obsessed (or obsessed about Melisandre giving his a son) as show Stannis. I don't think the tv show was very successful with its portrayal of Stannis.
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    How would you rate episode 202?

    Based on the rest of your post your 9/10 score seems a tad strange.