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    Game of Thrones and ASOIAF, obviously. Books and tv series: anything that incorporates historical fiction, fantasy and / or sci-fi. Sansa can have her lemoncakes, I like cupcakes. Oded Fehr will always be my Red Viper.

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  1. Sand11751

    Season 8 Official Trailer Released

    Thank the old gods and the new! I loved the trailer and of course, watched it several times to see if one of my favorite characters survived the season 7 end and he did. Can it be April already???
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    If Robert’s Rebellion was built on a lie,

    No, neither were villains if they were going on they "knew" at the time; I could see Robert as a more likely candidate for villain, if Lyanna had told him outright that she didn't want him and he went to war to get her back. By the time Ned discovered the truth, he also knew the truth of Robert's vengeance and concentrated only on protecting his nephew and fulfilling a brother's promise.
  3. Not only should Jon know the truth because the stigma of bastardry clearly affected him with Catelyn at least his whole life and then with Thorne talking about his origins among his origins, but he has the wrong image about Ned's sacrifice. It won't change a thing of how he feels about his now cousins, but he may feel even better to have thrown off the KitN yoke because he's not just a Stark, but a Targ too. Starks are all he's known so I doubt he'll be sporting dragon jewelry or spouting about fire and blood anytime next season. I wish if anyone else had known the truth about him, it might have been Maester Aemon. His speech to Jon about the death of his family, "Even the little children," damn, just tears me up every time. I wish he could have known that ultimately more than one of his family line survived and experienced some hope for the future as a result.
  4. "If Elia was the one woman from Dorne who didn't have a backbone and just submitted to Rhaegar's wishes for another kid (in show)" was the relevant part to what the showrunners may decide to go with. GRRM may have a different take.
  5. What examples of wives do we have in Westerosi history whose actions indicated they were perfectly fine with their lawful husbands being with another woman? Instead, we have Cersei, Catelyn, and Lysa, who each made their feelings perfectly clear about threats to their position as wives. It's human nature and jealousy is a constant in RL and fictional worlds. Beyond Elia's personal honor, the consequences for relations with Dorne of Rhaegar's annulment are huge. Want to piss off the only enemy who's never bent the knee to your dynasty? Ooh, I know, annul your lawful marriage that's engendered two kids of Dornish blood with one of their women. Regardless of why he did it; prophecy or whatever, Rhaegar knew what he started hence secret annulment and re-marriage. As for Elia getting behind that idea, I can't see what Dornish woman subverts her interests, her children's interests because of a damned prophecy or worse. If Elia was the one woman from Dorne who didn't have a backbone and just submitted to Rhaegar's wishes for another kid (in show), well that won't be the silliest thing the showrunners ever cooked up.
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    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    Hizdahr. She at least slept with him once that I remember
  7. Yeah, but I gave up on logic a long time ago in a show about dragons, zombies and zombie babies tbh. Clearly, the budget went to Dany deus ex machina this season and while I was sorry to see the consequences, it was also fitting to have a moment where everyone atop Drogon was surely thinking, "Oh shit, the Night King can do that?! Now what?"
  8. As penultimate episodes go, this just didn't do it for me. Too much of this entire season has been rushed and disjointed. The wight hunt was long a stupid, terrible idea but the consequences really hammered that home. D&D really should not have shortened the season.
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    How would you rate episode 702?

    10 easily.; Theon and Yara, Arya, Varys and Dany just embodied their characters' feelings so well. Even Cersei, grudgingly; although she did exactly what I thought she'd do and played to people's fears. My only quibble; a big crossbow? That's what they come up with? I expected something more inventive to be honest from UnGregor creator. So glad to see Hot Pie and Nymeria again. And Billy Bones as Dickon Tarly. I can't decide if I like Olenna or not; she's just a polarizing figure from one ep to the next. And while I did initially think the Grey Worm thing was pointless and still believe it can only herald death, I liked the way that scene played out, very believable. Poor Jorah; how does he still manage to look hot with grayscale?
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    How would you rate episode 701?

    Solid 8. Best opener and kudos to Walder Frey actor; he gave away a little of the farce without giving away too much. Jaime's jealousy is still sickening, but I suppose understandable if you go along with the idea that he's loved his sister all his life. Euron was a little too animated in that scene; I wish Jaime had run him through for that alone. The scenes of Arya breaking bread with the Lannister army and Sandor being forced to confront guilt possibly for the first time in his life were so well-done. For both Arya and Sandor, a code of life might be easily formed but when you see how a certain approach to things impacts the lives of those just trying to go about theirs, gives you a different perspective. Things I could have done without; Sansa's petulance in the great hall; save that shit for private convos with Jon, and speaking of shit, yeah, we all know Sam's job at the citadel is revolting - how many times did we need to see him doing it? Glad GoT's back.
  11. Wish I could rate it an 11. The best GoT episode ever. Even more satisfying than Frey pie. Bring on season 7.
  12. 9/10. Nothing beats Hardhome. The cinematography of Jon and Ramsay's battle was beyond incredible. Too bad Dany's not bi on the show because I could totally ship her and Yara. I'm assuming Viserion and Rhaegal were highly motivated by the sounds of their brother cause they busted out quite easily. For whatever reason they did it, the reunion of the dragons was second to Jon and Sansa's. Ramsay Snow - talk about the dogs of war indeed. Very satisfying end; now if only the show could come up with something equally entertaining for the High Sparrow.... Anyway, I've always loved Sansa; she is in my top five of characters, but the woman who watched Ramsay get ripped to death amazed me. Will that same woman have the courage to one-up Littlefucker too? Is it bad that Wun Wun's death hurt more than Rickon's?
  13. So good; if the next few episodes can open with Sandor, not the Hound, I'd be so happy. Jaime and Brynden's meeting was perfect, but the Jon Snow scenes less so. Except for that Lyanna Mormont is quite feisty; I enjoyed her scenes very much. But watching Margery and the High Sparrow is slow torture - please, make it stop soon! Can't wait for next Sunday.
  14. Great episode, loved it. Benjen and Edmure! Walder Frey needs the second most painful death in Westeros; worst being reserved for Ramsay Snow. I guess being abused for so long cowed Sam at the dinner table, but I can only assume it was best done that way to first secure a space for Gilly and baby. Still brutal to watch. Can't even speak of Tommen's conversion, except Margery is playing the High Sparrow, whose death ranks high on the priority list. And somewhere, Ser Barristan Selmy is laughing his ass off at Jaime Lannister right now. Although Dany's speech was a repeat, loved that it was delivered from atop Drogon's back - how many damn sheep has that dragon eaten? Glad that next week the North returns.
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