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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

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. "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.
  4. 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
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Lol! That was classic stupid villain 101. "Let me reveal my master plan while twirling my mustache." I mean, how long does she suppose anyone's going to sit there going, "Gee, are the Lannister soldiers just running late or what? Shouldn't they have been here by now?"
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    So with you on this one. Hell, even the Northerners in Ned's own damn family were close relations. GRRM gave us a world in which the Targs practiced incest for generations and accepted it. In the author's world; I go by the social mores he set and leave my personal disgust at incest off the page / screen. Judge GRRM if you like. That said, the thing I HATE about Jon and Dany's relationship is how forced it felt! Not only was the sex lackluster because the two actors have no chemistry whatsoever, but as I've been saying all season, all of this was too rushed to be believable. Over the course of 10 episodes, I could have believed Jon and Dany were falling in love, but this shit with everything else that was going on in 7 goddamn episodes? Even Jon said there was no time for this shit! So they've been making sexy eyes at each other from maybe the second episode after they met. Sexy eyes and one hand holding do not equal chemistry. With D&D it felt like they were saying, believe they are in love because we're telling you so. It just wasn't there like much else this season. Like, believe Jon and Sansa are at odds cause we say so. I'm not even touching that shit with the Starks and LF tonight. And if they want to keep hammering us over the head with Dany's gonna have a baby now in season 8, it will be another thing that's just shoe-horned in. By contrast, Grey Worm and Missendei's relationship had actual heat when they finally decided to have sex because there was buildup. There are ways the show could have built up Jon and Dany, and still culminate in that useless wight hunt if the show felt it was really necessary to keep it in. Given the ridiculous pacing this year, I entirely expect Tyrion's words to hold true for 6 episodes of season 8 as well; we're fucked.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Aegon? Really? Grr! And that sex should've been hotter than dragonfire. But like many things this season, rushed and just dumb. This is the lowest I have ever rated a GoT episode. And did they recycle Harold Lloyd or his hair to play Rhaegar? Gods.
  9. 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?"
  10. 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.
  13. Wish I could rate it an 11. The best GoT episode ever. Even more satisfying than Frey pie. Bring on season 7.
  14. 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?
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