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Harrad

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  1. Its all good...except...I'm disappointed that all the big events occur off-screen. They need to up their CGI budget in the Batlle of Blackwater mode...maybe use a bit of the renderman LOTR software to get some scope to the events. It seems a bit claustrophobic. For example, the huge White Walker army at the end of Season 2. From what we can see, most of the NW are walking casually back to Wall. Seems to me that battle could have been "easily" CGI-ed. Not too hopeful of any future scope to the visuals.
  2. Hmmm...that was a pretty vivid hallucintion in season 1. If Jaime was doing so well I wonder why his man had to hamstring Ned from behind? Jes sayin
  3. If true as I read in other places, say goodbye to Gendry.
  4. Ned Stark had a good go at him and Jaime's man had to stab him from behind to stop that fight. Brienne also gave him all he could handle, with the ready excuse for him that he had been resting in captivity.
  5. Not true. There isn't a single movie taken from a book that doesn't change, compress, consolidate the action and characters in the book. The criterion for judging the movie is whether it is true to the book, or even provides insights that weren't evident in the book. With 10+ hours/book HBO has more of an opportunity to tell the story of the book and does a good job. Some of the criticisms online admit they are nitpicking. Others think they are not. But they are. I don't speak for anyone else and I don't appreciate others speaking for me. For me the HBO series provides a good visualation and characterization of the books, with more to come.
  6. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    How quickly they forget. Stannis owes any claim he has to be King to Robert for actually deposing a real King and his regime, the Targaryans. Robert was a better warrior than Stannis and a better general, for example, by inspiring loyalty in great allies like Ned Stark. Stannis can't even win a battle against Tyrion Lannister (who held him off until the cavalry came), and the only reason he could challenge at KL is because he used the Sorceress to murder his younger brother. Stannis improves in subsequent books with his (somewhat surprising) foray north of the wall and his campaign south of the wall. However he would make a terrible King and I don't suspect GRRM will give him the chance to be one.
  7. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    "Interesting possibity = no possibility of being true, since it contradicts my phoney baloney logic." I do believe.
  8. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Her theory is entirely in keeping with my comment that it made no sense for Sansa to give the same wish to Tyrion as to Joffrey and it directly contradicts your pretzel logic.
  9. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Ha Haha. I pointed out how you first said Sansa knew Tyrion was manipulating her and thus condemned him to death in battle, and you then said she couldn't know what he was thinking. That's called a self-contradiction. The other things attributed to me are your invention. Now, and this is the piece de resitance, you admit that BlueQueen's theory is an interesting possibility, again contradicting yourself. Why should I get involved in your self-argument?
  10. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Guru Meditation is an error notice displayed by early versions of the Commodore Amiga computer when they crashed. I had no idea that Amigas were still hosting websites.
  11. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    What's ridiculous is to think that Sansa Book is so opposite to Sansa HBO that they would have the opposite reactions to the same situation. Look at BlueQueen's comment for something that makes sense. [sense alert]
  12. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    There you go. That makes sense if they were sharing the jibe. That's possible but subtle.
  13. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Slight change: She wants Tyrion dead instead of praying for him to live. Thanks for helping me to understand.
  14. Harrad

    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Maybe you should read your posts again. She should condemn him because he is trying to manipulate her by helping her. Nothing worse than that. Yet she has no idea why he is trying to manipulate her, for example, to trade her for Jaime, a good thing, so she shouldn't have sympathy for him. Air tight.
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