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    Pod-Emperor Acknowledged At Last

    We have now escaped the 4th dimension and things have gotten even stranger.
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    The Lodestar Award

    After all these years, we finally have a Young Adult award at Worldcon. I know a number of people on this board have spent a lot of time on this especially LugaJetboyGirlirra. It got ratified today with a provisional name of Lodenstar, with the name to be ratified in San Jose. But there will be an award next year. I'd name some of the others on the committee but I am bound to miss a few. Congrats to those involved, those who helped and those who voted. Somebody else who knows more about this can give further details about all the work done. I do like the idea of a Lodey award...
  3. Its not the first time a referee has messed up the handball rule in this tournament. Maybe VAR makes it look deliberate but still very poor refereeing. Very unlucky Croatia.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    Yes. Poor performance from Spain. You need to be able to do more with the ball.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    And it will be a very hard game to call between France and Uruguay in the quarters. France is going to face a very different challenge, while Uruguay can be Uruguay. It was also interesting that Portugal had so rarely played Uruguay before. Argentina had beaten France a couple times in the World Cup but last time in 1978. While today, Spain should beat Russia. Russia should be the perfect opposition for them. And Croatia should be able to knock out Denmark. Too many good players.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    Yes. Great goal. Which helped ensure a surprisingly decent game. Portugal don't look like scoring.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    Hmm. If ever a game looked less likely to have 7 goals, it is Uruguay v Portugal. But congrats to France. I thought they were going to blow it there for a minute. It will be interesting to see if another generation of Argentinians can come through now. They have way too many 30 somethings in that current squad. France always had more options today but Argentina were their ideal opponents, as they allowed them a lot more room. Whoever wins the later match, will give them a very different test. Probably Uruguay though. Edited to add. Higuain didn't look good when he played but Aguero's absence was weird.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    France look like the better team but threw away the impetus when they went ahead. Now we'll see they can bounce back from that blow. Argentina have shown resilience but haven't created much except for that wonder goal.
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    World Cup 2018: Celebratin' Your Nation.

    I'm late to the party but it is difficult not to celebrate the amazing Mexican team. Great win over our predecessors as World Cup champions and a good win over South Korea. Every team has one bad game, so i'm glad that is out of the way too. I'm excited to see how many goals we'll win the next game by.
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    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Sure. I shall try to give this a go! :)
  11. Great note. You could link to GRRM's appearance page to give people an idea about where GRRM (and thus probably the BwB) will be in the coming months and years? www.georgerrmartin.com/appearances/
  12. It is more complicated than that I think. Most of the big events happen in the second half of the book, so you don't want to end up with a very unbalanced series. OTOH, you don't want them to have to rush through the book also. Good luck D&D. I hope they get a chance to figure it out. :) For the King of the North scene? Not sure.
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    Vote on the Reputation System

    It does strike me that some people are assuming they are been negatively rated by other certain individuals, when nobody can be sure who is doing what to do (except Admins?). I can see how that can be discommoding and could lead to trouble. I don't think anyone thinks this system is tyrannical. Maybe annoying, frustrating, childish, petty etc.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Great job so far D&D. Hope you are having as much fun working on this project as we are having speculating about it. :) I like Brude's idea about having GRRM play somebody dead every season. A nice twist on the prologue idea. Playing Jon Arryn would be neat too.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Besides, Jaime alone looked after almost the whole royal family once. That worked out very well. :) This time he has 1 extra.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Yup. That or helms. Sounds like the cheaper option. No point casting people who don't say anything.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Its been confirmed that the Stark kids are around 3 years older. Robb is 17 for example.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    They must have an option on Dinklage anyhow. I can't see why the actor would be interested in the role just based on the pilot. Things only get really interesting for the character later on. :)
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Nice. McCarthy is a great choice. The Station Agent and the Visitor are great movies. The latter got Richard Jenkins an Oscar nomination this year. I'm surprised that people picked who would play Tyrion. Good job all. :P
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    ***waits***
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    [quote name='WightMeWorry' post='1609672' date='Dec 5 2008, 00.20']Will the "Others" still be called "Others", or has this usage in other series (LOST) made a name change necessary?[/quote] Huh. Good question. [quote]I'm not convinced that including the prologue in the pilot is a good idea, magic and monsters are virtually nonexistent in the first book, why would you want to lead with it?[/quote] It is essential to the Jon storyline though. [quote]BTW, I see a perfect Catelyn Stark here...[/quote] Oh wow. She was fabulous in Studio 60. But then, I loved that show.
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