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    ASOIAF, other things that aren't ASOIAF

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  1. RenlyIsNotRight

    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    Somehow all the stuff about the AG kinda passed me by but I can definitely get behind this. The mothers apparent contempt for Scoot would seem to be the reason for her complicity ie giving her daughter a "better" life with her real father, though perhaps she didn't account for the son being killed? Idk. But I def like where this is going. Loved old Wests' 180 too - thought maybe in the 90' timeline he'd become too big for his britches and curious about what led to him seemingly disowning the "good life".
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    Vikings XII: It's not History, It's Hirstory [SPOILERS]

    Is it true that Ray Stevenson has a role in S6? I pretty much completely lost what little interest I still had in this show in Season 4 and haven't watched anything since, but I'm willing to give most anything with Ray in it a shot.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    Stannis dies a hero fighting off an impending invasion of The Other after liberating the North from the Boltons. That's the only big one that I still somewhat hopelessly hold on to at this point. Oh yeah and Darkstar at some point wanders into a ruined Red Keep, sits on the Iron Throne for a few minutes, decides its uncomfortable, takes a shit on it and then walks out.
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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    Watched the first three episodes a few days back. Went in skeptical, but so far I've been pleasantly surprised. That said, I definitely find myself agreeing that elements of it feel a little overly familiar to S1 re - Southern Gothic setting, multiple timelines, unreliable narrator (?), though on that last part at least they Pizzolatto seems to be taking a slightly different approach which makes it work. Still I'd rather have him stick to what he's good at so long as it isn't a blatant rehash than more of...whatever the hell Season 2 was supposed to be (for my money, half assed, purely superficial Lynch worship. He let the Twin Peaks comparisons from S1 get to his head). That said I'll always have a soft spot for this scene
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    What are you listening to Ventiquattro - Dont let Life pass you by.

    In typical me fashion I discovered this band pretty shortly after they permanently disbanded and hate myself for it.
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    Exercise and Fitness: bro science debunked

    Randomly popping in but figured maybe I could get some input while I'm back on these forums for a fleeting nostalgia trip. I've kind of gone back and forth with my weight since I stopped having full on teenager metabolism towards the end of high school. But I had a really bad stretch of letting myself go from late 2016 into all of 2017, due to a cocktail of depression and working in food service and picking on stuff all the time, where I got up to almost 260 lbs (I'm 6' 3'' for reference). Over the past year I've really buckled down and gotten myself down to the 220-225ish range, largely via eleptical, biking, and smaller amounts of light weight lifting. Alas, I live in an area that gets fairly cold and snowy in the winter so biking is going to be less than ideal for the coming months and is I've felt myself kind of hitting a plateau, but I still feel like I should cut another 10-15. I guess my question is - what should I do in lieu of biking if I'm primarily concerned with losing weight still? Already upped my time on the eliptical a bit.
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    Unpopular opinions

    The pace of the show definitely picks up starting in Season 3. I actually agree to an extent though upon a rewatch I appreciated the earlier seasons a lot more - sometimes I do feel the pacing could have been a little better but a lot of pretty rich character stuff in those slower episodes;
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    What are you listening to Ventiquattro - Dont let Life pass you by.

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sumac, Mr. Bungle, Bohren and Der Club of Gore, Tim Hecker, Stars of the Lid
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    At very least, he seems to be more competent than Weiss. From what I understand his novel (City of Thieves) is quite good though I also understand its based on a personal account of his grandfather. I haven't seen 25th Hour myself so I can't really comment on it. He definitely needs to stay the hell away from adaptations though.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    I think Cooper in the finale is "Richard", who is sort of a composite of "good" and "bad" Cooper. Honestly I followed The Return and defended it every step of the way. Even after Part 12 I defended the Audrey scene with "I don't know why you would take that at face value, this is Lynch. There has to be something deeper going on" and sure enough I was right even if we never found out exactly what was going on. That said I even I felted a tad disappointed with the finale on my first viewing (Part 18 more specifically, loved 17), but then I found myself pouring over theories and contemplating it and I think I now realize that was exactly why it was perfect - it elicited from us the exact reaction Lynch would have wanted. That said I would really like more closure on the whole Judy mythos especially considering Judy is ultimately a bigger bad than BOB was. I'm not holding my breath for a Season 4 but I would be very happy if it ended up happening...even though I'm sure Lynch would just Lynch us at the end again.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Benioff also wrote X Men Origins Wolverine which is a notoriously garbage movie, not even mediocre like Troy. If you're curious about Weiss' resume I'd hop on over to his Wikipedia page, it's a treasure - he's been involved in a number of failed high profile projects since the early 2000s that all somehow ended in development hell. Like literally everything this guy touched turned to shit before he hopped on Benioffs coattails for GoT. Basically these guys are bona fide hacks. The evidence has been there from day one. But GoT got by in the earlier seasons on the strength of the source material and I suspect also GRRM having a more active hand in some of the changes from earlier seasons that did work - the added Robert Baratheon scenes in Season 1 come to mind here. Certainly doesn't seem like D$D especially after that fucking abhorrent "Robert Rebellions was built on a lie" dogshit. I suspect when Confederate comes out and inevitably flops the general public will finally catch on, hell they already seem to be starting to.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Its only evil when Stannis does it
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Season 5 at very least still kind of sort of "felt" like ASOIAF in the sense that it was subversive, even if it was in the dumbest and most hamfisted "MUH SHOCK VALUE!" way possible. The problem with Season 6 is that to me it represented the show becoming the very thing the series is supposed to be a deconstruction of - a generic fantasy series. Characters likely deemed by D$D as "peripheral" are snuffed out to boil everything down to being all about the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens, and all the obvious "good guys" coming together to defeat the obvious "bad guys". The only thing about the end game in Season 6 I didn't see coming was that Ramsay would be killed off, and even that would have been obvious were it not for the fact that you could practically hearing D$D masturbating in the background while writing all his scenes. I'm expecting even more flowery generic bullshit in Season 7, hell if the leaks turn out to be true I already know I'm right.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    The whole Garland Briggs arc was practically the only thing that made that stretch of episodes watchable imo. Ironically one of my favorite visuals in the entire show is from the episode after he comes back from the (Black/White?) Lodge and tries to describe it. Part 8 of the new series has really contextualized a lot of those visual elements in retrospect as well...or seem to have anyway. Hard to say for sure with David Lynch.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    Kyle MacLachlan and Sherilyn Fenn are actually closer in age in real life than they were on the show - MacLachlan was in his early 30s and Fenn was in her mid 20s at the time. That said Cooper rejecting Audrey on the basis of her age honestly didn't strike me as out of character personally. The really obviously forced Annie/John Justice Wheeler romances were lame though. God, the Mulholland Drive bum still scares the ever loving shit out of me. At least BOB had those hammy moments like "WHAT HAPPENED TO JOSIE COOP!?" that made him sort of oddly endearing...or as endearing as a transdimensioal rapist/murderer spirit can be anyway.