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    Sansa and Cognitive Dissonance

    There is an exhaustive re-read and re-think of Sansa's character including analysis of all these moments of dissonance in the archives of this forum.
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    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Here's the Ilyn Payne actor, Wilko Johnson in the Christmas University Challenge of this year:
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    I don't think his narrative purpose is a giant red herring, particularly given the pervasivesness of the Greyjoys in almost every plot-line in the books, sort of like extending tentacles.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TOzYKnHHFS87I2B1Mx1xaF0zoR5pjdl5bLh9Fzi6Dts/edit?pref=2&pli=1 This one has been transcribed by Emmett Booth. It's a tiny bit better.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    Is this legit? https://angrygotfan.com/2016/05/29/the-winds-of-winter-the-forsaken/
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    why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    At this point, who the heck even cares? The time is past for it (or anything else) to make even the remotest sense. They obviously decided that Thoros and the lightning lord were enough to establish the theme of resurrection/justice. The major reason LSH being missing stands out is that the Stark justice storyline in the North was massacred just as surely as LF's brains in season 5. If there had been something more satisfying than Arya's one act of vengeance last season it wouldn't have mattered too much.
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    why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    Actually I read on imdb that she's playing Lady Stark. That is actually a cool picture. So they're going back to the Mercy chapter from WoW? That's weird.
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    why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    Actually Essie Davis has been cast for episode 1 as Lady Stark. Beyond this piece of information, I know nothing.
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    why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    You never know. Shae's boobs might be resurrected. The excuse that Michelle Fairley wouldn't do it doesn't cut it either. They could simply have used another actress and covered her up in prosthetics. OTOH, they have cast a Lady Stark who looks a lot like Michelle Fairley but that might be for flashbacks or Bran's visions.
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    Would you prefer if Rhaegar won?

    But winter would still come and there would still be conflict arising from Rhaegar's two marriages... Mel would still search for AAR. Jon would quite obviously be the prince who had ice and fire in his veins. The book would just be a standard fantasy narrative rather than this glorious creation by Martin.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    A 5/10 and I'm being generous because I was laughing and giggling most of the time. As a parody that contained most of what book snobs predicted would happen, happened it was really entertaining. When Jon said Olly's name or when the slayers' crowd parted to allow Olly the All-Important to come forward to give the unkindest cut of all... roflmao.
  12. A hideous thought just occurred. They've gone to the trouble of casting Lollys Stokeworth. Will Cersei give her to Qyburn for experimentation? Maybe it won't be so bad. At least Cersei will do something extremely horrible and mad for once and own it.
  13. Possible explanations: 1. he drowned on the way to Dorne 2. he's in a pub 3. he's in bed with Arianne 4. he's been eaten by a Sand Snake 5. he's training to be a maester in Oldtown 6. Cersei sent him with a Rosencrantz-Guildenstern letter which explains why she's forgotten him
  14. I don't think the show is really that big on consistency. They rely on their faulty memory of past seasons (witness the three children for Cersei debacle) and whatever they remember from the books being blurred into a whole that seemingly makes sense at the time of writing. Why they don't just get a book/show expert consultant to keep them straight on continuity instead of giving writers the end result of each plot in each episode without strict guidelines on how to get there to ensure consistency in characterization at least, I have no idea. Outlander seems to have hired the author as consultant with really good results.
  15. So they cast all the Freys and Tullys and BWB and then ignore them in favour of sexposition and supposedly stereotypical revenge-filled, unsubtle Dornish plot? No wonder unsullied show watchers frequently ask, "who's that?" The Freys have done something extremely horrific. Bran even recounts the tale of the Rat Cook in the show to highlight this point. The Blackfish has escaped from the carnage at the Red Wedding and he's been set up as a badass. Even if they've cut Stoneheart and the BWB, why not just get him and Nymeria cutting down Freys? Why is the viewer not given even some slight satisfaction of Stark and Tully vengeance? Why leave everything to Arya? Because she needs to be even more badass? I have a feeling Ellaria is going to get into bed with whoever looks at her sexily ('cos apparently that's what the Dornish do) and replace the sun with several slightly interesting candles. (Something that Cersei frequently does in the books but since that would paint her as a devious, self-centered user which was really bad writing by GRRM so lets dispense with it, say D&D.) Dorne isn't supposed to be different because they have more sex and scantily clad females. It's different because their conception of women derives from the legacy of Queen Nymeria. Woman as warrior, as ruler, as equal which does not negate woman as mother, as lover, as septa and scholar even. All roles have equal respect. I agree that D&D don't really get Dorne. Otherwise, why misread the whole Princess of Dorne thing with Doran's mother and daughter. They dispensed easily with it not willing to let the viewer get a taste of the true 'otherness' of Dorne. Instead they are doing exactly what Edward Said accused western scholarship and literature of doing to foster the image of an exotic, pleasure-loving, non-intellectual, misogynistic east.