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    [Potential Spoilers] The Exodus Theory and the Show

    I like the idea - especially the idea of the Night King (if he even exists in the books) sitting on the Iron Throne - except that it surely leaves the whole thing open for a sequel/continuation. And I am sure the end will definitely be an end. And I think the end will be in Westeros.
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    Homer, Tolkien, and Truth

    Actually, I live in The Shire Seriously! It was based, in part at least, on the Vale of Evesham (where Tolkien's mother came from). A quiet, rural place, with small villages and good soil given over to market gardening and drinking fine cider and ales - and once also renowned for growing tobacco. And every day I look out at Bree(don) Hill The Two Towers are in Birmingham, where Tolkien grew up. I suspect Bag End was levelled when they built my house
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    Homer, Tolkien, and Truth

    No, I think he got that idea from the fact that signal fires were lit for the same purpose on high hills across Britain back in the iron age, and at times more recently. Indeed many hills here are named "beacon", or have a name encompassing the meaning of fire, to this day. From Worcester Beacon (in the Malverns* - which Tolkien would have often seen) to the Brecon Beacons in Wales to Ben Lomond in Scotland (which shares it's name with Pen Pumlumon in Wales, both meaning Beacon Hill in old British). * which I think may have been the inspiration for Weathertop)
  4. Varys leaves the room saying, "well, my work here is now done". Above, the red comet briefly reappears ..... The End.
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    The Spider's from Mars!

    This was/is one of my favourite theories - and would nicely clear up a few loose ends. Don't think it'll happen but it'd be great if GRRM left something in the final book that remained ambiguous enough for folk to ever wonder ..... (maybe the red comet briefly reappearing, after which Varys is never seen again?)
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    POLL: Will you continue to read the books if _________

    Closely followed by Nymeria And whilst it would be another case of incest I suppose, I'd love the books end with them walking off into the sunset together to have lots of lovely puppies I am a sentimental fool at heart Dont really care what happens to all the silly humans! Though I hope Davos as a happy ending as well.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Damn, I missed this - I know Lochaline quite well!
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    POLL: Will you continue to read the books if _________

    My favourite character was Waymar Royce So yeah! (Actually, that's not true, it's Ghost)
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    Hello from Eurocommieland

    Try looking in antique centres and larger charity shops. I have had a few ottomans in my antique shop over the years. They remain quite popular However, I don't find them particularly educational. Quite dull in fact.
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    New Forum Census

    Originally of the South Folk from the territory of the Eastern Angles, have been residing for the past 20 years in Hwicce. Which (no pun intended) is quite a nice part of the UK.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Being charged and convicted of treason doesn't necessarily mean you are guilty .... Pure speculation: Tyrion does something which saves the day/ends the war. He is the great hero at the very end. But to other characters, it appears he did something treasonous - maybe he kills Jon and Dany? A bitter-sweet ending? Tyrion goes to his death having saved Westeros but no-one but he knows it? Perhaps he deliberately chooses not to prove his innocence to protect someone else? The cinematic ending would, of course, then another character arriving just in the nick of time to save and exonerate him.
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    And so the season ends ...... And I must commiserate Callum who led the table for so long and looked totally unassailable ...... until I finally found 2nd gear in the last few games to pip him on the final day with my Kane triple captain The final table: Rank Team & Manager GW Round Score TOT Total Points 1 Inverailort Thistle Andy Mayhew 112 2264 2 Sparkle Motion Callum Forbes 68 2232 3 Pierluigi Cailiíní Eanna McGarrigle 87 2199 4 Krul and the Gang Kieran Henshaw 92 2124 5 brAnXI Alok Patil 77 2095 6 Rorschach Blots Øystein Bjaanes Lemvik 62 2065 7 Baldrick&Morty's Nikola Lajmanovski 76 2050 8 TakingtheMkhytarian Lukasz Fenrych 45 2001 9 les miserables Dusan Durakovic 70 1925 10 Seasick Drakes Allen Welsh 54 1913 11 Goldfish United Anita Welsh 94 1880 12 My really great team Christian Schäpper 48 1861 13 Smurfs Titans Deano Hewitt 44 1846 14 D'Abernon Dynamos Neil Smith 46 1838 15 S.T. Emulsion F.C. Andrew Grant 32 1780 16 The Tigers Tony Crowe 61 1724 17 Sakho's Cossacks Johannes Refsdal 40 1719 18 Chaka dootz Jake Hedges 43 1666 19 5000-1 - john - 37 1650 20 ljkeane xi Liam Keane 64 1608
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Yep, after coming top last season, I really really suck this year ..... So far I usually do better in the second half of the season so I ain't entirely written off yet
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    It would appear it's only you and I playing so far!
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    I remembered to join the H2H this time! :D
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Bumped up now the 2016/17 game is up and running (new look website, but rules all the same as last year, including the 'chips' https://fantasy.premierleague.com
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    btw sorry - forgot to join the H2H league this year :(
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    I always start badly, but this year has been terrible.  Playing WC this week ....  The advantage of a poor starting position is the only way is up :D   I hope!
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    A little better this week - though Baines rather let me down. I see I am now top of the league :D
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    One of my worst too - 2 red cards and my captain injured after 6 minutes ..... Expecting better this week though :) Edit: and I too still have my wildcard :D
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    It's still in 2nd place .... ..... that's embarassing! Mind I have had a very very poor start to the season and have been outside the top 1m most of it! :o Starting to get things together at last though :D
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Ipswich first (I am originally from Suffolk) with Caley 2nd :) Though I'm not really a big football fan - more into fantasy football than the real thing!
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Thks - was wondering what had happened! Inverailort Thistle is in :)
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Interesting times ahead now with so few games in GW29 and several teams playing twice in GW31 .....
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    This has really been a bad season for me so far ..... only just inside the top 500k Only good thing atm is that I don't actually need to play my January W/C - so can wait and see what transfers occur in the real world first :) GW 23 looks the best week to play the W/C - a full 10 days of tinkering (and maybe capturing a few prices rises).
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