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Steve Stark

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  • Birthday 03/25/1985

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    United States and Germany
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    Medieval Fantasy; Science Fiction; My Dogs; My Kids; Movies; Good Food; Skydiving; History; My Wife Naked.

    Not particularly in that order...

    I'm currently pursuing my Masters in Ancient and Classical History, but my main focus is to publish my first novel which is a medieval fantasy. I'm also working a lot with my new Wacom Intuos 5 drawing tablet and attempting to publish a few children's stories. I do IT work for the US military and am about halfway through my career. When it's done, I want to teach history and write books. That's the dream, anyway.

    My immediate goal is to win the lottery.

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  1. I was gone for a good while, and now you're nowhere to be found. I feel a bit lost right now. Did you give up on Season 6 and ASOIAF? Hope all is well man. Let me know when you hop on here or the other site.

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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    First time I've been truly impressed this season. Gave it a 9. A few of the lines were weak, and in the beginning Hardhome was a little too "Army of Darkness" for me (don't get me wrong, I love that movie, but it's a B-rated movie for a reason). But once they really started breaking through the gate/wall it got MUCH better and was legitimately badass in my opinion. I really enjoyed it. Thank the gods! Finally got me back into the show this season!! (and yes, I have a few gripes about changes to this and that, but it's some good television)
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    Oh, I see. Well I guess that makes sense. Well played Jorah. That's a good point. Millions spent on this show, and the killer wardrobe department, and he's been wearing the same thing for 5 years. Poor guy. I still like the man though, even if he has greyscale. I was kind of hoping he'd "get the girl" one day. Guess that's not gonna happen...
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    Double Post. Sorry guys.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    This is a really good point. I thought of it while first watching, but then it must have slipped my mind. I almost thought they must have been going for a, "wait a minute, I recognize the way that guy walks/moves" or whatever, but then if she was wondering if it was him, that theory flies out the window when he removes his helmet and she is disgusted. Maybe she was excited to see a knight from her homeland fight? Either way, sloppy writing, as you said. Great point Pat.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    Strongest of the season. 7+ Tommen and Cersei scene dragged and I just wanted it to be over. And the Dorne bit was pretty horrendous as well, although I do like breasts and the actor who plays Bronn. Still...they really need to write better Dorne scenes. It's so disappointing. Overall, even with all the differences, best episode this season.
  7. I liked the scene with her and Myranda too, for the most part. She showed that she wasn't the little fool child that she was when this war first started. She didn't want to take shit from some peasant, and she told her to piss off. Well done, Sansa.
  8. I do agree, however, that there are far too many 1's. Just as I always think there are far too many 9's and 10's. Only the absolute best episodes deserve a 10. There are probably only 2 or so, in my opinion. Several were worth a 9. This episode was bad. Hell, I'd be willing to go as low as 3 or 4, but there is still story, however misguided. There is still plot, no matter how many pointless scenes there have been. And there are still several good actors in the mix. 1s wouldn't be so extreme if those same people weren't constantly putting up 9s and 10s for 95% of the other episodes across all five seasons. I feel like there is a lot of, "They did what?! Blasphemy! My score is 1." If it was that bad, truly, I wouldn't be watching it at all.
  9. I'm not sure what was more painful: the birthmark scene, all of Dorne, or what Sansa had to endure at the end. Probably Sansa...Maybe. Gods this episode was horrid. Alfie can act though. Gave it a 5 but probably should have given it a 4.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 505

    Pointless until he gets "bored with her" and he has Sansa skin her alive. Some people have guessed that she'll do something evil to "play along" with the Boltons so that they think she's with them, and that will be one of the "more traumatizing scenes than the Red Wedding" that they keep talking about this season. I don't think it will go that far, but perhaps he'll make her cut her throat or something to put her out of her misery after he's tortured her? Or make her hunt her with his dogs, like Myranda has done with him so many times? I don't know. RW was pretty traumatizing. The things people come up with to one-up the red wedding are pretty insane, but I kind of could see this scenario happening. THEN her jealousy wouldn't be pointless. Guess we'll see. I'm honestly not very excited aboutt he rest of the season, but I'll admit that I'll be watching it.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 505

    A part of me wants to say it's a good show, even great when it has its moments. But the love I have for ASOIAF also makes me hate this God damn fucking show...I'm almost to the point of not watching it any more, but I know that's not going to happen. Fuck me, I'm cursed!
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    I don't understand any 1 ratings either. Or 10s for that matter. Actually, I'm considering dropping mine to a 7, and can't really justify an 8 rating. It was slightly stronger than the first two episodes, but not by much. 10 to me means solid acting the whole way through, solid plot, solid visuals, and that I was on the edge of my seat for damn near the whole thing. There have been 10s in the GoTs series, for sure, and these first 3 eps of season 5 were not, in my opinion, anywhere near deserving of a 10 rating. But to each their own. Honestly, after reviewing all 3 episodes, I think they were all strong 6s.
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    Better than the first two episodes, but I'm a little worried about where some of the story is going in the show with how much they've changed thus far. I don't mind differences in the two mediums, but now we're talking about completely different plots in some cases. I gave this an 8. Good fun to watch, and I enjoyed it. Just a little worried they are going to get a little too sloppy with the writing in the future, but I'm sure they can pull all the changes together.
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    How would you rate episode 501?

    Completely agree with the Brienne scene, and I normally really like her. It was awkward and...unneeded? The scene was just "meh" to me. The Varys scenes get a little repetitive to me, but maybe that's only because they showed that scene in the trailer.
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    How would you rate episode 501?

    Gave it a seven. Great TV. A few scenes I didn't care for in ep01, and honestly it's an episode designed to set us up for the rest of the season so I wasn't expecting it to be extremely exciting. With how they're setting things up, I have a feeling there will be a few 9 and 10s this year (on my rating scale, at least). For a second I thought that first Unsullied guy was supposed to be a new Grey Worm replacement, which is why I though they were dragging out the scene. Instead I got a nice little surprise and at the same time, felt a great amount of relief. I don't normally feel relieved when someone