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  1. Neddy's Girl

    Prophecy and the Three Heads of the Dragon

    Thanks for the replies - I need to sit down and read properly before I come back!
  2. I'm sure this has come up before so maybe someone can help me out. I would have put in in Small Questions, but I'm hoping it will generate a bit of discussion. I'm only about 49% sold on RLJ, but I think there was likely a child, even if it's not Jon. I also find the idea that Rhaegar was trying to fulfil prophecy and father a "Visenya" quite intriguing. Listening to the Fire and Blood audio book, though, something jumps out at me. Visenya was the oldest and yet Rhaegar calls his firstborn Rhaenys - why would he start with the youngest? Does this negate the prophecy theory, or is there some reason I'm not seeing? Is it simply because it didn't occur to him until after they named Rhaenys and he just liked the name? I would love to read your thoughts on it.
  3. I'm still waiting for the book announcement. "Now for the real ending..." The promotional material practically writes itself! P.S. Nice to see you back
  4. I haven't read all the thread yet but wanted to say, from what I've seen of people criticising the petition, they're getting the wrong idea. For one, most people will have PAID for this - whether through HBO directly, Sky, Now TV, etcetera - it's not a cheap daytime drama on a freeview channel. People have a right to complain that they aren't getting value for money. For another, folk aren't complaining (generally) that they didn't get the outcome they wanted for they're favourite characters, they're angry that those outcomes didn't make any sense and were poorly executed. Fans aren't so stupid to just want happy endings. Contrast this shitshow with The Wire, regarded as one of the best TV shows of all time. As I watched it, I noted how brutal it was in it's disregard of the viewers' feelings (stairwell anyone?), and yet I didn't feel angry or unsatisfied; the story was well told (and I even enjoyed the final season ). I also hate this, "Could you do any better?" argument. If I'm a bad cook, does it invalidate my right to complain if a restaurant serves me hot garbage? I'm sorry the cast and crew worked so hard and wasted so much time and money on this. Maybe it gives them some idea of what their fans are feeling though. (I haven't actually signed it yet, as in my mind, there's a lot more than S8 needs remaking, but I may do so in a show of solidarity .)
  5. Neddy's Girl

    Who's hyped for Episode 6 for unintended reasons?

    So much this. At work or anywhere really.
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    Who's hyped for Episode 6 for unintended reasons?

    I think that's what's bugged me for so long - people are allowed to like what they like, but when it's hyped up as if it's the greatest televisual achievement of all time and completely immune to criticism, it pisses me off.
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    Who's hyped for Episode 6 for unintended reasons?

    Oh, abso-blinking-lutely. I might even watch this one! I was speaking to a showpologist at work today who finally conceded that it was "a bit disappointing"; I'm hoping for full on rage next week I've had doubts from season 2, problems with season 3, stopped watching after season 4, and I now I finally feel that I'm not just some book snob who doesn't get it. (There was always the ever-growing Rant and Rave, but nobody in my real life ever agreed with me.) I do feel some sympathy for people who've stuck with it up until now though; it must feel like a total betrayal, so I'm sorry they couldn't have had a satisfying ending, but I do enjoy that people are finally criticising D&D, who have deserved it for a long time. And a small part of me is quietly hoping that we will shortly have a book announcement...
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    Poor children...

    When I was pregnant (4 years ago) I read a thread about whether or not you should name kids after ASOIAF characters and most people (book fans) felt not, one of the main reasons being that we don't know how these characters will ultimately turn out. Good call I think!
  9. Neddy's Girl

    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Since the end of Season 4, I didn't think this show could make me feel anything but disgust and derision, but after reading about what they did to Ghost last episode and Jaime this, I have to admit it's hurtful. So maybe it's hats off to Dumber and Dumberer, as they made this show hater feel something? Arseholes.
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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    I wouldn't be disappointed if RLJ is true, but I also feel it's been demonstrated just how hollow focussing on his "Targaryeness" becomes. I've not considered Dany being dead before, but I agree that there must be consequences from Jon's death.
  11. Neddy's Girl

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    This is what has tipped me over to the non-believe camp, although I'm still about 52/48 I feel like this started with the annulment. They had this preposterous storyline to make him a contender for the Iron Throne, while, even if he is half Targ, it's his blood that's important, not his legitimacy. I don't watch the abomination, but I keep up to date with what's happening and I just can't believe that this is the ending we will get. Like you said, they just don't know what to do with the big "revelation".
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    What was your personal GoT breaking point?

    But the thing is, I don't watch it (haven't since s4, which I watched while doing housework), but I can't escape from it. It's not just people at work or at social events celebrating it (where I generally keep schtum, because nobody likes a party pooper), it's also on my favourite comedy shows. 8 Out of 10 Cats even showed a clip. I can't think of any other show that has had this treatment. This forum is one of the only places I can find out what's going on without people gushing about it and treating me like I'm crazy if I simply say I don't like it or watch it.
  13. Neddy's Girl

    What was your personal GoT breaking point?

    I had read up to somewhere in Storm when season 2 aired. I was really looking forward to how Reek would play out on screen, because, gods! that moment Theon is considering taking the black, then Ramsey shows and he is triumphant, followed by despairing as he realises the true depth of his betrayal; it is horrifyingly magnificent. And then it didn't happen - we don't see Reek until Theon becomes him. I still mostly enjoyed the show in season 3 and kind of hate watched season 4 as I did not enjoy their choices. The last episode I liked was the battle against the wildlings. I have sometimes flicked over to watch it, not liked what I saw and turned off, but I very much enjoy the rant and rave threads, which keep me up to date!
  14. Remember the good old days when it was the lovely Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port, with input from Elio and Linda? Geoff also did cast interviews online and a superb interview with GRRM himself, where he talks about the tankers of money driven up to his home to convince him to do the series