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  1. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    The problem with Bran being king narrative wise

    My problem with Bran being King is that the show is trying to sell the idea that a good leader is someone who doesn't want to be a leader...and I call BS on that. In my life, my occupation is a leadership position and I am also involved in hiring people that fill other leadership positions and the last thing I want is someone who doesn't "want it".
  2. This so much. And from what I've heard about Disney from the Marvel films, it is more about you writing their stories rather than the other way around. A lot of the directors/writers that got fired were fired because they wanted to write their own story rather than cave into the cinematic universe. The inflexibility of D and D might bite them in the behind if they're not willing to make compromises in the House of Mouse.
  3. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    This x10000 People always use George's Aragorn quote to say that George is "subverting tropes" but what he really meant was that he wished Tolkien showed what happened after Aragorn ruled. Martin is using several of the tropes of fantasy he is simply injecting them with realism just as you described with Ned. Ned's death wasn't groundbreaking in the epic fantasy genre, the father figure dying to make way for the younger characters is one that has been done to death, it's just that in this story we actually are inside the father figure's head seeing his conflicts, struggles etc.
  4. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Dany CAN (And Shall???) Rise Again!!!

    As big of a cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones became, HBO probably left so many question marks at the end of the series for potential sequels/spinoffs so they make more money either in the near or far future. The Volantis line by Sam was obviously intentional. As someone mentioned earlier, there will probably be some sequel about a resurrected Dany in Essos, in a decade or more, just to make more money.
  5. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    How is it fantasy?

    To the OP: I disagree that the books will end with the death of fantasy. It's D and D that seem to dislike the fantasy elements of the books. In the books, it is the opposite and magic seems to be on the rise rather than it dying out.
  6. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    How is it fantasy?

    I disagree, the rising nature of the magic in ASOIAF is what makes the story unique IMO. Where LOTR we have magic dying, in ASOIAF it is the opposite and magic seems to be on the rise. The show had a good opportunity to incorporate several of the magical elements of the book such as glass candles, the stark's connections to their wolves, Dany's dragon dreams, Dorne's magic which has been hinted in the book, Marwyn the Mage etc. The list goes on. Them removing magic from the story is what ultimately led to the anti-climatic war against the others.
  7. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Anyone else feeling bummed about the show being over?

    I kind of feel a bit different. I watched the first season and got into the books around the time ADWD was released like many people. I grew to love the books more but the show was always an enjoyable stop-gap for me as I waited for the books. I enjoyed the show for the majority of the seasons and at the end of every season, I always lamented the season coming to an end. This season was different, for the first time I actually couldn't wait until the show came to an end. It's unfortunate that a show I really liked has left a sour taste in my mouth. It would have been easy to accept the season by saying that "I can't wait until the books come out" but IMO I don't see them coming out anytime soon. It's something I've accepted a few years back which is why I haven't posted in the book forums for a long time and didn't even bother touching the recent Fire and Blood book or any of the sample chapters GRRM released. Besides the show, I've found myself withdrawing from the world of Westeros more and more. The decline in the show's quality only helped wedged that distance even further. Over the years I've also picked up a few other fantasy stories from some contemporary authors such as Brandon Sanderson and as I invest into those worlds more I'm probably going to further be distanced from the world of Westeros. So yeah, I'm not going to be looking forward to the prequels, and probably won't be watching them.
  8. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    I think the character outcomes will be the same Dany dying, Sansa becoming Queen of the North, Bran becoming the elected monarch etc. But I think the road to those outcomes will be different. I could see Dany burning KL but I don't think it will be the way it occurred in the show, that is, when the city had already surrendered. I could see it happening from the second Dance between herself and Faegon, and her eventually dying when she goes North to aid in the fight against the Others. I also don't see Sansa going through some of the useless show plot points such as being raped by Ramsey or being in a "catfight" with Dany.
  9. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Praise without Repercussion, Final Edition

    Sandra's ending seemed good
  10. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    [Spoilers] Rant & Rave without Repercussion, Final edition

    Right, this didn't make any sense. In any situation like that Dorne would be the first to call for Independence if it was given to the North so easily. It's literally in their House words. But I guess I keep forgetting that the country at the south of Westeros in the show isn't really Dorne.
  11. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    [Spoilers] Rant & Rave without Repercussion, Final edition

    It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be based on the leaks, I'll start by saying that. But the episode doesn't clean the sour taste I have from the rest of the season. Positives: Stark children get a positive ending Brienne gets a positive ending I guess that is the "sweet" part of the bittersweet Negatives: Bronn becoming Lord of Highgarden. How on Earth are the people of the reach going to accept him as their lord? Beyond that, I haven't seen any credentials in the show for him to be made Master of Coin. If anything he's the last person I'd choose because of his history of being an opportunist. Saint Tyrion continues to be whitewashed and yet again ends up becoming the hand of the King again for the third time. Where did Sam get the experience to becoming Grandmaester of the "six kingdoms"? The council to choose a King and the meeting afterwards were a complete jokes. For a second I almost thought it was a youtube parody of the show with all the jokes. If Greyworm and the Unsullied are heading to Naath then what was the point of Bran appeasing their vengeance? He can easily turn back on them when they leave. That whole discussion was a major plot hole. And Bran is going to find Drogon and then what?
  12. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Yeah that was a major plothole. Since episode four I was wondering what happened to Dorne? What happened to the Reach?
  13. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    GRRM vs #metoo

    There's a difference between casting POC in media and actually writing them with substance. As a person of colour, when I see characters of my ethnicity in books, film, or series, I want to see them written well to the extent where I can relate to them and not written just to make the world diverse, The Dornish are the only POC in the series that are actually written with depth. The characters in slaver's bay are written as cartoonish characters (and slavery is associated with them) and the Dothraki even though we get a glimpse of their culture through Dany, are still written as savages that rape and pillage. Only white cultures in the story seem to be written as "civilized" people. That is, the only culture that a modern audience can relate to at some level. I maintain my stance that ASOIAF despite being a good story is still a product of 80s/90s fantasy where people of colour (and women to some level) weren't given any depth and were written as either villains, savages, or dumb.
  14. I've never understood when people say ASOIAF is anti-trope. The story is full of tropes, almost every character in the story is being written on some trope that has been used in fantasy or sci-fi before.
  15. Queen‍‍‍‍‍‍ Alysanne‍‍™

    Daenerys: Analysis of psychology and foreshadowing

    Ah I probably didn't hear that part then well. Having said that I'm still not sure I agree that was her reasoning for killing the civilians. I think in a scenario like that the shot would have panned to a few civilians showing expressions of fear while looking up to Dany and then moving up to show an angry/emotional Dany in response to that. Instead, we got a shot of the Red Keep
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