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  1. I wish I were more eloquent, but fuck. I'll remember him as the complicated human he was, and my heart is breaking for his other friends and family. The infamous towel story.
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    Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    Going back to the medical studies issues, there are a number of studies and articles out there to reassure us that this really is A Big Deal. Luckily, it seems to be an issue that's gaining visibility, so hopefully soon study designers will take it into account better. Of course, it turns out that the NIH has required studies to be broader than just white men since 1993, and we're still struggling, so.... 1994 paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236535/ 2010 article: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2010/07/drug_problem.html 2015 article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/30/fda-clinical-trials-gender-gap-epa-nih-institute-of-medicine-cardiovascular-disease FDA resource page from two weeks ago, plus a roadmap [though it's unfortunate that it's still a "Special Topic"!] : http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm131731.htm http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm478266.htm
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    Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    I've read a few articles that posit it's not "that girls are worse", it's that society in general, particularly parents and teachers, tend to tell girls "yep, it's hard, so don't feel bad for having problems" and tell boys "try harder, and you'll figure it out." It's not new, either -- here's an article from 2011 talking about research stretching back to at least the 1980s. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-success/201101/the-trouble-bright-girls
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    Welcome, everyone! :cheers: By the by, if you see people talking about "blaming Pod", don't worry! It's not directed at you. We have another user who goes by "Pod" too, and it's all his fault. Everything. Always.
  5. FWIW, I heard a lot more of Aiden Gillen's natural accent in this episode, particularly when he was so furious with Tyrion. He's normally very good at accent consistency, so I'm not sure what was up. But then, compared to the otherwise-excellent Peter Dinklage, you'd practically think Gillen was a born Englishman. :lol:
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    [Book Spoilers] Ep 201 Discussion Part 2

    Tyene Sand would like to have a word with you.* Well, probably more than that, depending on how one defines white and how the younger girls appear. Oberyn and Ellaria can both be read as pretty darn white, so I'm guessing that their children might, too. * It's possible for none of the ten (Oberyn, Ellaria, 8 Sand Snakes) to actually be white, but it's not out of the realms of possibility, either.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    You mean Steven Erikson?
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    Rogue's Gallery Re-open For Business!

    Ha! Jaimee, if you haven't already emailed in that picture of you and your studmuffin, make sure you do so.
  9. You're aoife from the echoingthesound board? I've been lurking it for many years and I only made the connection just now...anyway, yay for NIN fans!

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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    In the TV episode they were burning the wights in Castle Black, which is south of the wall. It's true, though, that the previous shots did not appear as obviously stepped: See this shot from Lord Snow, which shows the elevator pretty much in one straight line up the face of the wall. OTOH, the modelled image from the opening credits exaggerates the levels and offsets.
  11. All the comments about the slurping make me wonder if people missed those during Tyrion's scene in Ep1. (They weren't from him drinking, or they would have stopped when he did.) Or if it's somehow different if the slurper is male. Other than that, this was by far my favourite of those we've seen up to this point. I think cutting out a couple of locations/storylines really helped bring everything together. And yes, I mean that even with the additional material providing enough time that we probably could have jumped back over to one of those storylines - I think the new scenes didn't disrupt anything as much as a 'POV' shift would have. The only things I didn't like were the things I mentioned in the ep-specific discussion thread (the first, anyway). First, I don't think LF would have been that open about taunting Renly at the joust -- Loras and Renly's relationship was an open 'secret'. That means that 1) it's unlikely that most people who mattered at the tourney wouldn't already have been aware and 2) LF wouldn't have been bandying about something so widely-known. It just doesn't seem his style, anyway, at least not one-on-one. Secondly, something about the Loras-Renly interaction and personalities seems off to me. I always saw Renly as more gregarious and charming, and less full of self-doubt. Okay, I can buy that he's never thought of being king, and Loras is the more ambitious of the two. I just don't see either TV interpretation as the type to inspire the admiration they seem to get in GoT-the-book. I also don't see this Renly as being Loras's sun, but maybe that will become more obvious as we get more interaction between the two on-screen.
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    Hi, Lady Midnight, and welcome! I'm sure you've picked this up already from seeing other posts here, but be very, very careful if you don't want to be spoiled on what's going to happen. The only places that are guaranteed to be spoiler-free will be the TV forums, and even there it'll only be threads marked [No Spoilers]. Anywhere else is liable to have spoilers, even stuff that isn't explicitly marked, or is a general topic.
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    [NO SPOILERS] Orientation

    Kat should work for HBO - that's actually very similar to what they were handing out at the screening last night. Your map and backstory notes are better, though. :P
  14. We have the same birthday, weird. Also, you should be in chat.

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    Rogue's Gallery Re-open For Business!

    If you want your Facebook picture on here, sign in with Facebook Connect. This is something different, not to mention that posting one picture and posting real names / multiple pictures / etc are different. Some people choose one or the other, some choose both. No big deal. (Plus the BwB gallery has been around in one form or another since at least 2003, probably earlier, and Facebook was only offered out to the public in 2006.)