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  1. Don't know about other browsers but if you are using Firefox then I suggest you download the add-on called NoScript. Mark sovrnlabs.net as untrusted in NoScript and that popup will no longer bug you.
  2. Back to normal again for me.
  3. Same here. It's an eyesore.
  4. If you are using Firefox you can download the add-on called NoScript and mark go.su as untrusted. Other than using a script blocker, I don't think there is a way to permanently disable the chat window.
  5. Yeade's seven part essay: The North Remembers Lady Gwyn's essay: The GNC: Riverlands Edition, or Wolfish Hearts in the Riverlands Bran Vras's essay: The Winterfell Huis Clos Various threads on this forum examining the GNC: The northmen inside and outside Winterfell. Conspiration? The Great Northern Conspiracy, Reexamined The Great Northern Conspiracy, Part 3 Le Grande Northern Conspiracy, Parte the Fourth A Northern Conspiracy of Grand Proportions: Part V
  6. 8/10 Best (well, least problematic) episode of the season. I'm glad that Dany is finally enroute to Westeros. The showrunners have cut the plotlines down to the bare bones so there should be no problem wrapping this up in 13 episodes. At this point, the sooner the better. A bit annoyed that we did not get explicit confirmation of Jon's parentage but the show has done enough to pretty much confirm R+L=J. Case closed as far as I'm concerned. Dany's invasion looks like it will be a walk in the park unless Cersei teams up with Euron and his 1000? ships. The dragonhorn may even be introduced as well if Dany is to encounter some meaningful resistance. A naval battle would be interesting as the Dothraki should be near useless in those circumstances.
  7. 7/10 (a bonus point awarded for Ramsay fucking Sue being fed to his dogs. That brought a smile to my face.) Wish I could have rated higher - the battles were well filmed, acting is good and production values are excellent - but weak writing and cringeworthy dialogue continue to drag the show down. High production values aren't enough to make me handwave the fact that the plot is weak with little to no attention paid to logic and build-up and is merely in service to momentary shock and spectacle. The North forgets but I sure as hell don't. D&D deserve credit for one thing though: they perfectly understand the bulk of their audience.
  8. 4/10 Not much to like about this episode. Weakest of the season thus far. Sandor and the BwB scene was good and him probably heading North is interesting. The Jaime-Brienne and Jaime-Edmure convos were decent enough right until Jaime declares his undying love for Cersei...again. KL was okay. The rest was quite boring, which might have still been okay had the writing been any good but the quality of the dialogue is on a downward spiral. Was Arya killing the waif and leaving the FM supposed to be a fist pumping moment? All I felt was relief that the idiocy of Braavos is finally over. Unfortunately, there is plenty of idiocy in the other storylines with The North at the top of the list. I've often been quite lenient with my assessment of the show but the continuity errors, plot holes, horribly inconsistent characterisation and general decline in the quality of the storytelling is starting to mount up. There is only so much one can handwave before one starts to look like a fool. I sincerely hope that D&D get their way and there are only 13 more episodes after this season. The sooner the show ends, the better. Hopefully 13 episodes packed with action scenes and the least amount of dialogue possible will be an improvement because the writing is simply not up to scratch.
  9. 5/10 Another decent enough setup episode. Riverrun and The Hound were the highlights. Disappointed that we didn't get the broken men monologue - the book version was much better than what we got in the show. Everything else ranged from passable to meh.
  10. 5/10 Clearly a setup episode for Jaime's Riverlands arc, Arya leaving the FM and Dany finally heading for Westeros. Sam at Horn Hill dragged on for a bit too long and Dany's speech felt cheesy and redundant. The scene at The Twins came across as merely a reminder to the audience of the players in the Riverlands, which is fine since it has been some time since we were in that storyline. Also, David Bradley makes a great Walder Frey. Nice to see Benjen back and the KL storyline took an unexpected turn. I thought Jaime+Mace and the Tyrell army would easily dispose of the Sparrows. The HS has become a major player/obstacle now that he has gained influence over Tommen and Margaery. Overall, a decent enough breather episode which was necessary after the rip-roaring pace of the season thus far and the emotional gut punch of The Door.
  11. 7/10 Would have given a higher rating but the poor writing really drags the show down. Overall though, I enjoyed the episode. I've been more forgiving with my ratings this season now that the show has largely moved beyond the material of the published books. Pretty excited about that and not knowing what is going to happen has improved my viewing experience. The stuff with Hodor and Bran was pretty great, although Summer's death was underwhelming and to me it came across as more "lets kill off another direwolf to save on cgi costs" than anything else. I'm not a fan of time travel and I really hope that Bran's interference in the past is restricted to just this one event. In a story that is so heavily character driven, giving the impression of a deterministic universe would not be a good thing. Further, in a story as sprawling as this one with so many moving parts already, introducing time travel as well runs a high risk of the whole thing becoming a convoluted mess. The play was amusing but the rest of Arya's storyline felt redundant. Ditto for Dany. The stuff at The Wall was okay but nothing to crow about. The worst part was the kingsmoot. The guy playing Euron is a poor casting choice and the manner in which he won the kingsmoot was, quite frankly, idiotic. Confessing to kinslaying and making dick jokes isn't good writing. The sin of kinslaying has become meaningless on the show.
  12. Ran - any update on this Tapatalk situation? It has been over a month. If their developers couldn't be arsed to assist in sorting out the problem then I'll just go ahead and uninstall that app.
  13. Guest users are those browsing the site without logging in. I don't think they have the ability to post anything, just view. To log in anonymously you just check the box 'sign in anonymously' when logging on.
  14. If a user who is logged in anonymously views your profile they will not appear under 'recent profile visitors' but your number of profile views will increment. ETA. Guest views are being counted as well.
  15. Have you tried resetting your password by clicking on "forgot your password"? You should be able to reset your password provided that you are still using the same email address that was linked to your account. FYI, the email sent to reset your password appears in the spam folder on gmail.
  16. Click on the dot (or star if you have posted in the thread) in front of the thread title to go to your first unread post.
  17. You mean the notification that pops up when you first load the page? If so, yes I have accepted the cookie policy but still receive the error when I try to log in. At least the method I described in my previous post works so I am able to log in on my phone albeit in a roundabout way.
  18. Anyone else still having trouble logging in on their phone? I've made sure that cookies are enabled on both Firefox and Chrome, cleared cache and I'm still getting the error message: Your browser does not accept cookies which is required in order to log in. However, for some reason, I am able to log in from my phone using Firefox with the following method: Select "Request Desktop Site" from the Firefox menu Log in Deselect "Request Desktop Site" which then bring me to the "Sign In" page. I am able to log in from here.
  19. Yeah, alot of screen real estate is being wasted with this new skin. Also, there is no "go to first unread post" option which makes navigating threads, especially ones that are 10+ pages in length, a real pain. I'm also unable to log in on the mobile version. Keep getting the error message: Your browser does not accept cookies which is required in order to log in. Checked my browser settings and cookies are enabled. Tried with both Firefox and Chrome.
  20.   Are you thinking of the online search or something else?
  21. Because it was poorly handled. The events leading up to the burning and rationale were completely illogical and those who felt that it was done for nothing more than shock value were absolutely correct.
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