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Consigliere

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  1.   Are you thinking of the online search or something else?
  2. 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.
  3. 4/10. The WoS was decently done. I thought this episode was supposed to break the internet but it was just more of the same illogical plotlines, inconsistent characterisation and plot holes. So I guess the burning of Shireen ultimately proved to be pointless and Reek morphs into Theon out of the blue and decides to kill Myranda and rescue Sansa (actually there is no Sansa, only Jeyne Poole). The entire WF plotline has been a joke and the same goes for Dorne. The finale was in keeping with the rest of this season - thoroughly mediocre.
  4. I am certainly not a huge fan of either Feast or Dance but I disagree with the bolded. To each their own, I suppose.
  5. I got your point and agree that changes have to be made but that does not excuse the sub par writing we got this season. That was my point. The Tyrion, Jaime, Brienne arcs that we got in the show were rather poor and it had nothing to do with logistics. No, it isn't.
  6. I think we can all accept that the show has to operate under certain constraints, however that does not excuse the poor writing we've had this season. The show is not even internally consistent and that comes down to sloppiness. I didn't mind Sansa popping up at Winterfell but the execution of that plotline has been rather poor. Seems like the entire WF plotline is in service to Ramsay. Tyrion, Jaime, Brienne, are any of their storylines better than their Feast and Dance storylines? Not in my opinion.
  7. Yes he did. Something about Maegor III wanting to outlaw usury. The show made that up since we know that there was no Maegor III in the published material. Perhaps, but then again, who knows? It could mean something or nothing. The show is not exactly consistent with their narrative.
  8. 4/10 A rather poor follow up to Hardhome. Jon and co. just had a battle against the WW, a stare down with the NK, and new found knowledge of Valyrian steel being another effective weapon against the WW. But none of that is even mentioned in this episode. Instead we get sulky Jon and staring Olly. The pit scene was the best part and even that was not great. Stannis allowing Shireen to be burned was poorly set up and came across as nothing more than shock value. Dorne has been very consistent this season - utter rubbish from the beginning.
  9. It has been established all the way back in season 1 that fire is the only effective weapon against wights. Remember Jon's fight with Othor? But now it seems that they can be put down with an arrow, sword or stomp to the head, yet they seem no worse for wear after jumping off a cliff.
  10. 9.5/10. Certainly my favourite episode of the series thus far. Only a few minor nitpicks: Why Lana instead of Cat? Whatever happened to only fire being an effective weapon against wights? Seems like any old weapon will do from now on or just stamp on their heads. Not a fan of the skeleton wights. They just look silly and remind me of that one scene in Scary Movie 2. Why are these people running from Calista Flockhart? Olly sucks as usual Dany's "i'm going to break the wheel" made me laugh. BIG plus: No Dorne. That whole plotline has dragged down the season. Also, I feel that the show has done a better job than the books at setting up The Others as an existential threat.
  11. http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Various_ASoIaF_Questions
  12. The site is in performance mode which disables the search function, profiles and other features.
  13. Me neither. Also the email address listed on my profile is the same one that I am currently using. So it isn't a case of differing email addresses.
  14. Have you tried installing an ad blocker? I'm running Safari and Firefox with Adblock Plus and have not experienced the issues being described. I disabled the ad blocker on this site in an attempt to recreate the problem. In my case the page becomes unresponsive and at one point I was not even able to log in. As soon as I re-enabled the ad blocker - problem solved. Maybe worth giving that a shot.
  15. I'm using Firefox and have experienced no problems. What exactly is the issue?
  16. Your login details don't change when you change your screen name.
  17. Here you go: http://acornhall.tumblr.com/ Includes links to the various threads on this forum as well as Yeade's seven part essay, Lady Gwyn's 'Grand Riverlands Conspiracy' and Bran Vras' 'The Winterfell Huis Clos.'
  18. It's quite possible. At this stage it is unclear what the horn, if it exists, actually does. Legend says that Joramun blew the horn to wake giants and Mance believes it will bring down the Wall. I believe that the Wall will come down figuratively rather that literally. According to Mel, there is magic/spells infused within The Wall. If these spells were to weaken or fail, that would allow The Others and wights to pass.
  19. This quote makes me think that he isn't: “All you have I gave you. You would do well to remember that, bastard. As for this … Reek … if you have not ruined him beyond redemption, he may yet be of some use to us. Get the keys and remove those chains from him, before you make me rue the day I raped your mother.”
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