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Joey Crows

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  1. Enjoying the new season, but I'm still waiting for more depth from the new Doctor. Not sure what the defining characteristic of her personality is yet. The companions however are fleshed out nicely. Interested to see where this will lead.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    Qyburn is/was a disciple of Marrwyn when he was in Oldtown. So, are they still working together in some way??
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    "This land is old" -- spitballing the North

    They'll say the same about the South, primarily the Riverlands, in a few thousand years time. So many graves and memorials to those who've died. So, I see it as a sort of reminder that the North will continue to exist even after tragedy. Maaaybe??
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    I like to read one work of fiction and one work of non-fiction at any given time. Non-fiction works best on my commute. That being said, I've read a ton of fiction this year and only a bit of non-fiction. But, I'm currently reading The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan and really enjoying seeing history from a non Euro-centric perspective.
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    What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

    This!! Haha. But also, drinking.
  6. Interesting to be sure. And very well researched and thought out. Buuuut, I'm not sold. Haha. I still think this refers to Varys, and by proxy, anyone he's helped to ultimately influence Dany. So the likes of Tyrion, Jorah, Ilyrio, fAegon, etc., are all results of the "perfumed seneschal" and his plans. Thus all possible betrayers.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I'm very excited about the possibility of this actually happening and equally as terrified of it being horrible. We sometimes bemoan the writing on GoT, especially once it outpaced the books, even though the source material is amazing. What will dialogue sound like in WoT with screenwriters working from less great (my opinion) original writing? Again, actually looking forward to seeing this, because I'm a fan of the series...
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    Football: Remain in Europe

    The most interesting thing about Gareth Southgate is that during the World Cup, waistcoat sales increased by something like 40% in the UK thanks to him. Hahaha.
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    Best historical fiction for HUGE ASOIAF fan...

    Edward Rutherfurd has recently become my favorite historical fiction author. I grew up on Michener and Ken Follet, but Rutherford does a better job than either of them of telling a gripping story, that is laced with real history, without having it become a soap opera. Anything of his is good, but his most recent novel Paris might be my favorite so far.
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    Yuval Noah Harari?

    Enjoyed Sapiens. If you've read much about the history of humanity before reading that book you might feel it to be a bit elementary at first. But the way he uses simple explanations to tie together a greater narrative is really fantastic.
  11. Knight of Ashes isn't nearly as mysterious as his profile pic looks. That photo was taken by his mom...
  12. Like I said I've only seen the first 3 episodes and I'm not sure what you're referring to. Maybe I'm extra dense today. I was specifically talking about the over the top, dastardliness of the actor playing the Abbott in episode 2 or maybe the way the character was written and interacts with those around him. Here's an example that may help show where I'm coming from. In GoT the show, Craster is a terrible human. He abuses his daughter-wives (also, he has daughter-wives) and he sacrifices his infant sons. The portrayal of his character is always rude, gruff, violent, and simply malicious. Because of this, everyone knows what type of man he is and wouldn't trust him any farther than they must. In TLK however, the Abbott's character can somehow be just as obviously horrible as Craster, yet people trust him and don't suspect he's plotting behind their backs. I guess I just mean it feels odd that a character can be played as 100% evil and it's obvious to the viewer but not to the other characters. That's where some subtlety would need to come in to make us believe that perhaps his intentions do go unnoticed by other characters sometimes. Or not. At this point I think I've confused myself
  13. I'm assuming you're referencing something specific that I've yet to see. Since I'm only 3 episodes in at this point, I was mainly talking about the Abbot in episode 2. It seems like he could still plot against Uhtred and promote his self-serving agenda without having a permanent scowl on his face and delivering every line in a tone that screams "Hey everybody, I'm about to do some evil shit!"
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    Cast the Actor!(v3)

    Sweetrobin Michael Cera
  15. So I absolutely loved the first season and was thrilled when the second season dropped on Netflix. Finally got around to starting it the other day. I've only seen the first 3 episodes of S2 so far and mostly enjoyed it. If I have one bone to pick based on what I've seen of this season, it's that good/evil has lost some subtlety that (I think) S1 did a good job with. Maybe this will change as the season progresses, but I had a tough time with the fact that if a character is going to do something evil they make damn sure you know it. Almost to the level of having the "bad guys" portrayed as mustache twirling, maniacal laughing caricatures.