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  1. fairwarging

    US Politics: Let's Discuss US Politics

    I actually lost a friend last spring, my only friend in the area, because he started arguing this with me. He was into a lot of conspiracy theories, but benign, funny ones like bigfoot and aliens. And then came this. At first I thought he was joking, and then came the phrenology and other scary stuff. I once jokingly wondered why anyone would join the 'conspiracy theories' subreddit on Reddit, because the existence of a bunch of other bizarre conspiracies would weaken the credence of your own pet conspiracy theory, but I think some people go out there and swallow all of it.
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    What is the worst small council you can come up with?

    This makes me never want to be a writer. I was envying GRRM for his extensive knowledge on warfare and castle architecture bc I've tried to write historical fiction and found however much you think you know you never know enough. But I can learn that- economics? Hell no. Luckily nobody wants to hear about the economy beyond "Oh no our gold's run out!" "Look, cool shady bankers doing cool shady things!" "Wheeere is Littlefinger getting all this gold?"
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    What you would prefer to be?

    Clegane all the way. If he lets you live past early childhood, you have a chance. He'd be away most of the time warring, so you'd be mostly brought up by the household staff or kind of fend for yourself. It's very likely you'd be strong enough to be a good fighter, and could go out at an early age to squire or fight. He has enough connections that it wouldn't be too hard to get someone to take you on as a squire. Yes, he could very well maim or beat you, but if he meant to kill you, you'd die fast. You might even have some value to daddy as a marriage partner, or end up legitimized. Eventually pop will be permanently in Cersei's entourage, so perhaps squatter's rights on the house? Euron's too chancy. Didn't he cut everyone's tongue off? He has plenty of sons he calls 'mongrels' so you're disposable to him. I wouldn't want to live in a house with Roose as anyone. Even if he didn't kill you, he'd definitely torment you. If he did kill you, it wouldn't be in a pretty way.
  4. Someone said that any woman would be happier in Dorne, but I think Daenerys would be happier if she had always lived there, even though she would have less freedom than she does now, not more. She dreams of the Red Door and the lemon trees, and many theorize that she was borne in Dorne, not Braavos, because Braavos doesn't have lemon trees (I am unsure about this theory, because a wealthy enough person could easily keep and maintain lemon trees, and Dany's patron was definitely wealthy.) She is a remarkable girl, and her strangeness and tendencies toward premonitions and fantasies would not be out of place in Dorne. She is also very sexually aware and has a strong sense of justice, both of which are prized in Dorne. Of course this means, no dragons, no Targ lineage, and no savior arc, but I think that causes her more pain than happiness.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Yes, Varma is a good actress for sure, and she could have been a great Ellaria. What a butchered character! I think she is the most detestable character who is sold to us as 'badass.' I'm sure this has been discussed to death but-her lover said 'we don't hurt little girls in dorne' and fought to the death to avenge the death of his young sister whose only fault was the family she had joined. How does she avenge him? Kills a young girl whose only fault is her family. She wipes out Oberyns family line because they're weak- when has Trystane had a chance to prove his strength? And then against all sense, becomes the ruler through her claim as the last ruler's brother's girlfriend. Liam Cunningham is a particularly impressive actor who did a wonderful, heartfelt job as Davos. Now he looks goofy as Jon's chipper cheerleader, who seems to have no family or backstory (who is Stannis? Did I have kids ever?), and who flirts with Missendei and ribs Jon about staring at Dany's boobs.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    George RR Martin is the cutest nerd ever. And because this is a rant page: Arya hasn't earned the right to be a facechanger but she sure has earned a spot in a Silence of the Lambs sequel. Holding that knife and talking about stealing faces, she reminded me of Ramsay. Maybe they would have been a cute couple.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Every time she looks at him, it looks like the director told her to imagine the cutest puppy in the whole wide world. http://imgur.com/a/3e8DG
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Doesn't it bother you that the dragon resurrection wasn't a surprise at all? It seems like something that should be a shocker but way too obvious. This forum is FOR complaining, to our heart's content, but there, I just gave you something to complain about.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    She could have taken her down a peg if she had used logical arguments like "Why didn't you tell Jon about the Vale Army?" But it seemed like she more freaked her and disgusted her by threatening to cut off her face!
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I agree, I'm not a fan of the couple in general either because it's too on the nose. Ice plus fire. The two big eligible fan favorite hero rulers we've been rooting pair up because, well, of course. I feel like the whole rest of the series has been set up: they will defeat the white walkers, Cersei will get hers (but maybe not die because D&D either love her or paid big bucks for Lena Headey and they're going to get their Headeysworth godammit!) Dany will sit on the throne, maybe she or Jon will die, but all in all it feels very predictable. Most of the characters besides Jon, Dany, Cersei, the NK, and the dragons now feel like filler or supportive best buds who have forgotten their previous personal interests, cares, or families to make witty remarks or praise our heroes. Except the Winterfell sideshow, which I imagine will be wrapped up in the next episode. As for the relationship, I really hope GRRM doesn't do this. I actually don't mind the incest thing, because it's kind of weird and otherworldly, but from what I've heard GRRM is not an incest fan.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    To be fair, I'm not even a high fantasy fan (I prefer the non fantastic elements of the show) but the CGI dragonwork was the best part of a very, very bad episode. They look realistic and great. But the bear didn't interest me for some reason. Like many of the recent battles, it was shot in a confusing way. I really hope we'll get on set footage of the Snowicide Squad back to back fighting men in green leotards with rubber balls all over them. I got bored so that was what I was imagining that whole sequence while they were doing their badass poses. Seriously, whenever Beric pulled out his sword I felt like I was in a video game.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Who knows? They could have got lucky and captured the Night King's boyfriend. But he seems like the type to have a new one every week, so it's a crapshoot.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Well, I know what you were doing- you were rewriting the episode to be consistent and interesting. If you're a writer on a team, you often have to clean up others' messes, so it's good practice. I often do that in my head when I see Bad TV. I think many people here have commented that they still watch the show to study the Art of Bad TV. I watched Once Upon a Time for years even though I mostly despised it just to read a few funny hate blogs and think about what I would change.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I was really disappointed by several shots in the series, shots that were clearly meant to be surprising. When Longclaw was sitting for a few beats you knew exactly what was going to happen. A hand was going to come out the water and grab the edge of the ice. Why? Because that's the first thing you see when someone exits the water, and Jon snow has plot armor now and can't die. Also the dragon's eye, closed for several beats. We knew it was going to open and be blue. Why? Because the wights pulled the dragon out of the water. They've turned many animals, and why would they want the dragon otherwise. I saw several publications call this a 'shocking moment' but for an ending shot it was so unsurprising that is was boring. I haven't read any leaks but I knew that a dragon was going to die and become a wight when Dany took all three of them. Why would she take all of them anyways? The others firing off without her command are a liability. She doesn't know how big Jon's army is, or that it's just a few guys, and she could easily kill them. Do the other two have a brain connection with her that they know when and where to fire? Also she fires from a distance, clearly without seeing who she's hitting, much like she did when the Lannisters and Dothraki were fighting. Later she flies closer and we get a shot of where the men are, but she should know that before firing. She could have turned the Jonsicle into a Jon Kebab. I know it's much more badass to have a huge flame come from the sky to show the dragons are here, but it's really dumb.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I hate that Dany and Jon's relationship is formed by other characters telling them it's forming. "I saw you staring at her." "Jon loves you!" Dany's "pining" look makes her look like a girl watching a romantic scene in a movie, not an experienced ruler falling in love in the midst of war. Ygritte challenged Jon's stern and stuffy nature through her sexuality and wit, Dany in challenging him is even MORE stuffy. Kit doesn't seem to have range but he has always being pretty good at portraying Jon (the looking sad even when he smiles actually suits his character), but Emilia needs a much larger range and she just doesn't have it. This couple is awful.