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  1. Dolorous Gabe

    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    In addition, Coldhands would also be the unintended interpretation. Think of the topic as something some major characters expect but then are surprised by what transpires (which makes it off-topic).
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Alright, it's probably time for a little assistance. Mini-theme 3 is arguably the hardest to get, not just because its set houses the hardest clue. Find a similar type of link between the characters in sets 1 and 2 and then research similar ideas for set 3. You will certainly need all three mini-themes to research the "overall link" Now, clue 3a uses the term "off topic" in an unusual way. If you were thinking Benjen (as I think you all did) is a plausible answer, he is but he fits the clue using an interpretation of "off topic" not meant by the author. You need to see the "topic" from a perspective within the books not belonging to the subject.
  3. Didn't you start it?
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Some possibly mildly useful words. You will only get the overall theme with the three mini-themes, because the overall theme is more like a link between the three mini-themes. That's why I called it "Overall Link" under the list of clues. And some research will be necessary.
  5. Where's the fun in that?
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    Acrophobia 30 - House Words - Round 5

    @Fragile Bird this is the best entry of the game. Well played. All the other rounds I found hard to make my choices but this one was easy.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    All clues are in. Let's provisionally make the deadline Wednesday March 14th at 11pm UK time.
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    Football: CL is back

    Didn't Allardyce once say "I'm more suited to managing a Real Madrid or Inter Milan"? I think it was while he was managing Blackburn. I wonder how much wine he needed to think that. He also allegedly challenged the brilliant Marina Hyde - after making sexist comments - to ask him a question about anything sport-related and made a fool of himself in his answer to a cricket-related question.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    One supremely quick player has proven something I feared and mentioned but could not find proof of. Asha is not the answer to 1c
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    They are not unlike themes we have had in normal games of Acrophilia. The mini-themes are similar.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    ROUND THREE Back to the layout of the first round, nine clues split into sets of three. Two points for each correct character answer. 3 points for each of the three mini-themes. That which links these three mini-theme answers will be worth 5 points if you can find it. 1a Blazingly quivers “thine, 'northman'” 1b “Cold reflection only? Reveal our theophile!” 1c “Contemptuous! Requires opposite. Romantic obedience training.” Mini-theme 1: ??? 2a Woman nobly bears moustache. Heated visions console wretchedness. 2b Champion rector opportunely revived officer, tippler. 2c Broken quills tenderly nursed. Mini-theme 2: ??? 3a Cold roads one rode off topic. 3b Warned nasty bitch, making his violent conclusion workable. 3c Cites rumors of romantic overtures, thunderously! Mini-theme 3: ??? Overall Link: ???
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    You don't remember when the system was that the author got a point for every correct guess to his/her clue? It won't make a massive difference because you could only get up to 6 author points with four teams of two playing. But I thought it was worth scaring some people into action, even if I am bluffing (but am I?). I think I should have made favourite clue votes worth two points each.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Okay, I've decided not to release the clues just yet. I'm still missing one and for a number of others I have asked for modifications and met with a certain degree of stubbornness. Therefore, I hereby suggest that I may be implementing author points in Round Three and those that have been asked to modify have till tomorrow night to do so. If all the clues are modified to acceptability then I will not implement author points. Just one rebel will cause me to bring in author points.
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    More Acrophobia Leftovers!

    I think I am not making the right calls in this game.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    ROUND THREE RESULTS 1a Jeyne Westerling – Raisin' Bran 1b Janos Slynt – shadow 2a Belwas – Lady B 2b Tom o' Sevens – Julia H. 3a Harry Strickland – SwmbO 3b Biter – DG 4a Doran Martell – Jez Bell 4b Vardis Egen – DG 5a Brynden Tully – Lady B 5b Gregor Clegane – Castellan 6a Ellaria Sand – Ser Not Appearing 6b Mya Stone – Fragile Bird Jez Bell and a free shadow Clues: 24 Mini-themes: 18 Overall Theme: 5 Favourite votes: 1 Total: 48 + 35 = 83 Castellan and Ser Not Appearing Clues: 20 Mini-themes: 15 Overall Theme: 3 Favourite votes: - Total: 38 + 34 = 72 She Who Must Be Obeyed and Fragile Bird skipped the round. Total: 22 Julia H. and Raisin' Bran Clues: 18 Mini-themes: 12 Overall Theme: 3 Favourite votes: 3 Total: 36 + 35 = 71 Celebrated mime act Jez Bell and a free shadow got everything right and currently have the most points after round two. Please check my tallies. New round is starting at some point this evening.
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    More Acrophobia Leftovers!

    My Arya leftovers: In Winter's Swift Pursuit In Winter's Swift Pack In Watery Swordplay Prosper In Winter She Pads Rough Horses Never Yield Disguise Operation And finally the joke one I now wish I had taken a chance on: I Whack Stupid People
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    Acrophobia 30 - House Words - Round 5

    First: Each Born Equally Judged Second: Ever Balanced Ever Just. Third: Remembering Vows Fourth: Poor Bastards
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Hey all, umm, if any of you are around please could you bump your new clues to the newest post in our PM threads as I am struggling to find them. Then I can post results and start the third round. I'll keep looking but a new message would be helpful. Cheers Edited to add: Okay, let's make it tomorrow. Please can you bump your clues by tomorrow 11pm UK time. And if I have suggested you should modify your clue, please do so. Be aware I'm in danger of going into evil overlord mode. Nobody wants that.
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Good point. My clues were 3b (Biter) and 4b (Vardis) Lady Blizzardborn's clues were 2a (Strong Belwas) and 5a (Brynden Tully) Thanks again to the wonderful Mother of Games, Lady Blizzardborn
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    Pick the Pixar Flick! An animated Elimination Game!

    For the record, i strongly disagree with Ratatouille being the best of those. It's an excellent film but if pushed I would call it the least interesting of what's left. This would be my order if pushed right now (easily subject to change to be fair though) Toy Story 2 Up The Incredibles Toy Story 3 Inside Out Ratatouille
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    Alright, I'm home and in great spirits Thanks to everyone for your wonderful patience and let me extend my warmest wishes to @She Who Must Be Obeyed and hope that she makes a quick recovery. The strength you have shown during recent times is extraordinary. Here are the answers to Round 2 1a Gentle young lady rendered dangerous maidenhead. Queen thereafter. a Jeyne Westerling 1b Golden yarn led rounder down, mandatorily quit town. b Janos Slynt Answer 1 – Widow's Watch Jeyne is widowed by the Red Wedding Janos has been in both the City Watch and the Night's Watch 2a Eats widely. Offs hubristic popinjay unflinchingly. a Strong Belwas 2b Generates youngsters left, right. Dalliance, milkmaid quest tune. b Tom Of Sevenstreams Answer 2 – Strongsong Belwas is often called Strong Belwas Tom O'Sevens is a singer and songwriter 3a Recreant kingpin comb-over's laughable. a Harry Strickland 3b Escapes wagon, only hisses, pate uncovered b Biter Answer 3 – Golden Tooth Harry leads the Golden Company Biter is known for his teeth 4a Royal keenly creaks, lately a Doran Martell 4b Estoc winged, offering high parallel unsheathed. b Vardis Egen Answer 4 – Grassy Vale Doran described himself as the grass that hides the snake Vardis is a Valeman in service to House Arryn of the Vale 5a Ever wriggly. Often hearing—popular uncle. a Brynden Tully 5b “Error?” warrior opined, “headlights? Put out!” b Gregor Clegane Answer 5 – Blackmont Brynden is known as Blackfish Gregor is known as The Mountain That Rides (Mont Blanc, for example) 6a “Relish kills, curtail loop.” a Ellaria Sand 6b Ruminates: “Knighthood!”, corralling lover. b Mya Stone Answer 6 – Sandstone Yep Overall theme – Westerosi places and landmarks listed north to south. Please vote for your favourite clue ASAP and finish your new clue. I'm hoping we can start R3 on Wednesday.
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    Pick the Pixar Flick! An animated Elimination Game!

    Pick Toy Story 2 Flick Ratatouille Toy Story - 9 Toy Story 2 - 14 + Monsters, Inc - 2 Finding Nemo - 6 The Incredibles - 16 Ratatouille - 12 - Up - 12 Toy Story 3 - 10 Inside Out - 13
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    AcroPHILIA #19: EXTREME Edition - R3

    The Three-Brained Acrophile
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    Pick the Pixar Flick! An animated Elimination Game!

    Pick Up Flick Ratatouille Toy Story - 8 Toy Story 2 - 12 Monsters, Inc - 4 Finding Nemo - 7 The Incredibles - 16 Ratatouille - 13 - Up - 12 + Toy Story 3 - 9 Inside Out - 13 This is hard. They're all excellent movies that are left!
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    The Wire (don't get excited it's not coming back.)

    This thread inspired me to go hunting and I found this Charlie Brooker talking about The Wire I'm happy!
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