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    US Politics: March Madness

    This is most definitely a prank, but seeing Trump's desperation to find a legal team,I couldn't resist https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/lgl/d/seeking-lead-attorney-for/6544195570.html
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    Who is your favorite villain and why?

    Another one for Tywin here. Even though I read the books before the show, I didn't get involved with fandom until around s3, so I found his motivations easier to grasp without in depth character analysis. His arc is still my favorite of the antagonists in the story for the same reasons you stated. The impact he had on his now adult children is just as substantial as Ned's on the Starklings, even this late in the series.
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    What's your favourite crack! Ship

    Littlefinger and Lady Stoneheart: Only Cat? Tormund and Brienne: Blame the show which I'm not even watching this season, but this crackship has generated some amusing memes Willas Tyrell and Myranda Royce: got the idea from a fic I read but it makes more sense for a Lord Paramount or an heir to marry into a secondary but still prominent House. A similar match if the Tyrells are still interested in ties with the North would be Willas with one of the Wyman Manderly's granddaughters.
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    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    I had always thought the idea of Mad Mouse actually working for Varys was too much on the nose and he still remains a mystery to me. I doubt he's working for Cersei either. My closest guess is the albino mouse on his shield has Old Gods references to it, such as weirwoods or Ghost's coloring, and I also lean towards Rat Cook references. This thread has more speculation on who he might actually be, and some make more sense than others.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    What's even creepier is the how artistic and beautifully the wedding was filmed and the attention paid to the filming of "that scene" in contrast to the slovenly Sand Snakes scene. The clues this gives me about how D&D allocate their resources gives me the chills and not in a good way.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    I haven't forgotten at all. In fact, a poster I can't remember (on one of those locked threads) mentioned there may be parallels to Asha Greyjoy being married by Euron using a seal to stand in for her when she fled the Kingsmoot and Jeyne Poole as a stand in for Arya. I'm not saying George will go there, but the game of faces part of Arya's training would make her the best Stark to wrap her brain around what the Boltons are about with the flaying. If anyone could pose a real threat to Ramsay, it's her. We'll have to wait for TWOW to find out tho. So what do D&D do? They replace fake Arya with Sansa, whose learning arc is about political intrigue in Winterfell with no Manderlys, nobody but the Boltons; no Abel and spearwives, basically setting her up to fail.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    Snip for brevity, but the last paragraph is what gets lost when so many people bring the argument back to OMG.....SEX, which misses the point. It's the context! :bang: Trying to explain why it matters that it's Jeyne Poole, or someone else of her social status in a very socially stratified culture like Westeros gets lost in the shuffle. It's frustrating when we can't get beyond the sexual aspect of the argument and how it ties in with other disturbing aspects of the story that get too easily missed. I would rant more, but don't want to be late to work. edit: grammar and clarity
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    Sorry I don't have time to hunt it up, but either Cheb or Julia posted a great rebuttal on tumblr to that article. The gist of it was that when it came to the books, she mostly agreed with her because George doesn't shy away from writing about the effects of abuse on the characters involved. Where the disagreement came was when it came to the show and how D&D just go for the shock value and completely miss the boat wrt to what happens afterward. It total agreement with the bolded and I've gotten into a few arguments on reddit and other places stating the same sentiment. edit: found the link to the post. Hopefully she won't mind since both of them have posted these in our forums before. http://theculturalvacuum.tumblr.com/post/119463846881/all-hopefully-of-the-bad-arguments-about-rape-on
  9. Was going to give it a 1, but ended up giving it a 3 only because of Arya's scenes in the HoBW. I HATED the end, D&D screwed the pooch there.
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    How would you rate episode 504?

    I gave it a 5 and wonder if I'll respect myself in the morning... There were a few things I liked; Stannis and Shireen, the conversation between Dany and and Barristan, the fight scene in Mereen, but I'm pissed about Selmy getting killed off this fast. Unfortunately, Dorne/Sand Snakes are a hot mess, Mel and Jon were wtf, Winterfell crypts were meh, but at least looked like they were leading into something. King's Landing was just OK, didn't hate it but it was confusing compared to the books. Cersei and Margaery still don't make much sense to me.
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    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    If she stays south it will most likely be in the Riverlands and not King's Landing, which is likely to go up in flames, either through wildfire or dragons...take your pick. This is also the closest population in need of food, but between the show and what a lot of have seen foreshadowed in the books, I'm still saying she is headed toward Winterfell. Great catch and I'm a native English speaker who totally missed that. The only time in this chapter I have seen her express a genuine sense of affection toward anyone was when she hugged Lothor Brune after he reaffirmed her first impressions of Harry...and he's the one who reminds her most of Sandor. Even if you don't like the romantic part of the Sandor and Sansa pairing, he is one person in King's Landing who helped her keep it real along with advising her how to maneuver through the politics. Nothing with Littlefinger or Petyr is sustainable since the entire relationship is based on lies. How soon she starts putting the pieces together is anyone's guess at this point, but she's already showing great caution in what she says, who she says it to and how she says it.
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    Board Issues 4

    My Content and forum search engine is baaaaaack! At least for me it is. I use Firefox.
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    Board Issues 4

    Would be this one. With all the rest of the problems we've been having I considered post count way down on the priority list if it even was a problem. Thanks for explaining.
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    Board Issues 4

    As an FYI, I just tried Tapatalk and was able to connect to the forums again. eta: My post count has stayed the same for the last few posts as well.
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    Board Issues 4

    I had the same problem, and found a post where Ran stated it's disabled for now and he's communicating with Tapatalk to get it resolved. Will link the post if and when I find it, search is disabled for now as well. Edit: Found Ran's post in the Tapatalk issues thread.
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