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  2. The Sunland Lord

    So Tyrion did not know who Maseter Aemon was, correct?

    Maybe he doesn't know that much.
  3. Lady Fevre Dream

    So Tyrion did not know who Maseter Aemon was, correct?

    I do think George wanted Aemon hidden for the reveal to Jon, but, yes, having Tyrion not note it does seem strange. I suppose we could go with the hair color being down to old age and we know Aemon's eyes are bit funny looking from blindness. Even with the name, I'm thinking George used that for camouflage to excuse Tyrion not noting. But, I also recall that Tyrion seemed to give Aemon a big berth on politeness, especially when Aemon flatters him. It's done in a certain way that brings Tyrion to silence. The way the scene plays out it's as if Tyrion could have been giving Aemon respect for age, but we could wonder if it was more. Still, it does seem as if it's all about keeping that identity secret until the reveal for Jon, and for us readers as well. That revelation was a great moment in the books.
  4. Jace, Basilissa

    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Deadlines dude, did you join the internet like six months ago? I like you, so don't take this as some blistering assault or whatever. But this is not the first time I've noticed you treat well understood -though not 'official'- information as completely alien/unfounded. That's the way the world works now. We know about stuff that isn't specifically press released. 'Cause of the internet.
  5. Iskaral Pust

    Snowfall - spoilers

    I have it on DVR and will catch up in a few days. This was getting stronger as S1 progressed so high hopes.
  6. Iskaral Pust

    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    I really hope Ray Hudson isn’t the commentator then. He makes LaLiga unwatchable.
  7. kissdbyfire

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    But as you say, w/ Sandor we see the inner conflict. Not w/ Slynt. And the fact that Martin chose to show inner conflict for one but not the other is telling in and of itself. Sure, Sandor is an actual character, w/ his own story whereas Slynt is almost a plot device. Still, the fact remains that Martin paints Slynt in the worst possible light. Ever single time he is mentioned, it's in connection to something nasty he's done or was involved with somehow. Just look at the chapter where Stannis tells the crows they have to decide on a new LC or he will decide for them. The way Slynt kisses Stannis arse is truly pathetic. And truly telling... after all, this is Janos "I have friends in KL" Slynt. Only when he realises the Lannisters hold no true power at the Wall and won't be able to help him even if they wanted to, which they don't, of course, he tries to ingratiate himself w/ Stannis. And I'll repeat once more: Martin, ever the very deliberate writer, chose to depict Slynt as he did. Well... I'd wager he'd be just as bad or worse if ever he'd found himself in their positions. Except for Ramsay coz he's mentally ill but the rest? I sure can see Slynt raping and murdering and ordering rapes and murders if he thought that would be somehow to his benefit.
  8. Rhom

    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Nah. It was quite the kerfluffle back in the day. It was generally accepted to be true back then.
  9. Whiskeyjack

    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    On that note, pretty disappointed that Napoli couldn't work things out with Sarri. His style of football is what drew me to the club, and I'm sad to see him go. Really hoping things don't change too much this year, but I'm guessing it's inevitable. Kind of nervous about how bad things went for Ancelotti at Bayern last season. Also don't love Jorginho leaving. But maybe it'll mean more time for some of their other guys like Zielinski, Diawara, and Rog. I know they signed another player - Fabian Ruiz - but don't know anything about him.
  10. Whiskeyjack

    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Serie A is on BEIN Sports in the US, or at least it has been the past few years. Usually have 1-3 games every weekend. Though it can vary, because they also show the La Liga games. Last year was great, even if Napoli lost it at the end. Was a really fun season.
  11. larastone

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Greyworm makes it to the series finale
  12. Lady Fevre Dream

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    I should whack you with a wet noodle. I can't wait for some more #BizarroIceAndFire
  13. Lady Fevre Dream

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    Honestly, it wasn't a different situation........that's why my point was basically a rhetorical question.
  14. DanteGabriel

    More Things Star Wars

    He's actually a perfect avatar for the spoiled and abusive fanboys who've rendered so many parts of nerdy fandom as toxic. Art imitates life!
  15. Of all the things wrong with this show, Katheryn Winnick's face is not one of them. Give it a rest.
  16. Hugorfonics

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    I didnt get that impression about Slynt, at least not as strong. He ordererd the death of the children because Cersei commanded, its similar to Sandor. We see Sandors conflict within himself because hes a secondary character, Janos has less story time. I wouldn't call him evil, hes far from the Mountain or a Bolton or Tywin
  17. One thing that gets evident is that there are things that don't fit or add up right from the start, which are masked by the fast paced story. GRRM claims he uses the unreliable narrator technique, one could alternatively say he's sloppy and has a bad editor. Looking back the story exploded all over the first three books and he was unable to control it afterwards. It looks like he already lost it then, and the new storylines in AFfC and ADwD (Quentin, Dorne, Asha) didn't help.
  18. I think he could easily get the story done in two more books, that is if he'd just get back the core elements and trim all the fat. I'm pretty sure I could make a lot of those loose threads disappear as easily as Quentyn did in no short order. Most haven't done anything lasting (yet) or significant enough to ruin the over arching plot.
  19. Martini Sigil

    Snowfall - spoilers

    anyone else watch the S2 premiere?... off to a good start
  20. Hugorfonics

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    Replying from last thread. @Ladyfever Yes, in a different situation Tyrion should have ordered his men to kill the Hound. Desertion is punishable by death, it almost brought a loss for Tyrions battle and his nose. However the Hounds big and Bronn and the wildlings werent there. @JuliaH Good point about Theon and Dagmar. In regards to Stannis he doesnt know hes right, he wanted to wake a dragon. We dont know how Davos was saved, in all likely hood it was Meli not Stannis. With Cat and Starks not killing women, ive never heard that before but is it the same with Tully? And treason trumps kin. As Stannis said about the Realms Delight dying by dragons. About the quote, I was wrong "Form up," he shouted as he leapt to the ground. The gate moved under the impact of another blow. "Who commands here? You're going out." "No." A shadow detached itself from the shadow of the wall, to become a tall man in dark grey armor. Sandor Clegane wrenched off his helm with both hands and let it fall to the ground. The steel was scorched and dented, the left ear of the snarling hound sheared off. A gash above one eye had sent a wash of blood down across the Hound's old burn scars, masking half his face. "Yes." Tyrion faced him. Clegane's breath came ragged. "Bugger that. And you." These people committed crimes more severe then refusing a post far from court in uncomfortable living and hard work. After all when Jon swung his sword he should have been thinking along the lines of The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. Which im not sure he did. Not to say killing Janos wasn't good, it delayed his murder. If he killed or exiled Marsh then hed still be alive. Its the Tywin in me, when shit hits the fan kill your advisors
  21. kissdbyfire

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    --- Can you imagine Davos telling Stannis to shove anything up hid arse?
  22. Vin

    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    US broadcasters have the shitiest commentators . I usually mute them and play the radio commentary from England or Germany .
  23. Tucu

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    "Hard men for a hard time" and Owen got a new pair of boots. All is fine.
  24. kissdbyfire

    The execution of Janos Slynt was spot on

    Indeed. Marsh is not an evil man, Slynt is. Slynt is a man who'd do anything - and I do mean anything - to please whoever he wanted to ingratiate himself with. Marsh isn't like that. Martin paints Slynt almost a caricature moustache-twirling villain. I mean, every single time we see or hear of Janos Slynt it's in connection to some vile and despicable act he is involved with. Marsh is a bigot and has many other flaws, but he's not an evil man, and he believes he is acting for the greater good. He isn't, imo, but he thinks he is, and that alone puts him light-years away from Slynt. That's a good point, and one I tired to make earlier. The argument that a sentence is "too harsh" or "too lenient" is subjective to a degree. And ultimately, it boils down to whatever the Lord Commander (I am specifically talking about the NW here) sees as a fit punishment. Because of that, I think it's unlikely that we'd often get the exact same response to any given offence by any two LC. And that turns the question into, "was LC acting outside or inside his purview when he did X?". And the answer in this specific case is painfully clear: Jon acted 100% inside his purview when he executed Janos Slynt.
  25. I agree with this, but I don't see the author ever being able to acknowledge that he can't finish the series. Winds will come out some time and that will be the end...
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