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  2. I mean, it all looks silly. That's an egalitarian quality to CGI, so don't think that's a concern. Well, that's you then. Think someone else mentioned this, but if that's the case there's really no point to be on this thread.
  3. princess brittany

    King or Queen?

    i agree they should both rule together. both of them dyiing seems likely but you never know
  4. Lollygag

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    I was talking about the characters, not the actresses.
  5. Ice Queen

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    It makes you wonder if Aemon knew who Jon was.
  6. Corvinus

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    Just a quick you're not a little bird anymore comment would have been nice.
  7. OldGimletEye

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    And yet, they are kind of hard to miss. This is relevant how? Something that is in high demand, given the current situation.
  8. The Mother of The Others

    MCUniverse: Cat Scratch Fever edition.

    Thanos brings out the homo erectus in us all. And all humans will report to theaters next week. If these movies are ever going to receive recogNition now would be a good opportunity to reward the entire decade long phenomenon as it culminates. Can't you almost taste the culmination? All humans will. They must. At some point Oscar starts to look mentally handicapped for holding out.
  9. longest night

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    I think Jpn's name really could be Aegon in the books. Rhaegar seemed to think the prince that was promised was Aegon the Conqueror reborn, and that's the reason why there needed to be three heads. He named his first son Aegon and his daughter Rhaenys, he probably wanted another daughter to name Visenya. Now either Rhaegar thought when Elia couldn't have another child that the son he named Aegon wasn't the prince that was promised since there wasn't three heads, or the fact that Lyanna had a boy meant his first son wasn't the prince that was promised. Regardless I think he may have named him Aegon for that reason alone.
  10. Stubby

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Tasmania and Victoria recently passed legislation limiting protesters outside clinics to no closer than 150 metres from the entrance. Two protesters were arrested and convicted for violating the distance. One was from Victoria and the other was from Tasmania. Both took their convictions through all the lower courts all the way to the High Court, arguing that the statutory provisions setting up the offences were unconstitutional in that they infringed free speech, among other things. The HCA decided that the statutes did not breach the Constitution. The convictions were upheld. Contained in the reasons was the following explanation of the implied right to freedom of political communication: "It is well settled that the implied freedom is a limitation upon the power of government to regulate communication relating to matters of government and politics. It does not confer a right to communicate a particular message in a particular way. The common law right to protest or demonstrate may be abrogated by statute." Here is a link to the decision. Clubb v Edwards; Preston v Avery [2019] HCA 11
  11. Cas Stark

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    Isn't he? House Clegane are bannermen to the Lannisters and his brother is an anointed knight.
  12. bloodsteel bitterraven

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    They only have a one year difference. Sophie was born in 1996 and Maisie in 1997.
  13. Lord Varys

    [Book Spoilers] R+L=J, A+J=T and other theories on HBO V.4

    Perhaps they thought it would look silly? They certainly like Dinklage, but they don't give a damn about the character Dinklage is supposed to be playing, are they? I mean, why do we care who rides a dragon in the show? There is no system to this. Even Jon riding a dragon was completely arbitrary was essentially in no way narratively connected to his parentage. It was basically just a funny lead-up scene to sex. There is a meta-level to this for book nerds, of course, reading this as sign for Jon's Targaryen ancestry, etc. but that's not part of the internal continuity of the show as long nobody talks about who can ride a dragon for what reason. Didn't really get that Tyrion could still ride a dragon. But then, even if he does, it would mean nothing to me. I'd not read that as confirmation of Tyrion's true parentage or anything. I never even read Dany-Jon as confirmation of their romance. I truly am this detached from this thing.
  14. Roux

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    Not about the ship it's about them meeting in passing. Cleganes are not highborn. They are huge and fierce and arguably valued by the crown. The BS crown. Once he says f*** the king he becomes a sellsword. With a price on his head. The only thing that they have of value is their fighting ability.
  15. Lady Fevre Dream

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Thanks, I need that laugh.
  16. Le Cygne

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    Yeah, GRRM set the ship asail in Blackwater. Do you know he has their picture on his wall? It's in his office, the one he asked for of them like the La Belle et la Bete scene he wrote for the show.
  17. Skyrazer

    MCUniverse: Cat Scratch Fever edition.

    A superhero film getting a best picture Oscar nomination? I'd be very, very surprised.
  18. Astromech

    Deadwood... the Film?

    I listened to an interesting podcast episode on the real Deadwood. It was an episode of Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast with guest Barbara Fifer. She's the co-author of Deadwood Saints and Sinners. Her co-author was Jerry Bryant, a consultant on Deadwood. Interesting facts about real-life Deadwood and Al Swearengen.
  19. The Mother of The Others

    Jeopardy! A salute to Alex Trebek

    His run coincides with a new TV ad featuring a know-it-all gameshow contestant, and it played during the show yesterday. What's weird about this guy is he's not even hated by the viewer. One hopes it's not a case of buzzer tampering, because whenever I tune in he's already up by $10,000 like they're just spotting him huge leads, like he's got the fastest buzzerfinger in the West or something.
  20. I agree, obviously, that they haven't attended to this at all. That being said, I still don't think they're gonna put, like Tormund on a dragon anytime soon. I still think who gets put on a dragon in the show matters for the books. Of course you're totally right that I could be proven wrong in the next 4 weeks with the show's stupidity. I think you're right that the lore has strongly hinted at multiple dragonriders, but once again I refer you to the thing I said for the umpteenth time. It's still entirely possible Tyrion rides a dragon on the show. I just think at this juncture we should all acknowledge it's unlikely. Also again, I reject this premise. The showrunners clearly love Tyrion, and will give even give more latitude to his character because they want Dinklage on the show. Similar, albeit not to the same extent, as Headey with Cersei. Frankly, this is plainly more likely to be a "Type I" error (false positive) where the showrunners want Dinklage to ride a dragon than a "Type II" error (false negative) where the showrunners fail to show him riding a dragon even though he does in the books.
  21. bloodsteel bitterraven

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    I hope his name in the books is Aemon.
  22. Kalbear

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    The last episode of Veep was amazing and the twist I did not see coming. Holy crap.
  23. OldGimletEye

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    Even if he were born in a back alley way in a KL slum, it seems to me that the assertion about his lack of highborn status, rather misses the development of Sansa's character in the books. Now as far as Sandra is concerned. Well who in the hell knows. But, if "realism" is going to be tossed in here, it seems that ship sailed long ago, as far as GOT is concerned.
  24. longest night

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    Book Tyrion was never really that smart. He prided himself as clever, and we get his actions and justifications from his point of view, but almost everything he touched went to hell in a hand basket.
  25. Ice Queen

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    The whole point is to have a realm woefully unprepared for the horrors they're about to fsce in the Others. The futility of war, the price paid by the common people, death, destruction, starvation and hopelessness. This is what Feast was all about. And even then, the nobility is STIL at each other's throats instead of seeing the fate that awaits them all. Now imagine you have Robert Baratheon on the throne when the threat became clear. Say what you will about Robert, but he wasn't a terrible king even if he didn't actually want the job. Once Ned explained the situation, he would have marched north, warhammer in hand, with the kingdom behind him, and been grateful to have something to do. He would have faced that threat head on. He would have found a way to ally with Mance and the wildlings. And as a united realm they would have sttod their ground. In other words, a completely different story. But just to remind everyone, this was originally supposed to be a trilogy, not the monster it's become.
  26. Lord Varys

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    Sure, but main point just is that guys like Robb and Tywin and Robert and Ned really are tertiary in the grand scale of things from the point of view of the entire ASoIaF series whereas people like Aegon, Euron, Arianne, Aeron, Doran, the High Septon, etc. might turn out to be secondary or even main characters. We don't know who is the most important of those, of course, but every character that's introduced right now is going to be very important for the plot. Such characters don't show up to die, they fulfill a function at a point in the overall story when the finale is closer than it was in the first three books.
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