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  2. HelenaExMachina

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I thought it all looked gorgeous tbh. Some really cool looking shots in there. Very excited for this, I’ve booked tickets for the back to back showing (VII, VIII and IX)
  3. JEORDHl

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    New trailer looks good to me, but that new take on the theme music gave me goosebumps. My daughters are as heavily invested in Rey as I was in Luke, when their age. They gasped a few times watching along.
  4. Maybe if your rent / mortgage is $3,000 + a month, health insurance premiums are another thousand, transportation thousands more? Guns are also expensive and so a membership at a shooting range to learn to use one properly to save the lives of your kids.
  5. A Horse Named Stranger

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    However, if you again view this in connection with their idiot party policy of wanting an election before a second referendum (with no clear preference for a potential second referendum), you have to wonder how they picture the next few months/years (or however long they intend to sit it out)?
  6. Werthead

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Some Labour sources suggesting that Labour will not vote for a new election and hand Boris another five years in power. It looks like Boris' plan is to get Brexit done and win a GE with the victory bounce, and then if things go wrong a few months later, tough, he's in Number 10 until 2024. Some Labour MPs seem to be pondering if it's better to let Boris own Brexit for several months to come before the election. If the SNP and DUP support a GE, though, he might get it anyway.
  7. Maltaran

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    I believe the idea is if he can't get it done by the end of the month, then he wants an election so he can pass the bill with a majority government and avoid any amendments that Labour might put down about staying in the customs union or having a second referendum.
  8. Nagini's Neville

    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    What makes it very difficult to have a productive and interesting discussion among ppl, who disagree, is that you keep on stating your own opinions and interpretations as facts. And they are not. Often there is valid reasoning behind them and you are totally entitled to your own opinion, but that's what it stays an opinion, as is the case for all of us. But if ppl don't agree with you "facts" you get pretty judgmental and aggressive. And you also seem to need to unload a lot of anger, that you have towards anyone, who has ever romanticized the Hound or wanted him and Sansa to end up together. And I actually think that's more a topic for tumblr. It just takes the fun out of debating those things for me. Which is a pity, because I don't ship Sandor and Sansa and I'm very interested in Sansa's future and therefore would have been genuinely interested in your guys' interpretation of symbolism, that I read as marriage foreshadowing for them. But since the sheer mentioning of that, will get your guys' blood boiling and you'll accuse me of making stuff up or romanticizing the Hound the whole thing has become a pointless conversation to me. And that you automatically assume, ppl wondering, if the Hound could be Sansa's direwolf, means everyone, who dares to ask that question, thinks there'll be a romantic connection between them, is a good example of that. A lot of ppl think Sandor will only be Sansa's platonic protector.
  9. Pebble thats Stubby

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Yep, it's almost as if he doesn't want the full facts known in advance. What is he hiding?
  10. Lyanna<3Rhaegar

    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    I'm just confused I guess. Maybe this isn't directed at this thread or people in it in particular? If not, I apologize. If so who has said these things? Who says Sansa having agency to reject men or call them out for being shitty is unrealistic for the times?
  11. He does take those steps. He supplies weapons to the Mountain Clans to kill peasants in the Vale. The punishment for kinslaying in the books is always bad. The son of Bael the Bard was flayed. Bloodraven lost the love of his life, and was sent to the Wall. Visenya's line failed. Aegon II was poisoned. If Jon kills Daenerys, the consequences for him will be profound. In the show, it was presented like killing a dog that had gone rabid, but that's not the lore of the books.
  12. So many ways to interpret that...
  13. The differential between the WTI benchmark to WCS varies significantly for a variety of reasons. 17.00 isn't beyond the pale, I mean hell, Nov/Dec 2018 saw the difference balloon to around 40.00 per barrel. The real problem, that Conservative politicians won't acknowledge, is the over all decline in the market. The global oil landscape, after years of gains, crashed in late 2014 early 2015. That's what it looks like anyways -with a certain bias- but really it was more of a return to historically normative levels. I've lived in Alberta for going on 15 years now, and growth is intrinsically tied to the price of barrel oil. 40+ years of Conservative rule, no PST, a squandered heritage fund, and lack of diversified economy has effectively gimped our economic fortune. Notley was on the right track, imo, but the general populace is so blinkered that a federalist stooge like Kenney was able to weaponize the oil crash into an ideologically specific fault, Notley got ousted, and here we are-- in no better position than we were before. Worse, actually. Albertans, in general, are myopic and gullible. I live here, and I have 0.01 fucks to give to their whines. Really looking forward to starting my build on Vancouver Island 1.5 years from now.
  14. Lyanna<3Rhaegar

    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    Well, I guess discussing them in a romantic way seems pretty normal to me considering we have romantic tones & foreshadowing surrounding them. I think Sandor has been & will probably be of importance to Sansa in the story though. Maybe not in a romantic way but I would almost bet my hat that there will be some further interaction between the two of them. I understand you don't think it was intended to be romantic & to an extent I agree; in that I don't think the things Sandor has done to Sansa are romantic things meant to swoon her. I think his intentions are romantic toward her & I think she has some sort of romantic feelings about him too. Whether that be because she is suffering from stockholm syndrome or something & has come to have feelings for her abuser or whether that be because she sees the good in most things & has found some good, way down deep, in Sandor I'm not sure but there seems to be something there for her, even if it's subconcious. I'm not shocked that you disagree nor do I find it offensive, I just don't think it's fair to equate people seeing a romantic trend with Sandor & Sansa to them condoning abuse or wishing abuse on Sansa. But why would it be brought up in this discussion? We are discussing the popularity of San-san & whether or not there are romantic undertones there. I think we would be hard pressed to find someone who thinks the things you stated are romantic & to say it that way & then "What is next?!" reminds me of the argument against gay marriage - "What's next?!! People will be trying to marry their pets!" As if one thing is the same as the other. Oh for sure. I'm sure there are plenty of women that swoon over Sandor for all the wrong reasons. Just like the women who write murderers in jail & end up marrying them. Some people are just glutton for punishment I think. I honestly don't have an answer as to why those people feel the way they do. What I'm getting at though is that the people who are currently discussing things in this thread don't seem to be those people, so while I agree things like that happen & it's very odd, I think your argument on that would be better saved for those people. Not that you aren't free to say & discuss anything you would like, I'm just saying it doesn't reallly pertain in this particular conversation. Well yes a little too intense for this Sansa fan anyway. I'm a fan but her happiness is not my # 1 goal in the series. I think this story is such a web of tales & turns that to focus too hard on one specific thing is going to make you miss other things - just my opinion. Why does someone have to focused on Sansa's well being? - I'm genuinely asking, I don't want her to not be well, I'm just curious as to why you feel someone has to be focused on her well being. Sure, talking about Sansa & the men in her life can absolutely be a useful activity. I'm not trying to defend the actions of any man who has ever abused anyone, ever, even in a book. I was just trying to give you some insight into why some people may see things different than you. I think it would be great to have Sansa reflect on the things that she has been subjected to & come out of it a stronger person. I just think that there are so many women in the story who have suffered abuse, many to a greater affect than Sansa, that I would prefer maybe one of them to come to peace with everything they have been through & remain mentally sound & happy - if we only get one woman to do so. I would imagine GRRM isn't going to have every single abused person in asoiaf have this reflection.
  15. AncalagonTheBlack

    Upcoming TV Series of 2019/2020 - Your most anticipated shows

    THE FEED Official Trailer Experience the world through someone else's eyes. Pray you survive. The Feed, an Amazon Original Series, premieres November 22 on Prime Video. The Feed, based on Nick Clark Windo’s 2018 novel by the same title. Set in the nearish future, it depicts a world that’s been entirely connected by an advanced communications network—and the chaos that ensues when it collapses. Cast and characters Guy Burnet as Tom Hatfield Nina Toussaint-White as Kate Hatfield David Thewlis as Lawrence Hatfield Michelle Fairley as Meredith Hatfield Chris Reilly as Gil Tomine Claire-Hope Ashitey as Evelyn
  16. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    But how else will you know what some incel on YouTube thinks about it?
  17. E. Sanders and a 5th to SF for a 3rd and a 4th. It's a good ol' fashioned arms race.
  18. williamjm

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    He seemed to change very quickly from wanting it done as soon as possible to wanting to complete halt its progress.
  19. aceluby

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    From what I've read the city is using the large pay increases as incentive (and creates public pressure) so they don't have to deal with things like school buildings falling apart and being short staffed in almost all areas. They aren't rejecting the contract because the pay is too low, but because the new contract doesn't deal with the issues the teachers feel are more important (and I'd guess cost a bit more than 16% over 5 years). If they took the contract now, they lose their ability to strike for the things that have been issues for years.
  20. Rose of Red Lake

    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    Dany got agency for herself at 14 with dragons and her own khalasar, can take a concubine, and yell at Jorah for crossing the line. But for Sansa having agency to reject men or call them out for being shitty is...unrealistic for the times? It doesnt make much sense to me. Her entire journey is about finding that in a man's world. But just saying it's a shit world gives her story nothing to work toward. What is the damn objective!!!
  21. Jova Snow

    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Was curious when P. Muhammad would live considering Moses is connected to Aries while Jesus is to Pisces - since only definite Qur'anic timeline for Muhammad comes from Surah Duhan and is about two volcanic eruptions experienced during 536 AD, thus earlier than Sunni Hadith claims of 571 AD as birth date.
  22. Lyanna<3Rhaegar

    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    Oh, yeah I agree that asoiaf is based on medieval times & in those times the norm would be for a high born lady to marry a high born man, where you are losing me is Sansa being a high born lady = she cannot marry a low born man. Again, I agree it is the norm but there are exceptions to almost everything. I'm sure there are examples in medieval history where a high born person has married a low born person for one reason or another.
  23. RumHam

    The Deuce

    God damn. I am glad that Mike came back or Vince found him. Him just saying he had to go and walking off into the night was really sad. You gotta love that he murdered some guy during his brief time in jail and never bothered to mention it before then. No, he was just doing porn at the end of last season. They haven't even mentioned him this season. Though he may have been on the Red Hot poster in candy's office, I didn't notice. He could still pop up in the finale I guess.
  24. Werthead

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Boris defeated on the timetable legislation. And "pauses" the legislation. Okay.
  25. Fragile Bird

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    Just looked it up: the median salary in Chicago is $55k, the average salary is $63k.
  26. But he doesn't want Flea bottom to blow up. I think he has his vengeful thoughts, but doesn't actually take the steps to act on them. Dany does though. There has to be a difference between the two. The punishment for kinslaying so far appears to be banishment for a period of time. I think Jon's ending isn't changing.
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