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  2. teej6

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    Not arguing with you here. In fact, exactly the point I was making. The fight and tension between the sisters in Season 1 was natural and organic, although I wouldn’t characterize it as suspenseful. The tension and fight in the last season between Arya and Sansa was anything but natural or believable. It made no sense and was purely to create artificial suspense and tension without any regard for logical storytelling or character progression.
  3. Euron III Greyjoy

    Daenerys

    I could see it. Westeros is a very different place to Essos in regards to politics. Plus we are presumably going to have "Aegon Targaryen" riding in like a white knight to save everyone from Mad Queen Cersei, so I imagine most people will want him on the throne rather than Daenerys. What I'm really looking forward to is Jon and Daenerys eventually meeting. GRRM said that certain characters are going to get alot darker in the next two books, and as you said, at the end of ADwD it looks like Daenerys is going to fully embrace her Targaryen heritage, and Jon is probably going to be darker in some way after getting resurrected/recovering from the mutiny.
  4. LucyMormont

    So Now We Know...

    I'm kind of tired of theories, I want explanations, and I honestly hope they'll give us something way better than this. This is inconsistent, because if all the WW want is to destroy humankind and its memory, why on earth haven't they done it already? Are we going to forget the show canon, that this is not the first time the WW "swept through cities and kingdoms riding their dead horses...". How were they stopped then? Who was the first 3ER, and when did he live? Are we going to believe that in 8 millenia, the WW weren't able to kill one single 3ER till Brinden Rivers, when Bran Stark let himself be marked and so destroyed the magic that protected the 3ER's "house"? Not a very competent killer, then. Plus, even if we consider that after the first Long Night the Wall prevented them to raid throughout the Seven Kingdoms until Danaerys provided them with a magic weapon, what on earth would preclude them from ending all human beings north of the Wall?? There were plenty of people there to kill too. So, for some reason they forgot their "programming" for 8000 years, and suddenly they remember it again? These are all questions that need answer, and they're not providing one.
  5. Lord Varys

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    Jon and Davos don't have a properly established relationship of any kind. They had nothing in common, nothing to do with each other, not even a reason to like or interact with each other a lot. The very fact that FUCKING DAVOS suggested that Melisandre should try TO FUCKING RESURRECT Jon for no reason aside from it apparently being stuff Cunningham had to read from the script shows how fucked up this is. Or am I mistaken there? Is there some great Davos-Jon bonding scene I forgot? All I recall right now are Davos suddenly being in the thick of things and interacting with people he neither cares no gives a damn.
  6. Jeor

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    Ah, now that's an idea! If Stark sent them back in time, then pretty much everything stands as is. Gamora and Loki are the only outliers. They did just disintegrate away, though, which leads you to think they just kicked the bucket, or at least are now stuck in the same limbo that the others were. I'm still not sure if the Snapped people truly died and had to be fully resurrected or if they were just held in stasis.
  7. the north wants to be independent.
  8. darmody

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    There absolutely was suspense back in season One. Rewatch the episode where Arya's direwolf bites Joffrey. Sansa chooses Joffrey over Arya and gives false testimony to King Robert, resulting in the murder of the butcher's boy and the death of Sansa's wolf. Arya vows never to forgive her. That bit of drama between two little girls was full of more intrigue and pathos than the high stakes games played by the Lady of Winterfell and the international assassin last season.
  9. Anthony Pirtle

    Sansa and Royce

    I'm pretty sure the whole of the Vale is happy to forget about him.
  10. lady narcissa

    Hugo Nominations and Awards - Finalists Have Been Announced

    I haven't seen anything yet. But looking at when the packets have been released for the past few years it seems it can be from mid-May to mid-June. Since 2014, we've got May 30th, May 18th, June 14th, May 17th, and May 29th. In the meantime, a handy reference for the things like short stories that are currently available for free online: http://file770.com/where-to-find-the-2019-hugo-award-finalists-for-free-online/
  11. ants

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    I think he probably sent them back in time and erased their memory. Otherwise the timeline would be stuffed.
  12. teej6

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    She killed Ramsay. D&D had her feed him to his dogs, and had her stand and watch the dogs devour him with a smirk on her face. They thought this was a remarkable scene of vengeance and just comeuppance. Book Sansa, I suspect will get more ruthless but I don’t know if she’ll stand and watch while animals eat a live person.
  13. Anthony Pirtle

    So, if Jaime can be forgiven . . .?

    Someone needs to be the butt of Tyrion's jokes, and everyone else would step on him.
  14. I definitely think we'll get more of Ghost. Maybe they gave him a short and underwhelming appearance in this episode just to save money, but we'll see him in all his glory in the next episode. At least I hope so!
  15. darmody

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    While they're busy writing dialogue-less scenes about characters' feelings, could they write excerpts from non-existent novels about the PLOT? You know, that thing that keeps stories moving. About being able to convey internal information through an actor's face, okay, Game of Thrones has a lot of worldclass actors. But more is required. Like a coherent story. And some idea what the character actually is. And good direction, and so forth. Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad is one example where I thought I could literally read his thoughts through his facial expressions and bodily movements. But that was generally a much better-written show and a match made in heaven between actor and role.
  16. teej6

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    I have no idea what you are going on about. D&D makes every character look bad and inconsistent across episodes and seasons, Arya being no exception. Their intent is to show her as a badass Stark revenge machine (which is not what book Arya is about), not a psychopath as you put it. If that’s the way it comes across to you, that’s because of their sloppy writing and inability to create proper characters. As to the bolded part, I don’t know what the hell you mean. The first season Arya and Sansa were true to their book counterparts and were shown as two bickering sisters who were very different from each other. No suspense there, just very natural family dynamics. As to the last season, D&D built a faux fight between Arya and Sansa since they ran out of book material and couldn’t write a decent plot for their WF storyline. The only shit plot the two could come up with was faux tension and suspense, which btw made no narrative sense and had holes the size of a continent. And if you want to disss Arya (show or book) and not the show, this is not the thread for it. I see you already have created a thread for it.
  17. Betabeta

    Share Your Fan Site

    Found a site with a nice simplified easy to read timeline for all 8 seasons and the prologue. Learned quite a bit that I didn't already know. Check it out  https://www.neozeno.com/Story/57
  18. Fragile Bird

    US Politics: It’s Not A Crime If Your Feelings Got Hurt

    Oh, Cuba assassinated JFK, remember?
  19. darmody

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    If she went on trial for killing Aunt Lysa in our society, she'd be just as guilty of murder as Little Finger. During the time Arya was learning to be a psycho killer and Jon was failing at everything yet moving upwards, Sansa was held hostage and married off. Arya's badassery, Brienne's strength and skill, and Danny's superhuman fireproofness aside, women in Sansa's situation aren't supposed to fight in the same way Jon does. She's been middled by a bastard being elevated over her for no reason. Not much she can do about that, but she is Lady of Winterfell. I suppose she could have trained better in intrigue, courtship, and feminine wiles. But she's just Sansa. Not so clever as the show would have us believe. Oh, and I forgot she murdered Ramsay directly.
  20. darmody

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    Well, there is one thing about Davos. He liked Jon, Jon died, and he saw Jon resurrected. Now he believes in Jon. And that's pretty much it. It's not much, but it is something to motivate him. Unlike many of the rest of the characters.
  21. lakin1013

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    Littlefinger killed her aunt. Arya killed Littlefinger. If everybody has been training to protect and fight for Winterfell, what exactly has Sansa been doing with this time. Not much of a leader, more of a mid-level manager.
  22. karaddin

    MCUniverse: Cat Scratch Fever edition.

    Agreed ^. I really enjoyed CM but it's not necessary for watching Endgame, just go in accepting that a) She's extremely powerful and b ) Can fly in space by herself. Technically B is a subset of A but warrants calling out on its own.
  23. darmody

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    She was complicit in the murder of her aunt, by concocting an elaborate lie afterwards. She sorta oversaw Little Finger's execution. Not everybody has to be a killer. The Hound informed Sansa she would be surrounded by killers, and so she is. My guess is she'll be on the battlements in one of her thinking spots. Give a few orders. But I don't want her fighting unless necessary. Meaning I don't want her dressed like a Valkyrie leading men on the field.
  24. Jeor

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    Ah yes we have past Gamora, but that kind of sucks for the whole GoTG vibe. None of those memories anymore although I guess if they do GoTG far enough into the future they could gloss over it and say she struck up the same kind of relationship they had before, and everyone filled her in on what had happened.
  25. SansaJonRule

    Why Brans plan can work

    Oh, I remember that on the Newhart show. But that was a comedy, and it worked for that. The only thing I remember about Dallas was "Who shot JR?"
  26. karaddin

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    Well our Gamora is dead, past Gamora is alive and present and the exception to the "they all have memories" etc
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