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  2. This isn’t inspiring a great deal of confidence for United’s chances midweek.
  3. A Ghost of Someone

    What Keeping the Blood Pure, Actually Looks Like

    look, people can say what they want but for the last time, inbreeding though animals and humans is a very, very bad idea. Yes, viserys had a traumatic life but life does not seem to be easy for lots and lots of people under these circumstances. It is relative to a point, Everyone has got problems.
  4. Lemore being Tyene's mother doesn't make a whole lot of sense either. Tyene is a blonde, blue-eyed, fair-skinned girl. We know what Oberyn looked like. So she must take after her mother, right?
  5. Astromech

    Second Quarter 2019 Reading

    @Isis It's very good. Won the George Washington Book Prize. Philbrick does narrative history quite well and the story of Benedict Arnold has always interested me. The only issue I had with it was the ending was a bit briefer than I was hoping for.
  6. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    The Ruthless (Lo spietato) was decent. It honestly reminded me a lot of Goodfellas with the events that took place and certain scenes. But it's no Goodfellas.
  7. D-Shiznit

    Dany Fleeing After Jon Reveal

    Refresh my memory, what rightful claim did Aegon the Conqueror have to the 7 kingdoms again?
  8. MinscS2

    Dany Fleeing After Jon Reveal

    There is something called "ruling by means of conquest", which is exactly what she would be doing in that scenario. Robert wasn't in the line of succession, he didn't have a legitimate claim to the throne, but he took it by force, and "no one" considered him an unlawful king. The whole "rightful heir"-talk the show is forcing down our throats is absolute bullshit and shows that the writers have no clue even after all these years. The Targaryens lost the throne during Roberts Rebellion, any potential claim they have is just as strong as the army they bring in order to take it back. Jon is ahead of Daenerys in the "line of succession", but he has no real claim to the throne - he's the son of a dead man who's father was deposed from the throne 23 years ago - and he has no army to enforce his claim. Cersei currently sits on the throne, and she won't abdicate just because Jon asks nicely and brings up his lineage. Daenerys is on the same boat, she has no real claim either, just her fathers name. Whoever sits on the throne in the end (if anyone sits on it at all), it will be someone who took it with some modicum of force, or simply because they're the last man (or woman) standing.
  9. T and A

    Order of deaths to come.

    We can assume that that was a mistake from the show, I guess.
  10. DisneyDoc2425

    Symbol at the Last Hearth

    I agree with this. My belief is the symbol refers to the pact made back 5-8000 years ago between the Others, CotF, and the Last Hero. The NK uses it as a sort of banner to reveal the reason he is invading due to the fact that the pact was increasing violated by man, with Daenerys' invasion of Westeros with her dragons being the acute precipitating event for his invasion. Humankind's obsessive drive for absolute power is the underpinning to all this. Just my perspective.
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  12. D-Shiznit

    dany and sansa

    Qhono was very frosty toward her, not only did he flog her, but he openly fantasized about raping her in front of her, and now he's her most trusted Dothrakhi.
  13. MinscS2

    Remorseful Jaime, Unrepentant Dany

    Which sadly says a lot about the GoT fanbase.
  14. MinscS2

    dany and sansa

    What kind of people, reminiscent of "frosty" northerners who don't like her, has she "gotten rid of" in the past? Please answer that question, without snark if you can. When has Daenerys killed a entire region of common people, for no other reason than them not liking her? That she "wants to kill them all" where your words, not Emilias.
  15. T and A

    My hope for AryaWaif holds on

    It has nothing to do with smartness. I tried to explain why specifically it doesn't work for television. Some readers are just way more arrogant and smuggy and think they are smarter than they really are. They like to think that about themselfes. I guess, they like to feel being above other people. If they were that smart, they would never compare two uncomparable mediums. This is a well academically analysed field, and those book readers are not the first one who spend their life in comparing it. There are tons of work and literature in this field. If they would take their time and research for themselfes, they would know it. But hey, this is the internet. An anonym coment is easy made.
  16. SeanF

    Remorseful Jaime, Unrepentant Dany

    More than they loved Olly, at any rate.
  17. Toth

    Video Games: Devils Die Twice

    I'm still looking at your pic and wonder how the hell you managed to dismantle the HRE. I tried the diplomatic way, but immediately hit the road-block that catholic countries refused to become vassals. And when I try it with force, I can only take tiny advances for fear of gathering massive aggressive expansion and unlawful territory penalties. Instead my path turned out... quite unusual... 1711: https://s16.directupload.net/images/190421/3kn79pgb.jpg Denmark was in the most tragic position of being stuck between Prussia and Russia before... so the inevitable happened and we both ganged up upon it, finishing dividing the Baltic up between us and then my Prussian army marched up north and took the first parts of Scandinavia. 1733: https://s16.directupload.net/images/190421/rlyvfi3x.jpg Of course that course brought me at odds with Sweden, resulting in yet another messy and hilariously one-sided war. Amusingly, with Bohemia almost gone, I was bordering to Hungary... which was allied with Sweden. So my armies marched back and forth between Sweden and Hungary, but always defeating both at once. Amusingly, after I carved large chunks of Hungary up, the Ottomans came for it. I already expected Hungary to disappear the same way Poland did, but much to my surprise they utterly thrashed the Ottomans, that's why it looks like Hungary moved to the south. It gained as much territory from the Ottomans as they lost to me. 1740: https://s16.directupload.net/images/190421/hwhmi4kx.jpg Now feeling pretty much unstoppable, I turned my attention back to the HRE. I tried out the Nationalism and Imperialism casus belli in order to drag Austria into wars without alarming England or Spain. The results... were lackluster at best. Also my best king that I ever had immediately died two years after I got him, now I'm stuck in a 6 year old, waiting for my fourth bloody regency in this game to end. Since Russia is now guaranteeing the independence of Sweden and Hungary, my paths for expansion are very limited. It doesn't help that I'm still allied to Hesse and Bavaria. I'm still trying to figure out whether it is worth risking a bloody world war with just me and Russia against everyone else in order to unify Germany... but as of now, probably not.
  18. Alabastur

    A Compendium of Theories v.2

    Theory: the children of the forest created the Deep Ones to defeat the half-giant mazemakers; they created them by skinchanging into creatures of the sea and mated with human women: https://thesuddenstorm.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/the-truth-behind-the-drowned-god/
  19. OldGimletEye

    dany and sansa

    Of course, neither Jon nor Dany make any valid point about the food situation. Sandra might be the biggest idiot in the show, but she's got some stiff competition.
  20. Mystical

    dany and sansa

    I come to that conclusion because I can read. DUH. This is what she said. "She's come across some frosty people in her life, but she's been able to kind of get rid of them. She can't get rid of these guys." What else do you think 'getting rid off' means? The only other people in the show who have been 'frosty' towards her ended up dead.
  21. Kajjo

    My hope for AryaWaif holds on

    I agree with this reasoning. If it is really Jamie, then they might have thought to give too much away. In the book there are more options and readers are smarter and see more depth.
  22. Ghostlydragon

    Order of deaths to come.

    Another forgotten one sadly. I think if he were gonna come back we would have seen him there for Littlefinger's 'trial.
  23. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    My hope for AryaWaif holds on

    Thank you for your advice! And for sharing your knowledge, too!
  24. T and A

    My hope for AryaWaif holds on

    No! GRRM made that prophecy ambiguous. There are tons of prophecies in the books, none of them clear to us what it means. But in the books, you can tell those prophecies, because reading a book is different than watching something on television. I try to explain it: GoT is a tv series, aimed to a way larger audience than book readers. And it is a different story telling format. When they write the episodes, book readers are not their main aim. And if Jamie or Tyrion kills Cersei it will be a much bigger shock for the audience, than if the viewer has already aniticipated that with a prophecy, even if it is not clear who the valonquar is. You would give away that a little brother would kill her. You would also give away that Cersei will die. Of course the mojority of the viewers already think that Cersei will die, but telling it straight away is different. Also there is one golden rule for television and movies: show, don't tell. Exposition should be kept at minimum. Because televison works with pictures and aims different parts of our brains. If you want someone to tell you a story, you read it, and you don't watch it. That is for example why people are not happy with the Bran flashbacks. They feel weird, because it takes the flow of the story away, and starts to tell the audience what happend. It is just narrrative, no story. And it feels as if someone is suddenly starting to read the manual. The audience want to explore themself what happend. Not an overall narrator who gives the story away. I could go on and explain a lot more. You should check out some proffessional books, how television and movies works and why scripts for television and movies are different than books. And why they must be different than books. Alas, a lot of people here in this particular forum don't understand that, and thus they make arguements, that are just wrong.
  25. Kajjo

    Dany Fleeing After Jon Reveal

    Agreed. I hope know one believes that anyway. It is very unlikely that Daenerys will sit the Iron Throne anyway. (Just to the timeline: The years are pretty clear and there is no need to "opinions" here.)
  26. Kajjo


    We don't. Bipolar disorder is characterised by alternating euphoric and depressive periods. We used just the adjective "bipolar" to refer to two opposing traits of a character. This is a legitimate use of the adjective. It has nothing to do with the bipolar disorder. Sorry for any misunderstandings.
  27. Kajjo

    My Arya/Jon Endgame Theory

    Yes, I like the theory, because there are so many clues to Melisandre's burning heart, the fire in her, she is very old, she knows she has to die and so on.
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