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  2. Nagini's Neville

    A closer look at Roslin Frey

    We don't really know how old Edmure is though, just that he is younger that Cat and Lysa
  3. Ser Reptitious

    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    No worries, I get where you are coming from. On the "deeply divided" thing, it's not that I actually see it that way, I was simply predicting what hard-core Conservative-types would end up saying.
  4. The Sunland Lord

    Literature Of Old: Plutarch, Appian, Herodotus

    Also has anyone read the Civil Wars 1-5 from Appian? Very different manner of writing than Plutarch, for example, and different purpose overall, but their stories seem to check with each other, about what happened in Rome and its dominions during civil wars. Seems to me, very free spirited writers for a time when the Empire is in its full growth. The freedom of speech was on a good level I imagine.
  5. I have no idea why someone has to lose a loved one at the start. Sure, it'll make the stakes more real, but I'm not really buying that Perrin will be Perrin if he already has a dead wife. On the other hand, it might add texture to his insane overprotectiveness of Faile, and that obsession with rescuing her no matter the cost, but the books managed to explain those without a dead wife well enough. But given that they've cast this character who has a single paragraph dedicated to her in the 4th book, I'm resigning myself to seeing her be his wife. If they don't fridge her, that could maybe be something, but I'm not hopeful.
  6. Jeor

    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Chance to go 3rd and completely blown. If Aubameyang isn't on form, then Arsenal have nothing going for them.
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  8. Simon Steele

    Reven 2018 film

    Anyone else see this movie? A warning, it's a rpae revenge movie but it's not like others in the genre. I found couldnt take my eyes off the screen. It's stylish and deep.
  9. You read Watchmen as a kid? I was more into characters like Marty McFly, Alan Grant, and Luke Skywalker, myself.
  10. Nagini's Neville

    Gender relations in Westeros

    yeah in the Night's Watch there should be more rape and sexual violence going on among the men for it to be realistic. Especially if they are so willing to rape women so easily. And they are mostly criminals.
  11. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    A one year gap I believe.
  12. Yeah, like I said on Friday, Clinton's comments are mostly just confusing and dumb. All they do is grant Gabbard more attention at a time when she barely has enough money to continue running for president. But I also think it's important to make clear that throwing this language around of Russian "assets" or "grooming" is incredibly irresponsible and should be condemned. I didn't like it when many on the right implied or outright labeled everybody up to and including John Murtha as a traitor and coward, and I don't like it now.
  13. Ser Hedge

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/21/what-does-boris-johnsons-withdrawal-bill-actually-say
  14. felice

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I'm assuming there's a significant gap between Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker during which Threepio could have gotten to know all the other survivors of the Resistance quite well...
  15. Can’t speak for others but I always thought Walt was worse than a henchman following orders because he did things like poison a child or let Jane die because he thought both things would be best for Jesse. That’s a whole other level of sick. And Dany thinks she’s doing what’s best for others...hmmmm.
  16. Kalbear

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    Oh don't get me wrong, I think Clinton fucked well and truly up. (though on the grand scheme of things it's not particularly newsworthy). Gabbard is now going to go for the "fuck you Clinton" vote, which from judging here has a number of people willing to vote for whatever that is, and even better it's a woman so they can be all 'see, I'm not misogynistic' about it. Gabbard is just not that relevant, and even if she runs 3rd party it's likely not going to draw that many people away. Also also, the amount of vitriol over this actual line is pretty disproportionate: Gabbard is clearly the favorite of the Russians, by twitter bot metrics and RT mentions. She speculates that she would be the candidate if Jill Stein doesn't give it up. It was definitely not something she should have jumped into, mind you, but seriously - you'd think that Clinton called her a traitor and thought she should be killed or something.
  17. The problem is the use of the loaded term "asset," as well as suggesting the Russians are "grooming" Gabbard for a 3rd party run (which is completely unfounded and fairly batshit for someone of Clinton's stature to suggest). The language suggests intent on behalf of Gabbard and Stein when there's absolutely no evidence of such. It is very dangerous to start casting aspersions that are tantamount to treason on individuals simply based on their foreign policy beliefs, however misguided those beliefs are. Anyone that lived through Dubya's Iraq War should understand this. A better term for Gabbard and Stein (and Trump for that matter) may be "useful idiots," but even that has Red Scare connotations I'm not crazy about.
  18. Seems kind of strange considering he goes out of his way to show how complex Jaime actually is via his POV chapters, and we see the Hound do good things throughout the series, even if he's a miserable cunt about it. Rorschach, on the other hand, is pretty clearly just a violent sociopath. At least, that's clear to me in my thirties. I thought he was super cool when I was a kid.
  19. Kalbear

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    I kind of thought that given the circles she runs in and the bot army she has helping her it was obvious gabbard is being groomed as a russian asset. That doesnt mean she is a spy or even an agent - it means, like Trump, she's being used to improve russian goals. Being staunchly pro Assad is a good example. So is her saying so publicly that Trump didnt collude with the Russians and the Mueller report was bullshit. So was her going against the magnitsky act. Jill Stein is more overt here given her multiple trips and speaking gigs in Russia, but it isn't exactly a secret or a reach.
  20. Rorschach is a great, realized character. He is super interesting. But a lot of people think hes a good guy. They want to be like him. They think hes cool and smart and knows what's going on. As that vulture article points out, he is kind of a massive fuckup. He is a pathetic loser who rages against the world in a badly aimed way accomplishing nothing of note. He is a conspiracy nut who would fit right in with the worst of the alt right. Theres nothing wrong with liking the character. Theres something very wrong with admiring him.
  21. aromaticanalysis

    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    Uh... no.
  22. Vice has a rundown of Easter eggs from the first episode. Some minor speculation about future stories.
  23. The Marquis de Leech

    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    What happened to the standard "I support two teams. X and anyone playing England"?
  24. Nagini's Neville

    How I imagined the Hound

    Yeah, that is definitely more of the show Hound. Always a spooky scene imo. How did he know she wanted to push Joff? We had that topic before Oh, that's so true. I have never looked at it that way: Gallant Sandor and violent Sansa I always just thought, dude, how tall must he be, that he has to kneel to dab her lip? I guess now I have my answer, but Sansa's legs are a little to short and also Joffrey and the other Kingsguards have just kind of vanished lol
  25. Yeah my impression leaving the theater for the first time was Veidt must have had some type of super-speed. The others, though, just seemed like they were awesome at fighting like Batman or any other regular-powered action star.
  26. Eh, I’ve seen GRRM say he was surprised so many people liked Jaime Lannister and the Hound. Good characters are good characters. Rorschach and Ozy are probably my favorites from both mediums of Watchmen. Guess I’m a bad person.
  27. Triskele

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    Taibbi has thoughts on Hillary (and the Russia's behind it accusations more generally). Pretty sure he himself has been accused of being a Russian asset of some kind. He forgot to mention Greenwald unless I missed it. ETA: For the record, I think Taibbi is too dismissive of how much legit reason to worry about Russia that there is right now, but I also think that Clinton should not be talking about this like she is. Those things can certainly both be true.
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