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  2. DMC

    Going to Weddings

    This one often annoys me. Actually, the last wedding I went to last year was one of my old phud friends, and the mrs. and him actually arranged for buses to take attendees back to the main hotel they had suggested. That was pretty cool.
  3. Dragonglass Order

    Discussing Sansa XXXV: Queens of Ice and Fire

    Am I the only one who thought there was something romantic between Sansa and Theon? At first, the tearful reunion I interpreted as a brother/sister thing, but then they're smiling at each other in the middle of a musical montage showing a bunch of other couples. It seemed like there was something going on there - and it would explain why they had a more emotional reunion than anyone in episode 1 (not that I don't think the other reunions *should* have been more emotional).
  4. Ser Uncle P

    Faceless Men and Iron Bank

    It would be very hard to finance a campaign to conquer Braavos. Doubt any other bank than the Iron Bank could lend that type of funds...
  5. Jabar of House Titan

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    I agree. In the books, the last will and testament of Robb Stark will likely end up legitimizing Jon as a Stark anyways. The show had no such will so Jon became a bastard king. The northern lords offered to do so but Jon refused out of respect for Sansa...which is okay but... The North will still see Jon as a child of the North. He is still a Stark by way of his mother Lyanna whom they loved, he was raised in the North (everyone already knows that Jon was born in the south) and he is Ned Stark's nephew. Anyone intimately associated with Ned Stark gets an automatic boost in popularity.
  6. QueenAnne

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    One of them has to die and I think dany will be the one that dies at the end. Jon doesn't want to take the throne anyway he should've made it clear to her
  7. HelenaExMachina

    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Richard Madden will be in Rocket Man, the Elton John biopic thingy. Harry Lloyd will be in S3 of Legion
  8. Rhom

    NBA Playoffs 2019 - Raging Harden

    I know the Rockets will advance... but seeing that Oh-fer from deep for an entire quarter while Donovan Mitchell outscored them really raised some ugly memories. Hard to really believe in them over the Warriors.
  9. No, that's not it. Independent voters, at least the ~10% that are actually swing voters, still matter. And polling strongly suggests they think impeachment is stupid.
  10. King Jon Snow Stark

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    I think it would have satisfied the North if a newly legitimized Jon Stark married Daenerys. Unless Jon only tells Daenerys and does the wedding to keep the alliance together. But Jon is not Ned Stark he cant keep a secret.
  11. Jabar of House Titan

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    Clearly Daenerys WANTS to be a homebody and raise children and bake cookies. Why else does she continue to mourn Drogo and Rhaego so much? Why else does she follow Jon to the ends of the earth? Why else did she stay in Meereen so long? Why was she so ready and willing to marry Hizdahr? Come on now. Daenerys knows exactly where home was in episode 1. Her very first scene began with her longingly staring across the Narrow Sea in Pentos. What's directly across from Pentos? King's Landing and Dragonstone....aka home. Daenerys just wants a home. She clearly thought she could make a nice home for herself with Drogo (and she was sorta correct in doing so). She clearly loved and respected Viserys in spite of what he became in the end...why else would she - as his heir - take up his quest? Why would she feel so honored when Drogo told her that he would put Rhaego on the Iron Throne? She was clearly okay with putting the crown on Rhaego's head. Up until Rhaego and Drogo died...
  12. Tywin et al.

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

    So it’s like band camp?
  13. King Jon Snow Stark

    Jon dying and resurrected a second time?

    After watching the first episode again I can see it. She has matured.
  14. Jabar of House Titan

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    How so? They've already done the deed several times over. They've literally ran the whole gamut of sexual activities. They've already admitted that they are deeply in love with each other. What is marriage after all? Avuncular marriages (marriages between aunts/uncles and their nephews/nieces) is not all that strange in Westeros. Granted, it's a bit more odd and unconventional than cousin-cousin marriages but no one seems to flinch at an aunt/nephew or uncle/niece marriage like they do marriages or sexual relationships between siblings and parents/children. Plus, a marriage between them is the only way that the northerners would be satisfied enough to pay obeisance to both Daenerys and the Starks.
  15. Bittersweet Distractor

    Elimination Game #??: Who Comes Out of GOT S.8 the Best

    +Drogon -Lyanna
  16. Bran Snow

    So Now We Know...

    I see it as bad programming then revenge. He was created by the CotF as a weapon to fight the First Men. They just did too "good" of a job creating him that he just wants to destroy everything. They didn't really make a way to control him so the weapon turned on everyone. The CotF then had to work with the First Men to stop the NK. Ironically, the weapon did stop the war between the Cotf and The First Men when they had to band together.
  17. HelenaExMachina

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

    Keeping on the right side of history again https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/22/us-un-resolution-rape-weapon-of-war-veto
  18. Bittersweet Distractor

    We didn’t see the Night King at he end of E02

    Yeah I do to be honest, I just don’t feel enough about the NK and Army of the Dead storyline to want it to go beyond one big battle, I also sort of think people are giving the NK more tactical kudos than he deserves, I don’t think the Army of the Dead is nearly as well organised as the livings, by default they can’t be as 99% of them are mindless zombies.
  19. Lollygag

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    I'm discussing the books here. The poster was asking where the iron sword thing comes from.
  20. Howland Reed

    "F*** Tradition" - Breaking Patriarchy

    I never post much, but just needed some form of release. This scene was so awesome in my opinion, easily one of the best in the show period. It could be that I always really loved knighthood, kings guard all that jazz etc... The only problem I guess I have is that I bet a lot of people (casual fans) don't get the true implications of being knighted, especially by non other than one of the most famous knights alive, the Kingslayer. Not sure how people will think of that, but the idea of this crazy controversial knight, knighting this woman is just epic. That scene god damn, it was a thing of beauty.
  21. Cas Stark

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    In the first episode you mean, LOL? She wanted to go home in 1 episode, even though she doesn't know where 'home' is. From 2-6, she becomes comfortable as Khaleesi, and doesn't appear to have any problem with her brother's plan to go to Westeros. After Drogo kills Vicerys, from eps 6-10 she wants to retake the IT, and she does for the rest of the series so far. Dany is a conqueror, not a home body, she's not going to end the show raising children and baking cookies. The dragon plants no trees.
  22. Jabar of House Titan

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    If a character is A-list, then why would a plot that they would be heavily involved in be C-list Aegon is a character who was talked about in the first novel and then foreshadowed heavily (i.e. prophesized) in the climax of the second novel. Surely Davos has much more important things to do than working a soup kitchen. At the end of the day, I think you have a reductive way at looking at a story. To you, you seem to think that if a character doesn't appear in the first book of a series, then then that character is automatically unimportant. When the next book comes out, you'll see....
  23. Rhom

    Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

    Got a couple replies...
  24. What characters (primary, secondary, and tertiary) with secret identities have been revealed, how have they been revealed, and what purpose did the twist serve? Answer those questions, and it will help answer the OP, no?
  25. Hound's She-wolf

    Raising the dead

    I wonder if the NK can raise people that are pledged or follow other faiths? It seems like the vast majority of his army is made of wildlings and northerners, all who follow the old gods. Whereas the Iron Born, if they have given themselves to the Drowned God, and their phrase 'What's dead may never die'are they wight proofed? If they belong to their god and their bodies can't be reanimated by the NK. Or if it matters at all.
  26. None of this is reflective of our historical record, and makes no sense within the world of Planetos, either. The Andals are clearly an aggressive, warring people. Letting your castle fall into ruin means losing your lands. This was the entire point of having a castle; it gives you the ability to project force into the surrounding countryside. Moreover, castles are a symbol of status, wealth, and power. Having a powerful keep positions you as wealthier and more resilient to military aggression than your neighbor. Those are powerful social tools; the same kind of status-seeking is what drove the nobility in Europe to ruin for much of the Early Modern period (not to mention before and after). Hell, Louis XIV built Versailles to keep his nobles under his eye, and instituted ornate court procedures to keep them too bankrupt from raising an army. The castle-destroying campaigns you mention were all top-down efforts by a higher authority. It makes no sense that Pentoshi Andals would all willingly collaborate in a campaign of castle destruction. If it was the Valyrians insisting that castles be destroyed, or doing the destroying themselves, then that is another story. But adds additional credence to the idea that the culture of "Andalos" today is not synonymous with "ancient" Andalos. The Valyrians came in and knocked it all down, literally in some cases. Else, why give a shit about castles and whatever? They wanted to break down local power and reintroduce their own system. Over time, this obviously will corrupt the local Andals, as other Valyrian settlers move in and intermarry. Long story short, there is literally no reason to believe that a bunch of Andal nobles migrated to Pentos, and then just up and decided they didn't want to maintain their castles any more. This is the exact opposite of in-universe and real world history. Nobles don't go into trade, not willingly. They care to excess about social status and prestige. And in a feudal culture, they want to maintain and expand their ability to fight with their neighbors. For proof, look at Westeros, which has thousands of years of extant Andal culture. The nobility of the Vale is the stuffiest of all, obsessed with prestige to the point of genteel poverty for both. It would take an outside force to change that; Valyria.
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