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  2. The Marquis de Leech

    Tolkien 3.0

    Have you read The Silmarillion? If not, start there, and see how you do. If you have, go for The Children of Hurin, then Unfinished Tales.
  3. Martell Spy

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

    Anita Hill Bashes Biden, Demands He Apologize to ‘Other Women’ ‘I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I’m sorry for what happened to you,’ Hill told The New York Times of her conversation with the ex-veep. https://www.thedailybeast.com/anita-hill-bashes-biden-demands-he-apologize-to-other-women?source=articles&via=rss
  4. Triskele

    Gold, Daggers, and re-reads.

    And OP already edited at least once but not those edits.
  5. The Marquis de Leech

    Tolkien 3.0

    And then you wouldn't have the source of conflict, the motor for a story. Aldarion and Erendis is not, at its heart, an epic story. It's a story with very low stakes - the conflict between a distracted husband, and a wife who wants a family... which has implications with their daughter. It's also an extremely sad story, given how relatable it is. Galadriel and Celeborn doesn't quite work as an analogy, because neither have to worry about biological clocks.
  6. Gendelsdottir

    What about the rest of the world?

    I lightheartedly speculated in another thread that the Titan of Braavos and the Dothraki horse statues, etc., could come to life - for whatever values of "life" exist in Planetos - and join the fun. Realistically I doubt it will happen. Activity is contracting to a couple of key nodes, and 4 episodes won't give much time to revisit old ground.
  7. Martini Sigil

    The Orville Season 2

    Holy shit this is a terrific show.... last week's "meh" of a show has a huge payoff....
  8. Queen Sansa Stark

    What should we expect from the Vale?

    I forgot to mention. Some of these mountain clansmen had been present during Sansa's wedding with Tyrion. If she would meet them it's highly likely some of them know she's married to Tyrion and would know not to do something with her. If you think about it Sansa IS the perfect person to be the diplomat for both the Vale and Clansmen. To the Vale, she would be Ned's daughter and the distant niece of Yohn Royce and to the Mountain Clansmen, she would be their benefactor's wife. However, with that said. There's also the possibility that Sansa's TWOW storyline can go in a completely different direction. In her very last AFFC chapter she learns that Jon has become the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and she does sense Jon's death when she descends from the Eyrie. Plus the way her TWOW chapter ends is very ominous. Her identity as Sansa Stark could be exposed thanks to a failed kidnapping attempt and that forces her to flee the Vale and go to Castle Black and hope that Jon will keep her safe. In many ways, Sansa's storyline is very hard to predict. Personally, I am more in favor of the latter scenario. Right now, what Sansa needs the most is someone who she can trust and rely on unconditionally and Jon could provide that to her. In return Jon needs Sansa.
  9. The Scabbard Of the Morning

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    It’s not that odd, the whole point of bringing up something as hideous as cannibalism is to make the point that even that isn’t as bad in the eyes of the gods as breaking guest right.
  10. mcbigski

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Was that the waiter looking guy?
  11. Joe Pesci

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Yeah that one stung. Even more so due to them then reaching for Burns and he's a bust. Eh, that's the crapshoot of the NFL Draft.
  12. karaddin

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    Ok I think I need to abbreviate to keep this concise so I'm gonna to use the following short hand. Timeline 1 (T1) is the timeline all the movies have taken place in and all the characters we know are from here. Timeline 2 (T2) is the timeline where our avengers appear during the battle of New York, in this timeline Loki has escaped with the tesseract. Timeline 3 (T3) is the timeline where Nebula and War Machine knock out Quill and our Nebula gets captured. T2 is relatively unknown, it's possible that our Cap manages to track Loki down and return him to where he's supposed to be and this timeline snaps back to normal, collapsing back into T1. I don't think this is likely as our Cap has also revealed to the Shield Hydra agents that he knows they're Hydra and I think that has knock on consequences. I think T2 and T3 are actually the same timeline because the location and actions of Thanos don't fit neatly with events of GotG1 - it was one of Ronan's minions that was in the solar system but in T3 Thanos just happens to be nearby himself and is only now sending Gamora and Nebula to Ronan to go get the power stone. I think these changes can easily be explained by knock on effects of Loki getting away without needing to go into details. In T3 T1-Nebula is captured and replaced by T3-Nebula. They figure out how to miniaturise Thanos's ship, T3-Nebula travels to T1 and then brings the ship in behind her. At this point T3-Thanos along with all his troops, minions and T3-Gamora and T1-Nebula are brought through to T1 as well. T1-Nebula shoots and kills T3-Nebula but they are actually distinct people from the moment T3 split off from T1. With the model of time travel used in the movie it's not possible to cause someone to stop existing by killing their past self because they have anyway lived past that point, attempting to change it causes a separate timeline to fork off. In T3 I agree with you the the absence of Gamora should mean the GotG never get together and Ronan probably succeeds, but T1 is already set in stone and she was there for that. This is the point where I think they have messed up, because the time travel model doesn't allow for the explanation of "Steve always went back in time and was Peggy's husband all along", as soon as he travels to 1953 or wherever that should be a big enough change to create a T4. I guess the handwave is the he is very careful and doesn't change anything major which would allow for the above explanation to work.
  13. IlyaP

    Gold, Daggers, and re-reads.

    Dagger and Coin! Dagger and Coin! Daniel Abraham!
  14. Nictarion

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Beautiful majestic tiger colors>>>piss yellow and black anyway, I knew you guys were going to steal Bush. You all are still salty about us grabbing WJ3 before you could.
  15. Ramsay B.

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    You see his footwear? They were like black platform sneakers. So weird.
  16. briantw

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    At some point, someone told Bush that suit was a good idea. He should fire that person.
  17. Joe Pesci

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    It beats what he would have been wearing every Sunday this fall if he'd been taken one pick later...
  18. Gendelsdottir

    Ghost

    This. The wolf scenes are filmed in Canada, and there are federal and provincial production tax credits involved. https://popgoesthenews.com/2016/04/25/season-premiere-of-game-of-thrones-was-very-canadian/
  19. lakin1013

    Theory: Bran Told Tyrion About Jon

    OH. completely disagree. Sam is the one to write the story, not Tyrion. Samwise, Samwell - doesn't matter, Sam, lover of books, will write the story. :-)
  20. Nictarion

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Solid pick for the Bengals. Gotta fix our dogshit OL.
  21. hallam

    Order of deaths to come.

    I think Jamie will die saving Bran. It is the most logical arc for him and the reason why Bran called him an old friend. Of course, killing the Night king turns Jamie into the new Night's king! And his hand regenerates so he can fulfill the valonquar prophecy.
  22. DMC

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    Yeah that's kinda what I was getting at.
  23. Nictarion

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Wtf is Bush wearing?
  24. hallam

    Order of deaths to come.

    He is being paid $6.4 million for the season. Jamie was reportedly one of the actors who sighed a long term contract a couple of seasons ago. They wouldn't know how many episodes he would be used in then and all the top five would be getting the same amount and have clauses to the effect that they all get the same raises Methinks Cersei is getting $6.4 million this season as well despite not appearing this week and almost certainly not next week either. At any rate, the fact he has been in three feature films since despite being one of the leads in the the longest and bloodiest fight scene so far looks more likely to mean he is a gonna.
  25. Nictarion

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Fuck the Steelers. I knew this would happen.
  26. Ramsay B.

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Can’t make this shit up.
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