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  2. It_spelt_Magalhaes

    No one really cares about KL massacre

    Including her sanity.
  3. Laughing Storm Reborn

    Westeros is NOT medieval Europe

    The amount of continental/global information the 1755 earthquake robbed us is astonishing
  4. TheFirstofHerName

    A season of Jons betrayal

    Not really. She always had to resort to violence when her attempts at mercy and peacekeeping failed. She flunked at ruling.. Even Daario told her she was not meant to sit on a chair in a palace but that she was a conqueror. That’s when she decided to abandon Meereen and go to Westeros.
  5. Lord Stackspear

    Jon killing Dany doesn’t work for me

    The choice was between a Queen Sansa Stark in Winterfell (and independence) or a King Stark in King’s Landing (and being part of the 7 kingdoms). I think you misunderstood what I was saying (or I didn’t make myself clear enough). What I was saying in my prior post is that, with the exception of Dorne, the idea that any of the 7 kingdoms would want independence with a Queen from their kingdom’s ruling family over no independence but with a King from their kingdom’s ruling family doesn’t make much sense in the world of Westeros. So, for example, what the Westerlands prefer? A Queen Lannister and independence or being part of the 7 kingdoms with a King Lannister? Would the Vale prefer a Queen Arryn with independce or being part of the 7 kingdoms with a King Arryn?
  6. I mean the president of HBO can hardly be expected to come out and say it was shit or even mildly criticise it. It's an exercise in damage limitation for HBO and the president has to protect the franchise especially with prequels in the pipeline. He even mentioned being on record as saying that he would have taken five more seasons which basically deflects the blame off the network and onto the showrunners.
  7. I was rewatching Dany's death scene, and I wondered: rather than stab her in the middle of kissing, wouldn't it be a fitting end if Jon pushed her to be impaled on the IT? Would kinda make more sense for Drogon to burn it afterwards, and it would be, I don't know, grander?
  8. I think this is the thing that is unique about this saga. A story can only tell the events of the time it covers. In this case it covered to just after the sacking of Kings Landing. No more, no less. Some stories for some people were not completed in that time. Some people were killed before there stories could have a "satisfying" arc. Some great evil people met their fate because ceilings caved in on them rather than being run through by the good and noble heros. This story was not about telling the story the audience wanted it was telling the story that was the story.
  9. Maithanet

    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Why doesn't Batman dance anymore? Remember the batusi?
  10. The book characters are irrelevant as far as the show is concerned. Sansa is Sansa plus Jayne Poole. Rosalynde is three characters from the books. Edmure isn't even the most senior member of House Stark. He is a minor bannerman to Sansa as lady of the North. It is utterly nonsensical for him to propose himself.
  11. Paul Ell

    Varys motives to return a Targarian to the Throne

    Seems the TV show did not provide a reason for Varys motives. Unlike the books which took Varys and the story in a different direction. I came up with my own explanation that fits the TV story. Illrio had his own selfish motives for putting Viserys on the Iron Throne. Viserys promised him wealth, status and power for his help. Illrio is the one who put things into motion on the ground. Arranging the marriage between Denarius and Khal Drogo and giving Dany the dragon eggs. But for Varys returning a Targarian to the Throne was a contingency plan, to have it as an option if things went to total shit in the 7 Kingdoms. It wasn't something he was actively striving to make happen during most of the show it was a backup plan and the more it looked like Joffrey would be a terrible King the more Varys chose to use the contingency plan.
  12. Laughing Storm Reborn

    Anyone Going To Watch The Prequel Series

    that's sad news, i like their comedic writting
  13. That was the only good scene in the finale. This is at leasy 70% of the reason why the finale was so terrible. The entire election council meeting was spent telling us stuff they should have spent at least an hour showing.
  14. Tywin et al.

    NBA Playoffs 2019 - Kawhi So Serious?!

    @briantw I don’t normally listen to Stephen A past the opening segment, but was that you who just called in?
  15. Martyn Bull

    A season of Jons betrayal

    Me too, if it's not a total civil war...
  16. DireWolfSpirit

    International Thread 3

    New report that the Islamic State is still 30,000 strong in Iraq and the Levant. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-obliterated-isis-lies_n_5b770480e4b018b93e9398b7 Directly contradicting American claims of having crushed these forces. They have lost territorial positions but the fighters are still out there and will undoubtably be heard from again, possibly concentrating more on international targets in future campaigns.
  17. Lion of the West

    Anyone Going To Watch The Prequel Series

    Don't know about watching them, but if I hear they're good I'll probably get them on DVD.
  18. Kaapstad

    A season of Jons betrayal

    I think Dario is already out of there and the slave masters are back in control.
  19. Apoplexy

    The Book of The Kingsguard - Help Me Decide

    Again, my question is how was Ned Stark important for the current set of events. I've said before, you may define main character differently, but that's not the point. I'm not speaking retroactively. My point is Ned Stark was there in the book with the sole purpose of dying. His death was supposed to be the catalyst for the war of the 5 kings from the beginning.
  20. OK, now I'm going to crank that up on the stereo and watch the scene again with the sound turned down. Cheers!
  21. Ice Queen

    Jon killing Dany doesn’t work for me

    Sure it is. You said you doubted the North would prefer a female over a male of pretty much anywhere else in the Seven Kingdoms. I don't think that's true. The Starks have ruled the North for 8000 years and are well-loved. The Northerners are just biding their time with Ramsay--his authority and stature in Winterfell derives from his marriage to Arya/Jeyne. That's how much clout they have. It was the only way to get the North to even remotely accept him as overlord. (The North doesn't accept him, but we'll have to wait and see how that plays out.) As I said, they would take Sansa and Arya in a hot minute over some dandy from the Reach or anywhere else in the realm. They may be women, but they're Starks and Northerners. That trumps all.
  22. Tywin et al.

    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    This debate seems analogous to Bond debates. Keaton and Bale are pretty universally considered the two best Batmans much like Connery and Craig are considered the two best Bonds. If you prefer nostalgia, you’re going to pick the originals. If you prefer realism, you’re taking the new ones. I personally side with the latter, both because of my age and the fact that Keaton and Connery physically don’t look like they could do anything their character does. Bale and Craig actually look the part, and both can claim they were the star of the best film in each franchise.
  23. I think the motivation is important, although I’m not saying the why can redime her, not at all. Is she looking to liberate people the same way she liberated slaves? That resonates with her difficult early life as she had to run away and run around with the “beggar king” because of powerful men? I’d still see echoes of the French Revolution in this, but as in both Winterfell and Dragonstone she spent time with lords and people of rank and never been seen talking with plain people, servants or civilians, or plain soldiers, she never asked how are they, how are they holding up. And now suddenly she wants to save them from... her own friends? (She does mention “from Dorne to Winterfell”).
  24. Lion of the West

    A Game of Thrones movie?

    I don't know about specifically a GoT movie, but certainly something set in Westeros. The Blackfyre Rebellion or Robert's Rebellion for could work in a movie.
  25. Apoplexy

    The Book of The Kingsguard - Help Me Decide

    I never said I had direct evidence. I say based on the entries for other members, it would be unusual to enter things happened after dismissal. Again, you don't have any evidence that entries were made for selmy or lucamore after their dismissal. Lucamore was disgraced and his heirs were forbidden from using his last name. I doubt the WB would record anything further. I never said that. You are putting words in my mouth. I wholeheartedly disagree. See above for reasons. If you provide me with evidence that Lucamore had his exploits at the wall recorded in the WB and it cannot be just manner of death, I'll concede. I don't think anything positive about lucamore would have been recorded in the WB, the way brienne did for Jaime.
  26. Denvek

    UK Politics: Awaiting MV3

    I did the same in the South West for the same reasons
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