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    It's clearly just plot armor, and if this was...

    It's clearly just plot armor, and if this was just any random action adventure series then that wouldn't be a big deal. ASoIaF, and in turn the show, became famous in part because it doesn't have...
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    I tried to resist, because there's so much...

    I tried to resist, because there's so much silliness in this episode, but picking one thing to be stupidly nitpicky about: Jon has to be undead now.

    There's just no way you fall into freezing...
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    The gaps between the books have been getting...

    The gaps between the books have been getting longer, with the gaps between the first three being just a couple of years, but:

    3-4: 5 years
    4-5: 6 years
    5- now: 6 years

    It's not as if he's...
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    While it's obviously harder to solve story...

    While it's obviously harder to solve story threads without someone else already having done it for you, it's hardly Martin's fault that what they have come up with is a bit pants. D&D and the other...
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    I was thoroughly entertained by this episode....

    I was thoroughly entertained by this episode. I've clearly been wrong all along in trying to take anything in the show seriously. So, so wrong.



    Nah, they've had years of lavishly paid...
  6. There have been many drawings of game characters...

    There have been many drawings of game characters over the years. I'm not much of an artist, but I used to doodle a lot. I remember drawing maps of RPG worlds and populating them with monsters and my...
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    I can't speak for shooters (the last one I played...

    I can't speak for shooters (the last one I played and enjoyed was Crysis), but implying that Skyrim or the Witcher3 are the the extent of what RPGs are these days is clearly nonsense. We have...
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    Just watched Birdman. On the one hand it's crazy...

    Just watched Birdman. On the one hand it's crazy impressive and Michael Keaton is absolutely amazing. On the other, it doesn't have anything to say about anything I care about and the subject matter...
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    Though I've somehow managed to stay away from the...

    Though I've somehow managed to stay away from the spoilers and leaks so far this season, I caved in and watched the leaked episode 6. I won't talk about it here of course, but I will say that as a...
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    Sure, but it's still an odd way to start your...

    Sure, but it's still an odd way to start your argument, and he also claims that Dany has "no ties to this land" which is clearly complete bull in a feudal society where her family ruled the kingdoms...
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    The RPG character reference was just meant...

    The RPG character reference was just meant mockingly, because that's how Arya's character feels lately. None of this has been set up: we've never seen her being trained with a sword (the few lessons...
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    I guess plot armour is just very buoyant. ...

    I guess plot armour is just very buoyant.




    I think the idea is that burning people alive parallels the Mad King. If they'd played it as a PR thing that'd be fine, but yeah, it's not like Dany...
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    Seems I underestimated the writers on that one....

    Seems I underestimated the writers on that one. They actually somehow made it at least a kilometre away from where they fell in, underwater and in armour, and Jaime with his golden hand and all.
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    Yeah, his text reeks of right-wing bullshittery...

    Yeah, his text reeks of right-wing bullshittery and is poorly argued, but he wasn't being hostile as far as I could tell and was trying to have a conversation to the best of his ability. The obvious...
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    I haven't read most of the thread here because it...

    I haven't read most of the thread here because it seemed to get tedious and accusatory real fast, but I was curious what all the fuss was about so went and read the original memo, as well as the memo...
  16. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/amat...

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/amateur-submarine-inventor-arrested-on-suspicion-of

    This is such a strange thing.

    TLDR: Danish man crowdfunds and builds a submarine. It sinks and...
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    Yeah, your example describes pretty much the...

    Yeah, your example describes pretty much the whole film, though, which makes me wonder which bits you liked. It's like having the director sat on your shoulder, screaming in your ear: "LOOK AT THIS!...
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    So, I watched the new Ghostbusters. It's not a...

    So, I watched the new Ghostbusters. It's not a good film.

    Now that I've seen it, I can safely say that the grand "controversy" of making the Ghostbusters ladies was just as stupid and pointless as...
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    Yeah, she's certainly heat tolerant to some...

    Yeah, she's certainly heat tolerant to some extent.




    It's in the chapter where we catch up with Dany again, at Drogon's "Dragonstone". I went and dug up the relevant text:



    It's a tiny...
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    Well, Dany did specifically say that they had...

    Well, Dany did specifically say that they had just enough ships left over to land the Dothraki (not that it made much sense, but the script needed it, so of course they conveniently did). I'm not...
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    It's a blur, but it looks a whole lot like Bronn...

    It's a blur, but it looks a whole lot like Bronn and is wearing similar clothes (leathers, no armour) so it'd be weird if it wasn't him. Definitely a full-sized man and we get shots from Tyrion's...
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    Yeah, it happens in the show as well. Dany isn't...

    Yeah, it happens in the show as well. Dany isn't fire proof in the books, either.




    And I would have cheered had that happened.
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    Nah, Sam's dad said that they'd already secured...

    Nah, Sam's dad said that they'd already secured the gold inside King's Landing just before the attack happened, so what they lost was men and supplies (and presumably a whole lot of morale). Silly...
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    Howl's Moving Castle is, unsurprisingly for a...

    Howl's Moving Castle is, unsurprisingly for a Miyazaki film, beautiful, full of quirky characters and has a heart the size of.. well, the biggest heart you could imagine. The plot meanders a little...
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    Maybe I'm blessed, there have only been two...

    Maybe I'm blessed, there have only been two salespeople knocking at my door in the last 15 years since I moved back to Gothenburg, one from the "renter's association" (a union of sorts that helps...
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