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Old 01-27-2019, 06:37 AM   #12151
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Yeah I'd sort of skimmed over that because he obviously dies, but 435 is way too much. The chance at ruler of Westeros is zero, the "LOLZ MAYBE THE NIGHT KING WILL WIN, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN GAME OF THRONES!" thing is absurd. Can you imagine how much it would ruin a rewatch of the show to know that none of this palace intrigue **** matters because in the end the ice monsters just bulldoze everyone?
Imagine the ****ing lawnmowers though. People would be PISSED
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:43 AM   #12152
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Viserion (the night kings dragon) will be the last alive after they burn everything up ... we don't need no dang walls nor castles.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:53 AM   #12153
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Imagine the ****ing lawnmowers though. People would be PISSED
Well, if the betting markets are right and Bran ends up on the Iron Throne, book reader lawnmowers will be flying pretty ****ing high.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:33 PM   #12154
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dude, easy on the spoilers bro
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:06 PM   #12155
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Who will be surviving ruler? sportsbook has a line on it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:28 PM   #12156
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The Hound probably, with Arya as the queen
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:15 PM   #12157
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Yeah I'd sort of skimmed over that because he obviously dies, but 435 is way too much. The chance at ruler of Westeros is zero, the "LOLZ MAYBE THE NIGHT KING WILL WIN, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN GAME OF THRONES!" thing is absurd. Can you imagine how much it would ruin a rewatch of the show to know that none of this palace intrigue **** matters because in the end the ice monsters just bulldoze everyone?
I mean, it’s definitely less likely than not, but you don’t see an ending where the palace intrigue is exactly what leads to the Night King winning? It would certainly fit with some of the themes of the show.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:25 PM   #12158
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I went back and rewatched Season 7 recently. Parts of it are excellent, but the bit where Jon falls into the water, pulls himself out and is rescued by Benjen, who immediately dies after giving Jon his horse etc. is just ridiculously stupid. I still love the show, but it’s difficult to imagine Martin writing this scene or signing off on it.

Arya fighting Brienne was solid. And I like the development of the Hound as a character.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:29 PM   #12159
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0.00% chance. It would be comically anticlimactic. It could be an appropriate ending to a short story, not to 8 seasons of television.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:10 AM   #12160
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I could see NK winning if they turned the show over to Paul Thomas Anderson or something because THE FROGS FALL ON EVERYONE or some deep-level artsy nonsense that gives film school upperclassmen something to debate. This is D&D though. They came to chew gum and service fans.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:39 PM   #12161
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I went back and rewatched Season 7 recently. Parts of it are excellent, but the bit where Jon falls into the water, pulls himself out and is rescued by Benjen, who immediately dies after giving Jon his horse etc. is just ridiculously stupid. I still love the show, but it’s difficult to imagine Martin writing this scene or signing off on it.
yeah this entire subplot was utter nonsense, let's just gather a load of popular characters together and manufacture some peril for them. It's this sort of thing that makes me suspect we're just getting the utterly dull Khaleesi and Jon save the world from Ice Zombies ending. PROVE ME WRONG WRITERS.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:50 PM   #12162
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would be pretty surprised if GRRM wasn't saving some big twists for the end
(that are almost certainly hiding in plain sight like R+L=J)


like how do you do this show the way that they have only to run with the most boring cliche ending possible? unless he's just like:
tv show = fan service ****
books = real ending
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:24 PM   #12163
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There's supposed to be one more "holy ****" moment:

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George RR Martin has yet to finish The Winds of Winter, but he shared story details with the Game of Thrones writers - including three huge "holy ****" moments.

TV fans may remember Stannis Baratheon sacrificing his daughter Shireen last season. That was the first one.

The second moment aired just last week, with Hodor's origin (hold the door!) finally shown to be as a result of Bran's time-travelling and warging.

As for the final "holy ****", well, you might have to wait a long time to find out.

"[It's] from the very end," showrunner David Benioff said.
As the first two show, though, it probably won't be some huge twist in the main story.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:30 PM   #12164
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I rewatched season seven too. The timelines were so ridiculous. A raven flies to the dragonglass island and a dragon flies back before the lake finishes freezing. John yelling "fallback" to his seven men on the rock isle when completely surrounded. And were they using dragonglass or their normal weapons, like the blacksmiths hammer?

Bronn saving Jami and they safely sit on the other end of the pond when they come up for air. Where did the dragon go?

So many unforced errors in the season. I hope the Starks in the crypts all become whitewalkers.

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:12 PM   #12165
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The timelines were so ridiculous. A raven flies to the dragonglass island and a dragon flies back before the lake finishes freezing.
In-world, that is supposed to be roughly the distance from New York City to the Mexican border, each way.

This isn't only nerd nitpicking, the distances are supposed to have narrative consequences. For instance, the reason the South (King's Landing, etc) are so complacent about the White Walkers and dismissive of the stories of the Night's Watch is in part because that **** is all a continent away.
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