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Online Hydra009

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #600 on: May 13, 2019, 03:44:31 PM »
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True... but I think for a long while after all that has happened, everyone is going to be sick of fighting and just want to worry about themselves.
Absolutely.  That's the intent of the books, from what I can gather.

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Of course, they might also think it's the perfect time to strike at their weaker enemies... or lack resources in their homelands. If anything, I will go back to Dorne... I think the world is really set up at this point for them to massively expand their power. Or the Iron Bank and Bravos...
Dorne and the Vale are particularly well set up to expand their borders into the Reach and Riverlands, respectively.

With the power vacuum and resulting lawlessness in their borderlands, traveling merchants need to be protected from banditry.  Detachments of troops should be selflessly dispatched to patrol the roads and provide much-needed security to vulnerable travelers.  The de facto occupation of foreign lands would be an unfortunate - but temporary - consequence of this noble endeavor.

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« Reply #601 on: May 13, 2019, 04:13:27 PM »
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She definitely is, but I would also argue the overwhelming majority of her victims were either people who deserved it (slave owners, rebellions) or people who started legitimate wars with her when she offered them a peaceful solution.
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Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #602 on: May 13, 2019, 07:46:47 PM »
Best way of describing season 8 is either dumpster fire, or a show that has abandoned plot logic and character in order to achieve the end of the show
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« Reply #603 on: May 13, 2019, 08:04:49 PM »
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Best way of describing season 8 is either dumpster fire, or a show that has abandoned plot logic and character in order to achieve the end of the show
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Offline Baruch

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #604 on: May 14, 2019, 12:23:53 AM »
I prefer Gandalf's view.  Don't be so quick to deal out death.  Being a monster is ... monstrous.  But becoming a monster, isn't a cure.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #605 on: May 14, 2019, 06:12:15 AM »
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I prefer Gandalf's view.  Don't be so quick to deal out death.
Great advice, and a central part of the GoT show/books.  There's a great scene in the book where a character confuses justice and revenge and many of the characters embody either revenge or justice.

We're meant to see the full results of vengeance and regret rooting for bloodshed in the first place.  In that at least, I think season 8 hit the mark.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #606 on: May 16, 2019, 02:21:56 PM »
s8e5:

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« Reply #608 on: May 17, 2019, 11:27:30 PM »
Scenes that I'm convinced happened offscreen, Part 1:

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #609 on: May 19, 2019, 06:11:48 PM »
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"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
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Offline Sal1981

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #610 on: May 19, 2019, 07:01:24 PM »
Well, some 2 hours until the Finale on HBO.
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Offline Sal1981

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #611 on: May 19, 2019, 10:41:11 PM »
Well, that was IMO a dull conclusion.

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« Reply #612 on: May 20, 2019, 01:04:01 AM »
Series Finale

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« Reply #613 on: May 20, 2019, 01:13:17 AM »
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Well, that was IMO a dull conclusion.

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I agree.  6/10.  Predictable paired with nonsensical and unrealistic.  How drab.

Broadly, it keeps to the themes of the books, but that's about it has going for it.

As for your loose end...

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #614 on: May 20, 2019, 01:30:30 AM »
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Series Finale

Spoilers without context

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In other words, Take their hard earned gilt and F**k the fans ;-(  There is a lot of writing now, IMHO, where the author treats the readers as "deplorablea".

On the there hand I fully agree with this ....

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Bran and the others can get burned to ash for all I care.  Death and life are inseparable partners.  The delusional deny this.

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