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by Wimsey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Winds of Winter
Topic: The winds of winter release date
Replies: 19
Views: 5055

Re: The winds of winter release date

It's the 5th of January, dammit! I am entitled to my annual "No, I'm still not done with Winds of Winter but I hope to be by the end of the year" statement!
;) :mrgreen:
by Wimsey
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: My predictions for season 8 before knowing any spoilers
Replies: 13
Views: 2934

Re: My predictions for season 8 before knowing any spoilers

Sean_C wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Book Tyrion wants revenge on Cersei. TV Tyrion has never shown any such desire, in particular since he left KL. He’s the purest good guy main character on the show, give or take Jon.
One, yes, Tyrion has expressed it, and, two, there are no "pure[st] good guys" on the show.
by Wimsey
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: How to get SoI&F seasons!
Replies: 0
Views: 269

How to get SoI&F seasons!

How you can get the weird seasonality in SoI&F comes up periodically among SoI&F fans. So, here is a link to a tongue-in-cheek article written (pseudonymously, of course!) by climate scientists at Bristol!
https://www.paleo.bristol.ac.uk/~ggdjl/ ... es_1.0.pdf
by Wimsey
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: My predictions for season 8 before knowing any spoilers
Replies: 13
Views: 2934

Re: My predictions for season 8 before knowing any spoilers

jpknitt wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:24 am
So if Tyrion IS playing the long con it doesn't count because I predicted it. :D
heh, touché! But, again: expect something just a little more parsimonious! 8-)
by Wimsey
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: Do you think Bran is the Night King?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Do you think Bran is the Night King?

Stormborn wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:42 pm
Having said that it was an enjoyable theory but I don't think there's anything to support it in what we've seen so far.
Like most fan theories, it employs Macco's Sponge: look for the least parsimonious explanation and assume that it's true even after it doesn't happen! :D
by Wimsey
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: Do you think Bran is the Night King?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Do you think Bran is the Night King?

There are holes in the theory that the NK is Azor Ahai/prince that was promised/the last hero, but I think it's very possible. Any thoughts? It is much more plausible that R'hllor is both the remnant and apotheosis of Azor Ahai. The Great Other was around before Azor Ahai, after all, but we've no i...
by Wimsey
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: My predictions for season 8 before knowing any spoilers
Replies: 13
Views: 2934

Re: My predictions for season 8 before knowing any spoilers

In any event, I really just want to see something that NOBODY saw coming. :D heh, at this point, EVERYTHING has been predicted by someone! I think that there are two possibilities for relatively big surprises: the Why? of the White Walkers, and what exactly R'hllor is. Neither will be something tha...
by Wimsey
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 4983

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

I personally feel that it would be DnD to blame, not the viewers, for portraying power as corrupting for women more than men. (In the systemic/covert way). I do not think that this is true. Show!Cersei is not portrayed as having been corrupted by power: she is portrayed as a selfish and unthinking ...
by Wimsey
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 4983

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

I think there is a degree of dislike of Dany that is unfair and subconsciously sexist. I agree entirely. A certain group of fans have been "Hillarying" Daenerys since before Hillarying was a verb. Well, almost entirely: I think that there is some conscious sexism involved, too! Fantasy fandom is fi...
by Wimsey
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: The Winds of Winter
Topic: The She-Wolf of the Vale
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: The She-Wolf of the Vale

I am a person who has never disliked Sansa the way some readers have. For me, it was not so much dislike of Sansa as dislike of Martin's writing of Sansa. Given what we've gotten on the show, I am beginning to appreciate the idea of the "Stupid Duckling" character arc. However, I think that the arc...