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OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I'm starting to feel about GoT the way peeps are feeling over in the TWD thread....

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...BORING.


    My message to George RR Martin :

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    I may watch this season when it's all done. Or I may not. Honestly I'd rather re-watch Garth Marenghi's Darkplace or Mighty Boosh instead. Be a better use of my time.
     
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  2. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    You're not gonna like the second ep in that case
     
  3. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I think I'm just going to consider the series finished after having read Storm of Swords.
     
  4. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    Dragon queen wishes she had swag like Aguilera on the voice.
     
  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Arya Stark is legal everywhere as of today.
     
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    b1os Senior member

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    Bad for business, right?
     
  7. Harold falcon

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    I don't mind. There are plenty of divorcees who need representation. And they've legalized gay marriage here in PA so I'll get more gay divorcees too.
     
  8. Mariokartfever

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    When I was reading the first book I kind of always imaged Arya to be the ugly duckling of the Stark family, who would mature into a beautiful swan.

    The show has gone ahead and spoiled the fact that she grows up into an ugly duck.
     
  9. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I'm sure you could easily design a more beautiful World of Warcraft avatar for your own pleasure.
     
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  10. Mariokartfever

    Mariokartfever Senior member

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    Why make a low polygon WoW character when I can order an anime waifu pillow?
     
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  11. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    But.. but.. they're high polygon models now!
     
  12. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    It truly sucks that people (even so called "fans") are focused more on Arya's appearance than her character and what she's had to go through. You would never hear anyone criticizing how handsome/ugly Jon Snow, Ned Stark, or Stannis are.
     
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  13. Mariokartfever

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    Not on a board filled with mostly straight men, at least.

    You can't say a big part of John Snow's popularity doesn't come from his looks, given that Kit Harrington is arguably the worst actor in the show (maybe tied with Emilia Clarke).
     
  14. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    I'm not talking about a character's popularity so you can put away the strawman. You said while reading the books, you imagined Arya growing up to be "beautiful" (shocker...). On top of that, you basically called the actress portraying her "ugly" as if that has any bearing to the story whatsoever.

    "I want female characters that kick ass and take names..........but can they look like runway models too?"

    Nerd entitlement in a nutshell.
     
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  15. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Um, what? That seems to be a pretty common object of commentary with respect to Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister.

    (Written before I saw your last post, Neo, which clarifies what you meant. But still, I think you're exaggerating the distinction. If Jaime Lannister in particular were played by someone unattractive, I'm sure you'd here lots of complaints. Ned Stark and Stannis are red herrings, because they're not the sort of character that likely would be the source of reader crushes anyway.
     
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  16. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    I understand where you are coming from, LD. Male characters' looks are just as talked about whether it's the handsome Jaime or the grotesqueness of the Hound. I just find it ludicrous to assume that there are just as many readers picturing Rickon to grow up looking like Brad Pitt than there are readers picturing Arya to be some sort of beautiful, warrior princess instead of the scruffy, hard-luck, survivor that she truly is. It's utterly laughable and speaks to the need for female characters (whether passive or in the forefront) to meet a nerd's "hotness" meter.
     
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  17. lawyerdad

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    I agree there's an imbalance, but isn't that in part attributable to: (1) guys tend to be fantasy geeks, and GOT geeks, with more frequency than girls, particularly in adolescence/puberty; (2) guys are guys and are much more likely to fit any female character into one of the roles in their private porn fantasies; (3) the guys referenced in (1) are especially likely to do this because they don't have the outlet of sex with real girls?
     
  18. grundletaint

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    Who wants to look at an ugly broad?
     
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  19. Neo_Version 7

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    Oh, definitely I'm with you on that. I'm not oblivious to the shortcomings of your stereotypical fantasy geek. But 5 seasons in (let's stick with the show for argument's sake), GoT has given us a rich cast of scheming, complex, characters both male & female. I just thought singling out Maisie Williams as "ugly" kind of diminishes what she does with the part, that's all. Instead, why not critique her story arc or the actress' performance? This behaviour just reinforces the low-key sexism that exists in the fantasy fanbase.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but are you not the one mourning over another character no longer showing tittay?
     
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