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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I vote for technical inaccuracy in this regard.

So does Ygritte. She's a fan of "that thing".
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I am getting tired of ALL of the Starks....They are supposed to be the team to root for?
The answer is yes and no. Martin doesn't show everybody as being strictly good or bad. He prefers to show them as a mixture of things. This makes the characters more realistic, including being smart or stupid.
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Tyrion Lannister - Triple Crown winner (Wit, Effectiveness and pound for pound best with the ladies)
My favorite Tyrion quote:

"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burnt. The Drowned God wants his enemies drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious c-nts? Where is the god of t-ts and wine?" smile.gif
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So does Ygritte. She's a fan of "that thing".
To paraphrase an old song, it don't mean you swing if you ain't got that thing.....
Edited by RobertR - 5/14/13 at 1:40pm
post #3003 of 4834
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Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

So does Ygritte. She's a fan of "that thing".

Kind of puts a different spin on "kissed by fire" biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I vote for technical inaccuracy in this regard.

Along those lines, but much less provocative... I don't think I've ever seen so many unused or healed-over ear-piercings as I have in this show. It's beginning to catch up with "anachronistically healthy teeth" as the one thing that keeps reminding me that these are actors.
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^^^^ yeah, I think there was scene with Ygritte on Sunday where in profile, you could see the "hole" in her ear. But I justified that by assuming if there were dragons, facechangers, re-animation of the dead, pirates, etc. that these folks were pretty hip and ear piercings weren't that unusual. She just wasn't wearing her bone earrings at the time smile.gif
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What is everyone thinking about Dany's threat?
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

What is everyone thinking about Dany's threat?
She'll make good on it, of course. We know her attitude towards slavemasters.
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

What is everyone thinking about Dany's threat?

I dunno... I think she might be getting a little over confident. " Never under estimate your enemy" and she might be.

Somebody, somewhere, at sometime figured out how to make dragon skulls out of dragons... I keep thinking of the knife Samwell found.
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What kind of bothers me about he show is the "special thing" Jon Snow does with Ygritte.

Come on, really? A group of say 40+ females with one old ugly male, and NO ONE knows about oral sex? Really?

Really????????
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Considering they are always in the wild and rarely shower I don't think any of the guys are brave enough to venture downstairs. biggrin.gif

I doubt most of the women would if it wasn't for a purse full of gold or the threat of a gauntlet in the face.
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The direction of this thread is certainly headed down...
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Originally Posted by John dhein View Post

What kind of bothers me about he show is the "special thing" Jon Snow does with Ygritte.

Come on, really? A group of say 40+ females with one old ugly male, and NO ONE knows about oral sex? Really?

Really????????
That was at Craster's though which isn't where Ygritte was hanging out. Ygritte was part of the Wildling Army and not Craster's harem. You'd need to ask Gilly, currently camping with Samuel Tarly (AKA Ser Piggy) about any "special things" which may or may not have been known at Craster's. Maybe a flashback episode soon if they're low on the nudity quotient in next week's episode? cool.gif
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Originally Posted by DaMavs View Post

That was at Craster's though which isn't where Ygritte was hanging out. Ygritte was part of the Wildling Army and not Craster's harem. You'd need to ask Gilly, currently camping with Samuel Tarly (AKA Ser Piggy) about any "special things" which may or may not have been known at Craster's. Maybe a flashback episode soon if they're low on the nudity quotient in next week's episode? cool.gif

You are correct, sir. My mistake.
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haha - we're in the sewer here.

I'll redirect;

Talisa (Robb's wife) seems to possibly have a secret with her letters going to "mom" and being written in Valyrian. We know from her childhood a slave saved her brother from drowning and she left Volantis to live in Westeros where slaves were outlawed. Sounds and awful lot like Dany's mindset deep down... We have no reason to think they even know each other but I find the common bond a little too coincidental. Dany's route along the coast from Qarth last season to Astaphor and now Yunkai will have her coming across Volantis before too long if she doesn't take a boat ride. I wonder if Talisa's family was tight with the Targaryens back when Valyria was thriving? Volantis also has a major temple dedicated to the Lord of Light in the map description... hmmm.

http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/season3/#!/locations/volantis/
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Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

haha - we're in the sewer here.

I'll redirect;

Talisa (Robb's wife) seems to possibly have a secret with her letters going to "mom" and being written in Valyrian. We know from her childhood a slave saved her brother from drowning and she left Volantis to live in Westeros where slaves were outlawed. Sounds and awful lot like Dany's mindset deep down... We have no reason to think they even know each other but I find the common bond a little too coincidental. Dany's route along the coast from Qarth last season to Astaphor and now Yunkai will have her coming across Volantis before too long if she doesn't take a boat ride. I wonder if Talisa's family was tight with the Targaryens back when Valyria was thriving? Volantis also has a major temple dedicated to the Lord of Light in the map description... hmmm.

http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/season3/#!/locations/volantis/

I agree smile.gif I was thinking the same thing (when she was writing in Valyrian...... Not too sure whe has anything to do with Dany, but thier paths may cross down the road..
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Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

Talisa (Robb's wife) seems to possibly have a secret with her letters going to "mom" and being written in Valyrian. We know from her childhood a slave saved her brother from drowning and she left Volantis to live in Westeros where slaves were outlawed. Sounds and awful lot like Dany's mindset deep down... We have no reason to think they even know each other but I find the common bond a little too coincidental. Dany's route along the coast from Qarth last season to Astaphor and now Yunkai will have her coming across Volantis before too long if she doesn't take a boat ride. I wonder if Talisa's family was tight with the Targaryens back when Valyria was thriving? Volantis also has a major temple dedicated to the Lord of Light in the map description... hmmm.
I wondered about this too.
Thanx for bringing this to the thread.
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I've been wondering if Dany would come across Volantis ever since she took control and freed the Unsullied...and now that Talisa is pregnant, there are a few ways I see this going down...

If Rob and Talisa survive this wedding, maybe Talisa will receive word that her city has been destroyed by the Mother of Dragons--and her parents are dead--making a future alliance between Rob and Dany less likely.

If Rob ends up getting killed, and Talisa flees Westeros--maybe she gets captured by Dany's army. Once she tells them who she is, the Queen of the North, and pregnant--or the mother of the heir to the North...ie a Stark. Perhaps the old King's Guard tells Dany how Ned gave up his position as the Hand of the King because he didn't want to have anything to do with harming her, and he even managed to get the king to rescind the order to have her killed on his deathbed, but it was too late--then maybe Dany starts looking at the Starks as possible allies. If Talisa joins Dany, perhaps she's allowed to negotiate the release of the slaves being held in Volantis without violence being necessary.

These are just a couple of the directions my mind goes when I think about connecting the Starks to Dany...I'd rather they be friend than foe, but with this show anything could happen.

Of course there is the possibility that Dany is going to eventually get her butt kicked by biting off more than she can chew...I hope not though--I thought it might be cool if she took over all the territories across the sea.
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If Rob and Talisa survive this wedding, maybe Talisa will receive word that her city has been destroyed by the Mother of Dragons--and her parents are dead--making a future alliance between Rob and Dany less likely.
I can see Talisa getting assassinated (by a plot via Rob's Mom) at the wedding and thereby making an unforeseen alliance between Rob and Dany possible someday.

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If Rob ends up getting killed
Who would lead the Army of the North?
Not a Stark, that's for sure.

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If Talisa joins Dany
I can't help thinking she already is a spy for Dany.wink.gif


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I thought it might be cool if she took over all the territories across the sea.
I can see where it may become a necessity and not a luxury.

What if dumba$$ John Snow and his crew end up opening the gates and Westerios is overrun with Walkers and their vermin?
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..If Rob and Talisa survive this wedding...

What kind of crazy weddings do you go to? smile.gif It didn't occur to me that peoples' lives would be in jeopardy at the wedding... but maybe you're right. There are several weddings coming up after all...
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What kind of crazy weddings do you go to? smile.gif It didn't occur to me that peoples' lives would be in jeopardy at the wedding... but maybe you're right. There are several weddings coming up after all...

It didn't seem as though Lord Frey was willing to forgive Rob's betrayal too easily to you? Considering how Catelyn has been acting, Lord Frey may not be the man to cross--but everyone else seems to think he's nothing to worry about--that to me sounds like something is about to happen...add to it that Lord Bolton--who just sent Jaime Lannister off to Kings Landing without consulting Rob--is also on his way to the wedding...this wedding, may be anything but a wedding.
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Oh. Thanks. My hearing is not what it used to be. I'm happy to know this.
Thank you, Pagali
Edited by Dig San - 5/15/13 at 12:40pm
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Oh. Thanks. My hearing is not what it used to be. I'm happy to know this.
Thank you, Pagali

There's no shame in leaving the closed captions turned on during dialogue-heavy shows featuring characters with accents. A lot of people with perfectly good hearing find it useful.
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There's no shame in leaving the closed captions turned on during dialogue-heavy shows featuring characters with accents. A lot of people with perfectly good hearing find it useful.
None at all, I use them all the time to catch a word or line of dialogue I couldn't quite comprehend. Typically I leave them off, but for those instances they are very helpful.
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None at all, I use them all the time to catch a word or line of dialogue I couldn't quite comprehend. Typically I leave them off, but for those instances they are very helpful.

Yeah, captions are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Use 'em all the time. Can't get through an episode of 'Dr. Who' without them.
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

What kind of crazy weddings do you go to? smile.gif It didn't occur to me that peoples' lives would be in jeopardy at the wedding... but maybe you're right. There are several weddings coming up after all...

"A Dothraki wedding without at least 3 deaths is considered a dull affair." - Mopatis.

Whenever i see Lord Frey hes still Argus Filch from Harry Potter. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

What kind of crazy weddings do you go to? smile.gif It didn't occur to me that peoples' lives would be in jeopardy at the wedding... but maybe you're right. There are several weddings coming up after all...

To bring it into today's time, been to a wedding or funeral involving a Muslim in the Mid-East or Asia lately??? wink.gif
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Oh, do we know yet - or think we know who's Theon's torturer is? I think the horn being blown in the last episode was a huge tipoff if we don't already know... remember the episode when Theon was surrounded and being "tortured" through the night with the horn? wink.gif We know Roose Bolton sent his bastard son with a few hundred men to retake Winterfell and thus he was surrounded in the night which eventually led to how Theon was given up by his own men and now captured. It makes sense with the trickery to find out about the Stark boys still being alive. I find it against Roose's character though with how he treated Jaime and Brienne that he'd allow Theon to be slowly submitted to such punishment. Maybe there's a history between them from the Greyjoy rebellion. I dunno.
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Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

Oh, do we know yet - or think we know who's Theon's torturer is? I think the horn being blown in the last episode was a huge tipoff if we don't already know... remember the episode when Theon was surrounded and being "tortured" through the night with the horn? wink.gif We know Roose Bolton sent his bastard son with a few hundred men to retake Winterfell and thus he was surrounded in the night which eventually led to how Theon was given up by his own men and now captured. It makes sense with the trickery to find out about the Stark boys still being alive. I find it against Roose's character though with how he treated Jaime and Brienne that he'd allow Theon to be slowly submitted to such punishment. Maybe there's a history between them from the Greyjoy rebellion. I dunno.
Neither do I.
But I DO know I fast-forward thru Theon's scenes now...rolleyes.gif
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Neither do I.
But I DO know I fast-forward thru Theon's scenes now...rolleyes.gif

Hmmm I found myself rewatching that scene last week quite a bit. biggrin.gif
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There's no shame in leaving the closed captions turned on during dialogue-heavy shows featuring characters with accents. A lot of people with perfectly good hearing find it useful.

It's worth it just to "hear" all the proper nouns correctly, much less the rest of the dialogue. eek.gif
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