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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #300 on: May 17, 2019, 10:40:16 AM »
I can understand her wanting to rule by fear. But rulers, and she knows it, don't make the common folk fear you. They make the nobles and those in the power to oppose you fear you. Hence why I am not complaining about her being ruthless to her enemies and her roasting Varys.
Its like she'd never read the Prince.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #301 on: May 17, 2019, 10:44:28 AM »

I can understand her wanting to rule by fear. But rulers, and she knows it, don't make the common folk fear you. They make the nobles and those in the power to oppose you fear you. Hence why I am not complaining about her being ruthless to her enemies and her roasting Varys.

She doesn’t want to rule by fear.

She wants to rule.

She’d prefer love and respect but has to settle for fear.




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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #303 on: May 17, 2019, 10:47:32 AM »
Let's not forget that this is the same series where Cersei's popularity was not affected in any way by her blowing up their Vatican, killing their belowed queen, extremely popular religious leader, the flower of the nobility and a few thousand other people.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #304 on: May 17, 2019, 10:51:19 AM »
You know someone like a Westeros version of Karl Rove could spin it that Dany had to destroy the city to free the people.

It was for their own good.


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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #305 on: May 17, 2019, 10:58:10 AM »
https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1129150700167077891

This is complete bullshit and arrogant as fuck. I'm perfectly fine with an ending, and I'd be perfectly fine with THIS ending if the story were successfully told. The problem is that Dany's actions just weren't sold, as evidenced by the fact that so many people didn't buy them. If, as a story teller, people don't buy your story, that's a failure on your part, not a failure on theirs.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #306 on: May 17, 2019, 11:02:42 AM »
meh, most of them are the same people who have been hating on everything about this show for the last season. I'm not saying it's perfect, but I'm surprised people are surprised buy it. To me most of it comes like like this gif


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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #307 on: May 17, 2019, 11:29:59 AM »
https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1129150700167077891
That's exactly what the guy who wrote the ending to the Dark Tower would say. 

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #308 on: May 17, 2019, 11:37:23 AM »
https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1129150700167077891
That's exactly what the guy who wrote the ending to the Dark Tower would say.

I love the guy, but it is widely accepted that Stephen King is shit at endings.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #309 on: May 17, 2019, 02:21:33 PM »
meh, most of them are the same people who have been hating on everything about this show for the last season. I'm not saying it's perfect, but I'm surprised people are surprised buy it. To me most of it comes like like this gif

At least most of the people I've been talking to like the show and even liked the episodes but still have strong feelings about the way the season has been executed.  They are expressing thoughtful criticisms rather than knee-jerk reactions.  To dismiss them as 'haters' is, in my opinion, very unjust.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #310 on: May 17, 2019, 05:19:42 PM »
https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1129150700167077891
That's exactly what the guy who wrote the ending to the Dark Tower would say.

Exactly what I was going to say.

The man who wrote the 'fuck you for wanting an ending' ending to The Dark Tower would enjoy all this controversy  ;)

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #311 on: May 17, 2019, 09:17:20 PM »
meh, most of them are the same people who have been hating on everything about this show for the last season. I'm not saying it's perfect, but I'm surprised people are surprised buy it. To me most of it comes like like this gif



Personally, my approach to their lazy story-telling over the last few seasons was that it was disappointing and sloppy and lazy, but I can move past it and just accept the unearned character developments and time travel and plot holes if it leads to great moments for characters and of action, but so far this season has mostly only given the latter at the expense of the former

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #312 on: May 18, 2019, 02:17:59 PM »
Its true though. Haters ARE going to hate.
Unless its well written, well paced and delivers believable character development.

 Then not so much.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #313 on: May 18, 2019, 11:32:52 PM »
This is probably the most clear-headed take on "Bells" I've seen yet.  Can't find much to disagree with:


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Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 Discussion [SPOILERS FOR LATEST EPISODES]
« Reply #314 on: May 19, 2019, 12:49:43 AM »
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