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Dr. Ensatsu-ken

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #300 on: August 30, 2017, 02:47:08 PM »
Fun fact: Most theories that you hear about Game of Thrones originated from book readers and were developed years before the show even came out. This one did not. It's brand new. Go figure.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #301 on: August 30, 2017, 02:50:38 PM »
I think it mostly developed because of how the Night King's facial features were slightly redesigned.

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And someone joked that he looked a little like Isaac Hempstead-Wright, which then snowballed into this theory.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #302 on: September 06, 2017, 12:37:42 PM »
Also, since you were complaining about it earlier, Dr. Insomniac, here's Preston's take on the whole "Rhaegar and Lyanna loved each other" bit and why he thinks it's most likely a Dan and Dave thing: https://youtu.be/wMg5Rne4LQc

It's around the 1:00:15 mark.

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #303 on: September 06, 2017, 09:50:03 PM »
Yeah, I listened to it earlier. I agree with their sentiment that Littlefinger's death felt hollow and unearned. Instead of feeling like the Starks finally getting a victorious revenge on the man who brought them so much misery in the last seven years, it read more like D&D killing him off because they ran out of shit for Aidan Gillen to do. And they wanted to give another person for Arya to kill. There just hasn't been a villain death in a while that's gotten much emotion out of me. Compared to the ironic and bittersweet ways Tywin and Joffrey died, Walder and Ramsay dying last season were just cheap attempts to get a rise out of the audience. Like the show going "Hey, we finally killed that guy you hated! Clap!"

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #304 on: October 16, 2017, 10:32:00 PM »

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #305 on: October 16, 2017, 10:59:16 PM »
I agree with some of his ideas, while others, despite being more logical, wouldn't really make for an engaging story-line. Like I'm down with his idea of Littlefinger convincing Sansa to retake the Riverlands, or Samwell actually studying at the Citadel while meeting up with one of the Sand Snakes, but his Arya story idea doesn't maje much sense since she never even met her uncle Edmure and she probably wouldn't care about rescuing him. Killing Illyn Payne would be a good enough motivation, but I have no clue why he would be given the responsibility to hold Casterly Rock, especially when he's a mute who can't possibly command or govern men, even if it's a relatively small group.

Of course in Preston's defense, much of his story ideas are in the wake of trying to deal with all of the writing fuck-ups that D&D made in the previous two seasons, so he doesn't have much of a choice in some cases.