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  1. Thread: CBR Chat

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    I'm not sure anyone wants to dig into your past.

    I'm not sure anyone wants to dig into your past.
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    I *always* cut call center/help desk people a...

    I *always* cut call center/help desk people a *LOT* of slack... right up until the time that it becomes obvious that they either don't 1. know what they're doing, 2. know what you actually need, 3....
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    Or that particular storyline (Griff) could be...

    Or that particular storyline (Griff) could be getting merged with someone else, say Jon Snow. The show has done a bit of merging already.
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    Just a kibitzing comment. They packed that last...

    Just a kibitzing comment. They packed that last book into one season because the last book was stuffed with meaningless and useless filler. It could have easily been pared down to the size of the...
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    I believe Martin's problem is that he's become...

    I believe Martin's problem is that he's become the proverbial 600 pound gorilla, crossed with the goose that laid the golden egg. In the first 2 books, you could tell that he had editorial...
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    It's probably true that Cersei will probably...

    It's probably true that Cersei will probably survive the finale. I can see GRRM going that route. But she still gets to see the prophecy come true, so there's that. And I'm sorry that in order...
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    I can see that, for some people, I guess. For...

    I can see that, for some people, I guess. For me, the context was "I got the short end of the Lordship stick! Waaaah!" He's a sociopath because he had a bad childhood? OK, but still a...
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    Cersei has not yet even *BEGUN* to get what she...

    Cersei has not yet even *BEGUN* to get what she deserves. We're barely scratching the surface, here.

    Seriously, we get, what? 4 episodes of her in a dungeon and suddenly she's a sympathetic...
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    Interesting finale. Everyone dies! Nah. ...

    Interesting finale. Everyone dies!

    Nah. Myrcella is dead I think. Prophecy child number 2? Check.

    Of course Theon and Sansa are alive and on the run now.

    Jon dead? Still not...
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    Heh. A little drunken rambling with a friend...

    Heh. A little drunken rambling with a friend last night: Dorne is Australia in Risk. Sitting back and watching the guy who has Asia (Lanisters) being beset on all sides, and tossing aside an...
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    ...or maybe he just doesn't feel the need to...

    ...or maybe he just doesn't feel the need to march north with an army as yet? He can *still* "woo the Tyrells" from afar. And so far the church is working in his favor. Plus, and this is kind of...
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    But why? The whole of the kingdom north of the...

    But why? The whole of the kingdom north of the Dornish sands is shaking itself to pieces. Lay back, keep your hand in and let it play out (with a nudge here and there.) Basically, the...
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    Jaime is a gamble but not as big a risk as all...

    Jaime is a gamble but not as big a risk as all that. What is the LIKELY scenario of Jaime returning to King's Landing and finding that the church has pretty much taken over and Cersei's on trial? ...
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    When you think about it, all the more reason for...

    When you think about it, all the more reason for Doran to let Jaime and Marcella return to King's Landing and ask for the Prince to have a seat on the small council, huh?

    So what come's across as...
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    It's fun to wonder "what if?" but fruitless when...

    It's fun to wonder "what if?" but fruitless when you take into consideration that what THE WRITER wanted to happen was going to happen without any regards to any "what if?" scenario.

    The writer...
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    Too chime in on the "there's no one to root for,...

    Too chime in on the "there's no one to root for, they're all bad!" train of thought: I'm not rooting for *anyone*. (Although Tyrion is the man! Or half-man, whatever, go Tyrion.) I'm rooting...
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    Another great episode, back-to-back. All I...

    Another great episode, back-to-back. All I heard the first couple of weeks was "boring this, blah that." Set-up, I said. So they may have used a few more episodes setting things up than even I...
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    I can see that, as well. And more power to...

    I can see that, as well. And more power to them. Me? I have a different perspective on it: It's fictional. I was more moved by the violence in the first 10 minutes of Saving Private Ryan,...
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    So, they're going to publicly humiliate her first...

    So, they're going to publicly humiliate her first and *then* set up a trial to determine her fate? I don't remember that last bit at all.
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    *DID* Cersei have trial by combat in the books? ...

    *DID* Cersei have trial by combat in the books? i seem to remember a *different* method of "atonement." Which I'm certain we'll get.
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    I see this one following the book, and no...

    I see this one following the book, and no spoilers on that.
  22. Celebrity nerd shares an opinion, internet goes...

    Celebrity nerd shares an opinion, internet goes ballistic. News at 11.

    Take #479.
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    I love the idea that no one knows "genetics" in...

    I love the idea that no one knows "genetics" in Westeros. Of course they do. Two people were killed because of it. And it was made to be a SPECIFIC plot point. DUH!

    No, they have no idea what...
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    Or maybe he's trying to tell her that she really...

    Or maybe he's trying to tell her that she really *didn't* hate the Hound? In which case she's lying.
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    Indeed, and that's why I say her calculations...

    Indeed, and that's why I say her calculations have bee right on the money "up to this point." She hasn't looked beyond her petty vindictive move against Margery and what will happen next. Thus...
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