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RPG Ghetto / Re: Inventive Uses for Prestidigitation - 5e
« on: Yesterday at 03:14:45 pm »
You can use it to move small objects around and make people believe you're a wizard.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: Yesterday at 09:57:00 am »
 :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: Yesterday at 01:30:43 am »
Who, if he abuses his warg powers, may be functionally immortal, lets not forget (this wasn't shown in the series, but the warg skinchanger Jon Snow kills actually escapes by placing his spirit in an eagle - which is promptly jacked by another warg and incinerated by Melisandre).

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: Yesterday at 01:08:36 am »
As I've said multiple times, after watching a Queen commanding magic beasties lay waste to armies and cities, they decided to find the next best person with incredibly exploitable and unnatural powers and make him King?

Good job everyone.  Twenty years from now, people talking shit about him are going to get pecked to death in the streets...possibly before they can even actually say anything.  Though not taking any of Grey Worm's shit was a good start.

I felt Tyrion's comments were a nice nod to the argument between Varys and Littlefinger about the nature of the realm.

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It's true.  Same thing over here, if young people had turned out in the same percentage as the over-65s, Brexit wouldn't have happened.

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Apple Talk / Re: Survival Rules for 2029 CE
« on: May 19, 2019, 03:09:41 am »
I will definitely spend people off in groups of two at maximum when facing a potentially shapeshifting or mind-alterting entity.

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That's what I keep hoping. His heart will have to give out eventually

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 17, 2019, 07:46:38 pm »
Like some kind of Lovecraftian horror, it forces people to seek it out, only to go insane once they sit upon it.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:18:09 pm »
I guess he might have been writing to Illyrio, though the show seems to have forgotten about him.

More proof that people were fools to forget about Dr Illyrio

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:13:28 pm »
Incidentally, I saw a still with a close-up of the letter.  It says "true heir". 

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 16, 2019, 07:54:08 pm »
I guess he might have been writing to Illyrio, though the show seems to have forgotten about him.

Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothing comes out when they move their lips
Just a bunch of gibberish
And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Illyrio

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So May will set out a timeline for her own departure in June, after the (fourth) vote on her dumbass deal, which will not pass.

The 1922 Committe hauled her in today to demand a timeline of when she would depart, because, for the Tories, the leadership is more important than a working Brexit deal.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:17:46 pm »
Bronn, with a promise of gold that Varys has stashed away with one of his "little birds", should he kill Dany.

That's what I'd do, but Varys has kinda dropped the ball lately, between "not noticing your queen is insane" and "being burned alive".

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:48:15 pm »

The hints were there, but with this mad rush to the finishing line (are HBO running out of money?), characterization is going out of the window.  [...]

I watched up to Season 6 and stopped not for any particular reason except that its too much of a time investment for me but what Ive heard/thought:

*They are running out of source material, apparently the books are still in the events of the city of Meereen, the creation of Reek, the walk of shame of Cersei, etc

*And isnt GOT like HBOs one trick pony? Why would they rush to get rid off it since it is its suscriber cashcow?

https://www.quora.com/How-much-profit-would-each-season-of-Game-of-Thrones-be-making

The only logic i see in the abruptness and twitchiness of the events unfolding is that the script writers have zero talent, and once the source material ran out, which was their guiding rails they just crashed and burned like a train without tracks.

Or perhaps theres a limited license that has an expiration date?

Or maybe the actor's contracts are expiring too and they dont want to renew?

These signs i could scavenge for all point to anything except economic reasons.

You're correct with the books. You can see the reduction in quality of writing from the point of departure from the books.  It did lead to two notoriously funny scenes (the Hound and the Chicken, and the Hound and Tormund Giantsbane), but little else of note.

And it is HBO's cash cow, but the actors and production team have been at this for the better part of a decade now. And they're famous as a result. Potentially famous enough to make breaking a contract to work somewhere else, somewhere more lucrative *cough*Hollywood*cough* seem more worthwhile.

Also, the CGI scenes are a massive drain on HBO's finances. The Battle of the Bastards cost somwhere around $11 million to film, and the season 8 episodes had a projected cost of $15 million per episode.  And they padded that out with two episodes of not much happening.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:11:17 pm »
I'm thinking murder-suicide by Jon. The Targaryens seriously need to fuck off, as do dragons.

But it's probably a race between him, Arya, Davos Seaworth, whatever assassins Varys dispatched with his final missive (Bronn) and whatever assassins Sansa has dredged up from her days following Littlefinger around. I don't think Tyrion has to worry about Bronn any longer, since he's not getting paid.

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