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Old 2016-06-07, 14:41   Link #1881
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Actually, there are several feasible theories as to why the "Brotherhood" might have done that tied to what's currently happening in the Riverlands in the books.
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Old 2016-06-07, 15:13   Link #1882
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Actually, there are several feasible theories as to why the "Brotherhood" might have done that tied to what's currently happening in the Riverlands in the books.
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Old 2016-06-07, 15:36   Link #1883
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Ugh, i'm getting pretty tired of reading and hearing about Lady Mormont, yes, her actress put on a great performance and yes that scene was great but what the hell is it with sites overblowing her scene and making her out to be in the level of Dany, as if she is some great hero that this series needed?
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Old 2016-06-07, 15:44   Link #1884
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Because those sites are thirsty for strong female figures, as if it was never done before.

EDIT: seriously, where were they in the 80s?

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Old 2016-06-07, 18:07   Link #1885
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Because those sites are thirsty for strong female figures, as if it was never done before.

EDIT: seriously, where were they in the 80s?
It's like Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor are not a thing.
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Old 2016-06-07, 20:04   Link #1886
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Eh I used to like Sarah Conner till her little "You MEN, You dont know how it feels to create life MEEEH" feminazi fit she does in T2.
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Old 2016-06-07, 20:32   Link #1887
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Ugh, i'm getting pretty tired of reading and hearing about Lady Mormont, yes, her actress put on a great performance and yes that scene was great but what the hell is it with sites overblowing her scene and making her out to be in the level of Dany, as if she is some great hero that this series needed?
She is way better than Dany.
The only things she lacks are main char's luck and plot armor.
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Old 2016-06-08, 03:57   Link #1888
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It's like Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor are not a thing.

OT:

I have grown disgruntled with the media that seems hellbent on pushing a narrative in which there is a conspiracy among every writers of the world who agreed to not let little and grown girls have role models. I have seen it with Ghostbusters 2016 (like, uh no? How about this reboot is soulless?) or even in the lastest all-men Final Fantasy (when you'd think that it'd make all the yaoi fangirls happy!). The fastest those get over whatever kool-aid they got drunk on, the better the world will be.
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Old 2016-06-08, 12:30   Link #1889
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Prediction time:

No Clegane bowl, Ser Frankenmountain will face a converted Ser Loras at the trial.

Benjen is working for the Night's King and once Bran crosses the wall, NK will do that neat hand on the ground things go boom trick and the wall will crumble.

Brienne will fight Jaime.

The reason they didn't mention Cersei's Valonkar bit of her prophecy is because someone else is going to off her.
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Old 2016-06-08, 13:17   Link #1890
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Yeah, good luck with those...
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Old 2016-06-08, 14:47   Link #1891
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^I do expect the Wall to fall, and I'm hoping it'll be this season (finale). The series is in too much of a holding pattern, so something truly massive has to occur in order to get everyone off their asses and pointed north.

That being said, my only real prediction/expectation for this season are Tommen and Ramsay dying by the end. (I'm also kind of hoping that Dorne will become a secret staging ground for the Others, Which is why it hasn't been featured since the first episode. )
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Old 2016-06-08, 14:54   Link #1892
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Isn't Dorne like, super far south? I figured they haven't been featured because they realized fans were hating the Dorne plot line.

For the wall, it'll definitely fall. It's just a matter of whether Bran willingly crosses the wall or if the Night King captures him and throws him across the wall. Either way, it'll happen.

We also know Tommen will die at some point, and I expect it to be soon.
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Old 2016-06-09, 14:38   Link #1893
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^I do expect the Wall to fall, and I'm hoping it'll be this season (finale). The series is in too much of a holding pattern, so something truly massive has to occur in order to get everyone off their asses and pointed north.
I don't even know if the wall crumbling would get southerners off their asses at this point.

Maybe a dragon flying overhead in King's Landing will get those people to wake up from their navel gazing but IMHO, it will have to be something massive like snow falling from the wall all the way down to Dorne.
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Old 2016-06-10, 07:06   Link #1894
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Lets Play a Game!

HOW SHOULD RAMSEY DIE!?

A. Eaten Alive By Ghost
B. Hanged By Jon
C. Theon Revenge by Sansa
D. Raped By Wildlings?

I choose all of the above.....
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Old 2016-06-10, 08:06   Link #1895
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E. Betrayed by all his bannerman who whispered to his ear "The North remember, Lord Bolton..... Winter has finally came to you."

this is the most rampant theory. especially when.....ep.09 Battle of Bastards, ep.10 Winds of Winter....,
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Old 2016-06-10, 10:29   Link #1896
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Because those sites are thirsty for strong female figures, as if it was never done before.

EDIT: seriously, where were they in the 80s?
This medieval world already has more females in positions of power probably than the real, modern world, on average. Great female characters like Margery and absolutely ridiculous ones like Brienne and this new Mormont girl. Why any sane viewer would have even the smallest desire to see more females shoehorned into traditionally male roles solely for girl power points is just beyond me.
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Old 2016-06-10, 11:21   Link #1897
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This medieval world already has more females in positions of power probably than the real, modern world, on average. Great female characters like Margery and absolutely ridiculous ones like Brienne and this new Mormont girl. Why any sane viewer would have even the smallest desire to see more females shoehorned into traditionally male roles solely for girl power points is just beyond me.
If you think that then you've done absolutely zero research.
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Old 2016-06-10, 20:01   Link #1898
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actually there is quite a lot.

from Elizabeth 1 of England, Jeanne D'Arc from France, Mariam uz Zamani from Mughal Empire, Wu Zetian from Tang (Zhou), Hurrem Sultan from Ottoman.... and that was just what i remembered.
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Old 2016-06-11, 14:49   Link #1899
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If you think that then you've done absolutely zero research.
I have a bachelor's in history, been to several historical sites, listen to historical podcasts during my free time, have been voraciously reading about history as one of my main hobbies since I was 14 years old. No, I've done plenty of research. What sort of research is involved in thinking it's ridiculous that a woman who uses heavy armor and a long iron sword overpowering entire groups of men? What sort of research is involved in having some sort of fleeting and realistic awareness that rule by children as young as 12 ALWAYS had a regent in power, never outright leaders making dramatic speeches like we saw with Mormont? Give me one example in world history of a 12 year old leading so directly like that without a regent.

If you're referring to the modern world part, that was hyperbole by me. My point is this show constantly feels like it's trying to balance modern tastes of equality while portraying a "medieval-style" world. You can't have it both ways, and people like me who actually have done research notice that it's ridiculous.

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actually there is quite a lot.

from Elizabeth 1 of England, Jeanne D'Arc from France, Mariam uz Zamani from Mughal Empire, Wu Zetian from Tang (Zhou), Hurrem Sultan from Ottoman.... and that was just what i remembered.
Actually that's not a lot. That's the all star lineup from all across the world and selected from different points in history. Besides, the characters I criticized were based on ridiculous physical feats and age, not ability to rule. My favorite female characters on this show are Margery and her grandma (and Arya to a lesser extent). They are both genius political manipulators. So how does giving me a list of some of the few prolific female rulers in world history even contribute to this discussion? Explain to me the relevance of your posting that.
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Old 2016-06-12, 01:40   Link #1900
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@ChainLegacy

let me just say we can start the civil discussion by being chillax to each other. i admit i have no fancy title or degree which i can show off. just some regular dude who like porn especially netorare . and I am sure do have no money to pay for any fancy history book like Turnbull or Osprey, DK or even Jane Monthly or even to pay subscribe to any radio show by some guy whose degree is also questionable albeit i am certain their passion overcome such obstacle. what i have is just some old moldy book about porn vignette which i sometimes read to. and some obscure book no one knows or care. and sure when everyone asked : do you research, i can only say "No, i don't. what the hell is research?"

it just you might misunderstand that i did not always brought my book and just name some name who i sometimes remember. well if you want some list... here it is: (hope you don't mind me mixing historical stuff and semi myth because history is written by winner)

Leizu (introduced sericulture), Tongyu (introduce cookery), Fuhao (Legendary Warrior Queen of Yin dynasty), Lady Zhao Ji (mother of Yingzheng), Luu Zhi (wife of Gaozu of Han), Wang Zhi (mother of Wudi of Han), Deng Sui (Empress of Hedi of Han), Ban Jieyu (Consort of Chengdi), Empress Dowager Feng( mother of Toba Hong/ Xiao Wen of Northern Wei - North=Southern Dynasty period), Empress Dugu (YangJian, Sui dynasty), Empress Changxun (Li Shimin) and for Wu Zetian i shall gave a bit longer explanation:

age 14 entered harem place, but she already schemed for future by approaching Crown Prince Li Zhi. age 16, sow discord among her rival harem and mercilessly sent them to their death (including the official empress Wang). During Gaozong rule, she assisted and started to rule on his stead. AD690 he changed the title of reigning dynasty to Zhou.

Empress Liu E (Empress to Zhao Heng, N. Song dynasty), Empress Xiao Chuo (from the Khitans' Liao Dynasty. made the Song as their vassal, forced to call the Liao's as their auntie), Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang of Qing (mother of Kangxi), and finally Lao Foye or better known in European as Empress Dowager Cixi.
Princess Pingyang of Tang, Princess Changping of Ming (they are both warrior and general)
Hong Lianyu (assist Han Shizong in war), Qin Liangyu (female general of Ming), Tomoe Gozen, consort to Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Queen Seondeok of Silla Kingdom, Tribuanna Tungga Dewi, Queen Sima , Aisha wife of the great prophet led the Camel War


btw you want young capable sovereign, right? if you don't mind male.... it is the Greatest Emperor of China ; Shengzu of Qing or better known as Xuanye... or many would more familiar to his reign name : Kangxi. he rose to throne at age 7, seized ruled from his tyrannical regent Oboi at age 13 , quelled the rebellion from Former Ming Turncoats like Wu Sangui, Geng Jizhong, Shang Kexi (Three Feudatories Rebellion), Recapture Taiwan and unified them under his reign from Zheng Jingyao (son of Zheng Keshuang, descendant of Kouxinga/Guoxingye/Zheng Chenggong),subdue the rebelling Nomadic Mongol of Zunghar led by Galdan, forced the Russian to sign the highly advantageous Nerchinsk Treaty for Heilongjiang/Amur, studied geometry,arithmetic, medicine, astronomy, meteorology, geography, Latins, topography,geology,hydrology, controlling the water of Huanghe,Huaihe,Grand Canal, yongding,create new variety of rice and soooo many more. He is the WHAT IF scenario if King Justin Bieber; Joffrey Baratheon is a benevolent capable ruler, yeah i know it is funny joke.

ps, you don't need me to recite every capable US First Lady, like Edith Wilson right? i am sure you know about her better, or any Folkheroes like Sacagawea than me. especially this list

I only know some of them...
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