Game of Thrones

A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Enki » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:21 pm

Ibrahim wrote:Finally wrapped up the third season on DVR. I have to say they are really turning Daenerys' plotline into a neo-liberal wet dream. Finally, the progressive white woman from the West can inculcate some civilization into their depraved Asiatics by teaching them things like foreplay and that slavery is bad. Oh, and her Eastern future-love interest is blonde now, but the slaves aren't? Interesting production choice. Gray Worm or bust.


Both the Targaryens and Daario Naeharys are Valyrians who are blond haired and blue eyed. On Westeros the only blond hair/blue eyed folks are the Lannisters. So the mythical east actually has more blond people than the area of the main action. Valyria is basically Rome.

Some pretty major scenes (no spoilerz!11!!) were well handled, but in some ways the show is almost a parody of itself. I haven't read the first three books for ten years, but I don't remember that much rape or near-rape.


Yeah, there is more rape in the show than in the books. Or in the books it's implied whereas it is lovingly crafted on screen.


But, and this is the most important thing, why don't the Ironborn have beards? Why don't they look like vikings? How do you blow that call?


lol
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
-Alexander Hamilton
User avatar
Enki
 
Posts: 4939
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:04 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ibrahim » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:26 am

Enki wrote:
Ibrahim wrote:Finally wrapped up the third season on DVR. I have to say they are really turning Daenerys' plotline into a neo-liberal wet dream. Finally, the progressive white woman from the West can inculcate some civilization into their depraved Asiatics by teaching them things like foreplay and that slavery is bad. Oh, and her Eastern future-love interest is blonde now, but the slaves aren't? Interesting production choice. Gray Worm or bust.


Both the Targaryens and Daario Naeharys are Valyrians who are blond haired and blue eyed. On Westeros the only blond hair/blue eyed folks are the Lannisters. So the mythical east actually has more blond people than the area of the main action. Valyria is basically Rome.


I get that they are comparable to Rome, but I thought Daario was specifically described as looking mediterranean. Romans were initially not blonde, and IIRC one of the Catos was insulted and called a fake Roman based on being blonde. Later on it looked like NYC though.

No problem with the Targaryans being uber-white. In the books her acceptance by the locals is partially opposed, and she makes a number of major mistakes. We have yet to see that in the series, which is doubling down on the "mighty whitey" trope.


Some pretty major scenes (no spoilerz!11!!) were well handled, but in some ways the show is almost a parody of itself. I haven't read the first three books for ten years, but I don't remember that much rape or near-rape.


Yeah, there is more rape in the show than in the books. Or in the books it's implied whereas it is lovingly crafted on screen.


I just don't get it.


But, and this is the most important thing, why don't the Ironborn have beards? Why don't they look like vikings? How do you blow that call?


lol


I bet we could find two dozen Viking-looking Northern Irish extras within 15 minutes of getting off the plane.
Ibrahim
 
Posts: 6362
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:06 am

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Typhoon » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:38 am

All the world's a stage.
User avatar
Typhoon
 
Posts: 14011
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:42 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Parodite » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:03 am

lol brilliant
User avatar
Parodite
 
Posts: 4140
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:43 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Demon of Undoing » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:29 am

So the other day when I went to the DMV to renew my DL, the receptionist that was telling me what other documents I needed but didn't have happened to be a little person, and very officious.

All I could think was," Goddamn Lannisters".
Demon of Undoing
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Demon of Undoing wrote:So the other day when I went to the DMV to renew my DL, the receptionist that was telling me what other documents I needed but didn't have happened to be a little person, and very officious.

All I could think was," Goddamn Lannisters".

In Florida we can renew online. Very simple, and avoids the Federal data linkage the walk-in offices demand on establishing.
“Christ has no body now but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks among His people to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses His creation.”

Teresa of Ávila
User avatar
Nonc Hilaire
 
Posts: 3866
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:28 am

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby noddy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:02 am

about the only thing left in game of thrones that makes me lift my head up and watch the tv is the lannisters - i think once the old man dies off ill hardly bother watching it all because the scenes with him and his kids are on another level to the rest of it, especially if the spider is involved.

the tyrells (?) are ok but thats probably because i could look at the elfish chick all day.

dragon tits, the starks and most of the others are hollow shells of boring, atleast the latter is gone now.
noddy
 
Posts: 5285
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Demon of Undoing » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:20 pm

Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Demon of Undoing wrote:So the other day when I went to the DMV to renew my DL, the receptionist that was telling me what other documents I needed but didn't have happened to be a little person, and very officious.

All I could think was," Goddamn Lannisters".

In Florida we can renew online. Very simple, and avoids the Federal data linkage the walk-in offices demand on establishing.



Can't do that if you have the type of DL I do. They want to verify at every opportunity that I'm not wearing a hijab and don't work for Al Quaeda.
Demon of Undoing
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ibrahim » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:50 pm

Demon of Undoing wrote:
Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Demon of Undoing wrote:So the other day when I went to the DMV to renew my DL, the receptionist that was telling me what other documents I needed but didn't have happened to be a little person, and very officious.

All I could think was," Goddamn Lannisters".

In Florida we can renew online. Very simple, and avoids the Federal data linkage the walk-in offices demand on establishing.



Can't do that if you have the type of DL I do. They want to verify at every opportunity that I'm not wearing a hijab and don't work for Al Quaeda.


I've had my suspicions for some time now...
Ibrahim
 
Posts: 6362
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:06 am

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Demon of Undoing » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:51 am

Ibrahim wrote:
Demon of Undoing wrote:
Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Demon of Undoing wrote:So the other day when I went to the DMV to renew my DL, the receptionist that was telling me what other documents I needed but didn't have happened to be a little person, and very officious.

All I could think was," Goddamn Lannisters".

In Florida we can renew online. Very simple, and avoids the Federal data linkage the walk-in offices demand on establishing.



Can't do that if you have the type of DL I do. They want to verify at every opportunity that I'm not wearing a hijab and don't work for Al Quaeda.


I've had my suspicions for some time now...


You and Mr P both. I think I'm the Damascus Candidate. Just the other day, I ate couscous and lamb and don't know why.
Demon of Undoing
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Ibrahim » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:36 am

Demon of Undoing wrote:
Ibrahim wrote:
Demon of Undoing wrote:
Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Demon of Undoing wrote:So the other day when I went to the DMV to renew my DL, the receptionist that was telling me what other documents I needed but didn't have happened to be a little person, and very officious.

All I could think was," Goddamn Lannisters".

In Florida we can renew online. Very simple, and avoids the Federal data linkage the walk-in offices demand on establishing.



Can't do that if you have the type of DL I do. They want to verify at every opportunity that I'm not wearing a hijab and don't work for Al Quaeda.


I've had my suspicions for some time now...


You and Mr P both. I think I'm the Damascus Candidate. Just the other day, I ate couscous and lamb and don't know why.


Its not for you to know why. The Saudi royal family knows why.

Next you will find yourself trying to off-road in a Lamborghini.
Ibrahim
 
Posts: 6362
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:06 am

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:50 pm

All the world's a stage.
User avatar
Typhoon
 
Posts: 14011
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:42 pm

Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Typhoon » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:15 am

funny_picdump_1123_640_52.jpg
funny_picdump_1123_640_52.jpg (39.4 KiB) Viewed 242 times


[Never watched the series, but the expression says it all . . .]
All the world's a stage.
User avatar
Typhoon
 
Posts: 14011
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:42 pm

Previous

Return to Art + Architecture

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron