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Whose side are you on?

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Daenerys Targaryen
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:39 am

this episode had by far the worst thing i have ever seen in GoT. amazing. i swear this season each episode has been better than the previous one
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:48 am

Would that be Shireen getting burned alive? Man, that was a brutal scene to watch, even without showing anything too graphic. Ser Meryn Trant's scenes in the brothel are highly creepy and "I want to see him get his comeuppance" as well.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:57 pm

yes imo both of those were worse than what everyone seemed to flip out about. in fact the sansa thing is not even top 3 for me, not sure how i would rank it over all but surely not even top 3 worst things to have happened
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:27 pm

The thing is, villains are supposed to do villainous things. I can understand if some people find certain scenes confronting and the show too uncomfortable to watch as a result, but I think that's a line you had to have drawn a long time ago. It's not like it's glorifying the acts, or holding the characters up as being virtuous: they're supposed to be reprehensible acts by reprehensible people.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:01 pm

i agree. when people complained about sansa incident i simply would say "you do know what show you are watching right?" the fact that people were shocked was amazing to me. episode 9 had something that was honestly hard for me to watch but i am not going to say the show went to far or anything. i want a realistic (in fantasy terms anyway) show and these horrible acts would happen all the time. maybe not on the level as the last show but certainly rape would be a very common occurrence. i mean hell it happens all the time in the world we live in now
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:30 pm

To be fair, for anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault, I could understand being upset by that scene and not wanting to watch the show any more. If you've been through that and are suffering PTSD and whatnot, by all means avoid anything that could be triggering, and GoT does have confronting scenes. But for anyone in general who feels it crossed the line...well, Dany was essentially raped in the very first episode of the series, which as I understand it, was a departure from how that relationship was portrayed in the books. These are difficult and confronting scenes, but they're not being used lightly, or for cheap shock value. They're being done to establish the full extent of certain characters' nastiness.

If only people were as up in arms about these things happening in real life as they are in fiction...but that's another discussion entirely.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Kevin on Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:39 pm

Episode 10 is being hyped big time by the actors/actresses themselves.

http://9gag.com/gag/aNZynWw

Also,
http://9gag.com/gag/abyj1Qv

PS: Those links contain spoilers.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:06 am

i think i know what they are talking about


also i understand why people could be upset by rape scenes but i do not think they have been that brutal in game of thrones and not on par with what happened last week to both girls or even having your penis chopped off, though people hated him so it was ok i guess. also like you said rape is not new to the show and one needs to assume that dany was raped numerous times off screen as well.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:42 am

On top of that, I also think that some people may have been growing weary of the show and not really enjoying it any more, and controversial scenes present them with an opportunity to leave in a huff. After all, indignation makes a stronger statement than quietly deciding "Yeah, I don't think this show's for me any more". It's the culmination of their dissatisfaction, and the perfect excuse to quit and make a bit of a scene while they do so.

Having run a video game website for going on fourteen years now, I've encountered that once or twice before. ;)
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:47 am

didnt think of that, very valid point
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby mp3 on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:53 pm

Andrew wrote:Well, that certainly was a dark episode, even by GoT standards.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:43 pm

Mind you, par for the course for the ninth episode of the season.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby mp3 on Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:18 pm

The fire scene I found pretty hard to watch, I won't spoil it for anybody who hasn't seen it yet but I was glad when that ended.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:57 pm

mp3 wrote:The fire scene I found pretty hard to watch, I won't spoil it for anybody who hasn't seen it yet but I was glad when that ended.



that was honestly one of the hardest scenes i have seen in anything ever. easily would rank top 5 all time hardest thing for me to watch. now maybe it hits me harder than some because i am a father to a little girl and could not imagine anyone doing that to their child. the way he tricked her into (in his mind) giving him permission to burn her alive was pretty fucking low also.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:01 pm

At least it wasn't too graphic. All the same, the off-screen screaming as she was being burned was probably just as disturbing and haunting.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Kevin on Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:07 pm

Yeah, imagining it is worse.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby mp3 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:11 am

The screams were enough Andrew, and it just seemed to go on and on and on!
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:33 am

Oh yeah, we didn't need to see it. It was horrifying enough as is.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby mp3 on Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:05 pm

Last episode of season 5 tonight.

Don't think it's being the best season as it was very slow out the gate and took at least 4-5 episodes to get interesting for me as I have always liked the fast pace of game of thrones.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Kevin on Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:24 pm

Hype for this episode. I have a feeling that somebody will die tonight.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby mp3 on Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:23 am

So does the UK bookies...
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Sauru on Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:27 am

this episode is unique for me as i truly believe each episode was better than the last. because of that its easy for me to say this has been the best season simply because the best episodes are fresh in my mind. i think i need to let this season settle in before i choose where to rank it
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:18 am

I don't know about it being the best, but I certainly don't feel it's the worst, either. I'd say I've enjoyed it as much as any other season so far. There have been a couple of slow moments, but also some really big scenes and developments as the season has gone on.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:57 pm

That finale. Holy shit.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread

Postby Kevin on Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:58 pm

Andrew cursed. This finale must be the best one yet. :lol:
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