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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    People were starting to theorize that Jon himself was The Song of Ice and Fire (a poetic way to describe union of the Starks and Targaryians) at least as far back as the early 2000s with all kinds of guesses about the implications of such a thing. I legitimately feel bad for anyone that picked...
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    World of Warcraft: BFA

    Daze has consistently been one of my least favorite WoW mechanics from 2004 onward. It only comes in to play when you're trying to get from point A to point B without a hassle and then it shows up and hassles you.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    That's another theme that's just entirely missing - winter. We're told a bazillion times that in Westeros winters last years and that once again winter is coming. The War of the Five Kings has destroyed tons and tons of shit, fields were burned, harvests stolen, the North has a massive refugee...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    The return of dragons has heralded the return of magic to the world. The Red Priest, regarded as a drunken sot and joke for ruining swords by lighting them on fire, performs the burial ritual upon The Lightning Lord Barrick Dondarian and the son of a bitch returns to life. He then tries to bring...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Boy, do I not understand the story he was trying to tell at all then.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Did Jon volunteer or was he sent?
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    MTG thread

    When your placeholder name ends up making the final cut.
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    The Cops That Suck at Their Job and Go on Paid Leave Thread

    The way that fired cop writes reports is A+ https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gone-rogue/colorado-cop-resigns-after-pulling-gun-on-black-student-picking-up-trash-qzQIXCBVWEaHmr8-QbLYfw/ And he did identify himself. He gave the officer his student ID which went along with the student housing...
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    The Cops That Suck at Their Job and Go on Paid Leave Thread

    What a giant fucking waste of everyone's time. Eyeroll level at maximum.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    I'm still baffled this turned in to a "tune in to see who is going to end up sitting the Iron Throne" bit of musical chairs for the ending as if that's been what people have been tuning in for season after season.
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    Funny, Strange, Random Pics

    It's not a bad mini series!
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    When he was dead there was a fine opportunity for him to go on a small vision quest in which he gets to talk with Ned. His character is moved forward and Ned's past is put to rest but that didn't happen. In the first book getting Ned's inner thoughts (and later Catlyn) we see how that period of...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    I've read it twice. The first time I did not have many good things to say about it. The second time I skipped every Dany and Tirion chapter and I was very happy with it. They're both just so much fucking deadwood. Dany is in Meer! It's not going great! Tirion is traveling across the narrow sea...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    In the last book it's definitely winter in the north and people are definitely fucked. Ramsey wrecked or burned every part of Winterfell that could be wrecked or burned and they're down to eating horses. The Boltons and related allies are only there to project power but they're completely...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    In the finale we learn that the magicks of R'lor were used to bring Robb Starke back from the dead. The results were...unfortunate.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    His chapters in book five were boring filler. I'd hate to think that he's peaked for the whole rest of the series.
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    Politics Thread

    Quick flashback to the other side - https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/31/politics/ralph-northam-third-trimester-abortion/index.html The governor of Virginia pushing post-birth abortions really got the gears turning.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Best part of this last season is getting neat stories from @Screamfeeder
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    World of Warcraft: Classic

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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    It's my favorite Star Trek series but it's always rubbed me the wrong way that in the second part they waste a bunch of time on a montage. All Good Things, the final episode of TNG, is an A+ 10/10 finale.
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    MTG thread

    Do we know if the Mythic Tour thing that uses Arena is actually going to work?
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Cersei picking Sir Strong as her champion for trial by combat was the proper time to have the two fight.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Blood magic fueled ritual sacrifice gives widow the resources to buy an army, betrays the merchants who sell her an army and goes about pillaging city after city before deciding to squat in one of them and run it poorly before plague kills everyone there. Everything she touches turns to shit...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    I don't mind the bog (overall) but when he decided to do two more books only he fucked himself. He cannot conclude the series in two books while also meeting his own standards. It's been too long since the previous book for him to go back and decide he needs 3/4/5 more books to end it and people...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    In the books Jaime rejects a call for help from Cersei and sends Brienne on her mission with Oath Keeper. I honestly cannot envision that Jaime doing the same shit and will be super disappointed if that arc is fully repeated.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    She liberates about as well as the United States.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Game of Thrones starts like twenty years after the death of the mad king, whatchu going on about.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    If than fuck everything everywhere forever.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Dragonbone has been presented as a masterwork crafting material for the entire series up to and including using it to craft bows. Dany gifts such a bow to one of her Dothraki and it is mentioned how highly prized those bows are by the Dothraki given their superior quality.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Dragonbone from all the dragon skeletons in storage under the Red Keep. The Dothraki highly prize dragonbone bows so there's an in-universe connection in addition to some thematic synergy with using dragons to kill dragons.
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    Politics Thread

    This is just part of the game. You do an ideological purge, ban a mess of people and then unban some of them and everyone goes back to sleeping. Rinse/repeat.
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    Politics Thread

    You could always read his newest book, Fire and Blood. It came out last Fall. It was shit.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    I hadn't made the connection that iron was all but useless against the White Walkers and the throne of Westeros is literally an iron throne.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Ghost saving Jon's ass and dying in the process could have been for the same amount of money. Jon would not abandon Ghost. It goes against his character and it goes against all the wolf / wolf pack metaphor sprinkled through the series.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Mostly my impression of her as a villain to be was based on how much of what she touched turned to shit and a lot of what she touched turned to shit. "Do what you think is right, your ideas kinda suck, it doesn't work out super great, a bunch of people die terribly, repeat" is what I expect out...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    As I said reading the books I always got a "she might be the villain" vibe from her but watching the show I didn't feel that at come across at all. If GRRM's cliff notes was "and then Dany turns heel after being pushed too far" that would leave us where we are - a path intended in the story that...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Similar to Littlefinger sending Sansa off to be railed by Ramsey I 100% do not believe Jon would do such a thing.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    I always felt like Book Dany could easily become the primary antagonist as everything she touches turn to shit but Show Dany never gave me that impression. Show Dany arriving in Westeros and immediately jobbing several times to then now in this season job even more makes me think all her...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Reading the books I had always felt like Dany's arc could be that of the villain but that never came across in the show to me. Ice nor fire are gentle masters. edit - I haven't caught this episode yet but abandoning Ghost is another major thematic arc and narrative arc abandoned. Grey Wind knew...
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    MTG thread

    Handing over your deck to be checked for the top 8 when you know your sleeves are bullshit is so fucking retarded I'm willing to entertain alternative explanations. Do you have to get the OK to resleeve or is there otherwise scrutiny from judges? The second I qualified for the top eight I'd be...