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Post by halfwise Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:03 pm

Some good stuff in this article.

https://ew.com/tv/house-of-the-dragon-cover-story-game-of-thrones-enters-new-age/

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Post by halfwise Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:52 pm

No new information, but some nice new shots.


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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:02 pm

Looks amazeballs. cheers bounce
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Post by Forest Shepherd Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:35 pm

Yeah I don't think I'm gonna watch it lol

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Post by Mrs Figg Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:51 pm

Shocked che!
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Post by Forest Shepherd Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:14 pm

I am sick to death of this tired trope. Female characters telling everyone that they can be stronger and smarter and faster than the men, and then in the movie they are! And always, always at the expense of the male cast. Because apparently these lunatic hacks of writers can't elevate one without stepping their dirty shoes all over the faces of the other.
It's in so many damn movies now. Is there any other theme left in these Hollywood hacks' brains? It's not good. It's not a healthy trend.

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Post by Mrs Figg Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:16 pm

I get what you mean and if they go that route its pretty boring, but from what I have seen I haven't got the impression they are doing the female superhero stuff. One female mentioning patriarchal succession doesn't mean all the women are all going to be man-crushing Amazons. I would watch it first before you judge. Shrugging I mean they are Targaryan women not subervient Handmaids, there is going to be a lot of feisty Khalisi stuff and general shit going down.
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Post by halfwise Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:26 pm

One reason to not worry about it being all about female empowerment is that GRRM seems quite happy with it.  Though feminists generally approve of his work, it's not because he's embedding messages; he just writes strong women in a realistic way.  I don't think he'd be quite so ebullient if some messaging was written in there.  He's all about hard nosed realism.

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Post by Mrs Figg Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:45 am

I totally agree with that analysis. What other writer would give us Brienne of Tarth or Yara Greyjoy.  These days it takes courage to portray non-beautiful women. That's what I liked about GoT, it had ordinary looking women doing extraordinary things, they weren't your bog standard Hollywood perfect. Those new actresses look particularly peculiar, almost an Albino/Mongolian face.
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Post by Forest Shepherd Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:50 pm

And yet the Game of Thrones show cast beautiful women in all those roles. Truly a masterful adaptation.

GRRM "endorsing" something before it comes out is not an indication of its quality. It's all political maneuvering unless he has nothing to gain from talking about it.

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Post by halfwise Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:29 am

Only the women who were described in the book as beautiful were cast as beautiful (Cersei, Danyris, Sansa, Margery).  The rest were appropriately average looking.  In fact Yara/Asha should have been totally irresistible to men in a tom-boyish way, and the actress cast (though a very fine actor) was not. Arya, Catelyn, Brienne, all totally ho-hum in the looks department. I'd say except for Arya being moon-faced instead of horse-faced as described it was very fine casting.

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Post by halfwise Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:07 am

Not completely new, but now GRRM is saying his ending will be different from the TV show.  You can skip to 2:45 since there's some misleading titles.


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Post by halfwise Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:54 am

This was more interesting than I expected.


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Post by Forest Shepherd Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:49 am

I'm so fucking over Game of Thrones lore.

"Wow what cool worldbuilding! I love these 2,598 unique characters that will never appear in another novel in GRRM's lifetime!"

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