I have a predilection for proffering preposterous profundities precisely to patronize plebeian prevaricators
a predilection forbidding meaning
a predilection forbidding meaning
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Danny wasn't ruling. Jon wasn't ruling. Tyrion wasn't ruling (not really). I mean, I could go on with almost every major character and you will see this season had no one really making any difficult decisions or scheming against anyone else. Even Ramsey was barely governing. When you compare that to the first few seasons, all you saw was people making ruling type decisions... Ned, Cersei, Joffrey, Tyrion, Rob, Tywin, Jon, Dany. I suspect this is where the continuity may have shifted.
Lately I just feel like I'm watching a completely different show. It's, like, an above average show, but it feels so disconnected from where it started that even though all this momentous shit is going on all of a sudden I find that I just don't really care very much. So much of what goes on between the characters seems so arbitrary or perfunctory.
I think it's less continuously told than it was, but I don't think the difference is *that* obvious.
edit: and I actually think this is 'testable' in a sense?
For example: pick a main character, examine their arc, is it consistent with previously known details and does it appear to follow from them?
Bonus points if it seems inevitable given them.
More bonus points if it seems inevitable *and* surprising given them.
Not necessarily, the Eastern states are ex-communist, they are not strangers of social safety nets.
I need a new book or series to read.
Finished both Stormlight Archive (nerd alert) books that are out currently. Read The Martian and Ready Player One in a few days - those were fun easy reads. Some cringey stuff in RPO but I loved the second half of it.
Tried reading IT by Stephen King - might finish it but it's so damn dark. Got about 300 pages into Infinite Jest and threw that one away. Maybe my expectations were too high because of the critical acclaim, but it wasn't nearly as funny or creative as the writer seems to think it is.
In reality it's a neo-liberal institution mostly run by former bankers.tbf so is the entire planet except like NK
Cameron is stepping down and the promised new referendum is beyond stupid. They're demanding that the Leave vote get 60% AND the referendum have a turnout of 70% of all voting-age Britons. So even if Out gets 60% of the vote, Remain can sabotage it by boycotting their own referendum.
It's a thing. It's interesting that liberals are willing to throw the rights of everyone on the terror watch list, which is primarily just a big collection of US Muslims that may have vague links to radical ideological groups or family members, in service of making a tiny chip in gun rights protections. I suppose they don't really care about the right to bear arms so they figure it's not a right they feel bad about depriving anyone of.
Worth mentioning that there are a lot of symbolic shots and callbacks to previous seasons that are easy to miss.
The symbolism in the color is pretty on-the-nose-here (ice & fire) but I love this attention to detail.
Can't find it atm but there were similar parallel shots in the seventh episode with Arya and Sandor: where she's stabbed and walking through a sea of people who won't help her, and Sandor is walking through a sea of [dead] people he couldn't help.