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    Quote Originally Posted by Kramodlog View Post
    I'm sure you do not find murder and killing to be immoral. This is how we get wars, terrorism, torture, police abuse, etc. People find human death and suffering acceptable when its not them who are affected by it.
    Bear in mind that this is a work of fiction. It's not just us who aren't the ones getting murdered - literally nobody is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadras View Post
    Even this (bolded section) can be subjective - one can but refer to the plethora of online arguments regarding the Dragon Queen and her descent into Madness.
    Oh it's all certainly subjective. Each of us will have our own way of viewing it. I think for me, something ringing false would be more about the content. It would have to seem more contradictory than someone hitting a dragon with ballistae one day, and then missing the next, when different conditions apply in each case. As I said, I think the first scene could have been constructed a bit more clearly. But to me, the issue is in the presentation more than the content.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sadras View Post
    This might help explain why I still watch it. Particularly the quote from Jester David.
    Okay. I don't think I tend to view things that way. I mean, I like all kinds of things, and consider myself a fan of them. But I don't know if I identify with them so strongly that it messes with my perception of who I am if I don't like something. That seems bizarre to me.

    As a comic fan I've suffered through my fair share of awful stories out of some sense of loyalty to the characters or whatever.....and I long ago learned that it's not worth it. There is too much other stuff to enjoy and ways to spend time to waste on stuff I don't actually enjoy.

    I suppose in this case, given how close it is to the end, I can kind of understand people watching despite not enjoying, but it still seems odd.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sadras View Post
    Well they could have reduced or altogether eliminated Euron/Cersei, Arya stumbling around KL, Euron/Jaime, Tyrion/Varis cock jokes and a few other scenes to actually assist with the main storyline...
    Maybe. I actually like a lot of the personal stuff and character interactions just as much as the plot stuff, to be honest. That's the stuff that gives the action scenes context. Episode 2 of this season being a good example.....it was nothing but character stuff, and it was great.

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    Hmmm doesn't that happen everywhere (i.e. politics comes to mind) and why can you not have both - valid criticism with insult.
    I'm sure it does.

    Wouldn't it be better if it didn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaculata View Post
    (just like Euron's magical fleet appearing out of nowhere).

    NOBODY EXPECTS THE EUROTRASH INQUISITION!


    Oh, Euron, you off-brand Jack Sparrow, I will miss you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kramodlog View Post
    I'm sure you do not find murder and killing to be immoral. This is how we get wars, terrorism, torture, police abuse, etc. People find human death and suffering acceptable when its not them who are affected by it.
    That is a bit of a stretch but ok exaggeration is your game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyefan View Post
    Oh it's all certainly subjective. Each of us will have our own way of viewing it. I think for me, something ringing false would be more about the content. It would have to seem more contradictory than someone hitting a dragon with ballistae one day, and then missing the next, when different conditions apply in each case. As I said, I think the first scene could have been constructed a bit more clearly. But to me, the issue is in the presentation more than the content.
    It isn't bad CGI or poorly depicted props - they introduced content, i.e. the scorpion with its deadly accuracy, range and force and how quickly they are able to load. But anyways I doubt we will change each other's minds on this.

    Okay. I don't think I tend to view things that way. I mean, I like all kinds of things, and consider myself a fan of them. But I don't know if I identify with them so strongly that it messes with my perception of who I am if I don't like something. That seems bizarre to me.
    It is more about we have invested much time and effort in the show, the setting and the mythos - so we want to like it. But that doesn't mean we won't call out bull**** when we see it. The showrunners don't just get a free pass.

    Maybe. I actually like a lot of the personal stuff and character interactions just as much as the plot stuff, to be honest. That's the stuff that gives the action scenes context. Episode 2 of this season being a good example.....it was nothing but character stuff, and it was great.
    I very much telegraphed specific scenes in my post with specific characters (Euron) or silly D&D jokes. Those are nothing like the personal stuff of old.


    I'm sure it does.

    Wouldn't it be better if it didn't?
    Sure, etiquette is always better, but you also need to understand that ppl feel aggrieved at the way D&D have handled the source material/storyline given their investment (monetary, time and otherwise). Epithets are bound to occur. I'm wondering if this reservation from you exists in other areas (sport, politics...etc) because I find it very strange to get all defensive about some silly name-calling of the showrunners, presumably people you have never met or have any personal connection with.
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    Can't blame any of the actors they did their jobs and mostly did it well.

    Started watching season one and yeah it went downhill a bit but was still good. It's disappointment, feels like Phantom Menace 2.0.

    They took one of the greatest shows ever and dropped the ball on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kramodlog View Post
    I'm talking about the audience of the show. They cheered when Dany killed people. They cheered mass murder and torture by a despote. It should be a lesson. Despotes are poopie. We should condamn them. The same people who cheered when Dany commited mass murder on Essos are now shocked she commits mass murder on Westeros. Shame on them for their double standards and their support of murderous despotes. I hope they learn something.

    We should stop cheering at characters who serve murder as a form of justice. Murderers are bad people.
    Nobody cheered mass murder(at least not pertaining to Game of Thrones). It's a show. It's all pretend. And nobody should be condemned for cheering something pretend on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxperson View Post
    Nobody cheered mass murder(at least not pertaining to Game of Thrones). It's a show. It's all pretend. And nobody should be condemned for cheering something pretend on TV.
    When I watch Jaws, I root for the shark.

    COME AT ME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowkey13 View Post
    NOBODY EXPECTS THE EUROTRASH INQUISITION!


    Oh, Euron, you off-brand Jack Sparrow, I will miss you.
    Your Euron dis posts are on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadras View Post
    That is on me, I should have maybe included an emoji in my tongue-and-cheek post.
    Nah, man, I share the blame. My sarcasm detector must be on the fritz...

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