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Old 08-19-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Maine
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There is a thing called suspension of disbelief.
The does not mean: Turn off your brain. With Fantasy and science fiction, it means different rules can apply. It does NOT mean there are no rules. Even in a Fantasy with dragons and ice zombies, normal human beings still cannot swim a quarter mile underwater while wearing 80 pounds of steel armor.

Not unless Jaimie has a secret identity. Hey, maybe that explains it. They are both blond after all. Maybe Jaimie has been this guy all along!

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Old 08-19-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Of course, it's only significant if people believe the Three Eyed Raven about John's parentage.
Brandon has staged some impressive displays of being a know-it-all, literally, If he reveals the secret of Jon's conception, and someone expresses skepticism, then Brandon can say "By the way, I saw you when..." followed by a list of private moments Brandon couldn't possibly know. It would make it tough to doubt his credibility.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Even in a Fantasy with dragons and ice zombies, normal human beings still cannot swim a quarter mile underwater while wearing 80 pounds of steel armor.
Good thing that's not what happened on the show
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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The does not mean: Turn off your brain. With Fantasy and science fiction, it means different rules can apply. It does NOT mean there are no rules. Even in a Fantasy with dragons and ice zombies, normal human beings still cannot swim a quarter mile underwater while wearing 80 pounds of steel armor.

Not unless Jaimie has a secret identity. Hey, maybe that explains it. They are both blond after all. Maybe Jaimie has been this guy all along!
He's missing the gold hand.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>Not unless Jaimie has a secret identity. Hey, maybe that explains it. They are both blond after all. Maybe Jaimie has been this guy all along!
Well, no one has seen both of them at the same time, right?
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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The past few days the Washington Post and other media outlets have commented on the reduced travel time and other incongruities in this season's GoT, and reader/viewer reactions have completely mirrored what we have going here: one group is irritated, and another is okay with finally getting to some key encounters and confrontations. Just thought you might like to know!
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Wink ITYM "echo"

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The past few days the Washington Post and other media outlets have commented on the reduced travel time and other incongruities in this season's GoT, and reader/viewer reactions have completely mirrored what we have going here: one group is irritated, and another is okay with finally getting to some key encounters and confrontations. Just thought you might like to know!
Just a writing note, mirrors get things backwards, echos repeat the same noise. The net result is the same, sort of.
"Don't get me started on 'Literally', 'Incredible', or 'Decimated' "

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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The producers of GOT said that this season was going to be more of a thriller type series....event upon event. In order to do this, a lot gets eliminated, including plausible explanations for certain events, and a whole lot of character development.

I'm not loving this season as much as the others, but with so much invested in the series so far will ride it out to the end. I do think that this breakneck speed in bringing it to a conclusion is ok with folks who like action, and not so ok with folks who prefer well developed characters and their interactions. Probably why I prefer to read books rather than watch an adaptation.
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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I've been enjoying the current season. Yes there has been some lazy writing, but all in all, I still think it's a great show. I don't mind overlooking some details like Jaime swimming such a long distance in full armor with one hand. They should have at least had him coming out of the water with no armor and Bronn helping him.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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I've been enjoying the current season. Yes there has been some lazy writing, but all in all, I still think it's a great show. I don't mind overlooking some details like Jaime swimming such a long distance in full armor with one hand. They should have at least had him coming out of the water with no armor and Bronn helping him.

Yea, I agree about some of the writing. Also, it seems like the later episodes, especially in the last season or so, the existing episodes have been chopped up so much due to the editing that such details probably are on the cutting floor.

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