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Re: TV Shows
« Reply #630 on: August 21, 2017, 10:36:46 am »
The distance from Dragonstone to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea is closer to 2300 miles. Assuming a raven travels ~30 miles / hour (they have been measured to fly 22-28 mph) the message would take over 3 days to reach Dany. When you consider that the bird needs to stop to rest and feed and can't travel at top speed all the time I'd say it's closer to a week before Dany would reach them assuming her dragons can fly the distance without rest.

Edit: fixed the distance between the castles (I misread a map and thought it was 2500 miles) and adjusted the calculations accordingly.

Edit 2: I admit that this is still a few days faster than I intuitively estimated but the point still stands.
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« Reply #631 on: August 21, 2017, 11:31:55 am »
Goes to show how much I know of Westeros geography, lol.  So, yeah, even if they managed to stave off death for about 5 days (kinda unlikely given that they were in a frozen shithole), and assuming the bird needed at least a full 24 hours of rest (in total) to get to Dany, and one day for Dany to travel, then she'd be clipping along just over 150km/h (~100mph).  Still not infeasible, given we know exactly nothing about how fast dragons can really go when they're at full tilt, but the party living nearly a week on whatever rations they had in the middle of a frozen lake with nothing but their own body heat does kinda beggar beleif.
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« Reply #632 on: September 28, 2017, 09:22:49 pm »
Heh. Apparently the redpillers have found the reason for the decline in GoT's writing during the last few seasons: feminism. Having badly written strong female characters can't be the result of incompetence or misjudged priorities in general, it must be the F-word. The fact that plotlines and male characters show similar symptoms of careless writing and tendency toward simplification doesn't matter. For example, the reason the TV Sand Snakes are so cringeworthy isn't that their actions are in conflict with their motives or they have no depth as characters, it's the fact that they are capable fighters who kill men who are bigger than them.

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« Reply #633 on: September 29, 2017, 07:33:43 pm »
Ah, yes, feminism. Deciding that Rhaegar would insult his wife and children by annulling his marriage? Feminism! Making Sansa and Arya fight for no reason? Feminism! Making the fall of Highgarden happen in five seconds because mumble mumble flowers? Feminism! Daenerys' bullshit wheel metaphor? Feminism!!

look I have an extensive catalogue of things I dislike about GoT writing in the last couple of seasons I could do this all day

but I won't, probably because of feminists or something.
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« Reply #634 on: October 05, 2017, 08:53:53 pm »
So, in an ongoing contest between TLC, MTV and now ITV2, there is a reality tv show called Bromans. It is a show about bros from Britain being put in some weird approximation of Rome. In the age of Jersey Shore, Geordie Shore, and all of the varying competitors how on earth can this one tv show set itself up as more explicit and sexualized than the competition? How can ITV2 make their impact felt?

Easily.

They just did this.



They proceeded to immediately strip the dudes down, and make them stand out in the sun while their girlfriends competed to get them clothes. Those who failed to acquire clothes were instead given skimpy loincloths.

They've commenced absurd competitions and Gladiator-style fighting between the guys, while the girlfriends help enable them during the competitions.

History majors are reportedly combusting in rage.
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« Reply #635 on: October 09, 2017, 06:35:01 pm »
Star Trek is back! first 4 episodes have been hit and miss, but I'm excited to see where they take this. Mostly I'm just super excited to be watching a new Star Trek show for the first time since I became a fan.