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« Reply #615 on: August 14, 2017, 11:15:03 pm »
Regarding the female Doctor backlash, there's a study suggesting that the media cherry-picked the worst tweets, blowing the whole thing out of proportion. And Moffat wants the media to stop making mountains of molehills.

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« Reply #616 on: August 15, 2017, 12:05:45 am »
Just the fact these neckbeards crawled out of the woods and vomited that all out about such a thing is indicting enough about the kind of culture festering in nerd culture.
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« Reply #617 on: August 15, 2017, 01:06:27 pm »
Lana Reverse isn't wrong here. Once you have more than 10,000 fans, even 1% of your fandom is still 100 people, and that's enough people to form a mob and make the news.
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« Reply #618 on: August 15, 2017, 11:47:07 pm »
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« Reply #619 on: August 15, 2017, 11:59:03 pm »
In case nobody read that...Jon Snow knows nothing.

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« Reply #620 on: August 16, 2017, 01:10:04 am »
That's his Stark blood acting up. Dangerous mistakes are kind of their thing.
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« Reply #621 on: August 16, 2017, 09:59:14 am »
That's... startlingly true.
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« Reply #622 on: August 16, 2017, 12:26:31 pm »
That's... startlingly true.

You mean STARKINGLY true, don't you?


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« Reply #623 on: August 16, 2017, 09:54:35 pm »
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Wights are not zombies, though? like canonically wights are caused by the white walkers, not by other wights. There's no indication someone killed by a wight when there aren't white walkers around becomes a wight

Then again if D&D want a zombie apocalypse they're not gonna let a silly thing like canon get in their way, so.
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« Reply #624 on: August 16, 2017, 10:33:08 pm »
I forgot about that bit...hm.  Maybe not as stupid as I'd thought, but still damned stupid.
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« Reply #625 on: August 20, 2017, 07:46:16 pm »
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He'll just use the same teleporter he used to visit Dragonstone and that pretty much every character is using nowadays when they need to be somewhere. Why would time suddenly have a meaning when traveling in Westeros?

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« Reply #626 on: August 20, 2017, 07:47:23 pm »
Sansa mentioned him being gone for weeks.  Just because people don't sit down when you're there doesn't mean they don't when you're not looking.
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« Reply #627 on: August 20, 2017, 11:56:20 pm »
Does a zombie have to follow all the movie-zombie cliches to be a zombie? Because voodoo-zombies don't turn the people they kill into zombies either so they'd be disqualified as well.

I mean if the only way to make more undead is by having a necromancer/voodoo-priest/mage-type-thingy raise the dead, but otherwise the undead (or some of them at least) act like zombies, is that really so different from what people consider to be zombies?
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« Reply #628 on: August 21, 2017, 03:48:46 am »
Sansa mentioned him being gone for weeks.  Just because people don't sit down when you're there doesn't mean they don't when you're not looking.
It was not the most egregious example but the show plays loose with either time or geography all the time. The new episode is an excellent example of how people/dragons/ravens travel huge distances between scenes that are just a couple of days apart at most.

Edit: I don't really expect the writers to calculate how much time it would take for people to travel, being vague with time is a totally acceptable way to spread a little smokescreen to keep the suspension of disbelief up. Unfortunately, it can get distracting when it gets too obvious or when the constantly speeding up narrative makes the transportation seem even more like teleportation.
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« Reply #629 on: August 21, 2017, 09:03:24 am »
Actually, the whole dragon being able to cover vast distances isn't as inaccurate as one might think.  Assuming Westeros is comparable in size to Britain, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the distance between Dragonstone and wherever Jon's coterie was happened to be about 1500km.  Assuming Dany covered that distance in one full day's flight (24 hrs), then she'd have been cruising at a comfortable 62.5km/h (38.84mph).  Absolutely blistering by Westerosi standards, but by ours, that's a slow stroll to the grocery store.
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