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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 11, 2016, 03:03 PM »
Fair enough, but I think we are in uncharted waters here. One of two things is happening:

This season the show is spoiling a ton of stuff from the next book(s); OR

The show is diverging into some kind of alternate universe Thrones which differs significantly from the literary version.

Given all the changes we have seen to this point, I'm leaning towards #2. Point being, I'm not sure they are using it as a roadmap anymore and have the freedom to organically change things that maybe serve the Tv storylines differently from those in the book.

Or not. Writers are crazy!   :D

I think it's a bit of both, actually.  The major events (Red Wedding, Battle of Castle Black, how the **** Dany finally ends up in Westoros, the final ending, etc.) will be very similar or exactly the same as the books.  It's the minor stuff using show characters instead of introducing new characters GRRM is found of (Jaime in Dorne, Sansa instead of fake Arya, etc.) that differs a bit.  Think of it like this - the TV show and book were for the most part the same for season 1.  Starting in season 2, the TV show went left at a fork in the road, the books went right, but ultimately both the TV show and books will end up back on the same road with the same ending.  They just took different ways to get there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:41 PM »
That's a TV theory because the actors playing J and M look like they could be related.  They look nothing alike in the books, I'd be shocked if it were true.  I wholeheartedly agree with R+L=J though and it's practically confirmed now.

IMO, it's more than just the strong resemblance between the two actors. It's no coincidence that Howland Reed is the only other one besides Ned to survive the battle at the Tower of Joy. That puts him right there in position to help. And we know twins run in the Targaryen bloodline. And her character is about the right age and seems to be waiting in the wings for something to happen, always just offscreen but seemingly important.

Definitely could be wrong but seems pretty plausible to me.

Maybe, but I don't think so.  R+L=J has been a theory since GoT (the book) first came out as the clues were always there.  There's nothing IMO that suggest M is a part of it in the books.  Like I said, it's more a TV theory because of the likeness between the two actors and I really didn't see this theory grab a hold until the TV show came out.  Trust me, the hard core ASOIAF dorks would have figured it out long before the TV show became a reality.  Now, GMMR could add it in later, but I've read he isn't going to change something because the nerds figured it out.  I'd have to trust him on his word.

Now, I believe HR has a big part to play, either by directly saying R+L=J is true, or confirming it once someone else finds out.  How, I have no idea, but he's been mentioned too much to be a coincidence.

And the Targaryens aren't known for twins, they're known for marrying their siblings and having multiple marriages.  Off the top of my head, I don't recall any Targaryen twins, but granted, there's a **** load of them mentioned in the various works.  The only prominent twins are Cersi and Jaime (and Frey's castle, if you want to get technical).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:23 AM »

Agree the stuff with Dany and Mereen really makes the whole story drag noticeably. Would be happy to skip anything outside of Westeros for a few episodes.

The books are the same way, it was a slow read through Dany's chapters.

The Tower of Joy stuff should be good when they get more into it. Still thinking R + L = J & M but we'll see.

That's a TV theory because the actors playing J and M look like they could be related.  They look nothing alike in the books, I'd be shocked if it were true.  I wholeheartedly agree with R+L=J though and it's practically confirmed now.

Did Rickon crawl out of a time warp? He looked about 10 years older. Sucks that he's in the clutches of the Boltons now. I assume we'll be treated to another gory end because Martin sure enjoys killing Starks. Please just make it quick and spare us eight episodes of torture-porn with Ramsey...

I think Umber and Osha are double crossing Ramsey.  I don't think that was Shaggydog and he didn't bend the knee to Ramsey, so it could work.  The North Remembers, remember.  It's a huge risk, as Ramsey is a complete pyscho and probably moreso that the "fockin' ****" Roose is out of the way.

I'm glad I was able to help everyone who asked. I still haven't heard back from Mikey D, so there is a slim chance I might get home with a single spare, I'll let everyone know as soon as I know one way or the other.

None chance, Pete.  Still interested, just let me know how much and I'll get the money over to you ASAP.  Thanks again for the help!

I'll take one, Pete or Paul, whoever can help out if you're lucky enough to grab multiples.

Much appreciated!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 09:12 AM »
That was 85 minutes of pure **** that would have been followed by 5 minutes of almost greatness, until they decided to end on the ultimate **** tease.

I did like casting the Comedian as Negan, though.

Thank Christ Game of Thrones comes back in three weeks.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: March 10, 2016, 01:12 PM »
Welcome home, Spidey.

Now if they can just get the ******* Fantastic Four (more so for Doom and Galactus), then we'll be all set (I know the X-men in the MCU is never happening, but I would have loved to see Jackman with Downey and the gang)

Holy crap...can Marvel start making DC movies?  Please?

No ****.  I liked (didn't love) MoS and I'm hearing BvS is more of the same, so I'm not expecting to be blown away.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:42 AM »
At least Carolina fans can buy that shirt and be proud of it when the Panthers win the SB in 10 days.  >:(

LEGO / Minifigures series 16
« on: December 2, 2015, 04:38 PM »

As usual, the costume one (Shark Dude) is one of the best figures and I love the Ultimate Warrior homage one (there's a photo out there showing paint on his face, which you can't see in the abvoe link).  The gold warrior looks great also.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: November 30, 2015, 04:05 PM »
There's a few boning scenes with no nudity (you only see Kristen Ritter's back) in the early episodes.

You're nicer than I am, Paul.  I would have told them to **** off and go back to 'scum with the rest of the miscreants.

Awesome, Paul.  Thanks again for the assist.

LEGO / Re: Ghostbusters
« on: October 28, 2015, 08:49 AM »

Ghostbusters Firehouse.  Love it, now if we can just get a decent sized Stay Puff Marshmallow Man (I know there's a minifigure coming in Lego Dimensions) and Gozer & her dogs, we'd be all set. I might even take some GBII figures, particularly the four GBs in their new uniforms, Viggo the huge melon head Carpathian and the Scoleri brothers.  No Janosz though, that dude sucks.

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