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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:22 PM »
I spend $30-40 per month on comics.  Punisher.  Jessica Jones.  She-Hulk (new series is pretty blah).  Iron Heart (actually quite good).  Pretty much anything Mark Millar releases.  Shaolin Cowboy (brilliant artwork).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:41 PM »
Yeah - they already get paid pretty well.  Renegotiations at this point would be very expensive.  I would have preferred two 10-episode, balanced seasons to close it out.   But they're probably compressing it to 13 over 2 seasons to abide by whatever's already contracted.  The original plan was 7 seasons, IIRC.

I don't think the writing is suffering because they don't have the books anymore.  Season 6 extended beyond the books and was genuinely fantastic.  Even the beginning of Season 7 was very strong.  There have just been a handful of genuinely bad decisions to close out Season 7... and my feeling is that they're all of the sort of "We want to show X because it'll be super cool looking - let's work backwards and make that happen."

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 28, 2017, 08:20 AM »
Dude who played Rhaegar Targaryen was such a spitting image of Viserys that I thought they just used the same actor until I looked it up.

I'm certain Tormund survived - ended up on the west part of the wall just beyond what collapsed.  They wouldn't kill him off-screen.

Hooray for incest! 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 25, 2017, 10:11 AM »
The whole scene could have been much better and more logically executed.  The Night King does his "Come at me Bro" pose on the edge of the lake, and the dragon bursts out of the ice.  Woulda been totally badass, and no magic chains necessary.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:04 PM »
He'd need to know Jon was planning to kidnap a wight if he were setting a trap - something he couldn't possibly know.

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Recent announcements:

They're developing a stand-alone Joker origin movie that's not connected to the DCEU
They're developing a Joker/Harley movie that IS connected to the DCEU
They're beginning production of a Shazam movie that isn't connected to the DCEU

and the big one...

The upcoming The Batman movie WILL NOT be connected to the DCEU

That last one's a shocker... and probably means Justice League will be the last of the Batfleck.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:43 AM »
It was very astute for the Night King to drag around those mile-long giant chains on his journey just in case he took down a dragon that sunk into a lake.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:45 AM »
There are some pretty compelling theories why they brought back Gendry at this point.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:16 AM »
Yeah - that throw-away line pretty much resolved all of last week's debate here.   ;D

The scroll was from season 1.  My wife went online to look it up.  Something Sansa was forced to write.  I expect it to cause drama between the Stark girls.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 8, 2017, 08:08 AM »
I thought it was pretty well established that L was R's side-hoe.  They couldn't have been married absent recognized polygamy.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 7, 2017, 04:13 PM »
This is also one of my questions; I also feel like L could have sent a raven and ended the whole thing. I do feel there's another shoe to drop here with the theory, though. Mostly because if it proves out 100%, it dislocates Dany from her role in the narrative (rightful heir to the throne, from her perspective) which seems to me, against what GRRM is doing in the story. Could be wrong though.

She's still be the rightful heir to the throne - trueborn daughter versus bastard son.

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The production budget of SM:H was $175 million.  They blew up cars and ****.  $3500 in LEGO Death Stars is a rounding error on a project like this.   ;)

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I thought Flash was pretty fantastic.  Apparently in 2017, high school kids legitimately aren't bullied by jocks anymore.  They're bullied by privileged, rich, incompetent douchebags.  And this Flash fit that role perfectly.  So it was a nice update, I thought.  And casting him non-white was kinda refreshing (how many times have we seen the white alpha-male cast as the villain?).

I'd say Zendaya is also a reflection of modern times.  The girl comic book nerds dream about isn't the super-hot cheerleader.  It's the brainy, competent fellow-geek.  I expect MJ will "bloom" over the course of the next film to be suitably attractive along the lines of Hermione.  But for this film she couldn't overshadow Pete's main crush (also a brainy geek, but way hotter).

I think the engagement was intentionally left open to interpretation.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: July 26, 2017, 12:11 PM »
Doesn't seem like it'd be remotely possible to aim that crossbow with the agility required to hit a moving dragon.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:18 PM »
I'm guessing they split up the fleet and sent the IronBorn ships to pick up the Dornish army while the fleet she took from the Masters was the one ferrying the Unsullied and Dothraki.

I wonder if they will bother to explain how Euron found them so easily, or even knew what the hell they were doing and who would be on the flagship. Probably not.

Thanks.  I missed that then.

As for how they were found - it's likely there are spies for Euron among Yara's Ironborn.  It'd be trivial to get a note with the details of the trip out to someone who could pass it on via raven.

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