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Sixty four episodes later and a dragon has finally vomited fire onto some Lannisters. That was all I wanted. I could stop watching now. I mean, I won't, but I could.

I never thought I'd be that scared for the wellbeing of CGI dragon.

Bronn should have died. The fact that he didn't was protagonist centred storytelling, and Bronn isn't our protagonist and shouldn't be treated as such. And even if you think Bronn is much cooler than I do, being incinerated as you try to fire a giant spear into the maw of a dragon is a pretty badass way to go.

Speaking of badass deaths: OLENNA MOTHERFUCKING TYRELL.

I wonder if the Brienne v. Arya duel sounded cooler on the page than it looked on screen. They were really struggling to make it convincing that Gwendoline Christie wouldn't just be able to swat Maisie Williams, who is literally half her size, like a bug. And Arya shouldn't have been able to block Oathkeeper with Needle, like, I know she has face changing assassin waif-fu powers now, but that shouldn't change the tensile strength of metal.

Although, there's also no reason for a random puddle on a battlefield to be thirty feet deep. Game of Thrones has left both reality and physics entirely by the wayside this season, and I'm pretty much okay with that.

Are other people getting chemistry from Jon and Dany? Because all I'm getting from them is HBO smooshing two wooden dolls together and going: NOW KISS, and it's just not working for me.

Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke are already the show's two weakest actors. And normally it doesn't bother me because Harrington's good in the fight scenes which is a lot of what you want for Jon Snow, and although I've never enjoyed Clarke in anything else she works for me as Daenerys because I tend to assume that Dany is an overwrought and stilted person anyway. But when they're the only two actors in a scene they've got nowhere to hide.

Also, I kind of want to write fic where Jon sends Sansa to Dragonstone to negotiate. If I ever decide whether I want it to be Sansa/Dany or Sansa/Tyrion I just might.

The only thing that bothered me about the Sand Snakes end was that the show had squandered a brilliant actress in Indira Varma (and, admittedly, three piss poor ones in the Sand Snakes). I even had an uncomfortable moment of YOU GO, MAD QUEEN CERSEI because, well, it was Ellaria who escalated it to that level.

I am over-invested in, and thus very worried about Yara. I am pleased Theon wants to mount a rescue mission. But I remember reading an interview with the showrunners before this season began where they talked about Euron being a worse villain than Ramsey, and so far the only thing we've really had to hate Euron for is his extremely irksome Johnny Depp impression, so I'm seriously concerned about what shape Yara might be in if we see her again.

Speaking of Theon: OH, SQUIDLING, NO.

WILL ONE OR ALL OF THE STARKS NOT JUST STAB LITTLEFINGER ALREADY?

Date: 2017-08-11 07:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] saturnofthemoon
I vote for Sansa/Dany.

I don't think I want to know what's happened to Yara yet. I've never cared about who ends up on the iron throne, (they can hack it to pieces for all I care), but I so want Yara to be Queen of the Iron Islands and have a happy ending. *sniffles*

Date: 2017-08-11 07:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
Me too! I could watch Yara flirt and kiss and fight forever.

I am pretty sure she's doomed.

Date: 2017-08-12 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Speaking of badass deaths: OLENNA MOTHERFUCKING TYRELL.

Omg, what a way to go out. Wow.

I was cool with the Brienne/Arya duel for the amazed expression on Brienne's face - I'm pretty sure she wants to adopt Arya. But overall, I'm shipping Arya's death glare/Littlefinger's brown trousers.

Date: 2017-08-12 07:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
The only thing I watched was the Brienne/Arya duel ([personal profile] st_aurafina is giving me edited highlights these last two seasons) and I agree - there are lots of ways that Arya could plausibly fight Brienne with much smaller stature and a smaller weapon, and we saw her "dancing master" do so right back in S1. But this was just not great fight choreography, even if it was fun for the characters.

Also, Indira Varma is as bad as Sean Bean, she never makes it through!

Date: 2017-08-12 04:53 pm (UTC)
falena: Picture of a girl hiding behind a camera, reflected in a mirror. (Default)
From: [personal profile] falena

Are other people getting chemistry from Jon and Dany? Because all I'm getting from them is HBO smooshing two wooden dolls together and going: NOW KISS,


Ah, I thought I was the only one! I watch GoT with a bunch of people and they all seem pretty convinced. You're totally right about EC and KT being the weakest actors, btw.



Also, I kind of want to write fic where Jon sends Sansa to Dragonstone to negotiate. If I ever decide whether I want it to be Sansa/Dany or Sansa/Tyrion I just might.


Hell yeah! Any ship is fine, when you write it. I might have spent the last 24 hours re-reading all of your ASOIAF fic, er.

WILL ONE OR ALL OF THE STARKS NOT JUST STAB LITTLEFINGER ALREADY?

I think Arya will do it, though Sansa would be more satisfying.

Edited (Damn html tags) Date: 2017-08-12 04:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-15 06:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fyrdrakken
I would love to see Sansa in Dragonstone in an AU. Hopefully she meets Dany later on the show -- I'd speculate about her being sent as an emissary on Jon's behalf later on, aside from the way Jon has so clearly delegated her as Lady Stark to hold Winterfell while he goes out kinging. But maybe when he has fighting to do up north he'll delegate diplomacy to her.

Sansa needs something really good to do, other than being creeped out by Bran and Arya and feeling weird about how far her "bastard brother" has come up in the world. I'm waiting for Bran to spill the beans on something really meaningful -- the way he looked at that dagger made me suspect not just that he knows it was Joffrey who sent the assassin after him but that Littlefinger's meddling directly brought down the Starks. Jon's parentage is Jon's business first, but I'd love to see Bran tell Sansa about what Littlefinger's really done...

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