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  1. ursula

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Makes sense. Only thing I'll add is that it's more likely Rey's mother whom Kylo killed and her father is Luke. And it will finally explain/justify Luke's attack on a teenage boy. In ROTJ, he snapped when Vader threatened Leia. Some random vision about Kylo turning vaguely "evil" is one thing but a specific vision/prophecy of Kylo murdering his wife and child will make sense. And if Luke is convinced that Kylo succeeded, and that he (Luke) in fact catalyzed their deaths by attacking Kylo, it will go a great deal to explain his personality in TLJ.
  2. ursula

    S01.E15: I'll Tell You A Story

    This is such a great explanation. I think he's probably a witch and almost definitely not a vampire but it's never been established what he is. We see other little kids in the school - in the first episode we see Pedro, he's part of a class that Lizzie is supposed to be helping. Later on in the same episode, the school counselor protects the younger kids from the gargoyle. In fact, she's supposed to be the Head of the Elementary school - that's why she gets a seat and vote on the Council. (Which doesn't make sense. Having a teacher on the student council is counterintuitive. They should have given that seat to the "valedictorian-esque candidate" of the elementary school but whatever). In the Freddie Kruger episode, he wakes up in a bunk dorm with other children. He's just the only named character little kid. (And I head canon that he's Lizzie's bff 😁.)
  3. ursula

    S01.E09: What Was Hope Doing in Your Dreams?

    I love this theory and I won't mind if it were true. However I think Hope liked Landon for the stated reasons - he was a cute boy that was nice to her. He was apart from her supernatural world yet still accessible and that made him appealing to her especially since her last crush was a gorgeous vampire that betrayed her and got her mom killed. Landon introduced "normalcy" to Hope's life at a time she really needed it. That he was a "damsel" in need of rescuing was just the cherry on top. Hope has a Harry-Potter-sized savior complex. The more I think about it, the more I think the show dropped the ball in not keeping him human. I don't think it's surprising that they made him a doppelganger-esque creature - he's a supernatural target without any tangible powers. (Resurrection isn't exactly an offensive weapon). Yep. Tl dr... Hope likes Landon because he's the Elena to her idealized Stefan Salvatore.
  4. ursula

    S02.E10: Level Up

    Well this is apparently an unpopular opinion but I like the voodoo aspect of the show. It's what distinguishes it from other superhero shows at the moment. Somewhat relatedly I like Evita and I enjoy her and Ty's dynamic. More importantly, the show hasn't sold me on Tandy/Ty as a couple or given me any indication that they will go there with their relationship.
  5. ursula

    S01.E10: There’s A World Where Your Dreams Came True

    Fair enough but the only kid he has a particular relationship is with Hope. Not like Elena. Alaric had to step up and parent Elena after Jenna died. Hope has a huge extended family - 3 blood aunts and uncles, 3 by marriage, an adopted brother, an honorary uncle... The two characters are nothing alike. Alaric's relationship with Hope looks less like him stepping in to parent an orphan and more like him trying to relive his "glory days" through her. Lizzie didn't choose to be born with mental illness. It's Alaric's responsibility to parent her. Yes, it's not "fair" but that's life.
  6. ursula

    Spoilers and Spoiler Discussion

    Well speaking for myself, that sounds kind of cool. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
  7. Can someone explain this to me? Because I've seen this brought up and I've never understood it. In the TV show, Dany locks up Xaro and Doreah, feeds her enemies to her dragons, executes her own loyalist, forces Hizdahr to marry her and kills his "innocent" father. She needs Tyrion to tell her not to kill Jorah for spying on her. None of these happen in the books. Instead in the books, Dany is ineffective because she's not ruthless enough. On Selmy's advice, she practices the Westeros method of keeping highborn children as hostages (Theon) but she's made friends with all of them and can't bring herself to harm them. She is personally treating plague victims in the middle of a siege, manages to maintain a frenemy relationship with Xaro, has managed to keep all her Dothraki inner circle (except Doreah who died of starvation in the Red Waste) alive. She was willing to forgive Jorah until he made it impossible by not apologizing and trying to "Nice Guy" her. (Jorah in the books isn't gallant Iain Glen but a pervert old enough to be her grandfather.) And that's not even talking about how animated and lively book!Dany is. The show pretty much dropped this after season 1. Book!Dany isn't stately or aloof. She laughs, plays, jokes around. (It helps that unlike the show that killed off all the POCs, all her Dothraki friends are still alive.) Selmy found it hard to believe she was Daenerys Targaryen because he was expecting someone more regal (exact words). She's intelligent and a strategist. The show gives all Dany's ideas and thoughts to the (white) men around her to articulate. Needless to say, Dany threatening Qarth - a stupid ridiculous arc - never happened in the books. And if that's too much to go over, compare her first ride between books and TV. In the TV show, she's under attack and Drogon sweeps in to save her. In the books, (after an incident where Dany saved Tyrion without him realizing it), Drogon is the one who's lured in by bloodshed and starts attacking people... Dany vaults over the barricade to put herself between him and his victim and whips an angry dragon (he's mad that she tried to chain him up) until he backs down. She rides away with him because he's being circled around to be killed. As someone on Tumblr described it: that was a straight up superhero moment for Dany and the TV show turned it into a damsel being rescued. So yeah, when people say that the books write Dany as less sympathetic and the TV show play up her hero side... I've gotta to ask and excuse my French but what the heck are they reading?
  8. I mean, "army of killers*, rapers**, pillagers (and cannibals)" is pretty much a description of the wildlings. Yet somehow they aren't deemed scary when they are fighting for Starks. *As opposed to other armies who are made up of people who don't kill. **The Unsullied don't even have dicks. The anti-Dany logic is so ridiculous that you just have to laugh.
  9. ursula

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I mean... 🀷 The "swing the sword herself" is an argument that is often used to censor non-Starks in general, and Dany in particular. It's only when the point is turned against Starks that these (very valid) points are brought up.
  10. ursula

    S08.E05: The Bells

    If he could claim he stopped being a Night's Watch because he died... Therefore, he wasn't Lord Commander after he died either. Whether they deserved to die or not was no longer up to him, and should have been left to the succeeding Lord Commander to decide. Irrelevant. But interesting in that it pretty much proves my point about the level of scrutiny Jon's grayer actions get, or rather don't get in-story and out-story. Here's a popular thought experiment: would a female character who is: a billionaire, a master at martial skills, genius level intelligent, devastatingly gorgeous, and a badass normal that leads a team of superhuman heroes that she regularly trumps... be a Mary Sue? Or this girl, who thinks she's a bastard but is really the secret (legitimate) product of two magical bloodlines, with all their advantages and none of their downsides. She literally tripped and fell over a magical direwolf (the only one still left with its owner), is crowned Queen over her legitimate sibling despite technically losing the Battle, got a dragon as a Valentine's Day present from a powerful King, is called beautiful by everyone she meets - even people that don't like her - and is so righteous that the universe bends to accommodate her grayer actions. Is she a Mary Sue? Only if her name is Jane Snow. Oh and the first woman, the genius-level badass normal drop dead gorgeous female billionaire? That's Batman sans dick.
  11. Honestly, those sound like Wikipedia questions, not story plot. (And even then, I won't be sure if the answer I'm getting is GRRM-canon or something like the Night King where the producers just made up their own "cool sounding" story.) And knowing all the answers about a world isn't always appealing. Dune prequels by Brian Herbert is a good example. I mean... 🀷
  12. ursula

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Killing by hanging was also a very un-Stark-like thing to do. Jon should have swung that sword 12 times. 5 seconds after their execution, Jon exploits the loophole of his death to quit the order. By his own admission, he was no longer a member of the Night's Watch when he resurrected and he was not the Lord Commander carried out those sentences. Those weren't executions, those were vengeance-motivated murders. And because its Jon, the biggest Mary Sue who's ever sued on this show, there is zero consequence to this.
  13. ursula

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    TV Tropes defines it clearly: The Iron Throne is obviously not a McGuffin because it is not interchangeable with a Magical Artifact or Secret Plans and of course, the seat of government of Westeros is important to the plot of Game of Thrones.
  14. ursula

    TV Tropes You Hate

    Seriously, did no one learn anything from M Night Shyamalan's career? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Someone should make this a tee-shirt!
  15. ursula

    TV Tropes You Hate

    I can let that one slide. If they have the title in their name, it's public record. They won't need old papers. Plus in these days of electronic everything, it won't be so hard to get copies of financial statement. Of course, a hoarder like myself still has the receipt of the first car I ever owned (and sold over a decade ago) so this is very much a "do like I say..." advice. πŸ™‚