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  1. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Poor martyr Jon. Nobody has ever suffered more. Crown him quickly before he ascends full bodied into heaven.
  2. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Of course he didn't consider how it would make her feel either. HER whole life also being a lie.
  3. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    I haven't put down Jon Snow. I never elevated him to begin with. I don't wish him harm and think he's a nice guy who means well. I HATED his stepmother for her treatment of him. Whatever she thought happened wasn't his fault. He has been through a lot - including dying. He's fought in battles. BUT, he would have died in the battle for Winterfell because he was foolishly lured into abandoning his own battle plan in exactly the means his sister warned him he would be. He broke his vows on the KW and brought the Wildlings back with him and forced them down the throats of his men because he was sleeping with one of them which caused the resentment leading to his death. He was HANDED the title of King in the North by his people who ignored his bastard status, including his sister, but he walked away from it without so much as a care because he had "bigger fish to fry". Yes the dead coming south is a thing, but he will need the people he abandoned to fight with him. He caused Danerys to lose a dragon because she came in to save him from his foolish mission. Now the KK has a dragon. He nearly died again if not for Uncle Zombie Benjen saving him. He "bent the knee" for the purpose of going down, and put his entire people back under the subjugation of a monarch they don't know and who he only just met. He returned to town with a chip on his shoulder, still badmouthing Sansa, who kept the Northern troops prepared to fight with him to the point that ARYA, of all people, had to defend her. He allowed his dragon queen girlfriend to level a threat at his sister without so much as a word. Jon is not a saint. He is not a genius. He is not a conquering hero. He's the energizer bunny. He's the little engine that could. I like him just fine. I wish him well. But I have never, NOT EVER, considered him to be a real player in the game for the throne. Based on his actions or lack thereof. And now, in true deus ex machina fashion, though he's not concocted a single strategic plan that has helped a single person, the throne is his...cuz...you know... entitlement.
  4. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    She can go ahead and support him, since apparently what a woman wants counts for nothing, but I hope her troops refuse and go home since they are free people. I simply am rabidly against this story boiling down to Jon Snow having everything fall in his lap because he has a dick. I don't think he deserves it. I don't think he's a good leader. I think he is not much more than a medieval Paul Revere who's unbelievably lucky that someone is always around to save him, and a nice chap.
  5. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Something tells me that is EXACTLY how she'll win over the north. Actively sexing Jon. She WILL get pregnant by him - they forshadowed this. She'll give birth to either a dragon baby (think Shape of Water) or a shadow baby (but a nice smiley one). The North will love her and everyone will live happily ever after.
  6. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    No the Dothraki are horrible to their women. Dany didn't just show strength, she burned the mutha fukka to the ground and walked out UNBURNT (picked up another title) AND she has dragons. The Dothraki may be sexist but they're not STUPID. And no, she doesn't need to "accept" the rules of inheritance, that's what she meant by breaking the wheel - where simply having a vagina takes you out of the running. It could not have been an accident that the strongest characters on this show have been women.
  7. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    My bad. I meant NEPHEW'S chambermaid/whore.
  8. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    The only ones who have had any "training" for the role thus far are Cersei (currently on the throne), Sansa (through osmosis), and Dany (Khalesi, Mother of Dragons, Queen of Mereen, blah blah blah). NONE of the men on this show have had any TRAINING in ruling the kingdoms. Jon couldn't even keep the raggedy ass Knights Watch for 10 minutes without getting killed by his own people, LOL!
  9. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Well what a fucked up show this would turn out to be. 8 seasons of being invested in Danerys just for her to become her Uncle's chambermaid/whore because that's all a woman is worth anyway.
  10. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    But can we give her more than 5 seconds to do so? For the past 7 seasons she's been traversing thousands of miles with one goal in mind. She has sex with Jon and finds out everything she's done has been invalidated and she's supposed hug him and be his cheerleader immediately. Why is being human something that is never allowed for her character?
  11. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    The birth right thing was never that valid to begin with, the Targaryans were overthrown. ANY Targ would need to fight to win it back. Jon is perfectly welcome to fight for it. Just not with her stuff.
  12. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    The they I was referring to wasn't the people in the show, it was the people here who watch it. Let Jon get his own army. He is not OWED the Throne anymore than she is. He is just an heir of the Targ house. He can go look stupid at Dragonstone. The armies she has pledge allegiance to her, not him. Also Stannis killed his brother AND his daughter and got nothing for it. Most honorable knight Brienne did not see Stannis as rightful ANYTHING. Stannis is not the righteous template even by this show's standards.
  13. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    I didn't mind this episode. There were a lot of character beats that needed to be cleaned up before the show cleans house with most dead but the victor. What I liked: Sansa/Dany. That was a productive, realistic conversation. Up until this point Dany's had to conquer the land she took over. This time she has to win over people for them to follow her. I think she can do that because I didn't see anything but respect from her for Sansa for playing hardball. She thought that Sansa was just a jealous or overprotective sister, but she found out that Sansa is really the TRUE representative and leader of the people in the North and that she is, in her way, formidable. Also that she IS trying to protect them, not just be contrary. Danerys is not the first Monarch that Sansa has encountered and frankly she's not impressed by titles nor is she a follower. No disrespect to Tyrion but I thought that Sansa, with her no bullshit style of leadership, would make a fine Hand of the Queen. Arya/Gendry. I wasn't as bothered as other people - humans are sexual and children grow up. I did hope that Maisie didn't feel pressured to add sex to her resume though. From a creative point of view, I would have liked the blushing virgin to blush just a little bit. I know she's a bad ass but this is her first romance and I would have welcomed just a little softness on her side, that even she has EMOTIONAL needs. I think Gendry deserved a moment to be the man in a sexual situation, to not again have a woman order his penis to do its job. HE had something he could give to the rich girl. She didn't have to take it. Brienne. Bout time somebody knighted her. I just wish she would have a decent man actually interested in her. Tormund is funny but he is also disrespectful. It just continues to feed into the ugly girl trope that she should be happy with whatever attention she can get, not that she's worthy of a man who is her equal and who loves her. Sansa/Theon. I didn't tear up like I did when she encountered Jon, but it brought back to me that Theon was also a boy she grew up with. They have a long history and I just got the sense, now that she's safe, has the rest of her family and his worst instincts have been literally neutered, that she just plain missed him - he was the last brother to come home and she is as much his sister as Yara. Okay but here's where I part ways with most other viewers: while Jon is now the official heir of House Targaryan, I don't think that means anything. Last I checked, House Targaryan had been kicked to the curb by Robert Baratheon - Cersei sits on the throne now on the strength of THAT name. It would seem Gendry would have the most immediate right to the throne, not Jon, unless he wanted to fight for it. Which leads me to, with what army is Jon expecting to fight for the throne? Dany didn't get her army from her name. She is Khaleesi by marriage and conquer. SHE freed the Unsullied who gave their allegiance by choice to HER. SHE conquered Mereen and freed those people. SHE hatched those dragons from eggs given to her and raised them like her own children. They are hers. The armies are hers. Her accomplishments are hers. Are we supposed to suppose that because Jon was her brother's child and has a penis that she should just GIVE him everything, become his concubine, so he can just casually saunter up to the throne? The thought of that pisses me off because it feels EXTREMELY sexist. I'd like to add here that it would seem to me that somebody ruling 7 kingdoms should want to do so. Jon is not a very good leader at all. He's a nice guy and very earnest but he has not successfully led ANYTHING, nor does he seem to care about the fate of his people in general. He's just gotten very lucky and the audience has turned a blind eye to his flaws. I know I'm alone, but I have NO desire to see Jon claim a throne he hasn't wanted or earned. I wish him happiness but a strong ruler he is not.
  14. Timetoread

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Did you ever see Les Miserables? The song this episode is One Day More. Who gets to sing Bring Him Home over John?
  15. Timetoread

    S08.E01: Winterfell

    The Knights of the Vale wasn't a sure thing. Jon flat out wasn't listening to her. He played the "What do you know about war? Well I'm a warrior so shut up." card. She tried to tell him about Ramsey and Rickon. Then Jon went against his OWN strategy doing EXACTLY what Sansa warned him against. So maybe she didn't win the BOTB by being smart but Jon lost it by being dumb. The Littlefinger takedown? That was smart as hell!
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