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  • in reply to: Any of these worth watching? #209631
    Jonathan Capps
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    I was wondering when those Mexicans would start branching out from all that drug dealing. Good to see.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 4 #209629
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    More thoughts:

    * It seems every season needs to have Iain Glenn say something profound in his gravelly voice. For the ladies
    * Jon Snow looks and sounds BORED. He is awesome.
    * Aiden Gillen as Littlefinger continues to be a bit shit, despite having the gift of one of the best characters in the series.
    * I’m not sure if anyone has picked up on this before, but Peter Dinklage is quite good, isn’t he?

    in reply to: Any of these worth watching? #209590
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Whites and Rev are two shows I’ve seen the odd episode of, loved, yet never got round to watching properly.

    in reply to: Hobbit spoilage #209525
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I watched the first half an hour or so of the first film at the weekend, but then I fell asleep. I very much liked what I saw, though, so I’m bound to be watching this in the next few years. Will keep you posted!

    in reply to: I WILL MAKE "RED DWARF" THE MOVIE! #209518
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I am pretending to be Charles Armitage.

    in reply to: I WILL MAKE "RED DWARF" THE MOVIE! #209517
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I’m sorry everyone, but I’m afraid Vogans will be too controversial in Alabama. I am also wearing a hideous Hawaiian shirt.

    in reply to: Smeg Car Fridge #209340
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    And if he couldn’t find an old Fiat he’d bloody well BUILD ONE first.

    in reply to: Smeg Car Fridge #209338
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Oh my god, if the RDX set builders had seen this, they’d’ve had a cherry red one to match the couch.

    Dave would need to give them a budget increase first so they could afford one!

    in reply to: What I want for Christmas….. #209292
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    You’re not stealing Phil off me, si.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #209271
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Apparently the replies bug isn’t fixed. If anyone has problems replying to a thread, shout at us on Twitter or something, it’ll be the quickest way to let me know (@ganymedetitan).

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #209221
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    With any luck, the recent problems with replies and new threads not showing up properly should now be fixed. Will slowly get the theme back to its previous state, but for now it seems to be running ok.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #209217
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Ok, please bear with me while the forum looks like a piece of shit. I had to start from scratch with the default theme because my old one just wasn’t playing nicely with a recent upgrade (hence the interminable problems). Normal service will be resumed shortly, but until then… DEAL WITH IT.

    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    This is a thread I’ve just found languishing in ‘Pending’. Sorry about that, Ben!

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #209209
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Sorry about that my darling, a recent update seems to have decided that it hates me and it keeps orphaning posts. Your thread should now be there…

    in reply to: And Danny John Jules as the voice of the book. #209109
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I find this casting choice strange.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #209019
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    This forum keeps orphaning replies from threads which is causing the Recent Replies bug, and it’s PISSING ME OFF.

    Thanks, Somebody – had it in my head that max-width wasn’t supported enough to bother with but it seems to be ok.

    in reply to: Doctor number 12 incoming Sunday #208926
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    What a huge load of horseshit.

    in reply to: Worlds End #208851
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Wow, that’s definitely the first negative review I’ve seen. I’m surprised! Also…

    but then they were braying at every use of the word cunt

    I apologise for nothing.

    in reply to: Worlds End #208830
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Saw it yesterday and absolutely loved it, but I do agree with Si that there maybe feels like there’s something missing. Thinking back, the action scenes were my favourite part and I wonder if it’s that that’s throwing me off, because that’s not been the case with the previous two films.

    Still, it took me a second watch to properly click with Hot Fuzz, too, so I’m not too worried.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208799
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Hurrah!

    Also, Mark Gatiss has been cast in season 4!

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208769
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    1. The show not making it very clear that Jon never betrayed or intended to betray the Night’s Watch: that was true for me. I was *pretty* sure of it, but certainly had my moments of doubt.

    Yeah, I think it’s the main reason Jon’s story has been a little off, because he’s such a taciturn character they lose a lot of his motivations because we can’t get inside his head. I definitely think things will get much better for him from now on, though.

    2. Talisa being basically invented in order to be slaughtered: Maybe you’re right that that’s why she was invented, but in practice she contributed much more than that. Robb and Talisa’s early conversations about the cost of the war, and his falling in love with her and eventually choosing love over duty, both added depth to his character. I was remembering Robb telling Bran to not look away from the execution of the deserter in the beginning of season 1, and Talisa called that back by forcing Robb not to look away from the war casualties.

    Very true, actually. Robb is never a POV character in the books, and we experience him only through Cat’s eyes. Since Cat has been very much marginalised and simplified in the TV show (something I’ll never be happy about, but it’s too late now) Talisa definitely filled some of that role so we could see more of Robb. Not a fan of that storyline in general, really, but they definitely ended well (in a horrific sort of way).

    3. The viewers expecting the Starks to make a comeback because of their last appeal to Walder Frey: yes, growing up on a diet of Hollywood endings, I was absolutely taken in, and I’m sure that’s also exactly what the producers wanted for numerous reasons, of which I’ll just point out two. First, going all the way back to season 1, they put Ned Stark on the cover of the DVD and also reissued the first novel with him on the cover. Because of that, even after he was killed, I thought, “The Starks are the ones we’re supposed to root for, so they’ll eventually win.”

    I’m still delighted that I managed to be surprised by the TV show chopping Ned’s head off. One of the most effective surprises I’ve ever seen. The whole series seems to be structured like that, with various plot beats going the opposite way to what you’d expect, but it’s only with the really big events that you notice it. It’s so refreshing to genuinely worry for the lives of every single character, no matter how important.

    Another contributing factor is the fact that in the opening titles, the violins join in playing the main theme just as Winterfell is shown. The violins in an orchestra often represent the hero. Even when they changed the order in which the houses were shown, they always lined up Winterfell with the violin entrance when they could easily have used that moment to highlight a different house. Now that I’m thinking about it, they may finally have done that this season, but Winterfell was highlighted enough (I’m pretty sure it was at least the twenty episodes of season 1 and 2) that it was certainly intended to have an unconscious impact on the viewer, and it did on me.

    This is really, really interesting, I’d never spotted that before. Thinking about it, I’ve always taken that section of the music to be slightly melancholy, especially from the end of season 1 onwards, but that’s probably because I now associate it with the fate of the Starks.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208718
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Yeah, although listening back we’re not *entirely* careful enough to not drop a few little ones in the main bit.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208706
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    In case anyone’s interested, I’ve just started co-hosting a Game of Thrones podcast. It’s called Dark Wings Dark Words and I believe it to be quite good.

    XML: http://feeds.feedburner.com/dwdwpodcast
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/dark-wings-dark-words-song/id670735164?mt=2

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #208694
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I know.

    It’s a quick hack to fix threads where people have posted giant images and I’ve been too lazy to get it to ignore smaller images.

    in reply to: Animal Crossing: New Leaf #208656
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    You’re all adorable.

    in reply to: Animal Crossing: New Leaf #208655
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    You’re all adorable.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #208638
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Love you, Pete.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #208628
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    SgtSmiley hasn’t been either of the last two trolls, through. I don’t particularly want to give this whole thing any more air time, especially with unpleasant jokes.

    If it helps, the Vogans agree with me.

    in reply to: RIP SGTS! #208623
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    This is probably all a bit much, Pete. Let’s not carry on troll baiting when there are no trolls to bait.

    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    One minute you’re down, the next you’re right back up again.

    in reply to: RIP Richard Matheson #208530
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > No one is stalking you you thick bimbo now piss off.

    What I love about this forum is the ability people have to take the high ground.

    in reply to: FSM #208504
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    BAGSY MARRYING PHIL.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #208498
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Speaking of rules, if anyone turns up on this forum that you suspect to be a troll, don’t reply to them. It leads to nothing but tediousness.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #208449
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    There are a lot of people that have this idea that G&T is hostile to new users who don’t deserve it. Don’t give them ammo.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #208402
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    If being a guest on this podcast has taught me anything it’s that I talk too much.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #208336
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Oops, spoilers.

    in reply to: PEACE IN OUR TIME #208250
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Here you go. In the third one I think you can actually see the exact moment of penetration.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208222
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    How can you talk about the Red Wedding when the real union just happened on BOTS?? *is scarred* :P

    I genuinely don’t know which is more disturbing.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208220
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Sweeping panorama shots of Dany’s army rule – both as episode endings, and just in general.

    They’ve done a *much* better job of communicating the scale of the army this year than they did with the Dothraki Hoard in season 1. It really helps with communication just how strong she is at the moment.

    I thought the show;s done a great job of seeding certain themes throughout the season, especially the Rains of Castamere, which has been in pretty much every episode since Blackwater, leading up to the Red Wedding.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #208156
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Images are a bit weird at the moment. Your post is now back in the right thread, the forum sometimes orphans replies.

    in reply to: The Name of The Doctor #208155
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Steady on, Pete.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #208089
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Yeah, this episode was something else. The show knows how to do the big moments, and they always get the very best directors (in this case David Nutter) to do it justice. I don’t think a show has ever gut punched me as much as that episode did. In fact, the only comparable things are Eddard getting beheaded in season 1 and the West Wing’s season 3 and 4 finales.

    Which reactions?

    I think (although I might be wrong) Ridley is referring to fans’ reactions. There’s been some predictably hysterical rambling from some about vowing to never watch the show again, seemly oblivious to the fact that they’ve just been some served some of the best TV drama… well, ever.

    Speaking of plots from this episode that shouldn’t be forgotten: Arya and The Hound. The only thing better than the way Arya’s development has been written is how awesome Maisy Williams is.

    in reply to: Danny S #208039
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I swear to Christ, if Sweden ends up stealing Danny forever I’m going to declare war.

    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Butter I really liked that idea!

    in reply to: Jonny C #207900
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I’m disappointed that this thread wasn’t started by PecosPete.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207899
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    While I appreciate people chiming in with their thoughts on how long we took to ban Nancy, I can’t help but think that Ian’s post (and general common sense) about not reading threads you don’t want to might’ve been enough.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207872
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Got a pretty good feeling Nancy Hemming won’t be posting on this site again. The whole thing was getting far too tedious to bother with any more, as many people have already said, and so the fucker’s felt the full force of the ban hammer.

    At this point I’d like to say that it’s a rare occurrence that we ban anyone, but the truth is that this is the third in the last year. That said, they’ve all been from the same cabal of cunts, so let’s hope this is the end of it.

    While we don’t have any rules on this site, we will still ban people on a case by case basis. We’re never going to get to the point where we’re banning people left right and centre just because we don’t like them, and anyone who wants an account on the site will receive one, but I think you’ll all agree that Nancy made a pretty convincing case for his own fucking off over the last few days.

    Carry on.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207696
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I think we have a tie between Jon and Mabel for best post ever.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207614
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I don’t know why this place blows up images to full post width, but I am not complaining in the slightest about enlarged Jennifer Lawrence

    It’s a side effect of making sure images don’t go beyond the width of the post, but because I’m lazy I’ve not refined it.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207535
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    To be perfectly clear, his Asperger’s and hearing condition are irrelevant to his banning. The reasons were made clear enough at the time and it was all based on his behaviour on the forum.

    This isn’t so much for you because I know you’re deliberately trolling, more for anyone else reading this who might take your cuntery at face value.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207532
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    dear tanya i will leave the making fun of disabled people to your forum members like they did with sgt :)

    You need to drop this pretty fucking sharpish. I can deal with your other bullshit, but this accusation is grossly off the mark.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207475
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207427
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Shitehawk.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207398
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Piss off.

    in reply to: Sebby P #207390
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It’s human nature. Jonsmad was created to be a force for good, but now he’s being used for evil.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #207372
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    This was tremendous fun to record. I even managed to say “fuck”.

    in reply to: Capture Card #207371
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    *waves magic wand*

    in reply to: Sebby P #207362
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    AND this cunt never emailed me back to thank me for creating his account.

    in reply to: Phil Silvers Chimp #207339
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > Do you just mean your faith in his being part of any future series of Dwarf, or have you not liked his work on other projects?

    Yeah, pretty much, although Pete’s made good points about the fact that he’s just happened to direct that isn’t to his (or my) taste, so it’s possible I’m being a bit harsh.

    in reply to: RDXI in MMXV? #207332
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I am sick of people on Tumblr

    in reply to: Phil Silvers Chimp #207327
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I don’t really have much faith in Ed Bye any more, although that’s a moot point since Doug was pretty clear that he’ll be writing and directing on his own for the next series.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #207320
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > About Jaime, I work with kids every day. My list of forgivable offenses is pretty long, but pushing a kid out a tower window is not on it.

    What’s happened with me is I’ve stopped thinking of that moment as an evil act, and more of a necessary plot device. I think it’s referenced to so much after that point it’s just an integral part of the show’s setup and so it’s almost likely responsibility is taken from the character. It’s the same with Joffrey killing Ned (although there are plenty of things I still despise the character for) and Cat kidnapping Tyrion. All acts that are, or have caused terrible things, but all necessary.

    I guess it’s also the fact that it’s a terrible world where almost everyone does terrible things (how many children have died as a result of Robb’s war in the Riverlands? I’d wager A Lot) so my judgement of a character has shifted to how they’re judged in-universe.

    Thinking about it, this is starting to make me sound like a sociopath.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #207310
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Wait a minute… that’s not the Game of Thrones theme music!

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #207304
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Yeah, the last two episodes have been fairly quiet, and I’ve liked them a lot (although a good deal of the internet begs to differ). Jamie and Brienne / The Brotherhood & Arya are my two favourite storylines this year and they’ve had lots of love, so I’m happy.

    Out of interest, has anyone started to come round to Jamie in light of how he’s developed this year and the revelation of why he killed The Mad King?

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207285
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Ah, love and terror, that’s exactly what I was shooting for!

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #207253
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    That article is the hugest amount of crap. I listen to a lot of Game of Thrones podcasts and the hosts are pretty much 50% / 50% male and female.

    Worthless shite.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #207247
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Ian Symes is a terrible person.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #207245
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    we had to wait to let it burst out

    !

    in reply to: Worlds End #207232
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I remember those guys incessantly pestering me about covering their song on The White Hole. I wonder what they’re doing now.

    in reply to: Worlds End #207220
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I have a greater fondness for Shaun, but recognise Hot Fuzz as the better film. But they’re both masterpieces.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #207207
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I’m on for Tikka to Ride. It’s going to be… interesting.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207192
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Blimey, didn’t realise you had no room on Saturday. I saw both you and takerdemon plenty on the Saturday and tried to direct you to each other, but it was never when you were both in the same vicinity!

    in reply to: Worlds End #207172
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Obviously.

    in reply to: Worlds End #207171
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    That looks bloody awesome.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207154
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Glad to hear Mabel got home ok, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to get a flight that early if I’d barely slept all weekend. I only just managed to get down for breakfast on Monday morning.

    in reply to: A thread for non-DJers. #207141
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    NONE DJ ATTENDING SCUM.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207139
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    That’s awesome, Jon. Was that your idea?

    It was an amazing weekend. I think I spoke to everyone at least once over the course, and it was excellent to meet so many new people, especially Mabel, Annie and Cozi, with their impeccable taste in Red Dwarf websites.

    Our frankly ridiculous DwarfCast should be up tomorrow.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #207085
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    and since I’m hoping we can get him to do the Stutter Rap.

    You’ve become the very thing you hate.

    Incidentally, I’m currently sat on the balcony of the Holiday Inn. BRING IT ON, YOU FUCKERS.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #207043
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Only just got round to watching this episode, but fucking hell was it worth it. I think this might be my favourite episode of the show so far. Obviously there’s DAENERYS FUCKING STORMBORN finally being amazing on almost every level, but there was tonnes of great dialogue, especially with the Queen of Thorns. She’s basically kicking everyone’s arse. ALSO, tonnes of references to the deposed Targaryens, which was very pleasing.

    Shame Beric was a bit crappy, though. Oh, and they ever so slightly fucked up the mutiny at Craster’s Keep, but that’s mainly because I wanted Mormont to have a bit more of a dignified death :(

    in reply to: RED DWARF QUIZ SURVEY: WE NEED YOUR HELP! #207001
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Well, we’ll have 8 people participating at DJ. We’ll be taking the names of people who are interested and randomly selecting them so the chances of someone having done the quiz and then being selected is minimal, but if you’d prefer to stay unspoiled then I’d say leave it. We’ll put it back online after DJ, anyway.

    in reply to: RED DWARF QUIZ SURVEY: WE NEED YOUR HELP! #206997
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It’s ok Phil, everything’s going to be manually marked so wrong answers will get filtered out.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #206979
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > Man, that’s the most unflattering picture of Cappsy I’ve ever seen

    And that is saying something.

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XVII #206971
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    You can take photos with us, but we charge £5 a go.

    I jest, of course. It’s £6.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… [2] #206970
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Mark Kermode is a shit.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206900
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I don’t mind their skipping the battle but I don’t think it’s particularly clear what happened nor how desperate the situation is. Just needed more impact is all.

    Agreed. That’s probably the show’s biggest problem – it lacks the proper context for some of the more important story points because there’s no natural way to cram in a load of exposition. That said, I *think* more light will be shed on what happened later on.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206894
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Hmm. I wasn’t really expecting much of a resolution there because the ending felt too huge and awesome to be the type of cliffhanger that gets resolved in the next episode. If the dead guy on the horse had actually attacked Sam, then yes. But it just felt more like, check out the sheer expanse and grotesqueness of this army of zombies.

    Yeah, I didn’t mind the cop out too much. The show always picks and chooses what battles to show, and half the time it’s more interesting to see the aftermath, rather than the battle itself. The big Stark / Lannister skirmish in season 1 is a good example.

    In general I loved this episode, especially considering it had quite a lot of setting up to do. The only thing I’m worried that they might’ve fucked up is the reveal of Barristan Selmy at the end – there was absolutely no room to adequately explain exactly *why* he sought out Dany, because in the show it was only ever very briefly mentioned in season 1 that he used to serve the Targaryens before Robert’s rebellion.

    in reply to: Television Centre Closure #206856
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Getting briefly back on topic, I don’t think anything at all Red Dwarf based was based in TVC. I briefly thought Universe Challenge might’ve been, but I can’t be sure. Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg was Teddington and other than those two, there are little other possibilities.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206855
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I’m hooked. I had too little time to read through the books first, but I binged on the first two series and DVD extras for the past 10 days, and am now indulging in the first book.

    Hurrah!

    My only mild regret about watching the show first is I get jolted out of the world of the book every time I’m reminded that the kids are younger in the books than in the show, especially Robb.

    Yep, this is a weird one. One of the best decisions the show’s made was ageing up the characters, if just for the fact that it allowed them to get the amazing cast they ended up with. Somehow I can’t see a 9 year old actress being at all suitable for Ayra, and the less said about Dany’s wedding night the better…

    in reply to: VOGONS TAKE OVER G£T #206792
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    HTML tables are fuckers. I’ll fix it soon, I’m sure.

    In the meantime if people could not do it deliberately, that would be GREAT.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206744
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I loved the pace of the last two books. It helps that I don’t think the Greyjoys and Martells as boring as some do, though.

    In other news, there’s a new season 3 trailer, and it’s very good. They’re really playing up Drogon – I hope they’ve sunk some serious money into making sure we see plenty more of the dragons this year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R4XSeW4B5Rg

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #206660
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It could well be, actually. Also, our hosts isn’t particularly fast, as people trying to get on the site on Thursday nights last autumn will attest.

    in reply to: Let's argue about Parallel Universe #206627
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Sorry, Chris. There seems to be a problem with people editing comments and the system orphaning them from the threads. All fixed now, but I’ll probably have to turn off editing for a bit while I figure it out.

    CARRY ON.

    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    GOOD.

    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    That isn’t the one I was thinking of, actually. I think it was a show he did for Reasonance FM when filling in for Stewart Lee, or something.

    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Oh God, these are amazing. Diary of a Space Man has been firmly lodged in my brain since I first listened to it. I recommend everyone listen to all 8, ESPECIALLY Decree. Right now.

    Also, his hour long episode on Buddhism both amusing and hugely interesting, although that doesn’t seem to be on there.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206570
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Yep, there are loads of theories all based on the idea that certain events could be suffering from unreliable narrator syndrome.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206552
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    though I wouldn’t say you have to read the book to understand the show.

    I’d say this is definitely true of season 1, but I did feel season 2 was relying on book knowledge a little too much. This might be because of the fact I read the books before season 2 and not season 1, but I think some aspects failed. For example, I would’ve had no fucking idea that Stannis was supposed to have escaped the battle of the Blackwater, because in the show they make it look like he’s been captured, making the fact you next see him back on Dragonstone a little confusing.

    The biggest thing that the show lacks ~(and perfectly understandably) is the huge chunks of history you get i the books. Almost everything that happens in the story is put into context against things that have happened in the past, plus you get a much better idea of how the characters feel because all the chapters are from their POV.

    On the other hand, the TV show has Tormund GIantsbane climbing the Wall, so it’s swings and roundabouts.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #206516
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    NO.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones – Season 3 #206512
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Same here. I’ve also been told I should read the books first. True?

    I’d say it’s entirely down to your own preference. I watched the first season and then devoured all the books. I found the slightly abridged version of the story in the TV show was a good introduction before getting the full monty from the books, but your experience may differ.

    in reply to: Here, have a new fucking forum, you bastards #206511
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > Whatever became of this?

    I am an idiot. I’ll endeavour to do this as soon as possible, because there are quite a few people who want one.

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