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artiofab
12/12/19
7:58 PM
2

I definitely agree it made sense for her to go nuts. The series overall has been about people tempering her temper over and over and over. The last season was about picking those people off, by betrayal or just killing them or discrediting them. She went nuts and it was fitting and worked well. The problem certainly Read more

12/12/19
6:43 PM
1

I read this but then I saw the UK General Election exit polls...

12/12/19
6:01 PM
14

I challenge you to provide a counterpoint on how Depression Quest wasn’t symbolic of a cultural shift in public discourse.

12/12/19
5:45 PM
2

I mean, we all die. How many people get to choose how their death will shape an entire section of the universe? But then I’m a huge pessimist and appreciate a bit of bitterness to even my escapist fantasy.
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12/12/19
5:40 PM
21

I think, while he specifies that the game did have some merit on it’s own, it’s inclusion here is more about it being the precursor to the flashpoint for gamergate.

12/12/19
5:00 PM
2

I don’t actually agree with you there. I still think ME1 has the best storytelling, and ME2 probably has the worst (although the gameplay itself was greatly improved). I thought ME3 was doing a good job of wrapping up all the threads until the final act.

12/12/19
4:54 PM
5

This is the problem that a lot of people had with it.  Her heel turn is so ill set up.  They’d spent the past several seasons setting her up as a hero and then in the last two eps they have her go full dark side with basically zero set up.  It’s poor writing, plain and simple. 

12/12/19
2:36 PM
11

then there’s whatever the hell happened to Daenerys Targaryen. Maybe it needed more time to be set up. [...] Maybe if there had been some more forethought given to setting up some of the out-there character moments, they would’ve felt more natural and less like sharp-turns dictated by a ticking clock. After all, a lot Read more

12/12/19
2:04 PM
7

It still just strikes me as so strange that they didn’t simply invent their own ending. They had to know that they hadn’t done enough work with Bran to make him becoming King anything other than a “Huh? THAT guy?” moment for audiences. Or that 6 episodes, during 3 of which she’s sacrificing her own ambitions to aid Read more

12/12/19
1:42 PM
8

To be honest, I canceled my subscription at the end of Season 7, because I’ve seen enough Star Trek: Voyager to know what lowest common denominator television looks like. And with Game of Thrones, the end of Season 7 was like ending a season exactly two seconds into a car wreck, when the story is supposed to be about Read more

12/12/19
12:10 PM
5

I was reading some of my tweets from earlier this year and I was so high on the first few episodes of GoT in this final season. And yeah, “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was amazing. But then...

12/12/19
12:06 PM
11

It also, of all characters, fucking nailed the ending for Theon Greyjoy! I wept actual tears for a character who was a total scumbag at one point, who killed children. Read more

12/12/19
11:43 AM
23

They were doing fine, even great, until that fucking scorpion bolt hit Rhaegal. Then the whole thing just nosedived and crashed spectacularly.

12/12/19
11:35 AM
30

I really and truly am over it by now, but the amount of genuine grief I felt over how awful I thought the last season of Game of Thrones was really took me by surprise. I never expected them to totally stick the landing (as you said, it would have been nearly impossible), but “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was just Read more