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Holly shit, pizza finally came.

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I did not want those toppings.




What?

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So Arya can chnage her face and is an excellent combatant. Bran is confined to a wheelchair and is psychic. If Bran shaves his head and they are joined by Ser Logan Daggerhands (who can make daggers come out of his hands). I am out of this show.
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Spoiler:
Was anyone else screaming at Dany once the ballista first fired, to hang back and let the ground guys take care of it?

Or, that the first time Dany's forces were exposed to even one, there should have been about a dozen more?
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I am not a big fan of Danny since I never like the obvious ending.

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Yeah the show is not what it was, but everyone likes a good people melting.

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Oh believe me I enjoyed the episode. Brianna did not beat the Hound--he was septic. I never liked that "trope" from seasons past, but I agree with the reviewer who observed that the only realistic part of her fight with Arya was her planting her foot in Arya and sending her sprawling. A r34lz fight on t3h d34dly str33tz would have reduced Arya to a Very Special Episode of Blossom.

But, then, somehow Arya survived having a six inch dagger shoved in her abdomen repeatedly with just a few stitches to the skin. Because faceless men do not believe in poison on daggers . . . or slitting throats.

That is not a criticism to any of the actresses and actors. They all do a fantastic job with what they have.

A bit too much Plot Armor, but I will grant it for Inspector Drake Bron. He is awesome.

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Doctor X wrote: A r34lz fight on t3h d34dly str33tz would have reduced Arya to a Very Special Episode of Blossom.

Given that Brienne could probably play in the NBA if they had such a thing on Westeros and Arya is roughly six apples tall, reach alone should give Brienne a clear edge. Add to the fact that Brienne is using a much longer weapon and there is no way Arya should get close enough to even touch Brienne with a weapon.
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Was her advantage blunted by being forced to avoid actually harming Arya? Or does it fail even accommodating for that?
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Nyarlathotep wrote:Given that Brienne could probably play in the NBA if they had such a thing on Westeros
No, she cannot play above the rim. . . .
and Arya is roughly six apples tall, reach alone should give Brienne a clear edge.
Simple physics. I laughed every time Arya parried Brienne's blows. No . . . way . . . in . . . hell.

Again, no disrespect to Maisse--she insists on playing the role left-handed since the book Arya is left-handed--and she is doing her own choreography. Actually, a hilarious commentary is That Guy from Hot Fuzz and this girl:

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on the fight between Brienne and the Hound. Worth the listen:
Spoiler:
Because the topic is unpleasant when Brienne is on the ground, the Hound repeatedly kicks her in the How's Your Momther. "Oww! Am I kicking you right in the cunt?!" But, like, that is totally what the Hound would do. Just like Brienne would have no problem returning the favor.
As for "Do Not Sashimi the Little Sister of the Lady," near the end, the actress portrays Brienne as pissed. Similarly Arya after she gets an armored boot in her gut. It is what it is: fight choreography. It is not realistic because it cannot be. For example, why does EVERYONE raise the sword high?

"To . . . um . . . be able to deliver a withering downward cleaving-in-twain blow [Of Doom.--Ed.]?"

No. Two reasons. First, to make sure the other actor actually gets his parry ready. Second, to draw your attention. Same as in "fist fights" the actor--see classic John Wayne--always draws back before punching. This is to draw your attention. One of the things about Bwuce Wee [Stop it!--Ed.]'s speed is he eschewed that:

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Goeth thou to 0:55.

I will wait.

That is just a simple straight jab. Anyone can do that. It looks super fast compared to what people use to see because it is just that: a straight jab. Lee does not make any move to set it up. This is not a "knock" on Lee; it is a better way to depict the jab.

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The Bruce Lee fight I was thinking of that Briennee/Arya was most like wasn't the one from Enter the Dragon against O'hara. It's the one in Game of Death where he fights some baddy played by Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Again, its fight choreography, not reality, but Lee knew his stuff and he depicted it as being hard to get around a guy who could land a solid blow on you before you could even get into the same zip code as him, much less punch him back. Especially if the tall guy knows what he is doing as much as the short guy.

No video, because I am at work, but I am sure it is easily found.
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No, it is famous, but a funny incomplete film which requires an Idiot Plot.

Bring a gun, stupid.

Still, it has Lee favorites we get to see again in Big Trouble in Little China.

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Just read a review of this week's episode that said Bran was "like that kid you used to like, but now he has come home from college and told you that he's REALLY into 4Chan now"

I think that perfectly encapsulates how Bran has gone from "likeable mischeiveous child" to "Creepy person" between the first episode and now.
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Bran isn't Bran anymore.

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Still high in fiber nonetheless

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Cereal is a ladder.

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I found this exhaustive analysis on reddit:

"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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It would look something like this:
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Grammatron wrote:Bran isn't Bran anymore.
Is he No One?

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He's the four eyed cockatoo I think
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