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413 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Thursday Night Open Th... · 5 replies · +14 points

Possibly the greatest Tumbler ever:
http://animalsbeingdicks.com/

414 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Game of Thrones Recap:... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Battle of the Whispering Woods, which resulted in the capture of Jaime, was near the end of the first book. After Ned was executed and after Renly declared himself king, Robb's bannermen called him king of the North. The crowning of Robb, which could have only occurred after the death of Ned, definitely came after the Battle of the Whispering Woods.

There is often overlap between Martin's telling of the various parallel plot-lines, so it's difficult to determine the precise chronology of events. (Ned's death could have coincided with or preceded the Battle of the Whispering Woods. For example, a crow may have been en route while the battle was still raging). The chronology of events in ASoIaF matters less than when the POV characters learn of those events. The chapter where Ned is executed does comes before the one describing the capture of Jaime, though.

415 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Game of Thrones Recap:... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're right. I forgot about the dead direwolf in episode one.

415 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Game of Thrones Recap:... · 2 replies · +1 points

After Arya's direwolf (Nymeria) attacked Joffery and he went crying to his mommy, Arya abandoned her in the forests of the riverlands north of King's Landing in order to protect her from sharing the same fate that eventually befell Sansa's direwolf. This occurred before the Starks' arrival in King's Landing. It was a brief scene, but they did show it in the third or fourth episode.

My hope was that the director(s) would have used some CG trickery to make the direwolves appear bigger than they are now to make it clear that they aren't regular wolves. Direwolves are supposed to be much larger than regular wolves. For the enormous budget of the series, I'm surprised and somewhat disappointed by the relative paucity of CGI (it's been mostly reserved for blood, gore, ravens, and static castle/environment scenes).

416 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Weekend Game-Bastard C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Firefox 4+. It loads in Safari, but not mobile Safari. I haven't tried it in Chrome or IE.

416 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Weekend Game-Bastard C... · 3 replies · +7 points

The original thread, for those who are interested:
http://gawker.com/crosstalk/forum?comment=1930805...


Rainman On Fire

Infuriated (in his own special way) by the kidnapping of Dakota Fanning by thugs from a Tijuanan drug cartel, Dakota's autistic savant bodyguard, Raymond Babbit, seeks bloody revenge in the only way he know how - killing everyone in the Mexican phonebook he memorized back in 1998 - well, that is until People's Court comes on: "Guadalupe Antonia Suarez, 10961 Del Roble Road, Guadalajara Mexico. Definitely, definitely came to kill you. Uh oh! Three minutes, 42 seconds to Wapner."

422 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Sunday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

422 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Sunday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

Familiarity breeds contempt, I guess.

422 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Sunday Open Thread · 2 replies · +1 points

I'll admit it. The expression on that monkey's face and his clutching at his inanimate mother chest, tugged at even my cold, coal-like heart's strings.

422 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Sunday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

There is and, perhaps always will be, an air of condescension when people who are not inclined to like fantasy review fantasy movies, TV series, or even fantasy literature. I think the fantasy genre is to some extent inseparable from the male pre-adolescent and adolescent imagination (which is not to say that females are disinclined to enjoy fantasy), so perhaps some of that disdain is warranted. Some people will always think it's the province of zitty, Warcraft-playing nerds.