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Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 2

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Too much girlpower. All-female war council at Dragonstone. I enjoyed seeing the Dornish women and Yara Greyjoy lose in battle to Euron. They are probably going to get raped. Serves them right for thinking they can rule like they are men or something. Plus the sudden attack prevented a lesbian scene from taking place. George R.R. Martin never would have written lesbianism into the story!

Jon Snow is heading off to Dragonstone to parlay with Daenerys Targaryen, because it’s a job that only a King can do, and Jon Snow is King of the North. Everyone else in the North thinks it’s a bad idea. Sansa is left in charge.

Before leaving, Jon Snow goes alpha male on Littlefinger.

Arya, heading towards Winterfell, meets her long-lost wolf, but the wolf is in charge of a pack and is no longer interested in being her sidekick.

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Best comment, from markus:

From the lesbian scene that and the Sand Snakes trash talking, we can also infer that a lot of lax attitudes and libertine behavior was going on in Yara’s ship, and they would’ve been better prepared had they been more alert for incoming enemy ships.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. Here is a Trump tweet about Mac’s versus PC’s:

    Many people saying Mac computers a total waste of $$. Low cost P.C’.s cheaper with same functions — Time is up for Slimy Tim “Crook”!

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm

  2. Last one for a while (maybe ever). In reference to season 2 of the podcast Serial:

    Serial s2 an insult to Donatin’ fans. Bergdoll story a TOTAL BORE. Low energy Sara K should apologize!

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 23, 2017 at 10:39 pm

  3. You’re trolling hard bruh.

    Jean Ralphio

    July 23, 2017 at 11:02 pm

  4. Even the wolves have too much girl power.

    Miss Conduct

    July 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm

  5. Girlpower ran right into a male fighter. Euron spanked those Dornish chicks big time. So much for their fighting skills. He was just way stronger — actual reality!

    I can’t figure out did they kill Yara or not? I can’t see that they’d let her live.

    Gotta like how this show continues to surprise.

    Peterike

    July 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    • Yeah, was that her hanging from the ship at the end? I couldn’t tell.

      Jeremy Cooper

      July 23, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      • No, it was two of the Sand Snakes. And I saw someone saying Yara appears briefly (in captivity) in the next episode preview.

        snorlaxwp

        July 24, 2017 at 12:33 am

      • It looked more like two of the young girls. I’m hoping that Yara and Lucious Vorenus’s whore of a wife end up in the same cell as that Sister Whoever character. It would be ironic (if not actually poetic justice) for the Mountain to have a go at the later.

        Anonymous Funk

        July 24, 2017 at 10:55 am

      • It was the Sand Snakes, in their yellow Dorne outfits, one impaled by her own spear and the other hanged from her own whip. I paused it when I was watching to make sure.

        snorlaxwp

        July 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      • Yara will be needed as proof of victory. She’ll be presented to Cersei.

        Too much gay in GOT

        July 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    • I found it tough to follow the action during the sea battle. I also didn’t get the use of fire at close quarters: if you ram a ship and start catapulting flaming stuff onto it, isn’t it likely your ship will catch fire too?

      Dave Pinsen

      July 24, 2017 at 1:08 am

      • @ DP

        I didn’t watch it, but what you describe sounds like something added for dramatic effect.

        Lowe

        July 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

  6. What about when the Dragon Queen’s translation was wrong because whatever language they were speaking had no gender on the word prince(ss). Has any language ever not differentiated between kings and queens, princes and princesses? I doubt it. They throw these little things in there. But it was indeed nice to see the feminist army get massacred.

    Jeremy Cooper

    July 23, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    • I thought this was an invention of the SJW writers, but it was in the books as well. Daenerys could be the Prince who was promised.

      JohnBeck

      July 24, 2017 at 12:21 am

    • Has any language ever not differentiated between kings and queens, princes and princesses?

      Ancient Egyptian, IIRC.

      snorlaxwp

      July 24, 2017 at 12:32 am

      • Also,I don’t think they were necessarily saying there was no word in the language for Kings and Queens. They were just saying the true translation of the particular word from the prophecy was gender neutral. We have words like that too such as Sovereign or Monarch. If the word in Valyrian was actually “Sovereign” and the translator chose to make it “Prince” in order to make it alliterative (particularly if the original prophesy had alliterative qualities) that would be a reasonable choice to make. It would almost require modern SJW style pedantry to think that “Prince that was Promised” in an ancient prophesy necessarily precludes a female ruler.

        PerezHBD

        July 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

      • Good points about “sovereign” and “monarch.”

        Jeremy Cooper

        July 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      • Yes, and the word “prince” was historically often used in the sense of “a head of state” as opposed to referring to a specific person or an actual title. e.g. Machiavelli’s “The Prince.”

        But that explanation is pretty long and confusing, so just saying that the word is genderless makes for snappier TV dialogue.

        snorlaxwp

        July 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

  7. Just reading your descrition is more than enough. It’s a soap opera with dragons.

    prolier than thou

    July 24, 2017 at 1:45 am

    • “It’s a soap opera with dragons.”

      And boobs!

      peterike

      July 24, 2017 at 10:26 am

  8. “Has any language ever not differentiated between kings and queens, princes and princesses? I doubt it.”

    Now you mention it I could see that happening to the British monarchy in the same way they did away with the distinction between actor and actress.

    They changed the rules of successsion a few years ago so that a girl could inherit the throne if it was the first child rather than just the male. It was a move welcomed even by conservatives but I think it’s another nail in the coffin of the monarchy and a good example of the way that if the left can’t destroy something directly they will just undermine it until it is irrelevant with no resistance from conservatives and traditionalists.

    The whole underlying principle of monarchy is heredity. but this changes it to equality. If a girl can inherit on this principle then why shouldn’t the second born, and why indeed a child from one family at all?

    The main purpose of female royalty as as a means to continue the royal line. If this is not the case then the distinction between prince and princesess is not so important and you may as well get rid of the distinction, introduce gender realignment surgery for dragons, import loads of orcs and and wait to be invaded by the kind of proper, gendered King who keeps the toilet seat up.

    prolier than thou

    July 24, 2017 at 1:58 am

  9. I couldn’t believe the lesbian scene. It just struck me as ridiculous that Dornish mom would suddenly lez out on a ship with her daughters on board. That entire scene struck me as bizarre. Euron killing the sandsnake chicks was a bit more believable, but not that they put up such a good fight before he took them out.

    My prediction on rapes: There will be no more in Westros. I think HBO learned it’s lesson with Sansa’s rape last season. There was a lot of blow back from that. Maybe this year’s girl power season is to make up for that? That’s why that proposed HBO show Confederate is probably never going to happen. Too…”problematic” as they say.

    Mike Street Station

    July 24, 2017 at 6:18 am

    • It’s amazing how much more blowback HBO got for a marital rape than a guy getting his genitals cut off.

      Dave Pinsen

      July 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

  10. There is a scene in the book where Daenerys is masturbating and her hand maiden accidentally walks in on her and uses her own fingers to finish Daenerys off. That is technically lesbianism but not the SJW type lesbianism featured on the show. Indeed, if they included that scene in the show I’m sure the SJW’s would complain Daenerys is using her power relationship to “sexually assault” her domestic workers.

    PerezHBD

    July 24, 2017 at 7:12 am

  11. The girl power in this episode was very irritating but in the end, I like how the episode turned out. I LOVED how Euron kicked the Sand Snakes and Yara’s ass, and quite surprised a scene like this was included in the show. I completely echo your feelings on that it “serves them right”.

    I’m happy. I hated the Sand Snakes. They were really hot, mind you, but I still hated them and couldn’t stand their grrl power ways and their obnoxious trash-talking.

    From the lesbian scene that and the Sand Snakes trash talking, we can also infer that a lot of lax attitudes and libertine behavior was going on in Yara’s ship, and they would’ve been better prepared had they been more alert for incoming enemy ships.

    markus

    July 24, 2017 at 10:27 am

  12. Apparently, some SJWs are complaining that Cersei used “xenophobic rhetoric” when talking to the various Lords. You know, warning about all those horrible furriners that were about to attack. I guess the people at King’s Landing should just hold up signs saying “Dothraki welcome!”

    peterike

    July 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    • Of course she did; she’s the most evil person left alive. Just like they had the most evil person alive at the time, Joffrey, part of their anti-gun message. And the scene with the crossbow was reminiscent of that last night.

      Let’s face it, with not a single scene involving The Hound, last night was a real snoooze fest. Although the series is already two or three season past its expiration date.

      Anonymous Funk

      July 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

  13. Adding Dorne to the show was necessary because their soldiers are needed “for the wars to come.” But the way they did it was awful. I’m glad the Sand Snakes are dead.

    I haven’t read the books, but everyone who has says the Dornish had a Littlefinger/Varys level secret plot to get his family on the Iron Throne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TBfdd_xNVo

  14. By the way, what was with the eunuch going down on the mulatto chick? What’s the political message there? Even men without penises still have use because they can pleasure women in other ways?

    Jeremy Cooper

    July 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    • I think it was just gratuitous pseudo-porn.

      • I don’t think so, this is a storyline. Remember when the mulattos asked the eunuch why Unsullied would go to prostitutes and he pretended like he didn’t know? But in reality they all like to cuddle. I think there’s some point here about men’s psychosexual needs going beyond having testicles.

        Jeremy Cooper

        July 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    • Believe it or not, some dimwitted SJW reviewer complained that we didn’t get to see the eunuch’s junk. She was too stupid to understand that it had been cut off. Instead, she used it as an excuse for a typical sexism rant.

      In any case, the translator girl is pretty hot and has a magical dress that totally opens up at the pull of one string. Though that scene should have been cut a lot shorter, and damn it they should have closed the friggin’ door before getting nekkid.

      peterike

      July 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm

  15. Are all three sand snakes dead? I hope the hot one, who seems to have grown her hair, is still alive. The naval battle scene was too confusing.

    SD

    July 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm

  16. How about the “gender neutral” high Valerian? Looks like they are setting up the end of the series to go full SJW. I am also getting he sense that the Dothrski are being used to set us up for an immigration lecture.

    I enjoy this show, but since they passed GRRMs books in terms of material they’ve regressed to the Hollywood mean. GoT was st it’s best with the producers just doing enough to cover for the flaws in GRRMs game.

    GSP

    July 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm

  17. Public service announcement. Lots of fan stuff here:

    http://www.gameofthrones.com/game-of-thrones/season-7/episode-2

    The actress that plays the Dorn woman really comes off like a bit of a dope in her interview (see “Clever Advice”). When trying to say “rational” she says “rationable.”

    peterike

    July 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm

  18. How did Euron build his fleet overnight?

    Yara stole his “best ships,” and in what, three days? –a week? a month?– he finds her on the far side of Westeros, in the open sea, in the fog no less, and, in a surprise attack, annihilates her.

    Give him Cersei’s catapult design specs and those dragons are gonna be reduced to roles like high altitide raven interception.

    CMC

    July 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm

  19. Crazy theory: turns out the Lord of Light is very bad and that “The Prince that was Promised” is actually the Knight King.

    Game of Thrones s07e07


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