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Video has now generated more than 1 million views in just one day, there’s still quite a lot of interest in the whole fiasco it seems.

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m4st4 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 1:00 am
Batfan175 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 12:43 am
m4st4 wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Final part is out, this one is much longer (hour and ten minutes), enjoy!


Fantastic work by Lindsay, as always.
Yeah all she had to do was to throw her 'Death of the Author' video and her Stepheny Meyer apology video in the trash because, while Lindsay thinks Meyers doesn't deserve online toxicity and hatred, it's seemingly ok if D&D are on the receiving end of the latter.

Second-hand r/freefolk buffoonery is what this video is and that it comes from Lindsay Ellis of all people makes it just more disappointing.
Have you seen it, the whole thing? Just be honest.

She seems quite relaxed in her own household, talking in-detail for an hour about a lot of the things that bothered her about season 08. That’s called legit criticism, not so much a ‘buffoonery’. She’s allowed to say whatever she wants, and with her cred people are listening and this video is already making round on the net, being quoted as just one of many examples of people being downright disappointed in the whole situation, from fans to media, to actors themselves.
"Sometimes you got some feelings that you have to monetize on." She's allowed to miss important details all she likes, for sure. The video is mostly just a rehash of the most common superficial criticisms of the show delivered in a way that sadly leaves a lot of details that counter the arguments by the wayside, which does not make for a very convincing analysis overall.

She paints over so many details of all the characters she analyses, mainly because she wants to get her frustration out, so often that I found myself pausing the video every couple of seconds just because the foundation of the video (which is that the characters don't make sense no more) crumbled the second I thought back on what happened to the characters on the show in earlier seasons. The funniest part of the video is where Lindsay talks about how Varys knows what a great leader Dany is as Lindsay literally uses footage of Dany overlooking Meereen like Cobra Commander with the big Targaryen flag behind her. Also, props for ignoring all the elements that led to Dany's fatal decision in the second-to-last episode just by saying 'those things (Jon Snow's parentage and its consequences on their relationship + her claim and hence her own self-image, the loss of advisers she respected and her losing respect for advisers she once thought were worth listening to, the general ignorance/distrust from the Westerosi population) did not exist on this show'...except all the times all of these things were shown on the show.

Also love how she displays knowledge of the books but completely ignores most of it when it might offer insight into why the show took the turns it did (for example as regards the lore of the Faceless Men when it comes to the 'Arya gets to kill the Night King' discussion).

In the end, her video is a superficial reading that reflects what people who overlook, or don't pay too much attention to, details think about the ending of the show.

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^ LOL

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FYI big book spoilers for those who've only watched the show in her video. I have a lot of friends planning to read the books who are unspoiled and would be pissed to have her randomly drop that stuff 20 minutes in.


-Vader

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Allstar wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 3:10 am
^ LOL
I know right. What a giant waste of time.

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On one hand Batfan’s blind apologist attitude is annoying and on the other hand that video isn’t great, it’s a bit RLM esque and even ignoring context at times, including older scenes that suits her narrative and ignoring ones that don’t. The discourse has become headache inducing overall whether it’s batfan or the people who are still hating on the show. In the words of Robert Baratheon “just give me something for the pain and let me die”.

And m4, lets be honest I know you had issues with show that made you stop watching in the early season and that’s your right and respect your decision/opinion but I don’t think you even watched the last few seasons, I doubt you will like it but still. Point is you just post these vids to bait Batfan and fair enough lol, he deserves it.

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the_red_ninja wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Nomis wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 5:22 pm
the real question is

who of the cast

will have the most successful career?

that is the question
Pretty much anyone that died on the show yo.
Well,
Madden died at one of the shows heights and
he's been doing pretty well. I just wonder if the ones that got to play their roles all the way into the final episode, whether they survived or not, will have fruitful careers.

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Allstar wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Nomis wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 5:22 pm
the real question is

who of the cast

will have the most successful career?

that is the question
Why is that the question?

The answer is probably Emilia Clarke.
Probably. She's incredibly cute, as well as pretty and a fan-favorite. That said, here's an incredibly controversial notion - she's not a very good actress. Made a fine Daenerys, though.

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shadoW wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 7:34 am
Allstar wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Nomis wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 5:22 pm
the real question is

who of the cast

will have the most successful career?

that is the question
Why is that the question?

The answer is probably Emilia Clarke.
Probably. She's incredibly cute, as well as pretty and a fan-favorite. That said, here's an incredibly controversial notion - she's not a very good actress. Made a fine Daenerys, though.
That’s why I chose her and would have chosen her even if I wasn’t quite fond of her work this last season. There’s a possible chance she can reprise her Star Wars role at some point (please) and she looks pretty damn charming in the new Paul Feig Christmas romantic comedy...not sure movie will be good though. Regardless what anyone thinks of her precise skill as an actress, nobody can deny she’s an immensely charming and lovely person on top of being beautiful and that goes a long way. On top of that I genuinely think she’s improving her acting, last season of Thrones is her best dramatic work regardless of writing, she’s good in Solo and looks good in the new Feig. I think a couple years ago she lost most of her tics that bugged me in the past personally.

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Allstar wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 10:49 am
Maybe in a few years when Star Wars comes out people will have calmed down and moved on?
uh tell that to the TLJ crowd

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