Game of Thrones (TV) • Season 8 • USE [SPOILER] FOR FUTURE TALK + SPECULATION OR FACE BAN + DEATH

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  1. Mar 7, 2019

    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    So have been told that there's a plot leak video avaliable on YT. Apparently the leaker got it right last season too.

    So what do we do? Blanket bans on theories? I'm not sure what can be done here.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    I don't think you can ban theories because people enjoy speculating, as long as they're in spoilers right?

    Can't really account for robin some twunt posting leaks as their theories unfortunately. If someone wants to do it they'll do it regardless of rules.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    The second paragraph is what I'm worried about tbf but you're right it's impossible to enforce it.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    the only safe option is to avoid this thread and Got across the internet in general, which is hard to do :(
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Modding this thread is the hardest thing to do. Something got spoiled for me last season because some person posted a spoiler and obviously it got reported. I had no idea what it was and opened it :(
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    you also gave me a warning for insulting robin but in light of what happened after that I feel hard done by :lol:

    i imagine this thread is a nightmare between the books and all the spoilers and leaks online, yeah!
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    @KM - can you not let someone from the mod team who isnt a GoT fan mod it? As for spoilers, perhaps a new thread and push all spoiler discussion in there? I dunno, at least those of us who dont want to look at spoilers know we'll be safe in here. *shrugs*
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    It's hard for those who haven't watched the show to know what to warn or what not to warn as they've no idea.

    Regarding the second thing, I've an idea of making a new thread for season eight and make it a rule for people to give a headline of sorts as to what they're writing in the spoiler tag.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Is speculating a warning as well then now?
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Robin was also 'speculating' :lol:

    The point is that it's damn difficult to assess what is a genuine speculation and what is information gleaned from leaks being passed out as speculation.

    I'd suggest put everything in spoilers or just use the thread to discuss the episode that is aired and have a convo with people whom you want to discuss the direction the future episodes may take.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    What about 'guessing at timelines'? :lol::lol:
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    True, I mean I’ve seen the mentioned YouTube video a few months back and given the trailer I’d say there is a leak out there and that I know how this season is structured and outcomes. However I’m not a prick(debatable) so wouldn’t say anything without making sure people or person is aware I know what happens.

    It would just seem weird if people are having a discussion speculating and someone gets punished for that but I see your point given the Robin incident.
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    b82REZ Full Member

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    @KM I tend to keep upto date with GoT spoilers. I'm happy to keep an eye out for people posting spoilers and notify you or other mods?
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    There in lies his dilemma, I could do the same but if we say hey that’s not speculation that is one of the leaks then it confirms it for KM. they might be better not knowing at all.
    There is also the chance that someone might genuinely guess right.
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    I was thinking something similar myself, that it will be a bittersweet type moment. The viewer will be made feel empathy for the WW / Night King, something like T2 where John Connor said "It's in our nature to kill ourselves".

    Add Arya to the survivor list.

    She's the only one with a free pass apparently, we shall see though.
  16. Mar 10, 2019

    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    I've got another question that needs answering - thanks for the guys who answered my other questions (and @robinamicrowave who pm'ed his answers!)

    As I slowly rewatched some scenes on youtube to remind myself of where we are, I remembered the below:

    Renley died, obviously. But what was it that actually killed him? It looked like a ghost, heck it looked like Stannis. Was it Melisandre working her magic? Seems quite a handy fecking thing to use. Why wouldn't she have summoned that on the Lannisters?
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Becareful of Robin, he's the one that attempted to spoil all of last season for the entire thread. He's a naughty lad.

    Yeah it was Melisandre, not sure why she didn't continue to use it tbh. They never really explained it.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    They did. There was a scene in S3 where Stannis asked her to do it again and she said he wasn't strong enough to have another "child", which is why they went and kidnapped Gendry.
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    Reiver Full Member

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    I agree. She's one of the only characters I'd put money on surviving.
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Why are we using spoilers for this?

    She didn't use it because she needed Kings Blood for this magic to work and apparently Stannis was 'weak'.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    So whose blood did she use it with Renley?
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    harshad Play the odds, not the man - Poor man's Harvey Scout

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    Reply was killed by the shadow baby she made with Stannis.

    She then uses a leech on Gendry to get his blood for killing the other kings.

    Its a different question whether she killed the other kings or was their death something she saw in the fires and uses the info to gain Stannis' confidence.
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    Sylar Full Member

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    Imagine the only reason they are invading this time, is cos Gillys kid got stolen from them breaking a truce.
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    Cheech Wizard Liverpool fan

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    Something big gonna happen episode 3 it seems. :drool:
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    @b82REZ i don’t know if the spoilers you’ve read are the same as mine but I’m seeing
    a leaked spoiler on the page that isn’t in brackets.
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    Apparently this Game of Thrones season will have the longest battle in tv/movie history. It's supposed to be the 3rd episode.
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    Burn them! Burn them at the stake!
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Half way through the fifth season now. i'd almost forgotten how big a drop in quality it is compared to the first four seasons. Seriously, feck all worthwhile happens in those five episodes. I enjoyed rewatching the first four seasons a lot but this just feels like a total slog.

    Thank God I at least have Hardhome to look forward to or I'd nearly let the missus watch it on her own.
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    GhastlyHun Full Member

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    It was him who wasn't strong enough. They needed royal blood for powerful blood magic. Thus, Gendry.

    edit: ah, I'm quite late to the party, this has already been corrected.

    Yeah, GoT used to proceed by actions and consequences, but once they outran the books it switched to arbitrarily jumping from plot point to plot point, with inconsequential nonsense and awful dialogue in between.
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    Sylar Full Member

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    Read in metro spoilers for episode 1 already leaked online

    So watch out cos people will out in in random places like YouTube comments or forum predictions etc
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    Slevs likes to play with penises

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    Where is that cnut microwave robin?
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    Mr Pigeon baldy fatty bum bum

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    GRRM is a gardener who lets characters dictate the plot. D&D are letting the plot dictate what the characters do.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Er.. microwave ?
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    shahzadi Full Member

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    Fcuk man, first episode is leaked.
    I am going to stay away from reddit and all other similar outlets.

    Last season was really spoiled and I hated it...
  36. Mar 24, 2019

    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    The plot of the episode is leaked or the actual episode itself?
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    They're also letting the plot dictate the geography of the story too, as well as the numbers of people involved. Big shortcuts to making the show a lot simpler to write.
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    Mr Pigeon baldy fatty bum bum

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    I'm still an advocate that Cersei should have been the one to demand to see a wight.

    Jaime gets captured at the Field of Fire, sent back to King's Landing after talking with Tyrion (who persuades him that there's a bigger war coming). Jaime talks to Cersei when he returns and they both agree they need evidence. Then they go over the wall. Fight a WW, all his wights die, then they run. Thoros dies but they keep his wight body alive, show him to Cersei.

    It's the same story but less messy and out of character/tone for the show.
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    Art Vandelay Full Member

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    I don't get the logic in Cersei needing to see a wight, given that she has an 8 foot tall zombie walking around everywhere behind her. Surely she's the one monarch that just might believe in the dead rising.

    I'm also not sure why people are worried about spoilers. It's not going to make any fecking sense anyway. It's like being worried about someone spoiling the results of a coin toss for you. Surely people are just watching for tits and dragons and not taking the story serious at all any more?