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Monday, August 14, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 5 Eastwatch

First, the obligatory ***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 5; and disclaimer.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dragons and scorpions.

Now that I've written my disclaimers, I can continue with my thoughts on Drogon.

Before I proceed though... SPOILER WARNING for Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4.

This is what got me the "you're not very clever, are you?" comment on some YouTube video.

You see, in the aforementioned episode of Game of Thrones, Drogon was hit by a giant arrow from the weapon Qyburn made.  They called the weapon Scorpion.

Now, I, being not as clever, it seems, as the person who replied to me, just thought of scorpions, the arachnids that sting.

I didn't know (and didn't know that I should know) that scorpio or scorpion or triggerfish is also a military weapon from Ancient Rome which is basically an early crossbow or "catapult with bolts" just like the one used in the show.  I must be stupid, yeah?  I mean, if I want to watch a TV show, I better make sure I'm familiar with Ancient Roman weaponry.  It is a must, I tell you.

So anyway, since I thought the name just referred to the venomous scorpion, I thought perhaps the weapon was poisoned.  After all, it was made by Qyburn, and I wouldn't put it past him (or Cersei) to put poison on weapons.

Of course, some argue that we don't even know if poisons can affect dragons.  Melisandre was poisoned before but was not affected because the fire in her burned it away.  So would not the fire in a dragon also burn any poison away?  Maybe.  If all poisons are the same.  But if Qyburn was able to find a way to treat Gregor Clegane when he was poisoned, is it not possible that he can also come up with a poison that can withstand fire/heat?  We don't know.  I guess we'll know soon enough.  If Drogon remains okay in the next episodes, then I guess there was no poison in the weapon.

Also, there is the argument that putting poison on the arrows is very dangerous for the handler.  Bronn, for instance, who manned the weapon in this episode, could have been accidentally poisoned.  But that's assuming the poison is placed on the surface of the arrow.  What if the poison was placed inside?  What if they designed the arrowhead to contain the poison and release it only when the arrow has hit its target?  Or maybe, the poison will be released only when someone tries to remove the arrow, as when Dany was trying to pull it out from Drogon's shoulder?  Again, we'll know in the next episodes, I guess.

I just find it interesting, as I mentioned in my episode post, that the person Drogon was named after, Khal Drogo, died from a shoulder wound that turned septic, and now Drogon has been hit on the shoulder by this arrow.  He might have been hurt by the arrow and fell through the sky, but he recovered enough to still be able to hover for a while with the shoulder wound.  But does that mean that he's out of the woods?  Or will that wound still turn out to be serious like Khal Drogo's?




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Disclaimers


  • Though I am not Jon Snow... I know nothing.
  • And if I do know something, there are surely other people out there who know more than I do.
Still, I believe that I have a right to say what's on my mind, whether it be on YouTube comments, or Facebook, or whatever other social media out there.  And especially so if I am writing it here, on my own blog.

I am making this disclaimer because I've seen many people out there who seem to revel in putting other people down.  Just a little mistake and they call you names.  You forget a detail from past seasons and they say you're not a true fan.  You are not familiar with military weapons of Ancient Rome, and they say, 'you're not very clever, are you?'

This rarely happens to me.  I don't remember being called names before, and I don't think I've been accused of not being a fan.  Mostly because I'm usually careful about the things I write and make sure they are accurate (names, places; if I refer to scenes from previous episodes/seasons, I try to rewatch them first, etc.).  

The last thing happened to me, though.  I didn't realize that when watching a TV show, I should be knowledgeable about military weapons of Ancient Rome.  And since I'm not, the conclusion must be that I'm not very clever?  Right.  Now I feel so bad that we didn't cover Ancient Roman weapons in my (science) college course...

I have, for a while, tried to avoid calling myself a fan, so as not to offend other fans whose standards I might not live up to.  I'm just a follower of shows and books.  If I make the mistake of calling myself a fan, I assure you, there are lots of bigger fans out there than me.

So please, if you lose your way into my blogs somehow, and you feel I'm not up to your standards, feel free to move on to other better places.  Criticism is fine.  Sharing your knowledge with me when you see that there are things I don't know is appreciated.  But please, there's no need to call me names or put me down.

Thank you.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4 The Spoils of War

***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 4.  Had to watch it a few times before I could start writing this so if you haven't watched it yet, even once... are you sure you want to proceed?  You likely won't understand anything if you haven't.  =P


Monday, August 7, 2017

Note to self: Schedules

Just putting this here so I don't forget what the schedule is like...
  • Game of Thrones is ongoing - every Sundays.  
  • Fear The Walking Dead, 2nd half of season 3 will be coming back on September 10, 2017, Sunday.
  • Once Upon A Time season 7 will start on October 6, 2017, Friday.
  • Supernatural season 13 will start on October 12, 2017, Thursday.
  • The Walking Dead season 8 will start on October 22, 2017, Sunday.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The time thing (rushed version). =P

I meant to write about time before Game of Thrones season 7 started but I neglected it as usual.  Now, I'm trying to explain times again...

On one of Akasan's videos, someone said:

Riddle me this: As the episode "Stormborn" implies, let's assume Jon Snow, Grey Worm and Yara/Ellaria left at approximately the same time for their respective destinations. Winterfell is about 1500 miles from Dragonstone (the same distance as King's Landing); a 25 day ride by horse and about half that time by sea (let's say an even two weeks). If I measured correctly, The distance from Dragonstone to Casterly Rock (by sea) is almost three times that distance or about 4000 miles. By sea, let's be nice and say this took about 5 weeks for Grey Worm to accomplish. Since Daenerys is informed of Yara/Ellaria's capture the same time Jon Snow arrives, we can logically say approximately two weeks have passed. Now explain to me how it is possible for Euron to have delivered Ellaria to King's Landing in the next scene AND sail around Westeros in time to intercept Grey Worm's fleet? Furthermore, since the same episode (Stormborn) implies Grey Worm and Yara left at the same time, how is it possible they would not sail together until at least Dorne since they are heading in the same direction and sailing through enemy territory?


This is my reply...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 3 The Queen's Justice

Note: I'm starting with episode 3 of the current season because it is the latest episode.  =P  As mentioned in the last post, I intended to write review/reactions for the episodes this season but so far have failed.  =(  So for now, I'll focus on this latest episode.  =)
(I might mention some of my thoughts on the first 2 episodes here, but I will probably go back and write more in depth posts for them later.  I might even go further back and write about the previous seasons as well, but those will come much later, probably during the breaks.)

First, the obligatory... ***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 3.  Proceed at your own risk.  You have been warned.  ;)