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Old May 8 2013, 01:34 AM   #31
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.6 - "The Climb" - Rate and discuss

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How wide is the wall? The section they were standing on at the end made it look like 30 feet at most! That's pretty thin for a wall that's 700 feet tall!
The wall is tapered. At the top it can support 6 or so people walking side by side.
Seemed pretty vertical to me when they were climbing the thing...
Avoiding the books, watch the intro. It's not a shear cliff.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:48 AM   #32
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Even tapered at 700ft. high it could still seem pretty sheer.
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Old May 8 2013, 01:57 AM   #33
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The crows probably empty buckets over the side to maintain the consistency and thickness of the wall... The wall should be yellow. Seriously if you knew that thing was 80 percent piss would you really go near it, god forbid climb it?
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Old May 8 2013, 02:08 AM   #34
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The crows probably empty buckets over the side to maintain the consistency and thickness of the wall... The wall should be yellow. Seriously if you knew that thing was 80 percent piss would you really go near it, god forbid climb it?
Why do you have to be so unpleasant in every thread you post in?

But yes in the books they do mention that the Night's Watch add ice to the wall regularly.
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Old May 8 2013, 02:26 AM   #35
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If Game of Thrones took place on Facebook - "The Climb"
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Old May 8 2013, 02:46 AM   #36
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The crows probably empty buckets over the side to maintain the consistency and thickness of the wall... The wall should be yellow. Seriously if you knew that thing was 80 percent piss would you really go near it, god forbid climb it?
Why do you have to be so pleasant in every thread you post in?
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Old May 8 2013, 03:48 AM   #37
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I know people have to be pretty on tv but it would be nice if Ygritte was actually rougher looking as she is in the books. At least black out a tooth.
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Old May 8 2013, 04:00 AM   #38
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There is no Sugar beyond the wall.

What ever primitive means they have for cleaning their teeth balances out against that.
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Old May 8 2013, 04:29 AM   #39
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In the books her mouth is too big or her nose or something.. everyone north of the wall is ugly, misshapen, beaten by weather. At least make her less fresh faced, she barely looks like she's been out of the house.



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Old May 8 2013, 04:49 AM   #40
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Tyrion and Brienne are also described as rather hideous in the books.

It's a TV show. People aren't going to want to watch a bunch of ugly people running about. It's just one of those things that comes with the territory.
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Just about everyone on TV is better than average looking unless the part specifically calls for them to be ugly. I think she is just about the right level of pretty. She isn't exactly classically beautiful the way Dany is. There's something a little pugilistic about her features and her nude scenes certainly didn't have the look of an airbrushed gym-toned beauty to me. Combined with the flat hair and light makeup she looks about as rough as can be expected.
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Old May 8 2013, 05:01 AM   #42
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I know, I know.. and it's not like they could have actually chopped off Tyrion's nose. One thing I enjoy so much about GoT is the casting which is brilliant and a couple of too-pretty people is no big deal. The only casting I've balked at is Melisandre who I pictured as a sensual type like Polly Walker's character in Caprica. She's kind of a non-character in GoT to me.
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Old May 8 2013, 04:29 PM   #43
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I voted Above Average, again because the bar has been set so high with this season.

Highlights included seeing that little fucker Theon get what's coming to him, though the actor playing his torturer doesn't entirely convince me. He seems too modern for me. Hard to put my (little)finger on it but something about either his lines or his delivery strike me as achronistic. The Twyin/Oleanna scene was as good as one might imagine a Charles Dance/Diana Rigg scene would be. Jon and company's climb was brilliantly done, even if the scene of him and Ygritte kissing on the Wall seemed to have come from a cheesier fantasy film. The scenes with the Freys negotiating with Robb (I love the Blackfish) and those of Jamie, Brienne and Roose Bolton were excellent, well taken from the page.

And of course poor Sansa having her heart broken again was brilliantly done and I'm in the camp that thought it was better showing her reaction than showing Tyrion telling her. Aidan Gillen delivered his closing soliloquy brilliantly and I really didn't see poor Ros' fate coming. Nice to be reminded how hateful Joffrey is!
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Old May 8 2013, 05:09 PM   #44
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I'm going with excellent again. The episode flew by. The climb was excellent, as was Tywin and the Queen of Thorns facing off. Tyrion and Cersei commiserating was amusing, especially the way Dinklage delivered the line about how fucked he is.

Theon's torture was tough to watch, but the reveal of Ros's death was even worse - a masterful scene that quickly introduced a feeling of dread as Littlefinger spoke and then delivered the sickening image of Joffrey's handiwork.

Paul Kaye did an outstanding job with the monologue revealing Thoros's backstory and I liked seeing Mel interact with the Brotherhood and Arya.
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Old May 8 2013, 05:14 PM   #45
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Oh yes, I forgot to say that Kaye's performance has grown on me since my original uncertainty about his take on Thoros.
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