Jacqueline: KathrynT, I've got an answer for you about where we've seen Shae's dress before: It was Sansa's.
Yeah, I don't think it was the same dress, but it would make sense that Cersei would pull something out of Sansa's abandoned wardrobe to give to Shae to testify in. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 5:47 AM on May 12, 2014
sparklemotion: But how the character has been presented so far doesn't lead me to really believe that she'd be so totally clueless about what Tryion was trying to do that she'd hate him to the point of wanting the twist the knife the way she did.
Yeah, but it's not about what he was trying to do as it was about the outcome. She wanted to be with him, and he wanted her sent away. If she had gotten on that boat, she knew (given the vicissitudes of life... [more] posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 5:58 AM on May 12, 2014
What happens if no one volunteers for Tyrion, does that mean he has to go into combat himself?
Yes. That's actually the general way trial by combat works -- the accused fights the prosecutor's champion. If I remember his previous trial by combat correctly, his designating a champion was seen as fairly radical. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 8:29 AM on May 12, 2014
Yeah, it was a threat, not something Ramsay was actually going to do. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 12:33 PM on May 12, 2014
I guess I mean he knew he wouldn't have to in this case. He'd certainly release the dogs with bees in their mouths if he had to, but he knew he already had the Ironborn on the run. I liked how they managed the fight choreography in the kennel so that the Dreadforters ended up on the inside, with the Ironborn near the door, in a reversal of how the fight started. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 12:39 PM on May 12, 2014
PhoBWanKenobi: Maybe these beats work out better in the books--I've heard references to people coming frustratingly close to one another only to miss each other--but they felt like awful contrivances meant to keep the plot wheels in motion but pretty blatantly nonsensical from a character standpoint.
I know we are not supposed to talk about book/TV differences, but since you mention it, Yara's attempted rescue and the Bran/Jon close call are probably... [more] posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 6:14 AM on May 13, 2014
IIRC, he is very insistent that she is gone, but he carefully avoids mentioning the ship. He may have assumed that whatever ended up happening, she was effectively out of Tyrion's life. Even so, it's possible he put her on the ship and the Lannisters got her off the ship later (or she got off herself). But yes, I'd say it's very possible they could buy his loyalty. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 7:45 AM on May 13, 2014
Navelgazer: This is kind of out of nowhere, but does The Vale have any resources aside from a nifty telegenic method of execution?
The Eyrie is held to be unconquerable, as it sits behind a gate, three waycastles, and a basically single-file exposed path up the mountain. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 11:15 AM on May 13, 2014
I'm not sure Syrio Forel is Tier 1, otherwise what is he doing bumming around KL giving lessons to the Hand's kid? Maybe once he was, but not now. I'd also swap Ned Stark and Jorah Mormont. Jorah beat Jaime (granted, in a decision, not a KO) at Lannisport in 289AC, and I don't think we have any real evidence of Ned's proficiency in battle, do we? posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 8:22 AM on May 14, 2014
vanizorc: it seems that the only route of action that is available to me is to raise an Ebay dispute against the seller for an "Item Not Described" case. I feel this isn't fair at all -- it's not the seller's fault, and he shouldn't lose out over the stupidity and negligence of the GSP employees.
The Seller's responsibility is to ship you the item in such a way that it arrives in the same condition it left in. If the contractors the Seller... [more] posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:40 AM on May 14, 2014
yerfatma: Specific to the article, this is a dip-shitty Freshman year "I will show you the truth!" expose. I doubt the nation's ice cream trucks are to the last manjack stuffed full of racists. Given the music belongs to a number of songs, it's about the racism of the listener, not the player, isn't it?
I like the idea of both MeFite-authored and non-MeFite recaps (or other deep episode-based analysis) being sidebarred, but I think it would be cool to somehow highlight the content from fellow MeFites. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 9:33 AM on May 8, 2014
My only concern would be, does it create a "double post" situation if someone down the road decides to do an episode-by-episode rewatch of the show? Since you have already posted the finale, will they still be able to make a post about it even though FanFare has already "done" that episode?
Probably rare enough to be a problem we don't need to worry about until we cross that bridge, but maybe something to consider. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 9:49 AM on May 9, 2014
Frankly it'd make some thematic sense for the finale of True Detective to be the first episode posted. Flat circle and all. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:43 AM on May 9, 2014
I ask because I'm wondering if FanFare posts could also get sorted by episode order, or just date of original posting.
You should definitely be able to sort by episode order. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 1:19 PM on May 9, 2014
Pudhoho: In addition to the usual case of beer, it's my opinion that pb also deserves a title and a coat of arms for his exhaustive efforts putting the wheels on FanFare.
Ser Poul of House Bausch. Sigil: A gold raven clutching a quill pen on a field of blue. Words: I fixed it. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 6:21 AM on May 12, 2014
We've got to get Matthew Weiner to write them. "Hannibal cooks a meal, while Will sweats. There is an outlandish murder." or "A dour Stannis gets bad news. Varys alludes to something, and Dany and her pets struggle." posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 12:30 PM on May 12, 2014
Like the How Did This Get Made? podcast, but for TV. I nominate Charles In Charge, because I have fond memories of it, but I'm sure it's just because I was a kid and didn't realize it sucked. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 9:45 AM on May 13, 2014
And I want to hear the strangely accented narrator of HIM reading Jason Mantzoukas lines from HDTGM. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:17 AM on May 13, 2014
Chuck Norris wishes he was that hardcore. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:26 AM on May 13, 2014
GenjiandProust: The thought of being conscious with a huge piece of metal through one's skull is just... the worst thing.
Yeah, but -- contrary to my prior understanding of Phineas Gage -- it sounds like the tamping iron went through and through:
It then plowed through the top of his skull, exiting near the midline, just behind where his hairline started. After parabola-ing upward—one report claimed it whistled as it flew—the rod landed 25... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:33 AM on May 13, 2014
These puns make me wonder about what's going through some peoples heads here.
I know. Next time, do a better job gauging what is or is not funny, us. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:38 AM on May 13, 2014
It does say "League tables are currently being re-calculated. The table below may still contain old data." at the top of the table. I believe there is a good chance TSV 1976 Röck Steady will be awarded 305 bonus points, which, now that I check, coincidentally looks like it would be just enough to give me the title.
This was actually a lot of fun. Waking up a little early on Saturdays to watch the EPL on NBC Sports became a fun little tradition for me. Didn't... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 1:35 PM on May 11, 2014
Quidnunc Mourinho might be my favorite thing about MeFi.
robocop is bleeding: Any chance we could pass the Mefi hat and buy Aston Villa? Only 200 mil!
We'd have to figure some way around the "No Active Kickstarters on the front page" rule, but given the numbers they are tossing around for the LA Clippers, 200M seems like a bargain.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 6:07 AM on May 12, 2014
Maybe surprising for a Disney film to show up on this list, but Toy Story 3 features a rather intense scene with a trash grinder thingy. No one actually gets ground up, but it's a near thing. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 3:29 AM on May 10, 2014
It's perfectly normal for cats to hide and generally hate life for several days after an inpatient hospital stay, even without the phenobarb. Give him at least a week or 10 days, then check with the vet if it persists. They will be very experienced with adjusting the dosage to fit your cat's needs. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:57 AM on May 8, 2014 marked best answer
Hmm. I'm bummed no one on MeFi appears to be watching this. It's really a great show. Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are amazing. Do give it a chance (1st season's on Netflix streaming). posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 9:29 AM on May 7, 2014
Yeah the drug families thing was a bit stupid. I hope Dylan can get a better B story next season. I also hope we get more Emma. The episode where she and Norman ended up on the unintentional double date at the swimmin' holler was one of my favorites this year.
What do you think was up with Norma getting so effusive with Dylan all of a sudden?
She realized he had taken out her nemesis and she was being grateful in her terrifyingly creepy Norma-ish way. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 6:09 PM on May 7, 2014
The physicality between Norman and Norma is so fascinating. I think I could watch their scenes together with the sound off and still be entranced. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 6:11 PM on May 7, 2014
I'm surprised that they haven't introduced a potential teen love interest character for Norman who looks just a little like Norma...(I mean, Taissa Farmiga is right there...
Oh, he Norma'ed out. He was thinking as Norma, the question was "Did you kill Blaire Watson?" and "she" figured, "He's asking whether Norman killed her...I'm Norma, I did it, so no," and his heart... [more] posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 9:16 AM on May 8, 2014
The Adventures of Magic Man is my favorite mythology after Simon and Marcy.
I wish I could help you, except I don't! posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 4:51 PM on May 6, 2014
Also, I am just watching this new episode now, but I'd really like to see Finn learn to be just as algebraic and buttkicky with one arm as he was with two. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 4:55 PM on May 6, 2014
Yeah, watch 'em all. There are maybe like 5 or 6 duds in the whole series, and even the duds are only 11 minutes long. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 7:40 PM on May 6, 2014
I really liked this episode. Lots of what Game of Thrones is good at -- deeply encoded, yet carefully diplomatic discussions, some rollicking and bloody swordplay, and delightfully dry humor. I really loved the pairings of Brienne and Pod, Arya and The Hound, and Sansa and Lyra. posted to FanFare by Rock Steadyat 4:31 AM on May 5, 2014
I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to make it after all. I've been sick all weekend, and I'm still not feeling up to driving up to Durham and hanging out in the sun. Have a good time without me, y'all. posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steadyat 10:38 AM on May 4, 2014
Thorzdad: Serious question...Is there a difference between the chemicals normally used in an execution and the chemicals my vet used to euthanize my dog? I mean, my vet used a surprisingly tiny amount of whatever it was, and my dog was gone in mere seconds.
Veterinary euthanasia doesn't always go smoothly either, if the catheter misses the vein or the wrong dosage is drawn up. In every hospital I've worked, the dose of euthanasia solution is always... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 10:56 AM on May 1, 2014
I am against the idea of bifurcated threads because of the same reason I am against threaded comments and doubles. The ethos of MeFi is that we are having one conversation about each thing, as a group, no matter how unwieldy or difficult that conversation is. If you want hardcore "no spoiler" talk or unfettered discussions of studio leaks and screeners there are places on the Internet for that. Like just about every other subsite, it doesn't sound like FanFare will ever be all things... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:11 AM on April 17, 2014