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  2. goldensun

    British Royals

    3 kids in no time atall..... let them enjoy their years of childhood and youth cos ... blink.... and they ll be teenagers ! Yesterday is history Tomorrow is mystery So live for today..... its really all we have .... .
  3. dixiedoodah

    British Royals

    I absolutely love the pictures from Kate’s garden at the flower show. There’s one in particular, George and Charlotte sitting on the bridge with their feet splashing in the water. I just LOVE that they are real kids. Not just buttoned up little show pieces. I love that they have been able to keep that part of childhood for them. I know they, especially George, have a “higher calling” but I think being regular kids as much as possible is so healthy for them and will only help them relate to the people. I think Diana would be so happy with her family.
  4. Hoyaheel

    British Royals

    Nope, she's the Duchess of Cambridge....
  5. princess

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    Some fun behind-the-scenes photos from cast: https://www.eonline.com/news/1043130/sophie-turner-gifted-the-internet-the-best-game-of-thrones-series-finale-photo#photo-1000823 George R.R. Martin Reveals Ending In Books Will Be Different From Series Finale By Karolina Wv https://www.boredpanda.com/george-rr-martin-game-of-thrones-book-ending-different-from-series/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BPFacebook&fbclid=IwAR1RliOnybOEfpZVFKfGJ2EtH8DByuNSJhjdQUOPZ3qxzXU25_IbWENU_wI
  6. branchop

    British Royals

    I remember that - but isn’t she referred to as Princess? (Besides Kate Middleton which I think is ridiculous but whatevs😂)
  7. fykeylicious

    Big Brother 21

    BB21 is a month away! There is a rumor it's an all-star season, which.....ugh. But I'll watch either way
  8. Hoyaheel

    British Royals

    That's how Kate's occupation was listed on birth certificates as well.
  9. Yesterday
  10. witchkitten

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    I wasn't actually as outraged by the season finale as I was episode 5 or even episodes 4 and 3 because I already expected something truly awful. As soon as they had Arya kill the Night King in episode 3 with Jon and Bran having nothing to do with it and being completely ineffectual during the battle with the dead I knew this season wasn't going to go well. Don't get me wrong. When Arya first stabs him I thought it was an awesome moment but then I was left feeling unsatisfied and underwhelmed. I realized that while it was a "kickass" moment it really didn't make sense from a thematic standpoint. Arya had absolutely nothing to do with the Night King and had only learned of the WW threat two episodes earlier so her getting the kill just wasn't satisfying. There was no sense of "Finally, Arya gets to kill the Night King" because I never really connected her with that plot and neither did the writers. It really should have been Jon or Bran. Their storylines have been all about the WW threat and their respective connections to the Night King. Even if Arya was the one that stabbed him, it needed to be a team effort between her and Jon and/or Bran. By having her be the one to kill him they completely robbed Jon of his storyline and made his character even more underwhelming than he already was. Back to the finale. Why in the world would they still have a Night's Watch? There is no longer a White Walker threat, the reason the NW was created in the first place, and even the wildlings are on good terms with their southern neighbors. And even if the wildlings weren't on good terms with those on the other side of the wall, why would the Six Kingdoms send anyone to protect the North since it's a separate kingdom. Not to mention there is a huge gaping hole in the wall so what really can they do? It just doesn't make any sense like most of this season. I'm relieved the show is over so I can move on with my life but I should be sad. I invested 10 years of my life into the show, read all five books (and I had to slog through books four and five), read and participated in discussions online, and then to have them end like this (I'm taking about the entire season) was just so disappointing. I feel sorry for all the Star Wars fans out there because D&D (the showrunners) are slated to write the next big Star Wars trilogy. Instead of petitioning HBO to reshoot season 8 people should petition Disney to drop them from Star Wars and find more competent writers. I'm convinced that nearly every good writing decision they made on the series came from GRRM, despite books 4 and 5 being kind of a mess.
  11. princess

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    I really wish the last 2 seasons hadn't been cut short. I feel like the story really suffered from it.
  12. fykeylicious

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    you make a lot of good points, WitchKitten. I too was waiting for Dorne to be like...yeah! We want independence too! Like why wouldn't they? And what would stop the Iron Islands from joining suit? I feel so bad for Drogon and the thing isn't even real. I cared more for him than for any of the actual characters. One telling point is that I picked up my phone a lot during this season, something I'd never have done previously. I'm just glad it's over 😂
  13. goldensun

    British Royals

    Fergie... got to be the foxiest Roylal .... ever !
  14. branchop

    Official 2019 Divorce Poll

    I had no idea they were even dating 😱 I think of her as a serial monogamist. I forget she started so early and is only 34...
  15. branchop

    British Royals

    Anyone else find it interesting that her occupation is listed as Princess, but no one calls her that?
  16. witchkitten

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    I thought it was the worst season finale I have ever watched and this has been the worst final season. I say that as someone who watched Battlestar Galactica, Lost, and How I Met Your Mother. I just felt like it failed in every respect. The mythology was handled terribly, the characters and their arcs were handled poorly, the pacing was terrible, the dialogue was uninspiring. Everything about it was bad. At least with Lost, though the answers to the mystery and the mythology were just horrible, the characters and their arcs were beautifully written. That’s why I was still invested in the finale, because I still cared about the characters. With GOT I just stopped caring. Tyrion and Arya were my favorite characters but I would have been fine if Dany had roasted them both. Tyrion in no way deserved to be hand of the king. Talk about failing upwards. Seasons one through four Tyrion was intelligent and totally would have deserved it but he’s been nothing short of a disaster since he left for Essos. This just illustrates the larger problem with the show since they ran out of book material which is that choices and actions stopped having consequences the way they did in the early seasons. Ned being beheaded, Robb being killed during the Red Wedding, those were horribly tragic events but they were earned (not deserved but earned). Ned’s choices led him to that end as did Robb’s choices. Tyrion and Jon have repeatedly failed upwards until the end in Jon’s case. Jon’s parentage not meaning anything was a huge misstep. The story would have been exactly the same had he really been Ned Stark’s bastard. What was th point of all those pregnancy anvils they dropped for Dany last season? They served no purpose. It’s almost like it was a dropped storyline and the fact that they were dropping plot points like that between seasons 7 and 8 shows in part why this season was a mess. We know they did this for at least some plot points because Cersei was supposed to have a miscarriage at the end of season 7 according to the released scripts. Brienne writing Jaime’s Kingsguard page was pathetic after what he did to her and after all his character development was flushed down the toilet so they could give their favorite character, Cersei, the best sendoff she could hope for. You can tell GRRM told them Jaime and Cersei will die together and Brienne will finish Jaime’s Kingsguard page so they included those plot points but he also clearly told them Jaime is the valonqar (younger brother from the book prophecy) and will kill her in the end, and they dropped that destroying his character and arc and making Brienne’s actions just pathetic. Jon’s character was so useless. He’s one of my favorite book characters but on the show he is stupid and ineffectual. I’m glad they had him and Ghost have a moment but they couldn’t have spent a little more on CGI to have him go off with Jon when he joins (or escorts home, it wasn’t clear) the wildlings. The only part of the finale that moved me besides Jon and Ghost was Drogon finding Dany’s body. That was a knife to the heart right there. The CGI dragon out acted every single person in the finale. Bran being endgame king was something that could have made sense had the setup been there. The writers knew he was going to be the endgame king since season 4 at least and yet they dropped him completely from season 5 and they did no character development for him. He has not only been completely uninteresting since he lost everything that made him human, but he was also totally useless the entire previous two seasons. And don’t get me started on the North gaining their independence. D&D love Sansa and part of me thinks this was their way of showing love for one of their favorites because the North being independent makes no sense. Why would the North even care if a Stark is on the throne? And if they were granted independence there’s no way Dorne and the Iron Islands wouldn’t also demand their independence as well. In fact, the Iron Islands were already granted independence by Dany so they should have been insisting on it from the beginning. Quite honestly, I would have been happier if the last scene had been of a bed in Winterfell and we see Bran awaken from being pushed out the window and it turning out it was all a dream, and I hate those endings. It would have been better than what we actually got though.
  17. Kath

    Official 2019 Divorce Poll

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-intelligent-divorce/201202/the-high-failure-rate-second-and-third-marriages 73% of 3rd marriages end in divorce. I wonder what that percentage is, in Hollywood?
  18. fykeylicious

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    YES!! 😂😂 I have to say I found a lot satisfying about this ending, all things considered. If Jon sat on the throne, I think I'd have felt cheated. BUT one has to wonder how "good" Bran is. He is obviously omniscient (or as close to it as possible) yet did nothing to try and stem the number of casualties. An interesting thing to ponder, given that GRRM thought there are no happy endings, that the "wheel" will never be broken. At least Hodor didn't die for nothing lol
  19. princess

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    I'm glad Jon finally hugged his wolf
  20. fykeylicious

    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    Ok, so it's over.....thoughts? I'm okay with it. I mean, it was always going to disappoint in one way or another. At least it wasn't all a dream or some shit.
  21. Hoyaheel

    Official 2019 Divorce Poll

    Scarlet & Colin engaged ;-) https://t.co/NVl1jH6AwT
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  23. dixiedoodah

    The Kardashians

    When is he going to try to get tax free status as a church?
  24. Hoyaheel

    The Kardashians

    Psalm West, new son for Kim & Kanye. Oy vey. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/kim-kardashian-west-announces-sons-name/ar-AABw1C3
  25. Hoyaheel

    British Royals

    For those who might be as obsessed as I am, new (to the US) show Private Lives of the Monarchs starts in a couple of days on Smithsonian Channel: https://www.dailybreak.com/break/private-lives-of-monarchs-queen-victoria-scandalous?utm_source=gofugyourself&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_content=organic First two episodes showing up in my DVR are Victoria and Henry VIII
  26. Hoyaheel

    British Royals

    I'm laughing because of the way you wrote "large bump theory"- just tickled my funny bone for some reason! Alas, I do think that Archie and any other future kids of Harry's will remain far more of interest than Prince Michael - their popularity has more to do with the popularity of Harry & William and the overarching (and continuing!) popularity of their mother Diana than it has to do with their place in the succession. My opinion ;-)
  27. Hoyaheel

    British Royals

    I only saw the toe-sucking photos. WHAT PHOTOS DID YOU SEE???!!!! [I'm sorry - who could resist a typo like that???? ;-)]
  28. goldensun

    British Royals

    Just watched Fergie downfall of a Duchess.... she did nt last long at the top before affairs with rich Americans and scandal led to the anus horribilis and meltdown for the Monarchy ....
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