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by Curls » Wed May 22, 2019 12:44 pm

LewisD wrote:Female speech only makes up 25% of all spoken lines in GoT apparently

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48335099

*Shrug* never really crossed my mind as a thing that could be perceived as a problem.
Do they expect the writers to manage a 50/50 split in dialogue?




Oh but they managed it in Lord of the Rings. The cast was 90% male, so they just made Arwen, Eowyn and Galadriel speak piles of shite for a while.

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by Rudolphin » Wed May 22, 2019 12:56 pm

That's a weird article. But still, it clearly states what the researchers were trying to do: highlight the lack of female roles in mainstream television.

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by Victor Mistletoe » Wed May 22, 2019 12:58 pm

Does this really matter?

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by Rudolphin » Wed May 22, 2019 1:02 pm

Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


Yes.

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by LewisD » Wed May 22, 2019 1:10 pm

Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


I don't know really..

I'm certainly not sat there watching it going "Sheesh, the men sure do have a lot more lines than the ladies, this is terrible!"

I'm not sure if it makes me ignorant or complacent that it never even occurs to me.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed May 22, 2019 1:11 pm

I agree with Taf that it does matter. But I don’t think it matters on a show like Game of Thrones. Stuff set in a medieval world is going to favour male characters as that’s what those societies were like.

GoT actually did really well for female representation. The main female characters were all strong and stuck in the mind far more than a lot of the men. Even small roles like Lyanna Mormont stuck in the mind due to how strawberry floating great she was.

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by Hexx » Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm

LewisD wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


I don't know really..

I'm certainly not sat there watching it going "Sheesh, the men sure do have a lot more lines than the ladies, this is terrible!"

I'm not sure if it makes me ignorant or complacent that it never even occurs to me.


How did you feel about Sansa's line about how great it was she was abused a few episodes ago?

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by Rob-ho ho-92 » Wed May 22, 2019 1:27 pm

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Parksey wrote:I always thought it would have been apt for Book Dany to never actually get to Westeros and have to give up her dream for the throne, settling instead of uniting and liberating Essos (which was basically her goal for across the sea). As we saw in Season 8, Essos was more her home and more welcoming to her, and she was basically an imposter anywhere else

Part of this idea was also GRRM's writing speed making it feel like she'd beve get anywhere close to the Seven Kingdoms.

I can't remember if Book Dany is as single-minded as Show Dany. I wouldn't be surprised if the intention is still to have her end up as the Mad Queen on the page too.


Yep. Like I said last page, it would have been super fitting for Dany to stay in Mereen and save the survivors of Westeros after the Others/White Walkers decimate it.

It does sound like Dany will end up in Westeros in the books though. GRRM has always cited character wrangling as one of the main reasons he's struggled with the later books and made heavy hints that he didn't know how to get Dany to Westeros.

Kill your strawberry floating darlings George. Let her stay.


Dany stying in Meereen/Essos to save people fleeing from Westeros sounds like it could have worked pretty well, don’t see it happening though.

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by Venom » Wed May 22, 2019 1:34 pm

This musical piece, The Last of the Starks, from the last episode is a lovely. Both ruminating and forward-looking.


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by Rudolphin » Wed May 22, 2019 1:36 pm

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LewisD wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


I don't know really..

I'm certainly not sat there watching it going "Sheesh, the men sure do have a lot more lines than the ladies, this is terrible!"

I'm not sure if it makes me ignorant or complacent that it never even occurs to me.


How did you feel about Sansa's line about how great it was she was abused a few episodes ago?


strawberry float me, that line. Probably the worst moment in the show for me, or at very least the one that just made me wince the most. Massively misjudged.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Hexx wrote:
LewisD wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


I don't know really..

I'm certainly not sat there watching it going "Sheesh, the men sure do have a lot more lines than the ladies, this is terrible!"

I'm not sure if it makes me ignorant or complacent that it never even occurs to me.


How did you feel about Sansa's line about how great it was she was abused a few episodes ago?


strawberry float me, that line. Probably the worst moment in the show for me, or at very least the one that just made me wince the most. Massively misjudged.


That was terribly done. I can sort of see what they were aiming at (or at least what I hope they were aiming at) but it was poorly executed.

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by Grumpy David » Wed May 22, 2019 1:41 pm

Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


Nah. If you did it with Sex & The City you'd get something equally skewed in the opposite direction.

Mountains out of molehills.

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by Victor Mistletoe » Wed May 22, 2019 1:47 pm

I'm not saying it doesn't matter in general, but in the context of a show which has had scenes of women fingering each other in the ass, choosing now as the point to speak up about sexual equality seems a bit pointless.

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by Rudolphin » Wed May 22, 2019 1:51 pm

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Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


Nah. If you did it with Sex & The City you'd get something equally skewed in the opposite direction.

Mountains out of molehills.


This is so monumentally stupid my brain just atrophied.

-Sex and the City is 20 year old show appealing to a completely different demographic, and one that is much more specific, ie women. You may as well compare GoTs and The View
-The idea of the article is to highlight the lack of representation of women because women are unrepresented in television. Cherry-picking one show starring women does not counter this point.

You are completely ignoring any and all meta-context in terms of gender equality. Spoiler: there is a gender inequality. Men and women do not have equal standing in the world and this article was meant as a demonstration of this through the lens of representation in television. Saying "Oh well there's that one show that had women in!" is strawberry floating...oh god it's so strawberry floating stupid.

Please do strawberry float off with meaningless comparisons like this.

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by Hexx » Wed May 22, 2019 1:54 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Spoiler: there is a gender equality.


Then stop acting like you've got sand in your crack ;)

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by Rudolphin » Wed May 22, 2019 1:54 pm

Edited. THANKS HEXX

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed May 22, 2019 1:54 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Does this really matter?


Nah. If you did it with Sex & The City you'd get something equally skewed in the opposite direction.

Mountains out of molehills.


This is so monumentally stupid my brain just atrophied.

-Sex and the City is 20 year old show appealing to a completely different demographic, and one that is much more specific, ie women. You may as well compare GoTs and The View
-The idea of the article is to highlight the lack of representation of women because women are unrepresented in television. Cherry-picking one show starring women does not counter this point.

You are completely ignoring any and all meta-context in terms of gender equality. Spoiler: there is a gender equality. Men and women do not have equal standing in the world and this article was meant as a demonstration of this through the lens of representation in television. Saying "Oh well there's that one show that had women it in!" is strawberry floating...oh god it's so strawberry floating stupid.

Please do strawberry float off with meaningless comparisons like this.


Amy Schumer’s stand up special was once shown on Comedy Central and that means that 100% of voices on TV are female.

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by Hexx » Wed May 22, 2019 1:55 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Edited. THANKS HEXX


Always happy to check your crack for sand, babes :wub:

I don't feel thanked

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by Rudolphin » Wed May 22, 2019 1:56 pm

I could feel myself becoming stupider reading GD's post, I really could.

EDIT: Also, what strawberry floating mountain?! It's one single article!

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