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  1. Game of Thrones discussion thread

    They probably will have been picked up, but the makers decided it didn't matter. Cracked did a good piece (or possibly podcast, or both) about this in films. Most inconsistencies or continuity errors or whatever will be known about but a decision has been made to leave it in either because they don't care, redoing it will cost to much, or getting a small detail wrong is less important than telling the story they want to tell and they bank on most people not noticing. I guess the problem with GOT now is that some of these inconsistencies are getting pretty bloody big and noticeable. Couple that with ultra obsessive fans and a million blogs recapping each episode line by line. A lot of people still won't notice though, or if they do, they won't care all that much
  2. Boomtown?

    I can very much take or leave the SE corner but I've really enjoyed my two Boomtowns (at age 37 & 39). It's not a must do each year for me, I tend to do Glastonbury plus one other festival and on any given year Boomtown could well be the plus one . I agree with you when you say anyone could get enough out of it to justify a visit, even if it is only the once.
  3. Films

    This looks amazing!
  4. General News Discussion

    Bilingual friends (not Welsh speaking) have said yes they do. Generally speaking it depends on who they are spending more time with. If they are living in England and working with predominantly English speakers then they think in English. When the go home they revert to thinking in their native language. Varies from person to person but I remember one friend saying it took a week or two to switch. Somethings though just work better in a particular language and it made sense to think about a particular thing in one of the languages regardless of where they were (sorry, can't think of any examples, but was fascinating to talk about).The same friend said it was weird the first time she had a dream in English. Again, she'd switch between the two, depending on where she was and who she was spending time with
  5. Boomtown Fair 2017

    Or midnight on a completely different stage. Not that I'm still annoyed about Glastonbury or anything
  6. Game of Thrones discussion thread

    no, there was a line just before about it having made it to the city
  7. Game of Thrones discussion thread

    "Fewer" Favourite bit of the episode.
  8. General News Discussion

    If the doctor's first language is Welsh, and the patient's first language is Welsh then of course they'd use Welsh. Probably chucking in a few particularly technical words in English if needs be, (like most conversations in everyday Welsh do) but the majority of the conversation would take place in Welsh
  9. General News Discussion

    Not necessarily. I grew up on Anglesey (moved from England when I was 4) which would have similar levels of Welsh spoken to Gwynedd I'd guess, maybe higher. My parents owned a village shop so I would have a lot of dealings with the elderly and a lot of them had very limited English. Even the ones who had good English weren't comfortable using it. One of my friends who is half English half Welsh, his welsh grandparents had to learn English to be able to speak with the in-laws because they'd never really used it before
  10. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    I'd not given it nearly that level of thought. I was more along the lines of could you imagine being stuck in a field with them. Not sure if it was the thought of that, or the shitty August weather but a shiver just went through me
  11. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    Fuckin hell. Could you imagine?
  12. General News Discussion

    The Daily Mash do seem to see everyone as fair game, not just the Tories. The problem with the (admittedly pretty brief) bit that I saw was that it just wasn't funny. Maybe it'll find it's feet
  13. General News Discussion

    Well that confirmed my decision to stop watching after the first couple of minutes of the first show were correct. Fell very short of my pretty low expectations.
  14. Game of Thrones discussion thread

    One of Yara's boats that survived the attack
  15. General News Discussion

    Fuckin hell. A thoughtful piece about Charlie Gard, by Melanie Phillips of all people. http://www.melaniephillips.com/cruel-ignorant-campaign/ Genuinely thought it must be a different Melanie Phillips until the second to last paragraph where she managed to shoe-horn a dig at the 'inhumane and irrational' left
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