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    • Game of Thrones Season 4 predictions Part 2.

      6 years ago

      JoshTA

      Just like the first part, THERE BE SPOILERS.
      Tyrion.
      Tyrion's story is definitely the one I'm looking forward to most. I think the first few episodes will have him meet Prince Oberyn and show tensions rising between him and Joffrey. Then Joffrey's wedding will probably be episode 4 and everything will go tits up. His trial will probably span episodes 5 to 8, where we'll notably see Cersei, Varys and Shae testify against him. Shae will probably testify in episode 8. Then his trial by battle will be episode 9, alongside Stannis' fight at the wall, where he'll be sentenced to death when Oberyn dies. Then in episode 10, Jaime and Varys will set him free and he'll go kill Shae and Tywin before stowing away on a boat to Pentos.

      Jaime.
      I don't think Jaime will have much to do this season. It will mostly focus on his relationship with Cersei and Tywin I imagine. We'll have the conversation with Tywin about the Kingsguard early on, before the wedding and Cersei will start resenting him when she realises he's trying to be a nice person on top of her disgust over his stump. Then of course he'll set Tyrion free in episode 10, tell him the truth about Tysha and Tyrion will in turn reveal that Cersei's being fucking Lancel (and Osmund Kettleblack?) and fucking Moon Boy, for all he knows.

      Cersei.
      Cersei will spend early parts of the season planning the wedding. Then during the rest of the season, when she's not present at Tyrion's trial will spend it grieving over Joffrey and competing with Margaery for control over Tommen, who should get much more screen time next year.

      Brienne.
      I think Brienne's story will much depend on when Lady Stoneheart is revealed. If she makes an appearance in episode 1 like some have suggested in the Game of Thrones thread, we could see the season blow through all of her story in AFFC. She'll obviously spend the first 4 episodes in King's Landing (possibly placed under arrest by Loras) until Jaime sends her on a quest to find Sansa. I'm not sure how far her story progress after that. It could reach a climax when she fights the three men at that ruined castle with Pod and that other dude, or if Lady Stoneheart is already revealed then we could see her in episode 10 about to be hung by the Brotherhood Without Banners at Stoneheart's request.

      Sansa.
      Sansa will of course be rescued by Littlefinger after Joffrey's wedding in episode 4, so the rest of the season will see her hanging out at the Eyrie, exploring the creepy love triangle between her, Lysa and Littlefinger as well as her relationship with Robert. I imagine most agree that her season will end at the point where Littlefinger shoves Lysa out the Moon Door, likely in episode 10.

      Daenerys.
      Daenerys' story is slightly confusing now that she's liberated Yunkai, something that doesn't happen in the books. I assume she'll carry on to Meereen this season rather than stay at Yunkai. But then you have to wonder which city is going to oppose her rule in the coming seasons? If she stays at Yunkai, I imagine it'll be a slightly boring season for Dany. She'll have to lock up her dragons early on in the season to stop them eating people, and I feel that her season will focus on the love triangle between her, Jorah and Daario during the season as well as the politics between the rest of the nobles in the city. Jorah will likely kiss her midway through Season 4, leading her to mistrust him for the first time in the show. Then at the end of the season it will be revealed that he was spying on her in Season 1 (no idea who will do that though, since Barristan seems to have no idea) and she'll banish Jorah at the end of the season.

      However, if Dany moves to Meereen then I think all this will be crammed into the second half of the season as she spends the first half trying to liberate the city. She hasn't faced any truly difficult challenges yet, so I think the writers might make it difficult for her to take Meereen, possibly making her wait as long as episode 5 to get it.

      Stannis and Melisandre.
      I don't think we'll see too much of these two throughout the season until episode 9 when I think they'll finally reach the Wall and attack the wildlings, apart from maybe some reactionary scenes when they learn that Balon and Joffrey have died. After the big battle though, they'll set up camp at Castle Black in anticipation of Season 5.

      Davos.
      Davos will spend the season trying to convince the Northerners to rebel again, this time to follow Stannis. I imagine he'll spend most of the season being quite unsuccessful and we might not see much of him, until he reaches the Manderlys and gets put in prison again. Then I guess we'll learn his death's been faked in episode 10 and he'll be given the task of finding Rickon, seeing as pretty much his entire season at this point is going to be taken from AFFC and ADWD.

      Right, that's that. I think I remembered everyone important..

    • Game of Thrones Season 4 Predictions.

      6 years ago

      JoshTA

      Okay, so obviously this is super early but I have a lot of thoughts about how next season will pan out, so I wanna get my thoughts down now so I can revert back to this journal in 10 months time when Season 4 premieres. I'm gonna go through each main character in the show and detail how much of their story line I expect to be shown next year, possibly even pinpointing a specific episode for future events.

      By the way, I've read the books so if anyone who hasn't happens to stumble across this journal, please do not read in. THERE BE SPOILERS.

      Bran.
      It's tough to decide what we'll see from Bran next season. His story should be a lot more exciting than it was this season, but if they're not careful the writers could blow through the rest of his story in one season. Personally, I think they'll spend half the season moving Bran and the Reeds through the Haunted Forest. They'll meet Coldhands in either the 2nd or 3rd episode, and he'll lead them to the Children of the Forest's home by episode 5 or 6. From then on, Bran will spend the rest of the season learning their skills and speaking to people through the trees. I have no idea how they'll actually end his story next season though, although I do think they'll save his scene with young Ned until Season 5.

      Jon.
      Jon's gonna have a mother of a season, isn't he? If they wanna stay loyal to the books, we should see him help defend Castle Black against the wildling attack from the South in episode 2 or 3, with Ygritte dying in his arms. No idea what they're planning on doing with Tormund though. I know the Magnar of Thenn is being cast for next season, but seeing as in the books he dies in that attack in place of Tormund, I'm not sure how they'll play that one out. Maybe take Tormund prisoner? I find that unlikely.

      Anyway, we should see Mance Rayder's attack on the wall at the middle point in the season, perhaps episode 5 or 6. I could honestly see them mixing this battle with the first one to be honest, with the Night's Watch having to fend off the main force north of the Wall while fighting off Tormund's forces from the south. Hopefully that won't happen though and we concentrate on the awesome spectacle that will be Mance's forces attacking the wall, complete with mammoths and giants.

      I think Janos Slynt and Alliser Thorn will show up the episode after Mance's attack, and we'll see Jon imprisoned for the next few episodes until episode 9. I think that will be when they send Jon to negotiate with Mance and have Stannis show up and decimate their forces. Of course, this relies on Stannis and Melisandre effectively doing nothing all season until episode 9, but I think it could work. He did spend a few episodes on a boat with Davos before the battle of Blackwater, as I recall. Then by episode 10, Jon will be elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

      Sam.
      To be honest, I can see Sam being a bit of a passenger next season compared to his story this season. They'll give him a few scenes of his own with Gilly of course, and perhaps some one-on-ones with Maester Aemon as well, but unless they send the three of them off to Oldtown far earlier than they do in the books, seems to me that Sam will just be another brother helping fend off the wildlings to me.

      Theon/Reek (and the rest of the Greyjoys).
      It's a good thing they introduced Asha's (I refuse to call her Yara) mission in the last episode, because otherwise Theon's story could be rather boring next year. I think he'll be let out of his torture chamber and allowed to be in Ramsay's company for the whole season. That way, we get to see what Roose Bolton and Ramsay get up to during the season before we return to the books' story in Season 5.

      As for Asha, I imagine she'll spend half the season attempting to rescue Theon, culminating a failed attack on the Dreadfort before she ultimately returns back to the Iron Islands upon learning of Balon's death. Of course, Balon would have to die around about episode 3 as I expect Joffrey's wedding will be episode 4, but it could take a while for the news to reach her. Either that, or her mission will end a lot sooner than normal. Either way, I think we'll get the Kingsmoot in the second half of the season, introducing Victarion Greyjoy, the Damphair and the Crow's Eye. I know that's from AFFC but I do think they'll bring it forward.

      Arya.
      Moving on down to the Riverlands, Arya will likely wrap up the rest of her ASOS story in 2 or 3 episodes before moving on to AFFC stuff. I expect she and the Hound will run into Polliver and Raff the Sweetling (and the Tickler? Or is he dead already?) in the first couple of episodes so the two of them can kill them and let Arya get Needle back, leaving the Hound to die of his wounds while Arya abandons him in the episode after. Or perhaps the show will have Arya mercy kill him, as they'll have been together for quite a few episodes by that point. Arya will likely find the Faceless Men in Braavos by episode 5, and after that I have no idea how they'll end Arya's story line. I imagine she'll still be in Braavos by Season 4's end, but seeing as she's still being trained in the books, they could set up something new for her by the end of the season. Although I suppose she has to at least stay there until Sam shows up so she can meet him in Season 5. Or perhaps that'll be another reason to move Sam's story forward.

      Continued in the next journal entry..

    • It's mah burfday!!

      6 years ago

      JoshTA

      Alright, it's my birthday! 22 years old, sweet!

      And now I'm going to.. work. And won't be back until 7. This is what being grown up is, isn't it?

      Ah fuck that, gonna play the shit out of Bioshock and Injustice when I get home!

    • Red vs Blue Season 9.5, Chapter 2.

      7 years ago

      JoshTA

      “Alright men,” Sarge gathered his two Privates in the centre of the base. For the moment, they were safe indoors while Blue forces gathered outside. “We need to come up with a plan to deal with these nefarious evil-doers! Any ideas?”
      “Wait, you mean you don’t already have a plan?” Grif questioned his superior. “What was even the point in bringing me up here?”
      “Obviously, Sarge wants our advice to come up with a brilliant plan to beat the Blues!” Simmons answered him.
      “Something like that…” Sarge grunted.
      “Wrong Simmons,” Grif challenged his colleague. “More like now all his other plans have failed every single time the Blues have attacked us, he’s run out of ideas and wants to steal ours.”
      “How dare you, Private!” Sarge reacted angrily. “I would do no such thing.”
      “So it’s not true?”
      “I categorically deny your accusation.”
      “There it is.”
      “I thought about busting out those cardboard cut outs of Donut and Lopez I’ve had all these years to make them think they’re outnumbered, but I’ve used that tactic on them before.”
      “Yeah and also, they’re not idiots. Mostly,” Grif retorted. “Wait, you still have those? Why didn’t you just use mine instead of dragging me up here?”
      “Well, while I agree that your cut out would do a much better job of being a soldier than you, yours has too many bullet holes to be used as an adequate replica.”
      “Bullet holes?” Grif repeated in disbelief. “Why has mine got bullet holes?”
      “No reason,” Sarge chuckled.
      “Can we move this conversation along?” Simmons suggested. “We haven’t come up with a plan yet and the Blues will be here any minute!”
      “Excellent point Simmons,” Sarge congratulated him. “I agree. Got any ideas?”
      “What about emergency plan counter strike beta?”
      “Simmons, as much as I would like to pull Grif’s heart out of his chest like one of those insane tribes people, I need Grif alive!” Sarge replied. “He’s valuable cannon fodder. While the Blues are shooting him, we can sneak around and hit them when they least expect it!”
      “As exciting as that tactic sounds-”
      “It does.”
      “I was thinking that we just do nothing and sit here,” Grif ignored Sarge’s interruption. “Wait for them to come to us.”
      “Grif! That’s a terrible plan,” Sarge chastised him. “That just gives them more time to come and hit us. Come here, I wanna take a look at that heart of yours. See if it’s working properly.”
      “Actually Sarge, that’s not a bad idea,” Simmons intervened. “There’s only three entrances to this base. If we keep one person with their gun trained on each exit, we’ll be ready for them no matter what way they come through!”
      “Simmons, that is an brilliant observation,” Sarge praised him. “They’ll never see it coming!”
      “What?” Grif sounded exasperated. “But it was my plan! Why didn’t you congratulate me?”
      “Because I know why you suggested it dirtbag,” Sarge growled. “Simmons took your suggestion to go take a nap and actually turned it into something useful!”
      “Thank you Sir,” Simmons beamed.
      “Can it Simmons, suggestion time is over. Now it’s time for me to take full control again,” Sarge got ready to hand out orders. “I want you trained on the right hand entrance. Grif, I want you covering the back entrance. Don’t let your guard down for a second!”
      “Seems like a job for Donut’s cut out, but okay…”
      “Can it Grif! And finally, I will take the left hand- holy hammer of Thor!” Sarge couldn’t keep his surprise hidden, as he turned round to find a body standing in front of the left exit; specifically, a blue body.
      “Hello,” Caboose greeted them cheerfully.
      “Caboose?!” Grif asked in a mixture of doubt and amazement.
      “How did you get in here?” Simmons echoed his stance.
      “Sneaking time is my favourite kind of time,” the blue Private answered honestly.
      “But we didn’t even hear you that time!”
      “What have I told you two about engaging the enemy?” Sarge chastised his soldiers. “Shoot first, ask questions later! And if Grif gets caught in the crossfire, that’s just a risk we’ll have to take.”
      “Oh, I don’t think so.”
      Simmons turned around to face the voice behind him in time to see Agent Washington aiming a rifle at his head. “Oh crap…”
      “Alright men, we still have a one man advantage,” Sarge pointed out. “Open fire!”
      “Actually fucktards, no you don’t,” Tucker appeared on the ramp leading out to the back of the base, activating his energy sword with a snap-hiss.
      “Whoa dude, careful where you’re swinging that thing!” Grif took a step back.
      “You could hurt someone!”
      “Give it up Sarge,” Wash ordered the Red leader. “You’ve lost again.”
      “Dagnabbit!” Sarge turned around in frustration. “This isn’t over, Blue.”
      “Oh, we know,” Tucker gloated. “I’m kinda glad! I never get tired of stealing your stuff. What do you wanna take this time Wash?”
      “Ooh! I want a puppy!” Caboose burst out.
      “Caboose, they don’t have a puppy,” Tucker replied tiredly. “Just like they didn’t have a pony the last time.”
      “What about a guinea pig?”
      “No! They don’t have one of those either. They have no animals.”
      “I was thinking we might take the jeep,” Wash answered smugly, ignoring the exchange.
      “Never!” Sarge protested. “That’s confidential information. You’ll never get them!”
      “Oh?” Wash played along. “Well then I suppose we’ll just have to take one of your men hostage. Perhaps Grif?”
      “Are you serious?” Grif could barely contain his excitement. “Not only do I get to avoid chores, but I can sit around all day doing nothing? How soon can we leave?”
      “Oh dude, you’ve got it all wrong!” Tucker piped up. “You’re going to be doing all of our chores for us.”
      “What?”
      “Yeah, you’re gonna have to maintain all our equipment, scrub the floors and keep our own jeep clean,” Wash listed the chores, humour thick in his voice.
      “Don’t forget feeding Caboose,” Tucker added. “And reading him stories, putting him to sleep… He also needs changing twice a day.”
      “Oh God no.”

      Continued in comments...

    • Red vs Blue Season 9.5.

      7 years ago

      JoshTA

      So, in an effort to get back into my creative writing, I decided to write a kinda short story covering the time skipped in the present day story line between seasons 9 and 10, where Carolina recruits Wash and the gang for Epsilon's rescue mission. I've only got one chapter so far, but as long as people don't accuse me of butchering the characters then I'll carry on posting each chapter as I write them! So without further ado, here's what I've got so far.

      Chapter 1.


      The elevator doors slid open and Simmons paced out on to the balcony overlooking Red base's holo-chamber. He scanned the large, rectangular room looking for any sign of his objective. He didn't have to search long; the chamber was empty, save for a single four-poster bed in the centre. On top of that four-poster bed laid his fellow colleague, Private Dexter Grif.
      "Grif!" Simmons yelled repeatedly, attempting to grab his attention. When the orange-armoured soldier showed no signs of acknowledging his presence, Simmons made his way over to the bed. "Grif! Come on, wake up. Sarge is looking for you."
      "Get lost Simmons..." Grif mumbled, his head buried in the feathery pillows. "It's my turn to sleep. If you're not even gonna check the stupid rota you made, what's the point in even having it?"
      "Actually, your time slot ended five minutes and twenty five seconds ago," Simmons corrected him. "So you're the one who's using it incorrectly, not me."
      "I repeat: what is the point?"
      "The point is so that we always have at least one person guarding the base at one time," Simmons answered confidently. "And that lazy morons like you don't sleep in for longer than your allocated slot! Also, you should be sleeping in the barracks, not in some fancy holographic bed you made for yourself. That's a huge waste of official resources!"
      "But it's so worth it..." Grif didn't even turn round to look at him.
      "How would you know? You didn't even take off your armour, you can't possibly know what those sheets feel like!"
      "Yeah, sure Simmons. Whatever."
      "I hate it when you say that! You're not listening to me!"
      "Sorry buddy," Grif turned over, offering a mock apology. "The longer I spend not listening to you, the longer I can get away without having to carry out whatever ridiculous order it is that Sarge has given me." As Grif finished his sentence, the chamber rumbled gently for a moment. Simmons noticed traces of the dust shaking from the stone ceiling. "Goddammit..." He sighed.
      "What?"
      "You didn't feel that? The whole room just shook. If I didn't know better-"
      "No Simmons," Grif instantly sat up. "Don't say it. I don't wanna go through it again, it's not fair!"
      "What difference does it make if I say it?" Simmons countered. "Either way, if it's true then you're gonna have a lot of work to do."
      "I always have a lot of work to do!"
      "Well then Private, it's about time you got used to it!" A gruff voice echoed from up on the balcony. Simmons turned around to see it had originated from Sarge, who had taken the elevator down from the rest of the base to see what was taking so long. "We're under attack!"
      "Again?" Grif moaned. "But it's still dawn! Who in their right mind is even awake yet, let alone alert enough to actually launch an attack?"
      "It's those dirty Blues," Sarge admitted gravely. "I should have seen this one coming. Their conniving schemes know no bounds!"
      "It's alright Sir," Simmons beamed. "We'll be ready for them this time!"
      "How?" Grif challenged his words. "The attack's already started. No one's even guarding the base! Everyone's down here interrupting my nap."
      "Which is why we need to get up top this instant," Sarge pressed a button on the wall, and Grif's holo-bed disappeared beneath him, dropping him to the floor with a loud bump. "Front and centre ladies! It's about time we gave those blue bastards some good old fashioned payback."

      Wash studied Red base through the scope of his rifle. The area was silent, but for the sound of the river trickling around the base's metal walls and into the vast blue ocean behind it. He couldn't spot anyone on Red team, which puzzled him. After that first grenade he'd thrown, he had expected them to be running around in a state of panic as usual. Instead they had simply holed themselves up inside their base.
      "Can you see anyone?" Tucker asked from over his shoulder. The two of them were lying down on top of a cluster of boulders adjacent to the base, using the high ground as cover to get some recon done while Caboose sat cross-legged in the grass behind them. "I can't make out anything here."
      "No I can't," Wash answered. "I think they're regrouping inside. Maybe waiting for us to come to them."
      "Yeah," Tucker scoffed. "Or maybe they're just so butthurt about always getting their asses kicked that they've decided to hand us the win this time."
      "When have you ever known Sarge to surrender to a Blue?" Wash countered. "No, they're planning something. Besides, you're just saying that because you want to go back to sleep."
      "Dude, I can't believe you don't want to go back to sleep. It's too early! It's not like we even need the advantage, they suck!"
      "We needed a change in our routine. We've been getting sloppy lately and I don't want that to become the norm. It's too easy to waste time with you guys, and I want my skills to stay as sharp as possible."
      "Hey, I don't need the practice. My skills are already sharp enough, if you know what I mean!"
      "Unfortunately, yes I do," Wash sighed.
      "Church never got us up this early. In fact, we rarely ever had to attack them!"
      "And Church was also a terrible soldier."
      "Don't let Caboose hear you say that," Tucker warned him. "He still worships him. I only just got him to take down that shrine he put up back at the base!"

      Continued in the comments...

    • Season 10: What should we expect?

      7 years ago

      JoshTA

      Been a long time since my last journal. Especially considering I never wrote one about the Season 9 finale. Thought about doing something on the best bits of Season 9, but decided against it in the end. This however, should be interesting to write.

      What do we expect from Season 10?

      Season 9, while not a bad season, was certainly not the best; in fact, I'd argue that by RT's standards it was one of the worst they've made in RvB's history. Even though as my journals will prove, I thought that there was something good about each episode and every single one made me either laugh or drop my jaw in amazement at the combat scenes, there is no denying that the lack of significant plot movement in most of the memory unit story line was very frustrating and the fact that the PF story line seemed to focus on the most unimportant aspects of its timeline (namely, how the project acquired the equipment to fragment the Alpha while barely touching on North/South's history, CT's defection and Alpha's actual fragmentation) which seems to have wasted a lot of time that could have been spent on more important topics that the fans were already interested in.

      However, I thought the finale had perhaps the best reveal since the epilogue of Reconstruction, and the end of Tex's story means that the present-day story line is shaping up to be very interesting, with the potential to be one of the best season we've had that can possibly even rival Reconstruction; perhaps even better it if you want to take a hopelessly hopeful approach in anticipating the new season.

      With the dual story line presentation continuing in Season 10, each story automatically get half the screen time they normally would if it were just one story line per season, which in an ideal world would significantly decrease the capacity for meaningless filler episodes. Revelation suffered as a result of the long string of filler episodes shown in the latter half of the season, while the memory unit story line of Season 9 was let down by the fact that Church had so little to do the entire time. The purpose of being there in the end was to realise he needed to forget Tex and let go; nothing else needed to happen the entire season, and that harmed it.

      This season, in the knowledge that we won't be shown how Carolina and the gang rescued Church, we carry on with her mission to kill the Director. Assuming that Carolina will want to complete this mission asap and won't be much inclined to stand around doing nothing, and with Wash part of the group now too, hopefully we won't get too many filler episodes where everyone stands around making jokes and delaying the plot until the end of the season. I hold out hope that Burnie's written the plot so that the gang are constantly on the move, perhaps needing to break into more facilities in attempt to discover the Director's location, or even attempting to gain security codes that are necessary to break into whatever facility he's hiding in.

      Meanwhile, the Project Freelancer story line has a ton of stuff that can be explored. We already know that we'll be dealing with CT's defection, as shown in the preview of the fight scene that debuted at PAX. As that scene is already being shown, we might be able to assume that this will happen early on in the season. As Theta and Sigma are confirmed to be present in this scene, we know that at least some of the Freelancers will be implanted with AIs at the beginning of the season.

      So what else can we expect to see from that story line? As revealed in the trailer, Sigma's mention of the Meta presumably means that we will see how and why Maine started killing Freelancers and taking their AIs to become the powerful entity we meet in Reconstruction. Also, it's likely that we'll see how South came to betray North, considering that the story was touched upon in Season 9.

      There are many other things we might see, however. Even though Burnie's answer in the Twitter Q&A suggested it was unlikely, it would make sense to see Wash get implanted with Epsilon and consequently his breakdown after being exposed to its memories, considering how important the two characters are to the overall story.

      Omega's relationship with Tex and any other Freelancer who hosted him would be interesting to see, as it seems that it was Omega's actions that forced the Project to try and delete all their AIs. However, that would probably take too much time for half a season so I imagine that we'll just see Omega with Tex and no one else.

      Then of course there's the Freelancer breakout when Command issue an order to return the AIs for deletion and the Freelancers resist and try to escape with them. I imagine that would be ideal for Monty's CGI fight sequences. Then of course if you show that you'd have to show what happened when Gamma ejected himself from Wyoming's armour, something I know most fans have been dying to see for years now.

      There's also the Freelancer break-in where Tex tries to rescue the Alpha. I'm personally unsure as to whether we'll see this, as there are only so many fight scenes you can have in one season of RvB and I can see Burnie putting this fairly low on his list of priorities for some reason. It makes sense that he'd end the season the with the Freelancer breakout as the project all goes to shit, but still it would be cool to see.

      Continued in comments...

    • Red vs Blue Season 9 Episodes 18 & 19.

      7 years ago

      JoshTA

      So sorry for the delay, but I completely forgot to write a journal before the last episode was released and last week I was busy, so today before the finale you guys get two journals in one! First up, episode 18.

      18 starts off with Grif slagging off Blue team in the hope of pissing them off enough to get them to make the bomb for him. While the plan itself was hilarious and it was all very reminiscent of Grif screaming on top of the cliff in Seasons 3 and 4, I did get a bit tired of it until Simmons interrupted him. However, I thought it was funny when Grif casually informed Simmons that he needed to call the Blues cunts, and immediately cheered in success once Tex finally gave in.

      One thing I actually didn't see coming (although I guess I should have) was the return of Andy the bomb. We've seen nothing of him since his cameo appearance in Reconstruction for sponsors and DVD owners, and he was immediately back to his comedic best, insulting Tucker's mother and sister as if his last appearance was only yesterday.

      I also really appreciate RT's creative use of Forge for Red team, creating a drill and an incredibly impressive digging machine; the latter courtesy of Burnie's son apparently. I liked that, considering a lot of criticism has been leveled at RT in the last couple of years for spending more attention on CGI than actual machinima. It's nice to see that they still have some of that creativity in their locker.

      Tex then plants the bomb right in the middle of the Reds, ensuring that their plan would never actually work and it would seem that the Reds are about to die.

      We then cut to CGI to show quite possibly one of the most important moments of this season. The fragmentation of Delta. The Director gives Delta quite a lot of attention, stating that the two of them will do incredible things together. Clearly this shows that Delta holds a lot more importance for Project Freelancer than we gave him credit for. While undoubtedly important for the story in Recollection, I assumed that he was just another AI as far as PF were concerned. It's also unclear as to whether Delta was the first fragment, the most important or whether all AI were given this debriefing. Personally, I think all the AI were interviewed after fragmentation- that just makes sense to me- and we got to see Delta because of how important he was in Recollection, not because of how important he was to PF at the time.

      Chapter 19.

      Initially, I found this episode confusing. Assuming that the next week was a PSA, I thought that this would be the finale, leaving for an odd final scene. But of course, this isn't the case and it makes slightly more sense now.

      We begin with the Reds, about to be blown up by Andy as the pod begins to crash. I found Donut's acceptance speech hilarious, as I thought the gag was a bit more clever than the obvious "Donut's gay" jokes we've been seeing most of this season. This joke alluded more to girliness than him being gay which I enjoyed a lot more.

      Then Andy stops working and doesn't go off, and we see another example of Tex failing. At this point it's unclear if she has an ultimate goal at this point, but her goal of blowing the Reds up seemed to fail, and happened to save their lives.

      Meanwhile Caboose, Tucker and Tex attempt to escape in the tank (not Sheila apparently) while Church gives up and decides to go down with the ship. It seems that he's finally decided to break the cycle and has stopped obsessing over Tex. Perhaps now his story can go in a new direction now.

      In a brief return to the Freelancers, North and York have a conversation in the locker room. Both of them seem to be having doubts that they're the good guys; signs that their faith in Project Freelancer is starting to waiver, and I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a rebellion next season as a result. There was also another hint of things to come as North watched a dejected South through the window; the first reminder we've had of that plot line for a while now.

      Also, it's revealed that CT is an insurrectionist, and has been for the entire season. We knew that she wasn't a fan of PF, and it was obvious that she would defect at some point, but now we know exactly where she stands. Wash nearly caught her sending a transmission to the rebels as well, and has started getting suspicious.

      Back in the memory unit, Tucker and Caboose leave in the tank while Tex makes a U-turn and decides to stay with Church while the pod fails. Then we see a truly heartwarming conversation between Church and Tex as he admits that he realised what he had to do in order to break the cycle. Now the two of them wait with each other for the end to come, as the unit fails quickly.

      I'm excited to see what will happen in the finale, as I don't believe this will be the last we see of Church and Tex and I've been told that we're gonna get some surprises in the final episode. I still think we're going to see the two of them escape the unit, but I'm interested to see what RT will do to cap off this season. See you soon, guys.

  • Comments (55)

    • EthanPate FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PateEthan

      4 years ago

      you should really finish the rvb season 9.5 script

      • JoshTA

        4 years ago

        Ah thank you, glad you enjoyed it! I started writing that while Season 10 was happening I think, and as the season went on my story just didn't fit in with what they said happened with the gang while Church was in the memory unit.

        Ultimately, that's the reason I stopped. It no longer fit the established continuity.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      5 years ago

      Josh! One of my original GoT threadfriends! It's February, so I'm trying to hit all of my RT friends with a nice comment. Our time in the GoT thread was my first memory of you. Pretty sure without that thread, I wouldn't be here today. Good times. I can't wait to discuss the next season. :D

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        5 years ago

        same same!

      • JoshTA

        5 years ago

        Cheers man! Yeah, I think I first saw you in the Game of Thrones thread. I can't wait for the new season either, that new preview was awesome! I've got Season 3 on DVD pre-ordered for next monday, so excited to get my hands on that!

    • AsianFTW

      6 years ago

      You like Soccer too? Finally somebody who likes soccer! BTW Liverpool FTW! :)

      • AsianFTW

        6 years ago

        Sweet

      • JoshTA

        6 years ago

        Haha, yes I do. You should go hang out in the soccer thread if you're not already, there's a few more of us there! And yes, YNWA :)

    • Vindicta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      If you unlock the N7 Fury Adept, here's my gold build for her:

      Annihilation Field: Impact Radius, Damage Taken & Drain

      Dark channel: Left at level 3

      Throw: Force, Detonate, Force & Damage

      N7 Fury: Damage & Capacity, Power Damage

      Fitness: Durability, Shield Recharge, Fitness Expert



      Thats my build, and its very effective. It makes Phantoms a lot easier lol. The detonation of the Annihilation Field will (With drain) refill your barriers and dark channel does like 2000 damage over half a minute or something insane

      • JoshTA

        6 years ago

        Oh is it? Nice, next time I'm online I'll refer to this.

      • Vindicta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        well, thats that. If you go on and get her, this set up is a biotic detonation goddess...

      • JoshTA

        6 years ago

        Ah thanks for this. It's been months since I played ME3 multiplayer. I think I was an adept, don't remember anything about N7 Fury though.

    • JakeHCoker

      7 years ago

      Haha I was reading your sponsor motto thing and had to double check the Bison part!

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        Haha, well it fits my profile pic quite nicely!

    • SUPERfrank

      7 years ago

      Dear Mr. Atkins,

      Thank you for your write-up on Chelsea's Champion's League success that you linked in the Football forum thread. As a Chelsea fan since '95-96, I'm glad to see another footie fan around these parts.

      I understand you are a Liverpool supporter? I "discovered" English football in '94 when my neighbor (a fellow Red) loaned me his VHS of Liverpool's 87-88 season, when the likes of Messrs. Aldridge, Barnes and Beaseley were kickin' arse under King Kenny.

      What are your opinions on how your club is doing at the moment? I was rather depressed to hear such an illustrious club like yours fell from grace a few years back (Gillett and Hicks can go bone themselves). Here's hoping you have a better season this time around.

      Premier League kicks off in 2 weeks, the excitement is killing me.


      Sincere Respect from a Blues fan,
      SUPERfranK

      YNWA

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        No need to be ashamed about the way you played. Barca were the better team on paper, and no one beats them at their own game.

        He certainly got West Brom playing nice, positive football a couple of years ago before they went on that horrible losing streak. He could definitely do it, but I think the problem is that Chelsea have been using Mourinho's players for years now, it's hard to play them outside of the one that he bought them to play in. Ancelotti was the closest you got to moving away from Mourinho's style, but with the new signings you've bought in the last year or so you should have little problem adapting to a new system.

        Ah, Fernando Torres haha. I wouldn't worry about that, most LFC fans have moved on from him now we've got Suarez. It's not nice to see him doing well at one of our rivals, but I think most people were disappointed at the way he left the club. Showed no dignity whatsoever, didn't even thank the fans for the unconditional support we gave him during his time here. Felt like a slap in the face when he decided to force a move, but it's in the past now.

      • SUPERfrank

        7 years ago

        Oh no not at all! You were spot on in your article dude. Besides I'm a Chelsea fan, so I'm used to a bit of stick (even though I started supporting them in the KEN BATES era, sigh) ;-)

        I wasn't happy how we played to win the big ears cup, but after 16 years of torment, I figured it was about time some luck favored us. OK, a LOT of luck. I was literally screaming "16 years!", going absolutely bats**t crazy and laughing like a raving lunatic when Drogs scored that penalty (see chelseafc Youtube channel's #whendrogbascored for frame of reference). Problem was it was 4am here in Singapore and I woke up my neighbours. Price of victory I guess.

        No worries about your late discovery for football. Was about 9 when USA 94' happened, and I played footy with the lads in school everyday, until me mum threw down the gauntlet and forced me to choose between school or football just before O levels. I've always wondered what could have been if I said the latter...

        I just hope Robbie gets us playing in a more positive system now. I've always opined that we never really got over Jose Mourinho and that rigid 4-3-3. Although we've got some great signings, I'm worried we might have a problem fitting all of them into the midfield. I also want to see more of the young lads get a go. Never really was into this buy-buy-buy business. Football manager syndrome I guess.

        Should be a smashing season.


        Cheers mate,
        FranK

        p/s Humble apologies for poaching Fernando Torres off of you. Big fan of the guy.

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        No worries dude! Hope it didn't offend you any way, that wasn't my intention despite the controversial title.

        I am indeed a Liverpool supporter! Nice, I was a little late discovering football, I didn't start watching it until 2002 World Cup when I was about 12 years old. Yeah, we're still trying to recover from Hicks & Gillett's tenure at the moment. We're making the right moves to get back into the top 4, but I think it'll be 2 or 3 more seasons before we qualify for the Champions League again, we simply don't have the money to compete with the top 6 clubs at the moment. We should be wrapping up a couple of transfers in the next week or two, but I expect slow and steady progress with Rodgers at the helm!

        You must be very excited for the new season, considering the signing's Chelsea have made in the off season. Hazard and Marin are great players, and if you can get Hulk as well you'll be one hell of a force next season.

    • RTZachGuy00

      7 years ago

      You watch Arby n' the Chief, right?
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      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        That's what I figured when I first watched the episode, didn't know if there was something more to it.

      • RTZachGuy00

        7 years ago

        Doubt it. Guns of Honor is cheesily ripped off of Medal of Honor.

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        You think Jon was aware this existed?

      • RTZachGuy00

        7 years ago

        It seems to be an old western, and not a popular one.

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        Yes, I do! Is this real? If so, that's brilliant.

    • blondicus

      7 years ago

      .... I'm fucking this up aren't I?

      • blondicus

        7 years ago

        haha no problem

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        I think that's great thanks, but if there's anything else I find I'll ask if you can do it :) I'm really impressed with the detail on the ice cream and trousers!

      • blondicus

        7 years ago

        Thanks man again did some different things let me know if you want something different

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        It's on your images fine, not working on my comments for some reason. It's okay though, I've saved the image off there anyway.
        Thank you very much though, it's really good! You're very talented.

    • blondicus

      7 years ago

      bxaGb

    • blondicus

      7 years ago

      bxaGb

    • blondicus

      7 years ago

      I'll have your picture in a bit btw

      • blondicus

        7 years ago

        haha I'm just uploading it I just sat down today and did it. If your not happy with it just let me know. I did some experimenting with it just let me know.

      • JoshTA

        7 years ago

        Oh wow, thanks! Didn't expect you to get it done this quickly. Didn't expect it for another week or so haha.

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      7 years ago

      Super belated... Happy New Year and Happy any other holidays you may have celebrated over the Holiday period to everyone on my friends list smiley0.gif

    • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hello New Friend and Happy Belated Birthday!

    • TheTyper

      8 years ago

      That sounds really really familiar.

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Thanks smiley1.gif

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      I hope so too smiley1.gif

      Not a big company or anything, there's this girl on Deviant Art who's setting up some bakery thing and wanted some logo ideas. In fact it's more a contest than a commission at this point, but we'll see which logo she goes for.

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Well the best of luck to you smiley1.gif
      A guy I knew in school took Journalism, last time I heard from him he was working three part-time jobs to make ends meet but one of them was for a local newspaper, so you never know what'll present itself.

      I'm currently working on a logo commission, as it happens.

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      A little of both, I took a degree in Design Studies, graduated two years ago, but I've not been able to get work in graphic design or anything like that so now I'm working as a labourer in construction on occasion, doing some paper-work for my Dad's company and taking a part-time course in Architecture to try and widen my range (which isn't going all that well so far, but early days).

      So journalism? Well you'd be good in the reviews section certainly smiley0.gif

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Today? Bored but not enough to motivate me to do much.

      Wehl, I don't usually say exactly where I'm from... I'll go as far as The New Forest today, I think.
      And you're from Portsmouth. Haven't been to Portsmouth for years, I think the last time I went was when I was for the university open day.

      So you're at uni then. English Language and Linguistics, what are you aiming to lead into afterwards?

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Hello random guy who I just met on the LFTO who apparently writes quite long and detailed reviews...
      How's it going?

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      Unfortunately the only Star Wars series I read is the Republic Commando novels.

      If I can I'd like to get the Knights of the Old Republic comic series.

      And I don't really see too many Star Wars fans around, those that I do tend to be just fans of the movies and not the expanded universe. So I wouldn't have much insight on how fans are reacting to the recent book releases.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      smiley0.gif

      Yeah, I smiley12.gif Mandalorian culture thanks to those books.

      And Republic Commando I was nuts about, played on every difficulty, started writing a sequel Fan Fiction, etc.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      <_<

      >_>

      Haz read Republic Commando novels?

    • VocalDrummer

      9 years ago

      When I get time this winter, I'll be catching everything up from Recovery One and onward. It'll be a fun side-project to do.

    • VocalDrummer

      9 years ago

      I'm glad you enjoyed the Statistics. It actually took me a month to compile all that information (2 months, if you count when I started and lost my original notes), and I started because Nathan Zellner (Andy the Bomb) asked if anyone had death/kill/team kill statistics. Since nobody did, and I had time off from work, I figured "Why not?"

      I'm glad someone out there appreciates all the work I went through for that.

      If you'd like to see the original journals that I posted each Season's Statistics in, they are also all linked in THIS journal.

      Take it easy.

    • JoshTA

      10 years ago

      Yeah, it's probably best if you don't go shouting it from the rooftops. I have to say if you're playing a 360 without xbox live you're only using about half its capacity. I had an old xbox and never used live on that and I had a 360 for a year without it. It's so much better with live, totally worth the money you spend.

    • bb904jaxman

      10 years ago

      who

    • bb904jaxman

      10 years ago

      you know they fuckin taunt people how dont have it

    • bb904jaxman

      10 years ago

      cause i dont have it

    • JoshTA

      10 years ago

      It's awesome, particularly for Halo 3. Why do you ask?

    • bb904jaxman

      10 years ago

      hows xbox live

    • bb904jaxman

      10 years ago

      hey nigga

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