“And then… Catelyn. Where to begin? In many ways, the writers have so simplified the setting, and so altered some of Catelyn’s basic motivations, that we probably should not have been surprised by the scene with Talisa. She’s not really the same character any longer, reduced mainly to the trope of protective mother and losing some of the qualities that complicated and made her one of the most realistically-depicted, fully-fleshed out characters in a series bursting with memorable characters. But for those who harbored some hope that this season would at least hew close to the novel when it came to Catelyn, would veer away from some of the infelicitous changes and bring back the Catelyn they know and love… that isn’t happening. In that scene with Talisa, Catelyn reveals a few things. Among them: she made a votive figure for Jon Snow (a figure that she says only a mother can make for her children), that she prayed for his death, then for his life in return for promises to love him and even see Ned legitimize him and give him the Stark name, that she failed to live to those promises, that she thinks those broken promises may be the reason all this tragedy has befallen her family. Looked at in complete isolation, it’s a finely wrought acting moment. Looking at it in terms of character, however… you can see, perhaps, how the writers thought this might make her more sympathetic. Who hasn’t wished ill on someone? Who hasn’t been able to live up to a promise? But the scene so fundamentally betrays the character and her relationship to the setting she’s in that it’s hard to see it as anything but a very poor choice by the writers. The whole point of Catelyn Stark refusing to do anything more but tolerate Jon Snow’s presence—and that unwillingly—is that she is not his mother, and in Westeros she does not have a social or moral obligation to be his mother. She is not his step-mother, he is not her step-son—that’s not how things work in the Seven Kingdoms. Might a young Catelyn have prayed for the gods to contrive to send Jon away? Sure. Might she even have prayed for his death? I’m dubious, but in a moment of weakness even the god-fearing might do as much, so lets say it might happen. Would she regret having done so? Absolutely. But would she at any moment have considered herself a mother to Jon and responsible for him in some way? Never. Would she have put the inheritance of her own children at risk by urging Ned to legitimize Jon? Never, ever. The writers have made a fundamental change to her character. She’s still recognizably Catelyn Stark, one supposes, but it’s one who deviates sharply. And it’s a deviation that both diminishes her, and leaves me baffled. If they were going to make a point of Jon Snow’s bastardy and his uneasy relationship with Catelyn in this episode, why in the world did they fail to use Jon’s real explanation to Mance Rayder for why he wanted to join him? Turning, as it does (and does so memorably), on Jon’s place in the world as a bastard. It seems a baffling missed opportunity, but then the story of Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones is the story of missed opportunities. Catelyn Stark is bar none my favorite character in A Song of Ice and Fire, and it’s rather gutting to not be able to say that about the TV show’s version. Through no fault of Michelle Fairley’s own, I have to add—the blame rests squarely on the writers. I could write at greater length about all this regarding Catelyn… but I just can’t muster the energy; the disappointment is still too sharp. Year after year, I’m hopeful they’ll recover the Catelyn that s such an exceptional character, and year after year it’s a matter for unhappy rumination on the ways the writers have chosen to undermine the character. In the end, it remains a solid episode, “character assassination” of Catelyn aside. It’s not perfect, it’s still slow, but I do think it’s safe to say that after these first two episodes, the pace does indeed start to pick up, and there’ll be much, much more to say.”—http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Episodes/Entry/Dark_Wings_Dark_Words/Book_Spoilers/#Analysis
Weezer - El Scorcho
“How stupid is it? I can’t talk about it
I gotta sing about it and make a record of my heart
How stupid is it? Won’t you gimme a minute
Just come up to me and say “hello” to my heart
How stupid is it? For all I know you want me too
And maybe you just don’t know what to do
Or maybe you’re scared to say: “I’m falling for you””
Fixing Skins Incompatible with Muscle Slider
There are some ND skins made even today that aren’t compatible with the muscle slider, such as S-Club’s skins (such as 2.0 and 3.0 Chocolat). Sometimes it’s due to the files being too big, or having some weird error, so it can’t be packed by Skininator.
However, since January, with the major overhaul version 5.0, this issue is no more. You can easily repack the skin to make it compatible for your own use, instead of waiting for the creator to do it (though informing them of the issue is a very good idea).
How to do it:
- Download the program and extract the stuff (follow the instructions on the page itself to know what to download)
- Open the application
- Click File > Open Package
- Choose the package you want to fix and open it
- Save it as a separate file (recommended) or overwrite it
- Put it in your game
Yep, that’s all you have to do. Look at the result with S-Club’s Chocolat Skin. ADMIRE THE ABS.
Due to the painted-on male abs on S-Club’s skin, they aren’t aligned with the muscle slider abs. That’s why more people should let them know how to fix it so future skins won’t have painted abs ;D
Anyway I hope this has been helpful! It’s a lot easier than you think, so just go ahead and fix it for yourself instead of waiting, while informing them of how easy it is as well.