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life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



DoggPickle posted:

I feel like you were probably one of the fun folks here from sort of the beginning. Go Vikings, RIP SANTA VIKING, and I'm actually sad about what is happening with Lagertha. I guess that her time had to come, but her downfall has been kind of meh and awkward in not a fun way.

I am a little bit stoked to see what is going to happen with Bjorn THE REAL SON OF RAGNAR!

Ivar = Crazy+downs

I donít think I was posting in the first or second seasons but I really forget. Been around for the last few at least, and have probably gotten into dumb arguments with someone over something before, most likely over people announcing their departure from the thread over a tiny thing in the show.

I think Lagertha will end up in England again and die like a shieldmaiden, or at least I hope she will. Aslaug was probably more cut out to be queen honestly, but oh well, I still like Lagertha a lot more and hope to see her kick some rear end this season.

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Viridiant
Nov 7, 2009

I'm here


Dalael posted:

I finally caught up to the latest episode and I am very much conflicted. I think Ivar just became my favorite character. I don't want to like a character more than I liked Ragnar tho, because Travis Fimmel played him so well. But that battle in York where Ivar is acting all crazy? Holy poo poo.


Its funny all the theories that people are coming up with, from "The Vikings are hiding in the sewers" to "They set the sewers on fire" when a much more simple explanation can be found. While the Army rushed in York, the Vikings used the sewers to get outside the city and besiege it. It makes complete sense. They now have the English supplies, while the English have a city with no food. Rushing out from the main gate into the vikings will be suicide and their only real option will be to wait in the city until reinforcements arrive. Which will either not come, or get massacred leaving englishmen to die in the streets of York, fulfilling that battle priest vision. He simply got wrong who would be doing the dying.

Btw what's his name again? I keep forgetting. Was he a real guy or just some made up character?

Bishop Heahmund. He's based on a real Heahmund that I can't find much information on. According to an interview I read a while ago he was partially created as a response to Christian viewers who were upset that there wasn't a strong Christian on the show which I don't entirely get considering how devout Aethelwulf is and how much he's improved over the years.

life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



Dalael posted:

I finally caught up to the latest episode and I am very much conflicted. I think Ivar just became my favorite character. I don't want to like a character more than I liked Ragnar tho, because Travis Fimmel played him so well. But that battle in York where Ivar is acting all crazy? Holy poo poo.


Its funny all the theories that people are coming up with, from "The Vikings are hiding in the sewers" to "They set the sewers on fire" when a much more simple explanation can be found. While the Army rushed in York, the Vikings used the sewers to get outside the city and besiege it. It makes complete sense. They now have the English supplies, while the English have a city with no food. Rushing out from the main gate into the vikings will be suicide and their only real option will be to wait in the city until reinforcements arrive. Which will either not come, or get massacred leaving englishmen to die in the streets of York, fulfilling that battle priest vision. He simply got wrong who would be doing the dying.

Btw what's his name again? I keep forgetting. Was he a real guy or just some made up character?

At least if they somewhat follow the history we know someone has to get out because Alfred has to live on. Will be interested to see how that happens.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

panties


Viridiant posted:

Bishop Heahmund. He's based on a real Heahmund that I can't find much information on. According to an interview I read a while ago he was partially created as a response to Christian viewers who were upset that there wasn't a strong Christian on the show which I don't entirely get considering how devout Aethelwulf is and how much he's improved over the years.

Aethelwulf is the biggest cuck on tv

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011



Erghh posted:



Any bets on Lagertha dying off this season? Seems like they might be building up to that.

Harald did become king of all of Norway according to history, so...

zeal
Sep 11, 2008

Z E A L!





Dalael posted:

I was under the impression that this question is in fact, not answered in real life

Viridiant
Nov 7, 2009

I'm here


Mu Zeta posted:

Aethelwulf is the biggest cuck on tv

Yikes!

Erghh
Sep 24, 2007


Alhazred posted:

Harald did become king of all of Norway according to history, so...

Yeah,true. Mostly just wondering if they'll have the balls to go there though.

A lot of people were expecting it with Ragnar but her idk.

Double Bill
Jan 29, 2006



Alhazred posted:

Harald did become king of all of Norway according to history, so...

This also makes it pretty unlikely that Astrid slits his throat while he sleeps.

She might cut off his willy though, he can still become king with no willy...

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Trying to figure out which Harald this Harald is, I found that Sigurd Snake in the Eye's son gets together with Alfred the Great's daughter irl. Did he even have a son in the show befor Ivar killed him? Oh neat, he married King Aella's daughter.

FogHelmut fucked around with this message at Dec 19, 2017 around 15:23

Dongattack
Dec 20, 2006

I wish I could be a simpleton.


FogHelmut posted:

Trying to figure out which Harald this Harald is, I found that Sigurd Snake in the Eye's son gets together with Alfred the Great's daughter irl. Did he even have a son in the show befor Ivar killed him?

Was that the one that boned Ubbes wife? She'd probably be showing now tho if she was pregnant.

Dongattack
Dec 20, 2006

I wish I could be a simpleton.


There isn't a Knightfall thread either!
The forums are so dead

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011



Double Bill posted:

This also makes it pretty unlikely that Astrid slits his throat while he sleeps.

She might cut off his willy though, he can still become king with no willy...

Historically he did have lot of sons, including Eric Bloodaxe.

DoggPickle
Jan 16, 2004

LAFFO


life is killing me posted:

I donít think I was posting in the first or second seasons but I really forget. Been around for the last few at least, and have probably gotten into dumb arguments with someone over something before, most likely over people announcing their departure from the thread over a tiny thing in the show.

I think Lagertha will end up in England again and die like a shieldmaiden, or at least I hope she will. Aslaug was probably more cut out to be queen honestly, but oh well, I still like Lagertha a lot more and hope to see her kick some rear end this season.

I hate to hope about something that they may do differently just for the sake of being unpredictable, but I REALLY REALLY hope Lagertha goes out in an epic Shield-Maiden way or I will be a bit sad.

I'm surprised there was Christian outcry about not having a Christian when Athelstan was a main character from like episode 3 or so? He was the awesome viewer translation and his viewpoint was the inroad to all the Viking lore vs. Christians. Remember "so what is Ragnarok?" AWWWWWWW

Maybe they were just mad about that part where Floki was laughing about their stupid dead god and peed all over the church.

Viridiant
Nov 7, 2009

I'm here


Well Athelstan also had an extended crisis of faith.

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011



Viridiant posted:

Well Athelstan also had an extended crisis of faith.

To be fair. so did Jesus.

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Dongattack posted:

There isn't a Knightfall thread either!
The forums are so dead

Is Knightfall any good? I had high hopes due to Vikings, but I'm not ready to jump in.

Dongattack
Dec 20, 2006

I wish I could be a simpleton.


FogHelmut posted:

Is Knightfall any good? I had high hopes due to Vikings, but I'm not ready to jump in.

I have no idea, that's why i wanted to check out the thread. I usually wait until at least half a season is available before i start watching a brand new show. I'm okay now tho cause i just discovered Deadwood

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Dongattack posted:

I have no idea, that's why i wanted to check out the thread. I usually wait until at least half a season is available before i start watching a brand new show. I'm okay now tho cause i just discovered Deadwood

You're setting yourself up for heartbreak.

Dongattack
Dec 20, 2006

I wish I could be a simpleton.


FogHelmut posted:

You're setting yourself up for heartbreak.

Why? Was it cancelled?

edit: god drat it, it was. oh well, i'll enjoy whats there

life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



FogHelmut posted:

Is Knightfall any good? I had high hopes due to Vikings, but I'm not ready to jump in.

Itís okay, not quite the same as Vikings in ambience and grit. I mean, itís watchable, but feels a little corny sometimes, like a kidís adventure show where they crossed King Arthur with a show about Templars.

The problem with that is, Templars have kind of a dark history and the story seems at odds with the adventure soundtrack playing behind it. Itís definitely violent (sometimes gratuitously so), and that makes the music even worseóitís like Iím watching Cutthroat Island while a guyís arm gets chopped off in detail.

Thatís the only way I can explain the odd feeling that show gives me. If it had Vikingsí score going on in the background instead of something that would belong in a cartoon called Templar & Friends, it would be a little more bearable.

Your Gay Uncle
Feb 16, 2012


life is killing me posted:

Itís okay, not quite the same as Vikings in ambience and grit. I mean, itís watchable, but feels a little corny sometimes, like a kidís adventure show where they crossed King Arthur with a show about Templars.

The problem with that is, Templars have kind of a dark history and the story seems at odds with the adventure soundtrack playing behind it. Itís definitely violent (sometimes gratuitously so), and that makes the music even worseóitís like Iím watching Cutthroat Island while a guyís arm gets chopped off in detail.

Thatís the only way I can explain the odd feeling that show gives me. If it had Vikingsí score going on in the background instead of something that would belong in a cartoon called Templar & Friends, it would be a little more bearable.

Also all the Templars are French and live in Paris, but for some reason they all have strong English accents.

life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



Your Gay Uncle posted:

Also all the Templars are French and live in Paris, but for some reason they all have strong English accents.

Thatís probably the most forgivable thing about the show, but itís also not the only show guilty of this. They default to that accent since itís at least easier to understand.

Demon Of The Fall
May 1, 2004



Nap Ghost

I find the warrior priest guy unbearable and find myself wanting the characters to roll their eyes and give the jack off motion when he starts to proselytize.

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011



Dongattack posted:

I'm okay now tho cause i just discovered Deadwood

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dvsilverwing
Jan 16, 2009



Tbh, team Ubbe/Lagertha all the way.

Zero One
Dec 30, 2004

Z is the new C

Welp.

Erghh
Sep 24, 2007


The TV IV õ Vikings - Season 5: hash, loving and cannibalism

This show goes some places.

life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



Demon Of The Fall posted:

I find the warrior priest guy unbearable and find myself wanting the characters to roll their eyes and give the jack off motion when he starts to proselytize.

Honestly I like him. Heís at least a match for most of the Vikings, though I agree with you partiallyóI could do without the constant rally cries.

Dvsilverwing
Jan 16, 2009



Erghh posted:

The TV IV õ Vikings - Season 5: hash, loving and cannibalism

This show goes some places.

Hash, traps*, and cannibalism

life is killing me posted:

Honestly I like him. Heís at least a match for most of the Vikings, though I agree with you partiallyóI could do without the constant rally cries.

He's the Christian Floki.

Erghh
Sep 24, 2007


Dvsilverwing posted:

Hash, traps*, and cannibalism



So amended.

Legit didn't expect any of that. Wondered how they were going to do the "exotic east" beyond accents and eye shadow and welp.

Dvsilverwing
Jan 16, 2009



Still, I want to see some drat France. I want Rollo back!

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011



I was wary of staying invested in this show after last season but i just binged the new season and the show is still good.

I like the battle bishop, Ivar rules, Floki rules and Aethelwulf is the biggest cuck on television.

life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



I love how Lagertha was talking to Floki like he was a child, with her repeating everything he said like, ďNorse zealots just say the darndest things!Ē It was like he was saying he had a friend only he could see and she was just going along with it

Dvsilverwing
Jan 16, 2009



Wait, am I the only one that really doesn't like Ivar?

Dalael
Oct 14, 2014

white boi alert
I can relate to blacks. When Dave Chappelle made the "white people dance like this" joke. I too felt the stinging whip of racism upon my back.
Put me on ignore

Dvsilverwing posted:

Wait, am I the only one that really doesn't like Ivar?

I'm curious to know what you do not like about him? Is it the character? The actor? How he's developing?
I find Ivar to be one of the coolest character, not very far behind Ragnar. The actor plays him very well and the way he sometimes looks would scare the gently caress out of me were I facing him

Demon Of The Fall
May 1, 2004



Nap Ghost

My wife gets horned up every time heís on screen so I donít mind him as heís getting me laid

Grem
Mar 29, 2004

FUCK FEMINISM I BELIEVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS...FOR ALL!


Dvsilverwing posted:

Wait, am I the only one that really doesn't like Ivar?

I think so. He's great. This is the only show I can think of that's done so well without its main character.

life is killing me
Oct 28, 2007



Grem posted:

I think so. He's great. This is the only show I can think of that's done so well without its main character.

Unfortunately for this thread, I can only conclude that most Vikings goons disagreeóas about 60% of the goons who posted in the previous threads have apparently left Vikings for greener (shittier) pastures such as anything that isnít Vikings.

And also canít stick with a show to save their lives because they made Ragnar their god and when he went, they went with him into the pit of snakes that is TVIV

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Hexel
Nov 18, 2011



we'll probably never see Rollo again will we

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