Game of Thrones | Full Q&A | Oxford Union

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    The Game of Thrones actors and producers at the Oxford Union.
    Featuring the creators David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss along with actors Kit Harington and John Bradley.
    Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss as showrunners and main writers. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Scotland, and the United States, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season. The fifth season is scheduled to premiere on April 12, 2015.
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wurstgitarre
wurstgitarre

"Made us want to kill that person even more" Wow! This illustrates even more that Dumb & Dumber have understood nothing and it proves once more that they are total fucking assholes.

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Diana L-Gonsalves
Diana L-Gonsalves

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Alec Bonaguidi
Alec Bonaguidi

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Imfreaking outman

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Alec Bonaguidi

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Imfreaking outman

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Danziii
Danziii

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kreol oskar
kreol oskar

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Lord Commander Victor
Lord Commander Victor

You should put some ads on this video bro.

Vor Monat
jess s
jess s

well my question would be ' did they use sex and nudity to increase their viewership'? Even though i love the show, it was really disgusting to watch the way men use women.

Vor 2 Monate
Ser Mychel Duka
Ser Mychel Duka

holy shit this interview explains so much, smdh

Vor 2 Monate
boom inyourface
boom inyourface

"I'd like to put myself into a wolf" Kit Harington, ladies and gentlemen

Vor 3 Monate
Stephanie L
Stephanie L

His face as he realized how that came out 😂😂 So cute

Vor 27 Tage
Ryan Potter
Ryan Potter

00:55 that pretty lady almost pushes her chair off the stage.

Vor 3 Monate
Shy Gamer
Shy Gamer

D&D just show how little they actually understand their own show here.

Vor 3 Monate
lizzielh
lizzielh

Some really lame questions - what a wasted opportunity

Vor 4 Monate
TKA ET
TKA ET

John Bradley is amazing guy

Vor 4 Monate
princesssookeh
princesssookeh

trash compactors; the both of them.

Vor 4 Monate
Norwegian Blue
Norwegian Blue

How to pervert, desensitize and demoralize an entire generation with the promotion and legitimization of maximum extreme violence, anti-social behavior, Evil, psychopathy, incest and sexual depravity... without anyone even realizing how and why. Ok. These are bad people with an agenda. Period.

Vor 6 Monate
Norwegian Blue
Norwegian Blue

How to pervert, desensitize and demoralize an entire generation with the promotion and legitimization of maximum extreme violence, anti-social behavior, Evil, psychopathy, incest and sexual depravity... without anyone even realizing how and why. Ok.

Vor 6 Monate
Andy Mitchell
Andy Mitchell

13:55 I have been saying it for a long time: D&D have never read the books, I think they read some cliff notes an assistant put together. This is more proff. They have no idea who is POV and who isn't.

Vor 6 Monate
Andy Mitchell
Andy Mitchell

Benioff is an incompetent clown.

Vor 6 Monate
wendyjensenmusic
wendyjensenmusic

After reading the comments, I understand why D&D stopped attending Comic Con panels and such. Took the cowardly way out.

Vor 6 Monate
Zagreb Volgograd
Zagreb Volgograd

Those 2 "writters" are just the worst egotriped dogshit ever seen... F***them

Vor 7 Monate
Manuel O
Manuel O

Hate them so much

Vor 7 Monate
OMAR
OMAR

Game of thrones it's for the new Sheeple dummy population.

Vor 8 Monate
Ezio Auditore
Ezio Auditore

Phuck D & D 🖕

Vor 9 Monate
Miranda Summerset
Miranda Summerset

What they did to Daenerys was a crime....screw game of thrones & these writers

Vor 9 Monate
Big Ass Boy
Big Ass Boy

Along with Barristan, Stannis, Doran, Brynden Blackfish, Brynden Rivers, Varys, Littlefinger, Robb, Sandor, Jaime, Cersei, Brienne, and virtually every other character

Vor 4 Monate
Nic P
Nic P

My gosh Kit Harington....you are GORGEOUS. I am stunned watching all these videos

Vor 9 Monate
Deku Uchiha
Deku Uchiha

Sam being there feels out of place lol. Dan is definitely on some sort of speed. And no way did Kit not know who Jon's mother was.

Vor 10 Monate
Elisha So
Elisha So

Kit: I'd like to be a warg Book readers:

Vor 10 Monate
The Lone Wanderer
The Lone Wanderer

there’s a girl with red hair sitting in the front and i thought it was Sophie Turner for a moment lol they looked similar at a quick glance

Vor 11 Monate
Rick
Rick

How can you not know that Sam, one of the essential characters of the book series, is a pov character? Dumb and Dumber are just to clowns who don't belong in that business. They would be better suited to wash dishes for a living, but that would be an insult to anyone who does wash dishes for a living.

Vor 11 Monate
StandardMeta
StandardMeta

The host of this show is an idiot

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Kevin W
Kevin W

37:01 John Bradley brings up the sort of question I've long wanted to ask JK Rowling when it comes to Harry Potter. Because while I don't know exactly where in the writing of the series she was when the first film was coming up in 2001, there was still at least a couple left. I've always wondered if seeing the screen versions of the characters ever then altered her approach (or even simply what she pictured when she wrote) in the writing at all from then on.

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Ethan Parker
Ethan Parker

Alcohol being present could have furthermore exposed D&D for the doughnuts they really are.

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Culture & Pop
Culture & Pop

Yep...! But the end was for shit!! 💩 So... Dracarys..! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💩

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Kate B.
Kate B.

LOL such a great hilarious talk. They're all so awesome, Kit Harrington is so cute and the whole cast is so funny here. Love it.

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Dracarys Dracarys
Dracarys Dracarys

D&D are fucking stupid idiots hate them 🤬🤬🤬

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Marie Smith
Marie Smith

Wow they're drunk at 1:07:10😂

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TheNaishproductions
TheNaishproductions

How many ads?

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Bennie Brunink
Bennie Brunink

1:03 till 1:20 Why are they laughing .. ?.

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zhaquiri
zhaquiri

After having seen the final season and rewatching this, I am now certain these idiots NEVER TRULY READ THE GODDAMN BOOKS! They don't even know who is a POV character and who isn't! They just made excuses how they "don't think about it that way." It's so obvious. You do not just "block out" who is a POV character and who isn't, even if you've fully immersed yourself in the world the text has created.

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Robert
Robert

When the actors are smarter than the writers, lol.

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turdburglar123
turdburglar123

When lobotomy patients are smarter than the writers

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Hasti
Hasti

how many drinks are on the table??? they drink more than talk

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Brennan Scarcello
Brennan Scarcello

Really youtube, 4 commercial interruptions in 12 minutes.

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Brennan Scarcello
Brennan Scarcello

"Keet!"

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Lars
Lars

Fucking scumbags.

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XkidXuglyX
XkidXuglyX

18 fuckin ads wtf

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Nelson Wade
Nelson Wade

I've watched 4 adds 12 minutes in SMH

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Thor
Thor

22:10, Jon and the wolf!

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Thor
Thor

Who's here after the series finale? God, Kit Harington is one pretty dude, no homo!

Vor year
private_johnny_rico
private_johnny_rico

Timestamps on those comments are the most reliable indicator of entitlement and appropriation I've ever seen

Vor year
Dylan Wright
Dylan Wright

theses dudes ruined season 8 rushed it with a short season and very little dialogue many of the scenes this season are just long scenes with 0 dialogue and basically season 8 is just a short synopsis of the book winds of winter and the last episode is a even shorter synopsis of a dream of spring fuck David and Dan they are hacks

Vor year
dah go
dah go

I've never seen writers doing an adaptation be so clearly caught not having the slightest idea of what they're adapting

Vor year
Veronica
Veronica

one of the things my professors said to listen to others when making choices because sometimes their choices are better. If you can't tell someone how this will better the story or defend your reason, then you are a shit writer. Killing a character because you left like it after they brought up valid concerns? Wow. Lastly, run the mic up the shirt vs having it attached to the jacket. This decreases the chance of hearing ruffling as the person moves because there's not fabric rubbing against fabric.

Vor year
Matthew Motorniak
Matthew Motorniak

Sam had ten, TEN POV chapters. It would be forgivable to forget if he had a couple but this really shows how little they care for the source material.

Vor year
Jessica Lopez
Jessica Lopez

They’re so incredibly incompetent. Man-child twins.

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Smoking Gun
Smoking Gun

What a bunch of frauds. Seriously these guys are terrible.

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Ethan Harmer
Ethan Harmer

I love the transition of the comments. All of the ones from a year ago are just super chill and basically praising all of the stuff going on. Then you look at the more recent comments. And it’s absolute vile hatred for D and D. Completely earned. Because they were too busy having their mouths crammed with their own dicks to actually write decent story telling. But it’s still super funny

Vor year
serenading bee
serenading bee

1:13:10 he's talking about selmy. God these guys are jerks.

Vor year
HS 0505
HS 0505

D&D, shame on you.

Vor year
Domenico Teodonio
Domenico Teodonio

Who came here from r/freefolk to yell at D&D? SHAME!!!

Vor year
Domenico Teodonio
Domenico Teodonio

@Wild Mountain Gwendy Turns out you're 12 or something... No I'm not even angry, I don't care actually, if D&D ruined their writing career it's none of my business. Also I'm not even hidden like you are. You can see my face. The real sad thing is that you get satisfaction from insulting people, why's that for?

Vor year
jojo94101
jojo94101

@The Real Deal what a gaylord

Vor year
Wild Mountain Gwendy
Wild Mountain Gwendy

@Domenico Teodonio Funny from an angry nerd who is literally typing behind a keyboard as well...and I'll say it again...Grow The Fuck Up.

Vor year
Domenico Teodonio
Domenico Teodonio

@Wild Mountain Gwendy You're absolutely no one to tell someone to grow up hidden behind a keyboard. No one.

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Wild Mountain Gwendy
Wild Mountain Gwendy

Dugga Dugga Fuck you. Only a child or a man with the brain of a child does shit like this. I would say you and you’re perpetually pissed cronies need to get a life, but perhaps all you need is some time to grow the fuck up

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Nelly Wata
Nelly Wata

Ser Barristan Selmy was a legend and was supposed to have a bigger role. Damn you guys

Vor year
Leia Ysonesse
Leia Ysonesse

I honestly wasn't aware about what happened to Ian. Disgusting. Such a wonderful actor who actually cared about the role...and the disgraceful fuckrunners....sorry, showrunners...mock him? WTF?

Vor year
Shehroz Jehangir
Shehroz Jehangir

Who is here from ressit after seeing post about barister selmy letter.

Vor year
NooneCares
NooneCares

1:13:10 David is mocking Ian McElhinney for being a true book reader and go further to show his stupid ego.

Vor year
NooneCares
NooneCares

1:13:10 Ian McElhinney, like us, is a fan of the books. He read the books long before the show. And the way he got treated by David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the showrunners, for being a fan of the books is really sad. It happened before the filming of Season 5, when the actors got their respective scripts. D&D phoned and told him that his character was going to die in Season 5. Being the book reader that he was, he responded with, "Are you sure about that?" and they confirmed that Barristan was going to die. Ian wrote them a letter, explaining that Barristan was supposed to have a bigger role that season. Barristan is a Point of View character in A Dance with Dragons, and had some really great chapters. And GRRM even released one or two POV chapters of Barristan from the upcoming The Winds of Winter for us to read. Ian was hoping that it would finally be Barristan's season where he'll have a story arc of his own. He wasn't happy with how D&D had dealt with his character. That didn't stop D&D. The character was killed off anyway, and in the worst way imaginable. Ser Barristan Selmy... Barristan the Bold, a living legend, an Arthurian Knight in George RR Martin's universe, killed in an alley like a footsoldier by some masked men with knives. After Season 5, there was an interview at Oxford Union and D&D went there. At one point, the interview drifted off topic and D&D said, "We make phone calls every year when a character is going to perish, and this year, for the first time, we got some push back where the actor said 'Are you sure about that?' and we said 'Yeah we're quite sure you're going to die this year' and then there's a long conversation and we get a long letter explaining why this was a bad idea, which just made us want to kill that person that much more." Of course they didn't mention this person's name but it was clear they were making fun of Ian McElhinney because Ian later confirmed it all. "Which just made us want to kill that person that much even more." This is low, even for D&D, this is low. A guy questioned the shitty way they were handling the characters and their ego made them want to kill him off even more. Ian, in this case, is just a fan like us who had read the books way before any of this and was passionate about them and didn't like what they were doing to characters, and complained about it, just like we are doing right now after they ruined a lot of our favourite characters this season and even before this season and these two responded to the complaint like the absolute narcissistic dicks they are.

Vor year
michel sundeborg
michel sundeborg

@Kevin W I find it funny how you haven't read the books yet you still defend how things went down in contrast to the series, especially when time has proven that D&D are incapable of good writing without the source material to carry their work. Most people agree that what they did to barristan was a stupid move and a waste of a great character, of course it's going to be criticiziced, especially when the way they kill him doesn't make any sense. Even as a plot device it doesn't do much for the show either. Making a legendary warrior lose to commoners with knives is like writing for a worldclass heavy weight boxer champion to lose a fist fight against a group of the average untrained men, it just doesn't work out logically. The death of Barristan doesn't make sense in almost any way, it's doesn't feel satisfying, it isn't memorable and it hardly moves the plot forward.

Vor 2 Monate
parabel
parabel

its the season they hit the shitter with aryas braavos plot, stannis and dorne alltogether. ser barristans misshandling is just the icing on the cake of shit they sent out of their kitchen.

Vor 11 Monate
The Retro Perspective
The Retro Perspective

@Kevin W Someone speaking some sense for a change and writing thoughtful comments - it's refreshing! The way some fans speak on these threads is really childish and nasty. I agree with what you have said here, a rational and constructive comment.

Vor 11 Monate
Kevin W
Kevin W

Honestly I think this is an, at best, iffy take, and here's why. Now, I actually agree with you that I found how Barristan went in the show pretty disappointing. I've still never read the books, but from the last couple years now of watching so many recap vids and reading Reddit threads, etc, I've gotten to know a fair amount from them. But D&D as showrunners, they have to ultimately be looking at this thing in more of a macro way (partly why I also think it's a little silly seeing the other comments around here of people bitching that those guys are hazy on who exactly had POV chapters in the book and who didn't). Of course most any actor aren't going to want to be killed off a show, unless in special situations where there was certain drama going on from before (sorta like Mr Echo character in Lost), and then certainly not if their death doesn't come in some overtly obvious honorable, badass way. Frankly, I'm not entirely sure it wasn't a bit out of line what McElhenniy wound up doing, how far he took it, and that's even before he went and remarked about it on a talk show. Book to screen adaptations, by definition there's going to be significant changes, even more so the longer a series is. They're supposed to make this big alteration, just because the actor, who's not even a lead (as much as there could be considered "leads" when it's a giant ensemble show), has a problem with it? And whether that's just going by what he's done all on screen so far or out of knowledge he knows himself out of the source material that's yet to be adapted. I mean Oberyn Martell became incredibly popular in the fanbase pretty fast. What if they wound up taking any of that consideration and decided to totally change his season 4 ending to keep him around longer? Granted I realize in a practical sense that's the total opposite, keeping an actor around longer instead of ditching them earlier. But maybe the primary thing of what drew Pedro Pascal to the role was getting this amazing single book-long storyline, that it was basically self contained? It still could've provoked a similar situation where an actor became unhappy because his personal wish and knowledge of the books wasn't being catered to enough by how the writers were adapting. D&D were overseeing a titanic of a machine here, as with any writers, they're going to make changes that produce great results, and some that are not so kindly looked upon. I've seen plenty of book readers commend the show for handling certain things in totally different ways. My point is, just taking it from the point of view of D&D, I don't necessarily think the uproar that McElhinney felt and caused made him completely in the right, if you will. You can't second guess yourself to that sort of level just because this one actor hates how something storywise has changed.

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Zura
Zura

I never read the books (but plan to) and I certainly thought Barristan was wasted potential, glad to see he'll have a bigger role in the books.

Vor year
Igor Santos
Igor Santos

Just came here to get more pissed off about how Benioff and Weiss treats their actors and characters like shit.

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thenice_dude
thenice_dude

1:13:10

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I Ibra
I Ibra

1:13:29 It was Ian McElhinney who played Ser Barristan ☹️.. scumbags!!

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Sam Park
Sam Park

1:13:10 They're talking about Ian McElhinney, who plays Barristan. Real scumbag thing to from D&D. For more background information: https://www.reddit.com/r/freefolk/comments/bq7cpw/heres_why_dd_deserve_all_the_hate_they_get_its/

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Reka Primasetyo
Reka Primasetyo

It was ser barristan who wrote the letter.

Vor year
gaffer91
gaffer91

weiss looks like such a weird guy

Vor year
ColonelHarry
ColonelHarry

1:13:10 "Which just made us want to kill that person that much even more." You ruined Barristan the Bold, a legend, just because you didn't like Ian McElhinney. Very low.

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the corsair
the corsair

@Alpaca Pines No, they didn't.

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ZwarteKonijn
ZwarteKonijn

That statement was so harsh so suddenly. I'll be honest, I haven't read most of the book yet (still in book one), so I don't know much about the book Barristan. Did I feel like his character was wasted in the tv serie? A bit. His death felt kind of odd, in a way more scenes in that season felt odd. Kind of out of place, and with not a direct result. No direct consequences. I don't know, it felt in a way rushed, I guess. But in all honesty, I could care less about his character being butchered, I found it weird how they talked about the actor, for what, being passionate about his work? And to react to that like this? Weirdest part is, before that part, they were just talking about how hard it was, being an actor in these settings with work like this, about how you care about your work, and the people you work with, and you decide this is the right time to talk about an actor you had a disagreement with? Sure, we might not know what was being said, however, these guys just were being mean in public about an actor. Have a personal difficulty as you may, be professional and keep it to yourself in a public setting. I actually liked the rest of the interview. There were a few things being worded... weird, but all in all I liked it, and I didn't find any reason to hate on these guys. However, that one statement just felt weird as if they really just wanted to bitch for a moment about this one thing.

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The Dead Night King
The Dead Night King

HeresFrank Betches Because he stated that his character is important in the story and that Ser Barristan is alive in the books.

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HeresFrank Betches
HeresFrank Betches

ColonelHarry what is the reason that they didn’t like the actor?

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Azura's Cape
Azura's Cape

Yet the absolute clownshow they made of season 8 with genre shifted into a comedy showed they have no idea for long term planning and wasted a perfectly good character among a dozen more to reach a hollow ending. These are the same people that disliked Stannis personally and leaked this same distaste into their script writing.

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Patyx
Patyx

Dumb&Dumber

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WrenchNinja
WrenchNinja

Lmao at the Sam shit. What a joke.

Vor year
Larry Brent
Larry Brent

Two garbage writers who should be spat on and beaten by anyone who sees them in public.

Vor year
Nathaniel Lashley
Nathaniel Lashley

Chill

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Athul Das
Athul Das

Are you serious?

Vor year
FArts
FArts

Creators of show know less than the actors... Didn't know Sam was a POV character absolutely horrible how in the world did these idiots convince GRRM to let them make a show.

Vor year
Karl Dandleton
Karl Dandleton

They knew about R+L=J which every single reader that went on a forum about ASOIAF also knew by that time.

Vor year
Deepak Kool
Deepak Kool

"Which POV character do you hate the most?" "Stannis Baratheon" "He's non POV" "I think its a great question"

Vor year
Ser Mychel Duka
Ser Mychel Duka

@Khalil Snani no he wasnt lmao he was mostly seen through catelyn chapters

Vor 2 Monate
Indrani Gomes
Indrani Gomes

No Robb wasn’t a POV character. I think this shows that people forget and this shouldn’t be taken too seriously, cos he then remembers.

Vor year
Khalil Snani
Khalil Snani

@MakeSenze LMAOOO to make it even worse, Robb WAS a POV character in the books lol

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MakeSenze
MakeSenze

@Wolfram von Vyller, the Wizard 13:55

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Wolfram von Vyller, the Wizard
Wolfram von Vyller, the Wizard

Which minute?

Vor year
Matt Wroe
Matt Wroe

Du b and fucking dumber

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GO! Go! Zeppeli!
GO! Go! Zeppeli!

They dont even know sam is a pov character in the book ffs 😂😂😂 even the actors knows that..

Vor year
Brye Cooper
Brye Cooper

What the F is it with students injecting "errrm" intermittently in their sentences?

Vor year
dontstealmylemonpie
dontstealmylemonpie

The writers seem to not give a shit

Vor year
rubles
rubles

That's because they dont

Vor year

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