NATION

PASSWORD

ASoIAF/Game of Thrones general Discussion Thread

A coffee shop for those who like to discuss art, music, books, movies, TV, each other's own works, and existential angst.

Advertisement

Remove ads

What are your feelings towards the Game of Thrones prequel "Blood Moon"?

Very excited/interested for the new series
1
3%
Cautious but optimistic
15
39%
Cautious, not optimistic
7
18%
Not excited/interested for the new series
15
39%
 
Total votes : 38

User avatar
Hanafuridake
Senator
 
Posts: 4110
Founded: Sep 09, 2018
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Hanafuridake » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:35 pm

Cerinda wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:Robert was a usurper from the rightful but mad king. By right of inheritance, and right of conquest Dany is the one true queen.

Robert was right in rebelling against that murderous lunatic, he believed his wife was kidnapped and all attempts at peace ended when Brandon and Rickard Stark were killed. The Targayrens are invaders and dictators, they don't deserve to rule Westeros or anything else at that matter, the only man who does is Stannis who is the one true king.


If we're stretching the definition of dictator, then all Westerosi kings would be dictators. Aerys II went mad and started burning people but for the most part, the Targaryens were no different from any other dynasty that ever ruled there. Stannis doesn't seem too keen on ending the practice of burning one's enemies alive and him conquering King's Landing would be just as bloody and ruthless as Aegon I's. Probably more so because Aegon didn't have a religious creed centered around burning the infidels.
Time traveling Heian princess trapped in the 21st century
Buddhist Nationalist, Pan-Asianist, Neo-Confucian, Economic Collectivist
“Among all shravakas and pratyekabuddhas, bodhisattvas are the foremost. So is the Lotus Sutra; among all sutras, it is the foremost! Just as the Buddha is the King of the Law; so is the Lotus Sutra, it is the King of all Sutras!”

User avatar
Ism
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5963
Founded: Oct 14, 2011
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Ism » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:45 pm

Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:What about a House of Commons that can begin to put some limitations on the power of the throne, which goes to...maybe...someone nice?

Or we could bang on about people's ancestors. That's good too, I guess.


Meme Time

User avatar
Hanafuridake
Senator
 
Posts: 4110
Founded: Sep 09, 2018
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Hanafuridake » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:48 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:i think it was a combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that fucked Valyria up.


I heard it was because they asked Martin when Winds of Winter was going to be released one too many times.
Time traveling Heian princess trapped in the 21st century
Buddhist Nationalist, Pan-Asianist, Neo-Confucian, Economic Collectivist
“Among all shravakas and pratyekabuddhas, bodhisattvas are the foremost. So is the Lotus Sutra; among all sutras, it is the foremost! Just as the Buddha is the King of the Law; so is the Lotus Sutra, it is the King of all Sutras!”

User avatar
Ism
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5963
Founded: Oct 14, 2011
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Ism » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:49 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:i think it was a combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that fucked Valyria up.


I heard it was because they asked Martin when Winds of Winter was going to be released one too many times.


That'll do it.

User avatar
Cerinda
Diplomat
 
Posts: 674
Founded: Feb 18, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Cerinda » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:57 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:
Cerinda wrote:Robert was right in rebelling against that murderous lunatic, he believed his wife was kidnapped and all attempts at peace ended when Brandon and Rickard Stark were killed. The Targayrens are invaders and dictators, they don't deserve to rule Westeros or anything else at that matter, the only man who does is Stannis who is the one true king.


If we're stretching the definition of dictator, then all Westerosi kings would be dictators. Aerys II went mad and started burning people but for the most part, the Targaryens were no different from any other dynasty that ever ruled there. Stannis doesn't seem too keen on ending the practice of burning one's enemies alive and him conquering King's Landing would be just as bloody and ruthless as Aegon I's. Probably more so because Aegon didn't have a religious creed centered around burning the infidels.

Once again with the burning:

“A sacrifice will prove our faith still burns true, Sire,” Clayton Suggs had told the king. And Godry the Giantslayer said, “The old gods of the north have sent this storm upon us. Only R’hllor can end it. We must give him an unbeliever.”
“Half my army is made up of unbelievers,” Stannis had replied. “I will have no burnings. Pray harder.”


Stannis is less brutal than the other houses in Westeros, especially the Bolton's and Lannister's. Stannis has proven himself to be an excellent military commander and a fair, just leader. He is the only one who has legitimate claim to the throne by birth right and is a good father to Shireen, his claim was backed by Ned Stark and he respects Jon Snow. He is the best choice out of all the claimants in Westeros.
Nation does not represent irl views.
Pro: Socialism, Anti-imperialism, Anti-Fascism, Worker's rights, Gun Rights, Republicanism, Left-Wing Populism, History, LGBTQ+, Military parades, Atheism, Secularism

Anti: Capitalism, Fascism, Monarchism, Far right Nationalism, Gun Control, Imperialism, NATO, Religion, Racism, Conservativism, Traditionalism
Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:As always, she and her inbred minions will be fine whilst the rest of us get our arseholes annexed by the might of the Tory thundercock.
Title: The People's Socialist Republic of Cerinda
Leader: Andrei Kamriov
Government: Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic
Capital: Kovograd


Will be posting again soon

User avatar
Platypus Bureaucracy
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1763
Founded: Jun 06, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:17 pm

Grimdark authors: I'll write about how difficult it is to be good in a gritty and unjust world, which will ultimately function either as a cautionary tale or as a reminder that people working for what's right can make a difference. Closing the book at the end, the reader will understand how lucky they are to live in our modern world, and how important it is to be constantly vigilant to defend the institutions we have, while working hard to eliminate those injustices that remain.

Grimdark readers: "HEY, GUISE, SO WHO DO YOU THINK HAS THE BEST BIRTHRITE?"
Platypus of the non-venomous, egg-laying variety
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:I will never stop being a gay platypus.

The Huskar Social Union wrote:You glorifted ducking wanabe sea pheasant

Platapusses are not rel

Ostroeuropa wrote:"Can we just eat SOME of the rich?"

User avatar
The Huskar Social Union
Post Czar
 
Posts: 40591
Founded: Apr 04, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:20 pm

Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Grimdark authors: I'll write about how difficult it is to be good in a gritty and unjust world, which will ultimately function either as a cautionary tale or as a reminder that people working for what's right can make a difference. Closing the book at the end, the reader will understand how lucky they are to live in our modern world, and how important it is to be constantly vigilant to defend the institutions we have, while working hard to eliminate those injustices that remain.

Grimdark readers: "HEY, GUISE, SO WHO DO YOU THINK HAS THE BEST BIRTHRITE?"

The only person who doesnt get that is IM, and Cerinda has mentioned more than just his birthright.
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

User avatar
Platypus Bureaucracy
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1763
Founded: Jun 06, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:25 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Grimdark authors: I'll write about how difficult it is to be good in a gritty and unjust world, which will ultimately function either as a cautionary tale or as a reminder that people working for what's right can make a difference. Closing the book at the end, the reader will understand how lucky they are to live in our modern world, and how important it is to be constantly vigilant to defend the institutions we have, while working hard to eliminate those injustices that remain.

Grimdark readers: "HEY, GUISE, SO WHO DO YOU THINK HAS THE BEST BIRTHRITE?"

The only person who doesnt get that is IM, and Cerinda has mentioned more than just his birthright.

I daresay the point of Song is that we're supposed to understand that thinking about a person's birthright (or "right of conquest" for that matter) at all is wrongheaded as hell. You certainly don't get it if you keep putting it forward as your primary argument.

Dany and Stannis' obsessions with their respective birthrights are failings (in Dany's case, one that stands in contrast to a (maybe?) somewhat functional moral compass). Stannis isn't a bad king because he's related to Robert, or because his family has only had the throne for a few years. He's a bad king because he's sodding Javert on speed.
Platypus of the non-venomous, egg-laying variety
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:I will never stop being a gay platypus.

The Huskar Social Union wrote:You glorifted ducking wanabe sea pheasant

Platapusses are not rel

Ostroeuropa wrote:"Can we just eat SOME of the rich?"

User avatar
Ethel mermania
Post Kaiser
 
Posts: 98711
Founded: Aug 20, 2010
Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:27 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:i think it was a combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that fucked Valyria up.


I heard it was because they asked Martin when Winds of Winter was going to be released one too many times.

+1 interweb for you.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.

http://www.salientpartners.com/epsilont ... ilizations

User avatar
Ethel mermania
Post Kaiser
 
Posts: 98711
Founded: Aug 20, 2010
Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:28 pm

Cerinda wrote:
Hanafuridake wrote:
If we're stretching the definition of dictator, then all Westerosi kings would be dictators. Aerys II went mad and started burning people but for the most part, the Targaryens were no different from any other dynasty that ever ruled there. Stannis doesn't seem too keen on ending the practice of burning one's enemies alive and him conquering King's Landing would be just as bloody and ruthless as Aegon I's. Probably more so because Aegon didn't have a religious creed centered around burning the infidels.

Once again with the burning:

“A sacrifice will prove our faith still burns true, Sire,” Clayton Suggs had told the king. And Godry the Giantslayer said, “The old gods of the north have sent this storm upon us. Only R’hllor can end it. We must give him an unbeliever.”
“Half my army is made up of unbelievers,” Stannis had replied. “I will have no burnings. Pray harder.”


Stannis is less brutal than the other houses in Westeros, especially the Bolton's and Lannister's. Stannis has proven himself to be an excellent military commander and a fair, just leader. He is the only one who has legitimate claim to the throne by birth right and is a good father to Shireen, his claim was backed by Ned Stark and he respects Jon Snow. He is the best choice out of all the claimants in Westeros.


Good dads always burn their children to death.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.

http://www.salientpartners.com/epsilont ... ilizations

User avatar
Cerinda
Diplomat
 
Posts: 674
Founded: Feb 18, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Cerinda » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:35 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Cerinda wrote:Once again with the burning:



Stannis is less brutal than the other houses in Westeros, especially the Bolton's and Lannister's. Stannis has proven himself to be an excellent military commander and a fair, just leader. He is the only one who has legitimate claim to the throne by birth right and is a good father to Shireen, his claim was backed by Ned Stark and he respects Jon Snow. He is the best choice out of all the claimants in Westeros.


Good dads always burn their children to death.

That never happened in the books, only in the show which ruined his character completely.
Nation does not represent irl views.
Pro: Socialism, Anti-imperialism, Anti-Fascism, Worker's rights, Gun Rights, Republicanism, Left-Wing Populism, History, LGBTQ+, Military parades, Atheism, Secularism

Anti: Capitalism, Fascism, Monarchism, Far right Nationalism, Gun Control, Imperialism, NATO, Religion, Racism, Conservativism, Traditionalism
Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:As always, she and her inbred minions will be fine whilst the rest of us get our arseholes annexed by the might of the Tory thundercock.
Title: The People's Socialist Republic of Cerinda
Leader: Andrei Kamriov
Government: Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic
Capital: Kovograd


Will be posting again soon

User avatar
Ethel mermania
Post Kaiser
 
Posts: 98711
Founded: Aug 20, 2010
Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:50 pm

Cerinda wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:
Good dads always burn their children to death.

That never happened in the books, only in the show which ruined his character completely.


Yet, we do not know what will happen in the books. Stannis is still alive, true. But it is known that martin told the showrunners the outline for the whole series and how it is supose to end. in the game of thrones, death is the fate of those who play and lose.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.

http://www.salientpartners.com/epsilont ... ilizations

User avatar
Fedel
Diplomat
 
Posts: 862
Founded: Mar 08, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby Fedel » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Cerinda wrote:That never happened in the books, only in the show which ruined his character completely.


Yet, we do not know what will happen in the books. Stannis is still alive, true. But it is known that martin told the showrunners the outline for the whole series and how it is supose to end. in the game of thrones, death is the fate of those who play and lose.


Yeah but we can't judge people by what they COULD do. Only what they've done.

User avatar
The Huskar Social Union
Post Czar
 
Posts: 40591
Founded: Apr 04, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:30 am

Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Javert on speed.

And dont you forget his name.
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

User avatar
Platypus Bureaucracy
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1763
Founded: Jun 06, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:37 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Javert on speed.

And dont you forget his name.

Here's hoping Stannis also does the dance known as "The Russell Crowe Snap."
Platypus of the non-venomous, egg-laying variety
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:I will never stop being a gay platypus.

The Huskar Social Union wrote:You glorifted ducking wanabe sea pheasant

Platapusses are not rel

Ostroeuropa wrote:"Can we just eat SOME of the rich?"

User avatar
Esheaun Stroakuss
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1177
Founded: May 23, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Esheaun Stroakuss » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:38 am

What the hell happened to the show?
Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85
For: Third Way Capitalism, Centrism, Secularism, Humanism, LGBQT Rights, Agnostic Atheism, Democracy, Diplomacy, Moderate Socialism, Brexit w/ Deal
Against: Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, Nationalism, Fascism, Authoritarianism, Theocracy, War, Radical Feminism/TERFs, Communism, Brexit w/ No Deal
Esheaun Stroakuss is currently led by Edna Harris, who currently reflects this user's views.

Rojava Free State wrote:All humans are equal. We may not be equally intelligent or strong or creative but we all deserve equal rights and no one is entitled respect from another.

User avatar
Cerinda
Diplomat
 
Posts: 674
Founded: Feb 18, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Cerinda » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:40 am

Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:What the hell happened to the show?

D&D happened.
Nation does not represent irl views.
Pro: Socialism, Anti-imperialism, Anti-Fascism, Worker's rights, Gun Rights, Republicanism, Left-Wing Populism, History, LGBTQ+, Military parades, Atheism, Secularism

Anti: Capitalism, Fascism, Monarchism, Far right Nationalism, Gun Control, Imperialism, NATO, Religion, Racism, Conservativism, Traditionalism
Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:As always, she and her inbred minions will be fine whilst the rest of us get our arseholes annexed by the might of the Tory thundercock.
Title: The People's Socialist Republic of Cerinda
Leader: Andrei Kamriov
Government: Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic
Capital: Kovograd


Will be posting again soon

User avatar
The Huskar Social Union
Post Czar
 
Posts: 40591
Founded: Apr 04, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:43 am

Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:And dont you forget his name.

Here's hoping Stannis also does the dance known as "The Russell Crowe Snap."

Fucking brutal hahaha
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

User avatar
The Huskar Social Union
Post Czar
 
Posts: 40591
Founded: Apr 04, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:44 am

Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:What the hell happened to the show?

Too few episodes and not enough time spent just looking at things after drafting them up.
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

User avatar
Ism
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5963
Founded: Oct 14, 2011
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Ism » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:54 am

Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:What the hell happened to the show?


They rushed it, and GRRM took longer than hoped for to write the books. Bad combination.

User avatar
Tarsonis
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 9769
Founded: Sep 20, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Tarsonis » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:59 pm

Duo lingo has a high Valyrian course
Proud NS Keyboard Warrior since 2005.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

User avatar
New haven america
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33717
Founded: Oct 08, 2012
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby New haven america » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:55 pm

Esheaun Stroakuss wrote:What the hell happened to the show?

1. Lack of source material and GRRM pulling out as an active producer/entity
2. Generally meh-tier writers who got their jobs because of mommy and daddy getting bored with the series and wanting to make their Star Wars movie now
Human of the male variety
Will accept TGs
Char/Axis 2020

That's all folks~

User avatar
Infected Mushroom
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 28712
Founded: Apr 15, 2014
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Infected Mushroom » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:13 pm

I had a dream where Robb Stark came back from the dead and worked with Bronn of the Blackwater to lead a large army of golden armored knights.

Stannis has an army of silver knights. They met and clashed in a field with thousands of knights on both sides in a exaggerated highly stylicized cinematic sequence in the style of 300.

It was cool watching Robb swing his sword in slow motion and sending tons of heads flying...

Then I woke up
THIS IS WHY I PLAY VLADIMIR

Reincarnation and Successor of God Kefka +~4500 posts
Art Thread (http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic ... #p19679163)

User avatar
Hanafuridake
Senator
 
Posts: 4110
Founded: Sep 09, 2018
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Hanafuridake » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:22 pm

For a couple of days, I've been reading Fire and Blood, which is supposed to be a history of the Targaryen's starting with Aegon's Conquest and ending around the time of Aegon III. I actually really like the book, but understand why a lot of reviewers didn't. It's a dry pseudo-history, and even I have to admit that prose isn't Martin's strongest point. He jokingly referred to it as the Simarillion (the GRRMillion) but I don't think it can really compare in quality to Tolkien's work.
Tarsonis wrote:Duo lingo has a high Valyrian course


Yeah, HBO actually brought in a linguist to construct some of the fictional languages for the show.
Last edited by Hanafuridake on Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Time traveling Heian princess trapped in the 21st century
Buddhist Nationalist, Pan-Asianist, Neo-Confucian, Economic Collectivist
“Among all shravakas and pratyekabuddhas, bodhisattvas are the foremost. So is the Lotus Sutra; among all sutras, it is the foremost! Just as the Buddha is the King of the Law; so is the Lotus Sutra, it is the King of all Sutras!”

User avatar
Infected Mushroom
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 28712
Founded: Apr 15, 2014
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Infected Mushroom » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:31 pm

Hanafuridake wrote:For a couple of days, I've been reading Fire and Blood, which is supposed to be a history of the Targaryen's starting with Aegon's Conquest and ending around the time of Aegon III. I actually really like the book, but understand why a lot of reviewers didn't. It's a dry pseudo-history, and even I have to admit that prose isn't Martin's strongest point. He jokingly referred to it as the Simarillion (the GRRMillion) but I don't think it can really compare in quality to Tolkien's work.
Tarsonis wrote:Duo lingo has a high Valyrian course


Yeah, HBO actually brought in a linguist to construct some of the fictional languages for the show.


Tolkien and Quality in the same sentence?
THIS IS WHY I PLAY VLADIMIR

Reincarnation and Successor of God Kefka +~4500 posts
Art Thread (http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic ... #p19679163)

PreviousNext

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to Arts & Fiction

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Snow Bird-Worldism Crash, The JELLEAIN Republic

Advertisement

Remove ads