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Full-episode scripts for Game of Thrones Season 8

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A note on ships:


This fic is primarily an attempt to create a believable continuation of the canon TV series. It's not a wish-fulfillment or romance-oriented fic, so if you're here primarily for the ships, you're likely to be disappointed. Not every tagged ship features heavily in the story, and none are guaranteed a happy ending.


The Jon/Dany ship is the one with the most "screen time", though it has ups and downs and, again, is not guaranteed to end well. Jaime/Brienne have a lot less screen time. The chapters that feature their relationship are 17, 52, 66, 82, and 83, though they also feature as individuals in other chapters. Arya and Gendry are tagged as Arya&Gendry rather than Arya/Gendry because it's left ambiguous whether their relationship is romantic in nature, at least in what I've written so far. But they do have a sweet reunion scene that's been well-received by Gendrya shippers -- chapter 65.


Also, although the fic is rated "explicit", the "romance" scenes are not especially explicit, by AO3 standards. This fic is rated that way mostly because of the violence, and because of a sexually explicit seduction scene that takes place with another character, who is not part of any tagged ship.


A note on style and formatting:


My goal here has been to create scripts that could theoretically pass for leaks (though I would never try to literally pass them off as such). I've given myself permission to ignore certain constraints (e.g. number of episodes, actor incompatibilities, budget), but aside from that, I strive to make everything feel as authentic as possible. To that end, I've carefully studied these genuine Game of Thrones scripts that were publicly released for the Emmys, and have imitated their tone, writing style, and conventions:


S04E10 - The Children
S05E10 - Mother's Mercy
S06E09 - Battle of the Bastards
S07E07 - The Dragon and the Wolf


I have also used professional scriptwriting software to generate custom HTML and CSS for authentic-looking screenplay formatting (WriterDuet, in case you're curious). On AO3, I've had to do a bit of kludging with work skins to make it show up more-or-less as intended. I'm not super confident that it looks acceptable on every browser and screen size, however, so just in case things show up wonky for anyone, I'll also link to the corresponding aliceshipwise.com permalink at the top of each chapter. I have much deeper control over the code for my own site, so the formatting should be reliable there.


Thanks for taking the time to check out my fic! Comments, reactions, and feedback of any kind are eagerly appreciated. <3