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Reason Behind Game of Thrones Popularity — Mix of Realism and Unpredictability, Says Research

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Researchers from the UK and Ireland universities have come together to examine A Song of Ice and Fire, the book on which the much-loved TV series Game of Thrones is based and unravelled some fascinating secrets behind it. A team of physicists, mathematicians, and psychologists from Coventry, Warwick, Limerick, Cambridge, and Oxford universities used data science and network theory to analyze the acclaimed book series by George R R Martin, a paper on which was recently published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Jason Momoa Reveals He and His Family Were ‘Starving’ After His Game of Thrones Character Was Killed Off in 2011

The team found that despite over 2,000 named characters in A Song of Ice and Fire and over 41,000 interactions between them, at the chapter-by-chapter level, these numbers average out to match what we can handle in real life.The study shows the way the interactions between the characters are arranged is similar to how humans maintain relationships and interact in the real world. Moreover, although important characters are famously killed off at random as the story is told, the underlying chronology is not at all so unpredictable, the research shows. Emilia Clarke Birthday: 5 Best Moments of the Actress as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (Watch Video)

Even the most predominant characters, those who tell the story, average out to have only 150 others to keep track of. This is the same number that the average human brain has evolved to deal with. While matching mathematical motifs might have been expected to lead to a rather narrow script, Martin keeps the tale bubbling by making deaths appear random as the story unfolds. But, as the team shows, when the chronological sequence is reconstructed the deaths are not random at all: rather, they reflect how common events are spread out for non-violent human activities in the real world.

“These books are known for unexpected twists, often in terms of the death of a major character; it is interesting to see how the author arranges the chapters in an order that makes this appear even more random than it would be if told chronologically,” said Dr Padraig MacCarron, a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Issues Research, and Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

The Game of Thrones has invited all sorts of comparison to history and myth and the marriage of science and humanities in this paper opens new avenues to comparative literary studies.”Social networks of the most connected characters, while seemingly extensive, mirrored the typical range of social networks that humans maintain. Furthermore, the characters’ social networks did not extend beyond the cognitive limit of social connections that humans are able to sustain.

Although the time intervals between significant deaths in relation to the story’s timeline may appear random, they are not told in chronological order. Re-arranging them in order of which they occur, they follow a pattern more commonly observed in reality,” added Dr. MacCarron. It shows, for example, that it is more akin to the Icelandic sagas than to mythological stories such as the Tain Bo Cuailnge or Beowulf. The trick in the Game of Thrones, it seems, is to mix realism and unpredictability in a cognitively engaging manner.”

People largely make sense of the world through narratives, but we have no scientific understanding of what makes complex narratives relatable and comprehensible. The ideas underpinning this paper are steps towards answering this question,” said Professor Colm Connaughton from the University of Warwick.”This study offers convincing evidence that good writers work very carefully within the psychological limits of the reader,” fellow researcher Professor Robin Dunbar from the University of Oxford said.

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Triples Trailer: Jai Sampath, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar’s Antics Offer a Hilarious Ride (Watch Video)

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Maverick filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj presents a new Tamil show on Disney+ Hotstar, named Triples. Starring Jai Sampath of Goa, Engaeyum Eppothum and Raja Rani fame, Triples is directed by Charukesh Sekar and written by Balaji Jayaraman. Jai, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar are the titular Triples in this madcap comedy entertainer, and the show follows their misadventures. Dhanush Starrer Jagame Thandhiram Will Release In Theatres, Confirms Director Karthik Subbaraj!

Vani Bhojan is the female lead. The trailer of Triples has dropped in and it promises some fun moments, enough romance and comedy. Most of the actors in the show are known for their comic skills, with Jai shining well whenever he is cast in a Venkat Prabhu film, the Chennai 600028 films and Goa being prime examples. Vivek Prasanna was so good in Meyatha Maan, while who can forget Rajkumar’s hilarious performance as an actor in Sethupathi? Which is why Triples looks promising. Mookuthi Amman Movie Review: Nayanthara Makes a Striking Goddess, Urvashi an Absolute Scene-Stealer in RJ Balaji’s Social Entertainer.

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Triples is an eight episode series that will begin streaming on on Disney+ Hotstar VIP from December 11. So how did you find the trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:26 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Was Touched Inappropriately In Childhood (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz Khan reveals a shocking dark secret from his childhood during a task in the upcoming episode of the controversial reality show.  The immunity stone that filmmaker Ekta Kapoor bestowed upon housemate Rubina Dilaik is now up for grabs. To win it, the contestants have to reveal that one, very personal thing that no one knows about themselves. This turns out to be a very heartening occasion, as the contestants reveal some very personal and life-changing truths about themselves. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

Eijaz, who is seen as one of the most firebrand contestants, broke down while sharing he was touched inappropriately as a child. He said that he had struggled with it for years and that his therapist helped him get over it. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Eijaz broke down as he said that he did not tell his father about it and that was one thing he regretted. However, he remained strong and said that he knows he was not to blame for it as he was only a child, and he was only sorry about the fact that he could not tell his father about it.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:16 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla Were Contemplating Divorce Before The Show (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: Rubina and Abhinav Were Getting a Divorce Before the Reality Show

Bigg Boss 14 housemate Rubina Dilaik has made a shocking revelation in the ongoing show, saying that she was on the verge of divorcing her husband and co-contestant Abhinav Shukla before entering the reality show. In the latest promo, the contestants are given a task to confess their deepest secrets to win immunity. As part of the task, Rubina is seen opening up about her relationship with Abhinav. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

“Humne ek dusre ko November tak ka time diya tha. We were about to get divorced. Agar yaha dono saath nahi aate, toh shayad saath bhi na reh paate (We had given each other time till November. We were about to get divorced. If we were not here together on the show, perhaps we would not have been together),” she said, following which she wept inconsolably. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Later, she was seen having a conversation about it with Abhinav, who was emotional and worried about the news making headlines. He was upset that their families would get to know the truth about their relationship through the show.

The couple got married in 2018.

Their fans have loved the couple in the show, and fondly called them “Rubinav”. Throughout the show, they have encouraged and supported each other, with Abhinav being protective about her, though there have also been arguments and differences.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:12 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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