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I think this season as a whole was pretty awful. Season 2 is still my favorite.

Ryan Murphy made Marie Laveau into a joke, and did the same with voodoo.

As far as the finale went. I had already called the new supreme by mid season. And the whole publicity thing was a crock of shit. Humans fear what that they don't know and can't control. Thousands of girls who have telekinesis, mind control, etc being accepted by the public would never happen. People would fear them constantly. I know if I knew a large select population could hurl me across the room by a flip of their wrist or make me walk into the middle of a busy interstate I wouldn't trust them.so I would like to think that as all of the witches on the show were horrible bitches as well that the witch hunters will come back in and annihilate the entire race.

 

 

Yeah I agree with that. The televised coming out party was very unrealistic, out of place and it felt to me, like a last minute add on.  The majority of the episode had to do with the supreme and then it felt like they had to fill the rest of the time slot and threw together the last bit of the plot.  I caught another couple episodes after I saw the finale and with as much killing and brutality that these chicks carried out, why should they be accepted?Granted I did not see the whole series and maybe if i did, it would fit, but as it stands, I was thrown off by that.  As a stand alone show it was pretty good, but taken in context with other episodes...no. It felt like it was mushing Charmed, the Craft, a little Harry Potter with the school aspect and modern horror. Not my favorite. 

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Season 2 rocked. I found it unsettling that witches were depicted burning other witches at the stake.

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Season 2 rocked. I found it unsettling that witches were depicted burning other witches at the stake.

 

While the historical accuracy of such claims could easily be called into question, given the lack of available verifiable evidence, I believe that Witches and related practitioners in the past (and today) would have been (and are) more than willing to turn on each other, under the right circumstances.  When faced with the possibility of being discovered and/or killed, turning the attention toward someone else would have been an option.  Witches do not all love and protect each other.  The instinct to survive is quite strong, so I imagine that some of the people, standing around watching others hang or burn at the stake, may have been Witches, thinking better him/her than me.

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While the historical accuracy of such claims could easily be called into question, given the lack of available verifiable evidence, I believe that Witches and related practitioners in the past (and today) would have been (and are) more than willing to turn on each other, under the right circumstances.  When faced with the possibility of being discovered and/or killed, turning the attention toward someone else would have been an option.  Witches do not all love and protect each other.  The instinct to survive is quite strong, so I imagine that some of the people, standing around watching others hang or burn at the stake, may have been Witches, thinking better him/her than me.

 

I can see that, Jevne. I think that's human nature (better him/her than me) I've heard this spoken aloud at funerals. I don't think it's far-fetched to imagine cunning folk turning attention from themselves to another (practitioner or not) to save their own hides. 

 

I just thought it surprisingly ironic to see Witches burn other Witches -- albeit, as a punishment for killing other Witches, not for being one. 

 

Makes me want to learn more about how stake burning came to be. 

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Makes me want to learn more about how stake burning came to be. 

 

I believe more were actually drowned and beheaded... but there are numerous online historical sites which give the history of burning as a means of death going back to medieval times..

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I believe more were actually drowned and beheaded... but there are numerous online historical sites which give the history of burning as a means of death going back to medieval times..

I'm aware... and yes, you are correct. Thanks :)

 

I was thinking more along the lines of Witches burning each other at the stake as punishment... plus, how stake burning originated in general and/or which crimes were punishable by this method. 

 

But, like Jevne said, While the historical accuracy of such claims could easily be called into question, given the lack of available verifiable evidence... 

 

Should I find anything interesting, I'll post it. 

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WITH LINKS !!!!! winks

Burning people alive has been popular since the beginning of history. The use of a stake to secure the victim has been used since at least the 7th century. Death by fire has been used as punishment in nearly every crime imaginable, including thievery, homosexuality, blasphemy, mutiny, et cetera. It's just another method of execution through torture.

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Burning people alive has been popular since the beginning of history. The use of a stake to secure the victim has been used since at least the 7th century. Death by fire has been used as punishment in nearly every crime imaginable, including thievery, homosexuality, blasphemy, mutiny, et cetera. It's just another method of execution through torture.

 

Oh, I think it goes way further back than the 7th century... heresy and adultery leap to mind, too. 

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Compared to being burned alive, drowning and beheading don't seem so bad. Although I'm sure drowning isn't all that pleasant either. Wasn't there also a man in Salem that was squished between boards with rocks placed on top until he suffocated? That's a shitty way to go as well. It's amazing how creative people get with their torture and killing methods...

 

 

Anyways, I was unimpressed with the ending... It just seemed kind of rushed to me. It was so drawn out throughout the season and than boom three people are dead and there's a news interview to get new witches in the school. I haven't watched season 2, so I'll have to do that.

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In Salem there were 19 women and men hanged and 1 man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death. He was pressed because he refused to enter a plea of guilty or innocent to the charge of witchcraft. He refused to enter a plea because once a plea was entered the courts and jailers took possession of the accused homes and lands. Giles did not want to leave his sons homeless so he refused to enter a plea, and when asked for his plea he would say More Weight.

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In Salem there were 19 women and men hanged and 1 man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death. He was pressed because he refused to enter a plea of guilty or innocent to the charge of witchcraft. He refused to enter a plea because once a plea was entered the courts and jailers took possession of the accused homes and lands. Giles did not want to leave his sons homeless so he refused to enter a plea, and when asked for his plea he would say More Weight.

 

They hung his wife as well. His ghost still walks the town of Salem he cursed. He is usually seen right before a great tragedy strikes. 

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Yes, his wife Martha was hanged 3 days later after his 'death by pressing' ... I do recall that he cursed the town.  I used to teach the Salem Witch Trials. 

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Season four started, just watched episode one and it was entertaining as always.

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I'm really enjoying this new season. The writers and producers seem most adept at the slow burn, slowly increasing the intensity over the course of the entire season. The only time I felt they didn't do that was last season, which seemed to fizzle after the first few episodes (for me, at least). I'm glad they appear to be returning to the approach they do best.

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I loved all previous seasons, and I'm happy to read there will be a season five as well. I agree AW the building up tension over the course of a season is great and to me this is what makes the show so addictive. Season three was a bit different in approach but I enjoyed it anyway.

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I do love the AHS series too. I still have to get the latest, Roanoke, as I get them on DVD. Frances Conroy is also brilliant in these. I remember her when she was in Six Feet Under

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I stInking Love AHS...I binge watch it on amazon and then feel like there’s a hole n my life between seasons.

 

I know it has some issues...it’s defintely a quirky show. People I talk to HATED Roanoke and I thought it was great...I love that they twisted it around halfway through the season with the reality show spin.

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Has anyone been watching the new season? "Apocalypse" its taking some interesting turns many of you maybe intrigued.

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Has anyone been watching the new season? "Apocalypse" its taking some interesting turns many of you maybe intrigued.

YES YES YES. Watching from Britain so have to avoid everything on FB from over the pond haha can't get enough of it.

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Nice! i'm glad somone is watching. its intresting how everything from previous seasons are have lead up to this. Witches and Warlocks!

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Yes, I'm watching the new show "Apocalypse" I'm really enjoying it, so is Hubby! I am fascinated by the Witch with the crazy Red hair, gotta have that do for Hallow'een.

By the way, I always thought that a Witch is a Witch is a Witch. Wither male or Female. The term Warlock meaning oath breaker and an insult. Feelings?

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