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  1. I think you're somewhat in the minority with your strong positve reaction, Aegon. (though it was nice to see that your head wasn't smashed by the Lannisters as a baby!) For myself... I really like the books and enjoy Martin's style, but I'm no longer "in his cult."
  2. I see what the LOB is saying. We've had two books, one of them MASSIVE, and the story Has. Advanced. Very. Slowly. I mean... just look at the machinations to get the Wildlings south of the wall. Or Dany to where she is. And now in TWO BOOKS he's going to resolve the Others. The Throne. The North. Etc. He's going to have to change speeds dramatically or add another book or three. Or, I suppose, have some hook (like with the prior abandoned plan to jump 5 years) that'll kick things ahead.
  3. Chipsdtown said: I think the bigger picture is Jon Snow death could mean the end of the night watch. The wildings at the wall were following the Jon not the Night watch. So if Jon Snow dies and stays dead then the Night Watch is doomed cause they will rebel and kill them all because they are passed the wall and out number them like 50 to 1. Also were is the horn of Winter and who has it. My thought is the Sam has it and the horn is the black one Jon found with the dragon glass dagger and arrow heads left for him to find. Though the Others threat is reaching its climax and hopefully it will happen in the next book. The young wildling hostages held by the NW could keep things relatively in line so the NW isn't cut to pieces.
  4. The threat sure is mysterious, isn't it? And now with news of "dead things in the water" we have another glimpse into the terror they can spread. Maybe we'll learn more of them through Bran.
  5. I can't wait to see how everything plays out with around the Wall after Jon's stabbing. Wun Wun rampaging, the Watch leaderless, the Wildling army berzerk to go get Mance. Pure chaos and plenty o' killing.
  6. LordofBrewtown said: JerusalemJones said: Though mayhaps this was a blessing. Had he lived, he would have grown up to be a Frey." Laughed out loud at Wyman Manderly with this line. Yeah - that he actually said it suprised me - was awesome though. That, and "The North Remembers" were great. I know there's one I loved that I've apparently forgotten already - maybe 2nd red through will help I was surprised, too. I think it shows the level of stress everyone is under in Winterfell.
  7. Maester_LUke said: I'm inclined to agree with that, Drew. It seems "cute" more than functional, and there's no real benefit to giving us a "preview" of the character's self-definition. I'd sooner find it helpful at the end of the book when I'm looking back at the storyline. Well put, good ser.
  8. Rubinon said: "Hizdahr, Humzum, Hagnag, what does it matter? I call them all Harzoo." My sentiment exactly That would be great flavor text for an event card like this... Moribund in Meereen No action may take place this round.
  9. Rubinon said: "Hizdahr, Humzum, Hagnag, what does it matter? I call them all Harzoo." My sentiment exactly LOL. Mine too.
  10. Good thoughts, all. I still don't think it's really needed, but it's not like it ruins the books or anything. Just seems overused by George... being clever for the sake of being clever.
  11. RJM said: Stag Lord said: I like your thoughts on the horn getting to the wall eventually. although we are so far out form that, its like predicting next month's weather. More importantly - is the Horn victarion has the one Euron brough back from Asshai? Someone somewhere taht they thought it might be the ral Horn of winter - since we have learned that Mance's is a fake. Taht can't be possible, can it? Don't forget the conspicuously inconspicuous crappy looking horn that was found stashed with the buried obsidian daggers and arrowheads Jon previously found beyond the wall wrapped in a black cloak, and that we haven't heard anything about for a couple books. RJM said: Stag Lord said: I like your thoughts on the horn getting to the wall eventually. although we are so far out form that, its like predicting next month's weather. More importantly - is the Horn victarion has the one Euron brough back from Asshai? Someone somewhere taht they thought it might be the ral Horn of winter - since we have learned that Mance's is a fake. Taht can't be possible, can it? Don't forget the conspicuously inconspicuous crappy looking horn that was found stashed with the buried obsidian daggers and arrowheads Jon previously found beyond the wall wrapped in a black cloak, and that we haven't heard anything about for a couple books. Good point. The Purloined Horn... hiding in plain site.
  12. RJM said: Stag Lord said: I like your thoughts on the horn getting to the wall eventually. although we are so far out form that, its like predicting next month's weather. More importantly - is the Horn victarion has the one Euron brough back from Asshai? Someone somewhere taht they thought it might be the ral Horn of winter - since we have learned that Mance's is a fake. Taht can't be possible, can it? Don't forget the conspicuously inconspicuous crappy looking horn that was found stashed with the buried obsidian daggers and arrowheads Jon previously found beyond the wall wrapped in a black cloak, and that we haven't heard anything about for a couple books. Good point. The Purloined Horn... hiding in plain site.
  13. Stag Lord said: I strongly disagree in your assessment of Varys, LoneWanderer. If he in fact turned out to be some sort of supernatural agent of evil, I’d snort in derision. Martin has already given us the reversal with this character - he initially appeared as a sinister spymaster, allied to the Lannisters and complicit in Eddard's arrest. It was only over time that he has been revealed as one of the nobler characters in the series – motivated almost wholly by his sincere concern for the good of the realm. Which leads me to the bone of my contention with Kennon: The Targaryen dynasty can’t be held to the same standards as that of the other noble House s of Westeros. Sure – its a moral double standard to sign off on Targ incest while condemning that of Jaime and Cersei (or others). But there is no moral equivalency here. The Targaryens are/were a foreign dynasty with different customs and different attitudes which they forced upon the Westerosi with dragons and steel. It remains clearly unacceptable for Westerosi to practice incestuous behavior – simply look at the lengths Jaime and Cersei go to conceal their activity. Cersei even ruse the double standard at one point, wishing Targaryen practices were acceptable for all. But they aren’t. The taint on Myrcella and Tommen is what gives Stannis’s rebellion legitimacy. It also got Jon Arryn killed – and on and on. As long as the Lannisters are close to the Throne, the realm cannot have peace – and peace is vary’s ultimate and only goal. He clearly believes a Targaryen Restoration is the most effective solution to this whole mess – that a clear restoration of that dynasty will bring peace to the Realm and security for the small folk. And I think martin ahs done a very good job of developing the character and slowly but conclusively revealing his motivation towards this goal. ~ Just wondering, Chris... is Targaryan Kool Aid red or more of an orangish color?
  14. Rubinon said: Is chaotic Varys with his unclear agenda the perfumed senechall that Dany should beware? Good thought! Stag Lord also pointed out to me that the ship Tyrion and gang were on could be translated to perfumed senechall.
  15. I felt Martin went well overboard with this. I didn't like "Cat o' the Canals" in Feast, as Arya has always held true to her self (and people she needs to kill) and it's ramped up presence in Dance was largely unwelcome by me. It worked sooooo well for the Reek to Theon shift, but I found it distracting and useless with Asha, Victarion, Barristan, etc. The ones that shifted for plot points rather than the person changing were, for me, the worst. It seemed especially egregious with Asha, who was always Asha. In fact, the over- and unnecessary use of it with other characters lessened the impact of what he did with Theon. What does everybody else think of this? They mostly gave me the sense that Martin was bored and coming up with them was a nice little distraction, but I'm willing to be swayed to liking them.
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