This thread is such a great example of "so-called reader" purist outrage. Let me cite examples:
1) Renly + Loras ....Outrage - then oh, they are gay?
2) Stannis having Sex with Melisandre ... Outrage, before evidence pointed out. Still in denial.
3) Craster having a 'deal' with the Others ... Well, you get the picture.
4) Yara not being HOT! ...See the Yara thread in this sub-forum
Sure, none of these are stated outright. But if you cannot see how these are reasonable interpretations, then a re-read is recommended. The really sad part of this is how many of the purist nitpickers that don't know the books half as well as they think they do.
I can't wait to find out what the next outrage will be.
/agree.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':agree:' /> This. I'm furious about the Yara situation, I think Gemma Whelan is perfect for the part, and where is it written that Asha is a smoking-hot-warrior-kraken-princess? She was described as relatively attractive, is all.
I loved the cliffhanger. BLOODY LOVED IT. I had NO idea what was happening and have no idea what will happen next!
I am a HUGE fan of the books, but I'm open minded when it comes to the deviations, because changes are necessary at times. That doesn't mean I want them to change much, but this was a great deviation. I always, always wanted to see what Craster was doing with the babies, what the Others were doing with them, how it went down. The scene made perfect sense and was totally in keeping with Jon's character.
I actually don't think it will change the Flight from the Fist situation at all. Craster doesn't die via Ghost, Jeor gets Jon back, Craster angrily sends the watch on their way, STILL pregnant Gilly stays with him (it was obviously not her baby he gave to the others). After the Fist they all come crawling back (vastly depleted numbers), he lets them stay (because he benefits greatly from his friendship with the watch, and has calmed down a bit now. Also, no Jon by this point.) then... we all know what happens /crying.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':crying:' /> .
Edited by HyacinthGirl, 15 April 2012 - 11:27 AM.