Orphalesion

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  1. 1) Well and I suppose some people prefer sociopathic, angry Squirrrels, huh? 2) Well thank heavens she's nowhere near Arya's "level" and I hope she won't sink quite that low. 3) Being carried around Westeros by a succession of people and being handed everything displays initiative? Note: No these statements do not completely reflect my view of Arya, but if you can make sweeping generalization about fans of one character, I can make sweeping generalizations about yours.
  2. No, Rhaegar is dead and no amount of html-coloured text will change that. No matter how many colours you use or what random words you choose to point out.
  3. I don't think it's a sense of GRRM owing us anything. But a customer has the right to be disatisfied with a product or a product's lack of foreseeable release. So far I was dissatisfied with whatever DWDFFC was supposed to be and with the lack of WoW. I borrowed DWDFFC rather than buy them and don't really see myself ever purchasing them. None of us have signed a contract when we bought GoT that we have to buy or like whatever GRRM produces or is involved with, or did we? Personally I'm at a point where I don't even care about the books anymore and am ready to accept the TV Show as the ending to the tale. Sure it has its flaws (its horrible, horrible flaws) but it's not like the books are this flawless epitome of perfection some make them out to be. And for me WoW certainly doesn't warrant all those years of waiting for me. I mainly want it released so that all those book purists who are occupying the Nile over Jon's parentage can stop with their whining. So yeah, wake me up when DoS shows up and I might, possibly, perhaps be mildly interested, until then I watch the show. As for the spinoffs: I'd be [pretty exited for anything tha6t isn't a continuation of the current storyline. I'd particularly love me some Dunk and Egg (but only if Duncan is played by a good looking actor!) Robert's Rebellion would be alright. But I would not want anything solely focused on the Night's Watch because 1) Ewww the Night's Watch ewwwwww 2) There's no women in pretty-pretty dresses on the wall and I like seeing gorgeous period costumes in fantasy and historical media. 3) The show would be under the delusion that the NW are the "good guys" or in any way admirable.
  4. First of all you don't need to be a "well-read guy" to be familiar with something as basic as the Pied Piper. Unless the definition of "well-read" has been downgraded severely since I checked last time. What else does count as "well-read"? Knowing who Poseidon is? Second of all...no. Not only does nothing in the text so far hint towards your theory, but you also rather haphazardly disconnect, mix and match elements from the tale and ASoIaF to suit your conclusion.
  5. To be fair, it's Oberyn, there's only two kinds of people: people who'd fuck Oberyn if they had the chance and people who don't exist. Kissing and sex are two different pair of shoes. Somebody can be an acceptable target of affection, but when it goes really down you realize the person is too familiar to you for that. Margaery and Loras have no sexual desire for one another, plus as others said in the book we never hear Margaery say anything close to "How about my brother gets you started?" And even on the hsow it was more "How about my brother gets you started and then you fuck me?" and NOT "Let's have a threesome with my brother, I want his dong!" They aren't related and she is posing as his daughter.... Jon and Daenerys would be aunt and nephew, which happened in real world history, even if it wasn't seen as acceptable as cousin merriage. Jon and Arya are cousins, which would be very acceptable in a society like that because it'd would keep lands and titles in the family. Sorry, but what kind of stupid and asinine statement is this? Last time I checked not only was ASoIaF popular around the world. Plus I am really SICK of this attitude some people have that everybody is/should only be knowledgeable about the culture and history of their own country/area. What should he have done to make Westeors palatable to Americans? Make them act like WASPS from Long Island? Also, "Oh my! How dare an author write something out of the comfort zone of his immidiate audience! He might make them *gasp* he might make them think!"
  6. No matter what some fringe theories are trying to say, the seasons are magical in nature, so the life cycles if plants and animals likely are as well. As to what people eat: there's such a thing as winter crops, which can be farmed in the ugky part of the year. Plus thew southern part of Westeros doesn't get that cold, Dorne might actually become more fertile and quite pleasant in Winter.
  7. No not really. The former sounds like "typical guy with blueballs" the latter sounds like "I'm in charge, and I know it" So imho the chapter would have actually worked better from Arianne's POV and Dorne would have had less of its weird "random POV roulette" I'd rather get a look into the mind of a smart character manipulating a stupid one than into the mind of a stupid character getting manipulated.
  8. Right now? 0% on both accounts. Once the Endgame starts? Who knows...
  9. I highly doubt that if the Wildlings knocked on one of the Walls doors and said "Hey Night's Watch, we'd like to live under the protection and laws of your King, wanna let us through so that we can settle somewhere down south?" that they would be taken seriously or granted their request. So no, the Wildlings don't have a choice.
  10. Yep, there was no way for Robb to win that one; spare Catelyn and his prima donna bannermen throw a hissy fit about him being biased, execute her and his prima donna bannermen throw a hissy fit about being a kinslayer and about executing 1) Ned's widow 2) The dowager lady of Winterfell 3) a highborn woman period. The Westerosi interpretation of honour and justice doesn't exactly make sense, as Jaime's title of "Kingslayer" shows. Besides, can you imagine what executing his mother would have done to his reputation outside the North? There were already stories about him being a Werewolf who ate his prisoners, what were they going to say about him if he had sentenced his own mother to death?
  11. Doesn't make it any less evil... And really why is the idea of the mustache twirling "evil for the evilz" villain so prevalent? Where, outside of extremely poor fiction, fan fiction or parodies does that trope even get used?
  12. I would take that post more seriously if it didn't also ask for the removal of Walder Frey because of his "good cause". First of all, he did it for one reason; because Robb had slighted him, which is not exactly a "good cause". Second of all; he still violated the Guest Right, which is very, very serious business. I'm not one of those rabid people who clal for the extermination of the Freys and I can admire the Red Wedding as a relatively bloodless ending to a horrible war, but butchering your guests is an act of evil. I would call it amoral, not evil, same with her murder of Dareon. She shouldn't have done either of those things and I hope she will have to atone for them at some point. The difference between her and characters I would call evil is that she doesn't seem to take pleasure in causing pain....yet. Though yeah I can agree with putting her somewhere on the very bottom of the list, together with Robb and Stannis. But if we count any instance of murder, then the list is very, very, very long. Don't dismiss that, are you forgetting that the orange caused a permanent stain? (OT: isn't it weird how some people try to force double and triple meanings into every little detail in the series yet I have never heard a theory to a supposed meaning of that stain? Why doesn't that symbolize Sansa being a secret Targaryen or something?)
  13. True that. Still I don't consent to the idea that moral greyness should be solely defined by whether an individual or group thinks they are in the "right", that would make the world too easy. I will consent to the moral grayness of the Others the moment we 1) Are shown that they indeed are capable of rational thought, and thus morality 2) we are shown Others (not failed wights, like Coldhands) who speak or act against the plan to kill humans (for whatever reason they might have) ^That's actually a victory of yours and other people here, you guys got me so far as to consider that, perhaps, maybe, there might be something, possibly not-pure evil about the Others. So because war exists it's okay to sacrifice newborn infants? Seriously? Also where does it say that the Wildlings are on their side of the Wall voluntarily? Plus, why do you automatically assume I approve of nation states or resource wars, or the idea of mandatory conscription?
  14. She's apparently also more evil than Cersei, Quyburn, Khal Drogo, Littlefinger etc. Please correct me on this, you know her better than me, but I don't think Arya has ever been actively malicious or cruel to anybody? She has done amoral actions, but evil?
  15. Why are the Dothraki missing from your list? They do all the nasty things the Slavemasters do and actively destroy others who don't live according to their believes and for loot and profit and think killing members of their own tribe is a great entertainment at weddings. (Is it because they are bootiful nature peoplez? Because no, they really aren't, such an overpopulation of grazing animals is not healthy for an ecosystem.) And where are the Ironborn, a whole culture based on raping and plundering? The Tickler? Tywin? Littlefinger? Lysa? Craster? Cersei? Quyburn? I mean I don't like Arya, but calling her "evil" is a huge stretch (especially putting her down as "more evil" than the ones I have mentioned), same with Mirri Maz Dur (Oh no! She killed the horse rapist who slaughtered her whole village and destroyed everything and everyone she knew and loved! What a bitch!) And what "evil" thing (aside from the theory that he might have done something to upset the Others) has Mance Rayder done? I mean if we put those three on there, we might as well declare 80% of all characters in the novels "evil".