The scourge of westeros

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  1. Why join a forum to be so willfully ignorant to the source material and be closed off to the opinions of others? The way you're so aggressive with your opinions and completely intolerant to those of others concerning a work of fiction is scary.
  2. Sideshadowing suggests not what happened or what will happen, but what else might happen/have happened in a story. Sideshadowing techniques include:Unanswered questionsLoose endsHalf-told storiesDigressionsHistorical backdrops vaguely referencedUnexposed backstorySideshadowing is sort of an argument against inevitability, if you will. Where foreshadowing and linear "ideal" stories close off narratives step-by-step, sideshadowing opens up a narrative moment-by-moment, offering the reader the idea of more than a single possible outcome. What events or passages do you guys think is sideshadowing???
  3. We give George too much credit with foreshadowing, when he's really the king of sideshadowing: Sideshadowing suggests not what happened or what will happen, but what else might happen/have happened in a story. Sideshadowing techniques include:Unanswered questionsLoose endsHalf-told storiesDigressionsHistorical backdrops vaguely referencedUnexposed backstorySideshadowing is sort of an argument against inevitability, if you will. Where foreshadowing and linear "ideal" stories close off narratives step-by-step, sideshadowing opens up a narrative moment-by-moment, offering the reader the idea of more than a single possible outcome. George RR Martin you the real mvp!
  4. I don't think I can take another long trip with Dany. Her history and place is in westeros from the overall gist of the story. I pray George doesn't take us there through her.
  5. I love how the fandom continuously quotes that line from Jon to arya in AGOT as being air tight foreshadowing of arya's frozen death with needle in her hands. There really isn't much to push that as foreshadowing of arya's death, and to me it seems those that have no business living throughout the series are the ones who will inherit westeros by the end of the story. Theon, for example, should have been dead books ago. I think arya falls into the same category; by all means she should have died numerous times by now, but for some reason maneuvers through the dangerous world almost artfully.
  6. thank you, for your overly simplistic take on possible events.
  7. sometimes I wonder whether Robert truly wanted to be with Lyanna because he genuinely loved her, or if his deep love for Lyanna was a result of his closeness with Ned and wanting the two of them to be truly bonded as family. I feel like the relationship of Ned and Robert are the root of Roberts aspirations towards Lyanna. Robert wanted Ned to be family
  8. darkstar is an up jumped goon; nothing impressive about him so far.
  9. some strange romanticism. Like great, what we need 6 books in is more world building and plot expansion. The tracks are already laid for R+L=J
  10. hurrah, I love the books, but I can't wait longer for the third act to begin.
  11. they forget it's not HBO's job to cater to an author once they have already purchased his work. It's the author's obligation to finish said material
  12. he never understood it seems, that the show doesn't need his filler because they had already aged the characters up, and handled Dany in mereen better than George due to this.
  13. lol, yeah, summer. Now that he himself has said the show will spoil some plot points, most likely he does not care when it comes out till he's ready. Which in GRRM terms, means retooling it until fall or winter. I wish you the best in your wait.
  14. yeah, I don't think so. Believe me I'm sure he's having a hard enough time connecting the points due to his "gardener" type approach to writing. This is the first book he actually has to make the plot connect through the characters viewpoints. He's never had to do that before on a large scale. Show be damned, he's worrying about his legacy.