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  1. Wow, I never noticed that v.15

    Hey guys, don't know if it has been noted before, but the link to the 2nd thread of this topic included in the OP doesn't work. I think should be replaced with THIS ONE. All other links seem fine, though.
  2. So Brienne is a bastard?

    We do not know whether Dunk married or not. We only know that he is not married at the end of TMK and at some point in his future he will become a KG. In the middle, lots of things can happen. He might get married with a noble woman and getting widowed, for all we know. But regardless of what happens, Brienne is not a bastard as long as she is a legitimate daughter. Might his father be a legitimised bastard? Yes, it is possible. But that does not make her a bastard in any sense. For the record, remember she is called Brienne OF TARTH, and not Brienne TARTH, which may hint towards an issue about the nobility of the ruling family in the island. Or maybe not. I guess we will find out.
  3. Wait, is it pronounced Ay-Gon or Ee-Jon?

    In one quote he thinks he IS NOT Aemon (the maester); in the other, he IS Aemon (the Dragonknight). I'm sorry but it seems a huge stretch to deduce they are pointing to Aemon being his "real" name. In your quotes he also thinks he is not a Mormont. I'm pretty sure somewhere in the text he thinks himself as Jeor (don't know where, but probably there's a passage when struggling to fulfil his duties as LC). Would that make his "real identity" a Mormont, then? It' a nice catch, but in my honest opinion not grounded enough.
  4. Crows and Ravens: Confusion

    Good catch! I wish they had used "corneja" instead, as it seems quite appropriate. Despite being a different species than ravens ("cuervo grande"), they would have fit perfectly, in my opinion.
  5. Crows and Ravens: Confusion

    In Spanish translation they use exactly the same word ("cuervo") for both species, which is kind of annoying. Unfortunately, there is no other translation in Spanish for "raven" (http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=raven), so I kind of understand why the translators didn't think of coming up with a particular name for each of them. By the way, I long switched to the original versions of the novels. They are infinitely more enjoyable.
  6. What was Quentyn's purpose?

    If you are thinking about Nettles, she was dragonseed, so she had, or was suspected to have, "a drop of dragon blood". So it doesn't count as a counterexample, in my opinion. From TWoIaF: With respect to Quentyn, I enjoyed his chapters even having been spoiled of how he ended. And I agree his purpose was both breaking the hero's journey trope and moving the plot forward, providing an excuse for a future conflict between Dorne (supporting fAegon) and Dany.
  7. Gendry is the young prince Aegon Targaryen

    And Ned somehow abandoned him in Flea Bottom and then didn't remember it? And who is the blond mother, then?
  8. Dark Horse for iron throne

    House Prester and House Bulwer are pretty close
  9. I don't think the new plots introduced in aFfC/aDwD are "mere" distractions, as they will shape the future events in the story. But, in my opinion, their extension in those books (and the lack of "advance" in the stories of the "core" POV in contrast) are obvious consequences of the "five year gap" GRRM planned and finally discarded. During these years the "core" POVs were supposed to train, to grow, to be able to become the leaders of the "endgame". Without the gap, it was necessary to put more emphasis in how the players of the game, even new ones, keep ravaging Westeros. At least, this is how it felt to me when I read it.
  10. Is the Valonqar a red herring?

    That's quite interesting.. never thought of Tommen being the valonqar. It kind of makes sense
  11. Mance=Rhaegar

    Thank you for the show spoilers. Very thoughtful of you =) ETA: By the way, if the books follow the show? really? Shouldn't it be "the show follows the books", at least? (btw, if we take the show as canon, then Please, don't use what happens or not in the shows as an argument
  12. Definitively, we are not reading the same books.
  13. Completely agree. Hypothetical romances and "what ifs" are things I really don't get why people bother discussing. I am here to understand motivations of the characters, and to discover those hidden jewels that GRRM hints and I completely miss because I'm freakin' blind. I am not here to create fanfic or to read about it. And, as far as I know, fanfic is forbidden in this forums...
  14. The Theory of Rhaegars Rubies

    Rubies are used by Melissandre to create glamors (the Mance-Rattleshirt switch), and it's very likely that the one she wears as a necklace is actually hiding her real appearance, so... well, rubies seem to be more than "just rubies" in this story. Nonetheless, I don't buy glamored-Rhaegar theories, nor I believe Mel's one is a former Rhaegar's (too big, as @Fox of House McCloud has pointed out).
  15. The "Truth" About Dany

    Regardless of what he ends being or not, he was raised as a bastard (acknowledgedly, closer to the family than it is usual), and that is what matters in this context.