black_hart

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  1. Most moral: Many great acts already mentioned, but Syrio Forel standing his ground to safe Arya deserves mention as well. Least moral: Many horrible people mentioned, I want to add everything Petyr Baelish, Cersei & Dr. Frankenstein.
  2. Sansa and the Tyrells

    Yet, they did. (Though I guess you are a lemon cream / Tyrion was the intended victim man.) What really concerns me is how you laugh off evidence from the book. You have multiple PoV's telling you Joffrey is known for and fond of letting people fight to death and one case where he clearly is commanding it, but you go all ... "young man shooting his mouth off, just a bit of bragging, nothing to see here and even if it is not relevant". I gave you three quotes, so: Does Joffrey let people fight to death? Yes or no? If it isn't relevant, why the denial?
  3. Let's discuss crackpottery

    There is a type of crackpot that goes like that: 1. X is a liar. 2. X says it is raining in the Riverlands. 3. Having established that there is a drought in the Riverlands ...
  4. Sansa and the Tyrells

    He transitioned from a date with Sansa to trying to kill her sister within seconds. Seriously, we have his fondness of duels to death stated as fact from two narrators (both Sansa and Tyrion), we don't see the duel happen on page, but we see enough. No evidence hmmph. Sansa VI, AGoT: Two knights came to him with a dispute about some land, and he decreed that they should duel for it on the morrow. "To the death," he added. Sansa: The king laughed. "My dog has a fierce bark. Perhaps I should command him to fight the day's champion. To the death." Joffrey was fond of making men fight to the death. Tyrion: Joff's fondness for making men fight to the death was trial enough; he had no intention of allowing the boy to taste the possibilities of burning them alive.
  5. Sansa and the Tyrells

    Really? We are talking about Joffrey the Abomination, first of his name. The guy who personally shoots people begging for bread? Takes time in battle for personal sadistic pleasures (tossing prisoners over the wall) instead of being useful? Attacks playing children with a weapon? Tries to kill a girl whose sister he is dating (betrothed)? Calls execution mercy? Sends an assassin to a crippled child? Does justice by making ppl fight to the death for his amusement? This man is no danger to Margaery and only Littlefinger could be origin of that notion. Really?
  6. Daenerys, Young Griff, and Stannis

    Imo there is a lot of wishful thinking in the OP (and why would Jon need three swords?), but I agree to this. Stubborn Stannis is indeed one of the few people I can imagine abdicating to someone he sees as legitimate.
  7. Sansa and the Tyrells

    Given that Joffrey was killed at his wedding and Sansa+Tyrion framed for this murder (mostly by LF, but Tyrells had to knew about the hairnet as well) the obvious question is: Was a murder plot already planned at this point w/o the specifics? If yes then the Tyrell's had no intention whatsoever to follow through with their post-wedding proposal to Sansa. The whole investigation of Joffrey's character etc. looks different in this light, i.e. as part of setting up Sansa as scapegoat. Or the plot only went ahead because Sansa Tyrell was thwarted by LF blabbing to Lannister.
  8. why does everyone blame Renly for Stannis's mistake

    I know. This is why I said Catelyn is the only sensible one.
  9. why does everyone blame Renly for Stannis's mistake

    Around the parley there was still another option: Neither side giving up their claim, but the calling of a Great Council. That could have been the sensible decision avoiding war, whatever comes out of it. (Given his backing, Renly winning a Great Council is not even unlikely.) Some war would still happen between pro-council and anti-council (Lannister mainly) factions. Catelyn was plainly the only sensible person there.
  10. why does everyone blame Renly for Stannis's mistake

    With Renly supporting his elder brother dutifully, the war might not even happen. Eddard Stark was about to declare Stannis king and fails in good part due to his own mistakes and Sansa's loose tongue, but the chance to act is wasted partly because Renly would not fall in line and only move to benefit himself. Stannis' later inflexibility toward Robb would not even matter. Whether the Tyrells would go against a Stannis-Renly-Stark-Tully (Riverlands already under attack) combination is far from obvious. They may dislike it, but such a coalition would have been much more formidable than what they faced in the given story. (Though of course there would be no story, if we get a Stannis succession, Eddard Stark alive as Hand of King and Arya taking lessons with Syrio Forel, Bran dating Shireen whatever ...)
  11. At least mention Loras Tyrell in this thread. The knight of flowers. Half the maidens dream of him ... but all they can hope for is a smile and flower.
  12. Anyone else thinks this bit of aDwD makes no sense?

    He was always firmly in the friendzone, but was close and important to her nonetheless. And since Dany is a queen, she certainly has employ for advisors, queensguards, loyal friends. And him running back to Meereen of all places despite the threat should show her something, if she ever meets him again. A lot of people around her are completely devoted to her without any crush whatsoever. So is his unrequitted "love", really that important in the scheme of things? TL;DR: Friendzone can be a large space of opportunity around a queen and not as pathetic as the swarm of "still hopefuls" look around normal people.
  13. Why is Jon Snow the favourite Stark (usually)?

    She started a drive to give him his own kingsguard. If anything fear for Harry.
  14. Why is Jon Snow the favourite Stark (usually)?

    Ned, Robb, Catelyn are dead. Robb never had a POV. Rickon is very young. Among the remaining four most people like more than one, preferences vary, plenty like all four. However, Jon is in the middle of the story, while Bran, Sansa, Arya (and Rickon) are either incognito and / or removed from the main events by location. I don't know which bad decisions Bran makes, his only bad decision was getting close to the darn window.
  15. Wow, I never noticed that v.15

    That Roose and Ramsey have an argument (that frightens Walda Bolton) just before Little Walder's corpse is brought into the hall. I always wonder about stone dragons and notice that Greyscale has a lot of (stone) dragony imagery. Scales, we learn it is not healed only "sleeping", i.e. can be woken, also the stone imagery. Too metaphorical? But would suit the misinterpreted prophecies series. Or is that side-shadowing for "Reborn (Stone) Griffon" + dragon?