CornishDornish

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  1. Another PJ fan. Really enjoy his analysis even though some of his theories ruffle a few feathers. I like IdeasofIceandFire as well along with Secrets of the Citadel and Alt Shift X.
  2. What does it do for the story? Well for one it shows how messed up the humans are and as others have pointed out incest was a major issue with a lot of royal families for generations. Great post @The Fattest Leech omg those portraits!!! It also adds to the crapsack world ASOIAF generally is, I mean think about, the aggressive policing of sexuality amongst nobility is pretty shitty. Which again is something that effected the real world and still does to a certain extent arranged marriages for instance. People couldn't marry for love in those days and if you had to marry someone who was related to the family for money or political reasons you didn't really have much say against it. And yes love triangles and unrequited love does feature heavily in a lot of GRRMS work especially ASOIAF.
  3. There's a theory that Arya will die and become one with Nymeria and there she'll find peace presiding over her wolfpack. Part of the bittersweet ending that Martin has promised.
  4. Because she's a moron
  5. Exactly. He went from an uncaring sister-fucker to someone who is at least trying to do the right thing. As demonstrated from the trebuchet threat to Edmure, an act which stopped Riverrun from becoming an absolute bloodbath, even if the method was most distasteful.
  6. I always read Jamie's chapters as an exploration of the nature of 'doing the right thing' even though it's not the 'moral' or 'correct' decision. Especially when you compare them to Barristan's chapters who did whatever he was told to do even if it troubled him deep down. If he kills Lady Stoneheart he'll kill the one woman who showed him mercy during the WOTFK even though Stoneheart wants to see him hang. If Cersei goes full batshit insane and becomes the Mad Queen Jamie may again have to become the kinslayer to save the realm. Which falls nicely into another theme of the series of history repeating itself time after time. All guesswork of course. As someone has already said his story could go anyway at the point where Dance ended.
  7. Let's play D&D morality (sue me). Lawful evil Tywin Lannister - super controlling to the point of sadism and knowingly used terror tactics during TWOTFK Roose Bolton - Loves his quiet and peaceful land so he can get on with his fox hunting with a little rape on the side The Slavers - All they care about is money. Humans are just tools and resources to be bought and sold Neutral evil Littlefinger - Only cares about number one and changes loyalties at the drop of a hat Chaotic evil Ramsay Bolton - where to begin? Gregor clegane - The frothing dog of the westerlands. Along with his "pet rats" who are just as bad. Euron Greyjoy - maddest of them all and a paedophile to boat.
  8. Point taken although your comment is unintentionally hilarious as the series is set in a world with powerful psychic-based magic written by an sci-fi author. Anyway...back to the topic GRRM has actually answered the OP original point about the male gaze. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/11/george-rr-martin-game-of-thrones-gay-sex http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/12/game-of-thrones-author-i-wont-include-gay-characters-in-novels-for-the-sake-of-it/ In which he says this.. Well there you have it. He has a male gaze because....he is a male heterosexual, and he's honest about what he's comfortable and not comfortable writing about. But he's also open to the possibility of there being a gay sex scene. Watch this space.
  9. It might be because even the faintest whiff of bi/homosexuality in men is not tolerated in Westeros.
  10. http://asongoftheories.tumblr.com/post/60454198983/re-the-patchface-theory-extended Found this a while back but didn't put much stock in to it. It does seem a stretch that Patch is the general of the Others but it's an interesting link that he might have infected little Shireen with greyscale due to his exposure to the sea, but then again, where is Patches' disfigurement?
  11. Quaithe has a dreamlike quality in the fifth book and the other handmaidens can't see her and wonder who Dany is talking to. All of this strongly hints towards a glass candle being used and there's one place that's (relatively) close to Dany that does have them and that's Qarth which is where Quaithe was last physically seen.
  12. I think it's more likely that PJ's theory that Lem Lemoncloak is Richard Lonmouth is correct as the Ghost of Highheart seems to twice associate him with kisses and skulls.
  13. @Seams Carrying on from the theme of children dying and the senseless nature of war with some real nasty quotes Varys to Ned Tyrion checking his privilege
  14. Mel says a lot of things. So I'm not so sure it will be her.
  15. For it to be a war crime don't the parties (countries) involved have to already have an agreed upon code of conduct? Eg: not using weapons of mass destruction, not sacking a city that has already surrendered, avoiding neutral territories etc... I'm no expert but I'm sure that the medieval world didn't have a concept of war crimes and any atrocities were met with "it's just war, mate!" and anything goes was the order of the day.