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  1. Don't get your panties in a bunch
  2. Hand o' da King
  3. Can't be true. Ygrette's actions would have toppled the Wall.
  4. Thanks for the history lesson (that might come off as sarcastic, but I assure you, its not). I hadn't realized there were examples of Lord Commanders who served as Hands. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The Hand is second in power only to the King, so Aegon V would definitely only place his most trusted friend/advisor/protector in that position. I love to hear all this speculation and can't wait to read about the development of these characters. It intrigues me to think about the implications of Dunk getting married before he joins the Kingsguard. I expect we're sure to find out (that is, if GRRM ever finishes...).
  5. I really like your thoughts on this, especially the last paragraph, but I'm doubting that Dunk will be revealed to have served as Aegon V's Hand. As he's already on the king's council in his role as the Lord Commander, I don't see a need for Aegon V to make Dunk his Hand. As I'm typing, though, I wouldn't be surprised if Aegon did it anyways. Something along the lines of revealing Dunk's origin as a Flea Bottom dweller to the small folk as he puts the chain of office around Dunk's neck.
  6. Wasn't trying to get technical. Have you heard those colloquial terms I quoted? In any case, they're more suited to today's mostly-literate society than the largely illiterate medieval society.
  7. Dunk's definitely not "book smart," but growing up in the streets of King's Landing makes him quite "street smart."
  8. I must be missing something. What Dunk did to the Osgrey's smallfolk essentially saved their lives. Otherwise Osgrey, Bennis, and the smallfolk would have been slaughtered by Lady Rohanne's forces. On the other hand, Bloodraven offered safe passage to Aenys, then beheaded him when he arrived, then argued that he had sacrificed his honor to safeguard the realm. How can you compare them?
  9. Too bad Baelor died in the first Dunk & Egg story...
  10. Google ain't helping me here. Link please?
  11. "When Robert dies, Harry the Heir becomes Lord Harrold, Defender of the Vale and Lord of the Eyrie. Jon Arryn's bannermen will never love me, nor our silly, shaking Robert, but they will love their Young Falcon... and when they come together for his wedding, and you come out... clad in a maiden's cloak of white and grey with a direwolf emblazoned on the back... why, every knight in the Vale will pledge his sword to win you back your birthright. So those are your gifts from me, my sweet Sansa... Harry, the Eyrie, and Winterfell." So Petyr has three things going to keep up the ruse: 1) House Waynwood owes a very large debt to Petyr. I assume he'll broker the dowry to forgive this debt. 2) Alayne is the natural daughter of the Lord Protector. Yes, still a natural daughter, but at least she's not low-born or common. 3) Alayne is smoking hot and using all her tricks to flirt with Harry. He's just gotta ride on those three things until Sansa can reveal herself.
  12. Isn't it part of the plan to reveal Sansa as the heir to the North? If so, the heir to the Vale and the heir to the North getting married seems like a good match.
  13. Have you spent any time on a forum other than General? There are dedicated forums for readers who haven't read up to aDwD. It'll follow suit when tWoW comes out. It seems to me that people don't familiarize themselves with the basics of the forum, including the very simple rules for each subforum. I mean is it that hard?
  14. 1) Yes, I know that I must make an effort to avoid spoilers. I have edited my above post to outline my efforts. Miraculously, I have no idea what happened in season 6, and my participation in this thread is counter to my efforts. 2) Yes, you never stated "I want..." I just took the following as an implication. I apologize for misquoting you. And that is the point of the rule: to limit all conversation pertaining to the shows. 3) Bring it up with the mods.
  15. 1) Agree, but its pretty easy to sort out the newbie thread starters that might include spoilers. Most threads worth reading are frequented by mods and people who have no problem reporting spoilers to mods, but yes, I will have to keep a sharper lookout, especially after the show is finished. 2) So why would you want the opposite? 3) Agree. It wouldn't affect me in the slightest. Just one more forum that I don't click on.