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  1. Google ain't helping me here. Link please?
  2. Harry & Sansa (Littlefinger is delusional)

    "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.
  3. Harry & Sansa (Littlefinger is delusional)

    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.
  4. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    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?
  5. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    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.
  6. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    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.
  7. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    Right? I'm doing the best I can...
  8. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    This isn't just any internet forum. It's very clearly a forum designed for discussing ONLY the books. If that hasn't been made clear, please check It's like walking through a regular doorway, then some asshole decides to blindside me with a 2x4.
  9. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    I hope you're not right, but I fixed my post.
  10. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    Ha, didn't catch that. Its the sentiment that counts though. I'll put it another way: Forty (Edit: 10000000000) years from now, I'm not going to care how quickly the books came out. The only thing that will matter, the only thing I will remember, is how good they were. That's my main concern, and always will be. - bilplat Edit: I'm kidding around. I'll definitely remember how slow GRRM is.
  11. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    Pretty simple reason: for some scenarios, we can't tell if the show's plot deviates from the books or not. This turns the show into a possible huge spoiler, especially for seasons 6 and 7 (once it is shown). Hopefully you can respect peoples' desire to avoid spoilers.
  12. I want to read TWOW NOW !

    My favorite quote to quell my impatience: Ten years from now, no one is going to care how quickly the books came out. The only thing that will matter, the only thing anyone will remember, is how good they were. That's my main concern, and always will be. - GRRM The showrunners obviously have concerns that, for Hollywood/HBO, are different and insurmountable (like actors aging, budget, and an agreed-upon schedule).
  13. I want to read TWOW NOW !

  14. A Great Lord Commander of the Nights Watch?

    Their ancestors chose. Now they're stuck with their fate. I don't blame them for trying to change it. Besides, raiding and pillaging happens plenty in the seven kingdoms without wildling help, arguably with less reason. Why'd you put quotes around overlord? Its definition perfectly fits. Late addition: Yeah, it's easy for us to sympathize with the wildlings for the reasons you stated, but also consider that it's easy for us to sympathize with people south of the Wall because they are humanized by near every POV (including Jon's). And being a lover of winter myself, paired with the Thenn's ability to thrive in the north, I don't "know there is nothing but death for them north of the Wall" (until those Others come, obvs).
  15. A Great Lord Commander of the Nights Watch?

    Check your perspective. Don't want to abide by the laws of the seven kingdoms? Would you like to be in a society where your overlord has complete control over your life? Refused to honor the boundary? If someone built a wall dividing your backyard in half without your permission, would you feel compelled to honor the boundary? Not trying to justify raidings, but you can't place the responsibility of the horrible relationship between the Night's Watch and the wildlings solely on the wildlings. This is why its so easy for most readers to sympathize with Jon's efforts to unite the kingdoms and the wildlings. But back to the original topic: I think you're spot on when you say that the NW adjusts itself according to the needs of the times. I reckon if the threat of the Others never dwindled, the NW wouldn't have either.