E.S. Dinah

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  1. Agree on everything you wrote. Daenerys brought needed change and fought to free the slaves. The slaves are now free people. They have Daenerys to thank for their freedom.
  2. Daenerys Targaryen will become the second ruling queen of Westeros after she takes the Iron Throne. She is the person who is best fit to rule and reform the kingdom. She deserves to rule. Daenerys always finds a way to win. She was forced to marry Khal Drogo and turned that to her advantage. Where most women would wilt away, Daenerys won Drogo's respect. She was badly outnumbered and yet she found a way to free the Unsullied from their Astapori masters. She took Yunkai without a siege and won the Second Sons (Storm Crows in the text) over to her side. She defeated the masters and took their ships. Dany has proven herself capable of bettering the lives of people. Like many, many fans have posted on this very forum, millions of people in the East now enjoy freedom because of Daenerys Targaryen. She dismantled the slave trade and made sure no one in the future will ever be enslaved again. Part of making that happen required taking complete control of the Dothraki by getting rid of the khals, the source of most of the slaves. Daenerys has a regal bearing. It's been said more than a few times by more than a few people. Daenerys has the elegance and the bearing of a monarch. I have now watched every episode of the show, an exercise that took up many hours, and I do not recall a single scene in which Daenerys utters a profanity of any kind. Whereas most of the characters regularly drop the f-bomb, shit, and the c-word, Daenerys always chooses intelligent words to express herself. She always carries herself with dignity. Just watching that scene right before she executed the Tarlys was like watching a God delivering judgment. It just felt right. It was right and it was the right decision to handle someone like Randyll Tarly and his son. Daenerys' story is a parallel to that of her great ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror. Aegon gave people the same choice. Bend the knee or die. A few minor but arrogant kings, like Durrandon, Hoare, and Gardener had to die before Westeros bent its knees and became all the better for it. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. Daenerys knows how to seize the moment. She took advantage of the cult of R'hllor to help bring peace and hope to Meereen. While not a religious person herself (which is a good thing), she knows the value of religion and belief. She uses them to her advantage, like any capable ruler should. Like any capable politician should. I liked that topic thread crediting Dany's public speaking skills. She is the best orator among the main characters. Her keen intelligence and timing enhance her considerable communications skills. Daenerys has travelled the Free Cities. She can speak many different language, from the Common Tongue, to High Valyrian, to Dothraki. She is a very knowledgeable person. In a land whose idea of a "formal education" is having been spoon fed by the Maesters, Dany has traveled widely and actually gained real world experience. Daenerys looks like a Targaryen. She has those physical traits that are uniquely Valyrian. She has awakened dragons from stone. She is Azor Ahai. She is the Mother of Dragons. Her identity cannot be disputed nor questioned by anyone. Jon already bent his knees and thus bound the North to Daenerys. Regardless of how Sansa feels about it, when those wights come calling on Winterfell, it won't be to deliver pizza. Even foolish Sansa would swallow her pride and bend her knees to Dany, if she wants to survive the long night. *Midnight Confession asked that I add this to the list: Daenerys is fireproof, which is as close to a god as you can get in that universe. Another sign that she is truly very special. And this one comes from the fan discussions on the previous episode. The people of Slaver's Bay (Bay of Dragons now) are better off now than they were before Dany got rid of the masters. This is proof that Dany improves the lives of the people. She is the best choice to lead Westeros for the long term. I wrote this partly in response to the many fans' concerns about too much fan service and how it may affect the ending. While I can agree that there is a lot of fan service on the show. That is true. However, I also believe that the show and the books will reach the same conclusion: Daenerys Targaryen on the throne and ruling Westeros. No other ending would make any sense. The writing on the show can get lazy at times and too many shortcuts just to force a scene to happen. Case in point: Gilly finding that passage regarding Rhaegar's annulment. It's blatantly contrived. I believe that they ad lib on the smaller parts but the ending of book and show will agree and Daenerys will rule Westeros at the end of the story.
  3. Daenerys Targaryen will become the second ruling queen of Westeros after she takes the Iron Throne. She is the person who is best fit to rule and reform the kingdom. Daenerys always finds a way to win. She was forced to marry Khal Drogo and turned that to her advantage. Where most women would wilt away, Daenerys won Drogo's respect. She was badly outnumbered and yet she found a way to free the Unsullied from their Astapori masters. She took Yunkai without a siege and won the Second Sons (Storm Crows in the text) over to her side. She defeated the masters and took their ships. Dany has proven herself capable of bettering the lives of people. Like many, many fans have posted on this very forum, millions of people in the East now enjoy freedom because of Daenerys Targaryen. She dismantled the slave trade and made sure no one in the future will ever be enslaved again. Part of making that happen required taking complete control of the Dothraki by getting rid of the khals, the source of most of the slaves. Daenerys has a regal bearing. It's been said more than a few times by more than a few people. Daenerys has the elegance and the bearing of a monarch. I have now watched every episode of the show, an exercise that took up many hours, and I do not recall a single scene in which Daenerys utters a profanity of any kind. Whereas most of the characters regularly drop the f-bomb, shit, and the c-word, Daenerys always chooses intelligent words to express herself. She always carries herself with dignity. Just watching that scene right before she executed the Tarlys was like watching a God delivering judgment. It just felt right. It was right and it was the right decision to handle someone like Randyll Tarly and his son. Daenerys' story is a parallel to that of her great ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror. Aegon gave people the same choice. Bend the knee or die. A few minor but arrogant kings, like Durandon, Hoare, and Gardener had to die before Westeros bent its knees and became all the better for it. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. Daenerys knows how to seize the moment. She took advantage of the cult of R'hllor to help bring peace and hope to Meereen. While not a religious person herself (which is a good thing), she knows the value of religion and belief. She uses them to her advantage, like any capable ruler should. Like any capable politician should. I liked that topic thread crediting Dany's public speaking skills. She is the best orator among the main characters. Her keen intelligence and timing enhance her considerable communications skills. Daenerys has travelled the Free Cities. She can speak many different language, from the Common Tongue, to High Valyrian, to Dothraki. She is a very knowledgeable person. In a land whose idea of a "formal education" is having been spoon fed by the Maesters, Dany has traveled widely and actually gained real world experience. Daenerys looks like a Targaryen. She has those physical traits that are uniquely Valyrian. She has awakened dragons from stone. She is Azor Ahai. She is the Mother of Dragons. Her identity cannot be disputed nor questioned by anyone. I wrote this partly in response to the many fans' concerns about too much fan service and how it may affect the ending. While I can agree that there is a lot of fan service on the show. That is true. However, I also believe that the show and the books will reach the same conclusion: Daenerys Targaryen on the throne and ruling Westeros. No other ending would make any sense. The writing on the show can get lazy at times and too many shortcuts just to force a scene to happen. Case in point: Gilly finding that passage regarding Rhaegar's annulment. It's blatantly contrived. I believe that they ad lib on the smaller parts but the ending of book and show will agree.
  4. My favorite has always been and always will be the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Stormborn. She is the reason why I watch this show and read those books. I suffer through every Sansa, Jaime, and Samwell chapter to get to Dany. The same is true for the show. I suffer through Sansa, Jon, and Jaime just to get to those scenes with Dany.
  5. It Is Known!
  6. Weymar Royce. From the first few pages of the novel we were shown the white walkers killing and resurrecting the dead. The wights that attacked Jeor Mormont. There is support in the text for the white walker's ability to raise the dead. Evidence, actually. And it is strong. There is not a shred of evidence in the text to support that Mellissandre can resurrect anybody or anything.
  7. The Targaryens are emphatically one of the oldest houses in that world. And they definitely are the most prestigious family in the world. I know that some people like the Starks. But the Starks are not the equal of the Targaryens. Are the Starks represented in the currency of the kingdoms? No. The currency is a golden dragon. The Westerosi calendar is dated from the time of who's conquest? Not a Stark's but Aegon Targaryen's. The most the Starks ever ruled is the north of Westeros and they were not in complete control of the north until Rogar Bolton submitted. The Targaryens are one of the forty ruling families that owned the freehold of ancient Valyria. There is no comparison in terms of prestige or greatness. Sorry to burst your bubble.
  8. Did you notice anything peculiar about Euron's command ship? The deck is fortified with shields. The prow has what appears to me a retractable ram. It's a formidable warship.
  9. His niece and nephew. Euron's gift = Theon, Yara, Ellaria, S/Snakes, and Queen of Thorns. I don't want the Queen of Thorns to die. I like her a lot. I like Theon too but it looks like he gets away from his uncle.
  10. What I have waited for. Daenerys finally arrives on Westeros. Dragonstone was awesome.
  11. Your Favorite Moment? Daenerys arrives on Dragonstone. I have waited for this very moment for so long.
  12. I like the soundtrack for all seasons so far but I think a composer like Yuki Kajiura could make a positive contribution. Here's an example of her work.
  13. Can anyone recall a passage in the books where Lady Walda tried to help F-Arya in Winterfell? Does Walda know the truth about fake Arya?
  14. Robb could turn around and take his army home. Just forget the war and garrison Moat Cailin. That would leave Edmure Tully to fend for himself against the Lannisters but it's only Edmure left anyway. There is an advantage to choosing your own battle ground and Moat Cailin is a good place to defend the north from. Let the Freys negotiate their own terms with the Lannisters.
  15. How would Ser Alliser react to Jon's intent to attack Winterfell?
  16. He could burn Craster's boy and Shireen to create blood magic that will bring down the walls of Winterfell.
  17. Did he throw gasoline on that fire? He fuels a lot of fires. Maybe they don't turn into anything important or maybe they do.
  18. I don't see many options for Roose. Robb will find out sooner or later that he let Jaime escape in Harrenhall and he won't get the same leniency that Catelyn got. His head would leave his body when Robb learns of his betrayal. Roose sensed the Karstarks and the Freys dissatisfaction with Robb. He knew they would turn on the Starks and just sided with them for his own safety.
  19. I don't expect the author to give us a definite answer. Real life is full of uncertainties. Paternity and parentage could not be determined accurately until DNA testing. That kind of science is out of place in the medieval world of our story. We will clues that support he's a Targaryen as well as clues that support he's the son of Tywin. Martin will leave it up to the reader to make up her mind on Tyrion.
  20. S Good team work. Mel can see the future. Mel has magic. W Lack of food and supplies. Cold winter climate. O Potential alliance with Asha Greyjoy. Use Theon to bargain with the iron born. Use Craster's son for blood magic. T Bolton army. Frey army. The cold. Mance Rayder.
  21. Rhaegar would have to wait until he's king before he can dump Elia. Which means he was waiting to marry Lyanna, but at the time of their deaths, they were unmarried. They never got the chance to marry.
  22. The story of the Rat Cook. Roose had to think before the plans for the red wedding were finalized. He knew guest rights would be broken but the story was not enough to stop him.
  23. I don't see how you can dislike the Targaryen family. The current family representative is at Slaver's Bay and she's fighting to bring freedom to millions of the enslaved. Viserys was a dick but he never killed anybody. Whatever sins Viserys is guilty of, it is far less than Jaime's, Bronn's, and Theon's. For a family that had complete power when they had dragons, the Targaryens were pretty generous and very reasonable in general. Can you imagine what the hungry wolf (Theon Stark) would do if he had a dragon? How much of his enemies' blood would flow is beyond comprehension. And the Night's King who was a Stark? Don't forget about him. Brandon Stark and his hothead would have been a monster if he had a dragon. Little Bran is already abusing his power. I can only imagine the atrocities that boy would cause if he had control of a dragon. And Arya? She would kill all of her father Ned's enemies and level their castles to the ground if she had a dragon. When you do a fair comparison of the Targaryens against their subjects like the Starks, Lannisters, Greyjoys, and Baratheon's they look like a very nice family.
  24. George is partial to cripples like Willas. Maybe Mace dies and Willas becomes head of the family. He will remember the debt they owe to the Targaryens and side with Daenerys.