Ser Petyr Parker

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  1. I heard something similar. I think the official line at the moment is they don't know, but 90 minutes definitely seems possible with quotes like "Two hours per episode seems like it would be excessive, but it’s a great show, so who knows?" But I thought they cut down on the number of episodes because they didn't think they had enough material for 20 more episodes. That's obviously not true with the way they're rushing through events (you could have spent a whole season on Jon getting from Dragonstone to Eastwatch!) but it does at least allow them to have a higher budget:screentime ratio, which I guessed was their real reason - more dragons, less talking. Feature length episodes would result in a season at least as long as previous ones. If they are doing that, I wonder why. Maybe they committed to seven episodes before they really knew how much time they'd need.
  2. Well I hope you're not talking about me here. I only care that the story is good. I don't get all these people who put so much stock in romance between characters and all that stuff, or whether or not Rhaegar was nice to Elia or something, as if it were Twilight. The "fan fic" comment was because it's being revealed clumsily as if a fan were trying to insert bulletproof confirmations of their favourite theories in - it's not about what happens but how it's written. As for details in the books, they're irrelevant to the show.
  3. The cyvasse incident is... concerning, but I suppose it could just be a one off. I'm re-reading aDwD at the moment so I don't remember all the details that I haven't yet got to. But to me, Aegon seems very average. Maybe in real life you couldn't hope for much more in a teenager, but in the story he doesn't compare favourably to Robb, for example. Of course Robb made a huge mistake, but it was a good chunk of bad luck that put him in the position to make that mistake in the first place. Robb at least had the benefit of growing up receiving practical lessons on how to lead and look after his people. Aegon will have had to stick to theory at best, and has grown up thinking he's a prince who is owed a million things who will one day be given the power he deserves. Humility for him is probably more a necessity to gain power, rather than a necessity for someone who holds power. His best feature is that he listens to those who know better than him, but he needs to have some good ideas of his own, too. All that said, I don't think it's totally fair to judge him yet - I'm probably reading too much into his mini-Joff tantrum.
  4. I get what you're saying, and I think it's an interesting question in general. Why do we demand that some things are explained and not others? You could probably do some interesting research on the psychology of this. Also, I hope you'll consider a career as a writer. There's something hilarious about your dialogue.
  5. What's the implication you're thinking of? Engineering it just doesn't make sense in any way that I can think of.
  6. The only interesting part will be what Daenerys makes of it. She might find it was much easier to talk of rights when she thought they were hers. Mostly it's just good for laughs. It was funny enough when Drogon and Jon were making friends, and I actually laughed when we got the "Rhaegar married Lyanna" reveal. It feels like a fan fic where the author keeps clumsily confirming all their favourite fan theories.
  7. Bran is the father, but he's also the son. He went back in time or something.
  8. Braavos seems genuinely anti-slavery, which makes sense considering their history. For example, they went to the trouble of forcing Pentos to (officially, at least) give up slavery. Daenerys also makes a big fuss about breaking chains, and has made a lot of gains in that respect which remain fragile and need to be shored up. Could Braavos be helping Daenerys behind the scenes? If not yet, will they? Or is Braavos not as sympathetic to Daenerys as we might assume? There is money in slaves, of course, and it wouldn't exactly be unheard of for a power to put profit above the principles they preach.
  9. It depends a lot on knowledge. If the human fighter doesn't know the strengths and weaknesses of the White Walker, I wouldn't put money on many of them. If the White Walker knows the human has a weapon that's deadly to them, it makes a difference too. Sam could never have killed one if he didn't have surprise dragonglass. But I think really anyone would be foolish to try. I see dragonglass arrows as the solution, not Valyrian steel swords, so as far as I'm concerned the true answer is anyone who can shoot.
  10. If Doran had no idea about a pact then it's not much of a pact. It would be insulting and treasonous to sign a pact on behalf of Dorne without Doran's knowledge, and twice as bad to sign away his daughter that way. While Doran was in the Water Gardens he had Oberyn running things, and he sent him to King's Landing because he trusted him. I don't think he'd do that if Oberyn was making secret pacts he had no business making.
  11. I think it's a bit much to think you know how anyone would react in that situation. We think people would be traumatised by violence and gore, too. Beheadings, hangings, maimings, battles full of blood, body parts, guts and screams. But this was the reality for many people, both in ASOIAF and historically. Everyone had a horrifying life compared to what we're used to. Maybe everyone really was traumatised, historically. Or maybe growing up expecting it made a difference, and people adjusted somehow. Either way, this scene doesn't stand out as dropping the trauma ball any more than any of the others featuring violence do. The book practically begins with a father saying "Hey watch this!" to his seven-year-old son and chopping someone's head off with a massive sword, and that's almost the least of it. It's just not justified to treat this scene as standing out among all the others.
  12. This above, unless something like this below: I thought the whole point was the "game of thrones" is for fools who don't see the bigger picture, and the Others/White Walkers are the real threat. But then the series is called "Game of Thrones". I always thought this was a mistake, but maybe they've changed the whole premise of the series. On the other hand, especially in the books, I've always thought it's possible we'll find out it's not as simple as good versus evil and that the Others might turn out to have sympathetic motivations. Maybe to them, humans are some kind of evil fire demon. Maybe the very presence of humans makes things painfully hot for them, as they make humans cold. Maybe as far as they're concerned the Long Night is just how things are supposed to be, and they're fighting to stop these evil fire demons burning and melting everything with their horrifying endless summer. Seems a bit lame, though.
  13. It seems their relationship is much like the Stark kids and their wolves. The wolves know who is a friend and who isn't to the point that they can go into battle and still stick to killing the right people.
  14. This. The Dothraki have no tactics, no discipline, little regard for objectives. They have enthusiasm and horsemanship on their side. This is from aDwD: Dothraki are the opposite: warriors, not soldiers. Anyway, there is no way they can be the "best army", because they're not an army. They wouldn't be one even if they were soldiers. They only have one type of fighter: light cavalry. Perhaps we could say two, as in the books at least (I don't recall seeing it much in the show) they shoot arrows from horseback. Perhaps Jaime banged his head when Bronn saved him, because despite what he thinks, a heavy cavalry charge would go right through them. What will their silly arakhs do against plate armour? Not that they'll ever touch that armour - they'd get lances through their chests first. They could be a useful part of an army. And yeah, it's bullshit that they managed to do what they did, anyway. Between Randyll Tarly and Jaime Lannister there's no way the Lannister army would be taken by surprise like that. Jaime already learnt his lesson, and I doubt Randyll ever made such a mistake.
  15. I could definitely see the pyromancers setting it up so ignition is easy, and once any of it goes up, it all does.