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  1. Ah, new chapters spark new discussions...

  2. Spending the days pining away for the beginning of football season and The Winds of Winter...

  3. Go Manchester City!

  4. Reading The Blade Itself, first new fantasy I have taken much of a like to since GRRM...

  5. Long Claw and the Prophecy

    Wanna see Lightbringer? ;)
  6. Long Claw and the Prophecy

    No worries, I just like to look at things analytically. And you may well be right, who knows? ;) I was just wondering if there were any other hints or reasons for this anyone had advanced. It's an interesting theory, but I just don't buy it. Also, what is the age of Dawn precisely? Surely not as far back as the Long Night, etc?
  7. Long Claw and the Prophecy

    I keep seeing this fallacy pop up: just because another sword may have been 'Lightbringer' in the past does not mean it has to be so again or that Lightbringer even exists at any given moment. 'Lightbringer' might well be brought into existence anew or in some other way than happened other words Lightbringer may not exist at the moment and need not necessarily exist until the conditions for its existence are satisfied. Hell, it could be Needle for all we really know. ;) What is the love for Dawn as Lightbringer? Does anyone have an argument here based on anything other than its name/alleged age? How did the Daynes get it?
  8. Long Claw and the Prophecy

    Any particular reason for this other than that you don't like Mel? ;)
  9. Long Claw and the Prophecy

    We should remember that even in the books, figures thrown around like "8000 years" are apt to be mistaken. It is stated up front that the written histories of Westeros that people have available to them are no older than the arrivals of the Andals, whose language supplanted that of the First Men. Essentially, anything older than that is later writing of oral or other traditions which themselves may not have been accurate. Nor are Westerosi post-Andal texts apt to be "error free." Sam notes in researching the history of the Night's Watch that even though they purport to be making Jon 998th LC of the NW, their records indicate a different (smaller I think it was) number of Lords Commander. We are talking about a "medieval" setting: not exactly the best or most accurate record keepers, particularly when we stretch over thousands of years without printing presses. Point being: even in-universe, recitations of long-past events (including how long it has been since the event) are unreliable. Prophecies may be true, but they may have also come down even to the characters in the books as garbled and half-true versions of what was originally intended.
  10. Long Claw and the Prophecy

    It has national health insurance.
  11. Back after a mediumish absence, glad to see most of the board server capacity issues seem to have resolved.

  12. thanks for the add.. I didn't even know this feature existed. You're my first friend, lol.

  13. First time I have been able to see my profile in a while...

  14. The ASOIAF wiki thread

    This isn't quite true. There is one good reason to suppose the actor who played Beric will be back again as Beric: because he played Beric in the first instance. One can argue that the practicalities of the situation mean there is a good chance (even a likelihood) he won't be back. But this still does not change the fact that that he was unambiguously portrayed by that actor at least once already. That is direct evidence for the proposition that he will play him again, even if it turns out that he is unable to come back or they do not want him in the end. Or to put it another way: it is possible to have evidence supporting propositions that are untrue. This doesn't even rise to that level: it's evidence supporting a proposition whose truth value to us is currently unknown. What is known is any comprehensive wiki entry on Beric in the TV show will have to note that actor played Beric at least that one time: that is a fact that is not at all disputed. This is also goes some way to explaining why the quasi-Maege cannot really be confirmed properly in the wiki yet: because even if we may suspect she was intended to be Maege we do not have any direct confirmation she was. If they do put Maege in at some point later on played by a different actress, I should say our position would have to go to being that quasi-Maege was not Maege unless we have another very good and direct reason to suppose that she was. The only thing I can think of that would accomplish it in those circumstances would be someone known to be present directly acknowledging that Maege was present when Robb was first proclaimed King in the North...though even this might not be sufficient unless they also say Maege was the only woman present.