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  1. The Winds of Winter , return of Benjen Stark ?

      Leaf, who had walked the realms of men for two centuries, said that he had died long ago.   Pretty sure that has to mean a really long time from a purely human perspective. It wasn’t last Tuesday.
  2. Why do people say it is the books fault season 5 was bad?

    Which is exactly why people who don’t know English prefer watching the show dubbed into their native language. It’s just easier for them that way.
  3. Everything About the Tower of Joy Seems a Bit Odd

    Stop asking how. Start asking why.
  4. [Book Spoilers] EP404 Discussion

    That would be Egg’s son, the Prince of Dragonflies. Lady O became disillusioned with the betrothal when she learned that the whole “dragons fly” thing was a red herring, so she ended up marrying Luthor instead — who in the end couldn’t fly very well himself, either.
  5. [Book Spoilers] EP404 Discussion

    You mean the gentleman with the horns? The horns were the giveaway. He was that poorly misunderstood grey character previously incarnated (well, in-warg-ated) in Coldhands’ hornèd horse. You know, the one in the books that Bran and Sumer and Hodor and the Reed children ate. They all probably got Great Cooties that way, but Bloodraven was taking no chances so gave Bran an extra helping later. This glimpse into the Heart of Winter was done by HBO to show that unlike lesser shows, here there really is no polarized conflict of good and evil going on, just a misunderstood family man up at Ice Henge who wants nothing more than to adopt orphaned waifs so they don’t freeze to death or grow up to have green or brown eyes. This is more obvious in the books, where the True Starks have grey eyes, which tells you a lot about them. Because the actors had so much trouble with contact lenses, and also because TV is a much blunter communications medium, show watchers got to learn about this northern greyness more directly and sooner than book readers. It also ties in nicely with the dragons having horns, because it shows that Ice and Fire are just two sides of the same coin after all.
  6. [Book Spoilers] EP404 Discussion

    Even the Unsullied are deserving of love! Er, puppies notwithstanding.
  7. [Book Spoilers] EP404 Discussion

    Yeah, but I’ll bet that he’s not!
  8. [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Her name sure does bring Shiera Seastar to mind, doesn’t it?
  9. [Book Spoilers] EP403 Discussion

    I wonder who’s going to be the locust-eater now. After all, it was Strong Belwas’s enormity that saved his life. Plus wasn’t Daario the Darling off being a hostage by then already?
  10. [Book Spoilers] EP403 Discussion

    More likely that Satin will be exploited for his potential as a birth-control mechanism.
  11. [Book Spoilers] EP403 Discussion

    Well, to the extent that Orys Baratheon may have been Aegon the Conqueror’s half-brother. But I still think Martin is pulling a fast one on us with thus Aenys and Orys business; it’s like the punchline about Oral Roberts’ less successful brother, Anal.
  12. [Book Spoilers] EP403 Discussion

    Why not? King Thanduil rides an (Irish) elk in The Hobbit movies.
  13. [Book Spoilers] EP402 Discussion

    So? One could still be Penny. After all, everybody knows that only another dwarf can tell the difference between male and female dwarves. : - )
  14. [Book Spoilers] EP305 Discussion

    Of course she should. That’s how these societies work. Within the context of her society, there is no question of her utter and complete duty here, which she treasonously dodged. Whether it can be morally justified is a different question altgether. But you are reading this with a modern’s eye, and that is not workable in understanding a different society’s accepted duties and debts within that society.
  15. [Book Spoilers] EP303 Discussion

    You’re right! Once you puta it that way, it’s guaranteed to be awesomest!