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  1. Deceased Actors Who'd Have Been Perfect in the Series...

    they're not dead, but when I first read A Game of Thrones in 1997 or so, I had pictured Sharon Stone as Cersei and Rutger Hauer as Jamie. Obviously both are much too old now, however, and Hauer was probably already too old by that time.
  2. Lyanna Stark

    It's not a rule, but the actor or actress would really need to be almost uniquely qualified for the part to get around European VISA requirements, from what I understand. Because of his size, Dinklage had much less competition for the role than most actors and actresses for roles like the other Lannisters and the Starks, etc.
  3. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

      Umm, we already knew that from the Theon chapter.
  4. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

      All men must die.   I think the show may be a summarized/cliff notes version of the Battle of Ice.   Some desert Stannis' already weakening forces and he loses to Ramsay.  Stannis dies a ignoble death.   Then, Sansa then shows up with an army from the Vale.  Manderly then turns cloak to Sans's side and it allows a slaughter of the Boltons, as Manderly's men allow the Vale knights easy access to Winterfell, Sansa marches in as the new Stark in Winterfell.
  5. Ian McShane Cast

    Patrick Malahide, the actor that plays Theon’s father is 70 years old and does not look like a young man.  Ian McShane is 72, but looks younger than his age.  McShane could easily play Malahide’s younger brother Euron.   McShane also has the intensity and gravitas to play a harsh & demanding military father, like Randy Tarly.   I highly doubt he would play another Greyjoy and somebody not named as a member of the upcoming season 6 cast.
  6. Your Plans for TWOW

    I will definitely re-read the first five books once a release date is firm. Or, more likely, listen to the audiobooks.
  7. Your Plans for TWOW

    I'm going to pick up the hardcover and the audiobook the day of release - I'm too old for a midnight release party, unless it's on a Friday night into Saturday, or Saturday night into Sunday. Not sure how long it will take me to get through the book, but I'm guessing a few weeks. I doubt I'll be able to avoid at least some spoilers.
  8. Best and Worst casting choices.

    His hairline is really receding, so he definitely looks older than his age. However, not as old as Rory McCann. (McCann grew on me as the Hound as well) Still, other than 7'1" Conan Stevens in Season 1, I thought the guys playing The Mountain were too short (the Halfthor guy is "only" 6'9") or did not have enough presence (Ian Whyte).
  9. Best and Worst casting choices.

    While Addy is shorter than book Robert, when we actually met Robert Baratheon in the novels, he was WAY past his prime, and Ned had noted how he had put on like 9 or 10 stone of weight (125-140 pounds) and had grown a beard to cover up his multiple chins. I thought Addy captured the personality of Robert.
  10. Lyanna Stark

    The second one is kind of how I pictured Lyanna. However, she's already 31. If they ever do a prequel, they'd probably need to find somebody Sophie Turner's or Maisie Williams' age now to do a prequel in a few years. Somebody like Odeya Rush?
  11. Season 6 Casting, Sightings and Speculations

    Harry dumped his first baby mamma because she was too fat post childbirth. And, what's to stop a drunken party boy from raping Alayne Stone - right now, he thinks of her as baseborn daughter of Littlefinger, not Sansa Stark of Winterfell, daughter of one of the Great Lords of Westeros. For him, what's to stop drunk Harry from getting a little rough with the bastard daughter of Littlefinger? Then, if that happens, maybe Sansa strikes back & kills him (with a corkscrew) or similar?
  12. Season 6 Casting, Sightings and Speculations

    not even sure we'll get a a Kingsmoot. We get captured Yarasha telling Theon that Balon is dead and that the Silence returned and Euron is now king of the Iron Islands. Then, we get Euron as king next season
  13. Season 6 Casting, Sightings and Speculations

    It's possible they could combine the two - Waters has supposedly gone rogue, terrorizing the Stepstones using Cersei/Tommen's fleet
  14. The Complete Winds of Winter Resource v. 2

    Could be a semantic way around that, but on a surface reading it's fairly major. eh, it could be that Jon Snow hadn't been named yet, so it was Howland, Eddard and the as-yet-unnamed baby.
  15. Which TWOW storyline are you most excited about

    Without any real large scale battles in the past two books, I'm really looking forward to several chapters detailing the battles in Winterfell and in Meereen. Since he really grew on me in ADWD, I am hoping that Ser Barristan can at least get a good death, unlike many of the other great warriors in the story - Ned, Robb, Drogo, Robert, etc. (Too many POV characters converging on Meeren - so, I suspect Barristan and Vic will die) Also looking forward to seeing who Ser Robert Strong fights in the trial by combat and who wins. And, of course, the fate of Jon Snow and how that is resolved.