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  1. I liked the show's red wedding better than the book's. The gut punch of Talisa getting stabbed added extra tragedy. I also liked the catatonic ending for Cat. I like Talisa better than plain Jeyne, too. Robb breaking his vow for love in the show was more convincing to me than his "doing the right thing" in the book. I'd fall in love with Talisa, too.
  2. Little Things You Want in Season 7

    I guess this thread is just an extension of the rant & rave thread, judging by the many snarky and useless posts. I guess it's pointless for fans of the show to come to this forum for good discussion. What a shame.
  3. Little Things You Want in Season 7

    I would like to see the return of Quaithe. She appeared briefly in Season 2 in Qarth and then disappeared. She's a cool character, would like to see more of her. Maybe she finds Jorah again in Season 7 to help him with his greyscale?
  4. Unsolved Mystery from season 1

    The conclusion that Joffrey did it is based on hints dropped in the books. As far as I recall, though, the show didn't drop any similar hints. (Or did it?) I wonder if the show will ever address this issue again or just leave it a mystery.
  5. It has to focus on the noble class because the series is about the never-ending struggle for power, which is a game for the powerful. I do like the smaller stories the series tells, too, like the Brienne chapter about Nimble Dick. Brienne's chapters in general are about telling smaller stories. (And a lot of readers hate them.)
  6. The puzzles of GRRM

    The one that contains the only copy of The Death of Dragons. The Faceless Men want to know how to kill dragons. They are the ancient enemies of the dragonlords of Valyria, after all. And their God sure sounds a lot like the Great Other that opposes the Red God. Watch out, Dany, Jon, and Tyrion. And beware of Arya in your midst. Jacqen H'agar recruited and trained her for a reason. I really doubt she's free from the Faceless Men death cult.
  7. The puzzles of GRRM

    Do you know why he calls himself an alchemist, though? It's because he can turn lead into gold, i.e. he gave Pate a gold coin in exchange for a lead key. (Or if not lead, whatever metal it was.)
  8. Unsolved Mystery from season 1

    So who was behind the assassination attempt on Bran in Winterfell and why? The show has never addressed this, except for having Catelyn accuse Tyrion of the crime. Of course the Gods judged Tyrion innocent in trial by combat. I know the theory from the books (although the books also never outright say who did it), but I am curious what show only watchers think. As far as I recall, the show offers no hints.
  9. Game of Thrones is about climate change

    I don't think the book series is about climate change specifically. I think it's about the never-ending quest for power on multiple levels (the never-ending game of thrones), how different people and groups approach that quest (some are ruthless, some have honor, etc.), and how this quest blinds people to greater threats. You can relate that to climate change if you want, but I think it's a more universal theme. It's about humanity.
  10. Hey. Long time. How are you ?

     

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      A Bong of Ice and Fire

      Hi, there!  We are still alive! :)

  11. Is the High Sparrow really a villain?

    We'll fly as high as the sun, friend.
  12. Is the High Sparrow really a villain?

    I agree. I loved the High Sparrow. First, the actor was fantastic. The common people loved him. He fed and cared for the poor. And he was right about the corruption and sinfulness of the high Lords. Power went to his head, and got a little too overconfident, but fundamentally he was a good man. Remember, he never asked for the faith militant to return.
  13. Arya is dead calling it now!

    I think Arya now actually is No One. Jaqen declared it when she returned. Then a girl says she's Arya Stark and is going home, and Jaqen smiles and let's her leave. First of all, this is too un-Games of Thronish. It's a pointless story with a cheezy, unrealistic happy ending. No way that's what happened. No way the story of the Faceless Men and their role in the story is so unimportant. No way Jaqen let's Arya just walk out like that. "Arya Stark" is the identify that No One is now using. The final scene was Jaqen sending her off on a mission to Westeros to kill someone important while posing as "Arya Stark". Perhaps Jon Snow?
  14. "Fair Game: The critical universe around Game of Thrones".

    I disagree. I loved the Davos chapters in ADwD. They were fun and world-expanding. I'm also sure that plenty of people will care GRRM's world. The scope, history, and lore of it rival Tolkien's world, not too mention GRRM's world is more interesting. I think it will be no less relevant in the world of popular culture than Tolkien's world. ASoIaF is the greatest fantasy epic by far since The Lord of the Rings. It matters!
  15. "Fair Game: The critical universe around Game of Thrones".

    I disagree that it's bad storytelling to add in the extra players (Dornish, Ironborn, etc.). It's much more realistic that the game of thrones and power will attract more players. The major conflicts that are happening now in GRRM's world would naturally draw in more than just a few major houses or regions. I like that we see a more global view of the big game. Sure, a Starks vs. Lannisters type narrative (like in book 1) is more streamlined and easier to write and read, but I don't think it's more realistic. In the end I'm sure I'll be glad we got so much more of the world in the last 2 books. GRRM's world is going to live forever in popular culture (video games, board games, etc.). Better that it's more expansive and interesting than less. It's also good to have a deeper mythology and deeper lore. Essos is rich with cool lore. Just one man's opinion, as Sir Davos might say.