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    I am Dany's Smirking Revenge I am Jaime's Right Hand
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  1. Happy New Year!!!!!!!!
  2. The main reason that makes lean towards Jaime surviving the encounter with Uncat is that if he dies at this point in the story line, it is extremely anticlimactic. As much as I like him, I doubt that he will survive the series but it is too soon for him to die. One does not introduce such a fascinating character to take him away so fast and in such an abrupt manner. As for Brienne giving birth to his child, yeah, I think (hope) that this is likely. After all there is a theory that Brienne is somehow related to an illegitimate child of Dunk. It would be history repeating itself if something similar happens this time between a Tarth and a Lannister. I second that. I think that meeting Uncat will be the final nail in the coffin if the Jaime Cersei love story. It will mark the point when he will turn his back to his sister and to a certain extent to his House.
  3. To be fair Doran is only afraid that once he tells Arianne, she will tell her friends and then it will no longer be a secret. For some reason he cannot trust his 23 year old daughter but he is willing to trust his younger son, a maester, a drinkwater, 2 yronwoods and a wells. He feared that Arianne would tell Tyene and then she would tell Obara and Nym and they would spread the secret. But he seems to trust men that frankly he doesn't know that well. So far, Doran's greatest accomplishment is that Tywin appears to be afraid of him And that GRRM has said that he plays to win, but so did Theon Greyjoy and so does Cersei Lannister, and Varys and Walder Frey. They all play to win. Apart from Roose Bolton, but he is another story.
  4. Well Arianne was quite old for westerosi standards. He did trust Quentyn but he is reluctant to confide to Arianne? He never even tried to tell her that he had plans for her. He just let her grow old and remain unmarried.It was a risk to send Quentyn to Essos but he took it. Why not risk trusting Arianne instead of treating her like a child? It wasn't just the letter that she read but his behaviour towards her, he alienated his daughter At the time the ally in Westeros meant very little to Dany. Daario can count, so does Dany. Things change and Dany is no longer a child in Pentos but Queen of Meereen, and as Quentyn admits Dorne needs her desperately It would have been wise if Doran had sent a group of Dornishmen as spies in Dany's court to gather information on the queen and then send Quentyn with an offer of alliance. For some reason Doran expected Dany to abandon everything and follow a stranger. But she had an obligation to her people. Doran's plan made sense when it was conducted at the Water Gardens, when his precious ally, Oberyn was still alive but there are always other factors to consider. Daenerys is not Viserys, just like the Sand Snakes are not Oberyn. A queen with Cersei's attitude would have gladly turn her back to Meereen to follow another ally, but Daenerys Targaryen would never do that.
  5. I have many favourite characters but the top three are: Jaime: At first I loathed, even Cersei seemed nicer than him and in book 3 bam! He becomes a POV character and he is revealed to be a complex personality trapped in a fake world, member of the most controversial family, member of the most controversial KG and he has the rare privilege of being the only Lannister who truly loves his family and they love him back. The fact that he is trying to find a balance between his vows and his duty, make him an utterly fascinating character. He is also the embodiment of the Byronic hero, described by Albert Camus:“The Byronic hero, incapable of love, or capable only of an impossible love, suffers endlessly. He is solitary, languid, his condition exhausts him. If he wants to feel alive, it must be in the terrible exaltation of a brief and destructive action.” Sansa: If the Starks are the family that is so easy to love, then Sansa is the Stark that is easy to hate. Often I read comments claiming that she is insipid or arrogant, but I disagree. Sansa is by far my favourite Stark. In GOT we only get a glimpse of what is about to happen, a girl who is gradually falling to a tragic situation. She is unaware of it of course, just like she is unaware how horrible the Lannisters are. What makes her so intriguing is that in most of her chapters she pretends to be timid, docile whereas in reality she is thinking the exact opposite of what she is saying. Plus it is refreshing to see a battle from the point of view of a woman, who cannot fight but is forced to sit back and wait, while hoping for the best. Theon: First he was prince of the Iron Islands, then he became Stark's ward, then Prince of Winterfell, then Reek. If his COK chapters are testimony to the frivolity of youth then his DWD chapters are chilling to read. A handsome, carefree boy who is desperate for his father's approval and is willing to do anything to get it and by anything I mean disobeying orders and capturing his bff's castle and releasing the most vile and cunning person in the 7 kingdoms. He paid the price for his actions and it remains to be seen whether he will ever regain his sanity. I guess what those 3 have in common is extraordinary beauty and a tendency to trust/fall in love with the wrong people.
  6. But isn't that a stupid decision coming from a cunning man as Doran? Arianne is acting in a particular way, which may seem less effective but it seems to her that she has no other alternative, since she is mislead to believe that Quentyn will take her place as Doran's heir. Trusting and conspiring with the Sand Snakes is definitely a stupid decision but none of this would have happened if Doran had decided to trust Arianne. And then there is Quentyn, the prince with absolutely no charisma, who was sent along with a few men across the world to woo a girl who had been sold to the dothraki and survived brought the dragons back and survived entered the HOTU and survived attacked Astapor and survived conquered Meereen and survived Whereas Dany's suitors presented her with gifts that had value sentimental or political, Drogo had his dothraki which would help Viserys take his throne back Xaro has money Daario is handsome and a skilled warrior Xhizdar will bring her peace all Quentyn can give her is a parchment. If Arianne and Quentyn are to be blamed for stupid actions, then Doran deserves part of the blame as well.
  7. I agree about Catelyn, I disagree about Sansa.
  8. So you think that Joffrey inherited the madness from Cersei? I think that they are quite different, Cersei has a plan whereas Joffrey is driven by pure malice, hence Ned Stark's execution. Cersei harms people that she deems dangerous to her or useful to her plans, while Joffrey never seems to have any plan whatsoever. While Joffrey's behaviour is remiscent of Aerys, Cersei is the one who is more alike the Mad King, since both of them were initially very beautiful, had a promising future but gradually alienated themselves from their family and friends. If there is a hereditary madness though, do we have evidence of other crazy Lannisters apart from Cersei and Joffrey? It should be noted that Cersei's behaviour is greatly influenced by Maggy's prophecy, Varys' attempts to enhance her paranoia and the abuse and humiliation she endured from her father and her husband. As for the Lannisters it is clear that they not really approve of Joffrey and his attitude. The relationship between Cersei and Joffrey is indeed a complicated one, she was clearly the only person to actually love him. On the other hand Joffrey wanted to impress his father, but incidents like the killing of the cat can hardly be attributed to a trait inherited by his mother.
  9. So far nothing in the text indicates that Joanna was crazy. What is interesting is that Jaime notes that Cersei had the same look as Aerys did, when the Tower was burned. I think that GRRM focuses on how much power and fear for the ones you care about can change a person. So far the only family which is linked to insanity is House Targaryen, and it seems that its members can either be too good or too bad. I think that it is very ironic that Cersei exhibits traits similar to Aerys, of all people.
  10. And Ned Stark the father? As much as I would love that to be true, I think that Illyrio and Serra are likely fAegon's parents.
  11. I like the Starks, well not all of them but Sansa and Jon I adore them, and yet I don't really like LS. Then again her arc is far from over and I will make up my mind about her in the next book when hopefully we will find out what she plans to do with Jaime and Brienne. Needless to say, I will loathe her if anything happens to Jaime and Brienne.
  12. Well the movie is in a very Lynch way both a prequel and a sequel to the tv series. Of course it got bad reviews, it was the 90s, Twin Peaks was a success but still many people were not familiar with the Twin Peaks mythology. I think that if they had access to contemporary technology (i phones, social media) more people all over the world would be aware of the show.
  13. In regards to the Tourney, the fact that the money offered were more than the sum that Tywin had offered at a previous tourney, lead people believe that someone else was behind the event. We don't know who, but Rhaegar is the most likely candidate. Let us not forget that there was tension between Rhaegar and Aerys, which is why Varys arrived in KL, Tywin might be accussed of many things but he did not turn the son against the father. Besides Rhaegar had limited contact with Tywin, and had his own supporters, whose interests were not necessarily same as Tywin's. And of course there is this: Also I am finding it very hard to believe that Tywin had planned the murder of Elia and the children before the events of RR. The main reason is the impact of the act not on society but on Rhaegar himself, how was Tywin expecting Rhaegar to react to the news of the deaths of his wife and children? Cry and then happily marry Cersei? The same Rhaegar who was greatly affected by Summerhall, years after the event took place? Elia and the children were murdered after Rhaegar had been killed at the Trident and when the war was almost won and Robert Baratheon was the de facto King. Tywin's involvement was above everything else a brutal political message to Robert and Jon Arryn: I am on your side. Also, we know from Barristan that Rhaegar only trusted Arthur. I am sorry but as intriguing as the idea of Tywin's assasins killing or attempting to kill Lyanna may sound, it is extremely unlikely.
  14. I had the chance to meet her when she gave a lecture about dystopias. She was very polite and her views on certain issues were very interesting, she seemed like a really nice, easygoing person.
  15. I agree that s2 was less wellwritten than s1 and there were certain storylines that were simply ridiculous but the last episode in particular is really good, it contains certain trully frightening scenes and it is definitely memorable. I do believe that it is essential to watch the s2 finale in order to understand the new episodes.