Cas Stark

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  1. Prequel Discussion

    I don't think they will do Robert's Rebellion, we know the entire story, the only difference is we'd be "seeing" it instead of having heard about it and even seen some flashbacks on GOT. We know what all the main characters do, when, why and where it leads. Plus, it would be jarring to see other actors playing the main characters who are supposed to be only 15 years younger than their GOT selves. GRRM seems to be most interested in House Targaryen at this stage, so I would think either the war of succession in Westeros or they'll go all the way back and do Aegon and his sisters.
  2. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Why is it so difficult to just take the showrunners at their word? This season is a showcase for Lena....it's all about Cersei. Weiss said this. Having watched GOT for many years, I know that the show is happy to sacrifice plot logic and cohesion to get to whatever dramatic point they want to reach. This season, they want to reach it with Lena, they've said as much. So the plot logic of her being powerful enough that Jon and Dany and their combined forces put their own lives at risk to make her an ally is unimportant to the showrunners....because their purpose is showcasing Cersei as queen. I still am now forced to wonder if Cersei will live to the end of the books and beat the prophecy, as that would explain much of the show's treatment of her and brother.
  3. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    I did. You can only break guest right if you are one of the hosts. When you plan someone's murder you are considered guilty of murder whether you commit the actual act of killing or not, e.g. transitive property, you hired killers, your orchestrated the killing, the killing was done on your orders, so Tywin is guilty of murder and so is Cersei. But not breaking guest right. Just like Roose Bolton is guilty of betraying his liege lord and king. Tywin is not. Both are guilty of Robb Stark's murder. One is not like the other. However, guest right is irrelevant to how realistic it is that Cersei Lannister would be able to command forces outside of the Red Keep or King's Landing, maintain her father's bannermen and their loyalty or be serious enough force that anyone, let alone Daenerys Targaryen would seek to appease her and ally with her, based on the events of the show in preceding seasons. We can agree to disagree.
  4. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    How so? Guest right is a thing, it's different from murder. If Robb wasn't a guest of Tywin Lannister, how did Tywin break guest right at the Twins? Is Tywin guilty of betraying his liege lord and king, Robb Stark just because he aided Roose Bolton to do the same? Answer: no. He's guilty of participating in the planning of Robb's murder and the murder of his men. He didn't betray his liege lord or his king or break guest right.
  5. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Tywin didn't break any guest rights, he wasn't at the Twins. That is on Walder Frey and his family. Maybe Cersei is going to pull a Joan of Arc, and lead the troops herself. That would be great.
  6. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    LMAO. Somebody else blew up the Sept that just so happened to be full of people for Cersei's trial and she so happened to be the only person not inside the Sept, except her son, who killed himself. It's true that GOT show characters are generally not too bright, so I suppose that is possible, that everyone would think how lucky that Cersei is the sole person who escaped, and coincidentally, the only person who benefited by all those people being dead.
  7. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Sure, when she was the king's mother and Tommen's guardian, and when she hadn't committed any massive kin slaying or religious atrocities. There is now no reason for anyone but Qyburn to be loyal to her.
  8. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Why? What supporters are these? She is no one's liege lord and has not ever had any "supporters" on her own unless she was paying them. The Lannister bannermen were loyal to her father and to the Kings and the army to her uncle and brother...the kings are now dead, outed as incest bastards, and she murdered her uncle. She's also a religious heretic to boot. She never had any cadre of personal supporters like Stannis did. I understand why the show wishes this to be 'her season' and make her powerful, which is fine...but I just can't agree that this makes sense in the context of the story. It's like much else of GOT, it works as a stand alone element when one doesn't seek to link it to previous plot points or think too hard about it. LOL.
  9. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    "That's what so much of next season is going to be about; finding out what Cersei's mindset is. Who is she? While Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, the one thing that was redemptive about her was that she genuinely loved her children. Now they're all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you'll find out next season." According to Weis.
  10. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Exactly again. If Cersei hadn't killed the Tyrell heirs, then there might be a reasonable basis that House Tyrell and it's once huge army, LOL, plus the Lannisters would try to fight her....but having killed and betrayed now every single past ally....everyone in Westeros would be laying flowers at Dany's feet as their savior. It doesn't matter really, though, and as I said in an earlier post, it's possible the book readers have been wrong, perhaps after losing everything she holds dear Cersei will somehow stay alive at the end, this would explain some of the show's weirder choices about Cersei and Jamie.
  11. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Exactly. She killed her uncle and her cousin and former lover. Not to mention the High Sparrow, the popular Tyrell queen, and blew up the most holy site in Westeros. If she will kill members of her own family, and do all the rest of it......why would any Lannister bannermen follow her? You'd be instead looking at Kevan's remaining children or what other Lannisters are left alive to try and neutralize her, lock her in the attic and restore some order and prestige to House Lannister. The fact that Jon, with a Vale army, an army of wildlings, and Dany, with a Dorne army, a Dothraki army, an unsullied army, a huge navy, and 3 dragons would do anything but tell her to sit down and STFU and release your "army" to us is more nonsense.
  12. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    They lost the dragon attempting to get 'proof' for Cersei, I hope she laughs in their faces, they already proved her calculation was correct, in their desire to get her "support" Dany loses 33% of her best weapon. The Dornish lords are already fighting for Dany. Tullys are a non factor, I guess Jon will bend the knee and beg the Freys for their army too, neat. Again, Euron Greyjoy is a nut job, anyone thinking he can be trusted for more than 10 seconds as an ally is going to deserve the knife they get in their back. Tyrells allegedly still had an army, but apparently they defect not to Dany, but Cersei, more hilarity. But, I'm willing to say that maybe we book readers have had it all wrong, and Cersei is going to beat the prophecy in the end, and so she might sit the IT at the end of the series, that would be a twist, and it would certainly explain the changes to her and Jamie's story in the show.
  13. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Don't the leaks also say she roasts Tarly? One of the best military strategists in Westeros. Another miscalculation I guess, LOL. It's going to be amazing with the level of stupidity shown by the major players that will somehow manage to defeat the white walkers.
  14. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    If the leaks are to be believed they lose a dragon to the WW in their quest to get Cersei's help. That's a very, very bad outcome. They would have been better off to say 'fuck it, bitch' release your army or we're burning KL to the ground, and doing it. They need the dragons more than any amount of soldiers.
  15. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    She has never been sensible. Never. She let Joff run wild and start a war. She tried to destroy the Tyrell alliance from the very beginning. Then she re armed the Faith. She's a short term thinker who never sees the big picture as both her brother and Varys already know, so believing she would unite with Dany and Jon to fight the WW is dumb, totally dumb.
  16. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Well, it appears from the leaks that their mission to get a wight for Cersei, so they can get her "support" which they should all know will never come..... Hello, Varys and Tyrion watched her all her life....lost them 1/3 of Dany's WMD dragon force, as well as other important players...that's a high price to pay for the alliance of someone who everyone should know will NEVER follow through, and who would always, always see the WW as a means to destroy her enemies. It's not so much refusing to attack KL, as it is treating Cersei like she's a legitimate ruler, a powerful ruler, and having an expectation she would work with them against the WW instead of stand back in KL and let the WW kill everyone in the North and the Vale and the Riverlands...with a delusional belief she will figure out how to defeat them when the time comes.
  17. The Grammys 2017

    It's not as if Beyonce has been really 'snubbed' by the Grammys, she has won almost 20 times. So, the outcry is a little silly. It's also not the first time in an awards show when the person everyone thought was a slam dunk didn't end up winning. Lastly, it's not as if Adele sucks or something or is a flash in the pan like some of those other Grammy winners from the link, LOL. Taste of Honey? Chris Cross? LOL.
  18. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Both Varys and Tyrion would know that Cersei will never deliver on any promise she makes to her enemies. She was trying to destroy the Tyrell alliance from Day Two. So, them convincing Dany to 'parlay' with Cersei is silly. Secondly, the idea of her being powerful outside of KL, and commanding some mysteriously huge Lannister army that we haven't seen since seasons 1 & 2, is also highly unrealistic since she killed her uncle and cousin as well as presumably many other Lannister bannermen who would have been in the Sept, she is simply not someone that anyone outside of KL would obey or follow.
  19. The Grammys 2017

    I've never seen anyone say Beyonce is too black, but possibly I missed such criticism. I thought she would win for Lemonade, but if 25 out sold it, then that's probably the reason, since the music industry is constantly striving to stay relevant in the age of free music.
  20. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    That would absolutely make more sense, but given how much the show loves Lena, I suspect that despite how silly it is, the wight hunt is about Cersei not Dany.
  21. NFL Superbowl: Dont Waste My Overtime

    I'm not sure Jed York's Santa Clara 49ers deserve a winning organization, although I do feel for the fans. Shanahan seems like good HC material, even despite staying so aggressive in the super bowl that they allowed the Pats to win....but if any team can wreck him, it's the York niners.
  22. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    They allied with House Tyrell and made Marg queen, twice, that's the effect and the power of the Highgarden food blockade and the Tyrell army....all of which apparently go by the wayside in season 7.
  23. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    They lose the dragon as a direct result of their stupidity in seeking to ally with a woman who has proven, again and again and again, that she cannot be trusted, period. She betrayed her husband, her father, her son, her daughter, both of her brothers, her uncle, her cousin, the Tyrells, the Starks, Pycelle....every single person who has ever been her ally has been betrayed by her. I already said: starve her out, blockade KL and demand she abdicate. Allow the small folk to leave the capital, offer mercy to those who defect...KL would become ungovernable in a matter of a few months. But NO, instead, all the main characters put their lives on the line to capture a wight and prove to Cersei she needs to dedicate her 'army' to the cause, like it apparently never occurs to them that she would choose to let the WW kill her enemies, because she's all about the short term..whatever.
  24. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    For the last time, it isn't the issue of her death, but that after 6 seasons of constantly making bad decisions, creating chaos and mayhem, bad judgment....in Season 7 Cersei becomes A Force To Be Reckoned With...a powerful, successful queen, so powerful that Dany appeases her instead of destroying her, like she has all of her enemies since Day One. It appears that in the show Cersei is not going to get any blow back from blowing up Westeros most sacred site, along with her uncle and cousin, and the queen.....no one in Westeros is going to care, they're going to rally around her and fight for her. LMAO. Typical GOT. The leaks are exactly the level of story telling I expect from the show. Lena will undoubtedly live until the last couple of episodes in season 8.
  25. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    There is a big difference between 'making her queen and killing her two episodes later' and having the entire season 7 plot revolve around appeasing her....especially given that her long list of crimes and betrayals are well known....and that between the Dany and Jon and the forces they command they have no need to 'parlay' with anyone, let alone a traitorous nitwit like Cersei Lannister. LOL.