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  1. ASOIAF becoming a GOOD VS BAD story

    I believe GRRM himself has said the Others are very misunderstood. I don't think they are this great evil that people south of the wall have made them out to be, and they, like almost everyone else in the series, are more gray than you think.
  2. Thoughts on the second Dance and the point of the whole thing

    Yep. And I think this is why GRRM is really stuck right now in getting out TWOW. He knows how the story ends, but I think he doesn't know how to get there neatly and concisely. Specifically, I think he's stuck with how to get The Dance moving and have Dany's story proceed without having the North and Others storyline proceed with it, which is basically impossible. With that said, the Dance will likely have to be very short if GRRM wants to finish this in 7 books. If the Wall falls at the end of TWOW, Dany better be on her way or already in Westeros for The Dance to mean anything. Otherwise, she might as well fly her ass straight to the wall because fighting Aegon won't matter.
  3. The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Meaning that an orderly writer who uses outlines with ideas and plot and character flows could get to the same conclusion versus one who writes a few hundred pages only to scrap it and start over. He theoretically scraps ideas because they don't eventually flow with other storylines or there are continuity errors. By planning it out with some outlines for each character, he would save months and months of time instead of going down rabbit hole after rabbit hole to eventually just say fuck it. All writers go through changes and revisions to chapters, but to write hundreds of pages only to scrap it and start over is poor planning, and one of the main reasons we don't and will not have the book for quite some time.
  4. The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Agreed. His response was a sarcastic attempt to placate the commenter. Whatever the commenter said, he was going to repeat. There was nothing uplifting in his comment. Just more of the same ambiguity except this time he doesn't come across as upset or frustrated. Which to me means he has lost focus and isn't writing as much because it doesn't interest him. By his own account, he attended less cons and traveled less last year to focus on TWOW. Plus, he also has not written for the show in the past two seasons, which he claimed would eat up a month of his entire year. Yet, he seems just as far from completion as he did in 2015, maybe further. So it's pretty clear, he wasn't writing as much as we hoped he would.
  5. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    Really? Despite magic and magical creatures being prevalent in ASOIAF, you honestly believe that the humans in this story are considered different genetically from real life humans? So GRRM created a story based on several real life societies, kingdoms, histories and lores with real life human beings compiled from his own understanding of humans, and yet, they are genetically different than the actual humans in our world? Even though incest is considered wrong in the books and Cersei and Jaime have kept their relationship hidden from everyone even before Robert was in the picture, it's considered normal? Why would they do that, if incest is so normal? According to you, if genetic traits are supposed to be different in ASOIAF, then why do the people in the story generally have the same height, skin color, hair, eyes, body parts, etc, to you and me. I don't see people walking around that look like Shiva with crap loads of arms. I'm not denying the fact that Jon and Dany will hook up, and I understand why the show runners are doing it (for ratings), but it doesn't dispel the fact that it is wrong and will likely lead to their undoing. Do you think Jon and Dany are destined to lead together hand in hand like a good king and queen?
  6. Speculations, news, theories for season 7. (includes leaks )

    You are way too defensive of incest. If GRRM or D&D did not intend to show that incestuous relationships are doomed I think it's because it's a given based on the natural laws of the world dating back eons. The Isle Royale Wolf/Moose study in Lake Superior has been tracking the wolf populations from the island for about 60 years. Here is part of the summary from the latest study performed earlier this year: The two wolves that likely remain on Isle Royale in 2016, believed to be a male-female pair, are probably the two adults identified by fecal DNA collected on 5 March 2015. They both originated in the Chippewa Harbor Pack (CHP), born to the same mother. The female is also the daughter of the male, so any offspring from this pair would be extremely inbred and probably non-viable. Mechanisms to avoid inbreeding exist in most species of plants and animals (e.g. the incest taboo that is universal in human cultures), an evolutionary response to the deleterious outcome of such matings. The wolves themselves are now going to be extinct on the island soon as a result of inbreeding. So despite your claims that the incestuous relationships have flourished on the show and books, clearly it is not without consequences. If inbreeding was such a great thing, why don't most of the other houses or the population of Westeros partake in it? A few specific examples in the world does not point in favor that it is a normal, healthy option.
  7. What was Rickon, Osha, and Smalljon doing through S4-5?

    That's right. Forgot about that line.
  8. What was Rickon, Osha, and Smalljon doing through S4-5?

    Do they even mention the GJ dying? I can't remember. I thought the actor pissed off the showrunners and he was basically just written out of the show. Not to give this show any credit, but playing devil's advocate, I guess it could be argued that at first, SmallJon protected them and actually treated them as proper guests when they first arrived. Maybe keeping Rickon hidden until the proper time? But for some reason, SJ thought the Boltons would be their best bet and eventually just took Rickon prisoner. But that opens up a whole can of worms on why SJ only revealed Rickon to Ramsay and not to Roose while he was alive. And again, since the GJ was never really mentioned, what ultimately caused SJ to turn against the Starks?
  9. You way oversimplified Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's writing and over compensated for GRRM's. While LOTR is not quite as gray as ASOIAF, the story is not a black and white good versus evil story. There are several gray characters and scenes. Hell, even the heroes are tempted and commit bad acts. And even knowing GRRM is writing a more nuanced, conflicted story, it's still his story that he knows how it ends. AfeastforDragons previous bulleted points sum up nicely the reasons the story is not being released. It doesn't have anything to do with it not being a pure good vs. evil story.
  10. Hopes of Twow releasing before 2018

    Another thread similar to this was shut down yesterday for no reason at all. This one will follow soon. We are no longer allowed to speculate about the release date. We can only continue to endlessly speculate about theories in the novels we may never know the truth on.
  11. Leaks discussion thread for season 7 vol. 2.

    Yeah. And I find it funny that she can't have him there for appearances sake, but apparently 100K blood thirsty Dothraki riders and 10K former eunuch slaves get the pass?
  12. Leaks discussion thread for season 7 vol. 2.

    It depends on the manner and circumstances of his actions. Kim Jong Un executing someone in his cabinet for falling asleep during a meeting is different than the German war prisoners being executed after the trials at Nuremburg. If Randyll Tarly was in a peaceful meeting with Dany and during it just slashed her throat out of potential fear, I would argue he was a little mad. But killing her in a battle or executing her after committing atrocities against the kingdoms could be justified.