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  2. Ser Hedge

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    Btw, this is a bit of a thought experiment in alternatives to Ramsay. I won't say I'm 100% wedded to this theory, but will defend it to see how far it can hold up.
  3. SFDanny

    Poll: Is Lemore Actually Ashara?

    I would only point out here that because we only have a couple examples of Tyrion describing Septa Lemore and he rather markedly leaves out any description of her eyes, it does not follow that he never looked at her eyes. This is a trip of what? Months? At least more than one month I'd guess. I'd bet Tyrion knows full well what Lemore's eyes are like. That doesn't mean he knows what Lady Ashara's eyes looked liked some seventeen years before when she disappeared. Tyrion is a man of twenty-seven, or twenty-six, when he meets Septa Lemore. Which means he was all of perhaps ten years old when Ashara disappears. Given what we know of Tyrion's childhood it is almost impossible to believe he had a chance of meeting Lady Dayne to see her striking eyes or any other aspect of her beauty. I've no doubt Tyrion has memories of the rebellion and before, but Lady Ashara almost certainly isn't one of them. the best chance they had met would be in 276 in Lannisport at the tourney in honor of Viserys's birth. Which would make Tyrion only about three years old, if Lady Ashara happened to attend the event. We have no proof she did, but to think Tyrion would remember her amongst all of the visitors to the tourney would be hard to believe. So, no, I've no doubt Tyrion knows what Lemore's eyes look like, but I also highly doubt he has any memory or knowledge of what Ashara looked like to compare the two. It doesn't surprise me in the least he wouldn't make the connection. Which is how George gets away with not giving the reader the information to make the connection while seeing the scenes through Tyrion's point of view.
  4. Nothing Has Changed

    UK Politics: A Third Meaningful Thread

    Also, I am not very convinced this whole replace the PM and the deal passes thing is going to work. Every week the Tory party sees its hopes collapse, the latest wheez to sneak the deal through falls flat on its face and they delude themselves about the EU, the DUP, whoever giving in. Even if Gove is installed he still has the DUP and Baker's Brexiteers for Remain mob to get past. And Gove is likely even more keen on global Britain than May, who was more about immigration, so he's even less likely to go for the customs union route. But even if he does it will probably turn out that the customs union is Corbyn's cover for voting against the deal, not the real reason. Maybe Gove can be like Nixon, and go to China (i.e. Revoke).
  5. Spockydog

    Football: Bernaburned

    Bergkamp was better. I mean that. And he wasn't a tax avoiding dressing room-bully either. And before the pelters, Thierry Henry, a man who played with both, agrees with me.
  6. Ser Hedge

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    To make it sound more like Ramsay. Ramsay had the original Reek with him for a while, and the northmen who had been staying with him at Barrowton and WF for a while might have grown accustomed to his referring to his Reek, so they might have just subconsciously got used to the Reek terminology.
  7. Error-504

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Maybe Sam should visit Mareen?
  8. Error-504

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    The WW's are coming and they are a week away. without Dany's help we all die, our children die. There is no other way out of this. All they need to know to make an "informed decision".
  9. Clegane'sPup

    Jon's Shield Hall Speech and Subsequent Plan

    No judgement involved. Sometimes I like to rattle off information for the newbees that have stars in their eyes. On occasion I have ventured down to the Miscellaneous chatter and received a rather good smack around. I also tried to participate in couple book vs show threads over on Game of Thrones HBO but the threads turn into bashing. Hell, it ain't HBO's fault martin didn't deliver.
  10. Error-504

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Has she? After her interaction with Night King, he became far more serious threat than before. One can actually argue that having Viserion sped up the White Walkers invasion. Was she to blame for that or jon? Being Cersei's enemy is hardly a recommendation. Seriously? No really, Seriously? People doubting in her, not trusting or liking her, being reserrved, all of that is normal. She comes with Dothraki and former slaves, on the back of a dragon, demanding kingdoms, burning people left and right. Just because we, as watchers, understand Dany, doesn't mean it is something that is a common knowledge in Westeros. They elected Jon KotN, he and he alone is allowed to make that judgment. Remember the BotB's? People had doubt in the wildlings as well. How mauch scene time was given to that before it was solved? This Northerners vs Dany thing should be given nothing more. Burning people left and right...give it a rest. Stannis burned people, Cersie burned people, yada yada yada. War is hell. Let it rest with the burning people left and right already, it's an old tired trope. Once again, just like it was normal for Jon and Dany to resolve some issues between them, it is normal to expect the same for Dany and Sansa. What's at debate here as how long it should take to resolve these issues, and a complete failure to understand the situation at hand. After the battle against the WW's there should be no issues, none what-so-ever.
  11. Seams

    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    I just wrote about Alys as, possibly, the personification of winter or snow. It may be a Karstark family trait, though. There is a lot of Night's King imagery in the chapter where Jon reacts to the pink letter. Alys may be a symbolic Night's Queen.
  12. kissdbyfire

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    Then why would the author talk about Reek instead of Theon? Jon doesn’t know who Reek is.
  13. Platypus Rex

    Characters who deserve to DIE

    Just like Daario?
  14. Sophia Wilson17@yahoo.ca

    Characters who deserve to DIE

    I am going say The Hound because he didn't blink at the order to kill Mych the butcher boy. Jamie he didn't pause to push a boy out the window. Euron and Victarian Greyjoy wicked brothers they both need to go the 7th hell.
  15. Nothing Has Changed

    UK Politics: A Third Meaningful Thread

    Mmh, but Corbyn isn't governing though is he. So don't think the analogy works. The no confidence motions in the House are no confidence in the government, what we're talking about is the cabinet having no confidence in the PM. Anyway, who knows, we will see.
  16. Ser Hedge

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    Perhaps the main intention of the letter (if it wasn't written by Ramsay) was to send out the news that fArya had escaped with the help of Mance & co and was not traveling alone (had Theon with her, but not the SWs). So perhaps it was just saying, send out a search party and collect her and Theon, who, btw, helped her escape. There is a reference in there to go and tell Mel (perhaps thinking she could provide the GPS coordinates of fArya from her fires and maybe also confirm that Stannis is actually alive). Most likely the author thought that Jon would keep this under wraps and only discuss it with Mel first, since the Queen, her hand and other Knights in her retinue are all a collection of idiots, so nothing constructive comes of worrying them, just yet. The other claims and demands in the letter are there for it to look like it might have come from Ramsay. Finally, the person sending the letter could not send it under their own name, as Jon, would go: Why is this person writing to me? Under this hypothesis: Asha might have the motivation for the above (and gained knowledge about Mance and the SWs and the Reek terminology), as she might want to let Jon know about Theons involvement, but she does not the means to means to write to CB. Ditto for Stannis, no CB Raven. Same for Theon, who is anyway in chains. Mel would not know about the Reek terminology either, she only sees silent movies in her fires. Mance does not need to write this letter for the reasons in this hypothesis. He thinks the Stannis party outside the walls will help fArya escape, and he himself is probably hiding in the crypts, if he did not get captured. That leaves a northern noble, and it reads better when it's someone who has had screen time recently, so we have - drum roll please - Lady Dustin!
  17. Clegane'sPup

    How far south will the Others get?

    I like this better than the Sam has the horn that will bring down the Wall. See the the thing is posters like to yap and argue about foreshadowing ---- the Black Gate, the tree at the bottom of a well under the Wall that only accepts the proper NW vow is located at the Night Fort. Iffin's I be membering correctly the Night Fort is where Stannis means to make his seat when he returns to the Wall.
  18. Error-504

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    It's nothing but fan fiction, plain and simple. I'm not calling everyone a troll. But you my friend, are a troll, And there is no way the drivel you type will come to fruition.
  19. Solid defense. Weak offense for the Cats. I think we can beat OSU/UH without PJ; but no shot at the Final Four if he can’t go. Murray State is not having as much luck against FSU. I’ve watched the Seminoles a handful of times this year and they have never shot this well.
  20. Clegane'sPup

    Time for the Vale to enter the fray....

    You and I may be in the minority with this. I don't think Jon dies. I tend to think Jon is wounded and that the betrayal changes his mindset/outlook.
  21. TwiceBorn

    The Blacks or the Greens?

    What Dance is to me is a conflict between matrilinearity and patrilinearity that is deeply rooted in a rift between Targaryen customs and Westerosi traditions. The Blacks believe that a woman can inherit the crown and it is even better so because "a mother is certain". If a mother has Blood of the Dragon so does her offspring. Man can be infertile, impotent, gay or cuckolded and in but few generations the Blood of the Dragon might be lost forever. This is why Targaryen rulers must be descended from dragonriding mothers. The spiritual ancestor of the Black faction is "Good Queen" Alysanne. "Queen to be" Rhaenys is the rightful heir to the throne and after her - her daughters Rhaena and Baela, who have very strong claim (with Daemon being their father). However due to shameful and unjust Council decision they were forced to cede their claim to Rhaenyra. The attempt to depose Rhaenyra by the Greens is the last straw for the Blacks. The Greens believe that man comes before a woman in succession. They endorse claiming a dragon as sufficient test of the Targaryen lineage but not enough to claim the heritage let alone the kingdom. In fact the Greens are somewhat ambiguous when it comes to respecting Targaryen traditions. They have put the Council law over the late King's will and openly defy Alysanne's heritage. I believe that the Greens emerged as a fruition of a long and tenacious scheming of the Old Town (Hightowers, Faith and Maesters) to take over Targaryen dynasty and its dragons. The first attempts trace back far to the times of Conquest. Obviously I'd ride for the Blacks and my beloved Queen Rhaenys and her rightful heirs! And despite the fact that this would mean promoting a bastard Jacaerys Waters to the throne. He was a dragon rider (!) and a brave kid too and Baela had been already betrothed to him. Obviously I'd make sure that she was the one in power when the time comes. I also doubt Daemon would mind that. However, I do think that legally speaking the Greens had better claim to the throne, because Aegon was trueborn. Aemond was also trueborn and on top of that fierce and cunning in spite of his young age. Most certainly a future king. As long as he lived the Greens had the upper hand. Even Daemon respected him as his equal and had to sacrifice himself (and his dragon) to defeat him.
  22. Clegane'sPup

    Time for the Vale to enter the fray....

    That is a good question. A question that I can not rationalize nor justify. Personally I want Sansa to take LF down. This is my take on on the Sansa dilemma --- the Vale Lords don't like LF for obvious reasons --- the Vale Lords have been trying to get Lord Robert out of LF's control. Littlefinger is gas lighting Sansa into believing that if this marriage to Harry comes to fruition the Vale will rally round her. A Feast for Crows - Alayne II Her eyes widened. "He is not Lady Waynwood's heir. He's Robert's heir. If Robert were to die . . ." Petyr arched an eyebrow. "When Robert dies. Our poor brave Sweetrobin is such a sickly boy, it is only a matter of time. When Robert dies, Harry the Heir becomes Lord Harrold, Defender of the Vale and Lord of the Eyrie. Jon Arryn's bannermen will never love me, nor our silly, shaking Robert, but they will love their Young Falcon . . . and when they come together for his wedding, and you come out with your long auburn hair, clad in a maiden's cloak of white and grey with a direwolf emblazoned on the back . . . why, every knight in the Vale will pledge his sword to win you back your birthright. So those are your gifts from me, my sweet Sansa . . . Harry, the Eyrie, and Winterfell. That's worth another kiss now, don't you think?"/ I have more that a few problems with this. Sansa Stark Lannister is a fugitive wanted for regicide. Sansa lied about Lysa's death. Sansa is supposedly LF's bastard daughter. All of a sudden the Vale Lords attending a wedding of LF's bastard daughter to Harry are going to and do what exactly? Oh, my lady, yes yes yes we will traverse the snow, the mountains, and fight the clans, fight the Lannister's, travel through the Neck and fight the northmen so you can win your birth right back. No, Before Harry can become heir doesn't Robert Arryn need to die? Why would the Vale lords give two shytes about Sansa Stark Lannister?
  23. sifth

    Anime

    @Lord Veroq Nassau I really liked Death Note..................until I didn't. I think at this point everyone knows what happens at the 2/3's mark. FMA:Brotherhood is alright, but I'm not gona lie, I prefer the magna over the anime. Some of my favorite moments are completely skipped over or shorted a great deal in the anime. Steins Gate is probably one of my favorite series. I love the movie as well, but..................the less said about Steins Gate 0, the better. I'm also a pretty big fan of Yamato 2199/2022, but I sort of grew up with Star Blazers so I'm biased on that front.
  24. Adam Yozza

    [spoiler] Larys Strong

    Wrong way round. Rhaenyra's first three children were all boys.
  25. Sophia Wilson17@yahoo.ca

    Poll: Is Lemore Actually Ashara?

    I think so because Tyrion is a dog he just look at the woman body while she is naked not her eyes. Also she the mother of Jon Snow Ashara=Lemore
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