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  1. 17 hours ago, James Arryn said:

    Stannis the dutiful, Stannis the selfless, Stannis the…?

    Like I said previously, it seemed more a plot hole to create a mystery around the murder more than anything else consistent with Stannis' character afterward once he was actually introduced. Or maybe Martin just didn't know what he wanted Stannis to be when he wrote the first novel. Might have been better if he tried to warn Robert via raven and Pycelle intercepted it. But that ship's long since sailed.

  2. 2 hours ago, James Arryn said:

    And also had no ravens or sense of duty?

    Well a raven would go through Pycelle which presumably Stannis knew would be unwise. But yeah, nothing stopping him from doing what Ned did and telling one of his men to sail to King's Landing and put this message in the hand of Robert and no one else.

  3. 2 hours ago, Canon Claude said:

    I asked a specific question in the title. I have set up the parameters. If this hypothetical question is not to your liking, you are welcome to ignore it.

    I find nothing wrong with the question. My issue was with you trying to silence someone who gave an answer you didn't like. 

    I'd go agnostic myself, I expect as I could see myself finding few redeeming features in any of the prominent faiths. If that answer isn't to your liking, you are of course free to ignore it. 

  4. 21 hours ago, Terrorthatflapsinthenight9 said:

    Cersei certainely wanted him dead and arranged for him to face the Mountain, she most likely knew that Gregor wouldn't even need instructions to do the deed due to how brutal and bloodthirsty he is.

    I have to agree with this. It certainly fits in with how Cersei tried to manipulate Robert into participating in the melee and later arranging him to be drunk while hunting dangerous game. In AGoT she didn't seem to want to do the deed herself, but set people up to fail. 

  5. 12 hours ago, Moiraine Sedai said:

    Jon’s plan to lead the Wildlings to battle Roose Bolton is illegal.

    I love the notion that the word illegal so often gets attached to warfare. It's so disingenuous it just makes me laugh. Like you have to present a properly filled out and notarized stack of paperwork before the slaughter can begin. 

    wait this form was dated for YESTERDAY! This is an illegal attack! 

  6. On 5/2/2022 at 4:48 PM, The Bard of Banefort said:

    There’s a rumor on the internet that Winds will come out November 13, 2023. I have no idea where it came from, but it would be funny if it was right. Then again, we’ve been predicting a release date for years now. 

    It's almost like predicting the apocalypse at this point. All the signs point to this date and when it comes and goes, oh well we got it wrong it's really this date! 

  7. 3 hours ago, The Young Maester said:

    Maybe a nice redhead is all stannis needed so that he would use his pecker. 

    I always wondered how Stannis would've been if he had a wife that brought out the best in him instead of the worst as Selyse seems to.

    That would take one hell of a woman though, so that could be too tall of an order.

  8. 36 minutes ago, The Bard of Banefort said:

    I would actually say that Tywin’s most redeeming quality was how he took care of and looked after his siblings since childhood. Did all of his siblings live at Casterly Rock as adults, even Genna?

    I mean, Walder Frey took care of his family. I think he did it for the same reason as Tywin. To have people under his influence he can use. I wouldn't exactly call either a redeeming feature.

  9. 15 hours ago, EggBlue said:

    I agree with this part . in my opinion, Cat cannot be expected to behave rationally because she didn't choose to marry a man who had a bastard , she didn't even choose to marry that man . she had a baby with someone she had slept with a couple of times and was tied to for the rest of her life , then went to a foreign country just to see he already has another son with another woman who must be raised alongside her own son. obviously she couldn't be angry with Ned for long if she ever wished to have a happy marriage , so , she reserved it all for poor Jon. that is not to say her behavior wasn't immoral or that she didn't affect Jon in the worst way possible (she certainly has ) . but it's just an unfortunate situation all over that you can't pick someone to blame. 

    I don't know, I always thought it was pretty rotten and even cowardly of Cat the way she treated Jon. I don't blame her a bit about being upset about the situation. It's how she expressed it that I always took issue with. She would've had a legitimate gripe with Ned, who supposedly cheated on her. Instead she compartmentalized those feelings, had no problem being lovey dovey to Ned and venting her anger at the situation at the one person who was innocent, vulnerable to such attacks and couldn't fight back. 

  10. 2 hours ago, Takiedevushkikakzvezdy said:

    Yeah, but going from wanting Tyrion dead to making him Hand is a pretty big U-turn. Why not appoint Kevan, for example?

    Kevan was his right hand man, and Tyrion himself said Kevan didn't have a thought in his head that Tywin hadn't already put there. Tywin wanted someone who was flexible and could think on their feet.

  11. 3 hours ago, Takiedevushkikakzvezdy said:

    Why did Tywin make Tyrion acting hand, then?

    Tywin had just lost his "real" son and Cersei was screwing up and had no control over the situation in King's Landing. I think only in that moment of grief was he able to see past his own biases in Tyrion and accept that he had no other options since he had to stay in the field.

    Certainly when the situation stabilized Tywin was quick to yank that away from him along with any credit and glory Tyrion won. 

  12. On 4/24/2022 at 9:49 PM, Fool Stands On Giant’s Toe said:

    Thank you. I thought I was the only one. It’s always a series recommended to me. I really tried several times but I just can’t pick the book back up after a while 

    WoT has been recommended to me repeatedly. Others have told me to avoid it like the plague. So.. definitely seems an either you love it or hate it kind of thing. I'm still thinking about taking the plunge. At least it's done, right?

  13. 1 hour ago, sifth said:

    It does feel weird that Ned has much fewer men in his service than most of the other great lords. 

    9 hours ago, Ran said:

    Winterfell is big but also rather empty, as the abandoned and ruined towers and keeps should suggest.

    Ned's running a kingdom the size of the other six even if less densely populated. Winterfell would have just more than men at arms. Any credible nation would have scribes, administrators, tax collectors, people overseeing commerce and agriculture, diplomats or some other civil oversight over the regional lords.

    All these people would have at least modest house holds and servants of their own. All these people would need feeding, arming and so forth so you have cooks, farmers, smiths, more than just one. Winterfell should be bustling, not abandoned and falling apart. 

    It does seem a valid criticism that the Starks seem understaffed for narrative reasons than actual reasons that make sense in it's own world. 

  14. 34 minutes ago, EggBlue said:

    I mean .. 50 guards sound a LOT, when you consider the fact that the legal heir of Casterly Rock traveled with a cook and a guard to the end of the world and back

    In Tywin's eyes the most useful thing Tyrion could've done was get himself killed and give him an excuse to press a political agenda. Tywin probably only begrudgingly provided the cook and guard because it got Tyrion out of his sight. 

    Jaime and Cersei having hundreds of Lannister guards in King's Landing makes more sense. Jaime's his real heir and Cersei having a personal force loyal to her only advances Lannister influence in King's Landing.

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