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  1. Ser Maverick

    GRRM WoW Twist

    Hizdahr zo Loraq wait that doesn’t meet criteria
  2. Either Littlefinger somehow goaded them into it or they’re conspiring with them. I lean towards the former because he also managed to get a more sizable loan from Tywin Lannister: a man who established his reputation by killing the families that wouldn’t pay their debts. If my interpretation is accurate, then Littlefinger likely planned for Westeros to be in a state of perpetual war, where the power that takes Kings Landing inherits a debt they can’t hope to pay off and risks the Iron Bank financing one of their competitors.
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    The Regret of Killing Characters

    I’d guess it has to be someone he killed off within Winds and then wrote a ton of content following it, so it’s probably impossible to guess. Hardly anyone died in Feast/Dance to begin with and if he hasn’t figured out how to move on from character deaths he made 18+ years ago then god help us.
  4. Are you sure A Song of Ice and Fire is the series you read? The story has always been a bunch of subplots that contribute to an overall narrative. This is like saying Marvel comics has a “main” comic series.
  5. This is what I was trying to address in the rest of my post but I probably didn’t elaborate enough. What I was trying to say was that he likely ran out of steam. This is a guy that primarily seems interested in sci-fi and comic books. I’m not gonna say he doesn’t care about the series anymore or anything, but he may have had a creative spark in the 90s that passed years ago. Also the fact that this is his most significant work, and he probably wants it to be as perfect as it can be, is likely a factor.
  6. We have to consider that the first book was started after years of brainstorming. He probably had a decent layout for the beginning of the story but had little planned for where to go afterward. And of course, his enthusiasm for the series has likely gone way down. This is a project he's been working on for over 22 years. He consistently refers to the series as a weight on his back rather than something he's excited to finish. So at that point, it doesn't really matter how many corners he's written himself into if he can't come up with anything to get himself out of them. I also think he respects the series too much to just give us something more quickly, if he considers it unworthy. I honestly feel bad for him, but at the same time, I need some answers. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever get much closure with this series.
  7. Ser Maverick

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    It would only make sense to call it the "main storyline of a show" if they were in every season. But they all pop up with no setup (aside from Olly) and and are dealt with pretty randomly and with no consequences or anything learned. The storylines are really just filler, and make the show feel episodic rather than a more natural progression of events like it's supposed to be.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    No clue what R&R is, but in every other media industry, from studio films to comicbooks, the executives have the final say over their properties. Yet, it's somehow conspiratorial to suggest this is what's happening on, by far, the biggest show for one of the most profitable television networks because it undermines your anti-D&D circlejerk. Maybe you're the one that should go somewhere else. You sound like a child. no clue what you're trying to say here
  9. Ser Maverick

    What's going to fill the largest part in TWOW?

    Importance is a bit subjective with this many independent story lines and us having no idea where they're going. In all the previous books the most significant amount of chapters always take place in either King's Landing or the Riverlands, except for ADWD, and even then he couldn't keep out a couple chapters. The next book will almost assuredly revolve around the South, with most of the storylines converging there. The most recurring POV-character will probably be either Tyrion or Cersei but I could see Jaime, Daenerys, Arriane, or Jon (if he's alive) getting plenty of chapters.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Good job strawmanning my argument into what I’m literally arguing against. Writing scenes with acting talent in mind, such as not writing a long, emotional monologue for Shae, doesn’t compromise the story and seems pretty common sense. George did, however, give a long, emotional monologue to Lena Heady in Blackwater that was unlike anything in any of the books.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    There's really something unique to hate about all the past three seasons. I personally disliked s5 the most because there was nothing even remotely interesting about the Sparrows, Harpies, Sand Snakes, or Olly. I'm somewhat surprised they didn't lose viewers after that because even casual viewers I talked to thought those storylines slowed the series way down.
  12. Ser Maverick

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    He seems very confirmation biased to be. Show writers will talk about writing scenes with acting talent in mind, something I would assume is common in television writing, and he makes a long-winded over-analysis of it. Never seen any real evidence for his theory that they write the entire plot to advertise the actors. Maybe I should check this one out before passing judgement. I couldn't bring myself to watch anything over the 20:00 mark; really wish he'd write a script.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    I try my best not to do this but I'll be somewhat shocked if: -There isn't a conspiracy that the COTF are trying to get rid of humanity -There isn't an elaborate Dornish Master Plan -Littlefinger's story gets wrapped up long before the end -Jaime doesn't make it to the end/near-end of the story -Brieaime doesn't happen -Dany doesn't have dragons stolen -Aegon doesn't take control of KL -Euron survives the series -Sansa dies
  14. Ser Maverick

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Yeah I always see people referencing this channel, but I can't understand the appeal. His theory for explaining the show's bad writing decisions seems very baseless and unconvincing. I also see he has two ~1:30:00 videos talking about the wight hunt episode.