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  1. Unless they have dragons. In which case, they are too powerful and have to be constantly restrained by reasonable men - even if those men have inexplicably lost most of their braincells and constantly give crap advice.
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    Libraries in fiction

    Great library! It's just a shame that flesh-eating shadows tend to ruin the library experience.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Thanks to you and the Anti-Targ for explaining the point I was trying to make much more eloquently. In the case of two Indigenous men who the Government proposed to deport, both were born overseas (in NZ and PNG) to Australian parents and have lived in Australia from early childhood. Neither had any idea that they were not actually Australian citizens. I imagine that not being aware of citizenship status is not unusual for people who have been in the country since childhood. I absolutely agree that people who have grown up in Australia and become criminals here should be our responsibility.
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    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Actually, I think it is New Zealand that is being made to accept our convicts. The NZ government is objecting to the deportation of people who have no or very few links to NZ other than citizenship - for example an Indigenous Australian man who had citizenship due to being born in NZ of Australian parents during their visit to the country.
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    The North is finally independent

    Two rival claimants for the throne marrying and consolidating their claims would seem to be a sensible political solution.
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    Why does Dany keep saying Jorah loves her?

    To be fair to Robb, I think that some of the 'wolves' running rampage in the Riverlands are Karstark men looking for Jaime Lannister. They are deserters from Robb's army and their lord has been executed by Robb for murdering hostages. There is likely some ravaging of the Westerlands by Robb's army though. Jorah committed an act he knew to be illegal, well outside the context of a war campaign, and fled to escape the consequences. The fact that both Ned and Robb are prepared to visit justice on their own bannermen and fellow members of the nobility actually speaks well of them as leaders, whatever their other flaws.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    Well I hope that's right, as I would like Arianne to survive.
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    Why are big name actors doing TV?

    Pay might be part of it but I also think that there are probably more varied and interesting parts for women in TV - especially, but not confined to, more mature actors.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    There's been speculation that Aegon may be married to Arianne by the time Dany arrives in Westeros so that avenue of ruling together may already be off the table.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    You really think that the North Forgets was better than: 'Winter is almost upon us boy. And Winter is death. I would sooner my men die fighting for the Ned's little girl than alone and hungry in the snow...." or 'When we were sore beset and friendless, hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives, the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. The city is built on the land they gave us. In return, we swore that we would always be their men. Stark men!'
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    Why can't he ride a dragon? Would that be because he is not who he thinks he is, and does not have a better claim to the throne than Dany or any claim at all? Removing Aegon from the show and making Jon's claim look unassailable took that nuance from Dany's story. Her two rival Targaryen claimants are both going to have claims that are suspect (in different ways) compared to Dany's own.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    Except, in the books, Aegon will be a fake with no legitimate claim and Varys will be Dany's enemy and an outright villain who was prepared to see country-wide civil war to put his puppet king on the throne. Dany may look like the bad guy to Westerosi, but she will have the truer claim.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    Boltons aside, I guess we can add the Northern lords to the list of character assassinations.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    Not sure I'm the one being melodramatic. I don't think that Dany is that crazy for thinking that the King of the North might know something about northern politics. The show runners on the other hand .....
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    When Dany talks to Jon on the boat, she tells him that she needed to see the White Walker threat for herself and then pledges to fight alongside him to defeat the Night King. Only then does Jon call her his queen and 'bend the knee'. She expects the North to acknowledge her as queen because their king has bent the knee to her. Their king took that step because she risked her life to save him and his companions and has agreed to fight alongside him.