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  1. Chronicles is okay. Legends is still awesome as an adult as it was when I was a teenager, if not more so.
  2. I mean, it's not remotely any weirder than other major franchises like Trek and Wars. Also, D&D really did screw over a lot of actors and creative types beyond just the bad ending. They made a lot of questionable decisions even if kicking them while they're down is low hanging fruit.
  3. https://www.cnet.com/culture/entertainment/george-r-r-martin-asked-house-of-the-dragon-to-fix-game-of-thrones-detail/ George did want them to fix that detail re: Aemon.
  4. I dunno, the implications of Fire and Blood were already that he was a child rapist (given the circumstances he was described as being in when he is found to be informed of his father's death) and particularly scummy person even by Westerosi standards. I think that it won't be surprising if they go with the fact that Alicent wants him to be on the throne despite the fact he is manifestly horrible as a choice. He's also the only person of the Greens who rejoiced in his brother murdering one of Rhaenyra's sons. Now they COULD make him a complex character but I also think he might actually be more useful as a plot device in informing on the nature of the Greens. All of them are dead certain that they have to put Aegon on the throne to protect themselves, because it's "right" (I believe some of them will genuinely believe in male primogeniture), and because he's family that we have the Show Cersei situation where she loves Joffrey dearly but gradually clues into the fact he was a complete waste of space. I believe the Alicent scene with the sexually assaulted servant girl will be probably used as commentary on the mothers of children who have committed great crimes but figure out various excuses for them.
  5. I mean, yes, I totally think they should include Arianne. I want the following things in Snow: * Alys Karstark * Lady Stoneheart * Val * Victarion Greyjoy Use everything they didn't use in the main series, no matter how nonsensical.
  6. To quote Sterling Archer, "This is why we can't have nice things."
  7. I mean, I'm like 90% sure that Locke was getting conned there. Because that was the absolute most hurtful thing that the Falconcer's Mother could do to him. And it's a book about cons.
  8. I did and I really enjoyed it. I'm here for old friends and good writing. The epicness is not the point but the characters, IMHO.
  9. I mean saying leaving off a grand is something that people do in RL. I refer to my Great Aunts as my aunts because why wouldn't I?
  10. I actually prefer the first half because it feels more "slice of life in Krynn" and away from the main action.
  11. I mean, if I were to make a change I would have had Aegon II and Aemond black haired. Not Alicent fair. It would have deepened their hatred of the Strong bastards (projection) and resentment of Daemon and Rhaenyra's children.
  12. I really hope Viserys is the one who murdered the Strongs.
  13. To be fair, that was because of a number of factors: * All of Daenerys nastier qualities had been scrubbed to make her more likable and conventionally heroic. * Her madness came out of nowhere and wasn't built up. * The ending made it clear that it was MORALLY RIGHTEOUS to kill the heroine of the series up until that point. I don't think Rhaenyra being killed by the show's villain will have the same outrage where the show's other lead killed her.
  14. I mean, people love Ned Stark and he died at the ax. Jon Snow dies at the hands of the Nights Watch and is never coming back. Tywin ruled through fear and died horribly. Really, I think people overstate how much Rhaenyra's death will be a bad thing. It will be a very great tragedy.
  15. So, how evil are they going to make Daemon Targaryen? He's involved in a lot of evil and shady shit in the books: * Constantly cheating on his spouse. Plus trying to steal her property post-mortem. * The "heir for a day" comment that is just dickish. * Attempting to ruin Rhaenyra's reputation so he could marry her * Possibly murdering Rhaenyra's husband to marry her. * Blood and Cheese How bad should the bad boy be?
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