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  1. Texas Hold Em

    An Evil Name

    George says he is more like Samwell Tarly than Tyrion. Samwell is the farthest thing from brave. Is this George Martin's criticism against bravery? Sad if it is.
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    What are some significant differences between Robb and Jon?

    In all fairness, none of the banner lords were completely loyal. Most bit their tongues and answered the call because they feared what the Starks might do to them. Kinda makes you admire the houses who defied their lords paramount to support the crown. I would say Roose was within his legal rights to undermine the Starks because they were rebelling against the ruler of Westeros. They are all, Starks and their banner lords, subjects of the crown. The Starks were in the wrong and Roose can legally claim himself a loyalists to the crown.
  3. What lesson could that teach the reader? The players have got to have choice. It's the choices the players are making right now that are causing the Others to move. Martin can't teach his readers a lesson if his actors are victims.
  4. The repercussions are gonna be catastrophic.
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    Why didn't Rhaenys do a harrenhal on Sunspear?

    That was the problem. The Starks didn't conquer the north by avoiding violence. No they did not. The Starks were very ruthless and served a violent religion. Remember what they did to the warg king and his sons. Harren Hoare didn't conquer the river lands by being passive. Medieval isn't modern. Rhaenys was used to people doing what was commanded and wrongly assumed the Dornish are the same way. She needed time in the school of hard knocks to learn street smarts.
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    Why didn't Rhaenys do a harrenhal on Sunspear?

    Not necessarily. Destroy the people and take the land. Give them a chance to submit, which is not a bad deal for the regular people, and the ones who do get to live. Conquest in this context is simply a change in rulers. The cultural stuff can be adjusted for. It is somewhat like the arrival of the Andals forcing change on the First Men. The Targaryens enforced very reasonable laws and outlawed barbaric rights like the lord's priviledge of taking the bride. It is not weakness to destroy a stubborn and resistant people in order to claim their lands.
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    Is Walder Frey the smartest man in Westeros?

    He's a smart businessman. The rw was the work of Lothar and Roose. Walder and Tywin approved the plan is all.
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    What happened to the Targaryen slaves?

    We cannot say for sure if servants got paid in Westeros. How much were Old Nan's weekly wages from the Starks? The Targaryen servants had the same arrangement on the island.
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    What happened to the Targaryen slaves?

    Aenar's slaves were taken to the Dragonstone island when he could have sold them for profit. Aenar sold his vast holdings before leaving the Freehold. The only reason I could think of for keeping his slaves is to save them from his daughter's prophecy. Valyria was going to burn. Aenar saved them from what was about to happen to the Valyrians. He tried to convince the other families to leave but they ignored his warnings. They thought he was nuts and laughed it off. We already know what happened at Dragonstone. He kept them employed in his new island home. They were the first small folk on the island and served the Targaryen family. The tradition of slavery went away when the Targaryens agreed to adapt to the ways of the Andals. At least the ways they could afford to give into. Keeping slaves would have met with raised concerns in Westeros. Those slaves became the small folk who populated the islands and paid taxes to the Targaryens. Aenar must have kept a few in the household to care for his family. Servant is not a bad job. Every lord and lady have their servants. It is much better than being a slave. Slavery ended before Aegon came along. Valyria's sin is slavery and the doom was their punishment. The prophecy from Daenys could have told the family to make it their purpose to end slavery. The Targaryens were preserved for a reason. They were the only ones who got the message to evacuate. It's their mission to stop slavery and set things to rights.
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    How much does Mace Tyrell know about Loras?

    Children do what they want. How many teenagers get pregnant in the back of Fords every year. Mace can't do anything about it any more than the parents of the teens. He ignored it and hoped it's a passing phase.
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    ASoIaF character poll

    It's Ramsay Bolton now.
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    Is death good? Why fight the Others?

    Death comes for all and so the living should make the most of their limited time. Immortality would be fine if people weren't so motivated to reproduce. Some causes are worth dying for but golly life is precious. The lords of Westeros throw lives away as if they're nothing. The ones who triggered wars got punished badly. Tywin, Balon, Renly, Robert, Jon Arryn, Robb, and Catelyn. Something bad is coming for Roose, Walder, Cersei, Arya, and Arianne for their role in the war of the 5 kings and keeping the conflict going.
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    Bowen's next decision

    1) His biggest problem is convincing the Boltons. The wildlings will freeze their balls off before they get to Winterfell. Don't give those fools any supplies. 2) Who says Jon and Ramsay haven't met. Jon also has the Stark look. Very long face. Craster recognized him for what he was. One of the Boltons is smart enough to see the family resemblance. It might go unnoticed with a fool like Ramsay but Roose will see. 3) A Wall that can't stop the Others is as useless as nipples on a breastplate. The builders wouldn't go through all of that trouble to build the Wall if it can't do its job. BM's best action is to keep the wildlings from riding off with his food supply.
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    ASoIaF character poll

    The 75 are irrelevant. They don't count. 1) 25 2) Man 3) Dany 4) Arya
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    Messy story

    I would stop reading the books when I am convinced it has the same ending as the show.