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  1. So list your top five predictions to die in the next book. Aeron Robin Arryn Sansa Barristan Bowen
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    For the record... and posterity!

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    Name the Parents

    Pick the parents from among the given choices. Pick who you think the parent is and not who you want the parent to be. The Fathers 1. Aegon a) Rhaegar Targaryen b) Jon Connington c) Ilyrio Mopatis d) An unknown man 2. Daenerys a) Aerys II b) Bonifer Hasty c) Rhaegar Targaryen d) An unknown man 3. Tyrion a) Tywin Lannister b) Aerys II c) An unknown man 4. Jon a) Mance Rayder b) Rhaegar Targaryen c) Eddard Stark d) Brandon Stark e) Howland Reed 5. Darkstar a) Doran Martell b) Oberyn Martell c) Aerys II d) An unknown Dayne The Mothers 1. Aegon a) Elia Martell b) Serra c) Ashara Dayne d) Lyanna Stark e) Septa Lemore 2. Daenerys a) Rhaella Targaryen b) Lyanna Stark c) Ashara Dayne d) An unknown woman 3. Tyrion a) Joanna Lannister c) Rhaella Targaryen d) Genna Lannister e) An unknown woman 4. Jon a) Lyanna Stark b) Ashara Dayne c) Wylla the fisherwoman d) Wylla the maid
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    The iron bank will go bankrupt

    Many of the depositors were slave owners. Many of these will die when the slaves rebel in Volantis. The Iron Bank will just transfer these to its own accounts.
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    Penny's Gift

    There is grand and well, there is GRAND. The Sealord is not going to give a dragon egg to actors. They are too valuable. That's silly. This is more like it. Professional service for each of them. That is why she was embarrassed to reveal it.
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    Kraznys mo Naklos - Charming Villain

    The good servant anticipates. I hope this puts to bed the "Missandei is a psychic" idea. She never caught on to Dany's well-played game. I know she has golden eyes but that's not proof of being psychic. Different book. Different story.
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    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    There are clues pointing to Aegon having Targaryen blood. He is Aegon Mopatis if the father is the magister. He will be a Blackfyre on his mother's side. That would put him very far down the line of succession for the throne.
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    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    George may never reveal the truth but I am confident that King Aerys disinherited Rhaegar. Rhaegar's last words before leaving King's Landing showed his intentions to call a Great Council. No heir in his right mind would have done something like that. If you are the heir to the throne, the very last thing you want is to put the vote before a Great Council. Damn, you are already the heir! Why chance it? They might decide against you! This tells me that King Aerys told Rhaegar that he chose Viserys to be his successor. Rhaegar wanted to try to overturn this decision. He died, and never got to give it the old college try. Viserys was the heir and he became King Viserys III with Princess Daenerys as his heir. Maybe Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna. Maybe she ran away on her own. What mattered here is the fact that Rhaegar sheltered her. A short letter from her, even by her likely poor grammar, to say she ran away on her own might have prevented Brandon from attempting to murder the royal family. A responsible person would have made her write that letter. Rhaegar did not. I would have disinherited that blonde idiot too. Say there is a chance of R+L=J being true. Aerys and for sure Varys, would have been on to this. You are Aerys. You suspect the Starks and the Baratheons of plotting against you. The first move you would make is to disinherit your idiot son for causing this mess. Most important of all, you do not want the grandchild of your enemy to inherit your kingdom.
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    Begin with an End: An Ignorance of Ice and Fire

    I see very little, if any, similarities between Waymar Royce and Daenerys Targaryen. Waymar is not level-headed. He was a proud young man who probably never had to earn anything in his life. He expected to command more seasoned men. A position he never earned. Daenerys, on the other hand, earned her command. Her leadership abilities are proven time and again. She was able to lead her khalasar to the safety of Vaes Tolorro. Waymar Royce probably had never led any warm body before that ranging. This is a fourteen year old girl compared to a boy who was likely a few years older. The biggest difference between the two. Daenerys knew what she was doing. So confident was she that she walked into that fire. She had ancient knowledge with regards to the hatching of dragons. Knowledge that the other Targaryens have forgotten or never known. Waymar Royce and his confidence came from arrogance, not knowledge.
  10. Steffon and his lady blew the allowance from Aerys. Leave their rowdy boys behind for some alone time and have a second honeymoon on Aerys' dime. They toured the best eating establishments. Bought expensive jewels. Caught a play or two in Braavos. Got into some pillow time with the pros in Lys. It was good. Let that mopey dope of a prince find his own wife.
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    Most melancholic and "Human" moments in ASOIAF?

    Heavy with humanity. Alright then. Daenerys and Drogo wedding day. When he gave her the silver mare. Sandor Clegane defending the gates from the Baratheon forces. He freaked out because of the fire. Cersei's nude walk of shame.
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    If Danny truly wants a Targaryan dynasty!

    Anybody who got on the wrong side of a mean witch like MMD is going to have a poor track record of carrying off a successful birth. It would not surprise me if we are going to witness the swan song of the Starks and the Targaryens. IE, these are the last generation of those two noble houses. So if Daenerys is barren and all of the Starks die, yeah, this could be the last generation. Some of the Starks can live a second life in their wolves but so far as a human family, yeah, this is the end of the line for the peanut headed northerners.
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    Most melancholic and "Human" moments in ASOIAF?

    Unrequited love made for a lot of weepy literature over the centuries.
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    Dyanastic Rule. Khal Drogo and Mance Rayder

    There were others besides Drogo who wanted a united Dothraki people. Just look the guest list on Dany's wedding day. There were many members of the ruling classes of Essos among the wedding guests. They were eager to create this bonding between the Targaryens and the Khalasars. A strong Dothraki leader can better keep the tribes organized which make them an interesting people to do business with. It's like desiring a stable government in a foreign country before investing billions in said country. Doing business with one man instead of negotiating separate deals with each khalasar is a better climate for trade as well making the Dothraki better neighbors. The Free Cities wanted this and the DK wanted it to happen. We can even extend this interests across the ocean to Westeros. What if there were many merchants in the Free Cities who were unhappy with Robert Baratheon? The man drove the economy to destruction and borrowed too heavily. That would worry a lot of his business partners. The DK pretty much anointed Rhaego. Unusual for the Dothraki but a clear sign that old customs are about to be broken. The child carried the blood of a Valyrian dragonlord and a Dothraki khal. Which made him a good person from which to build a royal dynasty because you can't get more royal than that.
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    Why do you all hate Sansa Stark?

    I dislike Sansa for numerous reasons. One being that she's a spoiled brat.
  16. She's being practical. Do the Starks accept that they lost Winterfell and are they all willing to suck it up? I think not. Do they expect the Baratheons and the Boltons to quietly give up their gains? I think not. It's more practical to prepare for a confrontation and take it by force, because it was taken away by force. Asking won't get you anything. Begging will get you even less.
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    Predictions for Rickon?

    This is a rather meaty topic. So Rickon grows up with savages and cannibals. With all of the influences of his life coming from these, the most savage form of the wolf, a wildling girl. Yeah, the kid is gonna be a savage. Direwolves are brutal and that is what this kid is on his way to that. But this raises an important question. Who is worse? Someone who chose to be a brutal murderer, like Arya? Or someone who became that way because it's their childhood. Both are bad. But I have to give the benefit to Rickon because he hasn't killed anybody yet. My opinion, Arya and Jon are the dark Starks.
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    Let's congratulate GRRM on his 70th birthday, yay!

    Best wishes to George R.R. Martin.
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    Jon a Fusion of Fire Magic and Ice Magic

    Jon is all ice. I don't believe R+L=J, to be honest. We don't even know if there is such a thing as a Great Other. The Red God hasn't bothered to make an appearance either. You know what it sounds like to me? The Great Other, The Red God, and the R+L=J are dreamed up by its followers.
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    An evil girl's dark heart

    She's dead on the inside. This is not a tale of things becoming more civilized. The trajectory of the story has so far been heading towards people becoming more primal.
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    An evil girl's dark heart

    That doesn't mean good if we are talking about morality. It's a throwback to the very savage ways of the north. Like the time of the human sacrifices.
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    Best Targaryen Fighters past 300 years

    The rogue prince. I would place him above Baelor because he's not above using dirty tricks to win a fight.
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    Why did Varys murder Pycelle?

    This. Maybe Pycelle delivered the Targaryen children and Aegon had a mark.