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  1. My dad absolutely loved the show. He wanted to live to see the end of the show. Sadly he passed away from cancer a few months before the final season aired. But as he had never read the books, I am sure he would have loved it. He loved for me to fill in the gaps since I had read the books, but sometimes it was just too different than what was on screen and it confused him at times.
  2. I will be. With a show like this, based on the material we have, they have to make some changes to make it work for TV. I'm okay with that. What D and D did with Game of Thrones, they did not have to do that. They could have easily gotten 2-3 more seasons out of it. They made HUGE mistakes by not including Lady Stoneheart, fAegon, killing off Barristan, and some other stuff that should have remained faithful to the text.
  3. I always think of Fragge Rock when I hear/read Casterly Rock, lol.
  4. What is the difference between a heart tree and a wierwood tree? Or are they the same thing?
  5. I am not picking out any particular oath here. Let us first come up with all the references we can find regarding oaths and then try to make some sort of sense of them. Shall we? I'll start: I kind of wanted to start from the first mention of "oath" in A Game of Thrones, but I haven't learned the search function yet, apparently. And should we count the stuff that refers to an oath, but doesn't necessarily specifically spell it out? Anyway... My firt recollection of the mentioning of an oath: The conversation between Jon Snow and Benjen Stark when Jon decided he wanted to join the Nights Watch.
  6. I have never seen, read or played Dune. Never read Wheel of Time, either, although I liked the show. I was never a fan of fantasy until I read Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia. Then I picked up A Game of Thrones and dove into the ASOIAF universe.
  7. I completely agree! Sorry if my previous post indicated otherwise. Sometimes I can be long-winded and lose sight of what I originally set out to say. Forgive me if I did that. Often-times people who know me will ask my opinion about something, but they give me a time/word limit ("In 50 words or less", or "Under 5 minutes"). Because they know I tend to rant or get off-topic. Lol
  8. I agree. I honestly can't see either Jaime or Brienne, or Jon Snow becoming like Beric or UnCat. These are THE 3 CENTRAL characters that have to make a choice between their vows and doing what is right (and Sandor Clegane, who took no vows). And this reminds me of the verse in the Bible where Jesus says, "Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil." Matthew 5:33‭-‬37 NASB
  9. This. Kind of like the fandom calling the world of Ice and Fire, Planetos. That is never mentioned the text (as far as I know). But when The Martin was asked what the world should/would be called, he said Earth. And in fact (I think), doesn't the text itself make this designation, calling the world "Earth"? This should be an interesting topic!
  10. But there are knights at Castle Black, no? Do knights foreswear their knighly vows when they take the vows of the Night's Watch? I would hope not. In fact, those knightly vows should serve to strengthen the vows they take when they "take the Black." Am I wrong? I'm not trying to pick an argument here, and will glady accept if what I say is wrong. But show me. And this gives the conversation between Jaime and Catlyn, and Maester Aemon's advice to Jon all the more weight. And I think Jaime's statement to Cat applies to Jon, just as Maester Aemon's comments to Jon applies to Jaime. Isn't this the dilemma of the whole ASOIAF saga?
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