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  1. The Lord of the Crossing

    Was Tywin Lannister a villain?

    The Order of the Greenhand is one of the best talk shows on ASOIAF on youtube. I agree with some of their ideas but not all of them. And Dave's man crush on Tywin is subjective. Tywin is not alone in destroying a vassal. Hoster Tully did the same thing to the Goodbrooks for staying loyal to their king, for the love of god! The Goodbrooks lost their lands for doing what they were supposed to do! So if Tywin is a bad man, Hoster is an evil man. Denis Darklyn rebelled and took his king prisoner. Tywin is a bad man but he can do a good job of managing Westeros. You don't hire someone because they're nice. You hire them to run the kingdom because they can do the job. That was distasteful, the murder of Rhaegar's wife and children. No excuse. Sacking the city is part of a conscripted army's compensation. Can we say with any confidence that the northmen would not do the same if they had gotten there first? Only the Unsullied are guaranteed not to sack the city. The RW got rid of a pesky rebel in such a way as to avoid large casualties in human lives. Tywin was a hypocrite for bedding Shae.
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    The execution of Janos Slynt was personal and it was not justice.

    Perhaps George does not support the death penalty, which I understand is practiced in some of the states in the US. I believe Texas is one such. Whatever the case in America may be, the problem in this matter of Jon vs. Janos is the circumstances. Specifically, Jon was already salivating to kill Janos Slynt to avenge Ned Stark. We all know, it was Joffrey who killed Ned Stark, not Janos Slynt. Ned was guilty of treason as far as Slynt knew and it was Payne who beheaded Ned. Slynt was not at fault for thinking Ned is a criminal guilty of treason. Unlucky Janos gets sent to the wall where Ned's son happened to be. It became a cold feud between Jon and Janos. Jon abused his authority to carry out his revenge. What he would really like to do is behead the Lannisters, but Slynt was the only one he could murder so that was what he did. The execution of Janos Slynt. The double standards for letting Mance Rayder walk. And sending the wildlings to get Arya so he can smuggle her away from her husband. All of those are examples of Jon abusing his power and his authority. He joined the small group of corrupt lord commanders, which began with the Night's King.
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    The execution of Janos Slynt was personal and it was not justice.

    Jon was already prejudiced against Janos Slynt. Jon doesn't think with his head. He doesn't have much upstairs anyway. His bias against the Lannisters and Janos Slynt blinded him to the opportunities he could have had. What really turned me off during my reading was Jon letting Mance Rayder go after what he did to Janos Slynt. I don't really care much for Slynt, nor Jon for that matter, but I can see that it was unjust. Mance got to walk because Jon liked him and needed him to get his sister from Ramsay. Agree. It was an act of revenge on the part of Jon Snow.
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    Why was neither Viserys nor Daenerys trained in arms?

    Viserys not being a fighter probably saved his life. He was a kid living in the streets with many harder men who would have killed him. Dany was just too young then.
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    Poll: Answer 10 mysteries of asoiaf

    No money. Broken reputation. I don't know if she survived. Six feet under. Lyanna Stark Galazza Galare Brandon + Lyanna = Jon Mopatis + a Blackfyre = Aegon Big Walder Ramsay Bolton is the author of the letter. Coldhands is nobody we know. The hooded man is not anybody we know. Azor Ahai is Daenerys Targaryen.
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    Question: If you were Lord Walder Frey?

    Imagine yourself in Lord Walder's shoes. Robb just betrayed you. Now he reaches out and wants your help again. Tywin also reach out and offers you a chance to reconcile with the king. Do you proceed with the red wedding?
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    Q's chapters were fun. Here's this inexperienced boy sent on a badly planned mission to win over a Targaryen princess with three dragons and all he had to offer was the promise of Dornish support but contingent on marriage. He doesn't want to let papa down so he does something very stupid and got killed for his troubles. These chapters will be important because it will result in the fracture of Dorne. The Martells will have rebellion on their hands. The Yronwoods will support Dany while the Martells will throw in with the Blackfyre boy.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    You're in good company. I enjoyed that book.
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    Daenerys and the number 3

    She is the Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men. Queen of the three peoples of Westeros.
  10. We don't know if Ned was the same man back then. He was young. Robert needed Hoster Tully. I can understand how Ned might do something dishonorable to keep from losing the war.
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    House Darry

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    What did Eddard want to do with Rhaegar's children?

    I have to soften my stance on Jon Arryn then. Maybe there was no plot to take the throne and he only wanted to protect the young boys from execution.
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    Petyr Baelish, Blackfyre heir?

    Petyr has systematically torn down the Starks as well as the Arryns and the Tullys. Varys tolerated him. All this points to him being a Targ loyalists. Though I doubt he is. My opinion, the story of a love sick little boy who got rejected making something of himself and getting his revenge is the better story.
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    The Gift of Castamere to the Spicers, and the Westerland Response

    Correct me if I am mistaken, but those families only pledged to Robb after he beat them in battle and took control of their castles, right? It's not like they reached out to him months ahead of time and then offered their services. I am saying they pledged because it was either that or destruction. They had no way to stop Robb and the north from running all over their lands. They had to think self-preservation.
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    House Darry

    The marriage is unconsummated. Hence it can be annulled. There is no proof without children even if it was consummated.