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  1. Mormont cut Jon some slack for his desertion of the watch and for breaking his vows. Jon could have shown the same mercy to Janos Slynt, whose offense was a lot less than his own. His execution of Janos Slynt was personal and made a mockery of justice when he later allowed the most insubordinate Night's Watch brother of them all in Mance Rayder walk away unpunished. That is not proper conduct for a leader and a disgrace for a lord commander. The appropriate punishment and wisest decision would have been to lock Slynt in one of the cells. Jon was thinking of Ned when he killed Slynt. It was personal. Jon was not objective when he passed judgment on Janos Slynt. Whatever Slynt may have done during his life before the took the black is no longer important. Any brother who takes the black get their past crimes forgiven.
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    Poll on Greyscale

    Consider this. Westeros may not survive the long night. The only ones who will survive are the people willing to leave their lands behind to escape to Essos.
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    Poll on Greyscale

    Will it spread in Westeros? Who will start the greyscale epidemic in Westeros? Shireen's condition. Is the greyscale cured or only in partial remission? Who will find a cure? How much of the population will be affected? Is the disease related to the gray, stone beast who will breath shadow fire? Do you see any important character getting the disease? Is this a curse from the turtle worshipers? Like the Rhoynar putting a curse on their enemies. The skin becomes hard like the shell of a turtle. How much does Marwyn know of greyscale?
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    The cursed libido of House Frey

    "but never mind about that" Walder Frey can be adorable at times. He has more charm than Robb Stark and he is better for the story than wolf boy.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    I will tell you what is unnecessary. Arya's chapters. Quentyn's chapters were more important because it is the character study of another suitor who failed to measure up. Everybody wants the most beautiful woman in the world and her dragons. But this particular suitor was not up to the task. Quentyn's chapters perfectly fit the theme of "dancing with dragons" and the dangers inherent in playing with fire. It is Arya's chapters that I found unnecessary but this may have something to do with the fact that I do not like her. I also would have rather the scenes at the wall be condensed with the only important one with Snow Flake getting skewered for treason, (which could all have taken place in a couple of chapters instead of the excess that we got) and given more of those pages to Theon and Asha. Qyentyn's line is about a son who so badly wanted to please his father and it drove him to play with fire. He may have a drop of Targaryen blood but not enough to make a dragon bond to him. You have to know when to quit and Quentyn didn't. He could come back to Dorne and the Martells can stay neutral. But this is really about Quentyn competing with Arrianne for the right to succeed their father. These Quentyn pages are the perfect prologue to the Arrianne chapters in the next book.
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    Did GRRM intend readers to like the character Stannis Baratheon?

    George Martin creates characters that for him is interesting. He makes those characters do things that his readers may or may not like but it doesn't mean George himself feel the same. He likes all of his characters. Stannis is an extremely flawed man but it doesn't mean he doesn't have any qualities that make him a leader of men. It is just a question of whether his upsides can make up for his downsides. It is my feeling that Stannis can work as a leader and a ruler but he is not a good choice. He may do better than Robert in some respects but he will not be loved by the majority of the kingdom. Stannis will be mediocre as king. The manner in which he dealt with his own soldiers for eating the dead shows extreme harshness. Stannis will be the modern day equivalent of a tyrannic dictator and he is not that different from Roose Bolton in that respect. Stannis is harsh with others who break the rules but he himself bends the rules as it suits his fancy. I am rooting for Roose Bolton in the battle of ice.
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    Poll: Answer 10 mysteries of asoiaf

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    Robb Stark is better ruler than Jon and Dany

    Dany is the best ruler out of the three. Jon is the worst leader because he betrayed the Night's Watch. Robb is almost as bad as Jon. Dany was forced to marry a man from a very different culture and yet she found a way to adapt and thrive. She had the confidence and the guts to walk into Drogo's cremation fire and hatch three dragons eggs. She is fighting to bring freedom to the slaves in Essos. I say she has the makings of a great ruler. Dealing with the pale mare is good training for the future when she has to deal with the outbreak of grey scale in Westeros after Jon Connington spreads the disease. Jon got all kinds of breaks to get elected to his leadership position. Mormont cut him some slack for his desertion of the watch and for breaking his vows. Jon could have shown the same mercy to Janos Slynt, whose offense was a lot less than his own. His execution of Janos Slynt was personal and made a mockery of justice when he allowed the most insubordinate Night's Watch brother of them all in Mance Rayder walk away unpunished. To top it all off, Jon tried to take his sister from Ramsay Bolton so he can sneak her away across the Narrow Sea. Jon knew well how dangerous that was to do but he could not deny his love for Arya. He put the world at risk for Arya. That is not proper conduct for a leader and a disgrace for a lord commander. Robb was good on the battlefield but shit everywhere else. He shows a talent for battle tactics and he understood politics well enough. He just lacked the discipline to stay the course. He was unwilling to make the personal sacrifices such as denying his love to benefit his cause. He put the lives of his soldiers and his followers in danger when he basically told the Freys to go to hell, he was going to marry the girl he wanted and their services to him doesn't matter.
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    What if’s?

    I am a fan of Daenerys and would like to see her roast those gentlemen slowly if they were to fight against her. Like put them on a spit, rotisserie style. It doesn't matter if Robert and Ned survived. The threat of dragons would make the other noble houses turn against them in favor of Daenerys.
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    Decline in gravitas among major characters as series progresses

    This is partly a coming of age story and the old guard, the ones who made a mess of things, are killed off to make way for the youngsters. Of the names you mentioned, only Tywin Lannister didn't make a mess of things. So anyway, the story is expanding beyond Westeros and beyond the threat of the Others. I see this as a positive development to the story. The story shifts to the east as major characters make their way to meet the Dragon Queen.
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    Realm: Better off with or without Robert's Rebellion

    As much as I hate the Starks and the Baratheons, the rebellion ensured the rise of the dragons. The realm need Daenerys and her dragons to bail them out from the Others. Daenerys needed to be born and get out from the shadows of her less competent brothers. The main protagonists of the novels needed to be born under trying circumstances and be shaped by trials, and pass those trials. Rhaegar never had to do that. Rhaegar and Viserys were incompetents. Their little sister is the best choice to lead the realm when the Others come marching to the south. Rhaegar, with so much riding on the result of the battle, agreed to fight Robert one on one. Rhaegar was honorable but he was a fool.
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    What did Eddard want to do with Rhaegar's children?

    It would not go over well for Aegon and Rhaenys. Eddard might not want to harm the children but he would not want them to threaten Robert's rule. Aegon would be forced to take the black and Rhaenys would be married off to a minor house. Maybe even a hedge knight who cannot raise the army to take back the throne. For that reason, I have no sympathy for the houses that rebelled. The Baratheons, Starks, and Tullys should be removed from power and demoted to minor house status. Oh wait, they already are, sort of.
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    Loyal Houses

    Very well. So to expand on the above. Loyalty can be fleeting. No house wants to come out on the losing end. The wealthier the house the more they have to lose. Take House Martell. They remain loyal to the Targaryens but haven't lifted a finger because they don't want to risk Robert's wrath. There is no point in fighting a cause that you can't win. That will all change when Queen Daenerys comes to Westeros with her dragons. There is nothing like the threat of losing your lands and titles to make a house forget about such things as cultural differences and old alliances. Loyalty is important and plays a part in the story. So too do practicality and survival.
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    What if Daenerys was Ugly?

    I believe the story does not change much. Dany would have had the dragons because that is what the plot called for. She is the smartest and the strongest of the teenagers in the story after all. She would have found a way to get what she wanted. True She was supposed to find them while wandering around the east. So yeah she would have dragon eggs.
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    Loyal Houses

    True Loyal to whom? I am Pro-Targaryen so I will take your question to mean loyal to the Targaryen Dynasty. Houses Darry, Thorne, Tyrell, Redwyne, Connington are some.