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Damsel in Distress

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  1. Damsel in Distress

    Daenerys Targaryen's Power Plays

    I loved that scene too. What a way to end the first book. Whoever betrays her in the future will get burned too. Lighting a fire means burning a betrayer. Equally interesting is who or what will come back to life from the future burnings.
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    Meanwhile back at the Wall

    One hour after Jon's death from multiple stab wounds: Bowen and Alliser looking at the bodies of Wunweg, Jon, and Ser Patrek. Alliser points to Wunweg. "Burn that one. You don't want him coming back for you."
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    Meanwhile back at the Wall

    Jon knowing the "big picture" and still choosing to make enemies of the Boltons makes what he did even more stupid. Jon acted stupidly and he is not cut out for leadership. The watch would have been in better shape to carry out its mission of stopping the Others if Jon had not tried to get his sister away from her husband. So getting back to the question. What will Bowen, Mel, Selyse, and Tormund do? The watch will try to organize and choose a new leader. Tormund and the wildlings will march south to Winterfell. Selyse and Mel will barricade themselves and their men will decide to cut their loses and make peace with the Boltons.
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    House Targaryen, the First Family of ASOIAF

    Daenerys Targaryen and her family are more important than all of Westeros. Their significance is greater than the kingdom they built. Their time ruling in Westeros is only a chapter in the long history of the Targaryen family. There are chapters before and there can be many more even if Westeros dies. The kingdom could fall to the White Walkers and the Targaryens can still build an empire somewhere else. Should Westeros fall it will be the other families like the Starks who will become footnotes.
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    Greywater Watch

    The Children are also good at hiding and stealth. The crannogmen may have similar skills. Skills like camouflage and covering their tracks.
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    Danys campaign

    The War of the Fire Kings has done the most damage. What matters most is the damage of the WOTFKs is still happening. People are not as worried about what happened a century ago as they are worried about the current predicament that they are in because of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Greyjoys, and Tullys. The throne is in debt. Stannis just borrowed more money and that in turn will add to the throne's debt if he should manage to get himself crowned. The Watch is now in debt. Whoever succeeds the executed Jon Snow as the new lord commander will have to deal with that debt. Dorne is plotting against the king on the throne. Aegon and the GC are on the attack. Westeros will much prefer to be ruled by Queen Daenerys when the possible alternatives are Littlefinger, Jon Snow (if he survives his stabbing, which I hope he doesn't), Euron Greyjoy, Cersei Lannister, and Stannis Baratheon (if he survived the battle for Winterfell, which he did not, according to the pink letter).
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    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    Protecting the life of her son justified the killing of Jon Arryn. The boy suffers from seizures. Robert would die should one of those episodes happen while the boy is on horseback playing at knighthood. Her son is fragile. Fostering him where he could contract greyscale from Shireen would worry any mother. Sending him off to Casterly Rock where he could be exposed to a degenerate imp to corrupt his morals is not so much of an improvement. That's no way to make the boy masculine. Jon Arryn was on the trail of Jaime and Cersei. It was only a matter of time before he found the answer. War was coming and it doesn't matter what Lysa wrote in that letter. It was morally wrong to fib but it was not the cause of the war. The war began when Jaime and Cersei had children. It was slowly building up towards war because they were fooling around on Robert. I know Robert was a jerk and it's only fair play to cheat behind his back. But peace for the realm is more important than getting even and getting off.
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    Did Roose Send The Pink Letter To Jon Snow?

    Ramsay Bolton sent the Pink Letter in response to Jon Snow's "attack" on his house. Taking the bride away from the son of the Warden of North right from his household is an act of war. Jon stuck his nose into the affairs of Ramsay and Roose Bolton. Ramsay caught the wildlings and tortured all of the information out of them. He has all of the information needed to write the letter and the means to send a raven to Castle Black.
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    Failure Analysis: Ned and Robb

    I posted a topic called "SWOT Analysis" last year. We analyzed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of one team. Today, I want to present to you a similar topic but with a narrower scope. We will analyze what led to the failure and what the team leader could have done differently. Doing things differently is not guaranteed to bring different results but it may increase the probability of a better outcome. It can also lead to a different but equally disastrous result. A better outcome means "better for the character's interests" and it does not necessarily better for the overall good. It may not necessarily lead to the greater good but it will at least be good from the point of view of the characters were are analyzing. Ned Stark's plan to sneak out of King's Landing. Sansa spilled the beans and revealed her father's plans to the worse person she could have possibly told. What could Ned have done differently to avoid this, if anything? By how much (significantly, not significant, etc.) would his chances of getting out increase if he were to follow your suggestion? Robb Stark's plan to lure the Lannisters into his trap. Is there anything Robb could have done differently to avoid the strategy collapse they suffered?
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    Mance Rayder violated guest rights!

    It's simple. Jon spared Mance from execution and ordered him to get Arya. They both knew the tale of Bael and that was the inspiration for the cover. Jon provided the spearwives to help make the cover more believable. The use of Abel is a nice twist on Bael. Mance and his spearwives rescued fake Arya because they were following Jon's orders.
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    Unrequited Love

    Jorah's love for Daenerys. She loves him as a friend. He loves her romantically. The age difference is quite a large gap. Jorah found someone to believe in. His love is genuine even though it will never be returned in the way he wants.
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    Why people hate Dany, but love Arya?

    It must have struck a nerve with you. Yeah, I think there is that going on. George Martin is not the kind to cave in to fan pressure though.
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    The Trial of Roose Bolton

    This is not a game, but it will require you to put on your thinking caps. The time period is the near future. Westeros is back under Targaryen control. Empress Daenerys Targaryen, the first of her name, has taken back the seven kingdoms from the Lannisters. The white walkers have been defeated and the wildlings sent back to the other side of the wall. Roose Bolton is on trial for killing Robb Stark. The North and the Stark children would like to execute him but many in the south have argued for his release. A jury that is as unbiased as possible under the circumstances has been called to hear both sides. The trial is being held at Highgarden. Her Majesty will not be present at the trial. The honorable Doran Martell will be the presiding judge. Roose's guilt or innocence is to be decided by a jury of seven lords from Dorne and the Reach. You have been chosen to defend Roose Bolton. Apply the known laws of Westeros to defend your client, if you can. The jury have taken an oath to act without bias and to apply the *current laws to reach their decision. There will be court observers from across the Narrow Sea. The honorable Skahaz Mo Kandaq, the Tattered Prince, and Brown Ben Plumm. Do keep in mind that laws exists in Westeros but these laws are under review. Is it possible to defend Roose? *The outcome of this case could set a precedent for coded law that will affect both sides of the new Empire.
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    Why people hate Dany, but love Arya?

    The fans are really divided on these two characters. They both have their share of adoring fans. But you can't have adoring fans without the critics. That means both are well-written characters. Daenerys Targaryen is my favorite person. I want her to win the game and take back the Iron Throne and rule for the next 80 years. I just love her. I am not a fan of Arya though. There are many reasons that I can think of. This is the best fan site. The site owners co-authored one of the books. I suppose many people are trying very hard to influence the direction the author may take the story. In other words, they want the author to write an ending that favors the characters they love. I see this mostly in the fans who like Jon Snow. They are worried right now because George is more than likely going to keep Jon dead. They are doing what they can to sway George. I have said above that I am a fan of Daenerys Targaryen. She is the "most beautiful woman in the world," the Mother of Dragons, Azor Ahai, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Mhysa, the Unburnt, an honest-to-goodness princess, heir to Westeros. Daenerys is very intelligent, slim, athletic, astute, brave, and charismatic. Personally, those are some of the reasons why I love Daenerys. Those blessings are also enough to shake the self-confidence of a lot of insecure boys and girls among the fans. That is the not the case with me. I am not as beautiful, as athletic, nor as smart as Daenerys but I have never lacked in those qualities. Reading the text that describes Daenerys as an almost goddess-like figure does not shake my confidence in the least. It just makes me admire her more. Arya is not attractive. She does not possess charm and elegance. I suppose that appeals to some of the fans out there. I do not find Arya interesting.
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    POV's You'd Like to See?

    Daario Naharis, Qaithe, and Mopatis.