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  1. I agree with you, but I think there are 2 important things to add. If the tyrells and lf were together the when it becomes public knowledge that lf is in the vale with a bastard daughter nobody knew about they would immediately suspect it was Sansa. One of the strongest arguments there is for LF having plotted everything to happen exactly as it did is that he tells Sansa he met with joff and influenced him to do something. I am on my phone so I don't have the quote but it is interesting to keep that in mind. However, if we all can agree that nobody knew that tywin was going to die then LF planning to kill joff is mostly useless. It would be much better for him to kill tyrion. But to be honest, I have no idea why everybody was so adamant to blame tyrion and kill him when he was married to Sansa and if they could find her he was still the lannisters best bet to get the north. And there is also the fact there was a known poisoner in KL that hated the lannisters...
  2. There are hundreds of pages on the web about why it makes little sense that it was joff that tried to kill bran. Kind of like there is a lot of controversy about ollena and lf plotting to kill joff together. Grrm really dropped the ball here.
  3. Season 5 is much better than 4. It has its silly moments, but in the end you will feel that the whole story of the show makes sense. It is the kind of feeling you would want to have after watching GoTs8.
  4. Actually there are signs of some years passing in the books. I don't really remember the books in detail but I am almost sure geralt spent 2 winters during the books doing nothing.
  5. In regards to emhir do you remember how young ciri's grandmother looked? He couldn't look older than her. In regards to your coments about the books I completly agree. Nobody should expect the series to closely follow the books because there are several things in them that just doesn't work in tv (or in book for that matter).
  6. If I remember correctly the signs are basically a low form of magic. So al mages can use the signs. In regards to killing the little kids that is just how witchers are made. And that is supposed to be a better life than what their parents can provide for them. It isn't like they are kidnapping kids or lying about recruitment... About the elves. As they had a big number of elves in cintra I can understand if they decide that it is better defend the city even if nilf decides to attack them for their betrayal than attacking the norther countries. The problems for me arrise when they deicde it as the northern kings that killed the baby elf. why would they think it as them instead of nilf for punishing them for their betrayal? And ho did they take an army inside a northern city to kill all babies without anyone reacting?
  7. The problem is that it isn't how magic works. And you can see that no mage pays any price while performing magic. What they imply is that magic fire consumes unless you are very skiled and it consumed her ability to cast. While I can accept that the dude was more skilled than yen in fire magic I have no idea why her trying to sacrifice herself would cure her...
  8. I think the answer is much simpler. The books just aren't that good and their story has several problems that would always lead to major changes in the story. So I am pretty glad that they are being very liberal in adapting the books.
  9. It is unlikely that the contents of the letter were changed because a lot of what was written there was nonsense for most people. Mance rayder being alive!? They saw him burning. And whoever knows jon knows he would use that letter to unite the NW and wildling against an attack from ramsay and further turning them against the crown. It doesn't really serve the marsh's faction purposes. Even implicating clydas has its issues. Like who will serve as the NW maester in the near future? It is also interesting to think if someone has sent a raven to the NW indirectly from stannis (him sending the raven into a castle and that castle to the NW) informing jon that farya escaped and is riding to the wall.
  10. It is interesting to consider that bowen could be more worried about what the crown/lannisters think of the NW that what ramsey thinks. It could even make sense that he thinks the crown would intervene and stop ramsay from attacking them if the NW disposes of jon. But I think this and any long term plan bowen had to get rid of jon are in the end sub plots to what really happened once the pink letter arrived. Besides serving as a warnig for the future if jon survives this I don't think they are that interesting...
  11. why wouldn't they think that after robb's death and the northern defeat roose surrendered and one of the terms of the surrender was to marry a frey? That the freys are going north as lannister's representatives to insure that the north behaves?
  12. First, it is pretty weird for me to think that people can reincarnate into the opposite sex. Like we would have thousands of men in women's bodies and vice versa? That is just too weird for a fantasy series. And we need to take into account that the dragon Isn t a position like the avatar. It is always the same soul. Second, she doesn't need to be a dragon candidate to be ta'veren. She can also be the will of the pattern without people thinking that she could be the dragon. Once again, it would be pretty weird for moiraine to be looking for the dragon instead of capturing one male chaneler and gathering a group of her friends to help her use the saidin in the eye of the world. There is so much that has to be adapted in order to make sense that moraine thinks that the dragon could be female and so little gained that the change is just stupid. It would be much smarter for moiraine to just say that the 4 of them are ta'vereen and therefore the dark one wants them. So they have to escape. Then with time we discover why they are special. It would be a much better story.
  13. I think that ep 2 and 3 were interesting adaptations (with big changes) of book events. However, ep1 was crap and missed completely how the story should be told. By making it clear that the bad guys are after them because one of them is the dragon and will face the big bad they turned the show into a cliche and lost a huge amount of mistery and drama. And I don t understand how making egwene a potential dragon can make any sense. The aes sidai know who the dragon was and what he did. Hell, in the first book moraine wants the dragon to use saidin in the eye of the world to repair the prison. If it could be done by women there wouldn t be a reason for them not to repair it ages ago...
  14. I don't get it. Why get the actors and villains of the previous movies that appeal to older audiences but then make a movie that seems so childish and juvenile that is mostly directed at kids? I think it might a good movie for who liked the first spiderman. For people that meanwhile grew up and like more mature movies it isn't that appealing. I sincerelly think they could have done better.
  15. That doesn't seem remotely acurate. After all daemon led the fight in the riverlands and lured cole and aemond to harrenhall so that he could fly to KL unoposed. In adition, it was daemon that had the contacts in KL that allowed the blacks to conquer it. Rhaenyra at most was responsable to send her sons to the lords of the realm in order to negotiate their support, but it is undeniable that daemon was responsable for the war effort at the start. I have no idea where you even came up with rhaenyra doing much until she conquered KL...
  16. Isn't it more of a choice between daemon and otto? Because they were the ones that were really in charge in the beguining of the war. And between the 2 daemon is definetly the most inspiring and more balanced (capable of good strategies and cruelty). And the blacks allies and rhaenyra's heirs are just better than the greens. The black's big problem is precisely rhaenyra that seems very incompetent.
  17. Then unless the ww are hiding bodies inside ice for thousands of years in order to preserve them it is irrelevant if they are at peace for 8000 years. Anything they have done beyhond a few hundred years just isn't relevant in regards to wights. On the other hand it will be very interesting to know more about the ww, how long they live and how they are born...
  18. This isn't exactly what I was talking about. We know that wights rot because jeor sent a hand of the wight jon killed to KL as proof and when it got there it was decomposed. At least I am pretty sure this happened in the books. What I meant to ask is if in order for a body to be wightified it needs muscles atached to bones. Because we know that in order for bodies to move they need muscle. And even in the cold after some years the flesh of dead things decomposes if they are moving around. That would mean that wights would have a expiration date. You can't have dead things exposed to the elements and expect them to last indefinetly!
  19. In regards to this, I would like to ask a question. Do the books describe the wights state of decomposition? Because while the show had skeletons without muscle moving around I don't know if that works in the books. And if the wights need to have some muscle and flesh atached to their bones then there is a limit to the number of years a dead body can work as a wight. On the other hand there are descriptions about the others using ice creatures and those things could be alive indefinetly. Another problem is that we don't know how ww are born or how long they survive. So even if there were 8000 years of peace then only the preparations done in the last years may have any use for the conflict.
  20. Nothing can be more stupid that danny knowing that the targs lost their dragons because they chained them and she decides to do the same and never tries to look for an alternative solution. She could have ofered rewards for valyrian book about dragon traning, asked for people that know about valyrian history and grrm even has the gall to say that the books danny had with her since the beguining are actually useful but she "kind of forgot" about them? I realy think it is hard not to think of danny as short sighted despite her best intentions...
  21. It is obviously much better than s8. And despite the wtf moments of bran's soul that I don't get it is full of unexpected turns, a bittersweet ending and actually feels fulfiling...
  22. I don't know if killing children brings you more problems than killing somebody else's familly members/loved ones. It isn't like anybody else besides the dornish are ready to go against the lannisters because of aegon and rhaenys... It didn't help? They rulled unopsed for 15 years... While rhaenys could be raised to marry robert's kids aegon either had to die or go to the NW. Being a ward is no solution. There would always be lords that would support him into fighting for the throne.
  23. When his country goes to war against another country and he lets his country soldiers die when he could have prevented it?
  24. You are confusing removing free will with defending the US and its allies. If the US is in a war against an enemy why shouldn't the supers help the US armed forces? Because one thing the show makes clear is that these aren't global heroes but american citzens that want to help their country. However, one thing very diferent is supers deciding a president is evil and acting against him. The code is there to prevent supers from being judge, jury and executioner. They must uphold human laws instead of trying to force their opinions on society. So yeah, not participating in ww2 was very weird.
  25. That is most of my problems with the show. It starts with a good idea but fails miserably to actually explore the themes it should. And another big problem is that after 90 years of fighting crime and supervillains most of the problems they face in the show would have appeared several times over the years. We aren't talking about heroes that just started saving the world. These guys have been doing it for longer than superman comics are around. Whatever mundane thing that could happen surelly has already hapened. And as you mentioned, the no killing code doesn't really make sense if supers are acepted and representatives of the justice department. We aren't talking about vigilantes. They can be held acountable for their actions just like any cop should. And they should also be forced to undertake some kind of course before being acepted in their supers league and be oficial crime fighters. Similarly to what happens with cops.
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