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    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    I enjoy his videos, though there is this with the genetic explanation for dragon riding: there is a lot of wiggling room because he has both a theory and exceptions (and a completely different mode for them). Between two alternating theories you may account for everything, but predict very little. (It scares me a little when I think about his daytime job.) Riding: he has telepathic dragon riding and nettles type riding (and only a limited amount of dragons to explain anyway) Hatching: he has genetic hatching for targ kids and a looser mechanism of hatcher proximity. This hatcher proximity is still somewhat rigid when used for same age siblings, but mom hatched my dragon style proximity hatching is based on loads of assumptions (Still fancy how he explains crippled dragonlets that way.) --- and there is another type of sacrifice hatching (what Daenerys did and Euron supposedly tried).
  2. Is there anything better in the show? No, I don't think there is. Nonetheless I very much enjoyed the first seasons, cringe slowly increased until somewhere between "weak men will never rule Dorne again, blood for the blood god", Varys strolling around in Meereen and look we killed another Direwolf just for shock value I stopped watching altogether. Not that I like everything about the books, ... but the show did nowhere improve upon what I would see as shortcoming (Bolton killing off all other forces and no one ever notices, Asha & Co. fighting in the woods, GRRM style military strategy etc.), but messed up most of the story arcs for no obvious benefit. Lost or deformed stories from the book: Iron Isles, Dorne, Stannis in the North, Vale, Faith of the Seven, Meereen, Invasion of Aegon. I fear that GRRM may end up committing mistakes similar to the show if he really forces a finale (and culls characters just to make it happen) ... as of now I would probably prefer reading one or two more great books and not see spring again and spite all the people who feel entitled to certain endings because of foreshadowing.
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    [Spoiler] EP604

    I am grateful that the show made me read the books... but