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  1. Centurion Piso

    What are your favorite POV's?

    Daenerys Targaryen Brienne of Tarth Barristan Selmy Arrianne Plus 3 more to honor the 7. Victarion Greyjoy, Eddard Stark, Qwentyn Martell Samwell was a bore for most of this time but he got my attention in Oldtown. I never cared for his time in the north and the wall. Those northern chapters were sleep-inducing pages.
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    What are your favorite POV's?

    Her story line is the most complete. My favorite as well.
  3. Tywin was smart enough to know what Gregor is like. Likewise, Gregor has served Tywin long enough to know what's expected of him. They are both responsible for what happened. A lot of people got used, abused, and killed that day.
  4. And they have history on their side. Three hundred years of unbroken rule, good looks, and dragons, they were seen as special by the people of Westeros. The Targaryens held the kingdom together for centuries and the Baratheons can't even carry out a successful transfer of power after the first king in their family dies. The Baratheons look like incompetent fools in comparison to the Targaryens.
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    The Starks

    Robb and Jon are idiots. Arya is not really an idiot, she's just severely messed up in the head. You might say she's functioning in many ways but she is nuts. She has good problem solving despite being insane.
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    Which of Baratheon brothers you respect the most

    I can't stand any of the Baratheon brothers. I'm glad to see them fallen on hard times.
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    Most likeable child character?

    Daenerys. What a wonderful scene when she rode her silver horse for the first time! Cersei Frey. The little bee. Missandei from Naath. Uncanny ability to read feelings. Aegon of the Dunk and Egg tales. Gillie
  8. So the story began with the negative consequences of extending privilege to the high born Weymar Royce. And it ended with the removal of Jon Snow. A more senior man should have led that ranging. The job of lord commander should have gone to a more senior man. Weymar got wighted and clues point to Jon coming back as a wight. I see no harm in families visiting but the wall is so far away. Only those who can afford to make the trip will visit. The watch is also in no position to entertain and feed guests. Visits will be allowed, I would think, but donations are strongly encouraged. It is perhaps a matter of etiquette for visitors to bring something useful to the watch. Guest rights discourage the brothers from turning away visitors. One night's stay is courtesy.
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    Which Targaryen ploy would work?

    Whoever she wants. She has the dragons. They can't make her do anything she doesn't want.
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    Why didn't Rhaella leave Dragonstone?

    The queen and her children were safe as long as the fleet was intact. The fleet went down and so the survivors had to flee. Ser Willem Darry is one of the heroes in the series. I want to know more about this man.
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    The Myth of the Self-made Person

    Is George R. R. Martin a selfmade man? He grew up in the projects and his family was poor. Wiki lists his net worth at over $50 million. His story surely qualifies as a success story. Was it all done without significant help from another? He is talented but was that enough? His story seem to say empathy for the commons come about from having spent time with them and experienced what they have. Having experienced starvation, fear of security can make for a more compassionate monarch.
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    House Stark Incest

    Sexual relations within the kin is understandable because they want to marry nobles to nobles. The North has low population. You might also look into one of the more popular theories, Lyanna and Brandon were having sex and Jon is the result.
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    The Starks

    It's Arya's mental illness causing the wolf to behave with such hostility.
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    What if Rhaegar had survived the Battle of the Trident?

    Aerys was always relevant. He is the king. The monarch. Many people were willing to die and kill at his command. The only people who hated Aerys were the Starks and the Baratheons, awful people in my opinion who were probably plotting against their king.
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    The Starks

    Nymeria's abnormal behavior of destruction can be blamed on Arya's state of mind. The link between the two is present. Arya's craziness and inner anger is making Nymeria behave abnormally. Destruction of livestock on a scale beyond what's necessary to eat.
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    Favorite character arcs

    Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Ser Barristan Selmy Tyrion Lannister Brienne of Tarth Victarion Greyjoy
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    The Myth of the Self-made Person

    Social movement towards equal opportunity only came along in recent history. Where one came from and who one came from determined the course of their lives. Opportunities are not handed out equally. Quite reasonable as to why George R R Martin would choose to people his story with those in power. It would be a boring story reading about a shepherd wondering what's for lunch. It is better to look at where someone came from and where they are now. I would agree with the first group choices and add the Magister. The mercenary who came from nothing to become rich and fat. Davos also make this cut. The finest example and should be at the top are the Khals of the Dothraki. Remember, they only follow the strong.
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    Red Wedding: Robb's fate

    Yours is a very slanted view of what took place. It is correct to condemn Jaime for Kingslaying. The duty of the Kingsguard is to protect the king. It is not the duty of the U.S. Secret Service to judge the President. Jaime should have stopped His King, yes, but he also should have given up his life to save him. If Ser Barristan could escape from Duskendale, Jaime could escape King's Landing with Aerys. He should have challenged Gregor or whoever the rebels chose to a trial by combat if an escape plan failed. You should also condemn Stannis for burning people if you want to condemn Aerys. What Robb Stark did to Walder Frey was not a minor slight. The Freys carried out everything they agreed to do and the heir died fighting for the Starks. Robb did more than insult the Freys. He broke his oath. The red wedding was brutal but it actually prevented the deaths of more innocents since all of the casualties are either soldiers or guilty of participation in the Stark Rebellion. With the exception of Aegon "Jinglebells" Frey. The Starks would have continued their rebellion if the red wedding had not happened. More innocent lives would have been lost as they marched throughout the river lands and further.
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    If you could change the events of one chapter

    My version will have Yoren selling Arya to the Lannisters.
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    Favorite characters

    Cersei is an example of somebody who has a lot of practical cunning. She is not an intellect but she knows how to fight and that in the end is more important than too much philosophy. She knows how to kick ass. She may not go in my 10 List but she is a fierce lioness who has bested the Starks and the Baratheons at every turn. Missandei is a cool little kid. I like her too.
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    Who would you have supported?

    Aegon's Conquest - the Targaryens Dance of the Dragons - Queen Rhaenyra Blackfyre Rebellion - the Targaryens Robert's Rebellion - Aerys Targaryen War of the Five Kings - It's all good and makes it easy to restore the Targaryens.
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    The Injustice in ASOIAF

    It's not about being good or bad. It's about being smart and understanding the foundations of power. 1. Ned might be a somewhat okay fellow but he was not smart enough to understand the foundations of power. He inherited power, therefore, he has never had to work to keep it. 2. Robb Stark was not a good guy. He broke an oath to a man who was his best ally. Walder's soldiers and his heir died for Robb. Then the little shit insults him by breaking his oath. Robb is selfish and he got what was coming. 3. I like Tyrion but he murdered an unarmed man. His father. No matter how you see him, Tywin's gold made it possible for Tyrion to get away with a lot of things any other dwarf would have been killed for. Daddy's money bought him a playboy's lifestyle. 4. Jon Snow is the worst offender on your list. This guy was given a chance. Qorin Halfhand sacrificed his life for the watch and Jon saw this act of unselfishness. This clown decides to interfere with Roose and Ramsay Bolton, putting the watch in danger. He kills a sworn brother of the watch for a minor crime and lets another sworn brother of the watch who was guilty of bigger crimes off the hook. Puts together a mob of wildlings to attack the Warden of the North. It's easy to see why he was assassinated. 5. Jeyne Poole is the only innocent on your list. Yeah, she got the worst end of it just for being around the Starks.
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    If you could......?

    1. I would marry Daenerys. A Targaryen princess, very intelligent, very beautiful, dragon rider. 2. Aemon Targaryen would make for an interesting advisor to Daenerys. I want a meeting between Aemon and Qaithe.
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    What if Rhaegar had survived the Battle of the Trident?

    1. Rhaegar lost, but survived. His ass would have been sent to the wall. I don't see this happening though, because Robert was too pissed off to let him live. 2. Rhaegar won at the Trident, but the rebels survived. Pretty unlikely. King Aerys 3, the rightful ruler of the land of Westeros, would demand the heads of the rebels. And he would be correct to do so. Aerys chose Prince Viserys to succeed him but this scenario, depending on Rhaegar's attitude and the situation with Lyanna, could change that. Obviously, Aerys would never, ever wish to allow a half-Stark mongrel to get within a snot's sneeze of his precious throne. I do not blame him. So if R + L = J, as a few here believe, Aerys would absolutely for sure put Prince Viserys on the throne. Aerys might even demand the death of the half-wolf. 3. Rhaegar killed Robert and won the Trident. This gives him some leverage against King Aerys 3, but he is still just a prince and this is not a democracy. Same as the number 2 above. 4. Rhaegar killed Robert but lost the Trident. Eddard, Jon, and Hoster are not going to throw down their arms. The rebellion will continue for a long time. Much will depend on what other resources King Aerys can draw from. Given time, he might be able to get support from the Free Cities, whom we know have among the powerful among them, Targaryen supporters.
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    Down with the Free Folk

    The wildlings are an awful people. Picture a people who does not want to have to answer laws, they are disgusted by those who kneel and obey laws, but on the flipside, these barbarians cross the wall and murder the better man. They raid those who are more civilized and are law-abiding. The wildlings are disgusting. Harma Dogshead, the Weeper, Tormund, Mance Rayder, Rattleshirt are all terrible people.