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    Sad News: Roy Dotrice Passed Away

    So sad. I've actually listened only to the audiobooks without ever physically reading the written books, and I still do regularly. When I looked up Roy Dotrice's age a while ago I already thought he might not be alive for the end of the series, and how weird it would be to have someone else read the next books. Also crushed that I didn't read about it anywhere but here...
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    What was the best scene from the books in your opinion?

    One that springs to mind for me is when the wildling women sneak Jeyne Poole out of Winterfell … (I had watched the show first and then got the books, but I knew the fArya plotline was going to happen so I was super excited about finally getting to it and it did not disappoint) Edit: haha, literally did not see the previous post was also about this scene!
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    Lord of WF

    True, fArya is the rightful Lady of WF to the knowledge of most characters; however we the readers know Bran is alive and he is the rightful Lord of Winterfell. So there are basically two answers: who is really the rightful Lord of WF, and who do people believe it is. As to what happens after winter, that totally depends on who survives.
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    Jeyne Westerling Pregnancy Confirmed by GRRM

    Also, if Jeyne suddenly emerges with a baby claiming it to be Robb's heir, there will be reason to doubt the baby's identity, which is exactly what we have with Aegon too, so it would be a boring repetition of a storyline that's already there.
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    Jeyne Westerling Pregnancy Confirmed by GRRM

    I can't really see what Jeyne being pregnant would add to the story – not only would it not be very interesting for there to suddenly be a baby that is Robb's legitimate heir, it would also seem far-fetched after Sybel has explicitly told us she slipped Jeyne the moon tea. That's not GRRM's writing style in my opinion to do a 180° like that and be like "Haha! She was pregnant after all!" If he'd wanted to go with that, he would have slipped in more hints in my opinion (and definitely not said "The hips were a mistake")
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    Did Tywin give up on Jaime?

    It has always bugged me how unrealistic it is that Tywin wouldn't remarry and attempt to make more heirs. And if his intention was to get Jaime out of the kingsguard why wait until now and not do it earlier? Jaime became kingsguard as a teenager, Tywin had more than enough time to produce another heir, at least for the case that something happened to Jaime (as he didn't want Tyrion to inherit the Rock).
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    Why Dany and Khal Drogo’s Wedding Night Is So Bitterly Disappointing.

    I completely agree with OP and I think now, 20 years later GRRM would not have gotten away with a scene like that so easily. Which you can tell by the show changing this scene to a way more realistic rape scene (as mentioned above) even though the actress they used was a grown woman and her having consensual sex with Drogo on screen would have been far less terrifying to watch. Actually the only rape scene in GoT that was a good decision in my opinion (sorry I know this is the book forum but I still feel like it's a valid point to OP's argument that the book scene was so wildly unrealistic and creepy even the show runners couldn't bring themselves to put that on our screens).
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    Prophecy: Shopping List or Weather Forecast?

    Dany was no longer pregnant when she walked into the pyre. I agree about people trying to force prophecy to happen / not happen (Rhaegar, Cersei...). In the end, it's not interesting to tell a story where prophecy will inevitably be fulfilled because fate can't be altered; then human action would not matter. So, the only thing that's interesting to read is how people react to prophecy. Personally I don't believe there will be a prince that was promised, stallion that mounts the world, azor ahai etc. All that matters is what these prophecies do to people, how they influence human action.
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    Khal drogo marrying Dany, why?

    I find it hard to believe that the dosh khaleen would be bribed... it seems like a cheap explanation to me if GRRM doesn't go into more detail about it. Like if you need a character to do something that has no real use for them you go with "oh they were bribed" and then not even explain with what? Seems too lazy to me...
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    why the marriage alliances?

    Jaime and Lysa were initially supposed to marry though...
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    Roose and Ramsay

    I don't think Roose conspired with the Lannisters because he wanted to seize power in the north, but because he believed that Robb didn't stand a chance and wanted to save his own ass. Could be that the wardenship was just a nice extra that came with it. Roose doesn't strike me as someone very ambitious. If he really wanted to secure the future of his house he could have offed Ramsay years ago and fathered more legitimate heirs instead.