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Larger than Average Finger

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  1. The problem was not with her turn, or even with the speed at which it happened. The problem was that it was insufficiently justified by the plot. Had it happened when Rhaegal fell, perhaps with Jon on his back, thinking she had lost both, maybe as he did something stupid to avoid hurting civilians, it would make sense. Then when after rather than realizing it was a mistake, she realized that was her true self.
  2. Tricky to have a hereditary succession when a vow of Celibacy is required for the position.
  3. If the elected "King" is elected for life, and has effective control of who will be voting on his replacement......
  4. I believe this is pure Martin, and is almost the core theme of the Story. He wants us to feel bad that we supported the things the hero was doing, because of who it was being done to. He wants to show that people who do these things to people they hate, do not stop doing them when all the people they hate are gone, they just find new people to hate.
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    Loose ends

    Exactly, saying Jon played no role in beating the dead, is like saying Eisenhauer, Patton, Zhukov, Montgomery played no role in beating the Germans because none of them were the one who killed Hitler.
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    Jaime "escaped imprisonment and rode south" ??

    I believe it was a not very subtle commentary reminding to think about who wrote something, when we read it to find out what has happened.
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    The purpose of R+L=J?

    Yes, for now, until they disagree on something...
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    [Spoilers] Rant & Rave without Repercussion, Final edition

    The more I think about it, the less I blame the writing (although they made serious mistakes) and the more I blame the utter absence of any chemistry between Jon and Danny. Without that we had to accept their brains migrated below their wasted, without seeing any real evidence of it between them.
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    Destiny of Jon Snow

    Clearly, and to protect them from what ever they may find
  10. And her sins were the greatest.
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    Dany CAN (And Shall???) Rise Again!!!

    It will depend on what level of control Martin has on this property, and how he intends to exert it. What happens next to Arya, Jon and a resurrected Danny are all stories someone would pitch, and might get produced, if the contractual situation allows it.
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    Use one word to describe the series finale.

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    The purpose of R+L=J?

    It was to make Jon into someone Danny could never allow to live in the long run. Someone she would inevitably see as a threat that would need to be removed.
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    Who was Daenerys turned into?

    I don't see any commentary on either. More about the inevitable outcome of war being used to settle conflicts.
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    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    I saw the Council as Tyrions doing.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    On the other hand, once the North leaves the Kingdom, it makes some sense for a Northerner who will have no heir to be the one chosen, because it will force this to happen again.
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    Who was Daenerys turned into?

    She is someone entirely consumed with one goal, who had do do things she herself hates to get it, and now that she has it, does not know what to do next.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    I am not convinced Martin will have Bran be the one who sits on the throne, but the ending will be a council selecting the next king, and the person selected will not be the head of a major house.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    I rated it fairly highly, but I wonder if its because I liked it so much more than 4 and 5, which I felt were very weak. At least in this I saw people making decision they way I would expect them to.
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    Arya is Azor Ahai

    The word valonquar was purposefully left out of the show, its not part of that prophesy.
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    Jon's biggest error?

    In truth, he should have told her something like "The people here don't love you YET, because they don't know you yet. When they know what you want for them they will, unless you f it up in how you take the throne".
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    Unpopular opinion

    Where did you see that? That is not what I have read. Its also the fact the cast wanted to move on as well.
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    Daenerys has always been a killer

    The difference between Tywin and Danny is the nature of the weapons at their disposal, not the lengths they would go to, to get what they want.
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    Possible explanation to "Dany gate"

    I think the real point is that Martin is a pacifist, and hates war period. There is little doubt this part of the story is from him. The path to get here will be longer and more nuanced, but this is his destination. Could it be the Blitz bombings of London? Yep. Could it be Dresden? For all the reasons above and more. Could it be Nagasaki? Probably, Japan was not going to keep fighting after Hiroshima. Could it be Japan's actions in occupied China and Korea?... 100,000 + Iraqi civilians died when an outside force eliminated their tyrant. The point Martin is making is that if you use war to solve your issues, this is where it always ends.