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  1. Andrew Yang for President

    What was Rickard Karstark thinking?

    Rickard was running on emotions. He wasn't thinking clearly. I can accuse Robb, Catelyn, and Jon of the same poor decisions. Stress levels were high and they couldn't keep it together.
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    Do you think we will ever see Valyria?

    The remains of where the Freehold once stood. We could see it. The Mother of Dragons might send an expedition party to look for more eggs. It's totally worth it.
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    On the matter of right and wrong. I can see why what another considers right that another would consider wrong. A tiger who must eat meat to live can't be faulted for hunting. It's what the creator made them to do to survive. The little dik-dik who the tiger preys on doesn't see it this way. The tiger is the villain to the little dik dik. We have to look at the matter from a narrow lens in order to decide the matter of right and wrong. It was justified to Walder. He's the patriarch of a rich and large clan. He had a lot to lose. The Starks couldn't keep themselves in order. Robb porks Jeyne, falls in love, and breaks his oath to the Freys. And this after the Freys have bled for him. Catelyn gives away an extremely important hostage for the very small chance of getting her girls back. She bought Jaime's promise to send her girls back. How that must have looked to their bannermen. Stupid move. Robb had the nerve to come back asking for another deal because he was desperate to survive the war his mother started. Walder took advantage because he needed to remove the taint of rebellion and reestablish good relations with the real ruler in King's Landing, not this king in the north who humiliated the Freys.
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    What is the importance of the Hrakkar, the White Lion?

    This is the trope against the color white standing for something good. White is the color of winter and snow. The mechanism by which mother nature will use to kill the living. White is the color of death. Jaime, Jon, Pycelle are the opposite of the pure because they corrupted the organization they each belonged to. Their stain is there in the white.
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    What was Tywin's original plan?

    Bravo. What Catelyn did was very provocative and effectively declared war on the Lannisters. Westeros would be so much better off with the Starks and the Lannisters relegated to minor houses.
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    Who is Quaithe?

    This is because Daenerys Targaryen is the only one who can be trusted to have the power of three dragons. Think about what somebody like Arya would do with dragons. Nothing good for sure. She would use these wonderful dragons to exact revenge against those who beat up on the Starks. All of the Starks put together is not worthy of needing a dragon to avenge. The dragons are much bigger and more epic than the Stark family. What would Jon do? He would burn the Dreadfort to the ground even knowing those Bolton men could be helpful. Stannis would do the same. Daenerys will use her dragons to help the slaves win their freedom. If there is a cause worthy of dragons and the Unsullied this is it. Quaithe knows this silver-haired girl is very important.
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    Could Dany conquer Dorne with a Dothraki horde?

    Sure. The Dothraki cannot be stopped. If Dorne could feed their horses, so can the Dothraki. The guerilla hiding tactics that the Dornish employed against the Conqueror is not going to work against the Dothraki. The Dothraki will have no qualms setting whole Dornish towns to the flames to bring out the men who are hiding. All the Dothraki will have to do is take control of the major ports in Dorne. Even the Dornish cannot eat sand. Rhaenys was too lenient on the yellow toad. She could have punished the Dornish who stayed behind. Dornish will can be broken.
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    Aegon VI as a ruler

    1- Slavery was wrong even back then. That's why a whole religion outlaw it. That slavery is bad is not a new idea. 2- No it isn't easy to end. Doesn't mean good people shouldn't try. 3- They cannot fight against slavery everywhere, that is true. But they could perhaps free Volantis.
  9. It's not plot convenience. It is a character flaw of Jon Snow. He could not rise to the occasion and forget about Ned and the Starks for the benefit of defending against the white walkers. Stannis had no way to go forward. The Wall was his only real choice. He was not going to survive too long on Dragonstone. His family had always been allies with the Starks. Holing up in the north is as good a plan as any. He only has to fight the wildlings and the Boltons. A lesser threat than the Lannister-Tyrell forces.
  10. Jon's emotional attachment to the Starks biased him against the Lannisters and the Boltons. He could and should have tried harder to convince the realm of the white walker threat. But he disliked the Boltons and the Lannisters. He gave a little effort but it was too little when you consider the importance of the need to convince the realm. Jon was too concerned with fighting the Stark's enemies. He was not going to ask Robb to turn tail and come to the wall while the Starks are at war with the people who executed his dad. Jon was not nearly as effective of a commander as his fans would like to sell.
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    Is Walder Frey the smartest man in Westeros?

    Walder Frey is generally a smart man. He didn't build one of the wealthiest houses in Westeros by being dumb. His greatest strength is his support group. He doesn't lack for capable advisers with sons like Lothar at his disposal. He was smart enough to shut Olvar's mouth to make his plan work. He kept good discipline with his troops and his planned worked beautifully. Robb was not smart enough to do the same to his minions. Theon and Cat betrayed him for love of family. Cat's betrayal is more damaging than her fans would care to admit. RW might have not happened if they had Jamie in custody.
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    Aegon VI as a ruler

    True, but it is a start towards progress. Or would you rather people sit on their arses and watch the Ghiscari continue to practice slavery because of the excuse that ending slavery isn't going to solve every social inequality in the world. Look, just because the abolition of slavery won't solve every human misery is a poor reason to not do anything about it. It reflects poorly on Westeros because they sat on their fat bums when they should have been fighting against slavery instead of fighting among themselves for the stupidest of reasons. I look down on Catelyn's decision to arrest a Lannister to get revenge for Bran. I look down on Jon's decision to put the Night's Watch into an awkward position just so he can rescue Arya. I applaud Dany for her efforts in helping the slaves become free.
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    How many lowborn POV are there?

    They are the movers and the shakers. Their lives are richer. What interest in reading the life of a farm boy.
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    Is Walder Frey the smartest man in Westeros?

    Many children do increase the survival of the house but it introduces the problem of finding spouses of equal social status for such children. It offered little to nothing financially. Old Walder had to pay dowry to the husbands.
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    King's Landing - an unrealistic city?

    Civil engineering was not the science back then. The fort was built where it was convenient to do so for military reasons. The city grew out of it. Water flow rids the sewage and provides drinking water. Yikes all from the same source. Gross isn't it. Oh the stench. Kingslanding was the bog of eternal stench.
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    So where would you live ?

    Not Westeros. Qarth. Where it's fashionable for men to go all emo and cry. Awesome taste in women's fashion. Nice, dry climate.
  17. I never felt guilty. And I never will. I love Daenerys. I don't take the show seriously. I'm more of a book person. Like 95% book and 5% show. My Daenerys is the one in the books because what the show created is beyond logic. The show character is as much a cartoon character as the Starks, whom they choose to portray with zero accuracy.
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    Gendry King's Landing King

    Orys, yeah. Aegon rewarded him for taking down the Durandons. He got the girl and the castle.
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    Seeing the bigger bigger picture.

    I see the story as made up of many examples of the human heart leading to tragic consequences. Our author seems to think this is the reason for most of human problems. I don't necessarily agree but this fictional world is his creation. I think George Martin suffered ptsd from his experiences in the Vietnam War and it greatly affected his perception of reality. I know he was not on the battlefield but he was still very much a part of the war. The hippies say make love not war. I guess that's good but it results in too many babies being born. War reduces population. War happens because we are all competing for the available resources. It's not really about the human heart. The way to reduce armed conflict is for the people who have the resources to share those resources equally with the ones who don't. But that's not going to happen. Humans compete for the same land in the middle east. Islam wants to establish an islamic state in southeast asia on the island of Mindanao. Fine except other people want to hold on to that land. Conflict. Our country will have more harmony if the millionaires all shared their wealth. It won't happen. There will be war as long as people compete for resources. It's just the predicament. Blame our creator, if you believe in one.
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    Seeing the bigger bigger picture.

    The author creates these dilemmas but does not provide the answer.
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    Gendry King's Landing King

    I don't. I don't agree with that. Westeros will be in winter season for a long time. It goes back to the primitive days but that is different from seven independent kingdoms. There won't be a kingdom at all. Gendry is illiterate. He would not become king under the current system in place. But a primitive hunting & gathering society does not require a literate king. It just needs the one with the biggest stick and knows how to use it. He won't become king but the chief of a small village is possible.
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    The Doom Of Valyria mystery

    What caused the Doom interests me more than anything going on at the Wall. It was moderate let down for me when Fire And Blood did not go into this topic. That was the perfect time for Martin to reveal the cause. The fact that he didn't in FandB can mean he has no intention of telling us. There are many theories on the subject but none are completely satisfactory. The Valyrians were pushing their luck. Mining near an active volcano is foolhardy enough but fourteen is playing with fire. Some say greed got the better of them. Another fraction believe the faceless men did in the warlocks who kept the volcanoes contained. I don't buy that for a minute. Another popular suggestion says the fighting among the ruling houses caused the deaths of too many sorcerers who kept nature contained. Maybe this. Martin didn't just put the doom in there for little to no reason. It's a herald of what will happen in Westeros. The ruling families in the west are doing exactly what the Valyrians did and their quarrels weakened the unity of the land. If I had to choose one family in Westeros to survive through the Long Night it will be the Darry clan. I like the Darrys but they are all but gone. I would love to see a Darry bastard get legitimized to reward that family for what Ser Willem did for Daenerys and Viserys.
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    The Doom Of Valyria mystery

    The followers of the red god do human sacrifice. Cooking is more an apt description but they fed people to their flames. Whether the Valyrians were doing the same is up for discussion. We know the First Men and the Starks did it in the past. The mirror reflection of the First Men are the Valyrians.
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    Who is going to get poisoned by the mushrooms?

    He'll carry that poison in his boot until he gets to the Eyrie then use it on Sansa to get out of that bad marriage deal. Serve her a dose of her own medicine. That means Tysha assumes her role as his real wife. Even Penny is preferable to Sansa. At least Penny is not a bad person.