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  1. snow is the man

    Would Balon attacking the Westerlands really change anything?

    no you are mistaken. If the north hadn't been attacked while rob was in the riverlands he would have been much better off. He lost winterfell and half the north and had no way to help his people. This would kill morale among the northman. Also this likely led to bolton joining the lannisters because after rob lost the north he would have seen the writing on the wall. Also I don't think tywin would have been able to ignore the threat to his coast. He would have had to reinforce those area's at the expense of others which would only help rob and his men. I don't think tyrell would join tywin if he looked like he was going to lose or that their was a real possibility of it.he would have either joined stannis or tried for the throne himself or just stood aside like dorne and the vale did. And with rob not depressed about bran and rickon dying (at least he thought so) he may have not slept with jeyne pool thus making the freys stay loyal. So at best the boltons wouldn't have joined the freys and without the boltons helping the red wedding would have not had enough men to do it. Thus no red wedding. I am not saying rob would have won but he might have. The iron born taking the north was the beggining of the end for rob
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    The rights of wives stolen to beyond the wall.

    lets just agree being a women in the game of thrones universe sucks
  3. snow is the man

    The rights of wives stolen to beyond the wall.

    ah but tarly is actually honorable. And in my opinion part of that was to keep his men from running wild. Bolton let his troops do whatever they want and discpline fell apart. That said the men doing it weren't men of any means. If a noble had done it or a wealthy merchant then nothing would have been done. Basically in the game of thrones world you don't want to be poor and/or a women.
  4. snow is the man

    The rights of wives stolen to beyond the wall.

    the same can be said if a man killed someone. Their relatives would want vengence and if the "killer" wasn't part of a powerful tribe or family he would have no protection.
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    Which kingdom would you let secede if you were king?

    that's what I was saying about the iron isles. They are still raiding now that they are part of the seven kingdoms but to a lesser extent
  6. I think that there was a "long night" but it wasn't to the extent that we heard. Remember it is passed down through story tellers and we first hear it from ol nan who tells it like a horror story. I think it was more like very short days and a very long winter but not one that lasted centuries because nothing could survive that because there would be no food. So basically some of it is an exagerattion. I think that when the white walkers move in force it somehow starts it. Well when they move in force and winter hits. My idea is that the wall is holding it back as well.
  7. snow is the man

    The rights of wives stolen to beyond the wall.

    When it involves wildlings it is more or less a part of their culture. A twisted part but it is expected. The people south of the wall do not follow this idea and thus the women who are kidnapped have no rights and see it as kidnapping (which it is) rather then some twisted form of marriage. This idea of abducting women to marry them is not something out of fantasy. The mongols for example did this a very long time ago (some of them not all). In fact I believe that genghis khans parents met that way. As for what happens to these "marriages" north of the wall afterwards it seems that women are taught to kill their husband if he attacks them or they are displeased with them to a great degree. Hence ygritte saying "a man can own a knife or a wife but he can't own both" or something like that. Implying that if a man abuses his wife she is more or less allowed to kill him. I may have read into this wrong but that is what I took it as. What is really weird and twisted is that after the kidnapping it seems that the women north of the wall have far more rights then the women south of the wall. For example a women south of the wall can be beaten to a pulp everyday by her husband and is not allowed to fight back or she is killed. Where as if a man north of the wall tries that then he can't sleep next to his wife or he will be killed in his sleep. Thus men north of the wall don't have the free reign that the men of the south have
  8. snow is the man

    Which kingdom would you let secede if you were king?

    either the north because there isn't much there besides empty space and unlike the westerlands there is little of value. Or I would choose the iron isles just so I would have an excuse to wipe them out when they started raiding.
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    Why didn’t Robb just focus on Tywin?

    I think robs mistake was not going after tywin AFTER he defeated jaime lannisters army. Tywin had pushed his forces to exhaustion and had already lost men in the previous battle and was on foreign soil. Robs forces could have rested for a day and then gone after tywin and had better numbers and well rested force with a high morale where as tywins forces seemed like they had the morale of a defeated army. And troop morale makes a difference. Rob could have won the war right there and yes it would have been a risk but not going in for the kill was stupid.
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    Rethinking Saint Jon and Winterfell

    I think the book version of jon is better because he isn't perfect. He isn't riding in and saving the day on a shiny white steed and pretty armor. He has faults and in the books he is more cold then the show. Martin made him one of the best characters in terms of being "good" but if you look at the other characters that there are how many are not extremly flawed. You have sir barristan,sir davos,and jon (I might be missing one) who are the "pure" characters. But look at most of the other characters. Tyrion in a dance of dragons rapes a women and yes she had no choice so it was rape. And in the books he does other questionable things. Then you have the characters that are horrific like cersei and victorian. (I am only mentioning characters who we have been in their POV). Then you have theon who in my opinion is one of the worst. Because unlike ramsey who is pure evil theon knew the things he did were horrible but did them anyways and could feel guilt. And jaime only became "redeemed" because he could no longer fight like he could before. If he had not lost his hand he would still be the a** hole he was. So by comparisson jon is the white knight.
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    Was Robert doomed to fail from the start?

    I love how george showed her hatred though. It was just so intense it made your skin crawl. Ceriei thoughts in feast And while you slept I ate your heirs. That line was just so horrific in how it showed her mindset towards him. Don't get me wrong he deserved it but still....
  12. snow is the man

    Was Robert doomed to fail from the start?

    See I never understood that. From what we hear about jon arryn he is supposedly a guy like ned stark. Part of me thinks there was alot more going on. Personally I think between robert not doing anything and cersei and members of the small council they allowed so much corruption to spread it drained the bank more then roberts tournaments
  13. snow is the man

    Was Robert doomed to fail from the start?

    I think part of her hated him because she was married to a pig. Robert constantly cheated on her and that was done in front of her. He taunted jaime constantly and spent the rest of the time in a drunken haze. Like I said she may have never been the loving wife but she would have played the part to a point rather then the hatred she had for him. Remember she doesn't even love jaime unless he does what she wants so you can't expect her to love anyone besides herself and her children who came from her. However alot of marriages from the old days didn't have love but most had some civility.
  14. snow is the man

    Was Robert doomed to fail from the start?

    I don't think she would have loved him but she would have played the game or at least not despised him to the point where she loved it when he died. They would have at least been able to be civil.
  15. snow is the man

    Was Robert doomed to fail from the start?

    Yes but when she speaks to ned stark when he confronts her and during the conversation he asks why she hates robert so much and she tells him it was because of him whispering lyanna into her ear on their wedding night. I think she would have given it half a shot otherwise. Even if it was only because she could manipulate him and have the power she craves.