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  1. E.S. Dinah

    no kidnapping tyrion

    Robert is still incompetent. The Starks still suspect the Lannisters. Eddard will still discover Cersei and Jaime's secret, the kids are theirs, not Robert's. Eddard and Cersei will still clash and Robert will end up dead. Sansa can't be trusted with a secret and she will run her mouth to Cersei. Not much will change. Jaime and Cersei stole the throne with their children. Eddard and Stannis will always have a problem with that.
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    Shiera Seastar's whereabouts

    Shiera died a long time ago. She is of the same age as Brynden Rivers and the only reason he still lives are the tree roots. He's more tree than man. Shiera can't live this long unless she found the fountain of youth and then she would parade her beauty for all to see. Short story, Shiera died a long time ago.
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    Mance Rayder violated guest rights!

    There are two separate points to be discussed. Jon sent Mance Rayder to bring his sister to the wall. He was going to take Arya somewhere where her husband can't reach her. That's not being neutral. Jon gave Mance Rayder a get out of execution card. For all of that, Jon is guilty of treason. He was about to do something worse than what the Nightking did, he was going to lead an attack against the people he swore to defend. Jon is guilty of all of those and Bowen Marsh was right to kill him. Mance Rayder broke guest rights but that's not surprising because Mance was never good at obeying rules. Jon is responsible for the whole mission but he's not responsible for what Mance decided to do in Winterfell. A president who sends troops to the middle east is responsible for the war but he's not responsible for the actions of each individual soldier. I do not think Jon is guilty of breaking the tradition of guest rights. He is guilty for sending Mance out in the first place but he's not guilty of breaking the spirit of guest rights.
  4. I watched this interview after following the link elsewhere in the forum and George said something that got my attention at approximately 30 minutes into the interview. Based on what he said, I don't think Bran Stark will get to skin change a dragon. I would like dragons to have immunity from being skin changed.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    The prophecy of Azor Ahai comes from the east. I don't know why Mellisandre ever thought it was Stannis. I don't think George Martin is a nihilist who will turn the world back to prehistoric times. Dany (Azor Ahai) will find a way to help her people endure the long winter. If the myth is true that the first long night was caused by the blood betrayal then it is reasonable to assume that the way to end it is to set things right. By right, I mean to satisfy the Lion of the Night (the moon). The Lion of the Night and the Maiden Made of Light (the sun) punished man for the blood betrayal. The Maiden Made of Light (the sun) his her face, thus causing the long night. The Lion of the Night (the moon) sent his white walkers to punish man. That's how the myth goes. If Dany is the reincarnation of their daughter, the Amethyst Empress, then her mere birth should satisfy the Lion of the Night, appease his anger and make him (the moon, the symbol for the night) go away. The rebirth of her daughter may be enough to please the Maiden Made of Light (the sun) and draw her back into the world. I don't think warring against the white walkers is the answer. Quite possibly, Dany will have to avenge the blood betrayal and seek out the reincarnation of her brother and kill him. I'm fine with that.
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    Can Euron warg Aeron?

    Euron is forcing visions into his brother's mind. The potion just made Aerion susceptible to subliminal suggestions. It's not skinchanging.
  7. Daenerys Targaryen will become the second ruling queen of Westeros after she takes the Iron Throne. She is the person who is best fit to rule and reform the kingdom. She deserves to rule. Daenerys always finds a way to win. She was forced to marry Khal Drogo and turned that to her advantage. Where most women would wilt away, Daenerys won Drogo's respect. She was badly outnumbered and yet she found a way to free the Unsullied from their Astapori masters. She took Yunkai without a siege and won the Second Sons (Storm Crows in the text) over to her side. She defeated the masters and took their ships. Dany has proven herself capable of bettering the lives of people. Like many, many fans have posted on this very forum, millions of people in the East now enjoy freedom because of Daenerys Targaryen. She dismantled the slave trade and made sure no one in the future will ever be enslaved again. Part of making that happen required taking complete control of the Dothraki by getting rid of the khals, the source of most of the slaves. Daenerys has a regal bearing. It's been said more than a few times by more than a few people. Daenerys has the elegance and the bearing of a monarch. I have now watched every episode of the show, an exercise that took up many hours, and I do not recall a single scene in which Daenerys utters a profanity of any kind. Whereas most of the characters regularly drop the f-bomb, shit, and the c-word, Daenerys always chooses intelligent words to express herself. She always carries herself with dignity. Just watching that scene right before she executed the Tarlys was like watching a God delivering judgment. It just felt right. It was right and it was the right decision to handle someone like Randyll Tarly and his son. Daenerys' story is a parallel to that of her great ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror. Aegon gave people the same choice. Bend the knee or die. A few minor but arrogant kings, like Durrandon, Hoare, and Gardener had to die before Westeros bent its knees and became all the better for it. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. Daenerys knows how to seize the moment. She took advantage of the cult of R'hllor to help bring peace and hope to Meereen. While not a religious person herself (which is a good thing), she knows the value of religion and belief. She uses them to her advantage, like any capable ruler should. Like any capable politician should. I liked that topic thread crediting Dany's public speaking skills. She is the best orator among the main characters. Her keen intelligence and timing enhance her considerable communications skills. Daenerys has travelled the Free Cities. She can speak many different language, from the Common Tongue, to High Valyrian, to Dothraki. She is a very knowledgeable person. In a land whose idea of a "formal education" is having been spoon fed by the Maesters, Dany has traveled widely and actually gained real world experience. Daenerys looks like a Targaryen. She has those physical traits that are uniquely Valyrian. She has awakened dragons from stone. She is Azor Ahai. She is the Mother of Dragons. Her identity cannot be disputed nor questioned by anyone. Jon already bent his knees and thus bound the North to Daenerys. Regardless of how Sansa feels about it, when those wights come calling on Winterfell, it won't be to deliver pizza. Even foolish Sansa would swallow her pride and bend her knees to Dany, if she wants to survive the long night. *Midnight Confession asked that I add this to the list: Daenerys is fireproof, which is as close to a god as you can get in that universe. Another sign that she is truly very special. And this one comes from the fan discussions on the previous episode. The people of Slaver's Bay (Bay of Dragons now) are better off now than they were before Dany got rid of the masters. This is proof that Dany improves the lives of the people. She is the best choice to lead Westeros for the long term. I wrote this partly in response to the many fans' concerns about too much fan service and how it may affect the ending. While I can agree that there is a lot of fan service on the show. That is true. However, I also believe that the show and the books will reach the same conclusion: Daenerys Targaryen on the throne and ruling Westeros. No other ending would make any sense. The writing on the show can get lazy at times and too many shortcuts just to force a scene to happen. Case in point: Gilly finding that passage regarding Rhaegar's annulment. It's blatantly contrived. I believe that they ad lib on the smaller parts but the ending of book and show will agree and Daenerys will rule Westeros at the end of the story.
  8. Daenerys Targaryen will become the second ruling queen of Westeros after she takes the Iron Throne. She is the person who is best fit to rule and reform the kingdom. Daenerys always finds a way to win. She was forced to marry Khal Drogo and turned that to her advantage. Where most women would wilt away, Daenerys won Drogo's respect. She was badly outnumbered and yet she found a way to free the Unsullied from their Astapori masters. She took Yunkai without a siege and won the Second Sons (Storm Crows in the text) over to her side. She defeated the masters and took their ships. Dany has proven herself capable of bettering the lives of people. Like many, many fans have posted on this very forum, millions of people in the East now enjoy freedom because of Daenerys Targaryen. She dismantled the slave trade and made sure no one in the future will ever be enslaved again. Part of making that happen required taking complete control of the Dothraki by getting rid of the khals, the source of most of the slaves. Daenerys has a regal bearing. It's been said more than a few times by more than a few people. Daenerys has the elegance and the bearing of a monarch. I have now watched every episode of the show, an exercise that took up many hours, and I do not recall a single scene in which Daenerys utters a profanity of any kind. Whereas most of the characters regularly drop the f-bomb, shit, and the c-word, Daenerys always chooses intelligent words to express herself. She always carries herself with dignity. Just watching that scene right before she executed the Tarlys was like watching a God delivering judgment. It just felt right. It was right and it was the right decision to handle someone like Randyll Tarly and his son. Daenerys' story is a parallel to that of her great ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror. Aegon gave people the same choice. Bend the knee or die. A few minor but arrogant kings, like Durandon, Hoare, and Gardener had to die before Westeros bent its knees and became all the better for it. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. Daenerys knows how to seize the moment. She took advantage of the cult of R'hllor to help bring peace and hope to Meereen. While not a religious person herself (which is a good thing), she knows the value of religion and belief. She uses them to her advantage, like any capable ruler should. Like any capable politician should. I liked that topic thread crediting Dany's public speaking skills. She is the best orator among the main characters. Her keen intelligence and timing enhance her considerable communications skills. Daenerys has travelled the Free Cities. She can speak many different language, from the Common Tongue, to High Valyrian, to Dothraki. She is a very knowledgeable person. In a land whose idea of a "formal education" is having been spoon fed by the Maesters, Dany has traveled widely and actually gained real world experience. Daenerys looks like a Targaryen. She has those physical traits that are uniquely Valyrian. She has awakened dragons from stone. She is Azor Ahai. She is the Mother of Dragons. Her identity cannot be disputed nor questioned by anyone. I wrote this partly in response to the many fans' concerns about too much fan service and how it may affect the ending. While I can agree that there is a lot of fan service on the show. That is true. However, I also believe that the show and the books will reach the same conclusion: Daenerys Targaryen on the throne and ruling Westeros. No other ending would make any sense. The writing on the show can get lazy at times and too many shortcuts just to force a scene to happen. Case in point: Gilly finding that passage regarding Rhaegar's annulment. It's blatantly contrived. I believe that they ad lib on the smaller parts but the ending of book and show will agree.
  9. E.S. Dinah

    Breaking the Wheel

    Agree on everything you wrote. Daenerys brought needed change and fought to free the slaves. The slaves are now free people. They have Daenerys to thank for their freedom.
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    Fan favorite at the end of Episode 5.

    My favorite has always been and always will be the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Stormborn. She is the reason why I watch this show and read those books. I suffer through every Sansa, Jaime, and Samwell chapter to get to Dany. The same is true for the show. I suffer through Sansa, Jon, and Jaime just to get to those scenes with Dany.
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    Jon will never be king.

    It Is Known!
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    Jon will get wightified, a theory by Lothar Frey

    Weymar Royce. From the first few pages of the novel we were shown the white walkers killing and resurrecting the dead. The wights that attacked Jeor Mormont. There is support in the text for the white walker's ability to raise the dead. Evidence, actually. And it is strong. There is not a shred of evidence in the text to support that Mellissandre can resurrect anybody or anything.
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    Who Am I?

    The Targaryens are emphatically one of the oldest houses in that world. And they definitely are the most prestigious family in the world. I know that some people like the Starks. But the Starks are not the equal of the Targaryens. Are the Starks represented in the currency of the kingdoms? No. The currency is a golden dragon. The Westerosi calendar is dated from the time of who's conquest? Not a Stark's but Aegon Targaryen's. The most the Starks ever ruled is the north of Westeros and they were not in complete control of the north until Rogar Bolton submitted. The Targaryens are one of the forty ruling families that owned the freehold of ancient Valyria. There is no comparison in terms of prestige or greatness. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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    Greyjoy fleet size

    Did you notice anything peculiar about Euron's command ship? The deck is fortified with shields. The prow has what appears to me a retractable ram. It's a formidable warship.
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    Euron's gift [Spoilers]

    His niece and nephew. Euron's gift = Theon, Yara, Ellaria, S/Snakes, and Queen of Thorns. I don't want the Queen of Thorns to die. I like her a lot. I like Theon too but it looks like he gets away from his uncle.
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    [SPOILERS] What did you love about this episode?

    What I have waited for. Daenerys finally arrives on Westeros. Dragonstone was awesome.
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    [SPOILER] Your Favorite Moment?

    Your Favorite Moment? Daenerys arrives on Dragonstone. I have waited for this very moment for so long.
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    Rhaegar wasn't polygamous, he was dumping Elia for Lyanna

    Rhaegar would have to wait until he's king before he can dump Elia. Which means he was waiting to marry Lyanna, but at the time of their deaths, they were unmarried. They never got the chance to marry.
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    Bolton's Burnt Book: Mysterious Reading

    The story of the Rat Cook. Roose had to think before the plans for the red wedding were finalized. He knew guest rights would be broken but the story was not enough to stop him.
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