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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Couldn't come up with the names eh?
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Couldn't come up with the names eh?
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    I would have loved to see Bad Dany done the same way Blizzard did Arthas. They should have started the hero to villain arc about two seasons ago. Then it would be gradual, where good intentions drive her towards a hellish outcome. In the process she gains powers, cool armor, cool weapons. In the end, it takes actual divine intervention for the heroes to defeat her. When the credits roll, Ramin Djawadi plays a tragic tune to these lyrics: 'O dragon, our stalwart champion We mourn your loss Even in death, (you were the) first in battle, (And the) last to retreat, even so in death Alas, we have lost a part of ourselves. Long live the Queen May her reign last forever May her strength Fail her never. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV46qFZrOzk Lol that's exactly why people are mad about her arc. Even Ramsay or Joffery didn't do the type of thing that writers have Dany do in the end. And they were waaay worse people. Btw Ned does kill noncombatants. The books literally start with him chopping off the head of a runaway nightwatchman. Per law but still. He dies because he slights the old gods. I would have to re-read ASOS to comment on Rob and Jon.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    you must be joking. How do slaver's exist in Dany's new world? It's easy--they cease to exist. As in not dropping dead but by stop being slavers. Go get a job instead of exploiting the labors of others in the worst possible manner and not whine about reparations given for being enslaved.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    You can say everyone who can end up ruling, including Jon and fAegon, has the potential to become tyrants. Jon kills when the situation calls for it also, and we don't see any scenes where he cries about any of it. GRRM hints Dany will become a conqueror (in her dream visions), and not a nice one. But whether GRRM's Dany would end up killing people for unbelievably petty and illogical reasons is debatable. So far, Dany's shown to be compassionate and righteous, and her actions are driven by those beliefs. You mean like GRRM's message is don't go to war even to protect your people, yourself, or a righteous cause? So Ned Stark dies because even if he had honorable intentions, he's still a killer? Same with so-called honorable men like Arthur Dayne? I don't think Dany fans "whitewash" her murderous acts as you say because her enemies--the slavers--really do deserve it. It's just that her motives are understandable. As you say it, cruelty is cruelty, regardless of the intentions. In this sense, Dany, Ned, Jon, Barristan, and the like are no different in their acts than the likes of Joffery, the Mountain, and the Boltons? You are not a Jain are you? No. Drogon damages that blue heart and sets it on fire when the Undying try to consume Dany. It ends up killing (?) them and the House crumbles upon itself when Dany and Drogon comes out. Pyat Pree's robes catch fire but he isn't hurt. He's even supposed to show up in TWoW I think. There aren't any people inside the House, because it's a horrible, sorcererous place with a pale, wormlike thing.
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    Mourning Dany

    I totally feel ya, even though Dany isn't even my fav character from the books. In the books, Dany can be vengeful, but so far GRRM has shown it only as a reaction to horrible things like slavery. She executes people and does all that in Slaver's bay against the masters, so it's all understandable if not exactly right by modern standards. Dany's ADwD story frustrated me, but it's not completely unreasonable showing her going off the rails like the show does. GRRM plans to supposedly show Dany's "bad side" as a conqueror. In book 1 she has a dream that she's flying (as a dragon), and everything beneath her wings is scared of her. So this is probably her destiny as a conqueror. But it's hard to say if GRRM would go the show way and write Dany as a character who does cruel things for petty reasons. If she ends up a Cersei, that would totally be a complete waste of a character that could be morally complex and overall great. We see male heroes doing terrible things, quite famously Darth Vader. Anakin has a great ending where he redeems himself. And there are male protags who go end up the villain, like Arthas from World of Warcraft. His path to hell is made of good intentions. If Dany ends up evil, I hope it's like Arthas's in that the trajectory makes logical sense, is tragic, and is eventually the price of being too compassionate and righteous in a cruel world with senseless violence unfolding all around her. In the show, it's just a stupid misogynistic portrayal that I hope never comes to pass in the books if they every get written.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    I had to look this up because I thought you were talking about the wineseller in GoT. At this point Dany thinks the wineseller is a Son of the Harpy killing freed people and Unsullied. She says yes to the shavepate "questioning them sharply." It's probably torture but we don't hear from these people anymore. While it's a big deal, Dany doesn't agree to it as a tyrant, the same way someone like Tywin does. She is fiercely protective of her people against the slavers. It's probably not in the show because they ditched that storyline, not to soften her character as you suggest. Dany though is burning people left and right after. She orders all adult male slave masters killed. I suggest you look up the word for genocide. Remember there are no minor teens in Westeros or Essos. 13 is considered old enough to marry and go to war. So these teens would have traded slaves, and certainly are not innocent, hence Dany's verdict. Even today for a crime like slavery a 14 or a 16 year old could be tried as an adult. She certainly doesn't do this, and not for profit. Once the slavers are defeated, the economy of Mereen and those cities completely collapse. They relied entirely on slavery, like the American South before the Civil War, which is most likely GRRM's inspiration for slavery in Essos. She hears some slaves were "willingly" selling themselves to make ends meet, and in frustration declares if people want to willingly be slaves, they can be. This happened in real life too because some people have never known anything but slavery in their lifetimes. Dany's challenge is to uplift these generations out of that type of misery and completely transform the slave-based economy into one that is just. And she has no idea how to do that, and no one else does either, hence the problems in Mereen. Lol no. In the show, Dany is given way more deaths and murders. Season 1 seems to go ok, but starting season 2 Dany is bloodthristy. She locks up Xaro and Doreah in a vault and burns Pyat Pree--events that don't happen in the books. And from season 4 or so they make up more deaths, like the Tarlys notably. They also make her more obsessed with claiming the Iron Throne as her own from S2 onwards. In the books, she is displaced and tries to get ships to go to Westeros from Qarth, but ends up setting course to Pentos to meet with Illyrio, but then detours to Slaver's Bay. And she doesn't go crazy in the books because the Iron Throne isn't rightfully hers or something. She admits that it's rightfully (by law) Viserys's. Viserys dies without issue but Dany says she is his heir and therefore has a claim to the Iron Throne.
  9. Ghost+Nymeria4Eva

    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Her father isn't the only male Targ king. There are dozens of significant male characters in the books and show who do good things, bad things, and everything in between. The same can't be said of women, considering there are so few of them. You do realize that there isn't a single male character that does what Dany does, right? The men who do bad things always have a logical sounding reason. Tywin Lannister doesn't order the deaths of Rhaegar's children because he felt like it out of nowhere. Dany's father is actually literally mad, hence he orders KL burnt. The Mountain has been a psychopath from the start. Joffery is a spoiled brat with a cruel streak, so the horrible things he does are never surprising. But Dany isn't stupid or medically mad when she decided to burn KL on a whim. There's no logical reason behind it. It's just the sexist tropes that play into it that ends her character arc in this manner. This isn't the first time. People have pointed out earlier other misogynistic issues in her character arc. They simply didn't know how to write a female leader with great weapons. Compare her arc to Aegon's, the original male dragonlord in Westeros. You probably don't feel like something a male character does is sexist because these things are usually well constructed and stays in character. And there are many other men to compare in stories too. Even when male characters mess up it doesn't resort to sexist stereotypes against men, because these very rarely exist in literature. Last Jedi totally ruins Luke's character, but does so without resorting to the type of tropes you are talking about. If women were to have their "own personalities, feelings, desires, motivations and back stories" they should be well written as such. Cersei in the show is a well-written evil queen, though in the books she's just stupid and narcissistic. Visenya in the books comes off as a good evil queen, though we only know of her through those historical stories.
  10. Ghost+Nymeria4Eva

    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    Um, where was these "awful" acts Dany does in the books that are shown as "heroic" in the show? The show ads way more cruel deaths to her arc even in the early seasons, and way more after they ran out of book material. You are right, the women are stupid. Too idiotic to latch on to a female character created by some white man and adapted to screen by two white men.
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    That's because women can write complex male characters without resorting to sexist stereotypes. You wouldn't even have known J.K. Rowling was a woman if she didn't appear in front of a camera considering Harry's character is so well written and relatable. Haven't read McCaffrey's, but there are so many female authors like Anne Rice, Lionel Shriver who write complex male protags without ruining their character or stories with sexist nonsense. Need I say George Eliot? The same can't be said of certain male authors, perhaps the majority of them. Can you think of a male author who writes complex female characters without resorting to stereotypes? Because I can't (at least not off the top of my head right now).
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    GoT and Feminism: What Happens Now?

    You do realize that there aren't this many major or secondary female characters in the show or books right? Dany is like the only female leader, while there are several highborn women that get to play a role, like Sansa, Catelyn, and of course Cersei. You easily counted a whole bunch of bad men in a story where the vast majority of characters are men. And women readers only had to go by like one or two female characters. And Cersei was obviously bad from the start, like Joffery, Tywin, Walder, whatever. Now the story has two mad queens but many kings/leaders who were either good, bad, or just meh. The OP makes really good points. And if you are calling people SJWs here, you shouldn't probably just be on 4chan.
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    Thank you GRRM for the forensic deconstruction of Dany

    I haven't heard of that interview. But people name kids even after Arya, you know the assassin. You make good points. Also, in the dream visions Dany has early on, she sees herself flying, and all below trembles under her wings. The Stallion Who Mounts the World probably isn't Aragon. But she also sees herself in Rhaegar's armor, as the last dragon that he never lived to be. Mereen is a convergence point for many characters--Dany, Tyrion, Euron, the Martells--so that's probably why he's supposedly stuck there. But I think he wrote more chapters to ADwD than we read. The publisher decided to cut those out to keep the book in one piece, because they couldn't literally but all those pages in one book. So the knot might not be what we think it is. As for the two mad queens, I know right. In the books, Cersei is more incompetent than sinister though.
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    "Bittersweet" can't happen in the show

    I think this is the perfect example of the ending that a character deserves, rather than a bittersweet one. Gollum in the end gets exactly what he has craved all this time, the ring, but he dies. There's a word for this I can't remember right now. I don't think that you can say he saves the world, the world gets saved by chance, considering he was just being very selfish in that moment as he has been all his life. I thought the end of Harry Potter was kind of bittersweet, considering all the people who die and all who do get to live. And the story of Darth Vader has a beautiful, bittersweet, and a well deserved ending. Also, the story of Rhaegar and Lyanna within ASOIAF is a great example of bittersweet. They end up together, but have to die for it. But all of it was not in vain as the testament to their love, Jon, survives.
  15. Ghost+Nymeria4Eva

    "Bittersweet" can't happen in the show

    That's not bittersweet, that's just run-of-the-mill moralizing.
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    "Bittersweet" can't happen in the show

    No. In the show, her khalasar is killed and her dragons are stolen. This is what leads her to the House of the Undying, where Pyat Pree is supposedly a nefarious sorcerer. Here Dany orders her chained dragons to burn Pree. Then later, it turns out Xaro and Doreah has plotted against her and she orders them locked into Xaro's own vault. None of these things happen in the books. In the books, Doreah dies in the Red Waste, and Dany stops her khalasar to tend to Doreah so she can die with dignity. Then at Qarth, which is completely different in the show, Xaro helps her (to get himself a dragon, but he doesn't betray her or anything). She kills no one really. Pyat Pree is just warlock and not one of the Undying. The Undying, after giving Dany true knowledge, tries to eat her alive. At that point Drogon attacks the evil blue heart that keeps them alive, tears it and burns it (his first fire) to save Dany. The other two dragons aren't there. Then they run to safety and the House implodes. When Dany leaves Qarth (to go to Illyrio), no one is dead. The Undying in the books are these weird undead things, not people. It's just my opinion. As I said, the bad blood between them because of infighting. GRRM hasn't been involved with the show lately and the D&D aren't involved in the spinoffs. Also, D&D are definitely not jeopardizing their careers. It's the opposite, they are at a career high. They got signed on by Disney to do a new Star Wars trilogy. And they had pitched ideas to HBO for at least one other show. The final season is controversial, but ratings wise it's as successful as ever. Someone on Reddit said that Benioff was the one who wrote Wolverine that literally gagged Deadpool. That fact that he managed to land a major HBO deal after that disaster shows that these dudes are not failing despite ruining fandoms. Well the slavers were her enemies. And after a Sorrowful Man comes after her, she does have some real enemies. GRRM certainly has big plans for Lady Stoneheart. I think her character was mixed in with Sansa in the show.
  17. At least, had a major hand in her death. Rhaenys dies in Dorne when a scorpion bolt pierces Meraxes's eye. If the scorpions were so successful, why weren't the Dornish, and other others too for that matter, hell bent on making more scorpions to do the same? Nothing of the sort is hinted in the books. However, the dragons do wonder if the Yellow Toad got her hands on Lyseni poison to get the job done so effectively. It really shows how dragons are hard to kill by conventional methods. The other two dragons survive, and later, no other dragons die by similar bolts, even during the Dance. This takes me to the letter Aegon receives from Meria Martell's heir after her death. The letter makes Aegon so furious, his hands bleed when he reads it, yet he curiously never shares it with Visenya, given that she also lost a sibling. Aegon burns the letter and later agrees to the terms of peace. It got me thinking, what if it was Visenya who lets the Yellow Toad know how to poison and kill a dragon? Only Meraxes dies, very likely killing the rider as well. Some people have speculated that Rhaenys may have been alive in Dorne. But if this was true, Aegon, who loved Rhaenys truly, would never have stopped trying to see her. At this point there was a stalemate in the war. But if Aegon truly wanted, he could have assembled even a bigger army and paid for like Faceless Men to take down Dorne if Rhaenys was held hostage. He does none of these things. More interesting things happen later. Aegon doesn't consult Visenya, makes peace with the Dornish, and afterwards pretty much retreats to Dragonstone. His relationship with Visenya is practically nonexistent afterwards. The trio is broken up. It brings me back to Visenya. Unlike Rhaenys, who was all life and passion, Visenya was rather cold and cruel. It's more obvious later during her son Maegor's reign. It's very possible that she was jealous of Rhaenys, as Aegon spent all his time with her. Rhaenys also gives birth first and her son eventually becomes heir. Visenya I think has trouble conceiving (but correct me if I'm wrong). Her jealously and cruelty could have lead her to tipping off the Dornish on how to kill Rhaenys and her dragon, without making Aegon suspect anything (at the time at least). And the Yellow Toad got a good deal too. Sunspear is spared, and her heir as well. Dorne also ends up with a juicy piece of blackmail that can finally get Aegon to give up his conquest of Dorne. There are some magical things here too. Rhaenys's son, Aenys I, is weak. It's possible that Visenya had some hand in this as well, either by poison or sorcery she was rumored for, so that Maegor can ascend. Like Visenya, Maegor is cruel, and utterly unsuited to rule. Maegor isn't able to conceive an heir, and eventually the all the Targs afterward descend from the Aegon/Rhaenys line, not from Visenya's directly. Though Aenys was not a good ruler, his son, Jeharys, eventually becomes the Targ that genuinely unites the realm and brings peace. Why doesn't Aegon do anything to Visenya because of this? In the lore, it's hinted that kinslaying among dragons is a grave crime. It's possibly what happened to Rhaenys backfires on Visenya's line. And her actions also weakens the Targs. Later, when Dance commences, kinslaying destroys the dragons, and literally makes new dragons weaker. It's possible that some curse or magical stuff plays a role as well. Aegon is likely to be aware of this. Despite being the conqueror, Aegon is never needlessly cruel. He's probably unable and unwilling to get his revenge because of all the magical stuff that unofficially govern the Targ bloodline. It would be interesting to know how all this plays out with the overall story.
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    "Bittersweet" can't happen in the show

    I think there are obvious signs this is not the ending GRRM planned. Example A: The Night King. The character doesn't exist in the books and the WW are very different in the show. There's no way WW are like a hive that killing one Queen/King Bee destroys the whole enterprise. That's just the type of Hollywood convenience the showrunners rely on. I think GRRM gave them some plotlines that D&D either didn't understand or completely fudged. Remember the scene Dany tells Tyrion his knowledge is important (so go to the crypt) in like S8E03? Yes, Tyrion's knowledge is important, given that he's the last known person to have read Septon Barth's book about seasons in Planetos before the Winterfell library burns. But these things are not even mentioned on the show. And GRRM may have told them that Dany burns a city. She does end up lighting a "fire to death." My personal take is that the city she burns is Mereen, which is plagued, just like Dany. She probably has to burn the cities she saved to stop the disease from spreading, including killing the ill and the possibly ill. It would be something everyone else thinks is "mad." Also, I think some people may have taken GRRM too literally. He only said the ending might look like his ending. He admitted that he had't read the scripts when he said that. And I just read that the series finale won't be screened at his theater, supposedly because HBO didn't give the rights. Even when they had the books, D&D changed lots of things on the show. Like Dany's arc in season 2, where she burns and murders in Qarth out of vengeance, none of which happen in the books. Same for most other characters. I kind of feel like D&D deliberately want to piss off GRRM. Obviously there were frustration on both sides early on with GRRM complaining about them leaving certain things out, like Lady Stoneheart. We don't really know what happened, but I think these fights may have left some bad blood between the showrunners and the writer. D&D did get certain things right about the adaptation. GRRM would complain about them killing a dothraki bloodrider in season 1 who becomes Dany's nemesis later. D&D's response to these things were people who watch the show don't care. They are right, show fans don't care for all the nuances and subtleties that make the books great. But D&D did end up going wrong by betting everything on spectacle. Also, actual betting. Fans were placing serious bets on characters and events like the Cleganebowl that I think they just threw up their hands and gave up. So my point is, it's very unlikely this is the ending the books aim for. There are way too many things that are either missing or off on the show for it to be so. I'm so glad that someone else noticed that. The final season of Veep was surprisingly good and they wrapped things up so well. Character assassinations - 0. And it was a political satire that doesn't even need a good ending but the creators managed to do something amazing. Notice how it stuck to the usual awful politics the show highlights but also managed to give a silver lining to the whole thing? So neat.
  19. Ghost+Nymeria4Eva

    GRRM struggling how to show Daenerys' mental instability

    No no. Aerys was known as mad only in his later years. When he was younger, as in during the time he ascended the throne, he wasn't mad. Though he was kind of cruel, like in the things he says to Joanna Lannister. He is kind of like Viserys, had Viserys grown up secure in a castle. But in later years the casual cruelty becomes pyromaniacal madness. Aerys is unusually paranoid, afraid even of his own son. And then he becomes so obsessed with fire to the point that he gets sexually aroused by seeing people burn. All, or at least most Targs, get these prophetic visions. Even the rather secular Egg, Aegon V, had these dragon visions. Not all Targs are driven mad by these. Some deal with it, but others become obsessed. It's possible that they either misinterpret the visions they see, or they get bombarded with visions, or see things that are truly terrifying to the point of driving someone perfectly sane into madness. Dany doesn't take these dragon visions too seriously though. In earlier books, they are just dreams. What makes her a bit paranoid are the prophesies the Undying gives her. She repeatedly thinks about the three betrayals, because the MMZ ordeal leaves her really shaken. She talks about these with Jorah, and it pops up in Dance, but Dany was never mad like Aerys was. In the show, she seems paranoid about her claim to the throne, even though she has no reason to be. She has dragons, so she's the head of House Targareyn, even if there's an older male heir before her. Aegon I changed the succession and marriage rules for his House in Westeros, so there's no reason Dany can't either. But the showrunners never explore this possibility, and keep insisting Jon is the "true heir," happily ignoring the fact that the Targ throne was usurped. Anyway, they wanted to say Dany has gone mad because she burns KL, though she doesn't seem mad in the classic Targ sense. They can, technically, turn this around. But I don't think D&D really cares about any of it anymore. Exactly. I didn't think much of her character (except for the dragon parts) until I read the books. At many times Dany on screen seems like a caricature of her book character. Then again I think we can say this for most characters, though no one else gets the horrifying treatment Dany gets in the hands of D&D.
  20. Ghost+Nymeria4Eva

    Queries about dragons

    There are no certain answers to these. but for 2, we know Valyrians and Targs used dragons to cross seas into other continents, so they can most likely travel quite far before they tire out. For 3, I think flaming doesn't have a big impact on flying or energy level. Dragons like Balerion flew and also melted stone without requiring rest immediately after. During the conquest of Dorne, Balerion and Vhagar spend days burning and flying without mentions of long sleeping intervals in between. Remember that dragons are magical creatures. So they probably tire when the rider tires.
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    GRRM struggling how to show Daenerys' mental instability

    Right, it's there like an ominous hint. But the Targ madness isn't actually madness like being schizo. Their madness has a magical link to it (dream visions). Dany's dad was pretty normal when he was younger, though kind of an arrogant a-hole. He goes mad much later, and has all these fire associations to it. So probably like other Targs before him, he saw prophetic visions he didn't understand and went insane. Viserys is not mad just psycho (and also stupid). In Dany chapters it's hinted that he became really vicious because of the exile, displacement, and all the uncertainty that came with it. But Dany's never had problems with dreams she sees. In Dance, Dany is conflicted because of the compromises she has to make. Opening the fighting pits is one big example. She doesn't want to do it, but it advised it's the best way to make peace and move forward. But she knows it's wrong, can't stand it, and ends up flying away. I mentioned this elsewhere, but sometimes people consider certain things Dany does to be mad, even when we know it isn't. Way back in book 1, when Dany anoints her bloodriders and prepares Drogo's funeral pyre, everyone considers her mad. Then in book 2, when she's about to step into the House of Undying, everyone around her cautions it's a silly folly. But how the scenarios actually play out is quite different. I'm not sure if there's a historical inspiration for Dany, but it's possible that people just think of her as mad just because they don't really understand what she does. Her reputation has always preceded her. The burning of KL might be D&D's (disastrous) take on the fire that Dany has to light"to death."
  22. There were many interesting new things I noticed during my re-read of GoT. One of the biggest is the dothraki story of ghost grass. Jorah tells Dany about it when she goes to Vaes Dothrak with the khalasar for the first time. Here's the quote: The pale grass seems like an eerie metaphor for the Others/ The fact that even Dothraki seems to expect pale grass/Others/winter that seems to overtake the world is really unsettling. The Dothraki sea is sort of in the middle of the world. It's also probably the most fertile land now, considering Valyria is gone. I think famine is going to kill people more than the WW. Anyway, does anyone find it interesting that the ghost grass exist in the Shadow Lands? Not in the north, but in the east. I think that's where the Others really come from. Is there's a connection between shadow stuff and WW? ___ I FOUND ANOTHER REFERENCE!!! While re-reading Dany chapters in Clash, here's what I found in the last Dany chapter: Qarth is mysteriously left out of A World of Ice and Fire. And here it is mentioning a garden where ghost grass grows. Mystery deepens...(unless GRRM hasn't changed his mind about all of that).
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    Ghost Grass: The Dothraki prophesy of winter?

    I saw in a YouTube theory video that paleness perhaps has something to do with subterranean life. You know the absence of light. No light in the Lands of Always Winter, but there's no light underground either. The Valyrians dug deep underground before the Doom. Pale, wormlike creatures are mentioned on several occasions. Valyrians themselves are unusually pale, despite living in the sunny east. So the central mystery of the story may lie underground.
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    Ghost Grass: The Dothraki prophesy of winter?

    [moved the comment to OP]
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    GRRM struggling how to show Daenerys' mental instability

    Doesn't the Mereeneese knot have to do with the logistics of moving the characters from one place to another? That's what I think GRRM said in interviews a while back. He's kind of lagging behind in Dany's arc. Some characters should have progressed far in the story but haven't by the end of ADwD. Also, Dany's arc has too many things going on. She's supposed to figure out controlling dragons, then fulfill the parts of the Undying prophesy about returning to Vaes Dothrak and the crones, then get vengeance on Mago, and then meet Tyrion, get on with the second boss Euron arc, deal with the plague, etc, etc. He left out her POV in Feast and now it's a mess. I think GRRM must have told D&D that Dany is going to purge a city, Arthas-style (my opinion). But as usual they didn't really understand it and screwed it up. Remember that there's a PLAGUE in Mereen, Dany is also plagued. The second fire she lights is for death. She probably has to purge the city she saved, and possibly kill non-infected people, to contain the disease. She might jump in the fire too and cure herself (MMZ tells in Book 1 that fire has cleansing magic). I mean, she's literally on the verge of death when the other khal finds her. And when people see her burning Mereen, they might call her mad, though she is doing the most reasonable thing. In Book 1 people think her mad for trying to revive the dragons, and in Book 2 Ser Jorah, Xaro and her bloodriders call her mad for wanting to go into the House of the Undying. So Dany is known to do things that others perceive as mad, but aren't necessarily so when it comes to the overall story.
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