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  1. hewman

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    I haven’t laughed that hard for years. Thank you!
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    [S7] What would you have done differently?

    This would have been so much better. I understand the reasoning behind Tyrion's advice not to go nuclear on King's Landing, but I couldn't see why, having two armies you fail to at least defend your allies in the south. Just taking positions between the Lannister army and the Gardeners would have discouraged military actions from her enemies. Maybe name him "Begon" :)) This unimaginative choice for the name Aegon might have something to do with the idea promoted by GRRM that the ending will be the same in the books and in the show although I can't clearly see how. I was thinking that an Aegon will be there for the ending and since George's Jon isn't that handsome he might as well warg him into a direwolf and keep the other Aegon around for that bittersweet end that seams further and further away. This theory is so convoluted it gave me a mild headache.
  3. As far as I remember, what the author said about Jon is: “In the books, Jon is dead!”.
  4. Well, as the shadowbinder very nicely put it: "Valar kessa sagon ȳdragotan ilagon naejot ondoso StepStark!" I hope I got that more or less right. My Valyrian was never good and now it's a bit rusty too, but my copy-paste is up to date.
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    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    Aa, I see. Thanks! So, practically they could have left the last part out since neither the Sun’s son, Quentyn, nor Griff appear on the tv show.
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    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    Quaithe of the Shadow said: They’re all mummers on the show but who the hell has a dragon? And where is that little shadowbinder at?
  7. I kinda get Step Stark’s point. Saying the music is the what makes the show better is like saying the paper makes the books better, but he is partly wrong: the books are better than the show, I agree, but without the show no one would have commissioned the soundtrack leaving us without music which I maintain is some of the best I ever listened. Maybe on the audio books they coul synchronize the humming with the text. Maybe..
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    Dany is Azor Ahai

    Great choice of single malt but handle wih more care :))
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Overthrowing doesn’t make you heir and it doesn’t make you rightful. It just makes you an usurper.
  10. Well the dragon with a coat of gold is gone anyway..
  11. For me it’s the music. Really great sountrack especially the songs of fire and blood. My favorite is “Khaleesi”, though “The Spoils of War 1” is catching up fast mostly because of the way the Dothraki and Lannister themes intertwine with the Targ’s. Aw and I forgot to mention the way they ended the Rains of Castamere with no music during the credits. If I were humming the music while reading the books, that ending would have certainly left me hummingless.
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    Mad King is Jon's Grand Father

    More than for Yorks or Lancasters, for the Targaryens inbreeding is vital in order to keep the DNA as close to the original one as possible since their relationship with the dragons depends on the valyrian descendance. Perhaps that's what some of the "Blood" in "Blood and Fire" stands for. Of course, the downside is madness :).
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    Mad King is Jon's Grand Father

    It could be good or it could be bad: "Madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, the gods toss the coin in the air, and the world holds its breath to see how it will land." (Jaehaerys Targaryen) Speaking of which, in Dany's case the coin seams to have landed on the edge and keeps spinning showing greatness and somethingelseness alternatively.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    My apologies then. I thought with the heir dead, not his siblings, but his children (either his son Aegon from Elia or his son Aegon from Lyanna) would become heir. Sorry