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Pride of Driftmark

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    Interested in Doran Martell, Sea Snakes, and of Course, Our Lord and Savior Patchface

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  1. Pride of Driftmark

    Unrequited Love

    It actually really surprises me that our POV characters don't experience a whole lot of unrequited love- by that I mean they don't talk about it that much. Unrequited Love is a simple, yet incredibly effective way of injecting Pathos into a story- everyone can relate to it.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Mostly the economic structure. I should have clarified more. The Ghiscari people faced destruction before, and even then, they survived after the Valyrian Wars. I just can't see an ending for the people of Slaver's Bay that is positive. Either Dany leaves in frustration and it falls into anarchy (see Astapor and Cleon), or she is forced to wipe out the nobility and install another ruler (except she tried that already too). I'm mostly just concerned that once Dany leaves Slaver's Bay, there'll be no conclusion to the narrative, and she'll be remembered in the East as that one crazy person who destroyed our economy that one time before leaving and letting us slave again. See what I mean?
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Am I a horrible person for seriously sympathizing with the slaveholders and Masters? Something about ancient cultures being destroyed suddenly makes me seriously sympathetic. Does anyone else feel this way?
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    Outlandish Theories

    House Swann is really important, huh?
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    Yep. Same reason I can't stand the Rhaegar/Lyanna love story theory. RLJ is fine, Romeo and Juliet making Jon is not OK. Too cliche.
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    Least favourite POV character per book

    That chapter is way too long and way too uneventful, I agree. But, I love how it paints Doran. What kind of sick man imprisons his own daughter for so long that she starts to mentally break down?
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    Least favourite POV character per book

    My Least Favorites: 1. A Game of Thrones- Jon Snow. The Jon chapters are quite slow and uneventful, and in the latter half of the book they halt the plot in its tracks. 2. A Clash of Kings- Jon Snow. Not Jon's fault, but his story in ACOK is really uneventful. The only thing of note is Bael the Bard and Qhorin Halfhand. 3. A Storm of Swords- Daenerys Targaryen. Too much "virtue signalling" from Dany and too many redundant threats against the Usurper's Dogs. 4. A Feast for Crows- Brienne Tarth. The story is OK. The later parts are great, I just wish Brienne's story started with her meeting Septon Meribald and Hyle Hunt in Maidenpool. The adventures of Creighton and Illifer, wandering in Duskendale and Crackclaw are not in any way interesting to me. 5. A Dance with Dragons- Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion's way too far out of his element here, and he's just really depressing. Easy Runner-Up is Daenerys. Way too many chapters about how great and terrible Daario Naharis is, and again more about those damnable Usurper's Dogs.
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    POEMS (or other sundry quotes) that remind you of ASOIAF -- V2

    Lyrics: Red! The Blood of Angry Men! Black! The Dark of Ages Past! Red! A World about to Dawn! Black! THE NIGHT THAT ENDS AT LAST! -ABC Cafe/Red and Black, Les Miserables
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    Septon Meribald is low-key my favorite character in AFFC.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    OK. Squire Dalbridge. Who is this guy? Is he a noble? To squire for King Jaehaerys II, he must have been, right? Why is his house never given? Would a king or prince take a common man for a squire?
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I always wondered if there was significance to the fact that the Kings of Westeros, past and present, are styled with "His/Her/Your Grace". (This was the standard way to address the King of England until Henry VIII, when it became His Majesty). I'm wondering if it's significant because most Kings of Westeros, past and present, conjure up lots of adjectives to describe them, but graceful or gracious are not ones I'd use. Is GRRM just using English history here, or is he making a point about the hypocritical ways rulers present themselves?
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    LOTS of exciting things

    We can only hope that he's doing what's best for himself. We can also hope that the long wait for Winds will be worth it, and that wrapping up the story won't take as long as building to a climax.
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    I'm a minor Stannis fanboy. I think he's such a fascinating character- flawed, driven, funny, but doomed. I accept he won't ever become king, but I hope that he dies fighting a worthwhile battle.
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    Agree on all points except for #1. Don't get me wrong- I think it would be hilarious to see 25 years of RLJ theorizing turning out to be nothing at all, but Ned and Ashara I have trouble accepting. I'm more partial to the Brandon and Ashara theory. I'm with you all the way to the bank on #4. Prince Doran is up to something that he's not cluing us in to. House Martell would have no reason to love House Targaryen. The Iron Throne took away Sunspear's autonomy, At least three Targaryen Kings attempted violent martial invasions of Dorne, and the Mad King kept Elia and her children as hostages. Not to mention that everyone, regardless of what story they've heard, agrees that Rhaegar abandoned Elia for Lyanna (whether it was actually abduction, seduction, or a bit of both, we don't know yet- although, I throw up in my mouth a little bit at the idea of a star-crossed lovers story).
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    I've never heard about Illyrio being Gerion. Is this actually a thing?