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  1. Lady Rhodes

    Robb lost his purpose and that's why he lost the War.

    While the earlier points have merit, I am inclined to agree with this. I think Renly would have been willing to part with the North and the Riverlands and if Robb could have married Sansa to a Tyrell, would have locked in Highgarden as an ally.
  2. Lady Rhodes

    TWOW in July 2020 seems ever more likely

    Did he say this? I have not heard/seen an actual quote from him about this
  3. Lady Rhodes

    TWOW in July 2020 seems ever more likely

    I have speculated on this as well. My opinion is that he regretted his choice of not introducing Danaerys and Tyrion before she flew off on Drogon
  4. Hoster Tully agreeing to foster Littlefinger.
  5. Rereading A Clash of Kings, I came across an interesting line in a well known passage. When Salladhor Saan is teeming Davis about the prophecy, he remarks that when the sword was plunged into her heart, Nissa Nissa let out a cry of anguish and ecstasy that left a crack across the moon. this brings to mind @Feather Crystal your thoughts pertaining to hinges and wheels of time. Could this be an example of a reversal or a hinge?
  6. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    This is slightly off topic, in that it is not related to Mance or the Pink letter, but is related to combining or changing arcs. I am of the belief that Jon Connington's PTSD-like recollections of the Battle of the Bells is the foreshadowing of Daenerys' destruction of King's Landing. I think Jon Con is going to be the "eyes on the ground" so to speak, and that her destruction of King's Landing will be her taking it from Aegon, not Cersei, and that it will be BEFORE the battle with the Others.
  7. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    I like this. The things that many people don’t realize or like to admit is that shows have budgets and actors cost money. Streamlining plots and combining character arcs, despite the fact that doing so results in poorer storytelling, is an effective budget tool. Yes, this show made lots of money and yes they spent a ton on CGI and stuff that was possibly needless and yes they did make some creative decisions that I would call dubious at best but I don’t think we can chalk everything up to “D and D wanted something different creatively.”
  8. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    I don’t think it’s Melisandre’s plan to kill Jon. I have my suspicions but I think it’s a coded letter from Mance to Melisandre - but in case it was intercepted, he couldn’t write to Melisandre and the details of what he needed to convey, so they are coded.
  9. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    Now, THIS is something I could get behind as a possibility. I will mull on that! That makes sense to me and I can agree with that. But I am not following your timeline regarding the openings and the closings. There is a great deal of time between the Andal invasion and the Targaryen invasion (which as you mention, coincides with Harren the Black destroying the weirwoods). I will read!
  10. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    I am dubious of this. I don't think the wildlings (besides Craster) are purposefully creating them to have a reason to go south of the Wall. They don't want to kneel, they want to be free and they can be free North of the Wall....but they have the problem with the Others. However, your thoughts RE: The Grey King and linking Euron to the Others are intriguing.
  11. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    I agree that this is important, but with the Others returning before Ned and company left Winterfell, it doesn't appear to be the reason for their return. However, Benjen's whereabouts during the Rebellion are still murky. Was he at Winterfell or had he already taken his oath at the Wall? Thank you! I believe that Jon, Robb, and Dany are all around 14 years old at the beginning of Game, so I would say Arthur Dayne has been dead between 13-15 years. Agreed. What events transpired around this time? So it is your position that there was not an actual sword tempered with water, with lion's blood, and with Nissa Nissa's blood but these are metaphorical events? Are there three swords out there that have been "Lightbringer"? I don't agree but I can understand the rationale. However, I am still not understanding how this answers the question about why the magic bindings are fraying now. Here you say that the defeat of the Others closed the door to magic, but then you also say that the destruction of the weirwoods caused it to reclose. So when did it reopen? During the Doom of Valyria? I can buy that to a certain extent, but all descriptions of Valyria pre-Doom have many dragon riders and dragon families, indicating lots of magic used then - which doesn't quite make sense if the doors to magic were closed. UNLESS you are supposing that Valyria is another hinge and certain magic is able to exist there? I would love to discuss that with you! When you say summoning dragons, are you referring to the theory that Aegon (and subsequent Targaryen kings) were trying to reborn dragons, causing various catastrophes? It is more certain that Summerhall was such an incident, which various details about what happened unknown. Why would Howland praying cause further damage? Because he did it at a fairly powerful place, the Isle of Faces? Regarding Bloodraven, are you saying he was trying to keep the magic door closed or pry it open further? Why was he trying to reset it? I am in agreement RE: the blizzard being a sign that the Wall is disintegrating. But I do not believe the Others have breached the Wall and I am unsure the textual support for this. Ygritte does mention about letting "all those shades loose", which I take to mean wights, thus compounding the issue, but I don't think it is correct to attach the Others to the wights. Wights are just a symptom of a larger problem.
  12. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    Thanks! I like your line of thinking here, but we have to remember - from Jon's chapters (plus the prologue!) in Game we learn that there have been rangers missing, and the Others have returned prior to Ned leaving Winterfell and Dany's dragons hatching.
  13. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    But why is it leaking? I don't dispute what you are saying, but there is still the questions of why is it happening now. What caused that?
  14. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    Oh! This reminded me of what made me think of all of this to begin with. Months ago, I created a thread asking Why the Others have returned now? My new thoughts are centered around Dawn - as long as someone wields Dawn, the Others stay dormant? Thus, when Arthur Dayne died, they started to return?
  15. Lady Rhodes

    Heresy 226 of wolves, dragons and other familiars

    @Feather Crystal I have always enjoyed our disagreements I thought you of all people, though, would have liked my thoughts on the wheel and cyclical nature of the Long Night and inversions regarding the reincarnation of the Great Other. It was you that got me thinking in such a way!
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