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  1. Lady Anna

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    I think we should not confuse ''Bran will be king'' with ''Bran will be king exactly like in the show''. The former may be the only thing D&D knew, but just by itself it's a completely decontextualized spoiler. It's like, for example, ''Rhaegal will die''. We have no ideia about the how, why, or even when. And I guess they didn't either? But it will happen, just not like they showed.
  2. Lady Anna

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Agree with all of this.
  3. Lady Anna

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    @Lord Aegon The Compromiser Sorry to butt in, but maybe the other user was referring to this which is from a recent blog post by GRRM: "It is hard to believe it is over, if truth be told. The years have gone past in the blink of an eye. Can it really have been more than a decade since my manager Vince Gerardis set up a meeting at the Palm in LA, and I sat down for the first time with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a lunch that lasted well past dinner? I asked them if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. Fortunately, they did." This implies that Jon's parentage in the show is the right one. Not sure if this was what @CrypticWeirwood was referring to in their first post about this.
  4. Me too! But since it's been years since Dance, in hindsight, I wish we already knew more about that whole situation
  5. Lady Anna

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Yeah. As I said before the pacing of this whole series is off. How are all those things supposed to happen in just 2 books when the Lannister-Stark/War of the 5 Kings conflict lasted 3 books, and when 5 books in we're still kinda in the middle of the story?
  6. Lady Anna

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Not surprising. I'm ok with it.
  7. Lady Anna

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Maybe Bran is king because he is Jon's heir as his next male relative? Idk just throwing things out there. But I guess if he or Rickon is considered Jon's heir (here presuming people consider him to be the rightful heir and he died or abdicated) then people would have a reason to want him to be king, maybe under a regency. That said, Westeros will be unrecognizable by the end so I'm not sure if there will be a king of a unified Westeros. I myself veer more towards the split kingdoms theory.
  8. In 2015 or so when the show overtook the books, I did have some bitter feelings towards the books, because I didn't think the show would outpace them. Now, though, I don't, I've made my peace. The show is the show, the books are the books. I'm 'fine' with this ending but I know that if the books come out it will be way better than what we had here. The only thing I've been more certain about, over the years, is that the books may actually never be released. Gradually that has become a real and strong possibility, unfortunately. And the fact that GOT will become a bigger franchise with the prequels and stuff doesn't make me feel any better about it, it feels like the books are being left behind...
  9. Lady Anna

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    But when Drogon is outside the door to the Red Keep when Jon goes there, he was covered in snow, no? He shook it off. Or were those still ashes?
  10. The council scene was laughably and absurdly bad. I lost it when Davos said there's no people in the Reach lol. And don't even get me started on Bronn....
  11. 6/10. I liked it, but while it's personally satisfying, it's far from being narratively satisfying. The dialogue is still awful, some things don't make sense, but they wouldn't change that now. I did like Dany's death scene, Bran being king (I can see this happening in the books maybe through a time skip with adult Bran pov), and the Stark montage at the end. A time for wolves huh? Not a problem for me.
  12. Lady Anna

    GRRM vs #metoo

    I'm a fan of Asoiaf because it's an amazing story and great books. And that's why I care about these things. I did not say Grrm was a racist or sexist; I said some of his writing is racist and sexist, such as the depiction of the Dothraki, for example. I'm sure anyone, who certainly doesn't consider themselves racist or sexist, can still write things that border on it, even with no malice whatsoever. He's under no obligation to write anything in any way, but we can think critically about it, not just accept it as it is; but at least for me reading such depictions of non-white characters or female characters isn't very nice. It has nothing to do with what happens in this world, what is acceptable or not in-universe, but how he chose to write and depict certain things. I can feel this way and still admire this work, it's not an either-or situation. I would think any author who wants to be considered good and appeal to a large number of people would be considerate of such things, as I think we all are in our lives. I can see from your response that you probably don't think the story has sexist of racist elements. Okay. I also don't see how analysing these things is considered biased to a certain socio-political view....I mean, we are talking about things that have more to do with humanity and empathy and not politics. I don't see how that has to do with socio-politics. Anyway, I'm sure others have wrote about this in all the pages of this thread (which I haven't read) - including actual readers who aren't white, as well as other female readers - and I'm sure they have written better than I have. Sorry if this post isn't very clear; english is not my first language.
  13. Me too! And I even watched season 6 and 7 beforehand..........
  14. A confession: Every time I read Davos last ADWD chapter, and we're told Manderly knows Rickon is alive but he's in Skagos, I want to scream!!! I always think that Manderly should have just had Rickon and Osha with him already............ it just seems like an uneccessary detour
  15. The true heroes of this story are the folks who jumped ship after season 4, or better yet, didn't even watch this show in the first place. We're all fools......
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