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  1. Jabar of House Titan

    Would Robert have been Happier in Stannis’ Position?

    Not to mention the smallfolk (i.e. the ones who predominantly comprise, clothe and feed his armies) who have close ties to that industry.
  2. I agree. I think he needs collaborative help from outside sources. Maybe, he needs a ghostwriter to write a few demo chapters for him that will get him moving in the right direction. No; the main problem is not the multiplicity of the storylines. The main problem is the timeline discrepancy within the multiplicity of storylines. The stories in Dance were climaxing in a bunch of different places rather than at the same place at the end of the novel...and that's if they were climaxing at all. Why? Because the timelines were all over the place. Why would you go to the trouble to divide the story and the characters in half with A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons when you only end up wasting/spending pages within Dance by featuring a handful of chapters that don't move the stories in Dance forward. Weren't they supposed to be happening at the same time? Like, what reason is there for why Cersei's last two chapters or Jaime's sole chapter could not have been included in Feast Soft mental problems? Please explain. I'm not being sarcastic; I really am interested.
  3. Jabar of House Titan

    TWoW - Arya Stark

    Then if they were just going to try to use her as a launching-pad/headquarters for their operations in Westeros, why would they train her in their sacred arts of assassination, subterfuge and disguise? If all she was going to be was a high-profile informant, why wouldn't they just house, feed and educate her until the time was right for her to be allowed to return to Westeros to work on their behalf there?
  4. Jabar of House Titan

    GRRM WoW Twist

    Well, the abomination as you like to refer to them, killed off a buttload of characters in Essos.
  5. Jabar of House Titan

    GRRM WoW Twist

    I think the twist is either revolving around the characters in Essos or the characters in the Dorne-Stormlands-King's Landing triangle. If it's Dorne-Stormlands-King's Landing, I think Princess Myrcella is the source of the twist. That's something that would blow people's minds. If it taking place in Essos, it can be literally anyone. And I mean anyone. I am 98% sure that Arianne will be that POV. She will either end up marrying Aegon, becoming a powerful member of the Small Council or both.
  6. Jabar of House Titan

    TWoW - Arya Stark

    She's may be an apprentice at the start of the book but I firmly believe she'll progress to the level of becoming an acolyte before the end of the book when she leaves for Westeros. After all, Arya absolutely has to be able to become anyone at anytime by the end of Winds. And that's something that only acolytes are allowed to do. No, I think the Faceless Men knew exactly what they were in for when they allowed Arya Stark into their ranks. They knew who she was and they are powerful and informed enough to know of what has happened to her family and her home across the Narrow Sea. Braavos has always had close ties to the Seven Kingdoms....why wouldn't they know about Ned Stark's execution, the Red Wedding, the Purple Wedding and the Bolton takeover of the North. Arya might not bother with the Riverlands right away. For all we know, she might head straight to Winterfell via White Harbor in an attempt to destroy Ramsay and Roose Bolton. (( I think it's super-cool that Arya is going to be two different types of skinchanger. )) OMFG!!! I completely forgot that that cat belonged to little Rhaenys. Oh shit...that was a smooth move George. Very smooth.
  7. Do you think it's wrong to forecast the release of The Winds of Winter n 2019? Or 2020 at the absolute latest...
  8. Jabar of House Titan

    Wow small things that could be huge

    But would the old Kings of Winter and Wardens of the North (Ned and Robb included) fight on behalf of the living or the dead. There seems to be a special magic about Winterfell and how a Stark must always be there to preside over said magic. What could that magic be though?
  9. Jabar of House Titan

    Stannis army losses and future battles

    Well...Euron might not get the chance to really take (f)Aegon out. Especially not if Daenerys gets to him first. But yeah...Euron being the ultimate villain would be quite badass. In fact, this is what I believe: when Daenerys returns to Westeros, she's going to be gunning for Euron, the Aegon machine (the puppetmaster being Varys) and the Others. But she's going to get off track and waste a lot of time dealing with Aegon because Tyrion is going to sabotage Daenerys in favor of what's in his own best interest, because Daenerys underestimated Aegon and because Arianne/Aegon/JonCon -- who are going to be controlling most of the south -- are going to be spoon-fed complete bullsh!t by Varys. Jon or Sansa (whoever Martin decides to send south to treat with the southerners...probably Jon) will help her get back on track by getting her to go north to fight the Others at the Trident. But instead of really fighting them, Daenerys, Jon and friends realize that the Others are technically not evil and that the real evil is Euron, the drowned god and Patchface's friends under the sea. Only then it's too late because Euron has been quietly increasing his power. No one will be paying attention because, at this point, no one really cares about Balon Greyjoy's children and who Cersei is going to be sleeping with. So, by the time, Jon+Daenerys and co. get rid of the Others, Euron will be a demi-god and -- given the fact that they've spent almost all of their resources fighting Aegon and then the Others -- damn near impossible to beat. Tyrion might try to take a shot at Euron just because he's aligned with Cersei who has Casterly Rock but...even then, Tyrion is not the type to be concerned with anything apolitical. And that's not even factoring in: the fact that Varys always has something up his sleeve that Jon Connington is Patient Zero of a greyscale epidemic waiting to happen the revelation of Jon Snow's parentage Arya's escapades, the Faceless Men and how they will relate to the main plot whatever the hell is likely to pop off in Dorne the question of whether the Iron Bank, the faith of R'hllor and/or the faith of the Seven will take over the ashes of Westeros There's no other way to look at it. Martin repeatedly tells us how his favorite part of the Lord of the Rings books is the "Scouring of the Shire" part when the heroes come back home from the final showdown with the big bad to find that another big bad destroyed everything that they were fighting for. Euron poses too big of political, moral AND supernatural threat for him not to be the ultimate big bad.
  10. Jabar of House Titan

    The future of Jaime and Brienne?

    I think Lady Stoneheart is going west to Casterly Rock. And Casterly Rock will be the setting for the Red Wedding 2.0 where the Lannisters are the ones being butchered. Jaime is the key to the success of the Red Wedding 2.0 just like how -- in a tragic, roundabout way -- Catelyn was the cornerstone to the success of the Red Wedding. Actually, I would have definitely agreed with you about two months ago. Now? Now I believe that Lady Stoneheart is eventually going to go North. I believe that she's going to reunite with all of her surviving children (aka Bran, Sansa, Arya and maybe Rickon) and make peace with Jon. She probably won't be itching to place Robb's crown on Jon's head (Arya or Sansa might be the ones who do that) but she'll cosign it. Brienne will be going for Stannis and the Red Wedding 2.0 will push Jaime (if he survives) into Cersei's arms and, therefore, back into villainy.
  11. Jabar of House Titan

    The Regret of Killing Characters

    Stannis is a good suggestion. Personally, I think that either Littlefinger or Mance Rayder is the one who wrote the Pink Letter. Littlefinger would have written it to send Jon in a downwards spiral and further destabilize the north; Mance would have written it as a hidden message within a message that invited Jon to bring the wildlings, Melisandre and however many Night's Watchmen he could down to Winterfell ASAP. But I digress. Yeah; I'm beginning to think that Martin is not struggling with the actual book but rather writing one or two particular characters. Tyrion is an interesting one. I would think he'd be stuck on Sansa, Arya or Samwell... But yeah; because (imo) Martin squandered the opportunity to push Tyrion a little further to the dark side in the last bit of Dance, he has to do a lot more in Winds. The Tyrion sample chapter where he has a man killed and orders someone to see if the the dead man's breastplate will be able to fit him was very good though so I'm more than confident he'll be able to do it. Oh. He's talking about Robb. Martin has always wished he had written Robb Stark chapters in A Clash of Kings that would have detailed his campaign in the West, his fateful encounter with the Westerlings and the Spicers, his military genius, his perspective on Renly's death, Stannis' defeat and his aunt's indifference. I don't blame him; it would have made things very interesting. I would love to read an "director's cut" version of Clash and Storm with Robb Stark POV chapters added in. At the same time, it's still pretty sad that Martin is re-writing parts of the old books. But hey....if it gives him inspiration then by all means. It makes sense: I have a feeling that Jaime, Cersei and Lady Stoneheart+TBwoB are going deep within the Westerlands and maybe Martin writing Robb chapters that fit within Clash helps him create the environment therein.
  12. Jabar of House Titan

    TWoW - Arya Stark

    What makes you say that? At this point, winter has just begun. Sea travel is still feasible. Maybe not if you're going to Eastwatch, Bear Island, Hardhome, Skagos or the Dreadfort but White Harbor, Gulltown, Dragonstone, King's Landing, Lannisport and Lordsport should be easy enough. South of the Wall, the weather conditions are still pretty typical of a normal, really cold winter after a long summer. I'd be more concerned about sea travel in the second half of A Dream of Spring. That's when you're going to start having some problems.
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    TWoW - Arya Stark

    Good question. I don't think the Mercy chapter we saw is a chapter that takes place early in the book. On top of that, I'm not even sure that the Mercy chapter will even be incorporated into the actual book. Who knows? Maybe killing Raff the Sweetling was an assignment. I think the Faceless Men will task Arya to kill someone in Westeros...one of the Others or maybe even the Night King (if there is one). Why? Arya is very special: females are not commonly allowed to join the Faceless Men and children who join are even rarer. Yet, Arya is admitted without much of an issue. Arya is both a skinchanger by birth (warging, etc.) and a skinchanger by trade (Faceless Men skills). She is quick and resourceful; her fighting style and weapon of choice will be an anathema to the vast majority of Westerosi fighters. If you give her a Valyrian steel blade (the Valyrian steel dagger that almost ended Bran's life or the sword Dark Sister), then she might even pose a big threat to the Others. But I don't think Arya will be returning to Westeros until A Dream of Spring. Before that happens, I see Arya doing something very reckless once she sees Jeyne Poole and/or hears about Jon Snow or anything else pertaining to Winterfell or her family. Not wanting to be blinded (or worse), Arya will go on the run, spending a few chapters living like Jason Bourne or the lead character from Assassin's Creed in Braavos. Eventually, they will corner her but they will give her an assignment and let her leave for Westeros...similar to the TV show. At the end of it all, Arya will survive the series only to be compelled to return to the House of Black and White. Either that... Or Arya will flee for Westeros. And she will spend her time in Dream, crossing names off her list, reuniting with her family and friends while staying one step ahead of the Faceless Men who are legitimately trying to kill her for desertion and blasphemy. With the dead walking, disease running rampant, monsters running wild, the weather worsening and the complete absence of foodstuffs in addition to being chased by the Faceless Men, Arya is more unlikely to survive this scenario.
  14. Jabar of House Titan

    Stannis army losses and future battles

    I've thought the same thing you have. But I think that Stannis will be the next Night King because the Others are not "evil" per say. I think that Euron will be the evil that the Others are committed to vanquishing by whatever means necessary. Think about it: Euron is -- more than likely -- a skinchanger and a pirate-king with Valyrian steel armor who is looking to actually become a full-fledged sorcerer. Euron might even have a pact with the "drowned god" and the beings that lie beneath the sea...the beings that Patchface is trying to warn everyone about.
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    Qyburn in TWoW

    Jon Connington has to reveal that he has greyscale first. Which...is not going to happen. He's not going to freely admit it; either he will be outed, he will die (and then be outed as a result) or he will be forced to say something.
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