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  1. Jabar of House Titan

    Events you are most looking forward to see in TWOW

    He is. I don't. Anyone who kills a man to protect secret not-romance (something Tyrion had no business doing to be begin with), feeds said person to starving poor people and acts coy about it is not a good person at heart. GRRM didn't say that Tyrion is a villain from anyone's perspective. He just said he's the villain and pointed it out as a reminder. Which means...he's the villain. Probably not to the extent that Euron will be, that Lysa was or that Cersei is but yeah....
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    Events you are most looking forward to see in TWOW

    @[email protected] I stand corrected on the points of Jon's conservatism. You're both right. Well I did. Arya didn't have the benefit of a tutor yet she regularly wargs into Nymeria over vast distances and teaches herself how to skinchange cats to the point where no one knows what she is doing except for her....that's something which Varamyr has said is very difficult. Bran did what was previously thought impossible by skinchanging into another human. Eventually, he learns to do it with frightening ease. That quote you brought up earlier makes a valid point: what DOES Jon want
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    TWOW in July 2020 seems ever more likely

    I agree. He admitted that years ago. But I thought we have moved past that novelty regret to another, bigger regret that has really hampered the writing process
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    Events you are most looking forward to see in TWOW

    He's not that conservative. Less than the likes of Stannis and Marsh but more as far as Dany and the Summer Islanders are concerned. He is also not willing to accept Stannis' offer because of his more traditional views concerning the Night's Watch (Stannis as king could technically relieve him of his oath), the Lordship of Winterfell and the godswood therein. He is also very averse to exploring his skinchanging powers; he doesn't want Melisandre's help but he takes no steps to teach himself. And he's known about his nature as a skinchanger since A Clash of Kings. We don't know for sure. But there are very, very big hints. There's Shireen the Ticking Time Bomb at the Wall and we have no reason to disbelieve Val or the other wildlings about the dangers of greyscale. Jon Connington's greyscale is active and getting worse: unlike Shireen's parents, he has no intention of making himself non-contagious. And he's keeping it secret. And he's on the move...everyone who is coming in close contact with him or his infected clothing is in danger. Chiefly the servants and their families and neighbors. Jon is unlikely to feel safe in his own bedroom in Winterfell after he comes back to life. Everywhere will be dangerous come A Dream of Spring as far as he will likely be concerned. Then why not have a Catelyn POV return. She's clearly still very active and she's not a literal brainless zombie. She has a clear agenda and is capable of reason
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    The Regret of Killing Characters

    Not necessarily. We could pick up with Cersei the same night as the Small Council meeting Kevan held the night of his death. Or we could pick up earlier that day or the previous day with Cersei. Because, in Kevan's chapter, Cersei has completely changed in character. Kevan notes it and finds it strange, saddening and comforting all at the same time and the audience is supposed to find it odd just as well. It would help. I think Pycelle's death is ultimately necessary though because with the maester and the Lord Regent dead, the Red Keep is left effectively deaf and blind as far as the ongoing affairs in Westeros. A situation that will likely become more complicated if the Citadel refuses to send another maester to the Red Keep until Pycelle's murder can be solved and the perpetrator brought to justice. And yes: consistent rhythm. The first third or fourth of Winds is going to feel and read very differently from the last two-thirds or three-fourths of the story. I mean, what is the first third of the book going to be dominated exclusively by the Battles of Meereen, Winterfell and the Redwyne Straits? Can you put a Sansa chapter in between a Tyrion POV in Meereen and a Victarion POV at the shores? What about Arianne? She's supposed to be travelling to Aegon in the beginning and is only just leaving for Storm's End as of the beginning of her third chapter. A break in the action from the attack on Winterfell and Euron force-feeding Aeron a hallucinogen to Arianne prancing around the Stormlands? That's rough. I know that A Feast for Crows has an overall theme of the cost of war and A Dance with Dragons is about the cost of peace but...dang. He should've cut Tyrion's Dance chapters in half and moved some of the Dance chapters over to Feast.
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    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    Ohhhhhhhh Okay. Got it.... Yeah, Jon and Dany would never work (not even in the books) and I have only ever see it working long-term once back in season 6. Jon is rather conservative whereas Dany is the ultimate progressive liberal...to her detriment. That's always been her problem: she moves too fast for most people.
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    House of the Dragon Series Order Announced

    Agreed. I'd rather this show start with the pre-Conquest days of Aegon and his sisters and ends with Summerhall or perhaps the Defiance of Duskendale.
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    TWOW in July 2020 seems ever more likely

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    The Regret of Killing Characters

    I agree. But the only way this can happen (this being writing around Pycelle's death) without confusing the reader or making for a badly-written, disjointed read is that Pycelle would need to be featured/mentioned in the proglogue and/or Cersei I has to be the first chapter. I agree with you on the other notes. Sam, Sansa, Bran and Davos need to be among the first ten chapters of Winds. Particularly Sansa and Sam. And Arya, to be honest, can't be too far behind. It's a bit of a difficult mess really. Not only does he have to spend the first third of the book on two or three big battles simultaneously (a climax that should've part of the previous book), he has to advance the plot for the sake of this book's turning point and climax.
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    In What Should Be a Shock To Nobody: Show-Runners Had No Clue

    No it isn't. Star Wars, as a franchise, is floundering right now. They made several big mistakes with the first two movies in the recent trilogy and now anticipation for the finale is at an all-time low. They spent a lot of money on it and they want to be able to make sure it is a viable for decades to come. They want the best of the best to help them turn it around... Yes. I think also towards the end they realized that the magic and the fantasy elements were not only needed but vital. Wow.
  11. It's strange because these jokes some people called showrunners defied their own rules. What happened to Eddard, Robb, Tywin, Littlefinger, Cat and even Jon (!!!) suffering from the consequences of their political actions. It had nothing to do about whether they were good or evil, but whether they made the right choice politically. Another one who also got left out was Cersei. She got a true bittersweet, romantic ending that the actual heroes and romantic leads of the story did not (Jon and Daenerys) The Yara thing still bothers me. She has a sword and armor. Why is a dog a problem?
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    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    They are endgame. And that was endgame. It all happened in the very last "episode." And I use the term "episode" very loosely seeing as it was a in-cohesive, blundering mess. Who treats their series finale (much less the series finale of what could've been the best TV show ever created) like a storyboard...or worse a clipshow. The TV show had a terrible endgame but it was an endgame. Just because a relationship ends tragically doesn't mean it wasn't
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    Events you are most looking forward to see in TWOW

    With massive fire-breathing dragons flying overhead, the dead coming back to life and trying to eat living people and a greyscale plague turning everyone else into monsters, I doubt that finding a neutral ground will even be feasible in Westeros. I don't think magic will end on its own. As if it will burn out? Nah, I think the "Never Daenerys" contingent will join forces with the anti-magic conspiracy at the Citadel -- which Sam is already party to -- and plot against Daenerys. I think that the two movements will gradually become one and the same (especially after the Others and Euron are dealt with) since Daenerys is standing to arrive with Westeros with a score of red priests, a maester who is practically a wizard, a contingent of Dothraki seers and three dragons. Given Jon's rather conservative views, I can see how Jon can be misled - by mainly Tyrion - and caught up with the wrong side - thank you Samwell - which leads to him killing Daenerys, who will likely be both his wife and the mother of his child (born or unborn) at that time. And there's no reason for Jon and Daenerys to not be in a relationship, much less married. This is a game of thrones, a political drama. Marriage to consolidate alliances and bolster military power and social standing has been the name of the game since Day 0. So while the fire side of magic will die and be extinguish, the ice side will live on at least a little while longer in Bran and his sisters. But the ice has to melt sometime. I don't know. I think GRRM has an anti-death POV policy. Eddard Stark never got a post-mortem chapter nor did he even get the chance of dying in his own POV chapter. Cat and Jon are different in that they are coming back but I think GRRM wants to keep death a mystery for the characters and the reader both. Besides, doesn't it strike you as strange that Melisandre is getting a POV chapter and is staying at the Wall?
  14. He's also raped another. Tyrion Lannister has never really been that good of person. He likes to think himself as a good person but no one really likes him at all. Why? His own family (not just Cersei and Tywin) never seemed to care that much about him. And I don't think it has that much to do with the fact that he is a dwarf. And the people who did like Tyrion are other social outcasts, many of them are just as sketchy or worst. And he's only gotten worse. So, for them to make him the moral authority of everything in Westeros is just...disgusting. The fact that anyone in Westeros pays him any mind after he killed his own father and lover.
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    The character assassination of Daenerys

    A mile. Try over a hundred miles. And on a bright, sunny day no less.