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  1. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    I wasn't planning to take it beyond the discussion of eating people and/ or human sacrifice.
  2. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    Right. Back in the 1950s, there were still some intolerant religious bigots who disapproved of eating people. We've come a long way since then. I'm sure GRRM is 100% in favor of eating people. (Disclaimer: The above is irony, folks. I actually think that it is remotely possible that GRRM agrees with CS Lewis that eating people is NOT a sign of good character; and that this applies to Bloodraven and his entourage, just as it applied to the Gentle Giants of Harfang).
  3. Platypus Rex

    About R+L=J and a different point of view

    The Ghost of High Heart does not link "wolf" with Summerhall. She links Arya with "wolf". Yes, the smell of death is indeed because Arya is a killer. "I need none of yours" means "I need none of your grief"; which refers to Arya's grief over her family. This grief connects to the "blood child" accusation, because of course, Arya's grief is a motivation underlying her murders. (And perhaps also because the murders only bring more grief). Bottom line, she does not connect Arya's grief to Summerhall. She distinguishes them. She is saying to Arya, I don't need your grief, because I have enough of my own.
  4. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    Maybe Bran would not do it otherwise. Maybe the discovery will cause him to change course, like the "we've been eating a talking stag" moment from The Silver Chair. "Is there lemon trees in Braavos? Will there be a Cleganebowl?" Good ideas. Though I think I would reframe the questions.
  5. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    24 against to 8 for, so far. Thank you to everyone who voted.
  6. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    Well, it has been a few years after all. It can hardly be the same people. Thanks for the vote.
  7. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    3 against, to 1 for, so far.
  8. Platypus Rex

    Can Cat be happy?

    Yes. Less work for me too.
  9. Platypus Rex

    Can Cat be happy?

    No. None of the moral principles I have mentioned were invented in the 21st century (nor even the 19th, or the 12th). The Ghost of High Heart hints that the saddest thing about the Red Wedding was the murder of Jinglebell. I dunno if GRRM agrees with her or not. But she too is part of GRRM's fictional fantasy story. Ellaria Sand begs for an end to the cycle of vengeance. I dunno if GRRM agrees with her or not, but she too is a part of GRRM's fictional fantasy story.
  10. Platypus Rex

    Can Cat be happy?

    I dunna understand the question. "Yes, Jingle (innocent) was killed by Cat. Yes, the guests at the Twins --- as in the guests and their minions were slaughtered by Frey and Bolton. Does not change that LSH via martin sent Brienne to seek out Jaime." Agreed. "Folks been trying to communicate that until WoW is released no one knows the outcome of Brienne and Jaime riding out." I thought that was my position. I pointed out that Brienne being cut down alive and then bringing Jaime alive before Stoneheart is not canon. It has not been confirmed. And I pointed out other possibilities. "Yeah, easy spiel is - this is what you wanna hear --- LSH is a fire wight --- wetf that means. " "Fire wight" is a phrase used by GRRM in interviews to describe the type of creature that UnBeric and UnCat are. It's up to you to decide what it means, but he is drawing an analogy to the northern wights (I guess we can now call them "ice wights") that we are more familiar with.
  11. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    Well, I wasn't planning to count my own vote. But since you ask, my vote would be "Yes." I think Bran ate Jojen. But I don't have any particularly strong opinions. So if you want a good argument, another might serve you better.
  12. This is a Poll. Please answer "yes" or "no" to the following question: Did Jojen Die Off-Page Prior to the End of Bran's Last Chapter in A Dance With Dragons"? Feel free to give reasons for your answer. However, please try to not to argue against reasons given by other people for at least a couple of pages. After that, have at it. For some context, this obviously relates to the "Jojenpaste" theory that you can find in the "Compendium of Theories" thread that you can find pinned at the top. However, the question to be answered is as given above. It is not necessarily "Did Bran Eat Jojen?" (Also, I would appreciate suggestions for a topic for my next Theory Poll). EDIT: 25 against, to 11 for, so far. Supported by : Gertrude, ChrisDaw, WyldFyre, Penny's Got a Gun, Megavora, Back door hodor, Lost Melnibonean, Tucu, acwill07, Ibbison from Ibben, and Son of Man.. Opposed by: King Aegon I Targaryen, Clegane'sPup, Yaya, Klenn, Dorian Martell's son, Marcelowww, bemused, bent branch, Adam Yozza, BRANDON GREYSTARK, Impbread, zandru, Morte, Legitimate_Bastard, HelenaExMachina, Bael's Bastard, Faera, Davjos, White Ravens, the Other Wolf, A Ghost of Someone, Lady Isis, the trees have eyes, BalerionTheCat, and kissdbyfire. (Previous "Unpopular Theory" Poll: "Did Summer See a Dragon?" - 36 against to 7 for; supported by Legitimate_Bastard, rustythesmith, TPTWP Timmet, Remirem, kleevedge, Gertrude, and sweetsunray).
  13. Platypus Rex

    Can Cat be happy?

    Jinglebell was also a victim. "Walder sacrificed Jinglebell and openly cared little to nothing for him at the end." I never justified anything Walder did. Cat still murdered Jinglebell. And if you want to say "Walder did it too", that's fine. Cat and Walder both murdered Jinglebell. Many people can be responsible for a single murder. Look, I'm not saying this because I want to come down too hard on poor Cat. I'm perfectly willing to excuse her on the grounds of temporary insanity. Her final mad act is relevant not because I want to pass judgment on her soul, but because it becomes the defining moment of her revenant's undead persona. But "I swore an oath" is not an excuse for murdering innocent people, and Cat's last act was not a good act. "The Freys who were remaining at that Castle that night were all in on it, they knew, even Roslyn, The Red Bride knew," Are you now justifying the revenge murder of Roslin? How about the murder of Edmure, when he refuses to murder his own wife and infant daughter on UnCat's demand? Anyhow, it is doubtful that Roslin is actually guilty of murder. She probably sensed or guessed something, but we don't know exactly what. It is very unlikely that ALL the Freys at the castle knew about it. When you want to keep a secret, you don't tell EVERYBODY. Everyone with a need to know anything (including Roslin) would have to be given the appropriate instructions. But Roslin did not need to know much, and probably did not know much. If she sensed she was being sacrificed, for political reasons, to men her father and brothers (still) regarded as bitter enemies, that could well be enough reason for her fixed smile and her crying. Of course, there are also plenty of Freys who were NOT at the castle. You think Lady Stoneheart would spare any of them? What about the small children? Do you think LSH would spare them? Or is murdering 12-year olds her limit? I don't think so.
  14. Platypus Rex

    Can Cat be happy?

    I have no idea why you think I would have a problem doing that. Did I ever tell you your ideas were "crackpot"?
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