Everything posted by funpig
I only read about half of the first book. I stopped because I thought the books would have a negative effect on my view of the series. Now that the series is over, i may go and read the books.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) from not eating for several days can cause: Abnormal thinking, impaired judgment Nonspecific dysphoria, moodiness, depression, crying, exaggerated concerns Feeling of numbness, pins and needles (paresthesia) Negativism, irritability, belligerence, combativeness, rage Personality change, emotional lability Fatigue, weakness, apathy, lethargy, daydreaming, sleep Confusion, memory loss, lightheadedness or dizziness, delirium Somebody should have bought her a Happy Meal before going into battle.
If Daenerys' descent into madness was made much more obvious, the ending would have been as predictible and anti-climatic as the Cleganbowl. There were clues over the course of the series which point to the end. She first showed us that she might be bat shit crazy the moment she walked into Khal Drogo's funeral pyre. We just ignored the Reverend Jim Jonesiness of it all because she came out hot, naked and with three dragons. The crucifixtion of masters and arbitrarily feeding a master lord to her dragons showed how she cruel she could be. She burnt all the khals, all men who were no different than her husband, to take control of dothraki horde. But then she did nothing to change the nature or culture of the dothraki. They still slaughtered men, women and children in the end. The unsullied, with the exception of Grey Worm, were still a faceless and mindless army of robot soldiers doing the bidding of their queen. In some ways, they were no different than the Mountain. What held her in check was her advisors, and they mostly died off over time. The burning of KL was over the top. Daenerys' dragon was always the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, the equivalent of a modern nuclear bomb. And this episode showed the worst possible results of what could happen when the un-checked narcissist with the finger on the button gets upset or suffers a moment of low blood sugar after missing a couple of happy meals.