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  1. What? I don't know that's why I'm asking. I always thought that feudalism just ending in a fantasy setting would be too unrealistic and sappy for me; I guess I prefer dark endings or bittersweet endings.
  2. Yeah, but I hear that her fantasy books always end with feudalism ending or something. Is that true?
  3. Solitude is underrated, if you ask me.
  4. Yeah, honestly, given what I have, it doesn't seem that far-fetched to note that Stannis himself is probably neurodiverse in some way. But yes, I still to this day love Maester Cressen's chapter; sets the mood for the whole story arc perfectly.
  5. My thoughts are that she definitely has PTSD from her childhood (technically, she's still adolescent). But other than that, she definitely seems more oblivious than anything, though willfully so.
  6. On Maester Cressen's chapter, the "Stannis being neurodiverse or autistic" thing, or both?
  7. Especially the Dothraki. Hate 'em. Worst Mongol stand-ins I've ever read about.
  8. Eh, I guess. Honestly, it's fantasy, so anything goes. That includes magical fantasy genetics.
  9. Hi. I just got here. But hey, I like it so far.
  10. I replied to this in an "Edit" up above, but I... get the sense that we're either being mislead or we simply don't know. The "author" of the work on the Dance of the Dragons basically brushes the notion aside that you don't need Valyrian blood before quickly moving on, correct me if I'm wrong. But again, it's been a while since I read these books and I'll probably do a re-read eventually.
  11. Why would you need Valyrian/Targ blood to ride a dragon? They're not even fire-proof. Edit: My apologies. I'm just not sure if there's much backing this up. At the very least, it could go either way, but it's most likely that, at best, people only think that you need Valyrian blood to ride a dragon. Even GRRM seems to hint at this where, I think, in his supplementary books, the "author" or narrator always brushes aside the notion that you don't need such a thing before moving on, a bit comically, imho. Though I'm going by memory right now. Thing is, if there's no reason to think that that's what you absolutely need to ride a dragon, isn't it more likely that literally anyone can? I don't know. Kinda seems like we need more confirmation on this point. But eh, I only just got here.
  12. I do have to wonder if GRRM thinks this far ahead; it's most likely that while he is quite adept at using foreshadowing and hinting at things, it's more probable that he doesn't, well, always do that and sometimes his foreshadowing could quite simply mean anything. Well, I don't want to be too off-topic so I'll just say that the parallelisms you cited are interesting. I think that this could be a case of GRRM simply using his motifs at this point.
  13. Oh, hey, it's @Stannis Eats No Peaches Long time, no see. I immediately recognized your username after... 10 years, I think?
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