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Lord Godric

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  1. Lord Godric

    This is almost confirmation that...

    There is no Night King in the books, so of course not.
  2. Lord Godric

    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    Judging by the preview there are more people living than the episode would lead us to think, also I'm confident that Yara will have a whole big army to give Dany.
  3. As someone said in another thread, yeah how many medieval battles against zombies do you know didn't have a battlefield commander?!
  4. Lord Godric

    Arya

    I can't.
  5. Lord Godric

    Arya

    I agree, but to just give into the most basic trope also isn't good writing, it's lazy.
  6. Lord Godric

    Arya

    This is the most absurd thing I've ever heard. Tropes=good writing?
  7. Lord Godric

    Arya

    And people complain about there being too many fantasy tropes in the show. Yes let's have the two painfully obvious plot-armored destined to rule characters do it all themselves.
  8. Lord Godric

    Arya

    I know how to read, you can stop quoting the same thing. My point is that GRRM didn't tell D&D that Jon would be the hero who single handedly kills the NK and they just decided to change it on a whim to Arya. There is no NK, and Jon is not going to destroy the Others all on his own.
  9. Lord Godric

    Arya

    You're reading into these things what you wanted them to say. You want Jon to be the hero that Martin has planned to save things, so that's what you think they said.
  10. Lord Godric

    Arya

    hell if I know LOL
  11. Lord Godric

    Arya

    You're ignoring the point that there is no Night King in the books. Therefore no one in the books is going to be the one to kill the Night King.
  12. Lord Godric

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I think it's a bit silly to suggest that Sansa should be out on a battlefield. Even book Sansa has no value with a sword, her skill is political machinations. Now you can criticize the show for having her seem pathetic while down in the crypts, she could have been keeping their spirits up (throwback to Blackwater) or thinking of a tactical way they could help. But to expect her to actually fight in any physical way is laughable.
  13. Lord Godric

    Arya

    As GRRM himself has said, "Prophecies are, you know, a double edge sword." He never makes them as straightforward as they seem, for good reason. He intentionally plays with reader expectations and what readers are accustomed to due to fantasy tropes. If you expect Azor Ahai to save the entire world single handledly, I think Martin will subvert your expectations. "Prophecies come true in unexpected ways" - GRRM
  14. Lord Godric

    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    Has no one yet mentioned my new favorite theory, Melisandre is Syrio Forel
  15. Lord Godric

    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    I'm surprised people consider prophecies to be things that must happen. We've seen prophecies be completely avoided before, I don't think there is any indication that prophecies MUST come true, just that they are a possibility.
  16. Lord Godric

    Arya

    You're interpreting things they said beyond what I think can be read. They said that traditional tropes would lead someone to think Jon should be the one to kill the Night King, not that GRRM told them Jon was going to kill the NK. As I said before there is no Night King in the books. So therefore the question of "who is going to kill the NK" isn't one that GRRM would answer for them.
  17. Lord Godric

    Arya

    We don't know that the Great Other is a corporeal being, or if he exists at all. As far as I remember, he's only been mentioned by Melisandre as the antithesis of the Lord of Light, who is also not a corporeal being.
  18. Lord Godric

    Discussing Sansa XXXVI: Long Night

    Same. When I saw her walking down into the crypt there was no doubt in my mind that they were going to create a scene to parallel Cersei's behavior during the Blackwater siege. It was really a missed opportunity for Sansa's character with her only saying that they're useless.
  19. Lord Godric

    Arya

    They said "they've known it would be Arya for three years" that doesn't necessarily mean they made it up. But, as someone reminded me in another thread, there is no NK in the books.
  20. Lord Godric

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I don't think we'll have happily ever after, but I think people give GRRM too much credit with "avoiding usual fantasy tropes." Martin, of course, had a few big moments like killing Ned and the Red Wedding, but at its core the series has been a traditional "Rightful King Returns" trope and nothing he's done so far suggests the series won't end with Jon or Dany (although I suspect Jon) sitting on a throne.
  21. Lord Godric

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I would think that if you hate it and it just makes you angry year after year, you'd save yourself that frustration. Of course people can complain, but if you despise the show and never have a good thing to say, you're just being angry for the sake of it and look like a hipster, hating what everyone else likes.
  22. Lord Godric

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    Why are you still watching? Just to complain about how much you hate it?
  23. Lord Godric

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    He's previously said he wouldn't do this, and I think if he's trying to it's going to be a disservice to his own writing and planning. It'd be absurd for him to change his story just because they already did the story he gave them.
  24. Lord Godric

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    Yeah, I understand. Which is why I'm curious if this is something GRRM told them, or not. Three years ago they would have already had this conversation with George because three years ago they released Season 6, which goes beyond the books, and would have had to be in the writing process at least 4 years ago. The timeline they've stated is what I'm curious about.
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