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  1. The memes are much more entertaining than the show was.
  2. I think you are trying to put more thought into what happened than the writers did. What's the payoff for the story in keeping this a secret from the viewers? It would be like ending The Usual Suspects and cutting the revelation to the audience of who was responsible for everything. What's Bran doing with his new power as king? We are pretty much left to believe that everything is perfect now.
  3. If Bran is the villain, he certainly isn't doing anything with his new power of note to say he personally gained anything from his actions. It's much more likely that the writers intention is to be bluntly accurate when Bran says he doesn't want to be king, after already accepting the title. For the writers to be subtle and try to "trick people" by saying the opposite of what Bran really feels has zero pay off with the way they wrote the ending.
  4. And also sold her to Drogo get an army for himself. But she didn't show enough empathy when he was killed, so we should have seen the burning of King's Landing and all it's citizens coming.
  5. I found this quote from GRRM: This is the opposite of the show's approach, particularly this season, which is hit the plot points and who cares how we got there.
  6. Of course the show Wildlings were perfectly behaved citizens once they were allowed south of the wall, despite being raiders with no respect for laws of the North prior to that. The show Wildlings could be allowed to live peacefully south of the wall and why not?
  7. Agreed. Consider this quote by GRRM: This writing style is why the books take so long, and also why the books are unlikely to be that close to the show. Even if some of the biggest highlights will be the same, the journey is going to be completely different. Another quote: The show just cares about hitting the plot points and doesn't care if the set up to those plot points makes any sense. They can change entire story lines from the books and they will still force their way back to the plot points they want to hit as if they didn't change a thing.
  8. Paraphrasing, GRRM has said in the past that for him the story is the journey and the details of that journey are what is important, more so than the end points. D&D are more focused on the end points and don't really care if the journey is logically consistent. I think the end story can be fine with a satisfying journey to get there. Consider this quote by GRRM: This writing style is why the books take so long, and also why the books are unlikely to be that close to the show. Even if some of the biggest highlights are the same, the journey is going to be completely different. Another quote: The show just cares about hitting the plot points, and not if the set up for those plot points makes any sense.
  9. GRRM has said in the past that for him the story is the journey and details of that journey that are important, more so than the end points, where D&D are more focused on the end points and don't really care if the journey is logically consistent. I think the end story can be fine with a satisfying journey to get there.
  10. Is the Night's Watch really a penal colony, or more like a northern ski resort now? Being in the Night's Watch hardly stopped Jon from taking Ygritte. Sam has just left and is serving as Grand Maester, but I don't recall him being released from the Night's Watch. The Wall isn't even part of the kingdom anymore and there is no threat from White Walkers and they are friends with the Wildlings... Besides the whole thing was to appease the Unsullied who then left, so beyond Jon's honor, who is going to care if he goes to visit Winterfell or anywhere else at will? Especially with the north being an independent kingdom, there is no recourse if they choose not to punish deserters or just decide they don't need a Night's Watch and don't really want criminals sent up into their kingdom in the first place.
  11. By that logic there is also a 50% chance Jon could go bonkers.
  12. Why? What had she done to make him think she was going mad that was any different from her behavior when he decided she was the ruler he wanted on the Iron Throne?
  13. Lets not act like Dany never showed any mercy to any enemies. Yes some characters are more merciful than others, but that doesn't mean that they never killed enemies with out regrets either.
  14. Even though I disagree completely with the way the show set it up, Dany being crazy is the only logical explanation to her burning innocents when that has been the exact opposite of her behavior towards innocents for the first 7 seasons. It's pretty obvious that the show writers want us to believe she went crazy. The entire Varys storyline this season has been focused on fears she is going mad. It's just that Varys really had no reason to think she was any more crazy than when he first joined her. The show writers made Varys insist she was going mad because that's where they want the plot to go, but she had no symptoms of insanity prior to burning King's Landing down to support his fears. Then he turns out to be right, and the writers want us to believe that we all should have seen it coming... I also disagree with the idea that Dany lacks empathy. She kills the masters because of her empathy for the children they killed. She locks up her dragons because of the empathy towards the father who lost his child. She frees the slaves, she doesn't make them her own slaves. Ending slavery is a major priority for her that has nothing to do with her goal of retaking the Iron Throne. She thinks she is helping the witch when she stops her from being raped and spared her life, even though she ends up killing Drogo. She mourns all of her friends deaths. There are plenty of examples of her showing empathy. In comparison, Joffrey, the Mountain, and Ramsay are good examples of characters with no empathy. Not having empathy for her enemies is something she shares with virtually every character in the show.
  15. Tywin also didn't flinch when killing his enemies or ordering the rape, pillage and enslavement of the people from the River Lands. But nobody thought he was ready to snap any minute on a bad day. One of Dany's primary motivations since season 1 has been protecting the innocent, freeing the slaves, trying to be a good ruler. She locked her dragons up for months for accidentally killing one child when hunting, but now she is actively trying to kill kids... Only insanity explains flipping 180 from her views and attitudes from the first 7 seasons. It's a story line that could work if it was written better, but doesn't work for me the way it was presented.
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