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  1. chrisdaw

    Who is the 3EC?

    I think Bran. Bloodraven doesn't know wtf they are talking about when they say the 3EC. I think the implication is this. There is the very good theory that Bloodraven thought Euron was the powerful greenseer he was looking for, that is he thought Euron was what Bran is. And accordingly Bloodraven contacted Euron as he did Bran and tried to steer him but things went wrong. So if the 3EC that contacted Bran in his dreams is future Bran and not Bloodraven, then the person who contacted Euron must be future Bran too. The narrative demands Bran make a mistake with his new found powers. GRRM isn't just going to hand over all this power and not have Bran fuck it up somehow. He's got to make a mistake and learn from it. Coldhands says he is Bran's monster. I think what that little hint might be for is Euron. I suggest Euron is Bran's fuck up, that future Bran awakened some magical abilities within past Euron, showed him the supernatural possibilities out there and so motivated Euron to become what he has.
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    A new look at the puple wedding

    My mistake was having addressed you with padded gloving. Let me rephrase, in no context is a correct representation of LF. It is wrong and left unchallenged may lead to people misunderstanding the character.
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    Moments of Foreshadowing v.12

    Alyn Velaryon as he was when he was summoned by Lord Peake to go to battle on behalf of the throne, a young man of unknown dubious birth. Capable, cocky and eager for battle, reward and glory, as he proved when he rushed into battle in the Stepstones. There he kicked ass and promptly went to King's Landing where he road the streets on an elephant amidst cheering crowds. The elephant gives it away, Alyn is at this stage of the story a(n) (F)aegon parallel. Same same. Upon arriving in KL the hero, Alyn then has to deal with Unwin Peake, the wily more experienced man who had consolidated power in the city. Unwin outmanoeuvred Alyn into having to go and fight the Ironborn invading the West on behalf of the Iron throne. Alyn's situation is foreshadowing what will happen to Faegon, and what will happen is this. Faegon will win his way into KL on the back of his elephants crushing all opposition. When he arrives the city will have been in a state of chaos, blood running in the streets, as the Faith and Tyrells come to swords. Thus his arrival will be that of a hero's, as it will bring peace to the city. Faegon will then have to deal with the Faith, particularly the High Sparrow. And the wily old High Sparrow will manoeuvre in such a way that will have Faegon headed west to battle the Ironborn in the Reach.
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    A new look at the puple wedding

    That's fine, you can think that.
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    A new look at the puple wedding

    Only if one wilfully ignores the disclaimer in which he says he's not putting anything to rest. In isolation your post would give the wrong impression of LF and his use of chaos. It is part of the point of the character, what the character exists to demonstrate. There are few constructive avenues for capable people of ambition in the system to advance themselves and that the temptation to turn to chaotic destructive measures is strong.
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    A new look at the puple wedding

    In a feudal system for a person of low birth to increase their standing quickly as LF does there needs to be some measure of upheaval. People need to be stripped of stuff in order for other people to be rewarded with stuff. LF grew the war and then picked which side he thought would benefit him most. He required that chaos of war, facilitated it, operated within it, and personally benefited from it. The show characterised well how he operated.
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    A new look at the puple wedding

    LF didn't sell Olenna on the marriage, no-one sold Olenna on the marriage, Olenna didn't want the marriage, either marriage to Renly or Joff, she wanted the Tyrells to have fuck all to do with the Lannisters and feared where things were headed. She came because she couldn't stop it happening, Lord Pufferfish wanted the marriage and didn't give a fuck that Olenna didn't, and Lord Pufferfish makes the calls for House Tyrell, not Olenna. Olenna's power is only what she can convince Lord Pufferfish of. So Olenna came to "see it through", as in ascertain if LF was telling the truth about Joff and then comply with the plan LF had sold her on to prevent the inevitable catastrophe LF had also sold her. Absolutely. LF almost certainly swayed Joff into Ned's execution and that he couldn't have ever getting back to Sansa or Cersei or Tywin or anyone with any sense. Here, conversations/questions like these forever run the risk of outing LF as Joff's puppet master so long as Joff lives. Had Tywin asked Joff directly who told him this it could have all unravelled and ended with LF's head on a pike.
  8. Robert Arryn will sit the IT as king and Arya his wife and queen. He rules the Vale in name but it is actively ruled by stewards. The assumption will be it will pass to Robert's second heir. Arya rules the north in name and it is actively ruled by stewards. The assumption that it will pass to Robert Arryn's third heir by Arya. Sansa rules the West but chooses to stay in KL. She'll be a childless widow and intend to remain that way, don't know who her heir will be. Trystane for Dorne. Edmure or his child for the Riverlands. Edric Storm come Baratheon the Stormlands. Iron Islands are abandoned, Asha resettles Ironmen on Seadragon Point. I'm not confident in the reach.
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    What should we expect from the Vale?

    Sansa gets kidnapped in the show and brought to KL? Lol, it is like they just lifted fanfic straight from this board.
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    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    No it's not, but it is only your time at stake, just don't blame GRRM for having wasted it.
  11. Connecting characters by only what has already happened in the main series is not how this is going to work. It is in the theme as much as the details and the framing. Tyland younger twin Lannister is Jaime, what doesn't match yet is because Jaime's story isn't yet finished. Jaime's arc is from selfishness to servitude, and Tyland Lannister is one of the realm's greatest most faithful servants, at great personal cost. He got tortured into a mess and came back and still did his almost impartial best for the realm. And that's what Jaime's future is, and rather than a parallel it is in contrast to Tyrion who responded to pain, loss and hardship by turning burn them all.
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    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS*

    AOIAF does have a protagonist. The series is an argument for moderation between ice and fire. Fire represents passionate intervention, for example Dany's war on slave traders. Ice represents dispassionate calculation, for example the NW's policy with Craster, or the whole of Tywin's political decision making. The protagonist will be the one who carves the line between both ice and fire that the author most morally agrees with. And that will be Jon, not coincidentally the child with both the ice and fire parents.
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    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    It is really simple and doesn't need much explaining, as who wrote the letter is never doubted in the text and there's no sensible reason to attribute the letter to anyone else. Ramsay got Mance or one of the Spearwives and questioned them and realised Jon fucked him and picked up some peripheral information too. In a huff he went and immediately wrote a very angry letter to Jon, some of what he says in it is true, some of it is embellishment or things he assumes has or will happen, and some of it he pulls out of his ass, all of it an act of puffing out his chest and trying to intimidate Jon.
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    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    The characterisation of Bloodraven also lends greatly to Jojen paste. It started as Bloodraven being an alleged sorcerer who killed his half brother in a war. Kinslaying, a Westeros taboo, but it occurred under very understandable circumstances. Then we get it that he tricked an enemy to come peacefully under his protection, and had his fucking head chopped off. Another Westeros taboo, murdering a guest beneath one's own roof. And no mitigating circumstances, it is simple, Bloodraven just gives no fucks. Or in the man's own words, Killing a guest beneath one's own roof for the greater good is precisely what Jojen paste alleges Bloodraven is doing. And it goes deeper. The Rat Cook is mentioned six times in Bran chapters and in a Theon chapter when Manderly requests it in that incident. One time Bran thinks he sees the Rat Cook. The end purpose of the Rat Cook story is not simply Manderly's pie revenge or even the Freys, the Rat Cook is a Bran story, for Bran's arc. Rat Cook is white GRRM wants us to know. White rats often have red eyes. Bloodraven. The Rat Cook's real crime as Old Nan tells it, is what Bloodraven did to Aenys. And what Jojen paste proposes Bloodraven did to Jojen. The punishment for the Rat Cook is that he was turned into a rat and only able to eat his own offspring. Blodoraven was Hand and thus responsible for the realm and KL during the Great Spring Sickness. When the city had no rats. Why it had no rats is because Bloodraven skinchanged them, en masse, and got rid of them, to try and stop the sickness spreading. Bloodraven skinchanges rats. A thousand eyes and one. And like Varamyr became the wolf he skinchanged when he died, the Rat Cook's curse probably foreshadows Bloodraven becoming a rat in his second life.
  15. By the end of the series the contemporary characters will have faced choices similar to those that Lyanna and Rhaegar did, and their contemporaries will reject those choices made by Rhaegar and Lyanna. They're not heroes. The simplest option is that Lyanna was in love and didn't care.