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  1. voodooqueen126

    The Book of Swords - The Sons of the Dragon SPOILERS

    The sheer numbers of people involved in such a conspiracy would render it impossible. http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a19150/most-conspiracy-theories-are-mathematically-impossible/ And it would be even harder to run such a conspiracy for thousands of years. I think we need to accept that a side affect of incest is poor health, reduced fertility etc. Occam's Razor rather 'elaborate conspiracy of Septon's and Maesters'
  2. voodooqueen126

    The Book of Swords - The Sons of the Dragon SPOILERS

    Perhaps the Green Grace is being dishonest: since it is the opposite of the Islamic ruling on other people's marriages. Given that Slaver's Bay is the equivalent of the Barbary States of North Africa (Although perhaps I am taking the analogy to far, religiously the Ghiscari seem to be religiously closer to the Carthaginians, however pagans are usually pretty tolerant of their differences... https://islamqa.info/en/169528 Interestingly, since we are discussing Targaeryn incest, this Islamic website has a very interesting discussion of Magian marriages He replied: With regard to these people who had intercourse when they were still disbelievers, if they believed that this intercourse occurred in the context of a marriage contract that they thought was valid, even though it is invalid according to sharee‘ah, the marriage contract is valid and the children belong to that man. For example, when he was still a disbeliever, a man proposed to a woman that he should be her husband and she agreed, and they thought that this was a marriage contract, then the man and woman became Muslim. We say: Your marriage is still valid and there is no need to repeat the marriage contract, and any children that you had are your children, unless the wife is not permissible for the husband in Islam. An example of that is if he was a Magian and married his sister, as the Magians regard it as permissible to marry mahrams (close relatives). If he married his sister when he was a disbeliever, then he became Muslim and she became Muslim, they must be separated because the woman is not permissible for the man. With regard to the group of people you mention we say: If they believe that what they did of having relationships with these women was a marriage, then it is not zina and the children belong to them. But if you believed that it was zina and you attributed these children to yourself when you were still a disbeliever -- i.e., the zaani said: These are my children -- then they are his children, so long as there is no one to dispute with him on this issue. But if they did not attribute these children to themselves, then they are not their children.
  3. voodooqueen126

    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    I came here with such hopes. Oh well have preorded the new new anthology.
  4. I hope the fifth season gets onto the Mexican cartels, since I don't know much about them. I find that historical dramas are a great jumping off point to historical research.
  5. Just finished. I am glad they are doing a third season with the Cali Cartel. I think looking at the big picture is much more interesting.
  6. voodooqueen126

    THE PUNISHER now a Netflix series

    Well Jon Bernthal is very hot. Which is a bonus. But would seriously prefer if he patrolled something other than Hell's Kitchen.
  7. surely they use multiple writers?
  8. Binged watched it in 2 days. Amazing show. Amazing how Holbrook looks like Steve Murphy (whom he plays) with the thinning blond hair, pale skin and bland facial features... Not as likable as the guy who plays Marco Polo (where the same concept of white guy gives entry in the world of non white characters). Pedro Pascal was amazing. Wagner Moura is an amazing actor: he plays Pablo as so likable and affable, yet this merely serves to enhance his evil.
  9. voodooqueen126

    Foreign shows

    I have started watching the Japanese Drama "Gou: Himatachi Sengoku" which is set between 1569-1615 during the late Sengoku early Edo period. If you love Game of Thrones, then you will love this, since there are a lot of parallels between the characters. For instance Cha-Cha is perhaps like GRRM's original intention for Sansa. Hideyoshi is a combination of Petyr Baelish with a little bit of Tyrion (because he is constantly called 'monkey' by the other characters) also one of the rare instances were an ENF* male is portrayed villainously. Tokugawa Iyesau is sort of like Tywin Lannister, but funnier and a better manipulator. He doesn't start off as a villain either, but it is gradually revealed/grows. Actually, when I watch Korean serials I notice this as well: very few characters are truly evil in K-dramas, and it seems J-dramas are the same. I put this down to Mencius's belief that humans being naturally good, though I would have to find a C-drama that is well written enough for me to get past the 2nd episode to confirm. the heroine Gou, is more naive a than book 1 Sansa as well as being much stupider than the heroines in K-dramas, but is the tomboyish Arya character that is forced to grow up. Hatsu is cool because she is neither the refined perfect lady like Chacha, nor the outspoken tomboy like Gou. I love how she is always eating sweets and dumplings. I think Gou's first two husbands represent perfect manhood: the first (name escapes me, but he is definitely the best looking, like a Japanese Tatanka Means) is good because he doesn't insist on consummation (Gou was historically 12 or 13 when she first married), and holds no resentments when Hideyoshi forces Gou to divorce him. Toyotomi Hidekatsu is handsome, romantic, kind, a good soldier, who is yet compassionate to the Koreans*. Hidetada Tokugawa is more like an actual person, with flaws, where love slowly grows between the two. *As someone who watches so many K-dramas and is familiar with WW2's Pacific theatre I barfed a little at that.
  10. Only to meet the Sansa diaphragm once inside the Gates of the Moon.
  11. voodooqueen126

    Foreign shows

    Hwajung, Dong Yi, Yi San, Horse Doctor, Jingbirok: Memoir of the Imjin War are all excellent Korean serials. Kings Face, Tamra the Island, Sungkyunkwan Scandal are also good, and much shorter.
  12. I think he is a relative. Perhaps Syrio wrote his letters describing his time in KL describing Cersei, Tyrion*, Jaime, Robert and the Stark sisters. He is then murdered by the Lannister regime. If the family [Phario Forel] was informed of Syrio's death, it would've most likely been blamed on the Starks. *Perhaps Syrio and Tyrion crossed paths before the Winterfell trip, at a tavern or brothel.
  13. Doesn't Shae pretend to be an innocent maiden with a fiancee at the trial? Supposing the playwright (distant relative of Syrio Forel) was at the trial/heard accounts of the trial, he would be forced to assume that Shae was the innocent that she pretended to be at the trial.
  14. voodooqueen126

    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    So the Barristan chapter hasn't been put up online though?
  15. voodooqueen126

    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    The Tyrell victory over the Ironborn could be a pyrrhic victory. In that they win, but loose their own fleet in the process.