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  1. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    but that's the way she sees it because that's what their father told them.
  2. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    I don't know, I think it's worth noting that Cersei's struggle within the TV universe has included her triumphing over adversity in a world dominated by men. Her story is a tragic one, with the loss of all 3 children through 3 different situations and both parents by her younger brother. She has exploited the innocent, yes, but her story isn't meaningless, and if we can assume that all figures in Westeros are shaped by their environments, her "evil" is a subjective evil and has doubtless been shaped by her circumstance and is subject to perspective. A tragic human antagonist twisted and disfigured by the human experience in a world dominated by the opposite sex speaks more to me than does a zombie King whom we know nothing about, and has been teased only in the show and completely disassociated with White Walkers and army of the dead in the books.
  3. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    i hear the big picture theme all the time, but i just don't think it's all that important. what is the big picture, anyway? I mean, they couldn't let the NK win, and that's the only way to enforce this idea of Cersei paying for her cynicism.
  4. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    true, but that doesn't seem to be about what the end struggle will be. They used the NK as a device to get there. And yeah, it was disappointing.
  5. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    I still think Sansa is going to show her a perfected version of her own medicine.
  6. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    In addition, I think the TV series diverging from the LOTR tropey business of the forces of "altruistically good vs. abhorrent and motiveless evil" is a great idea. it's possible that they have conferred with Martin and decided that this is a human story, full of human conflict and problems. I think humans at war with themselves is infinitely more compelling than "good" at war with "evil."
  7. Urien the Ragged

    The books are not going to end like this

    Though certainly lacking in battles and action, I think AFFC and ADWD were his best-written books with some amazing moments and quotes. Doran's "Fire and Blood" speech was an excellent piece of writing. I also love the moment with the Widow: She touched the faded scar upon her cheek where her tears had been cut away. "Tell her we are waiting, tell her to come soon." Chills, man, chills.
  8. Urien the Ragged

    Season 8 Official Trailer Released

    Yeah, none of those Greyjoy ships are Silence. Silence is a galley with a ram that looks like a Kraken coming up out of the water. The flagship in the trailer is not a galley and it has no ram, although it does have a kraken on its bow.
  9. Urien the Ragged

    Euron's Plan after Oldtown

    I don't think Euron has any desire to keep the Shields (he knows he can't keep them anyway), he took them so he could give them away and have them retaken from someone else. History will remember that he took the Shields, not that he lost them. He's on his way to the Narrow Sea, in any respect. He's counting on Victarion to be a battering ram, to make a royal mess that he can clean up - but he didn't count on Moqorro. The Red Priest will throw a giant monkeywrench into Euron's plans.
  10. Urien the Ragged

    Wow small things that could be huge

    But i wouldnt hold your breath. There doesnt seem to be anything odd about the nature of Grey Wind's death, or much room for survival. He was filled full of quarrels and surrounded by Freys the last time we saw him. Doesnt seem to be stretch to think the Freys did that.
  11. Urien the Ragged

    [SPOILERS] Jaehaerys and Alysanne

    So, it's probably been discussed, but does the apoearance of Alyssa Targaryen, daughter of Jahaerys and Alysanne, pretty much prove Tyrion is the son of Aerys? Or is GRRM messing with us?
  12. Urien the Ragged

    Wow small things that could be huge

    Pretty sure that Grey Wind is dead since his head was cut off and put on Robb's body. I just think that Robb could have escaped via warging. It's hard to say who the ADwD prologue is trying to foreshadow. Robb/Jon/Bran/Rickon/Arya. Robb had, perhaps, the strongest connection with his direwolf, yet we do not know if Robb warged him. I think Raynald is hiding, but I also think that he might be Robb.
  13. Urien the Ragged

    Wow small things that could be huge

    Also, the manner in which Raynald Westerling kind of dipped from the story and hasn't been seen since, but definitely didn't die "on screen." At the time, he was in the process of freeing Grey Wind after he had previously surrendered. What changed his mind? My own little pet theory is that Robb warged Grey Wind, then, when understanding his predicament, warged Raynald Westerling to free him, but too late. Raynald was then injured and fell into the river. Find Raynald Westerling!
  14. Urien the Ragged

    Wow small things that could be huge

    What is the deal with the two dragonhorns? I'm not necessarily talking about Horn of Joramund, but the other horn that would sit on a the dragon's head during flight. Victarion mentions Dragonbinder is one of two horns. Why two horns? Do they both do the same thing? Doesn't seem like duplicating efforts would be necessary, here.
  15. She's not really a zombie. Shes a broken woman that spent 3 days in a river before being brought back to life. I don't think she's lost the ability to reason, she's just not in a great frame of mind.
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