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  1. kissdbyfire

    Jon x Ghost

    Because of the supernatural bond they share. As Jon himself says, the two of them are one.
  2. I’m sorry but I just have to ask... Are you seriously comparing the situation you describe above w/ a man who gets such a hard-on from seeing people being burned alive that he just has to rape and brutalise his wife?
  3. Or it will encourage them to try other things, and might ultimately teach them that there are always options and alternatives.
  4. I don’t have time to reply properly now, but really wanted to address the above. Do you have a quote to back that up? Because all I have is this: AFfC, Jaime I Rhaegar had put his hand on Jaime’s shoulder. “When this battle’s done I mean to call a council. Changes will be made. I meant to do it long ago, but . . . well, it does no good to speak of roads not taken. We shall talk when I return.
  5. No, really. Really. By any standards. Refer to the quotes above/in previous pages. What does “borderline evil” even mean? From the stuff he’s done that we know of I’d say he crossed that “border line”, crossing into full blown evil sadistic madman long before his death. There are clues pointing towards Rhaegar wanting to do something, but we don’t know what that something was. Given what we learn about the TaH in the WB, it is likely that Rhaegar wanted to convene a great council to discuss the very troubling fact that the king has gone off the deep end and must be kept from further fucking things up. Refer to @sweetsunray‘s posts on this. No Cersei is not the same brand of crazy as Aerys, but is just as dangerous. Haven’t seen the list you mention yet, so... Cersei doesn’t need a conspiracy against her, she is quite efficient in being her own downfall w/o anyone’s help.
  6. I love short and sweet. Am I experiencing déjà vu or did you just say the exact same thing two posts up thread?
  7. I think maybe you don’t remember certain things very well? You make some claims as if they’re fact when in truth the text clearly contradicts you. Aerys descent into madness was by no means something that came “out of nowhere”. TWoIaF, Aerys II AERYS TARGARYEN, the Second of His Name, was but eighteen years of age when he ascended the Iron Throne in 262 AC, upon the death of his father, Jaehaerys, after little more than three years of rule. A handsome youth, Aerys had fought gallantly in the Stepstones during the War of the Ninepenny Kings. Though not the most diligent of princes, nor the most intelligent, he had an undeniable charm that won him many friends. He was also vain, proud, and changeable, traits that made him easy prey for flatterers and lickspittles, but these flaws were not immediately apparent to most at the time of his ascension. <snip> And rule he did. As the king’s own behavior grew increasingly erratic, more and more the day-to-day running of the realm fell to his Hand. The realm prospered under Tywin Lannister’s stewardship—so much so that King Aerys’s endless caprices did not seem so portentous. Many Targaryens before him had exhibited similar behavior without great cause for concern. From Oldtown to the Wall, men began to say that Aerys might wear the crown, but it was Tywin Lannister who ruled the realm. I could keep at it, pulling quote after quote but I see no need for more.
  8. Here it doesn’t even matter whether they were guilty of conspiring to depose Aerys. Because, see, Aerys should have given them a proper trial, and if they were found guilty, he could have executed them. What he did was a travesty, fuellled by his egomania and paranoia, and ultimately, that’s what ended up costing the Targs everything. Whatever happened (or didn’t happen, for those still in denial) between Rhaegar and Lyanna didn’t cause RR, but rather Aerys did when he murdered all those northerners and then asked Arryn to send him Robert and Eddard’s heads.
  9. From a woman who claims to hate the Starks, and who wasn’t present and only has 2nd and 3rd hand info. Also, you are making quite the leap here in claiming the “southron ambitions” Lady Dustin speaks of to Theon involve making Lyanna queen. In fact, that’s hugely unlikely, regardless of Richard having said ambitions or not. No, it really doesn’t. It’s true we don’t have all the details yet, far from it in fact. But we have several reliable accounts by many characters that are enough for the reader to understand that Aerys was batshit crazy, on top of being cruel, petty, vindictive, vain, etc etc. No, it isn’t. At all. Again, we are told by different sources that Aerys liked to surround himself with lickspittles and yes-men, and it only got worse once Tywin was gone. And anyone w/ any sense would - and should! - believe Jon Arryn over the Mad King, especially after the TaH.
  10. There. Sometimes the most pertinent bits go unnoticed by some.
  11. Exactly. This x 1,000. Seriously, an Aerys the Great Appreciation Thread was the only one missing among all the great ones we’ve had lately. /s
  12. kissdbyfire

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    Let’s see... he knew his father w/ a complete nutjob and a danger to himself and others. And that’s including the high lords. If the heads of some major houses got too displeased w/ the king, a rebellion could occur that could even end the Targ dynasty. Oh wait...