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  1. This. It's show siliness. And it would be quite strange for the author of a series (even if he somehow knew all the facts - through an omniscient being, perhaps) to only insert himself as a POV starting from the fourth volume. Either tell his own perspective of facts from the start or not at all.
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    strategy stannis

    This. And he had been making preparations of his own since Jon Arryn's death. Tywin knows if rumors (told to the Council by Varys) of Stannis's activities as early as AGOT: hiring sellsails, bringing a shadowbinder from Asshai (that's the rumor, doesn't mean he actually brought her) etc.
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    GRRM's cryptic location blog post

    He would, indeed. He loves Pullo and has even praised Stevenson specifically, IIRC. But I suppose it would be too early to have an actor attached to any of these successor shows. Actually, I didn't think initially of the 2011 Three Musketeers. I searched "behind-the-scenes" people with connections to adaptations of the book, and landed on Davies, who seemed to be more suitable than David Loughery (who wrote the 1993 screenplay) because of his other works.
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    strategy stannis

    Just a reminder that in ASOIAF (which I suppose is the object of discussion in this forum), Stannis already knew Cersei's children were not Robert's. He didn't find out through a letter from Eddard Stark, in fact he was the first to discover that (maybe exceptioning Baelish and Varys).
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    The Gremlin Returns

    Most certainly about the successor shows, indeed. And I subscribe to the hypothesis that two were cut (Helgeland's and some other), and afterwards another was added. "Plunk your magic twangers" is no clue about one of the successor shows. It's a phrase associated with Froggy the Gremlin, who GRRM uses as avatar (along with the phrase) on the Not a Blog when dropping hints and riddles about new cast members in Game of Thrones. The "one for all and all for one" and "the dragon has three heads" quotes may be hints. The first one is obviously most associated with the Three Musketeers. Now, some wild speculation: I'd say that it's either that someone on this new show has history with the Three Musketeers, or that it'll be about the Conquest (which may be why GRRM got so excited about it). It can even be both things. Assuming the Three Musketeers thing is the case, I'd put my money on Andrew Davies being the writer. He's a Welsh screenwriter who penned the 2011 film adaptation, and has history with other period films and shows: Pride and Prejudice, Vanity Fair, Sense and Sensibility, BBC's 2016 War and Peace and others.
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    The Order of the Green Hand

    That's how I see it as well. Most of the video theories are either "wouldn't it be cool if..." and presented with lots of imagery and supposed backing evidence (which due to pace may pass as being evidence but in reality it's not) or outlandish ones (that also seem cool, and "backed" in the same way). Too bad that many people who first get in contact with fan theories and content does so in these mediums and doesn't realise there's a lot more to be discussed and content with way more quality all over the web.
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    The Order of the Green Hand

    That seems to be the case with many YouTube ASOIAF content creators.
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    GRRM's cryptic location blog post

    I was going to leave this alone since it's not Winds-related and I don't care much for the HBO stuff, but in the end I couldn't. As others have already pointed out, it's about the successor shows (he has used the fingers imagery in the past and the tag is clearly "television"). It would seem that initally there were four successor shows, then one more was added (Cogman's one, 99.9% chance of being about the Dance). Then, two were cut (Brian Helgeland was the writer for one of them and he's now attached to a Jake Gyllenhaal, for example). Then, one more has been added (making it four). "Plunk your magic twangers" is a phrase associated with Froggy the Gremlin, a children's character from the 1950's. GRRM has used him as avatar (along with the phrase) on the Not a Blog when giving hints and riddles about new cast members in Game of Thrones (he used to do it a lot in 2010, with the clues being things the actors did in their previous works). If there's some kind of hint in this post it's the "one for all and all for one" and "the dragon has three heads" quotes. The first one is obviously most associated with the Three Musketeers, and that may be a clue. Now for some wild speculation: I'd say that it's either that someone on this new show has some kind of history with the Three Musketeers, or that it'll be about the Conquest (which may explain GRRM being so excited about it). Perhaps both. If it's the Three Musketeers thing, I'd put my money on Andrew Davies, a Welsh screenwriter who penned the 2011 film adaptation (a pretty bad one, at that), and has history with other period films and shows: Pride and Prejudice, Vanity Fair, Sense and Sensibility, BBC's 2016 War and Peace and others.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    I tend to believe he got Dragonbinder from Pree and the warlocks. I suppose it was their "weapon" of some sort, being magical and all, to try and exact revenge against Daenerys. When Euron captured them, he also learned of the horn and its power. About the FM, I still think the hypothesis of him paying them with the dragon egg he allegedly had (instead of throwing it into the water) is a plausible explanation. Don't think they'd "work" with someone.
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    World of Ice and Fire App Update

    Minor issue: The "R'hllor' entry states: "Thoros of Myr is dispatched to the Seven Kingdoms in an attempt to win the conversion of King Robert, (...)" Thoros was sent to convert Aerys II.
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Oh, glad to know the blank pages thing wasn't happening just in my case. I've just added the command Ran suggested (?action=purge) to the URL of a page I was having problems with (Storming of the Dragonpit), and it seems to have solved it.
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    World of Ice and Fire App Update

    The image in Aegon Targaryen's article shows up as a miniature at the character selection screen, but in the actual article there there is no full-sized version of it. Seems like a bug. Nice to see Syrio's "Place of death" listed. Also, I didn't know Rhaegar was actually born at Summerhall. I always thought it was just on the same day the tragedy took place (I know this was there since the older version, but it is a nice bit of information anyway). And @Francisco Araujo da Costa, there are ways to download the app in other countries. I am a Brazilian resident myself and have done so (Android version).
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