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  1. It is completely inconsequential to the story which Frey it was.
  2. We don't know what Elia thought about Rhaegar. Period. This is just wild assertions and assumptions and the only reference to the text at all is not about Elia or Rhaegar.
  3. So with knowing none of what was going on in Aerys's head, as well as none of the specifics as to the motivations of any action taken between 270-297, we can deem Aerys's actions in the sphere of politics as sane, even adroit? This topic is has no basis in the books. Why do people bother answering this "What if" nonsense?
  4. Years ago someone posited that: "A blue flower grew from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness. . ." Was in fact a metaphor/vision of Brienne, because the colors of Tarth are rose and azure. (Among the worst "word search" theories that has ever been.)
  5. Conclusion: I don't like the Starks and I think they will take a dark turn. Premise: Find passage that associates Starks at all with death, darkness, fear, anything that can be interpreted as "bad," etc. , regardless of context, say it means they will "take a dark turn." I don't disagree with the premise that some Starks might take dark turns (frankly, almost everyone will), only that this passage has nothing to do with that as foreshadowing. It explains where Bran physically was at the time, in the crypts, that is it.
  6. Most of the bad behavior comes from the "pro vs. anti" people. Doesn't matter who they are pro and/or anti, just that they are so blindly loyal to an individual (fictional!) character that they miss that there is a bigger story going on. (And that some of them are so blinded that they miss that the story itself speaks against blind loyalty!!)
  7. To stick with the way many plot points are revealed, it is not the "what" of what happened, but the "why" it happened. We readers need to know the what the "what" is before the "why" can be questioned/turned on its head. Things understood to be the "truth" to the general populous in the books are often wildly dependent on POV and the "why" behind the actions done. Let's compare this to Jaime killing Aerys. When the "what" of this is introduced to readers, it is laid out as pretty straight-forward: Jaime murdered his king. When we get more, we get the "why," Jaime's reasoning behind the action. It is not just straight-forward. R+L=J has to come to be 'hanging on the wall' for characters and is only sort of hanging on the wall for the audience. We don't necessarily have a "truth" to be questioned/turned on its head yet. It will come down a lot to who knows the "whats" and the "whys." On top of that, there will be what it means personally (in the heads/feelings) to individuals, likely Jon, Bran, and Dany: To Jon, it may be about the whys of the lies Ned told and how that will hurt Jon. To Dany, it may be about why Rhaegar maybe wasn't the paragon that he was thought to be and how that reflects on her/Targs in general. To Bran, it might be about the frustration of trying to deal with both the the 'mystical' and the 'game of thrones.' Why would anyone believe what he sees through the weirwoods? There will be lots of important details in the "whats" and the "whys," and different aspects of those will be more significant to different characters. That is the whole point of these books: the reasons that people make choices. See Maester Aemon and to Jon talking in the rookery in AGoT Jon VIII and Jaime talking about the contradictory vows to different people. (I don't think it will be a grand unified theory explaining everything and solving everything.)
  8. Pate (novice) Pate (orphan) Pate (ranger) Pate (Standfast) Pate (whipping boy) Pate the Plowman Pate the Woodcock Pate of the Blue Fork Pate of Fairmarket Pate of Lancewood Pate of Longleaf Pate of Mory Pate of Shermer's Grove Old Pate Pinchbottom Pate Spotted Pate of Maidenpool Steely Pate High Septon (stonemason) All Pates are Targs. It is known. (More sane than "I haven't read all the books, but the is what will happen.")
  9. Maybe we should be asking: Does anyone have a good feeling about Jon Connington?!?!?
  10. How many times before this has "Summer" described the Red comet to the reader? None. We don't know what the wolves think of the comet. Someone else would have seen something like an enormous dragon flying out of WF and breathing fire. The only literal explanation is the Red Comet. Metaphorical explanations are possible, as @Alexis-something-Rose gives a review of above, but an actual dragon flying out of the ruined WF is, frankly, absurd.
  11. The Red Comet. There are other possibilities, but a real dragon is an extremely low one. Someone else would have noticed a dragon awaking from WF and flying around breathing flame.
  12. It is a tip of the hat from GRRM to Terry Pratchett, for obvious reasons. So, large enough for a DiscWorld to fit on.
  13. A good portion of the nutters/trolls around here are here only to be gratuitously contrarian.
  14. Trying to stay in line with the average of tinfoil that seems to be the norm here now, Lyanna would most likely have married a wheel of cheese, if not the proposal from Robert. The wheel of cheese was part of the intricate, diabolical plan to usurp the Targaryens to put in place a dynasty of cheese, wine, and bread!
  15. We also don't know when Walys stopped being the maester at Winterfell. He was not necessarily at Winterfell during the Robellion.
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