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  • Come on, Baby, wight my fire!
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  1. Not necessarily. But they could easily be replaced by FM. Same end result.
  2. You make a lot of suppositions. The Dothraki despise armor. I can't see them accepting it if they make it to Westeros. And even bundled up nice and warm they'd have a tough time in the snow, which they have no experience with or understanding of. They also have no knowledge of tactics beyond a straight-ahead charge. As to not being primitive, just saying so doesn't make it so. They might make good White Walkers, though. You mention how Dany has all these followers, with the potential to gain more. She's actually a sort of Mao Tse-Tung figure in that she's a successful military leader but when she tried to actually govern she's quite incompetent. Look at her attempted reforms in the Slaver cities.
  3. Of course it's not true, but who did write it and for what reason is a great topic for speculation.
  4. First you need to get them to Westeros. Is the Iron Fleet big enough to transport a sufficiently big horde of Dothraki with their horses (and they need multiple mounts each) along with food and water for them? The Unsullied would pose the same problem on a much smaller scale. So, logistics would be very important. Lucky for them Martin is good at glossing over problems of this sort. And then you have the fact that these guys are warm-weather types and Winter is Coming. Dothraki rawhide vests and Unsullied tunics won't be much help against freezing temperatures. So, the Dothraki and Unsullied have more to worry about than just heavy cavalry and peasant levies.
  5. How can you say that Bran is not controversial? He wargs Hodor, which is one of the worst deeds imaginable, and does it for sport (after the first time, when it was a dire necessity).
  6. Jaime seems to grow as a person pretty much whoever he's in close contact with. IMO we see it more with Brienne than with Loras. I think the big factor is that he's out of his toxic relationship with his sister, though losing his sword hand is making him re-evaluate his position in the world.
  7. But she's Mrs. GRRM's favorite character, so you are outvoted.
  8. Arya is Nemesis wearing a mortal body. As such she is not to be judged.
  9. Whoever the young queen is who brings Cersei down will be the fairest in my opinion.
  10. On the Norse thing, Thor had a cart pulled by two goats, Tooth Gnasher and Tooth Grinder, which describes Stannis.
  11. There's a lot of stuff here, not easy to check on duplicates, but the sword forged from the heart of a star reflects a similar weapon in de Camp's The Tritonian Ring. In that story the protagonist is tasked with retrieving that which the Gods fear, which was a ring forged from a fallen star. The ring is lost (treacherous ringbearer eaten by crocodiles) so the protagonist obtains the fallen star and takes it to the only smith who can forge that metal. Instead of a ring he has a sword made. As it turns out, the reason the Gods feared the ring was that the star metal killed magic.
  12. Hello. I see that you're now following me. That doesn't happen much, so I'm flattered. It appears that English is not your native language; may I ask where you live? I'm very interested in the larger world that so many Americans want to deny exists. 

    1. Jon's Queen Consort

      Jon's Queen Consort


      Yes English are not my first language, which is obvious from my mistakes, I live in South Europe in Mediterranean region. We have sun, sea, nice food, nice weather and people on the Internet screaming "PAY DEBTS" everytime we say where we come from :lol:.  

      I wanted to say that I admired the way you answer the questions, always straight to the point and with really beautiful words.

    2. Light a wight tonight

      Light a wight tonight

      I'll guess Hellas as your country, cradle of European civilization. I'd like to visit some day. 

      I actually prefer the way many Europeans write English to the mess some Americans make of the language. It's truly embarrassing, and even worse is the fact that they can't see how bad they look. 

    3. Jon's Queen Consort

      Jon's Queen Consort

      You are correct! If you come you will really love it.

      I don’t know about how different they write, I am not sure if this is the correct expression, so I cannot judge and since English isn’t my first language I cannot really understand most of the mistakes someone makes. The only thing I have seen around Internet to be mentioned is the fact that many people confuse there with their and they’re.

  13. Since a few other science fiction writers (Vance, Piper, etc) are referenced in ASoIaF, Gared the Ranger could easily be Randall Garrett. 
  14. Not sure if this has cropped up, lots of posts here and the search gets clumsy, but Lord Gormon Peake, a Blackfyre supporter, sounds like a reference to the Gormenghast books by Mervyn Peake.
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