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  1. I really enjoyed The Queen's Gambit. Being a former chess aficionado, I was only disappointed in the lack of drawn games, as well as the pronunciation of "Alekhine" which is pronounced al-YECK-in, or something like that. The German spelling of Aljechin makes this is a little clearer, IMO. Overall, very enjoyable series.
  2. As far as "race-swapping" decisions go, I think this one can be adapted fittingly. I would imagine Rhaenyra's "strong" children are going to be quite obviously 100% white, while Laenor is clearly mixed. Story wise, is there any problem with this idea? "Black Corlys" and the human heart in conflict with itself suggests some possible angles to look for. Will he feel slighted by the lords of Westeros when they bypass his wife and son at the Great Council? He will probably question how much of this decision was based on the color of his skin versus other political expediencies And again when Rhaenyra blatantly cuckolds Laenor, and her father silences any who say otherwise. A wealthy and successful Black Corlys might become the exception that proves the rule (of racism, in this case), too. Further, lots of potential for Green nastiness when he sides with Rhaenyra and the... rest of her faction. Puns aplenty, if they keep the black/green dichotomy. Did they have to make Corlys black to do all of these things—No, not necessarily. But it's an extremely topical way to adapt the story without disrupting it in other irreparable ways, I think. That is without considering if they could have accomplished the same with even less "disruptive" changes. Do I expect pandering Hollywood types to pull this off? Not exactly, no. We will see. Keep your fingers crossed and your dragons saddled.
  3. That is an interesting idea, and I wouldn't rule it out. "Son of George" makes just as much sense as my idea, and neatly accounts for the "ooh"-sounding "U" at the end. I was recently assured that the name is based off of the children's yogurt, Gogurt. Since Yoda was called Yogurt in Space Balls and possibly before. The reasoning being, is if Yoda=yogurt, "baby yoda"=children's yogurt. I have my doubts but who knows. Maybe there is some other, mysterious reason behind the name and the letters/sounds are purely coincidental. I have since read Favreau revealed the name to Filoni, so we can cross out that part of my theory. The same facts about the consonants and vowels still stand, of course. - Dave Filoni
  4. I have a theory about something that was revealed in the most recent episode:
  5. I have a theory about something that was revealed in the last Mandalorian episode:
  6. A post of mine from April of 2015 vs. a Reddit post from June of 2016. The preceding was posted by me on April 15, 2015, in an earlier version of this thread. The following was posted by u/stark--naked on June 6, 2016, on Reddit in r/ASoIaF:
  7. This! @The Green Bard If anything, I might wonder if there was a common thread between the three younger little princesses and Arianne. Well, Rhaenys was murdered; Myrcella and Shireen are expected to die pretty soon as well. So, if anything, I might think that little princess is an ill omen for Arianne. But honestly, I think @corbon has the right of it. There is nothing remarkable about calling a little princess little princess.
  8. The next Blackfyre Rebellion will be the sixth, I believe. It will also be the second Dance of the Dragons, making it extra cool.
  9. Also, Arya actually has a conversation about Ashara Dayne in her eight POV chapter in Storm. In fact, if you word search "Ashara" in ASoS you get four results all from that chapter. https://asearchoficeandfire.com/?q=Ashara&scope[]=asos Agreed. And, if Ashara is the stupid lady then who is the stupid prince? If it's a literal prince, well... We have the two Targaryen sons, Rhaegar and Viserys. But, sons of House Martell were also styled prince. Of course, that means two princes died during the Battle of the Trident even if we usually think of Lewyn as one of the two Kingsguard who perished that day, along with Ser Jonothor Darry. Both are true. I do not know if GRRM intended to obscure this princely fact in order to distract readers from making a connection he would hint at years later in a future book. I can see a straight line between the two points, though. I can see a cause for Lewyn's dual titles, and the effect it has had on the readers' perception of him. I can see a motive for Lewyn's characterization so far. Only time will tell if I am glimpsing a part of GRRM's design, or merely documenting my own hallucinations and delusions.
  10. You blame me and I blame GRRM for making me consider the possibility that Lyanna—not Rhaegar!—named Jon. It all falls into place neatly from there, as I have said once or twice.
  11. GRRM uses laurel here to mean an honor awarded; i.e., Rhaegar honored Lyanna (with the QoLaB's crown) at Harrenhal. In ADwD we are told by Ser Barristan that the young and beautiful Ashara Dayne was dishonored at Harrenhal. It seems like GRRM might have set up a deliberate contrast here. Since honor and dishonor are opposites, perhaps the acts themselves—Ashara's dishonoring and Lyanna's honoring—are somehow meant to contrast. For example, if we assume Ashara Dayne's dishonor was being bedded and possibly impregnated before marriage, then we could predict that any hypothetical bedding and impregnation of Lyanna would have taken place after marriage.
  12. That's the question, isn't it? I don't think Barristan knew details, personally. I think that's going to be part of this mini-tragedy unfolding. If you read Barristan's chapters, you'll notice they contain information about the secret lover of Ashara Dayne, and quite separately, the secret lover of Prince Lewyn Martell, who was a Kingsguard. Two Dornish characters who came to court at the same time who both had mysterious lovers and whose stories are both partially told by Ser Barristan. I'm the only one who finds this suspicious, apparently. I guess we'll see how it turns out.
  13. I disagree. First, there's the word "perhaps." As in, perhaps—maybe, possibly—she is also grieving over (the death of) the man who dishonored her at Harrenhal. Second, grief doesn't necessarily mean that someone died, just that a person is suffering from mental anguish. There are alternatives reasons for grief, depending on how the alleged dishonoring went down. It reads to me as if Barristan is speculating anyway. Otherwise, how would he know why Ashara allegedly killed herself? He really wouldn't if we're being honest. Which means these thoughts really tell us that Barristan is mixing fact, or at least data, with speculation.
  14. I've thought GRRM was using Westerosi patriarchal expectations to get the audience thinking about Rhaegar having another son. It could also indicate that Kevan and Cersei didn't know Rhaegar very well, or at all really if it turns out to be true that he wanted to recreate the one-male-two-female makeup of the original three heads of the dragon. Along those lines, Visenya would've been the obvious choice for the next girl's name, but Daenerys would've also been a sensible choice for a Targaryen-Martell union, especially if Rhaegar had forgone the name Visenya rather than simply swapping it with Rhaenys.
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