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  1. Blind Beth the Cat Lady

    Jojen Paste

    Because his future self had awoken him, of course. :-P It's a classic time loop, common in time travel stories. See Interstellar, Loopers. But I don't really think that's the case. As far as I know Martin has never evidenced much interest in time travel stories.
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    Jojen Paste

    Hm...so do you think that trained Bran reaches back in time to awaken his younger self?
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    Jojen Paste

    Now that you mention it, it is a bit strange that someone who projected an image of himself as a 3EC would then almost seem confused at being referred to as a crow. I've recently been thinking that the Heart of Winter is some kind of icy hive mind with psychic and ice-elemental-making abilities. In that case the 3EC might have been a projection from the Heart of Winter rather than Bloodraven. Though BR does say he saw Bran fall and has been in his dreams. But there is certainly another possibility. There was another picture earlier showing him sitting on a horse. I think that's the one making people think he will leave the cave.
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    Jojen Paste

    Lol, sorry...I think I just like the idea that *someone* in this crazy GoT world is actually happy, lol.
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    Jojen Paste

    I think that if Meera escapes, Hodor is going with her. Bran using Hodor's body to fight is rather neatly foreshadowed in the chapter when the Frey kids are playing Lord of the Crossing. And I think Bran warging Hodor during the wight fight is just more buildup to that rather than the payoff. Unless BranDor goes on an underhill rampage, escorting Meera out of the cave and making a break south would be the most reasonable scenario for that to come to fruition IMO. Plus, if Bran is stuck under the hill for whatever reason, or believes that is the best place for him to be, he may want as many eyes and ears outside as possible, making Hodor a lot more useful outside of the caves. Hodor also has the advantage of being hands and feet--things Bran would not otherwise have access to. It's sad to think of Hodor being treated that way indefinitely, but hard to see Bran backing off his habit any time soon.
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    Jojen Paste

    Oooh, yeah....but what if it was just Meera and BranDor??? Totally workable then...
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    Jojen Paste

    I kind of love Missandei and Grey Worm, even though I'm usually meh on romantic subplots.
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    Jojen Paste

    I really wonder about the process, too. I'm not totally convinced about Jojenpaste, but recently I've been thinking along the lines that we never see or hear about CotF using blood sacrifice to weirwoods; that seems to be a human addition to the Old Gods worship. So maybe regular greenseers don't need to consume blood to bond with the trees but humans do. In that case, who was Bloodraven's paste? I wonder. Lol at "Plotzee." That's a very good term for it. I tend to think that Jojen got a clean death because the show likes to paint characters more black-and-white than the books. A lot of Tyrion's dark deeds get skipped, and so far we've only seen Bran in a positive light. He only wargs Hodor for dire and immediate good reasons. I think we'll likely skip the warging of Hodor for fun as well as the blood-paste bit. So Bran can continue to be a fairly uncomplicated hero in the eyes of the audience.
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    The Back of a Westeros Milk Carton

    This actually makes a lot of sense. I'm seriously going to have to go through the books again and highlight everything that doesn't seem even slightly important because all of those things end up being clues for important (or at least interesting) stuff later.
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    The Back of a Westeros Milk Carton

    This list is great! Is there a list of people with questionable or unknown identities so we can play a matching game? :-D
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    How would you rate episode 310?

    I'm American, and while I somewhat agree with your assessment of ideas about race in the UK (based on my BBC World News podcasts and other British news I run across), I disagree that the Dany scene has NO problems in regards to being racist-looking. Emphasis on "racist-looking." Especially as readers, we have the whole context of Dany's story and to my interpretation it's not racist. Well, I do think Dany is sometimes racist in her thoughts but in her actions she's largely fair and unbiased towards people of other cultures. (Largely...she is a teenage girl, objectivity and fairness is not the strong suit of her demographic.) However, the way the scene is set up does *look* pretty racist. I'm not sure why they decided to go with that exact visual, because it is definitely problematic for a lot of people.
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    How would you rate episode 310?

    I mostly loved the episode; kickass scenes with Clan Lannister and Arya finally getting her murder on. I like that they're giving Sam's character a little more agency in the show, it definitely works for the screen. Really, though, the whole episode had me at "Rat Cook." Such a fab story. I actually told it to my unsullied bf beforehand because I thought it was really critical background for the main story, and D&D apparently agree with me. :cheers: There were a few nitpicky things, but I really thought everything was handled well. Not what I was expecting in a lot of scenes, but they were mostly well done and won me over. Only big downer was 50% of Dany's last scene. I'm really torn about it. Watching it, my eyes were tearing up with deep and epic joy while my frontal cortex was saying "um...racist much?" I kept looking furiously for white former slaves, but I only saw one guy. Everybody else was brown/black people worshipping White Lady. It would be an unadulteratedly fantastic scene IF humans didn't have that whole centuries-long history of white people oppressing more colorful people and then setting themselves up as superior benefactors. I don't think Dany's story is racist, it's just the way that scene was visualized. Yeah, Dany was a slave herself...yeah, we know that white people get enslaved in other parts of Essos...but in that scene it's uber-white Dany getting literally held up above a sea of poor, scruffy brown people. Still, I teared up. And then I teared up again when I saw the clip in the "inside the episode" bit. Very weird mental sensation for me. And it could so easily have been fixed by whitening up the crowd and/or making them less worship-y. Anywho, that's my only serious complaint. I took off one point for that and one for how awkward and rushed the Dragonstone pacing felt (could have gotten some of those scenes checked off in earlier episodes instead of showing so much Theon torture porn), but in regards to Dragonston I'm mostly just glad they got it all in. 8/10. Overall quite happy with it.
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    [No Spoilers] EP309 Discussion

    Yes, that's what I was referring to. For show-only people it's currently completely unclear what has happened to Blackfish, even whether he's dead or alive. I'm sure many are guessing according to your logic, but nothing is known. It's a little thing, but there's so few threads on this forum for non-readers I felt I should say something. Plus I know how easy it is to spoil without realizing--I do it to my bf all the time. :-)
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    [No Spoilers] EP309 Discussion

    Isn't this a no spoilers/no books thread?
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