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  1. Karmarni

    It is not a pale horse

    I think it was a unicorn. Without the horn.
  2. I think the Children thought initially that this was a good idea. They couldn’t beat the Andals back. But it didn’t work. An explanation for that, for Craster, for the drawings and body part designs, all that, would be VERY GOOD STORYTELLING. I believe that the Children now regret their decision. And in the books, they still are alive deep in the Isle of Faces near Harrenhal at the God’s Eye. While they are wrapping up the political drama, it would be good to see them turn to the religious aspects briefly. What about the Seven, are they dead and gone? How to deal with leftover Bran? What do the old gods say about this? Is R’hllor still active?
  3. And I actually believed that the CotF were needed to kill them too. And having them would have perhaps given the explanation to all the drawings and the reason the WW existed.
  4. Yes! We get drawings from S01E01 and then even this season in E01. And yet, what now? The whole idea of an explanation is up in smoke. Meaningless absurdity.
  5. Karmarni

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    He's definitely noble. Maybe not by thousands of years, but noble, had a maester, the whole deal.
  6. Karmarni

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    I meant to address the reason of age that I see people all over the place say that Sandor and Sansa are not possible because they chose an older actor. An actor who was the same age as the actor she 'married' on the show. Basically, so what? Tyrion was older too. It's a shame. The Hound and Sansa had a story in the books and it was compelling. And I liked it. Compared with all the other things we've seen on this show, from twincest to Ramsey and Myranda, we've had so many couples that were mismatched or unnatural (Mel and Stannis) that Sandor and Sansa seems tame.
  7. Karmarni

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    I don't understand the difference between Sansa on the show marrying Tyrion and actually starting to take her clothes off for him, and Sansa on the show and Sandor, who's character is similar age to Tyrion (books and show) and the actors who are similar age also. So we have for Sansa on the show: She wanted to marry a supreme asshole, incest-bred abuser. She wanted to marry a man who was gay. She married a dwarf, but didn't have sex with him. She agreed to a brothel owner's idea to marry a raised-up bastard psychopath. She said that same brothel owner loved her in his own way. (She doesn't have good love experience, obviously!) She has fans of her hooking up with her former half-brother, now cousin, who so obviously is in love with another woman. She has fans of her hooking up with a (in books prematurely aged, missing body parts) former ward of her family who is missing a penis. I vote for Sandor Clegane. And Sansa of the books seems to do so too. And I'm laughing that we got a Wham Bam Thank You hook up for Arya. But Sansa can't seem to have consensual sex!!
  8. Karmarni

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    It has become glaringly obvious. It seems to me also that he will come to Sansa’s rescue again.
  9. Karmarni

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    He’s not lowborn either. And was the bodyguard of Joff in KL and briefly a Kingsguard. I’m sure he didn’t sleep in the stables. And if he was assigned to or in the campsite, he would have been shown there. So yes, I think he’s got a bed in the castle or surrounding buildings. And yes, I think he’s been inside.
  10. Karmarni

    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    The Hound has no business inside? So he’s not potty-trained?
  11. Oh, I was looking at Byronic heroes just the other day! I definitely think that Sandor fits this character description. He is an anti-hero, it's practically spelled out from the beginning. When he first tells Sansa about his face, we see her reach out to him empathetically, and fear for him, and so do we in that moment. We begin to see more of the picture of who he is. The telepathy that Ceron mentions above, that seems very Beauty and the Beast to me. They just know, they are connected by a bond that can withstand distances. GRRM is doing this with Sandor when Sansa continues to think upon him. Keeping him alive, keeps her interested and connected to him. I like how both Jane in Brontë's work, and Sansa in GRRM's, both challenge Rochester/Sandor. It does put less emphasis on social distinctions, but it also adds tension and it furthers their relationship. By fighting, they get to know the other even better. They see how they argue and how they overcome arguing. Ceron "irrational and fiery soul" description - how true! And it's interesting that in this Gothic novel, published in 1847, the author has written this non-traditional, but yet traditional, female character. Sansa herself is currently a more traditional character, but I feel that she will make some changes in the forthcoming TWoW. It's utterly amazing to me how many similarities there are between Jane Eyre and Sansa and Sandor. -- "My little friend!" said he, "I wish I were in a quiet island with only you;" -- "Little bird," said he, "I was on the Quiet Island," I can completely see that second sentence uttered by Sandor sometime in the future.
  12. I love this! And this novel. Cannot count how many times I have been stimulated and irritated in love. At the same time. It’s these moments that keep it all interesting.
  13. I like what you’re saying here. I’ve often thought about “whether you will it or no”. I like the strong feelings idea. This was an early moment between them that seems to foreshadow what happened the night of Blackwater. It also begs the question, what about when she wills it? Because the story is progressing, in Sandor’s absence, with Sansa coming to realize that it is the Hound that she is willing to be with. She becomes accustomed to the idea of kissing him since she thinks about it often. She dreams about him, she wonders what happened to him; she obviously cares about him. She prayed for him. She wondered if she should have gone with him. It seems that the story is set up for her to recount these things to him when she sees him again. In classic romances, the two characters spend a chunk of time apart. In the beginning they are unsuitable or dislike each other. The non-POV is the character who is massaging the perpective (or plot) of the POV character. This change is at the heart of the story. The growth that happens, for better or worse, leads to the eventual dénouement showing how and why the POV character needed this growth. And that, in romances, leads to the reconciliation of the two characters and their love recognized by them. Without this massaging in the beginning, and the time apart, the characters, ironically, would not have grown ‘close’.
  14. “Do you remember where the heart is?” Sandor Clegane and Sansa Stark represent the ‘love song’ of A Song of Ice and Fire. Theirs is an enduring relationship that begins from Sansa’s first chapter. Their interactions highlight where the heart is. Do we remember, in such a sprawling story, that there is a heart to it? The songs and stories of future generations are being written by the characters in this generation. And I do believe that Sansa and Sandor will be glorified in a love song. Sansa’s favorite song and story is that of Florian and Jonquil. She liked the kissing stories best, says Bran. Sansa’s narrative is about marriage. From the beginning, to the latest (as of this posting) Alayne I sample The Winds of Winter chapter, it has been marriage as the important plot points for Sansa. Her betrothal to Joffrey brought her south; her forced marriage to Tyrion kept her in King’s Landing to be used by Littlefinger to facilitate killing Joffrey. Once in the clutches of Littlefinger, she is poised to be married by him to Harrold Hardyng. Will she marry him, submit yet again to a husband picked out for her by someone else? I doubt it - that blood and fire stained cloak in her cedar chest says otherwise. So does her singing a song that hopes for a "better day" and a "kinder way." Sansa, like Beauty (wonderfully outlined above by Le Cygne), will make her own choice in marriage. And I have no doubt there will be a third cloak of Sandor Clegane’s.
  15. Karmarni

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Sure. Being a knight or not does not preclude owning property. If Gregor died intestate, with no wife and no kids, Sandor would be next to inherit.