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  1. Kienn

    Varys the Sorcerer

    I actually imagine that Varys’ actions are specifically to work against the sorcerer. He stated that he resolved to live because the sorcerer told him to die. Perhaps Varys worked to learn what the sorcerer and voice had said, perhaps what plans they spoke of, and works against them. If Varys considers those 2 enemies of the “realm” then all he has done is “for the realm” as he always claims.
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    So who is The Harpy?

    Green Grace or the Shavepate, both work for me. The locusts weren’t poisoned either way though.
  3. 1. Find all the questions. 2. Find all the answers. 3. Find the correct answers. 4. Find all the proof for the correct answers. 5. Attempt to convince everyone of the correct answers. 6. Realize no one even remembers the books accurately at all. 7. Scream.
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    Poll: Answer 10 mysteries of asoiaf

    1. Where is Tysha? Braavos 2. Who is Mystery Knight of Harrenhall (Laughing tree)? Certainly Eddard, maybe at Lyanna's request, but probably mostly from hanging out with Howland himself. - Booming voice - Robert's horse - Hadn't intended to ride so borrows armor from friends(see Baelor Breakspear in Hedge Knight) - Ethan Glover told Aerys (triggers Aerys' call for Eddard & Robert's heads) 3. Who is the Harpy? Shavepate 4. Who is Jon's mother? Lyanna 5. Real identity of Aegon VI? Rhaegar's son 6. Who killed Little Walder Frey? Big Walder 7. Who wrote Pink Letter? Mance 8. Who is Coldhands? Maybe a raven's tooth, maybe the night's king, maybe an ancient Jon Snow - the one Ygritte mentions for being a cursed name 9. Who is Hooded man of Winterfell? Have heard several plausible options, I prefer the one where it is someone who heard Theon call Robb his brother/Eddard his father, forget the name currently. Due for a re-read amirite? 10. Who is Azor Ahai? Too many obvious options.
  5. It looks like you're operating on different assumptions than Martin must be.
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    Poll: Did Jojen Die Off-Page in DANCE?

    I'd go 90% no, 10% yes. The blood that Bran tastes is explained by his visions. The last vision he sees shows a blood sacrifice to the tree he is viewing from. He is tasting the blood of the man that was just sacrificed to his tree. Alternatively... the red "sap" of the weirwood he actually ate prior to the visions tastes of blood because weirwoods are routinely offered blood sacrifices, so it is the blood of long past sacrifices, not necessarily the blood of someone(i.e. Jojen) that was just sacrificed for his specific ritual snack. The only really compelling part of Jojenpaste is that Jojen is perhaps the most appropriate character to die "off page" because his death has been so blatantly forecast.
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    The Prophecy Glitch

    Prophecy is interesting to readers for the same reason it is interesting to characters, it makes readers think they can guess future events before they happen. Knowing that prophecy will bite your dick off just means you include that possibility in your predictions (i.e. you consider the various ways the prophecy may be misleading, yet true, in your predictions.) Obviously not all readers are the same though, some topics that are interesting to some are boring to others. Some things that seem subtle to some seem obvious to others. Some things that seem true to some seem false to others... For instance, for me thinking of King Robert as a callback to the Laughing Storm is interesting... but thinking of him as any of like 5 different characters in the "real life" War of the Roses that people have argued... is a snorefest since it seems totally irrelevant to me.
  8. I’d put them more like: Brandon - 6’0” Ned/Benjen - 5’9” Robb (GoT) - 5’6”, (full) - 5’11” Jon (GoT) - 5’5”, (full) - 5’9”
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    The Prequel

    Do you have sources for these "GRRM said" statements? Both sound wrong to me. In the books the history is left intentionally vague so you can wonder about some of these things... GRRM has not said which dates are accurate or not.
  10. I have to disagree with your conclusion that Summer is the wolf that Ghost can’t sense in DWD Jon I... As you quoted and underlined yourself: On the other side the wind was colder still, the wolf sensed. That was where his brother was, the grey brother who smelled of summer. To me it seems clear that the wolf Ghost cannot sense is Grey Wind. The larger passage is partially a callback to SoS Bran I: “He could not smell them, nor hear their howls by night, yet he felt their presence at his back . . . all but the sister they had lost. His tail drooped when he remembered her. Four now, not five. Four and one more, the white who has no voice.” In SoS Summer recaps his siblings and notes Lady’s missing. In DWD Ghost does the same for Grey Wind. This is also clear because Jon notes that “Ghost knows that Grey Wind is dead”. Jon is interpreting Ghost being unable to sense Grey Wind as Ghost knowing that Grey Wind is dead.
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    How would you rate episode 308?

    7, a few good scenes but a couple of the important scenes were really disappointing.
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    How would you rate episode 306?

    Gave it a 7, everything was pretty decent, nothing was terrible but nothing was great so default score of 6. +1 is from Ros finally being gone. Littlefingers speech much more than least season's obligatory -it's called the game of thrones remember there's a "game"???- speech where Tyrion says "I'd like to keep playing it, duururrrrrr". I may be misremembering the duururrrrr, but I think he did actually say it... It did also have a lot of lead-in info packed in so I have some good hopes for the last episodes this season.
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    How would you rate episode 301?

    The end of Season 2 ruined the start of Season 3 imo, otherwise the opening could have been written differently and made more sense instead of Sam somehow escaping the middle of the undead army and happening to run into Mormont...