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  1. maudisdottir

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Not really a question more an observation - what’s with all the “what if...?” threads lately? Seems like every new post is some hypothetical scenario of what might (but didn’t) happen.
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    R+L=J v.165

    Ooh, good point. So it was common knowledge amongst soldiers in Rhaegar's army (or one, at least) that their Commander supposedly loved the woman he was fighting for. Then it can't have been a big mystery to the rest of the population, especially the nobility. Not that I ever suspected the soldiers thought they were fighting for the rights of kidnappers and rapists, but that's one less person who runs with Bobby B's official line. Poor George, he probably thought he was being really tricky by having most of the characters avoid talking or thinking about the whole scandal in too much detail. Then he could have hit the more clueless amongst us (which would have included me if I hadn't read RLJ online after my first read through) with the big twist - sadly, time and circumstances have overtaken him and that horse has long bolted; now the "reveal" will be pretty anticlimactic (although satisfying nevertheless - no doubt I'll want a cigarette afterwards).
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    R+L=J v.165

    Why do you think that, though? Because Barbrey says: So are you saying he only liked the sight of Barbrey's maiden blood, but nobody else's? Is that a thing with guys when they want to marry a girl (as you claim) but take their virginity before they're even betrothed? Then they stare admiringly at the blood on their cock? Sorry to be crude, but this is exactly what Barbrey is describing, and unless Brandon had a thing for conquering maidens, it makes no sense that he would enjoy the sight of Barbrey's blood if he truly loved her, and even if he didn't it's still a douchey thing to do. I know you don't want Brandon to be a player, but that is a direct quote from the woman who loved him and is still bitter about losing him all these years later. We don't know if he loved Barbrey - maybe he did, but not enough to defy his father and marry her. And as Barbrey says (in Brandon's own words), Brandon liked to get blood on his sword. You're disregarding or trying to explain away all the things George is telling us about Brandon (and there are surprisingly few details, so the ones we get should at least give us an outline of his character) because you don't want to believe he'd be such a douchebag to his younger brother by taking the girl he likes. But even that isn't confirmed - we don't know if Ned had a crush on her, because he never thinks about her once. And if he did, that might not have stopped Brandon taking what he wanted, because he was "never shy" about it, unlike Ned the shy wolf. But there are already plenty of Ashara threads.
  4. maudisdottir

    R+L=J v.165

    Please don't turn this into another Rhaegar/Ashara thread.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    The Blackfyre line didn’t descend from Bittersteel - it was his bastard half-brother Daemon Blackfyre. Bittersteel was a great bastard but not a Blackfyre.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    He's described as having dark brown hair and grey eyes. Robert had black hair and blue eyes. Nothing Baratheon about Jon.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    That is something I've never even considered, but it makes sense and has enough foreshadowing to make me feel stupid for not seeing it.
  8. maudisdottir

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Do we hear of any direwolves north of the Wall? I don't remember Jon seeing any with Mance's army, and if the Stark pups were so easy to bond with you'd imagine some of the free folk would have domesticated them by now. Even a wight-direwolf could cause a lot of damage, so you'd think the WW would have a few in their zombie army. Sorry if this has been asked a million times already but I get lost in this thread.
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    I'm not saying anything about Jon. I've already clearly stated I believe R+L=Jon, A+R=Dany (Aerys+Rhaella, not Ashara+Rhaegar), and B+A=stillborn baby/some child not particularly crucial to the current story. The only reason I keep arguing for Brandon and Ashara is because you claim she had a child with Rhaegar, and I don't believe that from reading the books. To me, the clues point to Ashara hooking up with Brandon, and Ned being the cover for his brother's womanising. The only reason Jon is in the mix is because he's Rhaegar's son (and you're claiming that Dany is Rhaegar's daughter), whereas I don't believe Rhaegar had any other children besides his two with Elia, and then Jon with Lyanna. You're claiming the books are massively misleading us about Dany, and I'm arguing that they're not. That's the crux of it. This isn't just about a lemon tree and a different childhood memory, you're claiming that everyone is lying, including to themselves, throughout five books.
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    Not really. I pronounce it Da-NAIR-ys, or more like D'Nair-ys, and never once has her name conjured up a connection to House Dayne. Still doesn't. They're completely different sounds and besides, she was named after a Targaryen princess. Was Daenys the Dreamer also a secret Dayne? What about Queen Daenaera Velaryon, was she another Dayne bastard?
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    I don't see the connection between Ned dreaming about broken promises and Dany's assassination attempt - Ned dreams (plural) of broken promises (plural) when he's in pain in the black cells, after his coup fails. He doesn't think about Dany once in the preceding passages. Why is "broken promises" so important? Are you saying it's because he broke more than one promise, or something else?
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    Yeah I know who the Night’s King is (or was), I was just surprised that he’s got plans for Gilly’s baby, according to our expert, seeing as he’s been dead for thousands of years.
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    Who is this Night's King you speak of?
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    But at least he does think of Rhaegar, more than once. Ashara? Not even a passing, unnamed thought, or a rumination on lost love, or anything to indicate he was broken-hearted about her, let alone had an affair and possibly a child with her. At least we have concrete evidence from the books that Brandon and Ashara exchanged words (with a positive outcome, i.e. she agreed to dance with his brother). We don't have any record of Ned and Ashara's interactions, not even when he returned Dawn to Starfall - we only hear about that from others. You'd think that with such a sad, star-crossed love story, poor surviving Romeo would think about dead Juliet once in a while. Instead, it's all about his sister.
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    The Dayne Heir(ess)- Daenerys

    Ned remembering "the girl he fell in love with" might actually persuade me that he, you know, fell in love with Ashara. Because Ned never once mentions or even thinks about this girl who supposedly caused him so much angst. We hear about their alleged connection from other people (as rumour or gossip) yet never from Ned. He thinks about Lyanna a lot, and sometimes his dead brother, but never "the girl he fell in love with". Which leads me to conclude - he never fell in love with her. He might have had a crush, but it certainly didn't cast any shadow over his life in later years, the way his sister's death did.
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