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  1. Ser Gareth

    So Rhaegar annulled his marriage to Elia Martell...

    I think it is probably lazy writing in the show as there is no negative consequence to consider. In the books it would invalidate (f)Aegon's claim to the throne, even if Aegon is the real thing. But there is historical precedent for a Targ to marry more than one woman, so in the books I think it would have transpired that he took both Elia and Lyanna as his wives.
  2. "Although it has yet to feature in A Song Of Ice And Fire, George R.R. Martin has confirmed that it was always his intention for Stannis and Melisandre to sacrifice Shireen to the God of Light." I don't think it would have happened immediately in the books. Just like I think Jon would have spent most of TWOW as a corpse in an ice cell. The impending greyscale plague would have had some bearing on the decision, or at least had others clamouring for her to burn. It may even be that Stannis would have lost to the Boltons, fled back to the Wall with the need to bind Wildlings to his side. The Wildlings refuse, due to Shireen's affliction, and in desperate times (either an attack from the Boltons from the South or the Others from the North) he yields and goes through with it. It obviously won't work as Stannis isn't the chosen one. This will cause Selyse to realise that her fanaticism was for nought and has cost her, her daughter's life and will then take her own life out of grief. Chances are Stannis will already be dead by then.....
  3. GRRM has said that the tale is just that, a tale and not some kind of social commentary (which is just as well considering how many years have passed), but if the Others were to win I don't think it's a colossal waste of time as the morale of the tale would be that had the realm stood together they could've defeated the Others, but because they weakened themselves so badly with petty feuds they all eventually lost. But I don't think the Others will win. GRRM's six book plan (with the five year gap) was that book four would deal with Dany's invasion to Westeros, book five would deal with the Others invasion and book six would be a giant prologue that dealt with the aftermath. Ironically what you say about a colossal waste of time I think will prove to be the case. The primary tale wasn't Stark vs Lannister, or about politics, or intrigue etc. It has always been about Man's battle with the Others. All the stuff leading up to that is a plot device to weaken the realm to make the end game seem more hopelessly desperate and to demonstrate what I wrote above. That man's internal struggles makes it vulnerable to external forces.
  4. I'm not sure that would have been the case. It would be explained via a Bran POV, in a similar way to Bran's other visions.
  5. So you don't think she would've been burnt alive in the books? And you don't think Stannis was going to ever make it back to Castle Black in the books?
  6. Even though he claims to be a gardener, GRRM litters his books with foreshadowing. The Last Hero is an interesting tale. Was the Wight hunt a homage to the tale? Or is the story of the Last Hero foreshadowing of a quest beyond the wall in current times? And what is that quest? The Last Hero went to find the Children. I personally think it is more likely that Jon would have found out that Bran is still alive beyond the Wall and sets out to rescue him. Dany could then come to Jon's rescue and lose a Dragon that way.
  7. I think it is wishful thinking on your part. Hodor equating to "Hold the Door" has been confirmed by GRRM. So the fact that Hodor only says that means this happened in his past. It is all being set up for Bran to be the most powerful seer of all time. The theory of him actually being several of the legendary Brans makes my eyes roll. I sincerely hope it turns out to be false. As for Shireen, I think it would have happened differently in the books but she would have still be burned. But I think it would have been more complex and less rushed. Shame we'll probably never find out.
  8. Ser Gareth

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I used to think that. Now I am more and more convinced that ADWD is the last book we'll get. My personal speculation is that GRRM is waiting for the show to wrap up before he rewrites TWOW in earnest. As he works towards a new ending (that he may, or may not, have figured out yet) there will be more knots to untangle. And because the buzz for the books will be long gone by then, he'll just throw in the towel.
  9. Ser Gareth

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    GRRM says a lot of things, and he contradicts himself a lot. I believe GRRM this time though because I think he did have an ending in mind (he has said it several times he knew what the ending was going to be, just not the details around it) but now he is going to actively try and change it to make sure the TV show wouldn't have spoiled his books. The ironic thing is what has actually spoiled the books is that we're highly unlikely to ever see another one. Especially if he is rewriting everything and not following his original plan. http://time.com/4346408/game-of-thrones-george-r-r-martin-3-twists/
  10. Ser Gareth

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    You think he would have survived the book series? Because I don't.
  11. Ser Gareth

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    That's just crazy. There is no way she wouldn't have been pleading with Tyrion either before, during or after the event. She wouldn't just bow her head and say nothing when being accused unless she had be coerced beforehand. And even if she had been coerced beforehand the reaction is again dumb because she would have been coerced to confess and Tyrion would have been even more upset and therefore unable to get it up when the time came. I am genuinely dumbstruck at the lengths people are going to, to try and justify this awful unrealistic plot point.
  12. He certainly did. It was back in 2012 or 2013. Because not long after he made his statement it transpired he had bought a cinema and there was quite the outcry of "WTF, doesn't that contradict what he said a few months earlier?".
  13. Ser Gareth

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    The part in bold made me chuckle. Pretty much a get out clause for any poor writing. And you missed my point. My point was I doubt Tysha would have been silent whilst she was being gangraped. I am pretty sure that she would have protested either before, during or after it happened. And that protestation of innocence would have made anyone with half a brain (and Tyrion is meant to be smart) reflect back over the years and realise something simply didn't add up. As for hate fucking. I have no words really. Although Tyrion clearly has a high sex drive there has been little to suggest he is a sexual deviant, who would happily put his cock where X amount of men had just been. Let alone put his cock in a woman he apparently was in love with and who by this time would have presumably been deeply emotionally distressed.
  14. Ser Gareth

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    In the show I can't remember, in the books yes. Hence the whole thing about money spilling from her hands.