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Ser Gareth

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  1. Ser Gareth

    Purpose of the wall now ?

    For a few years, maybe even a generation. Then the cycle will begin again. The tribalism of the human race.
  2. Ser Gareth

    Is Danys story the reason TWOW is delayed?

    The reason the story is delayed is because GRRM has a lot of distractions and has clearly lost passion for writing the story.
  3. I think D&D handled this really badly, or they white washed her after such negative criticism in her Jeyne Poole plot. But I think Sansa will be way more machiavellian in the books and she'll play the game of thrones to win the Northern Crown. It won't just be handed to her because she says the Northern Lords won't accept it. And I think part of the chaos she'll sew will be to plant those divisive seeds between Jon and Dany, and to feed Dany's paranoia. Also I think she won't be at all apologetic about sending Jon to the Wall. I think she'll ensure he is out of the way. Arya learned to become a FM. Bran the Greenseer. Sansa the best GOT player left in the kingdom. That's the training they were meant to receive in their five year gap.
  4. GRRM's plan immediately after ASOS was: ADWD - Starts five years after ASOS ends and begins with Dany arriving at Westeros and the lands reaction to arrival (presumably arriving at a time when Queen Cersei and (f)Aegon were at war with one another). TWOW - The war against the Others and I guess now we now Dany too. A Time for Wolves (working title) - The aftermath of the war and presumably the initial reigns of Queen Sansa and King Bran. Since then GRRM has confirmed that events in ADOS will now cover the events originally planned for ADWD and TWOW and that A Time for Wolves has been dropped all together. I think setting up the Others as some massive force and then having them removed in some understated way is something GRRM would relish. It would be very "Eddard" if in the books it was like "Is that it?" when they are beaten.
  5. Ser Gareth

    The cast's reaction to the script

    He is to the Iron Born. He is like a one man charisma machine, having them fall under his thrall even though he displays all the characteristics of a culture the Iron Born would hate. And if the foreshadowing is true, he'll bring down a Dragon too. Maybe he'll have it perch on his shoulder whilst GRRM is indulging us all a lit bit further in torture porn, "Shiver me timbers!".
  6. Ser Gareth

    Loose Ends

    I think the FM will play a larger part in the books for sure. I think they're working to stop the Great Other too and that H'qar being around when Arya was with Yoren was no mistake. In the show they let her go. One would have to assume that Daario won't make it in the books but in the show he must be pretty pissed! I think it is safe to say that Ellaria Sand is dead.
  7. Ser Gareth

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    The endings for the major characters left (POVs from the first book) will be the same. Bran "the Builder" will be installed as King and rebuild Westeros but I don't think book Bran is going to become some all seeing and all powerful robot of a character. Sansa will become Queen of the North, but the way she'll achieve it will be far more machiavellian. She'll engineer the situation so that she can obtain power and I think the show has white washed her following the criticism of amalgamating her story with Jeyne Pooles. Arya will leave Westeros to seek new adventures. It does fit with her personality and I think she'll be disillusioned about the whole thing. Jon, not sure there is a need for a 1000th Lord Commander and the show didn't make it clear whether he was deserting the Night's Watch or merely escorting the Wildlings back North of the wall. But I think he'll end up back there at the end of the books. I don't think Ghost will be alive at this stage though. Tyrion, will end up Hand. Dany, will be killed by Jon after she's gone tonto. I'd have been interested in seeing what sent her over the edge though as I don't think it'll be Missendei being beheaded (although that would be very powerful giving how much younger she is in the books). And a special mention for...... Cersei / Jaime - Will die together, but I still think Jaime will kill her. Cersei will take the Iron Throne early in TWOW and will hold it until Dany comes to "cast her down".
  8. Ser Gareth

    The cast's reaction to the script

    I'm just not partial to man with blue lips, an eye patch, a mute crew, who likes to sodomise boys and is ridiculously cruel and unstoppable.
  9. Ser Gareth

    The Six Kingdoms

    Which is what always happens. It's like the myth the seven kingdoms were peaceful once united. Whether it be a generation after this lot, or 100 years down the line sooner or later there will be wars between them. As for the North going independent, I think that D&D just handled it badly or couldn't be arsed with the politics of it. Sansa has been schooled by Littlefinger. I have little doubt that in the books she would have been far more machiavellian about it. I wouldn't even be surprised that in the books her telling Tyrion (or whoever) about Jon's heritage is all part of her plan to divide and conquer so that she could end up as Queen of the North and that she'll throw Jon under the proverbial bus to get it.
  10. Ser Gareth

    The role of the Uncast - was important after all?

    Yes. GRRM said years ago that his original intention was to tell the entire story from the POVs that existed from the very first book. So at that point we knew they were the only POVs that truly mattered. Then he decided that wasn't feasible and introduced others, many of which weren't needed really. For example. We NEVER needed a Theon POV. We could have heard a lot from third hand information (which makes it more interesting in a lot of ways) and through Bran's chapters. GRRM then realised his 5 year gap (which was designed to allow the children to grow up and become skilled in their arts) wasn't going to work. And since then he has been adding more and more characters to fill the gap or to untangle knots. The problem is, the introduction of these characters has created new knots. The story fundamentally is about the Starks, the Targs and the Lanninsters (well one really, Jaime and Cersei didn't really require POVs either and I say that as a big fan of Jaime's POVs). In my opinion the show went wrong by not cutting more characters. But a lot of that was because the show was being relatively faithful to the books and it was only when the book material ran out and they found out a lot of this subplots are irrelevant to the ending that they then decided to cut the plot lines and that made it an even bigger mess at times.
  11. Ser Gareth

    The cast's reaction to the script

    Er, you just described book Euron. Albeit an evil unrealistic two bit Jack Sparrow with an eye patch, blue lips and the most ridiculous crew ever invented. But they must have some magic because we've had the Iron Born presented to us as this dour culture who are unwilling to change (see reaction to Theon's "westernised" ways) and then as soon as old Euron "I couldn't be further away from Iron Born culture if I tried" Greyjoy rocks up the entire culture changes overnight. It's enough to make a troop of monkeys jump off a ship or some other ridiculous shit like that.....
  12. Ser Gareth

    The cast's reaction to the script

    Nooooo! It's a shame that book Euron is in the books at all. Fucking terrible character. GRRM's minor characters have been getting progressively worse as the tale goes on, but evil Captain Jack Sparrow is a terrible caricature of a character!!
  13. Ser Gareth

    Anyone else feeling bummed about the show being over?

    I feel bittersweet. I'm bitter that the books didn't end the story for me first, but I'm happy to finally have closure more than 21 years from when my journey started. I'm now going to read the first two books again as someone cracked the ending for the major characters (Stark kids, Tyrion and Dany) after just the first two books! So now I want to see what is retrospectively obvious (Bran the Builder, so fucking obvious in hindsight!).
  14. Ser Gareth

    Anyone else feeling bummed about the show being over?

    Especially as GRRM is involved with them himself, to an extent. Yet another distraction for him to lessen the chance he'll finish TWOW, let alone ADOS. I'm loathe to blame the show for him not finishing the books, considering the time it took from ASOS to ADWD, but it certainly had a negative impact.
  15. Ser Gareth

    The aftermatch of the decision made by D&D

    I think it is more basic than that. They simply aren't capable. By their own admission they regard themselves as show runners, not writers. GRRM was the creative force and the moment they lost that, they couldn't cope. And to be fair with the quality of the first three books, who could top that? GRRM himself can't even top that judging by the last two books and TWOW preview chapters. Fundamentally the show wasn't a mistake. It's earned a fortune and became a pop culture phenomenon. But in my own personal view the mistake made was starting a show where the books weren't finished. Then not having the author of the book postpone the books to focus on writing the scripts for the show. Or getting the ending of the tale much earlier so they could cut "pointless" story arcs out all together, e.g. Dorne.
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