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  1. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    Amen
  2. random girl from westeros

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    What I mean by bigger meaning is that Jon wasn't The Chosen One. He was not Neo. It was the choices he made and the circumstances. It doesn't mean that Jon' story is meaningless, it just doesn't have a Higher Meaning. Like in real life (depending in your life philosophy) things, people and stories have meaning their just (again, life philosophy) don't have a higher meaning. Most of old and modern stories in the world were made to make meaning. For example, the kidnapping of Persephone explained the change of seasons to the greeks. Other stories are about the meaning of life and the human condition. Macondo was a city that lasted one hundred years it was isolated from the rest of the world and finally it was destroyed by a tornado. Within the story it had not impact to the rest of world. But for the reader it was a story about the human condition, love and hate.
  3. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    Something that I won't be able to unsee.
  4. random girl from westeros

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    He rallied the north and Dany to fight the WW. Which is fine, I guess, he was true to the vows he made when he joined the Night's Watch. I guess the north needed someone with certain degree of authority to guide them into the fight. In a world like the one in the books, that resembles real life itself (the human aspect) where most of the character are grey and everything feels real. One must remember that perhaps like in real life, there is not a bigger meaning. Jon wanted to join the Night's Watch. It wasn't something that was chosen for him by a higher power or otherwise. Just like he refused the Throne. He wasn't destined to anything. It was choices he made and the circumstances those choices created.
  5. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    Thank you. Bran is the NSA. Perhaps a John Oliver should be pulled. Hey guys, Bran will see the Lords of Westeros while they're pissing. The only way John got the people on the streets to care about the goverment reading their emails was by telling them that the NSA could see their dick pics. Hahaha.
  6. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    I really hopes he doesn't. Because Bran in the show remind me a lot of Dr. Manhattan from the Watchmen. He might not have the same powers, but their personalities are somewhat alike. One of the worst thing the writers didn't do was to bring the war against the WW further south. That way lords and smallfolks could see how petty war for power among themselves really is and come to the realization that they need to stop.
  7. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    As I have said before, a God-like being as King is a cheap way to end a story that the three main themes are the conflict in the hearts of men, how useless is war and climate change because it robes the humans any kind of self-determination and growth. It means that people are children with no chance to grow up and be better and that we need a God to help us. That ending coming from a self proclaim atheist is fatalistic.
  8. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    To me, one of the main problems of the show was how they treated the WW at the end. It was supposed to be a great war and a Long Night. It was none. I was expecting the war against the WW to be brought down south. It would have served several things: -united the kingdoms, make them see that war for power is ultimately petty. -the long night would have been longer and we would feel that indeed the battle was unwinnable and a sense of dread and suspense for the characters' lives and Westeros. -perhaps Bran would have done something big and people would have rallied behind him. Instead of staring at the weirdwood tree. (he did nothing) I like the idea of the Iron Throne being destroyed, but the fact that was caused by a tantrum of an animal, was cheap. It should have been destroyed by humans as a symbol that mankind shouldn't fight over power but for survival. They would come to this conclusion because they just witnessed annihilation and overcome it. The symbol of power that caused many wars being destroyed by a temper tantrum of an animal and the choosing of a God-like figure as King robes humans of any kind of self-determination.
  9. random girl from westeros

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    Well, based on Tyrion' speech about who has a better story, I think Old Nan. Why would any of the Lords want Bran, someone that most of them don't know, as King? On top of that, he is a northerner. We need to see from the political side of things since the Bran didn't do any particular thing to gain the trust of any Lord in the south. We know what Bran went through and apparently so does Tyrion, but do the southern Lords know? We need to look at this from the point of view of the character in the story, not as a spectator of the show. This isn't about me thinking if Bran is the best choice for King, but the Lords of Westeros. In my opinion, as a spectator, I don't think a God Emperor is the right choice to be the King of anything. It's a little too 1984 and North Korean for me. But this is my opinion based on circumstances that I have, as a person on the 21st century with access to information, the knowledge of how retrograde monarchies are, let alone one with power being able to spy into the conversation of other (Bran has the ability to warg), I like my privacy, thank you. Having a God-like figure as a representation of power on earth says a lot about the little faith in humanity. If the main theme of Ice and Fire and by some extension, the TV series is the conflict between right and wrong in the heart of men, and how horrible is war, that nothing good comes from it. Putting Bran (God-like being) as King doesn't solve the problem. It bypasses it.
  10. random girl from westeros

    ASOIAF and GOT through a nihilistic mirror.

    I want to believe.
  11. I haven't read any of the chapters from TWOW yet. Thank you. So Bran will become a God King. Nice. For ten thousand years. But he said that gods will not appear in the series: I don't think any gods are likely to be showing up in Westeros, any more than they already do. We're not going to have one appearing, deus ex machina, to affect the outcomes of things, no matter how hard anyone prays. So the relation between the religions and the various magics that some people have here is something that the reader can try to puzzle out. Here is the link: https://io9.gizmodo.com/george-r-r-martin-explains-why-well-never-meet-any-god-5822939 If this is the ending I think I will not continue reading even if the way of GRRM writes it makes more sense than in the TV show It has little faith in humanity. For a series of books which the main theme is the battle of the human heart ending it with a God-Emperor who will rule the world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. It's even hypocritical, meaning that the author doesn't think that human beings are capable of growing and improvements and evolve into better beings. It's even fatalist if you think about it. Is the human race to peril unless a God is in charge? Coming from a self-proclaimed agnostic. It's a terrifying thought.
  12. random girl from westeros

    [Spoilers] Rant & Rave without Repercussion, Final edition

    Well, according to the show he is the memory of the world. He has seen the past and can spy into other's people affairs by warging into animals and apparently he can see into the future because Tyrion didn't send a raven to tell the Starks about the Kingsmoot. He rolled down to King's Landing in the same day and when asked if he wanted to be King he said why did you I came here for. Westeros is about have it's own 1984 and a God King. No one will ever learn anything. What for? we have our God King to shows us the way. Own opinions? How do you eat that? Bran is always right. It is known.
  13. random girl from westeros

    [Spoilers] Rant & Rave without Repercussion, Final edition

    I feel like the Linkin Park song. In The End.
  14. You made a good point. When you have a God-like being in charge, there is no space for growing or improvement. Tywin asked Tommen what make a good ruler, but we never got to hear a definitive answer, and perhaps within the human context that is the point of it. Not Having the answer while solving the problems. Or maybe by solving the problem you get closer to a good answer. It feels as if Westeros is entering in their own dark ages.
  15. But do you think it is a good idea to have a God like King in charge? Jaehaerys the first was a good ruler, he wasn't a demi-god. If the solution to end this dilemma is to put a god in charge the GRRM has little faith in humanity and I wouldn't judge him for that but is a little hypocritical for an atheist.
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