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  1. On 12/14/2022 at 11:37 PM, sifth said:

    According to some of the info we got from GRRM's original drafts of the chapter, Jaqen is really after the glass candle. For what reason, I have no idea.

    To give Dany an ice dick dream.

    The sorcerers of the Freehold could see across mountains, seas, and deserts with one of these glass candles. They could enter a man's dreams and give him visions, and speak to one another half a world apart, seated before their candles.


    Beneath her coverlets she tossed and turned, dreaming that Hizdahr was kissing her … but his lips were blue and bruised, and when he thrust himself inside her, his manhood was cold as ice. 

    GRRM dropped the idea of Euron sailing to Dany with a glass candle and sending her visions on the way. But the ice dick dream remained.

  2. Bran talking through the trees and interacting with the plot is just Monty Python levels of bad writing at this point. GRRM originally had such ideas but he is moving away from them. Recently we saw an example of this process in an early version of the Brienne chapter. Originally, a murder of crows would appear at the last moment and save Brienne from hanging but GRRM dropped that and had Brienne save herself. A similar process is taking place for the glass candles. In the original drafts of AFfC Prologue, glass candles were much more prominent but GRRM cut down a lot of stuff about them and wrote to his editor that he is "losing confidence in the whole concept of glass candles".

  3. 7 hours ago, GZ Bloodraven said:

    Polygamy falls under the Doctrine of Exceptionalism, no?

    Absolutely not. Doctrine of Exceptionalism was for incest, blood magic, eating unborn children on a stick and other atrocities of similar proportion. Polygamy is taking it too far. No one in Westeros would stomach that. One has to draw the line somewhere.

  4. Quote

    "I would swear that wolf of his is keeping the boy alive. The creature is outside his window day and night, howling. Every time they chase it away, it returns. The maester said they closed the window once, to shut out the noise, and Bran seemed to weaken. When they opened it again, his heart beat stronger."

    The queen shuddered. "There is something unnatural about those animals," she said. 

    Guess who else has a direwolf that can sustain his life beyond natural limits.

  5. Me: Who are the actual parents of Jon Snow from "A Song of Ice and Fire" series?

    ChatGPT: In the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, Jon Snow is believed to be the illegitimate son of Eddard Stark, but it is later revealed that his true parents are Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. According to the story, Lyanna was promised to Robert Baratheon, but Rhaegar, who was already married to Elia Martell, fell in love with Lyanna and they secretly married. Lyanna died soon after giving birth to Jon, and fearing that Robert Baratheon would kill the child as he was a Targaryen, Ned Stark claimed him as his own illegitimate son and raised him at Winterfell. This revelation has significant implications for the story and its various plotlines, especially regarding Jon's claim to the Iron Throne and his relationship with Daenerys Targaryen.

  6. 31 minutes ago, James Arryn said:

    But no, after sitting on Dragonstone and letting Robert die in ignorance of the danger Stannis knew about, and uttering not a word for months afterwards, his priority was not the Lannisters, it was killing his other brother.

    Someone visited the Cushing Library and checked the early drafts of AFfC before it was split, which naturally included all the POVs. In this version of Jon's story dating to early 2000s, while Stannis was still at Castle Black, Jon was secretly making plans to lead a ranging party to the Craster's in order to deal with the remaining mutineers there. Below is the page where Jon learns that Stannis knew his plans:


    I laughed so hard to this one. If Jon's men are informing on him to Stannis, it would be their duty. After all, a leal subject has no secrets from his rightful king. :lmao:

    What was the thing that Gandalf told Saruman? Stannis should have been the king's jester.

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