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  1. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    Renly winning would have been a disaster.

    Here's an example how really unsaint and readily broken are those succession laws: Renly Baratheon has claimed his brother's crown." "Renly?" she said, shocked. "I had thought, surely it would be Lord Stannis …" "So did we all, my lady," Galbart Glover said. The whole North had no reason to see Joffrey as anything but Bob's rightful son and heir (at that point - we're still in the AGOT), and yet apparently the whole North had expected Stannis to try and grab the crown, despite him being way behind in the line of succession. Yes, Stannis' claim was stronger than Renly's, but only marginally so. English is not my first language, but I've always thought (mayhaps erroneously) that "precedent" is something quite different from "a thing that's inherently built into the system and had happened countless times over before". Even a perfunctory search reveals several historic examples. Both for the Iron Throne, and for the Seven Kingdoms of old. That's the essence of feudalism. Or at least it is so in the eyes of the creator himself. "The penultimate king's brother" can't be, reasonably, described as "someone with a weak to no claim". From the entire realm's point of view (because Stannis couldn't be bothered to reveal the twincest until it was way too late... and even then he waited some more), Renly's claim was minimally weaker than Stannis': it was, in the public eye, Joff - Tommen - arguably Myrcella - Stannis - Shireen's situation equal to Myrcella's - Renly. So, sixth versus fourth, more or less, or possibly fourth versus third. There was no excuse, other than "my army big and hammer strong", for Bob to jump over Viserys. If it was OK for Bob to do it to Viserys, then it was just as OK for Renly to do it to Stannis. Conversely, if Renly's position was not kosher, then neither was Robert's, and as a corollary Stannis' precious birthright is invalid.
  2. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    What is worse?

    Well, the notion that this is war isn't completely alien to the people of Westeros, yet not only Camp Stark, but also Camp Baratheon and even Camp Lannister has nothing but contempt for House Frey. (And the neutrals will say things like: "Put up your steel, ser! Are you a Corbray or a Frey? We are guests here"). So, no, the Red Wedding has nothing to do with "Ah, well, war, you know, what can you do, amirite?".
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    Which Freys deserve to die for what House Frey did to House Stark?

    The luckiest ones will get baked in pies first.
  4. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    Which Freys deserve to die for what House Frey did to House Stark?

    By funny coincidence, so were the Freys themselves.
  5. Some of those are just flat out impossible, if one is familiar with GRRM's works (kittens not being cute? come on!). And anyway, the alleged theory doesn't exist, so the point is moot.
  6. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    The betrayal of Roose Bolton

    You might have confused Robb with Edmure Tully. The fact is, nobody, and that includes such sentimental softies as Tywin Lannister and Roose Bolton, has tried to bypass the Stark claim to Winterfell.
  7. That you made them up?... (Of course, they can come out and disprove me. Until then, my opinion stands).
  8. 7 years between books, man. George, you see what's the wait doing to us? Do you see?
  9. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    Least favorite theory?

    Naaah... Judging from the absurdly extended foreplay, I estimate It'll be something not entirely dissimilar from the Theory on Brontosauruses.
  10. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    "various book deadlines"

    For the abduction of Lyanna, in "The World..." we got deliciously informative "But that tale is too well-known to warrant repeating here" (I appreciate the blatant trolling of the reader ). For Summerhall, we can get something like "But this is too sad to write about" for a change.
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    "various book deadlines"

    My impression has been that re: ASOIAF, there's no actual deadlines. Since GRRM was contractually obligated by his publisher to present n completed pages of ADOS by some specified date (I don't remember neither the number n nor the date), there's no further real deadlines (as in: show us the work, or else). Or am I wrong about it? Maybe he was talking about Wild Cards?
  12. "Reputation" isn't something you say about yourself. I think.
  13. Then keep it for yourself. Problem - solved. It isn't probably that good anyway. (Geez, I've written the most brilliant theory in the history of Westeros.org, and I didn't make one-tenth of the fuss you're making. I just up and posted it for the world to see, and everyone's so much richer thanks to me).
  14. Ferocious Veldt Roarer

    WSJ: GRRM writes seven days a week, six during football season

    Sure. And he has a lot done already, I'll wager.