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  1. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    Well, we will have to agree to disagree, but I can accept you have your reasons. I guess we can talk about this in... however many years it takes for the next book.
  2. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    @Ser Scott Malkinson below has already said all I was going to. Also, are you saying that they got the answer right, then decided to film an entirely different reveal? There's also that infographic that HBO themselves put out.
  3. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    Ok, lets try again. Here we have direct quotes from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. From this Variety article. Oh, and just in case you don't believe that, here's a video on the same story being recounted by GRRM, Benioff and Weiss. I've even time stamped it for you. Note that when he says "we did get it right" GRRM doesn't contradict him. Of course, with GRRM being a liar in your opinion, maybe even this isn't enough. Now, if even after all this you still believe PJ, you are obviously beyond any help (and are indeed a very, very silly person). Or just a troll.
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    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    I salute you, sir/madam.
  5. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    Two minutes on Google got me this: GRRM: We talked right through lunch. Everybody from lunch left. We were alone in the restaurant. They started resetting all the tables for dinner, and then the dinner crowd started to come in, and we were still talking. I did ask them a few pointed question to determine whether they had actually read the books, and they gave me the right answers. So, we shook hands and they took the ball and ran with it. The next thing I knew, we were in business with HBO. INTERVIEWER: David and Dan, what was the specific question that George asked you? DAN WEISS: He asked us, “Who is Jon Snow’s mother?” We had discussed it before, and we gave a shocking answer. At that point, George didn’t actually say whether or not we were right or wrong, but his smile was his tell. We knew we had passed the Wonka test, at that point. Taken from this article I chose from the first page of my Google search: http://collider.com/game-of-thrones-season-3-4-george-r-r-martin-interview/ There are many accounts of this story in many, many articles, interviews both in print and on TV, on Youtube and on the SSM section of this very website. GRRM asked questions and they got it right. If you want to invent some grand conspiracy between the author of the stories, the show runners, this website, massive amounts of video/print/magazine articles just to, you know, say PJ is right and they are all wrong then you are a fool. And I mean "fool" in its' simplest form, ie: a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person. You, 40 Thousand Skeletons, if you believe in this conspiracy, and think that everyone involved are liars, are a very silly person indeed.
  6. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    Are we in for 15 videos explaining how it was all down to Lord Xenu and those nut-job Scientologists? After my PJ mini-marathon yesterday, I wouldn't be surprised.
  7. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    I guess to bring it back 'round to the original thread title, and having spent part of the day watching his videos, my answer would be: I don't believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for pretty much anything. There's just too many mental gymnastics, too many if's and maybe's needed to believe in any of the theories I watched today. That being said, there sure is a lot of them, and I watched a pretty random selection. However, a lot of his videos are based on more recent books so have yet to be conclusively disproved. Well, apart from his Tower of Joy stuff. That he might as well delete.
  8. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    Sorry, I didn't make myself clear enough. I was alluding to the fact that the genetics and feudalism of the books are entirely disparate things. They may both appear in the same books, but that doesn't mean that they are both bound to their real-world counterparts to a similar degree.
  9. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    This statement is nonsensical. All the reasons for ASoIaF genetics being fantasy inspired have been stated already so I won't bother repeating them. Also, having finally had a look at a few Preston Jacobs videos I.... Well, let's just say they seem more based on whimsy and wishful thinking than any actual writings of GRRM, if not straight up delusions.
  10. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    GRRM will do a lot of things when in discussion with fans. He will avoid direct answers, talk in generalities, or just refuse to answer a question, but he has never "lied" about anything as far as I can ascertain. Any theory that relies on the author being a "liar" can be immediately and safely ignored.
  11. AdesteFideles

    Do you believe Preston Jacobs' explanation for dragon riding?

    Yes, it's about made-up fantasy-land genetics that have little resemblance to the real thing.
  12. AdesteFideles

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Do we have any clues as to whither Qyburn's family name is Hightower?
  13. AdesteFideles

    Is David Eddings any good?

    I have pretty much read all of the fantasy novels Eddings wrote (or part wrote, along with his wife), and have enjoyed them all. The plot might be simplistic compared to GRRM, but it was the characters that kept hauling me back once a decade or so. Light and airy. Like a good souffle.
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    Is David Eddings any good?

    It's not that big, really. Each book is much shorter than the average GRRM tome. The Belgariad was my introduction to fantasy novels and began my love of the genre. I may had started LoTR first, but got real bored with the whole party build up. I went back after I read The Belgariad. I'm guessing they would be classed as "young adult" books these days. Oh, and I did re-read them in my 20's and 30's and still enjoyed them.
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