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  1. Makk

    US Politics - I'm not orange I'mpeach

    It was probably a copy and paste, hence the capitalisation.
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    Illyrio's Motives

    I suspect he was just a rich, cunning man, with with a master manipulator in his pocket. He possibly blackmailed the Prince's cousin or had some other form of leverage. He could be lying, not only by omission, and secretly be a noble, but in that case you can't really rely on anything he says to form an argument.
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    Brienne last chapter of AFFC

    I can see what Platypus is saying, and it is a somewhat interesting idea, but I don't think there is any chance that is actually what happened. You have to look at the characters and their motivations. To me it doesn't make any sense for Catelyn/Stoneheart to go to all the trouble of breaking down Brienne, demanding her service, getting her service, and then letting her die anyway, then trusting some weird magic she doesn't understand is going to work on her and work in exactly the way she wants. There is just so much that can go wrong with that it is not funny, I wouldn't find that compelling writing. I do think it is a fascinating chapter though. Most people think my personal theory about what Stoneheart wants is just as crackpot though, someone said it was the most stupid thing they ever read. But I still believe that Catelyn is much more intelligent and even humane than people are giving her credit for. I believe she wants Jaime as an exchange to free Jon Snow from his nightwatch vows and crown him king in the north, as per Robb's final decree. And once she gets to the wall, she will realise it is her destiny to give up her life for the stepson she hated. Anyway there are a couple of observations that I think are worth mentioning regardless of what her actual ambition is. I think anything said to Brienne in that chapter should be looked at sceptically, everything was an effort to break her down and make her do do something she would never normally do. The way Stoneheart knows exactly how to manipulate Brienne shows she is still extremely intelligent and has significant memory of her old life. She has also gone to significant lengths to get back Robb's crown. And the timeline has that scene, even the scene after when she meets Jaime, is months before other scenes we have already witnessed. Whatever Stoneheart is up to, it does not intersect with other characters for some time.
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    Jon Snow's Real Name

    I thought you were. To me it doesn't make sense to name your children Rhaenys, Aegon and...Aegon. If he was following the original names why wasn't the first child named Visenya? The fact he didn't shows that he likely didn't like the name, but also that he was not following their names. It isn't something he considered important to the prophecy. As for Lyanna choosing the name, well I guess that isn't quite as silly as Aegon choosing it. You at least have an argument (she thinks that is what Rhaegar would have wanted) although I think it is highly speculative. At this stage she knows Rhaeagr was wrong about the prophecy (if she even knew) and if she has any kind of common sense she would not try to foster a Targaryen name upon the child she is begging her brother to hide and raise. It's also kind of creepy to pick a name of a child of your husbands ex or other wife, especially when that child was just murdered.
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    Jon Snow's Real Name

    I think this has a chance to play into the story, but only from Connington's perspective. Connington may go all nostalgic if he hears that Jon is Rhaegar's child and believes the child was named after himself.
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    Jon Snow's Real Name

    I think something that is important when discussing the scene in tHotU, this was clearly the real Aegon, as in Rhaegar's second born child. You can tell by the comments "there must be one more", and "the dragon has three heads". These make no sense if you are arguing the child is Jon. Also, something more ambiguous, the way he declares the name Aegon is as if he has just decided it on the spot, not predetermined, nor particularly important to the prophecy. Also keep in mind Rhaegar left the tower of joy well before Robert smashed him on the trident. At that time he fully intended to win the war and try to put the realm to right (from the conversation he had with Jaime before the trident).
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    Fair Compensation for House Frey

    Oh I'm sure house Frey will get what's coming to them. Not sure whether it will be Arya, Sansa, Jon, Lady Stoneheart, Nymeria or someone else entirely who delivers it. But they will get their just rewards.
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    Quaithe: Sun's son and Mummer's Dragon - thoughts

    Personally I think Quentyn is a dead ringer for the Sun's son. He released 2 of her dragons so I would hardly call that never being an issue for her. Furthermore his death is likely to create an obstacle for her acquiring the Dornish loyalty (although I still think she will manage it). He also fits into the sun rising in the west and setting in the east prophecy, I think it would be very misleading for George to use the Dornish sun/son for two different people like this. I believe "The mummers dragon" is Aegon. I don't think there necessarily has to be a "mummer". He is simply someone pretending to be a Targaryen. The two tie together strongly, because Quentyn's death is a catalyst for Aegon to possibly win the support of Dorne (but I think he will fail on that in the long term.)
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    Poll: 10 actions of asoiaf

    Dany's anti-slavery campaigns in Slaver Bay - Yes Arya murdering people in Riverlands and Braavos - Some of them Sansa scheming with LF against Robert Arryn - No although I don't think she has done anything particularly unethical yet. Theon joining Ironborns' Northern campaign - No although I understand the agonising decision behind it. Stannis declaring himself king after Robert Baratheon's death - Yes but a lot of the additional stuff no. Renly declaring himself king - No, he should have supported Ned. Jon Snow ruling as LC of NW - Yes 100% What Varys and Illyrio plan - Yes, from their moral perspective and pov. Tyrion killing his father - Yes, Tywin deserved it. Red Wedding - No, although again I understand how it reached that point.
  10. You could say lending it to the crown and then making policy that actively leads to your biggest debtor getting killed is a waste, yes. Neither fAegon nor Daenerys will honor the debts.
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    Percentage Poll on various theories

    Exodus theory says the people of Westeros will flee to Essos when winter comes. It doesn't say all of them. The theory as I understand it says the survivors will escape to Essos. 0% (I don't think there will be a mass exodus, sure a few people will likely go) Craster is a Stark says he is descended from a Stark. 25% (I think it's plausible but doubt the story will go into it) Rhaegar was disinherited by King Aerys. 0% (even if it happened I doubt we will get a reveal) Daenerys will go to Asshai 50% (Not sure there is time but it was prophesied) Quaithe is a Farman 0% (lower than 12.5% anyway, I think it more likely she is Shiera, Farman didn't seem to have any magical capability iirc) Lemore is Ashara 0% (don't like the theory at all, description doesn't get close to matching) Daenerys will sail east to get to Westeros 0% (Seems a ridiculous way of moving a large army) Khal Drogo's soul is in Drogon 50% (quite possible, not sure how we will get that revealed though) Jon's soul is in Ghost 75% (I think that it very likely he has warged ghost at the end of Dance, higher than 75%) Rhaego is still alive 0% (not possible unless this is another soul question)
  12. I think that's old enough to watch the show. Try again after season 4. If he watches season 5 he will probably actively avoid reading the books forever.
  13. How old is your son? Not tempted to get him to read the books first?
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    Jon Snow's Real Name

    Just be aware that although I still agree with the first part of what I said, I actually changed my mind on the second part during this thread. I was basing it on a misremembered quote... ...in which I thought Jon claimed he was the young dragon, when in fact that was Robb. I do think that quote has special meaning since there are such strong parallels between Robb and both the young dragon and Florian the fool. Which means there may well be between Jon and both Aemon the Dragonknight (there are some already in terms of his relationship to his cousin and his post of duty) and Ryawn Redwyne. So I don't think Rhaegar nor Lyana named him. They certainly didn't name him Aegon. But if they did I think Aemon is the best option symbolically.
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    Faceless Men

    Another big question mark is what are they doing at the Citadel having replaced Pate. I find it difficult to believe that they killed Pate in order to kill someone else, but rather I think they want the same thing as Euron wants, whatever that is.