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  1. Ice Queen

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    It makes you wonder if Aemon knew who Jon was.
  2. Ice Queen

    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    The whole point is to have a realm woefully unprepared for the horrors they're about to fsce in the Others. The futility of war, the price paid by the common people, death, destruction, starvation and hopelessness. This is what Feast was all about. And even then, the nobility is STIL at each other's throats instead of seeing the fate that awaits them all. Now imagine you have Robert Baratheon on the throne when the threat became clear. Say what you will about Robert, but he wasn't a terrible king even if he didn't actually want the job. Once Ned explained the situation, he would have marched north, warhammer in hand, with the kingdom behind him, and been grateful to have something to do. He would have faced that threat head on. He would have found a way to ally with Mance and the wildlings. And as a united realm they would have sttod their ground. In other words, a completely different story. But just to remind everyone, this was originally supposed to be a trilogy, not the monster it's become.
  3. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    Well, damn, I don't know what happened to my post. Basically, this is making me nuts because it reminds me of something I read many years ago, but I can't remember what it was or who wrote it. I think it was a natural philosophy treatise and I need to track it down. Give me time, it'll come to me. I feel like Gandalf at the Mines of Moria right now but I know I've seen something similar somewhere before. Edit: In some ways, humanity has already forgotten its past. The North Remembers, but does it really? Ned doesn't really believe that the WW are back despite more and more reports. The Starks have forgotten the history of the North and their place in it. They follow the old gods, but they don't remember what that means. The Maesters--supposedly the ultimate compendium of all human knowledge--don't believe any of it. Even when the dragons come back, the WW aren't on their radar. All of this has happened before and all of this will happen again. Humanity seems doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
  4. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    Essentially, Bran has humanity's genetic memories or collective unconscious. There isn't much that hits at humanity's pith and core, but with no memories we could not exist as a species or learn from our mistakes, or progress at all. It would erase who we are. Maybe the point is that the NK wants to do to humans what humans have done to every other species on the planet. The third eye is a window to the unconscious--past, present and future. He can see endless streams of possibilities, including nothingness.
  5. I got a sense of that too. So what if he can't give her an heir? Dany is supposedly barren but that wouldn't stop her from taking the IT. Regardless of whether they have romantic feelings, they share a deep bond that won't be easily broken. He's confessed his worst sins and she loves him anyway, even if that love simply turns out to be a sister's love for a foster brother. Other than Sandor, he's the only man who ever willingly stuck his neck out for her. Theon did it knowing his life was on the line. Littlefinger doesn't count--she was just a pawn in his manipulations.
  6. Ice Queen

    Episode Titles

    Nice nod to Duncan the Tall here with Brienne's knighting.
  7. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    I've thought that too, and they're downright creepy. It's THEIR world that was destroyed by the First Men, THEIR gods (weirwoods) that were cut down. The gods can no longer see because the trees are gone.
  8. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    No, it's Night's King.
  9. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    Yes, Old Nan says he was a Stark. Brandon Stark to be exact. When he gave his seed to her, he gave her his soul as well. (Stannis did exactly the same thing while impregnating Mel with shadow babies, incidentally.)
  10. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    Good incarnate and evil incarnate have no meaning in this story. I will be even more disappointed than I am now if they turn him into a cookie cutter villain and he just wants to destroy the world after all.
  11. Ice Queen

    So Now We Know...

    Minor nitpick here, but they don't abduct them. The children are sacrificed to them--Craster leaves his male children for the Others to turn into more Others. And there is one that was not sacrificed (Baby Sam). It's how Craster stayed alive all those years. The book story doesn't matter at this point, but all of the WW probably have Stark blood. The Starks are to the Others what the Targs are to the dragons.
  12. You're conflating two concepts. I didn't say they could be used to kill wights or WW. I said it was used to keep the spirits of the dead in their places. Not the same thing at all. However, Old Nan tells us waaaay back that the Others hate iron, and an iron axe is the only thing left from their very first attack on the wildlings in the prologue. Additionally, the wights in the ice cells at the Wall are bound with iron chains. The swords keep the Starks from rising as wights or even as leaders ( if you think as I do that there are Others in the Stark family tree).
  13. Ice Queen

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    She believes she's a god and she's immune. That's really all we need to know. If I recall correctly, D&D earned the wrath of Martin for making her unscathed the second time. Myhsa, Myhsa, Myhsa. So yeah, she's portrayed as a goddess. Which she isn't. Flying Drogon for the first time was, in her mind, her apostasy.
  14. Every tomb is guarded by an iron sword to keep them there.
  15. Ice Queen

    Jon faction VS Daenerys faction

    I think one of her dragons gets her. Proving once and for all that she's not a god and Targs aren't immune to fire.
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