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  1. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    I know exactly what sociopath means. And she is one. And no, it's got nothing to do with the actress.
  2. Ice Queen

    The Night King and King's Landing

    Wouldn't that be nice?
  3. Ice Queen

    The Night King and King's Landing

    Anyone not wearing two million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day, get it? Ten points to Gryffindor if you get the reference
  4. Ice Queen

    The Night King and King's Landing

    Or the Uruk-hai at the Battle of the Hornburg. :p
  5. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    Just adding to this, that's also the tourney where Lyanna and Rhaegar met. It's an awesome story, really. When Brandon teased her about it at the feast, she poured wine over his head. Rhaegar named her the queen of love and beauty and gave her blue roses, despite the fact that he was married to Elia of Dorne. And...the Knight of the Laughing Tree.
  6. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    Yes. Jaime wasn't always a cynical, jaded jerk who let his personality sink beneath Cersei's. It's only when he's away from Cersei and around truly decent people like Brienne that he can throw off those shackles and start to change. Brienne's innocence (even naivete) influenced him for the good.
  7. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    She is a sociopath with a Napoleon complex.
  8. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    Ned was sad about the death of Arthur Dayne, who was doing what his prince commanded him to do. So many good people died. I agree that HR's role in the books was probably similar to the show. I'm pretty sure skill with a weapon isn't inherited, but Ned made sure they had the training they needed. Practice makes perfect.
  9. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    I always got the impression that Ned wasn't that great with a sword, but he did kill Arthur Dayne. Howland Reed stabbing him in the back never happened in the books, but in the show if he hadn't done that Ned would have died.
  10. Ice Queen

    Rant and Rave Thread

    People mostly of Scandinavian descent stay blond into adulthood. My daughter had white blond hair when she was little and it still turns almost white in summer. The jury is still out on if it's going to change. If it doesn't get darker by the time she's 25, I guess she's keeping it. My grandfather had blond hair till the day he died at the ripe old age of 97.
  11. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    That's probably exactly right.
  12. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    When Aerys would go to Rhaella and rape her, Jaime wanted to intervene, thinking they were sworn to protect her, too. He was told, "Yes, but not from him [Aerys]". That degree of inbreeding should result in physical deformities as well.
  13. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    Yes, and Jaime is forever vilified for killing him. IMO, he did the realm a favor.
  14. I understand all that, but surely you realize that leaves us all vulnerable? If we can't get rid of a corrupt wannabe despot, why did the founders include impeachment at all? What's the point? Yes, Trump will be prosecuted when he leaves office. That's not much comfort to the American people, not when he is committing crimes in broad daylight. And we have no recourse. IMO this is exactly the opposite of what the founders intended. Of course, this country got started in a rebellion against a despotic tyrant. We may go down that road again. The one question the Dems need to ask Mueller: If he wasn't the President, would you prosecute?
  15. Ice Queen

    Discussing Sansa XXXIV: Winterfell Is Yours, Your Grace

    No. These are a people who have been ruled by the Starks for 8000 years. Ned was well loved and well repected as overlord and as a man because he was honorable and just, and both Robb and Jon are cut from the same cloth. Ned died rather than abandon Westeros to the Lannisters. He would not look kindly on a queen who left her people to die. And can you imagine what Stannis would say? Compare the actual leadership of Ned, who has an Arthurian relationship with his people and understands that his wealth and position flow from the land and the people in it, and it's his job to ensure prosperity for all. There must always be a Stark in Winterfell, remember. Just like Arthur's abandonment of his people for Rome, bad things happen when a sovereign or overlord leaves their people undefended. It's a two way street. Now compare Ned with Daenerys should she walk away no matter the inducement. They would never accept her after that--it would be like accepting the Boltons. A king (or queen) that doesn't protect his people is no king at all. Edit: Jon is focused on the battle right now. I doubt there will be open hostility, but it might be pretty damned tense.