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  2. Without getting into the politics too much, it's obvious that Daenerys' story does resonate with a huge number of people, who must feel that D & D pissed on them. It's easy to laugh at people who called their children Khaleesi, but ever since people started to tell stories, humans have identified with people in sagas and literature. It's like reading Pride & Prejudice to have Austen reveal towards the end that Lizzie Bennett was a poisoner.
  3. hallam

    The heartless subtext thread...

    One prediction that looks pretty good for the books is that we find out much more about OldTown and the citadel. Another is that there will always be two more books to come.
  4. the Other Wolf

    The Book of The Kingsguard - Help Me Decide

    She swore herself to Sansa, so wtf is she doing in KL? I do not have an issue with her being the one to write in the book, but she should be in Sansa's Queens Guard.
  5. The Baelish Mockingbird

    The most important book character that did´nt made it into the tv-show

    Yeah, she's definitely seemingly important to the story (especially regarding Jaime and Brienne) but I just find it to be such a cheesy idea to bring her back to life and have her do that. But yeah, she's a good candidate for most important cut character.
  6. Nightwish

    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    I believe that she would have married him eventually after she had got the throne. (if she hadn't gone paranoid) As we saw in the last episode she was into him all the way.
  7. Cas Stark

    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    The show could have put Missy to good use as a sounding board for Dany and her paranoia, where we could hear her thoughts candidly as she confided in Missy and sought some advice. Of course that would have required a lot of attention to detail, nuance and heavy dialogue. So, we didn't get any of that.
  8. The Baelish Mockingbird

    The Names of the Direwolves

    Eh, I kind of feel these three are pushing it a bit. I mean Sansa would have become a Lady whatever happened, just for example.
  9. But she seems very important to link characters and progress the riverlands storyline. For exemple, she will be keeping Jaime away from KL.
  10. Nightwish

    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    She was a career girl after all... Yes, definitely because she conquered the throne with her army and dragons. So she was the ruler she set the terms. She no longer saw him as a threat once she got the throne. This allowed him to kill her eventually.
  11. Except leaving LS in wouldn't have ruined Arya's characterisation in Westeros to be all over the place.
  12. She had worked for it. Sure. But you can't rule the Kingdom without support and she knows this. Jon had the support and love that she needed and wanted, she wanted a TARG on the Throne. She could have had everything she wanted, by marrying Jon. She would have had love (From Jon and the people) the throne would have been theirs and most importantly her children(!) (If we assume she can have them, as they imply in the show after she comes to Westeros). D&D just sucks.
  13. ohiostate124

    The "Val" Option, Jon´s alternative to the Iron Throne?

    If the books end similarly to the show, it would be nice if he finds her waiting for him north of the wall.
  14. Forlong the Fat

    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    She is fundamentally a tragic figure whose tragic flaw is that she cannot compromise her ambition to allow herself to have a happy life. She had many opportunities to do so, long before the issue with Jon arose. And this is very much present in the books, going all the way back to her considering the possibility of having a happy life with Drogo, but believing she couldn't do it because she is the blood of the dragon. So, yes, she should have compromised with Jon or at some other point to have a fulfilling life. But she she shouldn't have done so in the show, and almost certainly won't do so in the books, because then she would not be the essential tragic hero that she is. Saying she should have supported Jon's claim is like saying that Oedipus should have controlled his temper.
  15. A Horse Named Stranger

    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Anyway, I always found the US leagues to be quite funny on another level. I mean with all their almost pathological obsession with communism being evil and stuff, yet their professional sports league and draft orders are so the opposite of free market and talent going to the highest bidder and stuff, and then there's also salary caps now. All of that make it arguably the most communist professional sport in the entire world - on an organisational level at least.
  16. *Samwise* Oh, Mister Frodo! *Frodo* What is it, Sam? *Samwise* Someone's eaten all the magical elven oatcakes. We'll never make it home from Mordor now. *Frodo* *Samwise* Oh, Mister Frodo. *Tom Bombadil* Nevermind all that. Play with his arse.
  17. The Baelish Mockingbird

    The most important book character that did´nt made it into the tv-show

    Personally I'm glad they cut Lady Stoneheart. I never liked the idea of brining back Catelyn Stark as a zombified Avengers. Full on cheese balls.
  18. TheTuninator

    Dany CAN (And Shall???) Rise Again!!!

    I'm quite sure that as far as D&D are concerned right now, Dany is dead, end of story, but they absolutely have left the door at least slightly ajar to bringing her back in a possible future sequel movie/miniseries/what have you. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was specifically done at HBO's request, either.
  19. This blows my mind how the show is only getting widespread criticism now. Most of the problems existed way back in earlier seasons.
  20. FelixFelicis

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    Looking at the tactics, it was really, really, REALLY horrid...
  21. I'd say fAegon is the biggest loss, because the show didn't know what to do with Cersei after she blew the sept up and killed everyone who had been in her storyline previously. Better writers could have staged things a bit differently, given Euron a better and meatier party, but lack of anything happening in KL for 2 seasons definitely was a problem for the show. Honorable mention: Lady Stoneheart. Because she's awesome.
  22. FelixFelicis

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    This cannot be considered canon...
  23. TheFirstofHerName

    Daenerys should have supported Jon’s claim

    She was only willing to rule with him on her terms which included conquering the world and forcing people to bend to her will. She told him they would choose ......not the people. Also....it was evident she viewed him as a threat the minute he revealed his parentage to her. She didn’t smile, hug him, and embrace him as a Targaryen. She was more concerned that he had a greater claim to the throne. After that, her jealousy and paranoia grew as she saw how the Northerners loved and followed him. I have been a Dany fan since the beginning but I knew something was way off when she did not seem happy about who his father and mother were. It was downhill from there.
  24. Giskard Reventlov

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    WTF happened to Dothraki ? Should we believe that after Daenerys was murdered they did not kill Jon immediately and then went about their business ? Which is pillaging, rape, murder...etc throughout the Westeros? Instead they waited meekly for months to be transfered back to Essos,so they can go about their business there ?
  25. Spaßvogel

    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    The first two volumes hint that there is a magic that alters reality by writing down the story you want to tell. I have just figured that Kvothe was turning himself into the person he wishes he could be and that the next books would be the "real" story, but at this point, who knows.
  26. ljkeane

    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Yeah, there's definitely no way it's happening in football. Still, I wouldn't object to it. I'm not convinced how much it actually leads to 'parity' though. They like to talk about it a lot marketing the NFL but really I think it's more that they have a knockout system to decide the champion which makes it more variable who wins the Superbowl. If it was just a case of a balanced league season picking out the best side in the league as champions then it probably would have been the Patriots for the majority of the last 20 years.
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