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  1. Stella

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I know this isn't exactly the same but it does bring to mind the US involvement in Vietnam. Just watch Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War and the parallels are clear. And everyone knows GRRM received CO status during this war. People in his generation were profoundly influenced by it. Especially those in opposition. The Vietnamese people resisted a bitch with far superior military might and won. Westerosi could do something similar although I feel confident Dany will be taken out far sooner than in a guerrilla type war. But it does shed some light on his ideas and authorial positions.
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    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    Isn't this a curse of the narcissist? I think so. She needs to be extra special and loved. And adored. Bowed down to. There were/are so many other avenues she could have taken for her quest now. Imagine the incredibly fantastic PR she would be getting for helping the Northerners, Wildings and Vale forces in the defeat of the NK? She could really have worked this to her advantage. And with the Iron Islands & Dorne? She names Gendry Lord of the Stormlands. If she wants to gain the Riverlands she could with tactful diplomacy. But no. She is fearful and scared of a bigger threat. Jon Snow. In her mind anyway. Jon Snow and his sister/cousin cooking up problems for her claim. So this: Her arc is tragic in many ways but she is her own undoing.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    This. Ned bothered to explain a few things to Arya but did not with Sansa. She's 11 or 12 and her entire world is turning without any explanations from her father. But hey, he does give her a doll... Also if you pay attention to the text she is suffering from the loss of Lady.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    More likely the calm before the storm.
  5. Stella

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I'd love to know why that is? I don't go to FF.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    Sansa is the most charged character in the story and it truly borders on the ridiculous IMO. She is continually misinterpreted and misunderstood as a character to the point that practically every discussion eventually includes a litany of her "faults". And I'm not saying she has never made a mistake or is perfect by any stretch. But it's almost like there is some fear about this character's story getting in the way of some other (apparently more preferred) character(s). And some general misunderstanding of GRRM's story in general I think.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Yes I agree completely and I don't think we can take everything Jon has been doing at face value, or as being honorable to a fault.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Do the facts match the reputation though? We know that Ned lied to Jon, Catelyn, his entire family and all the world to protect Jon. We know that Ned lied to Robert on his death bed. We know Jon lied to Ygritte and the Freefolk. These are just a few points that come to mind. Yes they are honorable people but they have both made difficult choices that aren't exactly "honorable to a fault".
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    S08.E01: Winterfell

    I'm guessing it was time because it was post the dragon joy-ride. Jon is likely now bonded with Rhaegal. Bran probably knew this was important and needed to happen before the reveal.
  10. Stella

    S08.E01: Winterfell

    Exactly.
  11. Stella

    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    And I'm thinking that Dany is now down to one dragon. She basically just gave one to Jon. If the Targ histories are accurate and dragon lore info states that once a dragon bonds with a rider it won't accept any other rider. Also it is interesting that in the Fire & Blood work that came out last year Queen Alysanne's dragon Silverwing wouldn't fly north of the Wall. So Dany has one dragon. And it's not getting enough food. And it doesn't like the North. I won't be surprised if she books it on Drogon before the fighting is over, maybe sooner. And all the bickering over all things Sansa won't have mattered.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    I've seen so much discussion about the food issue and I believe the main reason is to remind the viewer that food issues exist. That they are real and serious. After that Town Hall meeting we learn that 18 goats and 11 sheep is not enough food for one meal for the dragons! So the show doubled down on the validity of Sansa's concern. The dragons can't get by on this enormous amount of food that would literally feed hundreds of people. And I would bet in the next episode Dany's irrational act of burning tons and tons of food in the Loot Train attack will come to light at the worst possible moment. So whether Sansa handled the situation with the proper courtesy is not the main issue. I won't be surprised if the dragons eat people in the next episode. They've done it before, Jorah talked about it last season, Dany said they can eat whatever they want...
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I seriously think we have to go by what we see on the screen. If dragon fire was meant to be as you imagine then it would have been visually portrayed but is wasn't. We've repeatedly seen death by fire and it's always horrific, whether it's Dany and her dragons, Stannis and Melisandre, or wild fire etc. In interviews GRRM describes the dragons as nuclear weapons and I believe Season 8 is going to fully look at the threat from Ice and Fire. Not just Ice vs. Fire.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I don't think that is correct. Look at this picture - those guys are stumbling around as they burn to death. I agree that all these methods of execution are cruel but the show has well established that death by fire is the worst kind of death.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I didn't realize they went North of the Wall. That strains credulity IMO. But I guess I know nothing of the technical side such as dragon MPH nor the miles from Winterfell to the Wall. The entire escapade sounds super silly from reading the leaks but I really have to see the visuals and hear the dialogue to fully understand what's going on.
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