The show should have never used George’s ending if the story was going to change drastically by Season 5.

I think the biggest problem with how the show ended is the fact that it used George’s ending even though the story and characters massively changed by S5. I actually think the show could of done it’s own thing and ended with the same thematic ending as George but not use the exact ending in … Read moreThe show should have never used George’s ending if the story was going to change drastically by Season 5.

Alliance between Aurane Waters, Salladhor Saan and the Golden Company as well as the return of Edric Storm

The Stepstones has never been an important location in the story. It is never mentioned in AGOT and ACOK. In fact, it is not until ADWD that we start seeing frequent mentions of the place due to POV’s like Davos, Asha, Vic, Aeron, etc. whose lives revolve around ships. Basically, the Stepstones is a bunch … Read moreAlliance between Aurane Waters, Salladhor Saan and the Golden Company as well as the return of Edric Storm

A parallel between Brienne and Tyrion

In ASOS, Jaime thinks that Brienne reminds him of Tyrion in ‘some queer way’: Wordless, she turned away from him, her knuckles tight on her sword hilt. What a wretched creature this one is. She reminded him of Tyrion in some queer way, though at first blush two people could scarcely be any more dissimilar. … Read moreA parallel between Brienne and Tyrion

[Spoilers Extended] The history of the World of Ice and Fire was shaped by superb calamities and large scale migrations. Why shouldn’t the endgame of the series be about an equally momentous event?

The Old Migrations… Displacement and migration are constant themes in ASoIaF’s universe, from ancient history to recent events. To put this into perspective, here are the best known examples: ​ The migration of the First Men from Essos into Westeros, due to an unknown cause. The migration of the Andals from Andalos into the Vale … Read more[Spoilers Extended] The history of the World of Ice and Fire was shaped by superb calamities and large scale migrations. Why shouldn’t the endgame of the series be about an equally momentous event?

Some Irresponsible Speculation About the Purple Wedding

Over the years, a number of questions have occurred to me regarding the Purple Wedding: How many poisoning plots were active at the Purple Wedding? Were different people (i.e. Joffrey and Tyrion) the targets of separate plots? Was Joffrey the actual target of any poisoning plot/s? Was Joffrey actually poisoned, per se, or did her … Read moreSome Irresponsible Speculation About the Purple Wedding