[Spoilers Extended] Army size and agriculture – a rebuttal of Game of Thrones’s 40 million population estimate

I originally posted this on the westeros.org forums, but I’ll post it here as well for better visibility: This post has been a long time coming. I’m finally going to buckle down and write it. Seven months ago made a post on r/asoiaf in which I proposed a different way of calculating the population of … Read more[Spoilers Extended] Army size and agriculture – a rebuttal of Game of Thrones’s 40 million population estimate

a parallel between Cersei and Rhaenyra

I dont know if this has been done before. I used to think that George wanted to do a comparison between Rhaenyra’s ending and Daenerys future ending. But no, it’s become apparent that Cersei is the parallel character to Rhaenyra, their similarities are way too big to be ignored, so let’s list them. 1) let’s … Read morea parallel between Cersei and Rhaenyra

I think Season 8 could have been superbly improved by switching the order of the two arcs.

Imagine this version of Season 8: Jaime catches up with Dany’s army about a day out of King’s Landing and informs her that Cersei has no intent of helping defeat the Others. Dany decides that she doesn’t want to deal with a Lannister army at full strength after she has been weakened by the army … Read moreI think Season 8 could have been superbly improved by switching the order of the two arcs.

Pictures from Fans Friday! Post your Pictures from Fans here!

Please remember: You must submit the original source if known. Imgur is all right to use for your own work and your own work alone. Otherwise, link to artist’s personal website/deviantart/etc account. You must include the real name of the artist in the submission title if known. Collections of images or entire portfolios are not … Read morePictures from Fans Friday! Post your Pictures from Fans here!

Revision of Amok’s Character Portraits

Amok’s portraits of ASOIAF characters have long been the “standard” portraits. In a 2004 interview, Amok said he recently corrected several portraits, following GRRM’s directions. So I tried to find who and what were revised, using archive.org. As it turned out, about a third of the characters had minor revisions. I’ll list most notable ones … Read moreRevision of Amok’s Character Portraits

Common “Mistakes” in Fan-Designed ASOIAF Heraldry

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Most of the time, GRRM only provides text descriptions for the house sigils, so fans have pretty much freedom to interpret and create their own versions of ASOIAF sigils. For example, the sigils on westeros.org Citadel, westeros.org wiki, French wiki, Russian wiki, John Jennette’s tumblr, and HBO are all slightly different for a same house. … Read moreCommon “Mistakes” in Fan-Designed ASOIAF Heraldry

A romance between Jon and Daenerys will almost certainly happen in the books.

To start off, the foreshadowing is very present: JON ADWD The light of the half-moon turned Vals honey-blond hair a pale silver and left her cheeks as white as snow. She took a deep breath. The air tastes sweet. DAENERYS AGOT The old woman washed her long, silver-pale hair and gently combed out the snags, … Read moreA romance between Jon and Daenerys will almost certainly happen in the books.

Madness is not motivation. Even crazy characters still need tangible motivation.

So many times Dany’s madness is used as a blanket explanation for all her actions, in particular the burning of King’s Landing. This is playing into lazy writing, because madness itself is no motivation. What it is is an amplifier of awful traits and a nulifier of reason, which means that the afflicted person will … Read moreMadness is not motivation. Even crazy characters still need tangible motivation.