Started by diggler, June 06, 2011, 02:39:04 PM
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Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on May 24, 2017, 01:22:44 PMOfficial trailer. As usual, a little spoilery.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on August 09, 2016, 02:25:39 PMAegon Targaryen conquered Westeros with three dragons. Sound familiar? I imagined he had a fleet of them, but nope, just three. With those dragons, he was able to instantly immolate entire battlefields of soldiers, or burn everything inside a castle and essentially melt the stone. Nuclear weapons are an apt comparison. I suspect we haven't seen in the show how powerful Dany's dragons actually are... not even close.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 28, 2016, 06:21:36 PMDaenerys would be a fool not to take advantage of the incredible loyalty the Starks have in the North. (She can't be interested in scorching a bunch of northerners while trying to win hearts and minds.) Considering she's okay with leaving the Iron Islands semi-independent, the North by comparison is a dream scenario for her. You're dealing with this super honorable house with two leaders who are decidedly not power-hungry, who are not raping or pillaging anyone, who yearn for an end to the chaos of Westeros even more than Daenerys does.
Quote from: Lottery on July 16, 2017, 10:30:39 PMHow the hell did Euron manage to make an armada that big and powerful? Ridiculous.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on July 16, 2017, 10:59:38 PMThe timeline works, though. Theon and Yara fled the Iron Islands, making some stops along the way, then got to Daenerys. They stayed there for a little while, forming the alliance and perhaps waiting some more time for all the other allies to show up, so they could all depart together. Then they had to make that journey back to Westeros. Was surely weeks, could have been months.
Quote from: Lottery on July 17, 2017, 05:29:02 AMAlso, whoever has Bran on their side has an upper hand. The more Bran scenes, the better because he knows so much/everything.
Quote from: polkablues on May 24, 2016, 06:39:59 PMI want and expect them to go all the way down the rabbit hole and come out the other side. I've long felt that a major theme of the overarching story is that the events of history are essentially an immovable force, that the players of the game are more swept up in the wave than they actually affect it, despite all their vanities to the contrary. How perfect a culmination of that thesis would it be to discover in the end that the whole of this world's history is a closed causal loop?
Quote from: polkablues on May 24, 2016, 07:05:18 PMQuote from: Tictacbk on May 24, 2016, 06:48:38 PMHmmm. I'm alright with the time loop, but only to a point. If Bran ends up being responsible for all that stuff... well I don't know how much of that I could handle. Why would he go back and "cause" things that already exist in his world?I think the idea would be that he sets out to alter things or stop certain events from happening, but ultimately, because it's all already happened, everything he does only has the effect of setting into motion the events that will already inevitably take place. It's all about the illusion of free will in a causally deterministic universe.
Quote from: Tictacbk on May 24, 2016, 06:48:38 PMHmmm. I'm alright with the time loop, but only to a point. If Bran ends up being responsible for all that stuff... well I don't know how much of that I could handle. Why would he go back and "cause" things that already exist in his world?