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Old 09-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #476
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Hey, it took me several years of stupidity after being recommended A Game of Thrones before I read it, too.

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Hey, it took me several years of stupidity after being recommended A Game of Thrones before I read it, too.
I remember a friend of mine from CHURCH had suggested it to me ten years ago haha.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #479
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F that, wait until he gets about halfway through the third book.

That **** all goes right out the window at that point.

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Old 09-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #481
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A crazier theory than the
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Tyrion is actually the bastard son of Joanna and Aerys II.
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Not sure if I buy that one...I guess it would enhance how
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #482
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That "theory" is stretching, at best. It makes little sense, and there's little application to the story.

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Honestly, I find that theory a load of crap.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #484
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Yeah, I definitely don't dig that theory. The Rhaegar/Lyanna/Jon theory, however... Honestly, I actually think it'll be a bit off putting if that doesn't turn out to be true.

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:13 AM   #485
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Yeah, I definitely don't dig that theory. The Rhaegar/Lyanna/Jon theory, however... Honestly, I actually think it'll be a bit off putting if that doesn't turn out to be true.
The funny story about the show was when David Benioff and Dan Weiss first met with GRRM about making it a show one of the first questions he asked them was, Whose Jon Snow's mother? They got it right and the rest is history. I'm not 100% sure he's Rheagar's but I'm 99.9% sure he's Lyanna's and not Ned's at all. It will be disapointing to me if it doesn't turn out to be true. I'm guessing Bran will be the one to fill him in on it.
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Lol, also 'You're no son of mine' is hardly a double meaning anyway, it's pretty self explanatory :P

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Hey, it took me several years of stupidity after being recommended A Game of Thrones before I read it, too.
I've only picked them up in recent months. Just started the third one this week.

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The funny story about the show was when David Benioff and Dan Weiss first met with GRRM about making it a show one of the first questions he asked them was, Whose Jon Snow's mother? They got it right and the rest is history. I'm not 100% sure he's Rheagar's but I'm 99.9% sure he's Lyanna's and not Ned's at all. It will be disapointing to me if it doesn't turn out to be true. I'm guessing Bran will be the one to fill him in on it.
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Since he's a tree and all now.
He has to be Lyanna's. I can't see anyway for him not to be. For him to be Ned's or there to be anything else going on there would just seem like GRRM has pulled something random out of his ass.

And then if she's the mother, Rheagar almost certainly has to be the father. It just fits. All the puzzle pieces fall into place.

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Okay, seriously, who am I gonna have to **** to get book 6 out within the next 12 months?

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Hopefully its out by next winter.

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Every main character is going to die by the end of this. EDIT: I can see Sansa surviving.

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By the way, where the hell is Rickon?! Is he supposed to be that one kid that Connington is babysitting?

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Grand scope, brutal storytelling. Martin refuses to play to narrative norms and the level of intricate detail within his world will leave you exasperated, bewildered and absolutely infatuated. Sometimes it is tough to keep track of the multiple ebbing stories that meander through the books, but there is an inexorable sense that they are converging towards a crescendo of magnificent proportions.

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By the way, where the hell is Rickon?! Is he supposed to be that one kid that Connington is babysitting?
Rickon
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I believe young Griff
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Isn't the Night Watch trying to get there?

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