To everyone who disagrees with this, how did that Red Viper thing turn out for you? I’m happy I ran into Richelle Mead’s work because when characters die it is a big thing that changes the world, not just one or two little things. Their deaths meant as much as their lives which at this point I hope AGOT fans are realizing is not the case with Mr. Martin’s work.
What are you talking about? Ned Stark’s death caused a civil war. Robb and Catelyn’s ended the Stark’s part in it. King Robert’s death sparked the War of the Five Kings and Renly’s death caused his men to switch to Stannis. Viserys death made Daenerys’ realize she was the real Targaryen and Khal Drogo dying was the impetus for her to enter his funeral pyre and birth her dragons. Even a low born death like Arya’s friend, the butcher’s boy, was the beginning of Arya’s quest for revenge against her enemy’s list. As for the Red Viper, his kingdom and powerful House are in turmoil as a result, sparking actions that will shape Martell/Lannister relations permanently. Death in ASOIAF, including deaths that occur before the story even started, have long lasting consequences. Your claim is factually incorrect.
I need help; why have the white walkers even come back? Is it because winter is coming??? And how do they tie in with the playing for the iron throne storyline??
No one knows what the White Walkers are really up to, who they are, where they come from, or what they want. All we know is that they are supernatural beings who wake up in the extreme North after thousands of years to portend some profound occurrence in the world (always bad.) Legend has it that it involves the reintroduction of magic. It cannot be a coincidence that they appear around the same time Daenerys’ dragons are born i.e. the Ice and Fire (pure speculation.)
My fellow ASOIAF book readers are exhausting. The most antagonistic and negative members of any fandom who nitpick every tiny detail in order to have something to complain about. It’s like they are trying to ruin the entire series for everyone else because their inside knowledge isn’t recognized by the show.
I don’t even know why I bother with tumblr anymore. I come on here to see what everyone has to say about the Game of Thrones season finale and all I see is a bunch of hate. Negativity is all you assholes have to offer. I have enough of that in my life so go eat a steaming bag of dicks. Great episode and a great season.
One more response to some of the complaining about Game of Thrones. Specifically about how they aren’t advancing the story enough (a la, last night’s single location episode.) I think this is a misunderstanding of the series. Just like there is no real protagonist, there isn’t a real, or traditional, story arc (there are, however, character arcs.) There is no journey with a beginning and an end. No Frodo taking the Ring from the Shire to Mordor. GoT/ASOIAF is a story about major historical events occurring in this world and the people trying to live though them. I’m sure the series will end with the showdown, or convergence, between Fire and Ice but, like what happens in our world, it will be just another event in the long march of history. This is an impressive shake up of traditional narrative fiction and that’s what makes it so special.
I keep seeing posts complaining about last nights GoT because they hate battle scenes. It’s like, dude, wtf do you think your watching? Downton Abbey? This is a fantasy series set during a war. It would be ridiculous if they didn’t show it.