Submitted my entry as "trehl"
Sounds like he didn't pay up from football. How quickly he forgot the Spartans getting embarrassed in East Landfill.
Now I have to drink, like, all day long.... *sigh*
Excuse my French***
I used to think about 2002. Now I think about Joey Bosa tackling a muthafucka with anotha muthafucka.
97.1 pre and post game
105.7 pre and post game
We'll have to agree to disagree.
I'm talking about Bran and Jon in a relationship within the context of the on screen relationship. Sure they are "brothers/cousins" and grew up together but there is no relationship as far as creating drama in any way that the main protagonist and a major antagonist (Bran=NK theory) should be subject to a major clash that is a central point to the story.
In no way is Bran central to the story as we have witnessed it. The evidence of this is the screen time of Bran. Yes he was pushed out the window that is a shitty thing that happened, but it was one of many shitty things that happened that led to war. Ned's beheading, Sansa's letter, Jon Arryn's poisoning can all carry the same weight as Bran being pushed. It's central to his character yes, but it is not the central focus of the show, just a branch of GRRM's tree.
When chapters are written in first person POV, then it is necessary to get the point of the view of the most important characters, is it not? And the Three Eyed Raven himself has said what the limitations are for Bran as THE Three Eyed Raven. He in no way has said that Bran has surpassed his own abilities including time travel, time warging, changing the past with any communications. He's said the contrary.
I'm not sure we are watching the same show. Jon has no relationship with Bran. Bran is not a central character. Of all the chapters in the books Tyrion has had 49, Jon has had 40, Dany and Arya have had over 30. Bran has had 21. That's 4 chapters per book (he's not in FfC. There would have been a clue at some point that Bran was a more important character. You're basically saying that Bran is the NK because of guessing. Bran has had almost no screen time in the penultimate season of the show.
Warging into the Night King is not an option, there is no evidence that he can warg into complex minds. He can't even warg into ravens around the NK. You say, "yet"? There are only 6 episodes remaining. It simply isn't feasible. Nor would I want to watch it.
I like the thought that sometimes the simplest answer is the right answer. There are very very few episodes left, I don't see them spending even one of them explaining time travel paradoxes and introducing new themes at this point. Besides I think the NK will get wrapped up before the conclusion of the actual Game. Wouldn't we have to care about Bran a little bit more to care that in order to kill the NK or whatever, we need to kill Bran? He's not even a central character at this point, he's a plot device.
This is almost as annoying as the "World is not Round Theory" that's been floating around since about 1996.
Unlike that theory however, GRRM has a tremendous axe to grind with showrunners and I believe he won't literally come out and say any more about what the book world actually is. What better way to sell more books and stick it to HBO?
Here are some more broad reasons from Forbes:
Because I'm not as good a writer as I'd like to be the following article sums it up nicely.
To further summarize, Bran cannot travel back in time, nor can he change the past by influencing others. Brynden says as much.
Bran cannot warg into the Night King in the past, he can barely control ravens near the NK. Nor can he time travel.
We saw the Night King actually being created by the CotF. The same CotF that harbored Bran in the cave.
This is a theory that just needs to stop, and for so many reasons that it is impossible.
I think though that several plot points seem to be converging on Essos for the next season.
Euron and the Golden Company (the Golden Company were used and founded by Targaryens related to the Blackfyre rebellion).
Melissandre is heading there to bring something back to help.
There is still the prophecies concerning Asshai which are mentioned in show canon.
Something in Essos will come into play I think.
GRRM's comments that he is a "Gardner and not an Architect" attest to his story writing. He literally could just keep writing the series forever if he wanted. It started with a seed. Now the books have so many branches. This very reason, while a blessing, has cursed us with the fact that GRRM really doesn't know how to tie it all up in an ending. (couldn't think of a gardening metaphor for the "ending")
I think the Cat'spaw dagger's significance begins at it being Valyrian steel and ends with it being the instrument that started the War of the 5 Kings by attempting to assassinate Bran. There is no other reference to it in books or the show. For them to introduce another ex machine in the last season would be pretty lazy. I really hope they don't do that. There are several more significant swords, Dawn for example, that would be much more story friendly.
One V Sword "Blackfyre" was wielded by Aegon I Targaryan (The Conquerer) and was lost in the Blackfyre rebellion.
Another "Dark Sister", wielded by Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers. AKA former Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, AKA The Three-eyed Raven
Fantastic, I was really hoping for something to fill the LivePD void that is equally trashy and train wreckory.
I don't wear the color of the team we are playing and I don't wear blue on game day. I also make sure that no Ohio State apparel is hung on blue hangers in the closet, or next to blue hangers. It sucks because I'm also a NY Giants fan.
I have a Buckeye in each pocket.
It is unlucky for my wife to fall asleep during a game.
I cannot watch games at my sister's house. Her significant other is very negative and loud and it makes us lose.
Well since Euron is headed for Essos to get the Golden Company. Theon may very well be heading to an empty Iron Islands and rescue Yara and at the very least, figure out the real plot behind Euron's deception.
I like this. I also felt that in that moment he actually took some ownership of all the things that have happened to him.
Clegane sees this in the flames as well though.
Jaime's motivation for that fight was to fight the guy who "killed" Sir Arthur Dayne. He wanted it to be, in the least, a fair fight. He has matured greatly from the cocky little shit he was early on.
Hmmm. Must needs a dragonglass hand?
Rumors are they may need to delay release until 2019. Whatever it takes to get it right!