Arya is the ASOIAF equivalent to The Walking Dead's Carl. She doesn't have a choice other then slowly becoming a child psychopath just to survive in an impossible world.
Wow, almost 100 commentws in a day? I guess I got some catching up reading for the weekend.
My first thought was that either Jaime or Sandor could beat Ned, then I realized we never actually saw Ned in a real fight other then the time Jaime ambushed him. Also, I don't think he was a fan of joining Tournies either. But based on Rob and Jon's skills plus what we've heard of Benjin, I'm guessing Dead Ned was a pretty bad ass fighter.
@103 Whether it be due to relegious devotion or just tradition and sense of honor Ned Stark and his children seeem pretty devoted to the Old Gods without being crazy fanatics. Ned frequented the Weirwood as well as Sansa (though that started for different reasons at first plus she hangs out in the Sept a lot too.) Also Jon takes his vows said under the Weirwood very seriously and Aria prays daily. possible spoiler: Oh and I don't even think we've seen the Drowned God followers yet.
Magic spells definately come at a price in the world od ASOIAF. That price mostly seems to be a person''s life essence. Whether it be Stanis' weakened condition, or his wife's blood, or the House of the Undying's vampirism or whatever that was , or Crazy Mel's burning people or slugs... heck even Varys' wang was offered up for a spell. Im Baric's case it seems like the life essence being used is his own (and maybe the priest's?) wich is a pretty sweet deal for resurection even though he has to live with the scars. Unless they are secretly burning virgin penises (peni?) to bring him back.
@82 WTF We aren't even talking about concentration camps so everyone just drop that point right now...unless you work for Godwin's law to feed your family. The fact is Sam was morbidly obease when he joined the Watch and whether he lost 10 pounds or 110 pounds the story stands: HE IS FAT.
@79 The word diet refers to an intake of food not to a starvation regimen undergone in concentration camps.....
@63 I'm pretty sure it was whited out because you were talking about a situation that's clear in the TV show but only hinted at in the books and she hasn't made that connection herself yet.
I honestly can't think of an evil thing that Sandor has done off the top of my head up to this point. Killing Mycah was his duty since two witnesses said he attacked the prince. Sure, he acts like a total scumbag, but up to the Darkwater battle he was just doing his duty, and even refused things like hurting Sansa when ordered to.
@45 I think they're fighting for justice in general, not just for the smallfolk. Sure the peasents needs more justice (and money) then the nobles, so they bounty who they can without hurting them, assuming they're innocent. It was meantioned that Beric with give anyone a trial and I'm assumming that it wouldn't always be trial by combat for people who couldn't properly defend themselves.
On top of the things stated already about the Craster's Riot in the Year of Winter-is-comming most of the Watch is made up of criminals at this point, so many of them are unsavory to begin with plus there's sort of a prison mentality where you only behave out of fear of punishment.
@27 Isn't that called speculation when you don't know the answer? I didn't realize speculation was considered spoilery, but then again, I'm new to commenting so correct me if I'm wrong. Though Ive been reading this thread for a couple months and the WoT one for about a year I was always too far behind to comment so I skipped most of the comments before.
@16 how is that a spoiler? I've suspected that since the 1st book and several prophecies meantioned so far have made me think that even more? Btw I'm still on this book.
"how come Sam isn't losing any weight?" In addition to Aeryl's points. Let's say Sam was 380 pounds when we first met him, which seems possible given his description. If he lost even 50 pounds he would still be fat... even if he lost 100 pounds he'd be fat especially compared to his Brothers in Black. Oh, and Hurley never lost weight because the actor playing him was stranded on Hawaii and not some deserted Island.
@72 In addition to the nose wasn't his cheek crushed in from the 1st battle he rode into with his barbarians? I seem to remember him growing a beard to help cover it up.
Sounds like Jaime needs to start taking "Dancing Lessions" from a Water Dancer to learn a new style of combat. That or invent some kind of sword prothetic. That's assuming he even survives this mess. By the way, I'm finally caught up to this read.