Each season takes place over at least a year?
I get that it's supposed to take a long time to get from anywhere to anywhere, but the relative travel speed seems to vary by necessity. I haven't done any analysis on the actual distances, but purely from watching the show, it seems that Brienne&Pod traveling to the Eyrie takes roughly the same time as Stannis getting to the Iron Bank (wherever that is), sailing back, assembling an army, putting them on ships, sailing to the Wall and dropping them off on the coast.
Yakk wrote:What has nobody gotten screwed over by killing/trying to kill someone yet?
There is also a good amount of other things involved, but several alive/dead pairs of people would be reversed if the dead one had not stopped to gloat/be shocked/look evil/etc.
Yakk wrote:When? Are you certain they are right in their count?
Pretty much every time they mention the number of an army. Sure, the numbers are not supposed to be accurate, but even a Fermi estimate only lands you in the right order of magnitude. They must
have people who's job it is to count people.
Yakk wrote:Do you mean the nobility? That is sort of the point.
Also foot soldiers, random patrons a tavern, sell swords and some factions wholesale (yes, this is an exaggeration).
Yakk wrote:Ask yourself what the wall is.
The same as every wall. A practical way to keep people from entering an area. I just don't see why the White Walkers would be particular bothered by it. If they have the same problem getting behind the wall as the Wildings, then what's the big threat?
Yakk wrote:The only place with a tunnel. They where defending the tunnel more than the wall. Crossing the wall by climbing requires huge amounts of physical fitness and luck, and even then you lose a huge chunk of the people who try.
I don't believe that tunnel is actually the only way to get across the wall without climbing. What, the wall extends a hundred miles into the sea or something? Yes, to move an entire people, it may be the only practical way, but it's utterly stupid to climb the wall on the most strongly defended section
. The Night's Watch knows that and they don't have the manpower to have lookouts on the entire length of the wall, but they were depending on the Wildings to do the tactical blunder of a direct attack on that section.
Yakk wrote:I can point you to a beautiful deconstruction of what is going on with Dany, but it would contain serious spoilers.
I might still be interested. I can stomach a few heavy spoilers. I could hardly avoid the S4 spoilers while waiting to watch S4.
Yakk wrote:Hmm? It isn't clear that summers last years in this world? As do winters?
Yes, it's clear. But you either mention an important development and then actually show it or you don't mention it at all. Having it just hover there for four seasons is annoying. Mention it once in S1, then start S5 with snow in King's Landing, that's what I'd like.
Yakk wrote:Think for a bit about what that means, politically.
They're about to enter the acceleration phase of technology? Or something about
Dorne now sure as hell not joining the Fold? The Fold didn't matter during the War of the Five Kings, and it won't matter with either Ice or Fire on the doorstep (whoever gets their collective arse across the Narrow Sea/Wall first)