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Ivana
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Ivana
'Game of Thrones' Premiere Drops a Major Hint About Jon Snow's Parents!
13 days ago

LOL at the people who claim to have read the books and then claim that Lyanna loved Robert or whatever. The R+L=J theory is very clearly hinted in the books, I figured it out on my own in the last Ned chapter in the first book, and a lot of other people probably did, too, and there are other hints throughout later books, too. We found out very early on through Ned's memories of Lyanna that she didn't want to marry Robert, that Robert didn't really know her personality, that she was willful (which lead to her early death according to Ned) and that she made Ned promise her something important on her death bed. And there are also hints that she was in love with Rhaegar, in this and later books.

What "Two Swords" confirm is that the Martells don't believe in Robert's version of events ("Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna") - Oberyn says Rhaegar ran off with another woman, not kidnapped/raped her. The Targaryens don't believe it was rape, either (Dany and Viserys talk about Rhaegar dying "for the woman he loved") and I doubt that Jorah Mormont does, either, since he talks of Rhaegar as an honorable man who hated rape. It's not clear what the others think; but there's no evidence that many believe in the rape version. Bran does, but that's because Ned had to support Robert's version of events. In his private thoughts, Ned never has any anger or unfavorable thoughts about Rhaegar, and even compares him favorably to Robert at one point (thinking that Rhaegar probably did not visit brothels, as Robert does).

It's also funny to see such arguments as "Lyanna had red hair, and Jon has black hair!" Lyanna didn't have red hair, where does that even come from?! Lyanna had brown hair and the typical "Stark look" in the book; in the show, we haven't seen her. Jon has black hair in the show - in the book, he has brown hair and the typical Stark look, just like Ned, Arya and Lyanna (who was supposed to look a lot like Arya, or rather the other way round).

Anyway, the show had already dropped a very subtle hint about Jon's real mother in the pilot - when Ned says "You don't have my name, but you have my blood" (which is the same thing he says in the book when he talks to Catelyn about Jon). He never says "You are my son" in either book or show, just that Jon is his "blood".

Ivana
Most Entertaining of 2012: The Cast of ‘Hunger Games’ at No. 4
497 days ago

That's a really weird and misleading synopsis of The Hunger Games. First of all, Katniss' love life is not the main point of the story, not by a long shot. Secondly, while it's technically true that Katniss *loves* her best friend Gale (though she never uses that word in the first book since the only person she's sure she loves is her sister), she's never loved him *romantically*, which this article fails to point out and therefore creates a completely false impression about the book/movie. And finally and most importantly, Katniss is not "selected" to be in the Games. She VOLUNTEERS for her 12-year old sister Prim.

Seriously, no mention of the fact that Katniss has been the head of her family since her father's death (and her mother's subsequent depression) when she was 11? No mention of her little sister Prim, who is at this point "the only person in this world I'm sure I love", who Katniss would do anything to protect, and who is the very reason why she volunteers and goes to the Games? No mention of the fact that that the majority of people in the poorer districts are starving or hardly making ends meet, and that Katniss and Gale are only a little better than most in the poor coa-lmining part of the District because they are expert hunters?

I wish people who want to write an article on The Hunger Games would at least bother to check what it's actually about, rather than copying from other articles written by people who think it's "new Twilight" and that it's about a "love triangle".

Ivana
Most Entertaining of 2012: The Cast of ‘Hunger Games’ at No. 4
497 days ago

That's a really weird and misleading synopsis of The Hunger Games. First of all, Katniss' love life is not the main point of the story, not by a long shot. Secondly, while it's technically true that Katniss *loves* her best friend Gale (though she never uses that word in the first book since the only person she's sure she loves is her sister), she's never loved him *romantically*, which this article fails to point out and therefore creates a completely false impression about the book/movie. And finally and most importantly, Katniss is not "selected" to be in the Games. She VOLUNTEERS for her 12-year old sister Prim.

Seriously, no mention of the fact that Katniss has been the head of her family since her father's death (and her mother's subsequent depression) when she was 11? No mention of her little sister Prim, who is at this point "the only person in this world I'm sure I love", who Katniss would do anything to protect, and who is the very reason why she volunteers and goes to the Games? No mention of the fact that Panem is an oppressive society where the wealthy, indulgent Capitol is exploiting the 12 districts, and that the majority of people in the poorer districts are starving or hardly making ends meet, and that Katniss and Gale are only a little better than most in the poor coalmining part of the District because they are expert hunters?

I wish people who want to write an article on The Hunger Games would at least bother to check what it's actually about. No, you don't have to have read it or seen it, but for heaven's sake, make an effort to find out the basics, rather than copying from other articles written by people who think it's "new Twilight" and that it's about a "love triangle".