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@Javid Seyad Ahmed House of the Dragons is coming!
I hope you will make videos about "Dark" one day:)
Are you Q Tetra X?
Please make more ASOIAF related videos
Maester wearing Egg's old hat is a very important detail.
@Mega Mac equals Euron, Moonboy for all I know
@Bruh Moment dumb
Maester is the key to all this.Because he's a funnier character than we've had before.
The hat is Jaqen H’ghar.
@Min Ahm go read the original work again, especially chapter 3, you'll notice something
Walder Frey: Ruining other peoples weddings for 90 years!
He needs a kid named Finger who will say "Walduh" and all 6 million of his children and grandchildren turn up instantly. This would really complete the books I think.
@Tatigan Well, that was the most obvious relation between the 3rd Dunk & Egg book and ASoIaF, you just need to count which year was it in (211 AC) - fits perfectly
@Tatigan He should have been tossed down a well Sparta style and we’d have saved ourselves a helluva lot of trouble.
Holy shit, I did not clock that the annoying Frey child was Walder Frey when I read the book.It's weird seeing him having use of his legs lol
Bloodraven: Treason is no less vile because the traitor proves a craven.also Bloodraven: lord butterbutt lmao
You deserve a clout in the ear. He took 9/10 of his stuff and also his foremost castle which was only 40 years old !
type of guy to shout "wooo woo milk cart has arrived!" when a well endowed lady walks in
Pre-tree-life, I bet Bloodraven was certainly an interesting ally. Imagine what side of him Shiera must have seen (Not like that, let's be adults.)Around strangers, my eerily Targy husband (His blond is more Lannister, but the contours of his face are all Rhaegar.) is a stern statue of judgements around strangers. At home, he laughs, annoys me on purpose for giggles, and is soft and kind at heart.
@Wisdom Manari' this comment gives me serious *”Oh hi Mark”* vibes
hahah glad im not the only one who scoffed at that
If HBO was smart, they would hire Alt Shift X to do post-show discussions. And not restricted to Game of Thrones. The video on Raised by Wolves was great.
@SCP Database yup I agree with you
@NukeMarine wait. So ASX was contracted by Amazon for expanse on their channel?
D&D: We are *StcHupid*
Videos on other series like Warrior and Lovecraft Country would be cool too.
Agreed on both accounts!
You forgot to mention HOW Ser Glendon Ball (  or rather Ser Glendon FLOWERS, assuming that Ser Quentyn even was his father) won the trial by battle;Dunk told him to use a *tourney* lance, which was longer than the *war* lance that Daemon used and thus would reach it's target quicker.That was a trick Dunk had learned from prince Baelor in his own trial way back in his first book, The Hegde Knight. So Dunk might not be to bright, but he learns from experience...
He is a legendary knight of tje kingsguard after all... Or rather will be
because Dunk learns from his mistakes
@Muenni Good thing I have the Kingsguard and not the LionguardPheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew...Anyways where are your siblings and did they mention me in any slightly negative way in the past few days?Just asking
@King Aerys II. Targaeryen Better watch out for some treacherous lion guard, then.
@Muenni Just burn them as I always say. No problems, clean and a lot of fun for the audience
Mewtwo- Japan's greatest philosopher
I read this comment before I watched the video."The actual what... What are you talking about?!"But yeah... I got there. 😂
@Loren Z brain plasticity
@Loren Z Children learn languages easier than adults due to a psychological period called ''sensitive period'' or ''critical period'' which sensitizes them to language-learning. This period's effects are at their peak during infancy which is why children learn their mothertongue more efficiently than later on if they aren't exposed to speech. Adults have higher cognitive capacity to learn overall but children do learn languages extremely efficiently.
Mewtwo is my favorite philosopher of the Edo period.
I laughed like hell when he says "Japanese philosopher ".
@Christer Arnold Bordon you are a good one.
@Zasumbadji quotes don't need to be necessarily true, it could be just an ideal that a person espouses
@Zasumbadji Anyone that isn't:1. 8 years old2. An elitist with zero self awarenessKnows that lol. Imagine thinking that a child born in rural Afghanistan has the same chances of success / opportunities as a child born in suburban New England. I was talking to someone the other day who seriously believed that hard work could get you anywhere, and that anyone that was poor just didn't work hard enough. I thought he was a young teenager, but I clicked on his profile to see he had a wife and kids :/ hope his kids don't end up poor.
I just realized, when you mentioned that Bloodraven is heavily inspired by odin; Bloodraven "combined" himself with a tree to gain full sight of the Old Gods and Odin "pinned" himself to Yggdrasil with his spear and bled for 7 days to gain the power of magic. The similarity is just crazy
@BattyButtercup Fenrir, the Wolf God Devourer
There's also the whole "Odin is a pagan god"/Brynden Rivers uses the ways of The Old Gods. I say "uses" rather than "follows" because Brynden clearly borrows magical tricks used by Mel, a priestess of the monotheistic Red God religion. I'd be unsurprised by the Three-eyed Crow showcasing knowledge and ability in the sorceries of other faiths, too. There's that whole "Bran wasn't the first kid Brynden summoned his way" thing with Euron Greyjoy, and Euron's ended up with his own multi-classing faith magic system going on while he tries at becoming a living god (which is what the Singers seem to treat Brynden as being).I forget who's supposed to off Odin come Ragnarok but, like, we have giants both Literal and figurative running about Westeros if need be AND mythic prophecy wolves besides! If [Wun-Wun?], The Mountain, The Hound, or Brienne aren't free to be Literal Giants, there's Literally Anyone Associated With Braavos such as the Faceless Men, mercenaries, the Iron Bank... and there's Littlefinger or, more probably, Sansa, through disguise or seizure of the dude's sigil and criminal empire (before she retakes House Stark's direwolf head or she embroiders herself a new, personal sigil without any giants).
Tolkien was also heavily inspired by Odinnic myths when he made the character of Gandalf, particularly the ones about Odin traveling around and visiting people's houses disguised as an old man in a grey cloak.
@Matt Shannon I mean he is able to change his appearance and he is also know to be a trickster, it's almost in character for him to appear where you expect him the least :D
If I had a nickel for every time Dunk threatened to give Egg a “clout in the ear” I’d have enough money to fund a third blackfire rebellion.
It seems that Third blackfyre rebellion has happened without ur funding good ser
“Brienne’s story echoes Dunk’s story” ... KING PODRICK
Pod the Rod, girthier than a castle wall.
Podrick would have been such a better king...
Someone who walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass... :P
After all, who has a better story than Podrick
Podrick the unlikely would be an unstatement
One of the things that I love about the ASoIaF stories/books, is how there is always something else going on behind it all; there are layers of stories, secrets and mysteries stacked on top of eachother. This is impossible to translate to a tv show.
@Niranjan Rajesh I rewatched Watchers on the Wall on a whim and then saw your comment. God what a phenomenal episode.
@Boyzby It's impossible because no studio has the budget and time to do it. If HBO really wanted to do the "detailed story" of all GoT books, it would take 20 seasons with 20 episode each season. I'm not even exaggerating; GoT story and wolrd is that big.
Why are people so quick to stay it's impossible? What about telling a detailed story is impossible?
@callmecatalyst season 6 is absolute shite.. The truly great seasons were 1-3. 4 had some incredible episodes but wasnt as great as the others. 5 was bad,6 was mediocre,with some terrible plots,7 was horrible,8 was catastrophically bad. And winds of winter is nowhere near the best episode of the series,idk if it even gets into the top 20. The only truly great moments in the WoW was the start,the jon reveal and cerseis coronation. I used to think WoW was the best episode,but it just isnt. Watch blackwater and watchers on the wall. Those are hour long episodes made to pure perfection. Everything in those episodes is perfection:the timelines,the plots,the acting,the drama,the climax etc. Winds of winter feels a bit contrived to me in places. Quite artificial. Watchers on the wall has the best battle in game of thrones,it has the moment when alliser respects jons strategy for the first time,allisers incredible speech,many mini bosses within the battle,incredible scenes like that of the giant crashing into the men holding the gate,the giant letting loose a giant arrow that resulted in a spectacular death for a nights watch man,the scythe,and a compelling plot over all of this. Same goes for blackwater
That is 100% possible. Don't make excuses for Dan and Dave.
I think I've decided that Bloodraven is my favorite historical character in the ASOIAF universe. Even excluding the whole Three-Eyed Crow thing, even if you treat that as a separate character, Bloodraven is great. He has the ruthless, cutthroat political sense of Tywin and Stannis, he's got magical powers like Bran, he's a bastard who fights for the good of the realm like Jon, he's a spymaster like Varys, he's got the Targaryen connection, he's motivated by love, family and duty, like Ned, and he has deep flaws related to his paranoia and prejudice, not unlike his cousin, Aerys II, The Mad King.He's like a microcosm for all the best and most interesting traits that make characters on ASOIAF so interesting and fun.
@Dan iel And being a cool uncle of sorts to Egg and seeing greatness in Dunk, despite his ruthlessness.
And weirwood enchanted arrows he wields
Aerys the 2nd isnt his cousin. Thats Aerys the first
And he is a son of Ice and Fire who turned into leader of the Night's Watch, just like Jon and after he's resurrected, Jon will maybe look like BloodRaven because of his ability of warging into Ghost!
"Dunk is oblivious to the flirting."lmao He's actually pretty adorable. Thank you for helping condense the book's material. I always find I can enjoy the details when they are laid out in formats like yours.
I did not catch it the first time myself. I thought he was fascinated by Dunk because of him dreaming of him on the Kingsguard, not unlike Daeron's fear of him the first time they meet.
The original turbovirgin
It just occured to me that I'm surprisingly more interested in seeing the continuation of the Dunk and Egg stories than I am in the main ASOIF series. Maybe I'm attracted to the comparatively smaller scale nature of the stories, maybe the fact that so many of these stories have been hinted at a history in the main series and supplemental material, or maybe I just don't like ice zombies. Either way I hope Martin has the chance to finish telling these characters stories.
Same. The main series will never be finished so I'd rather just get more Dunk and Egg stories instead.
This story is honestly so hype. It includes all the best elements of ASOIAF: politics, scheming, prophecy, magic, heroism and Bloodraven. Great video, I wish there was more stuff to cover. Maybe Fire and Blood?
exactly, that's why I love the dunk and egg tales so much.. they condense everything I love of the main series in a single, super entertaining, fun to read book. I wish we can at least get the story at winterfell and also the one where they go to Essos..
I like the idea that maynard is bloodraven in disguise and that bloodraven is taking his job of impersonating a hedge knight and spying at the wedding as an opportunity to have some fun drinking with the guys and make sexsiest jokesIt really adds to his character in my opinion: hes not just this mysterious scary looking sorcerer creep, hes also a guy who was probably treated as a freak and outcast his whole life for being a bastard and albino and probably had a very lonely life which he ia trying to make up for now
Welp, looks like I'm rereading Dunk and Egg for the upeenth time
ME TOO LETS GO
same bro, same
@Bezukhov *main theme plays on a trumpet and acordion*
The artist for this novel really made Bloodraven look like a vampire
@G4llager idk i like the idea that he is not a handsome high born snob of a knight, but an ugly bastard that is more honorable than the rest. It fits him imo
he really did glendan ball dirty
ASOIAF desperately needs Manga/Anime style adaptation
Targaryen armor would fit any bloodknight or vampire
Slam Dunk video dude, Eggcellent stuff as always
@Alt Shift X just DUNKing our faces in content are ya.
@Random People what a BALL of an episode.
@Alt Shift X thats a bit eggy
"How do you do, fellow hedge knights?" has me laughing too much at work.
I know, right? If you're going to pretend to be a hedge knight, try to not be so obvious :)
Oh god I cant tell you how long I laughed at that Japanese philosopher joke.
The storys of Dunk and Brienne have many parralels? So that means that Pod is a secret Targaryen xD
What if he is not a Targaryen, but secret Baratheon tho? He has dark hair after all
Everyone is a secret Targaryen
Would be great for Podrick's actor to play Egg in the series if they age him up
@Kevin W bro 🤣🤣🤣
nah that can't be right, cause we know Jon Snow's a Targaryen, and Thormund was very clear about observing Jon having a small pecker lol
"Gorghan of Old Ghis once wrote that a prophecy is like a treacherous woman. She takes your member in her mouth, and you moan with the pleasure of it and think, how sweet, how fine, how good this is... and then her teeth snap shut and your moans turn to screams. That is the nature of prophecy, said Gorghan. Prophecy will bite your prick off every time."- Marwyn the Mage
And then Marwyn travelled straight to Daenerys, a prophetic character, and crossed the sea, who are invested with ironborn who follow some lovecratian maniac that wants to end the world. Marwyn really is a „do as I say, not as I do“ kinda guy lol.
probably what happened to Rhaegar, honestly lmao
"As a Japanese philosopher once said" had me full on bent over laughing like a hyena. Nicely done
"...throw him down a well."How Walder Frey will die in the books, mayhaps?
@DeAndre Woods It’s the sense of dishonor and treachery - killing people at a wedding Yet Tywin said it best - Explain to me why it is more noble to kill 10,000 men in battle than a dozen at dinnerWas it cloak and dagger? YesWas it all under false pretenses? YesDid it break the laws of hospitality? YesAnd yet Tywin did it to end a war and did it so Frey took the blame of being an breaker of sanctuary and hospitality. Frey already had taint of “late Frey” for his role in Roberts rebellion, what’s one more hated name
@BattyButtercup I don’t see why all the hate for Walder Frey he did right by his family
This revelation has clearly prophesized the survival and plot-armouring of book!Podrickmmortal until he fulfils the deeds unfinished by his spiritual predecessor, Egg: Podrick must throw Walder Frey or a similarly awful scion of his down a well; he must prove himself personally to Brynden Rivers or Bran Stark; and he must achieve a success at Summerhall where Aegon failed.Clearly, Podrick will hatch a new and improved ruling dynasty or governing body for Westeros that sees to the smallfolk. Or a dragon. One or the other!
Call me crazy, but I really don’t think we’re going to get all those novella’s from George. I doubt we ever even get A Dream of Spring at this point.
@JCV it actually makes sense, because wrapping up all the plotlines is way harder than actually coming up with them. So maybe he's waiting to finish ADOS before releasing TWOW so he can change whatever doesn't fit.
my only hope (and it’s a crazy one) is that he’s trying to have both finished before publishing TWOW. sigh.
@anya_mz its a great one. He could publish TWOW now and then suprise everyone with ADOS a couple of years later after TWOW hype is done
You're crazy. Crazy right
@Krystof S. I was very excited about the 2020 date he gave when I was a new fan. I guess most fans have moved on.( I too, I used to save money for buying TWOW last year, but I don't anymore.) I do think TWOW is in our reach, but if trendlines mean anything, GRRM is not going to publish ADOS. Which may be a good thing for making lots of good fandom content(too optimistic here!) I wouldn't rule out dunk and egg novellas though. I think its possible he releases multiple of those at some point.
Call me crazy, I like the Tales of Dunk and Egg more than the main novels.
I think they are more fun because we know the trajectories of the characters.
I would want more of these easy to keep track of books too. I think a lot of ppl would agree, if they know about these novels..
I agree, however I couldn’t like Dunk and Egg as much if it wasn’t for the main series. It’s everything that’s great about ASoIaF in a nice concise package. However, it’s how it connects to and expands on the main series that elevates it above, in my opinion.
probably because each of them is a finished story.
I prefer them, too. For me, it's just a matter of taste. The main series is so massive with an incredible amount of moving parts. That isn't a criticism. I can acknowledge the objective quality and brilliance of ASOIAF. I simply enjoy reading "smaller" stories with a more focused cast more.
Really love these in depth Dunk and Egg explanation vids. Thanks Alt Shift X!!
Thanks for watching!
In the section on parallels between Dunk and Brienne, you missed two which are closely linked. The names of their squires have similar meanings - an egg and a pod are both containers within which you usually find an embryonic life form, either an animal or a plant respectively - and both Egg and Pod transform into massively more confident people over the course of the books, fulfilling the potential their names imply.
I enjoy these novellas more than some of the books just because the character building is a lot more concise and they’re likable
the novellas are far more digestible
0:31My favorite scene from The Sworn Sword is when Dunk mouthes the word “clout in the ear” and Egg grins at him. Absolutely priceless !
Brynden Rivers/Blood Raven is such an interesting character. I love this type of characters which are despised by the many for their appearance or their alleged malfeasance even though they are serving the greater good. Brendyn Rivers is highly intelligent, competent and cunning and use all sorts of means and knowledge for the good of the realm. I'd love to see/read more of him. Thanks Alt Shift X for yet another great analysis :)
The "greater good" of House Targaryen, that is.
He is the best character in ASOIAF,the most interesting. He is a bastard who has come into power,a very daunting sight as hes described as an albino with red eyes and a red winestain birthmark,a sorcerer who practices dark magic,he is the lover of the most beautiful woman who ever existed,he is literally a son of ice and fire,he becomes both kings hand and lord commander,he is ruthless and intelligent,and also the three eyed raven
@Nikhil Iyengar You're perfectly right ! I corrected it. It's quite a shame to praise a character and to butcher its name ^^
Brynden, my lord Florent. Brynden.
This was fantastic. You have such a soothing voice, and the editing was amazing. Thank you for this!
I've truly come to love Martin's use of prophecies being misinterpreted. So often in fantasy they're so cut and dry, but in the Westeros stories, one can cause so much harm by personal interpretation of dreams and prophecies. Martin is a former Catholic and Catholic theologians actually warn against committing wrongs based on personal revelations. One theologian I met said one should just live their life as best as possible and if the revelation is part of God's plan, it will just happen naturally. Yet in Martin's stories, we see the consequences of when peoples try to force their revelations to be made reality. It reminds me of how Dunk says he doesn't know what the morrow brings, only that he can live his life as best as possible
Dunk and Egg’s escapades are my favorite A Song of Ice and Fire side stories. They’re so well written and well paced. Super intriguing, great characters, action. All around fun.
The Japanese philosopher bit had me rolling. Also Glyndyn, Fireballs "son" was a real MVP in this story, holy shit.
If Bloodraven was impersonating Maynard Plumm, maybe Shiera Seastar also disguising as Bloodraven and ruling in his stead? They were the power couple of Westeros back then.
Dunk repeatedly threatens to give Egg a "clout on the ear" and Brienne bites off Vargo Hoat's ear. Coincidence??
I THINK NOT!(good catch btw, even if a bit absurd 😂)
Sometimes I pick up a new series and think “huh, this is pretty good. Maybe comparable in quality to ASOIAF” then I come back to the series and realize just nothing compares to the depth of ASOIAF, truly a modern classic
Since I read ASOIAF a couple of years ago, I stopped reading books. I compare every new book to The Song and they're never even close in quality. So, basically, ASOIAF ruined books for me.
"this is a time of political tension" is there a time where there isnt political tension in westeros??
Hell yeah read up on my man Jaehaerys I
@What Seek Ye I think reign of Viserys I was the most peaceful cuz there was almost no resistance from the lords and not much tension in the family
@Alexander Zack Dorne exists
@Admin. Slayer Enryu Alysanne and yes the did have political tension to spare what with Rogar Baratheon's treachery and the almost war with Braavos to say nothing of succession crisis
@Admin. Slayer Enryu it was a golden age, but still had its own problems. The issue with Baratheon and the new Vulture King, the Prince of Dorne launching a miserable naval assault, Myrish pirates sieges Tarth and the death of Prince Aemon when he tried to sort it out. Also a plague that they had to deal with.Point is, times were good, but shit’s always crazy in Westeros.
Your the only one of the channels I subed for their GoT content years ago I still watch 2 years after the season we do not speak of. Keep up your good work mate :)
Great video as always. The bit about dreams got brought up an idea. Prophecies being prophecies, it's also possible that the young queen that replaces Cersei and the valonqar that strangles her are Princess Arianne and King (f)Aegon. If you consider AFfC and ADwD as one long book, we're introduced to the prophecy and the two new characters around the same time which is a great way to mess with the reader's expectations. Also, while S8 was horrendous, it did show that the Golden Company guarded King's Landing which in the books would only happen if (f)Aegon was the one on the throne.
I think the Younger, More Beautiful Queen will be either Arianne or Daenerys (weird to think Cersei being around once Aegon takes King's Landing), OR the YMBQ doesn't refer to just one individual, but several including those two plus Margaery.
If Martin decided to release the 4th book of Dunk and Eggs: it needs to be adapted into a graphic novel
@A Yourmum The serialised graphic novels are pretty straight up adaptations of the books, but are even less likely to be concluded than the books. I haven't seen a new issue for at least a year now.
It is known.
@A Yourmum no need to read graphic novels they are not good as Dunk and Eggs.
@books from Windblown oh wow didn’t even know about that. I knew there were graphic novels for dunk and egg just not for asoiaf. Would you recommend it? I’ve already read the books 🤷♂️
@A Yourmum there is a graphic novel based on the second book of asoiaf series
Having Bloodraven besides any king is a double-edged sword. One, he's so loyal to his family that he's willing to go through any lengths to protect it. He has spies and men ready to do his bidding, and more importantly, you can blame him for all of the crimes and misfortune on the land.The downsides of having Bloodraven around; your subjects wouldn't like you and rumors of his magic and skills would be used as a stepping stone to rebellions. He's also dangerous and would ruin the image of the Targaryens. Not to mention many would likely want to kill him and probably you as well.. Weigh your choices carefully.
Daeron II was dawn lucky that BloodRaven didn't supported the Blackfyres!
You all will see that if we finally finish reading the last tale of Dunk&Egg, we'll find out that Colhands is actually Dunk back to life thanks to the Ghost of Heart Hill & Bloodraven after his own death, when he sacrificed himself saving Rhaegar from Summerhall's fire.
Holy shit, this theory makes absolute sense!
Yo, mate! Ser Maynard and Lord Bloodraven use the same phrase "a nest of adders"! that's uber specific! Also, George R. R. Martin is so witty, he must have known MORE phrases to have one repeated twice in the same tale, right?
They also both use the name "Butterbutt" when speaking about Lord Butterwell.Plumm was definitely BR in desguise.
Always wondered, knowing George's penchant for naming characters after real world influences, if Uthor "the Snail" with his unique sigil was named in honour of the Silver Snail - a legendary comic book shop in Toronto.
Love the dunk and egg books a bunch and really can't wait to see more after whenever George finishes winds of winter I'm guessing
I love so much that you gave a shoutout to Radio Westeros! They're among the most informative ASoIaF podcasts I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
I have no idea where my "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" book is gone so thank you for this video that let me relive these incredible stories
Most of the time I feel like I'm Dunk the lunk, as thick as a castle wall too while reading the novellas because I don't get the simple things that Dunk misses too. Like I had no idea that the Fiddler was a Blackfyre... I knew he was a Targareon Prince but- It's just that these videos really help me out in understanding these books so thanks for making them.
You know what....I have little faith for them to produce the Prequel Series without books behind them when they clearly failed at that in the main series.I stick with these stories.
@BaccaIsMemebob I will now watch Episode 2. Episode 1 was a good start.
welp 1 year later and im curious to hear yalls opinions on HOTD so far
To be fair, the failure of the main series wasn't really HBO's fault. They were willing to give D&D more time and money to make more seasons but D&D refused, wanting to finish the project quicklyBut I've seen the casting for House of the Dragon and it's pretty questionable, so I don't expect it to succeed
As long as D&D aren't on the job, and they find people passionate about their work for more than 5 years, then I think we'll be in a good spot. That, or end it around 4 seasons. That seems to be a good number for many great shows.
The sheer depth of this world still amazes me after all these years, such a brilliant writer
So first off I wanted to say I adore your videos. Your voice is so soothing, yet powerful enough to grasp my attention. Your videos are also edited wonderfully. Nothing overly showy, but not utterly simple in the slightest. Top notch. I was wondering if you're ever planning on delving in the the cosmere at all? The books seem mostly up your alley, and I'd love to hear your opinions and predictions about hidden meanings and upcoming events in the books.
The scene between Bloodraven and Dunk at the end always kind of reminded of those bits at the end of Terry Pratchett's watch novels in the Discworld series where the Patrician talks to Vimes about everything that happened and what the consequences of it all will be. Bloodraven may as well have said "Do not let me detain you" when he dismissed the two.
of all the characters in this series I would kill to have GRRM to flesh out and write a lot about Bloodraven. What an interesting character to be left on the pages without his own in depth story line.
Brynden just wanted to have fun, do a little trolling, but life demanded otherwise. Many such cases!
Makes the final couple of seasons of GoT even sadder, with all the subtle interconnectivity, prophecies, deeper meanings, being simply forgotten.
so glad you gave us the third book too! I have loved these videos about dunk and egg to death. So well done!! Your hard work in these works shows. cheers
I never knew just how much parallel there is between Dunk and Brienne's stories. The offspring of characters echoing their ancestors actions is quite poetic
Wow. I didn't get a lot when reading the book. Thanks for your videos! It's realy interesting to discover missed bits of story.
Love your videos and really enjoyed the comics adaptación! My wife and I received the first 2volumes of the graphic novels version as a wedding gift. I really dug them as we were both big fans of game of thrones show and he knew that. My wife has still to read but when I buy the 3rd I will add the first two in the series to her her 2021 reading stack.
I just spent two hours watching these Dunken and Egg prequel videos. I have no regrets.
I never made a connection between Bloodraven and Odin but it works so well! Amazing!
2:26 you can hear him smiling. I love it
I liked the historical reference with the cup over water and the Japanese philosopher, still one of my favorite Pokemon
I love the armor designs in this comic.Edit:Also Blood Raven’s birth mark looks more like a raccoon than a raven.
I just finished reading the Mystery Knight, and am kicking myself for not recognizing Maynard Plumm. I knew there was something suspicious when Dunk mentioned his odd features, but didn't put it together. Thanks Alt!
"A Japanese philosopher once said" lol Mewtwo
That was a punch below the belt! looool
I really do hope we can see the rest of these story’s. I haven’t finished reading the main series but the idea of these really does excite me
I appreciate that you're adding more comedic bits to these videos. Good mix of entertaining and informative.
Stunning video! I miss your GRRM breakdowns as much as GOT. Thank you so much, youre bloody brilliant!
The Others take you. I've been reading the Dunk and Egg stories and I watch your video after reading each one... and I end up rereading them to catch everything you point out that I blindly miss. I tried to watch this video in tandem to avoid another reread... alas, I've still managed to miss so much. I will be immediately journeying back to Whitewalls to pay closer attention to one Ser Maynard Plumm in particular...
The series was good overall, great some times, but the books are always better. In the books there's always some of those layers that we put in ourselves as readers, there's imagination and our own twisted logics to all of it. That's the magic of it. There's lore galore to be interpreted and explained, as we all have seen for the past years discussing how the series was lettings us down and leaving out major plotlines. We've been taking about it for years now and amazing channels like this one give me life and hope that somewhere, somehow there'll be writers for next shows that care and will give us something to look forward to 🙌🏻
Well, now I feel as thick as a castle wall too. I didn't notice the flirting either haha. In my defense I don't notice it in real life though.
Dunk and egg are just so interesting, I can't wait for more of their stories.
I dunno why, but the Mystery Knight is my favourite Dunk and Egg story so far, maybe because it had more Bloodraven in it which is awesome, or maybe its just Alt Shift X's way of presenting the story to me, even though Ive read the book before. Anyway, Ill NEVER stop rewatching this video. Thanks Alt Shift X
Of the comparisons between Dunc and Brienne: brienne is also seen at renlys tournament using a shield that has the same symbol as Dunc, a tree with a star
I really wish I could learn more about the Blackfyres from their own perspective. In relation to other things I've always found them neat, even if they're mostly fools and reckless jerks.
This has to be the best Targaryen period because its time where there were lots of kings coming and going, a lot of political tensions, the Blackfyres are a serious threat and Dunk and Egg are very good protagonists that lead very interesting lives, even their death was mysterious and special.
I really love your content, mate! Keep up the amazing work!
I’d love to hear you talk about Gormenghast trilogy. I like the reference to books in this story by George!
Alt+Shift+X -- you make the best videos and breakdowns of books and shows I've ever seen. The amount of research and details you put into your videos really shows; with every video you put out. I'm so happy that I found your channel long ago, and hope you keep going for many more years!
One thing not mentioned in this video that I hadn't caught in earlier readings, is that Bloodraven totally threatens to kidnap young Aegon due to conflict between Bloodraven and Aegon's father Maekar, and there's a lot of subtle verbal underplay between the two of them about what would happen if Bloodraven tried to do such a power play. Basically, Bloodraven concedes that it's not worth the risk.
@Kriegerdammerung Whoops! What a mistake to make! Will correct.
Aegon father's is Maekar, mate
I find it funny how George thinks he can do 10 books when it’s taken him 10+ years just to do one
To be fair the song of ice and fire books are much more complex then the dunk and egg short stories. With every asoiaf book the story expands in plot and complexity, making them more time consuming to write. That is ofc his own fault, but I think people need to have that in mind while they judge his writing speed. I also think all the pressure is starting to get to him, people loosing their minds on social media etc. Creativity can get hampered under emotional and psychological duress. Being reminded constantly on the Internet that "he is old and will probably die soon so he should hurry up and finish his books" isn't going to help his creative process. People can be quite gross and callous in that way. Anyway I really hope he get to finish his life's work, for his sake.
I was hoping you mentioned the inn by the God's Eye shore. Where all of the wedding's attendees crossed the lake to reach Butterwell's castle.I have a theory, that it is the same inn found by Arya and Yoren's group of recruits, before they are attacked by Ser Amory Lorch, in the book "A Clash of Kings".
I am going to be very disappointed if we never see the resolution of such interesting stories, both asoiaf and dunk and egg.
You did an amazing job covering these. Kudos.
A bit sad that you didn't take about Dunk's sort of grudge/gratitude towards Gormon Peake.
I’d love to know more about Glendon (Fireball) Ball what happened to him in his life did he ever get respected
I would guess he somehow joins Dunk and Egg's group for when they take ship to Essos (there is supposed to be a future story there), and chooses to stay.. maybe joins the golden company
The books don't say.. maybe it'll be revealed in future Dunk & Egg stories. Mayne he'll join King Egg's Kingsguard!
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I heard that Duncan and Glendon stay friends, and that when Duncan joins the Kingsguard Glendon does as well, and becomes his second in command.
@Matthew Terlaga Yes, the part you got wrong is that Dunk saved Rhaella (Daenerys' mother) while she was pregnant with Daenerys. She was actually pregnant with Rhagear (Daenerys' oldest brother), when Dunk saved her at Summerhall.
@Jimmy GS yes, when it catches on fire, from egg trying to make his dragon egg hatch, and the only survivor is the woman dunc saved, who would go on to birth Danerys and her brother, alt shift x even mentions it in a previous video
@Matthew Terlaga Dunk and Egg, both die in Summerhall.
@Matthew Terlaga Begging your pardon, no, Ser Duncan saved Rhaella as she was to birth Rhaegar.
@Kriegerdammerung it’s possible, we know dunc lived that long, and actually died saving daneyrs mother while she was pregnant with her, putting her on a ship and then going back to try and save egg, his king and friend.
Also, when Jon first takes Longclaw in his hands, his first thoughts are about stealing his own brother's birthright, and taking his father's sword
Just like Daemon Blackfyre, and the irony is that one of the reasons why Catelyn treated Jon the way she did was because she feared he would become Daemon Blackfyre 2.0!
I love how BloodRaven, of all people, tested the honor of Dunk with the suggestion of just running away instead of giving up his armor..
These videos are priceless. You explain the stories far better than anyone.Also, the use of the graphics from the comics helps tremendously
So aside from the last two books in the main series, GRRM wants to write 7 or more novellas too...? Why do I have the feeling we're not getting to get all these...?
The man is 73 years old and has his attention stretched beyond capacity as is, we'll be so luck if he finishes ASOIF, so let's hope he doesn't distract himself with more of these stories. At least not until we get the last two books. As someone who read the books about 15 years ago and needs to read them again, I'm just hoping we get a closing that was written by him, or at least with his input. At this point, I just wish he'd hire some people to help him finish the series.
"The Lord Commander", knowing current Martin writing speed, is estimated to be published in next 100 years?
That Japanese Philosopher was very wise. Perhaps you could make a video about him?
Elric was the antithesis to the muscle bound sword swinger. He was an emaciated albino, whose vampire sword forces him to kill, so the sword can feed.