You were a person who had known incredible pain. Pain so encompassing it was like ocean-bottom pressure squeezing your bones. And you didn’t just survive it, you lived beyond it with just enough sanity, and just enough astounding eloquence, to become one of the best writers of your or any other age.
The criminal punishment system promises accountability for violence, but in actuality it is a form of targeted violence against poor people, people with disabilities, and people of color, and doesn’t reduce violence in our society.
The main problem with the “Night King” theory is that Bran cannot warg people in the past, he can only warg them in the present. What happened in the Hodor episode (The Door) was that Bran (who was greenseeing the past while physically in the present) warged Hodor in the present which connected him to Willis (young Hodor) in the past. The connection was between Bran and Hodor not Bran and Willis (Bran → Hodor → Willis → Hodor). Bran can connect to and change the past through warging someone in the present who also exists in the past that he is greenseeing (through their eyes aka a green dream). He can change someone’s past (and present) by connecting their past to their present.
…raqi TV” where the US government would broadcast the best of Iraqi television to us free of charge. That’s not much to ask in the “spoils of war” category, is it? We’ve been paying for our army to be in Iraq and Afghanistan for a long time now. What do I have to show for it? Don’t you think we should be able to at least steal their TV feeds?