I enjoyed your "random thoughts"... here are just a few of the random replies that I have!
3- regarding Catlyn... I wonder if the emotions you have at the time of death are the ones you carry into an "undead" state? I wonder if when she discovers most of her children actually live (assuming she does), if it is possible for her to change in any way?
4- re. Dany- I still am in the old camp of followers who believe that the three heads will actually ride, since there happens to be three dragons in Dany's care. I still believe it will be Jon and Tyrion with Dany... all of Targaryen blood (I think ) However, I believe that Martell and Barristan will prove vital to the fight for humanity when the cards finally play out. (Oh, and I miss Maester Aemon, too. I'm dying to find out what the book says that he wanted Jon to read!)
6- Cersei... I wonder how it will go for her, too. She will undoubtedly die at some point (as per the Maegi's prophecy), but it is supposedly to happen only after her children are all dead. I will sooo enjoy "watching" her flogged
7- I'm torn when it comes to Littlefinger. First off, are the things he tells Sansa merely the things he wants her to believe? Or is her beauty and likeness to his first love a dire weakness for him? Some people have suggested he is actually in cahoots with the Others, and will play a huge role in the coming winter's war. Could he be so very wicked? Or just greedy...?
8- one of the kingsguard did just conveniently bite it- Aerys Oakheart... supposedly protecting Myrcella. Surely word will reach KL in time for a new appointment?
13- I was under the impression that there are two or three books yet to come in this series. Even if Dance is set in the same time period... I suppose the next book/s could start after a few more years have passed?
14- I think the sword in Brienne's care might prove to be more powerful than we think. It was made from Ned's ICE and refused to turn Lannister colors, IIRC. I wonder if in the right hands, it may come to life? (I'm hedging bets on Jon being the wielder)
15- Margaery's maidenhead: I really do think she lost in horseback riding. We all know that her first husband was homosexual. The only person claiming any proof that Renly and Margaery did the deed was Taena Merryweather, whom I strongly believe was setting Cersei up for a big fall. I just don't think Margaery is that stupid... esp. the whole "moontea" thing. I think Margaery and her clan and followers are doing a big ol' conspiracy against the Lannisters.