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AGoT Reread: Direwolves, Dragons [eggs], Momontís Raven, and Cats, Oh My! Pets or Providence?


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#1 evita mgfs

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:09 PM

ReRead GoT - DIREWOLVES, DRAGONS [Eggs], MORMONT’S RAVEN, AND CATS! OH MY! Pets or Providence?

Welcome, everyone! /grouphug.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':grouphug:' /> Are you ready to go back to GoT?

Let’s share and compare, run and have fun! We have an awesome group gathered to participate, and maybe others will even join up along the way.
This thread is just what it says – and most of you know what we are about through PM’s. Reread Starts NOVEMBER 5, and a schedule follows.
We are analyzing the aspect of the direwolves of House Stark, the dragons, [or in the case of AGoT, dragon eggs], Mormont’s tricksy bird, and cats as both pets and as agents of providence – are these creatures far more than what they seem? [Well, I would think so]. But also we need to keep in mind their “pet aspect” – for they all can be loving and loyal, yet they can also be deaf to commands and annoying like all pets can be – in the most loving way possible. Mormont may complain about his bird, but Argh! He loves that bird, yes?
A few basic rules I garnered from other reread “posts” [This is my first reread], and I put them here to remind myself as well, because I get excited at times and forget myself, so maybe this will help us all:
  • Here is a chat room we can meet in, courtesy of The Pack Survives: http://www.chatzy.com/45717398169100
  • We need to STAY ON POINT. Try not to jump ahead in the book if possible. However, I think we need to make exceptions when we are discussing foreshadowing in the current novel and the remaining novels of ASoIaF.
  • We are reading ALL of AGoT because we just never know when an animal will show up, or be mentioned in another context. For instance, Tyrion’s POV’s informs us about dr _ _ _ _s!
  • If you are busy and can’t keep up, check out the links at Tower of the Hand. This should catch you up enough so that you can enjoy the conversation and the FUN!
  • In chapters where an animal may not appear, then we can discuss the animals who are related to that environment. For instance, in the Prologue, maybe our target animals do not appear, but we learn a great deal about the “background environment” where certain animals WILL appear, so we can find lots to discuss regardless.
  • Sometimes people behave like animals – Mormont is oft described in “bear” verbs, he paws, he growls, he grunts, and more. So let us not miss these references as well.
  • Getting off topic – Hey, this happens. As long as we return to the main course without too much deviation, I think we will be fine.
  • Let us work together in a spirit of cooperation and sharing. No flaming, please. Everyone has a right to his/her opinion, and lively debate is allowed – but please, no nastiness – no name calling or veiled insults to the intelligence of another being “lacking”. [I have been called an “assassin lover”]. I mess up at times – I can’t keep my maesters straight, I forget the colors of the eyes of the animals, and I can’t follow a map worth a darn – yet I still put myself out there with sincerity and do not mind being corrected. But no one needs to be insulted for making a blunder, yes?
  • IMO, WE ALL have something to offer. Our group is from everywhere around the world, so I am excited to hear all the wonderful perspectives everyone will have to offer.
  • I think most of us have pets, or have had a pet in the past. This first-hand knowledge will help in the analysis – and once in a while, we may even mention our dogs and cats or other? In relation to Martin’s work, of course! Personally, I love reading about such stuff – for I mention my own dogs and their behaviors in relevance to Martin’s work. [We even posted picture links for breeds who looked like Meribald’s Dog on the Calling All Direwolf/Dog Lovers’ thread http://asoiaf.wester...f/page__st__100
  • Some other reread threads have certain posters who kick off each chapter with a summary written by them. I am not a summary hog – so if you wish to introduce a chapter, let me know. I think this is best done through PM’s, and I keep a chart – so send me a PM with requests.
  • I am by no means the Posting Police. Correct me if I make any procedural errors?!
Here is the “working schedule for the reread. Please check it over for errors in dates. I did account for the holidays and hunting season, allowing extra time so you have your family time without having to worry about rereading and posting. I hope this is to everyone’s satisfaction.

I paired up two chapters at a time. So for November 5-10, we discuss chapters 1 and 2; then for November 11-13, we discuss chapters 3 and 4. And so on. I linked the first two chapters to the Tower of the Hand – and I hope this information takes in my post. Sometimes everything screws up when I hit the POST button!

Feel free to warm up before the actual reread starts. Tell me what I am doing wrong so I can fix it. I appreciate any advice.

  • PROLOGUE 1-11 http://towerofthehan.../books/101/001/
  • BRAN 12-21 November 5 http://towerofthehan.../002/index.html
  • CATELYN 22-27
  • DAENERYS 28-38 November 11, 2012
  • EDDARD 39-48
  • JON 49-57 November 14, 2012
  • CATELYN 58-67
  • ARYA 68-75 11/19 November 19, 2012
  • BRAN 76-85
  • TYRION 86-92 11/24 Thanksgiving Break and Hunting Season November 21, 2012
  • JON 93-98
  • DAENERYS 99-108 Regroup 11/29 November 29, 2012
  • EDDARD 109-117
  • TYRION 118-127 December 5, 2012
  • CATELYN 128-138
  • SANSA 139-152 12/10 December 10, 2012 [Time for Christmas shopping and decorating]
  • EDDARD 153-159
  • BRAN 160-164 12/20 December 20, 2012 [Time allowance for Christmas holidays]
  • CATELYN 165-175
  • JON 176-189 12/29 December 29, 2012[Time allowance for New Years’ Celebrations]
  • EDDARD 190-202
  • TYRION 203-214 January 3, 2013
  • ARYA 215-225
  • DAENERYS 226-236 January 8, 2013
  • BRAN 236-249
  • EDDARD 250-258 January12, 2012
  • JON 259-271
  • EDDARD 272-282 1/16 January 16, 2012
  • CATELYN 283-292
  • SANSA 293-304 1/20 January 20, 2013
  • EDDARD 305- 323
  • TYRION 324-337 1/24 January 24, 2013
  • ARYA 338-350
  • EDDARD 351-358 1/28 January 28, 2013
  • CATELYN 359-377
  • EDDARD 378 -384 February 2, 2013
  • DAENERYS 385-395
  • BRAN 396-409 2/6 February 6, 2013
  • TYRION 410-423
  • EDDARD 424-430 2/11 February 11, 2013
  • CATELYN 431-443
  • JON 444-451 2/15 February 15, 2013
  • TYRION 452-461
  • EDDARD 462-471 2/20 February20,2013
  • SANSA 472-479
  • EDDARD 480-488 February 24, 2013
  • DAENERYS 489-500
  • EDDARD 501-514 March 1, 2013
  • JON 515-522
  • EDDARD 523 – 529 3/5 March 5, 2013
  • ARYA 530-541
  • SANSA 542-551 3/9 March 9, 2013
  • JON 552-567
  • BRAN 568-582 3/14 March 9, 2013
  • DAENERYS 538-594
  • CATELYN 595-606 3/19 March 19, 2013
  • TYRION 607-617
  • SANSA 618-627 3/23 March 23, 2013
  • EDDARD 628 -637
  • CATELYN 638-651 3/29 March 20, 2013
  • JON 652-664
  • DAENERYS 665-664 April 3, 2013
  • TYRION 675-693
  • CATELYN 694-701 4/8 April 8, 2013
  • DAENERYS 702-715
  • ARYA 716-728 4/12 April 12, 2013
  • BRAN 729-740
  • SANSA 741-750 4/16 April 16, 2013
  • DAENERYS 751-761
  • TYRION 762-771 4/20 April 20, 2013
  • JON 772-784
  • CATELYN 785-797
  • DAENERYS 798-807 4/24April 24, 2013

AND WRAP UP

Sorry about he numbering and links. For some reason the post isn't taking my copy and paste from my word document. /dunce.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dunce:' />

Edited by evita mgfs, 06 November 2012 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

Looking forward to it! /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

Love to participate!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

/bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> KISS 'DBYFIRE, ARABELLA VIDAL, and BLISSCRAFT, So delighted to have you all! This news makes me happy indeed. I can hardly wait until Monday! /cheers.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

Mary, you're as brilliant as always, and now that my painful midterms and essays have ended, I'll be glad to participate in this thread and help you in any way that you need me to <3

I've already started reading the chapters and I can't wait for all you guys' comments =)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

I would love to participate but I'm too busy with school. Will check in from time to time to read the discussions, and maybe participate someday.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:43 AM

I didn't like how we only got introduced to the sigils of Stark and Targaryen. I'd love reading about a kraken, or even more, a lion. I love lions.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

I didn't like how we only got introduced to the sigils of Stark and Targaryen. I'd love reading about a kraken, or even more, a lion. I love lions.


/agree.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':agree:' /> Well, ROLEX BARATHEON, you are welcome to cover the LIONS, for they are CATS.

And as for the KRAKEN, I couldn't fit everything on the little line they give us for a post. I am sure we can fit the Kraken in as well, and you are welcome to introduce the chapters that mention either or both. Just let me know.

/cheers.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' /> Super Glad to have you join us as well.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

Hi! We’re opened and ready for business! /laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh:' />

The re-read begins November 5, so the “kick offs” will begin with The Pack Survives and me introducing chapters 1 and 2, respectively. We will try to post our finds Sunday night to be ready for Monday’s attack!

Although count me “obsessed” I am sooo excited, I am ready to start NOW! /dunno.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dunno:' />

Until then, and since our thread says PETS as one means to attack our target animals, let us SHARE links to pictures of our beloved pets, presently or from the past?

In this small way, we can meet and greet one another through the means of our “favorite pets”. /cheers.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' /> So I will begin!

My five golden retrievers are jokingly my direwolves of House Stark. /wub.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' />

My Isis and my Prince II doing “the bicycle” on their backs:http://ladyevyta.tum...35/dogs-on-back

My alpha male Moses: http://ladyevyta.tum.../moses-in-grass

Harley and Baby Bella:http://ladyevyta.tum...-and-baby-bella

My late great Princer I showing his “teeth”:http://ladyevyta.tum...r-showing-teeth

Now it is your turn! Let’s have some fun! I really care, so please follow suit, AND SHARE! /grouphug.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':grouphug:' />

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

Don't have any pets, but I've kept stray kittens in my past.

Here's a funny picture from the world wide web:

http://www.funplusfu...Cats-Videos.jpg

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:18 AM

Your dogs are beautiful Evita!

Here's my silly Sarah, Mr Gray and Mr Black and White. /laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh:' />

Edited by Little Wing, 03 November 2012 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

I have a cute, but sometimes rather evil black cat /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Her name is Sjors.
This is Sjors guarding a drawing. "Hear Me Roar" she says.
And this, and this is Sjors when I just got her and she was a tiny little kittycat /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

And this is a squirrel I met in London: https://fbcdn-sphoto...4_8338787_n.jpg

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

Little question about the schedule:
If I understand right the dates mentioned are the dates we start reading the chapters, right? So on November 5th we've finished the Prologue and start reading Bran & Catelyn, did I get that right?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Little question about the schedule:
If I understand right the dates mentioned are the dates we start reading the chapters, right? So on November 5th we've finished the Prologue and start reading Bran & Catelyn, did I get that right?


This is what the OP said:

I paired up two chapters at a time. So for November 5-10, we discuss chapters 1 and 2; then for November 11-13, we discuss chapters 3 and 4. And so on.

And by chapter 1 they mean Prologue /laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh:' />

Edited by Little Wing, 03 November 2012 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

This is what the OP said:

I paired up two chapters at a time. So for November 5-10, we discuss chapters 1 and 2; then for November 11-13, we discuss chapters 3 and 4. And so on.

And by chapter 1 they mean Prologue /laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh:' />

Ah thanks, I got a bit confused by the page numbers, I read 1-11 after Prologue as November 1, because where I live (Netherlands we write a date as dd-mm-yy --> Nov 1 (in US 11/01/12) = 01-11-'12 here. I get it now /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Your dogs are beautiful Evita!

Here's my silly Sarah, Mr Gray and Mr Black and White. /laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh:' />


/grouphug.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':grouphug:' /> LITTLE WING: Well, I met your family. Sarah is a beautiful dog. Lovely, glossy coat. And Mr Gray [sorry, I think of Christian Grey as Mr. Grey] is smart looking, but that black and white cat is a show stopper. What coloring.

Your pup and kitties are special, and they look most happy and heathy. /wub.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' /> Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

I have a cute, but sometimes rather evil black cat /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Her name is Sjors.
This is Sjors guarding a drawing. "Hear Me Roar" she says.
And this, and this is Sjors when I just got her and she was a tiny little kittycat /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


/bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> MANDERLY'S RAT COOK: Sjors - well, I love he opened mouth. Did you see my old Prince I picture? He is showing teeth as well, just like Sjors. I loved him in the scales - and those blue eyes are to die for. How did you get such perfect shots? /wub.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' /> They could be on a kitty calendar - you and LITTLE WING should get together and do a pussycat calendar with pictures of your cats.

How can such a sweety pie be evil? Oh, I know. I have a piece of a Reeses' cup, and my little Bella is giving me a story - she thinks she can talk. So IO am hearing the Reses' Peanut Butter Lament! /devil.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':devil:' />

Thanks for sharing. This is great fun!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

Don't have any pets, but I've kept stray kittens in my past.

Here's a funny picture from the world wide web

http://www.funplusfu...Cats-Videos.jpg


/bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /wub.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' /> ARABELLA VIDAL: It looks like he is a punk rock kitty cat. Is that a mohawk hairstyle? He looks as if they colored his fur and hair.

I put make-up on my Moses for the Twilight Series openings. He is a theatre dog, and he plays Jacob Black the werewolf side at the premieres. He was just groomed because he has a big deal on November 15 for the Breaking Dawn II premiere. I will take pictures and link them after the event. I may not do makeup, even though he is such a ham, he just loves having makeup put on and his picture taken.

Then he loves to visit the movie patrons and pose with them as Jacob the werewolf. He has been in the newspaper many times for his theatre performances. Like I said, he is a big ole ham.

Thanks for sharing. This has been great fun! /cheers.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />