References and Homages
Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:06 PM
[And no chicken or the egg debates, please. Harry is obviously the chicken AND the egg.]
Posted 29 November 2005 - 12:48 PM
I've done some diggin and can't find anything substantive that links the imagery or the colors between House and Writer/Artist. However, I did note that Mike takes specific pride in his detailing of weapons in his artwork - at least one site referred to him as something of a weaponsmaster. It's a tenuous tie, but it does link him with Desmond Grell.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 06:10 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:30 AM
the Gormenghast trilogy, starting with Titus Groan.
I aslo wonder if "Ghaston Grey" is based on Gormemghast - both are dreary old places, although the former must be relatively small since it is in the middle of the Sea of Dorne, and the latter is vast.
Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:58 PM
with-- "I have crossed many mountains and many rivers, and trodden many plains, even into the far countries of Rhun and Harad where the stars are strange" (aragorn in LotR)
curious. swan ships from the teleri, too? at least tolkien's casual racism doesn't seem to exist in martin, though strange things tend to be afoot when we're talking about some black folks in all these books.
Edited by sologdin, 03 December 2005 - 01:00 AM.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:59 PM
Maester Aemon also drops a few references to Dunk and Egg here and there, but I don't have the page numbers for those.
Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:06 PM
In AGoT, in the chapter in which Tyrion choses trial by combat in the Eirye, Tyrion thinks of Jaime that
The other two are from A Feast for Crows:
Posted 06 December 2005 - 02:19 PM
In AGoT, in the chapter in which Tyrion choses trial by combat in the Eirye, Tyrion thinks of Jaime that which I think is a reference to Alexander the Great and the Gordian knot.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:17 AM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:45 PM
Sam castigates himself for a fool a few times during the last halt before the Orodruin. And himself again and Frodo a "great fool" in HoME VII's version of the breaking of the fellowship. I'm pretty certain Frodo never says it to him. Could it be movieverse?
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:01 PM
"Augustus ruled the world, but Livia [Augustus' wife] ruled Augustus."
(Claudius himself seems to be a big influence in terms of the creation of Tyrion).
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:03 PM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:08 PM
To be pedantic, Santiago is the name of the protagonist. Manolin is the name of his friend, the little boy.
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:38 AM
In ASoS, when Bran is in the Nightfort, Hodor throws a slate to the well and Bran says:
there. You might have hurt something, or ... or woken something up."
Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:44 PM
Trebor, pronounced "Très bore". I think Martin's double entendre is both clear and deliberate. ;)
Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:42 AM
Two crossed scythes is also Susan Sto-Helit's (of Discworld fame) Coat of Arms.
RE: House Grell. Not sure if it has got anything to do with anything but a Grell is a D&D monster, a kind of fying brain with tentacles.
Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:31 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:03 AM
Posted 15 December 2005 - 05:42 PM