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  1. Last I read she is having Breinne bring Jaime to her. Jaime did confess to Cat that he tossed Bran. Why was she resurrected? I dunna know. I gotta give LSH some slack. Her husband was beheaded. She witnessed Roose stabbing her son Robb. Sansa is married off to a Lannister. Arya is believed to be dead. Bran & Rickon are believed to be dead and WF has been laid to ruin (by Bolton’s). Her purpose? Lady Stoneheart is about revenge. In this particular story I hope she gets it. Forget PC. Think about the author’s age and comic books and the Punisher. Before comics got graphic they merely told a cheap and easy fantasy tale that was published every 30 days.
  2. Thread title --- Hypothetical: The Hound takes Sansa to Robb and Cat. Do they marry Sansa to the Freys to pay off the bridge debt? What is the bridge debt? I’m a bit confudicated. When did the Hound snatch Sansa from KL?
  3. I can emphasize with your plight. Thank you for discussing your life situation. Part of the reason for the original post was that I was angry that in 2010 I had to give the government all of my personal information under the mandate that I would be penalized via the IRS. I am healthy. I stay as far away from doctors as I can. The deductible that I have is 5000. My gripe is about the culling of information. 20K is more than some people make annually. I have mixed opinions. There are some who just want to live a reasonably safe life. There are others who milk life and the system. I complied with the ACA mandate. Now that my provider has withdrawn from my area I am questioning many things.
  4. I agree with you.
  5. Who dies and who lives is not my concern. I merely want an ending. Selfish as that may be. Whatever ending Martin comes to with his never-ending story is okay with me.
  6. Booze, cheese and chocolate OMG please give me the excuse.
  7. I don't know what or who a Haviland Tuf is but I'm thinking the ASOIAF just may meet that criteria.
  8. Argh, I am hoping there will be an ending. Delayed as it may be. Tune in next year to I am not the man you think I am and I am not the man I thought I was. Then tune in in 2019 to see the finale.
  9. I have a question. First a statement. I recently received a letter stating that my health care provider has withdrawn coverage from my area. Someone correct me if I am ignorant. The law of the land (USA) is that I must have health care or I will be penalized (attachment of my income tax). Soooooo, under the mandate that I must have health insurance, back in yada yada, I applied. Because the affordable care act was instituted (numerous years ago) I registered and complied with the invasive questions. This is my question. How much do you pay for health insurance? For 2017 I paid $109 monthly while the government paid $662. If you don't like my questions talk about what ever you want as applies to health care. Enlighten me.
  10. Appears Qorgyle died 288 and Mormont was elected 288. Do ya tink dat Rykker and Thorne were at the Wall before Mormont decided to take the black? edit: Ser Alliser is an anointed knight, one of the few to take the black since I have been Lord Commander. since: in the intervening period between (the time mentioned) and the time under consideration, typically the present.
  11. The actual words are serving woman. PC is important in this day. As you said Cat was not at WF when Bran woke from his comma.
  12. Ummmmmmmm, on the other hand if a person were look at the context of the chapter a person might read that when Bran woke from his comma he saw a serving woman. I'm aghast. A Game of Thrones - Bran III "What are you doing?" he shrieked. The crow opened its beak and cawed at him, a shrill scream of fear, and the grey mists shuddered and swirled around him and ripped away like a veil, and he saw that the crow was really a woman, a serving woman with long black hair, and he knew her from somewhere, from Winterfell, yes, that was it, he remembered her now, and then he realized that he was in Winterfell, in a bed high in some chilly tower room, and the black-haired woman dropped a basin of water to shatter on the floor and ran down the steps, shouting, "He's awake, he's awake, he's awake." Whatcha think fandom? You think that Lady Stark had some help taking care of the washing and cleansing of Bran's body while he was comatose?
  13. I'm wondering does she hate the Vale lords or is she fearful that someone my discover she is Lady Lannister? She is in hiding. There is a reward on her head.
  14. While this may be true, I could say the same about Lyanna as never being confirmed in text as Jon Snow's mum. Below is Meera questioning Coldhands. A Dance with Dragons - Bran I "Who sent you? Who is this three-eyed crow?" "A friend. Dreamer, wizard, call him what you will. The last greenseer." The longhall's wooden door banged open. Outside, the night wind howled, bleak and black. The trees were full of ravens, screaming. Where did Coldhands lead Bran and company? He led them to the CotF cave. What did Maester Luwin say about the CotF and greenseers? Notice the similarities to the crannog Reed children. A Game of Thrones - Bran VII "They were a people dark and beautiful, small of stature, no taller than children even when grown to manhood. They lived in the depths of the wood, in caves and crannogs and secret tree towns. Slight as they were, the children were quick and graceful. Male and female hunted together, with weirwood bows and flying snares. Their gods were the gods of the forest, stream, and stone, the old gods whose names are secret. Their wise men were called greenseers, and carved strange faces in the weirwoods to keep watch on the woods. How long the children reigned here or where they came from, no man can know. Below are various dialogues between Luwin & Bran about greenseers and greensight. A Clash of Kings - Bran IV "You told me that the children of the forest had the greensight. I remember." "Some claimed to have that power. Their wise men were called greenseers." "Was it magic?" A Clash of Kings - Bran IV Luwin set down his quill. "No one truly knows, Bran. The children are gone from the world, and their wisdom with them. It had to do with the faces in the trees, we think. The First Men believed that the greenseers could see through the eyes of the weirwoods. That was why they cut down the trees whenever they warred upon the children. Supposedly the greenseers also had power over the beasts of the wood and the birds in the trees. Even fish. Does the Reed boy claim such powers?" "No. I don't think. But he has dreams that come true sometimes, Meera says." Jojen tries to splain stuff to Bran. Jojen tells Bran that Bran is a greenseer and again the similarities betwixt the crannog’s and the CotF and the old gods are mentioned. Jojen says he was gifted with green dreams. Now there are greenseers, greensight and green dreams. A Storm of Swords - Bran I "Then you teach me." Bran still feared the three-eyed crow who haunted his dreams sometimes, pecking endlessly at the skin between his eyes and telling him to fly. "You're a greenseer." "No," said Jojen, "only a boy who dreams. The greenseers were more than that. They were wargs as well, as you are, and the greatest of them could wear the skins of any beast that flies or swims or crawls, and could look through the eyes of the weirwoods as well, and see the truth that lies beneath the world. "The gods give many gifts, Bran. My sister is a hunter. It is given to her to run swiftly, and stand so still she seems to vanish. She has sharp ears, keen eyes, a steady hand with net and spear. She can breathe mud and fly through trees. I could not do these things, no more than you could. To me the gods gave the green dreams, and to you . . . you could be more than me, Bran. You are the winged wolf, and there is no saying how far and high you might fly . . . if you had someone to teach you. How can I help you master a gift I do not understand? We remember the First Men in the Neck, and the children of the forest who were their friends . . . but so much is forgotten, and so much we never knew." There appears to be a connection between the crannog Reeds and the Cotf. What say I throw another ambiguity into the works? Singers. Dance with Dragons - Bran III The last greenseer, the singers called him, but in Bran's dreams he was still a three-eyed crow. When Meera Reed had asked him his true name, he made a ghastly sound that might have been a chuckle. "I wore many names when I was quick, but even I once had a mother, and the name she gave me at her breast was Brynden." A Dance with Dragons - Bran III "I thought the greenseers were the wizards of the children," Bran said. "The singers, I mean." "In a sense. Those you call the children of the forest have eyes as golden as the sun, but once in a great while one is born amongst them with eyes as red as blood, or green as the moss on a tree in the heart of the forest. By these signs do the gods mark those they have chosen to receive the gift. The chosen ones are not robust, and their quick years upon the earth are few, for every song must have its balance. But once inside the wood they linger long indeed. A thousand eyes, a hundred skins, wisdom deep as the roots of ancient trees. Greenseers." The northmen worship the old gods via the weirwood heart tree. The old gods and the weirwood are connected to the CotF. The crannogmen , as in Howland, are connected to the CotF. The CotF are referenced as singers. Singers live in the ravens. Bran felt a spirit in the raven he skinchanged. Once Bran has mastered his gifts he can look where he wants. The below quote is like a metaphysical Zen thawg. In the US there is a giant sequoia tree believed to be 3,000+ years old. Now if that old tree could talk imagine what it would know. A Dance with Dragons - Bran III "Once you have mastered your gifts, you may look where you will and see what the trees have seen, be it yesterday or last year or a thousand ages past. Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come. Certain moths live their whole lives in a day, yet to them that little span of time must seem as long as years and decades do to us. An oak may live three hundred years, a redwood tree three thousand. A weirwood will live forever if left undisturbed. To them seasons pass in the flutter of a moth's wing, and past, present, and future are one. Nor will your sight be limited to your godswood. The singers carved eyes into their heart trees to awaken them, and those are the first eyes a new greenseer learns to use … but in time you will see well beyond the trees themselves." Bran contemplates the CotF/Singers mentioning that they sing in the True Tongue. Again to me the writing gets a bit metaphysical, as in, ashes to ashes and dust to dust. A Dance with Dragons - Bran III Though the men of the Seven Kingdoms might call them the children of the forest, Leaf and her people were far from childlike. Little wise men of the forest would have been closer. <snip> And they did sing. They sang in True Tongue, so Bran could not understand the words, but their voices were as pure as winter air. "Where are the rest of you?" Bran asked Leaf, once. "Gone down into the earth," she answered. "Into the stones, into the trees. Before the First Men came all this land that you call Westeros was home to us, yet even in those days we were few. The gods gave us long lives but not great numbers, lest we overrun the world as deer will overrun a wood where there are no wolves to hunt them. That was in the dawn of days, when our sun was rising. Now it sinks, and this is our long dwindling. The giants are almost gone as well, they who were our bane and our brothers. The great lions of the western hills have been slain, the unicorns are all but gone, the mammoths down to a few hundred. The direwolves will outlast us all, but their time will come as well. In the world that men have made, there is no room for them, or us." Keep in mind the readers still haven't read nuttin' about Howland nor heard his tale. As far as I know Mormont and Glover haven't come outta da swamp either.
  15. Below is the infamous quote when Bran (approximately 9 -10 years of age) asks the question. I inserted [ ]. A Dance with Dragons - Bran II "Are you the three-eyed crow?" Bran heard himself say. A three-eyed crow should have three eyes. He has only one, and that one red. Bran could feel the eye staring at him, shining like a pool of blood in the torchlight. Where his other eye should have been, a thin white root grew from an empty socket, down his cheek, and into his neck. "A … crow?" The pale lord's voice was dry. His lips moved slowly, as if they had forgotten how to form words. "Once, aye. Black of garb and black of blood."[ member of the nights watch and a bastard] The clothes he wore were rotten and faded, spotted with moss and eaten through with worms, but once they had been black. "I have been many things, Bran. Now I am as you see me, and now you will understand why I could not come to you … except in dreams. I have watched you for a long time, watched you with a thousand eyes and one. I saw your birth, and that of your lord father before you. I saw your first step, heard your first word, was part of your first dream. I was watching when you fell. And now you are come to me at last, Brandon Stark, though the hour is late." Story wise the above quote makes sense. I mean, that is the goal of Bran & the Reed kid’s right? To get to the three eyed crow. My interpretation of the third eye has a mystical meaning which Jojen describes in an earlier chapter. Personally, I read Bloodraven aka LC Brynden Rivers as Bran’s three eyed crow. Supposedly there are two more books left in this saga. With all the loose ends, cliffhangers and looming battles what purpose would it serve to have the three eyed crow be someone other than Bloodraven? The Reed kids go to WF because Jojen told Howland something. Howland sent his children to Bran. Oh, yes, the mysterious crannogman man who has not yet made his appearance. Here’s some tinfoil, maybe Howland is the three eyed crow. He did after all spend time on the Isle of Faces with the Scared Order of the Green Men. Add into that the Isle is located in the middle of a lake named the God’s Eye and the lake is in close proximity to Harrenhal. Harrenhal is where that fateful tourney took place. Supposedly Lyanna was “fell upon” by Rheagar not 10 leagues from Harrenhal. It appears to me that Harrenhal has some importance in this frekking long arse story. In the below quote Sam and 102 year old Aemon Targ are talking. There are only three mentions of Bloodraven in the five books. This is one of them. Keep in mind that this happens after Sam met Coldhands and after the Black Gate incident at the Nightfort. A Feast for Crows - Samwell II I was five-and-thirty and had been a maester of the chain for sixteen years. Egg wanted me to help him rule, but I knew my place was here. He sent me north aboard the Golden Dragon, and insisted that his friend Ser Duncan see me safe to Eastwatch. No recruit had arrived at the Wall with so much pomp since Nymeria sent the Watch six kings in golden fetters. Egg emptied out the dungeons too, so I would not need to say my vows alone. My honor guard, he called them. One was no less a man than Brynden Rivers. Later he was chosen lord commander." Bloodraven?" said Dareon. "I know a song about him. 'A Thousand Eyes, and One,' it's called. But I thought he lived a hundred years ago." What did Aemon say? Did I misread it? He talks about Dunk & Egg. Where is the information about Bloodraven aka Brynden Rivers? The information is in the short stories. What reference did the old man in the CotF cave make to Bran is his DwD quote -----he said, “watched you with a thousand eyes and one.” Below is a short blurp about Bloodraven by Theon when he takes Lady Dustin into the crypts. Comical as it may seem, those missing swords once caused a big broughaha that turned out to be nada. Argh! If Aerys II knew his history maybe that is why he had Illyn’s tongue cut out for the Tywin remark. A Dance with Dragons - The Turncloak " . Lord Beron Stark, who made common cause with Casterly Rock to war against Dagon Greyjoy, Lord of Pyke, in the days when the Seven Kingdoms were ruled in all but name by the bastard sorcerer men called Bloodraven. "That king is missing his sword," Lady Dustin observed. The below quote is a bit out of my interest/comfort zone. There are plenty of posters who are way more knowledgeable than I. A Dance with Dragons - The Kingbreaker " Better for Daenerys, and for Westeros. Daenerys Targaryen loved her captain, but that was the girl in her, not the queen. Prince Rhaegar loved his Lady Lyanna, and thousands died for it. Daemon Blackfyre loved the first Daenerys, and rose in rebellion when denied her. Bittersteel and Bloodraven both loved Shiera Seastar, and the Seven Kingdoms bled. The Prince of Dragonflies loved Jenny of Oldstones so much he cast aside a crown, and Westeros paid the bride price in corpses. All three of the sons of the fifth Aegon had wed for love, in defiance of their father's wishes. And because that unlikely monarch had himself followed his heart when he chose his queen, he allowed his sons to have their way, making bitter enemies where he might have had fast friends. Treason and turmoil followed, as night follows day, ending at Summerhall in sorcery, fire, and grief. Anywho, I am a firm believer that Bran’s three eye crow is that old man in the CotF cave. I also believe that Bran’s three eye crow is indeed Bloodraven aka Brynden Rivers.