The Fattest Leech

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  1. Will Jon marry Val?

    As an addition to how Jon is not Dany's type and who is and why. That is goea deeper than it seems on a first read. And because sharing additional info is the best way to get a feel for the story as a whole.
  2. Will Jon marry Val?

    Have you had a chance to read this wonderful (not so) crackpot idea for Dany and Daario?
  3. Will Jon marry Val?

    Sing it! And in addition to this, the character development totally misses the point of the ones they have kept.
  4. Is Val Important

    In that case, Hodor should just finish the series
  5. Is Val Important

    And that is part of the issue I have against videos like this one. You have to assume no one is who they say they are, or are really dead people in hiding, which means the entire series consists of only about 5 people in reality.
  6. Is Val Important

    True. This whole scene is not as cut and dry as the video makes it seem. I watched the video again last night to be sure. There are just too many possibilities to say that is definitely means Jon and Val are twins.
  7. George has talked about the outline a few times before Balticon. Here is just one example from 1999 when a fan reported his time with George. September 01, 1999 King’s Landing 10 Questions [Note: The following is a summary of a "10 Questions" feature produced by Sulthon of, which is now defunct. The precise date, beyond September 1999, is unknown.] Martin does a lot of research on any story that has a historical or quasi-historical setting. For the series, he immersed himself in the Middle Ages, reading everything he could about such things as castles, tourneys, knighthood, food, medicine, clothing, and customs. He also read histories of things like the Hundred Years War, the Wars of the Roses, the Crusades, and so on. In his opinion, the more you can take in of a period, the more your work will have a sense of truthfulness. If any sort of accident would bring about an early end for our favorite author, such as a meteor flatting his home, the readers will be flattened with him. There is no "master outline" for the series, just a half-dozen pages of very rough notes that are largely out of date. If he should die unexpectedly, the publishers might hire someone to finish the series, but they'll be on their own and will be very unlikely to finish it the same he would. However, he's only 52 years old, and had had a full physical in February, so he doesn't think there'll be a problem. We'll learn what "valar dohaeris" means in A Dance with Dragons Also, you need to keep in mind that in the Balticon report, George did say these things, which addresses the main questions in your thread here: question about the hints for Jon/Arya in the second and third book, the comparing Ygritte and Arya, which wouldn't be there if GRRM had made up the romance for the outline] "You know, I don't think it's a reference for that [for romance]. It's a reference to a certain physical type, and a certain indication of what Jon finds admirable. It's like someone who reminds you of, you know... Other people might be put off by this, you know, hair that looks like small rodents have been living in there. It doesn't put him off because he is used to that."" My Con Friend asked about Arya and Jon again. This time GRRM gave some very pointed replies, and when I say "pointed" here, I mean he was getting tight lipped frustrated. He was being polite by not just slamming my friend because we were face to face for over an hour. It was not a sign and done type of fly-by: Friend: Ok, if you foreshadowed something in the first book, like, really cleverly hidden, would you then follow through on that hint? For sure?.. GRRM: "Well, this goes with what I said before, the story changes and expands as I write. I wish I was able to go back and make revised drafts, but that's not going to happen." GRRM said that he "wished some past things weren't such strong foreshadowing," and that he, "wished some new things had stronger foreshadowing then."
  8. If you look at the dedication in the book ASOS, you will see there George said a thank you to his friend Phyllis, who made him put the dragons in. He also mentioned this in some old interview where the dragons were not part of the original plot he had. The plot changed, in a big way, between when he first started the story in 91 and then by the time he wrote the outline to the publisher two years later.
  9. Small Questions v. 10105

    They're only friends if they return the book!
  10. Small Questions v. 10105

    Yeah, I agree. I just had some ideas rolling around in the ol' liquor cabinet brain and wanted to make sure I was not forgetting anything. How you and Catelyn (and I guess Lost Melnibonean if I havta) explained it sounds about right to me
  11. Small Questions v. 10105

  12. What is the "power in king's blood"?

    Belief. It all comes down to belief. It does what you believe it does.
  13. Why do Robb, Sansa, Brandon, and Rickon...

    Almost, but not quite. Richard and Lyarra were cousins once removed. That adds like two more bloodlines to each person. when I get back to my computer I can share an interesting thread with you from last year that talks about Robb's name. Basically in the case of the Starklings it is all symbolism and fantasy. The first born Targs have their "system" as well.
  14. Does Varys know about Jon Snow's parentage?

    Well, who really knows what for sure at this point? What we do know is it seems the major players/houses of the realm know that Rhaegar "stole" Lyanna and had sex with/raped her. People know how and where Rhaegar died, and the same for Lyanna. And they also know that Ned went to Dorne and came home with a "bastard". I am sure there are a few smartypants's in Westeros that could piece it together, and/or believe certain info if revealed on a larger scale.
  15. Why are the Targs...

    Ok, I may have been mis-remembering what I just posted. This is what I found. The World of Ice and Fire - The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest This he showed for the first time at the Aegonfort, the crude wood-and-earth castle he had raised atop what was henceforth and forever known as Aegon's High Hill. Having taken a dozen castles and secured the mouth of the Blackwater Rush on both sides of the river, he commanded the lords he had defeated to attend him. There they laid their swords at his feet, and Aegon raised them up and confirmed them in their lands and titles. To his oldest supporters he gave new honors. Daemon Velaryon, Lord of the Tides, was made master of ships, in command of the royal fleet. Triston Massey, Lord of Stonedance, was named master of laws, Crispian Celtigar master of coin. And Orys Baratheon he proclaimed to be "my shield, my stalwart, my strong right hand." Thus Baratheon is reckoned by the maesters the first King's Hand. Heraldic banners had long been a tradition amongst the lords of Westeros, but such had never been used by the dragonlords of old Valyria. When Aegon's knights unfurled his great silken battle standard, with a red threeheaded dragon breathing fire upon a black field, the lords took it for a sign that he was now truly one of them, a worthy high king for Westeros. When Queen Visenya placed a Valyrian steel circlet, studded with rubies, on her brother's head and Queen Rhaenys hailed him as, "Aegon, First of His Name, King of All Westeros, and Shield of His People," the dragons roared and the lords and knights sent up a cheer...but the smallfolk, the fisherman and field hands and goodwives, shouted loudest of all. -This next part does not talk about the sigil, but it shows a little more what other people were supposedly doing for Aegon. I say supposedly because the world book is only semi-canon and admitted to be skewed. The World of Ice and Fire - The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest Manfred Hightower, Lord of Oldtown, was a cautious lord, and godly. One of his younger sons served with the Warrior's Sons, and another had only recently taken vows as a septon. When the High Septon told him of the vision vouchsafed him by the Crone, Lord Hightower determined that he would not oppose the Conqueror by force of arms. Thus it was that no men from Oldtown burned on the Field of Fire, though the Hightowers were bannermen to the Gardeners of Highgarden. And thus it was that Lord Manfred rode forth to greet Aegon the Dragon as he approached, and to offer up his sword, his city, and his oath. (Some say that Lord Hightower also offered up the hand of his youngest daughter, which Aegon declined politely, lest it offend his two queens). Three days later, in the Starry Sept, His High Holiness himself anointed Aegon with the seven oils, placed a crown upon his head, and proclaimed him Aegon of House Targaryen, the First of His Name, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm. ("Seven Kingdoms" was the style used, though Dorne had not submitted. Nor would it, for more than a century to come). Only a handful of lords had been present for Aegon's first coronation at the mouth of the Blackwater, but hundreds were on hand to witness his second, and tens of thousands cheered him afterward in the streets of Oldtown as he rode through the city on Balerion's back. Amongst those at Aegon's second coronation were the maesters and archmaesters of the Citadel. Perhaps for that reason, it was this coronation, rather than the Aegonfort crowning or the day of Aegon's Landing, that became fixed as the start of Aegon's reign.