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  1. Nice. Tyrion asking for burnt bacon has been pointed out many times before as a possible allusion to him being a dragon (I believe it used to be in the OP, but it was removed because that particular clue attracted lots of ridicule for being silly/a stretch), but I've never seen it connected to the line about Dany feeding her dragons. That gives it a bit more credence, I think.
  2. From Ran: "It is semi-canon. It contains material contributions from GRRM, and its text was reviewed by him. That said, it is not fully canon because GRRM reserves the right to change details noted in the app when he actually sits down to publish the details in the course of the novels. As a notable example,, his vision of the relationship of Bloodraven to what happened in Maekar's reign changed substantially when he sat down and wrote his contributions for the world book, and we'll be getting the app corrected in that regard." http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/34958-the-asoiaf-wiki-thread/&page=50#comment-7061843
  3. Is that a record?
  4. Just posting the SSM to back up what's already been said: The Rainbow Guard isn't meant to symbolize Renly's sexuality. It was more of a culmination of several unrelated things, such as the fact that he'd already used white for the Kingsguard and black for the Night's Watch. A rainbow is seven colors combined together in one object - he compared it to a shamrock being a Irish Catholic symbol of the Holy Trinity, three parts which make up one thing. Plus it has seven colors and is tied to the Seven, plus worshipers of the Seven use prism rainbows in their temples. -SSM 1316, MAY 06, 2005
  5. Earlier in the thread there was some discussion about how in the Inside the Episode segment for S7E7, after D.B. Weiss talked about Jon's parentage/legitimacy causing problems in his and Dany's relationship, there was a quick "And she's his aunt" tacked on at the end. However, in the corresponding segment in Game Revealed, we got to hear his next sentence, which I think changes the context: "And she's his aunt. So, there's that, if that kind of thing would bother you." The fact that this off-handed comment was specifically addressed towards the audience gave me the impression that although they know some viewers may be uncomfortable with this information, it's not really going to be an issue which comes up much, if at all, in the actual show. I mean, this section of the video was even titled "All in the Family."
  6. In the "Season 8 potential characters couple pairings" thread there was some talk of crowns and Jon and Dany being coronated, which made me think these lines might go together: (I was going to post this observation on that thread, but it was locked.)
  7. The books: SSM 1261, Sentry Box Books Signing (Calgary, Canada), November 16, 2000 SSM 1270, Tidbits from the Con (Worldcon, Philadelphia, PA), September 01, 2001 Howland Reed is presumably still alive in the show, since there is no reason to believe he has died, but I highly doubt he will make an appearance in Season 8, given that the writers had Bran say, "No one knows. No one but me." regarding Jon's parentage, as well as the Preliminary Outline indicating we won't see Meera again after she left to be with her family. Just another consequence of the streamlined race to the finish, I guess.
  8. A while ago I made a post in the A+J=T thread color-coding similarities between the accounts of Tyrion's birth and those of stillborn Targaryens. I just updated that post (hidden behind a spoiler for now) with the descriptions of Alys, Jeyne, and Elinor's stillbirths in The Sons of the Dragon (which are a bit more detailed than the ones in TWOIAF), and I thought I'd make a post here too showing how they fit in: The only new connection (i.e. one that wasn't covered by other quotes) is Alys' stillbirth having "a huge head." Prior to The Sons of the Dragon, none of the other stillborn Targaryens were described with that feature, as far as I know.
  9. 1) This reminded me of Joffrey: 2) Doesn't this read like the High Septon who anointed Aenys is the same High Septon who anointed Aegon? But of course that doesn't make sense because the High Septon who anointed Aegon died in 11 AC, and there were numerous High Septons after that. 3) Donal Noye gave a similar description of Stannis: 4) This line caught my eye, given the legend that dragons come from the moon: 5) Maegor's Trial of Seven obviously brings to mind Dunk's Trial of Seven. Specifically, Bernarr Brune's "Are there no true knights here?" is reminiscent of Dunk's "ARE THERE NO TRUE KNIGHTS AMONG YOU?" And Maegor received "a terrible blow to the head that cracked his helm and left him insensate" which is similar to how Baelor died. 6) And to think, years later a Lannister would order the deaths of Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaenays. 7) This is similar to what the Mountain did to Vargo Hoat: 8) A small spelling discrepancy: 9) There should be an "a" between there, I believe.
  10. Someone on /r/asoiaf who received their copy early said The Sons of the Dragon is about 41 pages in length.
  11. Liam Cunningham recently said the table read is this Sunday and Monday, with filming beginning October 16th (Monday) or 19th (Thursday): http://watchersonthewall.com/season-8-read-dates-confirmed-game-thrones-filming-set-mid-october/
  12. I just saw this passage pointed out elsewhere: Much of this could apply to fAegon during the Second Dance of the Dragons too. It reminded me of this post I read a while back about how fAegon could acquire the Conqueror's crown and sword (and perhaps even Rhaegar's armor): (Spoilers TWOW) Aegon's Epic Loot
  13. Tyrion II, AGOT 13: Jon VIII, AGOT 60:
  14. Not that I can recall. But Egg got a tan while in Dorne: Egg might want a soak as well, though the boy looked cool and dry, more dusty than sweaty. He never sweated much. He liked the heat. In Dorne he went about bare-chested, and turned brown as a Dornishman. It is his dragon blood, Dunk told himself. Whoever heard of a sweaty dragon? (The Sworn Sword) So if Daenerys has spent enough time in the sun, I imagine she would be tan too.
  15. Not that I know of. But there was an example cut from TWOIAF where the reverse was true -- bastard children produced prior to a marriage were rendered legitimate once their parents married. From Linda: "We do have an example of course from The World of Ice and Fire where children who were produced prior to the marriage were rendered legitimate by the marriage." And Elio: "Linda's referring to a detail from George's material that was cut from The World of Ice and Fire, but will be appearing in Fire and Blood, relating to a situation where Lord Hightower took up with his step-mother following his father's death. The High Septon refused to countenance the relationship and would not allow them to marry, but they continued it and had a number of children. Eventually a new High Septon allowed the marriage and the children were rendered legitimate."