Prof. Cecily

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  1. Still worth it?

    I came to the books after having seen the series twice in an unholy marathon and reading at/delving into the Westeros Wiki. I've read them all and am currently rereading them with the Book Club set up by Practical Folks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeec3vYttfs&index=23&list=PL2uYDUbWnr5e58tyrENKscBfMW_rg02Uj I'll catch up with the current session sooner or later. Do read the books. GRRM has given us an entire world, rich, ugly brutal and entrancing. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Well, maybe for a dragon's egg.
  2. Heresy 196 and a look at the Wall

    Of course we come from different angles- it's what make the forum so lively! Your posts have reminded me of my impressions of Silbury Hill, though you know it in high summer, and I, in deep winter. I found that video to be most satisfying as it confirms a long-held belief that proportions and aesthetics affect us profoundly. Anyway, time to cook up a tasty meal for a very cold and windy March afternoon!
  3. Heresy 196 and a look at the Wall

    Well spotted on the phi. Have you seen this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Oo9jAo5ug
  4. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    Very good points-the artist's conception may be very different to the original intention of GRRM and the runes yet are important to the plot. added: I took the post I quoted earlier and used the online rune translator (set to elder futhark) for a phonetic spelling of the motto "Run before your blood runs" At the end of the day, you people have been discussing this and many other aspects of this tremendous saga for years. I joined here recently and don't presume to re-invent the wheel. Just learn and have a good time. And yes, I do love runes.
  5. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    I haven't seen the House Royce banner, just the shield. http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/House_Royce added: But yes, runes. I want them to play a part of the final outcome!
  6. Heresy 196 and a look at the Wall

    I don't doubt it for a moment! Then there's Avebury...
  7. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    Well, the fact that it's a modern English phrase written out in basic runes (check out this online source http://www.vikingrune.com/rune-converter/ )makes me wonder just how seriously to take the whole runic theme in ASOIAF.
  8. Why women don't take black

    Indeed.
  9. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    I was surfing the web for references about those runes and found this post at reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/4jxr8g/spoilers_everything_bronze_yohn_royce_rune/ So they could just be a detail without any profound significance or role in the outcome? In any case, they've contributed to a great thread with some intriguing posts.
  10. Heresy 196 and a look at the Wall

    Lucky you! Britain has many barrows; I once spent a winter hunting them out. Spain also has some amazing barrows, starting with the barrow of Antequera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmen_of_Menga
  11. Best ASOIAF YouTube videos?

    I find the Practical People's Power Hour amusing:
  12. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    A most interesting speculation here! I wonder if the destruction of books and libraries is a shout-out to The Name of the Rose, a brilliant analysis of the breakdown of the medieval mindset? Where can I read more about those runes associated with House Royce? Off to investigate.
  13. Oh, yes. I love menus and dishes served in the books. Lots and lots of healthy salads. Rather unexpected in medieval cookery, but most appealing. And yes, engaging the five senses makes for great reading!
  14. Just finished season 1...

    This is very good advice! And welcome to the forum!