Prof. Cecily

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  1. As if it were so easy! We have description of this personage from a number of sources,and also portraits and descriptions of her parents. And I agree, it's a project for post season 7!
  2. Indeed. My only concern is the timeline- did the news of Bran's and Rickon's escape get around the Northern courts Quite. That is the question- just what are the Northern lords up to?
  3. Are you quite sure of that? I have the idea that news of the Stark boys' survival is out and about (via the Liddels, especially considering Lord Manderly's deal with Davos. I don't know how the timeline works out in all that speculation. What do you think?
  4. Never mind- why not enjoy both ways of viewing the series? First in a pub to be amused by the group's reactions and then in a binge watching at your leisure?
  5. Book excavation, the perfect description of Sam's relation to books. A Feast for Crows - Samwell I @Makk, I'll second your choice- Hardhome intrigues me.
  6. Well, it's what tthe actress herself says: http://ew.com/article/2016/06/26/game-thrones-natalie-dormer-2/ I haven't seen the Tudors, other than a few episodes. When I saw Catalina of Aragon portrayed as a brunette, I lost interest, I confess. You're quite right- a good wholesome fun-loving person. I'm intrigued by how her character develops in TWOW!
  7. Actually, our Sansa is even more, well, Sansa, than you've painted . Here are her thoughts as she prepares for her appearance before the SC A Game of Thrones - Sansa IV And here are her reactions when she returns to her room afterward, to find Jeyne gone: A Game of Thrones - Sansa IV What a master storyteller GRRM is, to be sure!
  8. I understood the actress asked to be released from GoT to pursue other roles. Who knows? Queen Margaery's character is yet to be really explored by GRRM and I'm hoping for more about her in future books of the saga.
  9. Well, if she sticks to a story of either Renly or Joffry having taken her maidenhead, I don't know. Those religious fanatics will always be able to nab her her having entered the Great Sept on Maidens' Day. I can't predict the outcome. it could be anything from a walk of shame to becoming a Silent Sister to death. Unless GRRM has something else in mind for her. A lover? I'd say no. No lover at all. What do you reckon?
  10. The grey cousins. That's a poser. As do I. It's the reunion I most want to read. Well, then again, knowing GRRM's treatment of reunions of Arya with her loved ones thus far, mayhaps I'll not anticipate anything very happy.
  11. Well, hmmmm. We know Pycelle says she did. A POV of this Tyrell queen and thrice queen would have been interesting. You could well be right about the over-confidence, yes. Yet how do you defend yourself against a Cersei? The answer is obvious,of course. The Red Keep is full of staircases, after all.
  12. I lift my frosted glass of pale Albariño wine in tribute to your 1,000th post. And once again in anticipation of your 2,000th! I'm with you. Natalie Dormer was splendid. From that stroll through Renly's camp with lord Baelish to her efforts to make Joffry a king, to her needling of Cersei, to her widened eyes as she understands what's about to happen in the Great Sept. A class act. Now it remains to see just how GRRM has conceived the personage- I'm pretty sure we won't be disappointed. And what fun it is to have both versions!
  13. So do I.I wonder what the up-coming novella will be like! An link to an article about a future publication is behind the spoiler tag.
  14. Yes. And then, after we've ripped the 7th and 8th season to shreds, we can settle down to continue the Long Wait.
  15. Ah. Then you know they're considerably larger than a pony. I was misled by your comment below: "I do agree about the size of a pony. Though to be fair some dogs are that big. I didn't mean to sound like a jerk if it came off that way I was just confused about the size of an aurochs thing." Anyway. Who knows, real aurochs (according to wiki, the northern ones had an average height at the shoulders of 155–180 cm ) may differ from Westerosi aurochs, which may have the size of ponies..
  16. Hang on. Are you comparing our Arya to an orc? Due to my drinking habits, I know about aurochs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs
  17. You've pointed out why it's important to read through the book before having an opinion of what happens (or appears to happen). GRRM is a master storyteller and seems to take delight in leading his readers to false conclusions. Also. Keep in mind the HBO production telescopes, compresses and merges events and characters from the saga. And then there are the added scenes, some of which are simply brilliant some, cringe-worthy. Hah! I see @sweetsunray has beaten me to the post. Well, now you have two takes on the subject, @Sanrast. Enjoy!
  18. I remembered it because I'm rereading AFFC and our Sansa notices Mord's golden teeth. A Feast for Crows - Sansa I We're on the same page!
  19. Of course you're right about Lord Baelish's capacity to mess with people's minds! I just wonder if at the age when the Rhaegar/Lyanna disappearance ocurred, LF was already set on such a path. Or even physically able to carry out any part of a rumour campaign. I wonder when he learned Lysa was pregnant by him and that Lord Hoster obliged her to abort LF's child. We know LF was transported by covered litter from Riverrun to the Fingers soon after his duel with Brandon.A chance meeting on the road? At the Crossroads Inn? I have a lot of question about this entire incident and I hope to have some of them answered when TWOW is published.
  20. Thank you! An interesting idea. Hmmm. It's hard for me to imagine a pupil of Lady Olenna would go to Pycelle for moon tea. Or anything else. Oh, yes. Cersei's reactions to Falyse's condition after being subjecting to Qyburn's learning experience is one of the most chilling things I've read so far in the saga.
  21. Yes. And also, her acceptance of these horrors is a grotesque testimony of Cersei's spiralling madness. I wonder what role Qyburn is going to play in the future.
  22. You mean how did he get Brandon on a path of self destruction? I have no idea how or even if he did. I just think it fits as a great parallel to known situations that are similar. He must have had information about Rhaegar and/or Lyanna. Maybe he was able to make the "abduction" look worse than whatever happened really was. My question was in reference to your comment I'm not saying you're wrong- I was just curious as to how you arrived at that conclusion. I hope TWOW clears these questions up!
  23. Perfect! Nice work. And here's what I found: So yes, the brunt of the charges are the lack of a maidenhead and the moon tea. Ser Osmund recants. As for the Blue Bard http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Blue_Bard It's a disgusting story,all in all. By the way, there was an historical Blue Bard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraint_the_Blue_Bard edited: Arggghhh! Like Oswain, Geraint was a fake.
  24. A Feast for Crows - Cersei X