evita mgfs

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  • Interests Golden retrievers, Broadway musicals, GRRM, anything Ice and Fire, reading, comparative literature, Homer, Shakespeare,Fitzgerald [Gatsby], Tim Burton,the Coen brothers, parodies

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  1. evita mgfs added a post in a topic Six Pups in the Snow: A Direwolves Reread   


    This was wonderful, and it works absolutely perfectly with a theory I have been nursing forever - OTHOR tries to shove his fist down Snow's throat! Is it Jon's heart he wants?

    I have written about this odd attack, postulating what Othor is trying to do, linking it to Golding's Lord of the Flies and Conrad's Heart of Darkness - both novels explore the "darkness" - or EVIL - that dwells in the hearts of men, and symbolically accessed via the MOUTH! Silly as it may seem, I have traced the mouth motif in Martin's work - and even the entrances to many places are in the shape of a mouth, or referred to a mouth metaphorically - Bran's Cave of Skulls, the door to the House of the Undying, etc. Arya even enters the mouths of dragons in AGoT.

    Your "find" gets my juices going - gives me lots of ideas. I am not sure if the mouth motif suggests accessing evil with the intention of defeating it, or something else - or many different things. But the passage you share is MOST intriguing!a

    When I use it, and I am sure I will, I will cite my source - you Bemused!

    Once again, your work floors me! Good find!

    I hope you get your projects done so that we can pick each other's brains! I have lots of projects as well - and then I read a post like yours, and I just go Bananas!
  2. evita mgfs added a post in a topic Dolorous Edd will be 999th LC of the NW   

    OMG - I am laughing so hard - about when all is darkest - and then SHARYA STARK'S "toilet" - I never noticed that! Then putting it all together, it is a powerful argument! That Martin is a comedian!
  3. evita mgfs added a post in a topic What If you had to choose one POV?   

    I'd pick Bran's POV because he will have all the knowledge, and he can share past, present, and future tidbits!
  4. evita mgfs added a post in a topic The "Winged Wolf" A Bran Stark Re-read Project - Part II ASOS & ADWD   

    HEY, ALL! PLEASE READ - I am dying for a response!

    When Bran takes his first journey into the weirwood under the supervision of Bloodraven and Leaf, both of them eagerly await Bran's report. They anticipate his response.

    But neither of them expect Bran to skip the PRESENT and go right to the PAST.

    Lord Brynden instructs Bran to slip his skin and travel through the tree roots to the hill’s surface to peer through the weirwood’s eyes and tell him what he sees. however, when Bran “become the tree”, in an instant he is home, in the heart tree of Winterfell’s godswood. Bran covers a substantial distance that far exceeds Bloodraven’s initial goal for his pupil.

    When Bran reveals that he saw his father cleaning his greatsword Ice beneath the heart tree in Winterfell’s godswood, Leaf is quick to offer an explanation: “You saw what you wished to see. Your heart yearns for your father and your home, so that is what you saw” (458).

    Leaf suggests that Bran’s visit to Winterfell is due to his emotional attachment to his home and his father. Bran’s heart takes him there. Bran is sure that his father is alive, but Bloodraven clarifies that Bran visits “shadows of days past”, where greenseers can call upon bygone days in rapid succession, a thousand human years in a moment.


    Even though Bran is far from Winterfell, even though he has traveled beyond the great ice barricade of the Wall, and even though he is beneath a hill in a warded cave, the skinchanger in him travels far indeed for the FIRST time out as a GREENSSER.

    Obviously, Bloodraven did not expect Bran to visit the PAST the FIRST time he weds the tree; as a matter of fact, the Last Greenseer probably anticipates another raven fiasco! Bran had a wee bit of trouble with a raven the first time he learned to fly. And, the readers know more than Bloodraven, for all his ancient wisdom. Readers know that Bran has been practicing in Hodor – Bran has tasted human blood and human flesh through Summer – and doesn’t Bran dine on Coldhand’s pork dinner?

    Then, when Bran returns to his alcove, BAM! He’s back in the tree again – the second time, the images race – hurtle – backward into time, as his teacher described in his lesson on the Sea of Shadows and Time is a River – and that Greenseers will be able to see through “gates” into the past.

    Bloodraven answers Bran’s question Will I see my father again?” WITH “Once you have MASTERED your gifts, you may look where you will and see what he trees have seen, be it yesterday or last year or A THOUSAND AGES PAST” (ADwD 458).

    So, if Bran goes to his alcove and travels about 6000-7000 years into the past – he sees the ancient Kings of Winter march by, and a possible blood sacrifice – and then he tastes the blood IN THE PAST as though it is spilled PRESENTLY – does this mean that Bran has “mastered his gifts”? That is, according to Bloodraven?

    I think this little event is proof that Bran’s gifts are well on their way to surpassing their teacher’s.

    Did anyone notice that Bloodraven cuts the lesson short with “I am tired”. I bet he is tired – he has a greenseer prodigy on his hands, OH MY!
  5. evita mgfs added a post in a topic Him = ?   

  6. evita mgfs added a post in a topic BRAN’S GROWING POWERS AFTER his FINAL POV in ADwD   



    In A Dance with Dragons, Martin mentions the “[grey] mists” repeatedly in the “The Prince of Winterfell” POV, and they transform the godswood into an eerie site for a wedding. The title “The Prince of Winterfell” actually refers to, or had once referred to Theon and Bran. After Ramsay speaks his vows, the title passes to him.

    Reek/Theon, as a ward of Lord Eddard Stark’, is necessary to authenticate “Arya Stark”, and to give Arya “away” to her bridegroom. Lord Bran Stark himself , the “true” Prince of Winterfell”, makes his presence in the godswood known [for the readers] through the expression on the weirwood’s face, through the murder of ravens, through the wind whispering through the leaves, calling “Theon” , and through the “grey” and “ghostly” mists commandeering the godswood.

    Likewise, in Arya’s “Mercy” POV, Martin stresses the “grey fog” so much that it seemingly becomes a character indigenous to Braavos. Arya intuits that this day’s manifestation of fog unique, even exceptional for Braavos.

    Martin intimates a strong connection between Theon and Arya’s mist/fog, one that points to its source – Bran, whom Martin has divulged carries a grey aura – like mist/fog and even air/wind in his 3EC dream – is now able to reach out to Theon through the heart tree of Winterfell and to Arya through dreams of hunting with her wolf, where she sees a tree watching her.


    From ADwD:

    “He [Theon] had never seen the godswood like this, though – grey and ghostly, filled with warm mists and floating lights and whispered voices that seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere” (487).

    From “Mercy” TWoW:

    “She had never seen a thicker fog than this one. On the larger canals, the watermen would be running their serpent boats into one another, unable to make out any more than dim lights from the buildings to either side of them”.

    “Half-light filled the room, grey and gloomy”.

    Neither Theon nor Arya have ever seen their current environs so very much transformed by mists and/or fog. For Arya the mists dim lights from buildings, and for Theon the lights’ origins are enigmatic as they seem to come from everywhere and nowhere.

    The fact that both Theon and Arya seek out a light – and mark, or try to mark, the location of illumination – this sign is hopeful for it hints that both of them have a shot at redemption. Since both are symbolically blinded by the mists/fog and both are searching for “light”, which is emblematic to “enlightenment” or “knowledge”, Martin suggests that they may acquire all that they need to make changes for the betterment of self and others, but only if they cast off the grey in their eyes and acknowledge the truth.

    Martin bathes the godswood in a “grey” and “ghostly” ambience, and “grey” is representative of the Starks who live in the “grey” north, who often have “grey eyes”, who live in a castle made of grey stone and are buried in the crypts that are marked with grey stone statues.

    Grey is a color with complex symbology, but in the instances of the “grey” in the godswood, grey fog in Braavos, and Martin’s death imagery, the GREY MISTS/FOG may symbolize “death”. Consequently, those present for the fraudulent nuptials are marked for death by the “grey mists”. In “Mercy”, a certain Lannister guard is marked for death.


    From ADwD:

    “Up above the treetops, a crescent moon was floating in a dark sky, half-obscured by mist like an eye peering through a veil of silk” (ADwD 486).

    From AGoT:

    “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. . .” (AGoT).

    Martin compares the mists to a silk veil, which echoes his first comparison of the [grey] mists to a “veil” in AGoT, when Bran first dreams of the Three-Eyed Crow.

    A “crescent moon” is an eye “peering through a silk veil.” The veil covering the eyes suggests a “mask” designed to disguise someone’s appearance. The concept of a “mask” arouses the description of Braavos as a city of “masks and whispers”.

    “No One”, aka Arya of House Stark, resident of the House of Black and White located in Braavos, parallels her brother Bran watching through the eyes carved in the trunks of weirwoods, only Arya watches through the hooded “skins” from those who died in the temple.


    From ADwD:

    “The mists were so thick that only the nearest trees were visible; beyond them stood tall shadows and faint lights. Candles flickered beside the wandering path and back amongst the trees, pale fireflies floating in a warm grey soup” (487).

    From “Mercy” TWoW:

    “If the fog was thick there was nothing to see but grey, so today Mercy chose the shorter route to save some wear on her poor cracked boots”.

    “Braavos was a good city for cats, and they roamed everywhere, especially at night. In the fog all cats are grey, Mercy thought. In the fog all men are killers”.

    Both excerpts describe the mists and fog as “thick” and touch upon the difficulties of discerning with certainty what is not far in front of them.

    Theon’s narrative presents details, and he conveys the extent of the opaqueness of the fog with an example that he could only see trees directly in front of him. Martin chooses language that is poetic, especially when aligned with his language choices for “Mercy”. Theon’s POV covers “shadows and faint lights”, “Candles flickered,” a path wandered, “pail fireflies” floated”, and the fog is “warm pea soup”. Arya’s diction, in stark contrast, is matter-of-fact. Martin’s word choices for her are not immersed in modifaction.

    To Arya, her cracked boots beg her attention, and she avoids walking to excess if it can be avoided to spare her well-used footwear. Arya’s ability to disassociate herself from events and from people around her is a symptom that bodes ill for Arya’s future. She also is classifying cats and men as they rank in conjunction with grey fog.

    The mists are “a warm grey soup”, a phrase Martin coins in his world of ice and fire that is similar to a popular phrase that compares a dense fog to the thickness of pea soup.


    From ADwD:

    “Then the mists parted, like the curtain opening at a mummer show to reveal some new tableau” (487).

    From “Mercy” TWoW:

    “The fog opened before her like a tattered grey curtain to reveal the playhouse. Buttery yellow light spilled from the doors, and Mercy could hear voices from within”.

    “The mists seemed to part before her and close up again as she passed”.

    Martin engages the theatre arts, or the performance arts, as a motif throughout the novels in his series. References to theatre arts occur often in Martin’s texts, although not all mention of the theatre arts are rich in symbolic significance.

    Here are two examples of visual images that Martin uses quite often: a curtain parting to reveal “something” significant. In ADwD, Martin like curtains to expose the wedding of Ramsay and “Arya” as a fraud.

    In “Mercy”, Martin describes the fog as “opening”, employing the simile comparing the fog to a “tattered GREY curtain”. The poor condition represents the “poor quality” of the moldy costumes and performance choices of the Gate mummers. The “tatters” could be emblematic of Arya’s choices and her situation. Who had once been a strong-willed, opinionated girl-child who loved having her hair messed up by her half brother Jon Snow is now older, tougher, wiser, and deadly. Arya Stark’s life is in tatters, as are the lives of her family. Arya was once a girl from Winterfell , and her crooked stitches foreshadow her future in Braavoa with its crooked streets and alleys of Braavos.

    Curtains work for a while to conceal what rests behind them. In Theon’s case, he is a witness to a fraudulent marriage since he knows that “Arya Stark” is “Jeyne Poole”. He remains mute, too frightened to act.

    Bran’s presence is felt through the mists parting, and the young lord witnessing a horror. It will be Bran who assists in guiding Theon to see “the truth” and who is “father confessor” to his sins.


    From ADwD:

    “All the color had been leached from Winterfell until only grey and white remained. The Stark colors. . . Even the sky was grey. Grey and grey and greyer. The whole world grey, everywhere you look, everything grey except the eyes of the bride” (489).

    From “Mercy” TWoW:

    “Braavos was lost in fog”.

    “Braavos was a good city for cats, and they roamed everywhere, especially at night. In the fog all cats are grey, Mercy thought. In the fog all men are killers”.

    Martin’s language, once again by comparison, narrates each POV, but Martin deliberately changes his tone, style, and diction to distinguish Theon from Arya. Theon’s POV has impressive verbs, like “leached”, followed by how the whole world is GREY. Once more, Theon owns poetic qualities, and his passage grow more and more tense every time he uses the word grey,

    On the contrary, “Mercy’s” POV states the facts, and she does not elaborate with colorful details.


    From ADwD:

    “ It [the godswood] felt like some strange underworld, some timeless place between two worlds, where the damned wandered mournfully for a time before finding their way down to whatever hell their sins had earned them” (487).

    From “Mercy” TWoW:

    “The last bridge was made of rope and raw planks, and seemed to dissolve into nothingness, but that was only the fog. Mercy scampered across, her heels ringing on the wood”.

    “She could see the green water of the little canal below, the cobbled stone street that ran beneath her building, two arches of the mossy bridge… but the far end of the bridge vanished in greyness”.

    The thick mist educes otherworldliness. “Underworld” is the Greek Hades, where the dead souls “wander mournfully”, but eventually Hermes locates his charges to escort them to the afterlife.

    Likewise, the fog in Braavos causes things to “vanish” in the “greyness”, and “to dissolve into nothingness” – “greyness” and “nothingness” intimate a state after death, which suggests a grey and gloomy underworld.

    Homer describes the souls of the suitors as chattering like “bats” on their arrival to Hades’ Gates, their escort Olympian Hermes, who passes on his charges to Charon, the boatman, whose job it is to transport the dead cross the River Styx, after which they are judged. This determines their assignments for eternity. When a soul dies, whether good or bad, he or she goes to Hades for judgment. Many scholars on Westeros have compared Arya to mythological figures associated with the dead. In Homeric mythology, Hermes guides the dead, Charon boats them. Arya is similar to either, and with her nearness to and her relationship with water, she may be an inspiration drawn from many cultural mythologies that attempted to understand death and the soul’s passage to the afterlife.
  7. evita mgfs added a post in a topic Who killed Little Walder?   

    Actually, Brandon Stark kills Little Walder, inspired by the greatest greenseer whose magic grows exponentially after Bran's final POV in ADwD.

    I won't go into all my evidences and analytical thought, as I am including them in another thread, but Bran likely has the power/magic to turn stone to flesh, or animate stone.

    Bran especially despised Little Walder, whose body is found near the tower from which Bran fell, which is also located near the crypt entrance. Little Walder said mean things to and about Hodor, even calling him a horse; Bran resents that Rickon allowed Little and Big Walder into a sacred Stark place, the crypts. Bran also despises LW for cheating - and not involving Bran- in a game called Lord of the Crossing.

    These are but a few of LW's offenses against Bran and those he loves.

    Brandon Stark's statue has been burned by fire and anointed in blood (AGoT). He has no sword, and none of those fallen died by a blade, even though they are strong and imbued with a fighting spirit.
  8. evita mgfs added a post in a topic Astronomy of Ice and Fire: Black Hole Moon   

    I am throwing out - into the mix - Arya's Needle forged by Mikken at Winterfell. According to SSM #93, Arya will use Needle against the Others.

    My ideas: Even though Needle is not Valyrian steel, apparently - because it is created at WF - or perhaps because Jon gives it as a gift to his little sister, Needle is more powerful magically than Martin reveals in the books thus far.