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  1. Truly scary novels

    Not a novel, but "The Emissary" by Ray Bradbury was and is, scary.
  2. Eddard’s mother, aka ‘Lady Stark’

    My thinking is that as far as we know, as the Stark children's lineage goes, their family consists only of houses with animal sigils. On Catelyn's side, the bats of House Whents and the Trout of Tully and from Eddard's father, all wolves, since the Flint clan doesn't have a banner. So the person who suggested House Reed earlier, which has a lizard as sigil, is a good possibility.
  3. Eddard’s mother, aka ‘Lady Stark’

    Arya Mormont, as Eddard's mother. That my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
  4. References and Homages

    I've been listening to Jefferson Airplane and heard in the song Have You Seen The Saucers there's a lyric that goes "Star children on the black road to salvation; You've got to care for the needs of your planet; Children of the forest and child of the Woodstock nation; Catch the dawn that once was there; First born atomic generation; Open the door, Don't you know that's what it's for?" Others discussing this topic discovered the Dark Star homage, this is less likely to be a true homage, but you never know. . . . . .
  5. References and Homages

    You forgot the part about secret Harconnons/Targs [sic] in Dune as well.
  6. References and Homages

    Is Val short for Valkyrie?
  7. References and Homages

    I swear every time I come across Riverrun in the books, I think of that Carly Simon song "Let the River Run." Probably just me though.
  8. What exactly is the appeal of Jon Snow?

    He's been scorched, scratched, shot, stabbed, and well there's what they say about what doesn't kill you. . . . Also, realizing that he wasn't going to be like the bastard in King Lear was a good thing. And while on THAT subject: Now ye gods, stand up for bastards!
  9. References and Homages

    Maybe slightly off topic but an interesting musical thought. . . . . sansa noun another term for thumb piano. ORIGIN based on Arabic sanj ‘cymbal.’ aria noun Music a long, accompanied song for a solo voice, typically one in an opera or oratorio. ORIGIN early 18th cent.: from Italian, from Latin aer ‘air.’ Are the Stark sisters part of the "song" of Ice and Fire?
  10. References and Homages

    Pardon me if this has already been mentioned, but every time a character says how something is as useful as "nipples on a breastplate," I am reminded of the over-produced Batman and Robin movie from the 1990s.