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  1. Thoughts about The Red Wedding...SPOILERS!

    oh yes. oh yes. the two bands, both playing poorly, and different songs too i believe, the music dissonant chords against each other. the boom boom doom of the drums. even the tension between the people. but never, in a million years, did i ever see that coming. not THAT. omg. affecting. i wanted to throw my kindle against a tree.
  2. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    Actually, it was spelled several different ways. including Hodor.
  3. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    The Norse Myth of Hodor and Baldr and Nanna are very interesting. Hodor and Baldr were brothers. BTW, Hodor's real name in ASOIAF is Walder, very similar to Baldr. Baldr married Nanna (old nan?) in the norse myth. Hodor is tricked by Loki, the trickster, and ends up shooting an arrow which kills Baldr. is he calling his brother's name? When Loki, the mischief-maker, heard of this, he made a magical spear from this plant (in some later versions, an arrow). He hurried to the place where the gods were indulging in their new pastime of hurling objects at Baldr, which would bounce off without harming him. Loki gave the spear to Baldr's brother, the blind god Höðr, who then inadvertently killed his brother with it (other versions suggest that Loki guided the arrow himself). But the interpretation of Baldr as "the brave god" may be secondary. Baltic language has a word meaning "the white, the good" In the POETIC EDDA, Yet looking far into the future the Völva sees a brighter vision of a new world, when both Höðr and Baldr will come back. A Dream of Spring?
  4. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    The Norse myth of Hodor and Baldyr and Nan seems right on point. hodor in the books has a real name of Walder, which is a lot like Baldyr who married a woman named nannan (old nan?) Loki tricks Hodor while shooting a bow and it kills Baldyr. Does Hodor have a brother he's calling?
  5. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    THAT. see above.
  6. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    But it appears that Aerys took some liberties, but not intercourse. But later he could have. And i still believe that the misshapen aspect of Tyrion mimics the dragons that became twisted and imperfect. and of course back to the idea that Jon, Dany and Tyrion killed their mothers being born. and Rhaella was very fragile after the birth of hers. there's something about a Targ birth, especially one where the children seem to have some magic in them or destiny, that renders Non-Targ women fragile in birthing them.
  7. i do not think Brienne will betray jaime. She is internally now having the same struggle Jaime had about vows and if and when to break them. Lady Stoneheart is apparently merciless, thinks only in black and white. Brienne will not take Jaime to her. I think jaime will steal south to get Tommen, kill Cersei in the taking. valonquar anyone? and brienne is still going to try and find the Stark girls. because that was a true vow. we shall see.
  8. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    One reason that has been floated is that Aerys heard talk the his people said Tywin was really running the kingdom and it angered him.
  9. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    Aerys was pissed off because the populace thought Tywin was running the kingdom. which he probably was as hand of the king. he got mad about it. decided he would fix him. rejected cersei as a match for rhaegar, made jaime KG and hand, and divested him of family and lands. tywin went home. bided his time. held back til the last moment of the rebellion and when he saw robert was going in for the kill came in and supported him. jaime kills aerys (who was at that time, and not long before) batshit insane, and tywin weds cersei to robert.
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  11. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    well you can't dismiss it because the clues are there. Aerys really dug Joanna. he really did. Just because you hate it, doesn't make it something that didn't happen. tywin was gone a lot, doing what Aerys wanted. i don't think cersei and jaime are targs. but i do believe Tyrion is.
  12. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    agreed. folks don't usually change their stripes. but as one psychologist told me years ago, pathology can be there early, but it doesn't really become PATHOLOGICAL until later.
  13. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    i still hold to tyrion not being tywin's son. but dig this: Where Barristan tells Dany of Aerys taking liberties on Joanna and Tywin's wedding night, then trails off because he doesn't want Dany to know what his father was really like... You can't say it doesn't make some sense!!
  14. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    tywin was a freak. he bedded whores and still maintained a "public image". he humiliated all his children, and still made it look like he was father of the year. imho. great strategist. horrible human being.
  15. TYRION IS AERYS' SON

    well. i wouldn't exactly call it a martyr's death. he took tyrion's beloved wife, had her raped by countless men, threw her aside. i think tyrion is righteous. wouldn't you do the same?