Mace Cooterian

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  • Interests 1. Finishing ASoIaF before I die.
    2. Genealogy Researching
    3. My children (who love the fact that I'm mace cooterian).
    4. Comic books, trading cards, playing billards, ping pong and a host of other activities.
  1. Heresy 183

    Based on Othor's asassassination attempt on Jeor they (Wights) can be controlled either through pre-programmed directive or energized with say.....a passing "cold wind rising". I'll leave further commentary to "wolfmaid7". In either instance it does appear that there is more intelligence than simply seeking out heat signatures. I believe they are directed.
  2. Heresy 182

    MwD....thanks for sharing the scene in follow up to BC's earlier comment. This is the same scene I remembered as well. IMHO it tells us that young Bran will be taking trips at least backwards in time with the help of the deadman in the wierwood. I can't help but wonder if that is the direction that GRRM is taking in TWoW with Bran. Hmmm??? Hoping I don't get kicked off the boards or found guilty of shutting this thread downas I notice that copying your post the hidden comments are no longer hidden. Nothing else to add here other than...good post....and we obviously look forward to your reasoning on how Howland Reed might by conjuring up White Walkers. I stand corrected. The hidden comments are not shown. I await my punishment....with eager anticipation.
  3. Heresy 182

    Great post. The story of Symeon.....in my humble opinion....offers as much information to us readers about the early history of the wall as the Varamyr Prologue does about warging and skinchanging. I'm a left handed person so I generally takes things at face value. Some call it a flaw, I call it a burden. Of your four bullet points (honorable and handy with a double-bladed staff) can be used to identify many great nights throughout the history of Westeros who ultimately were sent to the Wall. So far, Symeon doesn't really stand out from anyone. Turning to the remaining two points: sapphires eyes and watching hell-hounds fighting are what I find fascinating. Citing scripture: Bran 56 (ASOS): Bran wasn’t so sure. The Nightfort had figured in some of Old Nan’s scariest stores. It was here that Night’s King had reigned, before his name was wiped from the memory of man. This was where the Rat Cook had served the Andal king his prince-and-bacon pie, where the seventy-nine sentinels stood their watch, where rave young Danny flint had been raped and murdered. This was the castle where King Sherrit had called down his curse on the Andals of old, where the ‘prentice boys had faced the thing that came in the night, where blind Symeon Star Eyes had seen the hellhounds fighting. Going with the literal interpretation here; if SSE saw hellhounds fighting, he saw them before he became blind. Key definition here is that hellhounds = direwolves. In other words, two stark brothers: one as commander of the night watch and the other in charge of Winterfell. From here it should be pretty straight forward: the hellhounds fighting was after the Nights King brought his "white lady" back to the Wall. The Winterfell Stark leaves; the Nights Kings unleashes strange sorceries on the other NW brothers and Symeon now has Sapphires for eyes. I might be missing a few steps, but that is what I make of the story of Symeon Star-Eyes. Thanks again for sharing Evolett.
  4. Heresy 181

    Pardon this brief intermission.....but wanted to also say Happy New Year to fellow Heretics and to invite anyone to go back and redo the Centennial Project on Timelines for BC's upcoming new Project. I had a real challenge trying to piece together the timelines and felt that I generated more questions than I did answers during that particular piece. You want hurt my feelings....scouts honor!!! Here is the link: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/103768-heresy-92-and-nae-deid-yet/
  5. Heresy 180

    LmL....Ilike your line of thinking. At first, I was compelled to wonder about Mel's shadow baby and what happened to it versus the "offspring"...for the lack of a better word.....of the NK and NQ. In other words, why don't we see Mel's baby running around, but yet we still seethe white shadows finding residence in live or dead vessels. If this line of thinking holds true, the answer is likely to befound in the old adage..."ice preserves, fire consumes". I think you have laid old a very plausible genealogy: NK + NQ = Pale Shadows = Ice Magic Pale Shadow+ Live Being = White Walker Pale Shadow+ Dead Being = Wight Not sure how the cold, the Others and Coldhands fits into this equation; but logic would suggest that the Live Being variable is why Craster and his ilk are producing babies and giving them up. ETA: not sure on the ramifications of the fire magic babies and their effects: i.e. Vic's arm, Moqorro's and I suppose Mel herself.
  6. Heresy 180

    On the subject on how one's avatar comes across in dreams, we also have Bran appearing as a three-eyed Weirwood to Jon outside the Skirling Pass. "Jon? The call came from behind him, softer than a whisper, but strong too. Can a shout be silent? He turned his head, searching for his brother, for a glimpse of a lean grey shape moving beneath the trees, but there was nothing only.....A weirwood. .....The weirwood had his brother's face. Had his brother always had three eyes? Not always, came the silent shout. Not before the crow".
  7. Heresy 176

        Could not agree more "Ramsey Gimp" with your query.  I read e1kobong's plog yesterday and thought the same thing.  If I might offer my own sentiments, I got lost on the last comment about "when the world was ending".  I'm not an expert on Norse Mythology and Ragnorak;  Which leads me....   I must confess the whole "patchface" verbiage has escaped me.  I haven't paid attention, and "most likely to my own fault" do I think he will matter.
  8. Heresy 176

        Don't mind me, I'm simply dropping a buoy so that I can come back and explore this further when I'm sober.  My first reaction is Symeon Star Eyes and his "sapphire blue eyes" and how that might translate to the 7-pointed stars.
  9. Heresy 175

      Do we chalk this up to the demise of the First Men by the Andals and then the Andals by the Rhoynar?     On the other hand, could it not be said that those families who chose to let the Pact die; effectively broke it?  At least in the eyes of the Old Gods.
  10. Heresy 174

      I think this post is really hitting the mark.  I've highlighted 3 of the 5 arguments, which if we all knew the answers we "could probably skip book 6" and move on to ADoS.   The other two items that Tucu mentioned are not quite straight forward (at least in my park).   -CoTF using obsidian (fire magic) weapons. -The Others hating all life (might be just a misunderstanding)   BTW....the last time I heard the name "tucu"....reminds me of "tuco" from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.   RIP.....Eli Wallach!
  11. Heresy 172

    Actually, GRRM was really shooting for the male version of "Orange is the new Black". Rather than taking place in a prison environment, the story starts in a far away place in a land called Westreros. Queue "Phillip Frye".
  12. Heresy 172

    And I concur. What a pleasant surprise to find Vinculus as our favorite red priest of Myr being non other than Thoros himself. Allow me to sift through the chaff and get to a few questions: Is it your believe (and I'm being lazy as I could very well go back through the pages upon pages of Heretical rhetoric): Strange & Norrell are the embodiment of what GRRM is creating with the Bran and Bloodraven story arc? If yes to the prior (and I preface again, as I have only seen three episodes....so spoilers allowed) where do you see the Raven King (John Unkglass) fitting into the mix? Or to be more direct, as you seeing him as the Great Other, or something else? P.S: After three episodes I'm still finding it difficult to ascertain who is good from who is "bad". I tend to lean towards Strange as something good, as Norrell appears to be hiding something. I might add that the Gentlemen is evil incarnate. My take.
  13. Heresy 172

    A special note to Black Crow. Tonight, I saw the preview for "Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norell" for the first time here in the new land. Not sure when it will be premiering but we have it on our radar. Question: Am I okay watching the series without having read the books first? Your forthcoming wisdom will guide us.
  14. World of Ice and Fire App Update

    And I'm getting a mental image of Gregor Clegan as "Biff". But the real question is who is portraying Dr. Emmett Brown? My shoot from the hip answer is none other than Bryden Rivers (a.k.a. Bloodraven)! Besides; who else has access to time travel......maybe not physical, but certainly mental.
  15. I stand corrected...you rock. I went back to mark this post so I can find the god damn thing and realized that you have Parts 1 and 2 embedded in this thread. So, I'll amend my previous post.....when this thread concludes, consolidate the two parts and kick off the next thread. Still....well done... :cheers: