Isobel Harper

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  1. I was trying to pm you, but it wouldn't let me!  :( I'm @sarahtebazile on Twitter.  Look me up!

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      Hey there Isobel :D I shall do! Thanks.

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      Oh, and I just checked, my message box is beyond full :eek: I should take care of that.

  2. I recently was introduced to the band Austra (thanks, Pandora). The lead singer, Katie Stelmanis, looks very similar to how I envision Arya.
  3. Sansa's use of the word tummy is a wordplay on the word tomb, imo. And the fluttering of bats in her tummy is much like a pregnancy; a baby moving inside a mother's womb is often called "fluttering." From a mythological astronomy angle, these "bats" would be black meteors birthed by the fire moon. The bats in her tummy symbolize the fire moon dying and some sort of dormant vengence. There are literal implications of this. Women die in childbirth, and children can be a means to continue the cycle of revenge. (Think pregnant Lady Stark emerging from the WF pool praying for a son, or of the Sand Snakes seeking to avenge their father.) While childbirth might be part of Sansa's future, I think the bats symbolize something more. Recall that Sansa "died" and is now in-the-womb Alayne. The fire moon in ice. Chestnut hair an allusion to Idunn. The bats in Sansa's tummy symbolize both her death and future rebirth and, once reborn as Sansa once again, her vengence on those who have wronged her and her family. I don't think Sansa will go all Lady Stoneheart 2.0, but whatever Sansa does once she reveals herself again will cause the Lannisters and LF to fall and the North to rise again. You probably know I'm adamant about Sansa being named Shella Whent's heir. Sansa will literally become a Whent AND a bat. The bats in her tummy are herself in a way. Now, as for how the void, the trickster, the greenseer fits into this... Sansa as Alayne in the Eyrie is the fire moon/celestial body in the cold void/ice. Sansa even remarks how empty and quiet the Eyrie is and how it's too desolate for a true godswood. The Eyrie symbolizes the celestial realm, and due its isolation, space. LF is THE embodiment of the trickster in the series. And then there's his grey-green eyes. Grey-green is sea green. LF symbolizes a greenseer. I believe it was ravenous reader who postulated that a greenseer was ultimately responsible for the destruction of the fire moon/cause of the LN - the hidden player missing in the sky, the void, the space. LF is the man who's caused Sansa to begin her transformation into a bat, whether intentional or not. He took "fire moon" Sansa and stuck her in the ice Vale. He symbolically created the destruction of the moon again during the Red Wedding when he had Sansa kill Joffrey. But LF also made Sansa his daughter. Alayne is both the daughter of the void, capable of creating new life herself, which ultimately entails her being able to "recreate" herself into whomever she chooses, and the daughter of Harrenhal, where her future lies. I expect LOTS of black meteor symbolism once Sansa exits the Vale and/or arrives at Harrenhal. And Aphrodite was born from her father's castration, and Sansa is a descendant (imo) of Quentyn Qoherys, who was castrated in the Harrenhal godswood. I expect lots of imagery pertaining to the sea/sea foam, grey-green, and dawn as well. (Side note: Arya would be a descendant of Quentyn Qoherys as well. I expect loads of the same symbolism when she returns to Westeros. She'd even be returning from the east.)
  4. I would LOVE this.
  5. Confession: I wish the "ten" joke of this Confessions thread alluded to Cersei's ten lost dromonds. Heh. Confession 2: As much as I prefer POV stories as opposed to fHistory stories, I'm seriously looking forward to Sons of the Dragon when it comes out.
  6. You mean like they kill Rhaegal or Viserion? Or that they make a cloth dragon? I've seriously considered the latter. This is what I had in mind for the "Trojan's horse" a couple of years ago when I made this prediction. True... but the vision of Rhaego is not in the "slayer of lies" series.
  7. Yeap, that's the dream. This is another way I interpret it. 1st Dothraki, 2nd Essosi, 3rd Westerosi. That would make the mummer's dragon Daenerys though, not Aegon. However, I do predict that this vision may have something to do with her "slaying the lie" that she's dead. That is, Essos will celebrate her death, only for her to return alive and well.
  8. Kinda Asian, kinda elvish. Think Asian depictions of Caucasians in some cartoons/artwork. Think Raiden in MGS 4, minus the "machinery" obviously.
  9. I wasn't referring to skin color, just facial structure/features.
  10. Really? I imagine Valyrians looking almost Asian. Actually, the Kardashians would resemble what I imagine the Starks looking like, minus the high cheekbones. Most Middle Easterns or Italians do.
  11. I have discovered a possible new way to interpret the HotU prophecies. (Who hasn't heard that a million times?) I think the order of the prophecies might have to do with specific dragons, their riders, or both. The order the prophecies are given relate to the order in which the dragons hatched on Drogo's pyre. She heard a crack, the sound of shattering stone. The platform of wood and brush and grass began to shift and collapse in upon itself. Bits of burning wood slid down at her, and Dany was showered with ash and cinders. And something else came crashing down, bouncing and rolling, to land at her feet; a chunk of curved rock, pale and veined with gold, broken and smoking. The roaring filled the world, yet dimly through the fire fall Dany heard women shriek and children cry out in wonder. Only death can pay for life. And there came a second crack, loud and sharp as thunder, and the smoke stirred and whirled around her and the pyre shifted, the logs exploding as the fire touched their secret hearts. She heard the screams of frightened horses, and the voices of the Dothraki raised in shouts of fear and terror, and Ser Jorah calling her name and cursing. No, she wanted to shout to him, no, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don't you see? Don't you SEE? With a belch of flame and smoke that reached thirty feet into the sky, the pyre collapsed and came down around her. Unafraid, Dany stepped forward into the firestorm, calling to her children. The third crack was as loud and sharp as the breaking of the world. When the fire died at last and the ground became cool enough to walk upon, Ser Jorah Mormont found her amidst the ashes, surrounded by blackened logs and bits of glowing ember and the burnt bones of man and woman and stallion. She was naked, covered with soot, her clothes turned to ash, her beautiful hair all crisped away … yet she was unhurt. The cream-and-gold dragon was suckling at her left breast, the green-and-bronze at the right. Her arms cradled them close. The black-and-scarlet beast was draped across her shoulders, its long sinuous neck coiled under her chin. When it saw Jorah, it raised its head and looked at him with eyes as red as coals. AGoT, Daenerys X In short, Viserion hatches first, Rhaegal second, and Drogon third. The reader is also introduced to these dragons in that order for the first time. Viserion, Rhaegal, then Drogon. The HotU prophecies are three sets of three: A. "Three fires must you light... one for life, one for death, and one to love." "Mother of dragons, daughter of death." Viserys Targaryen's gruesome death. A tall lord with copper-skin and silver-gold hair beneath a banner of a fiery stallion, with a burning city in the background (this may be a glimpse at what Rhaego's future would have been). A dying prince (likely Rhaegar Targaryen) mutters a woman's name with his last breath, rubies flying from his chest. B. "Three mounts must you ride... one to bed, one to dread, and one to love." "Mother of dragons, slayer of lies." A blue-eyed king who casts no shadow raises a red sword in his hand. A cloth dragon sways on poles amidst a cheering crowd. A great stone beast takes wing from a smoking tower, breathing shadows. C. "Three treasons will you know... one for blood, one for gold, and one for love." "Mother of dragons, bride of fire." Daenerys's silver trots through grass to a darkling stream under a sea of stars. A corpse standing at the prow of a ship with bright eyes and grey smiling lips. A blue flower growing from a chink in a wall of ice, filling the air with sweetness. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of these series deals with Viserion, Rhaegal, and Drogon, respectively, and/or their dragonriders. Viserion (1): A. The "fire lit" for Viserion's life was Viserys; he was a blood sacrifice so that Viserion could hatch. Daenerys even calls Viserion "Viserys' dragon." "The cream-and-gold I call Viserion. Viserys was cruel and weak and frightened, yet he was my brother still. His dragon will do what he could not." ACoK, Daenerys I B. The vision of (most likely) Stannis is part of the slayer of lies series. Perhaps Viserion and/or his rider will kill Stannis? I have a theory that either Jon Snow or Aurane Waters will ride Viserion. Both men supported (albeit Jon in a passive way) Stannis. C. I don't know how Daenerys' silver relates to Viserion (or to anything else) in this series. Maybe something to do with a wedding night? Rhaegal (2): A. Rhaego was a blood sacrifice so that Rhaegal to hatch. B. The cloth dragon on poles has something to do with Aegon, I'm sure. Unfortunately, I think it parallels to the vision of Rhaego: It's something that could happen, but won't. In short, I think Aegon's return may not be celebrated as he and his party is expecting. C. The corpse with the "grey smiling lips" is a Greyjoy. A Greyjoy, probably Euron, will (at least per my theorizing) kill Aegon and take his dragon, Rhaegal. Drogon (3): A. This one is a little more cryptic. The vision of Rhaegar is a nod back to the nightmare Daenerys has during her feverdream when Rhaego is born. Basically, it hints that Daenerys will ride Drogon. B. "Great stone beast breathing shadow fire." Something to do with Drogon. Drogon is even called a beast when we are first introduced to him in AGoT, Daenerys X. The cream-and-gold dragon was suckling at her left breast, the green-and-bronze at the right. Her arms cradled them close. The black-and-scarlet beast was draped across her shoulders, its long sinuous neck coiled under her chin. When it saw Jorah, it raised its head and looked at him with eyes as red as coals. C. "The blue flower in the Wall" and "treason [she] will know" will have something to do with figuring out Jon's parentage. That is, Ned hiding Jon's true identity was a betrayal.
  12. Lol! So I'm not the only one who thinks that.
  13. Didn't someone speculate upthread that Byron might be Harry Rivers, who supposedly died during the war in the Riverlands? Their appearances match. Harry was described as "fair-haired and comely." ETA: Or he could be one of Stannis's former knights who bent the knee after the BotB. Sansa is present in the throne room (she's mentioned going to the front of the crowd in this chapter, so quite visible to anyone approaching the throne) when honors are given and captives are made to bend the knee to Joffrey. She doesn't take note of him, but he may remember her. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Shadrich (supposedly) support Stannis at one time? Either way, as Brienne travels through the Crownlands and into the Riverlands, it seems many or most of the knights she meets are former Stannis supporters. It would be quite likely that Byron was also a former Stannis supporter.
  14. Thenn probably stems from the Norse "þenngill" which means lord or king. Just my two cents. ETA: I used to think that the etymology of Royce had something to do with "king." (Roy means king; it stems from the French roi.) But it's actually a medieval variant of "rose."
  15. I see Sansa as ENFP and Arya as ISTJ. (No wonder they didn't get along. They're complete opposites. Haha!)