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About Wizz-The-Smith

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    Re-forging Valyrian Steel using half forgotten spells
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  1. Hey RR. Great post, and I particularly like this video clip that @Durran Durrandon and yourself have highlighted. Nice spot with the silver seaweed, love that, there were also a few other things I noticed that reminded me of asoiaf. The seals and lighthouse at the beginning of the clip reminded me of the skinchanging House Farwynd and their cadet branch House Farwynd of the Lonely Light and their ability to take the form of seals, the little girl in the clip also shape shifts into a seal. The orbs of light throughout the clip made me think of the Shee/Sidhe and the tales of them travelling throughout their realm, following or watching mortals in the form of wind/rustling leaves/elements. The raven watching from the tree had me thinking of the many ravens in the novels and especially the greenseer Bloodraven watching events unfold from the eyes of the weirwoods. The white tree sitting atop the hill/hollow hill was reminiscent of BR's cave with the entrance allowing one access into the underworld, and of course the white tree on its own screams weirwoods. At one point there was a young boy and his dog who join the aquatic realm via a well, much like the wells in the books offer a route into the underworld, additionally the white dog has similarities to Ghost the white direwolf. They then emerge into a cave that is full of roots much like BR's cave and of course High Heart. Finally the giant that is awakened made me think of the giants that wake from the earth in the books and when he strides out into the open sea it's like he is like the Titan of Braavos. All very cool, thanks for posting the clip. Wow, this is a truly beautiful tune, great find, thank you for posting this link as well. I've been researching some of the creatures one would find in the aquatic mythologies and of course the Each-uisge is one of the legends I have read about. There are other legends that are extremely similar to the Each-uisge, those being the Backahasten and the Kelpie. The name Bäckahästen means brook horse; and is the name of a mythological horse from Scandinavian folklore. She would appear near rivers in foggy weather, and whoever decided to ride on her back was unable to get off again. The horse would then jump into the river, drowning the rider. Basically the exact same story as the Each-uisge. In Celtic folklore shape-shifting horses are called kelpies, and it is thought that Bäckahästen may in fact be a kelpie. When reading I actually came across another creature from Scottish mythology by the name of Ashrays, or Water Lovers, which seem extremely similar to the Others and/or ice dragons in a number of ways. They are completely translucent water creatures that are often mistaken for sea ghosts. Furthermore, they are completely nocturnal and when they are captured and/or exposed to sunlight Ashrays supposedly melt and leave only a puddle of water as remains. That all seems very much like when Sam kills the Other and additionally the description of ice dragons...... And then the ice dragons..... Add to this the short story George wrote, mainly the pool of water left after the Ice Dragon had died....... Hmmm, ghostly, nocturnal, translucent water creatures that leave a puddle when killed.....the Ashrays description certainly caught my attention. Anyway, great to see you posting again, interesting as always.
  2. Same thing, only not under water but under a sea of trees, a sea of grass - the green sea/see/seer. Hi LynnS. Great shout, I love that connection! @ravenous reader was to my knowledge the first to spot this link and has posted in depth about it [if anyone is interested in reading further, it was in the nennymoans thread if I recall correctly] it's a cool catch by the Three-eyed 'Raven'ous. There's also a really neat passage of text that our friend @Tijgy highlighted that directly links the trees to the green sea, which is as follows....... I also love that passage of text, awesome. Anyway, I know RR would be pleased to sea see this being discussed on the forum, great stuff LynnS!!
  3. Definitely a cool catch, multiple skinchangers or whatever. Love textual evidence of Bloodravens presence, although tend to think there should be textual descriptions to back the idea, the gaunt pack of wolves hunting down foes is certainly one of those instances. Love it.
  4. Tom Petty -- Free Fallin' -- Bran's coma dream
  5. Great shout. RIP Tom Petty.
  6. Yes that would help. You do realise I'm praising your find, it seems like you think I'm arguing the matter, I'm not at all. Just simply pondering the presence of multiple skinchangers without Arya noticing as all the other instances suggest the skinchanger can feel someone else being there. It's a cool catch. Exactly, I'm sure it does. Perhaps wolf dreams are a way of going unnoticed while one skinchanger is asleep.
  7. Oh definitely, but in all the instances we are given the skinchangers can feel each others presence, as you say, but no hint of it here. I do agree with you about BR's presence, just wondered why there was no hint of his presence to Arya. As I say it may be because she was asleep, which is interesting regards wolf dreams, perhaps the ability to sense another presence dissipates as the human mind is asleep? This is the only occasion I can think of where another presence isn't mentioned at all, although I do agree with you that multiple skinchangers are there. It opens up another way of searching for BR throughout the wolf dream sequences.
  8. Arya I, Storm I think the author was signaling to us that Bloodraven was guiding Nymeria... Nice, good catch. While I do agree, it also throws up an interesting question of how many consciences can be present or influencing a direwolf whilst their master/other half is sleeping. We see this scenario play out as a wolf dream through Nymeria's eyes while Arya is sleeping, so it is reasonable to suggest that Arya's conscience is present throughout the scene. But as you suggest the text hints at the fact Bloodraven is present too while also influencing Nymeria via the repeated description of 'packs of gaunt wolves hunting down foes'. George is careful in his descriptions during such scenes so the repeated text linked directly to Bloodraven really does back up your idea. When Bran skinchanges the raven in BR's cave he could sense another presence, so perhaps the fact Arya is sleeping and only able to view events through Nymeria's eyes enables BR to be there without Arya knowing? Or perhaps he's skinchanged the entirety of the pack, George playing with the hive mind idea, thus being able to control Nymeria while actually hosting in the other wolves? Anyway, nice catch, I like it.
  9. Foo Fighters The Pretender -- FAegon Miracle -- Birth of the dragons Skin & Bones -- Bloodraven
  10. Lol Good call
  11. Mastadon White Walker -- Self explanatory Ancient Kingdom -- Empire of the Dawn Ember City -- Valyria Roots Remain -- Cave beneath High Heart
  12. Great band. Ian Brown's solo stuff [also awesome, well most of it] Bloodraven -- Time is my Everything -- Whispers -- Man in the Hills [Burning Spear tune off 'under the influence', favourite Ian Brown tunes]
  13. Slayer Dead Skin Mask -- Faceless Men Die by the Sword -- Ned [and many others of course]
  14. Nice. [Banging tune] 'Phantom Lord' kinda works too.
  15. Nice. Love it. And Beric of course. 'Made of Stone' for those with Greyscale. Love Stone Roses.