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  1. Mathias

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Could be, but I read it as meaning a bit more - namely, that no matter how bad things are now, things are going to get worse and its best to be aware of that fact and prepared for it - toughen up, or die. In the example you give, I'd say Ned is saying something akin to "he must face his fears, things are only going to get worse, he needs to be strong BECAUSE Winter is Coming". Facing your fears is certainly part of it, but I just always got the sense its more than that.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Can you elaborate? I can't really think of any parallels here, except that they're both 'legendary' or 'heroic' weapons.
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    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    They really are! I'm only a few in, but BryndenBFish puts out some really great content.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I also don't remember any overt mention by anyone else that R'Hllor is a god of shadow. I do remember Mel justifying her perspective on this pretty clearly, though - she states that without light there could be no shadows, that shadows are a creation of the light, and therefore not servants of darkness (paraphrasing of course). So, if this is a general approach by all red priests, it makes sense and there appears to be a reason for it. On the other hand, it could just be Mel's personal approach and her way of justifying her use of shadowbinding while also being a red priestess.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I never realized that, thanks for pointing that out!
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I agree with HelenaExMachina on this one. My understanding is that George has a particular interest in 15th century medieval history, particularly the events surrounding the War of the Roses which many elements of ASoIaF are based on. This would have been prior to the custom change, so he probably used the honorifics from that time period from both personal preference and for a sense of consistency in source material. Just my thought
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    That's really cool - I always just had a picture in my head of sharpened stakes pointing outward in a roughly circular pattern. I know that type of thing is helpful against sudden cavalry charges, but this 'packed earth' method just sounds ingenious.
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    What do you Collect?

    I am seeing some fantastic collections here, dang. I'm pretty proud of what I've gathered together so far so I figured I'd share mine too (WIP...I'll add more as I add to the collection) Books: A Game of Thrones 1st/1st (foil iron throne cover, full serial, signed - jewel of my collection) A Clash of Kings 1st/1st (signed) A Storm of Swords 1st/1st (signed) A Feast for Crows 1st/1st (signed) A Dance with Dragons 1st/1st (signed) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms The Hedge Knight (graphic novel, signed) The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword (graphic novel, signed) The Mystery Knight (graphic novel) The World of Ice & Fire (signed by Martin, would love to get Elio and Linda's too!) The Lands of Ice and Fire A Feast of Ice & Fire (cookbook) A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying (core book from Green Ronin) A Game of Thrones Puzzle Quest Game of Thrones Official Coloring Book Games: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (1st edition, plus 2 expansions) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (2nd Ed. LCG - plus most chapter packs / big expansions)(I also have a bunch of 1st ed LCG and even some oldies from when this was a CCG) Battles of Westeros Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Memorabilia and Merch: Calendars 2011, 2012, 2016-2018 Ommegang Brewery - Valar Morghulis & Valar Dohaeris, plus glass Game of Thrones Dragonclaw Goblet Wax Seal Coasters Christmas Ornaments: Sigils Helmets Funko Pop Mystery Mini's...most of them? Don't have many from the newest set though. Funko Pop Oberyn Vinyl figure (one of my favorite characters in the books - SAY THEIR NAMES!) Funko Pop Daenerys Targaryen Vinyl figure Funko Pop Khal Drogo Vinyl figure Funko Pop Jon Snow keychain (x2)