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  1. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    I would guess that this has been noticed before, but just in case it has not... Arya, AGOT No wonder Arya was not hungry! Arya is expected to eat a plate of ribs. The ribs remind her of what Jeyne had told her about how Mycah's body was 'butchered like a pig they slaughtered'. Side note- I believe this is the first time George plays with the cannibalism motif which will be so prevalent in later books.
  2. OtherFromAnotherMother

    An Evil Name

    Jon IV, AGoT
  3. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    DwD, The Lost Lord George has changed his ASOIAF plans several times (the infamous letter, the addition of the Blackfyre storyline, five year gap). I'm wondering if George is the fat man changing his plans and he is having a little fun with his readers here. I mean, he could have just written Illyrio.
  4. Just saw this pop up on my Google home screen from your reddit post (my phone knows me far too well). Congratulations @Daendrew! That is quite the find. Is this something you have been searching for, did you happen upon it, do you frequent book auctions just in case something like this shows up? I need more details!
  5. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Timett will steal Alayne

    She knows. Alayne II, Feast
  6. @Sarah Michelle Gellar @The Last Storm @Tibbie Tyrion III, GoT
  7. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Board Issues 4

  8. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Board Issues 4

    How do I find a thread I created several years ago? It looks like the search parameters end at 365 days.
  9. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    A bad teacher doesn't even show the proper way to grip a sword. Tyrion III, GoT The first lesson from a good teacher: Arya II, GoY
  10. OtherFromAnotherMother

    References and Homages

    I'm becoming more and more convinced that George read a lot of Ursala K. Leguin. From Rocannon's World (page 18 in the 1966 version): "Once you had it, it is said." "Much is said, up there where the sun blinks." "And words are borne off by the winds, where there are winds to blow." Sounds very similar to "words are wind". This conversation is taking place in a cave. I wonder if George plays with this idea as well. This makes me want to reassess conversations which take place in caves and crypts (no wind) in ASoIaF. Is it possible that only truths are told underground? I'm going to look into this some more. @The Fattest Leech because I think you will find this interesting.
  11. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    I'm guessing I am not the first to discover this but... The catapulting of diseased bodies into Mereen may have real life historical precedent. In 1345, a Mongol khan, Yanibeg, was laying siege to Kaffa (modern day Ukraine). The Bubonic Plague was active at this time. Yanibeg's army was hit hard by the plague and forced to retreat. According to one report, Yanibeg had the bodies catapulted into city. The Genovese in the city tried to dispose of the bodies by throwing them into the sea. It is reported that the disease erupted anyway. This idea is disputed, however, because the bodies would have had to be carrying living fleas to spread the plague. This is from a book I am reading, Jack Weatherford's Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.
  12. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Poll: Has Brienne Become a Wight?

    In addition to lack of evidence for this theory, Brienne's symbolism has been related to cow, moon, white, blue, etc. It would be odd for George to have her transform to a fire wight at this point.
  13. OtherFromAnotherMother

    Poll: Has Brienne Become a Wight?

  14. I don't see why all members of House Tyrell would have to perish for the house to symbolically die this winter. A symbolic death of a house could mean a lot of things. Perhaps it means the head of the house, symbolic or otherwise, will die. I would not be surprised to see Mace and/or Olenna bite it in tWoW. Maybe it means the Tyrells will be supplanted by another house as the most powerful in the Reach. Maybe George has something completely different in mind, he's very good at symbolism. Also, keep in mind that roses can be protected in winter, as we see from the glass gardens in Winterfell. Perhaps something glass related (dragonglass, anyone?) will protect the Tyrells this Winter.