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  1. @Sarah Michelle Gellar @The Last Storm @Tibbie Tyrion III, GoT
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    Board Issues 4

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    Board Issues 4

    How do I find a thread I created several years ago? It looks like the search parameters end at 365 days.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Poll: Has Brienne Become a Wight?

  9. 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.
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    Percentage Poll on various theories

    Click the link.
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    Percentage Poll on various theories

    Indeed, he did. I suppose one could say that George could have Dany go to Asshai off page, but that is a reach, IMO. https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Asshai.com_Forum_Chat Very bottom question.
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    What Cause the Long Night?

    I subscribe to @LmL''s moon meteor theory. There was once a second moon and as Doreah states to Dany in Got, If a comet, like the one we see in CoK, were to hit this second moon, it would explain why people thought a million dragons poured forth. We also know that Xaro calls Dany's dragons a "flaming sword above the world." This is another good description of what a meteor shower would look like which would have caused The Long Night. Think "Storm of Swords." The Long Night is also directly related to the sacrifice of Nissa Nissa by Azor Ahai as her cry was said to leave a crack on the moon. LML explains it a lot better than I can. https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2015/05/12/astronomy-explains-the-legends-of-planetos/ https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2016/01/04/thebloodstoneemperorazorahai/ Those two essays explain it quite well.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    It reminds of this guy I golf with sometimes. He will say, "I'm making this putt" on low percentage (5-10%) putts. He usually misses, of course. But when he makes one he likes to say, "I called it!" He will then retell the tale of the made putt throughout the rest of the round and afterwards. The rest of us think about all his missed putts but he is able to only recall the made one that he so confidently called before putting. It is actually kind of amusing. I have noticed that he seems less confident when I try to bet him before he putts.
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    Hardhome got The Color out of Space-d

    I think George used this Lovecraft tale to portray Asshaii. Black stone could be a meteor reference. The land has inhabitable qualities as well.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?