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  1. SeaWitch

    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Not a visual role, but hearing Littlefinger recite the audiobook of Sun Tzu 'The Art of War' is terrifyingly apt. (Getting him to do Machiavelli 'The Prince' would be cliched but delicious.)
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    References and Homages

    Can't say anything Heinlein jumps out at me. Except maybe an echo in Varys' speech about young Aegon's education. There's a flavour of the 'specialisation is for insects' about it. (Also, it parallels Arya's experiences-as-education. She's in the mound of his YA hero(ine) type.) Craster is every creepy backwoods cult leader, with a dash of Sawney Bean.
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    References and Homages

    Tywin is very much a historical Kingmaker figure to me, I never saw a parallel there. But the Alia/Arya thing had half-occurred to me. Yeah, the shady GB breeding programme... 'The Prince that was Promised' is very KH. A Leto/Ghanima 'marriage' is a possible get-out on the J/D front. I cannot get behind the jolly enthusiasm for incest, myself. (It annoys the crap out of me in Heinlein, too.)
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    References and Homages

    The Fenring parallel, yes. That's also a nice Tudor touch, the secret codes for messages in a world without real privacy. Also, the red haired Tully girls. Very Jessica. Paul's role is split between Bran and Dany, generally, but the fifteen year old Robb becoming a leader with Cat's oversight was familiar, too. Mapes - Mirri Maz Duur as a twisted version?
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    References and Homages

    So much Herbert. Facedancers. Teenage messiah figure tames massive critters. Acquiring of dodgy stereotype army of native peoples. (Two of them.) Applied psychotropic substances for said teenage messiah figure. (Two of them) The Undying have a Navigator's Guild feel, the blue lips and general transhuman aura. Not entirely sold on a Maester/mentat equivalency, but Syrio Forel had elements of Duncan Idaho. The Iron Bank as CHOAM. But then, Herbert was deliberately echoing all sorts of influences himself.
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    [Book Spoilers] R+L=J, A+J=T and other theories on HBO V.4

    I'd categorise the Lannisters as more of a co-dependent train wreck than a love story, but. My point was, regardless of my icky feelings, I think *Jon* would have icky feelings. (Also, I'm a Ricardian so my feelings re WotR are complex, and occasionally involve rows in pubs about filthy Tudor propaganda.)
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    [Book Spoilers] R+L=J, A+J=T and other theories on HBO V.4

    If Jon and Dany are aunt/nephew, then that is way too weird for me to go with as an acceptable relationship. And way too weird for Jon, too, presumably. That's what I meant by Greek tragedy, all the damn incest. I have a degree in medieval history. Part of the fun is watching it all go in the blender with a healthy dose of classic high fantasy.
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    [Book Spoilers] R+L=J, A+J=T and other theories on HBO V.4

    I'm having difficulty with a Jon/Dany pairing, and I think Jon would, too, if he knew his parentage. Dany might be down with really close family bonding, but Jon wasn't raised that way. of course, falling in love and maybe starting a family and *then* finding out would have that suitably epic Greek tragedy thing going on.
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    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    Hee! No, actually, but...accurate. There is a Leng somewhere, too. And the Cult of the Starry Wisdom. The world base is very Robert E Howard. I think I'd probably like Braavos. It seems less psychotic than most of the world.
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    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    Some places appear to be lifted out of Lovecraft, maybe give those a miss...
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    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    I'm with CSL - there is never a book long enough, or a cup of tea large enough. Though George is doing his best with the former.
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    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    The cut and thrust of vigorous debate? *flexes swordblade*
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    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    But once you read the books, there's so much more to argue with people about!
  14. SeaWitch

    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    ....??? ..> 0o<.. The Abrams rom com trailer was disturbing, too. (Slinks back to 'Identity' boxset.)
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