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    The Mysteries of the Nights Watch and the Wall

    That could mean "supernaturally warm", but it could also mean "unexpectedly warm". I'm not closed to either idea, mind you, but I do think body or ambient heat could account for the latter. Good did in this thread!
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    The Mysteries of the Nights Watch and the Wall

    I think, that The Wall was build by magic of the Children. Literally. They are able to control water: https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Hammer_of_the_waters They made the water-tides to rise up, out of The Shivering Sea in the east, and out of The Sunset Sea in the west (this has formed Bay of Seals and Skagos in the east, and Bay of Ice and Bear Island in the west), and then those two tides went towards each other by land of Westeros, and joined together, forming one wall of water, three hundred miles long. And then the Children used cold magic to freeze that water, and to make The Wall solid. On this picture it's seen, that the Nightfort is in the middle of The Wall's length (Nightfort was the first castle of Nights Watch, and in the beginning it was the only one): https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Nightfort So the Black Gate is the place, where were merged eastern and western water-tides, that created The Wall. And then, also with magic, the Children has created a "door" to the other side of The Wall - the Black Gate. And at that time, it was the only passage thru The Wall. All men-made tunnels thru the ice of The Wall, were dug out much later, dozens of years after The Wall was created. Other passages, and all castles of Nights Watch, were build by people. Thus the Black Gate is special, because it was the only path from one side of The Wall to the other, and it was part of The Wall's original architecture, created by the Children. So The Wall is made of seawater?? That would explain the saltiness of the water on the Black Gate, of course. Well done! sign me up for this theory ! Water that melts will continue to warm up in the presence of heat until it boils. If the Black Gate is a living being or even if it's just warmer in that cavern than the rest of the tunnels, the drop of water could easily be warm.
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    Aegon's story is fake news and propaganda

    Well then mayhaps greenseers connected to the Wiernet would be in a position to present alternative facts that might challenge the narrative being pushed by the masterstream media. Alas, though, then it's almost certain that the poor greenseers would likely be dismissed out of hand by the maesters for not being real historians, probably labeled as subversives by the faith for operating outside the system and communing with outside sources , and almost certainly accused of deceptive editing of their visions.
  4. I actually agree with you both! I wasn't clear in the distinction between what I think Cersei thinks- that her stable protects her, and what I think, that it's an attempt to compensate. Also there was going to be a sword sheath joke in there somewhere, but I got distracted.
  5. All of this, ser! Jamie served as a squire, and his duties would have included mending / darning / patching torn and travelworn garments and gear. Heck I'm no tailor or haberdasher or even a seamstress, but I can mend a pocket, sew on a patch, darn a sock, patch a canvas tent, etc. It won't be a pro job but it'll serve in the field.
  6. I'm going to stop you right there... If Westerosi septas are anything like the Ursuline Sisters we had in Catholic school, I don't think even an armed and trained Cersei stood a chance! . . . But joking aside I completely agree. Cersei is an entitled, privileged bully with a massive inferiority complex. A professional victim with the means to exact revenge for any and all slights, real or imagined. Judging from the way she uses sex and threats to subvert and control Robert, Early Jamie, Pre-pious Lancel, the Kettleblacks, and Moonboy for all I know, I'd imagine she cultivates her stable of "sworn swords" to put her on an even footing with her male rivals, real or imagined.
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    What is your theory on The Others?

    So the Others are literal white knights? And thanks to the oppression in Westeros they woke? Brilliant, ser.
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    What is your theory on The Others?

    Yes I agree with this! Great way to break a fantasy novel metatrope. We have high fantasy magical elements set in a low fantasy milieu, which ensures that the protagonists will be completely unprepared for the looming conflict. Furthermore, the fact that the non-fantastic elements are so well written, engaging, and important to the reader has surely set us all up for a jarring wakeup call when all those things become futile and tiny in the face of a calamitous supernatural catastrophe. So backseat probably, but for a good purpose, I hope.
  9. "So many vows...they make you swear and swear. Defend the GRRM. Obey The Map Guy. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your #theoryguard. Love your citations. Protect the internet. Defend the forum. Respect the mods. Obey the posting rules. It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or the other."
  10. The Map Guy, uh, finds a way. @Bael's Bastard beat me to this by a mile and a half!
  11. Haha well said, sir. By the old gods and the new, I would give much and more to have thought of and claimed the forum name John Snowflake when I created this account. To the OP, I just can't decide if The Map Guy is being dramatic for publicity, or genuinely thinks he is in a position to protect GRRM from himself. The latter scenario falls somewhere between naiveté and arrogance. GRRM is wealthier than the Iron Bank. He has millions of adoring , nearly rabid fans , starved for the rest of the story, and a publisher that knows he is a prize cash cow. And that's not counting revenue from television projects. What's more, he has spent decades writing about topics that make people uncomfortable and which can certainly induce emotional responses, including among survivors of some of the atrocities depicted in the story. He handles this masterfully. If GRRM does in fact leave literary clues in all his works, of such quality and subtlety that it has spawned an unparalleled fanalysis phenomenon , then he certainly knows that some bright young The Map Guy is going to come along and figure it all out... So if GRRM is going to write things in the plain text that can offend people, then he is certainly going to drop things into the subtext that can offend people. I trust that someone as intelligent and successful as GRRM is going to take full responsibility for anything they write. While I can think of at least one demographic that would theoretically be capable of perhaps trying to literally, physically, kill GRRM if offended enough, I can't think of a single one that would damage his career or finances. All press is good press. More buzz is more advertising. If his publisher were to foolishly drop him over some controversy, there'd be a line of others waiting, begging, to take him on... Or in this digital era he could easily self-publish. I for one would buy any and all of his books regardless of who was offended by an opinion, depiction, or historical parallel. I am 100% sure that I am not the only one. Even if this ersatz bombshell revelation had been written decades ago, before the world changed for the worse, thus exposing risks that didn't exist at the time of the writing, that doesn't matter either. As I've argued above, GRRM is well aware of what he has written and he has had plenty of time in the subsequent body of work to add more historical material to correct, clarify, or otherwise retcon said clues. If they're in there, and he hasn't fixed them, then he doesn't care that someone will come along and figure it out. He REALLY doesn't need your protection. So if you're confident in your theory, I say present it and receive the accolades or beatings as warranted. But really, GRRM is going to be fine, no matter what you think you found. The more I wonder whether that part of the OP's proposal is serious, the more I have to wonder if we're being trolled. And if so it's a perfect caper, because if the theory is analyzed by the cognoscetti and found to be sound, then the OP can say "It was a close thing, but we decided in the end that the world needs the truth, come what may" at which point he is a literary rock star, and a hero to the masses... A veritable Tom Sawyer. If on the other hand the theory is garbage, all the OP has to do is put on a grave, somber face and say "Sorry guys, we've decided that the world isn't ready for this theory" at which point the gain in literary status is limited to the bump from the secrecy campaign, but the hero mantle is still assured. You beautiful bastard you!
  12. Just an unserious, kibbitzing noob here, but I'd just like to point out that as eloquent and thorough as LML's theories are, they're essentially well-written fan fiction. What starts with canonical references quickly delves into the apocryphal and takes a sharp left turn from there. I'd hesitate to use that body of work as a basis for a proof. But I'm just a jive-lurkey. A lurkey-Lou. A Lurkasaurus Rex. Speaking of dinosaurs... You know what this reminds me of? Like in Jurassic Park, when they only had partial dinosaur DNA, and a rough idea of what a final dinosaur was supposed to be like, so they used DNA strands from completely different animals to fill in the gaps, and ended up with a dinosaur - shaped abomination that made everyone excited at first then disappointed when it failed to meet expectations, and finally horrified when it ate it's creator. Yeah I totally can't wait to read this Map Guy theory, I hope it survives the Star Chamber's deliberations. :-)
  13. Hehe next Map Guy will start referring to himself in the third person. Like Hulk Hogan, or The Boulder.