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    Puns and Wordplay

    Wow. Started reading that thread @Seams but can't finish it at the moment. What I've read so far is really great! Can't wait to finish it. Have you ever paid much attention to the illustrations in the Kot7K? There are some really great ones that reinforce the symbolism. Link to a tweet with illustration because I don't know how to upload images here.
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    Puns and Wordplay

    I agree. Especially about Tanselle = Symbolic Bloodraven. I've even considered Tanselle literally being BR in disguise - the Maynard Plumm of The Hedge Knight. Although, that is probably going too far. The puppet show is the trigger which eventually leads to the death of the Hand of the King and BR's appointment as the new Hand. So a symbolic BR sets in motion a chain of events that ends with BR as the new Hand. Quite the puppet master, indeed.
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    Puns and Wordplay

    @Seams Hi Seams! I'm originally an ASOIAF Redditor and have since moved my discussion of ASOIAF to Twitter. I have never been very active on this forum but have since become friends with some of those who have. I'm also really into wordplay within the series and have heard of you as a result (most often via my good friend @ravenous reader). I've also noticed the treason/tree-son wordplay GRRM seems to be using. The first time I noticed it was when I came across the passage that @The Map Guy quotes. But there are many more where it makes sense. Hatching a wooden dragon = tree son. White h[e]art = weirwood. Or two... Those are just a few. Much of it is merely to reinforce greenseer symbolism. Also, you may be interested in an essay I wrote regarding GRRM's use of 'True' and 'Tree': Wed to the Tree Cheers!
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    POEMS (or other sundry quotes) that remind you of ASOIAF -- V2

    Sufjan Stevens just released this song a few weeks ago. It's called Wallowa Lake Monster but touches on the Charybdis myth. The Charybdis myth was rationalized as a whirlpool in the straits between the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenaan Sea. Wallowa Lake Monster As if you know the story of Wallowa Lake Leviathan first hid in the deep where her children sleep She kept them hidden from the plague But have you heard the story of my mother’s fate? She left us in Detroit in the rain with a pillowcase Fortune for the paperweight We followed her to Joseph, near the Indian raid She wept among the weeds, hide and seek, for the fallen chief Spathiphyllum on his grave And like the cedar waxwing, she was drunk all day We put her in the sheet, little wreath, candles on the crate As the monster showed its face As she waits for her children in the shade Demogorgon or demigod the ghost parade No oblation will bring her back to our place She stayed within the deep end of Wallowa Lake The undertow refrained with the flame of a feathered snake Charybdis in its shallow grave She gave us one last feature, the fullness of her face In the shade of "Hin-mah-too-yah" (Red Napoleon) As the demon took her place As we wait for the waters to reside Her remarkable stoicism and her pride When the dragon submerged we knew she had died
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    POEMS (or other sundry quotes) that remind you of ASOIAF -- V2

    The name "Melisandre" can be split up into "me, lisa, n, dre" or "me, lisa, andre" or "me, lisa, and dre." Probably nothing, but perhaps his name is Andre or Dre or Andrew or Andy... @ravenous reader