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  1. Lady Dacey

    An issue with the Nights Watch

    I believe we have read different books.
  2. Lady Dacey

    Has Brienne met The Hound?

    This link might be useful: https://asearchoficeandfire.com/?q=hound&povs[]=Brienne
  3. Lady Dacey

    Has Brienne met The Hound?

    Brienne never met Sandor Clegane. She is hunting for him for much of her arc though. Her quest after him starts in her third chapters into AFFC, when she hears from Timeon, the dornishman Brave Companion, that the Hound has Sansa Stark with him, and It goes on untill her sixth chapter when the Elder Brother tells her he burried "the Hound" (though probably not Sandor Clegane). She never meets Sandor, but she does meet the Hound... She kills Rorge while he is incoporating the Hound persona, wearing the helmet, and later the Hound (being now incorporated by Lem from the brotherhood without banners) is the one to hang her.
  4. I missed this and I am very interested. Could you help me figure out what evidence we have that Bronn was Baelish's agent?
  5. The Selaesori Qhoran (which Tyrion translates as the the Stinky Stward) is my bet for the perfumed scenechal... But I guess prophesies and riddled warnings might have several implications and layers of meaning, and even aply to different situations maybe.
  6. Lady Dacey

    An issue with the Nights Watch

    I must say I have never interpreted the narrative that way... I believe there are several displays of animosity between northman towards 'wildlings' (from Umbers and Karstarks and the stories Old Nan tells the kids, for example) and making common cause won't be easy at all. The Night's Watch is basically mantained by the northern houses (like Lord Stark sending 20 horses to the Watch in the beginning of AGOT). While Jeor Mormont does say the Night's Watch has forgotte its true purpose, I think it's a stretch to say it's a currupted institution. The people north of the Wall do raid and plunder the lands south of the Wall after all... That is a very simplistic statement I'm not sure I agree with, but I guess I understand your meaning. There are a few things I'd like to put forward about this specific topic: - I do believe Jon understands that "good" vs "bad" or "good" vs "evil" is not a simple dichotomy and that people have both in them. He does not seem to vilify any particular group, be it his Night's Watch brothers, the free folk, the northmen or the king's men... I tend to disagree with your assement of Jon's characters, I think. - I don't think it's neessary for the characters to reach such conclusions in universe. If that happened all the time, it would be cheap... This is fiction, it's literature. There shouldn't be and aesop or a lesson in the end. As critical readers, we are able to reach our own conclusions about the story told, and they need not to be the same. Though some interpretations may be closer to what was originally intended than others, the way we read says more about ourselves than any shortcomings the author might have had getting a point across. If an author wants to get a point across, he should write an essay, not fiction. When we talk about ASOIAF specifically we need to take into account to POV structure and what it implies to the narrative. It is expected that our interpretation as readers will be different than the interpretations characters reach in universe. Why should Jon need to reach some morally-right conclusion (like "humans are the baddies") if he is a flawed human character? Is it less interesting to read about him if he doesn't see things the way you do?
  7. Why do you think they know about the others? They speak of a "great other" in their preaching, but it is an entity they believe has always existed, a diety of destruction and darkness... but a diety nonetheless, not a group of magic creatures north of the Wall in Westeros.
  8. Lady Dacey

    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    @SiSt the video is good illustration, but there is no reason to "discuss" the information you brought. You are right about it. It's how solutions work. That's why when we do titration in the lab it's crucial to mechanicaly agitate the erlenmeyer nonstop. You can't just drop one solution into another and wait for diffusion to take place. That is even more true when it comes to disolving crystals. Uh, I hated bench work when I was an undergrad, my wrists hurt after class
  9. The only place I feel this is likely to happen is fan fiction, truly.
  10. People may claim that, I'll give you that much. But it's no proof really. Some hymen are elastic and never tear at all. Most hymen disapear due to hormonal changes before a woman reaches her thirties even if she never has intercourse in her live. "Proof" lies where Men believe it lies. There sure are! I don't see the relevance of that fact to this particular discussion though. Whether or not Sansa's marriage to Tyrion was consumated (to the eyes of the westerosi nobility) is the matter at hand. Having Tyrion dead is truly the best scenario for Petyr Baelish's plans.
  11. Cersei has told us already that it is well known amongst westerosi that the presence or absence of hymen does not mean a woman has had sex.
  12. No they can't. "Maidenhood" or virginity is not a real attestable physiological entity.
  13. Lady Dacey

    What’s your favourite poison?

    My personal favourite has to be basilisk venom, its effects are so gruesome and scary. I want to see it used again on page... I dread and anticipate the ocasion in equal mesure. I gotta give an honorable mention to widow's blood. My fascination again rests on the effects it seems to have on the human body: "widow's blood, this one is called, for the color. A cruel potion. It shuts down a man's bladder and bowels, until he drowns in his own poisons." Uh. I shudder to think of it. Cruel indeed.
  14. How do you mean? Each of them is a different organized religion. The Faith of Seven and R'hllorism seem to be more institutionalized than the religion of the Iron Islands, not only they have priests and priestess/septons and septas, but also a defined power hierarchy and temples, which the worship of the drowned god seems to lack. When It comes to the northern worship the is clearer still, because it is an animist religion without so much as dedicated priests. I'm not sure what kind of difference or specialness you are trying to pinpoint.
  15. Lady Dacey

    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    Men with long hair in the story: Ned: Bran's father sat solemnly on his horse, long brown hair stirring in the wind. AGOT, Bran I Renly: tall and powerfully made, with jet-black hair that fell to his shoulders and framed a clean-shaven face, AGOT, Sansa I Tommen: Arya was paired with plump young Tommen, whose white-blond hair was longer than hers. AGOT, Jon I Tyrek Lannister: One [squire] was Sansa's age, with long golden curls. AGOT, Eddard VII Ramsay Bolton: Ser Rodrik returned to Winterfell with his prisoner, a fleshy young man with fat moist lips and long hair who smelled like a privy, even worse than Alebelly had. "Reek, he's called," ACOK, Bran I Barristan: Long white hair fell to his shoulders, and a silky white beard covered the lower half of his face. ACOK, Daenerys V Addam Marbrand: Ser Addam Marbrand was the first of the captains to depart, a day before the rest. He made a gallant show of it, riding a spirited red courser whose mane was the same copper color as the long hair that streamed past Ser Addam's shoulders. ACOK Arya VIII Jaime: "The realm knows Jaime Lannister as a beardless knight with long golden hair." ASOS, Jaime I Robb Stark: He had shaved his beard away, but his auburn hair fell uncut to his shoulders. ASOS, Catelyn II Lothar Frey: Lothar Frey had close-set eyes, a pointed beard, and dark hair that fell to his shoulders in ringlets. ASOS, Catelyn IV Rhaegar: And beside them, crowned in mist and grief with his long hair streaming behind him, rode Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone and rightful heir to the Iron Throne. ASOS, Jaime VI Northmen: The captors and the captives looked much alike; big men, every one, with thick beards and long hair. ASOS, Catelyn III Lannister prisioner to Robb Stark: His long golden hair was still wet, as if he had been pulled from a bath. ASOS, Catelyn I Grenn: he had not cut his hair nor trimmed his beard since the Fist of the First Men. It made him look as huge and shaggy as an aurochs ASOS, Jon IX Septon chance-met in the roads (may be the High Septon): The septon had a lean sharp face and a short beard, grizzled grey and brown. His thin hair was pulled back and knotted behind his head, AFFC, Brienne I Ronnet Connington: He was eighteen, with long red hair that tumbled to his shoulders. AFFC, Brienne II Loras Tyrell: Ser Loras was a year older than his sister, but they had the same big brown eyes, the same thick brown hair falling in lazy ringlets to their shoulders, the same smooth unblemished skin. AFFC, Cersei III Lyn Corbray: His brown hair was shoulder length; one stray lock curled down across his forehead. Ser Lyn Corbray, Alayne thought AFFC, Alayne I Blue Bard: The tunic he wore was pale blue silk slashed with shiny blue satin. He had even gone so far as to dye his hair blue, in the Tyroshi fashion. Long and curly, it fell to his shoulders and smelled as if it had been washed in rosewater. AFFC, Cersei IX Tytos Blackwood: the Lord of Raventree had a hook nose, long hair, and a ragged salt-and-pepper beard that showed more salt than pepper. ADWD, Jaime I Mance: Abel's fingers danced across the strings of his lute. The singer's beard was brown, though his long hair had largely gone to grey. ADWD, Theon I Qarl the Maid: She liked the way his long, straight hair brushed against his shoulders. ADWD, The Wayward Bride Illyrio as a youth: A naked boy stood on the water, poised to duel with a bravo's blade in hand. He was lithe and handsome, no older than sixteen, with straight blond hair that brushed his shoulders. ADWD, Tyrion I Haldon Halfmaester: His hair had been pulled back and tied in a knot behind his head. ADWD, Tyrion III Men and women with short hair: Kuleket Bracken: a great fat oaf with short-cropped hair and a pig's face. AGOT, Tyrion IV Mya Stone: Her dark hair was cropped short and straight around her head, and she wore riding leathers and a light shirt of silvered ringmail. AGOT, Catelyn VI and Her hair was black as a raven's wing, so short and shaggy that Alayne suspected that she cut it with a dagger. AFFC, Alayne II Asha Greyjoy: Ironborn, he knew at a glance; lean and long-legged, with black hair cut short, wind-chafed skin, strong sure hands, a dirk at her belt. ACOK, Theon II and also: A hand seized her hair, but short as it was he could not get a good enough grip to wrench her head back. ADWD, The Wayward Bride Shae: Lollys clutched at her maid, a slender, pretty girl with short dark hair ACOK, Sansa I. We also know Shae keeps her hair short, because we get this months later when Tyrion kills her: All the times he'd slid his hands around her waist, squeezed her small firm breasts, stroked her short dark hair, ASOS, Tyrion XI Renly: King Renly's hair had been that same coal black, but his had always been washed and brushed and combed. Sometimes he cut it short, and sometimes he let it fall loose to his shoulders, or tied it back behind his head with a golden ribbon, AFFC, Brienne VII Kevan Lannister: a close-cropped blond beard that followed the line of his heavy jaw and short blond hair in full retreat from his brow. ADWD, Cersei I Some evidence women usually wear their hair longer than men's: Sansa describing Illyn Payne: Though he was not an old man, only a few wisps of hairremained to him, sprouting above his ears, but those he had grown long as a woman's. AGOT, Sansa I Catelyn thinks about Bran's hair while he is comatose: Catelyn looked at Bran in his sickbed and brushed his hair back off his forehead. It had grown very long, she realized. She would have to cut it soon. AGOT, Catelyn III Davos muses about his appearence: He ran his shortened fingers through thinning brown hair, and wondered if it needed to be cut. He must look presentable when he stood before the king. ASOS, Davos VI Aeron thinks about his own waist-long hair as someting uncommon, he wears it like that because he is a holy man, but the lenght would not be uncommon in women: Aeron donned the robe and pulled his hair free. Black and wet, that hair; no blade had touched it since the sea had raised him up. It draped his shoulders like a ragged, ropy cloak, and fell down past his waist AFFC, The Prophet Alayne thinks about Robert Arryn: Above it he was naked, a pasty boy with hair as long as any girl's. and later She sat on the bed and smoothed his long, fine hair. He does have pretty hair. Lady Lysa had brushed it herself every night, and cut it when it wanted cutting. After she had fallen Robert had suffered terrible shaking fits whenever anyone came near him with a blade, so Petyr had commanded that his hair be allowed to grow. Both quotes are from AFFC, Alayne II Sorry for the really long post. I do believe most man have shoulder lenght hair...