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  1. Lady Dacey

    Puns and Wordplay

    Is Martin familiar with Spanish language? I can't get over the Sansa/Sonsa/Zonza "pun". Zonza (Spanish) and sonsa (Portuguese) are adjectives with the same pronunciation and meaning, and could traditionally be translated as "silly" or "stupid". Controversely, the words have evolved since they first entered the iberic lexicon in the 17th century, and currently they are used to define people, usually females, who are deceivers, feigning apparent silliness to hide their true intentions under an aura of innocence. Every Brazilian reader I know describes Sansa as "sonsa". Even if it's unintentional, it works
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Is Aerys Oakhaert also a secret Targaeryan? What about Rhaegar Frey? I don't think names prove much...
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    Least favorite theory?

    I think that sums it up. It's sad how misogynistic our world still is.
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    Least favorite theory?

    If that were enough to call someone a psychopath than Ned, Robb, and Jon would all be psychopaths as well. They justify their killings, but they don't feel remorse. Arya does feel remorse about the killings she can't justify (the stable boy and the Bolton guard) and she justifies the killings she doesn't feel remorse about (Lorch's men, Daeron). You see Westeros has a very different code of morality than we do. Killing people is not frowned upon if you have a reason to do so. That's deeply disturbing, I agree, but it's how it works there. Ned murdering Gared is as disturbing to me as Arya killing Daeron. Ned doesn't feel joy in it, but neither does Arya. Neither of them are psychologically unsound because of those actions.
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    Moments of Foreshadowing v.12

    Can't. Wait. I love it all the more because it's Arya. Wanna see her wolfshly demanding Boltons or Lannisters or Freys to yield.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    That was a very interesting read, I really appreciate it, thanks! If they are favorites of GRRM they're certainly worth getting to know. But I was actually hinting at this:
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Vance and Piper are two Riverlands houses, and their heirs frequently appear together during A Game of Thrones. Their names are Karyl and Marq. These houses are suspect of funding and working together with the Brotherhood Without Banners, an organization that's supposed to be dedicated to the protection of the smallfolk. Are their names a reference to a certain historical figure?
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Precisely she's a complex character, that's all I'm saying. There are moments in her story we empathize with (everything about her relationship with Robert made me so uncomfortable, I truly felt bad for her). Not so for Ramsey, Gregor or Hoat for exemple. I didn't care that Hoat was served his own flash - it only made me see even more clearly how deeply disturbed Gregor was, but I never felt bad for Vargo for it, because the author doesn't create mechanisms for the readers to feel sorry for him on any level. Of course everyone's reading experience is unique.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    She is crazy, but I don't think she compares with Ramsey or Ser Gregor Clegane
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I agree, a character doesn't need to have a POV to be complex. What I'm saying is that no character with a POV could ever be completely monstrous.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    You could argue that it's a case of "grey and black" morality: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlackAndGrayMorality But I think it comes down to POV. If Theon or Jaime didn't have a POV they'd be looked upon as "pure monsters" as well. I'm not saying that Ramsey or Gregor have redeeming qualities, it's just that we never know much about motives and background of the mostrous characters, which is necessary for them to be what they are. POV's make us empathize with the character and GRRM doesn't want us to empathize with those guys. Euron is as sadistic as it gets, but I bet you if he had a POV there would be readers praising how "intelligent" or "cunning" he is (a disturbing thought)
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    It nothing much, but I just caught this parallel while re-reading: Arya leaving Harrenhal: For a moment she did not know what to say. For a moment she was a little girl again, and scared, and the rain on her face felt like tears. Arya leaving the House of Black and White for the first time: Rain began to fall. Arya turned her face up to let the raindrops wash her cheeks, so happy she could dance.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    This sort of description comes up very often in the books: Arya I, ASOS "She was no little girl in the dream; she was a wolf, huge and powerful, and when she emerged from beneath the trees in front of them and bared her teeth in a low rumbling growl, she could smell the rank stench of fear from horse and man alike. The Lyseni's mount reared and screamed in terror, and the others shouted at one another in mantalk, but before they could act the other wolves came hurtling from the darkness and the rain, a great pack of them, gaunt and wet and silent." Jon V, ASOS "He tried to think back on the madness at the inn, but all he could remember was the beast, gaunt and grey and terrible. It was too large to be a common wolf. A direwolf, then. It had to be. He had never seen an animal move so fast." Arya III, ASOS "Warm and dry in a corner between Gendry and Harwin, Arya listened to the singing for a time, then closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep. She dreamt of home; not Riverrun, but Winterfell. It was not a good dream, though. She was alone outside the castle, up to her knees in mud. She could see the greywalls ahead of her, but when she tried to reach the gates every step seemed harder than the one before, and the castle faded before her, until it looked more like smoke than granite. And there were wolves as well, gaunt grey shapes stalking through the trees all around her, their eyes shining. Whenever she looked at them, she remembered the taste of blood." Bran I, ADWD "The direwolf moved toward the meat, a gaunt grey shadow sliding from tree to tree, through pools of moonlight and over mounds of snow." bran III, ADWD "The moon was fat and full. Summer prowled through the silent woods, a long grey shadow that grew more gaunt with every hunt, for living game could not be found."
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    I know many people believe he might be the father to one of Maege Mormont's daughters. I'm not inclined to believe that. Him a descent from house Mormont, even less so. I think he's widling through and through.
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    Lyanna Stark: A Gift from Old Gods

    You're always so nice! Thanks. I actually felt silly and lazy after asking you for links and decided to use the search engine to look for "caesarian" and "c-section". I should have done it before asking but I was so excited it didn't cross my mind, sorry. A lot of interesting topics have come up. Thanks again.