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  1. "He has to catch us first." The singer glanced up at poor Petyr. "And he can't hang us twice, now can he?" He drew a melancholy air from the strings of his woodharp. "Here now, don't soil yourself. All you need to do is answer me a question, and I'll tell them to let you go." Merrett would tell them anything if it meant his life. "What do you want to know? I'll tell you true, I swear it." The outlaw gave him an encouraging smile. [...] {Epilogue ASOS} This BWB scene using Petyr Frey's corpse to scare Merrett to talk reminds me of this scene from The Untouchables (1987) where Sean Connery shoots a corpse again to intimidate the outlaw into a confession. "Don't! Don't! I'm going to tell you whatever you want! What do you want to know?!?!?" RIP Sir Sean Connery. Thank you for this Golden Eunuch performance in this film, and in all the other works in the film industry that you have spiced up during your career.
  2. Symbolically, I wonder if this feather cloak has anything to do with the Night's Watch and the Gift?? Hmmmmmm Hahaha, I can't believe I missed this. Dany doesn't know what "Paying" is?? Kinda reminds me of Jasmine in Aladdin! @ 0:46 Jasmine: "Pay?" Spoiled palace brat and House with the Red Door brat! Don't know what "Paying" is! In Aladdin, Jafar had a talking parrot. Jafar wanted Jasmine, but she refused to take him. Anyways, sorry I don't have an answer to your small question lol. She does have a lot of outfits though.
  3. According to the 2005 AFFC Appendix: Tommen's kittens are Ser Pounce, Lady Whiskers and Boots This is a reference to Puss-In-Boots from Shrek 2 (2004) Damn his claws are long and sharp too! No need to stick them with the pointy end! Boots is Boots Lady Whiskers is ... um ... never mind, I don't want to get banned. Use your imagination to picture what "lady-whiskers" are (according to GRRM lol) Ser Pounce is Puss-in-Boots pouncing on these Ser's here: This golden cat always pays his debts!!!! ... with his pointy end!!! I know, I know ... just because they had armor doesn't mean they are knights, but it is funnier this way! And poor knights, getting their butts whooped by a cat. I'm sure after a long day of guarding the monarch, they just want to go back home to their families, or enjoy a night at the local brothel with a good girl ... they didn't need this bad ... um ... "Lady Whiskers" Off-Topic Personal Rant:
  4. "Did he?" Archmaester Marwyn shrugged. "Perhaps it's good that [Maester Aemon] died before he got to Oldtown. Elsewise the grey sheep might have had to kill him, and that would have made the poor old dears wring their wrinkled hands." "Kill him?" Sam said, shocked. "Why?" "If I tell you, they may need to kill you too." Marywn smiled a ghastly smile, the juice of the sourleaf running red between his teeth. "Who do you think killed all the dragons the last time around? Gallant dragonslayers armed with swords?" He spat. "The world the Citadel is building has no place in it for sorcery or prophecy or glass candles, much less for dragons. Ask yourself why Aemon Targaryen was allowed to waste his life upon the Wall, when by rights he should have been raised to archmaester. His blood was why. He could not be trusted. No more than I can." {Samwell V AFFC} Someone needs their Top Secret clearance!
  5. This one is for all my New Yorkers. Stay safe out there! Master Tobho Mott and the Street of Steel is about the 3 adjacent neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. TriBeca - sOHO - and Mott Street of Chinatown. At Mott Street, there are plenty of Chinese gift shops where they occasionally sell Chinese artifacts and steel swords. Master Mott would be giggling now lol
  6. The buxom red-haired innkeep howled with pleasure at the sight of them, then promptly set to tweaking them. [...] [...] "Oh." Bella tugged her gown back over her shoulder and went to talk with Jack-Be-Lucky. Before long she was sitting in his lap, giggling and drinking wine from his cup. Greenbeard had two girls, one on each knee. Anguy had vanished with his freckle-faced wench, and Lem was gone as well. Tom Sevenstrings sat by the fire, singing. "The Maids that Bloom in Spring." Arya sipped at the cup of watered wine the red-haired woman had allowed her, listening. Across the square the dead men were rotting in their crow cages, but inside the Peach everyone was jolly. Except it seemed to her that some of them were laughing too hard, somehow. [...] "Beds we got," said red-haired Tansy. "There's never been no lack o' beds at the Peach. But you'll all climb in a tub first. Last time you lot stayed under my roof you left your fleas behind." She poked Greenbeard in the chest. "And yours was green, too. You want food?" "If you can spare it, we won't say no," Tom conceded. "Now when did you ever say no to anything, Tom?" the woman HOOTED. "I'll roast some mutton for your friends, and an old dry rat for you. It's more than you deserve, but if you gargle me a song or three, might be I'll weaken. I always pity the afflicted. Come on, come on. Cass, Lanna, put some kettles on. Jyzene, help me get the clothes off them, we'll need to boil those too." {Arya V ASOS} I know the Peach is a brothel, but the moment George made them serve food ... is George thinking about Hooters? [...] the woman HOOTED Buxom women, alcohol, food, music ... seems like a Hooters in Westeros ... silly George
  7. Awesome catch! I totally forgot about this 1994 film, I guess I gotta re-watch it some time. I do remember a few things. This is the scene where Mathilda casually walks by her apartment door after her family was just murdered inside. She didn't want to alert the guard of who she was by running away. Tense scene. Reminds me of Arya's escape: Arya looked. She knew all of her father's men. The three in the grey cloaks were strangers. "You," the one walking rounds called out. "What do you want here, boy?" The other two looked up from their dice. It was all Arya could do not to bolt and run, but she knew that if she did, they would be after her at once. She made herself walk closer. They were looking for a girl, but he thought she was a boy. She'd be a boy, then. "Want to buy a pigeon?" She showed him the dead bird. "Get out of here," the guardsman said. Arya did as he told her. She did not have to pretend to be frightened. Behind her, the men went back to their dice. {Arya V AGOT 1996} Mathilda's grocery bags = Arya's pigeon! lol Also Arya has been trained by many men in the art of killing ... like Jon "stick them with the pointy end!" Snow, Syrio Forel ... etc. Leon trains Mathilda to kill as well. Leon is an Italian hitman. Syrio Forel is from Braavos, which is based on Venice, Italy! Off Topic:
  8. I wonder if Val, our blonde hottie from the lands of ice and snow ... is a homage to Val Kilmer, another blonde hottie who plays "Iceman" in Top Gun? Could George really do this gender swap?? This may break a few hearts with this gender confusion. "The good woman at the brazier," Mance Rayder went on, "is Dalla." The pregnant woman smiled shyly. "Treat her like you would any queen, she is carrying my child." He turned to the last two. "This beauty is her sister Val. Young Jarl beside her is her latest pet." "I am no man's pet," said Jarl, dark and fierce. "And Val's no man," white-bearded Tormund snorted. "You ought to have noticed that by now, lad." {Jon I ASOS} Ahhhh thanks George for specifically clearing that up. Val is no man. No gender confusion here! And seriously, what is up with these cocky Navy pilots talking about the sizes of their members?
  9. Not sure, but if so ... does that mean Tyrion hit a home run at Shae???
  10. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12962439-a-game-of-thrones From the Preface of the Graphic Novels, for anyone who doesn't own the graphic novel set: "For all these reasons, I went for years thinking that A Game of Thrones and its sequels would never be adapted. Not for film, not television, and certainly not for funny books. Just. Could. Not. Be. Done." Shows you what I know. Edit: I read it wrong. Before HBO and the comics, he never thought ASOIAF would ever be adapted into another medium ... but he admits he was wrong now since HBO and the comics picked it up. I'm kind of confident that the graphic novels will catch up by the time we get TWOW and ADOS from GRRM. I will be delighted to see a visual adaption of the real ASOIAF some day ... instead of the other visual adaption crap from HBO. But I do have a suggestion for GRRM ... after ADOS is done, it would be pretty cool if ASOIAF could be adapted into Japanese anime. We would have the full story by then I'm confident the production would stay true to the source material, unlike D&D The production would be patient and take its time, perhaps even spreading all the episodes over a decade They can take the POV approach like the books It's common that anime characters have their moments of monologue thoughts & flashbacks It's also common they have awesome Rock & Roll instrumental soundtracks for their scenes, something HBO GoT could not do C'mon George, you know the last one is a major selling point ... you know you want instrumental soundtracks for A Song of Ice and Fire!
  11. Does anyone know if the graphic novels of AGOT and ACOK are canon? I picked up the 6 autographed graphic novels from the Jean Cocteau Cinema website, GRRM's theater in New Mexico. https://jeancocteaucinema.com/product-category/signed-books/page/7/ It's cool, they have GRRM autographed books here ... for a little bit more $$$. Anyways, I am asking because the first page I randomly popped open (AGOT Vol 3) shows us a comic strip of Ned's fever dream at TOJ. There are a lot of theories where Oswell Whent, Arthur Dayne, and Gerold Hightower are some how alive in ASOIAF. In the comic strip, they get their asses kicked ... so I'm just wondering if anyone knows if the comics are canon? Here is a preview that everyone can click, page 12 of the preview https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17456972-a-game-of-thrones
  12. I wish I can have as many wishes as I can lol Arya uses Jaqen's 3rd death wish on Jaqen ... his death Aladdin uses Genie's 3rd wish on Genie ... his freedom Actually the 3rd wish of each were complicated The difference is that for Elizabeth Taylor, you don't need an announcement to "Make Way" for her ... you just "Make Way" instinctively
  13. Thanks for Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp! I'll take over for Disney's Aladdin: Make way! For the next theory!! A great drum led the royal procession to clear their way through the streets. Between each beat, a shavepate herald in a shirt of polished copper disks cried for the crowd to part. BOMM. "They come!" BOMM. "Make way!" BOMM. "The queen!" BOMM. "The king!" BOMM. Behind the drum marched Brazen Beasts four abreast. Some carried cudgels, others staves; all wore pleated skirts, leathern sandals, and patchwork cloaks sewn from squares of many colors to echo the many-colored bricks of Meereen. Their masks gleamed in the sun: boars and bulls, hawks and herons, lions and tigers and bears, fork-tongued serpents and hideous basilisks. Strong Belwas, who had no love for horses, walked in front of them in his studded vest, his scarred brown belly jiggling with every step. Irri and Jhiqui followed ahorse, with Aggo and Rakharo, then Reznak in an ornate sedan chair with an awning to keep the sun off his head. Ser Barristan Selmy rode at Dany's side, his armor flashing in the sun. A long cloak flowed from his shoulders, bleached as white as bone. On his left arm was a large white shield. A little farther back was Quentyn Martell, the Dornish prince, with his two companions. The column crept slowly down the long brick street. BOMM. "They come!" BOMM. "Our queen. Our king." BOMM. "Make way." Dany could hear her handmaids arguing behind her, debating who was going to win the day's final match. Jhiqui favored the gigantic Goghor, who looked more bull than man, even to the bronze ring in his nose. Irri insisted that Belaquo Bonebreaker's flail would prove the giant's undoing. My handmaids are Dothraki, she told herself. Death rides with every khalasar. The day she wed Khal Drogo, the arakhs had flashed at her wedding feast, and men had died whilst others drank and mated. Life and death went hand in hand amongst the horselords, and a sprinkling of blood was thought to bless a marriage. Her new marriage would soon be drenched in blood. How blessed it would be. {Daenerys IX ADWD} Cue in Aladdin - Prince Ali Sooo much in Disney Aladdin, I don't even know where to begin. evil Jafer = evil Jafar? Mormont's Raven = Fake talking parrot on Jafar's shoulders Blackgate = Cave of Wonders Jaqen's 3 death wishes = Genie's 3 wishes Arianne in Tower AFFC = Jasmine locked in the Palace Daenerys in Market AGOT = Jasmine at the marketplace Goldcloaks searching for Gendry and not Arya = Jafar's guards searching for Aladdin and not Jasmine Joffery's dung = Marketplace in chaos over a loaf of bread, but the guards end up in poop Tyrion's nose at the 1:40 mark There's more, I just can't remember off the top of my head ... but I do like the moon-lit skies, fireworks and the dragon at the end.
  14. Spearwives When Squirrel returned, the other four were with her: gaunt grey-haired Myrtle, Willow Witch-Eye with her long black braid, Frenya of the thick waist and enormous breasts, Holly with her knife. Clad as serving girls in layers of drab grey roughspun, they wore brown woolen cloaks lined with white rabbit fur. No swords, Theon saw. No axes, no hammers, no weapons but knives. Holly's cloak was fastened with a silver clasp, and Frenya had a girdle of hempen rope wound about her middle from her hips to breasts. It made her look even more massive than she was. {Theon I ADWD} Be careful now, this may break some hearts:
  15. Rhaegal kills Quentyn aka Frog Jon kills Janos, who is described like a frog Jojen & Meera Reed are called frog-eaters, which requires killing frogs Hmmmmm ... just some food for thought
  16. Or sounds like Bloodraven may make a stop at the Twins in ADOS ... should be interesting
  17. AHAHAHAAHAHAAAAA Sorry, this is too funny that it may accidentally be true ... but I'm just thinking of Bloodraventree and Craster A Game of Thrones - Sansa V (to unlock the secret message, you swap Sansa/Joffery for Bran/3EC) "Thank you, Your Grace." Sansa smiled, a shy secret smile, just for him. He was listening. She knew he would. "Treason is a noxious weed," Pycelle declared solemnly. "It must be torn up, root and stem and seed, lest new traitors sprout from every roadside." "Do you deny your father's crime?" Lord Baelish asked.
  18. No worries. I did learn something new. Perhaps Shaggydog & Rickon will be a "Shaggydog Story", just not the interpretation you have. The concept of "Shaggydog Stories" doesn't involve death or being "futile" ... it involves "pointlessness" and "anticlimactic". "Futile" is failure to achieve a goal. A "Shaggydog Story" doesn't have a goal. Example of a "Shaggydog Story": "Guess what I saw today? So I went to the supermarket today and I went the milk aisle, turned right to the soda aisle, then turned left to the beer aisle, and finally turn right to the pastry aisle ... and there I saw it! I saw a cardboard cutout of the Pillsbury Doughboy cartoon character bending over!" "And?" "And what? That's it!" Bad example of a "Shaggydog Story" is: "Guess what I saw today? So I went to the supermarket today and I went the milk aisle, turned right to the soda aisle, then turned left to the beer aisle, and finally turn right to the pastry aisle ... and there I saw it! I saw a cardboard cutout of the Pillsbury Doughboy cartoon character bending over! And then I died ..." Example of telling a proper story: "Guess what I saw today? So I went to the supermarket, and in the pastry aisle is where I saw it! I saw a cardboard cutout of the Pillsbury Doughboy cartoon character bending over! Under him between his legs, there was a sign that said "Grab these!". Under the cartoon cutout and sign, were boxes of doughNuts on sale!"
  19. What? "Shaggydog story"? I never heard of that one. Even so, the point of "Shaggydog story" wouldn't suggest that Shaggydog is going to die ... and Rickon's story isn't being dragged on anyways. *sigh* I hope I don't get into trouble for this. If you are reading this now and haven't read Top Secret Theory, it will be a real WTF below. For those who have read it, you know the drill. Spoiler Alert: Wordplay of Shaggydog, Rickon Stark & Osha: Also 'Lost Melnibonean', I don't believe in your Last Hero theory, no offense. Just a gut feeling ... I believe Jaime, as half-brother to Rhaegar, will be our Last Hero when he seeks out the Children of the Forest with Brienne and their companions, AND kills them! Its to rescue Bran from the CotF. I'm just undecided where Bran will be held hostage at ... either Bloodraven's cave, the Nightfort (after Shireen gets burnt), or Winterfell (after Stannis is turned zombie). Also, Jaime is going to have his sword broken in the rescue attempt ... leading him to look for another sword of quality ... just a gut feeling.
  20. Osha is named for OSHA, a department within the United States Federal Government. OSHA = Occupational Safety and Health Administration Osha has been pretty compliant when she became a prisoner for the Starks. When something is OSHA Compliant, it means it is safe. So rest assure folks, even though Rickon & Osha have been missing for a few books ... Rickon, the last Stark male that can conceive a true-born Stark heir (assuming no Robb/Jeyne heir show up) ... will be safe.
  21. Jon and Dany get married, problem solved Oh wait, D&D wrote this, every character has to be stupid so they can have a story to write.
  22. I can't tell if you are serious or troll baiting ... but if the entire reason for D&D's R+L is for Jon to kill Dany and stop the Mad Queen, it is redundant because Tyrion can do it too. IMO, if Tyrion killed Dany like the way Jon did, it would have been a better story than D&D's crap. He is the brother of the Kingslayer that saved King's Landing. He is an adviser to Daenerys like Jon is. Tyrion has killed a woman before in cold blood. Tyrion would be the better candidate to assassinate Dany than R+L would. Well its not math technically, but its an incomplete formula. Let's take Star Wars for an example Luke = Anakin + Padme ... Luke's parents are Anakin & Padme ... true Anakin + Padme = Luke ... Anakin's and Padme's child is Luke ... incomplete ... There is another Anakin + Padme = Luke & Leia ... Anakin's and Padme's children are Luke & Leia ... true & complete Okay now lets convert this formula over to ASOIAF Robb = Ned + Cat ... Robb's parents are Ned & Cat ... true Ned + Cat = Robb ... Ned's and Cat's child is Robb ... incomplete Ned + Cat = Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran & Rickon ... Ned's and Cat's children are Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran & Rickon GRRM implied that D&D got J=R+L right, not R+L=J And now with the new revelation, I guess D&D only got Jon = unknown + Lyanna And oh God, please don't bring on the Jon Snow is like Jesus Christ and Lyanna was a Virgin theory This ain't no Alyssa Milano's sex boycott! Lyanna was with Rhaegar and they got it on!
  23. I hope you guys aren't falling for GRRM's tricks. GRRM never confirmed with D&D that R+L=J ... he only confirmed J=R+L ... big difference. It was a trick question for D&D and they fell for it. And I am sure that GRRM kept tricking D&D, considering how simple they are. I'm sure GRRM told D&D this ... D&D interpreted it like this ... but it can also mean this The North is no longer part of the realm, it is the Six Kingdoms now ... The North declared independence! ... the North was wiped out by the Others Even after the Others were defeated, a dragon attacks the innocent citizens of Kings Landing ... Dany gone Mad Queen, and starts killing citizens! ... it could be someone else's dragon After the destruction of Kings Landing is over, Dany dies in a conflict in the Throne room, and Bran is the last one standing ... Jon kills Dany in the Thrones room for attacking innocent citizens, and Bran becomes King now! ... GRRM's real ending of the real Westerosi Republic I don't know ... I find it more plausible that GRRM tricked D&D by giving them truthful plot points ... but D&D failed terribly to interpret them correctly. Look at what D&D did with R+L in the TV show ... it meant nothing. Perhaps the real R+L in the books will mean everything ... including the end of the Others.
  24. D&D can do their own thing. I will still watch it. Doesn't mean I have to like it. I just have no choice for a visual adaption of ASOIAF. But anything GRRM will write for TWOW and ADOS will be much better than what D&D has. They are terrible at writing a logical script, with a million plot holes. GRRM will be a perfectionist with his craft, and he will still keep the readers on the edge of their seats. GRRM already branched off from D&D after Season 4, and I know why. It Bran & the Three-Eyed Raven plot line. GRRM: "D&D, you guys are writing the Three-Eyed-Raven to be a good guy right? Ok, time for me to leave. Good luck!"
  25. The last episode would probably be the only episode this season that makes any sense because GRRM told D&D the ending. But I am sure D&D will still find a way to f- it up.
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