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  1. namesarehard

    "The Ice Dragon" (1980 book by GRRM)

    It's a nice little story but you have to do a lot of work to connect it to ASOIAF and George has never said it was connected. The publishers just like to imply it, naturally. I'm satisfied with it being a separate thing that some of his early ideas for the story come from.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Good point.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    I wonder why Jon was so hellbent on saving the wildings at Hardhome. I know it was a humanitarian mission but he had enough to do keeping the Night's Watch together.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    <img>http://partycity5.scene7.com/is/image/PartyCity/633537?wid=400</img> Yeah, I didn't really think of hair having a metallic quality but that makes sense.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    I'm sure it's been discussed before but honestly, what's the difference between silver hair and grey hair? In the show Dany's hair was that blond that borders on white. Do you think that's accurate?
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    They shift the focus to a lot of new characters and that can be really distracting but I liked them a lot more on the second read.
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    Mammoths, unicorns and other prehistoric creatures

    Agreed. Unicorns will probably be woolly rhinos.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Some in the far north, especially the wildings, are living near a stone age level of technology, using stone tools. Some smith bronze but they have to trade or steal for steel and iron. As for salt, they have to get it from food or sea water if they're close enough.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Why do they sometimes say "twenty-five" and sometimes "five-and-twenty"?
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    Warships in a Song of Ice and Fire

    That's interesting. The Ironborn do have longships. Seems like most of the other sea powers just hug the coast. Even crossing the narrow sea is apparently a big risk.
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    Seeing the bigger bigger picture.

    I don't think there's a big point. I think he just wants to tell a good story.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Well, I guess I can work with that. Now I need to find some lampreys. Since I'm in the U.S. and I'm near the great lakes you'd think it wasn't hard but nobody sells them. Technically lampreys aren't closely related to eels but more importantly lampreys eat blood, which probably makes them taste much different.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Is there a real world historical precedent for "bedding"? I don't recall anybody explaining the reason for it in the books but I remember Robb explaining it on the show. It's hoped that an heir will be conceived that night and then there will be witnesses that the husband is the father.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    In the Chapter The Queensguard Barristan Selmy actually refers to Rezmak mo Rezmak as the perfumed seneschal. That's after Dany is gone and honestly I have trouble with these meereeneese names so I don't remember what he did or if he's still going to do something to her. edit: I guess he could have been responsible for the poisoned locusts.