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  1. Daena the Defiant

    Creepiest part

    The tale of the lost tribes of Gendel and Gorn, forever lost in the subterranean caves seeking a way under the Wall, dwelling for centuries in the dark, eating only flesh, never fruit has stuck in my head for years.
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    What’s your favourite ship?

    One of the houses in the narrow Sea with a swordfish emblem has a war galley with a long iron prow for ramming other ships... and I think that's just perfect. I forget the name, though. Cinnamon Wind has the most poetic name, but I'm all in on the Sea Bitch
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    Best incredibly minor character

    Lady Ravella Smallwood, who is both bawdy and kind. Zei, the prostitute in service on the Wall with her trusty crossbow, and Morna Whitemask, the wildling witch-chieftess who leads her own people in battle, was gifted with one of the Night's watch castles and swore to be Jon Snow's woman, or his man, whatever he prefers.
  4. Daena the Defiant

    Saddest chapters in ASOIAF

    Actually, the chapter that always knocks me sideways is the Red Wedding chapter, especially the line "please don't cut my hair, Ned loves my hair." And although I revile the character, the Walk of Shame stirs up a mixture of emotions in me that make me both saddened at the way Cersei's archvillain status was completely dissolved and also makes me sad that it was done in a such a specific way due to her womanhood. *
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    Pick your favourite nickname from GRRM’s writing

    Or, "Margaery the Boneless." Too much?
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    Backstory for minor houses.

    A few years back, I became enamored of a "paper doll" design program based upon Game of Thrones, and I went a little nuts making dresses and images for some of the canonical characters, while also inventing "head-canon" versions of female representatives for dozens of houses. I have a whole ridiculous gallery on deviantart. I'm rather proud of my imaginary badass Baratheon belles, a faux historical lady-general Tarly of Horn Hill, and a Greyjoy-descended young queen-consort in the Red Keep, (The daring Dondarrion damsel of Blackhaven is pretty cool, if I do so say myself, also )
  7. Daena the Defiant

    Your Favourite Badass Line from a Non-Badass Character

    Oh pish, posh - everyone's missing the best example!" Joffrey gave a petulant shrug. "Your brother defeated my uncle Jaime. My mother says it was treachery and deceit. She wept when she heard. Women are all weak, even her, though she pretends she isn't. She says we need to stay in King's Landing in case my other uncles attack, but I don't care. After my name day feast, I'm going to raise a host and kill your brother myself. That's what I'll give you, Lady Sansa. Your brother's head." A kind of madness took over her then, and she heard herself say, "Maybe my brother will give me your head." A Game of Thrones - Sansa VI
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    Pick your favourite nickname from GRRM’s writing

    I love "The Mad Maid" (Lady Mallora Hightower), and also "The Night Wolf" (which was used in reference to Arya in aDwD). "Wenda the White Fawn" has a lovely cadence to it, and quite frankly, and despite the fact that I revile the character, Zombie Catelyn has acquired several awesome nicknames, including the very best one "Mother Merciless*." (*I want to get that tattooed on my wrist in a flowing, pretty Evlish font!)
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    Are there any characters you don't like their names?

    There is also the dreaded Tristifer.
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    Are there any characters you don't like their names?

    Good points, both, The Lannisters have some sort of Iberian-y influence, hence Joanna and Jaime, I think, but the "Ty" names are inconsistent with that. The one that really, really jars is Cersei, though. That is obviously an allusion to Circe, but the spelling and the random insertion of a Classical mythical allusion has always annoyed me. There are other Lannister women with the 'Cer' prefix, but I suspect those were created later to provide some context for the name Cersei. The name Martell is almost certainly an allusion to Charles Martel, the Frankish warrior-statesman, but the Martells themselves have a mix of weirdly spelled Celtic-inspired names with a few randoms, I guess that might be a tie-back to the quasi-Welsh status of Dorne in the larger union.
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    Opinion: Coolest Sounding Name

    I will see your King of Winter and raise you Arya Stark, the Night Wolf.
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    How would you rate episode 401?

    Wait so the wedding is next episode already? Wowsers
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    [Pre-ADwD Spoilers] "New" POV 1 - Spoilers for ADwD

    [quote name='grinachu' post='1337055' date='May 1 2008, 06.21']I was skimming through ACOK when I came across this curious passage which I had hitertho overlooked. Any idea on what the book is? It might be something to do with geneaologies and the parentage of Joffrey Baratheon, since Roose later hints to Jaime that he knows the truth, but it might be something else entirely. Either way I doubt the passage is there for no reason whatsoever, and that Roose burns the book is particularly significant since it implies that there is information there that he does not wish to share. At this point he has already decided to sabotage the Stark war effort, by sending Tallheart and Glover to Duskendale. So, any guesses?[/quote] He was just burning all the books in Harrenhal as general measure of making Harhenhal less of an asset to whomever would assume it when he decamped.
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    [Pre-ADwD Spoilers] "New" POV 1 - Spoilers for ADwD

    [quote name='Maia' post='1331292' date='Apr 27 2008, 12.34']I was never a fan of this theory and now I think that it is highly unlikely. If the Ironborn weren't impressed with Theon as he was, they won't be ready to accept him now that he is a broken wreck. He can't even provide an acceptable facade anymore. And it is past time for GRRM to kill a few more POVs, or he'll need to split the next volume also. If Asha survives ADwD and gets another chance at the Iron Islands, then she'll have to look for a suitable husband and make their combined clout count.[/quote] I kick the idea around that Asha will marry Stannis. To what end, I don't really know, of course. Stan will need to get rid of his Florent wife, obviously, and Asha will need to divorce her sealion.