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  1. We know that Valyrian nouns are genderless, i.e. it could be Prince or Princess. Maybe wolf and dragon are synonymous in old Valyrian? :P
  2. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    Me? Common sense? Never
  3. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    yes but for ASoIaF execution makes sense, too
  4. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    Don't remember this as well. To expand on my stream of thoughts: GRRM seems to favor mankind ruled by a superior being, and he's writing fantasy. Which creature symbolizes fantasy? A dragon. On the other hand, separation of powers is an established principle. Maybe "the dragon needs three heads" is just a statement that the final outcome must be a ruler with non-human powers supervising a separation of powers as GRRMs ideal form of government?
  5. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    Getting back to the three heads of the dragon: could it be as simple as referring to the separation of power (legislation, jurisdiction, execution)?
  6. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    I'm thinking a lot about the wolf and the man in flames in the tent. The man in flames being Targaryen, the wolf being Stark. I get a vibe of eternal enemies, like Odin and Fenrir (wolf) or Thor and the Midgard-snake (dragon). I like the idea of Daenerys being reborn as a dragon or having a second life as a dragon. For symmetry, Bran should have picked Ghost or Jon should have become the three-eyed raven.
  7. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    Not intended as sarcasm. I don't spend a lot of time analyzing or rereading the books anymore, but I'm thinking a lot about a hidden Stark-Targaryen connection. Like Lucifer (Lightbringer!) was an angel before he became the devil. At times I'm quite frustrated with the wasted potential of the story
  8. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    And when Lyanna died in childbirth and two kings (of Winter) got sacrificed, first Rickard then Brandon, she was resurrected as the Great Other?
  9. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    Next thing he confesses to have been inconsistent with Jon Snow's parentage ...
  10. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    If an old person without teeth and a bit of an accent says Arthur Dayne, another old person with a bit of a hearing problem might understand Azor Ahai. :) Maybe Arthur killed Lyanna with Dawn and already forged Lightbringer?
  11. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    You're right, but close enough. Blame it on the real Heisenberg :P
  12. alienarea

    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    Thank you, that makes sense. Stream of thought: she was a slave named Melody (and each song needs a melody) turned into a servant of Rho'llor named Melisandre. It's better than being a slave, but after too many years she just wants to accomplish her mission and be allowed to die. And maybe her going rogue set events in motion that are needed but would not have happened 'playing by the book'. Chaos is a ladder for her as well.
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    Heresy 225 and the Snowflakes of Doom

    I'm probably mixing in things from the tv show, but the vibe I get from Melisandre is that despite she claims to be a servant of Rho'llor she is more like a prisoner or slave to him. Not sure if she ever takes off the ruby in the books, I guess not? Because IMHO it would be more consistent that she knows she will die when she takes it off, i.e. the ruby prolongs her life beyond the natural life span. She's on a mission and knows she is only allowed to die when it is accomplished. That makes her ruthless like a guided missile. She's a mix of O. from the History of O. (book version) and Darth Vader.
  14. alienarea

    R+L=J v.166

    You are absolutely right, but most people on this thread will never admit it. Because R + L = J is there holy grail, the central mystery of the books, and they are so proud about themselves having realized it before it was official that and critical opinions will be shut down. In fact, the hidden prince is one of the oldest and most clichè tropes in fantasy.
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