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  1. I agree I liked it the least of the 3. They sort of went downhill to me. Pretty much halfway through I knew
  2. Lol I really loved this whole series. Twelfth and final book is coming out soon! Maybe not the best prose, but Wight releases books at a steady cadence (un-like some others I could name). I really enjoyed the characters. The whole series is free on kindle unlimited so great if you are on a budget. Reads like an anime, so if you are into that maybe you will like this. Guess good ol' JC can shed a few tears for me!
  3. What else are we going to talk about? In the last 10 years I'm sure every question and topic has been asked and discussed to the n-th degree. Welcome OP! Thanks for posting and keeping this forum active. I'm really excited to read about what happens with Theon. I have no idea what will happen, but I hope Stannis doesn't kill him and he lasts the whole book.
  4. Eight books now (Wintersteel just released a few days ago)
  5. No popups just the usual side ads. They were broken for a while for me but seemed to be fixed now. I had adblock on when the side ads were broken and screwed up the forum interface, but I turned it off now that everything is fine. I suppose that Westeros.org is getting ad money from these things & I don't mind supporting that now that the ads are fixed.
  6. I had the same problem for at least a week. Just this morning upgraded Chrome to "Version 40.0.2214.115 m" and now all problems seem to be gone (fingers crossed). Edit: maybe I spoke too soon, but something improved this morning (maybe it was the Chrome update, maybe not). I still get blank pages sometimes but they are appearing less frequently and can be solved by reloading westeros.org main page (which didn't fix anything before).
  7. hmmm... That's funny since I have always used this option and it has seemed to work for me. It usually takes a day or two (I was wrongly assuming some mod needed to approve the avatar) and sometimes I need to sign out and sign in again.
  8. Speaking of the house with a red door, have these threads on the Mercy chapter discussed Dany's Braavos house with the red door and the lemon tree yet? Based on the following quote it seems like Dany must be remembering the lemon tree. (sort of like Sansa's unkiss?) I wonder if this is sort of a sign that Dany will never be happy because her house with a red door and lemon tree doesn't actually exist. Anyway sorry if this has already been discussed. I can't seem to find the older Mercy threads.
  9. Wow I missed this too! What an awesome first post, Bohemund. Welcome.
  10. Yes, this is true - if she believes Tyrion, who Quaithe warned against. Plus Pentos is a free city (Illyrio excepted) so the whole slave freeing motive is gone. Of course Barristan seems to have promised Tatters Pentos, so it remains to be seen whether Dany will honor this commitment if she has the opportunity. IMO I would like to see her go to Westeros immediately after Volantis (or even sooner).
  11. Not Pentos! At least not if she can help it. Didn't she say as much to the tattered prince? Illyrio is from Pentos and she did not want to betray him, IIRC.
  12. On "How I Met Your Mother" the other night there was a game of thrones reference. Barney and Robin (who are engaged to be married) were talking about the possibility that they were cousins. Barney said something like: "king Joffrey's parents were brother and sister and he turned out to be a fair and wise leader"
  13. There are no Fray Bentos pies in the US, but I suppose he could have seen them traveling to the UK. OT, there is an "Olivia Frey" on my kids' swim team. It always makes me think of aSoIaF. I suppose if you are going to be named after a Frey, Olyvar is the best one...
  14. A fourth category could be references and homages to GoT or aSoIaF that appear elsewhere. I posted something elsewhere about a GoT reference in the TV show Parks and Recreation and the mods moved it here. So this thread has turned into really a grab bag of any reference to or by aSoIaF and GoT, even though the OP was specifically about references and homages appearing in aSoIaF.
  15. It's not really a stretch if you subscribe to the "Theon Durden" theory of the Hooded Man in Winterfell. (I don't subscribe to this myself but many others do). To them Theon's encounter with the Hooded man is a Theon/Reek moment similar to a Gollum/Smeagol moment. There are several threads on this topic if you have not seen them yet. Search for "Theon Durden" and I bet you will find a bunch of hits.
  16. I know this is not a real reference, but I always think of ASoIaF when I hear this song. I imagine it could almost be Jaime singing to Tyrion. Mumford and Sons, Little Lion Man
  17. It has a wolf's head on it so it seems like it must be Longclaw. I suppose it could be Ice (I don't think we know what Ice's pommel looks like). But Ice would be even longer since it is a greatsword.
  18. Don't know about you but doesn't it seem a little short to be a bastard sword? I always imagined Longclaw to be, you know, long.
  19. Sorry if this has already been posted - search is disabled ATM. Last week's episode of the Big Bang Theory I noticed they have a Lannister refrigerator magnet. Also in this week's Entertainment Weekly there is a column where the writers for the GoT TV series and Parks and Recreation swtich shows. It's amusing.
  20. Here's a link to the Winterfell one. (sorry no video, just still pic) http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/05/20/winterfell-tops-andys-list-of-places-to-live-on-parks-recreation
  21. Just checked my DVR - you're right! Donna must read the books, too.
  22. Actually I'm pretty sure Ben said that. And he really is the rightful lord of Casterly Rock. (assuming he's not disqualified for killing the previous lord)
  23. I never know where to post this stuff. I thought that Ben was talking about the books... Donna was definitely talking about the TV show.
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