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  1. Welcome! This is the SISTER THREAD to “Bran’s Growing Powers AFTER his Last POV in ADwD” located in the ReRead Subforum. http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/132143-bran%E2%80%99s-growing-powers-after-his-final-pov-in-adwd/&page=1 Here we will continue our discussion regarding how Bran’s growing powers manifest themselves in the HBO series Game of Thrones with a focus on how Martin reveals Bran’s growing powers in the novels from the series ASoIaF. This thread is for HBO’s Game of Thrones and for book fans and also for those who only watch Game of Thrones but want to have a broader insight into Bran's powers as reflected in Martin’s novels. Anybody who enjoys reading our thoughts and theories published here yet has a question, please feel free to ask anything at all. Someone will endeavour to answer any questions: don't worry - no one bites! Although Evita is the name attached to this thread, I wish to acknowledge the exceptional scholars who are valuable contributors and an integral part of the PACK: Wizz-The-Smith, Arya’s Song, BeMused, Fattest Leech, Longrider, Meera of Tarth, Ravenous Reader, and Tijgy. Enjoy!
  2. Thanks for the posts keeping us up-to-date! I found this piece published today with photos as well. 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Episode 2 Photos Tease Big Returns Posted April 28, 2016 by Gina Carbone Bran Stark, Meera Reed, and the Greyjoys are coming "Home" in "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Episode 2. HBO released six photos for the second episode of the 2016 season, including the one above, and you can check the rest out below. We'll be following a few storylines from the premiere -- in Meereen, King's Landing, Winterfell, Braavos, and at the Wall -- while adding storylines North of the Wall and at the Iron Islands. Those are stories we haven't checked in on since Season 4, so it'll be interesting to see everyone again. Here's the official synopsis for "Home," which airs Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m.: "Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) trains with the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow). In King's Landing, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) advises Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night's Watch stands behind Thorne (Owen Teale). Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) entertains other proposals." Here are the "Home" photos of Bran Stark, Yara and Balon Greyjoy, Varys and Missandei, Alliser Thorne, and Dolorous Edd. (That's Meera Reed at top) And here's another look at the promo for "Home": Sansa knows that Arya is alive! Now she knows Arya, Bran, and Rickon are all alive out there, or were alive relatively recently. In case you want to look ahead, here's HBO's synopsis for May 8's Episode 3, "Oathbreaker": "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Arya (Maisie Williams) trains to be No One. Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift." Spoiler/speculation fans, are you thinking what we're thinking on Bran meeting the past? Is Episode 3 when we head to the Tower of Joy for R+L = J? And what about the "M" part of that theory? The dragon has three heads, so are they D + J + M? Or T, instead of M? Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. http://www.moviefone.com/2016/04/28/game-of-thrones-season-6-episode-2-photos-meera-bran-greyjoy/ v I wonder if Bran will return to WF via the heart tree and the living magic in the Wall to assess that the Boltons have taken over Bran’s domain – Bran is the Stark in WF, figuratively and literally. v It sounds like Bran visits present action and episode 3 is when Bran visits the past. v I speculate that Jon Snow’s warg and Ghost will join Bran for these dreamscape flashbacks. It is important for Jon to learn the truth of his birth.
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    [Spoilers] EP601

    Regarding Thorne, if my speculations from 2012 have been right, Thorne's speech is akin to that of Brutus' speech after the death of Caesar. Thorne does not "inspire" with emotions - he merely gives the men his reasons for killing Snow. It will be Tormund Giantsbane who will give the speech of Marc Antony's ilk - the one that stirs men's blood to mutiny and rage - and Tormund will "Cry Havoc - and let slip the dogs [direwolves] of war!" I bet we hear that oration in Episode 2 or 3,
  4. OMG - I could bust a gut with you, lady! Let's collaborate on a novel wherein Drogon seduces Sansa Stark - I saw a thread about who a perfect mate or husband would be for the Lady of Winterfell. If TRex and raptors are good bed fellows, why not a dragon? A real crotch rocket when she mounts him bareback - WOMEN ON TOP INDEED!
  5. THANKS! i AM GETTING THAT TITLE FOR A MOTHER'S DAY PRESENT FOR MY DEAR MUM WHO LOVES HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOVELS! Did you like it? Mum is not into erotica or S&M- she likes the romance - and the Jurassic Period fits the bill, as long as the hot male on the cover is gentle and sensitive.
  6. There were factual errors in that article - I believe it was fan written, yes? Taking the elements of a hero's journey is one avenue of writing analytical scholarship. You can take the same premises and apply them to Arya/Sansa/Jon/Daenerys/Theon. I wrote an essay applying characteristics of a tragedy, in the Elizabethan and Aristotle sense, and applied them to the characters from Martin's novels. It is a way to attempt to organize Martin's character development - one of many, many, many ways to break down and analyze literature.
  7. Like Leechy says, Martin spins things his own way - mixing up the world mythologies like he is making a scratch cake - lots of nuts, chocolate chips, sugar, and other yummy ingredients. He then bakes it in his Martin Mind-Oven and serves his readers a taste of brilliance - sweet and savory,
  8. What about this? "And it looks like we are going to see a lot of Bran in Season 6: the young Isaac Hempstead Wright offers these tantalizing glimpses during his PR rounds: “I can’t say a lot, but I am back this season and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions.” In another interview Hempstead hints at Bran taking on the role of “kingmaker,” to “expect lots of magic,” and “extraordinary enabling abilities” that could cause an “earthquake” in Westeros. What kind of earthquake? Hempstead doesn’t say" Maybe the crypt vaults will burst open?
  9. Thankfully, I missed those mag articles. How trite! I was hoping the after show would be more sophisticated than Talking Dead. You are right it is juvenile, The way they do the instant replays in slow motion of the zombies who died in the episodes. Seeing it once was enough for me - but I am not an active watcher, I hate it! My son has made me watch it when he comes over on Sundays - not my cup of tea. No - I like Dance Moms and Counting On with the married Duggar girls. TeeHee.
  10. One of my favorite movies - old time special effects - is Jason and the Argonauts. When Jason scatters the dragon's teeth, dead worriers rise from the earth as skeletons - and they do battle. That is kind of what I would like to see with the dead Starks - not just toe and finger wiggling!
  11. DID YOU ALL READ THIS? AN AFTER SHOW LIKE "TALKING DEAD"! "It seems like every popular genre series has its own after show. The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, and Orphan Black have their respective talk shows dedicated to each and every episode, and now Game of Thrones has one as well! "HBO has announced that After the Thrones will fill that after show void for Game of Thrones, with a team of former Grantland writers behind it. Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan are slated to host After the Thrones, while Bill Simmons is producing the series through his overall deal with HBO. Greenwald and Ryan previously hosted the Watch the Thrones podcast, which was also focused on Game of Thrones. More recently, the duo host The Watch on The Ringer's podcast channel. "And what might fans expect from After the Thrones? According to Deadline, it "will recap the latest episode, explaining the who, what, when and where; exploring the complicated politics and history of Thrones; and 'offering absurd and not-so-absurd theories about future episodes.'” http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/973441-game-thrones-season-6-gets-show-andy-greenwald-chris-ryan#/slide/1
  12. Yes, she did say that Jojen's death will be dealt with.
  13. Bran has grown up before our eyes. I feel like a mother to him, as I am a mother figure for you, Leech. I am so motherly and maternal, that must be as a result of my mother naming me for the Virgin Mother of God.
  14. Okay, before I link up with the goods, I am wondering if my pet theory may come to pass - where Bran will turn stone to flesh - and raise the Starks and their direwolves from the crypts to do battle. Probably not - but it is something epic that would blow our minds. And the Titan of Braavos will be animated as well - I am so excited, I am rambling off all my crazy wishes! Sorry! I will go read and watch what you posted. Thanks, Meera!
  15. Well, I really liked the idea of Bran's omniscience, which suggests that he will know where his siblings are, and maybe, just maybe, he will reach out to them as he does in the novels. However, they eliminated all Bran's connections with Theon, so who knows? I do not like Issaac's black frames, do you? He is handsome enough without them. Maybe he is subliminally communicating that he has three eyes and one? [Joking!]
  16. Most definitely: I want to see the Knight of the Laughing Tree played out, with Rhaegar and Lyanna and Howland Reed. Did you hear anything about Hodor being at the Tower of Joy with Ned Stark? KBF and I talked about Bran's influence at the Wall - but we were addressing the novels. We thought that BR would be at the Wall and Bran with Theon/Stannis. But we do not have to worry about Stannis anymore, do we? So Bran will be assisting Jon, I hope I hope. Or helping Ghost adjust with a warg inside him - I hope I hope. I hope poor Jojen is addressed. Since Meera cut his throat, D&D may imply Jojen was sacrificed to the heart tree so that Bran could live for the realms of men. Guess what? The GoT dudes are going to be on "Good Morning America" all week, so we will have some snippet every day this week. I adored the chemistry among the guys, Bran says a fan tried to pick him up like Hodor does - that was pretty funny. I am happy that for once I was the first to post a good video and article - both courtesy of my mom who called me at 7 am to tell me!
  17. From the article on Bran: What does everyone think? " . . . Bran hasn’t appeared on screen since arriving at the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave in the Season 4 finale. Hempstead-Wright previews that Bran’s trajectory mirrors his siblings’ journeys — right down to the kidnappings and zombies. “In that way that all of the Stark kids have had to grow up and shoulder that much more responsibility, he’s got to do it this season, as well,” the actor says, adding that Bran must “use his powers to do what he has to do.” But what are those powers, exactly? The character has had prophetic dreams since Season 1, and he’s demonstrated the ability to meld minds with not only his direwolf but also his faithful servant/mode of transportation Hodor. Hempstead-Wright previews that we’ll find that Ned Stark’s son has developed “a zen, all-knowing sense about him. He’s kind of separated from himself. He’s on a higher level of consciousness.” And any absence will more than be made up for: He adds that Bran is around “a lot more than [in] previous seasons. This is his biggest season.” — With reporting by Michael Ausiello Do you have theories about what Bran will bring?
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    Puns and Wordplay

    YOU ARE GOING TO DIE! RAVENOUS READER AND I JUST FIGURED THAT OUT ON BRAN'S GROWING POWERS THREAD!!! RAVENOUS READER SAID: If Will = Shakespeare = ('one with') the environment = natural order = the hierarchy of authors; and if Ser Waymar desires to disrupt the natural order; assuming my thesis that Martin surreptitiously desires to silence or subvert Shakespeare; Then the upstart lordling = GRRM! Considering his penchant of constructing things in threes, why would GRRM make playful allusions to two writers, without doing the same for the third ranger? Assuming this symmetry holds true, this suggests that 'Ser Waymar' is also 'way more' than we think he is! I've tried playing with various permutations of GRRM's full name, 'George Raymond Richard Martin' but this is the best I can come up with: Way-mar = Mar-tin Ray-mond = Way-mar...! (granted, maybe I am overreaching here!) Do any of you have some more convincing ideas about the meta-significance of this ('minor') character? THEN I SAID: MIND BLOWN! AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! I LOVE THE MAR-TIN THING, AND IF I MAY ADD, Royce's cloak is made of fur from MARTEN ! HAR HAR HAR!!!! I THINK IT IS TRUE - MARTIN/MARTEN AND YOUR WORD PLAY - Martin aligns himself with the two writers he pays homage to, doesn't he? We must look out for a homage to William Golding! SO YOU BEST HIE TO SEAMS WITH YOUR AWESOME PUNNING!!! It must be true - great minds DO think alike! I wish I knew how to tag like RR does. I will have to ask her how she does that! I think it is hilarious how we all came up with it at the same time!
  19. ALERT: MY MOM SENT ME THIS ARTICLE ON BRAN: GOOD STUFF! http://tvline.com/2016/04/20/game-of-thrones-season-6-bran-warg-standing/ Men of 'Game of Thrones' EXCLUSIVE Interview Men of 'Game of Thrones' EXCLUSIVE Interview Good Morning America: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/exclusive-cast-interview-men-game-thrones-38528059
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    Puns and Wordplay

    I posted this pun in your excellent Reread thread: Martin opens Cat’s POV in AGoT with Robb sitting in the front of the vessel: “Robb sat in the bow with Grey Wind, his hand resting on his direwolf’s head” [785]. Martin closes with the northmen “bowing” their knees to the King in the North: “He [the Greatjon] pointed at Robb with the blade. “There sits the only king I mean to bow my knee to m’lords,” he thundered. “The King in the North!” “And he knelt, and laid his longsword at her [Catelyn’s] feet” [796]. Martin deviates from “bend” the knee to “bow” in this instance, thereby framing the POV and punning the word “bow”. In each case, Robb is out front and elevated symbolically and literally.
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    Puns and Wordplay

    I meant the character Bronn who is Tyrion's muscle or BRAWN at the Vale. I did not mean BROWN or another color, Sorry. Color symbology is too fast with a myriad of cultural distinctions. Those colors most pertinent to the series - such as red and white for the weirwoods/Ghost/blood/death are the clearest to articulate. Moreover, Martin employs colors ironically and not in the traditional senses of color symbology in literature at large. He likes to make things his OWN. But if you want a headache, discuss colors, by all means!
  22. OK - these abbreviations are losing me. Can't we say it? The Star Wars Luke/Leia scenario only with Jon and Meera? Is that what JM is referencing?
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    Puns and Wordplay

    hippocras / hypocrite Bronn / brawn
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