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Mace Cooterian

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    St. Louis, MO
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    1. Finishing ASoIaF before I die.
    2. Genealogy Researching
    3. My children (who love the fact that I'm mace cooterian).
    4. Comic books, trading cards, playing billards, ping pong and a host of other activities.

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  1. Mace Cooterian

    Heresy 230 and die Herren von Winterfell

    @Black Crow First and foremost, please do not forget our friends in Russia as Die Herron Von Winterfell in their world is: Принц Винтерфелла I'd also ask for clarification on the gender reference in this latest edition of Heresy. "Die Herron" suggests a masculine gender to the anticipated recipient to Winterfell's throne; but recent posts refer back to Sansa's "Snowflake Commnion" which would imply a female derriere will occupy the coveted Northern post.
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    Heresy 229 and hitting the refresh button

    Getting back to the Reed's Oath, this is a topic that has been volleyed back and forth on numerous occasions, never really getting dialed in on its meaning and relevance. As a curiosity, I researched the Heresy Database and found that it was first brought up for discussion by @Black Crow in Heresy 30, back in November of 2012. While we've had a good 7 years to explore the Oath, I do like your recent comments about the third line being performed in unison, suggesting an agreement or pact. I'd be interested in your thoughts on how ice and fire could have been key components on forming the Neck. The ice part is fairly straight forward for me, given the COTF and Northern magic. The fire aspect, not so clear to me.
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    Heresy 229 and hitting the refresh button

    They most certainly do. From the almighty google: Wolves' vocalizations can be separated into four categories: barking, whimpering, growling, and howling. Sounds created by the wolf may actually be a combination of sounds such as a bark-howl or growl-bark. Barking is used as a warning. ... A wolf may growl at intruding wolves or predators, or to indicate dominance. Google did not indicate what a wolf would say if stranded on the IOF and trying to order something through the drive through at Burger King.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Forgive my pessimism but the past couple of pages have not been positive on GRRM finishing the books within our life time, especially if as @JNR has proclaimed that Dany will be stuck in Essos at the end of TWOW. I shudder at the possibility. However, I continue to remain positive and agree with @Lord Aegon The Compromiser that @redriver will indeed be correct that the blizzard will be emanating out of Winterfell.
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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    The highlight for me was the trailer for Season 3 of Westworld (coming 2020). At first, I couldn't figure out what I was seeing as it looked like a cross between Blade Runner and The Ghost in the Shell. Then, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) confronts Doloris (Evan Rachel Wood) and it was like oh shit....slap my ass and call me Sally!!! Then the episode began and it all went down from there, with the possible exception of Brianne getting to complete Jamie's story in the Kingsguard History book. It would be fitting for this to play out in ADoS.
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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    First a shout out to redriver. Hello old friend. I'm going to venture out on a limb (I told myself not to do that again) and agree with several of you regarding Ned's fever dream, Yandel's World Book and of course, the carnage that the mummer's show is dishing out. Allow me to explain and if you'll indulge me.....to reference The Beverly Hillbillies. Everyone knows the opening song about bubbling oil and Texas Tea. But do you know where Jed Clampett is from? Apparently, know one knows. It is hinted at that he is from Bugtussle, which one would presume would be nearby to Petticoat Junction, or Hooterville. Which state? Anyone's guess but Southwest Missouri (USA) would at least put you somewhere in the ballpark. It doesn't matter and so to my point. When it comes to R+L=J, the tourney at Harrenhal, the PTwP and who Rhaegar might have been banging is a matter of opinion. As someone who was once an engineer (I found a better paying gig), George is (has been) spoon feeding us and I think we are all traversing a "red herring" mine field. I don't think anyone can say with certainty where George might be headed. Let's hope that where he ends up is not in the direction that the mummer's are taking us. Side note: I'm a gullible person, so don't burn me with wildfire.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    Technology advancements. Mounting scorpions to your floating armada and on every turret of your castle wall. I believe this is what put Amazon on the map as these scorpions are popping up everywhere. Alas. A final missed opportunity to the whole skinchanging/warging/first men blood mystique that remains unresolved in the books.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    Thanks for the compliment and the words of encouragement on trusting my own instincts. I've always been gullible and felt (sincerely felt) that the book and the mummers show would walk hand in hand all the way to the end. The separation point for me was season 6 when....(I can never remember the hidden codes, so behead me now)....Dany walks into the temple at Vaes Dothrak, burns the Khals alive and walks out unharmed. Do I think that this will play out in the books? Probably not, especially since GRRM has said that the funeral pyre for Khal Drogo and Dany hatching her three dragons was a special one time event. So the last two plus seasons has shown me that B&B are certainly pulling fan theories to create the path forward. There was a period of time that I couldn't get enough of ASoIaF. I followed BC's direction to go back and read the first 10 Heresy threads and even went so far as creating a searchable database for myself of all the posts that I felt were honing in on the truth. As to your philosophical question....I suppose it isn't, but will accept what I'm given. My script for season 8 would certainly have had dialogue from the Night(s) King whether it was strategy on the siege at Winterfell or simply asking for a Dr. Pepper and a hot dog. Something....not even a grunt was uttered from this guy. Sigh.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    ....and hence the conundrum. Door #1: ignore the show and wait patiently for the books. Door #2: purchase night goggles so you can watch the poor cinematography and ignore the broken store arcs as well as the ability for the show actors/actresses to teleport across Planetos without any regard for distance and time. As for me.....George has left me no alternative. I'm lapping up every episode, have purchased said goggles and chosen to ignore the story gaps. After all, I've always been a 'glass is half full kind of guy'. I'm committed to getting some form of an ending....regardless of it being wrong and certainly different from the books will end. If George is able to miraculously complete the story before I die, I will gladly purchase books and read them with a new sense of purpose. By the way, a very delayed and renewed hello to all Heretics....new and OLD.
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    World of Ice and Fire App Update

    And I'm getting a mental image of Gregor Clegan as "Biff". But the real question is who is portraying Dr. Emmett Brown? My shoot from the hip answer is none other than Bryden Rivers (a.k.a. Bloodraven)! Besides; who else has access to time travel......maybe not physical, but certainly mental.
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    Official Testing Thread

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    Official Testing Thread

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    The Heretic's Guide to Heresy

    There was a period from about H58 up through H69 that I did not get to follow. So you may very well be true on the mid 60's.
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    The Heretic's Guide to Heresy

    Thanks wm7 for this project update. I would expect weekly updates to be coming your to your "gude" on the recaps ot the topics under discussion. For those who may not have seen the Heresy Project introduction, here is a list of topics and the authors that will be orchestrating its discussion: (Father) The Wall by Capon Breath (Mother) Timelines by Mace Cooterian (Maiden) Winterfell by Black Crow (Warrior) White Walkers by Grey Words (Smith) Magic (Fire v Ice) by tyryan (Crone) Nights King by redriver (Stranger) COTF by evita mgfs For more detail on the Heresy Project please refer to Black Crow's introduction to the start of H90. While I'm not considerred an "old timer" I have been involved with Heresy since about H22. If memory serves me correct there was dicussion around the late 30's that may fit the bill; possibly into the early 40's.
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    The Heretic's Guide to Heresy

    Additional items you might want to highlight for specific threads: H41 (& H42) - The Black Gate H51 - Ramsey Snow / The Changeling H55 (& H56) - Origins of the Weirwood Faces