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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    First of all, sorry for the writing, I just can't with words these days. Second of all, first and only time I read the bible was when I was 12-14 and I told myself I would do it. Some memories are hazy. Nevertheless, this chapter is choke full of bible references. This is IMO a reference to story of Jonah. Only I am having trouble making head or tails with it. Jonah was ordered to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but he refused, then he was swallowed by the leviathan and spat out after 3 days; after this he did his duty. IIRC. I should probably reread and then post about this, but NAH, maybe somebody has read it more recently and will be able to remind us. But how does that translate to Aerion's story here? IDK Or maybe it is meant to represent a shout out to Jesus. CHRISTIANS, DON'T BURN ME FOR HERESY! Anyway, Father sacrifices his Son for sins of the world, so that people would be free of the original sin and be able to enjoy eternal life. Euron is a brother who sacrifices his brother, his salt wife and unborn child with king's blood + additional priests for ??? -> PROFIT! Midnight might be meant to remind us of the 'dark night of the soul', the (IIRC) time where god is absent to test our faith and we must continue with deeds of faith even when the spiritual rewards are not there. But there is probably some symbolism attached to midnight itself. Not a direct parallel, since there is no division, but Aeron hardly had clothes worth anything. Feet and hands, again, where Jesus would have been pierced with nails. Remind you of anything? Once Falia joins him there will be the image of three people tied like Jesus and those two bandits. Like Jesus was tempted in the desert to bow to the Devil, like christian martyrs were ordered to bow to the emperor like to a god. Aeron resists him to the end. He prays all the time. For rescue, then for death, then for drowned god to kill euron. *¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨ Aeron is becoming an avatar of the Drowned God? ................... After being hunted by the rusty hinge and visions of his brother for the entire chapter so far, this is the last mention of Urri. It is as if Aeron ordered him to sleep and it worked. He is giving peace to the dead now? And IMO also putting his demons to rest. There is also IMO sign of growth in the fact that the first time Aeron drinks shade of the evening he wakes up screaming while pissing himself. Second time there is no mention of it. He compares the terror he feels to the one faithful feel when drowning. At least that is how I understood this passage. After that, he is no longer terrified, he curses his captors, orders people even though his orders are not obeyed, gives them no satisfaction, and tries to encourage Falia. His time in the belly of the leviathan is over. Compare to how Patchface uses 'under the sea' *¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•.¸¸⋆*✩*¨*•. Something this trippy and full of apocalyptic schtick couldn't possibly go without shout-outs to Revelation, so I skimmed a bit (John, whatever were you ON?) There is more, but I can't read it this late at night. It is scarier than what GRRM is writing. I have a question for others, since Euron is pretty much becoming chthulu in the later visions, is the shadow in shape of a woman also a shout-out to something from elsewhere?
  2. Not to mention that when Dany remembered the lemon tree it was spring-summer, and now that Arya notes that trees grown only in gardens of the rich, and Raff complains it is autumn, almost winter. If a rich person wanted a lemon tree at the end of winter, they could have imported a grown tree+soil+fertilizer. No need for this to be a false memory.
  3. I've been talking about Varys and his motives here and it occurred to me that his murder of Kevan and Arya's killing of Raff have similar tactic. Varys used a long range weapon to kill Kevan, but then delayed by talking until Kevan weakened, then Varys called the hidden children to finish him off with daggers. Arya used a hidden weapon to incapacitate, the quickly moved out of reach and delayed by talking and acting confused and scared. When Raff weakened enough she moved in for the kill with hidden dagger.
  4. I am suspicious about this sentence: In the fog all cats are grey, Mercy thought. In the fog all men are killers. Because grey is a Stark color and somebody uptread mentioned how in previous books she at one point noted that a cat was grey and connected it to her House. But I can't remember where she did that. Cat spy network sounds hella cool, though. In fact, a spy network might be another nod to Varys, along with Mercy's shaven head.
  5. We have meandered considerably already, you will not be taking us off topic. :) Do say more about fog, tree and Bran, the consensus right now is we believe that it is him in the dream but that we have no definite proof, and I do not remember anybody mentioning the fog as hint of Bran's presence. As for Merchant of Venice, :drool: IIRC only Richard III, Macbeth and Phantom of the Opera (because of the building) were mentioned.
  6. Arya is appreciative, Mercy is snide. She was learning about poisons all the time, then when she was blind she would get attacked, I guess learning about important places fits as a continuation of that. Not that we can know for sure before the book comes out.
  7. Yeah, especially that part where She was so lovely that the lamps seemed to burn brighter when she passed. :agree:
  8. Yeeees, with the addition of releasing lord of Riverrun and RW hostages and retaking Riverrun. IMO with Jamie and Daven gone, Lannister army falls apart, Lannister grip on Riverlands breaks. Freys that live through RW 2.0 must retreat to the Crossing and not get out. The North suddenly has free hands to act (and witnesses against Roose IIRC). So, while I agree it is small scale event, the ripples it would send would influence the world around them greatly, and UnCat might get a lot more notorious. Still, I agree that Arya is better suited to Dance of Dragons 2.0. ETA: looking trough the now closed tread: :agree:
  9. ARYa_Nym, UnCat might just become more important if Red Wedding 2.0 or something similar takes place, there are hints and foreshadowing that brotherhood is going to do something either with releasing Edmure, or retaking Rivverrun. It is all just speculation for now, though.
  10. I want the blurb for Winds of Winter to read ''Winter has come and mummer's farce is done!''

  11. how am I to procrastinate from studying when both westeros.org and tumblr are unstable?!

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