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  1. Lost Melnibonean

    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    I can appreciate Brick House for Fat Walda, and I am smiling here in the dark imagining the Bolton's Northmen shakin' it down in the great hall at Winterfell, using a glass candle and a crystal of the Seven for some cool lighting effects, the Mance spinning the records, and his washer women dancing in glittery small clothes in crow cages, but I think The George was jamming to Whole Lotta Rosie when he conjured up Fat Walda. 42-39-56... You could say she got it all! (Ain't no fairy story/Ain't no skin and bones/But you give it all you got/Weighin' in at nineteen stone).
  2. Lost Melnibonean

    FIRE AND BLOOD Volume 1

    Cause, you know, there has to be a reason Northmen will follow Stannis south.
  3. Lost Melnibonean

    will the wildlings burn Shireen?

    That would be very sad. I really, really want the Melisandre POV, picking up right after Jon's fourth blade. Similar to the way the George told the story of the Blackwater and the Red and Purple Weddings from different POVs.
  4. Lost Melnibonean

    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    Pink Floyd's The Wall has more to do with Aerys's paranoia than Brandon the Builder's wall of ice, I think. If you dig hard rock, check out AC/DC's Jailbreak. It is so much better than Thin Lizzy's song of the same name, I think. Thin Lizzy's song was much more commercially acceptable when they were both released in 1976, and it was like one of just a couple of signature tunes by Thin Lizzy, so it has always received a lot more FM playing time than AC/DC's Jailbreak. The two bands have played together more than once. I wonder if they ever did their respective Jailbreak songs on the same stage...
  5. Lost Melnibonean

    will the wildlings burn Shireen?

    For sure, the scene must be chaotic, which means that events are unpredictable by definition. All we can do is guess at where the author intends to go with the plot.
  6. Lost Melnibonean

    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Impressive. Most Impressive.
  7. Lost Melnibonean

    will the wildlings burn Shireen?

    No doubt... The plot is definitely set up for Stannis to sacrifice Shireen, but I don't think Stannis will do it. I am not saying you are wrong; I just think it will go the other way. As to Melisandre acting only on the order of Stannis, I am guessing that she will believe the contents of the so-called pink letter, assume that Stannis is dead, and persuade Sylese to burn his daughter to wake Stannis the dragon. Of course, the irony would be the unintended consequence of Stannis's ruse to defeat House Bolton. Or not.
  8. Lost Melnibonean

    will the wildlings burn Shireen?

    As @HoodedCrow says... The allusions to Shakespear's Julius Caesar are too strong to ignore... Just as Wick Whittlestick barely grazed Jon's neck with the first dagger, Casca was the first to cut Ceaser with a glancing cut to the neck. Just as Caesar caught Casca by the arm, Jon caught Wick's wrist. Just as Wick retreated and put his arms up, Casca was frighted and shouted for help. (That Jon understood this to mean that Wick was denying involvement was very curious. I'm not sure what to make of that other than Jon might have been mistaken.) That Bowen Marsh wept and claimed to be doing it for the Watch clearly alluded to Brutus... Wm Shakespeare, Julius Caesar And Brutus expected his fellow Romans to be glad, going so far as to persuade his fellow conspirators to ignore Mark Antony. Given the strong allusion to the assassination of Julius Caesar I'm assuming that Bowen will expect his brothers to be glad. I don't think he has a plan. And much like Brutus was forced to flee Rome in short order I think Bowen is in a very, very tight spot, because Tormund is set to play the role of Mark Antony. I would expect him to whip the wildings into a frenzy against Marsh and the other conspirators. That the Wildlings might go after Shireen is based on what Val said a out her, no? But that passage can be used as foreshadowing that her mother might agree to let Melisandre burn her... Davos V, Storm 54 Melisandre is old... Melisandre, Dance 31 Shireen is young... Prologue, Clash Melisandre wants king’s blood... Davos VI, Storm 63 Shireen has king’s blood, and she is a dead girl... Jon XI, Dance 53 Melisandre cannot burn Edric Storm, but she is going to burn Shireen with Selyse’s blessing, since they will both be desperate having seen Jon Snow betrayed and wounded or dead, and having come to believe that Ramsay has defeated and killed Stannis. And the old fish will eat the young fish. Poor Shireen. Davos is not there to help the girl. Stannis is gonna be pissed, and Melisandre is gonna end up like Serala, the Lace Serpent of Duskendale... Davos V, Storm 54 Brienne II, Feast 9 Or not.
  9. Lost Melnibonean

    Why do accounts differ on how Lord Beesbury died?

    You might be right, but time and time again we see characters defy rationality.
  10. Lost Melnibonean

    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Most of us assume that the Others transformed Craster's lads into wee Others, but what do you suppose they did with his sheep?
  11. Lost Melnibonean

    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    He must have a file storage somewhere. Perhaps all data is backed up to the cloud... ie, shipped to Illyrio's manse in Pentos. Did Bronn suffer any repercussions?
  12. Lost Melnibonean

    Why do accounts differ on how Lord Beesbury died?

    No doubt Mushroom spins a good yarn for entertainment, but I suspect there is always some truth in what he says. I think the trick for us readers is to find it.
  13. Lost Melnibonean

    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Great point.
  14. Lost Melnibonean

    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Aegon ought to have a ready ally among the Faith... Tyrion V, Clash 20 Tyrion VI, Clash 25
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Eddard III, Game 16 Arya has a point... Sansa I, Storm VI
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