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  1. The Snowfyre Chorus

    Heresy 224 Whitey Snow and the Winter Hill Gang

    Rubes and rubies, then? Or rubies and newbies? (Mysterious are the ways of R’hllor.)
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    Heresy 224 Whitey Snow and the Winter Hill Gang

    Jon Snow notices this, as well: How'd she get so brainwashed, anyway?
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    Heresy 224 Whitey Snow and the Winter Hill Gang

    True. Clearly, the rubies have a function and Mel is using them to accomplish things... work or direct magic, etc. I just wonder if she could have chosen any old gemstone... or any object at all, for that matter. Looking back at the prologue of Clash... leaves me wondering if Lady Selyse wears some sort of "slave" ruby, similar to the one Mel later puts on Mance. I don't recall reading mention of one, but...: ...is it completely natural that Selyse agrees with Mel there, and immediately commands the very thing Mel suggested? Or does that "instant" flare of the ruby's light suggest something else? Selyse does seem remarkably devoted to Mel, when you look at things.
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    Heresy 224 Whitey Snow and the Winter Hill Gang

    I expect GRRM was very deliberate in his use and description of Melisandre's glamors, and knew what he was doing from early on. Not sure rubies themselves are particularly important (as opposed to other stones or objects). If somebody asked me why Melisandre needed rubies to work her magic... I'd say it's probably because they're red, and they match her red costume. Also, they impress people. (Subtle pun intended.) Anyway. Anyone ever thought that maybe Melisandre was Qartheen? I think maybe she is (or was, once). And maybe Stannis' turn as Azor Ahai tells us something about the history and nature of Qarth.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    Warning? That's more like... "music to my ears," if that's what he meant. The online community used to be a book club brought together by ASOIAF. But since 2012 (at the latest), there's been nothing new to discuss apart from HBO and a bunch of fake history nonsense. That's half a generation, in Westeros. (ADWD can't marry yet, but it's certainly old enough for a betrothal.)
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    Theory:
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    Actually, I'd put him more in the "Black Roses Matter" demographic.
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    Just think... if GRRM had said “dead and African-American,” we wouldn’t even be having this conversation.
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    Turns out this was simply a misunderstanding. What Rhaegar said was: "tower of the unemployed."
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    Good thought. Interesting.
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    Do we think it’s true that “the bones remember?” And would young Ned have believed it? If so, then maybe this is correct...
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    The only concrete thing I’ve ever thought was interesting about the possibility of Jeyne appearing in a prologue was the idea that we’d finally get a peek into Casterly Rock.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Maybe we saw the original Ice in the very first chapter - AGOT prologue.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    ^^ A good question. Has long interested me. IIRC, the waking of stone dragons receives no emphasis at all from Melisandre until ASOS, which is after Stannis’ defeat on the Blackwater. And clearly, it is associated more closely with the PtwP figure/prophecy than with Azor Ahai. That, in part, is why Stannis is so hesitant about it... as he points out, the Targs were all obsessed with waking dragons, and they all went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, for generations. So, was Mel just avoiding that part of the prophecy to begin with - because she needed to win Stannis over? Or is she now conflating different texts, to keep his interest and convince him she knows what he was missing?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Lol. This is true! Fair. Though I think GRRM has owned his mistake on Tyrion... and we're not likely to see ninja dwarf gymnastics again in ASOIAF. Not sure what his options were, though. He may have been able to ride a horse... but the likely outcome of entering the lists was complete embarrassment and exposure once he'd been thrown on his ass in the dirt. So the way I see it is that Ned did Howland a solid. And that's what kicked off the remarkable friendship between the two.
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