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About Beathag

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    East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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    Costuming, Gaming, Cookery, Reading, Painting, and other Good Magicks. Enjoying my kids loving college.

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    I had another name; but it got tired.
  1. Beathag

    Least favorite theory?

    Since those of us who have been mulling theories over for 20-odd years or so knew Jon was a Targ, it was no shock that R+L=J. My least favorite theory is that Tyrion is a Targ. I would like him to inherit the Rock, and continue as his father writ small. And have all that is due him - the Queen's or King's Hand, for instance. However, a bit off point, do we need three Targs any longer? There are only two fired-up dragons. To have an extra Targ roaming around without a dragon may well cause problems. Or is the leader of the White Walkers a Targ? Is there any way to "save" the ice dragon and reunite him with the two? My other least favorite theory is that Dany and Arya are psychopaths -- these women are doing what they must to get by and have been from early on. Jamie, Sander, Jon, and so forth, have been killing and no one has decided they are psychopaths.
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    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Just read through all these posts. I am a great fan of GGK after stumbling upon Tigana during one of the lulls between ASoI&F books. Lions is wonderful, wonderful. And reading Under Heaven often leads to tears. River of Stars is beautiful. I like his Viking inspired book (Light is in it, but the title escapes me), but it seemed to lack the lustre of his other books; a bit disjointed in places. Going to order those books missing from my collection. Thank you all for reminding me I was neglecting this writer
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    Just finished rewatching Deadwood. Twice. Season One Episode 12 "Sold Under Sin" may be the best television episode ever. Season Three goes down hill quickly. As noted, so many characters are introduced, and nothing is done with them. Doc having Lung Problems, suddenly doesn't. I still am not clear on Hearst's reasons for killing Aunt Lou's son. The only thing tied up is Hearst leaving Deadwood. (I have some old stock certificates for gold and copper mines in Montana.) I agree with an earlier poster, Milch got tired of Deadwood, despite his pithy protestations in the extras disc.
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    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Reread the Epilogue in ADWD. Pycelle is figuratively wringing his hands over Lord Tyrell murdering him.. "This matter of the moon tea... I would never have spoken of such, but the Queen Dowager commanded me!..." And then requests more guards, fearing violence at the hands of Mace. It is vague enough that we do not know if he brewed it and Cersei forced him to reveal it or whether she simply commanded Pycelle to say he did. Unless someone has something else, I would say, not enough to go on. But Varys knew the truth, what other reason would he have to kill Pycelle? Varys knows how to get into the Hand's chambers, so it is curious he lured him to Pycelle's chambers. Has the Little Queen denied It? I cannot remember. And isn't this the first time Cersei is called the Queen Dowager? Help -- I don't know how to combine these
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    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    I vote yes. He turns to Bran and says "your monster" about himself. I think he is controlled by the COTF and/or Brenden the Greenseer.
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    Read these comments the other day, and drug out the boxed seasons. Great characters, great writing. Thank you for reminding me.
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    I love Gaelic, too. I don't know more than a few words, and I am sure I would mispronounce anything but Pradraig. Maybe I will lean a little when the Outlander series comes out. My son is enrolled in Japanese, so I hope to learn that, as well.
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    In this incarnation, I am Bethag, which is Gaelic for Beth. I was Elizabeth for years, but left the boards due a person whose rants brought out the worst in me. So, I am back, waiting for the next book, and avoiding the HBO series.
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    [ADwD Spoilers] Updating the Citadel

    The snowmelt from the Wall tastes like tears -- to either Jon or Sam. Could mod put these two posts together?
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    [ADwD Spoilers] Updating the Citadel

    Thank you. I am vindicated. Although this has nothing to do with this thread. Sorryl
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    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Kevan is getting ready to go up to dinner with Cersie, and Pycelle starts mewing about how he should not have said he gave the moon tea to Marg, but Cersei was insistent. Pycelle owes her a lot. But it seems he was going to withdraw that accusation. I have no idea how these trials work -- if there are all as ridiculously massaged as Tyrion's at the Vale and Tryrion's at KL, Marg could still have a problem.
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    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Okay. I haven't had a crackpot theory in, well, ever. I am going to go out on a limb and say that wine-soaked and seriously tried at every turn Tyrion has a strong immune system, and he is a Targ. In Dance, Tywin was not happy about the fact the Mad King kept up the practice of King's rights with the bride. If the Mad King might have been the father of Jaime and Cersei, perhaps that is why Tywin did not name his first born son Ty...something. (I have wondered about that. Has someone covered that before?) But what if the Mad King took his pleasure with her later unbeknownst to Tywinn, and Tyrion is the product of that union? On a non-crackpot note, I think that Jon had it before he rescued Tyrion. He just takes it too calmly that he has it when Martin tells us.
  13. Jaime, and Brienne. I did not care for her at all. Now I am a fan-girl. Jaime because we finally met him, rather than hear everyone's opinion of him. I am still struggling with that little shove out the window, though. I am watching Sansa carefully. I thought she had a line on Little Finger. Sometimes she acts as if she doesn't. Or she may be acting for him and all of us.
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    Fantasy and SF Recommendations: Series

    His Dark Materials is brilliant. The characters are solid, and the reader watches as one irredeemable character becomes redeemed and central to the death of a pretender. The two main characters, Lyra and Will, stay with the reader long after, as do the witches, the panserbjorn and the daemons. I would love to visit Jordan College in Lyra's Oxford, alas, I cannot. Someone earlier mentioned that they had heard good things about the YA series, The Dark is Rising. Excellent. The first and second book are YA but not overwhelming so. The series ripens book by book.
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    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Just finished a reread. I missed a lot the first time though (okay, i was skipping entire POVs). I find this thing about dead things in the water interesting. Does this mean drowned persons can be reanimated? Questions that cannot be answered, but only posed -- has it always been so? Does it not happen south of the Wall - does the Magic of the Wall extend into the Sea?