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    A Compendium of Theories v.2

    Lyanna died because she gave birth to THREE babies, each with a different father. Daenerys was fathered by Rhaegar, Jon was fathered by Benjen, and Meera was fathered by Howland. Lyanna was a little ho. Also a cat.
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    References and Homages

    Sorry to spoil it for you, but at least we don't know WHEN it will happen, and I think we were all kind of hoping for a bad end for Euron anyway.
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    A Compendium of Theories v.2

    "Missing Euron's Golden Drowning" and "Lady Dustin Conspires with Eddard's Bones Against Roose".
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    A Compendium of Theories v.2

    The theory that Euron is going to be drowned by Aeron's urine got a big boost when I did a search for the thread about it and found out that Euron is a brand name of urine receptacles.
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    References and Homages

    While trying to find my thread about the Euron's Golden Drowning theory, as soon as I typed the U after "Euron" my browser filled in EURON URINE COLLECTION PACK. Euron is the name of a company that specializes in medical supplies for the incontinent. So my explanation for why there is so much talk about drowning, kinslaying, and pissing in that strange AFFC chapter doesn't seem so silly now, huh? I bet GRRM knows an incontinent person, saw that brand name on some urine pads, and thought that would be the perfect name for his evil pirate who is drowned by his brothers piss. I think this also may imply that Euron was the first Greyjoy character he came up with and the other names ending with "on" were chosen to mask the source of Eurons name. He probably never anticipated anyone guessing his theory and googling the characters name, especially as this means he came up with the idea before there even was a Google. In the mid nineties he probably thought only a few people would recognize the name "Euron" and those few who did and read his books would be too embarrassed to admit they knew that.
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    References and Homages

    Shiera is related to He-Man???
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    References and Homages

    I was watching old cartoons the other night and I am pretty sure that the character of Daenerys is based on Denver, the Last Dinosaur.
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    References and Homages

    In many cities and towns in the Southwest, there is an "Indian School Road" (or Trail, or Avenue, etc.).  Those are referring to the system that Pratt started. Although, to play devil's advocate, the descendants of the children put through the Indian school system are, on average, doing much better financially than the natives who are part of the reservation system…but many, if not most, aren't even aware of their ancestry and it doesn't turn up until they start digging through old records or get their DNA screened.
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    I was looking at the discography of Marillion and it seems they have a lot of song and album titles that seem very relevant to the ASoIaF series... Seasons End - obvious Afraid of Sunlight  - Others/Cave CotF   Script for a Jester's Tear - multiple sad jesters   Freaks - it rhymes with reek! Man of a Thousand Faces  - Faceless men   Alone in the Lap of Luxury - numerous lonely rich characters   Sugar Mice - the Rat Cook!   Cover my Eyes (Pain and Heaven) - Oberyn/Marillion
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    References and Homages

    Interesting possible historical reference, at least some similar names connected in interesting ways. I saw that there was a Queen Melisende of Jerusalem, so I skimmed her Wikipedia article to see if there were any similarities to Melisandre. Other than being a powerful woman who was able to manipulate men to do her bidding, there wasn't much…except her son ended up marrying Agnes of Courtenay. Which is very similar to the name of a person one of Melisandre's "sons" encountered, though not to marry.
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    Only if there is some other connection besides a not-uncommon name. Any of them socialists? Futurists? I know Wells was into free love and the Dornish seem more sexually liberated than most of Westeros, but I don't think that's enough...what are their sigils?
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    I wonder if this one has been found before. This is from Theon I from TWoW, so I'm going to try to put this in spoilers (though it doesn't spoil anything)...
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    References and Homages

    I am always 100% serious. Always.
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    References and Homages

    You didn't even read the first three posts of the last page. Shame.
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    References and Homages

    The stands usually call them "meat rings" but "anus frys" is commonly used in reference to them. Good thing to do is buy someone a meat ring and then say "By the way, most folks call them anus frys" after they take a couple of bites.
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    References and Homages

    I thought Aenys Frey was a reference to anus frys, a popular treat at county fairs in southern Oklahoma and northeast Texas.
  17. If Varys is Haviland Tuf that would make another cat connection, Tuf was very fond of his cats.
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    References and Homages

    That's just GRRM and the writers of Dragonslayer drawing from the same well of Celtic names, not GRRM copying Dragonslayer. If you look at fantasy literature before and after Dragonslayer you will see lots of dragons with names ending in -ax, because that was how dragons in ancient English mythology were frequently named.
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    References and Homages

    Yeah, much of Essos is pretty much exactly "The Mysterious East" as seen and depicted by Europeans through history. I like the idea of a world where all the wild ideas and misconceptions about relatively unknown cultures were actually true.
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    A Compendium of Theories v.2

    Re: the pink letter, I think there is a good chance Mance wrote it. The argument that he would not have been able to write it because of his origins ignores that he appears to be a skilled bard with a broad knowledge of poetry and songs from south of the Wall - even if he is just a wildling orphan, he's travelled at least as far south as Winterfell, and maybe farther. There's a good chance that he has an eidetic memory or at least memory enhancing techniques as a musician, so if he's ever got access to a maester's library (for instance, when he visited Winterfell) he could have absorbed a lot of information very quickly.
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    A Compendium of Theories v.2

    I scanned the list, didn't see any that popped out of me, but some of the theories have ambiguous names and there are a lot of them - could someone tell me which of the theories include the idea that when Lyanna left with Rhaegar, it was either someone else glamoured to appear as Rhaegar or someone was warging Rhaegar (preferably the former).
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    References and Homages

    I recently reread "Sandkings" by GRRM and I noticed a lot of parallels between the sandkings and how they are manipulated by their owner and the ASoIaF series, and if my theory is correct we can guess some things that will happen in the series by how the short story wraps up. I'm going to put together a larger, more detailed post about it when I find the time.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    Are you sure "bemused" is the right word here? I haven't heard the reading, but "bemused" means puzzled or confused and I'm not sure why he would be confused about that question or it's answer.
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    I'm always happy to help the more intellectually disadvantaged. By the way, it's spelled "educated" though I understand the way you spelled it may be your dialect and I respect that, some of the foreign posters and those who have not been exposed to your culture may not understand that.
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