Seams Posted May 27, 2016 Author Share Posted May 27, 2016 Thanks, Evolett! As usual, you have added so much to my tentative attempts to make sense of some of these themes. I reread your Fisher Queen analysis and it explains so many threads and symbolic locations in the books - not just in Dany's arc. And of course Tyrion's work in the drains at Casterly Rock should be considered as part of the discussion of flow (as well as the sew / sow / sewer wordplay we discussed earlier). Does the wolf / flow wordplay tie right into flowers? Are flowers the opposite of wolves? Or are they two sides of the same coin, mirror images but not opposites? That word "lumpy" had nagged at me when I was reading about the Flowstone Yard, but I couldn't remember why it was significant. Nice catch on the "Lumpyhead" connection. I love it when things start to fall into place. Like a jigsaw puzzle that gets easier as you go along. As for the flowstone taking its name from the stone that is literally melted by dragon fire, it occurs to me that Bran refers to the "stark" stones of the ruined Winterfell and "stark" bare stone mountaintops. Maybe the melted flowstone of Harrenhal represents what happens when Starks and Targaryens do battle. Here's a little bit more on flow and rivers that I wrote on another thread a little while ago. It occurred to me that wet nurses are part of the flow motif, and Macgregor of the North had been discussing the origins of Old Nan and why she had come to Winterfell as a wet nurse. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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