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shun the non american!! shuuunnnn!! shuuhuhunnnn! :lol:


For they art not worthy of the most bestest tongue of them all, american english!!



Namárie from another foreigner to the land of freedom and guns and ignorance.


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Sweden. "The Dude" at least.


The others I don't know.


So yeah. Love each other and especially love the fact that this is a site where literally every country that reads these books can participate and collectively hate and fight each other over which character is better and who should get the throne.


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Sweden. "The Dude" at least.

The others I don't know.

So yeah. Love each other and especially love the fact that this is a site where literally every country that reads these books can participate and collectively hate and fight each other over which character is better and who should get the throne.

I do. :) I was actually poking fun at the other guy who called y'all "foreign posters" and was worried y'all wouldn't understand my lingo.

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I do. :) I was actually poking fun at the other guy who called y'all "foreign posters" and was worried y'all wouldn't understand my lingo.

foreign poster is just a question of perspective :wideeyed: . ..

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foreign poster is just a question of perspective :wideeyed: . ..

I know. I'm a foreigner everytime we visit my wife's family in South America.

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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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We discussed before the similarly of Joffrey and Caligula; these lines from Suetonius' Twelve Caesars on Caligula particularly reminded me of Joffrey, especially his cowardice at the Siege of King's Landing...



I think I may fairly attribute to mental weakness the existence of two exactly opposite faults in the same person, extreme assurance and, on the other hand, excessive timorousness. For this man, who so utterly despised the gods, was wont at the slightest thunder and lightning to shut his eyes, to muffle up his head, and if they increased, to leap from his bed and hide under it. In his journey through Sicily, though he made all manner of fun of the miracles in various places, he suddenly fled from Messana by night, panic-stricken by the smoke and roaring from Aetna's crater


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"Aenys Frey stood near the fire, pinched cheeks flushed with cold." This is a clear reference to the cheeks of Lord Aenys (read it aloud).

Edited by thenedstark

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Ser Rilian, mentioned in the Hedge Knight as a puppeteer story. He slays a dragon and returns home to claim his title as prince. This is a reference to Prince Rilian in the Chronicles of Narnia, who takes part in the killing of a serpent.


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Ser Rilian, mentioned in the Hedge Knight as a puppeteer story. He slays a dragon and returns home to claim his title as prince. This is a reference to Prince Rilian in the Chronicles of Narnia, who takes part in the killing of a serpent.

Great catch

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AWOIAF spoiler

Aegon III dismisses his regents when he comes of age and says, "Full bellies and dancing bears shall be my policy.", when referencing how to deal with the small folk. Obviously a reference to the Roman saying, also regarding the plebs, 'Panem et circenses', bread and circuses.

Edited by Half Of Tormunds Member

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Just saw Christopher Marlowe's play Tamburlaine, based on the historical early 15th century Mongol-descended emperor of Persia etc Tamerlane (Timur). A lot of Khal Drogo in this character, although T. got further and was crueler; also just the general atmosphere reminded me of the Essos portions of ASOIAF.


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Just saw Christopher Marlowe's play Tamburlaine, based on the historical early 15th century Mongol-descended emperor of Persia etc Tamerlane (Timur). A lot of Khal Drogo in this character, although T. got further and was crueler; also just the general atmosphere reminded me of the Essos portions of ASOIAF.

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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In TWOIAF, there is a maester called Nicol who wrote The Measure of the Days.



Based upon his work on the movement of stars in the firmament, Nicol argues unconvincingly that the seasons might once have been of a regular length, determined solely by the way in which the globe faces the sun in its heavenly course.



Maester Nicol is a reference to astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

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The line


Lady Asha is not for burning."

is probably a reference to the most famous of Iron Lady's line "The lady's not for turning" which itself was referencing the play "The Lady's Not for Burning".


Edited by chrisdaw

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