BT - pretty darned hard. Ditto re the Benjen as zombie line - how close she is....
This is ridonkulous. I say we keep using the spoiler free for all post from last week.
Thanks, Tor.com! Ah, we can breathe now.
Random things while looking through FFC
- One of the Greyjoys (a brother of Balon) died of greyscale.
- Bloodraven is mentioned by Aemon Targ on the boatride to Braavos.
- The daughter of the whore The Sailor's Wife in Braavos in named Lanna - a name also given to some Lannister kids. Query whether Tyrion's Uncle Gerion is the father of Lanna (he was lost at sea after all).
- Still love the Wheel of Time shoutout - Lord Jordayne of the Tor with a quill as his sigil.
Actually I like better the theory that Sailor's Wife is Tysha
Originally Posted by RobMRobM
Looking forward to Leigh's reactions to all the memorable events in ASoS, I remain a bit suspicious whether she really is as unspoiled as she claims to be.
What makes me doubt it is this post of her WoT re-read:
and her comment on the scene where Mat seems to die: "It’s not like anyone’s last name is “Stark” here, after all."
Doesn't matter that much, as I still enjoy her blog anyway.
Ptyx: wow, good catch, since that post was in 2009.
RobM - read it all too long ago - where was the "Lord Jordayne of the Tor"?
and "Thanks" Tor.com! for getting rid of the spam crap!!!
Okay, something odd has happend.
Has anyone else had their post deleated?
Guessing it happend when the spam bots posts were deleted. but now all my previous posts are gone as well.
Actually to get the joke in full: Lord Trebor Jordayne of the Tor, down in Dorne, and his daughter and heir Maria. Shout out to Robert (Trebor reversed, of course) Jordan, now deceased author of Wheel of Time, and his right hand woman Maria (can't remember her last name right now - but when Brandon Sanderson is asked a question about the series, she's the go to woman for answers).
Ptyx - Leigh is a savvy genre reader and knew that the Starks are the main characters and that lots of people die in ASOIF (before ADWD, the common joke was that if you ask GRRM when the book is coming out, he'll kill another Stark). She's addressed this point before in her blog posts. One caution - a couple of posters kept pushing the view that Leigh read at least one, and perhaps more of the books, to the point where moderators had to step in and caution them to move on. So, probably best to do the same here.
I also just re-read the first few chapters of ASOS. Prologue, with Chett's plotting against Mormont and the coming of the Others, and Jaime and Brienne's traveling boat trip chased by Tullys. Lots of fun.
I caught that, because I found these blogs rather late and only read the WoT re-read recently.
I am not suggesting that she has read any ASoIaF books, but even if she was only told that this is a series where Starks get killed (I mean Starks in particular, not just "many characters"), it still is quite a big spoiler, IMO.
I experienced being spoiled by the publisher myself. I discovered the series late, when the first four books had already been released, and I bought books 3 and 4 at the same moment, right after I had finished ACoK. I just looked at the back cover of AFfC and it had a short description of the book, which began something like: "After Robb's death the North is in chaos...". It kind of ruined my own RW perception.
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Agreed, but the ADWD delay was too big a topic for many non-readers to avoid all mention of the series. (My favorite is the memorable "George Martin is not your Bitch" rant from Neil Gaiman - worth finding and reading IMO. Brilliant stuff.)
I understand the sensitivity of spoilers - half of the fun with ASOIF is getting surprised by developments as they occur.
I'm floored that these guys haven't fingered Joff as a suspect for hiring Bran's assassin. And they've teed the analysis up so beautifully.
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