baleanoptera: (asoiaf Brienne)
So I took that ASOIAF House sorting test, and then I pondered a while before posting it. Apparently I should be very glad I'm an only child - and I should definitely be kept away from flammable objects.

Oh great..... )
baleanoptera: (asoiaf Brienne)
So I took that ASOIAF House sorting test, and then I pondered a while before posting it. Apparently I should be very glad I'm an only child - and I should definitely be kept away from flammable objects.

Oh great..... )
baleanoptera: (BoB Winters)
Five reasons I love the things I do - the second.


Being a continuation of our heroine’s account of her favourite things + lists are made + numerical standards are broken+ and book passages are quoted

Tolkien )

Band of Brothers )

The Wire )

A Song of Ice and Fire )
baleanoptera: (BoB Winters)
Five reasons I love the things I do - the second.


Being a continuation of our heroine’s account of her favourite things + lists are made + numerical standards are broken+ and book passages are quoted

Tolkien )

Band of Brothers )

The Wire )

A Song of Ice and Fire )
baleanoptera: (ASOIAF Jaime)
I have been rereading ASOIAF and this little text echo struck me:


"A east wind blew through his tangled hair, as soft and fragrant as Cersei's fingers."

- Jaime chapter, Storm of Swords (paperback p. 18)


"Riding at the front of the host with Ser Ilyn silent by his side,
Jaime felt almost content. The sun was warm on his back and the wind riffled through his hair like a woman's fingers"


- Jaime chapter, A Feast for Crows (Hardcover p.395)


Both of them feature Jaime out travelling and reflecting. But no mention of Cersei in the last one huh? Ah Martin, I love your little subtleties.
baleanoptera: (ASOIAF Jaime)
I have been rereading ASOIAF and this little text echo struck me:


"A east wind blew through his tangled hair, as soft and fragrant as Cersei's fingers."

- Jaime chapter, Storm of Swords (paperback p. 18)


"Riding at the front of the host with Ser Ilyn silent by his side,
Jaime felt almost content. The sun was warm on his back and the wind riffled through his hair like a woman's fingers"


- Jaime chapter, A Feast for Crows (Hardcover p.395)


Both of them feature Jaime out travelling and reflecting. But no mention of Cersei in the last one huh? Ah Martin, I love your little subtleties.
baleanoptera: (ASOIAF Jon Snow)
Rumor has it that ASOIAF will be made into a tv-series.

By HBO none the less, and yet I'm strangely hesitant.

True - it could turn out to be a magnificent production, and turn me into even more of a geeky fangirl (with a [insert squee as deemed necessary] function). Lord of the Rings did after all turn out quite nicely.

But - not every director is a Peter Jackson. Also - and this is my biggest "if"- the series isn't finished yet. Is it really so wise to start producing a series were no one as yet knows the outcome?

Now they did start to make the Harry Potter films before the series was finished, but I'm not sold on that as a good thing. The production of the movies did after all run into some serious trouble when Rowling got writers block around book 4 and 5. Not only were they running out of material, but the young cast was growing up to fast. A similar predicament could easily plague an ASOIAF production.

So I guess I'm rather hesitant to the whole project....

...which is not the same as saying that I never play "the casting game" aka which actors would fit what role (and as long as no one says Sawyer from Lost would make a good Jaime then all is good. ;P).
baleanoptera: (ASOIAF Jon Snow)
Rumor has it that ASOIAF will be made into a tv-series.

By HBO none the less, and yet I'm strangely hesitant.

True - it could turn out to be a magnificent production, and turn me into even more of a geeky fangirl (with a [insert squee as deemed necessary] function). Lord of the Rings did after all turn out quite nicely.

But - not every director is a Peter Jackson. Also - and this is my biggest "if"- the series isn't finished yet. Is it really so wise to start producing a series were no one as yet knows the outcome?

Now they did start to make the Harry Potter films before the series was finished, but I'm not sold on that as a good thing. The production of the movies did after all run into some serious trouble when Rowling got writers block around book 4 and 5. Not only were they running out of material, but the young cast was growing up to fast. A similar predicament could easily plague an ASOIAF production.

So I guess I'm rather hesitant to the whole project....

...which is not the same as saying that I never play "the casting game" aka which actors would fit what role (and as long as no one says Sawyer from Lost would make a good Jaime then all is good. ;P).

Lannisters

Dec. 27th, 2006 08:17 pm
baleanoptera: (ASOIAF Jon Snow)
We interrupt this broadcast to bring you
Lannister Chibis.

Which is odd, because chibis are not usually my thing - but I just adore the little Jaime playing with knights and the voluptuous little Cersei (playing with knights too I guess...)

Lannisters

Dec. 27th, 2006 08:17 pm
baleanoptera: (ASOIAF Jon Snow)
We interrupt this broadcast to bring you
Lannister Chibis.

Which is odd, because chibis are not usually my thing - but I just adore the little Jaime playing with knights and the voluptuous little Cersei (playing with knights too I guess...)
baleanoptera: (Jon Snow)
I have been re-reading Martin. This happens quite frequently. Two things have struck me lately, and I have been pondering. Now this is all loose speculation – but please hear me out:

The first:

The kings of winter in the Winterfell crypt. They sit with their swords drawn over their knees, and a wolf at their feet. When Robb greets Tyrion in Game of Thrones, the feeling is tense – and he has a sword drawn over his knees. It’s Bran’s POV – and he thinks that a greeting like this is a bad sign. So what are the Kings of winter greeting – sitting like they are?

The second:

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all nights to come


This is the wording of the Nightwatch oath. I love it, it’s beautiful – but it’s also a little strange. Especially this part: I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, […]
It goes from talking about what the initiate shall do, to what he is once he is part of the watch. He is the sword in the darkness. I’ve always liked that, the way the wording of the oath underlines that the person swearing is no longer an individual, but part of the brotherhood. In fact he is a tool of the brotherhood.

But as I was reading it, and I started thinking – the light that brings the dawn – the light bringer? As in Lightbringer that is associated with Azor Ahai? Because Martin wouldn’t hide a detail like that right? Well, yes he would – but that still doesn’t exempt me from grabbing at straws here.

Now the prophesy about Ahai and Lightbringer is given as this in Clash of Kings (in my paperback that is p. 111):

In ancient books of Asshai it is written that there will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.


And this mentions a sword –and not some ragged band of Nightwatch men. Except that the oath also states: I am the sword in the darkness.[…] . I am the fire that burns against the cold

So, could the prophesy be talking not about a literal sword, but a metaphorical sword, a weapon in the form of the Nightwatch – and who ever controls the Nightwatch wields this weapon?

See – this must be what going mad feels like. Re-reading Martin for the unnumbered time. *sigh* If he could just please finish the next book my head would be a quieter place. At least for a time…
baleanoptera: (Jon Snow)
I have been re-reading Martin. This happens quite frequently. Two things have struck me lately, and I have been pondering. Now this is all loose speculation – but please hear me out:

The first:

The kings of winter in the Winterfell crypt. They sit with their swords drawn over their knees, and a wolf at their feet. When Robb greets Tyrion in Game of Thrones, the feeling is tense – and he has a sword drawn over his knees. It’s Bran’s POV – and he thinks that a greeting like this is a bad sign. So what are the Kings of winter greeting – sitting like they are?

The second:

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all nights to come


This is the wording of the Nightwatch oath. I love it, it’s beautiful – but it’s also a little strange. Especially this part: I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, […]
It goes from talking about what the initiate shall do, to what he is once he is part of the watch. He is the sword in the darkness. I’ve always liked that, the way the wording of the oath underlines that the person swearing is no longer an individual, but part of the brotherhood. In fact he is a tool of the brotherhood.

But as I was reading it, and I started thinking – the light that brings the dawn – the light bringer? As in Lightbringer that is associated with Azor Ahai? Because Martin wouldn’t hide a detail like that right? Well, yes he would – but that still doesn’t exempt me from grabbing at straws here.

Now the prophesy about Ahai and Lightbringer is given as this in Clash of Kings (in my paperback that is p. 111):

In ancient books of Asshai it is written that there will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.


And this mentions a sword –and not some ragged band of Nightwatch men. Except that the oath also states: I am the sword in the darkness.[…] . I am the fire that burns against the cold

So, could the prophesy be talking not about a literal sword, but a metaphorical sword, a weapon in the form of the Nightwatch – and who ever controls the Nightwatch wields this weapon?

See – this must be what going mad feels like. Re-reading Martin for the unnumbered time. *sigh* If he could just please finish the next book my head would be a quieter place. At least for a time…

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