ASoIaF Moments

Discussion in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' started by Liadan, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Liadan

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    I'm not really sure where else to post this, but I wanted to share this with the rest of the ASoIaF community. It's just so geeky and yet so us that I felt that some, at least, would appreciate this....

    So I was playing a little bit of Guild Wars on Monday night when I started chatting with someone - I added him to my friends' list, and only a few minutes later, I see him signed in under a different character as "Ellaria of Sunspear." Of course, I asked, "ASoIaF fan?" and we started chatting under that.

    Only about 15 minutes later, someone ELSE randomly whispers me - under the name of Mester Qyburn! Seizing the opportunity, I say, "Valar Morghulis," and he responds with a "Valar Dohaeris."

    Is that awesome or not? =D

    Anyone else have moments like these?
     
  2. LyannaWolfBlood

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    I haven't - I clearly don't hang out with the right people ;).

    I have a WoT episode similiar to that though (I hope I'm not committing sacrilege by mentioning that here :)). It was at a summer course for "gifted" kids (sounds nerdy, but it was awesome. The people here remind me vividly of it) and our class came into our classroom after lunch to find someone had randomly written a verse on the board. I took one look at it and went, "wait - I've seen that before." It was the starting prophecy from Lord of Chaos. One guy heard me and was like, "Yeah, me too, you read WoT?" Then he went into this long spiel on all the theories he had come up with - he didn't visit fantasy sites but he had come up with loads of the theories they had there. For the rest of the course, every now and then we'd start discussing theories and confusing everyone else around us.

    Wow, I just reread that. I'm such a nerd :D.
     
  3. Liadan

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    Well, it IS sacrilege, but we all love you so we'll forgive the insult. ;)

    But lol, nerds are good. :D Shared nerd-dom is even better. :D
     
  4. LyannaWolfBlood

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    Lol, exactly :D.
     
  5. Appaliq

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    lol, That is the most amazing thing I've ever heard.
     
  6. Liadan

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    I thought you'd approve. ;)
     
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    I've been seriously considering getting a "Valar Morghulis" tattoo.

    PS - Did I tell everyone that Martin is going to be Guest of Honor at InConjunction here in Indianapolis in June? If you want anything signed let me know and I'll see what I can do.
     
  8. Liadan

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    *makes loud frantic noises* I wish I could go.... D= Failing that, could we come up with a list of questions that you could ask for us? XD
     
  9. Appaliq

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    Sure! I'll start a thread. :)
     
  10. Kakashi17

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    In my Western Civ. class we had to read Machivelli's The Prince, well anyway I talked to my T.A. after class, I told him that I was reading a series with a charachter that was in every way concivable Machivelli's Prince. He asked what series it was, and I said ASOIAF. Sure enough he loves the series and well I ended up getting an A in the course. Thanks GRRM:)
     
  11. Appaliq

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    lol, That's really cool.
     
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    @ Liadan pretty kewl thread though I must say nothing that fun has happened to me. I do play xbox 360 and have "Valar Morghulis" as my motto but no friends of ASoIaF have popped up. And I just started playing a LOTR online game maybe there will be some kindred spirits there! ;)

    That's a great idea! I'm getting my very first tattoo in a couple of weeks. Nothing ASoIaF related but my first one none the less. I may...if I live through this one get a Tolkien sig tattoo too. But I would also love to do something GRRM related, just not sure what.
     
  13. Appaliq

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    Out of curiousity, what are you getting? I've always wanted a tattoo but I have to KNOW it's something that I'll love for the rest of my life. Decisions, decisions.
     
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    Love your new set App! :D

    And, just for the record, you guys are weird. :p
    And, that's why I like you all. :D
     
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    Thanks Nyn.

    PS - Takes one to know one.
     
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    In my chem class there's lists of all the people in other classes who use the same room, nd I started looking through their names and found a Stark and a Payne... Ok thats actually a rubbish story but it seemed cool at the time
     
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    It's still much better than anything I've ever had... Not a trace of any other ASoIaF-fans except me at school....
    *Started writing 'Valar Morghulis' everywhere to see if anyone reacts... The only thing that's happened yet is a question 'do you do latin?'
    Argh.*
     
  18. LyannaWolfBlood

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    Lol :D.

    If we're talking about real people with ASOIAF names, I remember being really taken aback when I came across one of Jon Snow's Observer columns. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Snow
     
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    I never said I wasn't weird. Cause I am.
    But, you just are just more weird. ;)
     
  20. Liadan

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    I quite agree.