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volare
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A Song of Ice & Fire

#110407 2 years, 9 months ago
Does anyone know what the relationship beween this series "A Song of Ice & Fire" by George R.R. Martin and the band is?

After reading that the NYE show was inspired by the books, I picked up "The Games of Thrones."

Already in the first chapter there has been a Direwolf and a Weirwood tree.....is it a coicidence or are they intentional references?
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110414 2 years, 9 months ago
I'm not sure why they chose to go with that theme, but I'd like to know if there is an answer. I've read the first two books in the series. The dragon was so bad ass. We were right below it.
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110416 2 years, 9 months ago
sounds like it was just inspiration for the dragon itself not so much the theme of the evening...it was the end of the year of the rabbit and the beginning of the year of the dragon after all

direwolfs appear throughout a number of places too and were an actual living animal at one point in evolution
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110418 2 years, 9 months ago
Dire Wolf wrote:
direwolfs appear throughout a number of places too and were an actual living animal at one point in evolution


Yes. It became extinct about 10,000 years ago. From Wikipedia;
"The Dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, and was most common in North America and South America from the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene epoch living 1.80 Ma – 10,000 years ago, existing for approximately 1.79 million years."
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110422 2 years, 9 months ago
now that's 600lbs. of sin!
volare
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110429 2 years, 9 months ago
Dire Wolf wrote:
sounds like it was just inspiration for the dragon itself not so much the theme of the evening...it was the end of the year of the rabbit and the beginning of the year of the dragon after all

direwolfs appear throughout a number of places too and were an actual living animal at one point in evolution


I was basing the question on this from the main page:

This year’s midnight moment was envisioned and designed by Kathy Sunderland from Furthur’s management team and was inspired by A Song of Ice & Fire ~ a five book fantasy series by George R. R. Martin the first novel of which has been depicted in the recent HBO series The Games of Thrones.

Apparently all the characters in the skit were based on characters from the novels. Not sure about the dragon. (whose year, of course, only starts with Chinese New Year, not the Gregorian Calendar New Year.)
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That's how it stands today. You decide if he was wise.
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110432 2 years, 9 months ago
but the Chinese new year doesn't start til the 23rd...and sadly i do not have a birthday Furthur tour to go on or Chinese New Years show to attend so i guess they had to get it in somehow

haven't read any fantasy books lately so the names of the characters mentioned was initially lost on me...ThankS!
volare
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110436 2 years, 9 months ago
I am probably reading into the names in the book because of the theme of the NYE show, but I am on the alert and as soon as a Jerrytroll or Philorc show up in the story, I'll be sure there is some connection....
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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110460 2 years, 9 months ago
Probably a coincidence, but I must say when I went home last night and put on a southpark episode from netflix, the first episode of the Halloween dvd had chewbacca all over the place.

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Re: A Song of Ice & Fire

#110461 2 years, 9 months ago
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