We also hear about Wylla from Godric Borrell, the Lord of Sisterton. There’s no explanation for that save Ned Stark spreading the story to make sure that people have a cover story for Jon Snow.

We do not hear about Wylla from Borrell. No idea where you got that he named her. Also, your sequence of events is very off. You seem to think that Ned spread Wylla’s name and the rumor around the Sisters when he came home from the Rebellion. But the story Borrell tells is about the beginning of the Rebellion, and is not about Wylla the wetnurse at all.

“Ned Stark was here?”
“At the dawn of Robert’s Rebellion. The Mad King had sent to the Eyrie for Stark’s head, but Jon Arryn sent him back defiance. Gulltown stayed loyal to the throne, though. To get home and call his banners, Stark had to cross the mountains to the Fingers and find a fisherman to carry him across the Bite. A storm caught them on the way. The fisherman drowned, but his daughter got Stark to the Sisters before the boat went down. They say he left her with a bag of silver and a bastard in her belly. Jon Snow, she named him, after Arryn.“

The only Wylla in ADWD is Wylla Manderly. And it’s far more likely that the gossipping Sistermen wanted to claim honorable Ned Stark’s famous bastard for their own than any rumor spread by Ned. (As it would have been about a year between the time Ned was in the Sisters and when he came home with Jon Snow.)

I dream of the beach often

Whenever I dream about being at the beach, the tide always rises too high and starts washing away people and blankets and towels. I’m always trying to save my towels and blankets and little sand pails from the rising water.

The ocean washes too high on the beach, and the waves get bigger, until they’re just a wall of water constantly threatening to fall on me and everything I have with me. 

I run around trying to account for everything and everyone, and trying to help the other beachgoers when I can, but I still see umbrellas and little plastic shovels and towels being washed into the sea.

I once was a feathered dream

i once was a feathered dream drifting on an airy draft

wafting on the warmest currents of summers breezes’ breezy paths.

i passed by dandelion seeds with little parasols of white

and danced along the churning waltz of bright green leaves in stormy flight.

the twist and turn of sweet caprice was my lifeblood in full flow

there was no place the soft wind nudged me to which i would not gladly go.

but winds do die and leaves do fall and weedy seeds must land

and feathered dreams of fancied flight are met with reprimand.

the dream’s too lofty or too sweet and never can be true,

and so the dreamer’s soft escape the world then must undo.

Rule one: Always post the rules.
Rule two: Answer the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones.
Rule three: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule four: Tell them you tagged them.

My answers:

Have you ever been on tv? Please elaborate.
The local TV station used to record and broadcast the high school chorus concerts every year, and I was in them.

What is your favorite seasonal food?
I have a deep and singular affection for any and all things cranberry.


Who is your least favorite character in ASOIAF? Please elaborate.
Varys is creepy creepy creep. I do not trust him, nor do I enjoy him, nor do I understand him. And he takes tongues from children and I just can’t deal.

Do you like Yankee Candles? Why don’t I already know this?
I like them very much but find them cost prohibitive. You probably didn’t know because I don’t have any.

If you were a mythical creature, what would you want to be?
Friendly dragon.

If you were a mythical creature, what do you think you would actually be?
A smurf.

You once told me that if you were a [real] non-human animal, you would be a labrador retriever. Have you ever been tempted to get a labrador retriever, and name it after yourself?
I have not, but I’m sure hearing me talk to DogEmily would be quite amusing/maybe sad.

If you woke up one day as a labrador retriever, what is the first thing you would do?
Lick the person(s) I love.

What is your opinion of hot air balloons?
Positive. Maybe not quite fascination, but genuine interest pointed in that direction.

Do you want to play Magic sometime, or nah?
Heck yes’m

I’m answering these because I like Maugs a lot and don’t want to be rude, but not tagging anyone/writing questions because I don’t want to and rules mean little to me.