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Fire-Breathing Ants?

No, not quite.

But dragon ants nonetheless. And pretty cool, even if they don't breathe fire.

http://www.popsci.com/new-dragon-ant-species-named-after-game-thrones-character?src=SOC&dom=tw



I suspect there are dragon ants in my world as well... maybe out on the Dothraki sea...

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Wendy Trevino
Jul. 28th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
Dragon ants
Congratulations! So cool to have new species of ants named after our beloved dragons! So proud! I love your stories.
insurrbution
Jul. 28th, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
*shudders*

I bet there are some nasty species of bugs that inhabit the realm(s) of Ice and Fire, especially the desert and jungle regions.
storm59
Jul. 28th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
Well if you weren't already a famous author you'd have a career writing new headlines. I saw 'Fire-Breathing Ants' and raced over here, imagining something along the line of the ants that spray formic acid, squirting some sort of fermented moonshine while rapidly clicking their mandibles.

Congratulations on the naming of such a cool looking critter.
sourbillytipton
Jul. 28th, 2016 07:47 pm (UTC)
Bought these at the Wo&Shade
a few years ago, what a waste of money. In hindsight I should have bought another glowshark or super-squid. I really wanted to buy these armored insects but some asshole grabbed them all two days before my paycheck came in.
Joseph Pena
Jul. 28th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC)
Question about Xavier Desmond
Is his trunk hand right or left handed?
Dan Koifman
Jul. 28th, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
Fyreants!

So. cool.

So now you have a Drowned God (Martini!) starfish which can never die, as well as fire and blood ants. Your collection is growing.

I think you need a winged beast and something terrifying that lives in the dark to complete your collection.

I was always curious why butterflies were unique in that they first become a caterpillar and then went onto cocooning into a butterfly.

Turns out that all flies go through worm -> larval -> ant/caterpillar-ish stages before developing wings. It's just that butterflies go through the stage of developing wings much later in life rather than right at the beginning, like common flies.

Mayhaps Septon Barth wrote something about fire wyrms morphing into fyreants before ultimately becoming dragons in a certain stolen book :)

Edited at 2016-07-28 08:13 pm (UTC)
OldAg2011
Jul. 28th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
Old Nan told me
That the white walkers in Essos rode giant undead dragon ants into battles.
marlowe1
Jul. 28th, 2016 08:23 pm (UTC)
Spoiler alert. :)
Jonas Laestadius
Jul. 28th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Anything missing?
Hi Mr. Martin, I'm a huge admirer of your work and would be damned if I didn't own all of your published material surrounding ASOIAF. Having already bought all five novels, The World of Ice and Fire, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, The Rogue Prince and The Princess and The Queen, am I missing something?
Skroeder Skroder
Jul. 29th, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
RE: Anything missing?
Tales of Dunk and Egg.
grrm
Jul. 29th, 2016 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: Anything missing?
That's KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS.
Jonas Laestadius
Jul. 29th, 2016 07:41 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Anything missing?
Great, so I guess I'm all set. Thanks.
caravaggio2012
Jul. 28th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
How often?
How often do you see something like this and find a way to work it into one of your stories? I was reading up on super aspens recently and I thought, "Dang! I wonder if George read about these when he was thinking up weirwoods!"
a_cubed
Jul. 29th, 2016 12:41 am (UTC)
THey really should include these with a future Ant Man film. Maybe they still have time to include them in "Ant Man and The Wasp".
olliethehound
Jul. 29th, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
That's interesting, though we should rejoice they are tiny and do not have wings. (Too many big ants with wings here in AZ, not a fan)
Though I guess in a certain light, they're kind of cute.
Seth Williams
Jul. 29th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
Thanks.
George, this is the most recent GoT related post here and couldn't find your email. Wanted you to know how much debating the future of the characters meant to me and my father in his last year of life, he was bed ridden with cancer and the future of your series was second to none in terms of things we talked about. It was a blessing.

Thank you, sincerely.
boomkrashhh
Jul. 31st, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
RE: Thanks.
That's sad to hear, at the same time nice that you had some quality discussion time with your father on a light topic that I'm sure helped him.
RIP.
Ernesto Segredo
Jul. 29th, 2016 07:21 am (UTC)
Wybern ants
Maybe we should start a discussion about if there are two kinds of Dragon ants and how we call them hahahahha
_omega_man
Jul. 29th, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
Neat creatures...but still...I wouldn't want them in my backyard...would you...
aulus_poliutos
Jul. 30th, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
You could have zombie ants in the Rainwood. :-)
historicfantasy
Jul. 30th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
11,000 Year Old 7 Faced God Discovered, Too!
George, Did you know that the Mesolithic Russians named their god after one of your religions? The 11,000 year old Shighir Idol is a recently discovered 7 faced god, and the world's oldest monument.

It's like 40 feet high and sculpted of wood.

In my own prehistoric fiction, the agriculturalists worship a pantheon of seven (Pleiades navigation) and the hunter-gatherers hold the number 13 sacred (moon calendar) - I learned that from Stan Gooch, but I'm scared to death that everyone is going to say I copied you instead of history!

It is extremely cool that you reconstructed the origins of the 7 pantheon Indo-European religions to a 7 Faced God, and then they found proof of a 7 Faced god AFTER your books were published!
If, of course, that's indeed what you kinda did... which I think it is...
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