RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! So I’m going to be away from the blog for a few days – which means I won’t be covering Season 7 Episode 2 at the normal time, sorry – but I wanted to let you know that doesn’t mean you’ll be without content. Politics of the Stormlands Part III is already scheduled to go up on Monday, and I’ve also scheduled a discussion thread to go up on Sunday so you can talk about Episode 2 to your heart’s content.

In the meantime, we got some stuff on the Tumblrs:

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Thoughts on Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 1, “Dragonstone”

So…the great live-blogging experiment ran into some heavy technical problems, but was otherwise a lot of fun. While we figure out the format going forward, here’s what I thought of the episode:

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Season 7 Live-Blog Transcript

For those of you who weren’t able to make the live-blog or who got hit by the many technical problems we ran into, I’m including a full transcript of our chat below the cut:

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Live Blog!

Hey folks! Many of you have been asking me about my plans to cover Season 7 of the show – which I plan to do with some blog posts, nothing fancy like in previous seasons. But as a special treat, I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of ASOIAF people from Tumblr – wendynerdwrites, Goodqueenaly, PoorQuentyn, turtle-paced, Caroline – and we’re going to do a group live-blogging of the premiere.

For technical reasons that are genuinely baffling, I had to set up a temporary site just to host the live-blog, so please join us @9PM Eastern (UTC -5:00)!

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! With Arya III done, next on the list is Politics of the Stormlands Part III, which is bringing us closer to the end of the Seven Kingdoms series, after which will probably be an essay on the Great Councils of Westeros. Also, since people have been asking me, yes I plan to do blog posts about Season 7 of Game of Thrones but not a podcast, for a whole host of reasons.

In the meantime, we have a TON of stuff on the Tumblrs:

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya III, ASOS

“I could have stayed with Hot Pie. We could have taken the little boat and sailed it up to Riverrun. She had been better off as Squab. No one would take Squab captive, or Nan, or Weasel, or Arry the orphan boy. I was a wolf, she thought, but now I’m just some stupid little lady again.”

Synopsis: Arya has two conversations with Harwin, one more honest than the other.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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New Blog Recommendation: Hidden History of Westeros

As some of you may well know, our very own Anas Abu Salah has started up their own blog, Hidden History of Westeros, in which they endeavor to make up for the shortcomings of the World of Ice and Fire by coming up with really interesting headcanons that fill in the gaps in the historical record and give some of the existing but not exciting material another layer of polish to make them sparkle.

I cannot recommend this site highly enough. Already they have posts up on the Stormlands and Westerlands, and they make those chapters so much more colorful and thematic, and even better, really give the reader a sense of a pre-Targaryen Westeros that had real inter-kingdom interactions on all kinds of leveels.

So subscribe to them already!

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! So, work has begun on Arya III (which, btw, marks me passing the 20% mark through ASOS) but in the meantime, let’s see what we’ve got on the Tumblrs:

Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: The Stormlands (Part II)

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The Andals in the Stormlands

Earlier, I discussed some of my frustration with the historical sections of the Stormlands chapter. In this section, we get to some of my biggest pet peeves with this section of the WOIAF – namely, that its account of the Andal Invasion of the Stormlands doesn’t really pass muster, especially when viewed in comparison to the other Seven Kingdoms.

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