RFTIT Weekly Tumblr Roundup!

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Hey folks! Work on Arya II proceeds apace (over 2,000 words written, and another 2,000 words in our quote outline), despite a few days where I was a bit low-energy and scratching out writing rather than truly flowing. I’m going to keep at it, and I fully expect to have it finished by Monday.

In the meantime, let’s see we have on the Tumblrs:

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I Have Been Put Forward For a Hugo

So it turns out that I’ve been put forward for a Hugo by Abigail Nussbaum, who writes a lot of excellent stuff on sci-fi and fantasy, for my People’s History of the Marvel Universe series. This is, of course, hugely flattering and I can’t thank Abigail enough.

That being said, if you’re going to Worldcon in 2017 or 2018, you are eligible to nominate as well, and today’s the deadline! So if any of you who read and like my work are eligible but haven’t yet completed your nominations would also like to put my name forward for Best Related Work for A People’s History of the Marvel Universe, it would be greatly appreciated.

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

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credit to ser-other-in-law

Last time, we discussed the geography of the Reach, and the pre-history of Garth Greenhand and how it structured the polity that House Gardener would build. In this essay, we’ll look at how House Gardener went from ruling a fortnight’s ride from the walls of Highgarden to the masters of the Reach.

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RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! Sorry for two of these in a row, but I did have to do my taxes, so yay for fiscal probity and adhering to the social contract! I haven’t been idle, however: Politics of the Reach Part II is up to 2500 words, and I’ve just put in the quotes from Arya II.

In the meantime, what do we have on the Tumblrs?

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RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

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Hey folks! Part I of the Reach is done, and I’m hard at work on Part II, grappling with the many Garths, Gwaynes, Gyles, Garlands, and Gareths – and those rare Gardeners who were somehow allowed first names not beginning in G. I’m also beginning work on Arya II, which is a hell of a chapter and I can’t wait to share it with you.

In the mean-time, we have the Tumblrs:

Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: The Reach (Part I)

credit to ser-other-in-law

credit to ser-other-in-law

Hey folks, so this essay is looking like it’s going to be as long as the Westerlands essay if not longer, so I decided to pre-emptively break it up into pieces so it’s easier to read (and write, to be honest). Part I covers the geography and prehistory of the Reach, Part II will cover the rise of House Gardener and the construction of the Reach as a polity, Part III will cover the arrival of the Andals and the Great Game, Part IV will cover the Reach during the Targaryens and possibly the internal divisions and strengths and weaknesses, although that may get pushed to a Part V.

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Guest Appearance on Boars, Gore, and Swords

Hey folks! After a Twitter conversation last night, Red Scott of Boars, Gore, and Swords and I decided to do an impromptu podcast talking about historical timelines of both real-world medieval Europe and Game of Thrones.

If you’d like to listen, it’s available on their Patreon feed here. Check it out!

(As a Patron of Boars, Gore, and Swords myself, I would definitely say it’s worth a couple bucks a month to get their advance and bonus content. However, if you don’t have the scratch at the moment, a lot of what we talk about is covered in my History Remixed essay and my Laboratory of Politics series.)

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! So work on the Reach essay of the Politics of the Seven Kingdom series has begun, but I can already tell from the outline that this may be as long if not longer than the Westerlands essay and will definitely need to be broken up into several parts.

So in the mean-time, what do we have on the Tumblrs?

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion II, ASOS

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“And my father? Who does he have spying on me?”

This time the eunuch laughed aloud. “Why, me, my lord.”

Synopsis: Tyrion meets with Varys (yay!) and then with Shae (boooo!).

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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