RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

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Hey folks, now that we’re done with Sansa V and the Purple Wedding is now firmly in the rearview mirror, the next chapter to tackle is Jaime VII. That’s a ways off yet, but in the meantime we’ve got some good stuff on the tumblrs:

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sansa V, ASOS

“Is it all lies, forever and ever, everyone and everything?”

Synopsis: Sansa leaves the frying pan for the fire.

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.

Guest Appearance on History of Westeros Podcast

Last night, I appeared on the History of Westeros Podcast to discuss the Peake Rebellion, the death of Maekar and the Great Council of 233, and the death of Tywald Lannister and the Rains of Castamere.

Check it out!

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion VIII, ASOS

“My own wedding is looking much better in hindsight.”

Synopsis: “it’s a nice day for a purple wedding/it’s a nice day to start again”

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.

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sansa IV, ASOS

They have made me a Lannister, Sansa thought bitterly.

Synopsis: Sansa and Tyrion attend Joffrey’s wedding breakfast and everything goes smoothly.

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.

RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

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Hey folks! Now that Tyrion VII is done and Sansa IV is coming up on the horizon, it’s high time we had a Tumblr Roundup, because we’ve got some good stuff on the docket.

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

Patron Questions:

  • What is the most mundane detail that writers usually get wrong in their worldbuilding? Economic, military, social, whatever–just which detail is usually wrong?”
    • That’s a tricky question. It’s probably something like sanitation or travel speeds or something like that.
  • “How do you think fAegon is going to get a dragon, so we can get Dance of Dragons Mk II over King’s Landing in The Winds of Winter?”
    • I think Dany will invite him to ride a dragon, thinking he’ll end up like Quentyn because he’s not a real Targaryen, only to find that it doesn’t work and he rides the dragon just fine. This will be the straw that gets her to launch into her dragon duel above the city.
  • Will King’s Landing still be the capital of Westeros at the end of this, or will it basically be a charred ruin?
    • Probably both.

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion VII

“I survived the Green Fork and the Blackwater, I can bloody well survive King Joffrey’s wedding.”

Synopsis: Tyrion gets ready for a wedding with a bit of early morning delight.

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.

RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

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Hey folks, now that Dany V is done it’s time to burn off some built-up stuff on the tumblrs so that we’re current. So here goes!

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

Patron Questions:

  • “Do you have any ideas on how to build an economy where a sixth of the population can make plants grow with magic and another sixth can ‘plant’ metal in depleted mines and form new veins? I keep trying and I mentally freeze up every time I try.”
    • So what you’re dealing with is a scenario in which there is limited scarcity in agriculture and mining, but not no scarcity because labor still has to go into harvesting and mining, and then processing and manufacturing. So start with lower prices for food and metal ores and work from there – does this mean real wages are higher, because food is cheaper? Are farm incomes lower, because supply is less constrained? Are manufactured goods cheaper and more abundant because their raw materials inputs are cheaper?
  • “I recently sprung for the X of Swords hardcover. What should I read before cracking it open?”
    • The main thing you need to read for the X of Swords event is the Tini Howard/Marcus Toh Excalibur run, which does a lot o work setting up the X of Swords event. Other than Excalibur, you don’t really need much since you’re already pretty caught up on Dawn of X.
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