RFTIT Tumblr Weekylish Roundup (Part II)

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Hey folks! Well, we definitely had enough stuff on the Tumblrs for a two-parter, so without any delay, let’s get to the good stuff:

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya IX, ASOS

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“…keep your mouth shut and do as I tell you, and maybe we’ll even be in time for your uncle’s bloody wedding.”

Synopsis: Lone Hound and Cub take a wild ride down the mighty Mississip.

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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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

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Hello, folks! Sam III is now done, and while work will begin on Arya IX as soon as possible, the beginning of the Fall semester and teaching a brand-new class no less, means that it’s not going to be ready next week.

In the mean-time, though, we’ve got some good stuff on the Tumblrs!

ASOIAF:

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Samwell III, ASOS

“This is still a dream…oh, make it that I’m still asleep, make it a nightmare.”

Synopsis: Sam and Gilly make it to Whitetree. They meet an old friend, and make a new one.

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 Ranking Thrones

Hey, folks! A couple of weeks ago, I recorded another podcast with JSLAL and James Kelly at Ranking Thrones, where we compared the first Blackfyre Rebellion and Robert’s Rebellion, to tease out why one succeeded and the other failed.

Have a listen!

RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

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Hey folks! Now that the Catelyn V saga is done, next up is Sam III, a lovely little ghost story. But to tide you over until that’s ready, we’ve got some good stuff on the Tumblrs:

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Patreon Questions:

  • “If the novels gave us a POV for Podrick Payne, how would his view of events like the siege of King’s Landing, Tyrion’s trial and the search in the Riverlands presumably differ from Tyrion, Sansa and Brienne. 2. Were exiled royals like Jalabhar Xho or Dany common? How did they make a living? Any guess, why Martin invented the character of Jalabhar Xho?”
  • Well, I imagine his view of the Battle of the Blackwater would be rather similar to Tyrion’s, since he was by Tyrion’s side; Sansa wasn’t around for the trial, so there’s not a comparison there; hard to say vis-a-vis Brienne.
  • See here. Probably just for A. world-building so the Summer Isles don’t come out of nowhere later, and B. because people like him were not uncommon in royal courts in the periods Martin was drawing on for inspiration.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn V, ASOS (Part II)

“For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground/And tell sad stories of the death of kings.”

Synopsis: Robb bids farewell to Jeyne, quarrels with Catelyn about Jon, and makes plans for the future. 

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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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

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(Beginning to think I should rename these to Fortnightly Roundups, but I feel like that would be an SEO problem…) Hey folks! So with Part I of Catelyn V in the can, work now begins on Part II, and I’m already up to 1,000 words, so with any luck you’ll all get to see the second half very shortly.

In the mean-time though, we’ve got some really good stuff on the Tumblrs.

ASOIAF;

Non-ASOiAF:

 

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn V, ASOS (Part I)

“For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground/And tell sad stories of the death of kings.”

Synopsis: Robb bids farewell to Jeyne, quarrels with Catelyn about Jon, and makes plans for the future. 

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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