RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

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Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates – the ongoing (and hopefully soon to be concluded) saga of my screwed-up foot has put me majorly behind on things, although thankfully since I have the week off that should be improving shortly. At the moment, I’m 2600 words into Jon V, and that should be going up sometime this week.

In the meantime, here’s some tidbits to tide you over:

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14 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

  1. David Hunt says:

    I was interested in the exchange you had had with an anonymous questioner about Melisandre reacting to Dany arriving at the wall. It got me to thinking and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if, when Mel finally realizes how she’s been willfully blind about Stannis being the Second Coming, that she’s going to throw herself into a fire. And that’s the good version where she’s got some vague agency left in it. The other version is one of the dragons roasting her.

    Either way, I think that Mel is destined to die by fire.

  2. Grant says:

    The thumb on the scale link seems to be broken.

  3. David Hunt says:

    One mostly unrelated note. I’m sorry to read that you’ve been sustained some sort of injury to your foot. I hope that it’s minor, or barring that, mending well.

  4. Vanvidum says:

    Re: The persistence of the Old Gods, it’s worth noting that even with the Baltic Crusades and establishment of holy order of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, Lithuania remained pagan until the late medieval era. It officially converted only with the great prize of personal union with Poland–Poland being worth a mass, it seems. Even then, it took until the Counter-Reformation for paganism to disappear.

    Lithuania is also an interesting comparison due to its religious tolerance, (which Poland also displayed) a quality that the North seems to share, given that the Manderlys seem to have no friction with the Starks or any of the other lords of the North due to their faith.

  5. Space Oddity says:

    Regarding the coexistence of Old Gods worship and the Faith of the Seven–obviously, there’s no European counterpart, but India does give us the relationship of Islam and Hinduism (until fairly recently, at least). An initial period of missionary hostility that is followed by cohabitation, with the occasional flare-up of the previous violence–and with many of the more aristocratic followers of the old faith adapting many of the practices of their former enemies. (Remember–modern Northerners don’t as a rule practice noble polygamy, and don’t regularly commit human sacrifice.)

  6. Gianmarco says:

    I’m sorry about your foot mate. Hope you recover quickly!

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