RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

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Hello folks, it’s that time of the week again! Feeling slightly better, so I hope that the pace of updates should pick up shortly. In the mean time, let’s see what we’ve got on offer:

 

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19 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

  1. Winnief says:

    Like your Blackfyre supporter theory for Randyll Tarly. I agree it seems likely that *something* will topple the Tyrell’s and I’ve long suspected that House Tarly was destined to supplant them as the Paramount Family of the Reach.

    Yep the Lannister losses have been substantial all right-one more thing leaving them vulnerable to fAegon and another reason for Cersei to flee to the Rock where you could hold siege with a relatively small force. And short of (ahem) White Walkers, I agree there isn’t much that could rally the Western forces anymore.

    What you write about population spirals during the seasons in the North may soon apply to ALL of Westeros for this Long Winter.

    Glad to hear the pace of updates will be accelerating!

  2. derzquist says:

    One additional point on the great Oats vs Wheat debate (Seven help us, we need a new book):

    Oats ultimately require much less infrastructure to achieve decent human edibility. The primary part I’m thinking of is how one can carry around a sack of oats and just turn them into a simple porridge with a little water or milk over a campfire. Contrast this with wheat needing milling and (ideally) a covered oven to be made into even the most basic foods.

    As I can personally attest; making even adequate bread has several pitfalls, but it’s tough to fck up oatmeal.

    • Winnie says:

      Exactly. Wheat grinding was VERY labor intensive and why millers tended to be pretty wealthy compared to their neighbors. Heck they mentioned mills as being valuable property to dispose of when Jaime was having Lord Blackwood give up territory to Lord Bracken.

    • Yes, excellent points all.

      Indeed, I think the very difficulty is part of the attraction – hence the same reason why for the longest time white bread was seen as superior to brown bread, despite the fact that brown bread provides better nutrition.

  3. derzquist says:

    Steven, it’s high time I ask about a topic which I *think* I know the answer to, but I’m just not confident enough.

    “Doylist” Arthur Conan Doyle, right?

    “Watsonian” Sherlock’s Friday, I assume?

  4. Ser Squirt says:

    Now that we are talking about grains, Arya and the night’s watch find a corn farm in the riverlands. The implications of maize existing in Westeros are …. complicated.

  5. CoffeeHound14 says:

    It occurs to me that now would be a prime time for any ambitious western house to start pushing for greater privileges from their Lannister overlords; the family as it stands now is not in good shape to contain pushy vassals.

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