RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Good news, folks! Dany IV is done – and will be out Monday morning. But to tide folks over in the mean time, I’ve decided to throw up a quick Tumblr roundup:

Oh, and if you haven’t yet, please contribute to the Kickstarter! We’re currently at $6,465 raised, and once we hit $8,000 raised, a new bonus essay series is unlocked. This time, the topic is the Politics of the Seven Kingdoms – one essay per Kingdom (and yes, the Riverlands gets its own essay too), exploring the internal political dynamics of each of the regions of Westeros and how those dynamics have evolved throughout Westerosi history.

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7 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

  1. John says:

    I think I disagree with you about the Dance. Obviously Viserys’s second marriage would create tensions between Rhaenyra and the Hightowerz regardless. But without a son, it’s hard for me yo see how the Greens are able to actually turn that into a viable claim to the throne.

  2. winnie says:

    I think if Tywin had known the truth about the incest he might well have been inclined to name Kevan his heir and bypass his own kids altogether. Another more subtle difference would be that Tywin’s faith is his own righteousness would have been shaken. He wouldn’t have been any easier on the Starks or Baratheon brothers but he would be less inclined to crow about their defeat. No “the North chose to leave the Iron Throne and disregard our protection…those traitors get what they deserve!” And maybe Ice wouldn’t have been melted down.

    • Maybe, but I think Tywin would have wanted a younger heir he could educate and mold in his own image. I think in his own mind, Kevan’s a good follower but not a good leader.

    • Grant says:

      He’d have to have a very good reason about why it was Kevan, otherwise people would start looking pretty deeply into Lannister affairs. Also he’s so much about image and establishing the Lannister reputation that he’d melt down the sword without hesitation. Remember, this is the same guy who made his disgust for prostitutes publicly clear while being perfectly willing to sleep with one, he wanted the appearance of proper behavior over the substance.

  3. I agree that GRRM won’t give overall victory to the White Walkers. What I think he might do at some point is describe at alternate ending to the “real” ending of the series where the White Walkers win. That would allow him to demonstrate the happy ending wasn’t foreordained, that the reader is following a story that could have credibly gone in either direction.

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