RFTIT Weekly Tumblr Roundup!

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Hey folks! It’s not really that time of the week, but last week was too busy for me to do one of these. News-wise, the podcast is scheduled to record on Tuesday, I’m working on figuring out how to stream the live viewing party, and the last few chapters are on their way to completion.

Tumblr-wise…hang on to your hats:

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8 thoughts on “RFTIT Weekly Tumblr Roundup!

  1. Grant says:

    With Renly, I simply could see him try it with Margaery even ignorant of Cersei. We see that he’s bold to the point of overconfidence and I’d think Renly could find a way to convince Robert to declare Margaery’s children over Cersei’s, or at least that Renly would flatter himself thinking he could.

    I wonder if, in the event of the Vale deciding to ally with Robb and follow his example of independence, there would have been a general knock-on effect. That would be a combined force of over 50,000, four of the kingdoms would have declared independence or seceded to be part of another nation and the remaining three really didn’t like each other while the Baratheons and Lannisters went for each other’s throats. Would Doran be forced by the Iron Throne’s increasing irrelevance to give up his plan for a Targaryen restoration (if such a thing is possible for him)? Would the future of the entire Seven Kingdoms come down to who the Tyrells decided to marry Margaery to?

  2. Keith B says:

    What I wonder about is not whether Renly and Loras knew about the incest, but when Mace Tyrell found out. I think he must have known when he agreed to marry Margaery to Renly and support his claim to be King. He would have asked Loras why it was a good idea to do it, and Loras would have had to give a convincing answer. Did Mace know earlier, when Renly and Loras were plotting to bring Margaery to King’s Landing? Or were they freelancing at the time? Mace Tyrell’s ambitions have been a major, and largely unseen, driver of the plot, but for how long?

    • I think Renly included it in his pitch to Mace.

      • Keith B says:

        I’m sure they both talked to him, but it was Renly’s very close friendship with Loras along with Loras’ status as Mace’s favorite child that made the conspiracy possible. Without Loras, Renly doesn’t have the influence he needs with Mace. Still the question remains (to paraphrase Howard Baker) “what did the Lord of Highgarden know and when did he know it?”

  3. Haplo-6 says:

    Groom of the Stool was a sought after title/job? Are you kidding me? Who wants to help me pitch a BBC, historical fiction series about Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool? A story of perseverance, intrigue, high-fashion, and in the end, he gets the girl.

    • Well, we know what happened to Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool. His name was Harry Norris and he was one of the men executed for adultery with Anne Boleyn.

      • Haplo-6 says:

        Of course you would know that. You undoubtedly can cite a source detailing the history of all the Grooms of the Stool (the English are just so hilarious). Still, it sounds like ol’ Harry did get the girl after all… and it might make a hell of story; has a Rom-Com in a medieval setting with a tragic ending ever really been attempted before?

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