RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

Happy New Years, everybody!

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So as I start to write up the very last chapter in the Battle of Blackwater, and figure out when to schedule the live watching thing before I go off on vacation, I thought I’d throw up a New Year’s Day Tumblr Roundup as a little way of saying thanks for making 2015 the best year to date for Race for the Iron Throne!

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17 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

  1. winnie says:

    Thanks for the updates Steve. Especially like your point about half of LF’s motivations being proving he’s the smartest guy around. God I can’t wait for the girl with purple serpents in her hair to slay the Titan.

    Panting for the final Blackwater chapter.

    Enjoy your vacation but I do hope we get to ASOS by April. 🙂

  2. Grant says:

    Though probably by necessity (the guy knows too much and is in the thick of things) it’s a shame we never have a chance to see from Baelish’s perspective. My theory is that he’s somewhat similar to Tyrion, exchanging the family loyalty and internal doubts for sheer ambition and an obsession with Catelyn.

    As for the marriages, wouldn’t expanding them have been risky considering that only a short time ago their families were the ones killing each other?

    • Space Oddity says:

      Baelish is obsessed with an idea of Catelyn, not Catelyn. Frankly, he doesn’t really like the actual Catelyn all that much, though how aware he is of it is hard to tell.

      And as regards Dorne–honestly, I think a large chunk of the fandom have reached the point of taking the Blackfyre rebels too much at their word. The rebellion was more a nebulous bunch of old grievances strung together under Daemon’s aegis than any sort of coherent ideology. As opposed to Steve and Somethinglikealawyer, I don’t think that there was a magic formulation that would have made almost everyone happy to see the Dornish the realm, and even if I’m wrong and there was, I don’t it would have stopped the rebellion. Because, look at the rebels closely, and you see the usual suspects, up to their usual tricks, for their usual reasons.

      But then, that’s something I should probably write my own series of essays about.

      One of these days.

  3. winnie says:

    I assume you heard the latest news how Martin won’t finish TWOW before Season Six?

    • I discussed it on Twitter. Positive notes:

      1. TWOW seems likely to come out in 2016 if not before Season 6.

      2. King Stannis is alive.

    • I’ve tried to resign myself to the idea that we will never get the finished story in book form. That way whenever we do get a book it’s a pleasant surprise.

      For books fans the show both pushes George to write and ensures we will get the ending in some form. The vitriol from some seems like displacement to me.

    • Keith B says:

      People tend to be overoptimistic about how long it takes to complete a project, and Martin seems to be no exception. When you think you’re “almost” finished, you’re probably about half done. I predict that we won’t see TWOW until 2017.

    • thatrabidpotato says:

      I didn’t realize there was news until I saw this. I feel sick.

      Well, maybe in the summertime?

  4. Andrew says:

    Some interesting stuff here as usual Steve. I hate to be the pedant on the thread, however I have to say that the Glasgow City Police have very little to do with policing in England. Policing in Britain certainly, but not England.

  5. John W says:

    Littlefinger always struck me as an arms merchant who profits from a constant state of war, selling arms to all sides.

  6. Winnief says:

    Well with TWOW postponed indefinitely and Season 6 more than a hundred days away, I think we’re all eagerly awaiting more chapters from you Steve!

    Or at least your thoughts on HBO officially renewing GoT through Season 8, (which will be the last,) and how much of Book Six will be revealed by Season 6-or for that matter how much of the shape of the series.

  7. Winnief says:

    Hope you’re ok, Steve and that we get an update soon.

    • Grant says:

      He does presumably have other things that need to be done, even with work on this. Now if a month or two went by without any indication that this is active I’d start to wonder about its status.

    • I’m ok. I’ve just been on vacation. Sansa VII is up to 4k words, going to work on it a bit today.

      • David Hunt says:

        A well deserved vacation. Although I look forward to your postings, I try to remember that you do this stuff because you want to and we’re getting the entertainment from it for free. We’d all do to remember that.

        That said, I’m eagerly (though patiently) anticipating you’re writing on the meeting in Sansa’s room. I’m sure it will be worth the wait. It always has been.

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