RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! Sorry for two of these in a row, but I did have to do my taxes, so yay for fiscal probity and adhering to the social contract! I haven’t been idle, however: Politics of the Reach Part II is up to 2500 words, and I’ve just put in the quotes from Arya II.

In the meantime, what do we have on the Tumblrs?

Non-ASOIAF:

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2 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

  1. Winnief says:

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your comparisons between the Others and the Unseelie. Yeah, Dark Elves historically were pretty damn scary.

    And I do see something bizarrely beautiful and certainly compelling in the Others…even if they are Evil. On the show especially, the Night’s King cuts quite a figure and right now appears to be the most calculating and competent person in Westeros.

  2. Brett says:

    The Unseelie description certainly fits, although what the show did is probably how it’s going to go in the books too (at least in principle, although how it happens will be different because the Others are different in appearance from the White Walkers). They’re not contradictory – even if the Others are essentially magical vessels and weapons (the contrast to dragons, who are fire made flesh), they’re clearly intelligent and malicious.

    Diarchies just make me think of the Roman Empire and the disastrous east-west split idea of Diocletian (although that was technically a tetrarchy). Of course that was just a symptom of the Empire’s centuries-long inability to develop a mostly peaceful transfer of power after going autocratic.

    The weirdest thing about Apocalypse for me was that the movie did everything to set up a potential reveal of Quicksilver as Magneto’s son at a climactic moment, something that really would shake up Magneto and cause him to question what he was doing. But then it never happened.

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