RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! Next up on the docket is Arya II – quotes are in, writing has started, etc. – but in the mean time, let’s see what we have on the Tumblrs:

Non-ASOIAF related:

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9 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

  1. Winnief says:

    Great takedown on ‘Logan’ which I loved.

    Can we expect a review from you on Skull Island? Please say yes!

  2. Sean C. says:

    I’d rate Logan up there with DOFP, X2 and First Class as the best things to come out of the X-Men franchise, though probably not on the same level as those ones. I have a few quibbles with the third act, though it’s nothing that detracts from the core of the film. But it doesn’t detract from the power of the core of the story, and having been a fan of X-23 since she showed up in X-Men: Evolution and then the Kyle/Yost New X-Men stories, I was really happy to see how well she was done onscreen. Plus, as a Canadian, good to know that Trudeau is still in charge in 2029, since we remain a welcoming place for refugees (I did like the thematic closure of Logan bringing his clone-daughter back to his home country as his last mission).

    In the debate over the greatest kings per region, the differences in the kind of information we have about the rulers of the different kingdoms is noticeable. Nymeria would probably win anyway, but we have virtually no information about any Dornish ruler between her and the coming of the Targaryens, and the bulk of the information about the latter era is strictly about the Targaryen/Dornish wars. I wouldn’t say the North is overly detailed in that regard either, and most of the information about the Vale between the Andal conquest and the coming of the Targaryens relates to the Eyrie building project. Garth the Goldenhand is pretty hard to surpass, in any event; there’s really no equivalent of his reign found anywhere else, prior to Jaehaerys I.

  3. Brett says:

    Gilly’s description of the Others coming more and more often and taking more doesn’t fit well with Other-sacrifice being a years-long survival strategy, unless the Long Night was like current events in the books with a gradually increasing Other presence and longer winters. It stopped working sustainably for Craster right when the Others started making more overt shows of force against the Night’s Watch.

    I mean, like, excluding GoT and the beliefs of Craster’s wives (who may be brainwashed), we have no actual proof that anything happens to Craster’s sons except their dying of exposure or wild animals.

    I’ll have to check it again, but doesn’t Gilly give Jon a description including the “blue eyes”, with Jon thinking immediately that “she has seen them”?

    • To be clear, I don’t think this is an ongoing part of wildling culture – for one thing, the legend of the Night’s King suggests otherwise.

      Rather, I think Craster dug up something from a very old story.

      • Sean C. says:

        That ties into the question of exactly how long Craster’s outfit has been going on, and how long the Others have been returning to the scene. Because Craster’s Keeps is really pretty close to the Wall (that’s why it serves an important function for the Watch), so if the Others have been roaming the woods for decades, you’d think there’d have been more indicators of it.

      • Hedrigal says:

        Did Jorah Mormont know about the full extent of what Craster was doing? That seems kind of unclear from what I remember. Like he was aware of child sacrifice, but he didn’t seem aware of them actively being given to the others.

  4. Brett says:

    Craster’s an old man (but not so old that he’s infirm), and he’s been doing it long enough that Gilly was born entirely in it and is now old enough to have children of her own. Maybe . . . 40 years?

    • Brett says:

      Sorry, that was supposed to be a response to Sean C. I’d also add that one of Craster’s wives is quite old, like him.

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