RFTIT Weeklyish Tumblr Roundup!


Hey folks! So I’ve now completed outlines of Sam I, Cat III, and Tyrion III, which are an incredible run of chapters. Current plan is to do Sam I, then Politics of Dorne I, then Cat III, then Politics of Dorne II, then Tyrion III, and then finish off Politics of Dorne. And then it’s on to the next Kickstarter essay series!

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




20 thoughts on “RFTIT Weeklyish Tumblr Roundup!

  1. Keith B says:

    Never listen to people who talk about zombie sheep. They’re just trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

  2. Murc says:

    I’m very much looking forward to Sam I, one of the only two actual appearances of the White Walkers so far. It’s an intensely visceral chapter on a lot of levels.

  3. Rakdar says:

    I’ve always thought of Fairmarket as the former seat of House Justman. Not only does the name ring a bell, it also seems to be one of the few towns of the Riverlands and, as the later capital, it’s poetic. Furthermore, we don’t know of any ancient houses who call Fairmarket their home, even though it’s a rather important settlement. IMO that denotes there isn’t a very prestigious house ruling there, and that could be because either the house is extinct or the town is self-governing – most likely both.

    • Rakdar says:

      *Ironborn capital, my phone ate a word

    • Fairmarket was the first capitol of the Hoares b/c it was where Harwyn had won his battle, not b/c of the Justmans who hadn’t been ruling for quite some time, imo.

      • Rakdar says:

        Oh yes, I didn’t mean to say that Fairmarket was chosen by the Ironborn because it had been the Justman capital, I only noted its poetic irony. What are your thoughts regarding Fairmarket as the former Justman seat? It is centrally located, not so far from the Blackwood Vale and near to Oldstones too.

  4. thatrabidpotato says:

    Scales is now the canonical seat of House Justman and I expect it to be mentioned as such in Winds.

    Someone asking why Corlys Velaryon could get insanely rich off of just a few trading voyages and why the Ironborn aren’t doing the same thing doesn’t know about trade or the Ironborn.

  5. David Hunt says:

    Steven, regarding Robb’s will and Sansa’s inheritance. It is my understanding from my reading of the books and your answer on Tumblr, that Robb did not technically disinherit Sansa, but instead just legitimated Jon and placed him ahead of her in the line of inheritance. So she still legally had rights, but Jon had been placed before her (and Arya if she turned up). Is that your understanding as well?

  6. Jim B says:

    Re Venom, the symbiote may have had an adequate motivation, but Eddie Brock’s was pretty weak to me. Brock reported his interview with someone claiming to be the Sin-Eater, only to be embarrassed and lose his job when Spider-Man caught the real Sin-Eater and Brock’s interviewee was revealed as an imposter. So Brock develops a massive grudge against… Spider-Man? For catching a serial killer?

    I understand that hatred isn’t always logical, that people look for scapegoats to avoid blaming themselves, and people do “shoot the messenger” and such, so it’s not necessarily that it’s an unrealistic or implausible background, but it doesn’t really make for a compelling villain. Especially since Venom’s personal hatred of Spidey was played up so much.

  7. Keith B says:

    I wasn’t aware that Rhaegar had six men with him when he abducted Lyanna. That’s a lot of accomplices for an elopement, but not too many for a kidnapping.

  8. fjallstrom says:

    Regarding the leather on plate, I had to go check Swedish military history. If there’s medieval weapons and armour adopted to cold, it turns up in Swedish military history.

    Only thing I found was the coat of plates, “a form of segmented torso armour consisting of overlapping metal plates riveted inside a cloth or leather garment” (Wikipedia), that was apparently rather popular during the battle of Wisby in 1361. Though it was popular on the continent too, and nothing I can find suggests that the metal was covered to protect from cold.

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