Category Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks, I hate to do a two-in-a-row here, but unfortunately I’ve had a health issue that, while not super serious in itself, has been extremely distracting. Also, I’ve been focused on PHOMU #12 and an upcoming podcast on Monday, so what time I do have hasn’t been going to Catelyn II.

My hope is that if this health issue can clear up, I should have more time and energy to commit to getting Catelyn II underway and then getting to work on Politics of the Reach Part IV.

In the meantime, the Tumblrs:

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RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! Catelyn II is now outlined, although the quotes haven’t been added in yet.

In the meantime, it’s that time of the week again, so let’s see what we have on the Tumblrs:

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Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: the Reach (Part III)

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Introduction:

Last time, we saw how a succession of frighteningly single-minded and capable monarchs turned the Kingdom of the Reach from a petty kingdom ruled from a hillfort into a powerful and dynamic state that could reshape the map of southern Westeros and defeat its regional rivals singly and in combination.

In this part, we shall see how this state confronted the threat of the Andal Invasion of Westeros, and how this meeting of two peoples transformed the political culture of the Reach for all time. Indeed, I would argue that the history of the Reach should be divided into pre-and post-Andal as its main periodization.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya II, ASOS

“Child…put up that sword, and we’ll take you to a safe place and get some food in that belly. There are wolves in these parts, and lions, and worse things. No place for a little girl to be wandering alone.”

Synopsis: Squab and co. meet the Brotherhood Without Banners. Then Arya meets Harwin and things get very dusty for a minute.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

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RFTIT Weekly Tumblr Roundup!

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Hey folks! Work on Arya II proceeds apace (over 2,000 words written, and another 2,000 words in our quote outline), despite a few days where I was a bit low-energy and scratching out writing rather than truly flowing. I’m going to keep at it, and I fully expect to have it finished by Monday.

In the meantime, let’s see we have on the Tumblrs:

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Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: The Reach (Part II)

credit to ser-other-in-law

credit to ser-other-in-law

Last time, we discussed the geography of the Reach, and the pre-history of Garth Greenhand and how it structured the polity that House Gardener would build. In this essay, we’ll look at how House Gardener went from ruling a fortnight’s ride from the walls of Highgarden to the masters of the Reach.

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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:

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

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Hey folks! Part I of the Reach is done, and I’m hard at work on Part II, grappling with the many Garths, Gwaynes, Gyles, Garlands, and Gareths – and those rare Gardeners who were somehow allowed first names not beginning in G. I’m also beginning work on Arya II, which is a hell of a chapter and I can’t wait to share it with you.

In the mean-time, we have the Tumblrs:

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