Category Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

RFTIT Tumblr Roundup, Nameday Edition

So it’s a bit early for a Tumblr roundup, but hey, it’s my name day, and I make the rules anyway, so let’s go ahead and take a look at what we’ve got:

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup

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Hey folks! Work on Politics of the Seven Kingdoms, Part II (The North) continues – currently up to 16,000 words and I’m finally into Theon the Hungry Wolf who has to be on the list of the top five most important Stark Kings – but in the meantime, here’s some Tumblering:

Guest Post at Tower of the Hand: Politics of the Seven Kingdoms, Part I

The Doom of Valyria

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During the Kickstarter, I unveiled a number of bonus essay series that would unlock at different levels of support, and since the crowdfunding was concluded, I’ve been hard at work on those bonus essays, so that I can have them ready for the forthcoming publication of Race for the Iron Throne: Volume 2.

Today, I’m happy to announce that the first of those essays is up on Tower of the Hand. (The second one, covering the internal politics of the North, is currently 12,00 words long and I can’t wait to get that out to you, but it’s not done yet…) In this initial foray into the series, I set forth how I’m going to tackle the internal politics of the different kingdoms of Westeros and the different factors that I think have shaped them.

Enjoy!

RFTIT Tumblr Roundup, Vacation Edition

Hello from Shakespeare's Globe!

Hello from Shakespeare’s Globe!

Hey folks, I’m writing to you from London, where I’ve been kept very busy with trips to the sights (Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament), the theater district of the West End, and various museums.

But in the mean-time, I’ve been able to answer some Tumblr questions, so here we go:

RFTIT Tumblr Roundup, Vacation Edition

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Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a good start to the summer; I”m finally getting to enjoy myself, now that grading is over. After spending a week at Godolphin House (pictured above), the Cornwall estate of one Sidney Godolphin, early modern political wunderkind (came to power as one of the few of Charles II’s favorites who actually understood finance, backed James II to the hilt until the opportune moment, then helped engineer the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in exchange for being named First Lord of the Treasury, William Churchill’s right-hand-man in all kinds of diplomatic skullduggery, ended his life as Earl Godolphin), I am now in London, where I’ll be for the next two weeks.

In the mean time, let’s see what’s on the Tumblrs:

FULL Analysis of New Winds of Winter Excerpt: “The Forsaken” (Aeron I)

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, REPEAT, NOT A DRILL.

At Balticon 2016 the other night, GRRM read out a brand-new Aeron Damphair chapter from TWOW. Many many thoughts on the chapter below the cut:

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn I, ASOS

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She was a widow, a traitor, a grieving mother, and wise, wise in the ways of the world.

Synopsis: Catelyn is put under house arrest at her own urging, comes to a realization about her father, gets some news about Robb, and gets into a fight with Edmure. All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way…

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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Quick Analysis of New Winds of Winter Excerpt: Arianne II

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, REPEAT, NOT A DRILL.

Last night, George R.R Martin put up a new TWOW preview chapter, this time Arianne II. Some of you may be familiar with this one from various readings at cons, but for those of you who haven’t been following that news, I’ve put my thoughts below the cut:

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jaime I, ASOS

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“He remembered the pail Lady Catelyn had kicked over in his cell. A strange woman, to trust her girls to a man with shit for honor.”

Synopsis: Brienne takes Jaime and Ser Cleos down the river, where they are almost caught by Ser Robin Ryger.

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 and Site Update

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Hey folks! It’s that time of the week again, but I also wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. So here’s the deal: the regular podcast with Scott will be coming back, and hopefully I’ll be covering the show for a regular publication as with last season.

However, in deference to those folks who will be avoiding Season 6 due to fear of spoilers from the book, I will also be tagging those posts with Season 6 so that you can skip or block those posts, and I will be using only generic images so that you won’t be spoiled by seeing a photo of something from this season.

With that out of the way, what do we have in the Tumblrs?

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