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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks! I’ve started to find my enthusiasm for Tyrion III after being blocked for some time, and I’m currently up to 5,000 words. It should be done sometime this week, but in the meantime, I’ve got some really good Tumblr stuff for you:

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks: so the fixing of the physical manuscript for Volume II is almost done, and should be done by this Friday, and Volume I should be done the following Friday. And once that process is done, we will actually be off to the printers!

Tyrion III is up to 4300 words and Politics of Dorne Part II is up to three pages, so we’ll see how writing goes. In the mean-time I have a few things from the Tumblrs:

RFTIT Tumblr Weeklish Roundup

Hey folks! First bit of business: Marc my editor wanted to let you know that Amazon should have sent update emails to anyone with e-book copies of Volume I, so you should definitely go ahead and get that updated so you have the most up-to-date version. Also, work with the physical manuscript is proceeding, although some errant formatting on the website made a bunch of stuff all-caps so that has to be fixed.

On to matters of content. So I’ve put in the quotes to my outline for Tyrion III, and I have a feeling this is going to be a particularly long one, because this is the chapter where the new Small Council divvys up the goods from the War of Five Kings, where Tyrion and Cersei’s marriages are set up, and ultimately where we see the Red Wedding from the (Tywin) Lannister perspective. (I’ve also started writing Politics of Dorne Part II, so there’s plenty of content on the way.) In the mean-time, we’ve got Tumblrs:

The Headcanon Challenge: A Commentary on the True Life of the High Spider, Part II

A while back, JSLAL from Wars and Politics of ASOIAF got a really interesting question on Tumblr, asking him to come up with a character who could fill in some of the gaps in Westerosi history. I really liked his response, and so when I got the same question, I decided to see if I could do one better.

(Much thanks goes out to @hiddenhistoryofwesteros and @cynicalclassicist for their assistance in pre-reading and editing this document.)

Below the cut is part two of the life of the High Spider…

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hello everyone! Just wanted to share a bit of personal news: my prosthetic finally arrived, so I am now capable of ambulation for the first time since mid-July. In terms of blogging, I will have a bit less free time for the next 4-5 weeks or so as I’ll be doing physical therapy in order to learn how to walk again. However, work continues on the Politics of Dorne Part I (doing a bit of research by brushing up on my Edward Said) and the Life of the High Spider Part II, so you won’t be contentless.

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

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

The Headcanon Challenge: A Commentary on “The True Life of the High Spider,” Part I

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So a while back, JSLAL from Wars and Politics of ASOIAF got a really interesting question on Tumblr, asking him to come up with a character who could fill in some of the gaps in Westerosi history. I really liked his response, and so when I got the same question, I decided to see if I could do one better.

(Much thanks goes out to @hiddenhistoryofwesteros and @cynicalclassicist for their assistance in pre-reading and editing this document.)

Below the cut is part one of the life of Lewys Flowers, the most infamous High Septon of all time.
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X-Posted from Tumblr: A Theory on the Horn of Joramun

Based off a long conversation from Twitter, but I’ve started to have some ideas about the Horn of Joramun, one of the more significant objects in the series if assumptions are right that it will bring down the Wall.

The Horn is a curious object, because it seems to have a strong duality about it: it’s known as both the Horn of Winter and the Horn of Joramun, and it is supposed to have  “woke giants from the earth” and it’s also supposed to have the power “bring this cold thing down.” And yet, even through Joramun was a King Beyond-the-Wall “in ancient days,” whom Jeor Mormont places as coming before the Horned Lord and the brothers Gendel and Gorne, and describes all of them as having “broke his strength on the Wall, or was broken by the power of Winterfell on the far side,” the Wall still stands.

Why did Joramun never use the Horn to bring down the Wall?

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hello, everyone. Work continues on Dorne Part I, and you already know the rest of the game plan from last week.

So let’s jump straight into the Tumblrs:

RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks, I’m working on the Politics of Dorne, Part I, which will mark the end of the Politics of the Seven Kingdoms series, and after that comes Tyrion III and Catelyn III, which will put me up to the 25% mark on A Storm of Swords.

But in the meantime, we’ve got Tumblrs:

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

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