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RFTIT Tumblr Weekly(ish) Roundup, Part I

Hey folks! With Jaime IV done, I’m a bit at loose ends – I need to do Druon Part II, but I’m not really feeling it, so I might go ahead with Dunk & Egg Part I or more ASOS chapters – but in the mean-time, we’ve gone some tumblrs:

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Speaking Ill of Kings: The Influence of Maurice Druon on ASOIAF (Part I)

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Introduction

Especially when discussing the more controversial aspects of ASOIAF, George R.R Martin will often point to history as a legitimizing factor – saying in essence if not outright that “this is how it was back then” – which has led to quite a few arguments from medievalists who point out that Martin’s world is far from the historical norm when it comes to some important issues.

To a certain extent, however, part of the confusion between Martin and his medievalist critics is due to the fact that Martin is far more influenced by historical fiction than recent medievalist historiography. And as a Romantic author himself, Martin is particularly attracted to historical fiction that already leans to the outré, which gives us something of a Man Who Shot Liberty Valance situation.

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RFTIT Tumblr Weekly(ish) Roundup (Part I)

One of the unintended consequences of taking a long time to finish an essay – the Maurice Druon essay is up to about 1000 words, btw – is that a lot of Tumblr stuff piles up in the mean time. So just eye-balling it, I’m guessing that it’s going to take more than one post to clear my backlog. Speaking of which…

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks! So now that Sansa III is out of the way – which officially pushes me over the one-third mark through ASOS – I’m going to take a little bit of time to do some work on some Kickstarter essays. I’ve started doing some notes on Maurice Druon’s Accursed Kings and I’ve hauled out my notes on Dunk and Egg, so I’m hoping to spend the next week writing those up.

In the mean-time, I’ve got some stuff on the Tumblrs for you:

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup (Part II)

Quotes have been put into the outline for Sansa III, which is going to be a rather difficult essay to write, because it requires a very delicate touch. The mountain of signature books has been successfully moved from front door to living room, so I plan to start signing them tomorrow.

In the mean-time, lots more Tumblrs:

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey, folks! The books have arrived for my signatures, and it’s an intimidating pile. In the mean-time, here are some Tumblrs for your enjoyment.

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RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Hey folks, I want to let people know that, now that Volumes I and II of Race for the Iron Throne are in print, my editor and I are working on Kickstarter fulfillment: first, we’re working on putting in orders for all the people who ordered print copies, which we’ll ship directly to their addresses; second, we’re also putting in orders for people who ordered signed copies, which will be shipped to me so I can sign them and then ship them out.

In the mean time, we’ve got some tumblrs:

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