RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup!

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Hey folks! Catelyn II is coming along nicely – up to 3,000 words – and will probably be up sometime this week. After that comes Politics of the Reach Part IV, which is looking like the final part of that particular essay. My hope is that the Stormlands, as a rather short (and dull) chapter in WOIAF, will go more quickly…

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

Non-ASOIAF News: Guest Appearance on Graphic Policy Radio, “The Problem with HydraCap”

As many of you who read my non-ASOIAF content know, I have capital-V views on Captain America. This evening at 10PM, I’ll be discussing those views and the current mess that is Marvel’s handling of Captain America over on Graphic Policy Radio. So those of you who’ve been sending me Tumblr asks about Secret Empire, you might want to tune in…which you can do below the fold.

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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:

ASOIAF:

Non-ASOIAF:

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

credit to ser-other-in-law

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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I Have Been Put Forward For a Hugo

So it turns out that I’ve been put forward for a Hugo by Abigail Nussbaum, who writes a lot of excellent stuff on sci-fi and fantasy, for my People’s History of the Marvel Universe series. This is, of course, hugely flattering and I can’t thank Abigail enough.

That being said, if you’re going to Worldcon in 2017 or 2018, you are eligible to nominate as well, and today’s the deadline! So if any of you who read and like my work are eligible but haven’t yet completed your nominations would also like to put my name forward for Best Related Work for A People’s History of the Marvel Universe, it would be greatly appreciated.

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