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ladoddsy:

streetlightarson:

perfectperfidy:

boxlunches:


The Iron Throne as described in the novels, officially endorsed by GRRM on his blog as the most accurate artistic representation thus far. By artist Marc Simonetti.

Oh

What the fuck that isn’t safe

No, it’s not. The histories talk about how the throne is cruel to unworthy kings. Jaime would talk about how Aerys Targaryen would constantly be covered in scabs from sitting on the throne carelessly. 

'No man should sit comfortably upon the throne'
It is meant to be an ugly, monstrous beauty. And several times during the books Joffrey cuts himself on throne.

ladoddsy:

streetlightarson:

perfectperfidy:

boxlunches:

The Iron Throne as described in the novels, officially endorsed by GRRM on his blog as the most accurate artistic representation thus far. By artist Marc Simonetti.

Oh

What the fuck that isn’t safe

No, it’s not. The histories talk about how the throne is cruel to unworthy kings. Jaime would talk about how Aerys Targaryen would constantly be covered in scabs from sitting on the throne carelessly. 

'No man should sit comfortably upon the throne'

It is meant to be an ugly, monstrous beauty. And several times during the books Joffrey cuts himself on throne.

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Some of the books that I consider my favorite are ones that rock me to my core, that leave me feeling like someone squeezed my heart really tightly for those 300 to 400 pages. But the idea of going through that experience for a second time? No, thank you.

Not only do I not want to experience that kind of emotional roller coaster for a second time (let’s ignore the fact that I continue to go through it, just with different books), but what if it is worse a second time around? Now that I know what is coming, will the ride only be worse because I am just waiting for events to occur? Will I even have the strength to continue through the book a second time around? Part of me thinks it is like knowing that an oven is hot and choosing to touch it anyway.

By from On Books I Love That I’ll Never Reread by Rincey Abraham (via bookriot)

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  • fans:

    thanks for letting us play women and men!

  • bioware:

    not a problem

  • fans:

    but can we not have underwear grinding?

  • bioware:

    inquisition will have tasteful romance scenes

  • fans:

    hey can we play as different races again?

  • bioware:

    yes, in fact have an extra race

  • fans:

    can we ride the bull as any race??

  • bioware:

    sure, why not? it'll be hard but we can do that

  • fans:

    hey, ubisoft, can we play female assassins?

  • ubisoft:

    omG CA N'T BE LI EVE U ASK uS thIS H,,O?W MAKE niPNOPS REndeR PR oPER ND DO tEH JIGGLY WIGGLy CAmE ?! OUT 4 GUD TIEM HONEstLY,.. feEL SOOOOO attACKE D

fimbulvolve:

So I recently read The Hedge Knight which was great, a lot happier and lighter than most asoiaf novels, the series really needed that lolbut this lil shit here is douche bag prince extraordinaire Aerion Brightflame, who was such a hilarious and despicable villain i had to draw him I have finally found a character who can match my dragon obsession

fimbulvolve:

So I recently read The Hedge Knight which was great, a lot happier and lighter than most asoiaf novels, the series really needed that lol
but this lil shit here is douche bag prince extraordinaire Aerion Brightflame, who was such a hilarious and despicable villain i had to draw him 
I have finally found a character who can match my dragon obsession

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Targaryens and why incest makes sense to them

nobodysuspectsthebutterfly:

teawithturtle:

In other words…unorganised thoughts on the economical advantages of incest in the world of ASoIaF.

Okay so during a gender studies lecture I kind of had an epiphany. I think I get now why the Targaryens wedded brother to sister. I feel so stupid for taking so long to realise this. it’s not about keeping the Blood of the Dragon pure, it’s all about (economic) power.

The Targaryens were the ruling house of Westeros so whenever the king had a daughter, she would have to give up her status and power upon marriage to become part of a lesser house without all the wealth and power. She would give birth to children who had practically no right to the throne as the westerosi culture is patrilineal. And don’t even let me get started on things like dowries and bridewealth.


On the other hand, when a Targaryen king had a son, he would raise the status of a woman of one of the lesser houses, thus giving this house more influence. Their son would be of both houses and could decide to raise his mother’s house even more in power, causing some kind of an imbalance.

Since the Targaryens had dragons, they had little need for alliances with the other houses of Westeros. There was no need to bind another family to them through marriage, and so they thought up a way to produce heirs without having to give up parts of their power and influence or let their daughters marry below their social status….and the answer was incest.

It keeps the bloodline pure, it keeps the power and wealth in the family, it protects the Targaryen daughters from losing their status and it keeps other houses from having even the tiniest bit of a claim to the Iron Throne.
The only reason they stopped is because the dragons died which meant they required other means of maintaining power than fire and blood.

Uh…does this make sense to anyone?

Yep, this is a very good analysis. (Except they didn’t stop when the dragons died.)  The only times we know they married out is when they needed an alliance (like finally bringing Dorne under Targaryen rule) or if there weren’t enough Targs to go ‘round. Though I’m not sure why Rhaelle Targaryen married that Baratheon (except maybe because her brother, Duncan the Small, married a commoner for love), but note that the Baratheons were already tied to the Targaryens as descendants of Aegon the Conqueror’s probable half-brother.  

The Dornish double marriage — the Targ king marrying a Dornish princess, and his sister marrying the ruling prince of Dorne — was extremely interesting, btw. Not just for the fact that the Targs married out, or that they married into another royal family, but also the extremely divisive reaction this alliance produced in the people of Westeros. A lot of nobles hated the Dornish influence on the Targaryen court, and it was one of the causes of the Blackfyre Rebellion.

Oh, there was also one major exception: Maegor the Cruel, who had multiple wives from multiple houses. But he had no heirs (and executed his wives for not producing any), and his nephew inherited.

Actually the marriages of Aegon V’s children being allowed to marry for love was a big conflict during that generation. They had originally been meant to marry for political reasons but all of them decided to marry for love instead and Aegon allowed it. This caused a lot of strife during Aegon’s rule and is one of the reasons the Tragedy at Summerhall is thought to have occurred. (What fixes a shaken dynasty better than trying to reestablish what helped cement that dynasty in the first place? Dragons!) Any time the Targaryens didn’t uphold the tradition of incest, it seems political unrest was almost destined to follow.