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August 7, 2014 at 3:41pm
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Q: A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.
George R.R. Martin: Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.

3:13pm
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first rule of fight club: be a misogynistic tool

second rule of fight club: pretend exaltation of masculinity is profound in a masculine society

Third rule: totally miss the ending where all of…

July 26, 2014 at 6:08pm
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Gran Fachada - Marlon de Azambuja

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Gran Fachada - Marlon de Azambuja

Centre Pompidou, Paris

July 8, 2014 at 10:20pm
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I’m sorry grandpa.
Sorry you’re so sad.

sadbrazilians:

I’m sorry grandpa.

Sorry you’re so sad.

July 6, 2014 at 11:05pm
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Reblogged from yeahiwasintheshit
joelleakey:

nashtag

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nashtag

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11:01pm
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breakingnews:

NASA astronaut films lightning from ISS

Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted a Vine from the International Space Station today showing lightning over Houston.

Tornado warnings were issued in the Houston area earlier this afternoon but have since expired.

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11:00pm
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June 25, 2014 at 12:50am
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Reblogged from nationalcollective
nationalcollective:

by Claire Hubbard.

nationalcollective:

by Claire Hubbard.

June 24, 2014 at 1:34pm
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Elizabeth of the House Windsor, the Second of Her Name. Queen of England. Queen of the Scots, the Welsh and the Orange Men. Lady Regnant of the United Kingdoms (claimant). Protector of the Realm (claimant). Khaleesi of the British Dominions beyond the Seas. Forger of Chains. Mother of Twats.

1:26pm
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Queen visits Game of Thrones’ set in Belfast
You know that there was at least a conversation about her sitting on it and that’s enough to make me happy. Imagine like, Queen sits on a chair and immediately becomes relevant.

Queen visits Game of Thrones’ set in Belfast


You know that there was at least a conversation about her sitting on it and that’s enough to make me happy. Imagine like, Queen sits on a chair and immediately becomes relevant.

June 19, 2014 at 2:21pm
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Reblogged from saudadegirl
saudadegirl:

correct political spectrum

saudadegirl:

correct political spectrum

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June 18, 2014 at 11:36pm
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Reblogged from bluecaptions

asoiafuniversity:

iamnotdoingshittoday:

A Mapped History of A Song of Ice and Fire by u/hotbrownDoubleDouble

mod note: While there are multiple typos in these images (“Roynar” should be Rhoynar, “Durrandon” should be Durrendon, “Gardiner” should be Gardener, and “the last native king” in the seventh image should be “the last Riverlands king”), this is nevertheless a very useful resource of pre-Conquest history.

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June 13, 2014 at 3:54pm
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Reblogged from clickholeofficial
clickholeofficial:


This Video Seems Silly, But It Makes A Good Point

clickholeofficial:

This Video Seems Silly, But It Makes A Good Point

June 2, 2014 at 9:23pm
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Reblogged from nevver
nevver:

The “I” in Team

nevver:

The “I” in Team