Carry her over the water,
And set her down under the tree,
Where the culvers white all day and all night,
And the winds from every quarter,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
Petition to have Sophie Turner write all of Sansa’s scenes from here on out.
I would sign the shit out of this.
"Is it done?"
"Well, that depends on your answer to this question, Mrs. Landingham: Who da man?"
"The Short List" (1.09)
-Dolores Landingham, Josh Lyman
Our parents warned us about middle aged men stalking us on the Internet but oh how the tables have turned
I find it very telling about Sam that he finds it easier to shake off the cruel words of the girls while growing up than the physical beatings of the boys. He’s someone who’s super self-aware, even at a young age, and knows when words about him aren’t true (except, of course, when he’s called a “craven”). He can shake off words, but is scared of pain. Pain reminds him of his father, and his father’s cruelty and abuse towards him. But as far as who he is/what role he plays in the series, him being able to shake off taunts and jeers is a big deal: he’s going to be a voice of truth, confident in who he is/what he does. Pain and fighting were never going to be his thing—what matters is his own integrity and his own faith in himself and his intuition.
More reasons Rhaegar is Derptastic:
"Oh yeah, that comet in the sky happened when I was conceiving my son."
IMG_4882 (by Женя Григорьева)
I’m still super upset that Dumbledore didn’t say that in the movie.
That Dumbledore quote RUINED me in the books. Oh god I’m not crying you’re crying
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So, let me preface this response with the fact that I’m not always the best at speculamagation. I actually tend to avoid it? I like the experience of watching things unfold, and I have gut reactions, but don’t go into predictions very much because I don’t want to play the expectations game too much. And, especially when it comes to “who will live” and “who will die”, a lot is up in the air. But this is how I’ve read all the Dornish plotline so far/why I think the Martells are rather fucked:
[[MORE]]The first is a narrative trajectory reason. While mentioned very early on in the series, we did not physically meet any Martells until book 3. They are the last major house to be introduced. (Order of introduction: Stark, Greyjoy, Targaryen, (I think Dany’s introduced first? I’m at work and don’t have my copy of AGOT with me) Lannister/Baratheon, Tyrell, Tully (not counting Cat), Arryn, [All book 1] Martell [Book 3]). I do not read their late introduction as “aww shit here are the badasses of the series” (not that they aren’t badasses, of course) but rather that they are finally getting off the ground, and that they are doing so in a confused and belated manner. I know that the whole point of their absence is that Doran is Plotting His Revenge down in Sunspear, but nonetheless the lack of activity strikes me as being a problem when the power struggle comes to the surface.
More importantly than this is the fact that they are absolutely backing the wrong horse. Aegon (whether fake or real) is not going to take Westeros. He doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into, doesn’t have an army (Dany, at least, has the Unsullied, not to mention the potential for Dothraki; also Dragons); people don’t want him (Baratheons don’t; Tyrells and Lannisters really don't; Tullys, Arryns and Starks are all figuring their shit out, but won’t want him; who knows wtf will happen with the Greyjoys; which leaves Martells alone. And Dorne, while awesome, is not wealthy and populous the way the Reach and the Westerlands are.); also no Dragons. Dragons are a big fuckin’ deal. Unless he ~*waits for Dany*~ they’ll have trouble working together, and he can’t afford to wait for Dany because Tyrion pushed him to act too soon (poor hot-headed little boy). He’ll need an ally, and not having the “Targaryen Madness” that Doran was so worried about, would be a fool not to marry Arianne. (Political bonus for calling to mind Rhaegar/Elia!)
Which makes Arianne, like Margaery, a pretender Queen to the viable candidates for the throne (Stannis, Dany). If it’s Stannis, she might stand a chance. (might.) If it’s Dany, I am less convinced. Dany doesn’t have a fond place in her heart for Usurpers, and Arianne(/the Martells) is not just a Usurper, she’s someone who backed Dany’s most direct rival and (will have) married him.
There’s more stuff in there. I’m at work and I should get back to that. LMK if you have thoughts—I’m happy to talk more about it, I just might not get to it immediately. ^^
Fire Flower- North Hollywood, CA (12/3/12)
Anarstarpi, Iceland | Jens Klettenheimer
One of the few things I haven’t minded about Frozen's success is the fact that it's helped Idina Menzel make a stronger leap from stage-fame to more mainstream-fame than the film version of RENT or her stint on Glee did.
Still, while “Let it Go” is a decent song - largely because of Idina’s powerhouse voice - it’s basically a poor man’s “Defying Gravity”.
So those of you who love “Let it Go” but have yet to hear the original Broadway recording of “Defying Gravity”, listen and experience a powerful, life-changing eargasm.
Chronicler’s Cipher Version 0.2
This is my continued work on emulating Chronicler’s Cipher from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle.
This version includes a drastically broadened scope of phonetics including a handful of non-English sounds. It is incomplete as I still lack both an elegant solution for indicating intonation as well as a sizable portion of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
As it stands, this should be enough to transcribe much of the spoken English language and likely some smattering of other languages if you’re clever with your symbols.
POINTS TO NOTE
- This is a work in progress. From this point forward the symbols will not change from their associated phonetics but new symbols will likely be added.
- This is meant to capture the sound of what’s being said so you needn’t worry about spelling.
- I’m not an expert in linguistics, hardly even a novice. I made this because it seemed nobody else was going to and it’s something I really want to exist. So, if you think you can do it better, or improve upon the structure I’ve built, please do!
- I don’t have a scanner and I lack the knowledge to make all of this on the computer so I apologize for the slightly-blurry slightly-skewed slightly-smudgy nature of these documents.
- The goal with Chronicler’s Cipher is to create a a method for transcribing that is faster than written English using a dip pen. Thus, the minimization of pen strokes is prized; turning “Look” from 7 strokes to 3. This, however, means lots of symbols to memorize and new muscle movements to grow accustomed to. The cipher won’t be easier or faster at first, but it’s not meant to be easy and faster comes with practice.
- I’m aware that the symbols are not given in any particularly logical order.
Thanks to Tumblr and Reddit for the overwhelming support for this little project. Should I one day perfect this writing system I’ll remember to float the lot of you home on Scutten.