Watchers has some filming tidbits from around Westeros. There’s a gross picture of Little Cousin Lancel’s gross, dirty feet, but more substantially…
It doesn’t take much to get Game of Thrones fans all excited. If you haven’t been completely isolated from social media today, you probably saw at least a tiny version of the poster in display in NCW’s Tweet:
Now, we COULD get all excited over what exactly he means by “and so it begins,” but I am more interested in some graphics that pop up in the replies to his Tweet.
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Part of me would like to tear myself away from following the Game of Thrones filming season and try being a responsible, productive novelist, but the other part of me doesn’t want to miss anything big. New material at Watchers gives us just enough info to assume that something big is about to pop up, but I can’t quite tell what it is.
Even better, the just-enough-info concerns Riverrun. You know this is something I can’t ignore, yes?
If you check the page menu under A Monster of Ice and Fire, you’ll see that I’ve added a new page, devoted to all the links concerning The Joy of Unintended Consequences. Also, I’ve updated Game of Speculation and Seven Kingdoms with links to more recent posts. It’s really quite amazing, how many posts I’ve written on Game of Thrones in the last several months.
Oh, dear, Scott Adams is still talking.
I would like to add that, in addition to the scientifically observed fact that men talk more than women, AND men interrupt women more than vice versa, it’s not surprising that Adams thinks women talk more and thus deserve to be interrupted more. He thinks women talk too much and contribute too little because he’s a sexist asshat who doesn’t want to hear what women have to say.
Seriously, though, interrupting is obnoxious. Talking too long and saying too little is also obnoxious, but talking over people is really bad manners and surely there are better ways to keep a discussion on track.
Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:
Matriarchy in action?
The Paris attacks have inspired cartoonist and opinion-haver Scott Adams to reflect on some of the true injustices in the world today.
Specifically, the fact that in the United States, men often pay for dates, yet cannot have sex with women without getting their permission first.
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This is it, everyone. This is the final chapter of the essay. This part is mostly context, but I’m also including the conclusion here. Cersei thought she could ask Jaime to die for her rather than outlive her, and how did that work out?
If you haven’t read them already, see the Intro, Stage 1 (Escape from Riverrun), Stage 2 (Bloody Mummers), Stage 3 (House Lannister Falls Apart), Stage 4 (Oathkeeper), Stage 5 (“I love you too, sweet sister”) and Stage 6 (Harrenhal Revisited). If you would like to read this essay offline, get the iBooks or PDF version and you’ll never have to worry about me shutting down this blog.
I popped over to Colourlovers and made this pattern with one of my own palettes. I designed the palette from the Tarth coat of arms.
The user who made that pattern template is a freaking genius.
You know what would really bring joy to my workday? An online equivalent of JWildfire or Chaotica. Like, a website that renders fractal flames, and not just flat, simple ones like the Mandelbrot set. Like, I could design a flame at home in JWildfire, save the code in Dropbox, and then paste the code into a website that would render the image. That would be so incredibly awesome.
You thought shit got real already? No. This pairing has only begun to get serious. This is the part where I start getting all pleased with myself. There are no nerds like me, fellow Throners!
If you haven’t read them already, see the Intro, Stage 1 (Escape from Riverrun), Stage 2 (Bloody Mummers), Stage 3 (House Lannister Falls Apart), Stage 4 (Oathkeeper), and Stage 5 (“I love you too, sweet sister”). If you would like to read this essay offline, get the iBooks or PDF version and you’ll never have to worry about me shutting down this blog.