A Storm of Swords is my favorite book in “A Song of Ice and Fire” so far: This is hardly controversial. But when most people talk about how much they dig Swords, they gravitate to the list of Greatest Hits moments: Red Wedding, Purple Wedding, the battle at the wall, Tyrion’s speech, Tyrion’s murder spiral, the Oberyn/Mountain fight. But what I always remember is the Epilogue. It takes up the perspective of a ridiculously minor character: Merrett Frey. By this point, you’re primed to basically despise everyone surnamed Frey, but in a few pages, GRRM sketches Merrett into a weirdly sympathetic, utterly inessential person.

Merrett gets sent on an inconsequential mission, ransoming a relative who got kidnapped by the Brotherhood Without Banners. And by this point, you’re primed to treat the Brotherhood as a charming, albeit mildly annoying, group of merry men. So it’s a shock when Merrett finds out that they’ve already hung his relative; and it’s an even bigger shock when the Brotherhood reveals that their new leader is Catelyn, who gets reintroduced thus:

Beneath her ravaged scalp, her face was shredded skin and black blood where she had raked herself with her nails. But her eyes were the most terrible thing. Her eyes saw him, and they hated.

In the span of a few pages, you go from mourning Catelyn to being ridiculously freaked out by Catelyn. It’s a classic GRRM twist. (Remember: This was the same book that taught us all to kinda love Jaime.) Storm of Swords is a book filled with horrors, but what I liked about Lady Stoneheart was how she promised that the worst horrors were yet to come. Like, if Ned Stark represented the old rules of honor, and Tywin Lannister represented the new rules of cruel logic, then after both of them were dead, we’d basically be entering a world without even the bare outline of rules: Ice zombies in the north, vengeance-zombies in the south, dragons in the east, freaking Greyjoys doing their Greyjoy thing. That was the first time I really found myself thinking that nobody would wind up on the Iron Throne: That the endgame for “Ice and Fire” would be complete disaster for everyone (besides maybe the people in Tall Tree Towns. The Summer Islands seem nice!)

So I definitely miss Lady Stoneheart, and I find myself wondering what her disappearance means for the show’s next season.

~   Entertainment Weekly (via asoiafuniversity)

Jaime Lannister by AniaMitura

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Pickup Lines from skyrim

Do you wanna know what my armours made out of? Boyfriend material.
All the sweet rolls in skyrim cannot match the sweetness that is your heart.
I just visited the lovers stone, to better increase my chances of becoming your lover.

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~   someone who did not work on their cosplay that day (via paleships)

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So close yet so far. Just need a few hems and serious pressing… oh and weathering. Ugh maybe tomorrow it will be done.

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Day 29: What is your favourite cosplay item? (eg. a pair of shoes, a wig)

I have two: The skull pauldron from my Demon Hunter, he is named Francis. That was the make or break piece of the costume. I wasn’t convinced until it was done that I would pull it off and when I wear it people love looking at it. I am always asked how I made it which to me is just the best! Facebook also picks it up as a face and always asks me to tag him… I think I might.

The second piece is the helm from my demon hunter because I made it so quickly. It was the first piece I started and the last piece I completed. In less than 24 hours it went from being in 9 pieces to complete! The paint job needed touching up but I was shocked that I managed to finish it.

I had helped George Lucas audition other actors for the principle parts, and with no expectation or indication that I might be considered for the part of Han, I was quite surprised when I was offered the part. My principle job at the time was carpentry, I had been under contract as an actor at Columbia and Universal. I had a house at the time I wanted to remodel, a bit of the wreck of a house. I’d invest money in tools but wouldn’t have money for materials, so I realized this was another way of putting food on the table. And allowing me to pick and choose from the acting jobs that were being offered at the time. [x]

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