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.
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.