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theblacklacedandy:

Same here!

Oct 18th
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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.

alexturnerswife:

arctic monkeys

diecry:

La vie d’Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Color)

blocpartylyrics:

We Were Lovers - Bloc Party - Another Weekend In The City.

Formerly known as ‘Into The Blue’ and ‘Cells Shaped Like Stars’.

blocpartylyrics:

I Still Remember - Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City.

Song memory: “my first love got me into bloc party when she gave me ‘a weekend in the city’. We both especially loved ‘I still remember’, the day I found out it was about a homosexual crush in high school was actually when I realised that I loved her. It didn’t quite work out and we didn’t part on good terms but that song will always remind me of the good times and how I felt back then" - moreidiotthanmurderer

vg challenge: 7 video games [4/7] → Super Mario Sunshine