angelfail  asked:

Where can I find academic articles based on a song of ice and fire? I've checked google scholar and jostor but i'm not so sure i can use those because I'm not positive they are from professors with degrees.

There isn’t a single website or resource I can point you toward and be like, “Here’s all the good peer-reviewed articles on ASOIAF.” And it’s hard to recommend academic articles without knowing the specific topic or purpose of your research. Are you writing about the economic impact of Robert’s Rebellion and how it parallels the English economy during the Middle Ages? Or are you exploring the question of whether ASOIAF better mirrors medieval Europe or 20th century America? Or are you more interested in character analysis? These are all very different research topics. Whatever your topic, the articles you find through google scholar and @jstor‘s search engine are all considered scholarly literature, written by people in academia about all sorts of ASOIAF minutia. 

But anyways I like making lists so below are some published academic books and journals on ASOIAF on a wide range of topics. Most of them are essay anthologies. (Note that Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire are often used synonymously in many of these works, even when the author is focusing on the books.) 

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women of the rebellion; pt 1

“i am a woman, yet i am strong.”

(Don’t let the mild classiness of the header image fool you: it’s still Kit.)

I hit 1000+ followers a few weeks ago which is, in my opinion, kind of laughable considering that all I do is hit the reblog button, but hey! Welcome, and thank you all for following. I figured I’d update my blog recs from last fall. I follow 182 blogs and a decent portion of them are here, so apologies for the length; I hope that something here might be new and of interest to you! 

In any case, thank you all again, and here’s to summer (winter for my southern peeps!) 2014. <3

/fan art/

alicexz, anotherwellkeptsecret, enerjax, letsdrawsherlock, minuiko, tillieke

/personals/ (bold is mutual follow)

alymormont, amygloriouspond, azorahai, baratheon, bearatheon, beximilian, bridgetothestars, charlesdances, coervus, crieff, daenystargaryen, daceymormont, darlingbenny, davosseaworth, dudeufugly, enigmaticpenguinofdeath, evieoneill, formerqueenregent, frenesie, frostdeer, goanie, herrholmes, hobbitbilbo, joannalannister, londonphilemakokitten, marissaboleyn, moriartyhiii, onehotsummer, orysbaratheonothilaodal, queenacrossthenarrowsea, queerberynmartell, rivailleackerman, robertarryn, roosebaldtonsallydonovanshedontspeaksherlockstuffsongsofwolves, stannisbaratheon, swordinthedarkness, takemebacktoconstantinople, thecutteralicia, thegoddessofthorns, thegoodlannister, thelastshewolf, theraynesofcastamere, thestarkinwinterfell, xylodemon

/asoiaf only/

arrestedwesteros, asoiafuniversity, asoiafwomen, childrenoficeandfire, donewithwoodenteeth, fuckyeahasoiaf, fuckyeahgameofthrones, fuckyeahgotcast, fuckyeahhousemartell, fuckyeahhousestark, fuckyeahjorahmormont, fuckyeahkingstannis, fuckyeahmelisandre,  fuckyeahqueenshireen, fuckyeahsansastark, fyeahgameofthronesart, fyeahjonandygritte, gameofgifs, maidoftarth, mymomwatchesgameofthrones, nobodysuspectsthebutterfly, ofbearisland, pre-gameofthrones, stannisisthefury, thestarkalypse, tumblrofthrones, wicnet


benbenny, cumberbatchhands, cumberbatchweb, cumberbuddy, cumberbum, deareje, fuckyeahbenedictcumberbatch, hellyeahbenedict, perfectbenny, shitbenedictsays, whatisyourhairdoingbenedict


bakerstreetbabes, bbcsherlockftw, finalproblem, fuckyeahmycroft, fuckyeahmycroftandlestrade, fyeahsherlockandjohn, ibelieveinmycroft, ivemissedsomething, sherlockbbcgraphics, sherlockology, textsfromjohnandsherlock, wearsherlock

/actors and otherwise real people/

fuckyeahcaricevanhouten, fuckyeahiainglen, fuckyeahjohnfinnemore, fuckyeahmarkgatiss, fuckyeahmichellefairley, fuckyespetercapaldi, fyeahcolinandryan, fyeahfreebatch, fyeahsophieturnerfyeahstephendillane, fyhotoldermen, sexyolddudes, thegatissguild, themiddleagedharem 


animalstalkinginallcaps, fat-birds, faunasworld, fyeahpenguins, getoutoftherecat, prettybirds, thepenguinblog, tommenbaratheon

/other fandoms/

actual-smaug, fargogifs, fuckyeahthethickofit, fyeahcabinpressure, fytortall, imitationgamemovie, outofcontextcabinquotes, quotesfromanairdot, songofthelioness, toastystats, wtffanfiction


fuckyeahtxtposts, jingleyourbells, lolmythesis, mostlyitaly, stfuparents, uglyrenaissancebabies, wtfarthistory, yourllbeanboyfriend


GIFSET REQUEST MEME | blacksmithgendry asked → asoiaf + favourite minor character

» A thousand years before the Conquest, a promise was made, and oaths were sworn in the Wolf’s Den before the old gods and the new. When we were sore beset and friendless, hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives, the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. The city is built upon the land they gave us. In return we swore that we should always be their men. Stark men!


Visenya, eldest of the three siblings, was as much a warrior as Aegon himself, as comfortable in ringmail as in silk. She carried the Valyrian longsword Dark Sister, and was skilled in its use, having trained beside her brother since childhood. Though possessed of the silver-gold hair and purple eyes of Valyria, hers was a harsh, austere beauty. Even those who loved her best found Visenya stern, serious, unforgiving, and some said that she played with poisons and dabbled in dark sorceries.