been meaning to do this for so long

mrsjadecurtiss  asked:

What do you mean about a timeskip in winds of winter? :0 you said it won't happen, but in what shape would it have been there? I've still put off reading the new Chapters, but this matter sounds worrisome (feel free to talk about spoilers tho, i dont mind)

When GRRM was originally working on ASOIAF, he wanted it to be an (in-story) years-long adventure, where the characters would start out as children but by the last book they’d be adults. (At the time, the story was conceived as a trilogy – A Game of Thrones, A Dance with Dragons, The Winds of Winter.) But not only did the story get bigger as he wrote it, but everything happened so quickly – instead of AGOT taking years, with months-long gaps between each chapter, most chapters take place very soon after each other and the whole book is just over a year, at most. A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords also move quickly with even fewer timejumps between chapters, everything happening during a year at most together. So for example, Arya’s 9 in AGOT and by the end of ASOS she’s 11.

Therefore, to catch up with his original idea, that the younger characters would be adults by the end of the series, GRRM planned a timeskip, a five year gap. A Dance with Dragons (now planned to be book #4) would have started five years after the end of ASOS. That’s why so many storylines conclude in ASOS and why so many mysteries are resolved (Jon Arryn’s murder, the murder attempt on Bran, etc) and why so many characters are in a place where you can see their future has so many possibilities albeit on one specific track. Like, Jon’s elected Lord Commander, Dany chooses to stay as queen in Meereen, Tyrion’s killed his father and is off to Essos, Arya’s off to Braavos using her Faceless Men coin, Bran and company have made it through the Wall with a guide to take them to the three-eyed crow, Sansa’s at the Eyrie with Lord Protector Littlefinger having killed Lysa, Brienne’s off to find Sansa and Arya, Jaime and Cersei are in charge of King’s Landing after Tywin’s death, Euron has taken the Seastone Chair, etc.

And ADWD was supposed to begin 5 years after that, with all that had happened in those 5 years maybe occasionally shown as flashbacks after the first new status quo chapter. Jon and Dany and Cersei would have been entirely sick of ruling, with all the trouble that comes with it. Tyrion (probably) would be a slave in Meereen. Brienne (probably) would be wandering the Riverlands, jaded and wounded. Theon would be Reek, having spent years in the dungeons of the Dreadfort. Bran, 14, would be deep in his lessons with the Last Greenseer, having gained all kinds of power and knowledge. Sansa, 18, would have spent years learning the game under Littlefinger’s tutelage as Alayne, ready to work on the next part of his plan. And Arya, 16, was supposed to begin ADWD with “Mercy”, in which she’s someone else entirely, a cold faceless assassin actress who uses seduction to entice a man and kill him (while snapping back to being Arya while she does so), before returning to this not-Arya self. Later chapters might explain exactly how Arya got to this, but the point was this post-five-year-gap chapter was supposed to shock the reader with how much she’d changed, what she’d become.

However, GRRM ran into trouble writing ADWD – not the least that this “endless flashbacks” structure became incredibly unwieldy with very forced and complicated writing. Parts of the story moved too quickly time-wise, with Dorne needing to respond to Oberyn’s death immediately, not five years later. The Ironborn storyline also needed to happen right away. Other problems involved some characters having done basically nothing for five years while other characters had done a ton of things in the same time period. And the big question of the main ice-and-fire plot, why exactly have the Others decided to wait doing nothing for five years, when they were so active (with the attack on the Fist of the First Men, etc) just before, why are they finally starting to move again just when everything else is also finally happening. It was just very contrived and GRRM was more and more uncomfortable and frustrated with it as he wrote.

So a few (our world) years into writing this uncomfortable and frustrating project, GRRM decided to throw out and rewrite tons of material. There would be no five year gap, everything would happen real-time as it had in AGOT-ASOS, and all these “training sessions” and roadtrips and ruling difficulties would be shown on page. The problem of the kids being so young would just be dealt with, and “if a twelve-year-old has to conquer the world, then so be it.” The book was split into two, A Feast for Crows mostly dealing with southern Westeros, King’s Landing and Dorne and the Iron Islands, and A Dance with Dragons mostly dealing with the North and Essos. (The new ADWD ran into its own writing slowdown problems mostly because of “the Meereenese Knot”, figuring out the order of Dany’s many visitors, but at least there was no flashback structure anymore to deal with.) And notably, in-world the story still moves with few gaps time-wise, taking place over less than a year. (It’s “January” 300 AC at the start of AFFC, “August” at most by the end of ADWD.)

But then GRRM released his TWOW preview chapters… and “Mercy” is still “Mercy”, even though Arya’s only 11, not 16. It was significantly revised, he said, very different from how it looked when it was Arya’s first post-five-year-gap chapter, revisions that happened because of the removal of the timeskip… but there’s still a lot of extremely uncomfortable sexual elements in it, IMO. And I shudder to think at what it might have looked like back when Arya was a Westeros legal adult. Or for that matter Sansa being 18 in her post-ASOS storyline; while it might have made some relationships more palatable, I hesitate to think about what GRRM might do, because GRRM. Although the fact he’s said he’s not going to change his plans that much despite the kid characters being so young still… well… well… we’ll see, I guess.

Hope that helps! And if you’re interested, you can see more discussion of the five-year gap that never happened under this tag (including many links to GRRM quotes on the subject), and my specific reactions to “Mercy” here.

theory time

okay so I lost the entire draft to this and I’m pissed so I gonna do a short compressed version.

Buckle in tight cause this is gonna be a wild ride (not really).

So Jack has been posting suspicious video titles. I think these video titles link to the past and how Anti became part of Jack.

so Jack made a deal with Anti that allowed Anti to possess his body. If what the post Jack liked is true that mean this happened before or during 2013, so Anti has been around for awhile. Well if he’s been around for awhile then why did he wait so long to take over Jack’s body. Well, I have an answer. In the beginning, Jack was able to fight off Anti and keep him under control. But over time, it drove Jack mad and weakened him.

This allowed Anti to take over last year and why his appearances seem to be getting more frequent. We have been feeding the beast for so long. He'a been gathering his strength for YEARS.

I think Jack is trying to give us any information he can about Anti that might help us take him down (or join him whatever floats your boat). With the way things are going right now, I think another appearance is well on its way. When? I have no idea. But I’m positive that something is up. This time, I’m prepared.


I probably left out some things. I’ll put them in a seperate post if I remember them.

@therealjacksepticeye are you proud of yourself? Do you like watching us panic? I bet your drinking a cup of coffee with that stupid grin on your face. I mean we like turning into a big ball of flames, so I don’t think I can really say anything. Eh whatever.

p.p.s also jacks been reblogging and liking a lot of anti stuff (by a lot I mean like three or four).

Fic: “No Secrets”

After he’s returned from his abduction, Mulder and Scully have a talk about their relationship.  Season Eight AU.  Rated G, also here on Ao3.


Mulder feels fine now, really he does, but Scully doesn’t seem to want to listen.  “You need to rest,” she says, ushering him towards his room as they walk into the apartment.  “You’ve been through a lot.”  And he knows where she’s coming from—he remembers after her abduction, the way she had to insist on being back in the field again and even then he wasn’t quite sure about it, and there wasn’t even as much between them in those days.   But resting is the last thing he wants to do right now, when there’s so much else he could be doing.  Eating something good, maybe, instead of hospital food, or going for a run, or pulling her into him and kissing her.  That last one sounds especially good, but they haven’t in a while, not since he came back, not since she found him, and he’s not sure where to start, not with that expression on her face.  But when she says, “Why don’t you get some sleep?”, he feels the need to protest.

“I don’t need to sleep, Scully,” he says.  “I’ve gotten plenty of sleep in the hospital.  I’m really not tired.”

She looks at him as if she’s going to push back—to protest his protest—and then her expression shifts.  He’s not sure if he likes the shift, though.  There’s still a challenge in her face, and when she says, “All right. Why don’t we talk, then?”, he gets the feeling there’s going to be some kind of reckoning.

But he says, “Sure, let’s talk.”

They both take seats on the couch, at her insistence: she says she wants him resting in some form, at least.  It hasn’t been that long in the grand scheme of things—only a few weeks—but it’s odd for a moment, settling into that familiar place, those familiar positions, with all that they’ve just been through.  She looks at him steadily for a few moments, still with that same expression, and he’s about to say something just to break the silence when she comes out with, “Were you ever going to tell me?”

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Seth Rollins - I’m Here, Always.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Summary - Part 8; “We’re Over.” Those were the words that were last mentioned in direct contact. But they were the single words they couldn’t quite say as an answer- they wouldn’t mean anything. Everything was so messed around at this point a simple apology couldn’t do a thing; maybe in the face of dire consequences will they find the words that equate to the very sorry that has been so long awaited…

Warnings - Fluff (you guys wanted it), Little bit of angst, Mentions of hospitals.

Word Count - 2,866 words.

Wrestlemania; it was a time for celebration. The single day which made champions and broke records. But I guess it should also advertise breaking hearts. Each and every time, millions of people ran the risk of being shattered by the dreams of an individual that just slipped away. Nothing more. And that was me last year. The title almost in my grasp, the roars of crowd limiting my hearing and my opponent on the ground with a ladder stood tall in the centre… It all seemed too close; I mean I was fingertips away, just one more step. Except that one step never came, instead left me crashed against the canvas with my entire future flashing in front of my eyes. The pain was unbearable to the point where I was left mentally questioning my career. I knew I couldn’t give up. This was my life, this career was everything to me so even when I was told countless amounts of times that this was more than serious; I was determined to make it next year. To finally have my Wrestlemania moment.

It seems my mind and body just work in two completely different ways. My mind begged for me to be in that ring right now but my body prohibited that. I was supposed to be there. It really was the epitome of bitter-sweet; of course seeing Seth beat corporate ass was great even given our circumstances but it just killed me knowing it was supposed to be us.


I couldn’t help but let my mind wander to it’s darker side. The one reminding me that we were supposed to be that way this very moment. Happy and in love. The same as we were when we first got together; the way we were connected when he was there throughout my entire recovery even when at first we weren’t together. Maybe it was all my fault. Maybe the reason why we aren’t this way is just because of me. I mean there’s no denying he did wrong in the first place but did I just drag it out too long… I just didn’t feel that way until now. I was almost being held hostage by the fact that he walked away but hearing him approach the words “we’re over,” that just set me back in my place. Never do I ever want to hear those words leave his lips. 

But they did and now I can’t help but think it was because of me. That he was right after all; I was going crazy and I knew it.

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anonymous asked:

Do you ever just push people away without even meaning to? Jesus fucking Christ I'm so lonely. Everyone ends up leaving me, even the best of friends. The only thing laid out for me in life it seems is eternal solitude. I annoy every person still somehow in contact with me, and have no idea how to stop. All I want is to fucking belong.

It hasn’t been too long, yet it has felt like it has been awhile since I’ve come to terms with my state of mind. I have a lot of issues that do not permit people to stay voluntarily. It took me a lot of heartache and pain to realize this. Yes you do end up in solitude, and yea it is difficult at first resizing this and living with it. Trust me, there will come a day when whatever you have come to realize you are, will become in essence you, and you won’t dread so much the state of affairs you are in.

- Promethean Dread

anonymous asked:

You're such a treasure, Mordecai. I bet you'll make a great king when the time comes.

“Thank you so, so much. That means a lot to me, honestly. I-I’ve been learning for so long, preparing me to one day take over the throne and I… I just want to do a good job. I care a lot about the people of my kingdom…. awe jeez” Mordecai takes a deep breath, smiling weakly.

PSA kinda thingy

Ok so this is just a general kind of announcement about my blog. So in the next few days I’m gonna be clearing out some of who I’m following just because i feel like my dash has gotten a little cluttered. Now usually i just unfollow inactive blogs and non-mutuals. But this time around I’m doing something a bit different, if we’ve been mutuals for a long while and have hardly or never  interacted, especially if I’ve really made an effort to reach out to you on my end I’ll be unfollowing! Now I don’t mean if we’ve only been following for a month or two and haven’t had a thread yet, then that’s perfectly ok we might just not have gotten the chance to rp together yet. No if we’ve been mutuals for like a good year or two and have yet to talk or interact of some kind, then I’ll be unfollowing. But do note, I’m not doing it out of malice or anything. If you still wanna interact or anything, drop me an ask, an IM an anything and I’d be more then happy to follow ya right back and would LOVE to interact with you! And if i unfollow you here but am still following you on another blog, I’d still be more then happy to interact with you over on that blog! But yea this is basically just a SUPER long winded post of saying, if we are mutuals and I unfollow you but you’d still wanna interact with me, just let me know ok?

$10-ish (and under) Decks

So I’ve put together a list of tarot and oracle decks that are – mostly – $10 and under on Amazon. A few are over $10, but only by some cents, and nothing is $11 or over. All prices are accurate as of the time I grabbed them, and I’m going off of the main prices listed on the page, so you can probably find some cheaper decks in the used section as well!

I included a few offbeat choices, like a set of blank tarot cards and the Tiny Universal Waite – which is honestly too small to use as a deck, but is great for magic. Be sure to check out each listing for yourself if you’re interested!

Also, the prices are definitely going to change – the English Magic Tarot in particular has fluctuated wildly, as you all may remember. And decks that were priced too high at the time of making this list may go down in price, so it’s always worth checking Amazon just in case! Plus there are definitely a few decks that got left off this list.



listen to me.  

don’t get your hopes up. 

destiel is never going to become canon.  

destiel is never going to become 

destiel is never going to

destiel is never going

destiel is never

destiel is



Don’t forget Gorillaz fans, Jamie Hewlett exist! He made all you’re favorite band members come to life in the music videos, shorts, ect! He continues drawing them countless times and works day and night to give you new content with the band members! So please appreciate him!!! ❤❤❤

me: i cant wait to be middle aged and married and have a stable job and maybe have some kids and a house and a dog

my brain: how u gonna get to all that tho if youre too depressed to get a job and too anxious to talk to anyone


when you realize that one of the very first things the series establishes about adam is that he’s a very pragmatic and careful and responsible person, but also that he and ronan dragged each other behind a moving car for fun

when you realize that despite their bickering, adam actually relaxes completely around ronan and sometimes even lets himself forget his responsibilities for a little while when they’re together

when you realize that ronan actually brings out adam’s carefree side more frequently than any of the other characters

when you realize that adam’s pov chapters tend to be calmer and more focused on the present when ronan is there with him

when you realize that ronan was making adam quiet all along


canon arya stark appreciation week - day three (animal symbolism)

All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.

Season’s Greetings from your local Pointy Girls

An overdue list of my favourite pieces and fic writers! The following is a collection of Jungkook x reader fics. A big thank you to all the fic writers included for inspiring me and above all sharing such amazing stories!

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IIf Netflix or any studio should learn something is that Percy Jackson and The Olympians is where the money is right now. The fandom is starving for a loyal adaptation, we don’t care if it’s a movie, a show or a cartoon, we want something. The Lighting Thief musical proved that betting on this fandom will not be a mistake, the recording of the musical (an off-broadway musical) broke records in pre-sales (in a record company that has records of very successful musical) not only that but the day it was released they reached #1 in musicals beating Hamilton and Moana and even managed to be on the top 10 on Itunes, the success of the musical was so big it’s actually going on tour next year. 

There is already a loyal fanbase, I’m talking about people who are from 15 years old to over 30 years old and grew with the books and would support it as long as is a loyal adaptation (and are starving for official merchandise). The saga is intended for kids so that only means the fandom would grow even more with the new fans. The saga has been a best seller for over 440 weeks, last time I check it was beating Harry Potter over how long it was on the best-seller list. 

And if they think that shows with kids as leads would not do well Netflix already has very successful shows like A Series of Unfortunate Events (who also has Joe Tracz as a writer who also worked on the scrip of the Lighting Thief Musical), there is also The Worst Witch and while Stranger Things might not be a kids show is absolutely proof that you can find kids who are absolutely better actors than most of the actors playing teenagers in tv shows.

Is absolutely disappointing that Fox fucked up what could have been a saga as huge (or even bigger because it has more books) than Harry Potter and that nobody is talking about reboots (when almost all the current movies or shows are reboots)

one direction as things the kids i babysit (they're 4 and 6) have done:
  • niall: cried for 25 minutes after i said he couldn't have a bowl of chocolate sprinkles (i ended up giving him a bowl of chocolate sprinkles anyway)
  • liam: pushed a stuffed dog in a doll stroller while running around in a circle and singing about taking it to the park
  • harry: put a clothespin on my sleeve and said if i take it off before i leave i'll die
  • louis: stared at me for a solid 6 seconds then said "you don't." in a monotone voice after i asked if i looked good in his spider-man mask