fire-&-ice

  • What she says:I'm fine
  • What she means:How the hell do they measure years in asoiaf? If years are determined by revolutions around a solar system akin to seasonal changes, and obviously asoiaf seasons are irregular, how do they determine how much time is a 'year'? How are people's birthdays determined? There obviously must be some sort of measurement of time, since people have name days and ages equal to a set amount of time as a year, but what is a year?
[To Ned Stark, in his cell] I wish for one fucking night you could experience the litany of bullshit I have to deal with… Then you’d have some idea of how little I give a fuck about your small-town Clegane infestation… or you whole backwards kingdom, for that matter. My last duty was supposed to be delivering the true death to you, but of course I realized I’d be next. I’ve been on the Small Council for more than twenty years… I refuse to be “retired” like some… FAT FIRST WIFE!
—  Barristan Selmy, A Game of Thrones
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House Greyjoy had always been one of the greatest houses of the Iron Islands. We trace our descent from the age of heroes and the legendary Grey King, who took a mermaid to wife and made war upon the Storm God for a thousand years. Blessed by the Drowned God, the Grey King fought and slew Nagga, the great sea dragon, and took her fire for his own.

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The cards of ice and fire part two/four

All the drawings here {x}
“The Cards of Ice and Fire” is a tribute project of the George R. R. Martin’s best seller, “A Song of Ice and Fire”. More than 50 brazilian artists, including traditional and digital painters, and sculptors, got together to create a customized deck with the characters’ art.

Cersei is as gentle as King Maegor, as selfless as Aegon the Unworthy, as wise as Mad Aerys. She never forgets a slight, real or imagined. She takes caution for cowardice and dissent for defiance. And she is greedy. Greedy for power, for honour, for love.

art: “Mother of Madness”  by Stef Tastan

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The cards of ice and fire part one/four

All the drawings here {x}
“The Cards of Ice and Fire” is a tribute project of the George R. R. Martin’s best seller, “A Song of Ice and Fire”. More than 50 brazilian artists, including traditional and digital painters, and sculptors, got together to create a customized deck with the characters’ art.