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Grand Maester Pycelle rose ponderously from the council table, his chain of office clinking. “Ser Marq, with respect, you cannot know that this outlaw was Ser Gregor. There are many large men in the realm.”

“As large as the Mountain That Rides?” Ser Karyl said. “I have never met one.”

“Nor has any man here,” Ser Raymun added hotly. “Even his brother is a pup beside him. My lords, open your eyes. Do you need to see his seal on the corpses? It was Gregor.”

“Why should Ser Gregor turn brigand?” Pycelle asked. “By the grace of his liege lord, he holds a stout keep and lands of his own. The man is an anointed knight.”

“A false knight!” Ser Marq said. “Lord Tywin’s mad dog.”

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It is the most amazing video of the Game of thrones I’ve ever seen. The quality is the best, and I think it includes the common story, the characters, the scenery, the battles, the death… and yes, we live in a beautiful world.

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Farewell, Ser Loras

“A thousand ships!“ The little queen’s brown hair was tousled and uncombed, and the torchlight made her cheeks look flushed, as if she had just come from some man’s embrace. "Your Grace, this must be answered fiercely!”

That bitch dares say “must” to me, Cersei thought. She itched to slap the Tyrell girl across the face.

“The ironmen have not dared raid the Tyrell lands for years,” she said. “What has emboldened them?“

"Their new king” The Lord Admiral said. "Euron Crow’s Eye”

Cersei turned to the Margaery. “These islands belong to the Reach. It is for your house to answer this.”

“But the best part of our power remains with my lord father fighting for the king, though. We must send word to him at Dragonstone. At once.”

“And lift the siege?” Cersei did not care for Margaery’s presumption. She says “at once” to me. Does she take me for her handmaid? “No way. The Iron throne needs his armies at Dragonstone”

Loras Tyrell "Send my father to the Islands. Your Grace, let me take Dragonstone.”

His sister’s hand went to her mouth. “Loras, no.”

No one had given Cersei such a lovely gift for a long time. She was pleased to see that Margaery had gone pale. “Your courage takes my breath away, Ser Loras” she said.

No matter what befell the boy on Dragonstone, however, the queen would be the winner. If Loras took the castle, it would be hers. If he failed, she would see to it that he had the lion’s share of the blame. It was her chance to get rid of the Tyrells. The laugh burst from Cersei’s lips, and echoed down the hall.

A Feast for Crows Chapter 32 (Cersei VII)

(Thanks to the Anon who suggested that. Ideas are always welcome)


Finding the Easter Eggs

Again, I’ve put some minor book characters in that scene. Who could name them?

Tip: Three brothers, a bastard and some lady from the east.

What Jenny of Oldstones, married to Prince Duncan Targaryen would have worn, Tony Ward

Prince Duncan was betrothed to a daughter of Lyonel Baratheon of Storm’s End, one of several advantageous betrothals arranged by his mother at that time. However, while traveling in the riverlands, Duncan encountered and fell in love with and married a “strange, lovely, and mysterious” peasant woman known as Jenny of Oldstones. Despite the fact that King Aegon had married for love himself, and was a friend to the smallfolk and had practically grown up with them, he could not approve of the marriage of the heir to the throne to a commoner, and did all he could to have it undone. But Duncan stubbornly refused to put Jenny aside, even when the High Septon, Grand Maester, and small council joined together to insist that he choose between the Iron Throne and his wife. Rather than give up Jenny, Duncan abdicated as Prince of Dragonstone, and gave up his claim to the throne in favor of his brother Jaehaerys. After this, Duncan became known as “the Prince of Dragonflies”

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Game of Thrones meme: [ 7 scenes ] - Jaime Lannister confession

The Mad King was obsessed with it. He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn’t like. He burned Hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him. Aerys saw traitors everywhere. So he had his pyromancer place caches of wildfire all over the city. Beneath the Sept of Baelor and the slums of Flea Bottom. Under houses, stables, taverns. Even beneath the Red Keep itself. Finally, the day of reckoning came. Robert Baratheon marched on the capital after his victory at the Trident. But my father arrived first with the whole Lannister army at his back, promising to defend the city against the rebels. I knew my father better than that. He’s never been one to pick the losing side. I told the Mad King as much. I urged him to surrender peacefully. But the king didn’t listen to me. He didn’t listen to Varys who tried to warn him. But he did listen to Grand Maester Pycelle, that grey, sunken cunt. “You can trust the Lannisters,” he said. “The Lannisters have always been true friends of the crown.”

taiey  asked:

What's the arc in this? /post/156638784670/an-arc-i-have-been-thinking-about-for-no

Ahaha. I was oblique about that because I’m generally wary of seemingly one-to-one comparisons to real life politics, but that one held up so well I kind of want to get into it, so. I am 100% sure that Cersei’s inner monologue is how Donald Trump’s mind works. 

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@poorshadowspaintedqueens asked me about maesters and how a Grand Maester was selected. From the official AWOIAF app:

The Citadel is led by the archmaesters, who have each demonstrated complete mastery of their particular fields of knowledge. The Grand Maester is elected by the Conclave of archmaesters, and exists as the Citadel’s voice at the royal court, where he sits on the small council and advises the king. The Conclave also sends out the specially bred white ravens that herald the changing of the seasons. 

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Essays in Existentialism: Ice and Fire

Winter came.

The dead would not die and stay dead, the world was at war with itself, and to compound the misery, winter came with a wrath that was a distant memory for most who lived. It did not creep in, nor did it apologize for its untimely birth. Instead, it just rattled the doors and ravaged the land in a different kind of war.

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venialityyy  asked:

When I asked "Then I'll ask you snk related stuff, but also GoT :) How long and how well would everyone survive the game of thrones?" I meant, how long do the snk characters survive in GoT :')

Sorry adsfgh :D This sound even better! I am gonna answer this but my imagination runs wild and I can’t stop it so please forgive me my friend, this is gonna take so long. Don’t worry, I am gonna mention the chance of their surviving as well! 

I have been waiting for an ask like this my whole life…

My crazy head canon time because my imagination runs wild once again and I can’t stop it!

Long time ago I mentioned that the head of Ackerman family that gave up his life to save the clan reminds me nobody but Ned Stark, so I associate these two honorable people here once again.

And of course as you noticed, I associate Ackermans with Stark Family. These two families are bot loyal, but that doesn’t mean they can be controlled, even by to people dearest to them. Like Starks rebelled at ASOIAF series, Ackermans also rebelled against First King and his ideology even though they were close to royal family. They are noble, strong and they endure winter safe and sound.

I associate Tully Family with East Sea Clan. In ASOIAF series, Tullies and Stars have built a close alliance, like East Sea Clan and Ackermans. Choosing Tullies as East Sea Clan definetely has no connection between their family symbol, trout and @falcon94ssy ‘s last crazy theory. 

Jaeger Family would be close to Greyjoys, they have many parallels and they do not sow in the end. Who else say that reference? Since Grisha grew up at Winterfell, hehehe, Eren and Zeke are quite familiar to North. Our Grisha first married to Dina, who is a relative of the King but then after some unfortunate events, who knows maybe she turned into a Whitewalker o.O, Dina died and he married Carla. Don’t you worry, mama Carla is handling his adoptive elder son and his baby boy Eren quite well. But well… Their surviving chance is not that high… *whispers* Dina is gonna kill Carla when she turns to a Whitewalker and Carla is gonna burn herself to make an escape to her sons*

Fritz family is like Targaryens, these both families have the blood of Kings running through them and because of that they have, let’s say, magical powers. Targaryens does not burn in fire, they can ride dragons etc because they are blood of Valyria. Fritz can control and manipulate Eldians and Pure Titans because they are blood of Ymir Fritz. They have a high chance to survive in GoT if they won’t lose to the madness inside them. Other wise, it would be a feast for crows.

 I am gonna quote my one of old post there about Walls:

In Game of Thrones, there is a bigass icy wall but that wall has not just been built by ice and stone, there is also magic in it. As a fan of both series, I was able to make this connection and thought that our wall in SnK has also been built with not just stone and stuff, but also with magic, a.k.a Colossal Titans.

We can associate The Whitewalkers with Pure Titans. In GoT it has been revealed that Whitewalkers are originated from people. If a people dies in North and nobody burn his/her body, they turn to a Whitewalker. In SnK, to turn an Eldian to a Human you have to inject spinal fluid of a Titan, aka Titan serum.

Also I can cause why not, I associate Night’s Watch with Survey Corps. In the end,they are both trying to keep evil monsters at the other side of the wall.

Now let’s come a little closer to our characters as individuals!

Eren would be the way he is. He would try his best, never give up, always fights but in the end Mikasa or sometimes Armin or someone else would help him in the end. He would sworn to kill all Whitewalkers and would want to join Night’s Watch. He also would be a warg like Bran maybe. @kuchen-ackerman ‘s post about Eren and Bran HERE.

Armin would read his books and make researches in the citadel, I can see him being a maester like Aemon or who knows, Qyburn when he grows up. *cough*Gesumin*cough. Maybe a mix of them both?

Mikasa might look like an East Sea blood from outside but damn, these girl is an Ackerman from head to toe. Her day would go as keeping Eren and Armin safe, sword training, horse riding and keeping Eren and Armin safe more in Winterfell. 

Yeah, trio lives at Winterfell but they travel a lot since Eren is a half Greyjoy and Mikasa is a half Tully.

Eren and Armin would want to join the honorable Night’s Watch but Mikasa would try to stop them because she knew how dangerous it is.

Plus, we know what happened to Armin’s family! They are a close family to the Warden of the North, Ackerman Family and that is why Armin can use Winterfell’s old library whenever he wants and his Grandpa is also the maester of Winterfell!

I can see Historia sitting on the Iron Throne. She would look so good there the Iron Throne would be jealous. 

I think Erwin would be like a Lannister, but not like Tywin, Jaime or Cersei but  like Tyrion. He would advise Historia and definetely protect his Queen from all the dirt going on in the Red Keep. Water would flood never better, if you know what I mean.

I can see Hange as a Grand Maester next to Historia. I want her to be more active though, please forget about that old man called Pycelle and imagine what kind of new things le goddess Hange would bring to Westeros. Or who knows, maybe she would definetely be like Aemon and be a a maester at Night’s Watch? Yeah, I like it more that way.

I already told Levi would be from Ackerman Family because I associate Ackermans with Starks. Maybe who knows like Jon Snow he also would be a bastard? But since this is my au, I am writing that Kuchel Ackerman is safe and sound with her son cause I can cause why not? He wouldn’t like all the dşrt and drama that is going on at King’s Landing and ask Erwin and Hange to join him in Winterfell. Who knows, maybe he would go wherever they are just to protect them?

Kenny would be the Lord Commander of Kingsguard, though it is actually unusual for Ackermans to join it. He joined the Kingsguard to serve Uri but after his death he just stayed in. He sometimes goes to Sept and stand in front of Uri’s grave. 

Sasha would be from the Tarly Family, in the series Tarly are known for their hunting skills in the end. It is like Martin created Tarly for Sasha! 

I can see Connie Springer as Connie Tyrell. Wow, that sounded quite good! I think the rose motifs would fit him quite well, I would love to see Connie as Knight of Flowers. He would try his best at King’s Landing but I don’t think he would manage to nail it since Connie is a pure cinnamon roll and King’s Landing is a intrigue swamp.

Jean would be a Baratheon. He would be an artist like Renly, but that wouldn’t stop him from being extremely honest like Stannis and having some of Robert’s recklessness. But since he is a smart and caring person, I think he would also grow. He would have one of highest chances to survive.

Man, I use ‘would’ so much.

I don’t know why, but I feel like Ymir would be no one, a faceless man. A girl has no name, in the end. She was worshipped, betrayed and lost her way in life and her first task was killing the new Queen of Andals but she refused it and now she is on the run from faceless men.

Bertolt is so sweet for both Got and Snk, he is the character I struggled most as I wrote these head canons because Bert just does not belong to those cruel worlds, he deserves better. Anyway, I think he would be from the Vale and maybe an Arryn because I once read this au smartpass where Bert dreams of flying above the Walls and leaving but some people notices him and tells him he doesn’t have right to enjoy freedom and shoot him down. It was an emotional one for me. So, I am making him Lord of Vale, Bertolt Arryn. Unfortunately I don’t think someone as sweet as Bert would have that much chance to survive if he leaves the Vale.

Annie would be from the Reeds, but like her lord father she doesn’t like to join to other lords and they would mostly stay at Greywater Watch. The other lords would not be that found of them, too. Most of the Westeros would mock them as crannog men but Annie wouldn’t give a shit.

Reiner would a Martell. I know, the look is not connected at all but the character definetely does. Martells are quite smart, passionate and a little crazy. These fits Reiner so well too as best as I say. Also, Berik is a Martell as well because I want it to be that way!

Zeke is a full time Greyjoy. From head to toes. Since we don’t have the Warrior backstory and he doesn’t have that much screen time, damn you Isayama really, I can’t read his character that well but as far as my meta senses works, it fits Zeke to be a kraken, an Ironborn. 

So that is it, these are all I can think of right now! I know that was not the answer you wanted and I am sorry, I couldn’t stop my imagination! It took the control of my fingers, I am sorry!

Feel free to add anything you want!

Thank you for reading!

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asoiaf meme (minor characters): 1/9 scenes ~ the world of ice and fire

Queen Naerys—the one woman Aegon IV bedded in whom he took no pleasure—was pious and gentle and frail, and all these things the king misliked. Childbirth also proved a trial to Naerys, for she was small and delicate. When Prince Daeron was born on the last day of 153 AC, Grand Maester Alford warned that another pregnancy might kill her. Naerys was said to address her brother thus: “I have done my duty by you, and given you an heir. I beg you, let us live henceforth as brother and sister.” We are told that Aegon replied: “That is what we are doing.” Aegon continued to insist his sister perform her wifely duties for the rest of her life. // yasemin allen as naerys targaryen

My House (Jojen Reed Imagine)

Imagine: JojenxReader

Requested: Yessss❤️

Plot: Jojen gets jealous, with fluff and stuff.

You were traveling with Bran, Hodor and the Reeds, making your way towards the North, to the Wall, to find the Three-Eyed Raven. You were the Lady of one of the many vassal houses of House Stark, seeing as both your parents were dead, and you were their only heir. But all the people in the town you reigned over loved you, and respected you, since your rule was fair and you were kind to them. But, when you left to help Bran find the Three-Eyed Raven, you had to leave the Grand Maester in charge, which didn’t seem to be a problem with your people. And after that, you set off with Jojen and Meera to go find Bran, which you did eventually. Over time, you and Jojen became very close, and eventually realized that you both loved each other very much. So, you two made a promise that when all this was over, you would be married to one another.

You were helping Jojen keep up with the group, since he was becoming weaker and weaker with each passing day. “We can take a break, if you need to relax, alright? Don’t be afraid to ask for a break,” you kept repeating, but Jojen was almost as stubborn as you were, “We’ll rest when night falls, but not before then.” You sighed frustratedly, before wrapping your arm around his torso, helping him to stay standing, before slowly continuing to walk. Eventually, the group stopped for the night, and suddenly, Bran caught your attention; he was struggling to reach something that was too far away, and given his paralyzing fall, he couldn’t exactly get up and go get it.

“Hey Bran, you need some help?” You called out to him, getting up from your rather comfortable spot next to Jojen. Bran grinned, and just smiled, “If you could, you’d be an angel.” You felt your face flush red, and you smiled timidly in return, before reaching for whatever it was he needed, before handing it to him, only to see him smiling at you warmly. You felt your face becoming hot, and your palms became sweaty, but suddenly, you felt somebody grab your hand, making you jump. You spun around, only to see a not-so-pleased Jojen. “Jojen, you alright, love?” You inquired, obviously confused as to why he was acting like that. You saw him hard stare shift slightly to something behind you. Or, more precisely, SOMEONE. That’s when you realized what it was.

Jojen Reed, the calmest and nicest man you’ve ever known, was JEALOUS. You turned back to him and grinned, “You’re jealous, aren’t you?” You saw Jojen’s face turning darker and darker red, and his eyes, his beautiful, deep brown eyes, seemed dull, almost pained. You felt a strike of guilt go through your heart at the sight of your beloved in pain, and you immediately leaned forwards, pressing your lips to his softly, and you felt him kiss back urgently, your fingers intertwining. “Remember our promise? After all this is over….” You trailed off, studying Jojen’s face, as he smiled lightly down at you, “You’ll be the lady of my House. You’ll be MY lady.” You grinned back at him, “Lady (Y/N) Reed. I love the way that sounds. I love you Jojen.” He pulled your chin up, before planting his lips on yours once more, “I love you, (Y/N) Reed.”

In Sickness and Health

Originally posted by damanon

Request: anon asked “I was wondering if you would write one for Tommen Baratheon were the reader and him are really close, both having feelings for each other but Tommen is unsure if breaking a bond with the Tyrell’s will cause out-rage and you are too shy and insecure but he finally makes up his mind to drop the betrothal and tells his mum (who is overjoyed) and rushes to tell you, but you have literally fallen fatally ill and the maesters don’t know if you’ll live or die so he spends time showing love to you. Thx!”

and another anon asked “I am literal trash for this idea… But I have a HUGEE annoying crush on Tommen and I was wondering if you could possibly write one were the reader is whom Tommen becomes engaged too/ his best friend and out of anger and feelings of betrayal , Maragarey attempts kill the reader with the same posion that killed Joff, but Cersei now carries and attidote around out of fear so she is able to save her, Tommen rushes to Y/n and fluff fluff please!!! Thank you very much”

Warnings: serious illness, assassination attempt

Word Count: 1581

Notes: that moment when ur computer keeps autocorrecting tommen to tome…changed up some of the request in a couple minor ways.  enjoy!

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Character  Definitive Moments

As previously seen here

Margaery:

Such a restless girl, our little queen. She seldom let more than three days pass without going off for a ride. Some days they would ride along the Rosby road to hunt for shells and eat beside the sea. Other times she would take her entourage across the river for an afternoon of hawking. The little queen was fond of going out on boats as well, sailing up and down the Blackwater Rush to no particular purpose. When she was feeling pious she would leave the castle to pray at Baelor’s Sept. She gave her custom to a dozen different seamstresses, was well-known amongst the city’s goldsmiths, and had even been known to visit the fish market by the Mud Gate for a look at the day’s catch. Wherever she went, the smallfolk fawned on her, and Lady Margaery did all she could to fan their ardor. She was forever giving alms to beggars, buying hot pies off bakers’ carts, and reining up to speak to common tradesmen.

Pycelle:

Of all the mourners, Grand Maester Pycelle had seemed the most distraught. “I have served six kings,” he told Jaime after the second service, whilst sniffing doubtfully about the corpse, “but here before us lies the greatest man I ever knew. Lord Tywin wore no crown, yet he was all a king should be.”

Roose Bolton:

The elder Bolton sighed. “Again? Surely you misspeak. You never slew Lord Eddard’s sons, those two sweet boys we loved so well. That was Theon Turncloak’s work, remember? How many of our grudging friends do you imagine we’d retain if the truth were known? Only Lady Barbrey, whom you would turn into a pair of boots … inferior boots. Human skin is not as tough as cowhide and will not wear as well. By the king’s decree you are now a Bolton. Try and act like one.[”]

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Word Count 1,823

((This didn’t turn out QUITE like I wanted it to, but I still like it for the most part. I hope you all do as well!))

Warnings: Uh…cursing?

It was a power play, you knew that the moment your mother announced your betrothal. You were the oldest but a girl, so you could never be your father’s heir as long as Joffrey and Tommen and any children they had should live. Except…you were the only legitimate child of your mother and father’s union, and your mother knew that should the truth come out her precious Joff would be out of a throne. The betrothal never would have happened had your father lived long enough to marry you off, but he didn’t…he was killed by an act of treason even if it was a boar that did the actual slaying. Your younger brother took the throne…a bastard born of incest…and your mother married you off to a man far below your station just so she could put a message to you, to your Uncles who were waring for the throne, and to everyone else.

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