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Shit Slytherins Say: #112
  • I am the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant, and all around obnoxious arsehole that anyone could possibly have the misfortune to meet.
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House Stark of Winterfell is one of the Great Houses of Westeros and the principal noble house of the north. In days of old they ruled as Kings of Winter, but since Aegon’s Conquest they have been Wardens of the North and ruled as Lords of Winterfell. Their seat, Winterfell, is an ancient castle renowned for its strength. Their sigil is a grey direwolf racing across a field of white. Their words are “Winter is Coming”, one of only a few house mottoes to be a warning rather than a boast.

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↳ ASOIAF HOUSES MEME: House Greyjoy

House Greyjoy of Pyke is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Iron Islands, a harsh and bleak collection of forbidding islands off the west coast of Westeros, from the Seastone Chair in the castle of Pyke on the island of the same name. Their sigil is a golden kraken on a black field, and their house motto is “We Do Not Sow.” Members of the family tend to be attractive and well-built, with black hair.

HOGWARTS HOUSES AND HOGWARTS MOTTO
  • Gryffindor: Draco dormiens nun...What?
  • Ravenclaw: *sighs* I thought you'd know it by now. It means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."
  • Gryffindor: Well, if you're not brave enough...
  • Slytherin: What IDIOT would do that?
  • Hufflepuff: Why would you want to wake up this poor dragon?
  • Gryffindor: ...
Sun in the Houses
  • wherever the sun is, it brings a vitality and focus. they fulfill their ego through that area. it's almost like having the sun in the sign that house rules, but not quite. here we go!
  • sun in the first house: the motto for this house is "i am," and i can't think of a better descriptor for the sun here. these people exist in whatever sign their rising is, and don't hesitate to actually exist.
  • sun in the 2nd house: objects. self worth. money. "i am what i have," and that includes mental shit too. they've got their life together (or will when they grow into their sun).
  • sun in the third house: "i think" is an accurate phrase to describe these people. they are quick. quick witted, quick thinkers. they are so funny!however, they often do not think before they speak.
  • sun in the fourth house: if i described these people in one word, it would be nostalgic. these people are very family oriented and would die for them.they can be very emotional.
  • sun in the fifth house: since this house is ruled by leo, the sun shines here! these people are creative, fun and romantic. however, just like leo, they can get caught up in their pride and ego.
  • sun in the sixth house: "i'll fix that." these people are helpers at heart. many of them will say that they want to fix you-and while this is a bit rude, they do not mean it that way. nervousness is their baseline mood.
  • sun in the seventh house: the seventh house is what we reject of ourselves. here we reject our ego, in a way. people with this placement are the kind to find themselves in other people.
  • sun in the eighth house: this house is ruled by scorpio. it signifies sex, death, change, and the occult. many people with the sun here are ones to be interested in witchcraft, astrology, things of that sort. they like to know everything about everyone else, but hate to let anyone know anything about themselves. they are great at making people feel like they know a lot about them when they really know almost nothing.
  • sun in the ninth house: these people are what you would call opinionated, or preachy. they know what they know, and want everyone else to know it too. they are the philosophers, the thinkers, and they have set high morals for themselves.
  • sun in the tenth house: this is another good place for the sun to be, in my opinion. the tenth house is also known as your MC, which is many things, but one is your public persona. people see your ego when they first notice you with this placement. the tenth is also your career. people with the sun here have a great poker face and seem very strong (i also notice their amazing bone structure).
  • sun in the 11th house: these are your humanitarians. these people are popular seemingly without trying, and will always be found in public with a friend, even if they are loners. you often do not know much about them, especially with scorpio or aquarius on the cusp.
  • sun in the 12th house: where sun in the seventh people reject themselves, sun in the 12th people could never find this part of them. the 12th house rules prisons, and it is like their ego, their main personality is locked away in a cell. oftentimes however, the prison is made by themselves. this may seem a little silly, but 12th house sun natives often seem both sleepy and confused, but that is just who they are.
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On this distant star, each tribe or clan fights to ultimately reign supreme. For the longest time, the war just waged on, with no one group holding the advantage. However, this battle that no one thought would ever end was suddenly brought to an abrupt halt, as the “Worms”, invaders from outerspace, suddenly crashed on the planet.

X-Saber” | “Mist Valley” | “Flamvell” | “Ice Barrier


To combat the invaders, the tribes and clans were forced to form a truce and unite together. The four tribes that were the most powerful forces on the continent form their own organization, “Ally of Justice”. Bringing together each of their technologies and crafts, they began to develop anti-Worm weapons.


A on-going series where I create Game of Thrones/House-motto wallpaper based on different Archtype in the Yugioh card game.

anonymous asked:

the question that I keep coming back to is: why wouldn't Jaime tell Cersei or Tyrion the truth about why he killed Aerys? Was it that they never questioned him? That they already loved him so he didn't feel the need to prove himself to them? Cersei especially I can't figure out, because how can he not have revealed his most defining moment to his "other half"?

Thanks for the question, anon.

First, I think that Jaime perceives himself as having managed to hold true to one  vow, and only one vow, in his life: keeping Aerys’s secret. And that secret is the extent of his madness and his villainy. It’s an odd small thing to us considering the ways in which he is already forsaken. Incest, cuckolding one king, slaying another. With Bran and his near murder of Arya, violence against the most innocent. So why should that one small, unbroken vow mean anything? Because it does. Because it’s the only one left.

So, it took a LOT for Jaime to finally break that vow. A year of imprisonment followed by extended torture and a complete breakdown in his identity. A spiritual death and rebirth - once again, bound together with a female “twin” - all this reduced him to that point.

But we also have to ask ourselves what Jaime was trying to get from Brienne in that moment and why not only was he worn down enough to ask for it but why she was the first person of his acquaintance from whom he could possibly get what he sought: a proper judge to hear his case.

Neither Tywin nor Cersei are proper judges. Neither of them understand vows. Tywin understands *deals*, but those aren’t the same thing. If we have a deal and you don’t hold up your end, I don’t have to hold up mine. But if I make a vow, swear an oath, and you break yours, I still have to hold up mine. So this isn’t something Tywin could possibly grasp, and if Jaime tried to explain, he’d consider it nonsense. Tywin thinks he knows why Jaime did it - family loyalty. And Tywin hates Jaime’s Kingsguard oaths, anyway.

Cersei, well…she doesn’t even understand deals, does she? She’ll promise anything in the moment with no thoughts whatsoever on how she’ll live up to it, because she has no plans to bother. See, there are two sides to their unofficial House motto: responsibility and revenge. Cersei gets revenge, but she hasn’t the first clue about responsibility.

And Tyrion, well…Tyrion understands Jaime enough to grasp what it meant to Jaime, but the little brother who hero-worships him isn’t a proper judge either. The only other possibility all these years has been Barristan, who is prejudiced, due to his own role in the crisis.

So, Jaime finds in Brienne someone whose honor is unimpeachable, and he pleads his case. What is it, exactly, that Jaime did to Aerys? Jaime could’ve held Aerys there and let someone else execute him. In that moment, Jaime was witness, judge, and executioner. Aerys didn’t die to prevent the destruction of King’s Landing. Rossart was already dead. Tywin was in the city. Jaime killed Aerys because the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. He looks him in his eye, hears his final words, and swings, because Aerys deserved to die. Not to save lives that were already saved, but as punishment for his crimes. 

What Jaime is asking for from Brienne, then, is for her to pass judgment on the rightness of the judgment he himself passed on Aerys. By what right does the wolf judge the lion? Well, by what right does the lion judge the dragon? Tell me, did he have the right to judge Aerys? Something Gerold Hightower told him explicitly that he had no right to do? So this is what he wants from Brienne. Curse him or kiss him or call him a liar. *Something*. 

He’s breaking the one vow he’s been able to keep so that someone with *good judgment* can finally be asked to evaluate *his* judgment. He hasn’t been able to trust his own judgment since all the grown men he thought were the finest in the realm told him his instinct to protect people from a tyrant was a wrong instinct. He’s been terrified all these years because he truly did not know if he did the right thing. Now he can trust himself again. This is what lets Jaime begin to move back to the land of the living, when for fifteen years he’s just been rotting away in limbo. Now he can think of himself as having saved 500,000 lives. 

He never asked anyone for this before Brienne because no one else he’d met could possibly have provided what he needed. 

spectrumcrovn  asked:

If given the opportunity, which I shall present, where would you place the characters of avatar (LoK/ATLA, your choice; can be both if you want) in the Hogwarts AU, and what would they be doing, what would they be specialised in in regards to subjects, what would their hobby be, etc. Now, imagine a scenario with your OTP at Hogwarts. What are they doing? Draw or write, please! ^^

I’ll just do the Gaang because this is really hard and I’m not super invested in the HP fandom, so this is just like first impression of the characters and the houses: 

Aang — Hufflepuff

The house motto is ‘Do what is nice,’ and if this doesn’t apply to Aang’s pacifist believe, I don’t know what does. He values patience and loyalty among his comrades, will do whatever he can so spare the feelings of others and be kind, and he enjoy making people happy. This is not to say Aang isn’t brave… Hufflepuffs are known for their courageous actions and defending anyone who is in need of their help. 

Aang would be skilled in Herbology, and likely struggle with Defense against the Dark Arts. 

Sokka — Ravenclaw or Slytherin 

My first instinct is to place Sokka in Ravenclaw, due to his intellect and status as the smartest one in the group. He leads them in their decisions, gets them where they need to go, and he’s ‘the plan guy!’

While Sokka possesses many of the qualities of a Ravenclaw: wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness, and knowledge, I can see him embodying the motto of the Slytherin house as well: “Do what is necessary.”

And like Slytherins, he is also very resourceful and determined. He also exhibits loyalty to those close to him, and a pride surrounding his roots in the Southern Water Tribe. 

Sokka would excel in Quidditch, likely as a Seeker, given his ingenuity and quick thinking. I can see him being good at Potions as well. Snape was great at Potions because he was inventive and thought outside the box, a lot like Sokka. 

Katara — Slytherin, with Gryffindor qualities. 

Opposites at first glance, but I think Katara would do will in either house. 

Like Slytherins, she is prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. She likes to be in charge and she does what is necessary to help the people around her. She is exceedingly proud of her talents and her status as a master waterbender. Slytherin would be a house where she excels quickly and learns well.

However, her desire to stand up for people extends beyond the ‘loyal to those around them’ motto of Slytherin. She’s more like a Gryffindor in this aspect. She’ll be a courageous friend and do what is right, no matter the cost.  

She’d have a knack for Charms, Herbology, and probably an inclination for Divination, even if she’s terribly gullible. She’d also be an excellent Quidditch player, probably a Beater so she can smack the hothead jocks off their brooms. 

Toph — Slytherin 

Toph was a little hard for me to pin down. She’s very smart. She invented her own style of earthbending. She’s also very daring. She ran away from home to travel with Aang. Ultimately, it was her pride that had me put her in Slytherin. 

She has a boastful attitude. She’s very ambitious and determined, demonstrated in the show by her effort to learn earthbending and be really good at it. She’s talented and resourceful, and, she’s extremely loyal, but I see her loyalty being to those who are very close to her, rather than a broader, house-wide or good-side loyalty. 

Toph would be skilled in Occlumency and Legilimency. She’d also be skilled in Charms, and likely use said charms to cause mischief. 

Zuko — Gryffindor, per @rufiozuko himself.

I feel like this doesn’t need a lot of explanation: He’s brave, loyal, courageous, and in the end, daring and chivalrous. He would fit in well with other houses, particularly Ravenclaw or Slytherin. In fact, his entire family is probably from Slytherin, but Zuko would ask for something else, for Gryffindor.  

Zuko would excel in historical subjects, and I can see him doing well in Potions, too. While he would likely have trouble with Charms and Defense against the Dark Arts (he was never one for the rigid style of firebending, was he?), Zuko would be an adept spellcaster, having come up with his own inventive, modified style that fits his talents (kind of like his fluid style post-dragon masters). I also see him being a great Chaser.

Suki — Gryffindor, with Ravenclaw qualities.

She’s smart and witty, talented with pretty much every subject she touches… Suki is your jack-of-all-trades. She has an effortless poise around everything she does; she’s incredibly athletic, but also an excellent student in the classroom. Like a Gryffindor, she shows loyalty to her house and her friends, she’s brave and daring. And, like Ravenclaw students, she can outthink her opponents, find a way around a given situation, and solve puzzles quickly. 

Suki would likely be a Chaser, and she’d excel with subjects that require spellcasting. She also has a knack for Herbology. Suki would be the one in the Tri-Wizard Cup. She’d be the winner. She’s a queen. 

House Words Wednesdays: House Thenn

Welcome to House Words Wednesdays! Each week, I’ll take a House without known canon/semi-canon words and present what I think could make sense as that House’s motto. You’re free to suggest more as well; take a look at this link to see what has already been suggested, and shoot me a tweet or ask through Tumblr if you have another House you’d like to see. 

House Thenn is the second of the wildling “Houses” I am doing for House Words Wednesdays. Not that you would ever catch a wildling adopting words of his or her own: house words, like sigils and chivalry, are “southron” concepts utterly alien to the free folk culture. However, I thought the newly created House Thenn fitting to do because of its entry into this more “southron” world in ADWD. The Thenns are perhaps the most organized of the free folk inhabitants beyond the Wall: they have lords and laws, mine copper and tin, are equipped with simple shields, bronze helms, and bronze weapons, forge their own arms, and follow a supreme leader called the Magnar (which itself means “lord” in the Old Tongue). Still, lest it be thought the Thenns are mere transplants of noblemen south of the Wall, the Thenns deal more frequently with the giants than other wildlings do and consider their Magnar closer to a god than a mere liege lord.

In ADWD, the new Magnar of Thenn is young Sigorn, a fierce warrior at first reluctant to join his forces to those of the Night’s Watch, as his father was slain at the Battle of Castle Black. To win his support (and to save Alys Karstark from a forced marriage to her deplorable cousin Cregan), Jon arranges that Sigorn and Alys wed at Castle Black, in a R'hllor-ite ceremony conducted by Melisandre. To mark the creation of the new House Thenn, Jon has made for Sigorn a sigil: a bronze disk surrounded by red flames on a white field. The sigil recalls that of House Karstark - a white sunburst on a black field - as Alys is now head of the House (or at least while her brother Harrion’s fate remains unknown). At the same time, the sigil reflects the Thenn culture (the bronze disk) as well as the R'hllor-ite manner of the House’s creation (Melisandre being always associated with the color red and with fire).

In keeping with this “southron-ization” of the Thenns, I decided to make the words for the newly created House Thenn No Longer in Shadow. I wanted words that were related to the Karstark words (The Sun of Winter) but were at the same time their own motto. So, I thought, as the rising sun casts its light upon winter, so those who were once in shadow would find themselves bathed in its glow. Similarly, House Thenn has emerged from the obscurity of life beyond the Wall (living, so to speak, in the massive Wall’s shadow) to prominence in the North, ruling (at least in name) the important seat of Karhold. Moreover, I like these words for how they reflect the unity of humanity embodied in Alys and Sigorn. The misunderstood, shadowy enemy the “southron” people have to accept is not the Others, it’s the wildlings; only by standing together as a single human entity can humanity be preserved.

Let me know what you think of these words for the Thenns. Next week’s House for HWW goes to the complete opposite end of the Westerosi continent, familiar friends of the Princess Presumptive of Dorne.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)