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“…A wisp of scented smoke hung in the air, drawing her down the winding path to where the red priests had fired the great iron braziers outside the house of the Lord of Light. Soon she could even feel the heat in the air, as red R’hllor’s worshipers lifted their voices in prayer. “For the night is dark and full of terrors,” they prayed…”

Not for me

So this excerpt is from ‘A Dance with Dragons’ from the chapter ‘The Blind Girl’. Arya as we all know is blinded by the faceless men after she kills Dareon for deserting from the Night’s Watch.  

She’s away from home, in a foreign city, all alone and she’s blind…but that doesn’t bring her down. That is one of the things I love about her character…this girl can not be beat. She’s an 11 year old girl but she has the courage and will to match the Kings of Winter, her forebears.

Also, the nights are a special time for her. Its only in the night that she becomes ‘the night wolf’ …she can warg into Nymeria all the way from Braavos.

“… Her nights were bathed in moonlight and filled with the songs of her pack, with the taste of red meat torn off the bone, with the warm familiar smells of her grey cousins…”

Arya doesn’t wait for someone to rescue her…she creates her own agency.

“… A warrior princess, he decided, not some willowy creature who sits up in a tower, brushing her hair and waiting for some knight to rescue her …”

and she’s growing into her beauty, learning new skills, new languages…she’s amassing all these brilliant skills…but she still misses home and her family

Lonely and lovely and lethal “…while Jon says this about Val…It conveniently fits Arya rather well too. 

theguardian.com
How the aristocracy preserved their power
After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal
By Chris Bryant

This is long but great

WHAT DO YOU TELL YOURSELF EVERY MORNING AS YOU START YOUR DAY?

● ​​Moses would say, “Lord, if You don’t go with us or before us, we are not going anywhere."​​

● ​​Abraham would say, "The Lord will provide."​​

● ​​Jacob would say, "I won’t let go of You unless You bless me."​​

● ​​Joshua would say, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."​​

● ​​Samuel would say, "Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening."​​

● ​​Nehemiah would say, "The joy of the Lord is my strength."​​

● ​​David would say, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want."​​ ​_and "This is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it."​_

● ​​Solomon would say, "Trust in the Lord, oh my soul, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path."​​

● ​​Isaiah would say, "Arise and shine for my Glory has come.” and “No weapon formed against me shall prosper."​​

● ​​Jeremiah would say, "The Lord has plans to prosper me and not to harm or fail me."​​

● ​​Jabez would say, "Oh, that you may bless me and enlarge my territory."​​

● ​​Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego would say, "We will not bow down to any image but will serve the Lord."​​

● ​​Ezekiel would say, "Any dry bones in my life, live again."​​

​Choose your daily statement of faith. Meditate on it! Say it every morning…

ACOTAR Characters in a Haunted House 🎃

Feyre: Keeps jumping out and scaring Rhys

Rhys: “I am darkness, the Night Triumphant, nothing can scare m- FUCK FEYRE WHAT THE HELL!”

Cassian: Uses Nesta as a human shield

Nesta: Secretly enjoys being used as a human shield

Elain: Keeps getting scared and hiding behind Azriel

Azriel: Smiles whenever Elain uses him for protection

Lucien: Tries to get Elain to hide behind him but backs off when Az glares at him

Mor: Criticizes all the decor and costumes: “Really, decapitated head? That’s the best you could do? That blood doesn’t even look real.”

Amren: Everyone thinks she’s a part of the haunted house and she goes with it

Varian: Doesn’t know whether to be amused or exasperated by Amren

Kallias: Walks fiercely in front of Viviane in an “I’ll protect you” sort of way

Viviane: Keeps trying to shove her way around Kallias to critique the haunted house with Mor

Tarquin: Screams at everything to make the workers in the haunted house feel like they’re doing a good job

Helion: Flirts with the workers: “Zombie huh? How about we go in that bedroom over there and see if I can bring you back to life *winks*”

Thesan: Apologizes to all the workers for Helion as they make their way through the house

Beron: Tries to pick a fight with all the workers: “You think you’re so tough vampire #2, huh? How bout we meet outside then we’ll see who’s tough???”

Ianthe: Pretends to be scared to get Tamlin to “protect” her

Tamlin: Got ditched by the group but can’t seem to get rid of Ianthe

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october;

i. summertime, vince staples; ii. redbone, childish gambino; iii. clint eastwood, gorillaz; iv. afro blue, robert gasper experiment; v. locked in closets, solange; vi. untitled 02 06.23.2014, kendrick lamar; vii. re:stacks, bon iver; viii. clean, the japanese house; ix. beachy girl, jye; x. one more love song, mac demarco; xi. buzzcut season, lorde; xii. trouble, coldplay; xiii. you, the 1975 +more

GRYFFINDOR: “Sons of Gondor! Of Rohan! My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand! Men of the West!” -Fran Walsh + Philippa Boyens (Aragorn: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)

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Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?