anonymous asked:

do you think bastardy might have had less of a stigma in a justman riverlands? after all, not only was benedict Justman the first a bastard, he wasnt even a legitimized one as far as we know.

No, Benedict I was disdained as a bastard when he was young. He became King because he was such a badass that his families decided to back him anyways. 

For everyone concerned with the use of the Starfleet delta, I.E., the Enterprise insignia in Discovery, please consider this memo from Bob Justman circa 1967.

It explains that other starships having its own emblem was a production error, not something intended. They did roll with it, but it was never the intention of the day, hence its resolution in The Motion Picture.

Pyke Castle Finished Lineart (Iron Islands Map - Work in Progress)

I finished the lineart for Pyke Castle today. Now you can see the Sea Tower to the right and in the back you find the Bloody Keep, a sinister place where they killed the kids of Bernarr Justman and where they eat raw squids every Sunday. That’s just as good as watching Game of Thrones, I guess.

anonymous asked:

a worldbuilding question about house justman. What would you name their fortress/seat, its corresponsing city(if the castle has one) and where would you place it/them? around the place where the trident forks or where harrenhall was build seems like the two best possible places.

Good question! 

As discussed here, I would guess based on the story that the Justman seat and lands would be on the Red Fork between Stone Hedge and Raventree Hall, both because Benedict Justman’s support was initially from the houses of his mother and father, and because putting himself physically in between the Brackens and Blackwoods is probably the only way to keep them from fighting. 

So I would imagine that the castle proper is on an island in the middle of the river overlooking a major ford over the Red Fork, but also controls lands on both banks. As for the name, I kind of like Scales - it follows from House Justman’s sigil, but it also works to allude to the fishes in the Red Fork and that general Trident vibe. 

one thing i wish we’d see more of in cr fics is people writing about the abundance of trauma vex probably has :v

like, i love a healthy dose of dark de rolo stuff for both percy and cass, and vax has a lot of dark stuff for him and trauma too, but vex just kinda… gets left in the dust, even though she canonically has immense childhood trauma related to self-worth and self-esteem and she’s been canonically kidnapped and kept in a cage and almost sexually assaulted, and she’s been stalked and had a contract on her life, and just

man i wanna read more about vex dealing with All That Trauma because just because she’s quiet about it and keeps everything inside doesn’t mean she’s okay– see: her being nearly swayed by saundor and easily manipulated into thinking fighting back was wrong

anonymous asked:

Another question from the riverlander AH guy. Throughout its history, the kings of the riverlands have used 3 different titled. King of the Trident, King of the Rivers and Hills, and simply River King. After millenia of rule under house justman, Should i have only one of these remain, or should i have all three still in use(similarly to how house stark is still known as the kings of winter) at the same time?

Here’s my thinking…

King of the Trident is probably the oldest title, a bit like Kings of Winter. It represents a claim to the defensible interior of the Riverlands, the part that would have been the hardest for the Westerlands or the Vale or the Reach etc. to conquer. 

King of the Rivers and Hills is a more expansive title. The Hills portion represents a claim to the hill country that runs from Pinkmaiden to Harrenhal, the portion I’ve described as the “southern Riverlands,” which is the vulnerable underbelly of the kingdom because it’s not sheltered behind the riverrine walls of the Trident. The Rivers portion is not only a repetition of the claim to the Trident, but also a maximalist claim to all the rivers of the Kingdom, including the God’s Eye River and the Blackwater Rush, and thus might well represent a claim on the northern Crownlands, since King’s Landing and Rosby (and Duskendale, conquered by Benedict II, who may have been the first to use that title) are quite close to the Rush, Cracklaw Point is quite close to Maidenpool and borders on the Trident as it opens into the Bay of Crabs, etc. 

River King is the colloquial term. If the two above are the titles that a Justman monarch’s court would use, I imagine River King would be the term used by the smallfolk or by foreigners to differentiate these kings from the many other kings of Westeros. 

On Star Trek and What It Means To Me: #Make Trek Not War

Okay. So. 

Star Trek - for me, these words mean hope, peace, and universal acceptance. Star Trek has taught me so may things, and been with me through really tough times, and I thought I’d share what it means to me for the #Make Trek Not War tag.

1. On How Star Trek Changed My Perception Of My Own Gender

I got introduced to Star Trek in late 2015, and the first Star Trek I ever saw was Star Trek (2009). I had what I thought to be a crush on Zachary Quinto as Spock. When I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness, I rewatched the scene where he fights Khan (after Kirk “dies”) over and over again because it was so epic and he seemed so powerful. Only after thinking about it for a long time did I realize that I did not have a crush on Spock, rather, I wanted to be like Spock.

At this point in time, I already knew I was transgender. And instances like this had already happened; when I was really into Sherlock I loved seeing Sherlock wearing his suit because it made me want to be like him so bad. All of this “wanting to be like” people was really instrumental in my learning about myself. 

2. On How Star Trek Made Me A Kinder Person

Okay, so this isn’t really all Star Trek, but Star Trek started it. When I started watching TOS, my favorite character was at first Spock. But soon after I began to love Bones. I could see a lot of myself in him (his capacity for empathy being one example).

I read a biography of DeForest Kelley, and through that learned about how kind he was. The “moral” of the biography was that sincerity and kindness are everything in life. 

Now, that isn’t to say that only DeForest Kelley’s life story taught me this. Star Trek itself did as well. I learned from Star Trek that our “enemies” have thoughts and feelings too, and that the best way to solving any problem is through empathy and a peaceful approach. 

3. On Star Trek And Wonder

In other words, IDIC. This is incredible to me. The thought of Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations fills me with wonder. It makes me so excited to learn and grow in my understanding of what the universe holds. Most of all, it makes me happy that not everything is the same, and that there are endless possibilities for everything. 

4. On Star Trek And Perseverance

Lastly, Star Trek taught me that good things take time and effort. The making of the show certainly did. I read Inside Star Trek by Bob Justman and Herb Solow at the peak of my fandom for the show. Not only did it teach me about the making of the show and how Hollywood worked back in the day, it also taught me about not giving up when it seems like the show’s over. Star Trek’s production faced many challenges along the way, but somehow they managed to make a show that would still be on TV 50 years later. 

TL;DR, I’ve learned a lot from Star Trek and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it. 

Those are my thoughts. This is okay to reblog and share. Thanks for reading this and keep spreading love around to fellow Trekkies. After all, we’re all bonding over a show whose main message is galactic peace and understanding! #Make Trek Not War


The World Of Ice And Fire meme
½ Houses: House Justman

The first of the Andal Kings to bring all the riverlands under his say was a bastard born of a tryst between two ancient enemies, the Blackwoods and the Brackens.  As a boy, he was Benedict Rivers, despised by all, but he grew to be the greatest warrior of his age, Ser Benedict the Bold.  His prowess in battle won him the support of both his mother’s house and his father’s, and soon other riverlords bent their knees to him as well.  It required more than thirty years for Benedict to throw down the last of the petty kings of the Trident.  Only when the last had yielded did he don a crown himself.

As a king, he became known as Benedict the Just, a name that pleased him so much that he set aside his bastard surname and took Justman as the hame of his house.  As wise as he was stern, he reigned for three-and-twenty years, extending his domains as far as Maidenpool and the Neck.  His son, another Benedict, reigned for sixty years and added Duskendale, Rosby, and the mouth of the Blackwater to the river realm.

anonymous asked:

Who do you consider the greatest known ruler of each of the Seven Kingdoms? Someone we might add the appellation 'the Great' to.

Good question! Well, I haven’t finished my series on the Seven Kingdoms, but I’ll give it a go from what I’ve done:

  • the North: in terms of the magical-meta plot, you’d probably have to give it to Brandon the Builder, who won the Battle for the Dawn, built the Wall and the Night’s Watch, and then founded House Stark. But if we’re talking purely politics, it’s probably Theon the Hungry Wolf for completing the unification of the North, throwing back the Andal invasion, and successfully pushing the Ironborn out of the west. 
  • the Vale: well, the Valemen would probably say Roland I, who ordered the Eyrie be built or maybe one of the warriors like the Old Falcon or the Talon, but I’m going to go with Osric V, whose more practical reconstruction of the Bloody Gates kept the Vale safe for thousands of years.  
  • the Riverlands: Benedict I Justman hands-down. Brought the Riverlands out of the chaos of civil war, unified the Brackens and the Blackwoods, provided equal justice to all, and founded a long-lasting dynasty that brought the Riverlands to its historical apex. If Bernarr II had been more like Benedict the Just, the Riverlands might never have lost its independence. 
  • the Iron Islands: well, the followers of the Old Way would probably say Qhored the Cruel, but I’d go with the three Harmunds, who somehow managed to incorporate the Iron Islands into a continental political system that had previously viewed them hostis humanis generis, or maybe Qhorwyn the Cunning, who best exemplified the New Way. 
  • the Westerlands: probably Tyrion III and Gerold II, who brought the Andals into the fold and used them to reinvigorate the Westerlands and provide the raw fuel for the unification of the Kingdom of the Rock. Without them, the glories of Cerion or Tommen I or Gerold the Great would not have been possible. 
  • the Reach: not even a contest. Garth VII the Goldenhand, a “giant both in war and peace,” who defeated every single one of the Reach’s enemies in detail, turned them into his allies and kinsmen, and left the Reach with seventy-five years of peace. Possible contender for Greatest Westerosi King Ever, given that he did all of this without any dragons. 
  • the Stormlands: haven’t gotten to this one yet, but probably Arlan III, who built one of the largest empires in Westerosi history and came closest to actually winning the Great Game. 
  • Dorne: Nymeria. Led her people across an impossible trek, founded not merely a kingdom but a nation, unified that kingdom through war and peace, held it against invasion and civil war. 

Producer Robert Justman wrote a long, very detailed memo to Gene Roddenberry about the many flaws in his script for “The Omega Glory” but opted to not send it for fear of hurting the other’s feelings. Instead, he made a few suggestions in a meeting, but “…as anyone who has seen the episode knows, it didn’t do much good,” Justman reported in Inside Star Trek: The Real Story.

anonymous asked:

what traditional "look" do you think the now extinct teagues, justmans and gardners had if they had any?

I don’t necessarily have headcanons for this stuff, so I’m going off the top of my dome here:

  • House Gardener should have the “look” of Garth Greenhand, who my headcanon is less this than this. So, handsome/beautiful in an earthy, slightly louche way (capable of running to fat if they don’t work off the calories from living the good life) that befits the descendants of a fertility god. I also like the idea of them having hair and eyes that are a mix of brown and gold, earth and the divine mixing. 
  • House Justman should be a mix of the “looks” of Houses Bracken and Blackwood. So the Brackens tend to be beefy but not tall and with brown hair and eyes, and the Blackwoods tend to have black hair, hooked noses, and tend to be goth as hell. So Justmans would probably have dark hair and eyes, a balanced physique (neither as wispy as the Blackwoods nor as blocky as the Brackens), and noses that are a careful balance between the two families.
  • House Teague were Andals, who tended to be fair-haired; beyond that, I don’t have any ideas. I like the idea of the Teagues as being short, because I like the idea of them as feisty bantamweights who don’t know when to give up. 

Despite only appearing for only a few moments in the final episode, the Salt Vampire from “The Man Trap” remains one of Star Trek’s most iconic creatures. Wah Chang designed the costume and when the episode’s writer George C. Johnson saw it in Robert Justman’s office, he was at first disappointed, feeling that the teeth and appearance was not close to his original vision of “something like a refugee from a concentration camp.” He was convinced, though, upon seeing dancer Sandra Gimpel’s performance in the suit.

“She was incredible. She got the whole spirit of the damned thing,” Johnson recalled years later.

Sometimes I get the feeling the only way we could achieve a STAR TREK segment on budget would be to have 60 minutes of Mister Spock playing a kazoo solo as Captain Kirk holds him in his arms while standing in a telephone booth.
—  Robert Justman, Producer of Star Trek: TOS, quoted in These Are the Voyages, TOS Season One

anonymous asked:

Hi, im currently trying to make an alternate history, featuring a riverlands under a surviving house justman. Would you mind if i used your words for them? My original idea for their words were, "through us flows justice" but your "balance the scales" sounds a lot better

Of course! Anyone can use any of my words anytime.

Tentative Schedule for October

10/04: Hidden History of the Riverlands: Introduction + Lost Lore (Part I) (House Bracken and House Blackwood)

10/11: Hidden History of the Riverlands: Lost Lore (Part II) (House Fisher)

10/18: Hidden History of the Riverlands: Lost Lore (Part III) (House Hook and House Mudd)

10/25: Hidden History of the Riverlands: Lost Lore (Part IV) (House Justman)