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anonymous asked:

Sorry, for Robb Stark and/or Stannis (since it's not for Renly, and Balon just hijacks the chaos)

Well, for Stannis, he certainly has just motives for rebelling. Cersei murdered his brother and is attempting to pass off an illegitimate heir. By the laws of Westeros, he’s the next heir, so he’s not wrong to fight for his kingdom. Not only that, but many of the things he’s proposing are both fairly radical and objectively better for Westeros. Ridding the royal bureaucracy of bad actors like Varys, Cersei, and Littlefinger are good for the country.

As for Robb, well, look at what he’s dealing with. He’s fairly convinced that the Lannisters have murdered Eddard falsely, and this is the third Stark in two generations to be murdered by the Iron Throne. Unlike Stannis, Robb has no reason to believe that Joffrey isn’t the legitimate seated king as eldest male heir of Robert’s body, so he’s not installing Stannis. Rather instead, he’s fighting for independence against the Iron Throne which has murdered his vassals and unleashed a campaign of terror against the Riverlands, a direct casus belli that Robb acts immediately on.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King


The Sadowsky / Prince Connection

“I was brought in just as they were beginning rehearsals for the Purple Rain tour and personally delivered every guitar to Minneapolis.

First, I made two copies of his Hohner Tele as Hohner had discontinued the guitar at that time.

Second, I made two more Hohner copies that ejaculated! In the Purple Rain movie, there is a scene where he climbs to the top of a huge mountain of speakers, grabs a guitar and masturbates the neck until the guitar ejaculates onto the audience. The guitar was a prop and connected to a tank of Ivory Liquid off stage. Prince wanted a fully playable guitar that could also ejaculate. I ran copper tubing along the side of the truss rod and it terminated at the tip of the headstock. On the body side, it terminated in a compartment we routed in the back so they could install their solenoid valve that connected to the tank of Ivory Liquid. I called these two guitars the Ejacucasters!

The final two were two differnent T-style guitars, both purple with flowers.”

In the the eighties, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs, I saw Purple Rain in a cinema in Canada, I had no idea who he was, it was like a bolt of lightning!…
In the middle of my depression, and the dreadful state of the music culture at that time it gave me hope, he was like a light in the darkness…
—  Eric Clapton, April 2016