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So! A3 and A4 mounted and signed prints are now available of ‘The Sailor’s Wife’, ‘Ophelia’ and 'Little Red Riding Wolf’

A4 - £12.00 plus postage.
A3 - £25.00 plus postage.

(note that A3 prints sold outside of the UK will not have a mount and be rolled in a poster tube to avoid damage!)

All money goes into the baby fund for Jules!

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“A grand love story between a shipwrecked sailor and his faithful wife during Ireland’s Great Famine”

A new project built with the brilliant Katie Lee ! She always has great ideas ! Go check her work there : http://ktsung.tumblr.com/ !!!

Some researches and the “final ones” at the end !

Aw yeah I love the Homestuck ancestors

You know the ones

  • Spooky Psychic Sweetheart Wife
  • Badass Beast-Tamer Bull Husband
  • Sarcastic Sparky Psion Husband
  • Class Ass Crab Husband
  • Feline Fine Sign Wife
  • Matronly Mothergrub Wife
  • Aligned Lawful Lovely Wife
  • Irate Pirate Pilot Wife
  • Lorg Force Horse Husband
  • Mega Mirthful Maniacal Husband
  • Finely Tailored Sailor Husband
  • Fish Witch Bitch Wife 
On Sex and Marriage: Gerion (featuring Joy and the Sailor’s Wife)

Gerion’s an interesting case – despite the fact that he doesn’t ostensibly fit into half of this meta’s remit, Gerion’s attitude to marriage, from what we can glean from the text, is very telling about his character and his relationship with Tywin.

For a start, Tywin is likely the only ‘Lord of the Rock’ that Gerion has ever really known – of course, Tytos was still alive when Gerion was born ( indeed, Gerion’s wetnurse became his new mistress after Jeyne Marbrand died - but Gerion himself says: “My lord father would have made a splendid innkeep, [] but old Toad would have been a better lord.” ), but the main authority figure in Gerion’s life was…Tywin. This, and the age gap between the brothers, highlights some key aspects to Gerion’s relationship with authority and what this means for his attitude to sex.

1) Gerion’s the youngest of five siblings, the fourth son of Tytos Lannister. He is unlikely to ever have a keep and is therefore not that much of a dynastic catch, despite having the last name “Lannister”. So Gerion is really the only one of the five siblings who can enjoy being a Lannister, with no responsibilities or expectations. He doesn’t even have to attempt to make a name for himself from under Tywin’s shadow, he can kick back and relax. Which, in turn, means that he has a much more relaxed attitude to sex, since he has no form of dynastic responsibility

2) Joy is a key example both of the friction between Tywin and Gerion and of Gerion’s attitude to the world. We never hear of Briony except for the fact that she gave birth to Gerion’s bastard ( was she provided for? Perhaps, but certainly not at the Rock, after Tytos’ own mistress – Gerion poked the sleeping dragon, he never stabbed it with a pitchfork ) and she and Joy were separated. This last was probably at Tywin’s behest ( fine, have a bastard, but she will be a Lannister bride with all the responsibilities that that entails ) but Gerion certainly, then, showed no signs of taking responsibility for her. He may not have power in any conventional sense, but he still takes his rights as a Lannister and as a man in Westerosi society.

3) The Sailor’s Wife is also interesting in terms of Gerion and his view of sex. It’s not really clear from the text why the Sailor’s Wife has to marry her clients: but it is quite telling from Gerion’s perspective. For him, because he has no dynastic responsibilities, marriage is a means to an end, and he probably didn’t even think of what would happen after he left and went on to Valyria. He drifts in a way that skips over the line from naivety into thoughtlessness.

4) Every canon piece of information we have about Gerion seems to directly clash with what we know about Tywin: Tywin, proudly connected to Casterly Rock vs Gerion, who seems to have spent as little time in the Rock as he could as soon as he was able to travel; Tywin, who desperately hid any sign that he had extra-marital sex vs Gerion who has two known bastards both bearing his look and one named for the emotion he feels his brother lacks the most; Tywin, desperately committed to legacy vs Gerion, who vanished without a trace. So we can suggest that there is something slightly Freudian, perhaps, in the way that Gerion rebels against everything that Tywin stands for: symbolic patricide.