the fantasy wardrobe

Whenever I see pictures of GRRM wearing his silver vests or purple suspenders or something, I think about how he said “Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli.” It’s as if GRRM’s outfits are an advertisement of his craft, the way Gendry fashioned a bull helmet for himself. As if GRRM is only a wardrobe away from a bard walking down the streets of King’s Landing, crying out to be heard over the din, “Dreams for sale, tales old and true, stories of wonder!”

Feminist: There’s no strong women in fantasy!

Does it seem strange to anyone else that most of the main fantasy settings you might find yourself in, Middle Earth, Westeros, Narnia for example, there’s never a “Frozen South”?

Like the further north a character travels the further the colder it is, or if they travel south then they tend to find deserts or tropical jungles. If they go west they tend to find a large expanse of water and East they’re probably gonna find deserts again.

Basically what I’m trying to say is why is every fantasy realm some alternative reality Europe? Hasn’t anyone from the southern hemisphere ever written a fantasy novel? I mean come on Australia!

magical fantasy asks ━☆゚.*・ 。゚
  • Sorting Hat: If you could invent a Hogwarts house what would its name, colors, mascot, and characteristics be?
  • Wardrobe: Which fantasy universe would you choose to escape to?
  • The One Ring: If you were told that you could pick have any superpower but it came with a huge downside, would you still choose to have one? Which one?
  • Marauders Map: What would you do if you knew you wouldn't get caught?
  • Flying Carpet: What would be your fantasy mode of transportation? Carpet? Broomstick? Pumpkin Carriage?
  • Alethiometer: Do you think you have any magical or supernatural powers? What are they?
  • Everlasting Gobstopper: Which of the seven deadly sins do you relate to, and who does that make you from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? (Ex. Augustus Gloop = Gluttony)
  • Drink Me Potion: What is the last big risk you took? Did it pay off?
  • Necronomicon: What is your greatest irrational fear?
  • Ruby Slippers: What is your favorite city? Would you want to live there, or just visit?
  • Babel Fish: If you could learn any fictional language, what would it be?
  • Iron Throne: What Game of Thrones house do you think you are? Are you happy there, or would you become a traitor and abandon your house for another one?
  • Excalibur: When was the last time you felt like you truly earned something?
  • Philosopher's Stone: Is there anything that you truly want but know you would be better off not having?
  • Magic Lamp: Three wishes! Go!
  • Scroll: Which element would you bend?
  • Owl: Who was the last person you wrote a handwritten letter to?
  • Fountain of Youth: If you could stay one age forever, what age would you pick? Would you want to be immortal?
  • Horcrux: Pick three items to safeguard your soul. What are they?
  • Magic Beans: What is a crazy chance you took that paid off?
  • Poison Apple: What's the closest you've come to death?
  • Riptide: Do you think people underestimate you?
Chronicles of Narnia Fan Art

Lucy’s first visit to Narnia from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Lucy’s reunion with Aslan from Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

Eustace shedding out the dragon’s skin from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.