Q: A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.
George R.R. Martin: Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.

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theanimalblog:

Snow Leopard | Submitted by taruntela

theanimalblog:

Snow Leopard | Submitted by taruntela

facina-oris:

Then she and your brother took us to your nursery and then she unveiled the freak. Your head was a bit large, arms and legs were a bit small but no claw, no red eye, no tail between you legs. Just a tiny pink cock. We tried to hide our disappointment. 

book-escapism:

Most heart whelming scene in Game of Thrones I think so far was in this most recent episode (season 4 episode 7) where Tyrion Lannister and Daario Naharis talk in Tyrion’s cell

You just don’t confuse The Viper with a sellsword. 

yellowswans:

Silvio Rodriguez - Ojala 

(via andmacs)

barbieq:

Vuelvo Al Sur by Gotan Project

Vuelvo al sur,
Como se vuelve siempre al amor,
Vuelvo a vos,
Con mi deseo, con mi temor.

Llevo el sur,
Como un destino del corazon,
Soy del sur,
Como los aires del bandoneon.

Sueño el sur,
Inmensa luna, cielo al reves,
Busco el sur,
El tiempo abierto, y su despues.

Quiero al sur,
Su bena gente, su dignidad,
Siento el sur,
Como tu cuerpo en la intimidad.

Te quiero sur,
Te quiero sur,
Te quiero sur,
Te quiero sur.

arachnophiliacs:

Tarantulain Doll.January 2012.
Apparently, this sort of thing would disturb almost anyone else.I used my Mayan Worry Doll and gave it a touch of my own.
My original idea was to create small hooded dolls, with a carapace over each of their faces, as masks. But I conveniently had a small doll on hand that would work in size, and out of that, created this.

arachnophiliacs:

Tarantulain Doll.
January 2012.

Apparently, this sort of thing would disturb almost anyone else.
I used my Mayan Worry Doll and gave it a touch of my own.

My original idea was to create small hooded dolls, with a carapace over each of their faces, as masks. But I conveniently had a small doll on hand that would work in size, and out of that, created this.