I'm Megan and this is my "Game of Thrones" blog. More game of thrones when the show is airing, more Wheel of Time/other fantasy when it's not

Featuring random science fiction and fantasy things, and vague ambitions about doing book reviews (less vague starting this summer, stay tuned!).

Formerly howtowinthegameofthrones. The name has since been taken by a website selling steroids (seriously).

 

Even after Joffrey’s death, Tywin remains the most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms. But how solid is his position in the face of the soft, unconventional power wielded by Littlefinger and his like? I’m reminded of the lesson Oberyn taught the Lannister bannermen in the whorehouse back in the premiere: Big swords aren’t all that useful in close combat. (And where did Oberyn stab the one who taunted him? In the hand.) And another thing: Tywin is so skilled at putting out external fires that it almost distracts from the inferno threatening to consume his own home. Almost. Despite all his decades of maneuvering, Tywin’s still the only member of his family capable of ruling. (The king died just as Jaime came back as his bodyguard, and I wouldn’t let Cersei manage a roadside Cinnabon.) The more obstacles he clears for his offspring, the less deserving of it they seem. At the close of last night’s episode, Tywin seemed content to let one son hang for a murder he didn’t commit while the other was busy raping his sister on the floor of a church as the corpse of their illegitimate love child slowly decomposed above them. Tywin Lannister is unparalleled at getting every house in order but his own, and I can’t help but think that, eventually, it’s going to cost him. The biggest trees, family and otherwise, are rarely felled by axes. They rot, you see, and it strikes from the inside out.

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dragonsfang:

alliscraziness:

gameofnerds:

I really want to do a thing where I cast all the Wheel of Time characters with characters from Disney films.

Not totally sure who everyone would be, but Aviendha is 10000% Kida from Atlantis.

Well Loial can definitely be played by…

I like how some of ours line up :)

Its still a half baked concept at the moment but the cast does get better if you expand to other animated films.

I am LOVING Tulio for Mat, can’t believe I didn’t think of that one immediately.

alliscraziness:

gameofnerds:

I really want to do a thing where I cast all the Wheel of Time characters with characters from Disney films.

Not totally sure who everyone would be, but Aviendha is 10000% Kida from Atlantis.

Well Loial can definitely be played by the Beast

I feel like Galad could be played by Hans, not by personality but by looks and appearance

Elayne could maaaybe be Merida?

I could totally see Lan being played by Captain Phoebus

maybe I can come up with some more later :D

Okay quick run down of my cast:

Rand - Hercules (heroic, red hair/blue eyes, self sacrificing)

Perrin - Beast (more so in human form but I think it works with the wolves)

Mat - Flynn Ryder (struggled with this one but he seems the right amount of charming/smarmy)

Egwene - Pocahontas (strong, gets shit done, my favs)

Lan - Kokoum (aged up obvs but the “so serious” is perfect)

Nynaeve - Pocahontas best friend lady (short, grumbly, thinks Kokoum is hot)

Faile - Jasmin (aesthetically, firey, attitude, awesome)

Aviendha - Kida (obvs)

Elayne - Rapunzel/Elonwy from Black Cauldron

Min - Meg

Tuon - Tiana

Loial - MILO OKAY Loial is absolutely Milo

Thom - Fluter Flem of whatever dude from Black Cauldron

Uh I have more I might make a big post with pictures later

I really want to do a thing where I cast all the Wheel of Time characters with characters from Disney films.

Not totally sure who everyone would be, but Aviendha is 10000% Kida from Atlantis.

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fyeahswords:

In the world of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, heron-mark swords are traditionally presented to those who have earned the title of “Blademaster”- either by killing a Blademaster in a fair fight or by being granted the title by a unanimous vote of five Blademasters. These individuals are unrivaled in their mastery of the sword, and are accordingly rare.

Some heron-mark swords were made during the War of Power through use of the One Power, which produced blades that never required maintenance, and were essentially unbreakable. Rand al’Thorpossessed one of these swords, a gift from his father. But after the Three Oaths were established, forbidding Aes Sedai from (among other things) using the One Power to make weapons, the number of blademasters eventually began to outstrip the number of Power-wrought blades, necessitating the creation of heron-mark swords of a more conventional nature.

One of the most famous of these swords belonged to Laman Damodred, former king of Cairhien. In an effort to revitalize his noble House’s standing, he cut down Avendoraldera, a sapling taken from the legendary Avendesora and given to Cairhien as a gift by the Aiel. He had wanted to create a throne that could not possibly be duplicated by any other ruler, but by destroying the Aiel’s token of thanks, he incited what came to be known as the Aiel War, which involved the Aiel coming to take his life in revenge. His sword, which was taken by the Aiel as proof of his death, eventually found its way into the possession of Rand al’Thor, better known as the Dragon Reborn. He replaced his original sword, destroyed in battle with Ba’alzamon, with this new blade, and has used it ever since.

Numerous other characters in the series have been depicted as owning heron mark swords. Rand confronted Seanchan High Lord Turak, a blademaster whom he managed to kill. Be’lal of Forsaken is known to have wielded one. Another heron mark sword was owned by Eamon Valda, and was given to Galad Damodred after killing the former in a fair fight. Toram Riatin had one, but it is unknown whether it was power wrought.

The weapons themselves may vary in the particulars of their designs, as only one (Tam’s) has ever been described in detail, but all have a heron etched into the blade just above the crossguard. Some also have herons on the hilt. Tam’s sword had forward-slanted quillons and a curved, single-edged blade narrowing to a point, and its hilt was long enough for two-handed use. This overall design is reminiscent of the Japanese katana.