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the eye of sauron looks really good in the fourth one

"Muster the Rohirrim! Assemble the army at Dunharrow, as many men as can be found. You have two days. On the third, we ride for Gondor. And war.

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when will you ever start again?
will you ever make amends?
will you ever see the end?

squeezed this one in before monday ended. hope you like it! (i beatbox on this one lololol)

xx -riley

I BEATBOX IN THIS ONE # can you just like # stop # i can’t handle it # how are you producing so much flawless music on such a regular basis what even. # riley appreciation blog (via mel)

EHEHE I LOVe YOU It’S BC THEY’RE LIKE 8 SECONDS LONG diES LOUDLy

when will you ever start again?
will you ever make amends?
will you ever see the end?

squeezed this one in before monday ended. hope you like it! (i beatbox on this one lololol)

xx -riley

Everyone's talking about Arianne being cut from the series, why is this a big deal?
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apriki:

Because if it is true, what they’ve done is taken a major POV chapter female character from the books and erased her and given her role to a male FOR LITERALLY NO REASON. WHAT IS THE REASON? WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS? HOW DOES IT BENEFIT THE SHOW AND THE STORY TO TAKE AWAY ARIANNE’S STORY AND GIVE IT TO A DUDE? THERE IS NO REASON THERE’S NOT ONE REASON

and like if that wasn’t bad enough, so much of the point of bringing in Dorne and the Dornish characters is to show how differently they view and treat women within the medieval hell that is Westeros. It’s the only kingdom that doesn’t practice primogeniture and has a history of female rulers (for example, Doran and Oberyn’s mother, not their father, ruled in Dorne. BUT WHEN THEY THREW A THROWAWAY REFERENCE TO DORNE’S PREVIOUS RULER IN THE SHOW, THEY CHANGED IT TO A MAN LIKE LMAO WOW D&D DID WOULD IT REALLY FUCKING KILL YOU TO MENTION A RULING PRINCESS DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOUR BASIC ASS ON THE WAY OUT). The whole fucking kingdom was founded by a woman. It serves as a way to show that the misogyny is Westeros is not the norm, but a choice and that it’s not like that everywhere. It’s easy for the reader to be like ‘okay, this is a medieval-based world, of course women aren’t going to rule’, but Dorne just existing the way it does throws that completely out of the window and it’s REALLY IMPORTANT. 

And like a concept so central to the asoiaf series is shining a light on how misogynistic the fantasy genre itself often is, how female characters are underdeveloped or token ‘sorceress’ villains or two-dimensional love interests. It shows through example how authors have the choice to write dynamic roles for women in a fantasy setting but just choose not to and blame it on the standard within their world? like YOU WROTE THIS WORLD. YOU INVENTED IT. YOU HAVE MADE UP THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THIS WORLD AND WILLINGLY CHOSEN TO NOT INCLUDE WOMEN IN THAT OR SHOW HOW THEY CAN STILL HAVE STORYLINES AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN A SETTING THAT SUFFOCATES THEM

And like by choosing FOR NO REASON (!!!!!!!!!!!!) to TAKE AWAY a female character like Arianne - who is sexual, who owns her sexuality, who uses it as a weapon, who was raised to rule, who is confident in her power, who is in cahoots with her girl gang cousins (who are all powerful in their own ways, who all identify their femininity differently and use it as a tool differently) to STAGE A COUP AND PUT A FEMALE ON A THRONE OF THE ENTIRE SEVEN KINGDOMS BY USING THE VERY LAWS OF DORNE THAT GIVE HER POWER is honestly just so fucking offensive. And stupid. And throwing one of the key tenets of the series back in its face probably because they’ve seen how ”’badass”’ people think Oberyn was and want another ”’badass”’ Dornish character just like him and of course that can’t be a woman!! No woman cool here!! Tough boy make show better!! Go jump off a cliff.

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welp

here it is

the final damning evidence that i have no life whatsoever

lyrics at the original post here

so uh, by popular request, mp3 now downloadable here. second from the bottom

People complain that Christian’s don’t respect other’s beliefs and then people who don’t believe in Christianity go out and do stuff like this.

lol literally what are you even talking about

do you want me to say that friedrich nietzsche wasn’t vehemently anti-christian because that would be a glaring factual inaccuracy in my educational tune
he literally wrote a book called ‘the antichrist’ which was a gleefully vituperative condemnation of everything that western christianity stood for
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THE CHAOS WALKING TRILOGY     |     Viola Eade

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THE CHAOS WALKING TRILOGY     |     Viola Eade

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“Requesting miracles now, are we?” Sabetha looked down and kicked a stone out of her path. “Look, I’m sorry. Contemplating ten days stuck together on the road. And the brothers being … you know. The whole thing has me feeling like a hedgehog, rolled up with my spikes out. Can’t help myself.”
“Oh, a hedgehog is absolutely the last thing I would ever compare you to,” said Locke with a laugh.
“Interesting,” said Sabetha, “that I mention my own feelings, and you seem to think that what I’m after is reassurance concerning your perceptions.”

— reason #489753948 to adore Scott Lynch and the way he writes female characters, the way he writes characters in general, just ugh, god bless you scott lynch

Not gonna lie, I have never heard of Scott Lynch but I think this quote just inspired me to track him down and read him

he’s also the man responsible for this legendary pun, this sad-but-accurate quote, and this, which remains to this day the most epic smackdown of sexist bullshit i’ve *ever* read.

of course, these things wouldn’t mean as much to me if his books, the Gentleman Bastard series, weren’t hands-down the most amazing fantasy I’ve read since Storm of Swords.

sorry, y’all, i gotta talk him up every moment i can. scott lynch is a fucking phenomenal writer and should be a household name.

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“Requesting miracles now, are we?” Sabetha looked down and kicked a stone out of her path. “Look, I’m sorry. Contemplating ten days stuck together on the road. And the brothers being … you know. The whole thing has me feeling like a hedgehog, rolled up with my spikes out. Can’t help myself.”

“Oh, a hedgehog is absolutely the last thing I would ever compare you to,” said Locke with a laugh.

“Interesting,” said Sabetha, “that I mention my own feelings, and you seem to think that what I’m after is reassurance concerning your perceptions.”

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reason #489753948 to adore Scott Lynch and the way he writes female characters, the way he writes characters in general, just ugh, god bless you scott lynch

There’s always a flaw in the system.

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