The Ravenry: Week of 9/28/2015


Hello seekers,

As you may or may not know, Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire has its own Tumblr page (as well as its own Twitter and Facebook pages).  Even more excitingly,  we here at the blog have partnered with ASOIAF University to answer questions about A Song of Ice and Fire.  We – that is, NFriel and myself – take the text-based questions submitted to us, write up thoughtful text-based answers, and publish these answers on the Tumblr.

So every Monday we present to you The Ravenry.  We collect the questions we’ve answered during the previous week over on the Tumblr in post form, with a brief description of each, and publish it here, and link that post on Twitter and Facebook as well. The Queen Regent and the Lord Hand had their most productive week yet, discussing everything from books in Westeros to marriages and beddings. Plenty of hypotheticals and theorycraft, there’s certainly something for everyone this week.

Here’s The Ravenry for the week of September 28th:

Also, there was a great write-up on why the ‘rebellious tomboy’ trope that characterized Robb’s Maegyr stand-in for the show is misogynistic. The Queen Regent added her thoughts on that. The Lord Hand agrees, and finds that the portrayal of female characters only having merit if they reject the traditional feminine gender roles indicative of poor writing.

As always, we love to hear your text-based questions, so if you have a burning question about ASOIAF, click this link to send us a raven. The more specific the question, the better text-based answer we can write, although we do our best to answer them all.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King


Filed under ASOIAF Analysis, ASOIAF Character Analysis, ASOIAF History, ASOIAF Meta, ASOIAF Military Analysis, ASOIAF Political Analysis, Ravenry

2 responses to “The Ravenry: Week of 9/28/2015

  1. minj4ever

    Wow, that ‘waste of time’ post was a joy to read. Thanks.

    Psst. the first link is incorrect. Both links lead to the same page.

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