why Manderly Moved up to my top favorite northern house
“When we were sore beset and friendless, hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives, the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. [White Harbor] is built upon the land they gave us. In return we swore that we should always be their men. Stark men!”
“Perhaps you understand, then.” Wyman Manderly lurched ponderously to his feet. “I have been building warships for more than a year. Some you saw, but there are as many more hidden up the White Knife. Even with the losses I have suffered, I still command more heavy horse than any other lord north of the Neck. My walls are strong, and my vaults are full of silver. Oldcastle and Widow’s Watch will take their lead from me. My bannermen include a dozen petty lords and a hundred landed knights. I can deliver King Stannis the allegiance of all the lands east of the White Knife, from Widow’s Watch and Ramsgate to the Sheepshead Hills and the headwaters of the Broken Branch. All this I pledge to do if you will meet my price.”
“Foes and false friends are all around me, Lord Davos. They infest my city like roaches, and at night I feel them crawling over me.” The fat man’s fingers coiled into a fist, and all his chins trembled. “My son Wendel came to the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder’s bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with his friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables. I drink with Jared, jape with Symond, promise Rhaegar the hand of my own beloved granddaughter…but never think that means I have forgotten. The North remembers, Lord Davos. The North remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done. My son is home.”
“Singer, give us a song about the Rat Cook!”
I know about the promise….Maester Theomore, tell them! A thousand years before the Conquest, a promise was made, and oaths were sworn in the Wolf’s Den before the old gods and the new. When we were sore beset and friendless, hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives, the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. The city is built upon the land they gave us. In return we swore that we should always be their men. Stark men!
In which Marina Diamandis continues to be a queen and shuts down body policing
I freaking love him.
He also bought his horse from filming of Sleepy Hollow because he heard that it was going to be killed after filming.
He once recorded his voice asking a girl in a coma to wake up, because her doctor said it might help.
Say what you will about his recent movies or his mutually exclusive relationship with Tim Burton, You can’t say that Johnny Depp isn’t a quality human being.
He fucking played Breezy—- holy shit.
this was the most incredible set list. amy in the white coat and laura laurent omg
i swear i could not pick a more perfect setlist ahhhh the big picture laura laurent at the bottom of everything all of those ahhhhh ahhh ahhh damn it
Dear people who leave companion animals outside, especially tied up, during natural disasters: you are fucking scum.
#vegan #vegan #vegans #vegetarian #vegetarians #animals #animallover #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #vegansofaustralia #animalrights #animalwelfare #animalliberation #animalliberationfront
No, I hate how some vegans think those who eat animals are just ignorant asses.
If you openly devour the flesh of animals even though you know that they’re sentient beings and feel pain,
Then yeah you’re an ignorant asshole.
…Really? Plants are alive, and they breath, so presumably they would have nerve endings, so they can feel pain. So, while I respect the fact that you don’t agree with me eating meat, you really have no argument.
for fuck sake respect the food chain.
it’s worked for millions of years, don’t fuck it up for us assholes.
seriously.RESPECT. THE. FOOD. CHAIN
seriously even as a vegetarian I can say those who do it for the SAVE THE ANIMALS shit is so dumb man animals were put on earth for larger animals to eat. guess what fuckers, we are the Mac daddy on the food chain. we win. we get the right to eat whatever animal we so please. I only skip meat for weight loss.
This is the funniest conversation I’ve read in a while, thank you for that.
AHAH wow. wow, I…wow. Ahah…
Oh please just stop, dying over here.
In one 1962 survey roughly 90 percent of White people believed Black children had an equally fair opportunity to get a quality education as White children. Wise recognizes that White Americans’ lack of awareness—and denial about the extent of racial inequality in America—is dated, calling it “borderline delusional”.
(Unpacking the Snowflake - Kevin M. Hemer)
In 1962— before Civil Rights legislation, when Black people were literally having their houses bombed for moving into white neighborhoods, and Black neighborhoods were being bombed in entirety for having nice houses, white people were literally releasing dogs on Black children (my parents) for walking to school, Black children and teenagers were literally leaving school to protest and then being arrested for demanding to be treated equally, police commissioners were driving through Black neighborhoods in tanks to instill fear in them for wanting to be treated equally, everything was separate with Black people getting the shittier end, they literally had lower education standards for Black schools and Black people were still getting lynched and the KKK was strong—
White people when surveyed said “there is equal opportunity“… So don’t think it’s weird that 93% or so of white people still think “there is equal opportunity” today. They’ve literally always been wrong and still are.
This post isn’t about welfare, but it beautifully illustrates a point I’ve been making (or trying to make) since I started this blog:
Privileged people do not understand the realities of people who lack their privilege.
White people assume PoC have the same education and job opportunities.
People with permanent addresses assume homeless people can just fill out an application for McDonalds or Burger King, be hired, and immediately use their paychecks to secure housing.
People who don’t receive welfare assume people on welfare are lazy and intentionally having multiple children and not looking for jobs.
This is why I am always, always asking people if they’ve ever considered that maybe, JUST MAYBE, they don’t have the whole story about their cousin/neighbor/friend’s sister. Because people in privilege tend to ascribe their own circumstances to everyone, even when that’s the exact opposite of reality.
I WOULD LITERALLY DIE IF A BB SEAL CAME SCOOTING UP TO ME