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Six minutes left on my laptop battery. Decisions, decisions.


I may have a hard time watching GoT, but the fandom is hilarious.


hm.. what about protein drinks or shakes in place of food? *hugs* You’re little one certainly knows how to make an entrance. Every time they get sick, you should be like, “Well, at least you won’t be sick for months on end.” haha

I think protein would probably help. I had one good day last weekend when my parents managed to get me to eat steak. I felt pretty good actually. I haven’t been eating much meat lately, as it’s just been unappetizing like most food, but I tend to perk up a little with protein. I need some peanuts or something.

Lol. I will probably try to be careful about that, actually. My mom, bless her, has a habit of the “This could be worse,” mentality that always made me feel like crap as a kid. I never felt like I had any right to feel sad because someone could always have it worse than me, and it led to a lot of emotional problems that I didn’t sort out until the past few years. I’m sure I will find plenty of ways to screw up my kid, but I’m hoping to avoid the ones to which I’m sensitive. Thankfully, my mom has been really encouraging during this, and less “It could be worse.” I was finally able to express to her that when she did that, it always made me feel minimized, even though I knew that wasn’t her intention, and I think she really took that to heart. Hooray communication. I really hope I remember to listen to my kids.


Interviewer: 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.

GRRM: 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.


George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

Honestly, every interview he ever gives is just the best ever. He is such an intelligent and communicative person, that it shows. Read the article. Srsly.

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And the winner is…


And the winner is…

"I think a lot of people in general are desensitized to it. That’s the bigger issue. We see it thrown into our media so often, it becomes “no big deal” to many, and that’s scary. Rape is a big deal. Consider the effect the scene in Game of Thrones might have in a world already throwing around phrases like “legitimate rape” or “rape-rape.” People try to add these qualifiers or make excuses for why something isn’t rape, and that’s exactly what’s happening in response to this episode in particular. It’s why so many rapes go unreported or why many rapists don’t think they’re actually rapists. It’s a horrifying thought and it’s something being perpetuated in our entertainment unnecessarily and without caution."

A Frank Discussion by The Mary Sue Staff of Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene and its Epidemic of Sexual Violence | The Mary Sue (via themarysue)

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Sorry, guys, I’m on the Game of Thrones tag…

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Anonymous asked: Have you suffered with painful trapped wind? My sister is still in her first trimester and she's suffering with it to the point of crying :(

Aw :( I had to google what trapped wind was. No, my main affliction is crippling nausea. Sometimes I will go all day with my mouth watering like right before you vomit. Sometimes I don’t and a lot of times I do. I can start my days vomiting or dry heaving 3 or 4 times, starting at 1am. Usually, there is very little food in my stomach since I have such trouble eating, so it’s just fluid or bile. Bile is the worst. Not to mention I get Purpura on my face from gagging. My mom tells me I look like I have measles :(

Sometimes if I move too quickly or awkwardly I’ll get a cramp-like feeling that smarts for a bit, but it passes. Thankfully I haven’t struggled with any kind of cramps too very much. Just here and there.


Oh dear. Still nauseous? Have they suggested anything to help with it or told you about similar cases to put you at ease or give you an idea of how long it’ll last?

That’s what kind of stinks. We’ve tried like… 5 different combinations of medicine, and nothing really dents it. They even gave me Phenergan in the IV fluids, and I reacted really badly too it. Most women are over nausea by the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). I’m sitting not-so-pretty at 18 weeks as of this coming Monday. So there’s no real end in sight that I can look forward too :/ It’s just kind of hoping that it fades soon, but that’s not looking very hopeful with each passing day.