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Brandon Sanderson’s 3 Laws of Magic:


  1. An author’s ability to solve conflict with magic is DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to how well the reader understands said magic.

  2. Limitations > Powers

  3.  It is not the number of powers that creates immersive and memorable worldbuilding—it’s not even the powers themselves. It’s how well they are ingrained into the society, culture, ecology, economics, and everyday lives of the people in the stories.

(WoR Spoilers)


A side note: as much as I loved the book, the one scene where Shallan disses Kaladin’s hatred of lighteyes and nearly dismisses his experience of being sold into slavery doesn’t sit well with me.

I’m not taking away anything from the hardships Shallan endured growing up and Kaladin was plain…


Rose Tyler Appreciation Week

↳ day six: the arc you loved the most

After being shown a ‘better way of living your life’ by the Doctor in Series 1, Rose’s arc continues as she begins to become a hero in her own right. Albeit with a shaky (but nevertheless courageous!) start, Rose steadily gains independence and success in her travels, improving her investigative, problem-solving and leadership skills. This culminates in her being named Defender of the Earth after she sacrifices her life with the man she loves to save her planet. This arc continues into Series 4 and comes full-circle as she takes on the role of the Doctor in the finale.


Textpost Edits: Tenth Doctor edition

A Storm of Swords is my favorite book in “A Song of Ice and Fire” so far: This is hardly controversial. But when most people talk about how much they dig Swords, they gravitate to the list of Greatest Hits moments: Red Wedding, Purple Wedding, the battle at the wall, Tyrion’s speech, Tyrion’s murder spiral, the Oberyn/Mountain fight. But what I always remember is the Epilogue. It takes up the perspective of a ridiculously minor character: Merrett Frey. By this point, you’re primed to basically despise everyone surnamed Frey, but in a few pages, GRRM sketches Merrett into a weirdly sympathetic, utterly inessential person.

Merrett gets sent on an inconsequential mission, ransoming a relative who got kidnapped by the Brotherhood Without Banners. And by this point, you’re primed to treat the Brotherhood as a charming, albeit mildly annoying, group of merry men. So it’s a shock when Merrett finds out that they’ve already hung his relative; and it’s an even bigger shock when the Brotherhood reveals that their new leader is Catelyn, who gets reintroduced thus:

Beneath her ravaged scalp, her face was shredded skin and black blood where she had raked herself with her nails. But her eyes were the most terrible thing. Her eyes saw him, and they hated.

In the span of a few pages, you go from mourning Catelyn to being ridiculously freaked out by Catelyn. It’s a classic GRRM twist. (Remember: This was the same book that taught us all to kinda love Jaime.) Storm of Swords is a book filled with horrors, but what I liked about Lady Stoneheart was how she promised that the worst horrors were yet to come. Like, if Ned Stark represented the old rules of honor, and Tywin Lannister represented the new rules of cruel logic, then after both of them were dead, we’d basically be entering a world without even the bare outline of rules: Ice zombies in the north, vengeance-zombies in the south, dragons in the east, freaking Greyjoys doing their Greyjoy thing. That was the first time I really found myself thinking that nobody would wind up on the Iron Throne: That the endgame for “Ice and Fire” would be complete disaster for everyone (besides maybe the people in Tall Tree Towns. The Summer Islands seem nice!)

So I definitely miss Lady Stoneheart, and I find myself wondering what her disappearance means for the show’s next season.

- Entertainment Weekly (via asoiafuniversity)

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i did it. i did the thing

"Now let me dispel a few rumours so they don’t fester into facts. Yes, I too attended at ‘Hell-ton’ and survived. And no, at that time I was not the mental giant you see before you. I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling. I would go to the beach and people would kick copies of Byron in my face."

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Aug 8


“You’ve obviously got a plan, Uncle. Well? Out with it. This drama is tiring.”

“What I really want to do,” Dalinar said frankly, “is beat the lot of them senseless. That’s what I’d do to new recruits who weren’t willing to obey orders.”

“I think you’ll have a hard time spanking obedience into the highprinces, Uncle,” the king said dryly. For some reason, he absently rubbed at his chest.

"Wanna bet?" Dalinar replied.

"Five emerald broams on Dalinar," Navani said, fishing the money out of her pocket.

— Chapter five, Words of Radiance (more or less)

That’s mostly how it went, right? I think there was a severe lack of pictures in this fandom of Dalinar beating Sadeas senseless.

Aug 8


The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

    The mostly hexagonal basalt columns were formed as lava rapidly cooled and cracked after a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. 

Aug 7


requested by willastyrells: nat + humour

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Aug 5

"Are you?" x x

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Aug 3

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Aug 3
"Who do you want me to be?"
"How about a friend?" 

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Aug 3

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