Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II eyes a new throne

Yes...yes, this would do. This would do very nicely.
Every article I've read says that she declined to sit on the throne (now there's a picture worth seeing), but the way she's eying it in the above pic, she must have given it serious thought. By the way, context on the picture is that the Queen and her husband were in Belfast, Ireland and visited the set of GoT because she's the Queen and she does what she wants.

I did notice something, in a picture Time used in their article.

Bitch, you interrupt me again and I'll have them play Rains of Castamere...at your funeral.
Prince Philip, the Queen's husband, looks like an older Tywin Lannister. Combine that with all of the gold lions on the backs of their thrones and the walls behind me leads to only one conclusion and folks, you might want to hold on your undies, because this will most certainly blow them away: The Royal Family are Lannisters!

:P

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You can have your Iron Throne, I'd rather have a book one

Aerys the Mad should have sat on one of these instead, then he wouldn't have cut himself so much. He still would have been an insane asshole though. To quote the immortal Bronn, "there's no cure for being a cunt."


Of course, that's probably not enough space for us fantasy readers - most of us would use up half the slots just for one series. #fantasygeekproblems am I right? I don't think Sanderson's Way of Kings would fit anywhere on there, either, not without tipping the thing over.

(via thefullblossom)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

RIP Jay Lake

Cancer is an asshole. I have one of his books, Mainspring, that I haven't gotten around to reading yet. Might be a good time to start.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Dragon Mistress

This is supposed to be a picture of Daenerys Targaryen with one of her dragons, Drogon. Instead, it looks like Mario Teodosio drew a very awesome high fantasy/sword and sorcery picture of a woman and her dragon, hence the title of this post.

(via A Wiki of Ice and Fire)
Either way, it's a bitching picture.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I think it's funny how they never dye Emilia Clarke's eyebrows for Game of Thrones

(via Game of Thrones wiki)
It's just amusing to me that Dany has super blonde/almost white hair, but her eyebrows are Clarke's original brown. On the other hand, it's probably a pain in the ass to dye someone's brows for a show that only does what, twelve episodes a season? To say nothing of Clarke having to go around with white eyebrows and brown hair the rest of the year, or enduring a second dye job to restore her brows back to their original color.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Currently reading: The Outstretched Shadow (The Obsidian Trilogy Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

(via Macmillan)
I picked a copy up at the local library's book sale (along with 58 other books for 12 bucks) and since I don't feel like reading a door stopper at the moment, I figured I'd read this one. I've been wanting to read The Outstretched Shadow for a while now, but the library's copy is pretty beaten up, if memory serves, and I just prefer having a copy of my own. Here's the blurb:
Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training-all men, for women were unfit to practice magic-memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council.
Then he found the forbidden Books of Wild Magic-or did they find him? Their Magic felt like a living thing, guided by the hearts and minds of those who practiced it and benefited from it.
Questioning everything he has known, Kellen discovers too many of the City's dark secrets. Banished, with the Outlaw Hunt on his heels, Kellen invokes Wild Magic-and finds himself running for his life with a unicorn at his side.
Rescued by a unicorn, healed by a female Wild Mage who knows more about Kellen than anyone outside the City should, meeting Elven royalty and Elven warriors, and plunged into a world full of magical beings-Kellen both revels in and fears his new freedom.
The one thing all the Mages of the City agreed on was that practicing Wild Magic corrupted a Mage. Turned him into a Demon. Would that be Kellen's fate?
Deep in Obsidian Mountain, the Demons are waiting. Since their defeat in the last great War, they've been biding their time, sowing the seeds of distrust and discontent between their human and Elven enemies. Very soon now, when the Demons rise to make war, there will be no alliance between High and Wild Magic to stand against them. And then all the world will belong to the Endarkened.
Too bad this isn't on the back cover instead of a scene from the end of the first chapter. That aside, this sounds like it might be right up my alley. I know the whole "youth banished for practicing forbidden magic" trope isn't new, I've yet to grow tired of it. The cover art is pretty nice too.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Did somebody say Elf cavalry?

Someone did. I noticed that the top search keyword this week is "artwork elf cavalry", so I may as well give the people what they want, so I googled and found this picture:

Art by Daarken (via Pins of War)
Yup, Warhammer wood elves clashing with some state troops of The Empire.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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