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Remember how I said that GoT was real people wanting to inhabit an idealized Anglo Saxon world[…]? Well, look at this:

British Families Are Naming Their Babies After Game of Thrones Characters.

But wait, I thought Westeros was completely fictional with no relation to the real world. That’s what everybody says. So why would British families name their kids after the show? Why not [Latin@] families, or Italian ones? Why do British families feel a special relationship to it? Because we all know without having to be told that the show is specifically British historical fantasy. England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, with just enough viking to keep it spicy.

They are naming them after the noble anglo stand-ins, Lannisters and Starks. We all need our origin story, even if we have to invent it and then punch it up with dragons and whores and bastards and all the rest. It beats having to admit you were conquered by France.

But I point out, with some irony, that those baby names still aren’t as popular in the UK as Mohammed, an actual conqueror, whose descendants are well on their way to a demographic conquest of not only the UK but also Europe. Just bury your head in codpieces and ale and wenches, I’m sure that will carry the day. This is probably why the show is so popular. In the UK, they see their national identity as being lost (not changing, but lost) to the muslim hordes. In the US, the dominant white majority feels threatened by the invasion of [Latin@s] (despite the fact that in most of the south and west, the [aboriginal peoples] were there first before there was a US, before Mexico, and certainly before there were states. We want to feel special, so we give ourselves a historical fantasy in which they play no part. Nah nah.

  #I do enjoy the show    #but this is interesting comentary and should not be ignored    #Althought it should be noted that this idea all kind of stems from Tolkien's orignal reason for writing Lord of the Rings    #He felt there needed to be a truly great British Epic  

bookwyrmbound:

The Turtle Moves

A super-quick project to test out the black walnut ink my friend Davey made for me! Calligraphy by me: Roman caps in walnut ink on Ingres paper. The locket is something I found at Michaels with a recycled chain from an old necklace. I like to wear it under my shirt and pretend that I’m an Omnian dissident.

surflifelove13:

halls-of-nienna:
Harpist at sunset, II

surflifelove13:

halls-of-nienna:

Harpist at sunset, II

The prince fought valiantly.
He slayed the dragon.
The princess cried for days.
She loved that dragon.
The stories fairytales don’t tell (via caliginosity-)
still laughing at the pooper scooper tab tbh


Yes. I have made somebody laugh. You don’t even need the context to that tag, you just need to know it is there.

  #the pooper scooper incident    #sisterly love    #leftingimborn  

This is a tag on my blog

  #<3 this    #if you don't think this is funny you can gtfo    #honestly i was really disapointed when nobody read the tags on that reblog    #THE TAGS WERE GOLD PEOPLE  

mttyshealy:

LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD ADDITION OK

  • fuck
  • shit
  • dick
  • no
  • hell
  • sex
  • damn
  #Fuck yeah!    #shit my dad says    #just because you're afraid that one of them is gonna sick their dick in your butt    #No wonder I don't have a mate    #I can't start a conversation with hello    #Bisexual    #We were too damn DYI to buy a pooperscooper  

caracalfeathers:

Marzipan Smaug atop a treasure of golden sprinkles and rich chocolate souffle.  As fun to eat as he was to make!

kyrafic:

"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.

kyrafic:

"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.

laciphotography:

Wallie will do anything for organic lettuce…even yoga.

laciphotography:

Wallie will do anything for organic lettuce…even yoga.