nikolajfangirlteam:

Susanne Bier’s drama “A Second Chance” will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival 2014 kicking off on September 4. The film will be presented as part of the Special Presentations programme. [x]

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nikolajfangirlteam:

Susanne Bier’s drama “A Second Chance” will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival 2014 kicking off on September 4. The film will be presented as part of the Special Presentations programme. [x]

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"(Unlike what’s been said in the TV show) the mines haven’t emptied, and are considered the best in the world. Even in Asshai, they ask about Casterly Rock, which they believe to be a ‘palace of gold’."

George R.R. Martin, at ConCarolinas 2014  [source]

The show is not the books. The Lannister mines *in the books* are not empty. GRRM says the Lannister mines *in the books* are not empty.

The financial obligations of the Iron Throne and those of House Lannister are treated as entirely separate in the books. See this conversation between Tyrion and Tywin from A Storm of Swords:

"Extravagance has its uses. We must demonstrate the power and wealth of Casterly Rock for all the realm to see."

"Then perhaps Casterly Rock should pay."

"Why? I have seen Littlefinger’s accounts. Crown incomes are ten times higher than they were under Aerys."

"As are the crown’s expenses. Robert was as generous with his coin as he was with his cock. Littlefinger borrowed heavily. From you, amongst others. Yes, the incomes are considerable, but they are barely sufficient to cover the usury on Littlefinger’s loans. Will you forgive the throne’s debt to House Lannister?"

"Don’t be absurd."

The Iron Throne under Tommen is near bankruptcy; House Lannister is not. In The Princess and the Queen, when there was a national surplus, this is what was done with the royal treasury:

Ser Tyland Lannister was named master of coin in place of the late Lord Beesbury, and acted at once to seize the royal treasury. The crown’s gold was divided into four parts. One part was entrusted to the care of the Iron Bank of Braavos for safekeeping, another sent under strong guard to Casterly Rock, a third to Oldtown. The remaining wealth was to be used for bribes and gifts, and to hire sellswords if needed.

Casterly Rock and Oldtown served as the Fort Knox of Westeros. The problem at the end of ADWD is that the Crown doesn’t have the money to buy sellswords:

“Sellswords fight for coin,” declared Grand Maester Pycelle. “With enough gold, we might persuade the Golden Company to hand over Lord Connington and the pretender.” 

“Aye, if we had gold,” Ser Harys Swyft said. “Alas, my lords, our vaults contain only rats and roaches. I have written again to the Myrish bankers. If they will agree to make good the crown’s debt to the Braavosi and extend us a new loan, mayhaps we will not have to raise the taxes. Elsewise—”

“The magisters of Pentos have been known to lend money as well,” said Ser Kevan. “Try them.” The Pentoshi were even less like to be of help than the Myrish money changers, but the effort must be made. Unless a new source of coin could be found, or the Iron Bank persuaded to relent, he would have no choice but to pay the crown’s debts with Lannister gold. 

During his last small council session, Kevan worries that they will have to start using Lannister gold to pay the Crown’s debt. GRRM says the Lannisters still have money!!

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no no no it’s me. been keeping it real secret like all this time, sorry krtmd. :’D
Where u been gurl?

What if I were to tell you I’ve changed my mind on a secret Targaryen theory?

crossingwinter:

Here’s the deal:

Jon’s the Secret Targ of the series.

There are no others.

Why?

Because the whole point of Jon being a Secret Targ is that it is “special” and “secret” and “ooh!!!”

And that all gets fucked to shit when you have other Secret Targs.

(The reason fAegon is…

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  • Book Jaime: Slowly understands that his relationship with Cersei isn't what it use to be. Begins to take seriously his position as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.
  • Show Jaime: Throws the White Book of the Kingsguard across the table to make room for incest.
"Unbidden, his thoughts went to Brienne of Tarth."

— Jaime Lannister in George R. R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows (via we-live-in-marvelous-times)

fortunecookied:

Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

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hobolunchbox:

Daenerys gets burned. 

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