Rose Leslie: In Search of a Rose - Rika #7 by Jen Carey, Fall 2012
OMG GWEN <3
Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke photographed by Peggy Sirota
THIS PICTURE MAKES ME FEEL A LOT OF FEELS U GUISE
Omg me too, blondie. Me too.
“Game of Thrones” is the latest entry in television’s most esteemed category: the sophisticated cable drama about a patriarchal subculture. This phenomenon launched with “The Sopranos,” but it now includes shows such as “Deadwood,” “Mad Men,” “Downton Abbey,” and “Big Love.”
Each of these acclaimed series is a sprawling, multi-character exploration of a closed, often violent hierarchical system. These worlds are picturesque, elegantly filmed, and ruled by rigid etiquette—lit up, for viewers, by the thrill of seeing brutality enforced (or, in the case of “Downton Abbey,” a really nice house kept in the family). And yet the undergirding strength of each series is its insight into what it means to be excluded from power: to be a woman, or a bastard, or a “half man.”
1. A wobbly planetary tilt
2. An extremely elongated orbit
3. A complex Milankovitch cycle
4. Oceans, currents, and winds
5. A combination of all factors
Can’t handle it. People are awesome.
The Great Houses - House Lannister
Fair-haired, tall, and handsome, the Lannisters are the blood of Andal adventures who carved out a mighty kingdom in the western hills and valleys. Through the female line they boast of descent from Lann the Clever, the legendary trickster of the Age of Heroes. The gold of Casterly Rock and the Golden Tooth has made them the wealthiest of the Great Houses. Their sigil is a golden lion upon a crimson field. The Lannister words are “Hear Me Roar!”.
Oh hey, Game of Thrones. I’ve had my eye on you for some time now, but you haven’t sucked me in until now. You with your gorgeous Lannisters and heartbreakingly wonderful Starks.