Admittedly, it is charming in some parts but not that catchy to me as a song. The twerking and break-dancing parts are just cringe-worthy though :P
Shiiiiiit, Anon you are GOOD. However, despite my love for Arya Stark, I have no experience with swordplay outside of WiiFit. But I’ll count that as a half point! (9.5/10)! (and I’m sorry I’m so late with this, got hungry and distracted)
Fill this out in my ask box! One point for every correct answer. Ten points total. I’ll reply with your total score!
BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYONE CAN GET MORE THAN FOUR POINTS. AHAHAHAHAgods…
SNL’s Game of Thrones: HBO First Look
I remember the first time my father took me to court, Robert had to hold my hand. I could not have been older than four, which would have made him five or six. We agreed afterward that the king had been as noble as the dragons were fearsome.
Years later, our father told us that Aerys had cut himself on the throne that morning, so his Hand had taken his place. It was Tywin Lannister who’d so impressed us.
People should talk more about how Arya is explicitly stated to be really good at managing finances.
•She’s incredibly good at math and running a household.
•She has seen the horrors wrought by a ruler who begggers the relm.
•She has no taste for the lavish and expensive events that drained away the capitals gold.
•She even speaks the language if the Iron Bank for Petesake.
I guess the point is that when Arya is queen, she won’t even need to appoint a master of coin.
(Hope you don’t mind OP, love this and couldn’t help but think-)
The best part is that this is how Littlefinger gained power from nothing.
Ten years ago, Jon Arryn had given him a minor sinecure in customs, where Lord Petyr had soon distinguished himself by bringing in three times as much as any of the king’s other collectors. King Robert had been a prodigious spender. A man like Petyr Baelish, who had a gift for rubbing two golden dragons together to breed a third, was invaluable to his Hand. Littlefinger’s rise had been arrow-swift. Within three years of his coming to court, he was master of coin and a member of the small council, and today the crown’s revenues were ten times what they had been under his beleaguered predecessor… though the crown’s debts had grown vast as well. A master juggler was Petyr Baelish.
Oh, he was clever. He did not simply collect the gold and lock it in a treasure vault, no. He paid the king’s debts in promises, and put the king’s gold to work. He bought wagons, shops, ships, houses. He bought grain when it was plentiful and sold bread when it was scarce. He bought wool from the north and linen from the south and lace from Lys, stored it, moved it, dyed it, sold it. The golden dragons bred and multiplied, and Littlefinger lent them out and brought them home with hatchlings.
And in the process, he moved his own men into place. The Keepers of the Keys were his, all four. The King’s Counter and the King’s Scales were men he’d named. The officers in charge of all three mints. Harbormasters, tax farmers, customs sergeants, wool factors, toll collectors, pursers, wine factors; nine of every ten belonged to Littlefinger. They were men of middling birth, by and large; merchants’ sons, lesser lordlings, sometimes even foreigners, but judging from their results, far more able than their highborn predecessors.
No one had ever thought to question the appointments, and why should they? Littlefinger was no threat to anyone. A clever, smiling, genial man, everyone’s friend, always able to find whatever gold the king or his Hand required, and yet of such undistinguished birth, one step up from a hedge knight, he was not a man to fear. He had no banners to call, no army of retainers, no great stronghold, no holdings to speak of, no prospects of a great marriage. Tyrion, ACoK
In universe, the ability to work figures and finances is how someone with “no banners to call, no army of retainers, no great stronghold, no holdings to speak of, no prospects of a great marriage” managed to really get all of that. He married Lysa Arryn and now controls the Vale as Lord Protector (holdings, marriage, stronghold) and he has countless men in his camp (banners, army, what have you):
"Do you have other… pieces?”
“You could turn King’s Landing upside down and not find a single man with a mockingbird sewn over his heart, but that does not mean I am friendless.” Littlefinger in Sansa, ASoS
Very useful skill.
A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says “Why the long face?” The horse says “I’ve just realized I’m a metaphysical concept within a fictional narrative, and will cease to exist at the end of this sentence.”