(Just a note, this was a response to a thread on the worg about the Meereenese Blot essays and their relevance. I definitely recommend everyone reads them if they haven’t already - particularly if you have quite a negative impression of Dany’s narrative in Meereen. I’ve generally come to disagree with a lot of its conclusions, but I think it’s a good starting point… But anyway, I address my concerns in this post. It’s not a full analysis of the politics of Dany’s reign in Meereen - it’s merely a look at the peace deal she makes with Yunkai and why her rejection of peace isn’t a mistake/based on a misconception, which I have a huge issue with.)
I think the essays are a great starting point and have significantly changed the way we tend to discuss Dany’s reign in Meereen. But discussions change and evolve, and I think we’ve reached a point now where we can see the weaknesses in the OP’s analysis.
Most importantly, as has already been mentioned, the “peace” was most likely not entirely real. I do believe that some of the Yunkai’i wanted to stick with the peace… but the real question is, could they? After Dany departs Yunkai, the Yunkai’i are quick to make alliances and arrangements with other stronger forces: more sellswords, Qarth, Volantis, and even the Dothraki. By Daenerys IX ADwD, however, they’re in a fairly strong position; they are promised that Dany will not interfere with slavery in their city, and she will acknowledge the validity of slavery outside their city. It makes sense that their best interest would be to retreat - keeping Meereen weakened - and prevent any further warfare. Not to mention that Meereen remaining free gives Yunkai a monopoly over Slaver’s Bay.
I accidentally 93 megs of theological speculation, is this dangerous?
so okay i just need to make a post about this new anime i started watching, Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru
it’s a magical girl anime, and one of the main characters is disabled
Togo was in an accident when she was little and hasn’t been able to move or…
-Alexander Hamilton statue in downtown Hamilton, Ohio //Butler County, Ohio
one of the most extreme statues of him I have ever seen!!Best worst statue
I hope when the world ends, this statue blasts off into space.
I MUST GO
MY PLANET NEEDS ME
best thing i learned working with and learning about kids: when they do shit like this, especially to something they themselves use and enjoy, leave it there for as long as possible. let them return to the fun thing over and over again so that it sinks in that the thing they did was wrong, they ruined something, and now they can’t have fun because of it and they should never do it again. it teaches them consequence of action and cautiousness.
i did this with a 3-year-old kid i babysat who filled his playstation with peanut butter before i got there, just every time he went back to it and asked why it’s not working, i opened it and pointed to the peanut butter stains and said “you did that” and he says “yeah”, “will it work like that?” “…no”, and when he got it and promised to never put anything but games into a game machine again, his parents bought another and he kept his promise. it works, even at that age.
this was a long and unnecessary rant but so many times i’ve seen parents IMMEDIATELY replace their kids’ toys/electronics that they destroy over and over again and i’m just like NO THEY’RE NOT LEARNING ANYTHING THAT WAY
they also don’t learn from being thrown into fires
yeah but they’re quieter that way
Instead of countless throwaway Bond girls, we almost had one girl Bond.
#3. James Bond
In 1955, Gregory Ratoff optioned the rights to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, hoping to turn it into a hit action movie about a suave British intelligence agent. But after carefully studying the book, which he probably should’ve done before shelling out money for it, Ratoff found Bond’s character incredibly unbelievable and “kind of stupid.” Those were actually the exact words of Lorenzo Semple Jr., who was hired as the movie’s screenwriter, and who also kind of had a point. Think about it; if you’d never heard of James Bond, would you ever buy the idea of an internationally-recognized spy whose entire personality consisted of killing people and ejaculating, probably often at the same time?
That’s why, at one point, Ratoff and Semple seriously considered making their James Bond a woman — Jane Bond. They even went as far as choosing an actress to play her: famed starlet Susan Hayward, who, according to Ratoff, owed the producer a favor and would totally be up for the role.