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Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
07 Feb 2020 09:22:10AM
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An article about Benjamin Lay, an 18th century Quaker


History

I shared on Facebook! It's a neglected corner of social justice history that deserves to be remembered widely.

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
02 Jan 2020 09:22:08AM
359 posts

Edible History: A 250-year-old french fry recipe


Food

Oh, this is far too addictive...from the french fry recipe (my word, they are truly French!) I moved to the original hamburger recipe, and from there to a 2,000 year old cheese cake, and was about to start on the ancient tamale when I realized my coffee break ended ten minutes ago...

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
18 Dec 2019 12:53:57PM
359 posts

Science & Splendor at the Courts of Europe | Met Exhibitions


Bloggers' Corner

A good reason to budget for a vacation in New York some year...

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
19 Nov 2019 09:53:50AM
359 posts

What Are You Reading? v3


Book Lovers

Not so fun for the empress!

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
13 Nov 2019 10:30:30AM
359 posts

What Are You Reading? v3


Book Lovers

I'll have to keep an eye on our university library for that one, Signor.

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
07 Oct 2019 10:42:36AM
359 posts

What Are You Reading? v3


Book Lovers

I have been browsing further back in history this month - a pleasant revisiting of the world of Marcus Didius Falco, paid informer during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in Rome. One of the nice things about reading historical fiction is that when one reads it again, following additional learning about the history of a particular time, one discovers new delights that authors who do their research have planted from the historical record in their work that may have slipped past unappreciated in a much earlier first reading.

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updated by @tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi: 07 Oct 2019 10:43:36AM
Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
13 Aug 2019 10:42:16AM
359 posts

Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

I have to say I'm floored by the level of activity that's been generated by the [AES] (formerly ACS). It's ages since I've seen so many dots on the map of Antiquity! People really seem to be responding to the opportunities to be makers and interact as consumers.

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
12 Jul 2019 11:55:23AM
359 posts

Job Openings


General Discussion

/me hastily starts tidying up primmage clutter in Mont Saint Bruno.

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
24 May 2019 04:00:36PM
359 posts

QH Welcomes the Antiquity Crafting System (ACS)


General Discussions

Oh, well - farming was a hobby among some sectors of the Nobility in the Georgian/Regency age. "Improvement" was a bit of a sport.

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
22 May 2019 03:19:27PM
359 posts

Game of Thrones ~ A Song of Ice and Fire


Book Lovers

Binged them all, Seasons 7 and 8, from Monday to Sunday night. I understand why not everyone appreciated the outcome, but I really believe it's one that makes better narrative sense than the one that the "shippers" hoped for, as well as one that respects the world's creator: George R.R. Martin is not one for taking the easy road to a traditional sentimental ending, and I am glad the television writers kept faith with that ethos.

Personally I think Tyrion is the character who best understands the demands of true rulership (as opposed to mere despotism) - but as he pointed out, too many people hated him, not only in response to choices he made but also because of deep-seated prejudice against what he is physically. Hand is a role well-made for him, and the King who was chosen has the mythic and practical advantages (much in tune with what I would expect from Martin) that Tyrion pointed out.

I was "shipping" a bit myself at one point; I hoped Tyrion and Sansa might get together for real, now that she is able to be honest about the genuine worth of the man! It wasn't much of a hope, though. And I think that her decision to keep the North apart is in keeping with the weave of the whole story.

And Danaerys and Jon: no, neither was the right person to rule. I agree that Dany's "cracks" were too deep from the start, and although there's something to be said for the notion that the person who doesn't want to rule is the one who can be trusted to do it, Jon did not have the heart for it. And I believe the dragon was right. The last relic of that deeply flawed, ego-driven Targaryen power needed to melt and pass away.


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