I wish I could write a thoughtful, coherent, calm post about why I loathe Family Guy and its treatment of Meg’s character so much, but every time I try I just end up in incoherent shrieking because I just HATE IT SO MUCH.
It might not bother me so much if the show had a better balance of shitting…
Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!
DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED
are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD
can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you
he’s the hero we needed
Xenogears | Emotions
Look at the center of this image for 30sec, then watch Van Gogh’s *Starry Night* come to life
haha I Love This
i love that simba is included
It’s a bit hard to tell what Robert would have been like had he married Lyanna. So much of what we know of his character, how he thought of her, is dependent on her (apparent) kidnapping and then her death (so young, before he could ever have her).
But consider this passage:
“Robert will never keep to one bed,” Lyanna had told him at Winterfell, on the night long ago when their father had promised her hand to the young Lord of Storm’s End. “I hear he has gotten a child on some girl in the Vale.” Ned had held the babe in his arms; he could scarcely deny her, nor would he lie to his sister, but he had assured her that what Robert did before their betrothal was of no matter, that he was a good man and true who would love her with all his heart. Lyanna had only smiled. “Love is sweet, dearest Ned, but it cannot change a man’s nature.”
Lyanna was certain, that even if Robert loved her, his nature was to cheat and that he would continue to do so even after they married. Robert, on the other hand, blamed his philandering ways on Lyanna’s death and on Cersei’s coldness. Which of them was right?
Let’s assume an alternate history where Lyanna either never goes to the Tourney at Harrenhal or otherwise never catches Rhaegar’s eye. There’s no war (or at least not a rebellion led by Robert — Aerys was highly unstable and so there might have been something), and Lyanna doesn’t die. And she doesn’t get out of the marriage by, I don’t know, a riding accident or something, and so marries Robert as planned.
I think… what would have happened is something closer to Lyanna’s beliefs than Robert’s excuses. Robert would love Lyanna, be infatuated with her, and probably have lots and lots of sex with her. But at some point, whether through physical changes (weight gain or the like from pregnancy) or emotional changes (Lyanna reportedly had “the wolf blood”, was prone to anger and mood swings)… in his mind she would no longer be the sweet innocent maid he married. And he’d look at some pretty girl, and he’d slip. And probably more and more often as time went on.
See, one of Robert’s major problems was that he doesn’t take responsibility, but blames other people for his mistakes. And that’s also part of his nature. Just because he wouldn’t be in love with an idealized, unchangeable dead girl, just because he wouldn’t be married to a “cold” woman (who also was in love with someone else, though she was willing to give Robert a shot despite him killing the man she was infatuated with, at least until he fucked it up), is not a reason to assume his marriage to Lyanna would be any better than it was to Cersei.
And what with Lyanna’s “wolf blood”, it might have been just as bad — Cersei described her marriage to Robert as a melee, and I’d bet the Knight of the Laughing Tree would be just as willing to fight a melee as a joust. And in reaction to Robert’s philandering, Lyanna would probably try to keep him out of her bed, and he’d soon be calling her “cold as a northern winter”, I bet.
So, I don’t know if Robert would have had quite as many bastards. But he would still have quite a few. (Not all 16 as per Maggy’s prophecy — Mya yes, probably not Bella or Gendry, maybe Edric and others after that point.) Though he’d have trueborn children as well; the inheritance of Storm’s End would not be a problem.
(What, you’d think he’d be king in this scenario? hah, no. And Brandon’s married to Cat, and none of the Stark kids as we know them exist. I don’t especially like this alternate history.)