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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

1 Comment

  1. Aylwin
    July 12, 2016 @ 1:14 pm

    It’s funny how killing Joffrey would have been a perfectly reasonable action for any reasonable person in Littlefinger’s position, but is hard to account for in his case because of his espousal of chaos. That point of view would seem to urge leaving Joffrey in place to tear the Lannister-Tyrell regime apart. No wonder he had to flannel a series of explanations, of increasing plausibility but none of them entirely convincing.

    In general, I think the easiest way of making sense of his behaviour is to suppose that it’s as clear to him as it always has been to the audience that he’s protected from on high by the Prince of Darkness (an elderly bearded gentleman with an idiosyncratic taste in headgear), and can do whatever pops into his head because it will all work out for him regardless (at least until the last book/season, when all bets are off for everyone, except maybe Tyrion).

    The relevant motto here, from Martin’s perspective at least, is “Shoot all the Greyjoys you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird”.


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