I don’t care if something he said invalidates the book. If he said it, I take it as fact within the series. And since Nym is Oberyn’s daughter, it doesn’t matter if her mother was a fucking albino, it’s biologically impossible for someone who has a dark parent to have pale skin.
I do have to give a special award to this particular piece of comedy gold. You are aware, right, that GRRM himself has noted on numerous occasions that ONLY what is printed in the books is canon? It was in fact one of his stipulations for us doing the So Spake Martin archive, that if necessary we’d remove anything he later changed his mind on.
Answers he gives in emails, at conventions, at signings, etc are not considered binding canon by GRRM himself.
Also, no, it isn’t biologically impossible for someone who has one dark parent and one pale parent to have pale skin. First of all, it is a matter of degrees. The child’s melanin levels may very well come out closer to the pale parent than the dark parent, or vice versa. But yes, it is likely that the child will be darker than the pale parent, though it cannot be predicted to what degree. It should also be noted that we have no idea how dark we’re talking here. Olive skin covers quite a range, after all.
However, it starts getting really tricky when there are lighter-skinned ancestors in the darker parent’s lineage, such as in this case. We know for sure that there’s Targaryen blood in the Martell lineage and there could very well be Stony Dornish blood as well. This means that both parents in this particular example could actually be passing on genes for light skin since those are recessive and can hide for generations even in a darker-skinned person.
And again, the text says milk-pale.
Look at you, Linda, throwing science at us!
ALSO YOU USED LINDAAAA AND YOUR NAME AS TAGS IN YOUR OWN FUCKING POST. NOW THAT IS COMEDY GOLD.
If you need a scorecard to tell the Baratheons from the Targaryens, or just want to delve more deeply into the history and legends of A Song of Ice and Fire, then check out the extra features from the first season of Game of Thrones, animated videos that explain the background behind the houses,…
Fabulous start to episode six. There’s some great adaptation and some great understanding of Theon’s dilemma.
Then … a lot of utter crap.
[edited a bunch of it out, thank me later]
And, to finish everything off, lets steal Dany’s dragons! Never mind that until poor, poor Quentyn tried to do so, no one had tried it. Why? Well, probably for lots of different reasons. In Qarth, it may have undermined the legality of the matter, they seem greatly concerned with everything being done properly given how Xaro tries to trick her out of a dragon by using the marriage “gift” option. Elsewhere, people may have believed that you don’t just take a dragon from its owner as you will never be able to control it.
Either way, by having the dragons stolen now, they open up a big can of worms. Not to mention they have completely and utterly slaughtered her storyline just to insert some shitty action.
OMG Linda, it’s stealing.
To address your other posts, people aren’t wondering why you go on Thronescast even though you dislike the current direction on the show. People wonder why you don’t show off the sparkling online personality you’ve cultivated here on Tumblr. Why don’t you verbally harass the host? Tell him he has cunt-stained fingers, that will go well! Tell him how much you hate a large section of the fandom. Whip out that expansive, colorful vocabulary you have! I mean, it’s not like anything you say is sexist or repulsive or anything.
Own it, Linda. OWN IT.
Also, the only complaints I’m seeing on *Tumblr* about the episode is that people are upset they killed a POC character, which I am assuming wasn’t the reason you were talking about (whatever that is). The only “wailing” and hysterics on my dash are from you soooo…
This is becoming a Linda tumblr but I’m just too thoroughly entertained to stop.