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The blood oranges are dropping and the snakes long to taste vengeance. Areo Hotah serves, obeys, and protects Doran Martell as he deals with the aftermath of Oberyn Martell's death but starts to suspect his "simple vows" may prove more complex than he was told years and years ago. 

Be sure to check out: 

- ASOIAF Quaranstream with JoeMagician & Alicia Kingston 

- Tana Ford site: https://www.tanaford.com/

- Tana Ford twitter: https://twitter.com/tanaford

- "My Family's Slave" by Alex Tizon

- Alleras/Sarella, The Sphinx traversing boundaries of sex and gender

Intro by Anton Langhage

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Subtle Knife gets spellbound in these last two chapters, full of magic and heartbreak. And spells aren't enough to stop the flow of blood from Will's hands—nor the flow of the tears down Chloe's face. 

 

CHAPTER 13 - Æsahættr

CHAPTER 14 - Alamo Gulch

 

Links mentioned: The Pitch Meeting for Wishbone 

 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

Intro: Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | https://soundcloud.com/user-734462061

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Another chapter, another Kingsguard flung to another place that is not King's Landing. Arys Oakheart is fighting a battle within himself, deciding how and whether to use the sword in his hand and the one in his pants. 

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric
Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl
Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/
Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor
Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

Intro by Anton Langhage

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The final Jaime chapter: The end of the road in the middle of Jaime's journey where he's taken a lot of detours – emotionally but also physically. He settles a dispute between Blackwood and Bracken but not the one in his heart when he sets off to an unknown fate that we've all been waiting to learn for years.
 
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Intro by Anton Langhage
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In Jaime's final Feast chapter, he does a lot: He gives Tom O' Sevens two promotions, has a crazy dream, and burns things down -- particularly some figurative bridges. 
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Intro by Anton Langhage; Background music by PeriTune
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Jaime learns "never meet your heroes" as he verbally squares off with the Blackfish. Later, he talks to a younger fish and threatens to put an even smaller fish on a trebuchet. 

This week, we're joined by Don Willi. Be sure to check out his channels and projects below:

Also check out Tadhya, the graphic novel by Quinn of Quinn's Ideas

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

Intro by Anton Langhage

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Lyra and Will start to realize the heavy cost of bearing the subtle knife, while Mary Malone talks to magical Siri. 

Chapter 11 - Belvedere

Chapter 12 - Screen Language

Links referenced: 

ManaroGeek TV - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lo_HzhE8_5Q6gxn7h4cUA

"Excerpts from the All-Girl Remake of 'Lord of the Flies'" - https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/excerpts-from-the-all-girl-remake-of-lord-of-the-flies

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

Intro: Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | https://soundcloud.com/user-734462061

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Jaime continues on his roaming individual family reunion interviews with Daven and Genna Lannister, back at Riverrun where once he was imprisoned. 
 
Don't forget: This Saturday, June 20, we'll be guesting with Alicia Kingston and ManaroGeek for a Ginger Ale Chat!
 
And in two weeks we'll be having Don Willi aka A Don of Ice and Fire of The Hype's Watch join us to dissect AFFC Jaime VI! 
 
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Intro by Anton Langhage, Background music - "Lost" by Turbosol
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Jaime makes a stop that's not on the way to Riverrun but is on the way to his character development. He catches up with good ol' cousin Lancel, who confesses, "I wanted to be you."

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Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric

Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl

Eliana's blog: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/

Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor

Chloe's blog: www.liesandarborgold.com

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#BlackLivesMatter

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you have other creators, resources, articles, actions or organizations that you would like for us to add, please feel free to reach out. 

Support Black creators in our communities. 

Cast & Content Creators

Support Black storytellers.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors

  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • Samuel R. Delaney
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Tananarive Due
  • Airea D. Matthews
  • Walter Mosley
  • Geoffrey Thorne
  • Minister Faust
  • Sheree R. Thomas
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Tochi Onyebuchi
  • Karen Lord
  • Steven Barnes
  • Sofia Samatar
  • David Anthony Durham
  • Octavia Butler
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Barry Nugent

 FURTHER LIST OF BOOKS TO READ, THANKS RACHELGOMES: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eT3U74lNb9KPLKA3mUmNauSPwbcK5LQv70KmBW7EwdA/edit#gid=0

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES COMPILED BY SARAH SOPHIE FLICKER AND ALYSSA KLEIN

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcqDhrCs*godMQCSHOqftXrgq3I8DGA

Sooooo many good resources already listed on here. You’ll see some overlap in the later sections but this is a great compilation that people have put a lot of great work into. 

 

SIMILARLY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE also check out PLUS1.ORG’S ANTI-RACISM TOOLKIT. 

Again, people who are more knowledgeable than us have done this great work so that we can do more to actively dismantle white supremacy. Check it out. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vMlmL9TCZJW9bDNfr_nBu8FZEc8LZQd2fi4hbD1s7dg/edit?fbclid=IwAR1GSNbcbw-KRtvhM-7OQmTt2HtuBUTcPbOMtAb-DDnXe3dBIapMpHWUmto 

 

Books About Anti-Racism, Racist Systems, Criminalization in America, etc. 

 

  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America - James Forman, Jr. 

 

  • Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad
  • How to be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism - Robin DiAngelo

 

  • Reproductive Justice - Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

 

  • So you want to talk about race  - Ijeoma Oluo

 

  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective - edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

 

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander

 

  • GO CHECK OUT THOSE LISTS WE LINKED ABOVE

Organizations You Can Donate To or Financially Support

 

Direct Actions You Can Take

 

  • [Please note that this email may not apply to your district if you live in Oregon or Florida.]

 

 

Some other articles and resources for non-black people of color regarding anti-blackness in non-white communities: 

 

This list was only possible because of the countless efforts and hours of many people paving the way. Credit to: @trishalvaro (IG), @Stanfordfraser (Twitter), @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y (IG), @ericachidi (IG), @mireillecharper (IG), @dciwoc (IG), @law4blacklivesdc (IG), @brige0x (IG), @soft_masc_shawty (IG) (I lost the account that drafted the instant email link demanding justice for Breonna Taylor in direct actions, and am working on recovering that)

 

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