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Game of Politics: It’s 2014 and Robert Baratheon is Prime Minister of Westeros.

Idris Elba as Robert Baratheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Stannis Baratheon and Anthony Mackie as Renly Baratheon.

Why did the gods inflict me with brothers?

BREAKING: George R.R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, regrets killing off Renly Baratheon 

I fucked up,” Martin said in a recent interview. “I fucked up. I fucked up. I fucked up. I fucked up. I fucked up. I’m sorry. I’m trash.”


so I’m about a third of the way through clash of kings and there’s been no mention whatsoever of renly being gay

is this just a thing in the show or…?

No, he’s gay in the books, but it’s more subtextual since both Renly and Loras are not POV characters and  they’re closeted. GRRM has confirmed several times that Renly/Loras was definitely a thing in the books, we weren’t imagining it.

They seemed like a couple to me in ACoK, but I know many were surprised by Renly’s gayness on the show.  For what it’s worth, I thought it was super obvious in the books by A Storm of Swords, based off a comment Loras made to Jaime, and a very crude remark Jaime makes about Loras, Renly and swords.

Actually here’s a good website post that outlines the examples of when their gayness is referred to.
(The Rainbow Guard reference is just a coincidence though, according to GRRM. He says he had no idea that rainbows had anything to do with LGBT stuff.  Seriously.)

“they will surely sing of us, and it’s always summer in the songs. in the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.”


Happy Valentines Day
Loras X The Ghost of Renly (created for ringileskiath)


Happy Valentines Day

Loras X The Ghost of Renly (created for ringileskiath)

Renly’s beard appreciation post

“And you rip it from my hands and you swear it’s all gone.
And you rip out all I have just to say that you’ve won.
Well, now you’ve won.”


A Game Of Borders 2


Alex has this theory that GRRM reads everyone’s fan theories and then just trolls us all and kills our favorite characters because no one in the ASOIAF fandom caught his Renly/Loras romance in the books. So, really, he actually just hates us all.

Except a really large portion of the ASOIAF fandom picked up on the Loras/Renly romance in the books before Renly died. :\