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Not recently, no. Robert’s Rebellion and the death of Elia and her children put a severe damper on that. So similar caveats as a Targaryen/Stark alliance apply. That said, Doran is an incredibly canny man, and if he were presented with, say, Sansa (fleeing from Littlefinger or otherwise representing the Starks), he would certainly grasp the opportunity of an alliance against the Lannisters. Arianne as well; some of the Sand Snakes would probably be more vengeful, but I think she’d follow her father’s lead. Though Oberyn himself was very interested in the potential of the last known Stark, and heavily intimated to Tyrion that he and Sansa were welcome in Dorne. (Of course Tyrion had no idea where Sansa had disappeared to, but anyway.)
But yes, distance is almost certainly an explanation for why the Starks and Martells haven’t interacted much. Being on the opposite sides of Westeros — almost a 3000 mile distance — will do that. But House Stark/the North and House Martell/Dorne do have much in common — neither were conquered by the Targaryens (the North submitted voluntarily, Dorne rebelled for about 150 years until they were finally brought in via a marriage alliance) and so neither have swords in the Iron Throne. They both have an isolationist tradition, due to their severe geography. Both have a major cultural difference from most of the rest of Westeros — the North from their First Men heritage and worship of the Old Gods, Dorne from their Rhonyar immigration and culture. And they’re both very proud (although lbr what house isn’t).
But basically, if there has been any historical alliance between Dorne and the North, we’re not aware of it. Possibly they had mutual interests during the Blackfyre Rebellion or the War of the Ninepenny Kings, but we don’t yet know details if so. Honestly, due to the sheer distance, it’s like asking if Scotland and Turkey would have been good allies during medieval times…
Because they are scotland and turkey!
Tim Hanley writes; It was a month of very minor changes overall for the Big Two publishers, with DC down and Marvel up only 0.1% each, with Marvel yet again
Tim Hanley at BleedingCool does a really great monthly write-up on the status of female creators over at the Big 2. Marvel continues to make (tiny) gains, but we shouldn’t be satisfied with only 79 female creators out of 556. I’d like to see more progress being made.
Is worth checking out on gender diversity. Graphic Policy has a series on that.
I do not admit… that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America, or the black people of Australia… by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race… has come in and taken its place.
Churchill to Palestine Royal Commission, 1937
I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes.
Writing as president of the Air Council, 1919
This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States)… this worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”
Writing on ‘Zionism versus Bolshevism’ in the Illustrated Sunday Herald, February 1920
Winston Churchill is a fucking asshole
He also said:
"I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion."
which is probably a reason why he deliberately let a million of them die of hunger
And is also on record as advocating the slogan “Keep England White”
The tories worship this guy.
Every fucking pretentious douchebag in the US worships this wanker too.
Catch Fred Van Lente on an Archive Episode of Graphic Policy Radio #comics
Need some good listening for the commute home? I think this episode is great! We’d love your feedback. Very happy that Van Lente let us talk about diversity and was so receptive and is doing something about it.
Union Organizer with Grandma, U.S.A.
Union Organizer Coercing Dough, U.S.A.
Scalia wants you to be scared of union organizers. So there’s a helpful new tumblr that shows just how scary we are. Look at that intimidating union thug. Amiright?
(corporations and the judges they own are the real bullies)