This week we're SO excited to introduce you to a friend of No_System, Stephen Kent. Stephen and Gothix worked together on the Rightly YouTube channel, and he's now building a Substack called This is the Way. We have a lot of plans that I'm excited to tell you about, but the first is that Stephen will be republishing posts on the No_System blog regularly. This week, he's been writing about House of the Dragon and handling critics. It's great stuff. - Brian
House of the Dragon's lesson on dealing with critics
King Targaryen, Cicero and Marcus Aurelius on ignoring smack talk
In his mind, the matter of royal succession is now closed. For the most part, he is correct. Targaryen is king. His wife at that moment was about to give birth to a son. All was as it should be. Now….if you watched the premiere of House of the Dragon on HBO, the spinoff series of Game of Thrones, you know the succession situation becomes a disaster just minutes later. But that is beside the point. Right now, sitting at the tournament and overseeing a jousting match between the kingdoms, all is well.
King Targaryen responds calmly to Hightower, “Tongues will not change the succession. Let them wag.”
To see all of Stephen's other writing, follow his Substack at https://thisistheway.substack.com
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