you know what i find funny? elia stans are far from the only asoiaf fans who bashes rhaegar, there are plenty of fans out there who hates him and dont really care for elia, and yet, rhaegar /r/l stans decide to only attack elia stans as if they're the only ones who hate him. hmmm i wonder why
so many people dislike rhaegar and it's not just because he screwed over elia and her kids
I feel like one of the most underrated pieces of SanSan evidence is that GRRM actively avoids the online fandom/theories/etc. yet somehow he knows the fucking PORTMANTEAU for this ship. Like hmmmm, much to think about…
It’s funny how little Winterfell means to me, at least compared to other fans. As a historic location it is fascinating, but I don’t feel any attatchment to it as a place.
I love the idea of home being where family is, so the idea of Arya and Jon and Dany and Bran and Jaime and Brienne; all characters searching for a place to fit and feel like they belong, finding home not in a single place, but in the company of the people they love, would be ideal for me. I think that is partially why I would be so happy if they renounced their noble titles and created a resistance group that worked alongside the smallfolk in order to weaken the power of the nobles. After all, the smallfolk are the labourers and the farmers and the sailors, the lifeblood of Westeros. So much of the nobility’s might stems from the illusion of power.
For me feudalism is one of the true enemies within the series, especially this idea that the honour of a handful of people is worth the lives of thousands, is the cause of so much suffering, so naturally I would like my faves to renounce their titles and fight against it, and for the characters I love less that thrive or at least depend on feudalism, to realise their day is up and a new world is approaching. That would make those who turned their backs on feudalism the truest of heroes in my eyes. I don’t expect it to happen, but it would make me so happy.
And seeing as it is a good while yet until we get the next book, I might as well entertain myself with found family/real family/band of misfits fighting for the revolution and getting into mischief together.
It’s always the talk of a town, when a celebrity moves in specially when they bring scandal. Lyanna Stark, a wildly successful and celebrated Westerosi writer known for her detective novels and short story collection better known as The dame of crime suddenly moves to King’s Landing .
She had been leaving for exactly 18 years in Braavos, the world capital of culture and love but moves back to Westeros, accompanying her brother Ned on his move to the capital. Yet surprisingly she didn’t come back alone, with her came her son Jon Stark, an aspiring writer and musician. Her return will cause a multitude of secrets to come to light, quite like in the books she is so well known for.
good night to the red haired lesbians that love wolves, to the white haired bitches that love to ride on dragons, the gay war criminals who drink to much, the bitches with a weird uncured scale disease, to the fat bitches who have a flaying kink with child neglect issues, to the Twink bitches with long white hair who like to make people dance for them, to the bitches with cut out tongues, to the bitches who live in Westeros, good night.
I really don’t understand how Arya riding off with Brotherhood Without Banners 2.0 is an ideal ending for her or even a bitter sweet one, to honest. And don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying her ending is her becoming a ruling lady or something. I just don’t get why Martin would focus so much on the themes of pack and family and the fact that there are like two (maybe three) things stopping her from becoming No One and one of them is family.
Arya wants her family. She misses them. In every book in this series (every. single. one.) she misses them. When she gets back to Westeros why would she be so quick to leave them? She gets back to Westeros at 12-13, manages to survive the Battle for the Dawn, whatever goes down in Kings Landing (I’ll be interested to see if she is even there or if she stays North), and the Iron Born threat and then decides to go? Why?
I dunno it just feels like a whole lot of work for a whole lot of nothing. Why try to get back to family and think about them so much and then just leave after you’ve gotten them back?
🌊 Ser Laenor Velaryon was the only son of Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. He was the heir to Driftmark and the first husband of his second cousin, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra gave birth to three sons during their marriage, Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey, although it was rumored that they had been fathered by Rhaenyra's lover instead of Laenor. He was a dragonrider whose dragon was Seasmoke.
here to remind u all my life is hollow, my eyes opened and reddening, my heart beating and fluttering, my breath out or order and heavy, because my favorite asoiaf characters which include Cat and Robb are no longer alive.
Im thinking of simple tragedy can affect your emotions and perceptions and the fantasy mindset so much. A single event like red wedding, shattered and contained in itself so much tragedy that everytime I see post red wedding mention of Lady Stark, or The Young Wolf, i shudder. Thank you grrm, lovely.
I was wondering about your headcanons in Arianne and Tyene relationship. We know they are very close, thougths?
they didn't get along at first for no other reason than arianne had other playmates and tyene had just arrived at the water gardens
arianne noticed how lonely tyene was and started including her in the games she played and she slowly realised she preferred tyene's friendship over everyone else
they were both quiet and knew how to keep secrets so at first very few people noticed all the mischief they were getting up to
they would explore every inch of the water gardens, uncovering old portraits of their ancestors, hidden rooms and beautiful tapestries
then they started sneaking out of the water garden to go on little adventures of their own
when they were at the pools, they were little terrors. tyene loved pretending to be a shark, biting anyone unfortunate enough to be in the way while arianne acted as a pirate looting and taking hostages
sometimes, they would sit in the shade and tyene would talk about volantis and all the cities she's seen and arianne would complain about the strain in her parents' relationship
soon they did everything together. they would sleep in the same bed, attend classes together, play instruments, read books they were too young to read, chase little quentyn around until he cried, copy oberyn's every movement until he chased them away, pepper doran with a hundred questions, put on mellario's wigs and imitate the ladies they have met
before long everyone started calling them twins despite their different looks. the girls didn't mind because it proved they were always meant to love each other like sisters.
its so funny that starks think the lannisters have sansa and arya unharmed and untouched while the lannisters think they have jamie untouched and unharmed as prisoner only, while arya and jamie roam the riverlands as dysfunctional prisoners on run, and sansa is well, for moment, sad spectacle, and all the lannister and stark conflict relies on the prisoners they hold too, but they both don't know this. The idiocy, the foolishness, the flavor.