And mine are long and sharp, my lord, as long and sharp as yours.
Margaery Tyrell flirting with chicks at her own wedding, and continuing to be a true inspiration to us all
The dichotomy of feminine Sansa and her tomboy little sister, Arya, coupled with the modern tendency to champion a misunderstanding of feminism in the form of “strong women” only, erroneously causes many readers and viewers to assume that Sansa is somehow in the wrong from the very beginning. They view her through the misconception-colored glasses of “femininity=weakness”, and assume she is weak, soft, and shallow.
Despite the wishes of fanboys everywhere, Sansa Stark is here to stay, and may be one of the most important characters in political-fantasy to date. The young girl, trained in courtesy and domestic arts, began coming of age, gaining political awareness, and fighting for her own survival before many other characters in this series, and has the potential to become the most powerful player of “the game of thrones” in Westeros."
Sansa x Sandor + dialogue the show should have kept | Part 3/?
that thorn dress is really cool-looking in detail and everything [god knows how it will read on screen, given their track record] but it really reinforces to me how much of a different narrative the show is telling and what the nature of that difference is? the costumer was going on about how margaery is dangerous so the dress should look dangerous and, like, okay, fair, but:
The bride was lovely in ivory silk and Myrish lace, her skirts decorated with floral patterns picked out in seed pearls. As Renly’s widow, she might have worn the Baratheon colors, gold and black, yet she came to them a Tyrell, in a maiden’s cloak made of a hundred cloth-of-gold roses sewn to green velvet.
i will always feel like the danger of margaery’s character is in her deliberate display of softness and delicacy and the show’s refusal to embrace the contradictions in her self-presentation is. so frustrating to me. and symptomatic of the oversimplification of the narrative’s moral scheme in general. u don’t impress me, show.
#yes yes yes thank you #like it’s good show that you have the basic reading comprehension #to have figured out that margaery is a super dangerous player between all the lines of others’ povs of her #but like #to not include that very performative deceit that you’re so proud of yourself for spotting #in the show itself #is doing the viewers a massive disservice #natalie dormer does brilliantly in showing how margaery can be so charming and beguiling #but the whole; ‘let’s dress her really revealingly to show how she uses her feminine wiles’ #is so wrong #margaery actively preserves and performs her virginity and softness because those are her tools #she doesn’t flaunt her threat-level #that’s the exact opposite of what she does #and that’s why she’s so dangerous #and why cersei hates her so much; because she encompasses and *uses* the westeros ideal of femininity #that cersei has rebelled against and clawed through to get to power #where margaery floats across the top of it all and somehow ends up in the same level of power #so naturally cersei suspects/is sure there’s more there #*but nobody else does* #and that’s why cersei gets more and more paranoid and frustrated about it (okayophelia)
Jack Gleeson and Natalie Dormer for Entertainment Weekly [x]
oh, it would be so sweet, to see him once again.
#THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP AND PARALLEL#game of thrones#the blood of winterfell#kill the boy and let the man be born#LETS TALK ABOUT HOW JON AND SANSA NEVER REALLY /GOT/ EACH OTHER GROWING UP#AND HOW MORE THAN ANY OF THE OTHER STARKS SOCIAL STRATA DEFINED THEIR RELATIONSHIP#but even through that they still love and miss each other#and then as their arcs progress they rise and fall to become eachother -#sansa as the bastard losing that highborn privilege and jon becoming lord commander and assuming it#and it makes them think OF EACHOTHER AND IT PUTS THEM IN THAT PLACE OF UNDERSTANDING THEY DIDNT HAVE BEFORE it is so much#and like how they unconsicously help each other survive???#because when sansa thinks of bastards she thinks of jon and that makes it ok because she loevs jon#and when jon becomes lord commander hes ready to take on that gravitas because hes seen his family (sansa) act as highborn#ITS JUST LIKE A LOT and jons FAITH in sansa and him constantly being like ‘winterfell belongs to my sister sansa’#because HE KNOWS SHE CAN LEAD HE KNOWS WINTERFELL WILL BE OKAY WITH HER#even if she has married into the lannisters??? and like NO ONE ELSE has that faith in her#literally no one#I CANT WAIT FOR THEM TO MEET AGAIN I WANT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THEM SO BAD#jon ruling at the wall and sansa ruling the north can u iMAGINE
land of the lines, of the years below still lies
you are the truth they denied
run like the sea, tangled there in porcelain
under the stars you begin
He had no choice, he had told her, and then he left, choosing.
Casual reminder that Tywin killed off all the men, women, and children of two whole houses when he was 18 years old.
Long. Before. Joanna. Died.
He is serving me lies as well, Sansa realized.
ok so basically asoiaf is a series dedicated to subverting and deconstructing typical fantasy tropes. sansa is a pretty typical stock character but her type of character is usually placed in an unimportant role to be rescued or fridged as the plot deems fit, but sansa’s voice, feelings, and skills are placed in a very important role. brienne is our female warrior character, which again is a typical stock character, but the way she is presented is so radically different than most things i have read. and even though they have never met brienne’s storyline is really heavily dedicated to sansa.
the sansa/brienne plot is the most typical fantasy plot in the whole series. but it’s an almost completely female driven plot. the lady and the knight is an ever present archetype but we very rarely get to see it play out with two women. and it’s a romantic archetype and imo this arc in the books would not be hard to spin in a romantic way
sansa is in a place where she has no true friends and is completely disillusioned about almost every value she used to hold. there are no true knights. no one will ever love her for who she is they only want her titles. no one is coming to rescue her, etc. brienne too has gone through an arc of disillusionment, she similar views to sansa, and like sansa had to learn that other people don’t share those views the hard way.
but there are true knights, at least there is one true knight, and that’s brienne, who is the only person who upholds the value of protecting innocent. and she is coming to save sansa. and she’s pretty much the only person looking for sansa for non gross reasons. and if they do meet i think she would respect her. and she’s on a quest to find because she swore an oath and is carrying a sword made of the sword of sansa’s father. the hopeless romantic in me really loves this.
admittedly i’m not super confident that they will meet in canon because of the grimmdark nature of series and no one ever really gets to be friends. (and i’m not at alll confident they would get together romantically because i don’t get the impression grrm cares much at all about non heterosexual relationships and the few instances of woman being intimate with each other have been really lacking and kinda gross) but if they did meet i think that they are similar enough and different enough to really benefit each other and be real allies to each other and work for a common goal.
anyway this is a huge ramble i hope it makes sense
also at risk of sounding creepy i’ve been following your blog for like two years and i always really enjoy it and i’m really flattered you’re following me