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"Do you really think it’s wise to get pissed in full view of any of your men that may stumble in here, just before they’re about to embark on the most dangerous journey of their lives?"

Wise? Probably not. But then there was 36 hours before castoff, so I thought: why not live dangerously?"

"36 hours is plenty of time for them to find reason to doubt you."

                                                 ”Perhaps a little doubt in me is called for.

anonymous said:

What do you think of Alayne? Without mentioning Sansa or Petyr or the vale: what do you think of her as a person? i know it's pretty impossible to actually isolate Alayne from her background but I'd be curious all the same to know your thoughts about her and only her!

Hi!

I know what you mean, but I’m not sure I can differentiate Alayne from Sansa, to be honest :) I know that Alayne is, to some extent, an identity which is created by Sansa, by I still think it’s not at separate from her as she herself would like to think.

For instance, this quote, in which she compares Sansa and Alayne:

But that seemed more something Sansa would have done, that frightened girl. Alayne was an older woman, and bastard brave. (AFfC)

In her own mind, Sansa was always afraid, while Alayne is brave. I think that’s really Sansa projecting a little, maybe tired of being powerless and afraid during her whole time in King’s Landing. Imho, she’s been sheltering in this persona, in this bastard girl that she created. And this is another instance of it. Is Sansa who’s braver, I would say, and older (in more than one sense), but she stills needs to think that Alayne is the brave one. She hungers for some strenght, so she gives this ~new identitity~ courage as one it’s traits. She’s identfying Sansa with the terrible times at KL. Being Alayne has given her some agency, she’s the mistress of the Eyrie, she gives order and runs the castle. Funnily enoug, she has much more power as a bastard than as a lady. But I would interpret this quote as Sansa realizing she has changed to some extent, that she’s braver and more confident, but only being Alayne.

Sansa Stark went up the mountain, but Alayne Stone is coming down. (AFfC)

So I would say Alayne is not really that different from Sansa, that she doesn’t have a different personality apart from Sansa’s. Only that she’s a more mature, more confident, stronger version. Something she needs for the moment. Hopefully, she’ll find soon that strength on her own self soon enough :)

That’s just my (silly) opinion, tho! That’s just the way I think about Alayne, as a shield or a mark, but not really a different person with a different set of characteristics.

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ASOIAF Challenge
↳ 02. Most Powerful Lines (4/5) || Jaime Lannister

The words echoed in his head in the dimness of Baelor’s Sept. Above him, all the windows had gone black, and he could see the faint light of distant stars. The sun had set for good and all. The stench of death was growing stronger, despite the scented candles. The smell reminded Jaime Lannister of the pass below the Golden Tooth, where he had won a glorious victory in the first days of the war. On the morning after the battle, the crows had feasted on victors and vanquished alike, as once they had feasted on Rhaegar Targaryen after the Trident. How much can a crown be worth, when a crow can dine upon a king?

Friendly reminder that Samwell Tarly’s father resented and disowned him because he thought his son was weak and not worthy to be his heir. Sam would go on to become a steward of the Night’s Watch, join the Ranging Beyond the Wall, survive the Battle of the Fist of the First Men, and be the first black brother in eight thousand years to kill an Other/White Walker.

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Get to Know Clara - #27 She’s doesn’t let the Doctor cross the line with her (this is especially true when she hardly knows him and isn’t sure what to think of his odd behavior).

When Tywin Lannister spoke, men obeyed. When Cersei spoke, they felt free to to counsel her, to contradict her, even refuse her. It is all because I am a woman. Because I cannot fight them with a sword. They gave Robert more respect then they give me, and Robert was a witless sot. She would not suffer it, especially not from Jaime.
—  A Feast for Crows
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Get to Know Clara - #30 She describes herself as bossy and actually loves being called the boss so much that she goes home repeating it over and over with pride. Like many character traits, it is one with a good side and a bad side. The bad side is that she can come off rude and even dismissive of others at times when telling them what to do, but the good side is that she can take control of a situation, show leadership, and isn’t afraid to stand up when she needs to.

I am not blind, nor deaf. I know that you all believe me weak, frightened, feeble. Your father knew me better. Oberyn was ever the viper. Deadly, dangerous, unpredictable. No man dared tread on him. I was the grass. Pleasant, complaisant, sweet-smelling, swaying with every breeze. Who fears to walk upon the grass? But it is the grass that hides the viper from his enemies and shelters him until he strikes. Your father and I worked more closely than you know … but now he is gone. The question is, can I trust his daughters to serve me in his place?
—  Doran Martell being a boss ass bitch and planning hell.
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