How D&D managed to make Westeros even MORE homophobic

I just want to take a moment to rant about the changes that D&D have made to Loras Tyrell’s character and in general discuss how the changes they’re making to his character as well as his plot are among the worst things to come out of the adaptation. Because the way that D&D have treated and portrayed queer characters (particularly males) is shameful and gross and caters to the male gaze and a straight male audience for the sake of their “comfort” and viewing pleasure.

Under a cut because of spoilers from season five.

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remember in the books how tommen genuinely loved and admired loras?

remember in the books how tommen begged loras to teach him to fight and joust because he idolised loras and wanted to be like him?

remember in the books how lovely tiny tommen wanted loras to be his master at arms and tried to put in a good word in for him with cersei?

remember in the books how tommen was just a sweet kid who loved kittens and hated beets and wanted to help loras because he genuinely cared about him and not because he wanted to get in margaery’s pants? 

I want Sansa talking and laughing with girls and looking after Sweetrobin

I want Loras teaching Tommen how to joust and talking with Jaime

I want Ellaria condemning vengeance, because she wants to protect her daughters, not cause harm to other people’s

I want Arianne interacting with Myrcella and her cousins, including the ‘big boned’ 30 year old Obara

I want Margaery buying Tommen kittens while sleeping in a different room with all her ladies in waiting

I want Jeyne Poole showing Theon he is still human, I want them to save each other

I want Jon Connington doing everything he can to raise Aegon and get him on the iron throne

I want Quentyn to risk everything to make his father proud and marry Dany

I want Asha vying with her uncles to rule the Iron Islands before going to try and find Theon and ending up as Stannis’ prisoner, having conversations with Alys Mormont 

I want Sam and Gilly to travel down to oldtown, I want Sarella to be there

I want Selyse to be fiercely defensive of Shireen

I want Brienne to meet Lady Stoneheart and see this horrifying embodiment of a mother’s grief

I want Strong Belwas and Irri and Jhiqui to be at Dany’s side

I want so much

And all I got was this awful show


“DON’T DISCUSS ME,” says Theon, “JUST WORSHIP ME. Or… admire me. Or at least love me. Okay if that’s too much to ask for then just hug me, whatever (I’ll take pretty much anything really)”

Anyway discussion is great but I hope that you have all resumed normal posting so that I can continue normal lurking, thank you and that is all, ilu u__u

Theon Greyjoy, a summary: can’t dominate his own life, can’t dominate his own portmanteau ship names, can’t dominate his own hbo storyline, can’t dominate his own tumblr tag

Oberyn wanted vengeance for Elia. Now the three of you want vengeance for him. I have four daughters, I remind you. Your sisters. My Elia is fourteen, almost a woman. Obella is twelve, on the brink of maidenhood. They worship you, as Dorea and Loreza worship them. If you should die, must El and Obella seek vengeance for you, then Dorea and Loree for them? Is that how it goes, round and round forever? I ask again, where does it end? I saw your father die. Here is his killer. Can I take a skull to bed with me, to give me comfort in the night? Will it make me laugh, write me songs, care for me when I am old and sick?
—  Actual Ellaria Sand, and not shitty show!ellaria

I’ve got this idea for a canon, post war Jon x Sansa fic, and it involves a love triangle, a marriage of convenience, growing from friends to lovers… like it’s tropey up the trope-trope. I can’t stop thinking about it.

anonymous asked:

Who is your favorite GoT character and why??

Are you ready because I AM ABOUT TO BRING THE RAIN



Arya Stark: because I’m human.

Sansa Stark: because she’s the key to everything.

Jaime Lannister: I love a good redemption story.

Olenna Redwyne Tyrell, the Queen of Thorns: nothing pleases me more than a sassy old lady.

All the Martells: Team Dorne

Brienne of Tarth: my sweet angel.

Ser Cortnay Penrose: some of the best quotes.


Nymeria: both wolf and woman.

Lyanna Stark: pour one out for my homegirl. The Knight of the Laughing Tree.

Ser Barristan Selmy: that’ll do, Barry, that’ll do. :’(

Davos Seaworth: you lovely smuggler you.

Shireen Baratheon: ROOTING FOR YOU KID.

Shiera Seastar: WHAT IS YOUR DEAL??

Varys: I really want to know what’s bouncing around your skull.

Asha Greyjoy: you go girl.

Loras Tyrell: When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN WHAT THE SHOW IS GIVING YOU. (I’m basically on Team Tyrell here)


Benjen Stark: someone help me.


Faith is like a wildfire — once it’s started, you can’t control what direction it burns. The High Sparrow has been remarkably passive when it comes to accepting the power that Cersei has heaped on him, but that’s not the same thing as being Cersei’s puppet. There is a subtle warning in the moment where Cersei offers the High Sparrow wine, assuming  that “you and I both know how the world works,” only to be turned down – underneath the tolerant manner and the self-deprecating jokes about the taste of wine, the High Sparrow is both a fundamentalist who inspires the Faith Militant to break heads in the names of the gods (even if, like Cersei, he is able to keep his hands clean of any direct order) and a revolutionary whose belief that “all sinners are equal in the eyes of the gods” could have unforeseen consequences for the power structure in King’s Landing.

As Cersei and Stannis use religion for political ends, parallels between Westeros and the Holy Roman Empire emerge