arya underfoots

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“who are you?” he would ask her every day. “no one,” she would answer, she who had been arya of house stark, arya underfoot, arya horseface. she had been arry and weasel too, and squab and salty, nan the cupbearer, a grey mouse, a sheep, the ghost of harrenhal… but not for true, not in her heart of hearts. in there she was arya of winterfell, the daughter of lord eddard stark and lady catelyn, who had once had brothers named robb and bran and rickon, a sister named sansa, a direwolf called nymeria, a half brother named jon snow. in there she was someone… but that was not the answer he wanted.

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It had been so long since he had last seen Arya. What would she look like now? Would he even know her? Arya Underfoot. Her face was always dirty. Would she still have that little sword he’d had Mikken forge for her? Stick them with the pointy end, he’d told her. Wisdom for her wedding night if half of what he heard of Ramsay Snow was true.

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“Who are you?” he would ask her every day. “No one,” she would answer, she who had been Arya of House Stark, Arya Underfoot, Arya Horseface. She had been Arry and Weasel too, and Squab and Salty, Nan the cupbearer, a grey mouse, a sheep, the ghost of Harrenhal…but not for true, not in her heart of hearts. In there she was Arya of Winterfell, the daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn, who had once had brothers named Robb and Bran and Rickon, a sister named Sansa, a direwolf called Nymeria, a half brother named Jon Snow. In there she was someone…but that was not the answer he wanted.” ~ A Feast for Crows, George R.R Martin.

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arya + northerners

Back at Winterfell, they had eaten in the Great Hall almost half the time. Her father used to say that a lord needed to eat with his men, if he hoped to keep them. “Know the men who follow you,” she heard him tell Robb once, “and let them know you. Don’t ask your men to die for a stranger.” At Winterfell, he always had an extra seat set at his own table, and every day a different man would be asked to join him. One night it would be Vayon Poole, and the talk would be coppers and bread stores and servants. The next time it would be Mikken, and her father would listen to him go on about armor and swords and how hot a forge should be and the best way to temper steel. Another day it might be Hullen with his endless horse talk, or Septon Chayle from the library, or Jory, or Ser Rodrik, or even Old Nan with her stories.

Arya had loved nothing better than to sit at her father’s table and listen to them talk. She had loved listening to the men on the benches too; to freeriders tough as leather, courtly knights and bold young squires, grizzled old men-at-arms. She used to throw snowballs at them and help them steal pies from the kitchen. Their wives gave her scones and she invented names for their babies and played monsters-and-maidens and hide-the-treasure and come-into-my-castle with their children. Fat Tom used to call her “Arya Underfoot,” because he said that was where she always was. She’d liked that a lot better than “Arya Horseface.” (AGOT)

arya underfoot is one of the most important names for arya. she goes through numerous personas and identities but this is one of the first. and unlike most of the others it doesn’t chip away at arya’s sense of self. arya underfoot embraces arya’s true identity. it was given to arya by the smallfolk of winterfell, specifically her father’s men, but even jon and theon think of her as such. they gave her this nickname because she was always so close to them, literally underfoot. she would play, befriend, and socialize with all of her people. regardless of birth or rank or job. arya valued their existence which is more than most highborns who see them as disposable things.  

and while arya hasn’t been in the north for years her connection to it’s people has never diminished. arya often remembers the ones she loved from winterfell and even crosses paths with some northern characters both new and old

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get to know me: [1/?] female characters ☰ arya stark

“who are you?” he would ask her every day. “no one,” she would answer, she who had been arya of house stark, arya underfoot, arya horseface. she had been arry and weasel too, and squab and salty, nan the cupbearer, a grey mouse, a sheep, the ghost of harrenhal… but not for true, not in her heart of hearts. in there she was arya of winterfell, the daughter of lord eddard stark and lady catelyn, who had once had brothers named robb and bran and rickon, a sister named sansa, a direwolf called nymeria, a half brother named jon snow. in there she was someone… but that was not the answer he wanted.

Meta Repost #1: The Trident Fight: Why We Need to Stop Blaming Little Girls and Start Blaming Irresponsible Adults and the Awful Society They Perpetuate

It’s back!

I feel embarrassed that I feel the need to discuss the Trident scene in a meta at this point in time. It’s been four books and nearly twenty years since George R.R. Martin wrote the damn thing, and yet people still keep bringing this up as not only A defining moment for certain characters, but THE defining moment for certain characters. Especially for Sansa.

This is wrong. The person to be angry at isn’t Sansa or her sister. While both girls can get blamed for this event, Sansa tends to get the bulk of fandom hatred for the events that led to the death of Lady. I want to focus on why this viewpoint is wrong.

It’s just that so many of the mentions of the fight at the Trident between Arya and Joffrey, Sansa’s reaction, and the fallout are so often used to make really bad arguments. And, in fact, the whole instance is just misinterpreted a lot.

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Today in “things I didn’t notice in ASOIAF until I reread the books because I was a naive, innocent child” - Arya’s future at the House of Black and White

Arya alread had a bunch of nicknames growing up - Arya Horseface, Arya Underfoot. Starting with the end of Book 1, she successively goes through different identities, much like the Faceless Men do. After her father is killed (and after she herself kills the stable boy), she becomes Arry (also, something I noticed: before the events on the Sept of Baelor, her chapter ends with her being knocked down and out and left the impression that she was trampled - I interpreted this as kind of a symbolic death). After Yoren’s death and after being captured and taken to Harrenhal, she becomes Weasel. 

The release of the northmen captives in the cells and Roose Bolton’s arrival at Harrenhal cause her to assume a new identity, that of Nan, Bolton’s cupbearer. As far as I could tell, each time someone dies around her (whether by her hand or indirectly), she assumes a new identity. 

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↳   Only the kindly man knew the Common Tongue. “Who are you?” he would ask her every day.
  “No one,” she would answer, she who had been Arya of House Stark, Arya Underfoot, Arya Horseface. She had been Arry and Weasel too, and Squab and Salty, Nan the cupbearer, a grey mouse, a sheep, the ghost of Harrenhal. but not for true, not in her heart of hearts. In there she was Arya of Winterfell, the daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn, who had once had brothers named Robb and Bran and Rickon, a sister named Sansa, a direwolf called Nymeria, a half brother named Jon Snow. In there she was someone. but that was not the answer that he wanted.

anonymous asked:

Thoughts on Jon x Sansa, their journey insofar, and where you hope it leads vs. think it will actually lead?

What do I want. I want Jon and Sanas to live happy ever after… with tons of kids at Winterfell ruling as King and Queen. And there heirs to be fostered by Aunt Dany and Uncle Tyrion in Kings Landing.

Do I think it will happen…Maybe…who knows anything can happen in ASOIF…

Reason why I think it is possible 

1.They start out in the same place, not just geographically, but psychologically. They both believe in the songs, in the heroes of those songs, and that life is just waiting to make Aemon the Dragonknight (Jon) or his lady love, Queen Naerys, (in the case of Sansa) out of them.

And as they go in opposite directions geographically, they undergo the same disillusioning journey as they are soon forced to face the same harsh reality. And from there on their journeys partially become the mirror images of each other: Sansa goes from Lady Stark to Lady Lannister to bastard (which she models to some degree after Jon) while simultaneously Jon goes from Jon Snow to Jon Stark (according to Robb‘s will, even if Jon doesn‘t know it yet) to Lord Commander.

But other parts of those journeys aren’t even mirrored but completely similar. Sansa has to pretend she wants nothing to do with her previous life while being a prisoner in King’s Landing and Jon has to do exactly the same while being with the wildlings. “Fake it ‘till you make it” seems also the motto that accompanies them on their journeys with Jon being tempted to stay with the wildlings and Sansa trying to actively forget that she isn’t Alayne Stone.

In epoisode 1 of the Show they both are the two Stark kids who want to leave the most… Sansa want to go south and be a real souther lady. She wants respect she wants to be Queen. Jon wants to go North, he wants respect. They want the same thing….even as children they are both so different yet their dreams mirror each other. 

2. All that is left of Winterfell is Stone and Snow

3. In ACoK when Sansa wraps herself in Sandor’s white cloak and we get the words “blood and fire” and Sansa suddenly feels safe and protected. I felt like that was foreshadowing that Jon would be protecting Sansa at some point via marriage. Since clocks are a sign of marriage 

Also in the show Sansa gives Jon her cloak that she made…forshowing that she will also give Jon the last name Stark…maybe?…

4.(The hedge night theory) The order of the champions for Lord Ashford’s daughter in “The Hedge Knight” corresponds to the men that Sansa was betrothed to, after Harry Hardyng she is going to be betrothed to a Targaryan. 

5. Jon is literally Sansa’s hero

*****Frog-faced Lord Slynt sat at the end of the council table wearing a black velvet doublet and a shiny cloth-of-gold cape, nodding with approval every time the king pronounced a sentence. Sansa stared hard at his ugly face, remembering how he had thrown down her father for Ser Ilyn to behead, wishing she could hurt him, wishing that some hero would throw him down and cut off his head. But a voice inside her whispered, There are no heroes…

***—-“I will not hang him,” said Jon. “Bring him here.” “Oh, Seven save us,” he heard Bowen Marsh cry out. The smile that Lord Janos Slynt smiled then had all the sweetness of rancid butter. Until Jon said, “Edd, fetch me a block,” and unsheathed Longclaw.****

6. They were the first Stark’s to be reunited in the show and they took back their home together. That is huge and cannon. 

7. In the book’s Jon was killed because he was going to take back Winterfell form Ramsey. He was going to do that for fake Arya.

Because in Jon’s mind her home was with him. They gave that story to Sansa…and I still firmly believe Jon think’s Sansa’s home is with him.

Sansa thinks it is Winterfell, but Jon thinks it is just them being together.

8.  Jon dreams of being lord of Winterfell, and holding a son named Robb in his arms. Sansa dreams of Sons named Ned, Bran, and Rickon and even a daughter named Arya. They dream of the family they lost.

They dream of Winterfell and their family just like they used to be. Replacing their parents with themselves to recreate their childhood.

The thing about Jon wanting this, having always wanted it, is that there is only one girl who knows what the Winterfell of his childhood was like and who honestly wants the same thing and is not yearning for adventure, vengeance, a throne, or power above all.

Those dreams died for Sansa a long time ago. Now all she dreams of is family and to be safe. 

And just like Jon is the only hero left for Sansa, Sansa is the only person who fits that bill. (And if Sansa’s interactions with the problem-child known as Sweetrobin are anything to go by, then she has real potential to be a great mother one day and as such would be indeed the sort of mother Jon always wished Catelyn would have been.) 

I mean Sansa looks just like Cat… and Jon always dreamed of having Cat’s love. Ironic if he were to fall in love with the woman who looks just like the mother he always wanted. 

9. Whoever Sansa marries puts Jon at a risk for losing the North… Jon is not a Stark and if this is ever found out he will lose his place as King in the North. 

And If Sansa marries anyone else it could be deadly for the rest of her family and Jon… If they were to marry it would slove all those problems. 

10. When Jon is stabbed he thinks of all the Stark kids but also Sansa…brushing out Lady’s coat and singing to herself. You know nothing, Jon Snow.

11. Ned x Cat 2.0

12. The Dragon Prince and the wolf princess 2.0 

13. The song of Ice (Sansa) who was the most Southern not ICE princess of all

and the Fire (Jon) who was the most Northern not FIRE price of all

14.  In Jon’s last chapter in ADWD, he gets stabbed. Jon calls out for Ghost in the same way Robb calls out for Grey Wind before he dies. But we never learn if Ghost howls when Jon gets stabbed the way Grey Wind howled when Robb was hit by multiple arrows. It stands to reason though because not only Dany hears a howling wolf in the distance around that time but also Sansa. In her last chapter in AFFC (which shares ADWD’s timeline (and is most definitely after Jon became Lord Commander) and therefore could fit the timeframe of Jon’s assassination extremely well) she hears something that sounds like a howling “ghost wolf, big as mountains” while coming down the Eyrie.

When Jon get’s stabbed he is thinking of his Siblings…ironically so is Sansa in this moment…

Sansa said she had to be brave like Robb, and Bran could climb like a monkey and this part… All around was empty air and sky, the ground falling away sharply to either side. There was ice underfoot, and broken stones just waiting to turn an ankle, and the wind was howling fiercely. It sounds like a wolf, thought Sansa. A ghost wolf, big as mountains.

Underfoot….Arya…Ice Underfoot Arya….broken stones…her….wind howling fiercely Jon… this could all just be me…but it is still interesting non the least.

15. The show frames all the Jon and Sansa stuff with a warm romantic light. The way Jon looks at Sansa is far from brotherly to me anyway.

16. Jon x Sana seen is framed very similar to Ned x Cat seens. As well as to the Robb x Tailsa seen.

Do I think Jon x Sansa have a shot…Yes…will it happen who knows, it is Game of thrones and if you thought this story had a happy ending you weren’t paying attention. 

At the end of the day I think Sansa deserves a man who is brave, gentle, and Strong, that is Jon.

And Jon deserves a woman who will always honor, respect him and give him son and daughters. 

Who better to rebuild Winterfell at his side than the woman who was raised with him. There is foreshadowing for that as well. Sansa built a Winterfell out of *SNOW*.

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It had been so long since he had last seen Arya. What would she look like now? Would he even know her? Arya Underfoot. Her face was always dirty. Would she still have that little sword he’d had Mikken forge for her? Stick them with the pointy end, he’d told her. Wisdom for her wedding night if half of what he heard of Ramsay Snow was true.

“It had been so long since he had last seen Arya. What would she look like now? Would he even know her? Arya Underfoot. Her face was always dirty. Would she still have that little sword he’d had Mikken forge for her? Stick them with the pointy end, he’d told her…Bring her home, Mance. I saved your son from Melisandre, and now I am about to save four thousand of your free folk. You owe me this one little girl.“

When I first started watching the show I wasn’t that impressed with Arya. I thought she was a lot like that little girl from Kickass. After reading  the books I fell in love with her chapters and her as a character. There is so much more to her character than the show lets us know. So if you are show watcher and want to know more you should read the books.

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No one,” she would answer, she who had been Arya of House Stark, Arya Underfoot, Arya Horseface. She had been Arry and Weasel too, and Squab and Salty, Nan the cupbearer, a grey mouse, a sheep, the ghost of Harrenhal … but not for true, not in her heart of hearts. In there she was Arya of Winterfell, the daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn, who had once had brothers named Robb and Bran and Rickon, a sister named Sansa, a direwolf called Nymeria, a half brother named Jon Snow. In there she was someone …

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Back at Winterfell, they had eaten in the Great Hall almost half the time. Her father used to say that a lord needed to eat with his men, if he hoped to keep them. “Know the men who follow you,” she heard him tell Robb once, “and let them know you. Don’t ask your men to die for a stranger.” At Winterfell, he always had an extra seat set at his own table, and every day a different man would be asked to join him. One night it would be Vayon Poole, and the talk would be coppers and bread stores and servants. The next time it would be Mikken, and her father would listen to him go on about armor and swords and how hot a forge should be and the best way to temper steel. Another day it might be Hullen with his endless horse talk, or Septon Chayle from the library, or Jory, or Ser Rodrik, or even Old Nan with her stories.

Arya had loved nothing better than to sit at her father’s table and listen to them talk. She had loved listening to the men on the benches too; to freeriders tough as leather, courtly knights and bold young squires, grizzled old men-at-arms. She used to throw snowballs at them and help them steal pies from the kitchen. Their wives gave her scones and she invented names for their babies and played monsters-and-maidens and hide-the-treasure and come-into-my-castle with their children. Fat Tom used to call her “Arya Underfoot,” because he said that was where she always was. 

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“It won’t be so bad, Sansa,” Arya said. “We’re going to sail on a galley. It will be an adventure, and then we’ll be with Bran and Robb again, and Old Nan and Hodor and the rest.” (AGOT)

Winterfell, she might have said. I smell snow and smoke and pine needles. I smell the stables. I smell Hodor laughing. (AFFC)

i think these two were buddies and i think its the cutest thing. arya liked horseback riding and playing outside so she probably spent a lot of time around hodor since he’s was a stablehand. catelyn thinks how people would mistake arya for a stableboy too. i can so easily imagine her tagging along while he was doing his chores and hodor picking a little bb arya up to put her on a pony and how she’d start laughing bc he could lift her so high and then hodor would start laughing too

its just so sweet how she doesn’t just remember him as a servant but as a friend and someone who’s laughter reminds her of home and comfort when she’s alone and scared 

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It had been so long since he had last seen Arya. What would she look like now? Would he even know her? Arya Underfoot. Her face was always dirty. Would she still have that little sword he’d had Mikken forge for her? Stick them with the pointy end, he’d told her. Wisdom for her wedding night if half of what he heard of Ramsay Snow was true. Bring her home, Mance. I saved your son from Melisandre, and now I am about to save four thousand of your free folk. You owe me this one little girl.

Bridget Regan as older Arya