king-gendry  asked:

I just started to write an AU GoT fanfiction that will center heavily on Arya and Gendry's relationship, but I haven't watched all of the television series, and I haven't read all of the books either, and while I really understand the characterization of Arya, I'm more fuzzy on Gendry simply because he's not featured in the first parts of the series. If you could give me some tips on his characterization that'd be wonderful because I think he's an amazing character and I want to do him justice.

I can give you some tips, sure! I’m honored you’d ask me to be honest.

You’ll find everything (mostly) I’ve written on Gendry and Gendry/Arya tagged as gendry meta and gendrya meta respectively on my blog.

As for Gendry’s characterization, it depends here. Is this canon AU or modern AU? Would you want to take post-Arya/Gendry separation Gendry’s characterization? Because it’s different to be sure- see here for details.

Gendry’s defining characteristic is his class issues to be honest. He has major issues with the nobility in Westeros. He’s also stubborn, heroic, sullen, and has a bit of a temper (ours is the fury and all.) He’s kind of rude, too, though it’s more so after he and Arya separate. He’s reserved and distrusting most of the time. He is definitely more suspicious and less inclined to trust people. 

He’s definitely more invested in the Gendry/Arya relationship than Arya but also wayyyy more aware of their class differences and the implications of them (Arya’s relatively oblivious on the subject to be honest.)

And while many shippers make the whole “m’lady” comments towards Arya joking/flirting, they tend to be when he’s angry/upset about their class differences and it serves as a reminder of the different worlds the two come from.

But he’s got a bit of a snarky side to him (the comment about Ned finding Jon under a cabbage leaf, the “shoe your horses, if m’lady permits” comment to Arya, the way he point blank tells Thoros what Tobho Mott said about him, the “what’s wrong with my face, it’s not as ugly as yours” retort to Brienne, ect.)

He’s also super perceptive (see here for more details,) but when he thinks, he gets so focused that he looks like thinking pains him according to Arya.

He’s also anti-whoring and a bit of a prude (he’s the anti-Robert in that regard.) I’d put him as one of the least likely people to just jump into bed with someone else (also because of his distrusting nature.)

If you wouldn’t mind giving me more details (I can keep it private if you would like,) I might be better able to help you. 

Aryaunderfoots wrote a post on writing Gendry/Arya fanfics that could be of interest of you: here.


Arya was a skilled climber and a fast picker, and she liked to go off by herself. One day she came across a rabbit, purely by happenstance. It was brown and fat, with long ears and a twitchy nose. Rabbits ran faster than cats, but they couldn’t climb trees half so well. She whacked it with her stick and grabbed it by its ears, and Yoren stewed it with some mushrooms and wild onions. Arya was given a whole leg, since it was her rabbit. She shared it with Gendry. The rest of them each got a spoonful, even the three in manacles. Jaqen H’ghar thanked her politely for the treat, and Biter licked the grease off his dirty fingers with a blissful look, but Rorge, the noseless one, only laughed and said, “There’s a hunter now. Lumpyface Lumpyhead Rabbitkiller”.


my new puppy, arya

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Do you see how confused Beth looks in that gif? That’s how confused I feel when I look at my follower count. I can’t believe this many people actually put up with me. Thank you all so much for following me! I love you all.

If I could I would put everyone I follow on this list but that would be over 175 blogs so I don’t think that’s the best idea. Just know I love everyone I follow and I suck at everything so if I forgot you I’m so sorry. Favorites are bolded and when I first did this I think I bolded everyone so I guess my super favorites are the bolded?

Everyone should check out these blogs. They will brighten your dash and your day.


andylincon aryaunderfoots badassbethgreene branmuffinist burningupasun corlgrimesdawnofthedusk dixonings dixonwalsh donewithwoodenteeth eatsleepbethyl emilyreedus fiercesansa flippantninny frickindragon fseventh greeneapples 


ladyilliya littlebaldbeth lionheartedbeth mastersons mcgrimes missgreene moonshine-and-schnapps mybuckystar ohbernthal queenconquerswolf queensofhighgarden


ricks-booty rickylpls sansas-lemoncakes sassy-hook schwoozie shinydanger soufflegirlandbeakyboy spaceshipdear stuff-and-thangs swiftsnowmane tchamblers the-walking-dead-amc truegodofthearena wewillbegood yeunified  zuzzolek

anonymous asked:

can you recommend some game of thrones blogs? it can be just people who reblog stuff, so long as they're mainly got

And now, you’ve woken the dragon:

admiraldavos   adreamofspring   aegontargaryen   angelcoulby   anyatudor   apriki   ariel2me   aryasnark   aryastarks   aryaunderfoots   asoiafuniversity   azorahai  

balerion   balongreyjoy   baratheon   batfamilia   belinsky   branstarks   brienness  caricevanhouten   catelynstark   catelystark   caterinasforzas   catfromjapan   catherinedemedici    cerseiwildfire   charlesdances  

daeneryss   daeneryus   davosbaratheon   davosseaworths   deisegal   desertsofdorne   dondarriondoreahology    dorne  drogon   eddardstark   effiestrinkets   eliamartell   emillia-clarke    faramircaptainofgondor   fatherofdragons   fearbreeze   firemadeflesh   fortinbrasftw   fygot  

gameofgifs  gendrie  goodqueensansa   greyjoyss   hisredhawk   hornwoods   houselannister   jaimelannister   joannalannister   joanwatson   jon-snow   jonarryn

kisedbyfire  lady-arryn   ladymargaerytyrell   lannistah   lannisterss   lestarks   lestreep   lorastyrelled   lorastyrels   lorath   lordeddardstark   lordmanderblee   lyannastarrk  

maisewilliams   mancerayder   margaerytherose   margayerytyrell   meerareed   mhysas   michelettos   midgardianbaboons   mummersfarce   myladymother   myrcellas  

naevia   noblefighter   nobodysuspectsthebutterfly   onehotsummer   orysbaratheon   patchface   personalityofalobster   plantagenet  

queencersei   queenofsunspear   queenofwrath   queenshireen   queensroad   queerberynmartell   rainsofsnow   rapunzul   redvipers   rekkka   renbaratheon   renlybaratheon   renlyslittlerose   restarks   rhaegarsrickonstark   robbstark   roosebaldton   roslinfrey   rubyredwisp  

sansasdolls   sansasnark   sansastark   sansastarkly   sansastarrk   seaworth   sneakysansa   songsofwolves   stannisbaratheon   stannisism   starkfish   stilinskis   stonehearting   stoneshearts   swordinthedarkness   swynfordpam  

talesofnorth   the-deadqueen   thegoddessofthorns   thegoodlannister   thegrassthathidestheviper   thelostlord   theoldgods   theongreyjoy  thestarkinwinterfell   thisslight  thorosdondarrion   thorosofmyr   tullyed   twoquickdeaths   tywin   tywinllannister   varous   whoistorule   wildlinging

Be warned, I have made no attempt to filter out blogs with spoilers. There could be spoilers.


Just follow everyone I follow, is what I’m saying.

tbh, where in the hell has this year gone?! it’s been a pretty rough one from the start between trying to finish school and dealing with family issues (and I’m sure all of you have had your fair share of ups and downs) but…WE MADE IT

i’ve met so so so so so SO many amazing people on this site and some of  them have become some of my greatest friends and all of you, whether i’ve explicitly told you or not, have helped me through this year in some way shape or form…so…THANKS HONESTLY, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY SHRIVELED UP LITTLE HEART <3 HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SUPER SAFE AND SUPER FUN HOLIDAY!

✿♥‿♥✿: @donaldressler, @engagemachine, @lotrhousestark, @parisluv00, @dorianpavus, @ryncols, @bonesmcoy, @charliestokers, @narcissasmalfoy, @theashenphoenix, @larkspurandlace, @oakcnshields

A-D: @alienloops, @alyciacaroling, @amaxson, @ankhesenamunn, @aokage, @aquaticas, @arishok, @arnyastark, @aryaunderfoots, @aslyium, @bethesdas, @bethesus, @bluebirdsandink, @brotherhoodofsteels, @buchananjames, @clairefrsers, @clarkegriffons, @cocotingo, @daceymormont, @daemerons, @daiseysridley, @deadgwen, @delighht, @detectivenickvalentine, @diirthamen, @doctsoni, @donresslr, @dubhghoill

E-H: @eilharts, @elenafisher, @elfrooted, @eluvix, @emmabuttons, @englandsdreaming, @esteljune, @garlantyrell, @gendrie, @glitteringspark, @godsize, @goldenteamug, @greenarrcw, @grrantaires, @guardedlogic, @gyllenaal, @halyorke, @hawkeing, @hellablazer, @hiddlestonss, @hindarsfjall, @hunterfells, @hwoaarang

I-L: @illyakouryakin, @inquisitcrlavellan, @iorwehts, @jaicourtneys, @jaicourtny, @jeonjiyoons, @jmcavoy, @kaedwen, @kaidanalenko, @katieeprime, @killgraves, @kiracarsen, @ladyofvengerberg, @lastisle, @lecterings, @leiasorganas, @letsgetonwithit, @lioncubciri, @lehdzeppelin, @lodgesorceress, @lordeddardstark

M-P: @martells, @marzimar, @mavencahlore, @maxcaulfild, @mcgrimes, @mellorianj, @merovingiens, @misscrofts, @mykingdombleeds, @n7commander, @nimrodels, @nlghtwlngs, @noahfleis, @normandv, @northcrown, @northborn, @obernmartell, @obikenoob, @ohmygoku, @poe-damneron-amiright, @poedamiron, @pvedameron

Q-T: @quckslvers, @queensroad, @raleighbeckt, @raleiqhbecket, @readyformaccready, @renaissaence, @renegon, @renwalker, @reywalker, @rhetoricalrogue, @rise-above-this, @robertkazinsky, @robinlordtaylors, @rockatanasky, @rodrikforester, @ronaninch, @rosanrot, @rylo-ken, @senuaofficial, @sixtyminutewoman, @sherlockswift, @shieldwalls, @skywalkrrs, @sleighwardens, @starksren, @stilynski, @storvackers, @theinqusition, @theirins, @thelifeinmyshadesofgrey, @thwitcher, @tomhardad, @travistelevisiontheater, @tuesti

U-V: @untilwolfie, @urdnots, @vaesna, @vivienndefer, @voneverec, @witchcrvfts

Okay, today I reached 1k followers. Elliot in the banner reflects pretty well how I’m feeling right now. Thank you everyone, I still can’t believe it. The people I’m going to list down below are amazing, go follow them now! Thank you all for making my dash so pretty, interesting, funny and a bit angsty.

( mutuals are bolded, favourites in italic )

a / b / c / d

acciothehungergames - adriansydney - aldersontrash - allsnrgent - altjband - agnes-cecile - amazingphil - aubryplaza - annoyingbookworm - aryaunderfoots - blomskvistbreakingbadgifs - bluesartgent - bidaisy - bosscormier - buckystev - branssummer - bathss - belladonnabagginschandelyer - captainofalltheships - castiol - caupheus - chryswatchesgot - camthirst - clever-grl - chevalierene - danisnotonfire - delevingned - daily-misfits - deadopool - daily-lost - dailyronweasleydearwatsn 

e / f / g / h

ericscissorhands - eeverdean - emiliaclarke - evungelinelilly - eightsenses - esistanc - foliques - fuckyeahannibal - fuckinghannibal - fassys - fuckyeahgothamfox - fyeahpennydreadful - flazy2 - flambear - grav3yardgirl - galorail - grrrrrimes - gyffindor - gifintheflesh - gifhungergames - greenapplefields - gallavjc - hopkirks - hedajohnmurphy

i / j / k / l

ianmckllen - in-the-flesh-bbc - iangallagherwetrust - itsalphabetpony - iansanaconda - ironxcity jesse-eisenberg - justintaylor - jonnmurphy - jqhnmurphy - jakegyllenbae - kinderchocolat - kingoftheashes - kubriq - levioooooosa - laurel-castillo - losingurshit - limitlessplaylist - lecterings - lushcola - lightcommasticks - lostshow

m / n /  o / p

mystic-revelationsmetrodorusmaggie-stiefvatermrsemmyrossum - mrrobothq - mrrobotdaily - mickeysupset - maslanies - mostlycammonaghan - mickeyandmumbles - mickeysbubblebutt mickeymilkovichandiangallagher - memitims - noelfshr - nolfishernmimarks - orangeskins - odairannies - ohrossum - ohdear-prongs - paperogapudsfoots - perksofbeingafanboy 

r / s / t 

raskolnikoviramimalekonline - roeirn - ravcnboys - ravenclawwit - ravenreayes - ramimaleks-daily - rileyblued - sense8sgifs - skellydun - sdkay - siriuxsblack - starksren - skybellamy - stagmania - stormbornvalkyrie - sleepyfaceandsnark - studioghifli - taraantino - torple - the-epitome-of-hyperbole - thecloneclub - tyleroakley - thestral13 - tyrelwellick - thominho - trashlimousine

v / w / x 

vikingshistory - vaalkyries - vanessayves - wannyy - warningtothecuriouswhineaboutit - wmaximof - whomanist - wulfegang - xtoxictears - xaviersdolan

Hi everyone !

*please ignore that creepy graphic that took an hour*

I reached 0,5k a few weeks ago and I thought a follow forever would be great to celebrate (+ 2015 is finally here so ^.^)

I really want to thank you all for blogging on this website and making my dash such a wonderful place ! Though I do not talk to all of you, you’re all super rad people and every single blog listed below is fabulous.

I wish you all the best for 2015, hoping all your dreams will come true ❤

(Mutuals bolded + favorites italicized )


aegorsaeqon aeshagreyjoyalbuspottrealicelongbottem ♔ allisaacsmistletoe ♔ allisvnargent ♔ amyskhaleesiariannsmartell arkenstons ♔ arkstationaryaunderfootsazkabahbellamsblakebellarkebilbosgriefboromirsbranfell ♔ bravvosbreakersofchains ♔ buffvsummers butfili


caeldrecasitllocatelvn catelynstarrkcerseilannster chasingpotters doctorcormier dorlanhavilliard dracoumalfoydramakhalleesidrxcoecwyn elvishdorkeorlinqaserebur farewellprincefili farewellprincekili feilcityfiercesansafredweasleys


gallavjc ♔ gameofthrcnes ♔ gendryia godrixgryffindorgranngergreyjoyesgryffindourgryffinoirhighgardernhohogwartshotdadthranduil ♔ hottiejenseniheartgotitsfinnick ♔ jaimegoldenhand ♔ jaimelainnisterjoannalannisterjoannatywin 


karsnarkkingrenlykingslaycr kingslcyerkingthranduilskinqoberynknockturnallleyladyblackfishladycasterlyladylyannnalanisters ♔ lannistars ♔ lannistehlannvsterleakycaudronleeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaaslegolaaslegolas-stormbornlestranqelizbankslongbottomnloraseslord-snowlordstarklovegooodlyannasnowlycnnastarklydjamartinslyqiamartin


mahrtellmargaeryrellmarqofscotsmclfoymerrybayernmickheymilkovichmihtrandirmilkovickedmillionpondsmithrandihrmithriilmockiengjaymockingjaeysmoondorqueenmysweetsansa ♔ nctaliedormernevsbottomnigtcrawler nimeriastarknorthqueensansanymeriiastark nymerios


oberynmaartelloberynmvrtellohsansa ♔ ohsophieturnerolivorhamptonoutlawkissparabathaiperegrintpotionsbook princelylegolas  ♔ queencerseiqueenofwinterfellqueentyrellsquibblrs


reindeerdracoremusjohnslupinrenlyannarermuslupinrhaeglrhaellatargaryrenrhllorrobbstarks ♔ ronaldweaslayronweaxley ♔ rrvendellsaansastark ♔ samthewisegamgee ♔ samvvise ♔ samwsiesannwisesansaistarksansapondsansastarck ♔  snatchersunite snowycelaenasnowystuckysnowytauriel sofieturnersophieturher stannisbaratheonstormbornssxnsastark


taregaryen targaerymyrell ♔ targaryeinstargiaryentaurielzteddvlupintheddylupin thedeadviperthegoodlannister thraenduilthrandildo thranduilingstomfletontommykatestumblrofthronestyreilstywinsuntilkillianmetemmausurpr


valardohairisvalhyriavalonqvrvirsenyavoldcmortvoldemxrtwaldafreywcsteroswheasleys ♔ whltewalkers ♔ whoufflebells winterfelldragonwintrsfells wolfqveenwrathandruin yggrittes


I really hope I didn’t forget anyone. Anyway, if I did, omg I’d feel super embarrassed please let me know !

aeqonafeastforcersei ✰ aheartofwinterainswerths ✰ alayneestonealayne-of-winterfellameliawilliamsx ✰ ameliaxeleven ✰ amypcndarrystarrkaruastarkarwein ✰ aryafromwinterfellaryahorsefaces ✰ aryasailsaryastakres ✰ aryastarkarya-stark ✰ aryastarks ✰ aryaunderfootsaryeastark ✰ asha-of-the-greyjoys  ✰ ayastarksazulasflamesbaginsfrodo ✰ beartles ✰ bellcrkes ✰ bericdondarrion ✰ boromirrim ✰ braveburglar ✰ bronnsellsword ✰ bthgreenbuckifiedcasterlywolfcatullyncolclhands ✰ confusedgabrielcordys ✰ danyofdragons ✰ donewithwoodenteeth ✰ drachaerys ✰ edithsprior ✰ gameoftarth ✰ gameofthronesdailygendrieglorianasgluednewtgreyyjoygroundurs ✰ harry-arryn ✰ henrywintier ✰ jaimegoldenhandjeimelannisterjohaerys ✰ jolitaire ✰ kayascodeliaro ✰ khalexsi ✰ kingslaycr ✰ ladylyannnalittlesansabirdllannisters ✰ lordjsnows ✰ lordstark ✰ maisiewilliams ✰ myrcellah ✰ needle-longclaw ✰ oh-fili✰ oberynmvrtell ✰ octaviabiakeofnorth onthepurpleskyoonachaplinspaintmyspirittardisblue ✰ pegqycartcrpilings ✰ queenscerseis ✰ queennymria ✰ rheanyra ✰ robbarya ✰ robertarryn ✰ roseinwinterfell ✰ rubyredwisp ✰ rxbbstark ✰ samtyrells ✰ sansas-lemoncakes ✰ seerstormborn ✰ serjaimekingslayer ✰ shieratargaryennstarkstargaryen ✰ stormbornvalkyrie ✰ stormborns✰ susanstohelits ✰ tardshay thedirew0lf ✰ theonbetrayjoy ✰ thestarks-ofwinterfell ✰ theonionsmugglers ✰ thewinterkrakentumbling-for-the-golden-fleece ✰ tomdriddle ✰ tywins valardohairisvalkiirievisenyaqueen ✰ wasabistark ✰  wcsteros ✰ winterflell ✰

i know i’m leaving people off and i’m sorry, but i just wanted to say thank you to all my followers because i never thought i’d ever get 2k (almost 2.1k now because i waited so long to post this). i appreciate every single one of you! anyway here are some of my favourite blogs that i recommend you follow. -ignore the ugly graphic.


hey all! So as per the usual I totally procrastinated on doing my ff but I finally got it together and here we are hahah. Some of these bloggers I’ve chatted to and some i just stalk admire. A big thanks to all these hella rad people for making my dash a much, much better place! 

Shoutout to my awesome irl squad:

Tam, Tasha, Grace, Peta, Maddie & Kayla 

The ~main follow forever (faves are bolded):

A-C: airbefore, alshtonirwin, amiedunne, aryaunderfoots, augusters, bastillleuk, becketts, behindgreeneyess, breathlifein, briennestarth, ca-skett, chasingyoursilhouette 

D-Q: drstanakatic, emiliaclarke, humbuh, idinasmenzel, katicstoleacastle, lastisle, lordviserys, noahlevines, nymheria, ournorthstars, phoebebuffays, ponderfulstark, queencersei, queenrhaenyra

R-Z:  renlybaratheon, richardcastles, robsstarks, rossxstewart, rubyredwisp, sansastark, skyewxrd, sophieturning, stanacatic, stormborns, swanhook, targxryen, thisimmediatefamily, thorinshielding, yeahbastille

I’m sure I forgot a lot of wonderful blogs so here’s my blogroll.

Thank you to all these people and have an amazing new year!!!