because loras

GRYFFINDORS  LIKE      Jon  Snow,  Arya  Stark,  Jaime  Lannister,  Brienne  of  Tarth,  Ygritte,  Barristan  Selmy,  Robb  Stark,  Wylla  Manderly,  Beric  Dondarion,  Robert  Baratheon,  Gendry  Waters,  Thoros  of  Myr,  Asher  Forrester,  Sandor  Clegane,  Loras  Tyrell.

SLYTHERINS  LIKE      Daenerys  Targaryen,  Cersei  Lannister,  Sansa  Stark,  Petyr  Baelish,  Tywin  Lannister,  Jaqen  H’ghar,  Viserys  Targaryen,  Illyrio  Mopatis,  Ramsay  Snow/Bolton,  Euron  Greyjoy,  Taena  Merryweather,  Daario  Naharis,  Margaery  Tyrell,  Bronn.

HUFFLEPUFFS  LIKE      Samwell  Tarly,  Tommen  Baratheon,  Davos  Seaworth,  Eddard  Stark,  Syrio  Forel,  Aemon  Targaryen,  Gilly,  Jeyne  Westerling,  Catelyn  Stark,  Benjen  Stark,  Shireen  Baratheon,  Jorah  Mormont,  Arys  Oakheart,  Theon  Greyjoy,  Meera  Reed.

RAVENCLAWS  LIKE      Tyrion  Lannister,  Myrcella  Baratheon,  Qyburn,  Varys,  The  High  Sparrow,  Olenna  Redwyne,  Missandei,  Sarella  Sand,  Doran  Martell,  Rhaegar  Targaryen,  Trystane  Martell,  Mance  Rayder,  Willas  Tyrell,  Bran  Stark,  Tyene  Sand.

i’m asking you (what you know about these things)

[jonxsansa, modern au, ~5k+]

said there’s no mistakin’
what i feel is really love

—sam smith (whitney houston cover)  

When Sansa had received the gold-leaf invitation to celebrate Loras Tyrell and Renly Baratheon’s spring wedding, her expectations were high. She had known Loras since high school—indeed, she was best friends with his sister Margaery to this day, five years after their graduation—and as such she had come to know the Tyrells to be the most extravagant of families. As a young woman with equally lavish tastes, Sansa had gotten on with them famously.

While never quite so bold or, at times, rather outlandish as Margaery and Loras, because of their influence Sansa had gained a sense of poise and sophistication well beyond that of her own family. That’s not to say that the Starks were not held in high esteem. But Catelyn Stark had always said that while all of her children had been born with silver spoons in their mouths, her eldest daughter had grown up to fashion hers into a crown. Sansa had once taken offense to that, thinking her mother meant to make a materialistic fool of her, but as she grew older she gained a better perspective.

Not one among their elite set did not have a taste for the finer things—not even her younger sister, Arya, much as she would like to pretend otherwise—and Sansa simply accepted her good fortune and used it to do good by herself and others. Margaery felt the need to point this out at every availability, usually when Sansa showed up to a social event with a less-than reputable beau on her arm. Which, even Sansa can admit in retrospect, is often. Loras’ wedding is no exception, although Sansa has yet to look at it in hindsight.  

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anonymous asked:

Sansa loves reality tv but I can't see Margaery feeling the same lmao Headcanons of them trying to watch shows that the other likes and just giving up completely on life?

lmfaooo oh gosh yes

  • Sansa loves just about every reality show in existence. She’ll unironically watch things like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Survivor, The Bachelor.
    • Her favorite is Say Yes to the Dress & Chopped; she cannot stop watching those two. 
  • Margaery just cannot deal with any of them but Sansa always drags her into them, so they watch while Margaery kind of snarks about it in the background. 
    • “Why did he not choose her? She’s clearly fantastic, Olivia is just manipulating him - believe me, I know.” 
    • “Ah, yes, cooking with rock candy and a rattlesnake. Because that is what every kitchen looks like.” “It’s part of the challenge, Marg.” *Margaery scoffs* 
  • Sansa kind of makes it a drinking game: 
    • 1 shot every time Margaery points out a clearly scripted moment. 
    • 1 shot if she scoffs at a scene. 
    • 1 sip if she insults the show (it happens so much that it has to be a sip.) 
    • 2 shots if Margaery actually says something positive. 
  • Honestly the only reality show Margaery ever watched willingly was The X Factor because Loras 100% was on there so she was sitting there watching every episode and furiously tweeting with Sansa for people to support Loras on the show. 
    • She also kind of willingly watches fashion episodes. I feel like Marg would somehow know some of the designers, or she’ll think some of the models are gorgeous so she and Sansa will thirst-watch some episodes. 
Magnus Bane: High Warlock and magical animal creator.

so lora and i were discussing funny magnus and animal headcanons/adventures, and these are some of the iconic gemsTM we came up with, wherein magnus is basically snow white or giselle and loves adopting/making/whatever a shit ton of pets:

  • alec comes in one day like ‘DID YOU ENCHANT THE ANIMALS TO DO THE LAUNDRY AGAIN??’
  • magnus is all ‘yes……ummmmmmmmmm….??’
  • alec: ………….’and there are bird feathers EVERYWHERE!!’ *he walks into the room* ‘whY IS THERE BAMBI ON THE FUCKING BED?’
  • magnus: ‘he was tired, so i put him to sleep. duh…also dont shout, god alexander, our son is ASLEEP.’
  • magnus: ‘oh and also, the dog gave birth again. six puppies’
  • alec: ‘we have a dog??????!’
  • *later on*
  • alec: ‘magnus… i can’t have sex with you with all the animals staring I AM NOT FREAKING SNOW WHITE’
  • and like, people in the flat beside magnus just accept that sometimes a snake roams the hallways, all chill and magical. 
  • omfg and can you imagine magnus joining them in the Institute for a meeting with the Clave, and alec is like ‘babe can you be….minimal today? no drama?’ and magnus says ‘sure darling’ while grinning, and later *arrives draped in snakes* while alec is just facepalming in the corner. and maryse isn’t even fucking shocked at this point she’s just like ’…..anyway’

[On the irony of Margaery realising something was wrong before the explosion] That’s the beauty of what Dan and David wrote. They gave her the privileged position of being the only person to realize what’s happening, a moment of vindication that just summed up her personality. She was always a couple of steps ahead of everyone else, even to her last moment. I’m very grateful, because Margaery Tyrell was never a victim – even in her last moment they allowed her to not be. It’s also very poignant that she’s standing there holding Loras, because her love and her closeness with her sibling has always been in the background. For Finn [Jones, who plays Loras] and I to go out together, literally holding on to each other, was a beautiful moment.

anonymous asked:

Tbh I didn't even think GoT has non-straight characters. I thought it was all dragons and women suffering. But hearing that a gay character is portrayed like THAT fortifies my resolve to read the books and give the TV show a wids berth.

Yeah, I was bitterly disappointed by it. The kicker is the first season didn’t handle Loras and Renly too badly! And then after Renly’s death they just. Decided to ignore all source material for Loras. Because rather than portray him grieving and suffering PTSD in a setting where things like that weren’t known, addressed or treated - which is apparently boring - it was much better having him talk about fashion, flirt constantly with other men, and be reduced to a joke even by his family.


Black Game of Thrones Fancast: House Tyrell and House Greyjoy

“Growing Stronger”

“We Do Not Sow”

Cicely Tyson as Olenna Tyrell

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Margaery Tyrell

Corbin Bleu as Loras Tyrell

Danny Glover - Balon Greyjoy

Zoë Kravitz - Asha Greyjoy

Elliot Knight - Theon Greyjoy

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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anonymous asked:

How do sworn shields work? Would Catelyn, for example, have normally had a sworn shield if she was in the South? Are sworn shields only for royalty? Would Margaery Tyrell have one, would Arianne Martell, I don't know, would Genna Lannister have one? Is there a line for how exalted you have to be to get one?

Thanks for the question, Anon.

A sworn shield is a warrior (probably largely knightly, though there may be some northern sworn shields who have not been knighted) assigned as a special bodyguard to an individual of noble birth (a little more on this below). That warrior pledges an oath vowing lasting protection to the individual, who then (either himself/herself or, in the case of children, probably the parents/guardian) returns an oath swearing the just terms of service, as Brienne did to Catelyn:

The tall girl knelt awkwardly, unsheathed Renly’s longsword, and laid it at her feet. “Then I am yours, my lady. Your liege man, or … whatever you would have me be. I will shield your back and keep your counsel and give my life for yours, if need be. I swear it by the old gods and the new.”

“And I vow that you shall always have a place by my hearth and meat and mead at my table, and pledge to ask no service of you that might bring you into dishonor. I swear it by the old gods and the new. Arise.”

A sworn shield can be named to a person of any age, gender, or (theoretically) noble rank, but we’ve only seen sworn shields among the royalty and what we might call the “high nobility” (that is, paramount lords). A sworn shield, after all, is a sort of one-man Kingsguard, by the side of his (or her) charge, ready at any moment to defend and, if need be, die for him or her. The larger a household of knights a family has, the more likely it may be that one could be given that task, going wherever the charge goes and remaining with the charge if the household went to war. 

People that have had sworn shields include King Gwayne V Gardener:

Amongst those so honored was an Andal knight named Ser Alester Tyrell, whose prowess at arms was such that he was made the king’s champion and sworn shield under Gwayne V. Ser Alester’s descendants in time became the hereditary stewards of Highgarden under the Gardeners.

Aegon I Targaryen:

Even before the Conquest, [Orys Baratheon] served as Aegon’s champion and sworn shield, and his defeat of King Argilac only added further luster to his name.

Princess Rhaenyra (who had three over her lifetime):

Black-haired, green-eyed, and comely, he proved a delight to the ladies of the court—and to Princess Rhaenyra most of all. She took a childish fancy to him, naming him “my white knight” and begging her father to make him her sworn shield, which he did.

Ser Erryk Cargyll remained at Dragonstone as Rhaenyra’s sworn shield, taking the place of Ser Harwin Strong, who returned to Harrenhal.


“It’s not the same,” Sansa said. “The Hound is Joffrey’s sworn shield. Your butcher’s boy attacked the prince.”

It might be noted that Sandor was originally Cersei’s sworn shield:

Sansa hesitated. “If you like,” she said uncertainly. “I suppose I could tie Lady up.” She did not quite understand, though. “I didn’t know you had a dog …”

Joffrey laughed. “He’s my mother’s dog, in truth. She has set him to guard me, and so he does.”


“An honored guest,” Tyrion insisted, “and I suspect Martell will treat Myrcella more kindly than Joffrey has treated Sansa Stark. I had in mind to send Ser Arys Oakheart with her. With a knight of the Kingsguard as her sworn shield, no one is like to forget who or what she is.”


“I must confess, I am running short of patience with dear Osney. It is past time he broke in that little filly. I named him Tommen’s sworn shield so he could spend part of every day in Margaery’s company. He should have plucked the rose by now. Is the little queen blind to his charms?”

Trystane Martell:

Myrcella had her maids and Septa Eglantine as well, and Prince Trystane was attended by his sworn shield, Ser Gascoyne of the Greenblood. No one will trouble her, he told himself, and in a fortnight we shall be safely away.

And Arianne Martell:

A small party travels more swiftly than a large one, but the heir to Dorne does not ride alone. From Godsgrace came Ser Daemon Sand, the bastard; once Prince Oberyn’s squire, now Arianne’s sworn shield.

It seems to also be the case that an individual can have multiple sworn shields. Take this passage from “The Princess and the Queen”:

Lords Piper and Deddings, seated together atop a low rise, burned with their squires, servants, and sworn shields when the Bronze Fury chanced to take note of them. An instant later, Seasmoke fell upon him.

Or this one from A Dance with Dragons:

Queen Selyse’s protectors stood along the walls, shining knights all in a row: Ser Malegorn, Ser Benethon, Ser Narbert, Ser Patrek, Ser Dorden, Ser Brus. With so many bloodthirsty wildlings infesting Castle Black, Selyse kept her sworn shields about her night and day.

Quentyn also refers to Gerris Drinkwater and Archibald Yronwood as “his sworn shields” to Daenerys. 

As for when someone gets a sworn shield … well, perhaps this is an obvious point, but it seems from the above examples that most sworn shields are named when their charges need special protection. Catelyn ruefully tells Brienne that she, Brienne, must keep her safe since her ordinary protectors - the men of her House and her lord husband - cannot. Myrcella’s sworn shield was named when she was going to formerly hostile Dorne, Arianne’s when she was going to the war-torn Stormlands. Of course, Trystane has a sworn shield safe at home in Sunspear, though we don’t know when Ser Gascoyne was named. Depending on the person (and the indulgence of the parent/guardian figure), a sworn shield can be named for purely personal reasons: we see this with Rhaenyra, who wanted Criston Cole, and Tommen’s sworn shield Osney Kettleblack, whom Cersei wanted to use to compromise Margaery (and perhaps Joffrey, if he demanded Sandor as his guard).

As for someone like Margaery or Genna … maybe they would have at home. Margaery isn’t noted to have a sworn shield at court (doubtless because Loras is there - what better shield than her celebrated knightly brother and Kingsguard?). The Lannisters are certainly wealthy enough a household for Genna to have a dedicated sworn shield, though again, there’s no mention of it.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)