1. STEFAN KARL HAS NOT DIED!! Why would anyone even post that, without a legitimate source?? His children could see that and they do not need that!
2. We Are Unicorns is not a legitimate source. For anything
3. NO ONE knows how long he has to left to live. Miracles happen. Medicine happens. He could respond better than expected to treatment! He could live YEARS, for all anyone knows. Is it likely? Maybe not, but it is POSSIBLE. So, let’s quit trying to bury him before he is dead, okay?
4. There is not a single legitimate source out there that has said he has only days or weeks to live. “His candle burns quickly” does NOT mean that and she wrote that just after receiving terrible news! The only sources that say that are just regurgitating speculation. Most of them are tabloid trash.
5. Hope is better than just giving up on him. We haven’t consulted with his doctors. The man himself is thinking positively, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT WHEN FIGHTING CANCER. Yes, the situation is grave and doesn’t look good, but that doesn’t mean he or anyone else has to give up.
6. The last thing Stefan Karl needs is to get on the internet and see that he has been written off as dead by his fans and meme friends. He doesn’t need to feel abandoned by us. How would you like to see a headline stating you only have days or weeks to live, when you’re trying to stay positive and fight back against cancer? Do you think that helps? I think it would be discouraging and that can only hurt him.
As always, these are my rambling nonsensical thoughts on the episode, but disclaimer, my stream lagged so i missed maybe 30 seconds to maybe a minute of the episode. Let’s begin.
Jon and Tyrion’s conversations had to be some of my favourite scenes from this episode. That shared smile between them when Jon first lands on Dragonstone and they greet each other was so pure. There is potential for a great friendship between them. They both have an understanding for each other that they don’t share with anyone else. Jon as a bastard and Tyrion as a dwarf. This was evident in earlier seasons too, but more so now that they have both found their places in the world. They respect each other, but they’re fighting for very different causes (and for different reasons) and I wonder if this fledgling friendship will become a point of contention for them later in the story.
Anyway, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say that one of my favourite scenes had to be Tyrion and Jon’s conversation about Sansa. What I loved about this scene was although it was fleeting, it still gave us Jonsa feels (if you’re inclined to read the scene this way anyhow).
When Tyrion says, “does she miss me terribly?” Jon is very quiet and they let that silence play on long enough for it to be a significant marker in a conversation. Jon didn’t want to talk about it. It wasn’t an awkward silence; it was absolutely an annoyed, aggravated silence. And then what’s great is that Tyrion immediately went on the defensive and says that the marriage was never consummated.
It’s a strange thing to say, especially when they were so friendly earlier. Wouldn’t it be safe to assume that if Jon had any suspicions that Tyrion had hurt/touched Sansa against her will that exchange would’ve gone very differently? There was clearly no need to mention it at all, but yet Tyrion did and Jon’s response was “I didn’t ask” in a clearly annoyed tone that suggested if this topic didn’t end soon someone was going to get choked out. Either Jon really hates the thought of Sansa with another man he turned into grumpy kitten Jon or he doesn’t want to think about his sister having sex at all. But bear with me here, if it’s the latter, why have this dialogue at all? There’s no narrative reasoning for this whatsoever unless Jonsa is a real possibility in the future and we’re supposed to continue to think about Jon, Sansa and ‘sex’ in the same line of thought.
Okay, okay, admittedly my shipping goggles are on, but I still maintain the fact that it’s a weird piece of dialogue to have. If all they wanted to do was establish Sansa as a real political player, they could’ve cut that entire 2-3 lines out and just went straight into:
“She’s smarter than she lets on.”
“She’s starting to let on.”
And now that we’re onto the topic, I absolutely believe the mention of Sansa’s intelligence here serves two purposes. The first is to establish Sansa as a real political player here. She’s been underestimated by everyone in Westeros, but she’s far smarter than anyone gives her credit for (yes, even Jon).
In fact, jumping straight to Winterfell, you are given a whole scene of Sansa demonstrating that intelligence – not only in keeping everyone fed, but in keeping the soldiers protected. She understands what it takes to rule. But what I love about this sequence of scenes is Littlefinger praising her then going on to claim to know Cersei better than everyone and Sansa just shutting him down, saying she knows her better. Once again, we’re being forced to consider all that Sansa’s learned from Cersei. She just didn’t learn how to play the game but she learned Cersei herself. If anyone can outplay Cersei, we’re being led to believe it’s Sansa.
Why I think this is important is how this episode also demonstrated that Cersei is once again one of the smartest and most devious rulers in Westeros. She completely outmaneuvered Tyrion, Daenerys and Olenna. People think her ‘madness’ from losing her children will make her weaker, but she’s still as shrewd as ever. She is very much Tywin’s daughter, but she’s much more ruthless. Tyrion may be smart, but thus far? He’s not as smart as his sister.
But who is?
Well, there’s a ‘queen’ in the North who is, and the more I think about it, the more I think this quote is actually referring to Sansa:
“Aye. Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.”
Because Cersei is right. Dany is a revolutionary, not a ruler. She can conquer and free slaves, but she doesn’t know how to rule. She’s not nearly as intelligent as Cersei in playing the Westerosi game, but Sansa is. She’s learned from the very best after all. Whether I’m wrong or right, I am convinced Sansa’s role in this war will be far greater than just ruling Winterfell in Jon’s stead.
Its second purpose is basically to reaffirm Jon’s faith and trust in Sansa and her judgement. But what I found interesting is the way he says it is almost in an exasperated way, like he knows she is and she continues to “twist him in a way no one else can” because she’s too smart for her own good. But alas, the shipping goggles are on, so take that what you will.
Now onto the big anticipated meeting. Honestly, I enjoyed Jon and Dany’s interactions. The juxtaposition of them as individuals and rulers were pronounced in the last episode, but they were even more glaringly so in this one. While Dany continues to talk about her rightful place and her indignation that he refuses to acknowledge what is hers, Jon continues to fight for his people and the war up North. I mean that’s just the thing, isn’t it? Every mention of Dany being this benevolent ruler who cares about the people doesn’t actually come from Dany. She doesn’t actually say she wants to save the people of Westeros. It’s always someone else because maybe, just maybe it’s not really her true purpose here in Westeros. Yes, I don’t believe she would be indifferent to the loss of innocent lives, but if it was the only way to get her to that throne, wouldn’t you think she’d do it? Wouldn’t Dany say ‘to hell with all of it’ and fly her dragons and burn everything in sight for that throne? If it was her only option, she would choose herself over the people.
Hell, she even says it. After her speech about all she’s overcome, she says the only way she’s endured any of that was because of her faith in herself. While it’s a good speech if you take out the context, Dany’s survived and persevered this long because of her unwavering belief in her birthright, which was to rule on the Iron Throne. Everything else comes second to that. And I refuse to believe that the ultimate hero of the story is someone who believes themselves a hero and entitled to a kingdom.
Whereas Jon was thrust into his position. He would choose the people over himself and that difference was emphasised by this quote they just had to repeat twice:
“…took a knife in the heart for his people.”
Also, the fact that Jon cut Davos off before he could blab about Jon’s resurrection and Dany’s fixation on this feels highly foreboding. It’s definitely going to come back up, but in what way, I don’t know.
Objectively speaking, I could see how Jon3rys could be hinted in this episode, as Jon and Dany come to understand each other, but personally, I believe it’s a tentative alliance at best that borders on an impasse rather than actual understanding. Right now, they can work because Dany has bigger fish to fry and Jon needs dragonglass. But when their objectives clash? What then? You could even see this opposition highlighted in the way they were filmed on that cliff. They’re standing together yet they’re facing opposite directions. They spend far more of that scene looking away from one another than looking eye to eye. Having their first one-on-one interaction being filmed in the light is also quite telling. The sun can be a symbolic source of goodness, but it can also be an oppressive force. Actually, it made me think of this quote from Albert Camus’ The Stranger:
“The sky was already filled with light. The sun was beginning to bear down on the earth and it was getting hotter by the minute. I don’t know why we waited so long before getting under way. I was hot in my dark clothes […] it was inhuman and oppressive.“
Jon is a man of the North. His season is winter. I’ve said in previous metas that having Jon’s resurrection coincide with Winter’s arrival was symbolilc. Where usually in literature winter represents a time of stagnancy or even regression in the hero myth, for Jon, it represents rebirth and growth. Winter is a time for Starks. Having such sunlight bearing down on them in this scene (looking more like summer than winter) and Jon still wearing his furs seems to forewarn perhaps bad consequences with this alliance.
For my Jonsa shippers, this is the exact opposite in how Jon and Sansa’s scenes are shot. They’re almost always in dimly lit areas or surrounded by candlelight, and snow is usually falling. Their reunion also coincided with Winter’s coming, so don’t despair if you are over Jon3rys meeting.
Speaking of how scenes are shot, Sansa and Bran’s reunion couldn’t be more of a stark (ha ha) difference to Jon and Sansa’s. Yes, he was never going to run towards her, but she didn’t nuzzle him. I’ve always said the choice of having Sansa nuzzle Jon’s cheek was a bizarre one. It’s just odd. People don’t nuzzle their family members. But maybe she wasn’t in the nuzzling mood, fine. Go to the godswood scene though and there just seems to be such a distance between Sansa and Bran. I think that’s partially Bran being the Three-Eyed Raven as well because the distance was also entirely about who he is now as well.
Anyway, Clearly in the books Bran’s importance and power is more obvious, so they had to demonstrate somehow that Bran as the Three-Eyed Raven can see everything. But why does he bring up Sansa’s wedding? If they wanted to show off his power, they could have him bring anything else up, so why her wedding? Why bring up Ramsay at all? Shouldn’t Bran know better than that? Especially to tell her she looks beautiful that day after already implicitly saying he knows what Ramsay did to her. It feels unnecessarily cruel for Bran who, while seemingly distant, does love her. It has to serve a purpose for them to write that in. Perhaps foreshadowing a future wedding in the cards for Sansa? Perhaps a fake one to LF? Or maybe something further down the line where it’ll be the opposite of everything she had with Ramsay. No godswood, no beautiful white dress, no snow falling, but with someone she loves and who loves her. I don’t know but I’m just speculating here.
Moving on to my favourite scene in the episode though: Cersei with Elaria. Honestly, Lena Heady is a phenomenal actress. Everyone is so focused on Cersei being this horrible evil villain, but you forget the real nuances to her character. When she asks Elaria why she killed Myrcella, it was delivered in such a vulnerable tone. You really, truly get a glimpse of the heartbroken, grieving mother who just tried to do her best for her children (whether that best was actually good or not), but then immediately after, you get the vindictive, cunning and formidable Cersei as she kisses Elaria’s daughter. It was amazing. Horrible but amazing.
Second favourite scene had to be Olenna’s. What is there to say? She is the Dowager Queen of Badass Bitchery and Snarky Comebacks. Give me a great, complex female villain any day! I wouldn’t even call Olenna a villain tbh. But what I mean is I would 150% take morally grey or morally corrupt female characters over your atypical one-dimensional girl-next-door ones any day, week or month.
Stray thoughts that I don’t have time/energy to write about:
Did anyone else get flirty vibes between Tyrion and Dany?
And does anyone think Jorah’s “perhaps our paths will cross again” sound entirely too foreboding for Sam?
We all know that, Jon, is a sweet ball of fluff. So I’m just sitting here wondering, if he’s soooo in love with Miss D., where the hell is the sweetness and the tenderness he’s shown Sansa for the past 2 seasons? Where is the sweetness and tenderness and closeness with Miss D.?
NOWHERE to be bloody seen.
All of Sansa’s and Jon’s scenes, some of them even when they’re apart, had romantic tropes in them, all of them, so if Miss D. and Jon are supposed to be this big romance, where the hell are the romantic tropes, did they happen off screen, or something? 🤷♀️😂
They could’ve had Jon compliment Miss D’s dress, since she changed outfits pretty much every episode, but nope, they could’ve showed him jealous of Jorah, and possessive towards Miss D., but nope they didn’t, he didn’t laugh with Miss D., not even ONCE, he’s not triggered and is totally unbothered by Miss D. hugging Jorah, same thing when Jorah kissing her hands, like he is bothered by every man who mentions Sansa, they don’t even need to touch her, just say her name, and he goes in angry kitten mode, but for Miss D. who he is supposedly MADLY in love with, NOTHING. They could’ve had Miss D. give him/offer him a lighter cloak, since his furr one, from Sansa, is clearly way too heavy for Dragonstone, they could’ve shown him ditching Sansa’s cloak for the one Miss D. had given him but nope, they could’ve brought Miss D. up, in the conversation between Jon and Jorah in the wight hunt, but NOPE.
So many missed opportunities, I wonder why 🤔🙃
I asked a friend who doesn’t ship neither Jonsa nor J*nerys, and they said this:
“The way they shot Jon’s and Sansa’s scenes, the sweet moments, the dialogue, the awkwardness between them, I can see why you ship them, I must admit they are, really cute together. (He ships Arya with Gendry and Brienne and Jaimie, thos are his only ships on GoT, the other ships are just meh to him 🙈🤷♀️😂)
Jon and Miss D. on the other hand? Dragonstone has been boring af, the scenes between J and D were pretty bland and dull, if you ask me. IF, I had to choose between the two ships, I’d definitely choose Jonsa, because the dynamic between them is amazing, they have a strong foundation, they have a strong bond, and they are happy around eachother, whilst Jon looked miserable in Dragonstone, and around Dany, who kept shoving “Bend the knee” down his throat at any chance, and he couldn’t wait to leave in episode 5.
Their scenes were boring and just, off, if they meant to show them fall in love, they failed miserably, they did such a great job with Jon abd Sansa, and I don’t even know if they mean to have them end up together, but Jon and Miss D. as a couple, have no depth at all, because the communication, at least to me seemed one sided. They should’ve shot their scenes, the same way they shot Jon’s and Sansa’s, had they done that, they might’ve convinced me, because I’m just not feeling it, at all. I still don’t ship neither, but yeah, Jonsa would be my choice, Jon and Miss D. feel way too forced, sudden and way too rushed, on Jon’s part at least, and that’s all I have to say about this.”
100% agree with what he said. 👌🙃
Below I’ll list a few quotes and a few scenes, which should not have been in the show, if D&D meant to make us believe their relationship was platonic, and was meant to stay that way.
“New dress? […] Yeah, it’s… I like the wolf bit”
“I will never let him TOUCH you again, I’ll protect you, I promise.”
“If I fall don’t bring me back.” (couldnt find a gif for this one sorry) which translates to, she’s the one who gave me purpose again, she’s the one I’m fighting for, I don’t want to come back into a world, where she is gone, where she killed herself, because I couldn’t keep her safe, because I lost, because I failed her. Let me stay dead, I couldn’t live with myself. 😢 And if, that, is not REAL, powerful LOVE, then I don’t know what is.
How Mary Morstan destroyed the moral centre of BBC Sherlock
So let me just start by saying that no one wants
two-dimensional, black-and-white characters. Flawed people are normal,
believable, more interesting, more relatable. That’s all fine. What the first
two series of Sherlock gave us was:
1. Sherlock Holmes: A self-appointed detective, occasional (mostly past,
seemingly) drug user who solves crimes as a puzzle to keep his overactive mind
occupied. Rude to people, a trait born more out of impatience to get on with
saving lives without being hampered by other people’s relative slowness, and
possible also because he falls somewhere on the autism spectrum and struggles
with social skills. Tries to believe that he is cold, emotionless, but the
opposite is palpably true: his facial reaction when Moriarty destroys the old woman
in The Great Game. This line: “This hospital’s full of people dying, Doctor.
Why don’t you go and cry by their bedside and see what good it does
them?” (Read: wasting time wringing our hands won’t save this person’s life.) This
John: Charming. Well done.
Sherlock: Just saving her time. Isn’t that kinder? (Read: He attempts to
be kind, successful or otherwise.
Sherlock’s face when he sees John wearing the bomb jacket in
The Great Game. Sherlock admitting his fear in The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Sherlock showing compassion by rescuing Irene in A Scandal in Belgravia.
Sherlock’s tear as he was saying goodbye to John in The Reichenbach Fall. These
two series are full of evidence that Sherlock absolutely does care about
people, so much so that his brother reminds him to be wary of sentiment as
though it’s an old refrain, routinely repeated. And the final touch: “I may be
on the side of the angels, but don’t think for one second that I am one of
them.” That’s it in a nutshell: Sherlock is no angel – but he is indubitably on
their side. He solves crimes. He stops criminals from their actions. He saves
lives. He is, despite his surface rudeness, a good person.
2. John Watson: An ex-army captain and doctor with an appetite for
adrenaline, an inability to settle into civilian life, post-traumatic shock
nightmares, and a dangerous violent streak. A man with a “strong moral centre”
who waits until he believes it absolutely necessary to kill, then does it
cleanly, quickly, humanely when he thinks he must. John is such an interesting
mix. In one way of looking at it, there’s a lot more dark in him than there is in
Sherlock. Something obviously went wrong in his family, too, as not one of his
immediate family attended his wedding. There’s some resentment there, some
thirst to prove his worth – and a corresponding hyper-willingness to assume
that people doubt it, that people place blame on him, that they find him
wanting in some way. Trust issues, indeed.
And yet he’s the one who’s mindful of when Sherlock is
stepping on toes and hurting feelings, the first to pull him into line, to make
sure he doesn’t go too far. They’re such a good team this way: John came back
from the war with a hand tremor that made it impossible for him to practise
medicine and a psychosomatic limp and blasted-up shoulder that made it
impossible for him to be the “war hero” Sherlock describes him as during their
first cab ride. They fit each other perfectly: Sherlock gives John a safe
outlet to let out his demons and channel them into being a hero again, cures
him of his impediments almost just by believing him unshakably, always,
without one shred of doubt, no matter what his sharp-edged humour might
suggest, even giving him back the ability to practise medicine again, and in
turn John provides Sherlock with equanimity: someone to come home to, eat with,
be normal with, someone who will save him from going too far either verbally or
into the deeps to search out a criminal there, who will follow him down and
shoot the criminals off his back. They save each other. They do good work: they’re
And then series 3 gave us Mary. Mary the former secret agent
gone rogue, Mary who kills for the highest bidder (confirmed in The Six Thatchers), Mary who
scales a building pregnant to intimidate or kill a man who is blackmailing her.
Mary who shoots a friend in the heart rather than accept his help and request
his secrecy, or his help in breaking the truth to John. Mary the pathological
liar, who layers lie upon lie upon lie, and feels that she should never have to
apologise for anything, including all of these lies. Mary, who got snippy and
resentful over John’s “months of silence” after she tried to murder his best
friend, as though he had no right to his anger. Mary, who denied John the right
to have a say in naming his own child after she put him through all of that.
Mary, who would rather drug her friend and abandon her family rather than
accept help. Mary, who abandoned her team without confirming that they were beyond
rescue and started a new life with a marriage and a baby and not a second
thought for the people she’d left behind. Mary, who never for a second left her
profession, keeping her guns and her outfits and her secret info stashed in
random walls in Norway,
her vast collection of wigs and offensive accents.
This might have worked if the show had seen her arc through
as the villain she clearly was. Mary was decidedly NOT on the “side of the
angels”. Mary was not saving lives. Mary was taking them. Mary was a person
whose life choices, past and present, clearly put her on the other side from
Sherlock and John – two flawed, yet ultimately good men who do good work. Mary’s
work was, in a word, bad. She was the opposite, really: an inherently bad
person with a cute façade, who could giggle and make little jokes (that
frequently had a sting buried within), who could roll up her pants instead of
just getting them hemmed, who could tease and banter, but as soon as the
pressure came back on, her real self came out again. The old habits came back:
drug a friend, shoot them in the heart, run away without looking back, kill
anyone who gets in your way. The fact is that the show did NOT see this arc
through. The writers tried to spoon-feed us the façade, and it didn’t work,
because the truth was so very visible: Mary was not a good person, and trying
to pretend that she was is either completely unbelievable, or else destroys the
entire point of who Sherlock and John are, in their essence. To have them take
Mary on board without question, without her actual redemption by having felt or
demonstrated remorse of any kind at any point for any of the very many terrible
things she did, does not work! This is tantamount to Sherlock and John teaming
up with Moriarty! Even if they’d needed information from Moriarty or something,
it would have been a necessarily temporary arrangement, because they are not on
the same team and never have been!
So, tl;dr version: we want characters who are nuanced, who have
grey area, who are three-dimensional: but not characters who betray their own
moral code by associating themselves willingly with someone they would normally
oppose with all of their combined might. Writing their acceptance of Mary
Morstan destroyed their moral centre. In a way, it made them no better than she
was, and we know from the first two series that this just isn’t who Sherlock
and John are. They’re good people. Mary wasn’t.
Hello to all, once again. Of course, I’ve decided to do another small, well, LARGE meta on why I personally think Jonsa is endgame. Now, these are my points, and my views, if you don’t agree, you’re free to do so. On we go now.
Now, since season 6, I’ve started shipping Jon and Sansa. Believe me, before season 6, I never thought they would even meet each other. But, I was surprised, and was also very surprised by the chemistry they had with each other. From the get go, from the scene where they discuss home and from there, I was very…suspicious of their interactions with each other. Now, personally, I have no brothers. I do have sisters though. I would never act with them the way Sansa and Jon act with each other. The stares, the heavy breathing after arguing, the protection speech.
Point 1: They look like Ned and Cat reborn. Even book wise, Jon is said to look the MOST like Ned, even Cat says so. Sansa herself is compared to Catelyn numerous times. By Petyr, by Lysa, etc. Now even though Sansa is compared to Cat, she doesn’t treat Jon the same way Catelyn did. After meeting him again, she becomes very close with Jon. She learned from her mistakes. Anyway…
At the wall, after his death, when Jon came back, he started to wear his hair in a man-bun, and it matched Ned’s perfectly, almost eerily. Sansa also started to wear her hair in ‘northern’ braids. Much like her mother did. Even in season 7 now, she wears her hair a lot like her mothers, with a touch of Cersei in it.
Jon/Ned- Honorable, broody, tries to do the right thing all the time, protective, etc.
Sansa/Cat: Red hair, has the ‘tully’ look about her. Sansa also has the gift of observation, a lot like Cat did. Etc.
Now, this relationship. Cat and Ned’s. They were not married for love, they were married because Catelyn was engaged to Ned’s brother, Brandon. He however, met his end in Kings Landing when the mad king Aerys invited him and his father, for a peace summoning. He was burned alive. To join the two houses, Catelyn and Ned then married. Over the years, Catelyn said their marriage was built up, ‘stone by stone.’ They also had the most loving, healthy relationships on the show.
In Season 7 Jon and Sansa have had so many parallels to Ned and Cat. Their looks, and now their actions.
Point 2: Their chemistry!!
Like I said in the introduction to this meta, their scenes in season 6 were so…tense. This scene specifically. They just ooze sexual tension. Like…their are so many unspoken words between them. So many things they want to unleash, all the anger they have pent up, not exactly at each other, but just in general.
Hell, Kit said himself. “Sansa twists him in ways no one else can. She gets under his skin.” We’ve seen this before, with Ygritte. When they were together, Jon and Ygritte argued a lot. It came to a boiling point when they fucked in a cave. Jon and Sansa’s chemistry has yet to come to the ‘boiling’ point. In the tent though, with all the heavy breathing, the lighting, and the intense eye contact, I was halfway expecting Jon to throw Sansa on the table and fuck her senseless.
If they weren’t ‘brother and sister’ no doubt that would have happened.
I’ve also said before that they have this unspoken thing to their relationship. They can communicate without words. Like when they were meeting with Lyanna Mormont, Jon knew when to jump in when Sansa needed him, and Sansa knew when to jump in when Jon needed her too.
I love that.
Point 3: Their compatibility.
Now, at the moment they do consider themselves ‘brother and sister.’ Even though they don’t act like it.
Now, season 6 and 7 has shown us that Jon needs help when it comes to political aspects of ruling. And Sansa, well, she admits that he’s the ‘military man.’ Sansa knows the south, because she was experienced it, she’s tasted the betrayal, the death, the hypocrisy. She’s been flung into it, the only thing that protected her was her ladylike facade.
Also, in the books, Jon and Sansa dream of having children that look like their deceased siblings. And have their names. They dream of returning to Winterfell, they think about it constantly. Also, the books show the parallel journey that they both take. It isn’t as noticeable in the show, but book-wise, it is very plainly seen.
Also, my last meta was about redheads, and why Jon seems so drawn to them. He’s drawn to them because of two women he couldn’t get to notice him. Cat especially. I also mentioned that he ‘detested’ ladies, but that’s just a front because of the wounded pride aspect of it. He knows he’ll never be with a lady of a great house. He ‘hates’ them, but begins to love Ygritte because of her stories, and singing. Now, Jon himself, for Sansa, is her hero.
In the books, she dreams of someone beheading Janos Slynt. Well, someone does…Jon Snow.
He’s brave, gentle, and strong.
Point 4: The Stark name..
I wrote a comment on a video a long time ago, stating that Jon and Sansa are the only two who can rebuild house Stark. If Sansa were to marry another, her children would not have the name Stark. Arya herself, has never wanted that life. Bran, he can’t procreate, because his ‘anatomy’ does not work. He says it himself, he’ll never be Lord of anything, he’s the three-eyed raven.
This is where Starkbowl threw me. They said at the end of season 6, Sansa was pissed because she wasn’t crowned Queen. I didn’t believe that then, didn’t believe it between seasons, and I sure as hell don’t believe it now. Sansa knows if she were Queen, she would be forced to marry a random Northern Lord. Or Baelish would try to get his hooks in her again. She would be sold like cattle once more. I think Sansa was very glad that that wasn’t what happened.
Now Jon: Yes, it is true that Jon is basically a Targaryen. However, if he were to marry a Stark, he could take her name. If he so chose to do so. She could legitimize him as :Stark: by the only way really…marriage.
When Jon’s parentage becomes a known fact, and it will, probably in season 8. We saw the way the Northern Lord’s reacted when they heard Daenerys was in Westeros. How will they feel knowing that Jon, their KING, is a Targaryen? They only put him that spot because they thought he was Ned Starks son. Well, he isn’t. He’s Rhaegar Targaryens. They won’t bend the knee to a dragon. But, if Jon were to marry a Stark, his claim would stay strong, and the Stark claim would stay even stronger. Their children would be Starks, the name carrying on.
Point 5: Their blood relations..
“But, they’re siblings!” False. They are NOT siblings, they are first cousins. And yes, in TODAY’S TIMES, I repeat TODAY’S TIMES, it is seen as taboo, but, back in medieval times, it was considered normal. Even in civil war times, for those who have seen Gone with the Wind, the Wilkes married their cousins. They always did. Melanie was Ashley’s cousin. Also, Sansa was going to marry Robyn Arryn, he is also her first cousin.
Now, looking at blood logistics here:
Siblings share 50% blood relations.
Aunt/Nephew share 25% blood relations.
1st cousins share between 7-12% blood relations.
Also, the Stark line has married cousin/cousin before. Even uncle/niece before. It was not common, but it did happen. It has happened in the Stark line. Ned’s mother and father were cousins. Tywin and his wife were first cousins.
“Were will you go?”
“Where will we go?”
“I won’t ever let him touch you again, I’ll protect you, I promise.”
“We need to trust each other, we can’t fight a war amongst ourselves, we have so many enemies now.”
“Do you think I’m Joffrey?”
“You’re as far from Joffrey then anyone I’ve ever met.”
“You’re good at this, you know?”
“You are. You are.”
“Would that be so terrible?”
“You know him better than anyone, what do you think?”
“You’re abandoning your people! You’re abandoning your home!”
“Until I return, the north is yours.”
“I love Sansa..”
“As I loved her mother…”
“Touch my sister, and I’ll kill you myself.”
^^^^^^(NOT MY PIC!!!)
What does LF know?
“Does she miss me terribly?”
Jon’s expression: =.= bitch please. I will throw your little ass off here.
“I didn’t ask.”
And more to come with Theon, and the Hound later this season.
I am posting this video for those who feel a little disheartened, and are losing their faith, after watching the scene between Jon and D. in 7.06, and for those who are going to feel, even more disheartened, by the scene we’ve yet to see in 7.07.
I find it hilarious, how Kit said this sentence with such innocence, and yet it came out so, so wrong, and he only realizesd how wrong it sounded, only half a second, after, the sentence had already come out his mouth, bless his heart. 😂
“I’d like to put myself into a wolf“, which absolutely, everyone, in that room took as, “I’d like to put my “sword” into a “wolf”. 😏🤣
Now, this “misinterpretation”, led to Dan giving us such a sweet Easter Egg 🙃 Pay attention to what Dan B. Weiss replies to what Kit said, “l’ve got two words for you, Season 6, Season 6.“, and what happened in season 6? Yep, you guessed it, Jon and Sansa reunited.
And well, we all know, how their scenes were filmed/directed from then and onwards. Tender forehead kisses, lingering looks, lip staring contests, sweet touches, sweet head caressing, sweet hand grabbing/holding, just sweetness, so much sweetness between the two of them, scenes in cadle lit rooms, fighting, and then heavily panting because of it, literally like a married couple, Jon cloaking Sansa into his old cloak, Sansa cloaking Jon into a Stark cloak, made by her, one that looks just like the one, Ned, used to wear, and that he wears almost at all times.
We got, “I’ll never let him TOUCH you again. I’ll protect you, I promise. *almost punches Ramsay to death.”, and “TOUCH my sister and I’ll kill you myself. *almost chokes LF to death*“, and “Does she miss me terribly? *silence and death stare from Jon*”, and “What you did for her, is the ONLY reason I’m not killing you.”, and “You’re as far from Joffrey as ANYONE I’ve ever met.”, and the list can go on, and on.
My fellow Jonsa shippers, Dan B. Weiss, LITERALLY, confirmed Jonsa, by telling us, that Jon will make love to/put himself into a wolf, and that it’ll all start in season 6. The “wolf” is not Arya, for obvious reasons, so that leaves us with Sansa.
I just want to add that this was filmed before even season 5 aired. D&D planned Jonsa to happen a long time ago, it was not a decision of the moment. I read somewhere that they had planned since season 2, to marry Sansa to Ramsay, and then reunite her with Jon in season 6. They made all the changes, so that they’d reunite as soon as possible, to build their relashionship up, to subtly build them up for romance. Also, I read that early on, Sophie asked why she needed to dye her hair red, and that she was told, her having red hair is, very, important for the plot/story, and well, we all know Jon likes redheads, so there ya go.
Have faith, and patience, sweetlings, Jonsa is Coming.
In order to get my feet wet in the world of Outlander fanfic, I decided to write some one-shot AU drabbles based on the “things you said” prompts. Feedback is extremely welcome.
Things You Said After You Kissed Me
She isn’t a jealous person.
Truly, it’s a useless emotion and Claire Beauchamp has no
time for it. She was never jealous, not when she saw women flirting with her
fiancé, nor when he announced he was leaving her for a former student.
So, really, if she was going to be jealous, it would have
been then, not when she saw the pair of them walking into the jazz club she
forced herself to go to.
While she may not feel jealousy towards the girl (Candy?
Trixie?), she does feel a very specific emotion towards Frank.
Why should he get to walk around, happy and in love, while
she mopes about like a pathetic spinster?
27 years old is too young to be a spinster. She’s a doctor,
damn it, and a desirable woman.
So she does the first thing that pops into her slightly
whisky-soaked brain: grab the handsome red headed stranger sitting two seats
away and kiss him for all she’s worth. It’s a great plan, if she does say so
herself. Sure, there’s a possibility of things going terribly wrong, but
there’s no time to consider that outcome.
Thankfully, the stranger is only stunned into stillness for three
seconds. She feels one large hand slide into her hair, gripping the curls
lightly as he responds to the kiss. His other hand rests respectfully on her
shoulder. If she wishes he would move that hand to her back, pull her tightly
into his embrace, that’s just the whisky talking.
The sound of a man clearing his throat somewhere to her
right causes her to slowly disengage from the gorgeous stranger, their eyes
locked. His gaze shines bright with confusion and hunger and the urge to ignore
the interruption and get back to the task at hand is strong.
Unfortunately, the interruption speaks and breaks the spell.
His voice, smarmy and haughty, grates on her nerves. How did
she ever think he was the one? Why did she think she wanted to marry this man
and spend her life with him?
“Hello Frank,” she responds, her tone cool and
disinterested. Gesturing vaguely to his female companion, she continues, “and
“This is Sandy. My…fiancée,” he answers with slight
trepidation. Again, Claire feels no jealousy over the situation. She doesn’t
wish she still held that title and she doesn’t feel her heart crack in her
chest. At most, she feels anger that he’s moved on so fast with this woman, as
if their relationship meant nothing.
Lost in thought, Claire nearly misses Frank extending his
hand towards her unwitting accomplice. “Frank Randall.”
“Jamie Fraser,” he introduces himself with a lyrical Scottish
brogue and a hard gripping handshake – Claire doesn’t miss the slight wince on
Frank’s face. “Claire’s husband.”
If she had been taking a drink at that moment, it would have
ended up all over Frank and Sandy/Candy/Trixie. As it is, she coughs slightly
to cover up her surprise at his impromptu answer.
“Husband?” Frank seems as surprised by this change in
marital status as Claire is. His eyes widen as he searches her face for
“Oh aye, going on one month now. Bit of a whirlwind romance,
ye ken? We met right at this very club and from the first moment, I knew there
could be no other.”
Her fake husband grabs her hand reverently, stroking his
thumb over her knuckles in a tender gesture. She can’t help but catch his eye,
marveling at the shade of blue and at the mischief hiding there. Finally
registering Frank’s silence, she glances over to see a rare lack of composure
taking over him.
“Well…I guess congratulations are in order,” he says with no
real confidence or sincerity. Claire’s not sure if the shock is plain on her
face, but she smiles tightly and nods.
“Thank you, Frank. Congratulations to you both as well.”
The awkward silence stretches on before Jamie stands,
reaching several inches taller than Frank. “Ready to head out, mo nighean donn?”
Stunned, Claire barely manages a nod and a polite goodbye to
Frank and his new fiancée. She feels Jamie’s fingers squeeze hers reassuringly
before they make their way to the exit hand in hand. Claire doesn’t even offer
a parting glace at the man she used to love, leaving him in shocked silence
with his new future.
“I’m sorry if I got a little carried away back there, lass.
I just thought you might like to one up the bastard,” Jamie explains with a
self-deprecating shrug and a smirk one they’re out the door.
“You?” she exclaims, eyes wide, “I practically accosted you
without so much as a ‘hello, how are you?’ I didn’t give you much of a choice
in the little charade.”
“Weel, I’ve no been accosted by such a bonnie lass before.
Did you no see me working up the nerve to talk to you all night?”
Claire can feel the blush warming her cheeks in the cool
night air. “As a matter of fact, I didn’t. “
Finally taking stock of their surroundings, she notes that
they’re a couple blocks away from the bar, hands still clasped together. She
ponders letting go for a brief moment before tightening her grip, enjoying the
feel of his warm palm against hers.
“Since you so brazenly attacked me at the bar, I think you
owe me a favor, lass.”
“Oh really?” she asks with a smile fighting to take over her
face. “And what, exactly, did you have in mind?”
Stopping in the middle of the sidewalk, Jamie gestures to
the diner a few paces away. “A quick bite to eat?”
She finds herself unable to slow her rapid heartbeat in the
face of his bright grin. Not trusting her voice, she nods and allows him to
lead her inside the nearly empty establishment.
If Claire fancied herself a competitive person, she would
definitely declare herself the winner.
The Complex Characters of Maple Bay: How Mary, Joseph, and especially Robert aren’t pure, sweet cinnamon rolls.
Okay. So. Can we talk about how Mary, Joseph and Robert are all fucked up people, and this is a good thing? Not a one of them is completely vile. And not a one is a pure, sweet cinnamon roll.
Let’s start with the ‘easiest’ one, shall we? I feel like most people have the easiest time saying Joseph is bad. And they’re right. He does bad things. He cheats on his wife at least twice. And he keeps going back to their dysfunctional marriage for appearances sake. He either dumps you or asks you to be his side boy depending on the ending. So. Yeah. Cheater. And the datamined cult ending does nothing to redeem him. Nor do his endings.
But this is also somebody who seems to care about his kids. In the first chapter, you see him being good with his kids. He’s not freaking out about his daughter, Christie, for breaking stuff. He reprimands Christian for how he answers the door, but not harshly. He actually gets upset with you if you’re too harsh towards Mary. In the second chapter, he seems to really care about the kids and the dance. He talks to you about his misspent youth, and how he misses it sometimes.
Joseph is a cheater. He does terrible things. Yet like Mary and Robert (who also do terrible things) he also has good sides to him that are shown through the game. This mix of actions makes him a gray character.
Okay. So Mary is pretty awful to begin with. But you later find out that she does have good qualities. She cares about Damien and Robert. And she leads up an animal shelter. She is a redeemed character who is likable if a bit rough around the edges.
Does this make her a pure, innocent lamb? No. Mary drinks heavily (implied that it’s because of her terrible marriage to Joseph.) She flirts and likely fucks with other men. Yes, we’re told that she never goes home with the men she flirts with by the bartender. But when we do Robert’s ending, we see her go off with another man, talking about his dick. Is she really not going home with that dude to fuck him? Probably not.
But let’s say that she doesn’t fuck all of those men she propositions. Let’s say it is all just flirtation that is her way of unhealthy coping. Mary as a parent isn’t very good. She loses her toddler twice during a party (assuming she found him in the first place) and is supremely unconcerned about him getting harmed. Now, bad marriage or not, that is extremely shitty behavior on her end. Being terrible towards your offspring is a choice you make, not something your spouse (however unfaithful he is) makes for you.
Mary has redeemable traits, yes. And she becomes a likable character that you want out of her horrible situation. But she does things that are terrible that are all her choice.
Oh. Robert. The “Sweet Cinnamon Roll” of the DDADDS universe and slut shamer extraordinaire. If you sleep with him at any point in the game, he kicks you out of his house. If you sleep with him a second time, he gets even nastier, telling you how you want it to be like this. How you’ll come back for even more bad treatment from him. I didn’t go for a third date with Robert, but I assume he gets even worse if you try for a third date on his slut shaming route.
He is friends with Mary, and fucked her husband behind her back. Maybe Mary knows about this. Maybe she doesn’t. The thing is that Robert thinks Joseph is disgusting. So why the fuck is he just enabling Mary’s bad behavior instead of talking her into a divorce with Joseph? Even worse, if the cult ending is real, Robert is one of the few people who knows about it. And that means he isn’t doing jack shit to keep others away from Joseph OR get Mary away from the cult man.
Where Mary shows concern for Robert, Robert does not return that concern. He brushes off your questions about Mary with comments about how she’ll be fine.
He constantly lies to you during your relationship, just so that he can have a laugh at your expense. He drinks too much, and knows he was a bad father. And you have to talk him into even taking the reconciliation attempt his daughter tries to make.
Of course, Robert has good qualities as well. He’s a good dog owner. He whittles. He won’t push you for sex if you stop in the middle of it. He’s just an incredibly fucked up individual. He gets a redemption arc at the end of his story if you as the player talk him into it. He wants redemption, and you become his push to actually try it.
The only difference between Robert and Joseph as datable dads is that
you get a redemption choice for Terrible Person Robert and not one for
Terrible Person Joseph. (You don’t get any choice at all for Mary,
Canonically, neither Mary, Joseph, nor Robert are pure, sweet, cinnamon rolls. They all do fucked up things that cannot be blamed on anyone but themselves. But they also have redeeming traits as well. Morally gray characters are good things to have. Erasing their fuck ups (Especially Robert’s as has been the trend) takes away the interest of their characters.