Dear David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and the other creators of the TV show Game of Thrones,
YOU raped Daenerys when ASOIAF portrayed a scene of consensual sex.
YOU brutally murdered an actor’s character when she refused to do any more nude scenes for you. (Esme Bianco)
YOU raped Cersei, another scene of consensual sex.
YOU did that to Sansa. YOU.
You’re sending the message, to one of the most popular and highly viewed television shows right now, that women who have endured enough tradgedy and pain they deserve even more in one of the worst ways possible.
Media is extremely influential to popular culture, influential to people.
They filled her bath with hot water brought up from the kitchen and scented it with fragrant oils. The girl pulled the rough cotton tunic over Dany’s head and helped her into the tub. The water was scalding hot, but Daenerys did not flinch or cry out. She liked the heat. It made her feel clean. Besides, her brother had often told her that it was never too hot for a Targaryen. “Ours is the house of the dragon,” he would say. “The fire is in our blood.”
I’ve always wanted to do a Game of Thrones/Korra mashup! How would it look if GoT’s story happened in an ATLA/LoK universe? Two of my favorite shows ever, they were meant to be mashed-up. This is Daenerys Targaryen, who would definitely be Fire Nation royalty. History as conquerors? Check. The realm’s foremost dragon wranglers?? Check. Dany could be the Fire Queen of all 7 kingdoms. But she needs to practice her Dragon Dance moves if she’s gonna win the game. I referred heavily to avatar art books for style and I got the pose from a piece by Joaquim Dos Santos, which appeared in Korra’s first episode. More to come!