dany's dragons

anonymous asked:

Lets say you're the head of an army to dispatch one of Dany's dragons with maybe 10 thousand Dothraki screamers. You can have either Aegon's or Cersei's forces. What would your plan be to defeat the dragon and the army.

Well, given that the dragon requires Daenerys to ride it, and that Dothraki armies are held by the personality and forcefulness of their leader, the ideal plan would be to simply assassinate Daenerys. No dragon rider, no khal riding the Horse that Mounts the World, she’s the archetype of a keystone army.

If that’s not an option, overextending the Dothraki and using archery with field defenses to stymie their cavalry to include trenches and palisades used in conjunction with the terrain. That will bleed the Dothraki until Daenerys’s punitive force at the head of Drogon is deployed, scatter the troops so she doesn’t have a target ala the Dornish insurgency effort against Aegon I, then follow her back to her camp and attack her there, at night, where she can’t use Drogon without burning her own troops and when the Dothraki aren’t mounted up, in formation, and ready to charge. If I’m lucky, attacking during a storm would also be of great value, as we saw with the Last Storm which grounded Meraxes and significantly depreciated its tactical value.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King


Daenerys Targaryen’s Fashion 

“I always put trousers underneath because in her psyche anything might go wrong and [she’s always thinking], ‘I might need to run away,’ Even with the longest, most beautiful gowns, she always wears a pair of boots and trousers. I like that sense of, 'I can play this [queen] but underneath, I can run.’“ - Michele Clapton on Dany’s Costumes (insp.)


• Jon •

Even with Ygritte sleeping beside him, he felt alone. He did not want to die alone. (Jon V, ASOS)

• Daenerys •

She sat up with her hair disheveled and the bedclothes atangle. Her captain slept beside her, yet she was alone. (Daenerys VII, ADWD)

Another great book parallel ❤


Jon Snow + Ghost / Daenerys Targaryen + Drogon

“He’s not like the others. He never makes a sound. That’s why I named him Ghost. That, and because he’s white. The others are all dark, grey or black.”

“Khaleesi … there sits Balerion, come again.”

mzyraj  asked:

I've seen you reblogging Jon/Dany stuff and I'm curious how likely you think that level of love/romance would be in the coming canon. Even putting aside whatever state Jon is going to be in post-resurrection, I'm not sure their past relationships suggest that each would be the other's type for instant attraction, and I don't know if they'd have time to develop much of a relationship what with the oncoming winter apocalypse. Or is it just a ship people like the idea of but don't expect?

Oh no, I don’t think the all-American, crewcut, boy-next-door Jon Snow we’ve seen in AGOT - ADWD is Dany’s type for instant attraction at all! 

Dany’s the type who likes rockstars with wild hair, and the power and danger of a big ol’ Harley-Davidson between her legs. She’s looking for a maverick fighter pilot from Top Gun to ride one of her dragons.  She wants a rebel with a cause, not a lost, grieving boy. I don’t think the Jon Snow we know is the type of guy Dany’s looking for!

But Jon Snow died. ;)

In the words of the King, “The person you put up there ain’t the person that comes back. It might look like that person, but it ain’t that person” (Pet Semetary). “Resurrection… ah, there’s a word (that you should put right the fuck out of your mind and you know it).”

GRRM has said that “Death is hard.” It changes a person. Look at the Lightning Lord. Look at Lady Stoneheart. They remember, but they’re not the same people anymore. I think Jon Snow, after spending some time in Ghost, is going to come back wilder. More reckless, more dangerous, more … rockstar. So I think Dany will find Jon very attractive. 

(from Jesus Christ Superstar

(Will TWOW please come out soon, because my ASOIAF / pop culture analogies are getting wilder and wilder.) 

So anyways, you can’t just “put aside” Dragonriding Rockstar Jesus Jon Snow and his Resurrection, or his Freefolk Groupies on the tv show, or his tv manbun when considering the potential for Jon/Dany. The resurrection – and the change it will bring – is a big reason why I think Jon/Dany has potential.

So how likely do I think there will be love/romance between Jon/Dany in canon? I’m certain of it. I think Jon and Dany will grow very close as they fight together to save the world, and I think that’s a beautiful thing. I’ll wager money on Jon/Dany falling in love in the books before the end of ADOS; any takers? First come, first served

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“He might as well wish for another thousand men. And maybe a dragon … or three.” (Jon, ASOS)

“Up there there was only her, alone. She was the blood of the dragon. And who would ever dare to love a dragon?” (Daenerys, ADWD)

  • Danny: Come on, haven't you ever wanted to slap me? Just a little?
  • Sam: Absolutely.
  • Jazz: Yes.
  • Dani: Yes.
  • Tucker: Yes... wait, what are we voting on?
  • Danny: I wasn't asking you people!
  • Valerie: Face it. You set yourself up for that one.

“I should have never taken him into my bed.’ He was only a sellsword, no fit consort for a queen and yet I knew that all along … but I did it anyway.”
• Daenerys Targaryen on Daario (ADWD)

“I know that you are wildling to the bone.’ It was easy to forget that sometimes, when they were laughing or kissing. But then one of them would say or do something and he would suddenly be reminded of the wall between their worlds.”
• Jon Snow on Ygritte (ASOS)

Another great book parallel 🙏🏼