“Game of Thrones s6e1” review

a personal characters design of Visenya TargaryenRhaenys Targaryen and  Shiera Seastar  from  A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. (2012)


from Wikipedia:
Visenya Targaryen was the older of Aegon I’s sisters. A passionate, temperamental woman, she was apt to dress as a warrior, with her hair in braided coils or bound in rings, and wielded the Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister. During the War of Conquest, she rode a dragon into battle. She was the mother of Maegor I, called Maegor the Cruel. 

Queen Rhaenys Targaryen was the younger of Aegon I’s sister-queens. She was a year or two younger then Aegon. Physically she was more slender and graceful than her sister. She was known as less stern and more playful than her older sister. She participated in the War of Conquest by riding her dragon, Meraxes, in battle. She was the mother of Aenys I, and it was her line of progeny that comprised the bulk of the Targaryen dynasty. 

Shiera Seastar was the last of the Great Bastards of Aegon IV. She was famous for her beauty. Although she had two mismatched eyes, (one blue, the other green), it was said that the “defect” only enhanced her beauty. She was known to possess a famous necklace, alternating sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes. 
Shiera never married, but took many lovers, and numerous duels were fought for her favor. Her half-brother Bloodraven was her most ardent suitor, and repeatedly proposed marriage to her 

'Game of Thrones' is in desperate need of Lady Stoneheart
No, but seriously.

No, but seriously. Every time I see a headline like this, I get all excited thinking that a writer out there is finally gonna take this shit-show to task only to actually read it and find a whole lot of tip-toeing and over-diplomacy. Like they want to point out a mistake the show made but don’t wanna hurt anyone’s feeeeeeelings. (Or face the wrath of the rabid show-apologists…) This one is no different, of course.

Perhaps a controversial take, as a slice of the Game of Thrones fandom doesn’t like her and thinks her a superfluous character.

Wait… what?? Who doesn’t like LSH?? Book-readers been clamoring for her for TWO seasons now!! Is the writer referring to show-only fans perhaps? That would make more sense, of course, because LSH is someone the book-readers want and is therefore automatically dismissible. 

Now they could have Sansa step into her mother shoes — only not as an undead avatar of vengeance, obviously.

I love how matter-of-fact they are about this. They already (glibly) pointed out how Sansa has been torn from her own storyline (”Several other characters have taken major detours or been merged with side characters — as in the case of Sansa’s story merging with Jeyne Poole’s — to compensate for the condensed timeframe.”), so it seems there’s now this casual attitude of acceptance when it comes to just inserting Sansa in other character’s storylines wherever it’s “convenient”, regardless of logic or faithfulness to who Sansa Stark really is. Ugh.

BUT THE CLINCHER – their “argument” for why LSH should be on the show (other than finally addressing the Freys in the aftermath of the RW, which, granted, is true) is so she can be there for the big reveal of R+L=J… SO THAT SHE CAN FORGIVE JON.

Yeah, I’ll just leave it at that and let y’all bask in the fuckery.

Theon: Fluff and Love

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It had been nearly two years since Theon Greyjoy had escaped the capture of the Bolton’s with Jeyne Poole, the girl the Bolton’s were saying was Arya Stark. Theon should have died at the hands of King Stannis Baratheon, the King of the Seven Kingdoms, and he would have if it hadn’t been for Lady Y/n. Being a Northern, y/n grew up knowing the Stark children and Theon once he became a ward of Lord Eddard Stark. She should have hated Theon, should have watched with a bright smile as he was killed, but when the time came she couldn’t bear the thought. She had already lost Robb and her brothers to the Northern march South, she didn’t want to lose Theon as well. So she vouched for Theon and somehow managed to talk the King into allowing Theon to come live with her and her servants in her Father’s castle.

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