Sansa is a woman strong as steel now. The abuse and traumatic events she experienced, begining when she was barely a woman, really more of a innocent girl, it did not break her completely. She learned quickly and developed a great tenacity to hold on to hope until there was a opportunity to escape to her freedom, because a door to escape always appeared eventually. She is a SURVIVOR, she let go of her fairytale dreams of youth and learned to be pragmatic and wise beyond her years. Yet, her torturous abuse at the hands of many did not break her soul. Beating in her Stark heart is the loving strength, kind, courageous and empathic spirit of her mother, father, her brothers and sister and all the noble ancestors who were beloved kings and queens. She would make a noble queen of the north, if not further flung.
Personally, I know many survivors of abuse (physical, sexual, psychological) and Sansa’s journey resonates strongly with the stories of these others survivors who have courageously survived, healed and gone on to create love and peace in their lives and do good and great things.
if you want to protect children in fandom, do you know what’s a good thing to fight for?
better tagging practices on works, more nuanced critiques of works that don’t involve embarrassing yourself by reporting it to ao3 and then whining when they don’t change their entire goal as a company to cater to you, better education for newer fans of filtering and curating their own fandom experiences and keeping themselves safe, a general move for all of fandom away from websites like tumblr or twitter where curating one’s own experience is made difficult or impossible by the format of the website itself
do you know what’s not a good thing to fight for?
a theoretical ~fandom paradise~ where the only ships you can find content for are good ships and all survivors cope with “healthy” methods that are Anti-Approved, and where no one who isn’t a survivor ever even Thinks about a bad ship, because just thinking about it Will turn you into a bad person if you aren’t a survivor, and where all dark content is completely banned because it’s dangerous
Good people of Tumblr….I just watched Hannibal all the way through for the first time. I just saw the ending. Guys, I need a hug. For the love of god, how did you guys watch this when it aired? How did you cope?