fiction: loras tyrell


Houses & Places- Games of Thrones (1/?)

House Tyrell of Highgarden

“Growing Strong”

“Other great houses take lions and wolves for their sigils, and draw their power from the gold in their mountains, or the cold of their winters. But mountains run dry, winter yields to spring, and the rose blooms once more.

anonymous asked:

I don't understand the complaints about Loras' treatment on the show. Yes, his story was not as empowering as the books nor did it have a happy ending, but it doesn't always have to. I am against the notion that television must shy away from sensitive matters like abuse of minorities or homophobia, because those are very real issues that need to be discussed, and tv can help bring more attention to them and raise awareness.

1) They reduced his character to nothing but his sexuality

2) There is no internal consistency in the setting, so it’s not like the homophobia is playing to the ‘reality of any situation’, and if we want to pretend the facade of ‘medieval-ish’ applies, it makes even less sense that there’d be that hyper-focus of the Faith (note the difference from the books, too)

3) This did not “raise awareness”, address any issues related to homophobia and how it manifests, nor push the dialogue on anything related to the subject. They were badly penned strawmen so that we could be SAD about Loras’s treatment, and in the end it all it did serve to remind us “the world is bad and you should feel bad”, which is rather well-covered.

A gay man being subjected to torture-porn, only for all the people who harmed him to randomly get blown up is not magically meaningful, it’s just not. Especially given the sheer idiocy and illogic underpinning it all.