A retrospective of the King’s Landing plotline from Game of Thrones’s sixth season
It’s time for the first in a series of plotline-specific retrospectives about the sixth season of Game of Thrones. For a series built on its political intrigue, we’ve elected to start right in the middle of all the action: Cheryl’s Landing, the capital of Weisseroff. Trigger warnings for suicide and violence.
This is written by the fusion of Kylie and Julia, who you may refer to as “Julie”.
Game of Thrones (GoT) has been off the air for a couple of months now. Sure, during its run we may have spent each week discussing its flaws, and Kylie even gave us a look-back at how horriblysexist the whole of Season 6 was. But to be perfectly fair to this artform, we felt we needed to rewatch it plotline by plotline, in order to really immerse ourselves in the vision of showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss (D&D)…just like they’ve done for George R.R. Martin!
“Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
Also I know you get a ton of GoT headcanon asks but if there's anything about Margaery you haven't already said I'd love to know about her too
Oooh okay nice! I haven’t gotten any Margaery requests actually. And I know the game is to say one headcanon but oh well:
Margaery is insanely good at drawing/painting. If you ask her to show you a picture, she’ll show you pictures of flowers and nature, and they’re gorgeous, but it’s what she saves for public viewing.
She’s actually fantastic at drawing faces and she’ll often draw up images of people when they’re going about their daily lives - she has one of Sansa praying, of Loras training, of her father and grandmother talking, etc. These pictures are rarely ever shared unless you’re close family or friends.
You know Margaery would be queen of the flower crowns I mean!!! She’s just fantastic at them and she’ll make little bracelets or necklaces as well if there’s an excess/shortage of crowns.
Margaery would totally dye her hair different colors. It’d be blonde one month, then she’d go back to brown, then she dyed it reddish, then she colored her hair making it red fading into pink, etc. She loves to color her hair, and she’s always encouraging her friends to dye them as well (she’s trying so hard to get Brienne to dye her hair a greenish/blue color).
This might as well be canon but Margaery shuts down slut shaming/misogynistic comments real fast.
There were definitely some lords who made some slut comments only to be sweetly told by Margaery that someone saw them down at the brothels, but that must have been a lie; surely someone as noble as them wouldn’t be caught there, would they?