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“average writer publishes about 1 book a decade” factoid actualy just statistical error. average writer publishes several books per decade. Westeros Georg, who lives in a new mexico and only publishes when the stars are aligned , is an outlier adn should not have been counted


Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa? Everyone wants to be loved. I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter. Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same. — George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings


“Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?”
“Everyone wants to be loved.”
“I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter,” said Cersei. “Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. 

Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings.


“How can you still count yourself a knight, when you have forsaken every vow you ever swore?”
Jaime reached for the flagon to refill his cup. “So many vows…they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or the other.” He took a healthy swallow of wine and closed his eyes for an instant, leaning his head back against the patch of nitre on the wall. “I was the youngest man ever to wear the white cloak.”
“And the youngest to betray all it stood for, Kingslayer.”
“Kingslayer,” he pronounced carefully. “And such a king he was!”


The mother heard her. Somehow the queen’s voice cut through the woman’s ravaged wits. Her slack face twisted in loathing. “Whore!” she shrieked. “Kingslayer’s whore! Brotherfucker!” Her dead child dropped from her arms like a sack of flour as she pointed at Cersei. “Brotherfucker brotherfucker brotherfucker.” - Tyrion IX, ACoK

“M’lady,” said the big man. “Here she is.”
“Aye,” added the one-eyed man. “The Kingslayer’s whore.
She flinched. “Why would you call me that?”
“If I had a silver stag for every time you said his name, I’d be as rich as your friends the Lannisters.”
“That was only … you do not understand …”
“Don’t we, though?” The big man laughed. “I think we might. There’s a stink of lion about you, lady.” 
- Brienne VIII, AFfC

blacksmithgendry  asked:

*sighs* tell me more about Arya and water symbolism in her arc and what it could mean for her endgame please

my other favorite subject lol. ok so water is everywhere in arya’s story. from her first lesson with syrio, the water dancer, to the riverlands where arya spends so much time and she gives dying men water. now she’s in braavos - a city of islands in a sea where a poisoned pool is central to the temple she lives at. and all the dozens of references in between. its a really strong motif in her arc. again, this suggests to me that its intentional on grrm’s part

“This is the bravo’s dance, the water dance, swift and sudden. All men are made of water, do you know this? When you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die.“ (AGOT)

water is a fundamental part of life and i think people get caught up in death where arya’s arc is concerned. yes, it plays a big role. but you cant have one without the other. arya witnesses so much death and kills but she’s still alive and so are others thanks to her and she gave the gift of mercy to several others. even in the text water mainly represents life (exception poison/contamination which we also see)

The green water was warm as tears, but there was no salt in it. It tasted of summer and mud and growing things. (ACOK)

She got dirt in her mouth but she didn’t care, the taste was fine, the taste was mud and water and worms and life. (ACOK)

arya actively uses water as a coping mechanism. her mantra “calm as still water” helps arya manage her fear/panic. its a survival technique. she thinks of herself as water with the faceless men too. there she needs to be controlled as well as on the battlefield or while being hunted. arya stark’s true thoughts and feelings must be concealed. all of this is why water can symbolize mystery and emotion. its the element of hidden depths which is a perfect representation of arya

Her face was still water, hiding all, revealing nothing. (ADWD)

i can’t not mention the nature connection. water is significant to the old gods - they rule over trees and rivers. the pool is an important part of the godswood. arya spends so much time in the wilds that water is frequently mentioned in one form or another (rivers, lakes, rain, the sea, fog, canals ect) she feels hears smells tastes and sees it. its always a sensory experience. arya can, according to jon, swim like a fish. when arya tries to rid herself of all her possessions she throws everything into the water. like i said; its presence in her story is huge. this is a constant throughout every book. water is her personality, her survival, her faith, her surroundings.

She raised the cup to the fish’s mouth. The water splashed across her fingers and down her sleeve, but Arya did not move until the cup was brimming over. (ASOS)

i’ve talked a lot about arya’s water like nature. because water will change form to fit into any space it symbolizes adaptability. which i think is one of arya’s most defining traits. arya becomes whatever she has to in order to survive. to the point that she will attempt surrendering her very identity into nothingness. nobody has had more transformations. this is the crux of her arc. and its a big reason i think she’ll make it. if you create a character to be just like water - moving shifting adapting no matter what the circumstances - then i don’t see any meaningful reason for killing them off. arya’s survives. its what she does.


“Will you make a song for him?” the woman asked. 

He has a song,” the man replied. “He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.” He looked up when he said it and his eyes met Dany’s, and it seemed as if he saw her standing there beyond the door. “There must be one more,” he said, though whether he was speaking to her or the woman in the bed she could not say. “The dragon has three heads.” He went to the window seat, picked up a harp, and ran his fingers lightly over its silvery strings. Sweet sadness filled the room as man and wife and babe faded like the morning mist, only the music lingering behind to speed her on her way. ― Daenerys IV, A Clash of Kings.


Forgotten Book Quotes:  R e n l y  B a r a t h e o n

“He is still your elder brother. If either of you can be said to have a right to the Iron Throne, it must be Lord Stannis.“

Renly shrugged. "Tell me, what right did my brother Robert ever have to the Iron Throne?” He did not wait for an answer. “Oh, there was talk of the blood ties between Baratheon and Targaryen, of weddings a hundred years past, of second sons and elder daughters. No one but the maesters care about any of it. Robert won the throne with his warhammer.” He swept a hand across the campfires that burned from horizon to horizon. “Well, there is my claim, as good as Robert’s ever was.”



sophie okonedo as melisandre

zoe saldana as catelyn stark

chloe bennett as margaery tyrell

angela bassett as cersei lannister

lucy liu as lysa arryn

odeya rush as sansa stark

willow smith as arya stark

dascha polanco as daenerys targaryen

laverne cox as selyse baratheon

amandla stenberg as myrcella baratheon

Favorite Parts/ Lines Of A Song Of Ice And Fire: A Clash Of Kings by George R. R. Martin

“ ’I could keep you safe,’ he rasped. ‘They’re all afraid of me. No one would hurt you again, or I’d kill them.’ ” - Sandor Clegane, The Hound, of Clegane’s Keep

chiarathekiwi  asked:

premetto che non so come sia nella serie tv, se abbiano età diverse o che, e che sono contraria a wank TUTTO è PEDOFILIA di tumblr.. però... Sansa ha undici anni. undici. Le è appena venuto il menarca, è piccolina piccolina, undici anni sono pochini davvero. Sandor non so quanti ne abbia ma più di venticinque sicuro. Avrei voluto che sviluppassero una cameraderie maggiore ma shipparli.... nope. A parte i traumi che quella povera figlia di sansa ha avuto.. Anche no

… però non è codificata per non shipparli?

  • premessa: nessuno che shippa san*san che io conosca vorrebbe che diventasse una cosa TM nel periodo in cui stanno nello stesso posto in acok/got, tutti quelli che li shippano romanticamente sperano in cose post-affc dove lei avrebbe dai quattordici in su. e lui ne ha tipo ventisei, che per la media di asoiaf non è manco tanto - cioè ci stanno ragazzine di sedici anni sposate a uomini di cinquanta se si parla di nobili. cioè hanno più o meno la differenza di età che hanno jaime e brienne alla fine dei conti.
  • martin c’ha la fissa del trope della bella e la bestia tanto che l’ha usato sia per loro che per la jb e non è che qui non ci sia andato leggero - c’è andato pesantissimo. c’è lei che è l’unica che gli dimostra un minimo di empatia, lui è l’unico che per quanto disagiato quanto è non la usa per qualsiasi altro scopo e il fatto che sia incapace ad approciarsi come una persona normale per problemi suoi è anche uno dei motivi per cui lei non l’ha seguito durante blackwater (dalle torto), però cioè ci sta tutto un build-up che non sta lì per la friendship. c’è tutto il parallelo florian/jonqil che viene tirato fuori ogni tre per due, lui le ha detto spontaneamente la backstory (diversamente che nel tf ma sdjkghjksd), lei gli tocca la faccia mentre lui piange ma soprattutto lei pensa che lui l’abbia baciata durante blackwater ed è pure contenta del fatto nei libri successivi quando invece non è mai successo. e se vedi come lui interagisce con arya è ovvio che si rende conto di essere stato totalmente disagiato quando si trattava di proteggerla ma poi… ad arya lui dice che vuole lavorare per robb tipo, che è una roba che sandor dell’inizio non credo avrebbe mai concepito, ma può essersene fatto un’opinione solo da quello che diceva sansa. cioè è una di quelle cose da ‘life is not a song’ che tu pensi che sandor non c’abbia niente a che fare E INVECE. cioè ci sta tutto un subtext che uno può interpretarlo gen e può non farlo ma esiste e comunque speriamo tutti che se succede succeda quando lui si è calmato e lei c’ha più di sedici anni, cosa che tanto sarà ovvia perché visti i tempi della narrazione e varie non si reincontrano prima di almeno la fine di WoW se va bene. mo con loro due è abbastanza diretto, nel senso che palesemente la bella è lei e la bestia è lui (con jb è molto più rielaborato) ma la bella e la bestia non è una storia sull’amicizia maschile/femminile cioè XD
  • detto ciò: io quando ho cominciato a leggere got ero tipo ‘no vabbe ma che è ma non è possibile che li sto shippando CHE MI SUCCEDE WHY’, poi durante acok ero tipo ‘vabbe ok avrò una ship semi badwrong mi arrendo’, poi sono arrivata ad adwd e… cioè, sansa/lf è praticamente semicanon nel senso che quello lì effettivamente l’ha baciata PERCHE’ LE RICORDA SUA MADRE ed è molto più vecchio e creepy di sandor, la theon/ramsay pure è tecnicamente canon, non parliamo di jaime e cersei che sono la cosa più disfunzionale e poco salutare del mondo e mi sono fermata alle prime tre. asoiaf è *pieno* di roba che in confronto la san*san è niente XD cioè ammetto senza problemi che non è una cosa NON problematica e c’ha i suoi dettagli per cui posso capire che uno non gli shippi o non gli piaccia, ma voglio dire se la gente può shippare sansa e LF io posso pure shippare sansa e sandor ecco XD

tldr per carità a ognuno il suo, se non ti piace può tranquillamente non piacerti ma alla gente piace per altri motivi che sono legittimati da cose che esistono in canon e comunque nessuno pensa che avrebbero dovuto fare qualsiasi cosa in più di quello che è successo in canon quando lei aveva dodici anni per pietà XD


Do you hate her?” 
“Almost as much as I love her.” Ser Jorah answered.
“Pray excuse me, my queen. I find I am very tired." 
She gave him leave to go, but as he was lifting the flap of her tent, she could not stop herself calling after him with one last question.
"What did she look like, your Lady Lynesse?
Ser Jorah smiled sadly."Why, she looked a bit like you, Daenerys.” He bowed low. "Sleep well, my queen”. - [ACoK]