“…A wisp of scented smoke hung in the air, drawing her down the winding path to where the red priests had fired the great iron braziers outside the house of the Lord of Light. Soon she could even feel the heat in the air, as red R’hllor’s worshipers lifted their voices in prayer. “For the night is dark and full of terrors,” they prayed…”
“Not for me”
So this excerpt is from ‘A Dance with Dragons’ from the chapter ‘The Blind Girl’. Arya as we all know is blinded by the faceless men after she kills Dareon for deserting from the Night’s Watch.
She’s away from home, in a foreign city, all alone and she’s blind…but that doesn’t bring her down. That is one of the things I love about her character…this girl can not be beat. She’s an 11 year old girl but she has the courage and will to match the Kings of Winter, her forebears.
Also, the nights are a special time for her. Its only in the night that she becomes ‘the night wolf’ …she can warg into Nymeria all the way from Braavos.
“… Her nights were bathed in moonlight and filled with the songs of her pack, with the taste of red meat torn off the bone, with the warm familiar smells of her grey cousins…”
Arya doesn’t wait for someone to rescue her…she creates her own agency.
“… A warrior princess, he decided, not some willowy creature who sits up in a tower, brushing her hair and waiting for some knight to rescue her …”
and she’s growing into her beauty, learning new skills, new languages…she’s amassing all these brilliant skills…but she still misses home and her family
Lonely and lovely and lethal “…while Jon says this about Val…It conveniently fits Arya rather well too.
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GRYFFINDOR: “I do not love the bright sword for its
sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I
love only that which they defend.“ –J.R.R. Tolkien (Faramir: The Two Towers)
i. summertime, vince staples; ii. redbone, childish gambino; iii. clint eastwood, gorillaz; iv. afro blue, robert gasper experiment; v. locked in closets, solange; vi. untitled 02 06.23.2014, kendrick lamar; vii. re:stacks, bon iver; viii. clean, the japanese house; ix. beachy girl, jye; x. one more love song, mac demarco; xi. buzzcut season, lorde; xii. trouble, coldplay; xiii. you, the 1975 +more
one thing that always cracks me up in the lord of the rings movies is when the ents are fucking up isengard and saruman is running around all panicky in disbelief like “aaww no…no no no…aww shit why no fuck..awww why did i think it was a good idea to piss off the sentient hulking tree people who lived right next door to my fucking house??”
GRYFFINDOR: “Sons of Gondor! Of Rohan! My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand! Men of the West!” -Fran Walsh + Philippa Boyens (Aragorn: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)