how to win the game of thrones


Mother of dragons, Daenerys thought. Mother of monsters. What have I unleashed upon the world? A queen I am, but my throne is made of burned bones, and it rests on quicksand. Without dragons, how could she hope to hold Meereen, much less win back Westeros? I am the blood of the dragon, she thought. If they are monsters, so am I.


10 favorite Bob’s Burgers episodes (in no particular order)

  • S04E22 - World Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town – Part II)

♫ Farewell, cruel world, looks like I’ll die alone / If only you’d purchased a better cell phone / And now I’ll never know who wins Game of Thrones / Oh, things are bad! ♪

Mother of dragons, Daenerys thought. Mother of monsters. What have I unleashed upon the world? A queen I am, but my throne is made of burned bones, and it rests on quicksand. Without dragons, how could she hope to hold Meereen, much less win back Westeros? I am the blood of the dragon, she thought. If they are monsters, so am I.

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auricoma  asked:

I have trouble sympathizing with most of the characters in ASOIAF, because none of them represent an ideology I can get behind. Starks are better than Boltons, Stannis is better than Cersei, but they are all unelected hereditary authoritarians. When choosing between 1. Hitler, 2. Stalin and 3. Mussolini, I'd reluctantly go with Mussolini, but I'd much rather choose 4. LEAVE THE PLANET. I don't care who wins the game of thrones. The only winning move is not to play.

I totally get that. GRRM had Tyrion muse on the inherent backwardness of democracy for a reason; we’re never supposed to forget how these characters conceive of power. However, I don’t think that’s an appropriate analogy. Hitler became chancellor as a result of parliamentary politics in the wake of his party doing very well in an election, and none of those three can be called “hereditary” rulers. I’m not remotely saying that this makes popular elections a bad thing, just that I don’t think it’s wise to assume that elections will prevent monsters from rising to power. I’d also argue that it was a very, very good thing for Westeros and in particular the smallfolk of the North that Mance, who didn’t rely on heredity in the least to win his crown, got his ass kicked by Stannis, the avatar of hereditary rule. 

I would also push back on the idea that there are no values in Westeros’ social/political model worth defending: “I charge you to be brave, I charge you to be just, I charge you to defend the young and innocent.” Now, of course, The System itself often fails to reflect those values, but we do see individuals live up to them, and that’s an ideology I can get behind. Take Edmure, for example: “My people. They were afraid.” Or Brienne: “No chance, and no choice.” Or Dunk: “a knight who remembered his vows.” Or, perhaps above all, Davos: “a king protects his people, or he is no king at all.” 

And speaking of the onion knight, allow me to make the case for the one true king. He raised a peasant-born smuggler to knighthood and then lordship, consistently included him in his councils specifically to get the perspective of someone outside the nobility, and is prepared to “make new lords” alongside him. He not only rode to the defense of the realm when no other king would, but after defeating the wildlings so as to eliminate the immediate threat to the North, his next move was to welcome them through the Wall, believing it his duty to defend them from the Others. So, yeah, I too am not fond of hereditary monarchy as a system of governance. However, I think people often miss that Stannis possesses some genuinely radical politics, especially for someone in his position and with his background. Davos, of course, had to convince Stannis to sail to the Wall…but Davos was only in the position to do that because Stannis raised him up, and Stannis specifically made Davos his Hand because Davos will tell Stannis what he does not want to hear, but needs to. And this “a king who still cared” side of him is rooted in his empathy for the downtrodden and defenseless: “When I was a lad I found an injured goshawk and nursed her back to health. Proudwing, I named her.” The difference between that on the one hand, and Cersei and Tywin on the other, is significantly more than the difference between Hitler and Mussolini.

Finally, I don’t think “not playing” is actually an option. Every action is political. 

Kings and Queens

I just recently passed two thousand (nine hundred…nearly three thousand!) followers, I don’t know how you all even began following me, but I am not one to question it! So I decided to write a two part series. I hope you all enjoy!

Summary: Sansa is forced to a private feast with Daenerys and their lords. A way to win her over, for Jon has asked the Queen of Dragons to abide by Sansa to give way to the North. This only manages to infuriate the wolf maiden, whom gives her warnings. (Part two will contain sexual content)


Honeyed wine is laid across the long table, beside porked pig and cow, chicken legs and broth all side by side. The fruits do nothing to mask the hardy stench. Not that Sansa does much to change her position in where she sits. The meats before her and the fruits directly across the Dragon Queen for good measure.

She had asked for them and Jon gave in. The lovely Queen had taken her seat next to Jon as well, forcing Sansa to sit across from lord Tyrion and beside Arya. Not that she minds that either, both are good company. More so Arya than Tyrion.

Noncommittal conversations begin and end at this table, for they are on their lonesome, away from the large chamber filled with Northmen and smallfolk. With winter here Sansa has invited any who wish to come to feast, and plans to do so until they cannot no longer. Handing out food had not gone well the last she did it.

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“A Dance with Dragons”

I’ve always wanted to do a Game of Thrones/Korra mashup! How would it look if GoT’s story happened in an ATLA/LoK universe? Two of my favorite shows ever, they were meant to be mashed-up. This is Daenerys Targaryen, who would definitely be Fire Nation royalty. History as conquerors? Check. The realm’s foremost dragon wranglers?? Check. Dany could be the Fire Queen of all 7 kingdoms. But she needs to practice her Dragon Dance moves if she’s gonna win the game. I referred heavily to avatar art books for style and I got the pose from a piece by Joaquim Dos Santos, which appeared in Korra’s first episode. More to come!

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Like It's Your Last Night (Jon Snow x Reader - Smut)

Requested by: @archierivalulufan Warning: Smut, menchin(sp?) Of death By: ImNotShannon (I’m a virgin so I don’t really know what sex is REALLY like but I tried my best) ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ You sat as Jon Snow, Ser Davos, and Tormund Gaintsbane divised a plan to win the battle against Ramsey Bolton. ‘What a sick bastard’ you thought. It was ironic though, how even though he was legitimized he was still more of a bastard than Jon Snow, a bastard without any noderiaty. Of course you didn’t mind that. You’d rather have Jon over a rich lord any day. The thought of Jon made you smile. You had met Jon on a trip ,with your betrothed, to the north to visit some cousins of his. He was a lord of a great house in the river lands. The two of you had never got along. The main reason being that he wanted you to stay inside, mother his childrend, and in your free time practise your stitching. (Which you were horrible at.) But you preferred to spend your time riding your horse, and practising your archery. The two of you had gotten into a fight, about what you don’t remember, when he stabbed you and left you to die. That’s how Jon found you. He and the party he was traveling with took me to the wall. And now your here, in a tent planing for a battle where thousands of people will lose there life’s. Maybe even Jon. “Lady (Y/N)?” Jon asked, snapping you out of your daze. “Yes?” “Will you take a walk with me?” He asked. You nodded and took his arm. He led you to his tent and inside. “Why did you take me here?” You inquired, chuckling a bit. Your lover of almost a year kissed your lips softly and said “If I die tomorrow this is how I want to spend my last night.” I shoke my head and pecked his lips. “No you won’t die.” He clutched my waist. “How do you know?” “I just do.” He kissed me fiercely, like the wolf he is. I moaned as he massaged my tit through my cumbersome gown. “Let’s get this thing off you.” He suggested, unraveling the laces. You let it fall and pool around your feet. You steeped out of it and led your lover to his bed where he claimed on top of you. You moaned once again as he sucked on your breast, flicking his young over your plump nipple. “You like that?” He smirked up at you. “Y-yes!” You nodded frantically. “How about this?” He asked, plunging two of his fingers inside you. You screamed out of pleasure moving your hips trying to get the frication you despretly needed. He soon pulled his fingers out and liked them clean. You rolled you both over so that you where on top. “I’m going to fuck you like its your last night.” You said taring his clothes off. “What ever you say, my lady.” He smirked, now naked. You lined your self up with his cock and slowly slid on him. Once he was all the way in you started rocking your hips against his. Soon you where both a moaning mess. “I’m going yo come!” You moaned out. “So am I…” He nodded. After a few more moments you came, screaming his name in pleasure. You got off him and pumped his dick till he came. Once he did you laid next to him, cuddling into his side. “I love you” you sighed. “I love you too.” He smiled stroking your hair. “Please don’t die tomorrow.” You whispered, clutching onto him like a safety blanket. “For you,” he paused and kissed your sweaty forehead. “I’ll try my hardest.”

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venialityyy  asked:

Okay I know some people get annoyed when Game of Thrones and Attack on Titan get mentioned in the same ask, but I have a GoT related question anyway. Let me have my pleasures, I'm only human... So, in the Game of thrones, you win or you die, there is no middle ground. If the 104th and the vets (and Moblit (please)) would play the Game of Thrones, who would win, and who would die? Like, how good would they be in playing the Game of Thrones?

I am one of the people who get annoyed when GoT and SNK are mentioned in the same ask. 


If you want to build a better home, first you must demolish the old one.

How I Expect S5 of GOT To End
  • *Melisandre revives Jon*
  • Melisandre: Rise Azor Ahai.
  • Jon: What?
  • Melisandre: Lightbringer, the hero who will lead the battle against the Others...
  • Jon: What??
  • Melisandre: The song of ice and fire. You are no longer Jon Snow. You are Prince Jon of House Targaryen, blood of the dragon.
  • Jon: WHAT?
  • Melisandre: Son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.
  • Jon: I'm not--?
  • Melisandre: And as the blood of the dragon, you have the resources to win the battle against the Others.
  • Jon: I do??
  • Melisandre: The blood of the dragon will meet.
  • Jon: When?
  • Melisandre: Now.
  • *Drogon and Dany show up*
  • Melisandre: Daenerys Stormborn, meet your nephew, Jon.
  • *Dany looks to hysterical Jon*
  • Dany: Fuck Hizdahr lo Loraq, I'm marrying this one. How do I help my nephew?
  • Melisandre: You and Jon must fight the Others. Their greatest weakness is fire.
  • Dany: The dragons will enjoy that. Come on, Jon. I have so many Targaryen stories to tell you!
  • *Dany puts a crying Jon on Drogon's back and flies out*
game of thrones preference - what being with Jorah Mormont would be like

  • Being a servant to the person Jorah is protecting and finding excuses just to see him
  • Watching Jorah spar with other knights in training and being amazed at how well he fights
  • Jorah challenging you to a drinking contest, betting you that if he wins he gets to kiss you. You lose on purpose.
  • Loving to hear his fantastic stories about the battles he’s won, the lands he’s traveled to, and the people he’s come across. You joke that your life is dull in comparison, but he insists on asking you questions because he’s so interested in what you have to say
  • Asking him to teach you how to use a weapon. The knights laugh at first when they see Jorah teaching you, but they stop once they see how good you are
  • Traveling constantly due to Jorah’s job. Jorah feels like he’s “dragging you around everywhere,” but you love visiting cities across the Seven Kingdoms and seeing so many new things.
  • Jorah admits to you that he wishes he had more to offer you. You kiss him and say that his love is the only thing you need.
  • Jorah swearing his sword and shield to you for life, then asking for your hand in marriage. You laugh and say that marriage seems small compared to his oath, but you happily accept.
  • Being unable to contain a smile every time someone calls you “Lady Mormont”
  • Having three children with Jorah, all of them perfect and different in their own ways

Honestly I think one of the reason so many dudebros (including d&d lmao) hate Sansa Stark so much is because she smashes what they like to pretend the point of asoiaf is

Like I’ve seen so many guys talk about how they love the books because the heroes always die and the villains win and you have to be awful to survive and its gritty or realistic or something and I’m always like did we read the same books????

Sansa Stark is kind and strong and a child who has just been incredibly good and caring and she has survived, she has made friends and got people to fight for her and want to help her because she is not evil or ruthless or awful

Brienne and Davos I feel are similar in that they are characters who try desperately to do good and have survived so far and I don;t think its any mistake that most of the same guys who hate Sansa I’ve met dismiss these two as boring

There are many overarching themes in asoiaf, and some of these do concern the fact that a lot of people have to go to great lengths to survive, but the lesson is not that you should just start hurting and manipulating people because that’s the way the world is, no. Instead we are shown that in a cruel world, to instead try and be kind and help others and not hurt those who are in a position you have been in is one of the most incredible things.


@akingwhostillcared @bookstannis i’m shitting myself omg I didn’t even know

D&D: u know what. stannis is too hard to write with nuance bro how does ole georgie do it. let’s just kill him off and since stephen dillane already played macbeth and clov, we can literally just crib off shakespeare and beckett and it’ll be great

we’ll win motherfucking emmys

I firmly believe that when Sansa arrived at Castle Black and Tormund found out she was Jon’s sister, he instantly adopted her as his own sister. Like he calls her Little Bird (cause Jon is a crow) when they’re alone and goes out of his way to make sure she’s okay. He’d ask her to teach how to be proper in an attempt to win over Brienne, but admittedly loves just spending time with her. He’ll braid her hair as she vents all her revenge fantasies and he corrects her on the best way to go about killing them. “Did that lowly foot soldier make a crass comment at you, Little Bird? I’ll throw him off the top of the wall!” I just want more big brother Tormund.

  • <p> <b>Me:</b> its a beautiful day!<p/><b>Life:</b> its starts to rain outside<p/><b>Me:</b> I can bake a cake!<p/><b>Life:</b> Bitch, your cake just got burn<p/><b>Me:</b> I SHIP THEM SO HARD<p/><b>Life:</b> she/he is gonna die somehow<p/><b>Me:</b> ....<p/><b>Life:</b> *evilgrin* I win! you lose!<p/></p>

anonymous asked:

Things Derek would say to his girlfriend?

Derek - italics, girlfriend - bold

“Stay and cuddle with me.” “Scott and the rest of the pack are coming round, I can’t let them see how soft you make me.”

“Why are you crying? Who do I need to kill?” “You don’t need to kill anyone. I just watched something sad.” “Oh… You sure I don’t need to at least beat someone up?”

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” “You are such a nerd. Why am I with you?”

“Are you drunk?” “Psh, nooo.” “Come here, let’s get you some water.”

“I’m coming with you.” “No, you’re not.” “Oh shut up, Der. I’m coming.”(y/n), I’m not losing you. It’s too dangerous.” (this would totally continue into a full blown argument)

Are you angry?”No, why?” “Why do you always look angry?” “I do not!” “But you do, it’s like you always have a resting bitch face. Stiles thinks so too.” “You brought Stiles into this?”

“Can you text Scott for me quickly?” “Sure… Wait, why am I saved in your contacts as ‘Sourwolf’?”


“There’s a scene where Elizabeth has to win over Edward’s mother. I walk into this room where she sits with all her ladies-in-waiting and it’s so powerful. During this series, I think episode four or five, my character’s on that throne and it’s a shift. I remember feeling how belittling it was standing there looking at her and then I was on that throne, looking down at someone else and playing those power games. And I love that shift.”

A Game of Thrones sentence/starter meme || Part 9

“I fought for you, but I do not love you.”
“It was your blade I needed, not your love.”
“Do I look a liar to you?”
“Wake me if we’re about to die.”
“How cruel can men be?”
“Life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that one day to your sorrow.”
“The matter is not subject to discussion.”
“Sleep is the great healer.”
“I have made more mistakes than you can possible imagine, but that was not one of them.”
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”
“There is no middle ground.”
“I am yours to command.”
“I want what I came for.’
“He says you shall have a splendid golden crown that men shall tremble to behold.”
“Fire cannot kill a dragon.”
“Too much wine, damn me to hell.”
“I killed the bastard, didn’t I?”
“The lies we tell for love.”
“Ought to laugh, but it hurts too much.”
“I have never seen a man cling to life so fiercely.”
“Children are so vulnerable in the innocence of their youth, how well do I remember.”
“Sometimes the gods are merciful.”
“I suppose congratulations are in order.”
“Have you no shred of honor?”
“The man is iron, hard and unyielding.”
“You’ll need someone to share your burdens.”
“I assure you, my price would be modest.”
“What would you have of me, then? Not my wisdom, for a certainty.”
“You wear your honor like a suit of armor. You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.”

Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen [ESFP]

OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / The Mod.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): Daenerys is an opportunist. Once married to Drogo, when one of her handmaidens tells her she is from a pleasure house, Dany immediately asks her to “teach her” how to please a man. She uses that skill to win her husband’s affection and bend him toward her will. Once seeing potential in an Unsullied army, Dany manipulates and betrays the slave owners – freeing everyone in each city along the way, amassing a vast army of former slaves. Physical presence or intimidation does not intimidate her – she eats horse hearts, engages in black blood magic, threatens people much larger than herself, engages in sexual pleasures, and literally walks through fire to get what she wants. Throughout the story, her impatience about having to wait to capture the Iron Throne undercuts her decisions.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Her brother treated her as a slave, which makes her identify with, and want to liberate, the slaves… regardless of practicality. Dany stands up for women about to be raped. She refuses to grant former slave owners any quarter in her cities. Justice is what she decides, and she has no problem ruthlessly enacting it. Broad concern does not interest her; Dany channels her “care” into a few select causes. She is immune to coercion or emotional pleas once her mind is made up. Sometimes, she refuses to see anyone else’s point of view, and downright ignores advice that would make her message more “acceptable” to other cultures.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Dany wants the iron throne, and tries to make all her decisions to support this, but her total inability to build social structures proves how weak her logic can be; she eradicates slave states, with no plans of how to replace them with a successful government. This stalls her overseas instead of enabling her to set sail. Sometimes, others can argue her into a position using logic (re-opening the fighting pits), but more often, Dany tries to rule through “force” and “laws.” She takes a hard line on right and wrong, acting on her emotions and gut instinct. She is capable of brutal, efficient tactical decisions (wiping out the Dothraki leaders, by going in intending to set the place on fire, for example).

Introverted Intuition (Ni): She has a single goal: to reclaim her throne. Occasionally, Dany has deeper insights into events. She knows the dragon eggs will hatch, and that she must put them into the fire. She believes she cannot be harmed by fire, and risks her life to prove it. She sneers when Tyrion asks her if she has ever considered “another dream” (nope!). But she also does not think about the futuristic consequences of her decisions – everything is to serve a vague goal, rather than making decisions based on life-altering impending trends. She refuses to engage in abstract conversation with Tyrion. And she is so intent on ensuring her husband’s survival, she fails to sense a witch’s betrayal.

Note: I chose ESFP over ISFP because I think she loops out of her emotions, using Se/Te much of the time. A Fi-dom would not give ground as much as she does – yet her refusal to compromise, her disinterest in having anyone understand her point of view, and a total lack of creative thinking in favor of efficiency prove she doesn’t use Fe/Ti. I also considered ENFP but… Dany is too single-minded.