You come out with your long auburn hair, clad in a maiden’s cloak of white and grey with a direwolf emblazoned on the back… why, every knight in the Vale will pledge his sword to win you back your birthright.
The Wolf Bit and Banners: Parallels between Jon/Aragorn and Sansa/Arwen
“I like the wolf bit” is probably one of my favorite moments of the show. It came in episode 5 of season 6 which gave us ‘Hold the Door’. It is the episode in which Bran becomes the three-eyed raven and Jon becomes a Stark, beginning to define their roles for the war to come.
Maybe because of the moment’s simplicity. Sansa’s proud of what she made and nervous because she wants Jon to like it. Jon is in full 'I can’t talk to girls’ awkward form. The language is simple, 'like my new dress and I made you something to match’. The meaning is deep. She is giving him the sigil of House Stark, something he never believed he was entitled too. She is telling he is a Stark. It’s a point she will continue to hammer home to everyone, to herself, to him.
I am gonna fix myself the NICEST, TASTIEST bloody mary when Dany and Jon finally fuck on GOT.
Not because I ship them hard core, or because I think Jon and Dany are endgame. Tbh I pretty much only ship them in the “We Have Made A Sexy Yet Terrible Mistake” sorta way.
But I’mma celebrate my own petite victoire because h8ers from various corners of this fandom have been busting up into this ship corner for years to inform me that it’s ~nasty~ and ~problematic~ to ship Jon and Sansa because they are (LE GASP) ~*COUSINNNNNS*~ and therefore Jon x Sansa is SO WRONG and it will NEVER HAPPEN NOT IN 10,000 YEARS.
But, like ——- when Dany rolls Jon onto his back and RIDES THAT INCEST DIQ LIKE DOREAH TAUGHT HER to the tune of the Jon x Dany theme rising to a sexy and heroic crescendo, I am going to SALUTE THAT SCREEN and thank the GOT writers (and GRRM, tbh) for their service. And then I am gonna prance off to my computer and write the filthiest, sassiest, most hedonistic Jon x Sansa cousin-fucking smut I have ever written in my life. BECAUSE GAME OF THRONES IS GONNA HAVE #GONE #THERE AND #DONE #THAT WITH HOT ON-SCREEN INCEST SEX THAT THEY WANT US TO ROOT FOR EVEN IN THE FACE OF THE INCESTY NATURE OF IT ALL.
We all know that, Jon, is a sweet ball of fluff. So I’m just sitting here wondering, if he’s soooo in love with Miss D., where the hell is the sweetness and the tenderness he’s shown Sansa for the past 2 seasons? Where is the sweetness and tenderness and closeness with Miss D.?
NOWHERE to be bloody seen.
All of Sansa’s and Jon’s scenes, some of them even when they’re apart, had romantic tropes in them, all of them, so if Miss D. and Jon are supposed to be this big romance, where the hell are the romantic tropes, did they happen off screen, or something? 🤷♀️😂
They could’ve had Jon compliment Miss D’s dress, since she changed outfits pretty much every episode, but nope, they could’ve showed him jealous of Jorah, and possessive towards Miss D., but nope they didn’t, he didn’t laugh with Miss D., not even ONCE, he’s not triggered and is totally unbothered by Miss D. hugging Jorah, same thing when Jorah kissing her hands, like he is bothered by every man who mentions Sansa, they don’t even need to touch her, just say her name, and he goes in angry kitten mode, but for Miss D. who he is supposedly MADLY in love with, NOTHING. They could’ve had Miss D. give him/offer him a lighter cloak, since his furr one, from Sansa, is clearly way too heavy for Dragonstone, they could’ve shown him ditching Sansa’s cloak for the one Miss D. had given him but nope, they could’ve brought Miss D. up, in the conversation between Jon and Jorah in the wight hunt, but NOPE.
So many missed opportunities, I wonder why 🤔🙃
I asked a friend who doesn’t ship neither Jonsa nor J*nerys, and they said this:
“The way they shot Jon’s and Sansa’s scenes, the sweet moments, the dialogue, the awkwardness between them, I can see why you ship them, I must admit they are, really cute together. (He ships Arya with Gendry and Brienne and Jaimie, thos are his only ships on GoT, the other ships are just meh to him 🙈🤷♀️😂)
Jon and Miss D. on the other hand? Dragonstone has been boring af, the scenes between J and D were pretty bland and dull, if you ask me. IF, I had to choose between the two ships, I’d definitely choose Jonsa, because the dynamic between them is amazing, they have a strong foundation, they have a strong bond, and they are happy around eachother, whilst Jon looked miserable in Dragonstone, and around Dany, who kept shoving “Bend the knee” down his throat at any chance, and he couldn’t wait to leave in episode 5.
Their scenes were boring and just, off, if they meant to show them fall in love, they failed miserably, they did such a great job with Jon abd Sansa, and I don’t even know if they mean to have them end up together, but Jon and Miss D. as a couple, have no depth at all, because the communication, at least to me seemed one sided. They should’ve shot their scenes, the same way they shot Jon’s and Sansa’s, had they done that, they might’ve convinced me, because I’m just not feeling it, at all. I still don’t ship neither, but yeah, Jonsa would be my choice, Jon and Miss D. feel way too forced, sudden and way too rushed, on Jon’s part at least, and that’s all I have to say about this.”
100% agree with what he said. 👌🙃
Below I’ll list a few quotes and a few scenes, which should not have been in the show, if D&D meant to make us believe their relationship was platonic, and was meant to stay that way.
“New dress? […] Yeah, it’s… I like the wolf bit”
“I will never let him TOUCH you again, I’ll protect you, I promise.”
“If I fall don’t bring me back.” (couldnt find a gif for this one sorry) which translates to, she’s the one who gave me purpose again, she’s the one I’m fighting for, I don’t want to come back into a world, where she is gone, where she killed herself, because I couldn’t keep her safe, because I lost, because I failed her. Let me stay dead, I couldn’t live with myself. 😢 And if, that, is not REAL, powerful LOVE, then I don’t know what is.