Hey, is there any textual evidence that Jon Connington was in love with Rhaegar or is it just a fan theory? Reading the books i thought they were just really good friends and had a kind of bromance. Have I missed something?
Er um yeah…
The bells tolled for all of us that day. For Aerys and his queen, for Elia of Dorne and her little daughter, for every true man and honest woman in the Seven Kingdoms. And for my silver prince.
As he climbed he remembered past ascents—a hundred with his lord father,
who liked to stand and look out over woods and crags and sea and know
that all he saw belonged to House Connington, and one (only one!) with
At the welcoming feast, the prince had taken up his silver-stringed harp and played for them. A song of love and doom, Jon Connington recalled, and every woman in the hall was weeping when he put down the harp.Not the men, of course. Particularly not his own father, whose only love was land.
“really good friends”
I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.
Jon Connington remembered Prince Rhaegar’s wedding all too well. Elia was never worthy of him.
“Your father’s lands are beautiful,” he said. His silvery hair was blowing in the wind, and his eyes were a deep purple, darker than this boy’s.
“a kind of bromance”
Me: Hi Mr. Martin; I really love
– wow, this mic is loud – I really love these books, so thank you so
much for this opportunity. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the
series is the way that the viewpoints keep expanding. [GRRM nods.]
Like, in Feast I really appreciated the Dornish characters, because it
was interesting to get another racial perspective on the events –
[George nods again, other fans start yowling about spoilers] – I’m not
spoiling anything! (sheepishly, muttered) It’s six years old, for god’s
sake. [some laughter at that] Anyway, um. So I am gay [I get a ‘woo!’
here], if you couldn’t tell by my voice [laughter from the crowd] and I
just… ugh, people are gonna yell at me! I’m trying to figure out a way
to say this without spoiling, um. Okay, so one of the new POVs, I got
the sense that he was gay? And I was wondering if I am crazy and reading
into that or if like, that thing was actually a thing. That was
happening. [crowd laughter]
GRRM: You mean in Feast?
Me: No, I mean in the new one.
GRRM: Oh in the new one!
Me: Yeah, I finished! Um. I’m talking about “The Lost Lord.” Sorry, sorry! Trying not to spoil anything, ugh. [laughter]
GRRM: If you are talking about what I think you’re talking about, then you’re right. [applause]
Me: Awesome! Well thank you for doing that, because it’s something that’s important to a lot of people.
GRRM: There have been gay characters before, of course.
Me: Yeah, but I mean, a perspective character.
GRRM: I try to be a
little subtle with these things, like with Renly and Loras, I mostly
hinted around it. I mean – I didn’t think they were subtle hints!
[raucous laughter at this] –source
Tormund, abt Jaime, in Brienne's hearing. "Hes prettier than my daughters." Jaime, abt Tormund, in Brienne's hearing. "Does that wildling really think he has a place next to a Lady of Westeros?" Brienne. *rolls eyes* "I miss renly"
LMAOOOOO brienne would totally want to get out of there as fast as possible. She’s not used to getting a male’s attention (now she has 2) so she’d probably be a little uncomfortable or think they’re kidding about liking her.
But im laughing bc those 2 things are totally something both Tormund and Jaime would say. I really want them to be jealous over Brienne :)
The bold little boy with wild black hair and laughing eyes was a man grown now, one-and-twenty, and still he played his games. Look at me, I’m a king, Cressen thought sadly. Oh, Renly, Renly, dear sweet child, do you know what you are doing? And would you care if you did?