i think he is absolutely fascinating as a character

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❝ I knew Aidan before joining Game of Thrones and I think he’s an absolutely incredible actor. His creation of Littlefinger is exciting and impressive. It’s a testament to Aidan’s skill as an actor that he has managed to create this fascinating character that viewers just adore to watch how he operates. I was very excited to begin Margaery’s relationship with Littlefinger because even though she is a woman and even though she is so very young, because of the way she was brought up and the world she comes from, she’s an old spirit. Littlefinger would make a mistake in underestimating such a young, innocent woman in the game of thrones. So it was very interesting to raise my bar as an actress to play opposite an actor such as Aidan the way Margaery knows she’s going to have to raise her skills and her bar in being able to interact with Littlefinger. Maybe there’s a little bit of life imitating art there. ❞


➵ Natalie Dormer, on working with Aidan Gillen in S2 of Game of Thrones

anonymous asked:

oh claudia robron (robert) is so abusive i'm so sad you like it :( but thank u for tagging robert separately so we (people effected by it) can blacklist him :)

Yeah Robert is awful but it’s a soap and I think that when you watch a British  soap most characters have probably done something absolutely appalling at some point. 

I’m all about Aaron tbh. He is my favourite character. 

This isn’t me going on about robron as a ship but I feel like I’m in the same boat as Chas with all this. As long as Aaron is happy, it’s cool. If Aaron begins to be unhappy it is no longer cool. I’m super wary of Robert but I find the dynamic fascinating. 

I’m not one of those people who thinks that to enjoy a ship it has to be healthy. I think it’s only unhealthy if you can’t see it’s unhealthy, if that makes any sense? I often find couples to be fascinating because of their dynamic, rather than because I think they are a good example of a healthy couple. 

It’s kind of like how I enjoy reading Heathcliff and Cathy in Wuthering Heights because it’s so destructive and intense and interesting. I don’t think they represent a good relationship,  but it’s a fascinating story. I think in fiction it’s great to explore these dynamics between people, just so long as it’s not mistaken as being a healthy one. 

So in summary (sorry for rambling), I find the relationship between Aaron and Robert to be fascinating because these are two very big personalities and it’s very intense. You don’t know where it’s going to go. 

However, it’s not the sort of relationship I would encourage anyone to be in or want to be in myself. 

I become a bit uncomfortable with the way some people can get about shipping to be completely honest. For example let’s take Harley and Joker. That is a 100% abusive mess of a relationship. It’s totally wrong if anyone sees that and thinks that’s healthy and good and should be celebrated. However, many people are fascinated by that dynamic. Fiction is a place where these things can be explored. I personally find the Joker and Harley story really interesting and sad. I am so so glad that Harley gets out of there and finds Ivy, but I also think that the part with the Joker and her love for him is interesting from a storytelling perspective. It’s letting us see the dynamics of an abusive relationship, why she stays, what draws her back to him, how he’s got into her mind. 

I’ve seen people getting sent hate because they’ve reblogged a Harley and Joker gif set (numerous times) and it seems wrong to me because it’s not like these people are saying this is healthy or good. We don’t know why that’s fascinating to them. 

I’m not saying you’re one of these people, I’m just pointing out something I’ve seen a lot which I think is wrong. I think people shouldn’t have to explain themselves for what they find fascinating in fiction. After all, fiction is there so we can explore these massive themes safely. 

Not that fiction can’t influence the real world and society because it absolutely does, but there’s a difference, I think, in something being portrayed positively, and something simply being portrayed. 

xxx

inthepurplefog  asked:

You, my friend, are an amazing writer. Not only it was greatly written, but it gives Gul'Dans character a new kind of depth and the whole fic building up to this moment, the cold cruelty he looks down with at his broken father... *slow, incredulous clap*

HOLY HELL, ANON. THIS PRAISE LEAVES ME SPEECHLESS! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

The Prodigal Son is my personal love-letter to the character of Gul’dan who I am absolutely fascinated by and love to hate. He is a soul that was never given much reason to think of others because practically nobody thought about him - and those who did’s memory eventually rotted away thanks to hate. 

There is only one chapter left in the story now - yet as this last one finally tied off the loose ends of Gul’dan’s past life; this final chapter lays the foundation for what will be Gul’dan’s legacy on Draenor. Not only that, but it will also show us what manipulation and warped thoughts turn Teron’gor into what we eventually see.

Thank you so much for these wonderful words, keep an eye out for the final chapter in the future! 

I find it fascinating that Shirayuki and Zen alone were not enough to have Obi stay. Even though I’m a heavy ZenObiYuki shipper, I absolutely love this page because it gives depth into Obi’s character (as if his character wasn’t interesting enough)

Personally, I interpret it as Obi putting value on friendships over romance. I think he’s the type of person who can sacrifice his feelings so that he won’t be tied down, but it’s because of Mitsuhide and Kiki’s friendship that made it a perfect place for him. He has the people he wants to protect and serve (Zen/Shirayuki) and comrades (Kiki/Mitsuhide) who share his path in life.

Which I’m guessing, is a far more appealing place than the group he used to be in, and much more appealing than being alone again.

“Things change so quickly. I have no idea who’s going to be a recurring character and who’s just a guest star for one episode. Love is fascinating. Wishing for it, pining for it, and the anger that comes when you lose it. I used to think that I could figure out some pattern to love, like if you don’t text a guy back for a half hour, he’ll like you more. But there is no pattern. Absolutely nothing is predictable in love or in life.” (Parade magazine, 2010)

I don’t even know why people hate Ramsay so much tbh
I mean yes he is terrible (he is even worse in the books tbh) and he did things I absolutely do not approve of (i could barely watch the scenes where he tortured Theon ok I think I even skipped most of them) and find absolutely disturbing
But damn he is an amazingly fascinating character ?????? Characters don’t have to be good and kind for people to like them

anonymous asked:

Remember the Playfest in 2014 when Bryan talks about crying while writing a scene, especially the "I let you know me, see me" in Mizumono, Hannibal's heartbreak and how he thought to himself: "God, Will's such a dick !" It makes me emotional, I think it says a lot about his version of Hannibal's character, how he feels about him and idk I just love it.

I was fascinated with Hannibal Lecter for many years before the series began, but I never really found myself caring about him on an emotional level. That’s what Bryan and Mads did with this version of Hannibal: they made me care. He is the absolute best at being the absolute worst, and I can’t help but adore him with all my heart. He’s a monster who manipulates and murders and eats people, and at the same time he’s vulnerable and emotional (especially where Will Graham is concerned) and I find myself crying for him just as often as I find myself crying over the monstrous things he’s done to others.