julianlapostat  asked:

Are you sympathetic to the vision of a unified centralized Westeros discussed by Stannis and Davos in ASOS, which Stannis says is Aegon I's true goal? Or do you think Westeros will do better as smaller kingdoms? I think the Targaryens did do good things like building Kingsroad, Kings Landing and abolishing first night among others, so do you see the story going to pre-Aegon status quo at series end?

I think Westeros is too big to reliably, effectively govern as a single polity given the kind of fairly rudimentary tools of statecraft we’re dealing with. Look what happened to the Targaryens after they lost the organizing principle of dragons–they frantically searched for another with no success and devastating results, from calamitous war in Dorne to Baelor’s destructive application of the Faith to Summerhall, before it all dead-ended in the last Targaryen monarch displaying no respect for the rights of his far-flung vassals. 

I’d rather see multiple polities on friendly relations and with loose cooperation rooted in their leaders’ common experience of having fought the Others and restored the Dawn…and that’s exactly what I think is going to happen. 

Game of Thrones, ep6.10 The Winds of Winter

Do we get more dragons this week? I really like dragons. Those are good dragons.

Quite a bit of finery in Kings Landing. All the fine people. 

Cersei rocking the pixie. Cersei rocking the military style. Cersei rocking the…

Oh look at the little birds coming to roost. What are you doing kiddos? That is mighty creepy. LIttle kids attacking the old man with knives. Creepy. 

Lancel seeing the little bird and knowing something is up and following down into the tunnels. Seeing the casks of wildfire, the Mad King’s stores. 

Margaery knows. She is so clever. Was. 

That was quite mad, there, little Cersei. Yikes with the septa and the Mountain. Quite mad.

Tommen jumping out the winter is rather a parallel to Jaime kicking Bran out the window at the beginning of the show.

Walder Frey is totally misreading Jaime Lannister. 

Samwell in the lovely library. A writer’s fantasy of heaven.

Davos and Shireen’s toy. If your order burns children alive it is evil. Good for Jon for banishing her, no matter how much she might help them. 

Olenna Tyrell in Dorne with the Sand Snakes and Lord Varys. Vengeance.

Dude, Daario, I told you, she’s out of your league. Stay home and keep the city together. Thanks dude. 

“I’m terrible at consoling,” Tyrion says. But he’s a good adviser. Tyrion believes in Daenerys. “It’s embarassing.” And she names him Hand of the Queen. I love it when  a plan comes together. 

Arya. Walder Frey. 


Ugh. I hate Littlefinger. Of course he’s playing the Game of Thrones. Good to know. Because that means he’s going to lose and he’s going to die. There’s no way he can beat Daenerys, Tyrion, Varys, Olenna, 

Bran saying goodbye to Benjen Stark. Having his vision. Seeing Lyanna Stark, R+L=J. Really I’ve been waiting for this since I read the first book. Booyah. 

And Jon Snow gets all his banner men back. Lyanna Mormont is fierce, and look, she smiles.

Jaime Lannister comes back to Kings Landing to see destruction. He’s afraid his family has been attacked, but no, it’s his sister who attacked. And now is being made Queen of Westeros. 

Theon on board with Yara. And Grey Worm. and What a fleet. Targaryen sails. The Dothraki. The Dragons. Varys, Tyrion, Missandei and of course, Daenerys. 

anonymous asked:

How do you think Jon, Catelyn & rest of the Starks would've reacted if Ned told them Jon is Lyanna's son before he went to King's Landing?

Jon would be upset and feel betrayed before he came to realize why Ned had kept it a secret. Catelyn would be angry. A secret Targaryen under their roof? Threatening the life of all her children? A secret Targaryen whose parents union killed her first betrothed? Yikes.. Sansa would either take her mother’s side or instantly love him because….ya know…Prince/King thing…Robb and Arya probably wouldn’t treat Jon any different. Bran…I think he would be understanding, accepting Ned’s reasons. And Rickon obviously wouldn’t understand. Benjen knows….I am a firm believer that Ben knows.

The signs as fantasy places we all wish we could live in

Aries: Atlantis (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

Taurus: Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland)

Gemini: Neverland (Peter Pan)

Cancer: Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Leo: Camp Half-Blood (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Virgo: The Shire (The Hobbit)

Libra: Oz (The Wizard of Oz)

Scorpio: The Spaceport (Treasure Planet)

Sagittarius: Hogwarts (Harry Potter)

Capricorn: King’s Landing (Game of Thrones)

Aquarius: Camelot (Merlin)

Pisces: Halloween Town (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

A late entry for the Game of Thrones prompt on sketch_dailies. 

I really hate doing likenesses and much prefer to come up with my own designs for literary characters; but this prompt was to coincide with the season four finale so I thought it best to try my hand at drawing the visages of the ever-lovely Natalie Dormer and Sophie Turner. 

Here are Margaery and Sansa hawking, a scene from the books that did not make it to the show.