little bird and the hound


I like too think in the first two Gifs, he didn’t stumble upon her by accident. He chose to go after her. No one told him to go and save her, he went on his own.

He always protected her in his own way.
Protected her from Joffrey. Stopped her from killing him, knowing it would also result in her death. He stood up for her when she questioned him. He offered to take her away and keep her safe. He didn’t have to do that. He had branded himself a traitor, he should of left straight away, but he didn’t. He went to her room. He couldn’t leave her behind for Stannis or Joffrey.

She was his little bird.


Playing with Hair

Jon Arya

“Jon grinned, reached over, and messed up her hair. Arya flushed. They had always been close.”

‘And Arya…he missed her even more than Robb, skinny little thing that she was, all scraped knees and tangled hair and torn clothes, so fierce and willful. Arya never seemed to fit, no more than he had…yet she could always make Jon smile. He would give anything to be with her now, to muss up her hair once more and watch her make a face, to hear her finish a sentence with him.”

“She would have given anything if Jon had been here to call her “little sister” and muss her hair.”

Sansa Sandor

Get her a dog, she’ll be happier with it”

Little Bird

While Sansa stays at Littlefinger’s home at the Fingers, she befriends an old blind guard dog. Recalling her dead direwolf, she says to the old dog, “I wish that you were Lady”.

I wanted two simple things from this season:

1) For Arya and Gendry to reunite; with hugs, tears, then a sudden awkwardness, that can only be explained as sexual tension.

2) For Sandor and Sansa to have their own reunion; he calls her Little Bird and she mentions the unkiss. 

I -SOMEHOW- got neither of those things…



  • Sandor chose Sansa as the one who can know the secret about his scarred face.

The Hound caught her by the arm and leaned close. “The things I told you tonight,” he said, his voice sounding even rougher than usual. “If you ever tell Joffrey… your sister, your father… any of them…”
“I won’t,” Sansa whispered. “I promise.”
It was not enough. “If you ever tell anyone,” he finished, “I’ll kill you.”

    A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin  

In this passage he has already told that little girl his terrible story. A story that almost no one knows, a story that would better remain between them. I guess in this case “I’ll kill you” is just one of those empty threats Sandor Clegane makes when he’s particularly scared or vulnerable. I think that a huge and harsh man like him goes panic when he realizes that he has just revealed his worst secret to a stranger minuscule girl who seems a bird from the Summer Isles. He doesn’t mean those words, he would never hurt her in any way, simply because it wouldn’t make any sense. She never claims to learn the story. It’s Sandor himself who almost stubbornly introduces the topic. 

Sandor Clegane put a huge hand under her chin and forced her face up. He squatted in front of her, and moved the torch close. “There’s a pretty for you. Take a good long stare. You know you want to. I’ve watched you turning away all the way down the kingsroad. Piss on that. Take your look.”

    A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

It’s him who decides to tell her about the fire and the scars. 

“No pretty words for that, girl? No little compliment the septa taught you?” When there was no answer, he continued. “Most of them, they think it was some battle. A siege, a burning tower, an enemy with a torch. One fool asked if it was dragonsbreath.” His laugh was softer this time, but just as bitter. “I’ll tell you what it was, girl,” he said, a voice from the night, a shadow leaning so close now that she could smell the sour stench of wine on his breath. “I was younger than you, six, maybe seven. […]”

    A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin                       

Finally his secret is shared with the figure he chooses as the one who can know.

  • Sansa, with that absurdly fascinating expedient we call “UNKISS”, chose Sandor, at least in her mind, as the person who kissed her for the first time and she even uses this fictive kiss as a comparison term.

Sansa wondered what Megga would think about kissing the Hound, as she had. He’d come to her the night of the battle stinking of wine and blood. He kissed me and threatened to kill me, and made me sing him a song.

    A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin

As the boy’s lips touched her own she found herself thinking of another kiss. She could still remember how it felt, when his cruel mouth pressed down on her own. He had come to Sansa in the darkness as green fire filled the sky. He took a song and a kiss, and left me nothing but a bloody cloak.

    A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin

A kiss for a girl like Sansa is something really important because of her romantic attitude, yes, but mostly because she never had the chance to choose. And so, at least in her heart, she feels free to decide who’s the person she wants to share a kiss with. In my opinion, this is an intimate distortion of reality that Sansa exploits to escape the submission and the abuses she’s subject to in real life. She invents a never happened event and in this way she’s just given herself the right to be independent. I also think Sansa is unconsciously attracted to the Hound, who kind of represents the other face of a world that she once loved and that has deceived her. Sandor Clegane is the non-knight in matt and dirty armour who speaks frankly and rough. Now Sansa knows more about how the world runs. It makes sense since Sandor is the only one in King’s Landing who never beats her, never betrays her. He’s gentle when he touches her and he tries his best to protect and defend her.

“Here, girl.” Sandor Clegane knelt before her, between her and Joffrey. With a delicacy surprising in such a big man, he dabbed at the blood welling from her broken lip.

    A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Sansa screamed. Tears welled in her eyes. It will be over soon. She soon lost count of the blows.
“Enough,” she heard the Hound rasp.
“No it isn’t,” the king replied. “Boros, make her naked.”

    A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin

Sandor Clegane unfastened his cloak and tossed it at her. Sansa clutched it against her chest, fists bunched hard in the white wool. The coarse weave was scratchy against her skin, but no velvet had ever felt so fine. 

    A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin

He never lies to her, but he lies for her. 

“The girl speaks truly,” the Hound rasped. “What a man sows on his name day, he reaps throughout the year.” His voice was flat, as if he did not care a whit whether the king believed him or no. Could it be true? Sansa had not known. It was just something she’d said, desperate to avoid punishment.”

    A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin

Ser Boros turned to Sansa. “How is it you are not in your chambers at this hour, lady?”
“I went to the godswood to pray for the safety of the king.” The lie sounded better this time, almost true.
“You expect her to sleep with all the noise?” Clegane said. “What was the trouble?”

    A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin

It’s absolutely plausible that Sansa feels someway bound to this man. She even sees him in her dreams, she wraps his stained cloak around her shivering body and keeps it in her chest. She wishes he was there, she compares lots of people to Sandor, she even wonders what Sandor would say, do or think in some situations.

If this doesn’t mean choosing, I don’t know what it is…

She chose him, too.


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You’re like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren’t you? A pretty little talking bird, repeating all the pretty little words they taught you to recite. // The Hound is right…I am only a little bird, repeating the words they taught me. 

Gendry doesn’t take his eyes off the walls of Winterfell, from the moment he sees the towers rise above the horizon.

If Jon notices how Gendry fixates on it, how Gendry goes quiet at the sight of it, he says nothing. Silence suits both of them, and the rest of their party prattles enough, as it is.

Until Tormund says something about ‘the big lady,’ and conversation shifts, to loves the men have left behind. (For what it’s worth, Gendry gathers that whoever this lady is that Tormund speaks of, she does not in fact reciprocate any feelings. For what it’s worth, Gendry couldn’t say he had loved Arya in that way. For what it’s worth, the next hour ahead of him looms as blank and cold as the Wall, and for the first time in several years, he feels unsure about what he wants.)

“What about you, Gendry?” someone says.

Now they all turn to him, Jon, on his left, and Thoros, on his right, staring at him with different kinds of curiosity. Jon doesn’t know; Gendry had been unable to say anything about Arya because if he said even just one thing, he’d have to say it all.

How can he tell the Northern King that he’d refused his sister’s request to serve a brother years ago, when he’d ended up fighting at Jon’s side after all? That he’d been her only friend, and he’d abandoned her?

Gendry shrugs, noncommittally, but Thoros’ gaze burns into him.

Arya is at Winterfell, Gendry knows this.

Jon is going to find out, sooner or later.

What will Arya do when she sees him?

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JONSA in Costumes: The hidden meaning of Sansa’s outfits

Every detail on Game of Thrones costumes means something. You know that, right?
So I decided to take a look at Sansa’s costumes a little bit to try to understand why she’s always wearing feathers and simulating a bird on some outfits.

In the books her chapters are always full of references of birds.
The Hound calls her “little bird”. Cersei calls her “little dove”. Even Sansa admits to be a “caged bird”.

But in the show, her costumes are supposed to be selfmade dresses, and some of them have this concept of a bird with black feathers.
She’s a Stark. And House Stark sigil is a direwolf. So why a bird concept for her costumes?

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Her bird concept only makes sense if you think of what she’s meant to be.
Jon is Odysseus and Sansa is Penelope.
Penelope is the inspiration for her costumes in the show.

Take a look at Wikipedia for Penelope from Odyssey:

The origin of her name is believed by Robert S. P. Beekes to be Pre-Greek and related to pēnelops (πηνέλοψ)[3] or pēnelōps (πηνέλωψ), glossed by Hesychius as “some kind of bird”.

If you search “penelope birds” you will find this:

Penelope is a bird genus in the Cracidae family consisting of a number of large turkey-like arboreal species, the typical guans.”

Sansa IS Penelope. And Penelope is a bird. So Sansa is a bird. That’s the concept of her outfits.

When Jon was at Winterfell was the only moment in this season we saw her wearing direwolves sigils. Because she only wears them to match Jon’s. Last season they were both wearing a single wolf in the chest. This season they BOTH changed for TWO wolves facing each other. Now that Jon is not around she doesn’t wear them anymore. 
And look at the collar she placed the sigils: feathers.

Do you know what Penelope also means?

“In folk etymology, Pēnelopē (Πηνελόπη) is usually understood to combine the Greek word pēnē (πήνη), “weft, and ōps (ὤψ), “face”, which is considered the most appropriate for a cunning weaver whose motivation is hard to decipher

That fits perfectly for Sansa!
You see her pretty face but can’t really tell what she’s thinking or feeling. That’s the very truth of her character.

Penelope spend her days weaving, waiting for Odysseus to return home. Sansa is metaphorically doing this. She’s weaving waiting for Jon’s return. But instead of a fabric she’s weaving a plan.

At 7x05 the northerners lords complained about Jon’s absence. Since then she’s trying to find a way to keep Jon’s army and support. Littlefinger is a threat for Jon’s cause, so now she’s weaving a plan to cast him down. It’s no coincidence that since 7x05 she’s wearing this dress:

If you ask me,I’d say the pattern resembles this:

A BIRD netting and House Baelish’s sigil is a mockingbird!
Her costumes are very telling about her true feelings and intentions.

She was wearing feathers the whole time Jon stood at Winterfell. She only changed her “Penelope outfit” when Jon wasn’t around anymore
Every detail in the costumes means something. 

Jon was always being called “Crow” for being a sworn brother of the Night’s Watch, but his costumes never had bird themes.
Bran is now the three-eyed raven, but his costume has no bird inspiration either. 
Only Sansa’s.
Her costumes around Jon are meant to show how she is Penelope. That’s why they simulate birds somehow.

If Jon is not Odysseus and Sansa is not Penelope, someone should tell the costume designer this, because that’s what she’s telling us through costumes.

The costumes tell way more about the characters than you think. 

Gendry: I hang out with your sister Arya.

The Hound: I hang out with both your sisters. Arya and San-

Davos: don’t do it! Don’t say it!

The Hound: Sansa? The Pretty Little Talking Bird? Aye. I told Arya that she sang for me. Your sister sang me a sweet little song.

Jon: the fuck are you talking about? Say that again?!

Davos: Warned you.

  • <p> <b>Sandor *singing and pretending to play the guitar*:</b> CAUSE I KNEW YOU WEREE TROUBLEE WHEN YOU WALKED IIIIN, SO SH..<p/><b>Sansa, breaking into the bathroom:</b> ARE YOU SINGING TAYLOR FUCKING SWIFT?<p/></p>