When you question my decisions in front of the other lords and ladies, you undermine me. So I can’t question your decisions anymore? Of course you can, but… Joffrey never let anyone question his authority. You think he was a good king?
okay. so. today´s been shit and nothing works. I´ll leave you with this as I´ve spent all day on it, tho it really has not turned out how I wanted it to be. but yeah. enough moaning, time to go to bed and hope tomorrow will be better!
While I have weird feelings about Jon and Sansa’s scenes from 7.01 … can I just say - this is the most open, the most honest and the most telling conversation Sansa has had in YEARS.
She had to bite her tongue, lie and say she loved Joffrey, call herself the daughter of a traitor, scheme behind the scenes with strangers in King’s Landing. She was always too scared in KL to speak freely with *anyone*. She was never able to speak her mind or have an open conversation with someone or feel like her opinion and thoughts were real or being heard. Even when people showed her kindness (ie Tyrion) she was always on her guard because she couldn’t trust anyone.
Cut to LF. Sansa spoke cryptically with LF. I don’t believe she ever truly trusted him - she just knew he was a better choice than KL, and he seemed to have saved her and helped her so she was giving him the benefit of the doubt. And why not? He was an older, powerful Lord and she was just a young girl. Of course he knows best. So when she spoke with him, she was always wary. “what do you want?” “why did you do this?” why why why.
Her “teachings” from Cersei made her stick it out with him. She thought she could use his feelings towards her against him. (the best weapon is between your legs) Cue the scene after she lies to save him. “I know what you want.” (But LF makes her believe she’s wrong and that shes not that cunning, which creates doubt in her mind that maybe she’s got it all wrong and shes not as smart as she thinks she is)
But she never says these thoughts out loud or feels safe speaking about her life while traveling with LF or in the Vale. She supposed to fly under the radar, and her opinions dont matter. No one asks, no one cares and she does what shes told. And look how that worked out for her.
Now, Sansa in Winterfell with the Boltons. She’s literally just a tapestry on the wall here. Used and abused - of course no one cares about her or wants to hear her opinion. And even if they did, she wouldn’t give it. She doesn’t like these people. It speaks a great deal about her character that she doesn’t beg for death while being tortured and abused in WF - that she keeps trying to escape. Shes still so stubborn and willful that she will escape these demons if its the last thing she does. SHE IS A STRONG MOFO.
Now - I have talked a lot about this
(and gotten a right amount of hate for it on the subreddit)
but Sansa was met with denial after denial while trying to rally forces for WF. From Jon, from Davos, from Lyanna, from Blackfish, from Lord Glover, etc. Literally, they all shoot her down and act like shes a stupid little girl - which probably infuriates her to no end. The reason she went and got LF and KotV is because all of these people who keep ignoring her were putting her LIFE in jeopardy, and she was not about to let that happen. Not again.
So at the end of S6 we have Jon kind of admitting he should have listened to her (and yes a lot of this could have been better if they just TALKED about it) and saying they have to trust each other. You see Sansa realize she should have - perhaps she was just stuck in this mindset she has had since her father was killed. She tried a little - no one listened - so she went back to her old tried and true ways.
Look at all of her scenes leading up to S7 - and show me a more animated and honest dialogue she has had with another character. SHE FINALLY FEELS COMFORTABLE AND FREE ENOUGH TO SPEAK HER MIND. After years of being put into a corner, she finally speaks up when she has an opinion, she tells Jon what she really thinks, she implores that he trust her. Im not saying shes right or wrong or that Jon is right or wrong - but at least shes SPEAKING. and thats a huge accomplishment for her.
Now Jon - don’t you dare go put her back in a fucking corner.
“What would Sansa’s reaction to Jon and Daenerys getting married be like?”
–Knowing Jon he might want his family’s blessings to get married. I know he doesn’t have to since he’s king but I can still see him being nervous as to what his family would say. I think Sansa would be happy for Jon. Sansa loves her family and if Daenerys makes her brother happy why wouldn’t she agree to it? Besides I think her and Daenerys would get along pretty well. If it were ever to happen I would love to see an interaction like this :DD **Yes, I know Jon and Sansa are cousins but once he finds out hes a Targaryen…I still think they’ll think of eachother as siblings since they grew up only ever knowing eachother as such. :)