one stark to rule them all

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Who is the Stark child that is most like Ned in your opinion? (I don’t count Jon.)

I think all the Stark kids took after Ned in some aspects and internalized a lot of his values and lessons, and at the same time, none of them is really “like” Ned? Each surviving Starkling is growing into his or her own person and, in a way, moving past their father’s example (see: some of them develop manipulative skills, while others grapple with more nuanced and ambiguous notions of “honor” & “justice”; all of them are starting to break some rules). I like that GRRM resisted the impulse of turning one specific Starkling into an obvious Ned 2.0: instead of funneling all of Ned’s legacy traits into one kid, he’s distributed his qualities and flaws among all the children (almost) equally.

That said: barring Jon—whose Ned-ness is actually a bit complex, and not as straightforward as his physical resemblance imo—I see echoes of Ned’s personality especially in Bran and Sansa. (Or maybe they’re just the ones whose similarities with Ned interest me more, as they’re not exactly the most obvious choices, I don’t know)

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WOMEN IN GOT

One of my favorite themes this season is women in a position of power.

Dany, Yara, Sansa, Lyanna most notably.

But it isn’t even that we have these queens ready to rule the world, no, that isn’t even my favorite part of the thematic structure here.

It’s that they are all supported by men who could, if they really wanted, join the lot of lost kings trying to fight for the iron throne. BUT NO, none of them want it.

Tyrion doesn’t want the iron throne, but he wants Dany to have it.

Theon doesn’t want to have the salt throne, he wants Yara to.

Jon will not try to claim to be warden of the north, he is going to support Sansa on that claim instead.

LIKE THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. Instead of just general “girl power,” there is a real writing base and pattern here with powerful women, supported by powerful powerful men who COULD try for a position of power but don’t want it because they support these women in these positions over themselves.

My House (Jojen Reed Imagine)

Imagine: JojenxReader

Requested: Yessss❤️

Plot: Jojen gets jealous, with fluff and stuff.

You were traveling with Bran, Hodor and the Reeds, making your way towards the North, to the Wall, to find the Three-Eyed Raven. You were the Lady of one of the many vassal houses of House Stark, seeing as both your parents were dead, and you were their only heir. But all the people in the town you reigned over loved you, and respected you, since your rule was fair and you were kind to them. But, when you left to help Bran find the Three-Eyed Raven, you had to leave the Grand Maester in charge, which didn’t seem to be a problem with your people. And after that, you set off with Jojen and Meera to go find Bran, which you did eventually. Over time, you and Jojen became very close, and eventually realized that you both loved each other very much. So, you two made a promise that when all this was over, you would be married to one another.

You were helping Jojen keep up with the group, since he was becoming weaker and weaker with each passing day. “We can take a break, if you need to relax, alright? Don’t be afraid to ask for a break,” you kept repeating, but Jojen was almost as stubborn as you were, “We’ll rest when night falls, but not before then.” You sighed frustratedly, before wrapping your arm around his torso, helping him to stay standing, before slowly continuing to walk. Eventually, the group stopped for the night, and suddenly, Bran caught your attention; he was struggling to reach something that was too far away, and given his paralyzing fall, he couldn’t exactly get up and go get it.

“Hey Bran, you need some help?” You called out to him, getting up from your rather comfortable spot next to Jojen. Bran grinned, and just smiled, “If you could, you’d be an angel.” You felt your face flush red, and you smiled timidly in return, before reaching for whatever it was he needed, before handing it to him, only to see him smiling at you warmly. You felt your face becoming hot, and your palms became sweaty, but suddenly, you felt somebody grab your hand, making you jump. You spun around, only to see a not-so-pleased Jojen. “Jojen, you alright, love?” You inquired, obviously confused as to why he was acting like that. You saw him hard stare shift slightly to something behind you. Or, more precisely, SOMEONE. That’s when you realized what it was.

Jojen Reed, the calmest and nicest man you’ve ever known, was JEALOUS. You turned back to him and grinned, “You’re jealous, aren’t you?” You saw Jojen’s face turning darker and darker red, and his eyes, his beautiful, deep brown eyes, seemed dull, almost pained. You felt a strike of guilt go through your heart at the sight of your beloved in pain, and you immediately leaned forwards, pressing your lips to his softly, and you felt him kiss back urgently, your fingers intertwining. “Remember our promise? After all this is over….” You trailed off, studying Jojen’s face, as he smiled lightly down at you, “You’ll be the lady of my House. You’ll be MY lady.” You grinned back at him, “Lady (Y/N) Reed. I love the way that sounds. I love you Jojen.” He pulled your chin up, before planting his lips on yours once more, “I love you, (Y/N) Reed.”

Captain America: Civil War MBTI Types

Captain America/Steve Rodgers: ISTJ

Steve is not, i repeat NOT, an ISFJ. Captain America is clearly Te. As the leader of the Avengers he gives orders like a pro. He is shown ordering police, soldiers, and team-mates, in a very calm and collected manner. He is driven to do the morally right thing, rather than the thing that helps the most people, indicating an Fi/Te axis. I think we can all agree he’s an Si dom, as that is his whole shtick.

Originally posted by to-live-will-be-an-adventure

Iron Man/Tony Stark: ENTP

We can all agree on this one. Inventor, razor sharp wit, quips galore, hyper intelligent, and beautifully flawed. The definition of his type. Tony Start isint just an ENTP, he’s THE ENTP, the one ENTP to rule them all. 

Originally posted by geekygirlgab

Back Widow/Natasha Romanoff: ISTP
Agile Assassin, Rule breaker, authority hater, gymnastics expert, secret jedi. Natasha loves getting her hands dirty and do flips while doing it. It should be noted that she’s a rather developed ISTP.

Originally posted by fan-imagines

The Falcon/ Sam Wilson: ESTJ
I’ll admit, i know the least about this character, comic-wise. This will be the typing I’m least sure about. However, let me just say, people don’t understand how much shadow Se defines ESTJ’s. Coming from a military background and having the ability to comply with orders to a tee, I’m gunna have to guess ESTJ. Will update if that changes.

Originally posted by robertsdowneystark

Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff: INFP

Deeply passionate, introspective, outwardly intuitive, uses figurative language effortlessly, emotionally turbulent. One of the best INFP’s on the big screen in terms of originality as it’s not the INFP character we’re used to. She’s got the signature INFP self-doubt, lashing-out from pain, figurative launguage, and need to do whats right (once she knows whats right, at least). 

Originally posted by blackinjustice

Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes: ISFP

Bucky is a deeply complex character, he is plagued by guilt but has no way of fixing anything or making amends. He hates being controlled and he’s running from those who seek to control him. It should be noted that male ISFP are especially closed off emotionally and very intense. 

Originally posted by marvelavengers-age-of-ultron

Vision: INFJ

This one is subtle. Almost behaving like an INTP at times, vision isint human. Vision has those subtle Ni qualities that are so hard to pick up at first glance and, to me, cant be said to be a Ti dom. Certainly a Fe/Ti axis though. He’s polite, hauntingly expressive, and a lover of humanity, all with the Ni idiosyncrasies that make INFJ’s so compelling as characters.

Originally posted by u-r-my-wonder-wall

Back Panther/T’Challa: ISTP

Vengeful, outside the law, dislike of diplomacy, and a little Ni to boot. Great recipe for an ISTP. Has the flips, visceral movements, and gymnastics consistent with action-y ISTP’s.  

Originally posted by marvelgifs

War Machine/Rhodey: ESFJ

Friend of the establishment, rule-follower, nice guy. Rhodey wants to be well liked by his peers and generally tries to do whats best for everyone. Mostly likely avenger to bake everyone cookies. 

Originally posted by patheticmortal-wtchemicaldefects

Ant-Man/Scott Lang: ESTP

Down-to-earth, cool guy, agile and quick on his toes, quip machine. The every man of the Avengers. Good at problem solving, very good. A thief, loves moral grey areas, generally likes to leave an impression on people. Important to note, this is a very well developed ESTP.

Originally posted by shutthefuckupthranduil

Hawkeye/Clint Barton: ESTJ

My typing of this guy might be a bit of an upset, however i think that, as i said, people underestimate the Se (shadow function) component of ESTJ’s. At the end of the day, Hawkeye is a family man who takes pride in his career. He is a bit dry, ain’t he? He sometimes has a hardtime with the more heady stuff that happens, but he always keeps calm and does his part. A welcome down-to-earth level-head in the frenetic avengers crew. 

Originally posted by cartersharon

Sharon Carter: ENFP
Not alot of people can recognize a serious ENFP character. ENFP’s make great commanders, but they aren’t often in that position. ENFP’s challenge authority and solve problems from the perspective of whats right. 

Originally posted by hobbitdiyarindanbirkimse

Spider-Man/Peter Parker: INTP

Look, he’s a weird INTP with IxFP-ish qualities. These qualities have always made most iterations of Spider-Man hard to type, however at the end of the day, he’s a budding genius and doesn’t have the emotional intelligence to warrant being an Fi dom. This is a particularly weird Peter Parker, well written, weirdly acted.  

Baron Zemo: INFJ

Hurt, broken, vengeful, human. Having lost everything he comes up with a complex and hyper-intuive plan to defeat the avengers by destroying the ties that bind. Not much more i can say without getting too specific.

Thanks for reading everybody! Hope you enjoyed it!!
~INFP-sama

The Black Bastard King

Arya cocked her head to one side. “Can I be a king’s councillor and build castles and become the High Septon?”

“You,” Ned said, kissing her lightly on the brow, “will marry a king and rule his castle, and your sons will be knights and princes and lords and, yes, perhaps even a High Septon.” (Eddard, A Game of Thrones)


One by one Arya had chased [the cats] down and snatched them up and brought them proudly to Syrio Forel…all but this one, this one-eared black devil of a tomcat. “That’s the real king of this castle right there,” one of the gold cloaks had told her. “Older than sin and twice as mean. One time, the king was feasting the queen’s father, and that black bastard hopped up on the table and snatched a roast quail right out of Lord Tywin’s fingers. […]” (Arya, A Game of Thrones)


But they were all dead now, even Arya, everyone but her half-brother, Jon. Some nights she heard talk of him, in the taverns and brothels of the Ragman’s Harbor. The Black Bastard of the Wall, one man had called him. (The Blind Girl, A Dance with Dragons)

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Episode 10 taught us one thing : WOMEN RULE !

Women are taking control of Westeros :D The show might have shown lots of sex scenes and rape -or nearly rape- scenes but it doesn’t make it sexist. Now it is definitely at a feminist turning point.

It’s a good thing especially when many of them have been the victims or were restricted to the level of subordinate roles. Not all of them obviously, but now they’re all taking their revenge for sure.

—— A conversation between Varys and Tyrion…

Varys: “Power is a curious thing, my lord. Are you fond of riddles?”

Tyrion: “Why? Am I about to hear one?”

V: “Three great men sit in a room, a king, a priest and the rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives? Who dies?”

T: “Depends on the sellsword”

V: “Does it? He has neither the crown, nor gold, nor favor with the gods”

T: “He’s has a sword, the power of life and death”

V: “But if it is the swordsman who rules, why do we pretend kings hold all the power? When Ned Stark lost his head, who was truly responsible? Joffrey, the executioner, or something else?”

T: “I have decided I don’t like riddles”

V: “Power resides where men believe it resides, it’s a trick, a shadow on the wall, and a very small man can cast a very large shadow"

——

pockets

Imagine that someone asks Steve what he actually carries in any of those 50+ belt pouches and zippered pockets he has all over his uniform. Bonus points if at least one of them contains candy.


“We will now take audience questions,” the moderator says. “Please form two lines at the microphones.”

The Avengers somehow found themselves at San Diego Comic Con, and had been sitting on panel after panel. They believe people changed the rules so they could make as many appearances as possible.

“Hi,” comes a timid voice from one of the mics. They squint to see who’s talking. “My question is for Cap—Steve…? Um…I noticed you have lots of pockets in your uniform, and I was, uh, wondering what you keep in there?”

Steve smiles. “Well,” he begins, “I keep lots of things in my pockets. Some have weapons, one has some extra Widow Bites, I have extra magnets for my shield gauntlet, extra batteries for my comms, and…” Steve pauses to blush, “uh, I also keep candy in one.”

“Tell ‘em which kind!” Tony says, grinning.

“It’s, uh, Werther’s? The caramel?”

“See?” Tony says, happily. “He’s an actual grandpa!”

The audience bursts out laughing and the next question gets asked.

Sandor Clegane : How many stories have you heard in which a single hero vanquishes a wicked empire, little bird ? Dozens, I guess ? What is the one thing they all have in common? The one fact they all share? The one thing they all have in common is this: the wicked empire exists.

Petyr Baelish : Such tyrannies can exist–inded, MUST exist– and persist long enough that no one realistically thinks they can be defeated. And if such kingdoms are necessary, why shouldn’t I rule one?

Sansa Stark : But a hero always DOES oppose them! And Beats them! Don’t you know that bad guys never win?

Petyr Baelish : You know, Sansa, you can’t always fixate on the negative, you should try being more optimistic.

All the kids have always known
That the emperor wears no clothes
But to bow to down to them anyway
Is better than to be alone

I would rather be wrong
Than live in the shadows of your song
My mind is open wide
And now I’m ready to start
(x)

Honestly, if Theon gets his redemption arc through saving Sansa, I will be pissed. If what was done to Sansa was motivation for another male character (theon), especially one that betrayed and caused her brother and mother to be killed do not deserve Sansa’s character to be a sacrificial lamb for his redemption. fuck that shit. Sansa does not need anyone to save her, she isn’t useless. She survived Joffery intact. She will burn them all. that is the ONLY way I will see her story ending. ruling the north and all of them dead. 

The Kings and Queens of the North

based on this post, and because celiatully asked :)


“But why are there four of them?”

Because,” Tyrion Stokeworth explained to his younger sister with the air of one who was quite put upon, “Their bannermen all wanted one or the other on the throne, and they kept squabbling, so the Starks decided to unite their armies by ruling together.”

“Like Aegon and his sisters?” Elyse asked.

“Sort of, but they aren’t married to each other,” Tyrion said.

“Who will rule after them, then?” Elyse wanted to know.

“I don’t know,” he confessed. “The first of their children, I suppose. Or maybe they’ll each leave behind an heir.”

“Can King Brandon have children?”

“It’s High King Brandon, and I don’t think so,” said Tyrion. “He doesn’t have a wife, anyway, so even if he did have children, they’d be bastards.”

“What if he did take a wife?” Elyse pressed. “Would she be a queen? And if the Queens ever took husbands, would they be kings?”

“Don’t you ever stop asking questions?” her brother snapped, mostly to hide the fact that he didn’t know the answer.

“Tell me about them again,” she begged. “Please.”

Tyrion tried to act as if this was a great imposition. “There’s High King Brandon, the Wise,” he said. “He’s a warg, so they say. He could be that pigeon, for all we know,” he said, nodding to the bird strutting on the street before them.

“He is not,” said his sister, but she eyed the bird warily.

“He could be. He’s a cripple, which is why some of the lords bannermen didn’t want him to be king, even though he’s Robb Stark’s rightful heir. His direwolf is named Summer. Then there’s Queen Sansa the Gentle. She’s the most beautiful woman in Westeros, if the legends can be believed. She was married to Tyrion Lannister.”

“Your namesake!”

“The very same,” he agreed with a note of pride. “They had their marriage annulled, though, and men have been trying to win her hand ever since. I heard her heart belongs to a knight of her Queensguard, though.”

“Just like in the songs,” Elyse sighed. “Do you–”

“She also rules the Vale,” interrupted Tyrion, who didn’t like songs as much as his sister. “She doesn’t have a direwolf; King Joffrey had it killed when he planned to take her to wife. And then there’s Queen Arya the Brave. She trained with the Faceless Men of Braavos, and the legends say she has more skill with a blade than any man living in Westeros. She rules the Trident, though her uncle Edmure Tully rules as her regent. Her direwolf is named Nymeria, after the warrior-queen.

“Last is King Rickon the Wild. He was raised and trained by the savages in Skagos, and they made him their leader, so he rules them still. He’s a beast of a man, more wolf than human. His direwolf is named Shaggydog.”

“I want to see them,” said Elyse.

“You will see them, when they come for the wedding,” her brother told her. “Maybe we’ll even meet them. Father used to serve Queen Sansa, you know. Well, he served her husband, but that’s all one.”

“Will they bring their wolves?” she asked, trembling with excitement.

“They bring their wolves with them wherever they go,” Tyrion said, smug with his knowledge. “Careful they don’t eat you.”

Elyse’s eyes widened, but their father chose that moment to walk out of the smithy. “Father!” she shouted, running to him. “Father, do direwolves eat people?”

“What’ve you been telling her now?” Bronn demanded of his son.

“I didn’t tell her anything!”

“Did you really know Queen Sansa?” Elyse continued. “Tyrion says you did. Is she really the most beautiful woman in Westeros?”

“She’s beautiful, all right,” Bronn agreed, scooping her up and setting her on his shoulder. “But she’s not as beautiful as you.”

Elyse, pleased by the compliment, fell momentarily (and mercifully) silent.

AWAKEN | a playlist for sansa stark and the iron throne (for kirkwoodisinoregon)

This time, when Littlefinger offers something to Sansa, she does not hesitate to take it. Slender fingers close around the out-held cloth with a complicity so deeply and secretly held that she is barely aware that it exists at all. Perhaps heroes do not exist, perhaps men are not honorable; perhaps monsters win. But there are other perhapses as well, Sansa is sure of it, even though she cannot begin to imagine what they are. Songs can lie to the bird that sings them. She has already learned this, and the lesson had been harsh. But perhaps the bird can lie back.

If there is appeal in the prospect, it is bittersweet at best, for somethings – whether they be rules or wishes or dreams – cannot be sloughed cleanly or quickly. Not all creatures grow by the simple shedding of skin. No, some must burrow, others sleep. Some must be consumed. Still others, consume instead.

Sansa finds some these thoughts distasteful, like a slab of raw meat that she is loathe to touch. (My hands are still clean.) To make this point, she gracefully wipes her fingers and then refolds the cloth that was given to her, offering it back to Lord Baelish in turn.

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▹ Gaeta’s Lament | Alessandro Juliani, Bear McCreary (x)

But wish no more,
My life you can take,
To have her please just one day wake.
To have her please just one day wake.
To have her please just one day wake.

▹ Turn the Dirt Over | Sea Wolf (x)

You left your brother in a northern town.
Took the ferry o'er the water on the bay.
His body covered by the colors going down.
The statue in the square before the wind could change.

▹ Awaken | Dario Marianelli (x)

( Instrumental )

▹ Overture | Patrick Wolf (x)

Now after all these years, you are at last opening.
Was it worth all that war just to win?
So caught up in the speed of the days in your sin.
Don’t forget how the story begins, no.
Don’t forget now.

▹ Aprés Moi | Regina Spektor (x)

Февраль. Достать чернил и плакать!
Писать о феврале навзрыд,
Пока грохочущая слякоть
Весною черною горит.

(translation)
February. Get ink, shed tears!
Write of it, sob your heart out, sing,
While torrential slush that roars
Burns in the blackness of the spring.

▹ Horse and I | Bats for Lashes (x)

Came upon the headdress.
It was gilded, dark and golden.
The children sang.
I was so afraid, I took it to my head and prayed.

▹ Woman King | Iron and Wine (x)

Hundred years, hundred more,
Someday we may see,
A woman king,
Sword in hand,
Swing at some evil and bleed.

▹ Goshen | Beirut (x)

You’re on in five, it’s time you rise or fail.
They’ve gone before, stood by your door all day.
For what it’s worth, defend your kind from shame.
The lights are down, go on inside, they’ve paid.
You’re the face in stone, through the land I own.
You never found it home.
You’re not the girl I used to know.

one song, one graphic. (x)

     └ sansa ( quasi-requested by sansastark ) → Gaeta’s Lamentfrom Battlestar Galacticalisten )

alone she sleeps in the shirt of man
with my three wishes clutched in her hand
the first that she be spared the pain
that comes from a dark and laughing rain

when she finds love may it always stay true
yes I beg for the second wish I made too

but wish no more
my life you can take
to have her please just one day wake
to have her please just one day wake
to have her please just one day wake