she likes asoiaf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they are so awkward they can’t even hold hands right but they are trying

this is @khaleesi-in-the-north ‘s fault (thank you)

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Jon’s bond with Ghost and Daenerys’ bond with Drogon + parallels
(requested by @maesterleia)

Sansa and her deepest desire: to be loved.

What i find so humam  about Sansa (and the reason why i can relate to her so much) , is that her deepest desire, is not having power or even becoming queen. No (for me)  Sansa has one dream: being loved by someone.  

Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?“

"Everyone wants to be loved.”

Of course this desire makes Sansa do foolish things. I mean thats the reason she betrays Ned. 

Her betrothed. Just thinking it made her feel a strange fluttering inside, even though they were not to marry for years and years. Sansa did not really know Joffrey yet, but she was already in love with him. He was all she ever dreamt her prince should be, tall and handsome and strong.

I shouldn’t be afraid, she told herself. I have nothing to be afraid of, it will all come out well, Joff loves me and the queen does too, she said so.

His smile emboldened her, made her feel beautiful and strong. He does love me, he does. Sansa lifted her head and walked toward him, not too slow and not too fast. She must not let them see how nervous she was.

Joffrey pushed himself to his feet. Please, Sansa thought, please, please, be the king I know you are, good and kind and noble, please. “Do you have any more to say?” he asked her.“Only … that as you love me, you do me this kindness, my prince,” Sansa said 

“Sweet Sansa,” Queen Cersei said, laying a soft hand on her wrist. “Such a beautiful child. I do hope you know how much Joffrey and I love you.”

“You do?” Sansa said, breathless. Littlefinger was forgotten. Her prince loved her. Nothing else mattered.

But even after Joffrey, Sansa still has this desire, to make someone love her, to feel loved. Even with Willas (who she has never met…) 

She pictured the two of them sitting together in a garden with puppies in their laps, or listening to a singer strum upon a lute while they floated down the Mander on a pleasure barge. If I give him sons, he may come to love me.

She wanted to look beautiful for Willas Tyrell. Even if Dontos was right, and it is Winterfell he wants and not me, he still may come to love me for myself. 

“I am, aren’t I?” Sansa giggled, and spun, her skirts swirling around her. “Oh, I am.” She could not wait for Willas to see her like this. He will love me, he will, he must … he will forget Winterfell when he sees me, I’ll see that he does.

After Willas though she seems to undestand that marrying for love is going to be possible, because she has a connection to Winterfell. 

The thought made Sansa weary. All she knew of Robert Arryn was that he was a little boy, and sickly. It is not me she wants her son to marry, it is my claim. No one will ever marry me for love.

Still in the winds of winter Sansa still has this little hope, that someone in time,  will love her. 

“Your lordship should not believe such nonsense,” Alayne said. “I’m sure Ser Harrold loves you well.” And if the gods are good, he will love me too. Her tummy gave a little flutter.

This time her eyes met Harry’s. She smiled just for him, and said a silent prayer to the Maiden. Please, he doesn’t need to love me, just make him like me, just a little, that would be enough for now. 

While it may look like Sansa may make the same mistakes with Henry that she did with Joffrey. She wont because she has learned that what glitters is not always gold. And sometimes being comely is not equal to being a good person. 

My Harry. My lord, my lover, my betrothed.

Ser Harrold Hardyng looked every inch a lord-in-waiting; clean-limbed and handsome, straight as a lance, hard with muscle. Men old enough to have known Jon Arryn in his youth said Ser Harrold had his look, she knew. He had a mop of sandy blond hair, pale blue eyes, an aquiline nose. Joffrey was comely too, though, she reminded herself. A comely monster, that’s what he was. Little Lord Tyrion was kinder, twisted though he was. 

Its also interesting to notice how Sansa feels that she has to be better to be loved  (braver or smarter…or even like things she doesnt: like riding)  

“You mean the Hound,” she said. She wanted to hit herself for being so slow. Her prince would never love her if she seemed stupid. “Is it safe to leave him behind?" 

Say something, she urged herself. You will never make Ser Harry love you if you don’t have the courage to talk him. Should she tell him what a good dancer he was? No, he’s probably heard that a dozen times tonight. Besides, Petyr said that I should not seem eager. 

What i find really tragic (and ironic)  is that the only other person who has the same deep desire to be loved for who they are is her “husband” Tyrion. But Sansa cant see it. Not because of his  looks, but because he is a lannister, so she cant trust him.

He speaks more gently than Joffrey, she thought, but the queen spoke to me gently too. He’s still a Lannister, her brother and Joff’s uncle, and no friend. Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father’s head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.

What i hope for Sansa story in the future is that she starts to put herself first, and finds that kind of love in herself, her family  and her roots. 

anonymous asked:

My biggest bug bear is the fandom saying that Sansa is the reason Ned died. Like, yes she ran to Cersei but that's not why Ned was killed. Ned was killed because he confronted Cersei about her children. That's what killed Ned, not Sansa going to Cersei, not Catelyn capturing Tyrion. They added to the tension but Sansa always seems to get blamed. Ned wouldn't blame Sansa, he happily sacrificed himself for his little girl and would never ever blame her for his death

Anon here we touch a sore spot for Sansa, and the opinion most of the fandom has on her character.  Before saying anything, I want to make a  distinction between what is “Intetional foul” (or as I say in italian: dolo) and misconduct (or italian: colpa). 

Intetional foul: is when you know what you are doing is wrong, is illegal, AND you are aware of all the facts and consequences (which is more bad)

misconduct: is when you still do the wrong, illegal thing, but you are not doing it with intent. Meaning you dont know or understan all the facts and consequences. 

What Sansa did is a misconduct, meaning she did betray Ned,  (so we disagree on this) but she didnt know all the consequences and the facts of the events. This is clear in text: 

Sansa looked up from her food. “If she can have a dancing lesson, why won’t you let me say farewell to Prince Joffrey?

“I would gladly go with her, Lord Eddard,” Septa Mordane offered. “There would be no question of her missing the ship.”

“it will not be wise for you to go to joffrey right now sansa, i am sorry"

Sansa eyes filled with tears “but why?”

“Sansa your lord father knows best” septa mordane said. “You are not to question his decisions”

“Its not fair” sansa pushed back her table,knocked over her chair and ran weeping from the solar.

Sansa here asks why she cant see Joffrey, but Ned doesnt explain it. So she doesnt know all the facts. Sure Ned told her  they are in danger but he never said the reason for it. He never told her the truth about Joffrey. 

As for Sansa, she knows that she is doing a wrong thing when she goes to Cersei (she says it herself)

“How well I know that, child,” Cersei said, her voice so kind and sweet.

 "Why else should you have come to me and told me of your father’s plan to send you away from us, if not for love?“

“It was for love,” Sansa said in a rush.

 "Father wouldn’t even give me leave to say farewell.“ She was the good girl, the obedient girl, but she had felt as wicked as Arya that morning, sneaking away from Septa Mordane, defying her lord father. She had never done anything so willful before, and she would never have done it then if she hadn’t loved Joffrey as much as she did.

So yes Sansa did something very wrong, but again she didnt know the mess that it would happen, because she didnt know all the facts (because again Ned didnt tell her). So while yes she defied her father, she had NO idea that it would be followed by her (and arya) imprisoment. (Ned was already screwed, littlefinger saw to that!). 

Sansa “betrayal” (or as i prefer to call it “ Misbehavior”) is the surprise of the series. Since the beginning she is always portrayed as a girl who respects the rules, who is obidient and courteous. (which for me is  sign  of her desire to be loved)  

Even Tyrion  is surprised by her willful behavior. (and he barely knew her…):

"Littlefinger made the arrangements. We needed Slynt’s gold cloaks. Eddard Stark was plotting with Renly and he’d written to Lord Stannis, offering him the throne. We might have lost all. Even so, it was a close thing. If Sansa hadn’t come to me and told me all her father’s plans . . .

"Tyrion was surprised. "Truly? His own daughter?” Sansa had always seemed such a sweet child, tender and courteous.

“The girl was wet with love. She would have done anything for Joffrey, until he cut off her father’s head and called it mercy. That put an end to that.”

 So in conclusion I would say the blame in this case is on both sides, Sansa and Ned. And it makes sense given how both in KL and in the trident accident, turned a blind eye and didnt want to see how awful Robert (in ned case) and Cersei/Joffrey (in sansa case) were. Having trouble with facing the “ugly” reality is a strong part of Sansa as a character, something that she has to be confronted with sooner than later. 

I know most of the fandom hates Sansa for this, or doesnt believe she did it, but to me this episode is what makes her so HUMAN. She makes a mistake true, but her reasoning its so relatable to me. She does it for love, because Sansa (to me) is a character who at the end of things doenst want to be queen, or rule or be a political masterming, she just want to love and be loved by someone. 

 (my guess: her dream of loving and being loved by that someone will happen when she has children of her own…) 

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She stared at the stunted legs, the swollen brutish brow, the green eye and the black one, the raw stump of his nose and crooked pink scar, the coarse tangle of black and gold hair that passed for his beard. Even his manhood was ugly, thick and veined, with a bulbous purple head. This is not right, this is not fair, how have I sinned that the gods would do this to me, how?

ninazeanik  asked:

Hey PQ! First, I always love what you have to say! Second, I was talking to a friend and she said one of the things she doesn't like about asoiaf is that westeros is too hostile and a place where you can't trust anyone & the world is kind of depressing, but I remember reading a lot from you about the important good moments of asoiaf and how the series actually endorses the good characters, and I hoped you might expand a little on that? I couldn't find an especific post about it. Thank you !!

Thanks :) that’s perfectly fair, things do suck in Westeros, and not always in a historically accurate way. But it’s not grimdark, because GRRM’s focus is (almost) always on how his characters process these challenges to their values, and their responses are more powerful because they’re up against the world. Take, for example, when Brienne says to herself that she has “no choice” as a true knight but to defend children from Rorge and his crew even though she has “no chance” of winning. Her dedication in the face of the abyss is what being a true knight really means, and you need the abyss to make that point. Certainly, GRRM sometimes goes too far and just rubs our faces in despair and horror. But on the whole, I think he’s trying to put the value of characters’ choices at center stage by demonstrating that doing the right thing won’t automatically lead to social rewards, despite so much of the genre promising exactly that. 

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Modern AU Sansa and Sandor by 新幸 [pixiv]

Back from my vacation weekend and adding another design to that Dany/Jon switcharoo AU I like to relax on. Rhaenys Targaryen, Daughter of Rhaegar!

So since I basically like to come up witn AU’s to amuse myself, they usually have less baby killing, so yes, Rhaenys is alive! I wasn’t sure what her role would be at the beginning, but after I wanted to run with the idea that Jon gets to Westeros rather sooner than later (unlike Dany) someone had to end up with Dany’s Essos storyline cause I don’t want to leave my faves Greyworm and Missaned without their storylines. So then I really liked the idea of Rhaenys taking that place, and I really liked the poignancy of Rhaenys being the descendant of two Essosi peoples, of conquerors and conquered, bringing back freedom her Valyrian ancestors negated, in the name of her own enslaved and displaced Rhyonar ancestors.

Although her brother Aegon is alive, he is kinda absent from her plans for reasons. Once she learns of her uncle Jacaerys “Jon” plans to get himself a khalassar, she decides he might be the right ally for her own plan. infiltrating Khal Drogo’s followers, she closely studies his uncle to see if she is right. Of the remaining Targaryen, it is her who takes her father’s weakness for prophecy, so she struggles between what she is supposed to do or what she wants to do. Only trusting on her adoptive father, Jon Connington, Rhaenys has yet to reveal her existence to her Martell family, distrusting Doran’s own plans. Yet she knows she can’t remain lurking on the shadows plotting forever, and sooner or later she will have to make her presence known. And she really hopes “Jon” is the right choices. And perhaps it will mean she doesn’t have to choose between prophecy and fee will.

I did wanted to give her design a silhouette resembling of Daenery’s iconic blue outfit, but with a design and colors that were more of a blend of her Martell and Targaryen heritage. While she looks all Martell, she does have a white streak in her hair, which does make her stand out in a crowd, thing she knows how to play to her advantage. She has a deep red scar under her left collarbone from the stab Ser Amory Lorch managed to inflict on her before Jon Connington saved her.

Also, Balerion the cat is still alive and well under his care.

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Asoiaf AU: Lyanna survives and gets to live the life she wants to live
(requested by @lucreziaborgiaz)

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pre asoiaf meme  ♔  Catelyn Stark

“…And when Brandon was murdered and Father told me I must wed his brother, I did so gladly, though I never saw Ned’s face until our wedding day. I gave my maidenhood to this solemn stranger and sent him off to his war and his king and the woman who bore him his bastard, because I always did my duty.”

Sansa Stark & Favorite Moments 

She wanted to rage, to hurt him as he’d hurt her, to warn him that when she was queen she would have him exiled if he ever dared strike her again… but she remembered what the Hound had told her so all she said was, “I shall do whatever His Grace commands.”

“As I do,” he replied.

“Yes… but you are no true knight, Ser Meryn.”

Sandor Clegane would have laughed at that, Sansa knew.

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asoiaf meme (minor characters): 3/6 families ~ gerion lannister and joy hill

“Joy is my late uncle Gerion’s natural daughter.” // philip winchester as gerion lannister, melisa ilayda özcanik as joy hill

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Asoiaf Old Hollywood fancast
↝ Jeanne Crain as Margaery Tyrell

“Beautiful and gentle, with all the world’s graces at her command.”

anonymous asked:

I'm not yet convinced Dany's a villain but I can see signs for it. If the spoilers are accurate and she won't help in the fight against the Others unless the North kneels to her, it doesn't make her look good. That's not the behavior of someone who has the best interests at heart of the people she wants to rule. She's made a habit of using dragonfire against anyone who stands in her way and tho she's been in the right up to now, it's a disturbing trend. There are other reasons but that's a start

Hi nonny, I’m currently writing a meta on this exact topic so you should be able to see the long answer soon. The short answer though is no, absolutely not. Daenerys whether people like her or not is connected so much with life. The last chapter of GOT ending with her giving birth to the dragons. She’s a major character in the series and we’ve been inside her head from the beginning of the series which is something we haven’t got with any of the villains. Cersei doesn’t even gain a POV until AFOC and that is after she loses her son and father. Her POV is in part to get a viewpoint in all the main events at KL and also due to the trauma she has experienced. It’s similar to Jaime who doesn’t become a POV character until he loses his hand. Daenerys doesn’t get this treatment at all. All the villains we have seen are so one dimensional. Other than Cersei and perhaps even Jaime, they aren’t complicated. They are very flat and simplistic. They aren’t complicated characters. Euron, Gregor, hell even Tywin are all monstrous and cruel. There is not a single redeeming quality about either one of these characters. Even Cersei in her pain and all her humanity is still very overtly a villain.

I love Daenerys Targaryen so I went into that tag and it’s so full of people shipping her with Jon Snow.

And… it’s just… she’s his aunt, folks. He is her nephew. Why.