spoilers:-asoiaf

Someone on my dash just said they “can’t imagine” GRRM writing Jon and Dany having sex and lmao, he already did.

Lying abed in her narrow bunk, she found herself wondering how it would be to have a man squeezed in beside her in place of her handmaid, and the thought was more exciting than it should have been. Sometimes she would close her eyes and dream of him, but it was never Jorah Mormont she dreamed of; her lover was always younger and more comely, though his face remained a shifting shadow. (Daenerys II, ASOS)

And then made a callback to it later on.

“Every man who walks the earth casts a shadow on the world. Some are thin and weak, others long and dark. You should look behind you, Lord Snow. The moon has kissed you and etched your shadow upon the ice twenty feet tall.” (Jon VI, ADWD)

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anonymous asked:

Who is your favorite POV character for each of the books? (Love your blog by the way)

I don’t usually have a single favourite. It often depends on the day I read certain chapters. So I’ll give you the PoVs I usually like best from each book.

A Game of Thrones - Ned and Sansa.

A Clash of Kings - Catelyn and Davos.

A Storm of Swords - Sansa, Davos, and Jon Snow.

A Feast for Crows - Cersei and Brienne.

A Dance With Dragons - Theon and Jon Snow.

Hello I am just here to offer some Theon/Catelyn interactions because you might have missed them and you really shouldn’t.

“My sister Lysa believes the Lannisters murdered her husband, Lord Arryn, the Hand of the King,” Catelyn told them. “It comes to me that Jaime Lannister did not join the hunt the day Bran fell. He remained here in the castle.” The room was deathly quiet. “I do not think Bran fell from that tower,” she said into the stillness. “I think he was thrown.”
The shock was plain on their faces. “My lady, that is a monstrous suggestion,” said Rodrik Cassel. “Even the Kingslayer would flinch at the murder of an innocent child.”
“Oh, would he?” Theon Greyjoy asked. “I wonder.”
“There is no limit to Lannister pride or Lannister ambition,” Catelyn said.

(When you’re both suspicious af and you’re right to be so)

Theon Greyjoy put a hand on the hilt of his blade and said, “My lady, if it comes to that, my House owes yours a great debt.”

(Chill, Theon, you’re still just a hostage, i’m sorry)

And you don’t want to miss Theon being gallant either because that’s one rare sight.

Theon Greyjoy vaulted over the side of the boat and lifted Catelyn by the waist, setting her on a dry step above him as water lapped around his boots.
AGOT, Chap.71

I would speak with my son alone. I know you will forgive me, my lords.” She gave them no choice; led by the ever-obliging Lord Hornwood, the bannermen bowed and took their leave. “And you, Theon,” she added when Greyjoy lingered. He smiled and left them.

(When he just won’t leave your son alone with you.)

But he wants to please you so it’s okay :

“Ser Brynden has seen to it already, my lady,” Theon replied with a cocky smile. “A few more blackbirds, and we should have enough to bake a pie. I’ll save you their feathers for a hat.”

“But such a battle!” said Theon Greyjoy eagerly. “My lady, the realm has not seen such a victory since the Field of Fire. I vow, the Lannisters lost ten men for every one of ours that fell. We’ve taken close to a hundred knights captive, and a dozen lords bannermen. Lord Westerling, Lord Banefort, Ser Garth Greenfield, Lord Estren, Ser Tytos Brax, Mallor the Dornishman… and three Lannisters besides Jaime, Lord Tywin’s own nephews, two of his sister’s sons and one of his dead brother’s…”
“And Lord Tywin?” Catelyn interrupted. “Have you perchance taken Lord Tywin, Theon?”
“No,” Greyjoy answered, brought up short.
AGOT, Chap.63

(When you try to impress her but you fail miserably)

“I do not see Robb.”
“He went with Greyjoy to the hall, I believe.”
Theon Greyjoy was seated on a bench in Riverrun’s Great Hall, enjoying a horn of ale and regaling her father’s garrison with an account of the slaughter in the Whispering Wood. “Some tried to flee, but we’d pinched the valley shut at both ends, and we rode out of the darkness with sword and lance. The Lannisters must have thought the Others themselves were on them when that wolf of Robb’s got in among them. I saw him tear one man’s arm from his shoulder, and their horses went mad at the scent of him. I couldn’t tell you how many men were thrown-”
“Theon,” she interrupted, “where might I find my son?”
“Lord Robb went to visit the godswood, my lady…”
AGOT, Chap. 71

(Tfw your son is nowhere to be seen, but surely that Strange Smiley Boy he is always with must know) (Theon stop bragging about Greywind and Robb’s exploits).

TLDR; these little interactions are underrated and cute.

anonymous asked:

Who is (are) your least favorite POV(s) in each of the books?

Starting out, don’t take my least favourite major PoV as dislike of the character overall. My least favourites are my least favourites often because of storylines that fail to grab me by comparison to others in the book, or content surrounding that character, not because I don’t like the character narrating.

A Game of Thrones - Bran.

I really liked Bran’s first chapter. I love his ACoK chapters. In between was a bit too much mystical setup when there were other things I was finding much more interesting.

A Clash of Kings - no single consistent least favourite. 

There are slow bits in Arya and Jon’s PoVs I don’t like so much, and my usual discomfort with a fair bit of the setting Dany travels through, but each of them also have chapters, plural, I like a lot. I can’t call any single PoV my least favourite here.

A Storm of Swords - Arya.

This is another strictly in comparison thing. I don’t think her chapters are bad by any means, it’s just that I personally was more into every other plot.

A Feast for Crows - Sam.

While there’s some interesting and important stuff going on with him, it still reads to me as getting from point A to point B, with the stakes of the journey just that touch too far removed, and without a supporting cast as well-executed as other areas of the story.

A Dance with Dragons - Tyrion.

Again, interesting and important for the character, and I’ve come to love the Aegon “VI” storyline very much, but I also think that some of the worst aspects of GRRM’s handling of the Essosi setting and sexual violence come together in Tyrion’s arc in this book. That impacts my enjoyment.