this is jon he does it

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Targaryen prince Jon promised to his Aunt if they win Westeros falls head over heels for the flame haired queen of the north who refuses to bend a knee.

Lady Sansa’s lords and ladies stood behind her, arrayed like an army, and Jon suspected that was no accident. His horse stamped in Winterfell’s courtyard, exhausted by the cold. His aunt had warned him of the snow and ice he’d encounter in this rebellious Northern kingdom.

Ice, but fire too, Jon thought, as Lady Sansa’s red hair shone like flame in the morning light. Her blue eyes burned into him. She had not said a word, since he called upon her and her people to submit to his aunt, the rightful ruler of the seven kingdoms. Called upon them to kneel.

Lady Sansa lifted her chin. “Your aunt, Daenerys Targaryen, brings us this demand?”

“She does, Lady Sansa. Submit, and be spared her wrath. Dragonfire is a painful punishment for treason.” Jon winced inwardly. Daenerys was his queen and future wife, but her high-handed rhetoric did not roll easily off his tongue.

Lady Sansa inclined her head, the barest nod, acknowledging his threat. Her red hair rippled in the breeze like a banner.

“Very well. Here is her answer. You may tell your queen the North will not submit.” Her voice rang out, clear as a bell, and Jon saw lords and ladies alike stand up straighter.

“Tell her the North remembers, and winter is here. She may fly her dragons to meet us where we stand. Fire has ever been her weapon, but ice will be her downfall.”

She stared Jon down.

“We will not kneel.”

The lords behind her drew their swords and took up the cry of “Winterfell” and “for the North!”

Sansa’s eyes locked on to his. She would be a better queen than my aunt could ever hope to be, he thought. Her people love her, follow her freely. She does not need thee dragons at her back to inspire loyalty and devotion.

Jon fought the sudden, wild impulse to dismount and lay his sword at her feet. He was dangerously close to losing his heart to this Northern woman who was a queen in all but name.

He nodded, and could not keep a smile from his lips. Lady Sansa did not return the smile, but her eyes softened, and Jon was lost for certain, hopelessly in love with his enemy, who dared to defy dragons and tyranny both.

Jon’s classism is not ooc for him, either, when you consider his upbringing. He is hyperaware of others’ social statuses because he is hyperaware of his own. Jon grew up a bastard, albeit a privileged bastard, and he understood his place (and the place of others) on the social ladder at a fairly young age.

It also, unfortunately, does not prevent him from looking down on those of a lower status than him. The fact that Jon has to unlearn some of that innate classism when he first comes to the Wall is proof enough. He goes from insisting that he’s “better than” the other Night’s Watch recruits to seeing them as his brothers, after all. He insists to himself that his mother is highborn and not a whore despite no proof to the contrary, too.

pretty. odd.: real song titles
  • We're So Starving: we wrote this in 45mins can u tell (also we're definitely not the same band)
  • Nine In The Afternoon: the moon eye song
  • She's A Handsome Woman: gOOOOOOOOOOOOo oooooOOoonnnnn
  • Do You Know What I'm Seeing?: i'm seeing drugs
  • That Green Gentleman: no. things changing isn't ok. fuck you.
  • I Have Friends In Holy Spaces: hEY GUYS LOOK LOOK BRENDON WROTE A SONG
  • Northern Downpour: fucking cry you bithc
  • When The Day Met The Night: let's play "tease the fans"
  • Pas De Cheval: french just sounds that much cooler on a rock song
  • The Piano Knows Something I Don't Know: god bless spencer smith
  • Behind The Sea: Ryan's Song™
  • Folkin' Around: holy shit he wrote 2. two. guys. T W O S O NGS
  • She Had The World: no one knows who this is about. also what does this song fucking mean
  • From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins: ryan & jon taking the "if you're going then go" slightly too literally
  • Mad As Rabbits: gay? gay.

“I know you, Jon. Whether your name is Jon Snow or Aegon Targaryen, it changes nothing in how I feel for you. The man in front of me leads his people with a single minded determination that I adore. A name change does not change that for me.”

His hands captured her elbows and he leaned forward and kissed her forehead. “Leave you to be the one to make all of this seem less immediate.”

She burrowed her face into his neck and her arms moved to his back beneath his cloak.

Love On The Brain by extremely talented ashleyfanfic

Daenerys and Sansa

What’s up everyone? Today we’re going to talk about these two amazing ladies; Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark. 

With the Jonerys ship taking off (literally), I see A LOT of hate going and back and forth between the Jonerys and Jonsa shippers. There’s quite a bit of speculation that Sansa is going to be angry with Jon for giving up the North and that her and Dany will never get along. Well I’m here today to tell you that I think Sansa and Dany will get past whatever early on strifes there may be, because in reality, they’re not as different as it may seem. 

So, let’s remove Jon from the equation and appreciate each woman for who they are on their own and some of the similarities they share.

Daenerys: Started off as a young, pretty, timid, and naive girl who just wanted to go home.


Sansa: Started of as a young, pretty, timid, and naive girl who just wanted to be loved.

Daenerys: Lost both of her parents.

Sansa: Lost both of her parents.

Daenerys: Lost two brothers.

Sansa: Lost two brothers.

Daenerys: Was always at odds with Viserys.

Sansa: Was always at odds with Arya.

Daenerys: Orphaned and taken in by Illyrio, who arranged for her to be married to Khal Drogo.

Sansa: Orphaned and taken in by Littlefinger, who arranged for her to be married to Ramsay Bolton.

Daenerys: Was raped by her new husband Drogo.

Sansa: Was raped by her new husband Ramsay.


Daenerys: Has the Unsullied and the Dothraki who will fight for her.

Sansa: Has the Vale and the North who will fight for her.

Daenerys: Has her most loyal protector who would do anything for her; Jorah.

Sansa: Has her most loyal protector who would do anything for her; Brienne.

Daenerys: She is loved by her people and loves them in return. Mhysa.

Sansa: She is loved by her people and loves them in return. Lady of Winterfell.

Daenerys: Lost Viserion. (Even though its only one dragon, he was still a huge part of her).

Sansa: Lost Lady.

Daenerys: Has grown in to a strong, smart, powerful leader that is not to be crossed.

Sansa: Has grown in to a strong, smart, powerful leader that is not to be crossed.

***BONUS** Both are beautiful fire princesses and snow queens. 

Please stop putting these two against each other just because you can’t agree on which one of them you ship Jon with. Yes, they are very different individuals, but deep down they have more similarities than you might think. I hope D&D does these two justice and allows them to form a friendship. 

And yes I ship Jonerys, but I still love Sansa and will always appreciate her as a strong character. 

*Disclaimer* These similarities are based off the show not the books.

She's Never Called Him A Bastard

I just wanted to observe that throughout Jon and Dany’s time together this season the topic of Jon being a bastard never came up. This is something Jon has had to deal with his whole life, with friends, with family, even with his former lover but not with Dany. She never called him that or referred to him as such when he wasn’t around.  

For Dany, even though her own family name is extremely important to her, the family name of other people or lack thereof is not. The man she loved the most before meeting Jon didn’t have a family name, nor does her close advisor and friend Missandei. She didn’t care about Tyrion being a Lannister and allowed him to prove himself. Nor her Unsullied or her Dothraki have family names and Dany doesn’t seem to mind at all.

For Jon, this must be a strange experience. People just bring up the fact that he’s a bastard all the time, he’s accustomed to it. But Dany hasn’t even acknowledged it and even though it hasn’t been addressed I think a part of Jon must feel appreciative that Dany respects him as a person and hasn’t defined him by the circumstances of his birth. This can be another component of his attraction to her, that she sees him for who he is not what society defines him as.

if you think Jon is horrible enough to sleep with and manipulate Dany for an alliance then please unfollow me

I can’t believe I have to say this lol

I’m already tired of hearing all the hate about Rhaegar looking too much like Viserys.

First of all, incest or not. Genetics are genetics. Believe it or not sometimes siblings look similar to one another *gasp.* And yes we hear in the books about how handsome, smart, strong, musically gifted, etc. Rhaegar was. But come on from the side profiles we get of Rhaegar. The man is nowhere NEAR ugly. I mean I for one sometimes I catch my side profile in the mirror and I have to look away before my eyes bleed. So lets all agree that he is not eye bleedingly hideous.

And secondly, can I just take a moment to somewhat put you in the shoes of a young Viserys? Prince Viserys got to experience 8 years of King’s Landing. He got to live in a palace with his mother father and older brother Rhaegar. Of course it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows but that’s a discussion for another day. Viserys knew Rhaegar. Viserys got to see him joust, play the harp, read, etc. Rhaegar was going to be the future king of Westeros. No doubt that Rhaegar was his role model. Have you ever seen a little sibling look up to their older sibling? They try to copy them constantly because they want to be just like them.

But alas, one thing leads to another and Viserys has to experience the deaths of both his parents and his heroic big brother. Plus he is exiled to a far away land with his newborn sister. How traumatizing would that be for a little boy? Now, I am not saying that Viserys would have been a good king. He grew up feeding on every lie he was told about the Usurper who stole his family’s crown. His own innocent, childish memories got twisted from years of yearning for revenge and power. Yet, a few of his memories still pull through unscathed. That being the memory of Rhaegar. Viserys mimicked his big brother’s appearance because deep down he still wanted to be like him; to be the king Rhaegar never could.

So in the end, what I am saying is that Rhaegar does not look like Viserys, Viserys looks like Rhaegar.

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The friend word was used a lot this issue and surprisingly no one was harmed while saying it. Progress is being made.

(Also Beast Boy’s nickname for Jon is GREAT.)

Important Quotes from GRRM

“Some people I met thought we have to find the story’s through line. Who’s the important character? Somebody thought that Dany’s the important character – cut away everybody else, tell the story of Dany. Or Jon Snow. Those were the two most popular characters to build everything around, except you’re losing 90 percent of the story. “ - Rollingstone 2014

“[T]hey couldn’t get a handle on the size of the material, the very thing that I set out to do. I had all these meetings saying, “There’s too many characters, it’s too big — Jon Snow is the central character. We’ll eliminate all the other characters and we’ll make it about Jon Snow.” Or “Daenerys is the central character. We’ll eliminate everyone else and make the movie about Daenerys.” And I turned down all those deals.” -Time Magazine 2017

These two quotes are probably the most important quotes from George because he plainly states that the story is not just about Jon/Dæny. George narrows them down to being only 10% of the story. Are they important? Yes. But so are a host of other characters.


“So all that time I thought Gandalf was dead, and now he’s back and now he’s Gandalf the White. And, ehh, he’s more or less the same as always, except he’s more powerful. It always felt a little bit like a cheat to me. And as I got older and considered it more, it also seemed to me that death doesn’t make you more powerful. That’s, in some ways, me talking to Tolkien in the dialogue, saying, “Yeah, if someone comes back from being dead, especially if they suffer a violent, traumatic death, they’re not going to come back as nice as ever.“ That’s what I was trying to do, and am still trying to do, with the Lady Stoneheart character.” - Time Magazine, 2017

Death does not make you stronger or nicer. Applying this to Jon, he is not the same and never will be.


“At some points, when [Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I had discussions about what way we should go in, I would always favor sticking with the books, while they would favor making changes,” he said. “I think one of the biggest ones would probably be when they made the decision not to bring Catelyn Stark back as Lady Stoneheart. That was probably the first major diversion of the show from the books and, you know, I argued against that, and David and Dan made that decision.” - Time Magazine, 2017

Leaving Lady Stoneheart out was something George feels is a big mistake, we can assume that Lady Stoneheart is integral to the storyline in the unreleased books.


"It was the summer of 1991. I was still involved in Hollywood. My agent was trying to get me meetings to pitch my ideas, but I didn’t have anything to do in May and June. It had been years since I wrote a novel. I had an idea for a science-fiction novel called ”Avalon. I started work on it and it was going pretty good, when suddenly it just came to me, this scene, from what would ultimately be the first chapter of A Game of Thrones. It’s from Bran’s viewpoint; they see a man beheaded and they find some direwolf pups in the snow. It just came to me so strongly and vividly that I knew I had to write it. I sat down to write, and in, like, three days it just came right out of me, almost in the form you’ve read.”- Rollingstone, 2014

The Starks sparked the idea, and are at the very root of the story, but not the entire story. This also emphasizes that this book is not just about a bastard and dragon. +Bran is important, though the show fails to portray this.


“You have to remember that I started writing this story in 1991 and I first met David and Dan in 2007. I was living with these characters and this world for 16 years before we even started working on the show. They’re pretty fixed in my mind and I’m not going to change anything because of the show, or reaction to the show, or what fans think. I’m just still writing the story that I set out to write in the early 1990s.- Time Magazine, 2017

Self-explanatory.


I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up.”

The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it,“ he told the Guardian. "They kind of know what seed it is, they know if [they] planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows.-2011, The Guardian

“In the case of any of my novels, I know where I’m starting from, I know where I want to end up, more or less,” he said. “I know some of the big turning points along the way, the stuff I’m building for, but you discover an awful lot along the way. Characters rise up and seem more important, and you get to what you’d thought was going to be a big turning point and… the thing you’d thought about two years ago doesn’t really work as well, so you have a better idea! There’s always that process of discovery for me. I know not all writers work that way, but it’s always been the way I work.” -Time Magazine, 2017

Putting these quotes together because they’re implying similar things. 

George has a view of where he’s going but that doesn’t mean things can’t be reimagined. For an example, George’s original outline is almost completely different from the books we have now, but a few parts of the outline are still there, but taking shape in different characters.


I did consider in the very early stages not having the dragons in there. I wanted the Targaryen’s symbol to be the dragons, but I did play with the notion that maybe it was like a psionic power, that it was pyrokinesis — that they could conjure up flames with their minds. I went back and forth. My friend and fellow fantasy writer Phyllis Eisenstein actually was the one who convinced me to put the dragons in, and I dedicated the third book to her. And I think it was the right call.” -2017 Meduza


“In some senses, Theon is struggling all the way through to be a hero. They both come out of the same situation: they’re both raised in Winterfell by Eddard Stark, but they’re not part of the real, core family. Theon is a ward, and Jon Snow is a bastard son. So they’re both a little outside, but Jon handles this successfully, and Theon fails to handle this. He is poisoned by his own envy and his sense of not belonging.” -2017 Meduza

This quote brings the Season 7 scene with Jon and Theon to mind. Theon tells Jon that he always made the right decision, while Theon made the wrong decisions (choosing the Greyjoys over the Stark family that raised him). Jon will make the right decision.


“So many readers were reading the books with so much attention that they were throwing up some theories, and while some of those theories were amusing bulls— and creative, some of the theories are right. At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution." -The Telegraph, 2014

Extremely Subtle and obscure hints; George’s bittersweet ending will not be predictable. Only a few people have figured out the ending. If your predicted ending involves ultimate good (humans) vs ultimate evil (others), you already lost.