A big dedication to the jonsa fandom
This post is about my history with game of thrones and jonsa and how i realized that shipping jonsa and being part of the jonsa fandom became an important part of me. Pls, friends, remind that i'’ brazilian, so my first language isn’t english, so this post is doomed to have some mistakes.
So, basically, i’m a shipper since forever. I always liked shipping even when i didn’t say the word “shipping” for it. I remember being seven years old and watching harry potter and loving ron and hermione with all of my heart and wanting them to be together (around the time prisoner of azkaban movie was released), and then i was nine and i would spend the whole day watching youtube videos with this couple from the soap opera, i mean, i seriously watched the whole soap opera every single day waiting for a moment with my couple. When i was twelve i started reading fan fiction and then i became a professional shipper, like if i’m watching or reading something, i will look for something to ship.
I started watching game of thrones around the time season two after reading a post about Sansa character during this season and how she was made for being queen. I remember thinking “omg this girl is so beautiful and seems to be so amazing, i need to know more about her”. So, i already starting watching GOT loving sansa, even if she was a little bit annoying in the beginning (but i already had a great idea about her from the post i read in this blog that i loved with all my heart).
Then i discovered got fandom actually hated sansa (like????) and people in brazil calls her “Sonsa” that is a pejorative way of saying “fool”. And i was so hurt and so protective of her like she was my best friend and nobody could speak ill of her when next to me (im still like that). I connect a lot with fictional characters, so i always feel protective of those i love. I'm hardcorely (i don’t even know if this word exists, but, if not, im inventing it) Sansa Stark defense squad. I love her and that’s it.
So, i started watching got, i read the first book (only the first one) and it was time to start reading fanfiction. Back then, i didn’t ship Sansa with anyone, so i would just look for fics with her in fanfiction.net. Almost all the fics were SanSan (Sansa and Sandor) so i gave up reading fic for the time being. But from time to time, i would look in fan fiction.net to see if there was some interesting ship with sansa. And thats when i found “a winter's tale” from justadram back in 2013 and thats it, i became a jonsa shipper. I mean, i didn’t read any meta back then, but after this pic the idea of jon and sansa as ship warmed my heart.
It wasn’t a ship that was a lot in my mind. I would sometimes look for a fan fiction and thats it. but then, came season five and when Ramsay said to sansa that jon was the new lord commander and the zoomed her face and the next scene was with jon and stannis (and if im right, it was stannis offering jon the north, i think, im not sure, feel free to correct me) and i remember thinking “does that mean that jon and sansa are going to meet”. And after Sans ran away all of my hopes wore on it. And then, came season six. And they met. And not only that, but they met and they had this great chemistry. I saw 6x04 and i thought to myself “is something happening there or it is just my shipper mind?” AND THEN I CAME TO TUMBLR AND I DISCOVERED THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SAW SOMETHING THERE TOO AND I DISCOVERED THE JON X SANSA TAG AND I BECAME ADDICTED TO IT.
i mean, seriously, i never had any hope for jonsa really happening or jon and sansa even meeting. And then, there was a possibility for them to meet? and not only did they meet but they also had chemistry? i mean, what are the odds of this happening???????? IS THIS REAL LIFE?
During season six, i would look almost everyday on the jonsa tag. Even after it finished i would read all the amazing fan fiction that started to appear and all the amazing metas (i live for metas, you can all create how many meta you guys want, i love them).
I’m so deep in jonsa that i can’t see game of thrones ending in a good way without then being endgame. And with the approaching of season seven and the beginning of season seven, i start coming a lot more in the jon x sansa tag and the jonsa tag and looking at blogs that sansa, i even started to make, very shyly, my own posts. i cannot lie, im addicted.
And what i want to say with this post is “thank you, jonsa shippers”, thank you for keeping my hopes up, thank your for the amazing work you do, the fanfics, the metas, the posts, everything.
I don’t only love shipping jonsa, i love being part of the jonsa fandom. I speak of it like we’re a club of very the coolest people around that meets to drink wine and play cards and you’re all close friends and when i say that i ship jonxsansa to someone and that person reacts like ‘wtf", im all like “we’re an amazing fandom, you should join us” or when someone says “i don’t know how you have the courage to ship in game of thrones, everyone dies”, i say “but the good part of got isn’t the end, it’s following the history and trying to discover what is going to happen and being part of something”. Shipping jonsa is being part of something.
So, thanks my folks, lets keep with our shipping and with our comrade and our hopes. And thanks to the people who had the courage of reading this giant post that is basically me talking about myself.
(if i said anything wrong, feel free to correct me)