Ashara exists in the story as an idea that no one has a grasp upon. She exists as a construct, as a lady in a song; famed, varied accounts, no one quite knows the truth. One of the best songs of any OST is “Why does someone have to die?” by Philip Glass from the […]Read More SNIPPET: DECONSTRUCTING THE ASHARA TROPE, OR “WHY DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE”
Anonymous asked: so rhaegar and lyanna lust or love or neither? Hey there! Love or lust? That’s a hard one to answer, because as with most ASOIAF things, there’s no simple black and white answer: it was definitely both. Lust at first, stolen glances, probably small smirks and reveries at Lyanna’s fiery, wolfish tendencies, her […]Read More RHAEGAR AND LYANNA: LUST, LOVE, OR NEITHER?
What Dogs do to Wolves Both Stark girls embark upon their true character journeys once we reach the end of AGOT. Fatherless, and void of the teachings they both so desperately need; a reality check on either end of the spectrum, if you will. Where Ned Stark left his daughters in parenting – Sansa, politically […]Read More MERCY, MERCY, MERCY: SANSA, SANDOR AND ARYA
Anonymous asked: do you think that Jon will accept that he is a Targaryen? Loaded question. I think initially, Jon is going to be extremely incapable of processing the idea that he is a Targaryen. Jon displaces any and all anger or emotion of not knowing his birth mother into his “Lord Father” – he has a major lord […]Read More JON: ACCEPTING HIS PARENTAGE
As the tale goes, in AFFC, Arianne and a small group travel through Dorne to crown Myrcella as the QOT7K. The group is ambushed, led by Areo Hotah, casualties are had, and when Arianne asks Areo how this happened, he responds with a simple: Someone told. Someone always tells. But who? The age old question. […]Read More NO ONE TOLD: THE KNOWLEDGE WAS ALREADY THERE
Part I of V in a collection of writings regarding the mysterious and ‘late’ Ashara Dayne, her potential effect on narrative, and compelling arguments for and against her fate. Part I explores House Dayne and Ashara’s timeline during the Rebellion and other perspectives surrounding her character. Naught Like a Tourney to Make the Blood Run […]Read More A FALLING STAR IN WESTEROS PI: ANALYZING ASHARA DAYNE
Anonymous asked: Seeing as you like forgotten women, how do you feel about the whores of Westeros? Esp. the fan theory that the Sailor’s Wife might be Tysha Hey anon! As for Tysha as the Sailor’s Wife, I’m not sure I’m wholly convinced, if not for “where will this go”? It may be a nice nod, but […]Read More THE SAILOR’S WIFE