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
Anonymous asked: I saw you saying Benjen Stark and Ashara Dayne would be impossible on twitter, but I feel like Benjen is still old enough to be in the running for which Stark dishonored her. Can you explain *stretches, cracks neck and knuckles* why, I would … love … to explain! If you’ve seen my Ashara Dayne Age […]Read More THE DISHONORABLE STARK (and who it’s not)
Anonymous asked: Hi! i just read your Ashara twitter thread (great work btw) and was wondering why you think that lady catelyn heart is a “cold, stone-hearted emptiness”. I mean she was terrible and cold to jon snow, but she loved her kids and ned fiercely. Thanks, anon! What I meant about her having “cold, stone-hearted […]Read More LADY CATELYN: THE STONE-HEARTED EMPTINESS.
A Falling Star in Westeros Part II 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 II deconstructs popular – yet unlikely – theories surrounding Ashara’s fate, and, while not as thorough as Part I, lays groundwork […]Read More A FALLING STAR IN WESTEROS PT II: ANALYZING ASHARA DAYNE
Anonymous asked: You wrote “Ned allowing Ashara to be used as a herring for Jon’s birth suggests that Ned knew to cover his bases”, but Ned forbid anyone in Winterfell from talking about her, and when pressed by Robert gave a different name. Are you referring there to his lack of response to Cersei’s questions […]Read More NED AND ASHARA: THE BLAME GAME
gabsarc asked: Just before the king bread riot in KL, sansa manages to convince joffrey not to kill the wailing woman And give her money. How did she manage to do that? What did she said? Has GRRM ever said anything about it? thanks! “I cannot abide the wailing of women.” George hasn’t stated anything […]Read More SANSA AND JOFFREY: THE BREAD RIOT
whysogrimm asked: What is it about Rhaegar that gets him so many apologists–in universe and out? I don’t deny there’s appeal, I just don’t get it. I’m gonna admit to you, I literally had to google in defense of Rhaegar Targaryen thinkpieces for this, and they’re just as awful as you expect them to be. […]Read More RHAEGAR: WHAT’S THE APPEAL?