Anonymous asked: so sansa and good queen alysanne am i the only that sees it? Oh man, Sansa and Good Queen Alysanne parallels are my FAVORITE. I’ve written about it here and there on twitter, but it’s right there. Well loved, beautiful, tall and elegant with high cheekbones and blue eyes. She forced the Starks to […]Read More SANSA AND GOOD QUEEN ALYSANNE
Throughout the main narrative and text of ASOIAF, we see Sansa Stark utilize defense mechanisms to survive being beat in front of the court (often enough that almost every member of the kingsguard had done it a few times), being touched by creepy old dudes often, and basically just suffering as a Prisoner of War. We’re not here to […]Read More SANSA’S PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPERPOWER
When we last left Alayne Stone in the Vale, we left her on … an almost surprising and positive note. It’s Day 0 of the Tourney she’s put together for the Lord of the Vale; noting that Sweetrobin takes solace in stories of the Winged Knight, Artys Arryn, Sansa concocts her very first “scheme” as […]Read More THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON DOOR
Sandor Clegane is a broken man, a mad warrior dog. When Gregor put his face in the fire, his father told everyone that it was Sandor’s Bedding that had caught fire: “My father told everyone my bedding had caught fire, and our maester gave me ointments. Ointments! Gregor got his ointments too. Four years later, they anointed him with […]Read More A CLASH OF DOGS AND BIRDS: SANSA AND SANDOR
Intro Before I delve too deep into this, this little diddy relies on the very popular (and …pretty much canon) theory that in The Mystery Knight, Maynard Plumm, a hedge knight camped out by Whitewalls, was actually Bloodraven, disguised using a glamour. There are many textual references to infer from but here are the ones […]Read More A THOUSAND EYES AND ONE GREY MIST
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?