It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. Rape is a tricky thing to use as character development, for either the victim or the rapist; doing it twice raises a lot of red flags. It assumes that rape between characters doesn’t fundamentally change the rest of their story—and it assumes that the difference between consent and rape is, to use the parlance, a “blurred line.”

Unfortunately, the show is wrong, on both counts. Changing a scene from consensual sex to rape is not just a pedantic issue of accuracy—it’s a problem with story. The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist. It changes that relationship. (Dany falling in love with Drogo, and calling him her “sun and stars,” makes a whole lot more sense now, doesn’t it?)

Similarly, Jaime is a figure of chivalric love in the books—despite his arrogance and ruthlessness, his devotion and sense of duty to Cersei, the only woman he has ever loved, is so fervent as to border on adoration. Admittedly, the show can’t rely on his point-of-view chapters, as the book does, to communicate that love. But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.

(Source: cristina-y)

Based on this text post: “If you’re watching Game of Thrones without any context half of Jaime and Brienne’s scenes look like a woman in armor being followed by a very persistent hobo.”

(Source: bufflehane)

thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

genre swap → game of thrones as a sci-fi saga

THROWS SELF INTO A VOLCANO.

(Source: jaimescersei)


sagawards Game of Thrones @maiswills @sophie_789 and#isaachempsteawright getting silly. #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #sagawardsselfie


sagawards
 Game of Thrones @maiswills @sophie_789 and#isaachempsteawright getting silly. #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #sagawardsselfie

(Source: primrosesandrues16)

Modern House Words from Westeros
House Lannister:Back the Fuck Off
House Tully:Do the Right Thing
House Stark:Never forgive. Never Forget. Pack a sweater.
House Baratheon:Entitlement and Stubbornness go well together, don't you think?
House Arryn:You are all beneath me.
House Frey:You Shall Not Pass.
House Targaryen:Burn, Motherfuckers.
House Martell:We want no part in this.
House Tyrell:Won't Stop. Can't Stop.
House Greyjoy:Give me that thing. I want it.

ex0skeletal:

A Song of Ice and Fire (via by ~bubug on deviantART)


 
khasislieb:
My last piece: Tony Stark of Winterfell

 

khasislieb:

My last piece: Tony Stark of Winterfell

xombiedirge:

Game of Thrones Illustrations by Alina Chau / Blog

Part of the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Art Show, opening July 27th at a.Muse Galery

Your hair is different.

(Source: twistdmentality)

  

motsquivont:

andrewpresents:

Rihanna | ‘Diamond Thrones’ (MASHUP)

Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ mashed with the theme song to HBO’s Game of Thrones. I’ve reached ultimate goober status right now.

THIS IS SO GREAT JFC

S A N D   S N A K E S ➻ fake book of the houses

(Source: cykees)

athenasaurus:

cd-fish:

“Our designer is amazing. By the time I put on the wig, the corset and the belt that squeezes out your lungs, I’m already uncomfortable and slightly angry.”

more wine

athenasaurus:

cd-fish:

“Our designer is amazing. By the time I put on the wig, the corset and the belt that squeezes out your lungs, I’m already uncomfortable and slightly angry.”

more wine

(Source: summerisgone-winteriscoming)