Rory McCann - Making of Game of Thrones
I read so many SanSan fics that portray Catelyn as some cold, conniving, sneering Lady. Like I get the impression, from some depictions of her, that she was the one pushing for Sansa and Joffrey to get married; and that she would almost overlook Sansa’s treatment at the hands of the Lannister’s because ‘they’re the Lannisters; and my Sansa is going to be Queen one day…’ Like all Catelyn cares about is Sansa becoming Queen.
And I don’t like thinking/feeling like that. I don’t like to think that Catelyn is power-hungry. So I don’t like this portrayal of her. Why do people write her like that. Or like so many authors have her gobsmacked/flabbergasted that Sansa would want to marry Sandor after he rescued her from King’s Landing. And she looks down on Sandor and forbids Sansa to marry him.
I like to think that Catelyn would see the things Sansa has had to endure and would let Sansa marry whomever she wanted.
*shrugs* I could be way off base here. Feel free to tell me if I cam.
If you honestly think Catelyn Stark would have “overlooked Sansa’s treatment at the hands of the Lannister’s” for ANY REASON, then yeah, you’re way off base.
So far off base that if I had a 10GB word .doc and six weeks, I still couldn’t accurately portray how far off base you are.
…though I don’t think she would be too happy about the eldest daughter of House Stark marrying a man who isn’t even high enough to be a landed Knight…
More about John’s cameras!
Haha I really am pretty sure that I am like the only one who’s really into this but that’s ok.
So when I was re-reading John’s (AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING) camera blog the other night I decided to make a list of highlights from it. It actually was pretty pointless because ALL OF IT IS SO AMAZING so the list ends up being basically like every other sentence, but whatever. I have the whole thing on my site so really you should go read all of it for sure, but, well, if you need some indication of how fantastic it is and so want to read these highlights, here you go.
Awww I love his fondness for old cameras and his self deprecation. GET SOME SELF ESTEEM, Jesus. Steal some from Flans for God’s sake, he has enough to share.
"Are we the victims of some kind of cruel “flash mob” stunt in which people who don’t really care about us are being paid or coerced into showing up with lyrics memorized and t-shirts printed? I’ve heard about that happening to other bands." SELF ESTEEM AGAIN. John please. Get some counseling for your super weird inferiority complex.
TMBG TREEHOUSE!!111 Read some more fangirling under the cut.
Yet another curious Sansa-related question
Are the songs Sansa sings or has sung ever given names in the ASoIaF books (or even lyrics?) Or outside the books but like basically still canonical?
If not, are there any fics that name her songs and their themes (aside from fairytale stuff about romance, chivalry, knights etc) and give them lyrics? I am craving some Sansa inspiration here. Help meeeee, fandom.
BRAVE WOMEN WITH STEREOTYPICALLY FEMININE VIRTUES, KIND AND PATIENT AND LOVING, AND THE OLDER, GRUFF AND WORLD-WEARY ANTI-HEROES WHO FALL FOR THEM.
… and rediscover the better in themselves.
It’s a yin-yang situation, really. Men burning like fire, consuming everything around them with blinded passion of their externally projected insecurities - and the women tempering them, soothing them, abrading their rough shells bit by little bit, with the never-ceasing vigorousness of the rising tide.
The soft as silk yet strong as steel pacifist heroines who sing around the domestic fire, who embroider and tell encouraging stories to the children, who consciously seek to be good and to find the good in others and make the world a little better for everyone.
The mature heroines who choose never to hurt anyone, who turn the other cheek with inspiring defiance, who hold their moral ground, who are well-aware of the hardships and cruelty around them, but do not allow it to overshadow the hopes they bear in their hearts and never cease to strive to inspire the same longing for harmony in others.
That is the kind of role model that I would like so very much to encounter more in the contemporary popular culture, as active participants in the stories that are told, not just passive figures sitting around to be saved and mourned after they meet their inevitable cruel death.
The women who actively seek out to make kind decisions and to do good.