Weddings have become more perilous than battles, it would seem.
The Northern girl. Winterfell’s daughter. We heard she killed the king with a spell, and afterwards changed into a wolf with the big leather wings of a bat, and flew out the tower window. x
“Well, it hasn’t come a moment too soon, really. It does help Tywin, because I’ve sorted out who I want to marry who. It’s all about maintaining the status quo really — making sure the Lannisters stay up there. Whether it’s getting help from the Dornish or the Tyrells, the most prominent house in the seven kingdoms is the house of Lannister, so I have to do whatever it takes to make sure that that situation stays. And way over in the east there’s these continuous rumors about this Targaryen girl with her dragons that I’m trying not to think about — let’s cross that bridge when we come to it. But now that we’ve got Joffrey out of the way, the young man that I want to put on the throne I can put on the throne … the death of Joffrey is fortuitous because he was kind of like a little mosquito anyway — annoying, that you’re swatting all the time.”
—Charles Dance on the Purple Wedding (via nabokovsshadows)
"i’m trying not to think about [it] — let’s cross that bridge when we come to it."
Tywin is one of the few characters I think D&D do right:
The eunuch drew a parchment from his sleeve. “A kraken has been seen off the Fingers.” He giggled. “Not a Greyjoy, mind you, a true kraken. It attacked an Ibbenese whaler and pulled it under. There is fighting on the Stepstones, and a new war between Tyrosh and Lys seems likely. Both hope to win Myr as ally. Sailors back from the Jade Sea report that a three-headed dragon has hatched in Qarth, and is the wonder of that city—”
“Dragons and krakens do not interest me, regardless of the number of their heads,” said Lord Tywin. “Have your whisperers perchance found some trace of my brother’s son?”
Tywin is an ESTJ, he’s very concrete, he’s very focused on the task in front of him, and there are so many things he’s just trying not to think about (*cough*jaime/cersei*cough*). The things down the road will just sort themselves out:
Lord Tywin steepled his fingers beneath his chin. “Balon Greyjoy thinks in terms of plunder, not rule. Let him enjoy an autumn crown and suffer a northern winter. He will give his subjects no cause to love him. Come spring, the northmen will have had a bellyful of krakens.
It’s part of the extreme irony of Tywin Lannister that he is so concerned with his legacy 1000 years down the road, but when he’s dealing with what’s right here and right now, he disowns both of his sons!!
And Tywin focusing on the marriages, treating everyone like his pawns:
"Even from the grave, Lord Tywin’s dead hand moves us all."
I have been so happy with Tywin’s characterization on the show.
”Your Grace, if you are dead —”
"— you will avenge my death, and seat my daughter on the Iron Throne. Or die in the attempt."
RANTING OF GAME OF THRONES S4 E2 .. SPOILERS [Pertaining to the Boltons…. Only up to our current episode, and previous book storylines which have thus far been ignored] DON’T READ DON’T READ…
[of course this could all be subject to change, being that it is only episode 2] .. to note: I have only read up to half way through A Feast For Crows.. but I’ve spoiled myself rotten, and I know [most] of this storyline.
I seem to be the only person I know in real life bothered with these changes to Ramsay in GoT. [Whereas people on here seem to have a little more understanding.]
I was talking to my housemate, and they disagreed with a lot of what I’d said… saying that it was far too early for me to pass a judgement, and stated my reasoning for being picky was because I was ‘too obsessed’. NOOOoo. Although, the fact he’s a favourite character DOES make me picky. There were bits I liked in the second episode, and bits I hated for being added unnecessarily, or missed out.
I just don’t like how much D&D have made other characters more evil, others more misogynistic, and yet little Ramsay here has been watered down and being given excuses for any sympathisers. [Yes, you do get them, hoardes of them, I think every villain ever created has them… particularly where there are holes in their character for sympathy to worm its way in… and even in real life] NO NO NO. He’s a villain, an inexcusable one at that, a women hater, and an indisputable sadist pig, and THAT’S why I like his character. I love a villain to BE a villain.
Whilst every other character is pretty much ambigious, and you can argue whether they are good/evil blah blah blah… Ramsay is supposed to be blacker than black. I just don’t get that feel from him in the show… I expect show-watchers-only to be able to sympathise with him somehow - and he WILL have fangirls who like him for all the wrong reasons. I’m just not horrified at all by him in the show thus far, though I DID like him in the last series. However, it worries me that I do often see so much Ramsay love, and so much Theon hate [as though he deserved what was coming, as if ANYBODY deserves what happened to him] and yes you ARE left with that impression if you only watched the show … and that’s not right I don’t think. I was shocked to find that it was all Ramsay in the books, pretty much, and how much more I empathise with Theon in the books - and found that I LOVE his character also. I feel like the show had demonised Theon (for being a dreamer and wanting that little bit more, to give his house pride) much more than it has Ramsay (LADY HORNWOOD, the sacking and burning of Winterfell, the two ‘stark’ boys, hunting women FOR SPORT and not to satisfy the whims of some random lowly girl), thus far. I actually find Ramsay’s character funny in the show, as if he’s some (albeit, violent) happy-go-lucky scamp.
Myranda??? I could grow on her dynamic with Ramsay like Bellatrix/Voldemort, or HarleyQuinn/TheJoker…. but her mere OC presence threatens the REAL IMPORTANT Jeyne Poole storyline… unless she is to become that storyline… but…. just, no… Ramsay holding hands with a girl?? WTF. OOC. Oh, and ‘Reek’ has no impact either - where did that name come from, I hear many ask???? They nail Roose Bolton, always and most definitely, but it seems Ramsay isn’t going to be hated anywhere near as much as Joffrey….. and he’s meant to be one of the creepiest characters, and should make Joffrey look like a dressed-up pompous little dove. I think I love that most about the ASOIAF series, the minute you make a judgement on someone, someone else comes along and overshadows that judgement and perfects it.
Another thing I don’t like is the lack of pink. I want outlandish pink cloaks, red and pink armour, blood drop earrings, just…….. not red and blue peasant tatt please. Perhaps for Roose, the ‘humble’ guy, but Ramsay is supposed to be dressed up like his stereotype version of a Bolton peacock.
On another note, I am so excited for more of Lady Walda! OH, and I loved that Sigur Ros had a small cameo and covered ‘The Rains of Castamere’ ~ they are one of my favourite bands.
Game Of Thrones Character Per Episode:
↳ Ramsay Snow (4x02, The Lion and the Rose)
this looks like a trailer for a romantic comedy where gandalf is the beautiful protagonist who must choose which attractive leading man he wants to end up with
'Alas! That these evil days should be mine, and should come in my old age instead of that peace which I have earned.'
Middle-earth meme ♔ [2/3] men - Faramir
↳”The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from, and if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there in peace. War will make corpses of us all."