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I highly value kindness, intelligence and bravery. I live a Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister appreciation life. 99% of the time I post and reblog A Song of Ice and Fire related things.
I like discussions and I am interested in other people’s thoughts. I’ll always treat your opinion with respect, even if I disagree. But if you’re being mean and offensive I’d rather ignore you. If you hate Sansa or Tyrion and you don't accept arguments in their defense, this blog is not your place.
Sansa/Tyrion is my otp and I’ll go down with this ship. If they are not the endgame I’ll die :D
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When I think about the A Song of Ice and Fire novels in my own head, I usually use an alternative title for each of them:
Book 1 – Sansa Stark and the Half-Blood Prince
Book 2 – Sansa Stark: Catching Fire
Book 3 – Sansa Stark and the Amethyst Stone
Book 4 – Avengers Disassembled
Book 5 – Tyrion Lannister: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
That would be a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t read the books.
I think this kind of sympathy was long overdue. In the books it happens during their wedding.
People say that Sansa sees Tyrion as another Lannister, but that’s not completely true. She sees him as another victim of the Lannisters. You know how in the books during the wedding she has to kneel before him for the cloaking ceremony. She is too tall and he can’t cloak her. So he gives her a sign that he wants her to kneel. And at first she is thinking “I won’t. Why should I spare his feelings, when no one cares about mine?” And then she hears how Cersei and Joffrey and everyone else are laughing at him, making fun of him. And when she turns around and sees his face, she understands him, she gets that he’s just in another kind of prison. And she kneels for him.
That kind of inner struggle was cut from the wedding ceremony on the show. I can only imagine George Martin didn’t enjoy that. So when he was writing 4x02, he decided to add that scene with the cup. In the books the cup gets under the table and Tyrion goes there and takes it himself. On the show we see Sansa kneeling, taking the cup and giving it to Tyrion. That small scene, written by GRRM personally, is a significant evidence of how the author sees the relationship between these two characters. They are not enemies, they are not even indifferent, they are allies, they help each other and give each other comfort when they can. They care about each other. And it’s not based on passion or lust, as with so many of the relationships in the series, but on mutual understanding, sympathy and kindness. I believe this is the foundation of the truest love possible. Remember when Cat was talking about her love with Ned in season 2:
“Your father didn’t love me when we married. He hardly knew me, or I him. Love didn’t just happened to us, we build it slowly over the years, stone by stone… For you, for your brothers and sisters; for all of us. It’s not as exciting as a secret passion in the woods, but it is stronger, it lasts longer.”
I will go down with this ship. Always and forever.
… but just barely after this week’s episode.
The moment when Sansa stood up and gave Tyrion the cup was the most emotional scene in the whole show for me. Because in that instant he wasn’t another Lannister to her, he was another victim of the Lannisters, just like herself.
Thank you, George Martin, for writing this.
And the last words she ever spoke to him were “Can we leave now?”
I’ll never be okay with that.