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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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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.
I honestly have no idea…
If they follow the books, there should be 2 or 3 episodes. But things in the tv show are getting too different already.
Jaime and Brienne have arrived already. This means Breinne has already found Sansa. This changes things. Also, the situation with Shae is different, I’ve posted about this last week.
But, most importantly, this:
Who is sitting on the right end of the shot? Are that Olenna and Sansa? Will Sansa be present when Tyrion is taken? This… this really changes things. Will she see him being arrested for a crime he didn’t commit? What if she’s there during his trial, what if she sees how Tyrion refused to put any blame on her, even when it could actually help him?
I hope we’ll get at least 5 or 6 episodes before they are separated in different ends of the world…
The thing I’m really looking forward to in season 4 is the Tyrion/Shae/Sansa love triangle. Because on the show it’s indeed a love triangle, much more than it was in the books. And the person in the center of the triangle is not Tyrion, it’s actually Shae.
In the books Shae was a deceitful spy, never really developed as a character. On the show Shae is complex and magnificent. She loves Tyrion, she truly cares for him. And at the same time she is devoted to Sansa and wants to keep the girl safe. It’s a really unique triangle. Because Shae is quite perceptive and she sees that Tyrion is starting to fall for Sansa (it’s obvious for everyone, including Bronn). Shae even gets angry at Tyrion when he comments on Sansa’s great beauty. But at the same time Shae never gets angry at Sansa, she never hates the girl for being beautiful or being liked by the men. On the contrary – Shae is still deeply attached to Sansa, she will protect her at any cost, she will kill for her. And this makes the situation so much more complicated.
Plus, this is the storyline the writers have been preparing for a long time. Shae became Sansa’s maid in early season two, much earlier than in the books. So the writers of the tv show started developing the Shae/Sansa relationship very soon after they started developing the Shae/Tyrion relationship. Season 4 is the time when that storyline will come to its climax and I honestly can’t wait.
Do you guys some good-hearted video maker, who takes requests? I have tried to make videos years ago and they were relatively okay-ish at the time, but nothing really beautiful and breathtaking. And I have this idea for a video in my head and I’d really love to see it done beautifully.
So, I’m talking about a multi-fandom video, dedicated to bad-ass queens :D
Fandoms and characters:
Game of thrones: I’d mostly love to see Sansa, Daenerys and Margaery, but the videomaker should add any queen they love, for example Cersei and Cat would fit right in.
The Tudors: I’d love Anne Boleyn, but all the queens from the show are welcomed, including the lady Mary.
The White Queen: My favorite was always Anne Neville, but was there a female character on that show who wasn’t a queen? Mother and daughter Elizabeth or Margaret Beaufort would be great. Her “I am Margaret Regina!” would be a perfect start for the video, the best opening line :D Or Lizzie’s “So whatever happens in this battle, I will be Queen. And this is the very last time that you will ever sit in my presence.”
Once Upon a Time: Regina Mills, of course! And if the video-maker wants, they could add Snow or anyone who they feel fits the concept. The Red Queen from OUAT in Wonderland pilot looked great too!
These are my most favorite queens, some of my most favorite fandoms and I’d love to see the four of them together! I promise, aside from giving the idea I won’t interfere in any way in the video-maker’s choices, it is their video and they should make it as they want.
Oh, and I have the perfect song! It’s fast and catchy and really joyful! I’ll tell it to anyone who’s interested!
This has been a topic of much and more discussions in the fandom.
I wish I could give you a clean-cut answer, dear anon. I wish I could give you a simple yes or no to your question. The answer is neither. Or both. I’ll give you the facts and you’ll decide, alright?
So, Tyrion was 13 when he secretly married Tysha, a common girl. 13 years old – not much older than Sansa was when she married him. He loved Tysha with the passion of a 13-year old boy. Soon his father – lord Tywin find out and told Tyrion that Tysha was a whore, hired by Tywin himself to make Tyrion a man. After that Tywin ordered each of his guards to have sex with Tysha, forcing Tyrion to watch. And at the end, he forced Tyrion to go last. Tywin did this to show his son how he should treat whores – without any respect or remorse. Tywin paid Tysha a silver coin for each of his guards and then gave her a golden coin for Tyrion – because Lannisters were worth more.
So, was Tysha a rape victim? She was, she absolutely was. And Tyrion did participate it in, yes. But I want you to think of this boy – this thirteen-year old boy, who was forced by his father to watch his loved one being raped and then forced to go last. Tyrion’s body was violated, he was just a boy, forced to participate in a sexual act right in front of his father’s eyes. I do believe this boy was a victim and everyone who says “He should have known better!” really doesn’t seem to comprehend the complexity of the situation. That scene marked Tyrion forever. After that the boy developed his frightening obsession with paid love. If I have to point out an abuser in that scene it would certainly by Tywin, not Tyrion.
On the HBO show, however, things are made a bit easier. In a talk with Shae Tyrion tells the story of how he was forced to watch his father’s guards raping Tysha, but he never says he was forced to go last. The show sometimes does that. They left that part about Tyrion out to make him more like a undoubtedly good guy, just like they made Cat cry and pray for Jon Snow to make her look like undoubtedly motherly figure, just like they said Ned forbade the bedding ritual on his wedding (in the books it’s clearly stated he did no such thing) to make him look like a undoubtedly good guy.
So there, you have it! That’s the whole story!
I’d be happy if you message me again to tell me what you think of it.