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Arya Would Have Survived In King’s Landing

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The claim that Arya wouldn’t have survived if she had been in her sister’s situation is an overly repeated idea that can’t be supported by canon. In fact, the theory goes against canon since it requires misinterpreting Arya’s character and completely misunderstanding the political situation in King’s Landing.

To sum it up quickly for TL;DR purposes:

  • The Lannisters needed hostages as leverage against their enemies. If they killed those hostages, they would lose any leverage they might have and put Jaime at risk.
  • Arya survived in Harrenhal where she was forced to serve her enemies and conform her behavior to protect herself from additional abuse and murder. She did this without the protection of being a valuable hostage. If she could do that, she could have done the same in King’s Landing.
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favourite relationships [2/5]: ned and catelyn stark, “a song of ice and fire” + “game of thrones”

When he slept, he dreamed: dark disturbing dreams of blood and broken promises. When he woke, there was nothing to do but think, and his waking thoughts were worse than nightmares. The thought of Cat was as painful as a bed of nettles. He wondered where she was, what she was doing. He wondered whether he would ever see her again.

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Badass Women of Avatar

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THIS IS THE GREATEST POST!!!

Look at how these women are not locked into a single role, either. Badass villains can become heroes. Badass women with disabilities can be mothers. Their situations can change, the labels can change, but their inner strengths remain constant.

These women fight, they struggle, sometimes they lose and they despair. But they never stop being strong characters. The women of Avatar and Korra are written well, with clearly defined motives and personalities.

This franchise is awesome, and I only wish there were more sci-fi/fantasy series out there with such good plotting, dynamic characters, and intricate world-building.

 

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Anonymous asked: Why do you dislike Merlin?? (just curious)

orianecongosts:

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short answer: this show is ??????????????????????????????

long answer: the writing is bad. no character development. this show is super sexist and racist. every episode is a fucking reset button to the previous episode. 

i guess my tag for this show is “this show is a big fat lie” because this show is a liar. it tells you that one day when the cruel tyrant uther dies and arthur is king, things will be different. camelot will be different. people are allowed to use magic because not all people using magic are evil and people shouldn’t be afraid to be who they really are. how am i supposed to root for team arthur when morgana is the one who really stands up against uther time after time? why do we have to care about uther? are we supposed to believe that morgana is uther’s daughter after uther physically and mentally abuses morgana all the time? 

this show also pissed me off because gaius/merlin/kilgharrah never gave morgana a choice. ”In life, you always have a choice, sometimes it’s easier to think you don’t.” and the treatment of morgana is awful. because why aren’t we supposed to root for morgana? she could be this great morally grey character challenging the characters to think twice about banning magic in camelot and yet the wrtiers changed her into this one-dimensional villain with a time jump. (because in their mind, time jump explains everything)

arthur pendragon??? are we supposed to believe that he is the once and future king????????? idek i guess the writers think that it’s super funny that arthur still bullies merlin even after 5 seasons. and the characters are like “maybe when arthur is king… things will change. he will lead camelot into its golden age” but nothing has changed. merlin told arthur that he had magic when he knew arthur was going to die. it’s like, the reason why he told arthur about his magic was because he knew that arthur had no power to execute him for having magic but not because arthur was kind and right enough to understand. he didn’t accomplish anything at all.”saying it means nothing if your actions betray you”. why does merlin protect arthur at all costs? just because kilgharrah tells him to? the brat prince who doesn’t know how to dress himself? and still doesn’t know how to dress himself after 5 years? and didn’t actually do anything to show that he is destined for great things? what is arthur pendragon?????????

when merlin poisoned morgana, who always considered merlin as a friend, with hemlock in the end of season two, we have got to believe merlin was doing that for a bigger cause, for a cause that’s bigger than his friendship with morgana. but no? nothing actually happened??? merlin has always protected arthur, uther and camelot at all costs when his people have been killed and slaughtered. 

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"There is a character in Merlin who commits the following crimes: manipulates people, constantly lies to their loved ones, uses magic for personal gain, makes crucial decisions on behalf of other people without their knowledge or permission, kills in order to keep their magic a secret, regularly throws fellow magic-users under the proverbial bus, unleashes a powerful magical force that kills dozens of innocent people, uses magic to brainwash people into acting against their will (and derives enjoyment from it), makes pre-emptive strikes against individuals who have yet to threaten them in any way, murders in cold blood, and remains single-mindedly devoted to a dubious cause on the insistence of an equally dubious mentor-figure.

I just described Merlin.” [x]

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Yup, I loved the main four actors but eventually the whole series became a mess.