so in one episode d&d:
exploited brienne being a virgin
made light of sexual assault
called rape “being broken in rough”
furthered the stereotype that women who were sexually assaulted need the trauma in order to grow
killed one of two poc and the only woc left on the show
basically had varys and tyrion say that jon would be a better ruler only because he has a cock while dany doesnt
there was a LOT of stupid crap that went on in this episode but i want to give a special shout-out to the writers having sansa say that she was glad that she was raped and abused because it made her stronger because that bit nearly made me vomit.
Game of Thrones started with the men fighting each other and, in the midst of it all, the women clawing their way up to positions of power, only for it to end with the women killing each other and a white man winning anyway. In this essay I will explain why no man is ever allowed to write female characters ever again-
> I would like to see Daenerys drink wildfire and turn into a dragon, but that would probably be too interesting.
Boat is under attack. Tyrion falls into the water, facing certain death.
CUT TO BLACK
FADE IN ON:
EXT. DAY. BEACH
Everyone is fine.
"Bran's a bit like my collection of old hobby magazines that I never look at, isn't he? I mean, what use is it being the world of man's collective memory if it is never consulted? There is no value in gathering knowledge if you're never going to share it".
Jamie working his way through the chess set
This season's continued remodeling of King's Landing isn't the first instance of retroactive continuity in Game of Thrones, but it is quite drastic. The hilly, lush coastal town of earlier seasons is no more, replaced by a city in a sprawling, arid flatland, where the harbor is no longer the defining geographical trait and the locations outside the walls might be more important than those within.
Since the direwolves are kind of CG creations, we felt it best to keep it as simple as possible,” Nutter told Huffington Post. “Keeping Ghost off to the side, I thought that played out better ... Then [Jon] just walks off by himself, he turns to Ghost and has this moment with Ghost that I thought was very, very powerful."
Maybe the Starbucks truthers are right and GoT isn’t set in some equivalent of a medieval period but rather THE FUTURE with never-fade black sails and modern rangefinding tech!
I'd like to teach the world to reign in perfect harmony ... I'd like to buy the world a wheel, and break it finally....
How do you write like you’re
Running out of time?
Write day and night like you’re
Running out of plot line?
Ev’ry day you fight
Running out of ice
Running out of vice
Running out of plot line?
How do you write like a prequel won’t arrive?
How do you write like you need ratings to survive?
How do you write ev’ry woman like she's gonna take a dive?
Half the scenes just waste our time? And no Good Boy Ghost, goodbye?
What I mean here is that there have been whole seasons of Game of Thrones when looking at people’s hair meant something about the material resources available to the characters at the moment: episode 1 literally features Jon, Robb (remember Robb?) and Theon getting shaved because Catelyn Stark knew that while power is power, appearance is one way to show power as power. When Cersei shows up with her gorgeous clothes and clean hair, and Catelyn’s kids are all in homespun, we see something about the material resources available to these households, including the ladies in waiting who, shepherd-like, presumably are braiding and sewing off stage. We don’t see them, but we understand that that it is possible within what this show has made realistic for them to be there.
What is happening now, with Daenerys Targaryen parading through the muddy North with her great clothes and her great braids? Does she have ladies’ maids? Ladies’ maids who developed a whole new style just for this episode? Dear Television: she does not. There is no believable off-stage for them to exist in. Daenerys’s hair has gone from something that we were supposed to see in one way—believable within the world of the story—to something we see in another, more hand-wavy way. Daenerys’s hair is profoundly less realistic in the world of the show than her dragons are, unless the same ancient power that let her walk through fire also gave her magical hair-styling abilities.
Dany’s fantastically braided hair is there for us to see but not to try to understand. If we try to understand it, we might as well try to understand her sudden acquisition of a coffee cup, which: why not? If she’s magically getting her hair braided every night, then why couldn’t she also be magically going to Starbucks? Isn’t that also just as possible? It would be a bad writerly choice, I think we agree on that, but if you shift the rules of the realistic midway through your final season so that hair can be impossibly braided (and, say, having sex can turn Brienne into someone weeping in a bathrobe), you can do anything you want. There are makers here making choices, choices about what they want us to see and believe and in what way, and the Starbucks cup is the punctum that reminds us of that.
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