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Summary for episode 20
Episode #20: “Valar Morghulis”: Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift from Jaqen; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself to Qhorin.
THERE HAD BETTER BE SOME ROLLING AROUND IN THE MUD
Woke up today feeling much better… 2 hours later, nope nope. :(
“…Daario was pale while Mormont was Swarthy…” So yeah he was light skinned (though of course his “race” could be anything) in the books and Jorah was a darker skinned white person. Looks like they decided to swap that. :)
“Another role that is rumored to be currently casting is Daario Naharis. And, according to someone who has seen the casting breakdown, the producers are looking for “any ethnicity, except Caucasian”.”
any ethnicity, except Caucasian
any ethnicity, except Caucasian
Can this also be applied to the Martells too? Because I know but I still worry. Prayer circleeeeeeee :(
I don’t think they will make the Martells white, since they are going out their way to make some probably-white/white characters… not-white.
And I think Daario was white, I don’t remember.
IDK if his skin color is ever mentioned, but he has blue eyes and he’s Tyroshi, and unlike the Lyseni, I don’t think we have a distinct ethnic “look” for the Tyroshi aside from their penchant for dying hair.
Answers for aleciamariana
Anyone who sees this is welcome to answer any of these questions. Feel free to explain or reject all options. My answers to am’s weird-ass questions after the break. ;)
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2. Baseball, Football, or Basketball
3. Beer, Wine, or Liquor
4. Friends or Family
5. Pets or Children
6. Bus or Plane
7. Call or Text
8. Eat in or Take out
9. The world of the senses or the world of the mind?
10. The New York Times or the Onion
11. Film or the written word
This set of gifs made by various people is there only to illustrate only one part of problem I have with this character and why I think she would be as dreadful ruler as Joffrey is
unfortunately tumblr won’t let me choose random layout so some of the gifs are only half shown
LOL… as dreadful a ruler as JOFFREY is.
Yes, god forbid Daenerys be assertive in situations where she needs to be! A woman being aggressive and assertive? BAD. Obviously this means she’s going to be cruel and punish the people around her by beating them and in general, being completely unsympathetic and sociopathic.
you can bring up the fact that she’s a woman till the end of days, it won’t change the fact that aggressive / assertive is a wrong to be
Joffrey is there to show us, product of incest should not be allowed any form of power.
Robb is also aggressive. Stannis is aggressive. Are they going to be like Joffrey as well? Or is it okay that they’re this way because they’re men? Margaery’s ambitious and wants to be THE only queen, is that a terrible thing too? These characters are leaders, they all have aggressive and assertive personalities. It is not a BAD thing to be aggressive and assertive when you need to be. To add to that, Daenerys is a Khaleesi, leading a tiny Khalasar that’s always being threatened by others—she’s assertive and aggressive for the sake of her people. In those first images, she demanded to be let into that city because the spice king toyed with her and basically told her he was going to leave them out of the city walls to die. He was going to leave them to starve to death. All she was doing was trying to get her people into that city so they could be fed and taken care of. That sort of care that she has for those who follow her? That’s not a trait that Joffrey has.
In the gif below that, we don’t know what she’s saying that she’ll take what is hers, but it’s likely because again, she’s being toyed with, people are underestimating her power and treating her like some little girl. It is absolutely frustrating when you’re not taken seriously and Daenerys has no qualms expressing that she’s frustrated because she isn’t a meek little girl. She’s a queen. Giving orders is her job. Being assertive and ambitious is how she needs to be.
The gif where she said “that’s not the kind of queen I’m going to be,” she was referring to the fact that in the previous scene, her people wanted to take the golden peacock and melt it down etc. She was saying that she wouldn’t be a queen who would just destroy and conquer everything.
In the last set of gifs, she was asserting herself as a leader and a commander, which is something she hadn’t been able to do because she was so terrified of Viserys. That last scene is so much about her development as a khaleesi and her transition into womanhood; it’s one of the most positive changes to her personality and you’re behaving as though it’s a negative thing.
Joffrey is sociopathic and cruel, among other things. He doesn’t care about his people, he abuses his power and uses his strength and command to hurt hose who are under his rule. Joffrey isn’t there to show us that a product of incest shouldn’t be allowed in any form of power. His siblings, Myrcella and Tommen are wonderful children with many positive qualities and they come from the same parents.
THIS ALL OF THIS