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I might make a longer post about this someday but I really feel like the Sansa I read in the books is a different Sansa to how a lot of her fans interpret her

like, ‘it’s not in her nature to be hateful, she doesn’t hate anyone’?????? this was in reference to show!Sansa but even so… in the books she definitely hates a whole bunch of people (literally thinks ‘how I hate her’ about Cersei and that’s just the one example I can immediately think of)

I honestly don’t get the obsession with Sansa’s ability to be compassionate despite having awful experiences, because in no way is that unique within the series? in fact her arc isn’t even driven by her compassion, unlike with, say, Daenerys

Sansa’s ‘niceness’ isn’t by any means her defining feature. in fact we’re given a number of examples where she isn’t particularly nice???? surprise, she’s a multifaceted character! I’m just really tired of the hand-wringing about her niceness being sacrificed which ofc would be inevitable if she was ever manipulative or ambitious or… idk, anything a ‘good woman’ shouldn’t be I guess. it’s shitty that some people only care about female characters if they’re Badass Strong Women (tm) and I get the backlash against turning Sansa into that trope but I definitely get some equally sexist vibes from the ‘Sansa must be both a moral saint and completely powerless or she’ll no longer be good!’ crowd

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When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

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Anonymous asked: This is Conor. She's pretty important to the whole Dorne storyline. Unless they just combine her with one of the sand snakes, I don't know how they would cut her out.

I suspect they’re going to minimize/delete the whole “let’s make Myrcella the queen” storyline. There are rumors going around, especially because Trystane is already cast and is being referred to as the “son and heir” of Doran. Maybe Trystane is supposed to combine all three siblings?

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A rich guy, a white guy and a black guy sit down at a table together. There’s a plate of 12 cookies, the rich guy grabs 11 of them and says to the white guy “watch out, that black guy’s trying to steal your cookie”.
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