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A Song of Ice and Fire Illustrations by Michael Komarck
Game of Thrones - Ned Stark Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Clash of Kings - Theon Greyjoy Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Storm of Swords - Robb Stark Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Feast for Crows - Cersei Lannister Makes Poor Life Choices.
A Dance With Dragons - Daenerys Targaryen Makes Poor Life Choices.
The Winds of Winter - I Wonder Who Else Will Be Making Poor Life Choices?
A Dream of Spring - All My Friends Are Dead.
“Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
We will kill them all.
There are people who could probably write this better than I can, and I probably forget things, but oh well it is a quick guide okay beans okay.
- Don’t insult her for having sex. (You can criticize the political wisdom of having the children of a man who is not her husband without slut-shaming.)
- Don’t insult her for using sex as a means of accessing power. Recognize that by using sex Cersei is reclaiming her power from a society that sexually objectifies her. (You can criticize her for abuse of powers, but you can do so without problematizing sex.)
- Don’t use gendered insults period, for Cersei or for ANY character. A character being heinous doesn’t make your gendered insults any less sexist.
- Don’t laugh at her or cheer along when she gets abused by her husband. Seriously, that is fucking gross what is wrong with you.
- Don’t blame her for any of Jaime’s misdeeds or character flaws. (He is a grown-ass man who is, barring maybe threat at knife-point or such, responsible for his own choices.)
gonna have to disagree with five. certainly some of his flaws are his own, but some of his flaws are having been under cersei’s thumb and totally manipulated by her since…well, birth. he definitely stands up to her sometimes but she’s quite clearly the dominant twin here, and responsible for some shitty things out of jaime.
No, she is not responsible. He is his own individual capable of making his own choices, and if he CHOOSES to what she wants, that is his choice. If he doesn’t feel like his choices are his own, that is HIS problem. He is clearly wrong, as he eventually learns once he starts to CHOOSE to do things that she does not want. Once he starts doing that it is clear that he was free to do so all along.
Cersei’s vagina is not magical, it does not possess some ability to make Jaime do things against his will. He is a grown up with his own ability and responsibility to choose, that’s a huge part of his arc.
Whenever she was asked what she saw within her fires, Melisandre would answer, “Much and more”, but seeing was never as simple as those words suggested. It was an art, and like all arts it demanded mastery, discipline, study. Pain.
Character - Margaery Tyrell (House Tyrell)
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