Brienne’s story is an adaptation of a traditionally male narrative, one that usually sidelines or victimises female characters. She swears fealty to a woman, as male knights swear to their liege lord, because she respects that woman’s strength, her bravery and her kindness. She goes on a quest to save the beautiful maiden, but not to marry her or benefit from the quest in any way, but to return her to her mother. Because she cares for Catelyn, and because it is the right thing to do. It is a story of a woman, rescuing a woman, for the sake of another woman. It is a rare story where the mother, the young girl and the shieldmaiden are all given equal weight and worth. Brienne, despite taking on many stereotypically male traits, is not “one of the boys” or in any way dismissive of her gender as a group. She does not fit into the role that society has assigned for her, but she does not disparage those who do. She uses her strength and her skill to respect and help other women in ways that most men in Westeros would never even think to attempt, because she understands, more than any other knight, that women are truly worth something as individuals.
Getting this out of my system. Warning: Discussing future events of GoT and fandom reactions that I have previously seen to them.
“jaime only loves brienne like a sister”
This is always going to be the funniest joke in the world to me.
i should not be laughing at this.
i am the worlds worst person.
“haha 420 blaze it” i chuckle as i light another vanilla scented incest
vanilla scented incest
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ME TOO BBY!!! I’VE WATCHED IT A FEW TIMES SINCE! AND SAME THING HAPPENS EVERY TIME! MY FEELS EXPLODE OUT MY CHEST!
I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND. I DON’T. WHY DID HIS FATHER DO THAT? WHY DOESN’T HE GET RECOGNITION? WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL PRETENDING LIKE JEOFFRY SHOULD BE ON THE GODDAMN THRONE? THEIR DAD MAY NOT BE THE BEST DUDE, EITHER, BUT HE’S BETTER THAN THAT. SHIT.
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AND TYRION AND SHAE!! I CAN’T STAND THEIR CUTE! Asjghakjgha! “I AM YOURS AND YOU ARE MINE!”
THAT SCENE WITH THEM AT THE END. I JUST BROKE DOWN, OK? BROKE. THE FUCK. DOWN.