arrestedwesteros:

DEAD DOVE Do not Eat!
Top Banana - 1x02
submission by Austin Bridges

Have ever two shows been so perfect for each other? I think not. I think not. 

arrestedwesteros:

DEAD DOVE Do not Eat!

Top Banana - 1x02

submission by Austin Bridges

Have ever two shows been so perfect for each other? I think not. I think not. 

kateoplis:

Oh, yes please.

KATE YOU ARE JUST TROLLING ME RN AREN’T YOU

Arya Stark and the “Bad Fan”

boiledleather:

New Yorker tv critic Emily Nussbaum coined the term “bad fan” to refer to viewers who watch shows about morally compromised people primarily to revel in those moral compromises, and who subsequently attack those characters and critics who seem to stand in the way. Think of Skyler-hating Team Walt for Breaking Bad, the “who got whacked?!?!” crowd for The Sopranos, the people who watch the early seasons of Mad Men and go “man, those were the days!” And speaking of “those were the days,” Nussbaum’s latest article traces the phenomenon back to Norman Lear’s All in the Family, which intended Archie Bunker to be an obvious buffoon but wound up the vehicle for an unironically appreciated icon.

It got me to thinking: Do any female characters have Bad Fans? The only one I can think of is Arya Stark. Arya’s an incredible character, and Maisie Williams is a brilliant actor, in the vein of Walter White and Bryan Cranston, Don Draper and Jon Hamm, Tony Soprano and James Gandolfini, Stringer Bell and Idris Elba, etc. But you don’t need me to tell you there are both readers and viewers who justify her every action (Walt did everything for the family, remember?) and pillory anyone who takes issue with her in any way. (One guess as to which characters’ fans have been the most vicious about my Rolling Stone Top 40 Characters list — over a placement in the top 10, no less! ShowCat fans have been the model of gentility by comparison.)

And the logic employed is often protean to the point of incoherence — it’s not so much that specific arguments are being taken issue with as it is the notion that there can be any argument at all. Indeed, the Bad Fan phenomenon is closely related to something critics like Matt Zoller Seitz have pointed out about recent pop-cultural discourse, which is that everything must either be talked about as The Greatest Ever or Hot Garbage. An even slightly mixed review of a show or an episode people love will call down the fanhammer as swiftly and mercilessly as an out-and-out pan. Characters who generate Bad Fans are simply in micro what that larger inability to process mixed information is in macro.

The interesting thing about Arya is that unlike most of the male Bad Fan icons, she doesn’t have a wife to embody her Bad Fans’ frustrations and serve as an outlet for their ire — no Betty Draper, no Skyler White, no Carmela Soprano. Instead, she has a sister, Sansa, who winds up serving the same function. Much of Bad Fandom is a gendered phenomenon, pulling for he-man figures against shrewish wives who just don’t understand them. It’s fascinating to see how the phenomenon can alter itself to accommodate a female-female pairing while still targeting characteristics we typically gender female. The Bad Fan is nothing if not durable.

I just typed out a whole terrible rant about Arya being a murderer, and then I remembered that my three favorite characters in the entire series are Sandor Clegane, Jaime Lannister, and Barristan Selmy, so, whoops!

"Does Joffrey have any redeeming qualities?"

I will go to my grave thinking about the way Rory McCann says “bully”

(Source: winteronthedragonstongue)

Bronn is like the definition of F/M/K all at the same time. 

(Source: nevercouldgetthehangofthursdays, via lesbowie)

Your new faves (and excellent mustache). 
(this is a Game of Thrones blargh for the next two months, SORRY/NOT SORRY)

Your new faves (and excellent mustache). 

(this is a Game of Thrones blargh for the next two months, SORRY/NOT SORRY)

(Source: wicnet)

There’s a stake in your fat black heart
And the villagers never liked you.
They are dancing and stamping on you. 
They always knew it was you. 
Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through. 

There’s a stake in your fat black heart

And the villagers never liked you.

They are dancing and stamping on you. 

They always knew it was you. 

Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through. 

(Source: wicnet, via tumblrofthrones)

LOOK AT THESE BABY STARKS
(aw lil Bran Flakes! is not very little anymore!)

LOOK AT THESE BABY STARKS

(aw lil Bran Flakes! is not very little anymore!)

(Source: inthemindofatheatrekid)

I got a little bug up my butt about stuff just now. 
BUT SERIOUSLY. You follow sports? YOU CAN UNDERSTAND GAME OF THRONES.
SIMILAR BRAIN PROCESSES.
CHOOSE A TEAM. Learn their names. Follow their moves. GO FROM THERE. 
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I got a little bug up my butt about stuff just now. 

BUT SERIOUSLY. You follow sports? YOU CAN UNDERSTAND GAME OF THRONES.

SIMILAR BRAIN PROCESSES.

CHOOSE A TEAM. Learn their names. Follow their moves. GO FROM THERE. 

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

So you know how sometimes the internet can be a terrible place full of terrible people? And sometimes we moan and groan and put our heads in our hands because media, and television, and constant blaring pixelated whatever, and the whole shit-stained world is a place filled with awful people and terrible things, and nothing makes sense and we are all slaves to whatever machines we happen to be attached to at the moment?

Well, I’m happy to report that sometimes, sometimes! you fly to London on a whim to attend a convention for your favorite TV show, and you make some friends, and one of those friends ends up being a best friend, even though she lives 5,000 miles away, and then you make some other friends on the internet because you both love the same stuff so much, and then that one friend helps you send your other friend this awesome t-shirt for her birthday because you are all just silly girls who love Arrested Development and Game of Thrones

and sometimes the internet is just really really really really fucking great, and you send each other the exact same dumb selfies and you’re basically wearing the same exact thing on the same exact day and you have the same problems with work and life and you think the same boys are cute and sometimes you just want to throw your hands up and move to Scotland and marry a lumberjack or marry Syrio Forel and howl at the moon for a while.

Thank you SO SO SO SO much to Emily @ Arrested Westeros for sending the best. tshirt. ever. all the way to my dearest Matilda in Croatia!

Sometimes, you guys.

Sometimes all this stuff works in our favor.

(But also, clearly you know that we will all be BRUTALLY MASSACRED/BEHEADED/DRAGON-FIRED AT SOME POINT SOON because that’s how GRRM rolls, you guys. Can’t stay too happy for long!)

I know, I know, Reddit…but this is really worth a read, plus the Diego Velazquez painting linked at the end is just stunning. 

So I’ve got to confess: I’ve never been a Robb fan. It was always hard to connect with him in the books, and obviously I’ve always been more of a Jaime kind of girl. And frankly, if I were a Westerosi hairdresser, I’d really rather run my fingers through Emo Jon Snow’s ringlets before Robb “I’ve Made a Huge Mistake” Stark’s. (I also find Theon Greyjoy attractive, though, so please feel free to dismiss all of the above.)

( “Catelyn Stark character assassination” is a terrible pun that I now get to start making, though, which is fun!!!)

But, dude really does have some epic hair and once I yelled in Richard Madden’s face and he was really cool about it and introduced me to Michelle Fairley, who is a goddess, so here’s to this guy. 

(Source: robbstark, via natface)

NO MORE HODORING

(Source: saulgoodmans, via wicnet)

princessaryastark:

Game of Thrones || 02x06 || 03x09 

He saw Sansa crying herself to sleep at night, and he saw Arya watching in silence and holding her secrets hard in her heart. There were shadows all around them. One shadow was as dark as ash, with the terrible face of a hound. ~Bran, aGoT~

Rory McCann once gave me a bear hug in the parking lot of an airport hotel in London, so I feel like I’m pretty much almost a Stark girl. 

[FEELINGS]

(Source: momotaromikoshiba, via tumblrofthrones)