I am a huge fucking romantic loser
bury me with reo speedwagon lyrics on my tombstone okay
No, no, this is a beautiful message! Because Cameron is hands-down my favorite female character on House, and it’s entirely because of the traits these two characters share that I love them both so much! Argh I just feel like so many people fail to appreciate both Cameron and Sansa - which is such a damn shame because they are so, so good in a very deep way, and I am 1000% here to celebrate that!
you know what I was thinking the other day? I was thinking that the problem ASoIaF/GoT fandom seems to have with appreciating tyrion’s character may be indicative of a larger problem - that of fandom coming to terms with well-written and fully-formed disabled characters characters at all. I mean, common fan interpretations of tyrion seem to come in two variations: either tyrion is someone who doesn’t let his disability get him down!!! who thinks that the only disability is a bad attitude! who, I have even heard argued, “we can forget is disabled at all!”
or he is dangerous. abusive. lecherous. deviant. a card-carrying villain, and a dwarf to boot.
and is it any wonder interpretations of tyrion are so limited - and untrue to his character - when such caricatures often pass for meaningful representation of disability in media? perhaps disabled characters like tyrion - who, like real people, are capable of deeds both selfless and terribly selfish, whose experiences with disability have shaped them in ways that are sometimes unpleasant to watch but that are essential to their identities - are so baffling to readers/viewers because they remain almost a complete novelty in fiction today.
so either tyrion doesn’t really count disabled at all - is, in fact, an inspiration for ~overcoming~ his disability and throwing off the word entirely! - or he is a clichéd comic book villain whose emotional responses to the abuse and trauma that are a product of his experiences with achondroplasia are written off as “self-pity.”
tyrion is not allowed to be both disabled and a complete character worthy of our consideration. we can only appreciate tyrion if we first divorce the word “disability” from our understanding of his narrative arc.
and I can’t tell you how much that sucks - because tyrion’s is a disability narrative, and the relative lack of those in popular culture shouldn’t stop us from recognizing and appreciating them when they exist. rather, it should drive us to hold onto the ones we do get with great ferocity! which is part of the reason I cling to tyrion and his arc like I do.
houseweek: day 2: favourite female
All change is bad? It’s not true, you know.
house weekDAY ONE: FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER ➝ JAMES WILSON
A Transplant gif seemed appropriate here. <3
(gif credit to friendlymoose)
Keeping up with the Kardashians - Season 2. Episode 8: Kardashian Family Vacation
Just 1 more day until Tyrion Week starts.
Please join us next week to celebrate this wonderful character by making your own edits,and tag it with either "gottyrionlannister" or “tyrion appreciation week” within the first 5 tags, so we’ll be able to see and reblog it. The themes of each day can be found here.
Thank you all, and please reblog to spread the word.