I’m not even sure how I’m still alive tbh. HOW DOES ONE SURVIVE WHEN THEIR HEART IS NO LONGER INSIDE THEIR BODY?
and bless YOU for existing, as people like you are pretty much the reason I keep this blog going <3
I have to be honest here and say I wasn’t nearly as upset by GoT’s portrayal of Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding as many (some of whom I consider close friends) were. Perhaps it wasn’t perfect, but for me it was darn close. Of course, a lot of that has do with the ways I’ve come to terms with Sansa and Tyrion’s characters - and that’s deeply personal.
Like, for me, Sansa’s quiet stoicism in the face of her fear and humiliation and suffering is spot on - her saying nothing is, to me, more telling than any line they could have written for her. I worry, however, that show-only fans might miss this and instead see the entire ordeal as Tyrion’s wedding - Tyrion’s suffering - because his display, as befits him, is so much more public than Sansa’s. It’s tough - and it’s something that I think could have been helped by letting there be more moments where Sansa’s silence was the scene’s focus, rather than just letting her fade into the background in the face of Tyrion’s incredible drunkenness.
(I’ve already talked about how I think Tyrion’s drunken state was both in-character and a good indication of the way his own traumas have affected him. I see Sansa’s silence as a good indication of hers, get it? I don’t have a problem with either of these portrayals. It’s just unfortunate that D&D don’t really seem to have thought through how one would overshadow the other.)
that sad moment when you realize the posts where Tyrion is a monster who barely restrains himself from the sexual violence he so craves and Sansa is a shallow, heartless bitch who enjoys Tyrion’s humiliation will always outweigh those where they’re both victims who deserve our understanding and applause for actually conducting themselves quite admirably given the circumstances :(
You’re right. I have no idea how you feel and you have no idea how I feel. But I promise you one thing, my lady. I won’t ever hurt you.
How to be a (tm) “good feminist”:
step one: dismiss all forms of oppression other than misogyny. racism? ableism? fuck that.
step two: there is no step two. you’ve already made it. congratu-fucking-lations.