Stan Lee on Marvel OTPs
So basically Stan Lee ships everyone with anyone.
God hath spoken.
a story where unhappy princesses sneak out in the middle of the night and find themselves face-to-face with dragons large and terrifying
and those dragons take them in and care for them and nurture them but princes and knights keep launching attacks to bring the princesses home because they don’t realise the princesses are home
and the more it happens the angrier the princesses get, the more frustrated and tired
until they become something large and terrifying themselves
15 favourite actresses - Lena Headey (2/15)
"If you play certain parts you have this nice face painted on you, and then you feel as if you have a responsibility to this idea of being beautiful"
"Tyrion, who is one of the least reliable narrators ever"
hmm that’s an interesting claim to make without backing it up.
Don’t worry I think I already know what your basis for saying that is. I think it goes “blah blah ableism, blah blah gross justification for tywin’s abuse, blah blah how dare tyrion have feelings blah blah whiny”.
Is that it?
You know, I can’t help thinking that Cersei, like Tywin, has an ability to make a bad situation worse. Her attitude vis-a-vis Maggy’s prophecy is so similar to Tywin’s treatment of Tyrion as the doom of his house…
Oh, it’s definitely similar. The prophecy wouldn’t have as much power if it weren’t for the already ableist attitude towards Tyrion. And I guess depending upon whether or not you believe the prophecy is real, Maggy probably knew about what was said about Tyrion and knew that Cersei would be more inclined to believe it because people already saw Tyrion as an evil monster.
I mean in AFFC we see that Cersei doesn’t just hate Tyrion, she is afraid of him and seems to see him as terrifying and inhuman. Which is sad, really. She’s so indoctrinated by the ableist beliefs about Tyrion that she never really had a chance to see him as anything else.
I’m not saying she isn’t responsible for it (just as the male characters should be held responsible for their misogyny) but you can see how powerful society’s prejudices are and how that affects Cersei’s relationship with her brother.
In the dark, I am the Knight of Flowers…
I know, I was making a bad joke :)
My point is that people sure like to perform mental acrobatics in order to avoid seeing ableism in Tyrion’s chapters (or abuse, see yesterday’s discussion).
I’m already anticipating what tumblr is going to be like when we get to Tyrion’s trial :/
It’s because Tyrion becomes invisible at night, obviously.
He even says so in A Storm of Swords.
"In the dark I am invisible."
That’s the quote, right?
I lie awake all night, thinking about how they died