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drovie:

artofcarmen:

A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.
It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.

This has come up on my blog a few times, and I REALLY really am struck by how beautiful this is. so.. reblogging it to you guys. Isn’t it lovely?

drovie:

artofcarmen:

A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.

It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.

This has come up on my blog a few times, and I REALLY really am struck by how beautiful this is. so.. reblogging it to you guys. Isn’t it lovely?

#art #mythology



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Anonymous inquired:

-___- saying tyrion stood by and let his wife get gang-raped is like saying sansa stood by and let ned get killed

westerlander:

secretlyatargaryen:

It’s like saying Sansa should have somehow prevented Ned’s death and saved herself from being beaten. Because Tyrion was also abused in that situation. That’s what I think people are missing when they talk about this. There is no way you can interpret what Tywin did to Tyrion as not abusive.

I have never said that what happened to Tysha was “okay” or “excusable”, but I will never stop saying that Tyrion was a victim of abuse and blaming him for it is shitty.

Also, I don’t know what part of “he was thirteen years old” people are missing. Although the age of majority is much younger in Westeros, most of us readers still instinctively judge preteens and teenagers in ASOIAF by the standards of our world, not theirs. I don’t understand why Tyrion is the ONLY one exempted from this in Tumblr fandom.

Thirteen isn’t even an adult by Westerosi standards (I think sixteen is the age of majority). But even being legally considered an adult doesn’t prevent someone from being abused by their parent. In the show Tyrion says he was sixteen but that doesn’t mean it still wasn’t an abusive situation.

And yes, just because something isn’t considered legally wrong in Westeros doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be judged as wrong by readers.




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Anonymous inquired:

-___- saying tyrion stood by and let his wife get gang-raped is like saying sansa stood by and let ned get killed

It’s like saying Sansa should have somehow prevented Ned’s death and saved herself from being beaten. Because Tyrion was also abused in that situation. That’s what I think people are missing when they talk about this. There is no way you can interpret what Tywin did to Tyrion as not abusive.

I have never said that what happened to Tysha was “okay” or “excusable”, but I will never stop saying that Tyrion was a victim of abuse and blaming him for it is shitty.

#tyrion lannister #tysha #a song of ice and fire #tywin lannister #asoiaf meta #Anonymous



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tw: mention of rape

sunneinsplendour:

Okay so here’s the thing with Cat and Jon Snow’s relationship. If we look, for a moment, at Jon Snow’s life up till the point when we enter into it as readers: Jon is brought to Winterfell, told he’s Ned’s son but has no idea of his mother’s identity and brought up in highly unusual circumstances alongside Ned’s trueborn children. Now who’s the person who doesn’t tell Jon about his mother and therefore creates a lot of anxiety within Jon that there are shameful circumstances surrounding his birth? Ned. Who’s the person who denies Jon a sense of belonging by bringing him to a place which he can’t inherit, calling him one of his own but never actually petitioning, say his friend the King, to legitimise his bastard-born son? Ned. Who’s the person who knows full well what being part of the Night’s Watch entails but let’s Jon go off to the godforsaken place, without even the vaguest heads-up? Ned. So explain to me, fandom, Cat is the bad person in this scenario, how? 

We get one scene between Cat and Jon, when Cat is in a highly volatile state, that fandom has hysterically based their entire relationship on when it was more likely one of cold civility as opposed to one of routine verbal abuse. I’m not denying that Cat is cruel to Jon at Bran’s bedside and saying that Ned is an out-and-out bad guy, but Ned is Jon’s father and he does far worse by Jon than Cat ever could. 

And good lord, I’m sick of having to say this about female characters but I’ll repeat it one last time that they don’t grow in vacuums. Cat has reasons for the way she behaves with Jon before he leaves - the fact that he’s not only a daily reminder of her husband’s infidelity as well as a possible threat to her children’s inheritance but also a reminder that her husband’s word is law in the home that she essentially creates (because that’s her duty) just because he’s a man and that’s how their world works. Combine all that with the looming possibility of her son’s death, it’s completely understandable that Cat lashes out at Jon. I’m tired of hearing that she’s a big old meanie as though her actions are bizarre and unprovoked. This fandom bends over backwards to excuse awful, hideous things male characters do if they have understandable reasons behind their actions (remember that time Tyrion stood by and let his wife get gang-raped by a barrack of guards, but fandom decided it was okay because he was thirteen years old?) so it’s ludicrous that people are still harping on about this one comparatively tiny thing Cat did. 

I was about to like this post, but then you blamed a disabled child for being sexually abused by his father. There are plenty of examples of fandom forgiving male characters for the horrible things they do but that isn’t one of them.




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catherinerniddleton:

GOT bloopers [x]




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alayneestone:

"It was a really lovely relationship and they were really on each other’s team." - Sophie on Sansa’s relationship with Tyrion

#sansa x tyrion #sophie turner



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Why didn’t they just call it Game of Tyrion?

allfiftyshadesofdone:

secretlyatargaryen:

fire-in-the-aviary:

Weiss and Benioff seem to get off on making fundamental changes.

Actually, giving Tyrion the most screen time is exactly like the books.

Maybe the books should be called A Song of Ice and Tyrion?

A Song of Tyrion and Some Other Fuckers I Guess

#yes i like it



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Why didn’t they just call it Game of Tyrion?

fire-in-the-aviary:

Weiss and Benioff seem to get off on making fundamental changes.

Actually, giving Tyrion the most screen time is exactly like the books.

Maybe the books should be called A Song of Ice and Tyrion?




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hitorimaron:

"Tyrion stood in that dark cellar for a long time, staring at Balerion’s huge, empty-eyed skull until his torch burned low, trying to grasp the size of the living animal, to imagine how it must have looked when it spread its great black wings and swept across the skies, breathing fire." (p.122)

hitorimaron:

"Tyrion stood in that dark cellar for a long time, staring at Balerion’s huge, empty-eyed skull until his torch burned low, trying to grasp the size of the living animal, to imagine how it must have looked when it spread its great black wings and swept across the skies, breathing fire." (p.122)

#tyrion lannister #fan art



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klarolineskhaleesi:

Tyrion Appreciation Week Day 3
Colors
#tyrion lannister