Havsmannen (the man of the sea) is a handsome young man who can be found wandering along shores in misty weather. He would seek out a lonely sailor’s wife and transform himself into her husband, which often resulted in the wife giving birth to a green-skinned child with gills and fin-like feet. As an apology, Havsmannen would give the sailor good winds and calm seas, ensuring that his boat never ran aground.
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It doesn’t surprise me at all that the people who make those posts comparing Sansa and Arya in order to talk about how much better Sansa is are the same people who say things like “yeah, I hated Sansa at first and loved Arya, but…”
I guess some people just never get over their need to pit women against each other. It’s just that this time they’re pretending it’s feminism.
Arya Stark in “Breaker of Chains” (x)
In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]
I started to write this post with much more deliberate wording, and then I felt like I was overreacting and deleted it, so I guess now I’ll just say: I really really really really do not like seeing Tyrion called a monster. This isn’t about defending his actions; call him a piece of shit, a misogynist, a villain, whatever. Call him the most horrible person in all of fictional existence for all I care. But monster is specifically a dehumanizing term, and it’s one that’s been applied to him since he was an infant. And this is where I start second-guessing myself and wondering if I’m being oversensitive, but I’m trying to learn to trust my instincts on stuff like this and it really did hit a nerve. Because you can call most other characters who do bad things monsters and I won’t blink an eye, but when you say it about Tyrion all I can think of is a newborn who was called monstrous by his own father. And Tyrion has a thousand faults, but he’s also been fighting his whole life to be considered human by a world that sees him as grotesque and frightening and deformed. And that’s a fight being fought by disabled people in the real world too. So condemn him for any of his actions, but be mindful of your words.