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Arya Stark: A Character Study

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In reading the ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’ series by George R.R. Martin, I am blown away even more by the character Arya Stark.

I cannot believe I have cheated myself so long by not reading them sooner. As much as I am obsessed with the show, the books give the story a whole new dimension sometimes.

One of those distinctions I have made from the series is Arya Stark. In the books, she is more shrewd and capable than in the shows. The shows seem to show how she is propelled forward on the journey, and the book shows how she takes an active hand in that. She’s not just a victim of fate as the show depicts her.

In the books, she is very willful and deliberate with her choices. When she is only 10 years old, and at great risk to herself, she masterminds an escape for her brother’s numerous captive bannermen behind enemy lines. Weasel Soup, they called it.

When Roose Bolton tells her he does not mean to take her with him, she acts accordingly. She will not be kept at Harrenhall under Vargo Hoat, the foot chopper. She convinces Gendry and Hot Pie to go with her. She kills the soldier so that they can escape, which is even more bad ass than what they showed in the tv series with J’aqen Hagar helping.

Consider that- Arya is just a little girl, and she is suddenly in charge of these two older boys. By all rights, Gendry should be the one leading them as the eldest (almost a man grown) and male, but Arya is the alpha of their group. She tells them what to do and they follow her. They are older than her, but they choose to follow her and do as she says as they travel.

I also have mad respect for Arya as a warg. If she understood her powers more, it would have been even more awesome. She was killing soldiers in her sleep as a wolf. Bad. Ass. In the books, she could theoretically get training under Bran the Three-Eyed Raven and hone that skill more.

 

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Game of Thrones Queries & Theories, Updated

Ask and you shall receive:

  • Will either of the dragons lay eggs before the final battle? Big Nope.
  • Are Jon and Dany going to get married? Nope
  • If so, will they have a baby? Nope
  • If so, will Dany survive the birth of the baby? Nope

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  • Will Sansa and Tyrion end up together? It doesn’t look like it.
  • Will Sansa somehow end up Queen as I hope? Reference this video :)!
  • Will Bronn finally get his castle? Yes, he does. What a happy ending.
  • What did Pod do with those whores? Will he get a happy ending? We never found out what happened between him and those whores, but he did get a happy ending. He was elected to the Kingsguard which is a bright future I hoped he might have. Bravo, I say!
  • Will we ever hear the end of the ass and honeycomb joke Tyrion shared? No!! And they even mentioned it again, that was fun…..
  • Will Jon confront Sansa when he learns she has broken her vow? No.

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  • Will Tormund get a chance at some rebound action? That is left to be determined, but probably not….

 

Game of Thrones Queries & Theories

Ask and You Shall Receive:

Q: What’s going to happen to Jaime?

A: He dies in his sister’s arms! He dies in the arms of the woman he loves. Oh-my-god. I hate that he went back to her with a violent passion. The creators assert that Cersei is like an addiction for Jaime. But then WHY did they allow for things to progress as they did with Brienne????? I was very disappointed that he would rather die with Cersei than live with Brienne. How cold, girlfriend. You cry all you want *pats her back*

A: Who will kill Cersei? (Top contenders: Arya & Jaime)

Q: NO ONE?!?!?! I mean, C’MON!

Q: Is Dany going to go Mad Queen when she finds out she’s not the rightful heir?

A: Yes, she most certainly is. She has struck deals and dishonored them before, it should come as no surprise to anyone that she would still attack even when the bells were ringing. She’s just mad ’cause she ain’t getting any dick from her nephew.

Q: Will Sandor survive Cleganebowl?

A: The sad answer is No. His death scene and final fight were truly cinematic, though. I’m disappointed he had to die.

Q: Will Tyrion turn Varys in for treason?

A: He had no other choice, so yes. I called this one.

Still Yet to be Determined:

  • Will either of the dragons lay eggs before the final battle?
  • Are Jon and Dany going to get married?
  • If so, will they have a baby?
  • If so, will Dany survive the birth of the baby?
  • Will Sansa and Tyrion end up together?
  • Will Sansa somehow end up Queen as I hope?
  • Will Bronn finally get his castle?
  • What did Pod do with those whores? Will he get a happy ending?
  • Will we ever hear the end of the ass and honeycomb joke Tyrion shared?
    Updated Post 8×4, The Last of the Starks
  • Will Jon confront Sansa when he learns she has broken her vow?
  • Will Tormund get a chance at some rebound action?

Game of Thrones S8x5 review! (Spoilers)

Things I Liked:

  1. I feel like we’ve been waiting the whole series to see Daenerys go buck-wild on Westerosi. I finally got my wish and she torched the whole damn place. I don’t think this was all that maniacal of Daenerys. Cersei had incurred her wrath; she nor her city deserved no mercy. If Cersei brought all those innocents into the city thinking it would protect her, she was mistaken. She damned them all to their fiery fate, in Dany’s eyes.
  2. I have mixed emotions about Sandor dying. I definitely was hoping he’d live somehow, but I have to admit I didn’t see how he could live against his brother. The way he took out his big brother was pretty badass. I’m sad he had to die, but glad he achieved his end goal.
  3. QYBURN DIES AT THE HANDS OF HIS OWN CREATION- BOOYAH! lol I hated him.
  4. I liked that Euron met his end.
  5. I liked Greyworm’s ferocity and blood lust. I totally wasn’t expecting him to live this long, so he is defying all expectations.

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Things I Disliked:

  1. What the FUCK, Jaime?!?!?
  2. No one actually got to kill Cersei 😦 I was so hoping for the satisfaction of seeing her die by someone’s hand.

Things that Confused Me:

  1. Why in the ever-loving fuck did Tyrion risk his life to save his siblings????
  2. I don’t understand why Arya traveled all of that way, only to lose her resolve at the last minute? She seemed fully prepared to die for revenge. Why does the Hound saying something to her change her mind suddenly? Unclear.
  3. I kept hoping that Arya was going to back at the last second and help Sandor kill his brother and save him somehow. Wahh 😦 That she didn’t.

Game of Thrones Queries & Theories

TYRION EDITION

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What the fuck was my lovely little Lord thinking?!?!?!?

I am astounded that, after everything, Tyrion would try to save Cersei and her unborn child. It comes as no surprise he would want to return the favor and save Jaime, but he and Cersei have never bore any love for each other. It was a pretty picture that he painted for the two of them; an escape across the sea. It was ignoble to want to save those two golden twin siblings of his.

He knows it will cost him his life. Daenerys was very clear in her expectations. If he screws up again, it’s his head. Yet he endeavored to save his two siblings anyway at the cost of his own neck.

What will Tyrion’s actions be now that his head is on the chopping block?? I have thought that he might seek refuge with Jon and Sansa in the North. In the event that this showdown comes down between Sansa & Jon vs. Daenerys, who would win?

Daenerys still has her dragon. After the devastation she wrought, she will expect all the kingdoms to bow down to her. Sansa will have no choice but to bend the knee, unless or until she can sic her kid sister assassin on the Queen.

Arya will kill Daenerys, or endeavor to kill her dragon somehow? It’s still so unclear what might happen next.

I was pretty sure Tyrion wasn’t going to defy his Queen. I thought he was in love with her from the way he stalked her on the boat. So I am surprised that he ultimately ended up betraying his Queen in the end.

Will Sansa be successful in winning him over? I personally think that Jon could still be the one to kill Queen Daenerys.

I suppose we’ll find out next Sunday!!!!!

Game of Thrones Queries & Theories Updated

Ask and You Shall Receive:

Is Dany being his aunt going to freak Jon out?

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Regrettably, it would seem so. At first he was very into kissing her, and then suddenly it was like he remembered who she was. The show is driving a wedge between these two lovers with Jon’s true identity. Daenerys is being very unfair asking him to suppress his identity for her rule’s sake.

Is Ghost Dead?!

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Our plucky, silent friend is fine!!! I was so excited to see him, and then so incredibly disappointed when Jon just fucked off without him. It was so mean how he didn’t even say goodbye. Just look at the poor fella.

Will Jaime and Brienne ever declare their love for each other?

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I don’t know, what do you think?!?!? I was screaming at the TV in glee when this FINALLY happened. That’s why I was right there with my home girl when she cried over him leaving her. My heart was broken for her, too. HOW COULD HE?!?!? *Feminine outrage* *mumbles under breath: virginity stealer*

To Be Determined:

  • What’s going to happen to Jaime?
  • Is Dany going to go Mad Queen when she finds out she’s not the rightful heir?
  • Will either of the dragons lay eggs before the final battle?
  • Are Jon and Dany going to get married?
  • If so, will they have a baby?
  • If so, will Dany survive the birth of the baby?
  • Will Sansa and Tyrion end up together?
  • Will Sansa somehow end up Queen as I hope?
  • Who will kill Cersei? Top contenders: Arya & Jaime
  • Is Cersei actually pregnant?
  • Will Sandor survive Cleganebowl?
  • Will Bronn finally get his castle?
  • What did Pod do with those whores? Will he get a happy ending?
  • Will we ever hear the end of the ass and honeycomb joke Tyrion shared?
    Updated Post 8×4, The Last of the Starks
  • Will Jon confront Sansa when he learns she has broken her vow?
  • Will Tyrion turn Varys in for treason?
  • Will Tormund get a chance at some rebound action?

Game of Thrones S8x4 Review! Beware Spoilers

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  • I am super sad about Missandei’s death. I had her pegged on my “most likely to survive” list with Greyworm on the “Bite it Big Time” list. Wahh 😥 Someone on facebook said, “The worst thing about her death is she died in chains.” GAWD! I’m not crying, you’re crying!! I thought her final words were very powerful and she died bravely.
  • Rhaegal’s death was a true WTF moment!!! It was so sudden and I couldn’t believe my eyes. The bolt through his neck didn’t only slay him :'((( I did tell my husband though that I found Viserion’s death more emotional and jarring. Maybe just ’cause it was the night king who did it(?)
  • I am PISSED at Jaime. You can’t drunkenly steal a girl’s virginity and then ride south away from her!!! My husband and I were debating whether or not Jaime intends to go back to KL to help or kill his sister. I personally theorize that he is going to fulfill the Valonqar prophecy and choke his sister to death. Then again, Tyrion is the one who has choked a woman to death in the past. It could still be him, but I digress. I was originally hooting and hollering at the screen when Jaime & Brienne finally banged. I was so pleased and then he had to go and fuck it up. Seeing Brienne cry was so unnatural and horrible, strong women like her are allowed to be vulnerable but oh my god. We’ve all been there girlfriend- being left, I mean. Not being left so your lover can go die with his sister-ex-lover. Jaime’s character is extra interesting right now…..
  • I loved the Jaime/Tyrion/Bronn scene. They weren’t taking him entirely serious and he changed their minds in a hurry. Someone on facebook reminded everyone that Bronn’s loyalty and allegiance only goes as deep as his pockets. I’m glad he didn’t kill them though. Someone on facebook suggested Bronn as a mole reporting the North’s plans back to Cersei and that just doesn’t make sense. My money is on Varys being the mole.
  • Speaking of Varys, I enjoyed his scene with Tyrion discussing Jon’s claim to the Throne. He’s like, “Bro, your queen’s days are numbered & I’m personally going to see to it.” I predict his death next episode by Dracarys. Tyrion will have no choice but to rat him out to Daenerys and she will be swift in her justice.
  • Daenerys getting a rep for an unstable mental condition is totally uncool. It’s making me upset how they are portraying her right now. As someone who recently suffered an emotional breakdown, I’ve got mad sympathy for Daenerys right now. She lost two of her children, half of her army, her most trusted adviser, and her best friend. (Not to mention her new arm candy nephew.) Just losing the children is traumatic enough, of course she may be depressed or off-kilter. To say she is mad like her father is unfair. Now, she is willing to burn all the innocents, but in her view, Cersei could have prevented that. Their deaths will be on Cersei’s hands, not hers.
  • Side note on Daenerys/Jon~ It seems their relationship is doomed. The first red flag on Jon’s side should have been that she issued an ultimatum to him. That is generally deemed unacceptable in relationships. She had no right to ask him to repress his true identity. Jon could not abide hiding such a huge secret from his family, and it was wrong of Dany to ask him to do so.
  • Speaking of Jon spilling the beans, it WAS a mistake for him to trust Sansa. He is just as dim and blindly trusting as his father/uncle. How will Jon feel when he knows Sansa broke her vow? Will he confront her?
  • Sansa telling Tyrion~ She was a student of Littlefinger. It is showing more than ever with this calculated move. She decided to spill the beans because she wants everyone to rally to her brother. She is conspiring against the Queen. I’m wondering if Daenerys will want to burn her, too. Possibly?