Brienne’s story is an adaptation of a traditionally male narrative, one that usually sidelines or victimises female characters. She swears fealty to a woman, as male knights swear to their liege lord, because she respects that woman’s strength, her bravery and her kindness. She goes on a quest to save the beautiful maiden, but not to marry her or benefit from the quest in any way, but to return her to her mother. Because she cares for Catelyn, and because it is the right thing to do. It is a story of a woman, rescuing a woman, for the sake of another woman. It is a rare story where the mother, the young girl and the shieldmaiden are all given equal weight and worth. Brienne, despite taking on many stereotypically male traits, is not “one of the boys” or in any way dismissive of her gender as a group. She does not fit into the role that society has assigned for her, but she does not disparage those who do. She uses her strength and her skill to respect and help other women in ways that most men in Westeros would never even think to attempt, because she understands, more than any other knight, that women are truly worth something as individuals.
“There Are No True Knights: Brienne of Tarth” @ Feminist Fiction  (via amstibovvered)
kristaferanka:

miracle. barda.

kristaferanka:

miracle. barda.

bigmamag:

onamelancholyhill:

Oh my God, part 2.

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DON’T FUCK WITH A GRANDFATHER OF SLASH

fyeahgameofthronesart:

Princess Arianne Martell [EDIT] by mattolsonart

fyeahgameofthronesart:

Princess Arianne Martell [EDIT] by mattolsonart

betamalia → yesterday when everyone was talking about eurovision i thought it was some kind of war history????

queergladers:

long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. then, everything changed 

someone didn’t give 12 points to their neighbouring counties 

I wanted to … make [Rorschach] as like, ‘this is what Batman would be in the real world’. But I have forgotten that actually to a lot of comic fans, ‘smelling’, ‘not having a girlfriend’, these are actually kind of heroic! So Rorschach became the most popular character in Watchmen. I made him to be a bad example. But I have people come up to me in the street and saying: ‘I AM Rorschach. That is MY story’. And I’d be thinking: ‘Yeah, great. Could you just, like, keep away from me, never come anywhere near me again as long as I live?’
Alan Moore (via class-snuggle)
RIP Jaime Lannister’s Character Development
GoT Fandom (via sarahbartowsky)

eelrak:

cosplay

ALL OF MY MASS EFFECT SONGS

jordynlolz:

I traveled down BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LANE with a friend the other day who wanted to hear my music despite me not having picked up my ukulele in months. He doesn’t know anything about Mass Effect but wanted to hear my songs anyways. I assured him that if he DID know stuff about the games, he would be thoroughly impressed by my lyrical genius.