Okay so this is a map of Panem..image

Throughout all the books in my head it was just like this


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brienne: sansa's right there
brienne: can't i just rescue her right now
jaime: no
brienne: why
jaime: because technically we're not here

Honest Trailers - Game of Thrones x

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This kind of reaction is not uncommon, for Skyler in particular and for women – often wives – on top-drawer TV dramas in general. Characters like Skyler become targets of vituperation unimaginable to their male counterparts, most of whom engage in vastly more destructive and immoral behavior every episode. By failing to indulge every whim of the the male antiheroes around whom their shows are built, the women become obstacles to those men getting exactly what they want when they want it at all times, which is the core fantasy of antihero fiction. Cold cunning, ruthlessness, rage, self-interest, a propensity for physical violence – we gender these unheroic characteristics as male, and celebrate them; passivity, bitterness, grief, emotional enmeshment, a knack for attacking and deflating egos – we gender these unheroic characteristics as female, and loathe them. Skyler White, Betty Francis, Megan Draper, Catelyn Stark, Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, Carmela Soprano: On the sole count of “being women,” Fan Court finds you guilty as charged.

‘Breaking Bad’ Recap: The Sky Is Falling

Sean T. Collins, totally nailing it. I can’t speak to Game of Thrones, but I maintain that the characters he mentioned from Mad Men and Sopranos are really great, well-written characters and the audience’s issues get in the way of many people fully appreciating them.


[Sean here—I wrote this for Rolling Stone regarding Breaking Bad, so there are spoilers if you click through the link, but this passage references Game of Thrones, with what I think is good reason.]

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a story about tumblr’s collective ability to fact check

The person I reblogged this from specifically tagged me in it. Maaaaybe I have a lot of “OMFG TUMBLR FACT CHECK SHIT FOR SERIOUS” posts lately. 

I have a tag for it and everything

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Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are stong. Write characters who are people. [x]

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