princessjoanwatson said: joan and moriarty :3
what i want to know from men’s right activits who want “progression of both sexes” is how much further can white cis straight men progress? like where are you going???? mars?????
Having been married eight times himself, Walder Frey is one of the most accomplished wedding planners in all of Westeros. Frey weddings are renowned for their well-coordinated color themes – as well as for pranks playfully mocking the traditions of visiting Houses. When asked about the upcoming nuptials, Lord Frey was careful not to reveal too much about what he has planned for Edmure and Roslin’s reception. However, members of his household hinted that they have been sending ravens to an unnamed friend of the groom’s family to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.
Most important, the bride’s father tells us, they have hired ‘an absolutely killer band.’—“Autumn Weddings, Dreams of Spring,” by Tobias Mallister. Society Pages, Riverlands Herald-Tribune 299AL (via trenchesfullofpoets)
Claude Monet » Water Lilies
“I’m a woman and I’m not offended by this, clearly it isn’t sexist!”
wow I didn’t realise you were the singular spokesperson for 3.5 billion people of different ages, races, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, social classes, and cultures, I’m so sorry
What inspired this post was me wondering, basically, who the hell is Renly? Is he what he appears to be—entitled, superficial, cruel to a brother who claims to love him? What motivates him? Is it nothing but desire for power and glory? Then I was inspired by unapologeticallybaratheon’s meta post about the origins of the animosity between the Baratheon brothers and I knew I had to write all of this down. It’s an edit of an earlier post I made, but there were some things I really wanted to add.
Here are my ideas about what might have been going on in Renly’s mind.
During the Siege of Storm’s End, a nearly year-long battle where Stannis held an increasingly weary garrison against the Tyrell and Redwyne fleets, a six-or-seven year old Renly was held inside the garrison to keep him from being taken hostage. Unapologeticallybaratheon reminds us that Renly also faced “starving to death for a year because [his] brother started a war that [he didn’t] understand and [he] could lose [his] life over.” And I can imagine him resenting Stannis just as much as Robert for what happened. Here’s an eight year old kid who’s probably not old enough to understand things like duty or honor or the reasons people go to war, or that people are trying to keep him safe by having him inside the castle. He just likes to run around outside and charm people and play make-believe games. And all of a sudden he’s trapped in the keep, there are enemies literally at his door, everyone around him is preoccupied and scared, and on top of that he’s eating rats and nearly starving.
And then there are people who think Stannis should surrender. At least one of them, Gawen Wylde, actually tries it and is executed by Stannis. So there may have been whispers around Renly, whispers that Renly heard. Accusations. Resentment. Why doesn’t Stannis just surrender so we can eat? So Renly may well have put two and two together and begun to blame his brother for that year that he was scared and starving. DISCLAIMER: I FUCKING LOVE STANNIS and I’m not trying to blame him for any of this stuff; he was doing his duty as a lord and a soldier and obeying his older brother, which is what he was supposed to do (and on top of that he was just nineteen himself). I’m just trying to see it from the point of view of a little kid who is just wondering what the hell is going on and, as people do, trying to pin responsibility on someone for it. He likely can’t blame the Tyrells, at least not anymore, since he now has a close relationship with the family and he certainly can’t resent his beloved Loras for any of it. So Stannis is a convenient enemy. I can see Renly looking back on it and thinking, the Tyrells were everything I wanted to be, cultured and powerful and beautiful; they were my escape from Stannis and people like him. How can I blame them for anything? Obviously Stannis was the one getting in the way. I should have been on their side of the blockade.
Plus Stannis is Stannis, so likely he wasn’t especially comforting or emotionally available if Renly needed him. Again, we don’t know, and maybe Stannis was a super affectionate brother, but he doesn’t strike me as the type to express emotion even if he felt it strongly—especially if he felt guilty for putting Renly in that situation; I’m thinking he’d try to avoid any reminders so he could keep himself strong. Remember how he can’t bring himself to say Edric Storm’s name? And then Renly sees that people get executed for leaving, and quite possibly he becomes scared of Stannis—is this what happens to people who just want to eat? Add this to what looks like a fundamental incompatibility in temperament and communicative style and you’ve got the beginnings of a very dangerous schism.
(Unpacking the Snowflake - Kevin M. Hemer)
In 1962— before Civil Rights legislation, when Black people were literally having their houses bombed for moving into white neighborhoods, and Black neighborhoods were being bombed in entirety for having nice houses, white people were literally releasing dogs on Black children (my parents) for walking to school, Black children and teenagers were literally leaving school to protest and then being arrested for demanding to be treated equally, police commissioners were driving through Black neighborhoods in tanks to instill fear in them for wanting to be treated equally, everything was separate with Black people getting the shittier end, they literally had lower education standards for Black schools and Black people were still getting lynched and the KKK was strong—
White people when surveyed said “there is equal opportunity“… So don’t think it’s weird that 93% or so of white people still think “there is equal opportunity” today. They’ve literally always been wrong and still are.
This post isn’t about welfare, but it beautifully illustrates a point I’ve been making (or trying to make) since I started this blog:
Privileged people do not understand the realities of people who lack their privilege.
White people assume PoC have the same education and job opportunities.
People with permanent addresses assume homeless people can just fill out an application for McDonalds or Burger King, be hired, and immediately use their paychecks to secure housing.
People who don’t receive welfare assume people on welfare are lazy and intentionally having multiple children and not looking for jobs.
This is why I am always, always asking people if they’ve ever considered that maybe, JUST MAYBE, they don’t have the whole story about their cousin/neighbor/friend’s sister. Because people in privilege tend to ascribe their own circumstances to everyone, even when that’s the exact opposite of reality.
Quick Margaery Tyrell sketch.
A message to Sansa haters from Sophie Turner [x]
i love the way people talk about margaery in this fandom
that brazen hussy using her feminine wiles to manipulate sansa so she can do awful things to her like make her lady of highgarden and take her away from joffrey and foster ties between the north and the reach for its political advantages
the very thought
“Do you know why you’re so drawn to narcotics? Because you’re in near constant pain. Your sensitivities; they make you a great detective but they also hurt you. I know what that’s like, Sherlock. Only me.”