Posts tagged Game of Thrones
Posts tagged Game of Thrones
Davos looking at Shireen while she teaches him how to read.
How to fuck up a very good interesting and complex character and a compelling storyline: A book by D. B Weiss and David Benioff
[Spoilers ahead, I guess]
I haven’t talked much about Game of Thrones lately because I’ve been having very mixed feelings regarding the new episode, especially Stannis and Melisandre’s scene. On one side, I really loved the acting and the vulnerability and their obvious chemistry but on the other, I can’t shake the feeling of how OOC all that sounded. Plus, I’ve just now remembered that Davos was already made Hand so that’s one less nice gesture Stannis will have towards Davos. I feel that they’re taking a direction with the character - Stannis - that they won’t be able to return from when they need. By going to the Wall, Stannis takes the decision that changes the reader’s view on the character and it’s important that the readers/viewers understand this and I’m not certain that this decision will have the impact it has on the books. And if it doesn’t then Stannis will be doomed to be seen a villainish character for the rest of the series.
Clearly the GOT fandom has a Before the Cheese boy and After the Cheese boy. BC and AC.
I don’t understand people who say Stannis wouldn’t be a good King.
The guy actually ran the Kingdom with Jon Arryn. He wouldn’t be popular and people’s person but he would be just (which was by the way the main quality a medieval King was required to have. Kings were there first and foremost to administer Justice) and he would be competent and responsible. He would care for the people at least to the point he wouldn’t waste taxes in meaningless things.
Yes, he wouldn’t attend Jousts but I rather think it’s better a King who doesn’t attend Jousts to a King who was very nice but constantly fucks things up and is controlled by everything and everyone.
I really, really love Davos’s quote in his Storm of Swords chapter. When he’s on that rock and they ask him, when they find him, who he is. And his answer goes in line with everything he thought before because Davos decides he wants - he needs - to live because of Stannis, because of his King, because of his family and because of his Gods. But it’s Stannis who’s there first and foremost and it’s him he thinks about when they ask him:
You,” the fifth man called out when they were only a few feet from his island, “you up on the rock. Who are you?”
A smuggler who rose above himself, thought Davos, a fool who loved his king too much, and forgot his gods.
Even Barristan Selmy is hot!
You know I like Les Mis, you’re insane enough to follow me right?
So, there was an adaptation of Les Miserábles where Jean Valjean lived with this OC (wow) Robert (yes) and Cosette (practically gay couple adopts child in the 19th century. As though Valjean would ever sleep with anyone but Javert). And Robert - after Javert HELPS Valjean in the end - tells him something like “how can you live with yourself after everything you’ve done to Jean? You should go kill yourself!”
So it could be worse.
We could have an OC who actually tells Stannis to go kill himself and then Stannis goes and does it. Or an OC who lives in close quarters with Sam Tarly and tells the truth to Jon Snow. Or an OC who fucks Gendry instead of Mel. Or an OC who provokes the Red Wedding (oh wait).
I do believe the kid is Gendry. I don’t know if they go all the way and have sex (which seems to be the fan’s biggest concern right now.). But I do believe that he is to replace Edric Storm. It makes sense. Edric’s storyline was never approached before in the series although that’s one of the reasons Stannis needs Storm’s End and Gendry is also Robert’s child, so he has King’s blood and he’s a bastard.
This means that Gendry will be saved by Davos and then sent to Essos as the original Edric Storm. So is Gendry’s storyline developed in Essos? Or we’ll just stop seeing him? Truth to be told, Gendry barely appears in AFFC and ADWD. How important is he to the story and to the brotherhood? So important that he couldn’t return from Essos should the need arise?
We all most do our duty, now