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Rupert Bunny - A summer morning (detail).

Rupert Bunny - A summer morning (detail).

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Anonymous said: How do you know it's d&d? isn't there something about a "controversial" sansa chapter in TWOW? maybe it's actually going to be something from the book

sansasnark:

because Sophie has read her scripts for season 5 and she was talking about the show and knows nothing of the next book.

Honestly Sansa ~using her sexuality~ is just… not /her/ at all, she doesn’t knowingly or independently do this in the books, and she doesn’t really show any inclination to other than to just go along with what Petyr wants (and she isn’t okay with it, nor is she using it to some advantage). imo, I’ve pictured her manipulation of him being more along the lines of going along with his plans, publicly aligning with him (i.e. the Alayne facade) and playing up the innocent girl image rather than a sexualised one. It’s such a complex dynamic and it does both characters a disservice to make it some kind of femme fatale thing, Sansa is FOURTEEN (thirteen in the books and at the very oldest I would estimate fifteen in the show). D&D seem to struggle a lot with writing female characters who aren’t a hollow, poorly conceived “badass” or “seductress” trope and it looks like they’re going with the latter with Sansa. To make her more interesting to dudebros now that Sophie is 18, I suppose (and hey, it’s working with all those maddening comments about how Sansa is “finally” interesting and “finally” playing the game).

Sansa is not Cersei or Margaery 2.0, she grows into her confidence through realising she is smarter than everyone has been telling her. Like George reiterated here, Sansa has her wits, just like Petyr does. imo it’s primarily her wits she uses as a weapon, not her sexuality - at least at this point, as she is a child. I had my worries about all this when she stepped out in that sexualised maleficent looking costume and it looks like my suspicions were correct.

They also skipped over so much of Sansa actually learning the game and figuring stuff out, and being taught by LF, so having her suddenly be this master manipulator and being “better” than LF has just done her development - and his, but most importantly hers - a disservice (and yes, I know she’s been manipulating for a long time, but it just went up a notch far too quickly).

So like, I don’t expect her to be in any R rated shenanigans next season, but Sansa suddenly being confident and sexual and manipulating him (and him not realising what she’s doing, jfc) is just really weird to me and I don’t feel good about it? I don’t quite know how to express myself about it because it’s uncharted territory and we don’t know what’s happening in TWOW. I just don’t think it’s this. It doesn’t feel genuine and it’s like they’ve seized the opportunity to make Sansa more interesting (in their eyes) and they’re veering off course with her development and turning her into something else.

Let’s take a moment to let it sink in that Claire basically improvised her Emmy reel.

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samyaos:

People think I’m this rough, tough, gun-totin’ badass but I’m not, I never was. 

Rae Earl Appreciation Week:

day six → favorite dynamic 

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Marc Chagall. The Promenade 1917-18

carminecitro:

Marc Chagall. The Promenade 1917-18


Lourdes at her cousin’s footy game, still flying the Madrid flag in the cutest way possible. 

Lourdes at her cousin’s footy game, still flying the Madrid flag in the cutest way possible. 

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961

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“Landscape Near Montecarlo”, 1883, Claude Monet.

Landscape Near Montecarlo”, 1883, Claude Monet.

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Rupert Bunny - A summer morning (detail).

Rupert Bunny - A summer morning (detail).

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Anonymous said: How do you know it's d&d? isn't there something about a "controversial" sansa chapter in TWOW? maybe it's actually going to be something from the book

sansasnark:

because Sophie has read her scripts for season 5 and she was talking about the show and knows nothing of the next book.

Honestly Sansa ~using her sexuality~ is just… not /her/ at all, she doesn’t knowingly or independently do this in the books, and she doesn’t really show any inclination to other than to just go along with what Petyr wants (and she isn’t okay with it, nor is she using it to some advantage). imo, I’ve pictured her manipulation of him being more along the lines of going along with his plans, publicly aligning with him (i.e. the Alayne facade) and playing up the innocent girl image rather than a sexualised one. It’s such a complex dynamic and it does both characters a disservice to make it some kind of femme fatale thing, Sansa is FOURTEEN (thirteen in the books and at the very oldest I would estimate fifteen in the show). D&D seem to struggle a lot with writing female characters who aren’t a hollow, poorly conceived “badass” or “seductress” trope and it looks like they’re going with the latter with Sansa. To make her more interesting to dudebros now that Sophie is 18, I suppose (and hey, it’s working with all those maddening comments about how Sansa is “finally” interesting and “finally” playing the game).

Sansa is not Cersei or Margaery 2.0, she grows into her confidence through realising she is smarter than everyone has been telling her. Like George reiterated here, Sansa has her wits, just like Petyr does. imo it’s primarily her wits she uses as a weapon, not her sexuality - at least at this point, as she is a child. I had my worries about all this when she stepped out in that sexualised maleficent looking costume and it looks like my suspicions were correct.

They also skipped over so much of Sansa actually learning the game and figuring stuff out, and being taught by LF, so having her suddenly be this master manipulator and being “better” than LF has just done her development - and his, but most importantly hers - a disservice (and yes, I know she’s been manipulating for a long time, but it just went up a notch far too quickly).

So like, I don’t expect her to be in any R rated shenanigans next season, but Sansa suddenly being confident and sexual and manipulating him (and him not realising what she’s doing, jfc) is just really weird to me and I don’t feel good about it? I don’t quite know how to express myself about it because it’s uncharted territory and we don’t know what’s happening in TWOW. I just don’t think it’s this. It doesn’t feel genuine and it’s like they’ve seized the opportunity to make Sansa more interesting (in their eyes) and they’re veering off course with her development and turning her into something else.

Let’s take a moment to let it sink in that Claire basically improvised her Emmy reel.

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90skindofworld:

Corrina Corrina 1994

90skindofworld:

Corrina Corrina 1994

samyaos:

People think I’m this rough, tough, gun-totin’ badass but I’m not, I never was. 

Rae Earl Appreciation Week:

day six → favorite dynamic 

carminecitro:

Marc Chagall. The Promenade 1917-18

carminecitro:

Marc Chagall. The Promenade 1917-18

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Lourdes at her cousin’s footy game, still flying the Madrid flag in the cutest way possible. 

Lourdes at her cousin’s footy game, still flying the Madrid flag in the cutest way possible. 

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961

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“Landscape Near Montecarlo”, 1883, Claude Monet.

Landscape Near Montecarlo”, 1883, Claude Monet.

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