ours is the fury.
do u think show!littlefinger knows what a riverrun is
while i am tempted to say no
show!Littlefinger is one of the best travelled men in westeros dude teleports to different locations each week so probably.
I was drunk when I watched it so I’m not exactly the best judge of things anon (and my rage was focused a LOT on Jaime’s portrayal, who little known fact, is tied with Stannis as one of my favs).
But I will say this. I thought I’d reached a level of zen when it came to Stannis’ storyline in the show and how much it had changed.
I was wrong.
I’m writing this as someone who doesn’t ship Jaime and Cersei and never initially paid enough attention while reading their scenes in the books.
Maybe I’m reading it all wrong, but to me, this scene between Jaime and Cersei is not about a power struggle. At all. If you read the dialogue and think “power struggle,” then there’s a problem, because Jaime’s offering comfort to Cersei in this scene and Cersei’s desperate for him. It’s supposed to be a tender and intimate moment despite Jaime crudely telling her that they can make another son, despite Cersei having her moon’s blood, despite Joffrey’s dead body lying near them, despite her fear that they’ll be caught.“Jaime could smell the fear on her, even through the rank stench of the corpse. He wanted to take her in his arms and kiss her, to bury his face in her golden curls and promise her that no one would ever hurt her…”Jaime is all about protecting Cersei and she takes comfort in that. I just don’t understand blatant misinterpretation of this moment as a power struggle. There’s no justifiable reason that I can see that it had to be changed to something so much more disgusting and disturbing than in the books because of the lack of consent and lack of intimacy and care between them…it was the simplest thing to accurately translate to screen and yet.Cersei’s doesn’t get to consent, doesn’t get to control her sexuality, and Jaime (who finds rape despicable) is now a character who, instead of wanting to protect Cersei, resents her and punishes her by forcing himself on her because she kept spurning his advances. Marinate on that.
Joel Fry as Hizdahr zo Loraq in “Breaker of Chains”
It really boggles my mind that two men looked at asoiaf and said to themselves “you know what this needs? more rape.”
Were we reading the same book? Seemed to me like Jaime forced himself on her from what I remember. Unless I remember wrong but it was pretty rapacious from what I recall
"Hurry," she was whispering now, "quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime." Her hands helped guide him. "Yes," Cersei said as he thrust, "my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home." She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.
which game of thrones character who in text possesses an understanding and demonstrated respect for consent will the tv screenwriters turn into a rapist next?
tune in next week to find out!