“Women are always murdered and maimed, and they’re never given their rightful place as lead characters! And I think [creator Michael Hirst] has just written what should have been written a long time ago. There shouldn’t be anything that different about Vikings, but there is, because there’ve just been so many shows that have not stepped up to the plate and given female actors and female characters equal footing.” - Clive Standen (x)
Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.
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Säkö tiedät sen?! Se vaan tuli istumaan mun pöytään, ihme tyyppi.
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No niin, tästä pitäisi kyllä tehdä jotain valtakunnallisia varoituksia.
Apua! Parempi vaan varoa tuollaisia hiippareita, niistä ei koskaan tiedä! Ensi kerralla vaihda pöytää.
BLACKSMITH BASTARDS GIVEAWAY:
Ahoy to ye all crew members! Its been some time since my last giveaway and therefore as our tribe has long since exceeded 1000+ members I believe that a new one is in order.
Rules are simple as always:
Every one who has reblogged this particular post before 31 August will be part of a grand lottery with some terrific prices.
As people have different tastes I”ll be handing out “virtual gift cards” to my Etsy Shop. At start there’ll be three differently valued gift cards up for graps: 80 e, 50 e and 25 e. If this campaign happens to get tons of shares we’ll add more cards and during this month I’m pretty sure that the inventory at my shop will get some new interesting items as well…
For a sneak peak of what can be found at my etsy shop head out to:
So without further ado lets get blogging and thanks for the support! Keep raising hell mates!
P.S For those wondering about shipping costs they have been taken into account in my shops prices so no need to worry about those.
Spamming the poop out of this so that all ye crew members can get a chance to get their hands on some poopyironnuggets that I’ve crafted.
I admit I was hopeful for awhile too, because of the changes to Shae’s initial characterization. At least until I realized that all the changes they made to Shae weren’t for SHAE, they were to make Tyrion look better (and they did the same thing with Sansa, while she was with him). Everything Shae did was in the pursuit of making Tyrion look blameless, to keep his character from (in their minds) looking even a little bit bad, even accidentally bad.
They made Shae in love with Tyrion so Tyrion doesn’t look like a fool for falling in love with a prostitute whose just doing the job he requested of her.
They made Shae nice to Sansa, bond with Sansa, protect Sansa, so Tyrion doesn’t look bad for arranging for her to be Sansa’s handmaid. Shae was never jealous of Sansa until her being so made Tyrion look good, noble and suffering while surrounded by unreasonable and hysterical womenfolk. When they wanted to make Tyrion look good for standing by the innocent Sansa, they made Shae betray her, even though the actress begged them not to. They did not intentionally have Shae be protective of a young girl whose also being abused because it spoke of her character, they did it for Tyrion. Otherwise she never would have betrayed Sansa, or they would have shown her being forced to say those things.
Shae’s ‘betrayal’ was even designed to make Tyrion look good, he sacrificed his relationship with her to protect her (and her being so naive and cavalier about the real danger she was in was ridiculous, she was a working girl, she would have to be savvy about this stuff just to survive), and she repaid him with betrayal, throwing him under the bus, taking up with his father.
Even Shae’s death was made to make Tyrion look as blameless as possible. She attacked him first (which again, is ridiculous, her job involves manipulating men regardless of her personal feelings towards them) instead of trying to appeal to him, or even stating the obvious truth that she probably didn’t have much of a choice about being there. She doesn’t even get any lines except muttering Tywin’s name.
(And yes, they did most likely cut Alayaya and Chataya not only because they are black, but because they have power and agency. They choose to be prostitutes, they enjoy their work, and most of the time they aren’t being abused or mistreated, the workers in their brothels play games and read in the foyer when not with a client, they had interests other than sex. And Satin was a pretty little rent boy who also fought off wildlings and defended the Wall, Jon treats him like an actual person, makes him his steward. Sex workers…as people…who can do things that are not sex thing????how do???such fantasy!!)