Her hair was a mane of jet-black ringlets that fell to the small of her back, and around her brow was a band of copper suns. Where the Sand Snakes were tall, Arianne took after her mother, who stood but five foot two. She is still a little thing, the captain thought. Yet beneath her jewelled girdle and loose layers of flowing purple silk and yellow samite she had a woman’s body, lush and roundly curved.
*happy birthday m
I decide she’s less mad than unstable. She laughs at odd places in conversations or drops out of them distractingly. Those green eyes fixate on a point with such intensity that you find yourself trying to make out what she see in the empty air. Sometimes, for no reason, she presses both her hands over her ears as if to black out a painful sound.
She leaned her back against a fluted pillar and wondered if her brother was looking at the same stars tonight, wherever he might be. Do you see the white one, Quentyn? That is Nymeria’s star, burning bright, and that milky band behind her, those are ten thousand ships. She burned as bright as any man, and so shall I. You will not rob me of my birthright!
the thing abt d&d writing off arianne and thus dorne’s status as the only house that doesn’t follow male primogeniture, besides the obvious underlying sexism, is that the dornish belief in women’s right to inherit is much of the reason they’ve secretly been supporting daenerys the entire time, and is thus yet another example of the got showrunners preferring to invent narratives of heroic dudes over having their plot making any sense
When I say I want to read the book before seeing the movie, I don’t want brownie points or bragging rights. I want to be able to read the book with my imagined world and idea of the characters without the movie’s influence at least once. After you see the movie there’s always some part of it that sticks in your head for a long time and you lose the enjoyment of making it up yourself.
thank you so much for putting it into words
stark or lannister or targaryen or greyjoy
dorne or king’s landing or winterfell
direwolves or dragons
oberyn or doran
sansa or margaery or daenerys
the night’s watch or the kingsguard
westeros or beyond the wall
book one or two or three or four or five
the hound or the mountain that rides
the red wedding or the purple wedding
robb or joffrey or stannis or renly
queen or khaleesi
tyrion or jaime or cersei
tyrell or martell
the books or the tv show