Am I the only one that is literally in love with Samira Wiley?
I THINK WE ALL ARE BC DAMN
There are snippets of Tom and Nicole’s audition in the extras.
saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire
you know i totally agree about robert wanting to be ned's brother above all else like i think if ned had another sister, he would've been totally cool with marrying her. he may have loved lyanna as a symbol but he loved ned more than anything else and ned's love for robert also made him an idiot in a lot of ways too. sad.
you know what’s even sadder? that Ned is practically Stannis. Robert eschewed his blood brother for someone else who is virtually like him. I’m guessing it’s an unintended consequence of Robert being fostered at the Vale. He spent that time with Ned, they both squired for Jon Arryn. That created a bond of brotherhood between them that couldn’t have been a zero-sum equation with Robert’s relationship with Stannis if Robert and Stannis had always been close. But they weren’t. Exacerbated by the fact that they lost their parents when they were young. So they were cast adrift from each other early on—initially by difference of temperament, then eventually by loss of connection. There was no one to enforce the idea of family, legacy, or unity. Robert could have, as the eldest, but Robert was never dutiful and always did what he wanted. They could’ve both been responsible for the upbringing of their much younger brother but with the chasm between them, how could they? Then before they knew it, war was upon them. Only 7? 8? years transpired between the death of their parents and the Rebellion that would’ve wedged them farther apart, perhaps permanently in spite of having won the war. Robert and Stannis are barely a year apart. Each is strong where the other is weak. They could’ve been a better team than Robert and Ned could have been because family would have strengthened their loyalty to each other. Ned was always worried about Winterfell because that was his place. Imagine a story where Robert trusted Stannis and Stannis loved Robert and Renly looked up to them both and obeyed them. I’ve said this before but they’d have been an unholy trinity that could’ve had King’s Landing on lockdown. Robert is king, charismatic leader that threads the three of them together with the people. Stannis is the military man, the strategist that would balance Robert’s ferocity and brazenness. Renly would be the politician—Robert would ease tension between political rivals with his good nature yet Renly would’ve had the foresight to deepen political ties into something more fruitful. He’d have diffused Stannis’ aloofness as well. They could’ve been great complements at their best but in the series they’d been fractured, thus weaker. They’re masters of their respective fields. AS THAT TEXT POST GOES—A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE AKA IF ONLY THE BARATHEONS HAD REMOTELY LIKED EACH OTHER.