Sansa Stark went up the mountain, but Alayne Stone is coming down.
“The stakes are super high.”
The Game of Thrones fandom is the only fandom I’ve ever seen get excited about trailers for trailers.
because trailers are better than the show tbh
I fixed the trailer so that it now includes Brienne. You’re welcome.
I’m sorry, are you saying Pedro Pascal isn’t an ‘actual brown person’? Cause…
An actual brown person as in a person that exists in real life as opposed to a fictional brown person. However, Pascal is white-passing/white Latino, and as such was allowed to audition for this role although black and brown people with “olive” skin weren’t. He also isn’t Indian and these are Indian styles of dress that were likely appropriated to create his costuming. Since GRRM said that those of us who interpreted Oberyn as brown were “wrong” (even though it’s in opposition to things he’d said previously) because Oberyn’s supposed to be a “white” Mediterranean person as opposed to a Mediterranean person from Africa or an Asian person, well then…it’s kind of shitty to appropriate from brown cultures for your story, while barring them from being represented in your story isn’t it?
//That is all true, but he also mentioned in the books that the clothing in Dorne was very different from the rest of Westeros. What he said about being inspired in Spain, Italy and Greece was meant to be about the fact that these regions have a population with various skin colors, and the majority is that not exactly caucasian white, but a sort of olive skin.
He also said Dorne was inspired by Moorish Spain (ruled by African Arabs), Palestine (clearly non-white people), and Wales. http://fatpinkcast.tumblr.com/post/47539513496/dorne-is-definitely-influenced-a-bit-by-spain-a
Dorne is definitely influenced a bit by Spain, a bit by Wales. But nothing is one and one. I took that together. Dorne is a very special land, with a slightly different cultural basis than the rest of Westeros… it was politically apart for a long time, it was also culturally apart because of the Rhoynar and the traditions they brought, but they didn’t influenced the rest of Westeros so much. So the Dornish have their own particular sort of costumes. I see that in Spain with the whole history, particularly the Moorish history of Spain, you know… it really sets apart from France.
He also cited some pretty Orientalist depictions as representational of Dorne: http://fatpinkcast.tumblr.com/post/55152535695/theres-been-ample-discussion-about-the-martells
The point is, as I’ve said before, they excluded Arabs, blacks, and Asians from this specific role, yet they have no problem lifting from their culture to “enrich” their world. There is something inherently racist about taking from a culture, but disregarding the people of said culture from representation because they’re simply “too dark.” Half the actors cast in roles on Game of Thrones don’t even fit their characters to a t, yet it’s a problem if an actor’s “too dark” when casting for roles that could easily be played by people of colour.
Olive skin describes a skin color spectrum that is frequent among populations from Southern Europe, Latin America, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Olive is a skin tone. There are many brown cultures with a range of skin tones. Black people have a range of skin tones, as do Asians, and Arabs. White people aren’t the only ones who vary in skin tone and they certainly aren’t the first people who come to mind when people think of “olive” skin. If you go to any makeup counter, it’s unlikely that most white people are purchasing makeup made for olive skin tones.
Note about the term Caucasian/the understanding of what Caucasian means. It’s the incorrect term used to label a “white” man or woman. The word Caucasian refers to a person who is from the region of Caucasus, which is in Europe bordering Turkey and Iran.
I think Sansa is clever, but I think that what is important about Sansa more than that she is clever or that she will “come out on top” or end up powerful (she may or may not come out on top or end up in power!) is that Sansa Stark is kind, and she remains kind despite all the things that have happened to her. I think when people defend Sansa from h8rs they often try to point out things about her that are valuable to her but ultimately not really accomplishments? She learns to be clever and manipulative because she has to. She is kind out of choice, and persistently kind in the face of overwhelming cruelty, and that is why I love Sansa.
If you have a single negative thing to say about Sansa Stark, then we can’t be friends.
catelyn stark meme: eight quotes [1/8]
↳ "My lord husband is dead, as is my father. Two of my sons have been murdered, my daughter has been given to a faithless dwarf to bear his vile children, my other daughter is vanished and likely dead, and my last son and my only brother are both angry with me. What could possibly be amiss?"