Monday, June 2, 2014

Warning: Spoiler Alert for Game of Thrones. If you haven't read the 4th book (?) or seen the Fourth Season, do not read, unless you like spoilers.

Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sands

Last night Skoora and I decided to watch Game of Thrones for our bit of relaxation time. That was really fucking dumb of epic proportions!!! I should have known better, but I so wanted to see if Tyrion made it. I haven't read the books and had decided to not read them until after the TV series was finished because I know the show deviates from them a little, in some places. So, in essence, I wanted to see the show, then see what the author's true story is while not mixing up the two overall story lines. At this point, I don't think I am going to read the books. I don't know if I would be able too. When I read, I become so immersed in the story and characters that I cease seeing words on the page. I am there. I have been on emotional roller coasters just from reading paranormal romance and young adult novels, I really don't want to have to take a fucking Xanax to get through Game of Thrones. 

But I digress, back to the spoilers. I've heard the author say not to get attached to characters. On some levels I've kind of detached myself from the characters after Ned Stark. But Skoora and I have been routing for Tyrion and yes, even his brother Jamie, and a couple of other characters along the way. But we fell in love hard core and fast with Prince Oberyn Martell and his Paramour, Ellaria Sands. They were great characters! They didn't hide anything, they were honest about their intentions, and we just loved everything about them. To illustrate a better picture, we fan-girled over them so hard core that we said we'd hypothetically marry them. So when he died, you can imagine how horrified we were. And you know, the minute Oberyn and the Mountain began fighting, I knew something was wrong. I knew in my gut something awful was going to happen. I just didn't want it to be true.

But it wasn't even the way he died that was so upsetting- well, no, his death was extremely upsetting to me- but what unsettled me the most was watching Cersei Lannister's face throughout the entire scene. There were moments where she showed a twisted delight so disgusting it made me want to vomit and that's bad enough, but the moments where she showed her seething hatred- I've seen that look before, in person, and been around someone who exuded that much hatred. It's stifling and weighs you down even if you aren't the person all of that loathing is directed toward. That's what truly bothered me. 

To be honest, I want and hope that Cersei Lannister suffers a long and painful fall. I do not want her death to be a quick one. However, that being said, I don't want her two remaining children, who seem-at this point- innocent enough, to go down with her. 

You know something else about Cersei, she's not a smart woman. She did not think this through. Her daughter, Marcella is in Dorne, the one she supposedly cares so much about. She might have just cost her daughter her life and also begun a war with Dorne. I could go on but I won't. I did have to go look up book spoilers last night just so I could go to bed. They did make me feel a little better. Oh and this morning I saw this video, which did me a world of good!

Lastly, I really hope that Ellaria Sands makes it back to Dorne, to her and Oberyn's children, alive. Those kids will need her and she will need them. 


  1. I am still rattled by the whole thing. And I think one of my favourite moments in the entire series is when Oberyn and Tyrion are talking and he tells him about then he saw him as a baby. I get teary eyed even thinking about that now. >< He was such a wonderful character. I miss him already!

    1. One my favorite moments is when he and Ellaria are talking to Tywyn and Cersei at Joffery's wedding reception.

  2. I can't stand Game of Thrones, the TV series (I know nothing of the books). All that degrading gratuitous female nudity is horrific. I feel sorry for most of the female actors and bad for woman kind when I happen to catch it on TV :(

    1. I don't mind the nudity because I choose to celebrate the naked female form- unless the scene is portrayed in a negative way where the woman is being hurt- but there are a lot of prostitutes in series and I would much rather view them as beautiful than be upset by the fact that they aren't wearing clothing. I would like to see more male nudity, because I celebrate that too, but also because I think we need to move to a more even playing field in that respect.
      With all of that said, there is a level of annoyance in how much in TV and films in general at how much women are naked. Actor Ewan McGregor does a lot of nudity in support of women, which is totally awesome! I wish more male actors felt the same and would actually follow his lead. And if you look at it from one perspective, it kind of makes you wonder what all those guys (actors and directors, set folk) are so ashamed of hiding.