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24 November 2014 @ 12:01 pm
When in doubt, meme.  
I've been feeling rather blah lately, so here is a fandom meme:

Give me a fandom and I'll tell you:
Favorite female character
Favorite male character
Least favorite character
Favorite ship
Favorite friendship
Favorite quote
Happiest moment
Saddest moment
Favorite location
Unpopular opinion
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Renée: House Martell.rogueslayer452 on November 25th, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)

Favorite female character: Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, show!Shae, Margaery Tyrell, Ellaria Sand, and Arianne Martell.
Favorite male character: Oberyn Martell, book!Jaime
Least favorite character: Tyrion Lannister. I don't necessarily hate him per se, but I don't really understand the favoritism of his character. Also Davos and Stannis, because their story is just so boring to me, tbh.
Favorite ship: Ellaria/Oberyn, Dany/Jon Snow, Dany/show!Jorah, Sansa/freedom & happiness
Favorite friendship: SANSA AND SHAE. ♥ The one thing the show did right was create this lovely bond between them, and will forever be bitter that they neglected it entirely in S4. SMH. Also, Dany with her handmaidens, which I'm still very mad at the show about Irri and Doreah.
Favorite quote: "Woman? Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man." (Daenerys Targaryen) Also, "Cunt again? It was odd how men like Suggs used that word to demean women when it was the only part of a woman they valued." (Asha Greyjoy)
Happiest moment: Seldom does this series have any happy moments that last before everything turns to shit. I think every little moment that Sansa believes she's okay for a little while is to be treasured, or thinking about when the Starks were all together in Winterfell because being separated from each other.
Saddest moment: TOO MANY. When Ned was beheaded, when Robb and Catelyn were killed, especially when Arya saw that her brother's direwolf's head was sewn onto his body, when Oberyn gets brutally killed, just a whole lot of scenes were sad to think about, and most of them feature the death of a character. Plus, I think it's saddest thinking about how certain characters were separated only to never see each other again. :(
Favorite location: Dorne but really who in their right mind would want to live in Westeros?
Unpopular opinion: I kinda wished the series had been adapted into a miniseries or a film franchise than an HBO series, and adapted by different people who understood and respect the story and narrative more than D&D do. Aside from the obvious grossness of D&D and how they're handling things that are handled much better in the books, there's just so much stuff that the show has been glossing over due to the time, budget and episode restrictions. I also think as much as the show deserves praise for bringing this political fantasy to life, especially with the first season, it also deserves an equal amount of criticism and the showrunners should take such things seriously instead of being incredibly dismissive and disrespectful to the valid concerns and complaints. Furthermore, I think ASOIAF is more woman-friendly than the show.
Am I bright enough to shine in your spaces?: GoT - Brienne post bearlennongirl on November 26th, 2014 10:09 am (UTC)
Interesting, thanks for answering this!

Tyrion, yes, I like him, too but I also fail to see why so many are so jshkjshkjshkdsj about him.

As for the saddest moments, most of the times, it felt lots (even) worse for me in bookverse (most likely because I read the books first and knew what was coming when I finally watched it), except for Oberyn's death. That was the one scene that haunted me A LOT more on screen, because urgh. And those noises.

I'm not sure your unpopular opinion is all that unpopular - at least concerning the D&D parts and general critic on the showrunners ;)
Renée: House Martell.rogueslayer452 on November 28th, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
IA, Oberyn's death was the worst on screen. Like, out of all the deaths on that show, that was kind of the worst in my opinion. It wasn't just the visuals, it was the sounds and just seeing Ellaria's absolutely horrified reaction just made it even more worse. When it happened it the book it was merely just described, so you can imagine anything, but actually seeing and hearing what was being done to him was just, no. I knew it was coming but I wasn't even remotely prepared for that. :(

I'm not sure your unpopular opinion is all that unpopular - at least concerning the D&D parts and general critic on the showrunners ;)

Heh, true. ;p
noybusiness: dannababiesnoybusiness on November 26th, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of a line from Tamora Pierce's second Tortall book (from the first Tortall quartet, Song of the Lioness), In the Hand of the Goddess.

"Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult? Alanna shook her head."

Edited at 2014-11-26 02:20 pm (UTC)