Fire&Blood, on 01 March 2012 - 06:59 PM, said:
For crying out loud! People can say they hate Cersei if they fucking hate her
No, they may not, unless they want to feel my wrath (and be thrown to Qyburn.)
Either that, or I was merely commenting that it was surprising that Cersei had not yet been named yet in a hate thread for 7 posts, considering how widely (and virulently) she is hated.
I was not questioning the validity of this hatred, merely commenting on its widespread nature. (And uncommon depth; perhaps more so than for any other character, even Joffrey.)
If the hatred for any character is, in my eyes, somewhat baffling, it is that for Catelyn Tully. Whilst the baby murdering Bronn is universally beloved as a "badass", Cat is widely despised. However, far be it from me to question people's hatred for certain characters. Its a fiction novel; people can hate whomever they chose for whatever reasons they chose to do so. The last thing anybody needs on a hate thread is some killjoy shouting, "OMG you can't hate her she's soooo nice!"
But is a conundrum how Stoneheart is portrayed as monstrous for basically possesing the same code of morality that makes the Red Viper "a total Badass." But this is an issue with the text itself rather than readers.