You could say that about anyone's story at certain points in the books. It's called setup. Arya's training slowed her down at times, Tyrion's political dueling became repetitive, Dany was mired in Essos for quite some time, etc. When you adapt, you pick the choice parts, but you don't gut characterization/storylines.
Oh yeah, no corset for her. And there's no consistency, it's like everyone is in their own world. The corset most of the others wear flatten the breasts, and the bodices are flat, too, it's like the dresses are wishing there were no breasts there. And yet with Margaery, they are cut so low, the breasts are the focus. The neckline often looks sloppy, because the breasts make the flat bodice pop out unexpectedly, so there's this little bit of bunching on one side. And what is Brienne wearing? No one wears skirts that length, so yet another inconsistency. And the blue is a big story point, so what's with the brown feed sack? And she wanted to accessorize her intentionally plain, fug outfit with a belt? The dress she wore when she got back to Kings Landing was part of the story. Jaime, who is seeing her more and more like a woman (he dreams of her with "a woman's shape"), had a pretty blue dress made for her, to make up for the fug pink dress they made her wear as an insult. And he said, the blue goes well with her eyes, that shows he was thinking about her eyes when she wasn't there. Later, he says she is a lady, Lady Brienne. There are stories behind the clothing in the books that are better than the ones the costume designer comes up with.
The costumes on GoT aren't pretty, in my opinion, and they don't flatter a woman's shape. I think they wear corsets (probably not Margaery, though), but they aren't designed properly, and the clothes do nothing for them, so they end up looking smashed in odd ways. Darth Sansa's fug dress:
You didn't tell me you were dissing the costumes. I had to stalk you on tumblr. And your focus was Space Alien Margaery: http://jonconsredbeard.tumblr.com/post/133866950816/found-this-little-article-in-my-bookmarks-while Not consistent. It's funny how unrealistic this show is. Even fantasy worlds have their own reality.
All for Olly, Olly for all. Looks like one of those clubhouse signs, with the exaggerated "kid" writing. Olly's Gang. No Traitors Allowed. The other spoiler was the gang all dies, I wonder how that happens... Jon wargs into Rover, and does like the rabbit:
I didn't change my mind about anything. It never occurred to me it would be romantic, but like I said, if he/the show were to go there, it would be Arya. I waited patiently for years, after the beautiful scene in season 1, and they passed up chance after chance to develop the relationship. Jon seemingly never thought of her again. Arya finally remembered him in season 4. (Three times! And again in season 5. Then nothing on his side. And it looks like nothing again this season. Why do they even bother?) But they do this all the time, out of sight, out of mind. GRRM is big on repetition to show the characters' feelings for each other, Jon/Arya, Sansa/Sandor, Jaime/Brienne, Dany/Drogo, Dany/Daaro, Tyrion/Tysha, etc. I have pulled out a dozen quotes each for the POVs, and Sandor is not a POV but him, too, he couldn't stop yapping about Sansa to Arya. Dany brought up Daario nearly a dozen times in her last chapter alone. Meanwhile, they not only drop the connections, they drop the storylines that arose from those connections. And replace them with bullshit, like Olly, Super Ramsay, Must Kill Stannis!, Larry and Carol - An Epic Love Story, and beetles. They change the characters just to force fit them into these stupid alternative stories. And they take time for Missandei and Grey Worm, The Life and Times of Ros, Pod the Sex God, Time Travelling Talisa,... but not these layered relationships that readers loved, that draw you into the story in a lasting and meaningful way.
When she has the ultimate cat fight with the waif, that's in the streets of Braavos. I think that's perhaps related to the acting troupe, maybe she kills someone, and runs off, and the waif chases her. Also she is in a canal at some point. It's all a blur. The site that blocks Reasonable RedBeards! And keep in mind at all times, these are "exciting" spoilers!
I think that's in Braavos. The acting troupe stuff. Arya would not be back in Westeros until late. I'm leaning towards she kills Walder Frey in a stabbing frenzy in the finale. Awesome. And it seems like a good idea if Jaime is not around when she does. (I'm joking about most of this, but I did read these things.)
Not gonna happen. But that's hardly an advantage, that would paint a huge bullseye on her back. The only ones who want a Bolton heir are the Boltons. And what Cersei was saying was there are more things in heaven and earth, Sansa, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. She loved the father of her children. Jaime. She was not giving her advice. She was mocking her.
One of my favorite lines in the books was when Jon says this about Arya, who he loves, more than anything in the world: Bring her home, Mance. I saved your son from Melisandre, and now I am about to save four thousand of your free folk. You owe me this one little girl. When it's about Arya, that's when he can't say no. And the beautiful part is, he's saying bring her from Winterfell, to him. Home is where HE is. And she's just as crazy about him. They love each other. And it's beautiful. If there's any sister he ends up with, books or show, it's going to be Arya. I like her with Gendry, and I'd rather he not go there, but you can't deny Jon and Arya love each other with all their hearts. They think about each other constantly.
I thought Mel might be involved, but I never thought they'd make his dying thoughts about Olly instead of Arya and Ghost. That was a terrible loss to telling his story. Why would anyone do that. There's no plot hole they dug and had to get out of that's big enough to justify that. A man's dying thoughts matter in life, but in a story, it's huge. That's not an interchangeable sort of thing, not that many things in a story are. And it doesn't look like they are fixing that WRT Arya this season. In the books, she even wants to get on a boat from Braavos. And there's a line she thinks, kill the one who killed the one you love. She even remembered him this season, the scene with Needle. And they set it up last season. They set things up, then put them aside for a season or two, like you can actually DO that, and tell a good story that way. Meanwhile the wrong people get the emphasis. Olly was the most important person in Jon's life last season, and that sucks. If they had just kept Ramsay's rape victim a minor character, and not devoted the story to that, Arya still could have been the emphasis. And making Sansa a minor character destroyed her story, that can never be the same, they had to turn her into a completely different person, and she's still playing a version of that person. What a horrible, sad mess they made.