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Forest Lass

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  1. Forest Lass

    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    I'll never forget 'myrish swamp' either. I agree though, romantic scenes must be difficult to write. Most are cringey to me. The first love scene I remember reading had this: "He crawled atop her slowly, like a hungry tiger on the prowl"
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    Pet-Peeves in Novels?

    when two characters are kissing and the author goes with the old "their tongues battled for dominance"
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    Same. They should hook him up with a chef job hahaha. I was disappointed with the curtness of her reunion of Hot Pie. And Nymeria. I'm hoping any future reunions for her aren't as cold
  4. Forest Lass

    What is the role of Gendry?

    I wouldn't be surprised if D&D decide to scrap it for time, but I would die of happiness if they were to give a few pairings some happy time with each other before fighting the Night King. Some catharsis sounds a little nice lol
  5. Forest Lass

    What is the role of Gendry?

    I think his role is more than just fanservice at this point. It's possible he'll forge new VS weapons for the Great War, but I don't see how he'd have the skill to do so. Even if he was an apprentice for Tobho Mott. Maybe he'll inherit Storm's End, but this seems unlikely too considering his derision for highborns. And his lack of knowledge on how to rule a kingdom. It doesn't seem like something he'd want either, even though he's sort of proud of his parentage now. I think his role has more to do with Arya. Season 7 really seemed like it wanted to convey how the Stark girls are growing up, coming into their own and being more open to new things. Such as romance possibly? Not a lot of people seem to think there is room in Arya's arc for romance but I definitely believe it's a possibility. There are romantic undertones between them in the books that the show left out, for good reason considering Maisie was underage. It wouldn't be the craziest thing to happen on the show, it just makes a lot of sense to me. Arya and Gendry already know each other and have established a close friendship, even share trauma with each other. They have a smaller age difference then a lot of other pairings and aren't closely related by blood. We all know the show isn't the books, but if they were to both survive the war I don't see why they wouldn't link up
  6. Forest Lass

    Do D&D hate feminity?

    YES came here to say this!
  7. Sandor Clegane, Gendry, maybe Jorah
  8. Forest Lass

    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Grand Maester Pycelle is in Episode V of Star Wars
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    Why is Arya so boring?

    It wasn't my intention to make blanket statements or accuse you of anything saying things you didnt, my apologies! I just responded to what I saw said in this thread as a whole and wanted to touch up on a few things you had put previously as well. I'm not trying to change your mind either, there are some characters you just don't like and that the way it is. There are characters I know I personally relate to but still don't enjoy
  10. Forest Lass

    Why is Arya so boring?

    aye, you can! I love your avatar, its like a little fallopian fuck you hahaha
  11. Forest Lass

    Why is Arya so boring?

    Arya is so misunderstood, not only in the books but in the fandom. I don't feel as though Arya is absolutely consumed by revenge. Yes, revenge is important to her narrative but I wouldn't say its the main theme of her story arc. Hatred does drive her, but it isn't what she's all about. In the show it can appear this way, but D&D both don't seem concerned about character motivations and stuff like that. She isn't defined by revenge, she's defined by survival. Arya isn't the Bride from Kill Bill, she doesn't gallivant around Westeros offing people and crossing em off her list as she goes. It's more of a thing helping her cope with the trauma of being separated from her family while they get murdered one-by-one. From witnessing the smallfolk be terrorized, raped, mutilated. It's a coping mechanism for when she's feeling small and powerless. In fact, most of the people on her list don't even die by her hand. Arya really only kills out of self-defense anyway. I think she kills The Tickler and Raff the Sweetling, both because of coincidence.. she doesn't go seeking them out. Plus, Arya is clearly frightened of the Tickler: "The Tickler was sliding around the wall to get behind him. She grabbed the second wine cup and flung it at him, but he was quicker than the squire had been and ducked his head in time. The look he gave her then was cold with promise. Is there gold hidden in the village? She could hear him ask. The stupid squire was clutching the edge of a table and pulling himself to his knees. Arya could taste the beginnings of panic in the back of her throat. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fears cuts deeper…" ACoK She's panicked enough that she feels the need to recite the teachings of Syrio, something she does when she's afraid and needs strength. Arya isn't a serial killer who gets off on killing, she's just a little girl who's endured a bunch of shit and was forced to adapt in order to simply not die. Her prayer list of names is less of a mission and more of something to comfort her when she feels the most out of control. The list is about justice and overcoming fear. Not everyone who's wronged her is even on the list. Most of the people on the list are people who hurt her family or friends in some way while she was incapable of doing anything about it. Reciting the names gives her a small sense of control when she feels weak and hopeless. She's full of hatred, but she's not a sicko like The Hound who thinks killing is the sweetest thing there is. "Arya watched and listened and polished her hates the way Gendry had once polished his horned helm. Dunsen wore those bull’s horns now, and she hated him for it. She hated Polliver for Needle, and she hated old Chiswyck who thought he was funny. And Raff the Sweetling, who’d driven his spear through Lommy’s throat, she hated even more. She hated Ser Amory Lorch for Yoren, and she hated Ser Meryn Trant for Syrio, the Hound for killing the butcher’s boy Mycah, and Ser Ilyn and Prince Joffrey and the queen for the sake of her father and Fat Tom and Desmond and the rest, and even for Lady, Sansa’s wolf. The Tickler was almost too scary to hate. At times she could almost forget he was still with them; when he was not asking questions, he was just another soldier, quieter than most, with a face like a thousand other men. Every night Arya would say their names. “Ser Gregor,” she’d whisper to her stone pillow. “Dunsen, Polliver, Chiswyck, Raff the Sweetling. The Tickler and the Hound. Ser Amory, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei.” Back in Winterfell, Arya had prayed with her mother in the sept and with her father in the godswood, but there were no gods on the road to Harrenhal, and her names were the only prayer she cared to remember..." ACoK Arya doesn't join the Faceless Men because she's some bloodthirsty assassin. She was dead on her feet, tired of being captured by her enemies. Tired of running, of losing everyone she holds dear (Syrio, Yoren, Lommy), of feeling abandoned by her pack (Hot Pie, Gendry). Her main theme is home, of family and survival. She even tries to book passage to the Wall to reunite with Jon! She can't afford to sail to Eastwatch and has nowhere else she can go. The Faceless Men are an opportunity to escape a war-torn Westeros. When the Kindly Man asks her about the death prayer, this is what she says: “They’re people I hate. I want them to die.” “We hear many such prayers in this House.” AFFC Notice how he doesn't call her a liar? Because he would know if she was. “Is that why you have come to us?” the kindly man went on. “To learn our arts, so you may kill these men you hate?” Arya did not know how to answer that. “Maybe.” “Then you have come to the wrong place. It is not for you to say who shall live and who shall die. That gift belongs to Him of Many Faces. We are but his servants, sworn to do his will.” “Oh.” Arya glanced at the statues that stood along the walls, candles glimmering round their feet. “Which god is he?” “Why, all of them,” said the priest in black and white."AFFC She didn't even know how to answer. If vengeance is truly her endgame, wouldn't she seem a little more despondent at the idea of not being able to carry out her personal vows...? Arya isn't a sociopath or a sadist or a boring character for being fixated on her trauma. She's not stuck in the past, she desperately is trying to escape it. She's just a lone wolf who wants to find her pack. Y'all better recognize
  12. Forest Lass

    Which is your favourite Westerosi House and why?

    ill always fancy the Starks the most. gotta love that idealistic self-righteousness lol. i am partial to the Mormonts and the Martells though... lots of strong females from those houses. Dorne in general is just rad cause the line of succession is determined by a firstborn child regardless of gender. im all for that
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.16

    Something that always stuck with me was Ser Alliser Thorne. He took the black for his loyalty to the Targaryens during the sack of King's Landing. He spends a lot of his energy scrutinizing and mocking Jon Snow. Little does he know, the reason he's even at the Wall is for defending Jon's father. He has no idea he's been antagonizing the son of Rhaegar.
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    Want to have an avatar/user pic? Read this thread.

    I'm new here and I'm not seeing my avatar in my profile... my emails synced up to the gravatar I made though