Daktura Nurovaia Posted April 11, 2012 Share Posted April 11, 2012 Regarding the technicality issues that seem to have arisen with the term 'sexual predator', here is a quote I took from http://www.stopsexoffenders.com:"For the most part, a child is seduced in the same way as one adult seduces another. The offender takes him places, buys him things, impresses the child with his own personality, makes the child feel loved and indebted to the offender, then becomes physical with the child. It starts subtly, by holding hands, placing an arm over the shoulder, or putting a hand in the lap, then graduates to more explicit conduct."That the Littlefinger/Sansa dynamics hasn't yet 'graduated to more explicit conduct' might be attributed to the fact of her 'maidenhead' being the key to securing the annulment of her marriage with Tyrion, conditio sine qua non for Littlefinger's plans for Sansa to come to fruition (or maybe we just did not have enough Littlefinger/Sansa chapters for their relationship to have played out that way yet). Anticipating any objections that might arise on the grounds that the article I quoted referred mostly to 8-9 year old children, I should add that Sansa's sexual immaturity and inexperience with the world do not make her, in my opinion and despite her being 13 years old, any less vulnerable to Littlefinger's seduction, who, to add insult to injury, took advantage of a peculiarly desperate situation to come out to her as a saviour, a love interest and the father she had just lost, preying on her need and her destitution so as to be able to exert over her an influence he would very likely never have under normal circumstances.That said, I really enjoyed this scene. I really loved the way it played out, initially as a bit of a comedic interlude, then taking on some really dark undertones and climaxing with a delicious bit of creep, courtesy of Littlefinger (whoever came up with the word 'transform' was genius, it really did it for that scene). I think it was really well crafted and executed and I can not stop showering HBO with praise for being bold enough to put it on screen (I'm a fan of AMC but It's little things like this that get me wondering if HBO wouldn't be able to do a better job with The Walking Dead, especially considering some of the more extreme stuff that will have to be transposed from the comics the coming season). Uniike many other posters, I totally do not think that this scene is out of character for Littlefinger. It really fits in with the perception I had of him and I am really enjoying the opportunity that the tv-show is giving me of seeing this brilliantly-crafted character fleshed out in more detail (I was very put-off with the scene with Cersei last week, though, that is undisputable).Regarding Ros (once again challenging the orthodoxy - shower me with all the hate that you might, I will still get a freebie next time I go to chez Littlefinger's), I think overall she was a good addition to the show and that the actress is doing quite a good job at portraying the character. Actually, I always felt it kind of weird that, in a world where most of the male characters frequent brothels or, at some point or other, commerce with a prostitute, no prominent role had been assigned to one, apart from Shae (I have to confess that, at some point while reading book 2, I actually thought that was where GRRM was heading with one of the Stark girls, but lewd George fortunately managed to keep it in his literary pants). Regarding the outcry against all the allegedly gratuitous sex, hey, what's wrong with a bit of fucking? I mean, this is a story where one of the very few tidbits we get from fan-favourite Tyrion's past involves the love of his life being gang-raped by his father's soldiers and one wherein one of the elements that sets the plot in motion involves an instance of brotherly incest. No one can acuse GRRM of being coy. Why should the tv-crew adapting his work? Plus, I see added scenes and characters as a way of expanding the ASOIAF universe, whatever the setting, and I have to say I'm quite happy with the way they have been doing it so far.Just one final comment (this post seems to have gained a life of its own and I ended up writing much more than what I initially thought I had to say): I have been lurking for a while, but this is one of my first posts and I would really like to thank everyone on this site for having so much enrichened my ASOIAF experience throughout all of the time I have (invisible and undetected) been with you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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