#sansa endures #it’s what she does #she’s tortured day after day and all she can do is smile and thank the people who torture her #all she can do is look straight ahead and will herself not to cry as the horrifying death of her family #of the people she loved #is shoved in her face in more and more grotesque ways #and the fact that after all of that #after all she is made to go through #she can still find it within herself to be kind #that’s the truest sort of strength #that’s a strength few people could barely dream of #it’s sansa’s kindness that defines her #the fact that she can live through what she’s lived through and still look for goodness in people #it’s remarkable (via whoistorule)
I had a dream my blog would be so different from this mess I'm blogging.
#dude#when jaime ran to joffrey’s side#for the first time in the course of the show i felt like i was actually aware of the fact that#jaime is a father#jaime has children#jaime has three children#jaime is joffrey’s father and he’s watching him die and he’s trying to save him and cersei won’t let him#this moment when jaime runs to joffrey’s side before anyone else can reach him#just reminded me of when cersei talked about how nobody could keep jaime out of her chambers when she was in albor#how he was at her bedside for every minute while she gave birth to their children#and i mean wow joffrey was a terrible evil sadistic little shit#and cersei and jaime are certainly fucked up and twisted#but my heart broke for them right there#they’re parents#and they’re watching their child die and they can’t do anything to help him (via)
people who don’t like sansa stark need jesus
When I see Sansa hate on my dash
Most of him has gone into the tree … He has lived beyond his mortal span, and yet he lingers. For us, for you, for the realms of men. Only a little strength remains in his flesh. He has a thousand eyes and one, but there is much to watch. One day you will know.
ah yes sibling bonding
One thing I would like to make note on that D&D did with Sansa that I appreciated is her ability to sit through the “War of the Five Kings” farce of a show. It’s hard to illustrate mental strength in a medium like television (or at least while keeping it interesting.) Thus, Sansa’s arc in KL has suffered a bit through the change of medium from books to shows.
That being said, the episode did one thing really well. It highlighted the juxtaposition between Sansa and others watching the same show. Loras lost the man he loved, Renly, and has to watch his death and life be insulted. Sansa watches the brother she loved dearly- and also all her hopes, her home, and her family- be mocked and degraded in death.
We see Loras unable to take it. He runs without being able to watch anymore. Sansa sits quietly, never turns away and watches every second. Because she has to. I loved that demonstration of Sansa’s growth and inner strength.