TACO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS LITTLE MOUTH SHUT
Brienne and Pod to fearcutsdeeperthanswords! hopefully you’ll like this! :)
what if there was a sorting hat for real life
TIME TO DIE!!!!!
do u ever go to unfollow someone but then u see some rly good posts and u just kind of
you can stay
No, It Wasn’t Normal Back Then
(yes, you do have to look at your ships critically)
There’s this very popular perception among SanSan, Sansa/Petyr, and Sansa/Tyrion shippers that is was normal, in the medieval era, for young maidens to be sexually active or romantically involved with older men. It’s also an incorrect perception, one that perpetrates an (often disrespectful to survivors of sexual abuse) attitude that erases the problematic (and potentially triggering to other members of fandom) nature of these ships.
“Sansa’s marriage to Tyrion at the age of 12 was not (in Westeros or in the real medieval era) typical. The expectation of her to consummate the marriage was also not typical, and highly frowned upon by the nobles who attended their wedding. People knew what Tywin was doing was wrong. Tywin knew what Tywin was doing was wrong, but he didn’t care about Sansa’s well-being.”
I think this post is extremely informative and well-written, with a lot of excellent points! I quoted and bolded the part above because I think it’s really important to remember this about Tywin, despite the damage the show has done to some people’s perceptions of Tywin.
In the books, Tywin does not care about Sansa’s well-being. That’s an integral part of who he is. He does not care about non-Lannisters. Tywin Lannister had his army rape, burn, pillage, and murder an entire kingdom of people because Catelyn Stark took “the least of the Lannisters” prisoner. Sansa Stark is only valuable to Tywin because of her claim to Winterfell; Tywin cannot find a single flying fuck to give about Sansa’s well-being. Tywin knows as well as anybody that child birth in Westeros is extremely risky, yet he keeps pushing for Tyrion to have a child with Sansa at every opportunity, because he wants the Lannisters to have Winterfell in their pocket.
(Tywin does not care about the well-being of either Stark girl. The only reason those Tywin-Arya scenes worked (barely) on the show was because Tywin doesn’t care about Arya. She’s mildly amusing to him (please click this link), but he has no feelings of obligation for her. Tywin leaves Arya in that hell called Harrenhal without even looking back, without a single regret or second thought.)
There is neither compassion nor empathy in Tywin Lannister, particularly if your last name isn’t Lannister.