Anonymous inquired: i was honestly in tears watching theon and his treatment. it was horrible and it made me feel ill. no one deserves that. ramsay has no shred of decency in him. he enjoys inflicting pain, on innocent and non innocent alike and if people honestly like him for hurting theon the way he has, i can honestly say i am afraid of people's judgement of character.

theongreyjoy:

WEEEHH thank you <3

I mean i get when somebody doesn’t like a character especially and you are like “haha finally”. People like to act like they are above fictional sadism but we all have characters that we just want to see suffer absolutely. I think peoples reasons are dumb but they are certainly allowed to feel them.

What is troubling though is

  • attacks on Theon are weirdly gendered at this point. “pussy”, “pansy”, “little bitch”, and otherwise it’s like “haha he doesn’t have a dick”, which is like, a whole different level of dark.
  •  Essentially, a lot of these folks on twitter are approaching it with the mentality that LMAO Theon is totally not acting like a “real man” should and fighting back against his abusers, and using female based slurs as a way of reiterating that (LMAO WOMEN ARE WEAK AMIRITEE)
  • and generally perpetuating some sort of shitty ideas about gender, gender identity. SO EVEN IF YOU HATE THEON LIKE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE USING THAT TO INSULT HIM INSTEAD OF LIKE, IDK, HIS ACTUAL MISDEEDS IS REALLY ICK TO ME.

but also in another way like, you can have a single freaking one man text post on tumblr about how Sansa is totally stupid or Cersei is a bitch or something and the whole fucking website loses it, but for the most part, I find that aside from Theon stans and a few select others, people typically don’t even react negatively about this here? Like when people were busting out rape jokes last year. When people were defending Theon’s rapists. When a lot of really sleezy shit is said about Theon people don’t really care (and man, I am very hyper aware of this shit. I am pretty sure no post calling out gross behavior regarding Theon has even hit the 200 note mark)

Not once. 

So if people want him to suffer and despise him and enjoy seeing him tortured or whatever the heck, I dislike it, but I get it. I’m not gonna pretend to be a princess here. I’ve definitely felt that way about characters I hate.

But there is a difference between that and using CLEARLY gendered insults, excusing sexual assault, or in tumblr’s case, completely blowing over and nOT TALKING ABOUT ANY OF THIS SHIT while freaking out over the smallest of slights against um…other faves is equally upsetting to me because the weight of the shit that people say (especially on places like twitter) is so horrific, and easily tops any of the piles of shitty, sleezy, gross shit i’ve seen slung at any other character on the show (more than likely because of the nature of Theon’s arc being so dark, but also because in the mainstream hes probably among the top 5 most hated characters in the series) I don’t think i’ve ever seen such widespread graphic detailing of “bad shit i want for X character”. Iy can get pretty messed up. Thankfully its way better on tumblr this year.

and its like dude Theon is my fave of faves and I love him and people can hate him all they want but if they are gonna do so, they should not be gross about it, because it’s not that hard to talk shit about him without the use of rape jokes, misgendering, sexist slurs, throwing your support/admiration in the ring of a dude that hunts women for sport, etc. 

and again, the disproportionate lack of distaste and discussion about this almost upsets me as the actual comments do, because in other circumstances, this would BLOW UP on tumblr. 



“People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.” — Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)

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Please he is my son



kingofscots:

we all knew this post was coming

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Cartimandua was a 1st-century queen of the Brigantes, a Celtic people living in what is now northern England. She came to power around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain, and formed a large tribal agglomeration that became loyal to Rome. She appears to have been widely influential in early Roman Britain.

Our only knowledge of Cartimandua is through the writings of Roman author Tacitus, who presents her in a negative light. He writes of her treacherous role in the capture of Caratacus, who had sought her protection, her “self-indulgence, her sexual impropriety in rejecting her husband in favour of a common soldier, and her “cunning strategems” during her rule. However, he also consistently names her as a queen, the only one such known in early Roman Britain.

Boudica was ruler of the Iceni people, a Celtic tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. In AD 60 or 61, while the Roman governor Gaius Paulinus was leading a campaign on the island of Anglesey off the northwest coast of Wales, Boudica led the Iceni as well as the Trinovantes and others in revolt.

Boudica led 100,000 Iceni, Trinovantes and others to fight the Roman Legio IX Hispana and burned and destroyed several settlements in Britannia. An estimated 70,000–80,000 Romans and British were killed in the three cities by those led by Boudica. The crisis caused the Emperor Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from Britain, but Suetonius’s eventual victory over Boudica confirmed Roman control of the province. Boudica’s fate is not known.

The two women are the only known female Celtic rulers of the age.



mugglesandmagic:

if you watch game of thrones, a show full of murderers, rapists, people who flay others alive, stab pregnant women in the stomach, murderer people at weddings, kill family members, zombies, a guy who bashes babies skulls on walls and rapes their mother etc etc

and the character you hate the most is a teenage girl, who has lost her entire family and is living in a city where she cant trust a single person because they either want to fuck her or use her for their own political gain, then you need some serious help, like call a doctor now

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in a shocking turn of events Richard Madden is not Ian Murray



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to cast you down

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