c.e. taillefer

May 11, 2015

The North Remembers – Sansa’s Arc

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Warning: Here be spoilers (but no dragons) for books and seasons 1 thru 5.

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April 6, 2014

In a Relationship with: Game of Thrones – Status: it’s Complicated

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Valar morghulis, errybody.  It’s hard for me to decide what I appreciate more: “all men must die” serving as a tagline, or the new iconic crow image that’s going to be hundreds of tattoos in no time:

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why not both?

Spoilers for seasons 1-3 and books 1-3 below the cut!

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May 6, 2013

Game of Thrones and Sexualized Violence

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I have been mad at Game of Thrones before. I was mad when they made Daenerys’ wedding night into a graphic rape scene. I was mad at some of the asshole-clenchingly awful sexposition scenes. I was mad about the attempted rape on Sansa during the riot (and the dream-recap the next night). I was livid about the scene where Joffrey abuses two prostitutes.

Last night, I was mad enough to actually stand up and yell a lot. There was huffing. I scared Gary.

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April 10, 2013

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow

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Like, for example, who the fuck are your parents? (This post will contain spoilers!)

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April 4, 2013

Sorry Not Sorry II: I watch Game of Thrones

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A Note: A short while after I posted my first Sorry Not Sorry, someone mentioned that they hated that phrase because of how dismissive it sounds, a cousin to “I’m not homophobic *pulls out bullhorn and screams* BUT…” I chose this name partly out of practicality (it’s topical, it’s catchy), but also because for me, it sums up the contradictions in being a queer woman and participating in media culture.  Pretty much everything I consume, whether it’s literature, television or video games, is going to have its problems, some far more than others. However, I like participatory criticism, and given the popularity of some of these works, the criticism has a broader chance to get out there and be heard. Maybe that’s still naivete. But it’s my naivete, at least.

Safe to say, this post will contain spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones, and while I’m talking about the show over the book, consider the post as having spoilers for books 1-5 as well.

Sansa and Shae

Ready?

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