And not a cock between them

So, season three of Game of Thrones has been digested already – we tried to take our time and pace ourselves through it I am sure, but not even a week later and we’re done already. Not that this is a bad thing admittedly. But herein lies my confession for the series. After the tragic end of Lord Eddard Stark in series one I honestly thought I would loose interest in the series. It’s no secret that I come from a family of Sean Bean fangirls. I thought I had already covered this topic in another post but seeing as I can’t find anything in my archives I guess not.
I recall my Grandmother saying that she liked him, I know my Mother rather likes his films and my Sister has a special place in her heart seeing as she spoke to him on the phone when working for an insurance company.

But I digress already. It is through the later series that I have found some firm favourites in the series other than the wonder that is Sean Bean (Who I have discovered dies in pretty much every recent movie as retribution for the sheer amount of mortal wounds that Sharpe survives.)

There are in no particular order – aside saving the best ’til last as custom.

I was going to post about each of the characters separately until I stumbled upon the revelation that there are a fair amount of similarities between them aside their obvious gender. Even thinking that none of these ladies have traditional gender roles in their setting. They aren’t wives who simply obey; but this is Game of Thrones – what woman really is? They’re fighters, warriors, survivors and leaders. They show courage in the face of men and stand against adversity. They survive their trials but they aren’t unaffected by them. They are equally unique and far apart that they stand well on their own but as a group together – so connected. Daenerys, like Arya, starts as a young girl going into a world of strangeness and uncertainty; only to dominate, adapt and come out ruling supreme. Arya, so confident and brash is only young – what is she really capable of? Nothing, but that doesn’t stop her bravery. Brienne – a woman bound by honour and duty so much like the Knights of old that men seem to have forgotten.
But I have to shrug all this aside because there is one character I can really feel myself gushing over all fangirly for! I confess, I’ve not had this feeling in a fair few months and it feels odd. That apprehension of letting the news out into the world and feeling rather abash for it.
I’m not even certain where it comes from – but I’ll never hide my absolute distaste for Littlefinger’s voice. I swear every time he opens his mouth and words come out it would be easier to watch the slaughter of a bag of kittens.
Maybe it’s the mystery; I can only imagine that there is a lot left to learn! But it’s possibly the attraction of power? Like I said, I am really not certain, other than I like the character. He interests me. His relationship with others also interests me. He is a man that makes you think, “What do you want?” and that is dangerous but also somehow alluring.
Of course, to appeal to a Jenn there has to be something a bit more than just that whiff of danger, power and hating someone I dislike and Lord Varys has it! Sass, cheek and a little hint of sarcasm!
But, I am only on season 3 and not read the books, so I still have a lot yet to witness! And I am sure there will be a lot yet that will see me horrified, amazed, enamoured and afraid.
(Just as long as Baelish gets strangled to death, I don’t mind.)

 

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