This car. Goeth would’ve bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people…Ten more people. This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would’ve given me two for it; at least one. He would’ve given me one, one more. One more person. A person, Stern. For this. I could’ve gotten…one more person and I didn’t.
Do you believe there is a demimonde, Mr. Chandler? A half-world, between what we know and what we fear? A place in the shadows, rarely seen but deeply felt? Do you believe that?
"Do you believe in fate?"
"I don’t mean justice. I mean retrubution. I mean facing the consequences of your actions that had produced a catastrophy. A sin that is everlasting. One you have made immortal.”
[2/7] The Fall (2006)
“It was the natural order of things… all things must die.”
Ellaria Sand, the beloved paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell.
do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general
Elia Martell is one of my favorite asoiaf characters even though we have never seen her. First of all, the woman was a Martell and a Dornishwoman. She was raised in a different mindset than a typical Westerosi lady and probably believed that a woman is not subservient to a man. Point blank, a Dornish princess is very different than a Targaryen queen-to-be, and the fact that she had adapted to a very different environment was probably not an easy feat.
The story of Elia Martell was a tragedy. She was publicly disgraced by her husband at the Tourney of Harrenhall. (no, I do not care if Rhaegar and Lyanna were in love, Rhaegar did not have to embarrass Elia like that and cause strain in the Targaryen-Martell alliance. If he was in love with Lyanna, couldn’t he have done a more private romantic gesture? One that didn’t have such disastrous political consequences?) She struggled to have children, if I remember correctly. If she couldn’t produce an heir, I can imagine that Aerys would not have been kind to her at all. Her death was tragic and unnecessary. Did Gregor Clegane really have to rape and murder her, as well as kill her baby (a baby, if you believe the Young Griff theory) right in front of her?
One of the only things we know about Elia was sweet, gentle-hearted, and had a sharp wit. This establishes her as a good, kind woman who was the victim of horrible political circumstances. What makes Elia so fascinating to me it that there is more to her, to her life, and to her personality than being a victim. She had thoughts and feelings, probably made some bad choices and some good choices as well. I hope GRRM expands on her character because she is too often sidelined in Rhaegar/Lyanna romance and portrayed as meek or having failed Rhaegar/not being good enough for him.
*On another note, I don’t think people who cast Gemma Arterton as Elia know they are whitewashing her. I blame the Prince of Persia movie. I can see Elia wearing like Gemma Arterton’s outfits from the movie. Personally, I see her as Aishwarya Rai or Freida Pinto. A young Elia I sort of see as Emmanuelle Chriqui.
On this day in 1996, The Spice Girls released their debut single “Wannabe.”