Idly Ruminating

It's what I do.

andibgoode asked: That comment you reblogged is SO GOOD. I've only read up to book 2 but I remember something Catelyn and Robb did in the book that was slightly different in the show but it made it seem like Robb had no respect for her or something, when it was v. different in the book, I think? IDK. I can't remember but too much seems to have changed in the women's characters.

Yes!!! It’s been a while since I’ve read the books, but I certainly remember Robb being so much more respectful of Catelyn in them and the show, he just seemed so dismissive. Much like most of the people in regards to women characters. And then we have the super problematic white savior Daenarys. kafdjaljsfaslfjasdl

  1. xutraa said: I WISH I COULD LIVE WITH YOU, CAT FLATS FOREVER

AND THEN ONE OF THEM WAS ALL, NOPE, DO NOT WANT CATS HERE BECAUSE I HAVE A CAT AND I WAS ALL, THEN WHY EVEN PUT PET FRIENDLY. LIKE, I KNOW PROSPECTIVE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANIMALS BUT I GOT ALL !! AND THEN :( AND BOO-URNS. DAMNIT, ME TOO.

It’s really disappointing to me the way the show has taken so many of its female characters. GRRM has one of the best fantasy-novel depictions I can think of of what it’s like to be a woman in a world that is overwhelmingly geared to hate women—I can get the argument that not all fantasy worlds need to be ones that hate women, but he has some really important and interesting social commentary, commentary that often goes deeper than just the surface level (Cersei and Arya’s relation to their femininity is really compelling to me in particular). They’re characters that resonate with me and that I really respond to. And I think the vast majority of those nuances have been lost in translation. Some of that is inevitable, just because of the scope of television vs. thousand page novels. But certain things just seem so callous, like having Asha Greyjoy call Theon a “c-nt” to demean him when in the novels, she specifically muses on why it is that men think that has to be such a demeaning term. Or having Brienne tell Jaime that he’s whining like a woman, when in the novels, she talks about how she thinks more songs need to be written about the bravery of women and their strength. It sucks to watch. It speaks to laziness in screenwriting.

  1. cutselvage said: oh man you should read everything whoistorule has to say on this subject, she’s furious about it.

ooo, ta!! gonna read now.

  1. andibgoode said: Haven’t read the books, or caught up, but I read an article about how that & at least one other scene are changed from consenting to rape. Ugggggh.
    SO FREAKIN GROSS
  2. fiercebunny said: wtf? who looks at these books and decides they need to be more rape-y?

right???

oh ok, they’re going with that scene and then decided to make it non consenting even though it was in the books? for. fuck’s. sake.

  1. moral-disorder said: Some people are okay with cats but dont put pet friendly on the ads. Its worth asking.

oh, thanks! didn’t think of that.

wow, am i gonna have trouble if i want to live in a share/flatmate situation with dodge. out of over 700 ads in the cbd and surrounding areas, only 120 are pet friendly. this is probably why i’m more likely to aim towards living alone. 

oh hey it’s time for the “i’m a big loser and will never amount to anything” portion of the day. FUN.