AU where the real Oberyn backflips out of the stands and stabs The Mountain in the face while he’s distracted killing Showberyn
Ellaria whips her phone out and she and Tyrion start taking selfies in front of Cersei’s horrified face while Oberyn lobs his spear at Tywin
Elia played by Freida Pinto serenely descends from the sun itself and high fives all three of them
i had to present my preliminary final paper topic for my fan culture and celebrity class to a room full of people who knew very little about game of thrones. this was my resulting power point (with me using lots more words then what is shown, obviously, but this gives you the general idea). i‘m sure my actual paper will end up on here eventually and we can see how much my argument has grown!!!! it’s not due for a whole week tho, so everybody calm down.
excellent. also the adoration of Arya and how she’s an “empowered” female figure, and the dislike of Sansa because apparently isn’t empowered, is linking female empowerment to female characters’ masculine traits and attainment of freedom through these traits. Sansa is most often hated because of her feminine traits (liking knights and flowers, being sensitive, etc), which is the most misogynistic thing of all, imo.
basically, it’s not that she’s hated because she’s a girl that bugs me, it’s that she’s hated because she’s girly. aka: female characters can only be loved as long as they’re not stereotypically feminine.