Mhysa - Ramin Djawadi (GoT Season 3 Official Soundtrack)
asoiaf is probably the best horrible mistake ive ever made because on one hand i get to experience one of the most beautiful, powerful fantasy stories of our time but also im constantly having emotional breakdowns over about 40 different characters at once and the shit show that is their lives.
if you haven’t read the books i feel like the show must be so confusing and people’s decisions make no sense
and if you have read the books, you pretty much feel the same way, only you’re more angry about it
Instrumental version of ‘The Rains of Castamere’ that played over the credits of ‘The Bear & the Maiden Fair’
I wanted to make a strong mother character. The portrayal women in epic fantasy have been problematical for a long time. These books are largely written by men but women also read them in great, great numbers. And the women in fantasy tend to be very atypical women… They tend to be the woman warrior or the spunky princess who wouldn’t accept what her father lays down, and I have those archetypes in my books as well.
However, with Catelyn there is something reset for the Eleanor of Aquitaine, the figure of the woman who accepted her role and functions with a narrow society and, nonetheless, achieves considerable influence and power and authority despite accepting the risks and limitations of this society.
She is also a mother… Then, a tendency you can see in a lot of other fantasies is to kill the mother or to get her off the stage. She’s usually dead before the story opens… Nobody wants to hear about King Arthur’s mother and what she thought or what she was doing, so they get her off the stage and I wanted it too. And that’s Catelyn." — George RR Martin on Catelyn Stark (via fatpinkcast)
“I cannot heal them, but I can show them that their mother cares.”
"All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again..."
Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones / ASOIAF, The Hobbit, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Elementary, Nikita, Vikings, Legend of the Seeker, anything Joss Whedon, amongst many other interests.