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  • Question: hi, i was just wondering what your thoughts were on how d&d fucked up the altar sex scene. i know you've been anticipating it, so i was just curious. - Anonymous
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    queencersei:

    Do I even have thoughts at this point? Is it a thing that really happened or a prank, we just don’t know. It’s just really sad because with one hit the show literally assassinated both Jaime and Cersei’s characters, used rape as a plot device, robbed a female of her agency, pandered to their bad vs good boner and used bad writing for it. I don’t even know where to begin, because I am trying to see it from a different angle. Like, as a book reader, it isn’t hard to see that there are many things in common with the original scene. Hell, I loved 95% of the whole scene as a whole, I think it was brilliant and the acting was incredible. Overall, I really hoped they might get it right after all. But then those last five seconds literally ruined everything. By taking away Cersei’s agency they rob the character of something that is entirely hers, something that defines the character entirely. Cersei’s use of her sexuality along with the use of her influence is one of the most important parts of Cersei, and I am not really sure who I am looking at. It is certainly not my Cersei. Once again we look at a character being abused by a couple of dudebros who think rape is a good way to show weakness. I don’t know if this is part of D&D’s terrific plan to Make Cersei Likeable, but it’s not acceptable. Cersei literally says no when Jaime is inside her, while in the books she is the one to guide his movements. Originally, she is the one to initiate contact, to seek his proximity, while D&D seem to think it a-okay to offer a lamb up for slaughter, in the name of their own agenda. Be it to show the Lannisters are the sick bad guys, or to cast a shadow ovr Jaime and Cersei’s relationship, I don’t care, they did it in the more cowardly possible way.

    This is not my show. And these are really not my characters. Don’t get me started on the 765789 ways and reason in and for which Jaime Lannister would never rape anyone because he is the opposite of all HBO showed us tonight. They built up a Jaime Lannister only to demolish everything he stands for, and I find it offensive as a viewer. It’s like they’re treating me like the most stupid person in the world. As a book reader, I am even more furious, because they know this is not what it was supposed to be like.

    And to add to the ridiculousness, now both writers and director and actors say it’s not rape, and consensual eventually (lmao what the fuck does that even mean) because they know they fucked up, god they know so bad and they’ll know even worse in the morning when feedback starts coming in. They perpetrate the lack of consent as not rape, trying to give in a free pass as they always enjoyed power-play so it is bound to turn them on (I quote loosely what Alex Graves said about the episode). Now, Alex Graves, thank you for this impressive load of bullhit, I’m sure everyone enjoys it as much as me.

    I could literally go on forever but at this point I don’t even care, the original is what matters. Jaime Lannister and Cersei Lannister are not what I saw tonight. I’m literally so done with your fucking rape culture, world. So done you could serve me and eat me.

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joansterling:

Since when did Peggy become the office’s new Don?

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benjiwyatts:

This photo of Amy is seriously doing things to me. She is so beautiful and I feel like beautiful is a major understatement right now. When she smiled like this I got butterflies in my stomach and— oh my god I think I have just experienced falling in love all over again.

I agree wholeheartedly. There’s just something about this scene. Her makeup is simple, she has a slight pink blush which glows and is fitting for the newly pregnant Leslie. Also, her reaction to Ben is so natural and sweet and genuine, exactly like the proposal scene. Amy’s acting ability is highly underrated, she’s grown so much since her SNL days.

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ladyjeynewesterling:

D&D clearly do not respect the work that GRRM wrote. They took a fantasy series full of well written, diverse women and created a show that treats women as nothing but objects to be raped, tortured, killed or used to fill the unnecessary nudity quota so that all the dudebros who watch the show can get their dicks slightly hard each week.

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lukecastellan:

friendsly reminder i have nothing against book! dany

but show dany is something i despise with all my life bc she is literally a prop d&d use to keep the ratings up. she lost all her insecurities, is now just a warrior who speaks 304823904 languages, no humanity or appealing…

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whoistorule:

can someone tell me why the fuck d&d have made the choice to have margaery ignorant of joffrey’s murder when the whole fucking point is that she helps plan it to protect herself as well as to give her more leverage over her husband (she would have more control over 8 year old…

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(*) When I interviewed Alex Graves about “The Lion and the Rose,” we also spoke briefly about the Jaime/Cersei scene and about how the encounter starts out as Jaime forcing himself on her, then turns into something else. This is what he said:

"Well, it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle. Nobody really wanted to talk about what was going on between the two characters, so we had a rehearsal that was a blocking rehearsal. And it was very much about the earlier part with Charles (Dance) and the gentle verbal kidnapping of Cersei’s last living son. Nikolaj came in and we just went through one physical progression and digression of what they went through, but also how to do it with only one hand, because it was Nikolaj. By the time you do that and you walk through it, the actors feel comfortable going home to think about it. The only other thing I did was that ordinarily, you rehearse the night before, and I wanted to rehearse that scene four days before, so that we could think about everything. And it worked out really well. That’s one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done."
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CONSENSUAL?

THIS IS THE FUCKING PROBLEM WITH NOT HAVING ENOUGH WOMEN ON YOUR WRITING STAFF AND ON YOUR CREW.

WOMEN.

WOMEN WOULD KNOW…

WHAT THAT FUCKING SCENE WAS.

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