watching: gossip girl (s3), breaking bad (s2), the mentalist (s1), bates motel (s1)

reading: american gods by neil gaiman
currently
love is a ruthless game, unless you play it good and right.

She touched his face. “I was lost without you, Jaime. I was afraid the Starks would send me your head. I could not have borne that.” She kissed him. A light kiss, the merest brush of her lips on his, but he could feel her tremble as he slid his arms around her. “I am not whole without you.”

doctorwhat:

i’ve seen a lot of angry posts on my dash about the implications of tonight’s episode on jaime’s character development (or, now, apparent lack thereof) and i’m 100% behind them. i adore jaime lannister with my heart and soul and the altar scene disgusted me.

but!

something i’m not seeing discussed, which needs to be addressed, is d&d’s complete, repeated lack of respect for female agency. cersei clearly and definitively said “yes” to jaime in the books; it was one of the things that made the scene stand out in the wake of joffrey’s death when i read asos.

but in “breaker of chains,” cersei never gets to say yes. and that’s what makes everything so disgusting. 

this scene is supposed to be empowering for her. instead, d&d took away her agency and stripped her down, made her a victim (as if watching her son die a horrible death wasn’t victimization enough). 

i’m mad for jaime, yes. i’m mad for the incredible journey that he went on in terms of his character arc last season, and all the ways he’s grown.

but i’m a hell of a lot madder for cersei. 

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 tommen than sociopathic 14 year old joffrey) and now she’s acting all bewildered and like she’s cursed

no

no

margaery creates her fate margaery is a player she isn’t played there’s real trust and honesty between margaery and olenna and olenna would not act without her consent because that’s what makes them different from the lannisters

what the fuck are d&d doing

whoistorule:

jaime would not rape cersei

the whole point of that fucking scene

is that she says yes

she says you’re home

she says you’re here

and then he fucks it up NOT BY FUCKING HER but by PROPOSING TO HER and telling her that they can replace their dead son with a new one

it’s not the sex that’s the problem it’s jaime’s newly arisen insecurity from his lack of a sword hand

THE WHOLE POINT IS THAT CERSEI SAYS YES

ilvalentinos:

like i honestly can’t even be disgusted or surprised because this is just so in character of d&d way to miss the fucking point of the entire fucking nature of the cersei/jaime relationship

like not only did you miss the fact that robb stark’s story is fundamentally catelyn’s story you also missed. the point. that cersei/jaime is fundamentally a relationship rooted in consent?????? like that is literally the WHOLE POINT of this relationship; this is the one person in the world that cersei chooses to be with, that she wasn’t sold to or commodified by. she was sold to robert baratheon when she was 16 and was raped and physically abused for the entirety of their marriage pretty much, and has had to use her sex to consolidate her power in the aftermath and through it all jaime is the only person she EVER chooses to have sex with

and you come up with this

like god how hard is it to follow the template of something that’s ALREADY EXPLICITLY SET OUT FOR YOU but hey you gotta have material to jack off over right and nothing’s better than rape huh

houselannisters:

Yes because jaime would totally rape cersei

the jaime that  felt sick at the sound of hearing rhaella targaryen raped

the jaime that also felt sick after he heard of ellia and her babies being brutally murdered

THE JAIME THAT GOT HIS HAND CUT OFF SAVING HIS FRIEND FROM BEING RAPED

THE JAIME THAT SAID HE WOULD RATHER DIE IF HE WAS A WOMAN THAN LET SOMEONE RAPE HIM

THAT JAIME

Fuck you HBO: That was consensual in the books.

your-watch-is-broken:

Really HBO? You not only needed to change Khal Drogo and Dany’s sex scene into a rape you made Jaime rape Cersei?

Here is a direct fucking excerpt.

"Hurry," she was whispering now, "quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime." Her hands helped guide him. "Yes," Cersei said as he thrust, "my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home." She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.

But no sooner were they done than the queen said, “Let me up. If we are discovered like this … “

Reluctantly he rolled away and helped her off the altar. “

That didn’t sound like rape to me. Screw you HBO. Jaime is one of my favorite characters and if you could stop fucking up and appreciate it.

book: meaningful consensual sex scene that has implications for both characters and gives insight into the nature of a 30+ year long relationship
show: rape
Title: What You Know
Artist: Two Door Cinema Club
Album: Tourist History
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