Anonymous asked: i haven't read the books but do you think aryaxgendry has any chance of becoming canon?
I think Arya/Gendry has about as much of a chance as anything else, really. Which is not saying it has a good chance, because this series is very cruel and it’s hard to hold out hope for anything really, but it doesn’t have a bad chance either.
I mean, there’s nothing actively working against the relationship except for, oh, miles of distance, personal trauma, a relatively minor (for this series) age gap, and the possibilities of armageddon… Like, at least they’re not dead (yet), or married to someone else, or on opposite sides of a war, or related to each other, or sworn to kill each other… and y’know, at least they’ve met. (Don’t laugh, people ship quite a few characters that have never met.) At least they’ve had some kind of friendship already. Their other problems are almost irrelevant, in context. ;)
So, yeah, basically, if they both live, once Arya grows up (if she grows up — there was once a 5-year-gap planned for the books, but it was removed, but maybe GRRM might add a timeskip in at the end), if they meet again, I can certainly see them getting together. Marriage and happiness? God knows, I just want them sane and alive. (See also.)
Also, for more info, you don’t mind book spoilers, I have more detailed thoughts about Gendry here, and a rant about the bastard/legitimization question here. I’ve got Arya thoughts all over the place, but a good overview is here. Hope that helps!
grinningsouls asked: The Tori Amos song for Sansa and Ned broke my heart to pieces. In addition to your Sansa playlist, check Karen Elson's "Stolen Roses". The slight medieval tone, "the stolen roses", that remind me of the winter roses in Winterfell (and the story of Bael the Bard). and her longing for Winterfell, seemed so Sansa-ish to me, so beautiful. I heard this song for the first time right after I read Sansa's last chapter in ASOS, and it pretty much became my Sansa hymn, hah. I hope you like it as well. (:
That’s a very pretty song, I love the echoes of “Scarborough Fair”. Very Lyanna-ish as well as for Sansa, I think. Thank you so much for recommending it to me. :)
Anonymous asked: Any chance you could put the ASOIAF music challenge songs on a 8track when you have done, like a fanmix of sorts. :) Love the blog btw your meta is top notch.
Thanks so much! And sure, I suppose I could, never worked with 8tracks before but it can’t be that hard. You haven’t seen some of the more unusual choices yet, mind you. ;)