dr-dreamwalker asked: What do you think about the game of thrones showrunners changing minor characters ethnicities for the sake of "progress" IDK I feel quite weirded out about the decision of making Areo Hotah a black man, it just feels flat somehow
Personally, I’m wondering what I ever could have posted that would lead you to believe I would be receptive to this repulsive argument. Whatever it is, I need to change it immediately. And you need to take yourself elsewhere, thanks — Lindaaaa is that-a-way.
spittyqueen asked: heyo! hope you haven't already been asked this question tonight but how do you feel about all of the got announcements that were made today? do you feel like the actors will fit? do you reckon that arianne is actually going to be cut from the show or do you think that tumblr is just overreacting again
Despite various reservations I have about some of the casting and some of the roles themselves, I’m sure the actors will be just fine in what they’re doing. (Has anyone ever just not fit at all in this show? The acting has never been a problem, it’s the scripts people worry about.) I greatly look forward to Alexander Siddig as Doran, that’s a dreamcast come true, and hopefully he’ll be a saving grace in whatever the hell is going on in the show’s Dorne plotline.
Re Arianne, it’s not just tumblr “overreacting”, it’s literally everywhere ASOIAF/GoT is discussed: w.org, reddit, wic.net, the new WotW, facebook, other forums — hell, even youtube’s talking about it. I don’t think it’s an overreaction to find it extremely curious and upsetting that a significant POV character seems to have been eliminated altogether.
Now, it’s possible that the role has been offered to a particular actress and the contract negotiations are still going on — last year we were getting casting announcements through September — but the description of Trystane as Doran’s heir does not lead one to think that possibility is especially probable. If there’s a later announcement, then there will be, and we can relax — but until then or until some PTB says otherwise, we can only work with the information we’ve got.
Spoilers and speculation under the cut:
eldergrantaire asked: what do you think ned would have done if jon had had the purple eyes/silver hair targ look? i feel like it might have been harder to pass him off as his own bastard, and questions might have been asked, not to mention how robert would react if he ever happened to see him.
It would have been very difficult indeed. Good thing it didn’t happen that way, eh?
Do you ever think about how Sandor Clegane (dark hair, grey eyes) had a little sister who died when she was a child, and how she probably also had dark hair and grey eyes, and thus probably looked rather like Arya Stark?