I just watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones (‘Breaker of Chains’) and I’m deeply unhappy with the way the Jaime/Cersei scene in the Sept was portrayed. I felt like it was completely unnecessary to change it from how it was in the book and I don’t think it suited Jaime’s character at all; I know his relationship with Cersei is supposed to be ‘turbulent’ at this stage, and the scene could be viewed as a climax of the growing problems between them, but after his capture and maiming I saw Jaime as a changed, more humble and humane character who was starting to really redeem himself. I know attitudes towards sex in Westeros/Game of Thrones are very… Medieval, but George Martin portrayed the scene very different in the book to the atrocity I witnessed tonight. Of course in the books it’s still very, very wrong for obvious reasons but the producers have added another level of darkness to it which didn’t need to be there. There was absolutely no need to change consensual sex into rape, not even on a show where we are already constantly met with examples of exploitation and sexual violence. I was upset enough about Drogo’s treatment of Dany in series 1, but this felt somehow even worse, and I can’t really explain why… I feel like it’s something that is going to change how a lot of fans view Jaime as a character, and personally I feel very conflicted because I’ve had a lot of sympathy for him for a long time but the scene tonight was just appalling. I know it was probably there for ‘shock factor’ but it just didn’t need to happen that way and it’s going to cause problems with Jaime that shouldn’t be there and it’s no doubt disturbed a lot of people in a really nasty way. Please don’t tell me it’s ‘just a show’ and I’m ‘overreacting’ - just don’t. I’m really quite annoyed, what do you guys think?
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That’s interesting, I think An Education is a really brilliant film! It was the first thing I saw Carey Mulligan in and she is so lovely in it. It’s so sad and beautiful (even though the character David makes my skin crawl)
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Hello there! Yes of course, I sell my prints on redbubble and society6. You can also find t-shirts, mugs, iPhone cases etc. with my designs, I hope you like them! Thank you so much for the support, it really means a lot to me
Anonymous asked: Considering how busy you must be, I don't expect you to reply to this but I hope you at least see it :) I just want to let you know that your art has really inspired me to start painting again after years of ignoring my creative itch. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world Kate, I absolutely adore you and your work!
This is the sweetest thing, I’m so happy for you, thank you for telling me this, you are just so lovely. Have a great day, wherever you are in the world right now!
They don’t think we can make this last
But we got eyes that see past these nights
And we got callused hands
But these arms aren’t tried
At least not yet