May 1, 2014 17:47 (121/365)a heart-shaped patch of blue sky


May 1, 2014 17:47 (121/365)

a heart-shaped patch of blue sky

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柴灣 • 環翠邨 | Chai Wan • Wan Tsui Estate


柴灣 • 環翠邨 | Chai Wan • Wan Tsui Estate


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FKA twigs - Pendulum


Details of the LP1 artwork by FKA Twigs

"If I could, you know, team up with Anna Friel and Chi McBride again..and Kristin Chenoweth, it would just be a very special experience. I miss the show." (x)

The Secret History by Donna Tartt book covers set (not really.. but click for bigger sizes!)

Season 5 Casting


I had low expectations about the casting to begin with but I did not expect this much fuckery.

Why this show continually dismisses and erases Dorne’s female rulers is beyond me. Not only is it offensive but its dumb as hell. Dorne is such as interesting region for most fans because of how much it diverges from the Westerosi patriarchal structure. However, D&D interpreted that as an opportunity for more boob screen time whilst ignoring its rich feminism, the welcome break it provides from the cliched white male dominated medieval monarchies.

We can safely assume that Arianne Martell is lost to us (not that D&Ds interpretation of her would’ve done her any justice) or that she has been cast off to the sidelines. Seeing as Trystane’s character description reads:

Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell: Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part of the alliance offered by Tywin Lannister, then Hand of the King.

The most disheartening part of losing Arianne is that this is not a choice made because her story is extraneous or because of her character being dull (she would’ve easily captured the audiences attention) she is pivotal to the Dorne and Weseros plot-line. She has her own POV, even Robb didn’t get that. Sadly this is a trend, remember the last incident where a WOC was in power in Dorne? Or the fact that Catelyn Stark was ignored in favour of Robb Stark although it is through her POV that we see some of the most important events in the book series.This is deliberate aggression on female agency.

I thought maybe they wanted to use Trystane instead in order to give audiences a romance-based plot with Myrcella (which is dull and lazy writing). But wasn’t Arianne’s storyline with Oakheart engaging, tragic, complex and above all worth-watching?

There is no plausible reason for erasing Arianne.

It simply goes to show that Game of Thrones the show and ASOIAF are two completely different stories. Whilst one transcends the usual expectations of the fantasy genre and gives people who were previously muted a booming voice the other falls back on lazy tropes that are not only worn out and unimaginative but they carry the dangerous legacy of dismissing any voice that is not white, straight and male as not worth hearing.


Michael Pitt by Hedi Slimane for Another Man Magazine


Michael Pitt by Hedi Slimane for Another Man Magazine

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I’m so glad that canonically fourteen year old show!verse Sansa Stark is going to be ‘playing up her sexuality’ to manipulate Littlefinger.

So. Glad.