Haha, well, unfortunately I can’t comment on that in detail, as I quit watching before we got to this part. The thing with the show is that everyone is always exactly what they seem. Brienne is a bad ass Strong Female Character. Talisa is the Spunky Not Like Other Girls! Robb is the heroic young king. Catelyn is the grieving widow who feels bad about not being home with her children. Tyrion is the sassy hero who is always affected by his crazy family but somehow never in the wrong. Dany is the Warrior Queen. Cersei is the Vindictive Bitch. Arya is the Cute Lil’ Badass. Jon is the Hero. It goes on and on. It’s the most surface reading of the characters imaginable, taking one trait and using it for their entire character and never deconstructing them and never pushing them or exploring their nuances or their flaws and so forth. It’s just very cookie-cutter. So with Bran, it’s just Spooky Tree Dude and visions and shit and ah hell we can just phone it in because no one cares about this very much anyway. And brothel scenes. We need more of those. Hehehe we’re awesome.
Though I do think Jojen is pretty much toast, so I’m not surprised they decided to off him early.
Well as I said, I cried too writing it. Not quite as much as I sobbed and sobbed writing Chapter 106, but I definitely did. And yeah, I’m going to write the epilogue tomorrow, and then it really will be over. I’m just trying to keep true to the fact that it is a very bittersweet ending, and not everyone gets happy endings, even people we love very much and want to have them. I wanted more than anything for all my bbs to be happy and together and never worried about anything again, but that wouldn’t be true to ASOIAF and this fic, so I couldn’t. Hope you will like the ending tomorrow, and thanks for sticking with me all this time.
THEY ARE GOING ON A DATE
A REAL DATE
DATING IS HAPPENING
BETWEEN KILLIAN JONES AND EMMA SWAN
BECAUSE HE IS HER BOOOOOOOYFRIEND
THEY ARE SITTING IN A TREE
AS YOU CAN TELL I AM COMPLETELY UNAFFECTED BY THIS INFORMATION
im sorry bb
it was extremely hard to write for me too if that makes you feel better?
I’d reply with the appropriate gift but I’m on mobile so you can just imagine me patting your back and giving you a hug while secretly not being that sorry because I’m hades
yes. they they are. (they haven’t filmed it yet, but since Colin and A&E confirmed, pretty sure it’s gonna happen in episode 3)
YOU MEAN THE ONE WITH WILL AND US FINDING OUT ABOUT EMMA’S PAST AND CS DATE AND EMMA MAYBE ARRESTING WILL AND ROLLING HER EYES WHILE HE SASSES HER AND I JUST
THIS IS MY FAVORITE EPISODE OF OUAT EVER AND I HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN IT YET
i’m emotionally compromised because i finished the last ever chapter of TNR (only the epilogue to go and i am going to write that tomorrow, i will finish this damn thing before i go home) and i cried so much because theonnnnn bb and now i come on and EMMA AND KILLIAN ARE GOING ON A DATE
Oh boy howdy yes do I ever subscribe to that theory (which I made TNR!canon) and I honestly think GRRM, back when he fondly imagined the series was only going to be a trilogy, hinted at it broadly in AGOT especially and then had to scramble to keep the Big Reveal (which I thought was coming in ADWD, but there was a lot of buildup in the second half of the book to… pretty much no payoff GEORGE WHERE IS YOUR EDITOR but I digress) under wraps for a while. There’s just way too much evidence otherwise, and if he changes it now, I think it would only because he got pissed off that everyone figured it out so far in advance, which is cheap. And yeah, since as you point out, a lot of ships in Westeros are related some way or another, I don’t necessarily take that as a disqualifier (except for my feelings on a number of popular fanon ships, but ahem). But I don’t ship Jon/Dany just because I feel like it’s almost too cliche in a way. Jon is probably as close as the series comes to having a traditional hero, and for him to end up with The Girl just seems too stereotypical for Martin. Plus, this is probably unfair, but I really don’t like the acting of either Kit Harington or Emilia Clarke (not that I watch the show anymore) and to imagine them getting together is just… meh. It’ll probably happen just because of the neat ice and fire thing, and fulfilling all the symbolism (Dany’s vision of a blue rose in a wall of ice and so forth) and I’ll live with it if so, but yeah.
oh oh and I forgot to mention one of my favorite Jon/Val moments
when he sees her next to Ghost, as she’s returning from her errand to find Tormund on his behalf, he thinks they look like they belong together. Ghost is the friggin other half of his soul and he thinks they belong together and I just
uhhh…. “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough,” in which Killian and Henry bake cookies to surprise Emma
"Neapolitan," in which nobody is very satisfied
"Coffee," in which Will goes to the diner to get some and is ambushed by Granny for not returning her keys
"Pistachio," in which Gold is up to something because he is probably exactly the kind of weirdo who likes pistachio ice cream and also because he’s always up to something
"Vanilla," in which Snow and Charming go on a date and are all wholesome and cute and squeaky-clean
"Chocolate," in which Killian, following Colin’s expert love advice for him, buys some for Emma
"Ice Cream Sundae," in which the whole town just has a snow day and eats ice cream at the new shop because Elsa has frozen the entire place and it’s generally awesome