Two more things
"We already know that Game of Thrones features a considerable amount of rape, torture, and psychological terror. It’s not an easy show to watch. From the sight of a prostitute’s body strewn up and full of arrows from Joffey’s bow to the aforementioned king forcing Sansa Stark to stare at her father’s decapitated head to a very pregnant Talisa Stark being repeatedly stabbed in the stomach, it’s consistently squeezed in a rather profound amount of violence–the majority of which is in the books. It does not make any sense to add in a random rape scene unless the show’s makers have some particular inclination towards making rape a fun little extra plot device.”
Source: Game of thrones obsession with rape is getting out of control
"Making the sex scene a non-consensual one removes all Cersei’s power — and if there’s one thing Game of Thrones doesn’t need, it’s another powerless woman.”
aaand I am out for a couple of days…
Again, the excessive amount of things in my queue would make my absence not noticeable but just saying in case someone decides to write to me.
I just can’t watch a single picture of Jaime now, it’s just sickening to me to just see that face… no… I need time
Hugs to all JB fans, and to all that feel the same
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the lowest of seven hells …
1) No, it’s not rape in the books, not just because Cersei says “yes” and “do me now” and seems pretty into the sex after she gets over the fact that it’s next to Joff’s body, because yes, that’s all from Jaime’s perspective and maybe he’s kidding himself because he wants it so much. No, the reason I don’t see the sept scene in the books as rape is because once we are inside Cersei’s head, she NEVER thinks about the time (or times) that Jaime raped her and in fact contrasts him to Robert, who she remembers DID force himself on her many times, and thinks that the ONLY time she enjoyed sex was with Jaime. This is Cersei, who sees slights and injuries where none were intended, FFS, and she NEVER thinks that Jaime ever raped her, so … I’m not seeing that book!scene as rape.
So the balance of the evidence, for me, is that the sept scene starts off with Cersei genuinely worried about the public nature of their tryst, but eventually she takes comfort from Jaime just as he takes comfort from her. And the breakdown of their relationship is more about the fact that while they can physically connect through sex, they don’t connect emotionally any more, and neither understands the magnitude of the other’s loss. Way to take something complicated and make it uncomplicated, show!
2) I’m sick and tired of people saying that because Jaime pushed Bran out of a window, obviously it’s in character for him to do ANY OTHER CRIME including rape. Because as awful as crippling a young child is, it doesn’t mean that you’d rape the woman you’ve loved for your whole life, especially when Jaime is continuously shown in the books as one of the few men in Westeros who not only finds rape a criminal activity - rather than the attitude of “boys will be boys” so prevalent in everyone else - BUT also empathizes with the victims of rape - Rhaella, Pia, potentially Brienne - BECAUSE OF HIS SISTER, because he had to listen to her being forced to have sex with Robert Baratheon. Stannis and Randyll Tarly also execute/geld rapists, but I have no sense that they give two shits about the victims (and in fact, Randyll Tarly says Brienne she’d be responsible for her own rape. Contrast that to Jaime, who recognizes how damaged Brienne would be by rape, and intervenes to save her even though he doesn’t really even LIKE her at that point, and had no qualms about seriously hurting her in their duel.)
3) It’s not even in character for Show!jaime, OK? Because last season he risked himself to save a virtual stranger, one whom he had recently tried to kill, from rape. Why would he do that and yet force himself on Cersei?
4) Bringing Jaime back early to KL is basically the worst change for no reason that I have seen on the show. UGH! I know this is kind of ridiculous, but I really feel like D&D just ran over my dog. I know I’ve been chanting the mantra that “it’s not like this in the books” but … I also know that it’s highly unlikely that Martin will finish the books, which means that the ending of this story is in the hands of the very people whose understanding of my favorite character is SO VERY LACKING. (Their understanding of other characters is also hugely suspect, but I just cared more about Jaime.)
5) I actually liked a lot of the episode except for the interminable Sam/Gilly scenes. I do like them, but was it three separate conversations about how she wasn’t safe at Castle Black? (I guess it needed to be said since Cersei wasn’t safe in the Great Sept of Baelor from her own brother/lover, eh?)
6) I’m thinking of all the money I’ll save now by not subscribing to HBO next season or buying any more DVDs. How fun for me!
7) Lastly, dear followers, I am now taking a bit of a break from Tumblr and Game of Thrones fandom. I still have a bunch of posts in my queue so they’ll be going up once a day (I’ve just edited out 99% of the GoT ones, though, so … it’ll be mostly Tom Hiddleston (sorry!), cute animals, The Borgias, and some other tv things I like.) Absolutely no hard feelings for unfollowing, as I know this was masquerading as a GoT blog!
remember when jaime had his hand sliced off bc he tried to stop the bloody mummers from raping brienne?
remember when jaime ordered his men to behead one of the mountain’s men for trying to rape pia, a lowly milkmaid that jaime barely knew?
this is the same jaime that, according to d&d, would casually rape the woman he loves at their son’s funeral. amazing.