I’ve felt the same about various mentally ill characters (and their treatment in adaptations etc), so you’re certainly not alone in this
i’m sick of seeing the pair of them – loras and renly – reduced to gay jokes. even the nickname ‘the knight of the flowers’ has connotations of effeminacy and homophobia (’pansy’ being an outdated insult for a gay man, etc.). seeing all the best and worst parts of them being erased to make them flat and one dimensional. like how, with source material like a song of ice and fire, can you even do that. how.
loras’ mental health and its decline after the death of renly is so, so important to his whole character. so getting rid of such essential moments as ‘when the sun has set, no candle will replace it’ and putting in bullshit like his flirting with oberyn at the wedding/sleeping with olyvar/sleeping with prostitutes/seemingly having completely forgotten about renly is NOT OKAY. there goes pretty much 90% of what we see of loras in later books in one fell swoop, and i am really fucking angry about that.
Tumblr being tumblr won’t let me submit a reply to this, so reblogging instead – I totally get that. I get so annoyed when characters are twisted in adaptations because chances are that’s the version of the character everyone will remember and it’s THE WRONG VERSION, gah.
(My Exhibit A: Harry Osborn. WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE MENTALLY ILL KID I KNOW LET’S MAKE HIM A UNREPENTANT MURDERER)
I kinda just watch Game of Thrones because it’s so trashy (and aesthetically pleasing) now? It’s definitely not treating its characters well AT ALL. I shudder to think of what (I’ve heard) they’re doing to Sansa.