sansa stark

Happy International Women’s Day!

To celebrate the occasion, here’s some of my favourite ladies from fiction!

Row 1: Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Sephy Hadley (Noughts and Crosses), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Rose Tico (Star Wars), Elsa (Frozen/Disney), Melissa Chartres (The Last Man on Earth)

Row 2: Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings/Middle Earth), Quinn Ergon (Final Space), The Thirteenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Jane Foster (Thor/MCU), Amy Santiago (Brooklyn 99)

Row 3: Brook Soso (Orange is the New Black), Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Erica Dundee (The Last Man on Earth), Kitty Winter (Sherlock Holmes), Rose Tyler (Doctor Who), Briony Tallis (Atonement)

Row 4: Meredith Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Missandei (Game of Thrones), Rey (Star Wars), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), Carol Pilbasian (The Last Man on Earth), Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Disney)

Row 5: Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones), Ash Graven (Final Space), Tiana (The Princess and the Frog/Disney), Sophia Burset (Orange is the New Black), Misty (Pokemon), Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)

Row 6: Bill Potts (Doctor Who), Mary Brown (Paddington), Mako Mori (Pacific Rim), Gwen Stacy (Spider-Man), Jackie Tyler (Doctor Who), Ursula Ditkovich (Spider-Man)

Row 7: Yaz Khan (Doctor Who), Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man), Marceline (Adventure Time), Michelle (10 Cloverfield Lane,), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow/MCU), Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy (MCU)

Row 8: Eponine Thenardier (Les Miserables), Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls), Sandra Kaluiokalani (Superstore), Padme Amidala (Star Wars), Martha Jones (Doctor Who), Jasmine (Aladdin/Disney)

Row 9: Beru Whitesun (Star Wars), Nakia (Black Panther/MCU), Diana (Wonder Woman), Chummy Browne (Call the Midwife), Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn 99), Leia Organa (Star Wars)

Some GoT thoughts

My relationship with Game of Thrones has had… ups and downs shall we say, but for this final run I’m actually relieved I stuck with it.

Episode 1:

– At this point, very early on in the final series, I suddenly remembered Daenerys is essentially a villain now! And then I sort-of loathed her for the rest of the episode. This is an odd kind of loathing where I respect her as a character but look forward to her inevitable death.

-Seriously, when she tells Sam what she did to his brother, ugh. Villain. Villain who’s gonna be torched by her own dragons if there’s any justice in Westeros, which there is not.

-Nice to see Arya sticking up for Sansa, aww, what a long way those two came.

-Sansa is still my favourite. But I don’t want her on the Iron Throne, I want nobody.

-At one point in the brothel (obviously there is a scene in a brothel) one of the women starts talking about a red-haired soldier called Ed (or something like it) who was burned in that last battle with the dragons. Wait a minute –



Episode 2:

-Oh Missandei, I missed you. I hope you survive.

-Same to you, Gilly.

-There’s so many people in this episode whose names I don’t remember and sorry! But this was actually A LEGITIMATELY BEAUTIFUL EPISODE!

-Brienne’s knighting is probably the best moment the show has ever done, and I loved it, and I wish there had been more moments like it in the earlier days of the show.

-The Arya/Genry scene in a way feels WRONG because we knew her as a kid and ARGH but it was actually rather tastefully done. Didn’t even see anything. Nice to know the show has matured in that regard, thank god.

-The final marching-to-war montage felt like a rip-off of Return of the King, and it probably was. Didn’t stop it being a lovely, lovely moment. Oh god I love that melancholy song and I must download it now and keep it for ever. God damn it, show. A lot of the time I don’t care for you, just some of your characters, but then you go and do shit like this. That gorgeous sad song. Argh.



someone: do you watch game of thrones?

me: not for years, but I have an exquisitely plotted story in my head about how Sansa Stark serves as lady of winterfell and falls in love with another northern lady but she doesn’t realize it’s Love Love because she’s just like “what very good friends we are :)” and the other woman is really good at resource management and where to put latrines so people don’t get sick, and they work together and are best friends and maybe more?? Yes, more. It’s a fifteen episode miniseries about rebuilding after war, peacetime governance, and gentle gay love, sexuality, and trust. I have the camera angles all planned out. Arya is there, and she has twelve direwolves puppies that cause mischief. At some point, the whole north is like “There Must Always Be A Stark In Winterfell And It’s Fine If She’s A Lesbian” 

someone: can you pass the salt?

me: Episode Three starts with Sansa standing by her window, watching a pack of giggling small children have a snowball fight. She looks cold, austere. She watches Arya fucking pile-drive a six year old into a snow bank. Sansa’s lip quirks. She is Healing. The plot of this episode is dealing with mice in the grain supplies. Sophie Turner is nominated for seven emmys in one season. 


A song of ice and fire + quotes

“You’re like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren’t you? A pretty little talking bird, repeating all the pretty little words they taught you to recite.”