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Speaking of Game of Thrones- talking about the books, and seeing people talk about the books, I saw a lot of hate for these three characters, and so this set of videos was interesting to watch.  I love Brienne, Asha, Arya etc also, super hard, but it was bothersome that the three main ‘traditional’ female characters often seemed so disliked.  Not every lady can go swinging swords in that kind of world, and there sometimes seemed to be a lack of empathy or understanding of their position and choices, or what was available to them, or how their characters were shaped by their society, how they fought against convention in different ways.  Anyway, I liked all these characters, as characters.  Even if they are bad guys, Martin does such a great job of making them complex and interesting and great.

Speaking of Game of Thrones- talking about the books, and seeing people talk about the books, I saw a lot of hate for these three characters, and so this set of videos was interesting to watch.  I love Brienne, Asha, Arya etc also, super hard, but it was bothersome that the three main ‘traditional’ female characters often seemed so disliked.  Not every lady can go swinging swords in that kind of world, and there sometimes seemed to be a lack of empathy or understanding of their position and choices, or what was available to them, or how their characters were shaped by their society, how they fought against convention in different ways.  Anyway, I liked all these characters, as characters.  Even if they are bad guys, Martin does such a great job of making them complex and interesting and great.

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    Remember how we had a rly long blooper reel Best weekend ever
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    Remember when most of the time spent on those videos was laughing at Becky’s impersonation of idiots?
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    valid points about fandom attitudes toward female characters.
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    are really great. As Kate Beaton said, everyone is swift...this series without question…...
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    (*Click on the picture for the videos!) Couldn’t have said it better myself.
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    Apesar de eu ficar entediada com os capítulos da Catelyn e da Sansa, eu me odeio por me sentir assim =/