Oh, and his acting choices. I’ll give you an example. When I got back from Blackwater and I was on the rock and burnt to bits, we rehearsed that scene. And this is a man I’ve been breaking my back for for a long time. His first line was, “I thought you were dead.” And most actors, they’d stand up and there’d be a moment of recognition, that one of the family had returned.

Stephen decides he’ll sit down, with his back to me, and he just looked over his shoulder for a moment when he says, “I thought you were dead.” He gave me nothing! That was really brave, because most would go for sympathy or emotion, but Stephen has no desire to be liked. He just doesn’t give a fuck!

But for me, it’s brilliant for the scene! Because that’s how my character feels, like, “Is that all I’m going to get?!” It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing we have, that power shift. Stephen’s a joy, a joy.

” —

Liam Cunningham about Stephen Dillane (via ravenofstars)

#So they hired Stannis Baratheon to play Stannis Baratheon

(via stannisisthefury)

(via jon-snow)

 The onion knight would have bent his knee, but a King’s Hand could not; to do so would suggest that the king he served was less than this fat lord. “I have not come as a petitioner,” Davos replied. “I have a string of titles too. Lord of the Rainwood, Admiral of the Narrow Sea, Hand of the King.”

 The plump woman on the stool rolled her eyes. “An admiral without ships, a hand without fingers, in service to a king without a throne. Is this a knight who comes before us, or the answer to a child’s riddle?”

And the more we bleed each other, the weaker we shall all be when the real enemy falls upon us. 

greenseer:

the cool t hing about bowling AUs is that you can just be like “imagine [character] bowling” and thats…the whole joke. thats sufficient. like: imagine stannis baratheon bowling. i dont need to add anything to that

Even as Davos spoke, he thought, This world is twisted beyond hope, when lowborn smugglers must vouch for the honor of kings.

  • Arya: Just finished ASOS and moving into AFFC. She has six chapters of material left, including Mercy. She also has warging/skinchanging material that hasn't been touched on yet and could be explored.
  • Bran: Still in the middle of his ADWD chapters. Will the material for his remaining two chapters stretch over S5 or will we hit massively important spoiler territory very quickly?
  • Dany: In the middle of ADWD. This is the novel where she has the most chapters, so the material could last her through S5.
  • Jon: Completed ASOS and going into ADWD. He has 13 chapters that could go through S5 and into S6.
  • Tyrion: Has just finished ASOS and will move into ADWD. He has 12 whole chapters left that could conceivably stretch beyond S5.
  • Cersei: Will begin her AFFC story next season. Her 12 total chapters will likely see her through S5 and S6. But since D&D want to end in seven seasons, book spoilers will probably start for her in season six.
  • Jaime: He just finished ASOS, but much of his AFFC story has been eliminated due to changes in previous episodes/seasons. Who knows what he'll do.
  • Sansa: Her book material was pretty much exhausted/eliminated in the eighth episode of S4. She'll likely go straight into TWOW in S5 with that controversial chapter and D&D fan fic.
  • Brienne: She's technically been going through her AFFC material this season, but since important parts of it have been left out of the series and more things have been added (knowing Arya is alive) who knows where she'll go from here.

teenlaqueefah:

A Song of Ice and Fire - Houses

baelatargaryen:

Meera always listened to him

                  

bravedannyflint:

a part of me is like, there’s no fucking way that a block formation of soldiers on horses could be so disciplined as to maintain straight rows while turning

and another part of me is like, well it is stannis baratheon

She walked fast, to keep ahead of her fear, and it felt as though Syrio Forel walked beside her, and Yoren, and Jaqen H’ghar, and Jon Snow.