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)
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.
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.
A Song of Ice and Fire - Houses
Meera always listened to him
#this hurts in so many ways #he died in her arms #he was ready to die #he had been ready for so long #and he faced death with courage #he was selfless #and meera #this girl just lost a part of her life #of her family #of her heart forever #and still #she keeps going #because that was what her little brother wanted #because she has to #she must #even if she doesn’t know what’s going to happen #if what lies ahead will be good or bad for her #she goes on because she doesn’t know how to be selfish #the reed siblings deserve so much love and respect
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