I just don’t want Jack Gleeson to leave! He’s my favorite person, one of my favorite people in the whole cast. I can’t even believe he’s leaving. It upsets me too much. Maybe I’ll never see him again! No, I will see him again, of course. Jack Attack. I’ll see him. I’ll invite him to a concert. How can he refuse? His onscreen girlfriend? He has to! [Laughs.] -Sophie Turner [x]
“You find with the really great actors, the ones you really admire and look up to, very often they’re very giving, generous, warm people.” ―Kit Harington
ALL PRAISE BE TO QUEEN OLENNA TYRELL, RESIDENT WESTEROS MISANDRIST AND WISE CRACKING, MURDERING, POLITICALLY MINDED GODDESS
I honestly think that you have some unresolved personal issues if you hate Olenna Tyrell?? She comes into Kingslanding because her stupid son forces her to, which she likes to bring up every moment that she can. Every time that she has the opportunity to disrespect a male character, particularly the ones that have a lot of power or the members of her family, she takes it. Even though she uses Sansa to her own purposes, she also conspires with Littlefinger to set up a situation that will help her, and ultimately extract her from Cersei’s power in Kingslanding (even if Petyr is a creeper, it’s a much better situation than what could have happened to her if she stayed in the capitol). She is presented with a bad situation - her son has tied her family to the Lannisters and her daughter must marry Joffrey, who is more or less a psychopathic - so she calmly fixes the situation with a little regicide. If there is one female character in the books that has power, understands power, and is able to wield it in effective ways, it is Olenna Tyrell.
LIST OF FAVOURITE TV SERIES:
⤷ Friends (1994 – 2004) ★
Fine! Judge all you want but, married a lesbian, left a man at the altar, fell in love with a gay ice dancer, threw a girl’s wooden leg in the fire, live in a box!
Happy 55th Birthday, Emma Thompson!
b. 15th April 1959"I’m not fiddling about with myself. We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60. The trick is to age honestly and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it."
Tywin rushing to his grandson to cover him when Joffrey dies (◡‿◡✿)
history meme - one war (1/1)
The Cold War (1947-1981) was a sustained period of conflict, primarily between the USSR and the USA. Spurred on by continuing tensions from the end of WWII, The Cold War was a clash of ideologies - communism (Soviet Russia) vs. capitalism (America), with each side vying for dominance in a bitter power struggle. The term ‘Cold War’ comes not from Russia’s climate, but instead refers to the lack of actual army-to-army warfare taking place. Instead, both counties fought for their beliefs through technological advances such as the space and arms races, while their client states fought in proxy wars - e.g. Vietnam and Korea.
What may have eventually ensured that The Cold War didn’t become ‘hot’ was the impending threat of nuclear warfare. Both the USSR and the USA had frantically stockpiled as many nuclear weapons as possible in the struggle to be the superior military force, but the threat atom bombs posed was not so well known until 1952, when America exploded the H-Bomb; 2500 times more powerful than that dropped in Hiroshima. Russia followed suit, possessing their own H-Bomb by the following year. Suddenly, the world was a much more dangerous place. Both nations knew that if they were to fire their missiles, the enemy would respond immediately; resulting in wide-spread mass destruction for them both. As Soviet leader Nikita Chrushev said: “The survivors of a nuclear war would envy the dead.” [+more]