FUcking tumblr just deleted a shit ton of stuff I had typed. Anyway, disclaimer, I’m drunk. People didn’t seem to grasp this concept on the last Talisa post and were tryign to tell me to read the book or provide analysis and it’s like, thanks for reading, but my friend Franzia and I have something good going on, so like, make your own posts and don’t do annoying reblogs where I have to block you so I don’t have to see that asinine shit.
I’ve had a bad day
Okay so I think the heart of the fuckage of the Red Wedding, which I was pretty fucking excited about but now am increasingly dreading, is Catelyn Stark. Holay Molay even neckbeards have to admit that her character on the show is royally fucked and instead of HER tragedy which it was in the books it’s going to be Robb’s boring-ass ‘fallen hero star-crossed lovers’ bullshit with stupid fuckign Talisa who I CANNOT STAND DRAG ME UNDER DROWNED GOD.
But like the best part of the whole chapter was her inner monologue. Considering that I don’t think the show has dabbled in that (did they even do that for Ned’s execution?) they’re either going to spring a new narrative device on us PROBABLY NOT but they’re just going to have her fucking looking at her hair and clawing at her face and
her meltdown at the RW was epic and it’s going to be barely conveyed, and as an afterthought because everyone’s going to be like OMG ROBB DIED IL HIM HE WAS SO COMPLEX AND SUCH A GOOD KING WAHHHHHHH when in the books Catelyn COMMANDED attention as the POV and you simply could not escape her last moments which were fucking HEARTBREAKING.
And it’s probably going to be all slo-mo Robb getting shot a la Boromir and the sound is going to cut out as he falls to the ground before looking up, futilely, at the man who had been his bannerman once, who instead thrusts a sword through him.
And boo fucking hoo Robb wah wah wah. So they’re going to play that shit up because they have a boner for Robb CLEARLY
And this is a second problem I have with the whole scene WHICH WILL ALSO SERVE FROM TAKING AWAY ATTENTION FROM THE TRAGEDY OF CATELYN TULLY’S DEATH
FUCKING STUNT CASTING BRO
They could have had any boneheaded extra stand there and beat a motherfucking drum. But no they’d rather defer funds from, idk, hiring a halfway decent actress to play Dacey FUCKING Mormont and be a badass and inspiration to female fans and cosplayers, EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T GIVE HER ANY FUCKING LINES. LIKE, FANS OF THE BOOK AND HER WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY JUST FUCKING SEEING HER.
AND, LIKE IN THE BOOKS, WHAT A FUCKING SHOCK WOULD IT BE FOR VIEWERS TO SEE A WOMAN TAKE AN AXE TO THE GUT TO KICK OFF THE RED WEDDING. WHERE ELSE WOULD YOU SEE THAT SHIT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCH A GAME OF THRONES THING TO DO
But no. They just couldn’t handle all of the ~extra work writing a badass warrior kween or s/t so whatever no Dacey. BUT as a consolation we get the motherfucking drummer from Coldplay that NO ONE ASKED FOR. NO ONE was like ‘omg I hope they get legit musicians to portray musicians who were ACTUALLY TERRIBLE BECAUSE IN THE BOOKS THEY WEREN’T EVEN MUSICIANS.’ And there’s another dude but I don’t care who he is.
My point tho is that THIS STUNT CASTING FURTHER TAKES AWAY FROM CATELYN’S TRAGEDY AND THE RW ITSELF. Because if they’re bringing in fairly well-known people they’re going to cut to them so people will be like ‘omg I feel like I’ve seen him somewhere before.’ That is the downside of stunt-casting; unless you have an actual role you have to waste time showing to everyone who the famous person is. So I don’t really feel like sitting around looking at Will Champion or whoever bang on a drum when actual shit is going on, THANKS.
SO now it’s time for fucking Talisa and I need to take a goddamn break and drink some more before I tackle this clusterfuck.
I ended up passing out after this and when I woke up I had sobered up whomp-whomp. So there will be a part 2, and it’s probably going to be a LOT longer, and it will be all about Talisa!