05 . 06 . 2012
At the edge of the wolfswood, Bran turned in his basket for one last glimpse at the castle that had been his life. Wisps of smoke still rose into the grey sky, but no more than might have risen from Winterfell’s chimneys on a cold autumn afternoon. Soot stains marked some of the arrow loops, and here and there a crack or a missing merlon could be seen in the curtain wall, but it seemed little enough from the distance. Beyond, the tops of the keeps and towers still stood as they had for hundreds of years, and it was hard to tell that the castle had been sacked and burned at all. The stone is strong, Bran told himself, the roots of the trees go deep, and under the ground the Kings of Winterfell sit their thrones. So long as those remained, Winterfell remained. It was not dead, just broken. Like me, he thought, I’m not dead either.
- Bran Stark - Clash of Kings. (page 969)
04 . 06 . 2012
Anonymous ASKED
Since I've seen people asking you about things from the finale that confused them, I thought I'd give it a try too (er, spoilers, btw). Who destroyed Winterfell? If Theon's men turned him over to the Northerners and left without a fight, then shouldn't Winterfell be just fine?

Maybe the Ironmen burned it before bouncing…  Maybe a random Joe in the party of Northerners who defeated the Ironmen accidentally dropped a celebratory cigarette in an errant woodpile…  Maybe the comet we saw earlier in the season led to some weird-ass weather in Westeros and there was a mega-lightning storm that caused a strike or five to light up Winterfell like Baelor’s Name Day*…  Maybe I’m not going to give a definitive answer here because SPOILER ;)

*not an actual Westerosi holiday

03 . 05 . 2012
stonehearting:

As she clasped the other woman’s hands between her own, Catelyn could not help but smile. How many times did I watch Ned accept a man’s oath of service~ She wondered what he would think if he could see her now.

stonehearting:

As she clasped the other woman’s hands between her own, Catelyn could not help but smile. How many times did I watch Ned accept a man’s oath of service~ She wondered what he would think if he could see her now.

20 . 04 . 2012

“Why? Look at them. They’re young and strong, full of life and laughter. And lust, aye, more lust than they know what to do with. There will be many a bastard bred this night, I promise you. Why pity?”

16 . 04 . 2012

Now why would that be posted here, Anon!?  It’s a prophecy, yes…but let the unspoiled stay blissfully ignorant of events to come ;)

That said, spoilers below the cut…

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11 . 03 . 2012

        ➺aSoIaF characters: Catelyn Stark

I want to be comforted. I’m so tired of being strong. I want to be foolish and frightened for once. Just for a small while, that’s all… a day… an hour.

28 . 02 . 2012
But if we are winning, why am I so afraid?
- Catelyn Stark (via fuckyeahasoiafquotes)
23 . 02 . 2012
chloe-liked-olivia:

“Sansa was a lady at three, always so courteous and eager to please. She loved nothing so well as tales of knightly valor. Men would say she had my look, but she will grow into a woman far more beautiful than I ever was, you can see that. I often sent away her maid so I could brush her hair myself. She had auburn hair, lighter than mine, and so thick and soft… the red in it would catch the light of the torches and shine like copper.”

chloe-liked-olivia:

“Sansa was a lady at three, always so courteous and eager to please. She loved nothing so well as tales of knightly valor. Men would say she had my look, but she will grow into a woman far more beautiful than I ever was, you can see that. I often sent away her maid so I could brush her hair myself. She had auburn hair, lighter than mine, and so thick and soft… the red in it would catch the light of the torches and shine like copper.

09 . 02 . 2012

fauxkaren:

marnienotmadden:

I really hope Cat’s ‘girls are not important enough’ line makes it in.

I think that line is brilliant for a couple of reasons. I mean, firstly, I love that Cat is just so honest and blunt about the realities of the situation. But I also think it does a good job of demonstrating the different positions and priorities of Cat and Robb.

It’s not that Robb doesn’t love his sisters. I don’t believe for a second that he doesn’t love his sisters. But Robb is feeling pressure from his banner men who would see trading Jaime for Sansa and Arya as a waste of their best hostage. And from a tactical point of view, the girls ARE worthless. He is also keen on winning the war. In his mind, the priority is to win the war and then when all is said and done his sisters will hopefully still be ok and their position will be secured.

Cat on the other hand, doesn’t seem to personally care much about winning the war. She’s supporting Robb in what he’s decided, but she doesn’t seem especially keen on establishing the Starks as rulers in the North. What she cares about is her children. Her family is what is important to her, and to her the girls ARE important enough.

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2 years ago

“The steel was polished to such a high sheen that she could see her reflection in the breastplate, gazing back at her as if from the bottom of a deep green pond. The face of a drowned woman, Catelyn thought. Can you drown in grief?”

“The steel was polished to such a high sheen that she could see her reflection in the breastplate, gazing back at her as if from the bottom of a deep green pond. The face of a drowned woman, Catelyn thought. Can you drown in grief?”

2 years ago
“I might have been able to trade the Kingslayer for Father, but…” “…but not for the girls?” Her voice was icy quiet. “Girls are not important enough, are they?”
“I might have been able to trade the Kingslayer for Father, but…”
“…but not for the girls?” Her voice was icy quiet. “Girls are not important enough, are they?”
08 . 02 . 2012
thebookpenguin:


The thought of Cat was as painful as a bed of nettles. He wondered where she was, what she was doing. He wondered whether he would ever see her again.


She could not think about Ned now. She would not. It would not do. She had to be strong.

thebookpenguin:

The thought of Cat was as painful as a bed of nettles. He wondered where she was, what she was doing. He wondered whether he would ever see her again.

She could not think about Ned now. She would not. It would not do. She had to be strong.

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