eunoiabound asked: Bagginshield and GoT!
A/N: So…I have never read, or watched, Game of Thrones. What I know of it comes from gif sets, sobbings, and the knowledge “You do not mess with the Dragon Lady.” Oh, and every character has gone through agony, and it would be faster to list those who have not gone through agony. With that…please don’t kill me?
Also, I have no clue how “three sentence fics” work, because I never make them three sentences long.
It was supposed to be a marriage of convince, nothing more. Bilbo was not one who was sought after and the Dwarves of Erebor were looking to solidify some sort of alliance with them, so Bilbo had been placed on the chopping block, to be married to the cold and distant King.
He hadn’t expected love, or happiness. He hadn’t expected the gentle way Thorin would brush their foreheads together or the way the whispered Khuzdul would soothe him when he grew homesick.
He had not expected the great big rock that Thorin had given him to hatch into an adorable baby dragon (a dragonling? a hatchling?) that was all scales and claws and sharp teeth to match his (or her) sharp wit.
Even now, Thorin glowered and cursed the serpentine dragon (who Bilbo had named Glaurung), golden and sharp witted even just out of the egg merely hissed at the curse before curling protectively around Bilbo, claws careful as they clenched on Bilbo’s heavy Dwarven wear to balance better.
"Oh, darling," Bilbo murmured softly as he stood on his tip toes to nudge his forehead against Thorin’s.
(Bilbo was completely lost when, over the course of the year, each strange rock he had been gifted by loyal subjects hatched into various baby dragons and, each time, Thorin cursed and stormed about while Glaurung practically purred from where he was curled around Bilbo.)
glowri asked: what do you think about daenerys? do you like her?
She’s in my top 5 characters and probably always will be. I don’t want her on the Iron Throne, but that’s more because the Iron Throne makes nobody happy and I think having giant fire breathing dragons is kind of a bad thing.
I have a huge soft spot for Dany because she starts AGOT as the abused terrified little girl who’s basically sold into marriage with a warlord twice her age who rapes her until she takes agency, and then loses her husband, her unborn son, and almost her entire khalasar and then walks into a burning pyre and hatches three dragons.
And once she gains power, she actively tries to make the lives of other people better because it’s not that she thinks she knows better, she asks Jorah “do you know what it’s like to be sold?” And I don’t think that’s fair at all because she’s a teenager and she’s somewhat arrogant of her abilities to save the world but she thinks it’s her duty to free all the slaves she can, and shut down the fighting pits or any human rights violations she sees, and it’s impractical but she convinces herself it’s because she’s the blood of the dragon that she can do it. And obviously, that fails her.
She’s not this magical Messiah (which is why criticism of Dany as the “magical fairy princess” is blatantly wrong I see you Race for the Iron Throne/Westeros.org) but she is a teenage girl who’s desperately trying to live up to expectations that she protects everybody. And I said this yesterday, but her chapter where she’s being abused by Drogo and wishes she would just die is the only place I think I cried in the books because Daenerys was 13 and I think the magnitude of her story was sort of lost aging her up and casting a 20 something in the role instead of a teenager (though obviously they can’t do that). The quote from Daenerys III is ”Day followed day, night followed night, until Dany knew she could not endure a moment longer. She would kill herself rather than go on, she decided one night. ” and that just makes me really sad.
Plus her mantra of “if I look back I am lost” struck a chord with me because that’s what I do as well. Force myself to detach from everything bad that’s ever happened to me because if I dwell on it and let myself cry, I’d never stop. She’s still capable of empathy after being abused by her brother her entire childhood, her only family, her only exposure to love and never even knowing a home. It’s why she ends up being so devoted to her people I think, because that’s the first unconditional love she’s ever been shown.
(She’s not perfect has a tendency towards vengeance hence her nailing up 127 people on crosses and cutting their entrails out (albeit sadistic evil people), plus the fact she is a dragon in that she has a lot of her dragons’ tendencies towards violence but half her internal monologue concerns how worried she is about her diminishing morality and if she’s going mad which well, is not evil or terrible but actually heroic. And her story just isn’t about the evils of colonialism because she isn’t the white savior; she is somebody that legitimately wants to derail an economy based on slavery, which is morally wrong always, no matter who does it. Plus this is the girl that runs into her cabin to cry about puppies being strangled and when people are running about calling her crazy and insensitive to suffering and a terrible ruler, I get so mad)