When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark, I hear a call
Calling me there,
I will go there
And back again
Her hair was a mane of jet-black ringlets that fell to the small of her back, and around her brow was a band of copper suns. Where the Sand Snakes were tall, Arianne took after her mother, who stood but five foot two. She is still a little thing, the captain thought. Yet beneath her jewelled girdle and loose layers of flowing purple silk and yellow samite she had a woman’s body, lush and roundly curved.
*happy birthday m
"Everything that happens now, is in your hands." - X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
OK LONG HBO RANT AHEAD SORRY
there’s so much wrong with hbo’s decision with what they’re doing to the martell’s storyline so i needa talk about it
BELIEVE ME i’ve read the books multiple times and i love them more than the show, that’s true, but i am no book elitist. i understand adaptations tend to deviate from the original source material, which is inevitable in show business. that’s fine! it’s alright! it happens and can’t be avoided most of the time! but hbo consciously made the decision to whitewash several of the already few poc characters in asoiaf. they consciously decided to cut down on the martell family in general, and in the process destroyed the possibility of exhibiting the traits and traditions of the dornish that made them such a progressive people in comparison with the rest of westeros.
we don’t have 100% confirmation that arianne martell has been cut out of the story, but there is enough info to leave us to assume the worst that she will not be in the show. that is a HUGE mistake, and while hbo is no stranger to making stupid decisions, this may be among the absolute most stupid.
trystane martell, a boy who has one scene in the books during which he is playing boardgames with myrcella, has been elevated to the status of “heir to dorne” and is presumably the only of doran’s three children that hbo has decided to put into the show, despite him being the youngest and most irrelevant of them.
arianne is the rightful heir to dorne; the dornish do not distinguish rights based on gender, which is a big fucking thing in the world of asoiaf and fantasy literature, in general. she is the eldest of doran’s kids and fights for what she is meant to inherit. it is a MAJOR part of her storyline, and is also a major step as far as representation goes in media. she is a fantastic character, a poc woman who embraces her sexuality and her femininity in all her endeavors, all while exhibiting extreme intelligence at the game; at the same time, she has flaws. she’s hot-headed, quick to act on impulse, and doesn’t always make the wisest decisions, which is where we see her development begin and is also the window through which we can watch her character grow.
arianne martell has a vast amount of potential. she is a pov character in the books, which is, again, a big fucking deal. she is a major step towards representation in media. if hbo has truly made the decision to cut out her character from the television screen, to give her role to a male character (who they cast a white actor to play lmao) then i have no words. it would be a true injustice to george r. r. martin’s story and to the fans who watch and/or read it.
protect and support arianne martell at all costs
If any potential Ariannes want to come and sit on the street you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Aimee Richardson (@Aimee_P_R)
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
― Herbert Hoover
The truth was, the princess was braver than her brother, and brighter and more confident as well. Her wits were quicker, her courtesies more polished. Nothing daunted her, not even Joffrey.
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