#forever grateful for oberyn martell#the only character who consistently criticised and fought and raged against the all-pervasive culture of rape & sexual sadism#and who sought retribution for the rape of his sister not because it brought dishonour to his family#or sullied her femininity#but because it was a heinous violation of a human being that got buried in silence#he was determined to give voice to it; and to keep giving voice until it couldn’t be ignored any more#to be as unflinching and ruthless and relentless as the man who brutalised the person he loved#jfc the show needed this embedded voice of resistance so badly; one voice against a tide of complicity and complacency#[this character was everything this performance was everything i’m so fucking torn up about it]
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“When I was little, it was all I wanted to do. I wanted to be an actress and then I grew up and thought, well that’s not a real job. And it also didn’t seem possible, as I didn’t know anyone in the business. It seemed like a dream that was too big and I was too scared to try, in case the dream didn’t come true and it could no longer be my dream. If I could hold onto it as a dream and it is never touched, then it will always be there. Then I realised that not trying is the same as not getting, so I may as well try.”
This is my favorite thing I’ve ever read about Aubrey Plaza
Oh, he’s beautiful! And look, he’s your age!
GRRM has written a beautiful growth process of taking a young girl you feel like you want to protect, and then watching her protect herself and grow into her own and turn into a strong woman and leader. And also, the dragons, man! I think the reason she’s such a popular character is the CGI dragons look pretty cool and the magic of them is definitely a quick way of making a character stand out. — Emilia Clarke for AwardsLine