Lowgarden

An ASOIAF / GOT blog, complete with (tagged) spoilers for both books and show.

Anonymous asked: Hi! Glad to have you back! (yeah i suppose you'll be hearing that for the next eight months at least) I was wonderig whether you happen to have your book/show character comparisons drafts to repost them? Because I haven't saved any, which I regret sorely :/ Also, your new inboxes are a lot of fun)

Thank you so much! Sadly, I don’t have any of them archived :( But I’ll try and write up some more whenever I have time. Things this past month have been kind of a nightmare, honestly, so I’ve barely had time to even think. Uni has gotten off to a really, really rough start for me. But I don’t want this blog to die completely, even though I’m basically gone. So remember me! I’ll try and be back. 

Text Posts ft. GOT

Oberyn’s Inbox

Oberyn’s Inbox

So that scene in the finale between Cersei and Tywin showcased some great acting, even though all of Cersei’s lines were literally the exact opposite of her character in the book but okay whatever let’s just change her motivations and her entire personality and pretty much everything about her. 

Anonymous asked: I'm so glad you're back.

Thank you :D Even though I’m barely back because I post so infrequently, which I’m really sorry about! My next post will be a new inbox.

I also have a lot of thoughts about the finale…  

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… so I’ll be posting something about that, too. 

Anonymous asked: Will you make another ASOIAF inbox? They are so hilarious!

Yes!!! I started a new job recently so I’ve been slammed schedule-wise. But now I’m on vacation, so I’ll have lots of free time! 

Anonymous asked: Lowgarden, i don't know if you've seen the episode yet but I was wondering what you thought about Oberyn's death. I've seen a lot of people state that it was dumb that oberyn lost because he was too prideful or cocky. and I'm not really sure if I agree with that? I think it was more his inability to let go of this 'perfect' vengeance for elia and her children [literally demanding gregor say her name]. which i guess could be pride but it doesn't really fit i think? What do you think?

I just finished watching it! And I wouldn’t really call Oberyn’s death the fault of pride. He didn’t seem to be gloating over Gregor, just ranting in anger in the same way he did in the book. I thought the fight was very true to his character. It was also true to GOT’s “make everything seem awesome until the very last minute” shock value formula, where the viewer was clearly intended to be strung along into thinking that Oberyn would win. So I understand why they wanted to make his defeat come out of nowhere. 

That head-crushing, though… That was painful :(