there is literally no difference between academic scholars discussing their interpretations of a text and a bunch of people yelling YOUR HEADCANON IS WRONG at each other
As a Masters student I can vouch for this.The difference is citations.
Say what you will, Tumblr is pretty much Academia.
Sophie Turner (via alittlecavalier)
Sorry but I don’t like Sansa not because she wears dresses but because she acts stupid. Fighting is not for boys only, that’s the whole point. It doesn’t mean I don’t root for strong intelligent women in dresses like Maergery. I do, and I love that got has strong, flawed, varied, well characterised female characters.
But Sansa has had several opportunities to leave King’s Landing and she turned down every. one. of them. All of this to get her dream wedding to that little shit Joffrey!?! Would slapping her in the face help her get out of this abusive relationship? Maybe not, but damn, I wish someone would do it (apparently dear auntie Lysa gave her the wake up call when she, er, took the plunge).
Sansa doesn’t deserve all the fucked up stuff that happened to her but being strong means realise the world is crap and reality is nothing like in the songs. Yes she was strong when she -almost- saved her father’s life, and she’s definitely getting her shit together in the last episodes (I think she will manipulate Littlefinger and not the other way around), but I’ve always disliked her because she was passive and weak in a stupid childlike way, not because she wears a dress. Maybe I’ll grow to like her now if she keeps her badassery level high but I’ll stand by my opinion of Sansa up to 4x08.
There, I said it.