“fire to relight the life you lost, and stones to weigh out the heavy cost” (x)
asoiaf challenge / most accurately portrayed character(s)
→ melisandre, stannis and davos
#ot3#also i just realized that stannis’ strike your banners speech was quoted word for word from the book#they do a lot of things right in the show#and I think we need to remember that Stannis wasn’t the most enjoyable in a clash of kings#he had his good points but it isn’t until a storm of swords he really becomes heroic#and the best candidate for king currently in westeros#so I think we all need to relax#and they’ll make him more likable as the series progresses#as long as pressed dany fanboy dan weiss doesn’t ruin him#just let david benioff write for him
Reblogging again for the tags because they speak the truth. I know I forget that Stannis was unlikable for a lot of fans in ACOK, so I have to try to force myself to calm down, especially since the best is still yet to come. But it is easy to get swept up sometimes.
Her hair was not the orange or strawberry color of common red-haired men, but a deep
burnished copper that shone in the light of the torches. Even her eyes were red … but her skin was smooth and white, unblemished, pale as cream. Slender she was, graceful, taller than most knights, with full breasts and narrow waist and a heart-shaped face. Men’s eyes that once found her did not quickly look away, not even a maester’s eyes. Many called her beautiful. She was not beautiful. She was red, and terrible, and red.
“Soon comes the cold, and the night that never ends.”