In the books – and I make no promises, because I have two more books to write, and I may have more surprises to reveal – the conclusion that the careful reader draws is that Joffrey was killed by the Queen of Thorns, using poison from Sansa’s hairnet, so that if anyone did think it was poison, then Sansa would be blamed for it. Sansa had certainly good reason for it.
The reason I bring this up is because that’s an interesting question of redemption. That’s more like killing Hitler. Does the Queen of Thorns need redemption? Did the Queen of Thorns kill Hitler, or did she murder a 13-year-old boy? Or both? She had good reasons to remove Joffrey. Is it a case where the end justifies the means? I don’t know. That’s what I want the reader or viewer to wrestle with, and to debate.
(Assuming you read the books) don't you think it's weird that HBO made the Lannister sex scene a rape instead of the (semi) consensual scene it was in the book? (Also I feel really weird about the recent gifset you reblogged from that scene because without context it looks like the text is saying that Cersei wanted it when in HBO's version it was definitely rape. I don't know if I'm justified or not, I just saw it and felt really uncomfortable with how people might misread it and spread it.)
As it is stated in the caption is a “page to screen” gifset, it means the words are from the books and it actually stop when it became…well, rape. Most of the people that follow this blog have read the books, we are not spoiler free, it means we reblog stuff up to A Dance with Dragons, our followers know that and we don’t need to write that down anywhere, they already know what the context is. And I know for sure those people were more than pissed off this morning. In the books it wasn’t rape and our followers know that too. What do I think? I reblogged this on my blog and I agree with Fran 100%. I’m disappointed and angry, but I also have the feeling they don’t care what we, as fans, think of this? It’s their adaptation, the only thing we can do is not reblog the rape scene as it happened but only reblog gifsets/graphics of the scene that make it look like they are making love, like it really happened in the books. Does it make sense what I’m saying?