Iwan Rheon talking about his role in Game Of Thrones [x]
STOP BEING SO CUTE SIR. IT’S VERY CONFUSING FOR ME.
Game of Thrones Season One + Jaime Lannister Quotes.
↳ "There are no men like me. Only me."
EVERYTHING FROM S1 FEELS LIKE FORESHADOWING FOR FUTURE HEART-BREAK NOW.
745. Because Cersei refusing to marry Jaime did not make her a “bitch who never loved him and only used him”. It meant that out of the two she was the one who actually thought this through. Marrying him would have meant losing their credibility, reputation, power, wealth, the war and most importantly, they would have probably lost not only their lives, but also the lives of their two remaining children. And Cersei did propose they remain secret lovers and rule together, but he refused.
Yeah, the thing is: I understand why Jaime is pissed. I do. He’s never cared for power (because he could afford to take it for granted), he’s never had her drive, he’s never even looked at another woman. What he wants - to paraphrase NCW - is simply for the woman he loves to love him back as wildly and unconditionally as he loves her. So yeah, when he hears of Cersei sleeping with other men something there cracks. And the thing is, I doubt Cersei even sees it as infidelity (no doubt she’d find Jaime’s strong emotional bond with Brienne, however platonic, far worse) because those men haven’t meant a thing to her (she was using her sexuality as the only weapon she felt she had at her disposal - it’s not like she gave a shit about Lancel or even enjoyed herself much I’d wager).
The thing is, he wants complete and utter devotion. He wants loyalty. He doesn’t care for much else - and so half the time he doesn’t want to see that it’s not that simple, that he may be willing to throw common sense (and erm, little boys, sorry) out of the window for love but that doesn’t mean Cersei is willing to do the same. The stakes are not the same for Cersei. And quite frankly, I am not even sure love the way Jaime (and to some extent Brienne and the rest of the knights in the narrative) sees it is all wonderful when you get down to it, because there’s literally *no place for anything else* except holding someone up as something to be adored from afar and resigning yourself to dying for this perfect thing out of your reach(courtly love deconstructions are my crack, thanks GRRM). At it’s finest, it’s the purest form of noble self-sacrifice. At it’s worst… well, it’s not how mature functioning relationships among adults operate, you know? I don’t blame Cersei for refusing to marry Jaime. Cersei has her children and her aspirations to rule and she’s not about to give those up (nor, you know, her head), and I say good for her. I may find her methods detestable but I don’t question her ambition and refusing to throw everything away for him, including risking the lives of her children, doesn’t make her a bitch who never loved him. Do I think she’s good for him at this point? Well, no. But there’s a long way from that to EVIL MANIPULATING VAGINA FROM HELL WHO DESERVES A HORRIBLE DEATH. I wish the fandom would remember that.