b&g meme » six quotes » [2/6] Aerys Targaryen
The greatest Prime Minister of England since Winston Churchill, and he’s been driven to hide in a hole where he’s unseen, and unheard, and it stifles him, that he holds so much in his hands but he can move none of the pieces that he owns. That he has made.
Lain like carrion of a city besieged. Shackled like prisoners of war, guns to their head. Visions of Robert Baratheon’s shadow, cast over the precipice. For me or for him? A distant bang, followed by several, when Baratheon has scoured his government, twisted the innards, pulled them clean through mouths forced wide open.
My England, and Aerys mourns.
He’s cried for very few things in his life.
b&g meme » six quotes » [1/6] Varys & Beric Dondarrion
He thought of calling Thoros at once (his safety net, his reassurance) but he’s had enough being a disappointment to his friend, so he instead he chose to gather all the nerve he can manage to reply one last time.
Message: Send me the time and place.
Message: 11 pm, 183 Westridge Ave. The door will be open, just walk through and sit down on the couch.
b&g meme » 7/7 characters » Varys
If Varys could run the world himself, he would.
Some days he think he does. He’s got a hand in every venture worth pursuing, an ear pressed up against the biggest of players, and it would not be blasphemous to say that he has made puppets of more than a few people. He owns information.
b&g meme » 6/7 characters » Melisandre
“Of course, the red,” Melisandre smiled. “Creating a memorable persona for oneself is useful, especially when you are one of many voices that people could listen to. Being distinctive in some way, creating a reputation—there is power in that. It helps show that I am not one of many interchangeable PR reps, and I think it draws attention to what I am saying and on whose behalf I am saying it.” She shrugged. “Red is my favorite color and it suits me.”
Then Melisandre laughed lightly, looking Cersei up and down. “This is rather Through the Looking Glass, no? The Red Queen and the White. Not that I’ve read Lewis Carroll in ages. Oh, and I don’t mean the Queen of Hearts from the first book, it’s a different character, so don’t fear for your head.” But do fear me. She smiled more broadly. “But, yes, I’m sure you understand how important one’s image and reputation are in this world of ours. It’s amazing how something so hard to maintain can be so easily destroyed, don’t you think?”
b&g meme » 5/7 characters » The Kindly Man
He looks down at the OMNES MORI emblazoned on the edge, that constant reminder of morality. He read somewhere once that to be truly free, one must accept the inevitability of your own death—in that moment, when all pretence is cast aside, then freedom and peace can be found.
Jack himself felt this after reading his own Obituary written by an old handler in inter-MOD files. He hasn’t been peaceful, but that freedom is what burns through his veins now, freedom and that need to burn something.
b&g meme » 4/7 characters » Beric Dondarrion
He could play with this, he could turn the conversation around and perhaps convince Varys to forget about persecuting the people behind the broadcast interruptions; he was aware of the unlimited resources that the Director possessed, and of his skills, he had to be a fool not to consider that under Varys’ supervision, the Brotherhood could be easily uncovered.
On the other hand, part of him wanted to tell him the truth and be done with it, yet he couldn’t be so careless.
b&g meme » 3/7 characters » Brynden “Blackfish” Tully
” I… well I’ve told you what my parents were like but… I didn’t really tell you how I felt… wrong,” He glanced to his side, seeing that glass of wine. Maybe he should finish it, or at least hold it. It will give him something to fidget with- No. No. Just keep breathing, ” Because… I’m not sure how to describe it… It… I just felt like i didn’t belong here, in this family, on this earth. It… It felt like the entire world was on a different frequency while i’m on another,”
b&g meme » 2/7 characters » Stannis Baratheon
“Our country needs to heal from within. To do so, we must stand firm. We’ll not let the dignity of millions be brought to ruin by the cowardice of the bare few. We must rebuild. In solidarity, in unbroken, concerted effort: we will.”
b&g meme » 1/7 characters » Thoros
Robert falls; who rises next is uncertain, and the uncertainty is the point where luck needed to step in. Tradition said so. In the face of uncertainty, pray. Pray hard. Thoros remembered his mother who prayed to a God she didn’t know, yet prayed she still did regardless of whether the God’s ears were closed, or if her old god had turned its back on her.