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Beyonce On Punk’d
fact diva number one: check your nails after ruining children’s christmas hahahaha poor baby
“Gods don’t give a shit about us.”
“Stop it! Stop it!” cried the manager, poking the walking stick through the bars and knocking the books apart. “I’m never stocking them again, never! It’s been bedlam! I thought we’d seen the worst when we bought two hundred copies of the Invisible Book of Invisibility - cost a fortune, and we never found them…”
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Jon Snow is not in love with me. Oh, my mistake. I suppose he stares at you longingly because he’s hopeful for a successful military alliance.
Tyrion being an excellent judge of character part one
SO I’m making part two for this and the only two times that Tyrion doesn’t stand on her right side is when
1) He brings up succession
2) He sees Jon enter her room from the left
It really leaves me thinking because of all the hints Tyrion is giving us that he feels afraid for his future as hand of the Queen and I’m really thinking we might see a huge drift in season 8, if not, a betrayal
@violet-eyes-silver-hair I think there is a more complex set of issues here. I don’t think Tyrion is afraid that Dany will replace him with Jon as Hand of the Queen. While technically Hand of the Queen is the second most powerful position in the Westerosi system, so one may imagine Dany offering it, I doubt that is the major worry here. Even if she were to offer it, Jon is unlikely to take it. The problem, however, is the informal structure (i.e. the real one) of authority than the formal one.
Informally, Tyrion can probably feel that he is becoming less relevant. The Queen has a greater chance of discussing things with Jon and deciding things between them. I mean the whole thing about not knowing that Jon had bent the knee is enormous. Overnight, Dany went from holding ¼th of the territory of Westeros (”half the country” wrt Cersei as no action had been taken in the North) to 3/4th without firing a single arrow. And the most important official in her government had no clue.
If Jon also becomes the Queen’s husband, that changes the balance of power further. Tyrion also realize that this will shift the overall balance of power in Westeros very heavily towards House Stark (just as it was in favor of the Lannisters when Robert was King and married to Cersei, but even more so since Dany and Jon actually love each other). He may not want to see that happen. I think he would still want to maintain substantial influence and power for House Lannister.
I also think that one of the problems he has is that he did not manage to judge the strength of Dany’s feelings correctly. As a result their sudden exponential manifestation threw all his calculations out of order. In 7x06 he was okay with telling her that Jon was in love with her. He knew she had feelings for him too, but when Jon’s raven came and she decided to leave herself, for the “most dangerous place in the world,” that came as a shock to Tyrion.
To him it must have seemed like she had taken all leave of reason. He threw everything at her. He mentioned that she couldn’t take the throne if she was dead. It should have stopped her. This has been her leading objective, the one she has done so much for. It should have stopped her. Did it stop her? No. Then he throws that she can’t break the wheel if she’s dead. Another major goal of her life. Did it stop her? No. Finally, he appeals to her desire to save people saying that if she dies, they’re all lost etc. Yet, even this doesn’t stop her. From Tyrion’s point of view he must have felt that this apparently slow attraction between them suddenly went supernova. He was not prepared for this at all. And the Queen’s behavior, from his point of view, is not amenable to rational persuasion as it had been earlier. He was hoping to be able to manipulate her behavior in ways that he deems proper. But his gambit backfired.
Recall, in 7x05, when Varys and Tyrion were discussing the burning of the Tarlys. They were both saying that they need to get Dany to listen to them as they fear she may slide into Mad King territory. So that is their perspective. Tyrion seems to come up with a strategy that we see in the very next scene, which is the famous scene where the Wight Hunt is brought up.
At this point, I think Tyrion knows that Dany has growing feelings for Jon. I think a major reason for him to suggest the Wight Hunt was to make an argument that Dany might listen to in order to get a truce for the Lannisters (he had just seen what her war machine could do and what she was willing to do, we have to remember that preservation of the Lannisters is his agenda as well and that is not in congruence with Dany’s agenda). He suddenly becomes an advocate for this Northern expedition which he couldn’t have cared about previously because he realizes that Dany may be more amenable to listening to this excuse. He thinks that her feelings for people dear to her may be a useful way to manipulate her now (he hasn’t tried that before) as his apparent rational arguments are not working as he had hoped. In the same episode he tells Jorah (much as we may hate him) that the Queen needs him. Why? This hasn’t been a concern for Tyrion before. Probably because he realizes that despite everything Daenerys still has a lot of affection for Jorah. Maybe this can be useful too. Jorah may be able to add more weight to considerations that will not sound too convincing coming from Tyrion. There we have the informal structure again. Technically Tyrion is hand of the Queen. But factually he has no more power or influence with the Queen than Jorah or Jon. I don’t think he expected to be in this position when he invited Jon. He certainly wasn’t in that position at the start of the season. Back then he was getting Dany alliances and knew more than anyone about Westeros. Now the alliances are lost and Dany has others who are from Westeros, who are also dear to her heart. The title of Hand starts sounding meaningless.
Then comes Jon’s declaration in front of Cersei at the Dragon pit.
It catches him by surprise as it does everyone else. Dany is unhappy that he did this publicly at this point, but she is also very deeply moved (how couldn’t she be?)
When he returns after trying to win over Cersei, he finds Jon and Daenerys in a surprisingly close setting given the surroundings and circumstances (Dany isn’t exactly scolding him, as would undoubtedly have been what Tyrion would have been facing at this point).
By the time they return to Dragonstone, he is still standing at Dany’s right, but he doesn’t even speak when Jon gives his recommendations on how to move to the North. He maintains his silence, which is highly uncharacteristic. Only Jorah dares to counter Jon’s suggestion. But he is also overruled by Dany in favor of Jon’s plan. At this point, it seems that Jon will be De facto second in command no matter what the official titles are. Moreover, they are going North, where Tyrion is hated and Jon is an expert. That will cement his position even more. And what about their romantic relationship? Tyrion never had to worry if Dany had chosen a Daario like lover. But that is not what this is.
So Dany is clearly in love and Tyrion knows that she is quite deeply in love. Could he hope that the bastard of Winterfell would be reluctant to act on his feelings? That he wouldn’t have the courage or confidence to pursue the Queen? Perhaps he hoped so. But that didn’t happen.
So what happens now? He probably regrets removing Dany’s skepticism about Jon’s feelings in 7x06 now. But what now? This spiralled completely out of his control and now he doesn’t know what to do. At this point, even if Dany can’t have children (what Tyrion knows) it wouldn’t be too surprising if she did something like nominating Jon as her heir… something that Tyrion would most definitely not want. His gambit to manipulate her actions to be in accordance with what he and Varys consider good governance backfired and drove her straight into the arms of Jon at a speed that took him by surprise. I think that is the main problem for him.
I was planning to write a meta on his anyhow, Maybe I’ll turn this into one when I have time, LOL.
I’m glad you wrote this, @instantbouquetface-me
I actually have never, and I still, don’t think that Tyrion will be worried about relinquishing his Hand of the Queen position. I would like to contradict you and say that Tyrion has actually never wanted to manipulate Dany up to this point and has always envisioned himself as being an advisor to a Queen he respects and thinks worthy of the throne.
Tyrion still wants Daenerys on the throne, but he starts to have conflict with her choices in season 7. They did have conflict about burning the slave cities in season 6, but since Daenerys had always sided with him in the end, it wasn’t truly conflicting. Now, I am willing to say that Tyrion IS too comfortable with power and influence, and while he would not want to dethrone Dany or take over, it would be out of his comfort zone to lose his power.
I don’t think Tyrion would be against Jon being #2, or even #1 as King since he IS Dany’s equal, nor do I think he has a problem with the Starks being the second most powerful family in Westerous. What I think he’ll have a problem with is if Daenerys and Jon make choices based on feelings rather than “political logic” and brush off his council so much until it reaches a point that his title is a joke.
I think we WILL see Tyrion doing something against Jon or/and Dany’s agendas, perhaps even full on betraying them, but not necessarily. While I don’t think he has tried to manipulate her at all, only council, I DO think he will try to either manipulate her or Jon, or make an alliance with Sansa & Varys where they scheme to manipulate their respective rulers into acting a certain way. Sansa would never betray Jon nor would she want to overpower him, but I feel like she would be very willing to manipulate him with Tyrion if she thought: 1) his judgement is “clouded” or/and 2) it would benefit the people, even if it hurts Jon’s feelings (like idk, maybe trying to stop Jonerys from happening.)
But factor in protecting Jaime and his baby (thought I think Cersei will miscarriage), Dany alienating him & getting pregnant, the lords of westerous looking down on him, and Jon being secretly a Targaryen, I think its VERY likely that Tyrion/Varys will turn against Dany in some way. Wether its a small betrayal of trust or a big “switching sides” betrayal, has to be seen.
I just love discourse and meta like this!
Happy New Year! 2018 is the Year of the Doggo. This doesn’t officially happen until the Chinese New Year on February 16th, 2018, but we’re so excited about it that we want to start celebrating the awesomeness of our canine friends right away.
Thankfully Bored Panda assembled a collection of dog-related snapchats that are equal parts cute, heartwarming, and hilarious. These are some of our favorites. Click here for many, many more.
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a rare photo of florence ascending to mount olympus to mingle with the gods where she belongs
#never 4get that rey was excited to meet han because of his criminal activity#not because of his war heroics#lolololol I LOVE HER#light of my life#han solo#finn#gifs#tfa
I love Chewie in the background shrugging at Finn like ‘war hero is a bit strong tbh mate’
“He mostly just stumbled into a lot of stuff and I did my best to keep him alive.”
Bubbles compilation because she’s so accurate.
Batman Returns (1992)
My life summed up and I’m not even half way through the semester.
If you’re under him, you ain’t gettin’ over him / But I’m over you, now you’re all in the past
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THIS MY BLACK ASS LOWKEY
The killers: Im coming out of my cage….
My black ass:
It’s official: Mr. Brightside gives everyone superpowers.
Lets be reality.. once that chorus hit…
We are not gonna act like Mr. Brightside doesn’t hit hard and make everyone go hard.