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Okay so spoiler alert for last night's Game of Thrones episode, I guess.

I'm very annoyed that they made Jamie a raper. I might even be enraged, depending on how things go, or just after I think about it some more. I'm pleased that they ended up doing the fucking-in-front-of-their-son's-corpse bit, but the whole POINT was that they are both fucked in the head, they fucking DID IT in front of the rotting corpse of their son. That's hot and fucked up at the same time. That's the point. Now Cersei is a victim and Jamie is a goddamed rapist? I thought he was supposed to be a sympathetic character. I can deal with an oathbreaker, a kingslayer, but I can't sympathize with a rapist, I don't care how handsome he is. Congrats, you ruined Jamie Lannister for me forever. Dicks.

Date: 2014-04-21 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Re-reading the scene, which is from Jaime's POV, it is very "& then Cersei said no but I had stopped listening & she hit me with her puny fists but I tuned her out until she said 'yes'" so I am actually coming around on it. I think maybe we'd been too forgiving of Ye Olde Kingslayer, too willing to jump on the redemptive arc, to willing to overlook the "grey rape"-- using that loathesome phrase to give a loathesome air to the act-- scene where he rapes Cersei. Plus, it makes their (mutual?) sexual abuse more vivid, rather than "fun tumblr twincest sex fantasy."

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