A follow up question, then! This time off anon, cause you liked the previous question and I'm not scared of coming off too geeky anymore. What character or house do you find the most interesting in ASoIaF? (sorry if it's weird to be asking these questions out of nowhere, it's just that you're really fucking smart, and seeing you talk about this stuff is really interesting o.o)
No, I like these questions! They’re cool, and they’re on stuff I like talking/thinking about (and I don’t really have anyone here to nerd out with like I used to, so also kind of refreshing). So I’ll answer both!
The character I find the most interesting is Arya, hands down. I love her progression from a little spitfire in the first book to someone almost unrecognizable in the latter books — instead of maintaining the almost cutesy, rebellious attitude she starts the series with, she embraces her transformation into a very dark, visceral character. Yet when I was reading all of that, she still seemed very much a 12 year old, too, so props to Martin for that.
The house I find the most interesting is House Stark. Mostly because I believe the theory that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. WHICH MEANS that he’s a contender for the Iron Throne. And if this IS true, I want to find out how it all went down. I just want to find out more about the Lyanna Stark “abduction” in general. That sounds like the way Robert Baratheon spun it to make himself not seem like a loser whose betrothed didn’t want to marry him.