→ Tywin shielding Tommen
In some places, the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful. What a fortunate thing for you, former Queen Regent, that your daughter Myrcella has been sent to live in the latter sort of place.
Charles Dance on the Purple Wedding (via nabokovsshadows)
"i’m trying not to think about [it] — let’s cross that bridge when we come to it."
Tywin is one of the few characters I think D&D do right:
The eunuch drew a parchment from his sleeve. “A kraken has been seen off the Fingers.” He giggled. “Not a Greyjoy, mind you, a true kraken. It attacked an Ibbenese whaler and pulled it under. There is fighting on the Stepstones, and a new war between Tyrosh and Lys seems likely. Both hope to win Myr as ally. Sailors back from the Jade Sea report that a three-headed dragon has hatched in Qarth, and is the wonder of that city—”
“Dragons and krakens do not interest me, regardless of the number of their heads,” said Lord Tywin. “Have your whisperers perchance found some trace of my brother’s son?”
Tywin is an ESTJ, he’s very concrete, he’s very focused on the task in front of him, and there are so many things he’s just trying not to think about (*cough*jaime/cersei*cough*). The things down the road will just sort themselves out:
Lord Tywin steepled his fingers beneath his chin. “Balon Greyjoy thinks in terms of plunder, not rule. Let him enjoy an autumn crown and suffer a northern winter. He will give his subjects no cause to love him. Come spring, the northmen will have had a bellyful of krakens.
It’s part of the extreme irony of Tywin Lannister that he is so concerned with his legacy 1000 years down the road, but when he’s dealing with what’s right here and right now, he disowns both of his sons!!
And Tywin focusing on the marriages, treating everyone like his pawns:
"Even from the grave, Lord Tywin’s dead hand moves us all."
I have been so happy with Tywin’s characterization on the show.
Tywin Lannister melting Ned Stark’s sword to Lannister steel while burning wolf pelts with the Rains of Castamere playing in the background before the intro tune even starts (◡‿◡✿)
when you say something funny and your friends laugh
OH MY GOD WHY, WHY DO YOU DO THIS ON A SITE WITH 13 YEAR OLDS WHO WILL ACTUALLY TRY THIS, STOP