Oh man, I'm such a Game of Thrones fangirl I couldn't wait to type this post! I turn into a HUGE blob of nerd when it comes to George R. R. Martin and his books. And I'm really loving the series on HBO. I think the writers and actors (especially Peter Dinklage) are doing a stand up job of adapting Martin's books and characters.
One of my favorite characters is Dani a/k/a Daenerys Stormborn. Here's one of my all time favorite kick-ass quotes of hers:
"Woman?” She chuckled. “Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man.” Dany met his stare. “I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, khaleesi to Drogo’s riders, and queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.”
Ha ha- suck on that title!! She is made of awesome. One of the things I love so much about her is her strength and resilience. All of the female characters in Martin's books just kick ass, but to me, she is the toughest of them all.
Despite having an evil twin brother Viserys, who has tried to slap her down and keep her under his thumb her whole life and who eventually decides to sell her in marriage to Khol Drogo, she finds a way to come out of the situation, victorious. The Dothraki are known to be a vicious, hard-core, savage people and Khol Drogo was King of them all. Somehow, Dani managed to tap into the softer side of her husband and win him over, finding a genuine respect and true love for one another. (I love that she referred to her husband, "Shekh ma shieraki anni" Dothraki for my sun and stars and Khal Drogo tenderly referred to her as "Yer jalan atthirari anni" or moon of my life )
When she looses her beloved husband and her son, the people expect her to crumble. But not Dani. She walks through fire, (literally) and comes out, unburnt, on the other side. She has proven herself to be a woman who is not to be trifled with. One that is strong-willed, determined and not so easily defeated. I don't know about you but I am looking forward to seeing her continue on her journey to take back her rightful place as the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
Who's your favorite George R.R. Martin character? Love the books, and/or the TV series? How do you feel HBO is doing in adapting the books? What's your favorite quote or scene? Anyone else trying to learn Dothraki, like me, lol? Here's one of my fav scenes from Season I. But be warned- if you've never seen this before, it's totally rad, but equally gruesome...