But ask yourself: Why is there that knee-jerk rejection of any effort to “overthink” pop culture? Why would you ever be afraid that looking too hard at something will ruin it? If the government built a huge, mysterious device in the middle of your town and immediately surrounded it with a fence that said, “NOTHING TO SEE HERE!” I’m pretty damned sure you wouldn’t rest until you knew what the hell that was — the fact that they don’t want you to know means it can’t be good.
Well, when any idea in your brain defends itself with “Just relax! Don’t look too close!” you should immediately be just as suspicious. It usually means something ugly is hiding there.
Be patient. Be understanding. He loves you and he needs you, and he will come back to you soon enough. This very night, perhaps. Be there when he does.
Catelyn Stark, A Storm of Swords (via blog-ofthrones)
#awww #i liked what little we saw of jeyne and catelyn’s relationship in the book #complete with the tmi about robb and jeyne’s sex life #i like jeyne westerling in general tbh
Delirious 2nd reminder that there are more scenes between Catelyn and Robb’s wife in the source material than there are between Robb and his wife :D
Also, this is more than just Catelyn talking about Robb and Jeyne. This is also Catelyn talking about Ned and Cat. This is Catelyn being the bride of winter telling Jeyne how it’s done. This is Catelyn telling her fellow human being how to be married to a Vulcan. Er, Stark.
I believe we binge on TV to craft time and space, and to fashion an immersive near-world with special properties. We enter a world that is, for all its narrative complexity, a place of sudden continuity. We may have made the world “go away” for psychological purposes, but here, for anthropological ones, we have built another in its place. The second screen in some ways becomes our second home.