Thank you :)
To be completely honest, I still don’t know how I ended up with this ship, it’s not like I asked for it. You know, I loved Tyrion and Sansa individually a lot since the very beginning.
Yes, I started as a show watcher. I watched the first season and then I immidately read the books. I think I fell in love with their interactions first, I had no idea that their relationship would grow on me that much. So I remember reading their first interaction in ACoK which is basically one of my favorite scenes with them. It’s just so sad and….honest..? I think it is. I love how Sansa immidiately notices that Tyrion is kind to her. I love how she doesn’t let herself believe in his kindness (because I love her character development so much!). And I love that Tyrion is actually trying to be kind to her, even though he has no real reason to. I found it amazing, and I remember I was thinking “hey, I hope they will have more interactions, I’m really interested reading more”.
And then they had no interactions until Sansa was stripped in the throne room and I almost died because by then I loved her so much. And then Tyrion saved her. And that’s not what I’d like to highlight. In the books there is a small conversation after, that made me 1000% on board with more interactions. (but not the ship yet)
And then a wedding happened. And I was ruined emotionally.
I don’t know what was the moment when me loving their interactions turned into shipping, but I know that I slowly began to see how functional (yes I said it!) this relationship could be one day. If they would both open up to each other. They’ve gone through so similar experiences (remember that Tyrion was also sexually abused? that he was about the same age as Sansa? that he experiences lots of hate? And so does Sansa while she’s in King’s Landing - just think how much they laughed at her while she was stripped before Joffrey. They are both looking for love/want to be loved.), and therefore they could help each other. More than anyone could imo.
Somehow I got all these feelings, and I couldn’t shake this feeling down, that this could be a thing. It wouldn’t be perfect, it would be real. A love built on friendship and slowly developed trust. This is what made me ship them.
Finally, I’d just like to say, that this ship only works for me if Sansa wants it to happen. I don’t want it to be a forced thing, because that would just push up more walls between them. I want Sansa to choose this willingly. I want her to see the good in Tyrion (because I think she could). But they both need individual growth until then, and I’m so up for it!
Plus, since I’m here, I leave you with (some - I got tired) my favorite quotes under a read more (sometimes with some notes by me):
"a Galad ren i veniar (O Light to us that wander here)
hi’ aladhremmin ennorath (Amid the world of woven trees)
A Elbereth Gilthoniel (O Elbereth Gilthoniel)
ithil nâ thûl, ithil lîn hen (Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath)”
Game of Thrones:The Lion and The Rose → details
“Ian Holm taught me a great lesson when he was doing Bilbo. Every single take that we did, whether it was a close-up or a mid-shot, or a long-distance - He would give a different reading, a different performance, in intensity, and subtleties… I saw in front of me all sorts of different aspects of Bilbo. Thrilling to work with because in the moment you responded to whatever you received. Ian said he thought it was his job to provide everything that he possibly could discover about the character, and present it in the performance, and then the director can cut it together in the way that he wants. So the performance is created by the director. The actor is the material." - Sir Ian McKellen.
get to know me meme - [2/10] favourite tv shows » breaking bad
"Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come cook crystal?"
Ian: “I remember that day’s filming … particular as I with Hugo Weaving, one of the most congenial members of the original cast. And to meet up again with him was lovely. And we always laugh together, Hugo and I.”