The Game of Thrones theme just came on my playlist, and without warning my heart squeezed up in pain and I groaned: “Theon”. My subconscious has officially affirmed for me who I feel the most interesting and gut-wrenching character is.
I was thinking about Ramsay and Theon and my music was on shuffle and Pleasure and Pain by the Divinyls came on and now I feel really unclean
but also really happy.
I really like Theon!
He gets my full sympathy… and, admittedly, my arousal. The only aspect of his character I consider a true flaw is his misuse of women in certain situations (i.e. salt wives), but I think his relationship with Asha has forced him to consider the capabilities of women a heck of a lot more than, say, Robb Stark has considered them (idk, the Mormonts, I guess? I just… don’t like Robb anywhere near as much as Theon, or at all, really. He doesn’t interest me :c ).
The conversation Theon and Asha have when he fails to recognise her is, for me, the most erotically charged exchange in the series. I adore it because they’re both such sassy, witty shits, and the conversation is half flirting, half posturing (my favourite kind of romantic conversation) — and the fact Theon values a brainy woman above all else is a fine thing.
He brings out a lot of “little brother” feelings in me, too. Before it got to the point where it was too late, I wished for him to heed Asha, but I understand why he didn’t, and had I been in his situation I’m not sure I would have either. He’s proud, and he’s fighting for the right to retain that pride, and quite literally *everyone* around him wants to strip that pride away. That ain’t fair.
And… I’m not feeling particularly bright this evening, so I’m not sure what else to add xD
I guess, I might add that last year at Supanova Alfie Allen told me my outfit was hot, which, by extension, I like to think meant he thought I was hot. And then he asked me what I was doing later. And then I acted like a complete dill, but it was still one of the greatest moments of my life (omfg, honestly, the greatest).
So… that certainly affects my opinion of Theon, too. I went from thinking “I sympathise with you” to “take me below deck right now”. And then I read the books, which helped me finally arrive at: “please be ok, please have a happy ending somehow, please please please you poor, poor boy”.
Ugh. Theon feels. Also thank you for calling me a sweet honey child, that made my evening, anon x3 *hugs*