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If Oberyn Martell’s costuming looks familiar to some of you out there, you might have, I don’t know, maybe seen an actual brown person wearing something similar at some point or another. ;)

South Asians. If you want to call us something. Not brown people. And its called a Kurta and it might be inspired by it, but its not really a Kurta - but yes it is still appropriative as hell.

But mostly I object to the use of the term “brown people”. A lot of people in the world are “brown”. Not all of them wear Kurtas - its a very regional specific form of clothing. Its great that we’re talking about appropriation and whitewashing on the show, but please use correct terminology?


appropriating the costumes??? really? I mean… it is… the layering, the belt, the opening is totally different… I don’t… what??

The implication of the OP was that the costume had been appropriated. I objected to the generalizing and slightly offensive terminology used. As an Indian, I personally don’t see the link between his costume and the kurta - because hell, it looks very similar to what Petyr Baelish wears, and I’d personally call it more of a tunic (YMMV). But if we’re going with appropriation as a discussion point - I’d like people to use the correct terminology and not lump several distinctive cultures and peoples under the blanket terminology of “brown people” and to at least name the clothing which has apparently been appropriated here.

Sorry, I should probably have reblogged straight from the source, not from you, because I wasn’t actually responding to what you said! :) Please please I really don’t want to hurt anyone or anything and god knows I try to stay out of these things… But I am quite interested in costuming and a bit in historical fashions from various region, and it just seems to me that some people like to pick and choose whatever suits their preconceived notion of something… I mean, sure, it’s yellowish silk. Let’s find a picture of yellowish piece of clothing from South Asia and call out the similarities. Look, it’s even knee length! Also, silk comes from Asia. Asia equals brown people, right? And look, there is embroidery on both things. I just… it makes me kind of sad and confused and even angry (and I really try not to get angry at things) for people not to see that this is (or it at least seems to me to be) a very clear example of confirmation bias.

I’m really not trying to stir anything, so I hope I did not offend you in any way. I would of course like for HBO to have ethnically more diverse cast, and, yes, they should choose the costumes and designs appropriately so as not to be disrespectful towards one culture or another.

But in this case, I just really don’t see it.

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Trailer gifs!

nicely done gifs of the trailer, done glimpse by glimpse

nice fabric on Joffrey’s shirt


two horses AND a crow/rook

Bolton VS Bolton


Jorah’s legendary yellow shirt WITH BLUE NECK THING nice nice

nice scenery

now would you look at THAT fabric pattern

there’s also someone elses hair flapping on the left side of the first rider??

Oberyn’s costume is faptastic. Oberyn is faptastic, although doesn’t look like Oberyn.

Oberyn doesnt of afraid of candles

oh my would you look at that nice wall decor

THEON DONT CRyyyyy Nnnnnno

I am 74% sure Melisandre is talking to Shireen here

yeah some gratuitous sex scenes there are never enough of these

hell yeah slapping VERY EDGY HBO A+++


nice doublet jon I like


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How do ASOIAF characters drink their coffee.

Another extremely silly thing I came up with on the treadmill. I’m sure this has been done before.

Stannis: Doesn’t care how is it prepared as long as it’s black. Drinks a lot of it. No milk, no sugar, no nothing. Complains how bitter it is all the time.

Sandor: Black. Black as… dried blood on a very sharp, deadly sword. with a spoonful of sugar

Brienne: Decaf cappuccino or latte, just because she likes the latte art and chocolate syrup designs on the milk foam.

Jaime: Adds lots of sugar but never gets it just right. Most of the time ends up pouring it out because it’s too sweet.

Theon: Loves caramel macchiatto, but usually has the same coffee as does Rob. Later he forces himself to drink only black espresso, because it seems the classiest option, but dislikes it, so he ends up mocking all the coffee-drinkers.

Sansa: At first she liked all kinds of sweet milky varieties. After that she used to have the same her betrothed, future good-sisters, husbands or creepy uncle-types had. Lately comes to appreciate good quality coffee, maybe with a bit of sugar. Always tries to persuade others to try it too, but is very gracious about it.

Joffrey: Sometimes makes the Hound drink ristrettos from tiny cups and chokes with laughter about the irony.

Dany: Only fair-traide, but with a lot of milk

Tyrion: Instant, because he has a sympathy for the underdog and likes to annoy his father. And kopi luwak, just because he likes to make everybody around uncomfortable describing the details of it origins (and maybe also make a few obligatory “shitting gold” jokes).

Jorah: Knows he shouldn’t drink coffee because of heart issues; drinks coffee anyway. Needless to say, it never ends well.

Jon: He likes it a lot, and with milk and sugar the best, and used to have it such, but now scorns at the prospect (coffee is about keeping you awake and warm, not the taste).

Robert Baratheon: Americano, with double everything.

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Oh, he is so done.

"How the buggering hells did I get stuck with pretty boy Lancel, wee prick Joffrey and the bloody Imp anyway? And now they want me to play this childish game when I’m trying to gear up to go cleave a few dozen men in half? What is my life??"

You can see even how more done he is in this gif (from this photoset):

Just a “why in seven hells are you getting me involved with this, Joff” eyeroll, and a “you are a complete buggering moron” stare at Lancel.

(Source: queencersei)

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