The ceremony passed as in a dream. Sansa did all that was required of her. There were prayers and vows and singing, and tall candles burning, a hundred dancing lights that the tears in her eyes transformed into a thousand. Thankfully no one seemed to notice that she was crying as she stood there, wrapped in her father’s colors; or if they did, they pretended not to. In what seemed no time at all, they came to the changing of the cloaks.
I could be… I could be good to you.
you would have been happy at Highgarden
“I want us to be friends, good friends.”
margaery tyrell capspam - the bear and the maiden fair
Some women like tall men. Some like short men. Some like hairy men. Some like bald men. Gentle men, rough men, ugly men, pretty men, pretty girls. Most women don’t know what they like until they’ve tried it.
I think the scene with Margaery just further proves the difference in her style of ‘attack’ compared to other women such as Cersei. Because Margaery is one of those girls who works within her constraints and doesn’t fight them, rather she manipulates and challenges within the boundaries she has been set by society as a woman. she doesn’t lash out— she figures out how to get power through other means. So she’s telling Sansa how to make the best of a situation and work within her constraints; not fight them rather… manipulate them and move them around to suite her needs
Because honestly, not everyone is a warrior who can just storm in with their sword and their shield and yell ‘NO, I SHALL NOT MARRY THIS MAN AND YOU CANNOT MAKE ME!’ and then smash their shield in the face of patriarchy and then gut misogyny with their sword of feminine power. The whole point of Margaery and Sansa’s storylines are to show women who work within their confines and gain power through other means. What was Margaery going to tell Sansa? She was trying to make her shitty situation one that wasn’t so shitty by supporting her and trying to find the bright side of things.
Better than saying “Oh lol yeah ur stuck with a lannister lol k have fun byeeee” or “Oh you should totally just break down all social constructs of Westeros and the arranged marriage situation by refusing to marry him and defying the Lannisters— nothing bad will ever come of this. in fact, we’ve all just been waiting for someone to tell us that our backward ways of thinking with regards to female rights was totally wrong! You should be the one to do this for us! Woo~’
Like seriously, come on. For people who support Sansa because she’s not a shield wielding amazon warrior, you guys sure are quick to dog-pile on Margaery who fights in other ways, and knows that sometimes when you’re stuck in the shit-pile all you can do is grow roses and watch them turn that shit into motherfucking soil that you can then use to bury your enemies in later.
Growing up at Winterfell, all I ever wanted was to escape, to come here, to the capital. To see the southern knights and their painted armor, King’s Landing after dark, all the candles burning in all those windows.