lbr d&d erased arianne because she was a female character who was the heiress of dorne, sexual positive, was a grown up woman who still isnt married, is beautiful and badass and of course we cant have that
because dorne is stupid when they let their oldest daughter be the heir. because there were already so many sand snakes and women its too much for our sexist viewers to take
because arianne has two younger brothers and what in the world would give her the right to be the heir and not them
for those saying “oh maybe they just don’t want to announce arianne yet” or “maybe they’re still casting for her”
YOU’RE NOT FOCUSING ON THE PROBLEM HERE
TRYSTANE IS DESCRIBED AS THE HEIR TO DORNE
THIS IS A THING THAT’S HAPPENING
Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne.
Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can… of course you can.
yo so tonight instead of doing any of my work I have become consumed with melisandre emotions/analysis so congratulations you lot get to reap my early-morning-stream-of-thought bullet points yee haw I apologise for the general incoherency.
melisandre is one of the most heinously underrated and misunderstood characters in the entirety of GoT/asoiaf, and it’s for one big reason (a reason that is - shock!!!!! horror!!!!! - prevalent in both the show and the books. that may terrify those who uphold the books as the paragon of narrative brilliance, but at this point I’m too tired to do anything more than chuckle feebly in that direction. also it’s beside the point. but whatever).
anyway, what I’m getting at is that whenever I try to discuss melisandre or attempt to glean another’s opinion of her, what I get met with the vast majority of the time is this: