Things girls look for in a boy:
•Fighter of the Night Man
•Champion of the sun
•Master of karate and friendship for everyone
Joffrey Baratheon, costume appreciation.
rare image of vladimir putin absorbing the life force of a small child
every day, putin looks more and more like a bond villain.
this speaks to me on a spiritual level.
"How can you approve of Ned Stark beheading an innocent man in the name of some arbitrary laws?"
"How can you approve of Daenerys crucifying people because select members of their society did something awful. How can you approve of Daenerys burning people alive because she wanted to steal an army from them?”
"How can you approve of Arya murdering people in cold blood?"
"How can you approve of Tyrion having a singer cut up and possibly put into food the underprivileged of King’s Landing eat just because he thought the guy knew something about him?” “How can you approve of Tyrion murdering an innocent girl in cold blood simply for looking after her own survival?”
Tons and tons and tons of characters (even well loved popular “good guy” characters) in this series kill people for a varying level of reasons, some justifiable and some not. I can’t just decide not to love a character because they killed people.
AND HERE’S ANOTHER FACT: Melisandre has no authority to carry out the executions on Dragonstone. She advises Stannis on how to handle his TRAITORS. You know, people who commit treason which is universally punished by death? And he listens, because he respects her and knows that she has abilities that could help him win the throne. Melisandre has no control over Stannis’s actions, contrary to popular belief, he’s a grown man with free will.
Just because people have a harder time stomaching burning people alive (unless it’s by way of dragon apparently) as opposed to just beheading doesn’t make it any less of a lawful execution. They don’t go into their reasons for executing the people they execute in the show, but the fact is the only people they kill are people actively committing treason against Stannis. So would you call Ned’s first action in the whole series a “murder”? And if you would, would that make you like him any less?
If you only want to approve of characters who have never killed anyone, you’re going to have a short list to work with.