Bran + empathy and selflessness
#in the face of recent villanisation of bran by fandom and what is actually going on with him in the text#i just needed to make this as a reminder of who this character really is#in the core of bran’s heart there’s so much compassion and care and love for others#remember catelyn falling into complete despair when ned told her he’s taking bran to king’s landing#she was in hysteria because bran was being taken away from her she loves her children#fiercely absolutely EQUALLY but bran in this moment seemed the dearest and she talked about#his heart his smile his goodness she talked about his truthfulness his boyish beautiful carefree#and don’t talk to me about how these are all early examples before bran got corrupted and gave in to greed and cruelty or what not#and yes these are mostly show examples but remember that scene when robb was falling apart sobbing#let himself cry over the family’s fall out and hopelesssness of the future and bran was there to silently comfort him#as wise as compassionate as an adult#like he is the older one like is the rock and reassurance#bran’s heart and his empathy are primal features of this characters THAT’S WHY HE has awaken as a seerer#he feels much more thus he sees much deeper and this sensitivity of his was a door for magic and powers blossoming in him#and there is no villain!bran there is no abuser!bran there is utterly vulnerable with feelings LONELY BOY#burdened with foreign abilities HE IS LEFT COMPLETELY ALONE WITH there is no parental figure in his life#not only to show him what to do with what he can do but to simply be there for a child robbed of home safety and childhood
For a child actor, it’s a matter of listening, reacting, and being able to put yourself in a new place without being scared.
Endless list of flawless people: 4/? Aidan Turner
Benedict Cumberbatch teasing his fans at Narita Airport (x)
This is probably the most adorable gif set of Benedict ever!
He’s now fully aware that his fans will do absolutely anything for him. Let’s just hope he uses this power for good instead of evil. :P
It’s Ben. We all know he’s going to use it for adorable cuteness.
josh in training.
Can we just talk about this for a second? Look at the muscles rippling in his back. And his thighs. He’s clenching his jaw so hard. UNF.
Here’s a serious advice. Even the nicest people have their limits. Don’t try to reach that point because the nicest people are also the scariest assholes when they’ve had enough.