the only life update i have is that i got to go to the royal feast in march and meet the kings. it was, as you might expect, the greatest day of my life, only surpassed by the day they won the cup, of course.
I’m going to be touching on a lot of things in this little meta revolving around the now infamous Loras-with-the-squire scene. Basically, the sex wasn’t that bad— it was how it was done that’s got my knickers in a twist.
First off, I’m not at all upset with Loras going off and having sex with another guy. As Dana stated, we know very little of what Loras was up to whilst he was hanging out in King’s Landing in the books. Grief is a very subjective thing, and people cope with it in a lot of different, sometimes destructive ways. Some people even -gasp- sleep with other people after their loved one has passed away! Either for an emotional connection, or to break away from bad thoughts, or just have a spot of fun in an otherwise trying time. Just because Loras slept with another man, does not mean he is over Renly’s death. Just because he slept with another man, does not mean he is in love with said man. Just because he slept with another man, does not mean ‘Once the sun had set no candle can replace it’ is no longer applicable. Sex and love are not mutually exclusive, and Loras can still be completely in love with a memory and fuck another bloke. It should also be taken into account Loras’ age. In the books he’s only 17, and they aged him up only a slight amount in the show. So he’s young, he’s virile, he’s lonely, and he’s still perfectly capable of getting an erection. Renly’s death did not stop simple bodily needs; and Loras is still a person. He isn’t the perfect plastic knight atop a horse who does all the right things, thinks all the right things, etc. He’s a human being with needs.