Unfortunately, the show is wrong, on both counts. Changing a scene from consensual sex to rape is not just a pedantic issue of accuracy—it’s a problem with story. The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist. It changes that relationship. (Dany falling in love with Drogo, and calling him her “sun and stars,” makes a whole lot more sense now, doesn’t it?)
Similarly, Jaime is a figure of chivalric love in the books—despite his arrogance and ruthlessness, his devotion and sense of duty to Cersei, the only woman he has ever loved, is so fervent as to border on adoration. Admittedly, the show can’t rely on his point-of-view chapters, as the book does, to communicate that love. But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.
Right in the feels!
It’s actually a good thing. Because saying that I’m not part of this makes me both quietly furious and justifies my feelings of alienation - which Is what I need. I don’t need to be part of your “they.”
Trying to for so long has been exhausting and I’m glad I no longer feel the need to try.
I was starving and I knew I wouldn’t find anything before I starved to death, so I wanted to jump off a building and Danny told me not to and then we went to Cherno and I was going to run to a place where I knew there might be food but Danny said there was a place that wasn’t looted and I went there instead and then I passed out and died and he found food where I would have gone had I just LISTENED TO MYSELF.
THIS GAME IS GOING TO TEAR US APART.