The Game of Thrones Cast Gives Advice to Their Characters (x)
It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
"I want you to get everything you’re looking for." - murders half her friends and family
"I can’t be selfish with you." - forces vampire blood down her throat so he doesn’t have to deal with her dying - "because I am that selfish"
"I refuse to change you." - spends 5 seasons trying to change her…
I maintain that “she’s a hero, you see. she’s not like us” is one of the most telling lines about Giles’ characterization in the entire series.
#also this is a tiny little thing #and it holds barely any significence #but to me it’s huge: #Giles puts his glasses on just before he suffocates Ben #He always takes his glasses off for the hard things the disgusting things the bad things #he always takes his glasses off so he doesn’t have to see or face what is going on around him in full focus # he can ignore the horribleness of certain things if it’s fuzzy #but not this one #not this time #and I think that says a lot about Giles too (via ladyknightradiant)
#giles does what needs to be done #he doesn’t want buffy to sacrifice that sort of integrity but he’ll do it because you know he’s probably done it before #he won’t mind coloring his soul a little darker for the sake of hers or the world’s #giiiiiiiiiiles D: (via the-elusive-ollie)
#When this happened I was simultaneously like #GILES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #and also #wow that is so spot on for his character I can’t even #And this is where he continually brushes up against Buffy #She will never condone killing for the greater good #And Giles admires that #but also feels that it is foolish #and that it is his duty to act as this kind of protector for her and for the world#this is where the Watcher comes out in Giles the most I think #guh (via 0tterp0p)
And my blood is all I see
As you steal my soul from me
the message told me that the only hope was you.