these are good points, and I hope you’re right! I know Iwan is a great actor, and there’s no doubt that he can probably be a really creepy Ramsay. but my reaction was coming from what I’ve seen in the tags — that people are already beginning to ship Ramsay/Theon, that Ramsay is attractive, that Iwan as Ramsay would be “sexy.”
and honestly? the kind of creepy Iwan was in season 1 of misfits is exactly the kind of creepy I don’t want to see him be in Game of Thrones. because Simon was creepy, but not really scary, while Ramsay is beyond creepy (and again — Iwan could probably pull that off). but I’m afraid of whether D&B will let that happen, and let it be completely about Theon, who is the victim. if it becomes more about Ramsay, some people (who might not read the books) might be confused about exactly what kind of villain Ramsay is. in that post, I was expressing my fear of that, and it was mainly addressed to people who HAVE expressed sentiments along the lines of “omfg Iwan/Ramsay is so hot.”
also, can I just say… Ramsay is on a completely different level than Joffrey, Viserys, and Cersei (who I do consider to be a villain). like, I think it’s possible to sympathize with Cersei and still think she’s an awful person, but the same cannot be said for Ramsay. and while I didn’t really sympathize with Joffrey or Viserys in the books, Ramsay is just ten times worse than both of them put together imo.
so yeah, you could be right, and hopefully everyone will be disgusted with him once he’s flaying people left and right, but… D&B + some people, man. I dunno.
Drink when you see:
- “but Ramsay is just misunderstood”
- “I think I hate him a little less”
- “but he’s so HOT”
- “ZOMG sexual tension between Iwan/Alfie”
- “he just needs a hug”
- “he’s not THAT bad”
- “honestly if you were a bastard how would you feel?”
- “who could hate that face?”
- “it’s all Roose’s fault”
if iwan rheon (who I, personally, find very attractive) is ramsay bolton
can we just be clear about this by saying
that does not make RAMSAY FUCKING BOLTON, THE BASTARD OF THE FUCKING DREADFORT, WHO HUNTS DOWN WOMEN USING DOGS AND THEN DOES HORRIFIC THINGS TO THEM, THE GUY WHO LOVES FLAYING PEOPLE ALIVE, THE GUY WHO TURNED THEON INTO REEK AND KEPT HIM CAPTIVE, BASICALLY LIVING A NIGHTMARE
he is not attractive it doesn’t matter WHO he’s played by
you should not be looking for chemistry between theon and ramsay just jfc NO
he is bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
but oh my fucking god I am praying that iwan is not ramsay just
because it’s going to be a nightmare seeing people excuse ramsay’s monstrous behavior just ‘cause he’s played by someone cute
actually it would be really cool if no one could find iwan attractive at all