Hi there, fellow Game of Thrones-loving nerds.
I may have mentioned a few times on this blog, working on an essay? And when that essay was finished, certain things would become clearer?
I’ve finished the essay.
I also mentioned, once, that I don’t really “ship” Jaime/Brienne, so much as look forward to the relationship happening? GRRMartin ships Jaime/Brienne. I simply enjoy the way he ships them.
Of course it might be a bit difficult to argue that I “don’t really ‘ship’ Jaime/Brienne” now that I’ve written this essay.
Click on image to download PDF essay.
I’ve also made an iBooks copy, so those who have Apple devices can enjoy it in iBooks. It’ll look basically the same as the PDF version, except the internal links will actually work as links. Click here to download the iBooks version of the essay.
I will also post it here on this blog, one section at a time. I won’t post the entire essay in one entry because I’m not a complete sociopath and WordPress might have a meltdown if I tried.
Now some of you may be wondering: okay, what is the point of this essay, and why should I take the time to read it?
Well. If you like the idea of Jaime and Brienne being romantically involved, but you’re not quite sure it’ll happen, this essay is for you.
If you keep hearing from all us weirdos who seem to think these two will get together, and you don’t understand why we think so, you may find this essay helpful.
If you want them to be together, but you’re afraid they won’t live long enough to make it happen, you may appreciate this essay.
If you’ve enjoyed my “I Enjoy This Too Much” entries, you may appreciate this essay.
If you’re convinced that Jaime/Cersei is the True Love for the Ages, and that Jaime/Brienne could never possibly go beyond friendship, then this essay will probably not convince you, but if that’s how you feel, I assume you’re not reading my blog.
Time to let my Ego Flag fly: this is the Master Case for Jaime and Brienne getting together. I’m sure some other fans have written essays on a similar theme, but they are not this one. This is the only shipping essay for Jaime/Brienne that you will ever need to read. This is, put crudely, an analysis of how GRRMartin ships Jaime/Brienne. And I also put the relationship in context. Oh, yes, I do love context. Pull up a chair and I will answer all your questions.
To paraphrase a certain Lannister: There are no nerds like me. There’s only me.
With all that posturing out of the way, here is the introduction to the Master Case (there may be some weird punctuation in here, resulting from having pasted the text in from the PDF file):