Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
How is it more plausible that he would clearheadedly decide to throw away an alliance for some chick than that he would have sex in a moment of despair and then do what society ordains as the honourable thing in the aftermath?
Because he's not enough of an idiot to do something impulsively on account of hormones, but he is
enough of an idiot to do something premediated on account of romance.
It's a different kind of idiocy that assumes he's old enough to make one mistake less plausible, but doesn't mean he's somehow above making terrible choices.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick