My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.
We all know that Tyrion killed his father with a crossbow (who disappointed us all and didn’t even shit gold in the end), but is it possible that Tywin would have died anyway, even if Tyrion never stopped at his father’s room during his escape?
Most people, myself included, found it odd that Tywin Lannister was rather untouched by Oberyn Martell’s infamous fury in A Storm of Swords. When the Red Viper first entered the city, he made it very clear that he would have justice for Elia and her children.
“I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will the justice be served?”
A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39; Tyrion V.
He did challenge the Mountain in a trial by combat in Tyrion’s trial, hence managed to annoy Tywin and Cersei and got a chance to kill the Mountain without any room for open complaint from the Lannisters (trial by combat is a “holy thing” after all). But what good is killing the piece when you leave the player be? Tyrion himself later realises that Oberyn doesn’t only mean the Mountain’s death when he says he hungers for justice. (”He wants the head that spoke the words, not just the hand that swung the sword.”)