kitamere replied to your post “Unpopular opinions about Sandor Clegane”
YES, and thank you for pointing out the thing about the drinking! He can get drunk but he isn’t a drunkard. And citing the age difference thing as a reason for why SanSan is “creepy” drives me CRAZY. Thank you for…
As you pointed out, at the feast, EVERYBODY was drunk. Septa Mordane, the SEPTA, was passed out snoring, leaving poor Sansa completely alone. Sandor was at a party, so that is excusable, but when you consider that Gregor was probably at that party too, that Sandor had just watched his brother kill a young man in a joust (a joust! who dies in a joust?), it’s understandable that he had a little too much himself. It’s clearly on his mind because he’s the one who brings it up to Sansa.
In fact, every time we see Sandor drunk, you can probably find a reason for him being upset. On the Serpentine steps, he’s on his night off, as you say, but again, this is when things are going really bad in court—Sansa is being abused, Joffrey is revealing what kind of a king he is—starving and abusing the small folk. Sandor’s world is falling apart.
And again, thank you so much for pointing out Dontos. Sansa herself compares Dontos to Sandor, wishing he had some of the Hound’s ferocity—Dontos is the anti-Hound. Dontos is the big, sloppy drunk. Red veins, inappropriate kisses…how people can read Sandor as a drunk, I don’t get. He drinks, but how could he guard the king and be one of the greatest warriors in Westeros if he was a drunk?
Sorry, I just repeated everything you said, but thank you for saying it! Go team red wine!
ETA: I got my septas mixed up. Gods, too much wine…