I was going to try to bring a bit more warmth and humanity to [Daenerys] where I possibly could. That was always a conversation we were having. And every season I’d do something else on hiatus, and I’d come back and be like, “What’s up, yeah, she’s going to sit like this” (slouches down in chair). And every time, they
[D&D] are like, “That’s really cute, but sit up straight and don’t smile, you’re not funny. - Emilia Clarke
The slippers the Butcher King had sent her had grown too uncomfortable. Dany kicked them off and sat with one foot tucked beneath her and the other swinging back and forth. It was not a very regal pose, but she was tired of being regal. The crown had given her a headache, and her buttocks had gone to sleep. "Ser Barristan,” she called, “I know what quality a king needs most."
"Courage, Your Grace?”
“Cheeks like iron,” she teased. “All I do is sit.” - Daenerys I ADWD
I keep on thinking about how D&D failed to understand the overarching themes of many storylines and how whenever a facet of a character’s personality, their fears, dreams, drives etc. weren’t explicitly written down, they proved incapable of gleaning them from the text. But then I stumble upon interviews like this one and realize that you really can’t expect them to understand the subtext through the analysis of the text, if they can’t even understand the text itself. Not even when it comes to passages that don’t lend themselves to multiple interpretations.