November 2022 – The Mockingbird

Welcome to the second to last diary of the year! Today I´m uploading a theme for a character I thought I´d never be able to write: a character too hideous to deserve any sympathy but with a tragic backstory that, at least in my eyes, deserves some pity… or perhaps not.

The Mockingbird

For the longest time Littlefinger had been a difficult theme to approach. It needed to be ambiguous but not vague, and cryptic but not mysterious. The theme needed to reflect the scheming nature of Littlefinger without being too on the nose, rather subtle, subtle enough to pass for innocent at times but always unnerving.

On top of that the theme needed to have a redeeming quality of some sort as I see Petyr as a very tragic figure. No one could deny he is a self-serving ambitious murdered, but there was a time when he was a naive boy who believed he could win the hand of his beloved in a duel.

The transformation of Petyr into Littlefinger is something I have put a lot of effort into, but today I´m only showing the latter of the two themes, closer to the character we meet in A Game of Thrones, when the reader is weary but still uncertain of the true nature of the Master of Coin.

I hope you enjoyed it and I hope to see you next month in the last diary entry of the year!

Maester Ludwig

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