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Friday, May 30, 2014
(133) Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken* + links
|By Sati.||Friday, May 30, 2014||Rambling Friday|
*the words of house Martell
That awkward moment of the year when the current season of Thrones didn't even end yet and you are already waiting for the next one.
These casting details for season 5 were released and they are very interesting.
First of all - Maggy the Frog. My soul squealed when I saw that. I love the mystical/prophetic aspect of the books and that is featured in the show so scarcely. But Maggy is the one who tells my favorite prophecy and I'm so happy they are finally incorporating that element in the show. It's such a powerful element in Cersei's story - the fact that she heard the prophecy as a child had a big part of her hating Tyrion - even though I think it's fairly obvious the prophecy doesn't refer to him. I'll be very interested to see how they will use Maggy on the show
Second of all, we will see Lollys, Bronn's wife which most likely means we will see Bronn too! YEY!
Third of all, High Sparrow being cast, as well as the awesome character of Septa Unella. Lena Headey's most exquisite acting moment is coming next year.
and finally the Dornish. I am shocked they are featuring so many of them. Yeah they are cool and I love Dorne's hedonistic ways but this many Dornish characters on the show? I'm just glad we'll get to see Cersei's daughter Marcella again. She is brilliantly cast. We will definitely see 3 of the eldest of Oberyn's daughters. We will also see Water Gardens.
The way to explain the show featuring so many Dornish? The
producers can smell all the sexposition they can use next season. I do like the Dornish but I find it to be a bit much. Why? Because the Northern storyline is becoming so fascinating. There is also King's Landing but I doubt they will cut any scenes there, it's gonna be a golden season for Lena Headey.
And most importantly - Stannis. For the love of all that is holy and pure, please just give him a poster, promo pics, screentime, a lot of screentime! He deserves it. Stephen Dillane deserves it. Goddammit, I deserve it too! Can he please finally yell 'Quiet, woman!' at someone? Don't cut his scenes short to feature people banging in Dorne. Don't you dare giving him as much screentime in s5 as you did in s4 and s3 which was essentially fuck all.
Oh yeah about promo pics. Pycelle now has 5 in this season and some random fucking maps have 2. Stannis still has 3. This is bullshit.
in 3 days:
Oberyn and the Mountain. Trial by Combat. My God.
I'm actually relatively calm this week, but before episode 9 and episode 10 I'm just gonna be bouncing off the walls and laughing manically like a lunatic.
It drives me crazy how there is still no soundtrack announcement for this year. Normally they release it before the finale but the details resurface sooner. Where are the news? :/
Sunday was awful and Monday was hellish. Normally around 4 pm I’m almost done working and ready to
have a coffee, a smoke and rewatch new Thrones after I stayed up to
watch it at 3am and slept 1,5h because let’s face it I’m not sleeping
when Thrones is on. It's not a question or whether or not I need to or have to sleep, it's not physically possible for me to actually be asleep when it airs.
And it’s wonderful.
And HBO took it away this week. This however is hilarious.
It's been a really bad week as it was and next week is going to be even worse. When I say worse I mean more busy and exhausting. And....what's the word....life draining.
Not sure if I won't pass out on Monday after I get home, so you may need to wait for recap for a day or two. This will apply to each remaining episode - you have no idea how much I'm gonna write about the last 3 eps.
Keep calm...and watch Stephen Dillane movies.
So I did. I rewatched The Hours and Spy Game. Then I figured I'm just gonna bring more joy to our little, passionate tumblr fandom and I made a gifset.
I'm gonna make the one from The Hours this weekend. I would make it sooner but too much sighing at once may be deadly.
So I did this Which Supervillain Should You Hook Up With? quiz and I got Magneto and it said "So noble, so intense, so unwilling to commit to anything but his quest". Yeah...I definitely have a type here...
I gave it the final shot with Hannibal and now I'm definitely done. You know how I keep complaining people who are allegedly dead come back? Guess what happened in this finale! I understand doing shit like this once or twice, but this must have been third or fourth time they did that. In one season. In a series that's not fantasy. No, it's supposed to be a dark thriller. The hell?
But at least I saw Mikkelsen in the rain. He's like homicidal Mr. Darcy or something.
The creator of the show tweeted this. Turns out his most anticipated thing this season is the same as mine (but for the love of God don't google it). His writing for his own show sucked this season but here he is spot on - preach, sir.
I started watching Penny Dreadful. So far I only saw two episodes but it's pretty good. One misstep and I'll quit it but so far the seance scene alone made it worth it. The ending to episode 2 was horrifying. How could they do that to such a sweet character?!
So there is this critic, Ann something (I don't bother learning the last names of utter morons I probably won't hear of again) that suggested that the latest of tragic shootings in US is partly because in Judd Apatow comedies the guy always gets the girl. America, you don't have to be ashamed of your comedies. You should be ashamed of having morons like that write for Washington Post. I'm not an American but personally I'd find this kind of garbage insulting - what, are the Americans so mentally unstable they cannot watch Judd Apatow's comedy without going on homicidal rampage?
There's more. This chick wrote a separate article about the attention she received to the first article. I rarely tweet strangers calling them attention seeking whores, but I did here and it was still a great restraint on my part. In terms of every word - great restraint.
Team Seth all the way.
Brad Pitt got punched by Vitalii Sediuk on Maleficent premiere. It's awful. But it also makes you think of Burn after Reading and that's funny. Apparently, Pitt hit him back which is great - yeah, yeah violence is bad but this guy is such a douchebag. It's kinda a shame this prankster guy didn't do that to someone as...let's go with the word "unpredictable" as Sean Penn. I'm guessing that would be the ass kicking of the year.
Also I'm not sure if that tweet isn't more ridiculous than that situation. The star of World War Z. Damn, that's almost insulting isn't it?
People are getting excited about the upcoming Emmy nominations. Oh who the fuck cares, after they snubbed Fairley and Waldau last year they are dead to me.
This Sin City 2 poster is causing controversy because apparently it's too sexy and revealing for MPAA. What? The only offensive thing here is how shit this coloring is.
Another thing - apparently Peter Capaldi's part was cut in Maleficent. Some in Doctor Who fandom seem not to be bothered as the role in the movie would 'clash' with him being the dark Doctor. They behave as if Capaldi's whole life and other roles were on pause because oh my, the Doctor!. It's as if I said Dillane's work in Game of Thrones is his biggest achievement because it's Game of Thrones.
I'd have to be on crack. His work in The Hours is more beautiful than entire Thrones.
Yeah. I typed that.
You read that.
That really happened.
We're through the looking glass now.
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