Friday, June 27, 2014

(137) Death by Fire(light) + links

By s. Friday, June 27, 2014 38 Comments
  •  Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the set of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland. She met the cast - Maisie, Sophie, Kit, Rose, Conleth. Lena was also there as were the showrunners proving they will let just about anyone meet her.
  • First of all, let's just look at Kit's face and laugh.

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

    About Lady Stoneheart and why excluding her from Game of Thrones would be the biggest mistake on the show yet.

    By s. Thursday, June 26, 2014 , 25 Comments
    Yesterday a certain interview appeared online that shook and outraged most of the book readers of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. For yet another time this month those of us who eagerly await to see Lady Stoneheart on Game of Thrones were disappointed or - possibly - lied to. I initially wrote about this in my draft for tomorrow's Rambling Friday but I decided this issue needs a separate article. Because hopefully when we keep asking and keep shouting we will finally be heard.

    Monday, June 23, 2014


    By s. Monday, June 23, 2014 , , , , , , 38 Comments
    I was very much looking forward to this movie when I first heard that they are planning on making a film from the perspective of Maleficent, one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history. Unfortunately, after the first trailers showed up it seemed pretty obvious that the film will be yet another cash grab from Disney - just like Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman and Oz - the Great and Powerful filled with useless 3D, atrocious to look at color palette, half assed script and a bunch of random, CGI creatures which are practically indistinguishable from each other when it comes to those four movies.

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    (136) SWAG RATING 100/100 + links

    By s. Friday, June 20, 2014 40 Comments

  • Let's not even pretend there's anything else I'd like to talk about this week other than the One True King, shall we?
  • All hail Stannis of the house Baratheon, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Warrior of the Light, the King who Still Cared and part time motherfucking model.

  • Monday, June 16, 2014

    Game of Thrones 4x10 The Children

    By s. Monday, June 16, 2014 , 44 Comments

    When last night a leak from Canadian fans of Thrones came through that they've got to see the episode early and there was no epilogue of book 3 in it, I thought to myself, well, that's it then. For the first time I didn't stay up all night to watch the episode. Maybe it's because I had the whole day to process the unbelievable decision of not ending the season with the best possible cliffhanger before I saw the episode, but to me it seems that The Children, as much as it is a slap across the face for us book readers at times, is one fine episode of the show.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    (135) GoT fires burn low + links

    By s. Friday, June 13, 2014 34 Comments
  • God damn it, I was not supposed to care about Jon and Ygritte :/

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Game of Thrones 4

    By s. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 , 10 Comments
    There is one good thing from Thrones season coming to an end - the soundtrack is getting released. Which means that I now have enough to listen to all year long (seriously). The show has its ups and downs (it is only now that I can laugh about how they screwed up last Sunday's episode) but one thing is certain - that Ramin Djawadi will knock it out of the park with his music each time.

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    Game of Thrones 4x09 The Watchers on the Wall

    By s. Monday, June 9, 2014 , 30 Comments
    You know how I wrote in every single Rambling Friday how I hope that the showrunners won't screw up one of my two favorite moments in book 3? See I wasn't afraid they would - I thought to myself no one can possibly be this stupid.

    Oh, they proved me wrong.

    It's not that the big ending to the battle was screwed up. The big ending to the battle? It didn't even happen. The battle episode did not end with the ending of the battle. It ended on a cliffhanger. And in that moment my soul died.

    Friday, June 6, 2014

    (134) On a scale from 1 to Oberyn Martell how blown was your mind last Sunday? + links

    By s. Friday, June 6, 2014 36 Comments
  • Now that is an awesome ending.
  • And for a second Oberyn had wings remains my favorite moment of the fight. Fuck me that was epic. There were like 7 editing cuts there and they made it look so dynamic and awesome. 
  • The reaction videos!
  • I really hope we'll get reaction videos for the next episode too. And definitely the one after that.
  •  So here is my plea for all the non book readers and don't investigate this request- do not watch the opening credits for episode 9. Don't look at them. I know everyone says it is only at the Wall but it's not strictly true and opening credits would ruin the episode - I bet they actually update the map this time. I'll explain what I meant about the credits in the recap, but as you watch the episode for the first time please do not watch them.

  • Monday, June 2, 2014

    Game of Thrones 4x08 The Mountain and The Viper

    By s. Monday, June 2, 2014 , 44 Comments is everyone feeling this beautiful Monday?

    I myself haven't seen an outburst like that since Red Wedding. Actually thanks to marketing and what seems to be an universal love for Oberyn it might have been worse. After the episode aired all the fanboards were down. IMDB was down. I got text messages yelling at me for not warning people about what would happen. Non book readers are in hysterics, women are weeping, men are shaking their heads in disbelief, unborn children clench their fists and try to yell 'Oberyn!' from the wombs.