18 April 2012 @ 11:10 pm
A very small man can cast a very large shadow.  
Went to a screening of The Raven tonight--I like Poe, though I'm not a massive fan or anything, and my hopes were not particularly high. But it was a bit better than I'd expected; it's mostly a standard murder mystery, but there's a bit of added fun if you've read his stuff, since the murders are kinda-sorta based on his stories, and of course the 19th-century costumes were all Goth and fabulous. Luke Evans was kinda the best part--I am really starting to love him; he's just adorable and he always totally gives it his all even if the movie's kinda crap (Immortals; Clash of the Titans) and he stands out because he's so darn intense and earnest. He's like a white Chiwetel Ejiofor. Though in this he reminded me strangely of a nonthreatening Michael Shannon. Something about his grim, squinty pensive face. (I mean, I say that with love; God knows I stan for Michael Shannon like nothin' else.) Anyway, Cusack kinds phones it in, imo, but he did have some funny moments, since the script occasionally tried to emulate Poe's gallows-humor style, and in the Q&A after the movie (yes, it continues!), Cusack seemed to be a fan and talked all about why he liked his stuff and how he liked to scare his audience and shit-talk other writers and all that fun stuff. (He ran right out when it was over, though I wouldn't really have gone up to him anyway, but he did come off as nice.) Also, the ending credits were remarkably, if anachronistically, artistic & gorgeous in almost a Dragon Tattoo sort of way. So it's kinda worth seeing.

GAME OF THRONES: OK, THIS EP. Brienne! Renly/Loras! Renly/Loras/Margaery! (!!!!!!!!!!) Arya/Gendry! Theon feels! Lannister drama! Sansa feels! Tyrion being awesome!! IT WAS TOO BEAUTIFUL

(I use that gif too often, but really, it is just my life.) Oh man, everything I love. Brienne was perfect; everything I've read from the character seems like she really understands her, and I love that we already got hints of the Brienne/Cat friendship. And the Renly/Loras scene was glorious—good Lord, such heat between those two. Of course we got kinda cockblocked because there's so much talking on this show, but seriously, loved their chemistry. And I loved (LOVED) Margaery just completely knowing what time it is and not giving a fuck; her willingness to do whatever Renly wanted could've seemed like she was just being some meek girl serving her husband, but she just played it so merrily that it was clear she's just awesome and clever and knows how to play the game. And is clearly a fierce lesbian. AND THEN SHE CASUALLY OFFERED TO HAVE A THREESOME WITH HER BROTHER. I CAN'T. I JUST CAN'T. \8D/ THAT'S ALL I WANT IN LIFE. …Er, just from TV, of course. I just want one awesome canon OT3! Good thing nothing bad's going to happen with them! >___> Also loved the Sansa scenes; there was a lot going on at that dinner table scene with the tears in her eyes (!!!) and especially the scene with Shae: it was like she wanted to trust her just so she'd have someone to talk to, but at the same time she had to suspect that she might have been Cersei's spy, so she just fell back on her former bossy-rich-girl ways, except it didn't feel fun or cute anymore because she's had to mature so much and in a way she's a servant too and also doesn't know what she's doing and she just really wants a friend and misses her family and every time she trusts someone they either screw her over or die or get taken away and dgldkgdfkdl;sd;l so many layers. ;___; Really nice work by everyone in those scenes. Loved the editing on the Tyrion scenes when he was laying his trap for Cersei's spy; totally died at him casually playing with the nutcracker thing (HA, he shoulda done that in front of Varys) and "Got no goats, half-man." "Well, make do!" and Bronn laughing. I still love their broship. Goddammit. And then Arya being adorable and sadly mentioning Sansa (sfkldsjkjlk!!!! I REALLY REALLY WANT THEIR REUNION TO HAPPEN SOMEDAY) and then awesomely covering for Gendry. I like that Jaqen still keeps up the "a man can fight!" even when he's, like, on fire. And Theon! Premature Theon feels! He just had to exploit my angsty-lost-bad-boy feels, didn't he. (I can totally trace those back to Shawn Hunter. I realized this recently. That is my root.) He can be despicable, but he had a damn good point when he said "you gave me away!" and all. Balon is such a dick. Geez. That was kinda heartbreaking. I have little patience for the extraneous Greyjoys, but I really liked his 'conversion' scene a lot too. And ugh, that gorgeous shot when he burns his letter to Robb (another OTP down BUT NOOO THAT'S FINE NBD). We even got Sam being adorable with Gilly (though seriously, Jon, how slow are you? What did you THINK he did with the boys? Crikey). Only thing I didn't really like was Cersei confronting Tyrion and then sort of flipping out and breaking down--her downward spiral fascinates me in the book, but I thought it happened way too soon and looked a little too much like 'cunning man/hysterical woman' at a glance. But other than that, perf ep was perf. <3


THE BORGIAS: Nooo! Stupid show! That was so mean! How can you break my heart that way? I refer, of course, to not showing us a second of Rodrigo/Giulia/Vittoria, because really that sounded awesome. I just can't win with threesomes this week; goddamn. I gotta go read some Charles/Erik/Raven fanfic. Oh, and, you know, Paolo. I figured that was coming because the ep was named after him and he doesn't really have any actual historical equivalent, but aww, sad. They were sweet. I don't really get why we've turned Juan from a butt monkey into kind of a huge dick; considering what happens later this season (?) you'd think they'd want to make him more interestingly conflicted. It might have been more interesting to have Cesare kill him, actually. But oh well. And I guess Alfonso is really most sincerely dead now? Geez. I didn't need that; I was eating a sandwich at the time. (But when am I not.) Also, is it me, or can they not decide on a dialogue style for this show? I feel like they veer wildly from Downtonian poshness to Westerosian commoner slang every other scene. I guess it's related to the class of the character, but it's still...confusing. Did that one prostitute actually say "shillings"? Because...Rome...oh, forget it. Very interesting scenes with Michelotto talking to Paolo's spy friend about love (...and then killing her, JERK); I'd absolutely love some real character development for him apart from Cesare. [la la la Jimmy/Richard parallels wat r u talking about I don't see them at all nope] But what was up with the Cesare/Ursula scene?! I've never been all that invested in that relationship, but in the past she at least seemed to want him too. Now he's tearing off her habit and ordering her to pose naked or whatever?? Did you lose your decorum along with your vaguely British accent, sir? I don't know if we're supposed to be rooting for them or what, but geez. I guess he's done far worse, but if she's supposed to be his Morality Pet, it ain't working.

(Also: I am reading Mirror Mirror right now and I only just started liking it; it's a VERY different depiction of Lucrezia & Cesare and while I'm not sure I like/buy them as such flagrantly depraved villains, they're also considerably older than in the show and it's making me look forward even more to them both getting more mature and powerful and dark as it goes on, since both of them totally ran shit later on. Anyway.)

SMASH: I think the best moment of the night had to be Julia spontaneously turning into Grace Adler and impatiently organizing Tom and Sam's date. "Under 'Tom Levitt,' L as in 'lllllovebirds.'" HEE! GPOY! Adorable. It's kinda weird that Gay Republican's already gone, and I'm not 100% sure where Sam gets off critiquing Tom's entire love life so grandly, but they're really cute and I always prefer a slow burn, so I shall continue shipping them. Very happy at Karen/Ivy friendship, though bonding over hating another girl was…not really what I meant, but OK. The Rebecca arc was at least interesting; I like that she actually wants to learn and knows she's not perfect for the role. Uma can sing, as we saw in The Producers, but she's really not a Broadway belter. 'Course, neither was Marilyn, but those songs clearly demand a big voice and Ivy's got it, but I guess I do buy that they'd be forced to put star power over talent, sadly. Hooray for more Eileen/bartender guy (his comment about "getting your hands dirty" is only fueling the Hustonian Smash/Boardwalk crossover that is still percolating in my brain COME ON I WANT THIS MORE THAN BREATHING) and LOL forever @ Ellis pwned yet again. Derek's ~Marilyn visions~ with Karen are just getting embarrassing, especially with the Touched By An Angel lighting, but MOTHER OF GOD, LOOK AT HIS FACE:

ffffuuuuu me gusta. So much. I could eventually grow to properly ship them, especially since Dev is so clearly on his way out, as I have been assuming from the pilot [SIDEBAR: did we know that Raza Jaffrey is dating Lara Pulver?!? I like it! Makes me feel better about the Ginny Goodwin/Josh Dallas situation. And and and and what if they had like a wrap party and Anjelica brought Jack and Raza brought Lara and they met and sdfsjdfksdjfslj WHAT. FUCKING. IF. omg]. But I still actually like Derek/Ivy; there's something sweet there beyond the obvious 'director and the hot star.' See, once again OT3s solve everything. Just saying.

GLEE: Brittana sex tape. There's a Brittana sex tape, and ALL WE GET TO SEE IS THE DAMN CAT?! It's official; this is the week of cockblock. (Or...other...kinds of blocking.) Write it down! It's a thing! GAH! Lawd Jesus, let's just focus on the good things, like Santana in that dress, Mercedes slaying "Disco Inferno," the sweet Samcedes moment (they're winning me over, forced though they might be), totally random Jesse St. James, a hilarious and blatant lack of Quinn and Santana in that white suit. And I may or may not have deep, profound, shameful love for "Stayin' Alive" in general. So that was all good. I am doing my best to ignore Rachel offering to totally give up all her hopes and dreams for Finn ("maybe your dreams are bigger than mine"?! UM, NOOOO) because Finn's Meltdown of Directionless Angst was so hilarious to me—like, I genuinely remember being a senior and freaking out every other day about my future, but it's still funny because it's him and he's such an untalented tool. But now he's an actor! And wants to be in the Actors Studio. You know, where Marlon Brando studied. I was cackling. Loudly. However, I am deeply, deeply concerned about this Wade/Unique plotline—"Boogie Shoes" sounded awesome, but I am just not entirely confident that the writers know the difference between drag queen and trans. Because they are really, really not the same, and that was definitely kinda left hanging. If they're going to keep going with that, then good, but past evidence does not support the idea that this will be handled well, or even less-than-horribly-offensively. BUT I will reserve judgment because the kid's very talented and I am all for Kurt/Mercedes friendship and actually developing LGBT characters who aren't gay white males. Or just...characters who aren't gay white males. And I'll ignore the fact that Sue (who I still don't like as a nice person, despite Jane Lynch being awesome and talented) and Brittany just magically applied to college for Santana without her knowledge just because that Brittana moment was so sweet. See? I can be nice, ish!

Got an extension on the bigbang_mixup deadline, yay! I just need a leeeeettle more time to finish & polish & edit and stuff, and this weekend I'm going home for my cousin's bridal shower and won't really have time to work on it. (And then next Saturday, the 28th, is...also spoken for.) I celebrated said extension last night by procrastinating even more and making weird-ass graphics. I gotta self-promote; no sane person will read this monstrosity!
location: 11218
mood: tiredtired
music: "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
( 30 Greendale Human Beings — hit me with your genie's bottle )
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extraordinary machine.la_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Well, sure, friend away if you like! :)
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: I KNOW BITCH i was deducingmutantjules on April 19th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
O HAY GUESS WHO'S HERE ON TIME FOR ONCE (I legit just finished my own post about...well, some of this :DDD still not caught up on la Borgias)

Good thing nothing bad's going to happen with them! >___>

my angsty-lost-bad-boy feels...(I can totally trace those back to Shawn Hunter. I realized this recently. That is my root.)
YOU ARE MAH FAVREET, in case I haven't said this enough recently (in fact I'm sure I haven't). sdfkhslkf Shawn, how I always loved you.

DON'T BE SO SUUUU-UUUUUUUURE! *singsongs* a ship going all torturously sad don't mean it ain't there! I'm just sayin'

yay extension! And ooh, what's the 28th spoken for about? AND I AM STILL VERITABLY SHIVERING WITH NEED FOR THIS FIC O'YOURN JS
extraordinary machine.: TV - Sherlock - Sherlock/Irenela_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)

Didn't I say I knew I'd love her! I liked her a lot in the books, but I just KNEW I'd totally stan for Show!Mags. And she is awesome, with the dress and the boobs and the cheerful threesomosity and YEEESSS. (Hey, at least she sticks around.)

Ahahahaha, I just watched the BMW ep "Brothers" at work the other day, where Jack is introduced for the first time and Shawn is all "YOU ABANDONED US AND I DON'T NEED YOUR RICH-BOY PITY AND WTF DAD I THOUGHT WE WERE BROS" and he's just so deliciously angsty and floppy-haired. I was totes in love with him and his leather jacket and his creys. So, yeah, that's totally where it started. Damn you, TGIF!! (Dude, do you remember this? The ep came with commercials and I was having flashbacks all over the damn place. FIVE HOURS OF SUMMER ONCE A WEEEEK!)

But but but Robb...! I mean, they might have moar scenes together on the show, right? But that ship is...not doing well in general. D: I was so into them in S1. "Are you my brothah?" "Now and forevah!" Oh, kill me.

(HEE OMG YOU REBLOGGED IT. YOU ARE SO MY FAVE FOREVER. I think I have everything else mapped out and I just gotta get it all down and I will send it ASAP because it might need a LOT of work but mostly I'm just really excited to see your reaction to a few things. :DDDDDDDD) The 28th is the day that The Avengers closes the Tribeca Film Festival. Soooo that's where I'll be. ALL. DAY. \o/
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: WESTERBROSmutantjules on April 19th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)

yeeeeeeeessssssssss zsfdlkgjsdglkhsfklhksfmlnmhksfln omg. OMG. I am officially stannin' that. I know already I'm gonna ship her with Sansa. I am DYING for that scene with Olenna now (Y U NO LOVE THE HAIRY BEARRRR etc)

omgggg. I totally remember that ep ♥ ♥ ♥ UGH stupid heart (AND YES OMG I FUCKIN' STARTED SINGING ALONG. AAAAHHHH)

I'M JUST SAYIIIIIIIIN'! "NOW AND ALWAYS~~" and that letter and that scene with his dad (THAT was the scene I meant that was literally ripped from the page "you will not call him brother, the son of the man who put your true brothers to the sword" etc etc Balon y u gotta be such a massive bag of dicks IT'S FUCKING SHAKESPEAREAN UGH) and and dslfhjfdshjlfd whyyyyy. BUT I SWEAR they're making it EVEN SHIPPER just to hurts ussss. :( Oh and uh having nothing whatever to do with this, when are you gonna read ADwD? :D?

extraordinary machine.: Film - Thorla_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
Oooh, who do you want as Oleanna?? :D I've heard/seen some awesome fancasting. I totally support this Sansa idea; I hope they have lots of scenes together, because I swear part of that Shae scene was about how she doesn't have any cool/trustworthy ladies in her life like at ALL anymore. Five minutes ago she had her mom and her sister and her septa and everyone, and now she's all alone with no one to talk to and it's sad as balls, so YES PLZ to that scene. <3

Oh yeah, that scene! Seriously, did you just want him to suffer all these years and hate the Starks and be mistreated by them?! If you're gonna ship your kid off, the least you can do is hope they're nice to him, jfc. I am so glad he falls off a cliff or whatever it was. (Soon! Very soon! Well, uh, when the season's over. >___> So, June? :D)

The screening itself is a ~private gala~ and so the commoners can't get tickets, but that's probably good because it'd probably be like $300 and I'd have a total nutty about it AND BESIDES I'm already doin' the marathon. ("Oh, you're doing the marethin? Oh, you're doing the marethin?" DOESN'T GET OLD) But hey, standing outside for hours & hours & hours is free, man. AND SO I SHALL. \m/ \m/

goddamn I need some Steve/Tony icons ASAP
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: he said I KNOW YOU. YOU KNOW MEmutantjules on April 19th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
OH LORD umm......I haven't even thought about it, tbh! (just as kind of a default: Fionnula Flanagan? Or is she not frail-looking enough?) Tell me of these fancastings! And I so hope they do as well dgladjlasdflk I ALWAYS ALWAYS got a sense she just wanted to like...hold Sansa and protect her. Smuggle her away from the bear-trap that is her life. (and then.....of course you know my feels on Margie's sexuality :D) and HOLY SHIT TRUE I just found this truly heartbreaking meta about that Shae scene on tumblr and now I just wanna hold and protect Sansa myownself - there was shit in there even I the Overanalyzing Machine hadn't even thought of, about how like in the end her sole order to brush her hair was so that she could close her eyes and pretend she's back at Winterfell and it's her mom brushing it and I swear my heart went ;_______________;

EXACTEMENT. I am also glad he was crossing one of those rickety-ass bridges during a storm and got swooped over the side I could be wrong about that but I have a very specific mental image so I'm going with it (HAH WELL, FINE. I'LL JUST SIT ON ALL THESE FIC RECS THAT I CAN'T GIVE YOU YET CAUSE SPOILERS [AND FOR REAL PLZ DON'T GO LOOKING BECAUSE MAAAAAAD SPOILERS] UNTIL JUNE, THEN.)

HEE, commoners. Well yeah, that would legit be cray. So holy shit! have an awesome tiiime! (and goddamn, I oughta start hunting for icons myownself)
extraordinary machine.: TV - Game of Thrones - Aryala_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Well, OK, when I say "some awesome fancastings" I mean that people on ONTD responded to the rumor that Maggie Smith was leaving Downton with "WELL THEN SHE'D BETTER BE OLEANNA GODDAMMIT." And I agree! Though apparently she's not really leaving after all *jesuscamppraisethelord.gif* I just really want Sansa to have an awesome gal-pal. Like, she was all focused on ~falling in love~ and being Joffrey's wife because she thought that was her entire role or whatever, and then all THAT shit went down and everything was horrible and I just really like lady friendships okaaaaaay. :( SOMETHING LIKE THAT

(Is that really what happened? I mean, sounds legit, but I thought they were implying that something shadier happened, or that he was at the very least pushed. I can't remember. No?) And I shan't! I'm being v. good about spoilers. *salutes* I am SO GLAD this is happening in April and not later in the summer, because I've done the whole stand-in-the-80-degree-sunshine-for-eight-hours thing and it is not smiles tiems. And wow, I'm looking at where it is and it's waaaaay downtown and over by the river, not at one of the ~fancypants theatres uptown. Which is a good thing! AAHHHHH SO EXCITE DFKJDFKSDJFSKLL
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: now remember boys: flies spread diseasemutantjules on April 19th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
OH SHIT! I'd heard that rumour and made this face DDDD: but yay! And yeah, seriously. Sansa needs some fucking friends.

(I........am now not sure. THAT COULD TOTALLY HAVE BEEN THE CASE and I would go and check my books but I don't know what book he died in. DAMMIT! *aaaand I just checked the ASOIAF wiki* that WAS the official story [yay go me!] but the fact that Euron showed up like right afterward, I mean before word could reasonably have reached him, suggests that he sent an assassin. So go you!) AND HEE. WELL DONE, SOLDIER. AND AAAAAHZSFLKJGSDLKHJLSD SO EXCITED ON YOUR BEHALF I DO DECLARE
extraordinary machine.: TV - Game of Thrones - sceneryla_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
The rumor was that she'd asked to be written out and I assumed it was because of her health (DDDDDDDDD: !!) BUT apparently it is not true, and that's good because I cannot live without the stinging wit of Violet Crawley reminding me of my place in life. CAN'T DEAL WITH IT

Ahh, I see! I thought it had something to do with the ~Drowned God or whatever, but that makes sense too. Goddamn, these families are killing each other off left & right. (omggggg srsly tho this could be SO SO fun with all the fangirls and the crazy. I hope everyone shows up. TELL ME YOU'RE SEEING THESE PICS FROM LONDON)

(also I have a new userinfo thingy that you should check out because I need attention)
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: you ever been with a warrior woman?mutantjules on April 19th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)

ooooo~oooooooh. Like Aeron Damphair and shit? (I JUST FOUND OUT there's this wee sub-faction of the fandom that thinks Euron molested Aeron as a kid =/ =/ apparently because like, whenever Aeron thinks of Euron or is around him he remembers creaky hinges on an old door opening and feels terrified and then hateful and it sounds scary-plausible, though I personally would like the slightest bit more to go on. BUT STILL. WHOA. HOLY CRAP)

extraordinary machine.: Celebs - Hiddlesla_petite_singe on April 20th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
Really?! Good Lord. I admit I don't remember those mentions because, again, I am a crap fan and a lazy reader, apparently, but...frankly I could buy it. This is one profoundly fucked-up family, lbr.

OH MY GOD THIS ENTIRE CAST. I ACTUALLY CAN'T. They're just so cute and biffley and wearing dapper suits and I just sdfkjsdklfjskfjskl
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: shieldmaiden of rohanmutantjules on April 20th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Oh I don't remember em either (and I sometimes feel like THE ONE PERSON who doesn't skip the Greyjoy chapters). They're like....2 or 3 ONE-LINE throwaway mentions in Feast for Crows. But I find it terrifyingly easy to believe as well, partially cause of all the horrible shit in this series I don't THINK there's been any child molesting, and you KNOW George ain't leaving it out to be nice. It's totally his style to put it in but keep it SUPER SUPER SUBTLE so that anyone who picks it up can be like "GUYS GUYS !!!!!!!!" and everyone around will either be like "that's a stretch" or "it's the Greyjoys, who cares". DAMN TROLL AUTHOR

extraordinary machine.: TV - Game of Thrones - sceneryla_petite_singe on April 20th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Oh my god, really?! [/lestrade] People just SKIP the chapters?! I'm no huge Greyjoy fan, except for Theon & Asha, I guess, but I would never ever just skip a chapter of something I was reading. O__________o Like...that's...not how you book. Good grief. But anyway, yeah, I mean, I guess I personally never thought about it in the context of this world because, like, people are getting married off at 13 and stuff anyway. I mean, we've got Craster and his whole fucked-up daughter-wife situation, but that just seems like an extreme/abusive example of all the medieval-style marriage/heir stuff. So to consider the psychological aspects of molestation in, like, a modern-day way is pretty interesting. But also fucked up. BUT THAT'S HOW HE ROLLS.

(skdjaskljdka seriously I just don't know what to ship anymore because EVERYONE IS CUDDLY. So I think I will just ship All Of The Things. As ever.)
are you lookin' to get stabbed?: sayid's always got red on himmutantjules on April 20th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Well, perhaps just skim. BUT STILL. Yeah, I can't do either. The eff, man. And WOW HAHA WAY TO TOTALLY FORGET ABOUT CRASTER, ME, which totally counts. But still! This too, if true and not just a theory - I hate to send you to westeros.org cause I fuckin' hate being there mysizzelf but the argument is very well-outlined here (just don't get sucked in, or you'll find yourself inexplicably raging about the show MAKING RENLY GAY or the fact that a character named Xaro Xhoan Daxos isn't being played by a white man) (and also because spoilers, o'course)


Edited at 2012-04-20 05:48 am (UTC)
Lily: Thomas Jeffersonlilypeters on April 19th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
My mother finds Glee inappropriate, but for the sexual stuff. "...But it's on Fox! How is it inappropriate?" Not a fan of Glee myself; I think it's silly.

I need to watch season one of Game of Thrones so I can move on to the Stephen Dillene stuff in season two! :D He was great in The Hours & John Adams. (He was Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson's my favorite! :D)

extraordinary machine.: Film - Inglourious Basterds - Shosannala_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
That is kinda the best part of the show, tbh; imagining the Parents' Council or whatever the hell they're called having a nutty over all the ~scandalous stuff. And as this week we had a lesbian sex tape and a possibly-transsexual black kid singing disco, I'm pretty sure their faces were melting off like in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Which is fun for me! Sadly, the silly parts are basically the only times it's good anymore--the sarcastic banter is awesome; it's when they try to Teach Valuable Lessons that it becomes insufferable. Anything with Sad Piano is a red flag.

I never finished John Adams, and I feel terrible because I like so many people in it. I cannot properly stan the entire Huston family unless I get on that shit. Argh.
Lily: collapselilypeters on April 19th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
What? You need to get on that!

extraordinary machine.: TV - Band of Brothers - Luzla_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
I do. I do. There's no excuse. But apparently I don't like HBO miniseries as much when they're not full of abject suffering and manly tears. (Though the guy getting tarred and feathered in the first episode was fucked UP. I never thought about the fact that that stuff would be, you know, hot.) And Revolutionary-era history does not quite hold my attention, and I do not love Paul Giamatti. However, I love Laura Linney & Danny Huston & David Morse (he used to be my neighbor, kinda), and there's only seven damn episodes or whatever the hell it is. Argh. Shame.
Lily: icelilypeters on April 20th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
I always tell people I would've been a Loyalist--I kind of wish they'd make the redcoats a little sympathetic or do a miniseries about them. Somebody should make a miniseries of The Terror; it's got suffering, freezing conditions and polar bears!

eye never sleep: Jon and Robbtwilightthief on April 19th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
The actress that portrays Brienne does a really good job. I think she nailed it :)
She's not how I pictured her but shes doing a good job.

The Tea, Highgarden thing..is odd..I mean I enjoy Loras/Renly even though its not explicitly stated in books but its just all kinds of odd, the love triangle thing :/

I need to rewatch the end with Arya, Gendry, Hotpie and Yoren..i was too much of an emotional mess the first time...

Hey-youre on twitter right? Care if I follow you? :)
extraordinary machine.: TV - Game of Thrones - Jaimela_petite_singe on April 19th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Honestly I don't think that actress is as ~ugly as GRRM described her, but nor is Peter. He can be so mean to his own characters. :\ I mean, I'm one to talk, but he always seems to take the ones who've already dealt with a lot of shit in their lives and then makes their lives worse and worse, ya know?

I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE TRIANGLES. LOVE TRIANGLES ARE MY DAMN LIFE. ALL THE BETTER WITH SOME WEIRD-ASS INCEST THROWN IN. And I just love these three because they're so political; I love the idea of them teaming up in order to gain power and protect themselves with their savvy. But, well...we know how that turns out. :(

And sure, go for it! ;) I'm not very interesting, but I can always use followers.
eye never sleeptwilightthief on April 19th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
What's your twitter URL? :)
extraordinary machine.: Film - Ameliela_petite_singe on April 20th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Anya: got → sansa starkerethesunrises on April 19th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHH MARGAERY. BRIENNE. CATELYN. LADIES. ♥ dfkghdfgkj they were all so flawless omg. I adored Margaery's scene with Renly and just how practical and aware she is and omg queen. I love the idea of OT3 of course but Loras drove me a little insane in his scene with Renly with how petulant he was.

SOPHIE TURNER AND LENA HEADEY. WHAT ARE THEIR FACES I CAN'T MORE FLAWLESS WOMAN. ♥ also ugh omg such bromance between Tyrion and Bronn, I cannot get enough of them.

What do you mean by the Ginny Goodwin and Josh Dallas situation? Just that they're probably dating (kdfjghkjfd cuuuuuuuuute ♥).
extraordinary machine.: TV - Game of Thrones - Aryala_petite_singe on April 20th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
This was definitely an awesome-ladies ep if ever there was one. All we needed was Mel! But even still. Mags is fabulous and I KNEW I was gonna love her...but yes, Loras totally cockblocked us (...er, rather, himself, but mostly us) with his persnicketyness. I mean, I get that it's annoying when your boyfriend's married to your sister and you get your ass kicked by a girl, but come on, son! Learn to play the game! Embrace it! I actually really liked the way Renly stood up for Brienne and praised her; I never really thought he cared for her as strongly as she cared for him, obvs, but at the same time I like the idea that he really likes & respects her. At least, I'd like to think so.

That scene was just so chilling because Cersei knows exactly what she's doing and now I think Sansa knows too and Cersei knows that she knows and everything she says is a challenge and GOOD LORD WHY ARE WE LETTING BOYS BE IN CHARGE WHEN WE HAVE THESE MAD FIERCE LADIES EVERYWHERE. Not that I want Cersei to legit be in charge, but lbr, she COULD be. O______o

Yeah, that they're dating, allegedly--I love the idea because they're super-cute on & off the show, buuuuuut he was with Lara Pulver and I stan for her so very hard now, but if everyone's all happy dating their adorable co-stars then I can be happy too. Because these things matter to my happiness. (Speaking of hot Brits and adorable co-stars, what happened with the Avengers premiere????? Anything?)



Edited at 2012-04-20 02:45 am (UTC)
Anya: once upon a time → snow and charmingerethesunrises on April 21st, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really believe Renly's respect for Brienne is legit. I mean, even in his own privacy, he stood against Loras and defended her. I've always loved that Brienne is so loyal, even though it's something that can so easily be her downfall.

Also the fact that Cersei knows Sansa is in the same exact situation she was with Robert and yet she has to make this happen because it's further her and her House and this is the role they each must play. kfdjghkdjfg it's so good.

Oh, I had no idea he was with Lara Pulver! idk I'm not always on top of these things. Josh kind of awkwardly had to confirm him and Ginny in an interview but he also could have said that just to be polite. I really love the idea of him and Ginny and everyone seems to believe it 100% but I don't think we've gotten solid confirmation yet? I definitely wouldn't say no, though!

extraordinary machine.: TV - Once Upon A Timela_petite_singe on April 21st, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
I still can't 100% decide if Brienne was madly in love with him or just loved him in a super-loyal bro way--I'm inclined to think something a bit in between because I just love me some ~gray-area~ relationships--but either way it's so sad. D: Is tomorrow's episode the one where...you know...stuff? Aaugh my feeeels

Yeah, they were married (!) for a while but split up, but now she's apparently dating her Spooks costar (who is also on Smash) and idk man I just want everyone to be happy because I them all so much and am creepily invested. (And never mind the fact that Tom's friends with both Josh & Lara. BECAUSE TOM IS FRIENDS WITH FUCKING EVERYONE.) I don't think they've officially confirmed; ONTD keeps posting pics of them kissing and stuff and I'm like "...isn't that...from the show?" So IDK, but I love the idea because they're precious and Snow/Charming are amaziiiiiiiiing.

(:DDDDD AWESOME POST WAS AWESOME but omg, these poor bbs. O____o Now tonight they're jetting off to Tokyo or something?! I'm sure it's fun, but this press tour sounds exhausting as fuck.)
beaver_huntbeaver_hunt on April 19th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Hit me with your rhythm stick, hit me quick, hit me quick

Ian Dury!
obstinate, headstrong girl!: got | theon greyjoy → drownedzombie_boogie on April 20th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Sansa feeeels. Theon feeeels. Ugh they are doing such justice to my two favourites I could cry. I am blessed. And I did not expect to have such strong Theon feels so early on the show! I expected to have feels based on my post-ADWD experience, but man that stuff was legit and I think I would have had feels even without ADWD crying layered on top of that. AND SOPHIE YOUR FACE ♥.

Oh lord is Glee actually try to do a trans storyline? Seriously? I mean, it would be awesome to have a legit trans character on television (and a POC to boot) but... Glee tho.
extraordinary machine.: TV - Sherlock - Sherlock/Irenela_petite_singe on April 21st, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Right?! I assumed we'd just see him as sort of a lecherous frat boy for a while--I mean, he does some pretty bad things, like betraying Robb and (allegedly) killing Bran & Rickon--and then only later once everyone hated him would they show his woobie side and point out that his life sucks and all, just to throw us off and keep things interesting. But no, we're going straight for the angst! And the angst is basically my fave thing ever always, so I dig it.

Yeeeeeah, it seems that they might be. It's kind of unclear. Like, we just had this seemingly-gay kid fanboying out over Kurt & Mercedes (because eeeeeeveryone must worship Kurt; LAWD) and saying he wanted to dress in drag onstage, but when they tried t convince him otherwise there was this quick line about how unlike him, Kurt identifies as male. And it was like "whuh?" and then the scene was over, so I'm just hoping they're gonna do more with him (I think he was on The Glee Project?) and and do the storyline right, because this could help to redeem a lot of their LGBT-related fuckery in the past...except my hopes are not high because, well, you know, Glee. But at least the kid's talented. :P
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