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Television Tuesday :: a devil’s bargain?

25 Jul

Spoilers for Game of Thrones weeks one and two ahead.

You guys, I really want to maintain my passion for this canon. I’m sure you know that. For the most part the first two episodes have been perfectly fine! Sure there’s been a fair bit of “yes, but…”

  • Jon (Kit Harington) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) coexist and have some modicum of mutual respect for each other, and he gave her leadership credentials while he was away on business, but also they disagree openly and at least once per episode and the potential conflict between them is a major talking point of what’s to come.
  • Sansa and Jon have both essentially told Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) to bugger off, but he still hasn’t.
  • Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) is there, supporting the hell out of Sansa, but she hasn’t actually done all that much (nor have the circumstances of Brienne’s last scene in s6 been discussed, which isn’t that big of a deal but should probably happen at some point in some context).
  • Lyanna (Bella Ramsey) has been kicking everyone’s asses verbally, but I really want to see her take up arms dammit.
  • Arya (Maisie Williams) had a very nice moment with some Lannister-military randoms, but one of them was Ed Sheeran and I am opposed to that on principle.
  • Arya also ran into her direwolf Nymeria, but Nymeria is a damn wolf and wanted to stay in the Riverlands doing wolf stuff. Arya understood this, but it was still sad.
  • Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) has people around her and that’s really cool, but nobody seems to be 100% on the same page of how to handle things.
  • Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) had an absolutely beautiful love scene that was honestly revolutionary and I’m kind of shocked it even happened because it was so beautiful and also given the particulars it was not really like love scenes on anything, but now I’m worried about both of them because of it.
  • Euron (Pilou Asbaek) is more like he is in the books, but that means he’s actually the worst terrible curse word and has already done things that rank him with being as heinous as Ramsey Bolton. Things that are so heinous I didn’t even watch them, just read about them because I am bloody furious. Expect, by season’s end, an essay on the mishandling of my Dornish babes. Because Anger is happening.
  • We’ve finally seen the alliance between Dany, Yara (Gemma Whelan), Ellaria (Indira Varma), and Olenna (Diana Rigg), and while contentious in part (as mentioned above) it’s a bunch of badass ladies being badass, but we’re only two episodes in and everything has already gone to hell for them.
  • Yara and Ellaria kissed, but now they are both at assface Euron’s mercy.
  • Obara (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Nymeria (Jessica Henwick), and Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) had an actual scene with lines and conversation and sister banter and the actresses have such a good dynamic with each other even though I wish they’d get to show the non-banter aspect of their sisterhood too, but Obara and Nym are now dead and Tyene is also at assface’s mercy. Did I mention how mad I am?

It’s a devil’s bargain. You get some things and have to give up others. You’re so happy about beautiful things but then Euron exists. Etcetera.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Sundry Sunday :: Comicon 2017.

6 Mar

It’s been a convention weekend. I have pictures, but they’re just of me and drift partner ’cause while I compliment the heck out of people I’m getting worse and worse at asking for their pictures. Whatever.

Thursday, in which drift partner pulled out her Red Lantern getup and I… went as Columbia from last fall’s Rocky Horror production on Fox. I couldn’t help myself. Finally a chance to be Columbia without booty shorts! Which are fine for other people, but not for me.

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(I will also brag: I spray-glittered the hat, hand-studded the bustier, and personally patched/drew on the back of the jacket [not seen in this picture] and the boots.)

Friday, we were blessed Princess Leia Organa and her gal pal Evaan Verlaine from the Princess Leia comics, which you should read if you haven’t.

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Saturday, drift partner was the fabulous Jillian Holtzmann and I was big ol’ robot Aida of SHIELD, circa 4.08 when she got shot and had science gloves.

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(Those science gloves, while definitely a first draft [I’d like to make them over, possibly from scratch], were a whole slew of fun modification adventures. And yes, there are tiny LED lights on there.)

And today, as before, Dany and Nym.

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Anyway, it was nice and Vincent D’Onofrio and Evangeline Lilly and Terry Dodson of aforementioned Leia comic and Kate Leth of Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat are very nice. And we are now dead.

–your fangirl heroines.

 

Superlative Sunday :: the 2017 SAG Awards and how I feel about them

29 Jan

Hidden Figures (Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture)
Get it, girls. (I mean, there were men in this movie, but they were there either to support the girls or hinder the girls, or hinder and then support the girls, while the girls, which is to say Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae, did the lion’s share.) I am so proud of this movie. I am so glad that this movie has had the success it has had, especially now of all times, and I am so glad that this movie is in the mainstream, because it’s terribly important and also wonderfully made.

Stranger Things (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series)
Yeah, I’m okay with this! While I wouldn’t have been upset about Game of Thrones winning this year, they probably don’t need to because they’ve won before and they always seem to win when it’s at its worst because critics are dark and hate women being happy. Or something. But this makes more sense to me if just for use of the word “ensemble”: while everyone in Game of Thrones continues to give good performances as individuals, it’s still a lot of little stories with one or two people working together that sometimes intersect. Stranger Things was a few different groups of characters closely interrelated working together to achieve one goal, ergo they did more things together, as an ensemble. And that was really the beauty of it. The kids are all fun, of course, but they work wonderfully together. The adults balance each other. The teenage boys… well, they exist while Nancy is sweet and sad. It’s more of an ensemble piece.

Game of Thrones (Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series)
Sure. I still haven’t seen Daredevil season 2 (I have heard enough to be willfully procrastinating, even though I’m hungry for Elektra) but it would have kicked major ass to see Luke Cage win anything here; that said, this is fine. I’m fine with this.

And A+++ good job to Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, and Viola Davis, whose things I have not watched yet! Also good job to Sarah Paulson, whose thing I will never watch.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Fashion Friday :: tiny angry darling.

27 Jan

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Let’s all sing it loud how much we love Lyanna (Bella Ramsey)!

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Warrior baby who is fabulous while also in mourning for her lady mother. Glitz a Move On Long Sleeve Top, ModCloth.

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And she’s got a classy punk edge. Tux and Roll Jacket, ModCloth.

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This skirt is very moveable and that’s important for baby badasses. Breathtaking Tiger Lilies Skirt in Noir, ModCloth.

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Horsewomen wear leggings. It is known. Rise to the Crop Leggings, ModCloth.

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Even when their boots are really tall. Upcoming Classic Boot in Noir, ModCloth.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Fashion Friday :: YARA QUEEN

20 Jan

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On this day of great upset, let us look instead to a beautiful vengeful queer queen surrounded by and loving on other beautiful vengeful queer queens for guidance and inspiration. Yara (Gemma Whelan) forever.

(I like that picture for the aesthetic value. Most Iron Islands stuff is so drab. That’s practically Goth.)

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Keeping with the Goth thing, then, I am using black because Yara… has always been wearing the same shit and blue and brown only go so far. Also, look at this it is so very her. Versatile Vixen Cape, ModCloth.

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But of course. She’s one of us now. Stick it to the Flannel Top in Blue, ModCloth.

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Boyfriend jeans? More like queer girlfriend jeans. Garment District Gallivant Jeans, ModCloth.

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Shrug. Sure. Quest Foot Forward Boot in Licorice, ModCloth.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Fashion Friday :: crazy murder queen is finally here.

13 Jan

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So Cersei (Lena Headey) has always been crazy and always been implicitly responsible for murdering, but Feast for Crows Cersei is finally here and once again, I am elated.

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I know both of her dresses this episode very well, thanks to my mother. Hopefully I’m doing this right. Taken by Texture Dress, ModCloth.

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And this shoulder necklace is a little nonliteral, but it’s still got stuff in the right places. Cethyra Silver Shoulder Chain, BloodRoseMystiqueCo at Etsy.

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This outfit is also all about texture. Famous Lattice Words Tights, ModCloth.

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And while these are a little Western, booties are just 100% pure Cersei. Peak of Mystique Bootie, ModCloth.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Fashion Friday :: my sweetest murderprincess.

6 Jan

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Because really, there was nothing more satisfying than watching Sansa (Sophie Turner) walk away from the kennels where Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) was getting eaten alive with that little smile on her face.

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I would also like to point out that her wolfy murder dress was Tully teal. Not that the Tullys had teal in their house colors, but Catelyn was all about teal in her wardrobe. Her outfit was an interesting marriage of her parents. I wanted to find a velvet one to go with but it was difficult to find a proper one. So here we are. This has texture and color and it’s femme in a fuck-you kind of way. Exquisite Elegance Dress in Lake, ModCloth.

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While I’m not usually a faux-fur person, it’s kind of necessary to this particular look. Cape Me Company Coat, ModCloth.

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We layer in the North. Va Va Voluminous Petticoat in Black – Short, ModCloth.

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And wear tights ’cause it cold. Layers of Fun Tights, ModCloth.

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Imagine it’s the grey one. For Lady. Acrylic Running Wolf Necklace, SushiStudios at Etsy.

–your fangirl heroine.

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