Having just finished listening to the interview with Nonso Anozie who is playing Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the second season of Game of Thrones, I feel as if all my worst fears for the season have been at least halfway confirmed. Of course, one…
So here are some particularly interesting tidbits from Linda’s magical thoughts
He says he has read the first book, but it sounds as if he didn’t read the whole of the second book because the show is doing things so differently anyway. Lovely.
Raise your hand if you haven’t finished Storm of Swords.
He calls the book storyline in Qarth boring and mundane and goes on about how the show adds more layers and a real game of thrones. Oh, so now the book is being improved upon, is it?
OH GEE I HOPE THEY KEEP IN THAT JAIME/CERSEI SCENE IN THE SEPT OF BAELOR I HOPE NOT ONE IOTA IS CHANGED FROM THE BOOK. I WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING, ALL OF GRRM’S BEAUTIFUL VISION LIFTED DIRECTLY FROM THE PAGE.
CHANGE NOTHING IN ANY OF THE BOOKS. ALL OF THE SEX SCENES ARE TASTEFUL AND NOT IN ANY WAY TROUBLING, DISTURBING, OR REVOLTING. AND GRRM HAS NEVER WRITTEN ANYTHING BORING IN HIS LIFE. ANYONE WHO SAYS HE HAS IS FLOUNDERING IN A CESSPIT OF SPARKLES.
Daenerys is my favourite character.
Daenerys’s chapters have a sense of wonder and magic. Boring and mundane? Please.
the most important event in the book for me is her visit to the House of the Undying.
THIS SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT YOU I CANNOT EVEN.
It feels very much as if HBO has caved in to what is typical for a TV series.
Because it is a tv series.
But apparently that was one part of the books HBO couldn’t see themselves being daring with. No, they had to give each character the same room every season.
Fuck television. Fuck the police.
And even if they felt they had to give Dany more story this season, why not build on what was there? I am completely and utterly terrified of what they have made up, to be honest. A love story with Xaro?
OH SHIT INTERRACIAL SEXYTIMES THE HORROR
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SAY. SO MANY DELICIOUSLY MADDENING CONTRADICTIONS. ALL OF THE RACIAL AND SEXUAL INTERNALIZATION.
ONLY YOU, LINDA. ONLY YOU. YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH MY RANTY ASOIAF TUMBLR WINGS
Sherlock pissed me the fuck off on Sunday. The events of the last few scenes were triggering and really upset me. I know they wanted to be ~dramatic and everything, but holy shit kids watch this show, and what happened could have been done in a much less graphic manner. If that’s part of the plot and you feel that what those characters did was the absolute best and only way to further the story FINE, but the way in which it was depicted was disturbing.
And yes, it was supposed to be like that. I get it. Mission accomplished. But it was done in a way that was purposefully graphic and visceral, and was triggering. Sure, that sort of thing is shown in other media. However, I didn’t expect to tune into a BBC miniseries and see something that I would totally avoid if told beforehand. I would not have watched that scene if I had known the contents. A warning at the very least would have been nice.
So PBS had an official twitter tag for this episode of Downton
Which I proceeded to troll the fuck out of. I’m so horrible. But anyway, I made a storify thing out of it and put it on my ~professional tumblr.
I would reblog it here, but it has my irl name all over the tweets and personal info in the sidebar and this is my most anonymous place on the internet, so I don’t want everything to mix together. Like, this is sort of one step removed from everything else. Does that make sense?
So I gave my fifteen year old brother the Game of Thrones novel for Christmas. Currently, he’s not reading it because he’s playing Portal, but he said he would start it (mm-hmm)
When he does I’ll be calling him like a creepster and getting his thoughts on the book. Then I will be posting them here. I predict he will like the Starks, Jon will be his favorite character, and he will probably be annoyed by Dany.
So that’s going to be happening here. Too lazy to make another tumblr.