Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Episode 9

Boromir dies again?! WTH?!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Continuing this episode today. Khal Drogo rushes to Danaerys after Robert's failed assassination attempt, and calls her the "moon of my life". !!! I am beside myself. Last night I was shopping the Alfred Angelo Disney Fairytale wedding collection. (sigh) I am torturing myself with hope of fairytale endings and darkly handsome princes. I need to stop.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Watching Game of Thrones, s01, Ep 07, "You Win or You Die", in which the queen proclaims that she and Jaime are more than just brother and sister. UUUUUUUCKKKKKKK!!!!! *SO* messed up!!!
It is a shameful thing, these thoughts one should not have, but come unbidden: I hope I don't wake up tomorrow.

It is easy to pretend, but I am still not well.

I know now the two things that would complete me, but they are so far off, they might as well be a lifetime, a world away. It is just too hard. And, ten years from now, having spent what little remains of my time, my energy, my lifeforce on a silly piece of paper - what of me then?

I am making my way through "Game of Thrones". The current episode: 6, if you must know, "A Golden Crown" has me crying...as Daenerys wins over the Dothraki people, as Bran finds he can explore the world still...

Of the violent, visceral series I've been delving in lately: Dexter, Game of Thrones, I find that while it's the stories of the leading men that might pull me in, it's the journeys of the extraordinary women that keep me. Game of Thrones has Daenerys and Arya, and I while I enjoy watching them grow, I fear for them, and hope they might carve a place for themselves in this cruel world.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Books and such

I recently finished Tom Clancy's "The Teeth of the Tiger", followed by "Dead or Alive".

The first book's chapter on the mall attack made me cry, and the description of the twins' foodie tour of Europe gave me mad cravings.

The second book's telling of the Ranger raid of the cave, and the Rainbow Six hostage rescue at the embassy had my heart pounding. And the death of one of the major characters made me really, really sad.


A few of my FaceBook friends are into "Game of Thrones" (TV) and "A Song of Fire and Ice" (book). I've decided to take in the HBO version first, as I am placed #53 on the hold list for the first book at the local library, and it'll be two weeks before I receive my online order of the four-book series.

I find the series to be super sexy, dark and deeply character-driven. I also love that doggie-style is all the rage in the Seven Kingdoms, lol.