Tag Archives: science fiction and fantasy

Game of Thrones 2×01

3 Apr

Wow, Game of Thrones, wow.

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Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows

27 Dec

You need to know something about me – I loved Guy Ritchie’s first Holmes adaptation. Loved is not a strong enough word, perhaps. It was a movie that was everything, EVERYTHING an adaptation should be, and gave me characters I enjoyed watching tremendously and it was madly in love with the source it was based on but at the same time extremely aware of itself and the fail and biases in that original canon, and it had gorgeous action and pretty people and amazing, amazing acting, and a really, unbelievably well written script.

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“Burndive” by Karin Lowachee

25 Sep

Burndive! Second of Lowachee’s Warchild series.

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“Soulless” by Gail Carriger

17 Aug

Soulless is, without a doubt, the best book you will read this year.

 This sounds like a grand statement, I know. Not everyone likes a steampunk Victorian England inhabited by werewolves and vampires, after all. However, I am confident in my assertion that this book will be enjoyable even to people who usually shy away from every single trope and genre it embraces.

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Game of Thrones, Season 1

5 Jul

(I am literally no longer able to see straight after writing all of this out. So, er, be ready for typos?)

So, the Game of Thrones post of The End of Season 1. *deep breath* We have so many things to get through, JFC.

I’m going to write my notes specifically as someone who’s read the books and seeing the show as an adaptation, because I’ve found I’m incapable, no matter how hard I try, to see this show “objectively,” as its own entity. I’ll do my best to avoid unsolicited spoilers for future books though.

So, general season 1 thoughts.

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×08

20 Jun

My crush on Syrio, you guys, my God. I don’t remember how that scene went in the books, but I do remember I didn’t really care about him. The actor SELLS IT like nobody’s business. Syrio may very well be my favorite adult character at this point in time. Everything from his foreigner status, to his pride, to the way that, despite his jokes, he is not only a loyal servant but a decent human being who would protect a child from harm even though it will probably mean losing his life. Not a lot of characters like that on this show.

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×07

10 Jun

Yet again, we’ll have a post made up of two parts. Part 1 – things that need to go away. Part 2 – things I think are worth mentioning in a constructive manner.

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×06

27 May

fffff I actually skipped a class today to come home early and watch Game of Thrones. This was… a disappointing episode, purely from a writing/pacing point of view, if for no other reason. :/

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×05

17 May

So, we’re halfway through the season!

Wow, so this episode had no Dany and no Jon and LO, IT WAS GLORIOUS. Sigh. I wish we could have this every week. ALL I CARE ABOUT IS THE INTRIGUE. And OK Tyrion is amusing and Catelyn is not completely made of fail in this version, so we’ll let them stay as well.

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×04

17 May

I will tell you what, at the end of this episode I clapped. I actually clapped. I… have absolutely zero ability to see this show as anything but The Books, Illustrated, and I have spent so long wishing to see some of these storylines/characters on screen and never thought it would actually happen and… even though I fundamentally have issues with this adpatation as an adaptation, in that I think they messed up ROYALLY in making up for Martin’s subjective-POV-style narrative I just… I clap. I clap because the actors are so wonderful, and everything’s so pretty and it’s like seeing scenes from the books only BETTER because there’s no awful prose and the characters are played FANTASTICALLY and just… squee!

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