two genius writers, Samantha Allen and Maddy Myers, with some great moments from Episode 7 of their video podcast, Sore Thumbs [x]
Because I really need to know how many people would
This is meeeee wearing my Gaming’s Feminist Illuminati t-shirt while playing a show with my band at the Cantab Lounge on 4/26/2014
THIS IS MEeeEeE
The thing that always gets me about the idea that the violence, racism, and misogyny in Game of Thrones is expected/excusable “because that’s how things were back then” isn’t just the fact that GoT isn’t a historical novel.
If progress was a steady, linear acceleration through…
I had a conversation with a friend once about the strangeness of the years/seasons in ASoIaF (years ago, pre-TV show), and his fan theory was that the ASoIaF characters’ measurement of “a year” was much longer than ours. His reasoning? Both Rickon and Daenerys act a lot older than they “should” act.
Also, if Dany is “older” than we think she is, then Daenerys and Drogo’s wedding night in the books feels marginally less horrible (she is still not in a position to reasonably “consent,” though).
I’m sure some other fan has already come up with this theory and disproved it … I don’t know! But it’s interesting that on the TV show, all of the actors are older than the kids in the books, which seems to suggest that the theory has some weight. But, also, I’m pretty sure HBO’s execs just didn’t want to deal with Dany’s wedding night with a 13-year-old actress in that role. Or, more likely, they just didn’t think a 13-year-old would be believable as Dany … which brings me back to the original point about how Dany doesn’t really “act her age” in the first place, so casting an older actress was nigh-mandatory for the sake of believability. On the other end of it, though, Dany’s awful “mighty whitey” storyline is more forgivable if we assume she’s between the ages of 13-15 throughout it … ehhhhh idk
The whole time/year/season structure is one of many things about GoT/ASoIaF for which GRRM could have done something really interesting and then just … kind of … chose to go with the boring and inexplicable thing instead. How cool would it be if the characters in that world measured time completely differently? Oh, they just measure it the exact same way that we do, for no reason? Really? Fine.
Everybody can think of a game that has a background character who is more compelling than the protagonist. Maybe that character is a damsel in distress, or a companion character, or a kidnapped child, or a parent left behind. For me, the example that springs to mind again and again is Princess…
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Rhianna vs. Metroid — another masterpiece mash-up from the infamous Jesse Vital. Oh snap!— lemme find out that’s RiRi straight blastin’ Breezy… mad attention to detail! Throw Vital some love by hitting-up his site: http://v1tal.com/
Amazing WWII Wonder Woman cosplay by Jessica LG