Dumpster of Dragonfire: still getting our hopes up

Of course I have shit to say about GOTS8, Ep4, “The Last of the Starks.” First thought upon seeing that title: “They better NOT be the last of the Starks!” Anyway. There’s a lot of things happening in the episode. And it’s not all bad! Part of the problem with the ep, and with the season in general, is there’s some content in here that’s really promising.

I just don’t know where to begin.

Deep Thoughts

I don’t want the US to become a one-party system. What we have right now, though? It’s worse than a one-party system. We have a party that is interested in actually governing. And then we have a party that’s mostly just interested in fucking everything up.

They’re gonna keep fucking everything up as long as they keep getting into office.

The Right To Bear Arms vs Everything


What fascinates me about people who insist the Second Amendment gives them a right to bear military weapons at brunch is how often they ignore what arms meant. Or the bit about a well regulated militia. Or that a standing permanent military force was never intended to exist alongside that militia. The Second Amendment was written in the era of cannons, muskets & flintlock pistols. No one could have envisioned 300 round bursts, much less the 1200 to 1500 rounds a minute that early Tommy guns were capable of firing. I won’t even get into rocket launchers or grenades. Your right to bear arms was never intended for this level of weaponry.

Sensible gun control that recognizes the intent of the 2nd Amendment would limit the number & the capabilities of weapons in a home. The ship sailed on the US giving up guns decades ago. Okay I can accept that…

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Couchsurfing for abortion access

Is there a social network or database of people who live in states with pretty liberal abortion rights, who are willing to host pregnant people who need to travel to get abortions?

Because I live in Maryland, and I’ve got couch space available for people coming from Ohio. Must play nicely with my cat. Free lodging, food, Internet, reading material, and I’ll give you a ride to and from the Metro station. Ask nicely and I’ll pay for Lyft rides to and from the clinic.

#922: “Is it selfish to break up with this person even though he’s not doing too well right now?”

Oh, hell, I’ve been dumped for much less and still recovered. Walk away and don’t look back.

Captain Awkward


It might be selfish, but I need to break up with this guy. We’ve been going out for just about 4 months, and for over a month of this time, I have been on the receiving end of hearing about how terrible this guy’s life is and how I’m the only thing that makes him happy.

I have listened, I have offered advice when asked (and I have been asked a lot), I have…probably put up with this for longer than I should have. I am no longer having fun with him.

He goes on and on about how his ex (with whom he has a son) is working behind his back to take their kid to live abroad without his “permission”, or how his work is so hard and he just doesn’t want to go in any more.

On the rare occasion he does ask how I am…

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It’s finally happened.

I have reached the stage of ASOIAF/GOT fandom at which I feel viscerally, personally offended when people vilify my favorite characters. Like, it’s become a question of whom I can trust, if they have choosing-to-be-wrong ideas about certain characters. It’s not just reading comprehension anymore, it’s wondering how this reflects on your treatment of people in real life.

Also, I’m just as vicious a curmudgeon as ever.

This is another non-theory.

My dearest Throners: 

The R+L=J+M idea was ridiculous from the get-go, but since the Season 6 finale, it shouldn’t even be in the conversation. 

If I see you STILL trying to make the Stargaryen Twins happen, I will not take seriously any other speculation you have to offer.

Still advocating for any form of Lady Stoneheart on the show, or for Cleganebowl happening in either version? Same thing. Everything else you want to argue for in GoT could be prophetic, but if you’re still arguing for a theory that’s been proven non-viable, then I have better things to do with my time. 

Hi, Throners!

We got some pretty amazing synopses from HBO today for episodes 6 and 7. Twitter had a field day with them, but I’m not posting anything on them because I’m pissy about having submitted a slideshow to FanSided in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and no one’s even begun editing it yet. I was given a deadline of noon on TUESDAY. I stayed up late on Monday night to finish it on time. It’s still pending. 

Yeah, and somehow my asshole jerkbrain has decided I won’t do a blog post over here because my editors over there don’t have their shit together.

Well, there’s that, and I had an especially persistent run of annoying, pointless shit at work today. So my head may be a little scrambled.

Lemme do a little pattern-analyzing and see if I don’t feel better.