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.
Well hello there, Kenya! Hope you’ve enjoyed my blog today!
Well, HBO just released some info on the Season 6 premiere! We have an episode title!
Episode #51: “The Red Woman”
I am…surprisingly underwhelmed. The Red Woman. Yeah, I can see why HBO doesn’t mind giving us that.
We have an episode synopsis!
I used to write about other stuff here. I used to write about social justice issues, online dating, and general stuff that burned my nerves as I went about my day in the real world. What percentage of my blogging has been entirely about Game of Thrones in the past 6 months?
So, I feel like I should write about something that has nothing to do with GoT.
On the other hand, I just finished a big piece for FanSided that took days of work and I’m sort of worried my editor will come back and ask me to make changes. I’d like to do some laundry and work on my novel when I go home tonight, but that won’t happen if I still have to work on that piece I just submitted.
One of my peeps on Facebook gave me a quote from a now-deceased science fiction author you’ve probably heard of once or twice. It’s already a pretty obviously self-effacing bon mot, but I’ve decided to deconstruct it even more:
“Now I will tell you it’s dirty and disgusting to write. In five minutes I will expect you to act as though you refuse to believe it.” –Mr. Important Author
Kill your heroes, folks.
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*waves to Danish readers* How do you say “happy Christmas”? I can’t tell whether to translate that or “merry Christmas”. What is the greeting in Denmark at this time of year? And I hope my Game of Thrones posts have kept you entertained.
A thought just occurred to me, regarding Margaery Tyrell’s new scene partner in S6. (Really, I was just upstairs, getting ready for bed, and this thought came up.)
Basically everyone’s assuming a male character to interact with Margaery. Why are we assuming that? Natalie Dormer didn’t make any reference to gender. It could just as easily be a woman.
Okay, so, I’m happy that we’re still getting speculation fodder for GoT S6, but I’m not amused when someone dangles a shiny thing in front of my face and then pulls it away when I come closer. To wit: this piece at Winter starts with a headline of “Last Season’s Rape Scene Will Have Repercussions.” I want to know more about that! Ani Bundel covers a talk by director Jeremy Podeswa which includes some info on filming Game of Thrones.