- watch a new show
- rewatch another show
- watch a movie
- read a book
- or read fanfiction
my life choices are so difficult
Injustice: Gods Among Us
I’m awful at fighting games (well fighting games that don’t begin with Smash and end with Bros.) but there’s never been a game that has made me want to be good at fighting games more than this one. This game is every DC fan’s dream. I’d be lying if I said that there are so wonky superhero logic and that some characters get short-shifted in the story mode. Yet the story mode is much more than a series of cut scenes around fights. It doesn’t get as deep as I wanted it to but it really does capture the horror of Superman gone psycho. If you’re just a moderate DC comics fan there is so much to enjoy, even if like me, all you are doing is basically button mashing.
Tonight on Game of Thrones: The wedding that no one was waiting for finally arrived. We met a mercenary who acted like he was constantly in his glamour shots photoshoot. Sam finally killed something. Also Melisandre enjoys putting leeches on men’s penises after sex. First shadow babies and now this, this woman really just can’t have normal sex huh?
To say the wedding of Tyrion and Sansa was uncomfortable would be doing a disservice the word uncomfortable. They really did a wonderful job on making things as depressing and overwhelming as possible. When we saw The Sept of Baelor earlier in the season I thought it was a weird set, it seemed more like a Star Wars set than Game of Thrones set. However that being the flat angles and open space really worked for this scene. Never has a room seemed so large and so claustrophobic at the same time. If possible the reception was even worse you know with the bride’s new nephew threatening to rape her.
These scenes were so drab and oppressing that they really needed some comic relief, but I didn’t particularly enjoy how they used Tyrion’s drunkenness as the comic relief. Olenna pointing how twisted and weird the family tree was fun, as was Cersei’s various threats to the Tyrells most of the drunk Tyrion stuff feel flat. Well everything but the Joffrey threat scene.
It was kind of perfectly executed Tyrion was just drunk enough to slip and directly threaten Joffrey in public but still sober enough to realize his mistake. The tension is far from quelled but it was a clever recovery that Tyrion was able to ham up his drunkenness to diffuse the situation with Joffrey. An act which in itself is sort of tragic Tyrion is reinforcing and accepting his role as the drunken little lecherous man whore that much of the realm believes him to be already.
The Second Sons
Moving onto happier things like triple decapitation. This wasn’t so much a story of Dany getting a new army as much as introducing us to the new character of Daario. While Daario’s constant need to make his face look as male model-y as possible was irritating to me.
Daario is also secretly Disney prince Flynn Rider.
The “look” instantly translated a personality for Daario, he was a rather compelling figure, in the three scenes we got with him. The reveal/twist that he murdered his fellow Second Sons leaders wasn’t very shocking because given that he had his own scene independent of Dany it was clear he was going to become a recurring character. Also Dany is not going to get taken out by someone introduced in one episode.
Can we just talk about how the book Ser Davos was reading from was the hardest kid’s book to read? I’ve been reading for roughly 16 years and I don’t know how to pronounce Visenya.
All that aside in my opinion the nudity this season as been remarkably scaled back compared to the first two seasons but there was really no need for Melisandre to have sex with Gendry. I really enjoyed the way the scene started out with the very predatory and foreboding nature. It was incredibly tense and eerie until Melisandre took off her clothes. Then it just became the standard girl uses sex to tie up a guy but this time it’s different because this is HBO so
The outcome of that scene remains to be seen given that it wasn’t so much a demonstration of the Lord of Light’s power as footage of bloody leeches exploding. The point is there was a way to get Gendry blood without a pointless sex scene.
Sam the White Walker Slayer
The beginning of Sam’s scene started off slow, almost painfully slow. I suppose it was there to further drive home the point of men with their fathers/authority figure (Tyrion and Daario) but nothing we learned was particularly earth shattering. Sam and Gilly’s fathers sucked but we knew that already. It was though pretty much a stalling tactic and creating a safe atmosphere to get to the exciting White Walker staking scene.
The White Walkers had really lost all sense of threat to me after the first episode. Even when Jon killed one back in season two it didn’t seem like a particularly hard fight. It was a bit bizarre that the Walker just merely pushed Sam out of the way instead of killing him but we already know that Walkers have this thing with children and that Walker never really liked Sam anyway. It was also pretty clear that Gilly and the baby weren’t going to be harmed because Gilly stood there and pleaded with a soulless zombie instead of running.
All that being said this was the first time White Walkers have seemed really scary. Even if I didn’t think anything bad was going to happen to Gilly it was a rather terrifying horror movie image watching the White Walker. We also finally learned how to kill a Walker stabbing them with a special piece of sharp material. Which is enjoyably similar to a certain other Slayer I know.
-Arya loved the Outlaws? I don’t know what show The Hound was watching butit seemed pretty clear she hated the entire time she was there not just before Gendry was taken.
-Olenna pointing out how incestuous (literally) the family tree is about to become makes me think there is something up her sleeve when it comes to the Loras and Cersei marriage.
-I HAVE TO WAIT TILL JUNE 2?!
Stefon’s Wedding |x| SNL 18/5/2013
German Smurfs, Gizblow the coked up Gremlin, Human Fire Extinguishers, Ben Affleck and is that Ryan Seacrest? No it’s a drowned albino who looks like Axl Rose.
“you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you”
finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, they are granted permission to be sad. but only them. only they have earned it. no sads for anyone else at all ever
I swear, one of these days you’re gonna wake up in a coma.