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  • 703 - The Queen's Justice

    Lady Olenna was always a boss, that's why I loved her so much and sad to see her go, but she went out a bad ass, no question. Euron is a jerk, but entertaining. Jamie, looks so sad having to take all of the insults for his sister and for what?

    Jon and Danny finally meet. We have been waiting for this moment for so long, that when it happens it seems underwhelming. I guess I wanted more sparks between Jon and Danny.

    Anyone notice even when the sun's out Dragonstone still seems gloomy and depressing. Apparently there are people living there, but it seems deserted and lonely.
    I thought there was a hint of flirtatious tension or chemistry or... Something... When she told him he could mine the dragonglass.
    You mean this?
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  • 704 - "Spoilers (ha) of War"

    "How many men do we have in the North to fight? Ten thousand? Less?"

    Oh Davos, from an illiterate to a grammarian. Stannis would be proud.
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  • 704 - "Spoilers (ha) of War"

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  • 702 - "Stormborn"

    That was over way too quickly. I think I cried in every Arya scene -- as soon as she heard about Jon, and then when she was begging Nymeria to return with her. Speaking of direwolves, still no sighting of Ghost. Not even a sleeping one in the corner. WTF

    Jon pulling a Ned choke slam on Littlefinger was immensely satisfying. The only thing that could have improved that scene is if he had actually killed him. I'm so sick of LF leaving a slime trail around Winterfell. Get rid of him already.
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  • LOST: A Creative Failure

    At first I was like

    Then I remembered how these threads always go

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  • 606 - "Blood of My Blood" - SPOILER THREAD!!

    MVP for the episode for me is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him in the background reacting to the ridiculousness that is Mace Tyrell, who apparently needs to be led as if he is a five year old riding a pony. Jaime's expressions were not that far off from mine when Dany was making yet another entitled speech. Yes, Dany, bring your Dothraki horde to Westeros to rape, pillage, and destroy. I wonder if Jon will be the one to put the mad queen down like Jaime had to put her father down.
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  • 706 - "Beyond the Wall"

    Since the writers are calling back to S1 so much, they could have eliminated the Gendry / raven nonsense if they had them bring a raven with them in the first place, like Mormont did when they went ranging beyond the Wall at the end of S1. It would show foresight on Jon's part as well as him learning from Mormont.
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  • With no leaks left, Season 8 is wide open for predictions! Anyone?

    My prediction:

  • Goddammit, Louis.

    The first round of Louis CK accusations were pretty vague, and then one of the women who came forward recanted and said she never was talking about Louis to begin with.  I wouldn't have been as big an asshole as John Stewart about it, but my response if someone had asked me in a public Q&A wouldn't have been materially different.  If you want to condemn us both, that's fine, like I said, I'm angry and pissed at myself.

    Right now, one woman has come forward and accused Neil DeGrasse Tyson of raping her back when she was a student.  There are a few reasons why some have decided she's not credible, but the only real reason I find it implausible is that I really like NDT and this is wildly out of character for him.  But he's been silent on the topic.  So what do we do?  

    Before answering, I think that eventually, someone very high profile is going to be falsely accused, because while rare, false accusations do happen.  What do we do then?  What if someone accused Jim of raping them at a con?  Or me?  I'd like to think that maybe I'd get the benefit of the doubt, but shit, there is a very long line of hypocritical men that say that kind of faith won't be rewarded. It's so weird because I think about this stuff but saying it is frightening, because there just is so many guys using feminism and equality as a platform to use and abuse women, and how can you tell the difference between someone sincere and a predator? The fact that women still put themselves out there in this environment of wolves and wolves wearing sheepskins is amazing.  I guess how I'm rolling in this transitional world is trust but verify.  All allegations should be investigated responsibly.  The more credible allegations we have the less we can hide behind the "guilty until proven innocent" philosophy.  But I'm a man, it feels like a luxury to be able to give that benefit of the doubt.

    Btw, Bill Clinton is a serial harasser and an accused rapist.  If you bring this up around a lot of left leaning folks they make a face like you just farted. But can we maybe stop inviting him to speak as an honored guest and fawning over him in interviews and public appearances?  
    If I may be frank, some of this post makes me angry. Well, I've been Uma Thurman-angry for a while now, and perhaps like her, I should wait until my anger subsides some before speaking. And yet.... The odds of you or Jim being falsely accused are probably -- most certainly -- far less than being struck by lightning. Whereas the likelihood of someone you know -- probably every woman you know -- having been/being victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault is close to 100%. Women do not speak up for this very reason, among many other horrible reasons.

    Turning this shitty thing done by a shitty man to victimized women into a personal male anxiety about a woman hypothetically lying about you is part of the shitty culture that allows men to get away with their shitty behavior.

    Do you plan to:
    Whip out your dick without consent?
    Touch someone without consent?
    Masturbate in front of someone without consent?
    Have sex without consent?
    Say sexually inappropriate things without consent?

    If no, then you don't have anything to worry about. I, on the other hand, have to worry every single day about where I go, whom I'm with, whom I speak to, make eye contact with, what I wear, what I post on social media... and even then, there are things I cannot control. I have experienced sexual objectification, harassment and assault. That is just my life, and it always has been. It is not some hypothetical thing for me to worry about. I like you, @A_Ron_Hubbard -- as much as I can like someone I do not know personally, and I do not think you meant to cause any distress, but women are coming forward, and they are being believed (although it is still very much a struggle), and things are changing and hopefully not just temporarily or superficially. Men making this about themselves or turning this into misogynist false accusation anxiety or bemoaning the work and career of a shitty victimizer is missing the point of this entirely.

  • Goddammit, Louis.

    So, I rewatched Wonder Woman this past weekend, and the part where Steve tells Diana that there is nothing they can do to help the villagers because they are at "no man's land" -- meaning no man can cross the zone -- and Diana decides screw that, she's gonna cross and take the fire so they can cross and end this stupid war and help people (because she's not a man, get it? It's not subtle, but I love it anyway).  ANYWAY, I'm watching and crying because she's so brave and selfless, and I wish I had this movie when I was a little girl, but instead I had to make do with the Superman and Batman movies, BUT there also this brief scene with Sameer learning about the Amazons and how there are no men on their island and asking how he can get there. It's played for a laugh, but I'm always struck by how here's this guy -- an average decent guy -- who finds out that there is an island populated by these obviously superior female warriors, and the thing he focuses on is that he can get laid if he goes there. Whereas, if I find out about an island populated only by men, my fear would be that if I went there, I would get gang raped.

    My point is that even in this film that is such a positive influence for girls and boys -- for everyone, really -- there is still a microagression like the Sameer example. That line should not exist. Sameer should be marveling about any number of things -- how are the Amazons so educated, so gifted, what could they teach him? But instead, he assumes they will ravage him sexually because they have been deprived of men all their lives. This is the influence of patriarchy, cis male privilege -- whatever you want to call it. I would wager that most men did not even register this line as harmful, but I immediately clocked it as gross.