To sit down and begin to watch The Prisoner is a somewhat daunting task. While only 17 episodes, it goes to unusual depths. Watching The Prisoner is to television drama what reading Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings is to the fantasy genre in that when you sit down to partake in it you realize more than once that what you’re experiencing is the invention of a genre. For Tolkien it was the invention of high fantasy, and for The Prisoner it was the invention of open-ended, philosophical storytelling on television. Continue reading
Episode 11…in which there is Hallowe’en, the Twins are dicks, and Tamaki is a Glitter-pire.
Our scene opens on an autumn day in late October-presumably Hallowe’en, otherwise Cosplay is a transmittable condition and has finally been spread via Tamaki (*cough*manwhore*cough*) to the entire school. Continue reading
I’m so glad I did this.
Writing down my thoughts as I’m reading proved a really interesting experience. It made me analyzes the book, think about it, much more so than I ever have before. It’s more work, what teachers call “active reading,” but with the right book, it’s a worth-while experience. Especially so when reading one for a second time, specifically looking to get something new, something more out of it.
The last chapter! We started this book north of the Wall and we’re ending it across the Narrow Sea. I think this is symbolic of the series as a whole, since I suspect that it will come down to dragons versus ice-zombies. Well, it’ll be a long time before the series gets there, meanwhile we’re on Essos, getting ready for Dany to finish her transformation from scared little girl into ass-kicking warrior queen.
Ned and Catelyn were married at Riverrun, it was there he left her when he rode off to war, and there that she gave birth to Robb. Now, Riverrun is indisputably Robb’s birthplace, and it is Catelyn’s home, but I wonder at her considering Robb’s return to it as a homecoming. There’s something really wrong about calling Riverrun his home, and I don’t think it’s just my prejudice against Catelyn talking. Robb may have the Tully looks, but as Ned’s heir and Lord of Winterfell, I think his ties to the North are of paramount importance to him, and I don’t know that Catelyn is doing him any favours if she influences him any way towards divided loyalties.
You know what scene at the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are sneaking out to go after the Stone and Neville stands up to them and asks them not to go so as to not get the Gryffindors into trouble? This scene is exactly like that, with Jon, his horse, and FYC being Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and Sam being Neville. This makes the horse the smartest person in the scene.
Tyrion, my little ray of sunshine in a sea of misery and horror, how I love thee. Tyrion is with his father as Tywin is being notified of Jaime’s capture. Tywin is distraught at the danger the son he gives a damn about is in. Tyrion is distraught at the danger the one family member he loves and who loves him back is in. An assortment of Lannister captains and bannermen are also present, whether or not they are distraught, I couldn’t say.
Episode TEN (Hell Yea~h…we’re in double-digits, baby!)…in which there are cross-dressers galore and everyone wants Haruhi to be their bitch.
We enter the scene just outside of Ouran’s gates. Poor Haruhi is cursing her luck for being forced to do the
bidding shopping for the lazy twins who, apparently, cannot figure out how to navigate the local grocers for a container of instant coffee. Continue reading
Sansa and I finally have something in common — when things are horrible, we hide under the blanket in our beds. For some time after Ned’s execution (at least several days), she spent all of her sleeping and waking moments there, when she slept, she dreamt about Ned’s death, then her own. And then Joffrey arrived to make her real life even worse than the nightmares.