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Things I have been putting in my eyeballs [Oct. 9th, 2015|12:10 am]
-It's been a long time since I stayed up till four am reading fic (before I had a day job; at least, before I had a day job I gave a rat's ass about.) How Badly Did You Have To Break Her? is the Person of Interest fic that I thought no one was going to write because it would have to be epic and complicated, and would surely be jossed whenever S5 airs. It's H/C about Shaw's torture at the hands of Samaritan, her eventual rescue, and her relationship with Root. It's 45k and made me feel ALL THE FEELINGS.

-I continue to mostly be watching the rugby. I am deriving a certain amount of schadenfreude from England crashing out of their own world cup. I can't help it, I was raised in the fine Scottish tradition of supporting whoever England are playing in any sporting encounter. Actually, the biggest problem with the English rugby team, not unlike the English football team, is that they're so easy to hate. They have a terrible habit of mistaking arrogance for actual skill. Weirdly, this only seems to apply to the men's teams, because I had no problem lending my full throated support to the England women in the football world cup over the summer.

Back to the rugby. I suspect Scotland will advance to the quarter finals before crashing out in spectacular style. Although, if by some miracle of mathematics Japan were to advance ahead of us I couldn't even bring myself to begrudge them, they have been the highlight of the tournament.

-In trying to clear some space on the DVR I got around to watching Humans, which I had recorded when it was on but hadn't watched due to my Merlin induced hatred of Colin Morgan's face; he may well be a perfectly nice young man, and it's not his fault that I hate his face, but.

I ended up quite liking it. Androids indistinguishable from humans, and robots with feelings are both tropes that appeal to me. I'm not sure how into the idea of a second series I am, as it also seemed like the sort of set up that could be very easily be run into the ground. But I did enjoy it, and maybe now I can watch series two of The Fall which I also recorded and never watched for the same reason.

The other reason I never watched S2 of The Fall was that S1 ended with serial killer!Christian Grey moving to Scotland presumably to continue killing thirty-something brunettes. I was lying in bed after the finale going: can't sleep. the guy from the fall will get me.

-Only two years after the rest of the world I've started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I almost never watch these half hour comedies; them and the audition stages of talent shows are two things that are almost guaranteed to set off my embarrassment squick.

There are moments when I have to mute the telly and look away - Oh, Santiago, no - but mostly I'm finding it a really pleasant, lovely watch. I'm at the end of the first season and I especially enjoyed how the show seemed to realise that the running gag about Boyle chasing Rosa was creepy, and that the two characters actually worked really well as bros; that they made Jake and Amy, which could have easily been the bland Designated Het Ship, really easy to root for; and that Amy, Rosa, and Gina are all friends.

But mostly my Brooklyn Nine-Nine feelings are: Jake Peralta, what a good boy. I can't remember the last thing I watched where the white dude lead was my favourite, but seriously, Jake Peralta, what a good boy.

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September Booklog [Oct. 2nd, 2015|02:46 am]

The Water Knife - Paolo Bacigalupi
The Casualties - Nick Holdstock
Zeroes - Chuck Wendig
All the Rage - Courtney Summers
Sorcerer to the Crown - Zen Cho
The Invasion of the Tearling - Erika Johansen

September was a good month for books, despite the rugby world cup starting so now hanging around in bars and shouting at my television is eating up a lot of my free time.

The Water Knife is an almost dystopia set years into a drought in North America, with California, Nevada, and Arizona fighting over what little water there is, and where an entire city's water supply can be cut off at the stroke of a court decision. I'm probably not making it sound as awesome as it is. There's also a depiction of the plight of refugees from the dry states that's, er, terrifying in its timeliness. Highly recommended.

The Casualties is a look at a street full of misfits in Edinburgh on the run up to a cataclysmic event that will wipe out, like, two thirds of the world's population. There was a lot I liked about this one, but the book's treatment of female characters was kind of a buzz kill. There were three of note: a prostitute, a nymphomaniac, and a girl with terrible facial scars, so yeah... And while the device of setting most of the novel five minutes from now in the run up to the end of the world was neat, the last section, set half a century afterwards, fell apart entirely.

Chuck Wendig's writing can be hit and miss for me (though I really admire who he chooses to be; his comments about how if you have problems with there being gay people in the Star Wars universe then you're the Empire are getting traction for a reason) but I absolutely loved Zeroes, it's about a group of hackers who get shanghaied into joining a secret government project. This may especially appeal to people like me who've recently fallen into a Person of Interest shaped hole, although if you go in expecting a straight AI story the brief veer into body horror about two thirds of the way through may throw you. All the same, highly recommended.

I feel like there's been a run of YA books about rape and rape culture recently, which is all to the good, and I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better example of the sub-genre than All the Rage.

I have a confession, I bounced off Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, hard, twice. It was too long and slow moving, and too dude heavy for me (even if the BBC miniseries did leave me in the belief that Arabella and Lady Pole totally got together after the fact.) But I loved, loved Sorcerer to the Crown which has a similar sort of Victorian era but with magic setting, but it's much more briskly paced; the main characters are a black dude, who's a freed slave and the most important magician in Britain, and a Machiavellian witch of mixed race heritage; it's made of feminist themes and awesome. It's apparently the first book in a series, but it stands perfectly well as a standalone, which is how I like my series installments :-) Highly, highly recommended.

I read the first Tearling book last year. I thought that it was fine; a generic YA fantasy, with a generic plucky fantasy YA heroine, with a bit of Arthurian legend thrown in for colour. Invasion of the Tearling is more of the same, except now there's a bit of The Handmaid's Tale added to the mix too. The one memorable thing about our generic YA heroine from book one, that she wasn't attractive, vanishes as she magically - literally! - becomes thin and beautiful. The tone is wildly inconsistent; sometimes reading like something from the middle grade end of YA, then suddenly including a graphic rape scene. The magic system makes no sense. There's sudden deus ex time travel. It's like everything plus the kitchen sink has been thrown at the wall to see what sticks.

And yet, and yet... I read the second book, I will probably read the third. Johansen can write, don't get me wrong, and I look forward to the day when she comes up with a plot of her own and isn't trying to reverse engineer Merlin via The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's Tale.

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1 Fic Rec & 24 Things About Me [Sep. 18th, 2015|03:42 am]
I have received an early treat for [community profile] femslashex. Well, no, what happened was that [personal profile] tamoline started writing a treat, and belatedly realised that they'd run up against one of my stated dislikes (character death; but Person of Interest is a show where rocks-fall-everyone-dies is a totally plausible endgame, plus the fic is awesome...) and so posted it separate from the fest.

Anyway, it's Sum Over Histories (5 universes that were just simulations, 1 universe that wasn't) and it's a totally brilliant 5 things fic about the Machine and her love of Root, with a bit of Root/Shaw and Root/Shaw/the Machine thrown in just to delight me.

I am going to take this as a boot up the backside to get on with my own [community profile] femslashex fic. I have been a bit remiss about starting; not because it's a bad assignment, in fact either last year or the year before I tried to game sign ups to get pretty much exactly this prompt, and I'm just feeling a bit guilty that I'm not as excited about it now as I would have been then.

There is a meme going around: tell me you want to play and I'll give a number between 10 and 30 facts to post about yourself.

[personal profile] misbegotten gave me twenty-four.

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Dear Femslashex Person [Sep. 2nd, 2015|01:55 am]
Hi! [community profile] femslashex is one of my favourite fannish things of the year, so thank you in advance for writing/drawing something for me.

First things first, if you already have an idea for one of these pairings, then go with your gut, I'm sure I'll love it, and optional details are, of course, optional.

Second thing, if you're looking to find out more about my tastes my AO3 bookmarks double as a rec list, I also have a tumblr. I might have more to say about some of these pairings than others, but that doesn't mean I have any kind of preference, it only means that this is quite a long letter and I started to fizzle out towards the end there. Likewise I have more to say about my fic preferences than my art ones, but that's only because I haven't really got the knack of articulating my art likes - actually my fanart tag might be a good place to look for hints.

Squicks/DNWs: "on-screen" rape/non-con, A/B/O, character death, mundane AUs, out and out fluff, unremitting darkfic, pwps*

*By all means include sex scenes of whatever rating you feel comfortable with; I'd just prefer not to receive only a sex scene. Art wise, I'd prefer not to receive explicit art.

General likes: bittersweet fics; angst with a light at the end of the tunnel, fluff tempered with angst. Canon divergence AUs, five things. Cunnilingus, and non-penetrative sex in general, makeouts. Trope wise I like amnesia, huddling for warmth, and friends to lovers. I do have a thing for the soulmate mark trope, too.

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August Booklog [Aug. 31st, 2015|08:44 pm]

A Free Man of Color - Barbara Hambly
Cleopatra: A Life - Stacy Schiff
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
When a Scot Ties the Knot - Tessa Dare

The Benjamin January series is one I've been vaguely aware of through fannish osmosis for a while now, and because I'm on the lookout for another long-ish series that I can dip in and out of between other books I decided to give the first book A Free Man of Color a shot. For some reason I had a really hard time getting into it. The 19th century New Orleans setting is different and well-drawn, the protagonist interesting and likeable. At the time I thought maybe the it was the language giving me a mental block - it's accurate to the time and place, but would be wildly inappropriate now. Now that I've finished I think it was a pacing problem; it took me three weeks to read the first three quarters of the book, then three hours to finish it. Suddenly there were women living as men, secret lesbians, and the twists and red herrings came thick and fast. The ultimate solution to the mystery was that best kind of twist where I never would have guessed it, but it didn't come out of left field, all the clues were there.

I haven't decided if I'm going to carry on with the series - I might read the second one and see if I have the same problems with the pacing.

Earlier in the year I read a book about Hatshepsut which had the premise that Hatshepsut had been forgotten by history because she was quite good at being queen, while we all remember Cleopatra because she was shite at it. And because all I knew about Cleopatra was the holy trinity of Caesar, Mark Antony, and Elizabeth Taylor I swallowed it whole. Stacy Schiff's biography of Cleopatra argues the opposite: that Cleopatra was actually an excellent queen doing her best in really adverse circumstances, and that it only went massively tits up right at the end.

I suppose the lesson would be less that history forgets competent women and remembers the fuck-ups, and more that anything that can be sexualised will be.

Anyway, I thought it was a really good pop-history; interesting, and chatty, and easy to read.

Sharp Objects was Gillian Flynn's first novel, and it kind of feels it. The plot is a pretty straightforward one of a cub reporter sent back to her small hometown and family, with whom she has a fucked up history, to report on a missing person turned child murder. The twists are pretty easily guessable. The protagonist is one of Flynn's trademark slightly monstrous women, this one being a little more overwrought than her later ones. The writing was clunkier, too.

Overall, I didn't want to put this down without ever being sure if I was enjoying it, which is how I always feel about Gillian Flynn, so.

Tessa Dare is basically my favourite historical romance author; her books are funny, charming, and off-beat in ways that really work for me. And I'd been looking forward to third installment of her Castles Ever After series, not least because of the title. I don't know quite why When a Scot Ties the Knot didn't quite work for me. Maybe it was that I didn't warm to Maddie (an illustrator with crippling social anxiety) the way I had some of Dare's previous heroines. Maybe it was that the premise (our heroine invents a fake suitor to get out of London Season, and the letters she writes to him as part of the charade end up in the hands of an actual soldier) was played too straight for my tastes. Maybe it was the hero was just a little too good to be true, or maybe it was just the endless, endless bloody phonetic spellings of Scottish accents...

Filing this under: I wanted to like it more than I did.

As for what I'm going to read next, I got The Grace of Kings out of the library because I was intrigued by the idea of epic fantasy using China as a backdrop, plus silkpunk just sounded so cool, but ever since I read a couple of reviews complaining about a lack of female characters I've been eyeing it and going eh.

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Infiltration Complete [Aug. 15th, 2015|06:38 pm]
This weekend I will be Adulting.

I have spent most of today poking at a character reference I am supposed to be writing for my best friend and his wife, who are trying to adopt. I suspect I am making it more complicated than it needs to be, but dubious taste in best friends aside, they are good people who would make great parents, and I badly want to help make this happen for them.

I'm putting it aside for now because I'm supposed to be going to a dinner party tonight.

Help, everyone is an adult, and they don't seem to have noticed that I'm not one of them, despite my tendency to wear my Harley Quinn converse on all occasions.


I am excited that [community profile] femslashex is running again this year.

On the one hand, I have acquired some new fandoms since last year (Agent Carter! Person of Interest!) so it might be a chance to write something new and different; on the other the pairings nominated in ASOIAF are so varied and delicious that I could write and read for years in only those pairings.


Remember when I was inexplicably in Merlin fandom for years despite an ever increasing dislike of the title character? Yes, well. Back then my fondest wish was for many of those huge, sprawling AUs that the fandom so excelled at, except using only the female characters and guest princesses.

Anyway, [community profile] femmeremix happened, and I matched with [archiveofourown.org profile] growlery who had some lovely, little femslashy Hogwarts AUs. And, well, I may have gotten a little carried away.

Young Hearts (the dangerous book for girls remix)
Merlin; Hogwarts AU; Mithian/Elena; PG; 13K

Mithian, Elena, Morgana, Gwen, and Freya attend Hogwarts. Merlin and Arthur do too, but no one really cares about that.


I shall now be a sheep and leave you with a meme, which I shall answer when I get back from pretending that I'm not a lizard in a person suit to be a grown-up.

I currently have 182 works archived at the AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 182 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

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Belated July Booklog + Other Housekeeping [Aug. 8th, 2015|11:37 pm]
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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
Three Weeks with Lady X - Eloisa James
Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer
Last First Snow - Max Gladstone

The Girl on the Train is being held up by all and sundry as the next Gone Girl, and it's easy to see where the comparison comes from, with the revolving POVs and unlikable female characters. I certainly had a similar reading experience with both books, where I wolfed them down in a sitting or two without ever being sure if I was enjoying them.

The thing I thought that was really well done aboutThe Girl on the Train though, were the scenes where Rachel's drunk, which were cringey and hard to read in the exact way that remembering being that drunk is. I was less impressed with the thing that pushed her from being a drinker into a drunk (I was a bit haunted by the bit where Rachel talks about how easy it is to go from one to the other; there but for the grace of god and all that...) was her infertility. I do lack a bit of natural sympathy for that trope, nevertheless I think it is overdone in the extreme as a way of motivating female characters. (Hi, last Avengers movie!)

Dark Places was about a woman revisiting the murders of her mother and sisters by her brother during the "satanic panic" of the eighties. I may be less impressed by Gillian Flynn's writing than some, but by God, the woman knows how to write a page turner, and how to rock a plot twist.

Three Weeks with Lady X is a regency romance where the bastard son is endeavoring to woo a society lady in order to make himself respectable and instead falls in love with his interior decorator. It's elevated above the generic by the epistolary sections, which are laugh out loud funny. Will probably read more Eloisa James.

I read Under the Banner of Heaven mostly because I wanted to check out Krakauer's writing/journalism before deciding if I wanted to read his book about campus rape. Sorry, but if you're a dude writing about rape culture, I want a taste of your style and credentials on a subject that's less personally fraught. I read this history of mormon extremism cumulating in the murder of a woman and her baby in horrified fascination, and I probably will read Missoula.

I will rec Max Gladstone's Craft sequence to all and sundry - it's a magic!punk world where the Gods were beaten in a series of wars by craftspeople, who are like a cross between magicians and lawyers, and it's awesome - but Last First Snow was not my favourite installment. I think because even though it's the fourth one published it's the first chronologically, and I didn't know that before I picked it up. Also it's been two years since I read Two Serpents Rise and I'm a bit hazy on the plot details, so I spent a lot of this one going, okay, I know I think Temoc's a dick, but I can't remember why I think he's a dick. I do still recommend the series wholeheartedly, though.

I'm currently failing to be gripped by the first Benjamin January novel, which is a shame because I'm in the market for a new long series that I can dip in and out of, but I'm only about 10% in, so I guess I'll give it another fifty or so pages to grab me before dropping it.


I have the cast off my broken ankle, another week off work, and instructions to start trying to walk on it. The unexpected boon of not having a desk job. On the up side, I've had five weeks off work in the height of summer; on the down, it's been the wettest Scottish summer since records began, which, frankly, is saying something, and I have a sneaking suspicion that when I do get back I'm going to find myself scheduled for every awkward, antisocial shift from now until Christmas.


While I was laid up I binge watched Person of Interest; four seasons of more than twenty episodes apiece in a little over a month.

At first I kept hitting next episode because it wasn't like I was going anywhere, and a by the numbers procedural was just what my tea and painkiller numbed brain ordered. Around about Season Three I got really into it. I kind of admire the showrunners, who probably could have kept the show on the air for ten years as a fairly unmemorable crime of the week show, committed to the AI God War direction. Even if all it nets them is another half a season to wrap things up, I think it was a bold choice.

I was surprised by how much I came out of it shipping Root/Shaw. It was If-Then-Else that really sold me on it, up until then I'd been going: well, I get what everyone else is seeing, but this isn't the sort of show where I ship people or want to consume fanworks... Er, yeah, right.

Basically, I am having many Root/Shaw and I Love Everyone In This Bar emotions, and I would like to soothe my binge watch battered brain with fic, if anyone has any recs?

Thus far I have enjoyed this apocalypse AU and this Mrs & Mrs Smith AU.

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Dog Related Injuries [Jul. 24th, 2015|09:09 pm]
I love dogs. I have never in my life been attacked by a dog. Which isn't to say I don't get hurt by dogs a lot.

Gillian's list of notable dog related injuries

1. A black eye from a very dopey Setter called Jura, who was trying to lick my face and managed to jab me in the eye with her muzzle.
2. My neighbor's Staffie, Oscar, who once leaped up to greet me just as I was bending down to pet him; we met at in the middle at the cost of one burst lip (me) and one very apologetic owner (Oscar).
3. A pierced ear from when Freya was an adorable, tiny ten week old puppy who had not yet learned bite inhibition; we were asleep on the couch together, when she woke up suddenly and bit right through my earlobe; I also woke up suddenly.

Currently I have a broken ankle from tripping over a dog. Well, it's a fracture, that I probably exacerbated slightly because I thought it was only a bad sprain and hobbled around for a day and half before going to A&E. It wasn't even my dog.

A woman I know from dog walking was having a hysterectomy, and I said I'd walk her dog for her. Whereas my dog, Freya, is Lab who is happy to snuffle along beside me finding increasingly unsavoury things to eat and/or roll in, Flynn is a Border Collie of working stock, and you have to play with him and constantly keep his attention on you or he'll get himself into mischief. A couple of the nearby sheep farmers have already said if they see him again he'll be shot. So I was running across a field brandishing a tennis ball over my head when he cut in front of me and... timber.

So I'm off work for four weeks while I heal up, and I've been making good use of this time to watch Person of Interest. People had recced it to me last year making mention of Root and Shaw, but nobody had told me there was a dog in it. Bear ♥

I started watching the first series and went: Well, okay, I guess this is a neat twist on the boys' own procedural genre, and it's not like I'm going anywhere, so sure let's have another episode. Then in season two they got a dog, and now Amy Acker is special friends with the Machine (who is a she, which somehow delights me) and I'm just so invested.

I'm halfway through the third series, and taking a break because Detective Carter has just died (and it was a good death, the opposite of a fridging) but all the characters are heartbroken, I'm heartbroken. Plus, I'm better able to hobble now.

Actually, much as I like Root and Shaw, and Finch and Reese, my favourite character, aside from the dog, obvs, is Lionel Fusco. That was unexpected-- because when I do have favourite dude characters they're usually alone the lines of Foggy Nelson or Samwell Tarly, roly poly puppies in human form. I suppose Fusco is a bit of that type now, and even in the early days I spent a lot of time wanting to hit him on the nose with a rolled up newspaper and go no! bad formerly corrupt murder puppy!

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June Booklog [Jun. 30th, 2015|05:56 pm]

The Monogram Murders - Sophie Hannah
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover - Sarah MacLean
Say Yes to the Marquess - Tessa Dare
The Secret Place - Tana French

Last month I asked folks here for recommendations as to what I should read on my holidays, I got some excellent recommendations which I dutifully loaded onto my kindle, then, as you do, I bought a paperback in the airport...

Sophie Hannah got permission from the Agatha Christie estate to publish a new Poirot novel, which was... fine. The Monogram Murders is not up there with the likes of Murder on the Orient Express, nor is it as bad as the worst of Dame Agatha's; it's a solid, if unmemorable, Poirot novel. On the plus side, I didn't know who the murderer was until Poirot got all the suspects together in a room, which is a first for me; less because I am good at figuring this stuff out, and more because the David Suchet Poirot series is rerun constantly here, and I usually get about thirty-five pages into any given Agatha Christie before I go: Oh, I know who did it!

File under: reasonably solid published fanfic.

After I'd finished that my hosts kindly loaned me Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, the latest in a series of regency romances I'd been following. The really, really awesome thing about this book is that Chase, the slightly sinister owner of the gambling hell the books revolve around, turns out to be a woman. And I'd had no idea. A+ pronoun game there. I'm glad I read the paperback instead of the e-book, because I very much enjoyed the picture of the girl in the buckskin trousers on the cover, which I'm told is the first time a regency romance has had a woman in trousers on the cover.

Actually my problem with this book wasn't with the book (which is a perfectly lovely example of its genre) it was with me. As soon as you introduce a crossdressing woman to a story that's the book I want; I wanted an entire book of Georgiana scheming against the ton, and wearing trousers, and wrangling at least three separate identities.

I am completely loving Tessa Dare's Castles Ever After series (very excited for the third one coming out in a couple of months.) In Say Yes to the Marquess our heroine is trying to convince her absentee fiancé's disreputable brother to call off their engagement, the brother is trying to plan them an extravagant wedding, and there is an elderly bulldog; hijinks, and food fights ensue, and it is entirely delightful.

Also, Tessa Dare writes some of the most smoking sex scenes I have ever read, which I was of course reading while my plane descended into Glasgow, and I was sitting next to the sort of Glasgow granny who can sense impure thoughts a mile off.

The thing is, the more I fall into historical romance, the sadder I get that there aren't a bajillion f/f examples of the genre for me to read. I wants it, my precious.

The Secret Place is the latest, and in my opinion the best, installment in the Dublin Murder Squad series. The body of a teenage boy has been found on the grounds of a girls boarding school, and a year later the investigation is reopened.

There's been a reoccurring theme in the series about police partnerships souring and going wrong, and I liked that this one featured an unlikely partnership working out. It's got a really good take on friendships between teenage girls, how they can seem cliquey and claustrophobic from the outside, and be super important to those involved -- it's sort of what I'd wanted The Fever to be and had been disappointed.

There's also -- the more I think about it, perhaps there's always been a thread of magical realism in the series, what with what happened to Rob's childhood friends and what may or may not have been living in Pat's walls. But it's more explicit and yet never addressed here, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

I have been feeling nostalgic for 90s Star Trek (first fandom!) so I am dipping in and out of the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy. There's obviously an ongoing post-shows book series into which I have plunged heedless of continuity. On the one hand Ezri Dax is a ship captain, which is awesome, and the cast of characters is super diverse, both the human characters, and having really alien aliens; on the other Janeway has been killed off and Paris and Torres broken up, both of which are completely unacceptable. Also, for a trilogy purportedly about a war between the Borg and the Federation, needs more Borg. But mostly, Star Trek!

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Game of Thrones Season 5 [Jun. 22nd, 2015|02:06 am]

As I think I've said before, I rather enjoyed this last season of Game of Thrones, more than a lot of people seemed to. I shall now proceed to blether on at length about what worked for me, what didn't, and why the former outweighs the latter.

GoT S5, the awesome, the indifferent, and the eye-gougingly stupidCollapse )

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