||[Apr. 28th, 2019|11:51 am]
In our fine new tradition of beginning posts by announcing whether or not we have seen Endgame, I have not seen it. I looked up the runtime and a few spoilers and went 'eh, that doesn't really sound like my idea of a good time.' I may well end up seeing it anyway because we usually go to the pictures for my birthday, and I had a look at the cinema listings for next weekend and there is nothing else on. And not in the sense where, like, there's nothing I fancy seeing more than Avengers on. There's literally nothing else showing. I guess they're compensating for the longer runtime by having it on every screen.|
I got delivered an entire pallet (48 cans) of cat food yesterday. So either there's been a cock-up at the place where I buy Freya's kibble and treats from or six cats are coming to live with me and want to make sure I'm prepared. You may jest, but the only time I've ever had a cat he just moved himself in and wouldn't leave. And both I and the person who believed that she'd originally owned the cat were powerless to stop it. The cat had spoken.
Anyway, I order Freya's stuff in bulk every three-ish months and I used to think they sent me wee extra different things I hadn't ordered as a thank you for being a good customer. But apparently not, they're just shit at distribution.
The one who's made out like a bandit in this is Freya, who isn't normally allowed person food, but until I get this sorted gets to eat what I'm eating. So chicken for dinner last night, scrambled eggs this morning, she thinks she's died and gone to dog heaven.
I have spend a bunch of this week chatting to different people about who we think is going to die in The Battle of Winterfell, and this is my top 5 contribution to the Game of Thrones deadpool, from who I think is most to least likely to bite it.
1. Almost no-one really. The show has come a long way since the beheading of Ned and the Red Wedding and has become very reluctant to kill popular characters (see Edd and Tormund surviving the fall of the Wall, see fucking Bronn still being alive.) So I think it's entirely possible that extras will die like flies, a couple of tertiary characters like, say, Beric or Edd will pop their clogs, but the main cast and secondary characters will get out alive.
2. Theon Greyjoy. The show neatly articulated Theon's arc with the line "I took this castle from you, let me defend you now." It would also explain the very perfunctory rescue of and reconciliation with Yara in episode one; tying up Theon's dangling plot threads so that he can die in defence of Winterfell.
3. Brienne of Tarth. It would be a gut punch after last week. I would have had her and Jaime down for dying in each other's arms, except I'm pretty sure Jaime needs to survive to see Cersei again. It's like how I would have had the The Hound marked for almost certain death if not for the fact that I still think Cleganebowl is going to happen in some form or another.
4. Ghost. The show hasn't known what to do with Ghost for years, and I can't think of another reason they would have shown him on the battlements if not that a) killing a dog is an ever reliable way to tug at viewers heartstrings, and b) they're leaning hard (too hard, I think) on Jon's true parentage and killing Ghost would be another way of showing that Jon Snow is dead, long live Aegon Targaryen.
5. Sansa Stark. I don't think this is likely at all, unexpected deaths not being what the show has been about for a while now. But I think if they wanted to go for the shock death of a Stark, well, that would be pretty shocking.
I don't get to see the show till quite late on a Monday, so please feel free to spend all of tomorrow telling me how very wrong I was, although I won't read any comments till after I see it.
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