*This post was written before Game of Thrones Season Six Episode Four premiered. It is in response to Episode Three: Oathbreaker.
Don’t mind me. I’m just over here crying for fictional characters. It’s a thing I’m used to, being a book nerd. I am in full mourning for Shaggy Dog. I have been enamored with the Stark direwolves since they very first episode. I mourned the loss of Lady and Grey Wind as well. I knew Jon Snow was gonna be fine because Ghost was fine and now I know poor, innocent baby Rickon is doomed because… well… Ramsey, but beyond that, Shaggy Dog is gone. I just can’t.
It is clear that none of these characters understand:
- The long game
- The White Walkers are coming! No of this is going to matter if you’re all dead.
I have consumed nothing but Game of Thrones related stories. Here are some of my favorites:
Elite Daily- Bran Theory
Arts.Mic- Hodor Theory
Also Nerdette does a fantastic recap podcast with Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’s Peter Sagal. I have just been listening to the episodes on repeat. They post generally at about 3:00 p.m. on Mondays. I believe they are going to have a live event at the close of the season. I’m looking forward to attending.
That’s all for me this week!
Mondays are hard for me. I promise I’m trying.
Image credit: Bookwitty
On to the big news, #LEMONADE!
I doubted, but I’ve been converted thoroughly. Beyoncé is everything. Lemonade made me feel like I could take over the world. I’m used to being invisible. The brands, performers, and politicians I love hardly see me, or at least hardly openly admit to seeing me. On national television, for an hour, Beyoncé said to every black girl and woman in the world, “I see you. I am you. I am proud. You should be too.” I just can’t stop watching and listening to it.
Mashable did a fantastic breakdown of other the other wonderful Black women featured in Lemonade. I needed it.
In other big news, #GameofThrones. Quick recap:
- The. Red. Woman! What?!?!
- Jon Snow…
- Yes Theon! (A phrase I never thought I would say)
Nerdette Podcast, that I love with many loves, does a delightful recap podcast every Monday. They’re recap is much better than mine.
Last, but certainly not least, Prince made is final exit this week. I just can’t. I seriously can not say any more about him. I can not even try to do his life, his work, and his/it’s importance any justice at all.
This New Yorker Magazine cover is the best I can do.
Have a great week!
P.S.: If you have an iPhone, I set up a Litsy account. Litsy is the child of Goodreads and Instagram. It’s great. You can find me there as Lucky_LaDee.