Friday, May 10, 2019

Sunday Post #297



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Hello friends and welcome to another weekend. 

Okay can I just say- I had issues with Game of Thrones last week. You may want to skip this paragraph if you haven't seen it, because I'm ranting a little. First of all, how does Dany not SEE a fleet when she's in the air? How exactly does one just give their direwolf to Tormund without even... really saying goodbye?? And it's not like they're pets- I'm pretty sure the direwolves go where they want. Arya and Sandor- it's like fan service, like the showrunners are putting the favorites back together- riding down to Kings Landing to save the day? And seriously- Bronn of Highgarden? I mean, that almost felt like a parody to me, if I didn't know better. I just can't with this show right now. 

In other news my song lyrics posts will start on Monday. I'm pretty excited for this as the first song I'm featuring is, I think, amazing and I can't wait to see what people think. In my reading life I read a few books- I finished After The Lights Go Out and I have THOUGHTS. And this past week I reviewed The Blue. One of my favorite books. Also... the 100 has been killing it with the first two episodes. Anyone watching? Love that show- and oh when we play dodgeball, I want Diyoza on my team. 

Seriously, can you see Diyoza as a mom? "Hang on a sec, dear. I gotta go kill three people. Be right back." I mean, really.  

The100 Diyoza GIF - The100 Diyoza Eligius GIFs

You Owe Me a MurderAfter the Lights Go OutOne Word Kill (Impossible Times, #1)

Song of the week 


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

hard pulp | art by Rafael DeSoto

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

They All Fall Down

BOOKISH LINKS 

Okay this is hilarious. And NSFW - salty language! These guys trying to be pirates is killing me- but the scenery is awesome- LOVE the waves! 

69 comments:

  1. Haha, apparently no one in Westeros knows much about war strategies or tactics. I had issues well before this week's episode but at this point I'm just okay whatever last season I'll just shut up and enjoy :P And nice art picks, that second to last painting, is it just me misreading the scale or is that one big ass eagle!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Right? I've never been a HUGE fan of the show, but you're right- at some point you just want to be able to enjoy it and not get too mad. :) And I think it IS a bigass eagle !!

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  2. What he did to Ghost was unforgiveable. Ghost has been there from the VERY beginning, and always stuck by Jon (even when dude was dead). No, I can't even with this show right now. It's seriously pissing me off. I don't care what it symbolizes, or what that action could possible foreshadow, because it was a dick move. Jon is supposed to be better than that, and it seemed out of character for him to do something so stupid.

    Also, she saw the fleet. From way up there? There's no way she didn't. And I'm sure her dragons heard the whistling of the arrows long before they made contact. Nope, also not happy with that development.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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    1. Unbelievable. The way they handled that was awful. You'd think they don't even understand these characters at all. Crude dialogue, questionable decisions... this show really sucks this season! And yes the Jon of the books would never do that!

      I think same. Even if clouds were in the way or she somehow didn't see the entire Iron fleet, I think she would have before the very accurate bolts hit her! Or the other dragon anyways.

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    2. I feel like they were trying to shock people with the final season, and it's really not working for me. Jon should never have left Ghost with someone else. What a huge slap in the face to his friend that has stood by him no matter what! Sometimes Ghost was all he had. Stupid jerk.

      She was sooo close before those bolt were shot. There's no way the dragons, who can spot a sheep on an empty field, didn't notice ships and bolts. Even if they saw the ships and not the weapons, she should have been wary. It's WAR.

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  3. I haven't watched any Game of Throne yet - apart from the very fist episode of the first season. Once they're all out, there may very well be a GoT marathon in my future :D Sorry this episode didn't really work for you! My oldest, who's such a big fan she gets up in the middle of the night on Sunday/Monday now, was disappointed too.
    I have watched only the first season of the 100, I tend to read much more than watch TV or movies.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. I've been very disappointed with the whole series, but I'm in a minority- most people like it. Although this season is taking some criticism. I hope you enjoy them when you watch them (more than I do haha)!

      Now The 100... good stuff :)

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  4. I really like that Crystal Forest music selection. Is SpaceAmbient the band/creator?

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    1. Space Ambient is the channel, and they have some cool space music stuff! I find myself listening over there more and more. :)

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  5. I don't know how Dany couldn't spot Euron's fleet from up there either but surely they must have considered an ambush when they were planning! I mean, Euron KNOWS she will go from Winterfell to Dragonstone so an ambush was kind of obvious. Why not go to Yara in the Iron Islands first! The Ghost thing was explained by the writers as needing to be cutting time in the episode. It still annoyed me that Jon wasn't given the chance to hug him!

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    1. Right? And oh I didn't see that about the time... at least we know why they made the decision. Still... seems like they could have found time for an ear scratch or a hug, something! lol

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  6. You Owe Me A Murder looks cool!
    And I agree on GoT! They're ruining the series with this season!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. It's sad it's going this way- I was so looking forward to how they were going to wrap up the story!!

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  7. I am seriously hoping that the books won't have these issues. I feel like Martin will have it planned out better. He should right? It is taking him Foooorrreeevvveerr to write them.

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    1. I don't think they will. Stuff like Stannis being alive, the whole thing w/ how Dany's story is gonna be totally different- I think the books are gonna be like night and day. And thankfully! They are screwing up the show conclusion ha!

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  8. I forgot that Godzilla had been Marvel at some point!! My brother and I mostly just watched all the old movies and occasionally some of the comics- but where we lived at the time we weren't able to find them a whole lot. It wasn't popular then either, so it didn't help :(

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    1. I've only seen a handful of the old movies but I liked 'em as a kid. This new one has me pretty excited, especially that early reviews seem positive!

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  9. I'm glad I'm not really invested in GOT, since I've only seen random episodes throughout the years, but I'm really enjoying all the snarky comments about this season, it's almost more entertaining to see people's reactions than to watch the show!

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    1. Right? I've enjoyed that too! Especially since I tend to be more critical of the show as a rule. I've always felt like an outlier. :)

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  10. I haven't watched GOT this last week so NOT reading your spoiler!!! LOL Now I know I have to keep my eyes open for your Monday's post!

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  11. I enjoyed the second season of Westworld, but I do think the first was better. The show itself is a bit hard to follow, but I love it. Agree with not seeing the fleet. Isn't that the point of flying? And the whole Ghost thing pissed me off, too, but I'm still excited to see what happens. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books

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    1. I'm hoping they can stick the landing. :)

      Westworld is hard to follow!

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  12. I had issues with GoT too but im.really just trying enjoy it. I am hoping for an epic episode tomorrow. Fingers crossed! Have a great week!

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  13. Yeah... GoT required a certain amount of patience last week and I ran out pretty quickly! It all feels so rushed too! Like they're in an epic hurry to be done with it. It's getting on my nerves. But I'm still hooked and can't wait to watch the next episode.

    I didn't realise The 100 is back! I need to catch up with the last season before moving on but I'm excited for the new world problems, lol.

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  14. Yeah, last week's GoT was... not the best. Bronn threatening Tyrion and Jamie? Like they can't have him taken out at any time? And my husband was like, why doesn't Dany just wait for nightfall and use the dragon to torch the fleet? Ugh. Too many things just weren't adding up. Looking forward to your lyrics post!

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  15. I don't watch GoT, but I can't wait to see your lyrics post.

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  16. I also wondered how Dany didn’t see the boats. They could have been hiding in coves around that castle/mountain, but they’d have to come out to shoot stuff. She would have seen them then. Hopefully tomorrow’s episode is less disappointing.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  17. I feel like I am the only person who doesn't watch Game of Thrones!

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  18. I've been recording GOT and plan to binge the last season once it is over. I can't believe I've been able to avoid spoilers! I'm also recording The 100. Can't wait to see what's happening.

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  19. Ruins Echo is so gorgeous! I could write a story just about that art. I really need to watch The 100! The characters sound incredible. ;)

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  20. I hope you're having a nice weekend! Happy reading!

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  21. Never watched GoT so had no idea what you was talking about but I do hate when it's the last season and they try to add things they think fans might like or make stupid decisions.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  22. I totally agree with your view on latest episode GoT. And how did Euron even kill a dragon so easily? Does that mean he is even more powerful than Night King? So many questions and logic flaws! They are driving me crazy!

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  23. I loved The Library image. ๐Ÿ‘✨

    I'm looking forward to your sing lyrics post. ๐ŸŽถ

    Have a wonderful week. ๐ŸŒž

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  24. I'm pissed about this last season of GoT there are a lot of things that don't make sense
    I was talking about the dany thing with my husband as well, how do you not see all of that
    Also, the dragons have been so hyped this entire series and it's like.. ok now
    The jon thing with ghost made no sense and it's not part of his character
    ugh they are really screwing this up

    moving on
    Hope you have a lovely week :D

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  25. Ha! I had a mini GoT rant on my post this week too. I loved the episode overall but was really annoyed at the Jon and Ghost scene, the way Dani was pretty much the entire episode, and I really want Euron to bite the big one in tonight's ep.

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  26. I don't watch GoT but I know people have been gobbling it up. I'm afraid to give it a go because I've heard GRM has no problem killing off beloved characters. Eeeek! I so need to catch up with The 100. :)

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  27. Gah! I can't help but love Game of Thrones. Every last horrible bit of it. I'm yelling at the TV, I'm rewriting it all in my head, and I love it. I don't want it to end.

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  28. Great images! I've never even been on Instagram. Missing out much?

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  29. I had the exact same issues with last week's GoT- one of my least favorite eps, ever. The Ghost thing really hurt; I don't think I'll ever get over it. And really- Bronn would go all the way up North just to wave the crossbow around? We're almost out of episodes and we're going to waste time with a garbage scene like that? I hope tonight's ep isn't just more fan service but not feeling very optimistic based on what we've seen so far this season. :/

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  30. SO many were annoyed by that ep. I felt it worked. She is stupid and rash, she does not send scouts, They were hiding in a strait behind those cliffs. Even a woman on a dragon can not see everything

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  31. Unfortunately I don't watch The 100 or Game of Thrones.

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  32. I haven't watched GOT yet. Somehow I always choose books. Someday. Have a great week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  33. I’ll have to share those I Loot cards with my son, I’m sure he can use them in his DND sessions.
    I don’t watch GOT so I have no opinion.

    Have a great reading week

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  34. I did enjoy GOT last week, but you raise some interesting questions!

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  35. I don't watch Game of Thrones, but I know how hard it is when a favorite series ends. I haven't read your new book, but it looks fun!

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  36. Oooh! I need to start watching Game of Thrones soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays

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  37. I love all your phoots this week! Have a great week Greg! Here is my post -https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-sunday-post_12.html

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  38. I had to skip the first paragraph as I am behind on GoT (almost done with season 4). Loving The 100 too!!!

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  39. I don't watch GOT so I am safe. I love the pictures the Cave 2 is amazing. Have a great week.

    Mary

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  40. I'm looking forward to checking out your lyrics post Greg! You Owe Me a Murder and They All Fall Down look good. I like all of the graphics you shared! Have a great week!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  41. I'm not watching Game of Thrones. They All Fall Down sounds good. I loved every word of You Owe Me a Murder. My weekly update

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  42. I've been seeing some tweets of people complaining about GoT, but I didn't have any context since I don't watch the show. But now I get it, why people are saying it's not making sense anymore.

    I love finding new songs, so I'll have to check out your lyrics posts!

    I only watched a minute of the pirate thing, but "By the end of it, I might be happy if we were sponsored by some form of cough drop" cracked me up, haha. And all those pirate ships were pretty funny lol.

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  43. Really hope to start watching the 100 again soon, I was an avid watcher in the beginning, dutifully waiting for each episode, but I'm seasons behind now. Need to change that!

    I agree with everything you mentioned about Game of Thrones, that was a terrible episode! Still need to watch the last one, hope to do that today!

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  44. Had to skip your intro cause I'm sure which episode you'll be talking about. We missed May 12 -- but will be watching tonight. I'll have to come back later and read your thoughts.

    Cave 2 and the cave illustration with the "2" above it are my picks this week. What's with the second cave???? LOL

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  45. Well, I don´t watch GoT, so I can´t say if you were telling something from the show or not *smile* Thanks for the lyrics. Was a pleasure reading them.

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  46. I have only watched a few episodes of GOT, I now shocker.. my husband made me watch the big battle one with the Night King. I am not a fan of the dragon queen. I really loved the first season of West World, I only made it through half of season 2. I am going to pick it back up. I had issues with the whole trip to Japan, especially when they buried the daughter, she could come back. Argh....Anyway, I am going to finish the season and see what I think.

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  47. I've only seen a few eps of GoT and this is why. I don't invest my time into anything anymore. I'm so jaded lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  48. You know, this baby could actually make Diyoza even MORE stabby and trigger-happy, if you think about it. Protecting herself and Eligius was bananas enough, now add a kid to the mix!? Also, oldest baby ever.

    This GoT stuff is seriously nuts- I feel like I know so much about it just from everyone's Twitter tirades! While it's entertaining, I really think it is complete garbage for all of you who have been loyal viewers. (Also fine maybe I am a little afraid of karma striking me down for chuckling about this!)

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  49. I have so many issues with Game of Thrones ... it makes me so sad because I loved it so much before, and now its just all rushed and sloppy and all the character complexity and dialogue is just lost.

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  50. I haven't watched any Game of Thrones and plan to binge when it comes to Prime or Netflix. I know peeps were pretty irrate this morning!

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  51. I am not watching this season. I do not know why either. My hubby and son are and it is their thing together right now. I did not hear any complaints so I guess they enjoyed this last episode.

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  52. I don't watch Game of Thrones but I have seen people all in a twist over it so I feel like I am surviving without some stress in my life :P One Word Kill sounds so interesting from Goodreads so I will await your opinions on that one :)

    My recent post: https://oliviascatastrophe.com/2019/05/harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-book-review/

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  53. The Pulp Fiction Cover this week is truly over the top, and I love it! People really get into the GOT so much. I was saddened to see that James Corden's Game of Thrones joke was met with an unfortunate Twitter rant where someone actually wished his child got cancer. Corden came back with a brilliant response, but there's no need for meanness over a television show, or for any reason, really. It's cool to disagree but when people start attacking others and their families, I thank it takes it too far. Hugs...

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  54. I don't watch Game of Thrones but my husband does and I know there are OPINIONS regarding it! I hope you're having a great week!

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  55. My brother was just saying similar things about GoT. He feels it is too rushed, the writing has gone downhill...I can't say I am a necessarily a fan of how this season is going either but I am enjoying it as much as I can. I will say my three favorite characters are The Hound, Jamie, and Sansa. I don't want to do spoilers so I won't say anymore. Although I really want to!! Lol. Have a great week!

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  56. I've never seen GoT but my timelines were filled with anger over last week's episode. It almost makes me want to watch but I have a hard time waiting for episodes. I'm more of a marathon watcher.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina.

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