shah_of_blah: (bret looking cool)
Dear Chuck,

While I very much appreciate the ASOIAF reference, NOBODY is going to believe that tiny little book you were reading was actually Game of Thrones.  

Sincerely,
Me

(If you didn't notice/forgot because the episode aired ages ago, Chuck was reading a book at the dining room table and said something like "Oh Eddard, don't give your kid a direwolf!")
shah_of_blah: (bad horse)
Game of Thrones: The Kingsroad

I have forgotten so much from the first book (in my defense, it's been at least 6 years since I read it last).  The plus side: certain things were surprising!  spoilery for the second episode and the first book )

I so need an icon.  But I can't decide if I want one of Arya, Tyrion, or Dany.  Or any of the characters that I love (which is ALL OF THEM).  Such a dilemma!  I also can't decide which of my current icons to ditch.  #firstworldproblems

ETA: Guest appearance from Shah's dad (via email): "Oh, and I HATE HATE HATE that sniveling arrogant tiny-toothed Joffrey." 

I also watched the new Doctor Who but can't really think of anything to say so I'll just wait until the second part.  I liked it but I'm a tad confused.  Also my friend kept trying to talk to me while I was watching it, so I kind of missed some things.  One of which, I have since learned, was extremely significant.
shah_of_blah: (bees!)
Best thing that has happened to me all week: discovering HBO GO.  I've been quietly freaking out about how to pirate GoT, to the point where I actually had an extremely stressful dream last week in which I couldn't find any links.  I was very upset.  So last night I was poking around the HBO website (trying to find out if they were going to put the episodes up on iTunes) and discovered that since my father has an HBO subscription, I can sign in as him and watch the episodes online!  I almost watched the episode right then and there (they put it up immediately!  Unbelievable) but I had to be up in 8 hours and I knew I wouldn't be able to fall asleep afterward.

does nobody in Westeros do it face-to-face? )
shah_of_blah: (troy)
So my beloved TV boyfriend TROY BARNES just won [livejournal.com profile] f_march_madness , and I am absolutely thrilled!  I completely underestimated fandom at large when I filled out my bracket.  Even though I didn't actually participate beyond the simple act of voting, I enjoyed this year's competition so much.  Everyone was so nice.  The best part was reading all of the comments on Troy vs. the Doctor and seeing tons of people saying that they had been inspired to watch Community/Doctor Who because of the comm and the wonderful campaigning.  How awesome is that?

In the immortal words of our victor, "Huzzah!"

Also, my sister and I recently purchased the Game of Thrones card game and OH MY GOD SO FUN.  It's super complicated and a tad confusing.  Took us several hours just to begin playing, and then our first game was spread out over three days.  But we've got a better grasp of it now (mostly) and it's pretty much the greatest thing I've ever played.  Even better than Settlers of Catan and Lord of the Rings Risk.  You play as one of four Houses (Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, and Lannister) and so far I have decided that the Lannisters are the most fun.  They're all a bunch of sneaky bastards and it's awesome.
shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
Continuing with the "30 Days of Awesome Women" list that I began yesterday, here are 11-20.  You can read the first part here.

Fandoms include: Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Alien, His Dark Materials, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Poisonwood Bible, Howl's Moving Castle, Discworld, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Farscape, Lost, Angel, and Bionic Woman.

26 awesome women )

Alright folks, I'll see you tomorrow with the third and final part!

HI GUYS

Aug. 4th, 2009 12:46 am
shah_of_blah: (jaye)
I'm bored so you get a meme.

The fifteen character meme, snagged from [livejournal.com profile] pali167 .

1. Write a list of 15 of your fandoms; including films, TV series, books and stage shows.
2. Ask people on your flist to pick a fandom and guess who your favorite character is from it.
3. If they guess right, you must explain why this character is or became your favorite.
4. If you share this fandom with the poster guess who their favorite is too.


I'm not putting Battlestar on here because, guys, if you don’t know who my favorite character is then I don’t know what to tell you.  I mean, this journal is like a shrine.  So anyway.  My NON-BSG FANDOMS.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11 
2. Firefly: Zoe, guessed by [personal profile] rose_griffes 
3. Wonderfalls: Aaron, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] eugis 
4. Pushing Daisies: Emerson, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11 
5. Dollhouse
6. Chuck: Casey, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bakatulip 
7. Lost:  Hurley, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777 
8. Angel: Lorne, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11 
9. Dead Like Me
10. A Song of Ice and Fire: Tyrion, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns 
11. His Dark Materials: Lyra, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] eugis 
12. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Ford Prefect, guessed by [personal profile] rose_griffes 
13. Doctor Who (er, up to the beginning of the fourth season): Nine, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11 
14. Veronica Mars: Wallace, guessed by [personal profile] rose_griffes 
15. Dexter: Deb, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] taragel 

And the extra category of Into the Woods...Baker's Wife, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777 !

And in totally unrelated but nevertheless exciting news, my beloved Lizzy (by which I mean Jennifer Ehle) has been cast as Catelyn Stark!  I'm a little weirded out because I still think of her as too young to play Catelyn, but I guess the BBC P&P was quite some time ago...
shah_of_blah: (peachy keen)
I love books.  I'm an English major, which really wouldn't be possible if I didn't have a great love of literature.  I saw this meme about reading and couldn't help myself!

This meme is long, but who doesn't want to read all about books?  Also for all of the questions where they asked for a favorite, as in singular, I usually put at least two.  Oops.  Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] taragel  and [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns .

Wow, this is 5 PAGES in my Word document )

Sidenote: Ursula K. LeGuin has the absolute best name for any author, let alone an author of spec fiction.  And it’s her real name!  Incredible.

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