Tomorrow’s Game of Thrones (Season 4, Episode 3)

In preparation for the last episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 self will get to see before she embarks on her latest travels, self is re-watching (for the fourth time) Game of Thrones 4.2

This is self’s most favorite episode of Season 4 (because there are no scenes of

Khaleesi to dull things up which, alas, judging from the previews, will not be the case for 4.3)

It begins with a most gruesome hunt:  apparently, Ramsay Snow has turned Theon into one of his hounds, and there’s some excruciating footage of Ramsay and a female companion armed with a bow and arrows chasing down a young woman.  WHAT IS TAKING YARA GREYJOY SO LONG TO APPEAR.  Self has loved Yara Greyjoy ever since she first laid eyes on her in GOT Season 2, being all scornful of her little brother’s bluster and calling him by GOT’s favorite “c” word.  (ALL the video interviews with the actress, Gemma Whelan, are so disconcerting:  IN PERSON, SHE IS NOTHING LIKE THE CHARACTER SHE PLAYS.)

But there’s more than enough levity provided by silver-tongued Tyrion:  (“A toast,” he tells a mope-y Ser Jaime, “to the Lannister children:  a dwarf, a cripple, and the mother of madness.”  BWAH HA HAAAA!).  And the creepy Melisandre enters the cell of Stannis’s daughter, the one with dragon scales on her cheek — damn, that little girl is feisty!  Self loves that she is so candid and innocent, so innocent she doesn’t even know that she has to pretend to go along with Melisandre.

Today, self watched two movies (Her head is spinning):

  • Muppets: Most Wanted at the Redwood City Century 20 (Her favorite movie of 2014!  It displaced Noah.  Self loved, simply loved Tina Fey.  There were cameos by Usher, Danny Trejo, Ray Liotta, and even Loki/Tom Hiddleston!  But of course the true stars were Kermit and Miss Piggy! Who of course were more than up to the task!)
  • Documented at a special screening in Golden Gate University (a documentary about the Filipino journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, who was a reporter for the Washington Post when he came out — two years ago — as an “undocumented alien.”)  Boy, it was fascinating.  Vargas is taking his movie all across the country.  He said in the Q & A that he was looking forward especially to showing the film in Ohio’s Miami University, because it was Paul Ryan’s alma mater.  Hey hey hey, Mr. Vargas, Miami University published self’s second collection, Mayor of the Roses.  It was the inaugural publication of their fiction series. Don’t malign the university for a few mis-guided alumna!)

She also stopped by Beard Papa on Mission.  Heaven!

One of the authors self follows on uploaded Chapter 28 of the serial novel self has been avidly reading for the past few months.  It’s called The Reading of the Card Part II, and it’s about how Katniss is pregnant (after an affair with Gale) but she and Peeta have to convince President Snow that they are still madly in love with each other.  Peeta being Peeta, he of course steps manfully up to cover for Katniss.  Self adores, simply adores Katniss/Peeta angst (and so, apparently, does every fourth person on

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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