okayawesome: laura roslin (Default)
So, we're only a week away from the book going on general sale, now. But if anyone wants to go ahead and ruin the second half of A Dance with Dragons, here it is...

Again, these are going to be, for the most part, summaries of what's happening, rather than specific details. MAJOR spoilers will be whitetexted for your pleasure.

The second half of the book does, indeed, pick up from where AFFC left off, for better or worse.

Which means...

THE ANSWERS YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. )

That's where the cast of AFFC picks up in ADWD. As for the plot we've been following in this book...:

IF I LOOK BACK, I AM LOST. )

Okay, George. Bring on the next one, I'm ready to go.
okayawesome: laura roslin (Default)
So I just finished A Dance with Dragons, to begin the long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long wait for the next part of the ASOIAF story.

My (non-spoilery) reactions )
okayawesome: laura roslin (Default)
So I spent, like, basically all of today reading ADWD, which was a pretty great life decision, and now I'm about halfway through -- i.e., too far ahead to have any desire to go back and do chapter-by-chapter spoilers. Plus, my impression is that people don't really want that, anyway.

The last post represents the first 125 pages or so, so now you know more or less how the book starts. I think from here it's best to just do some summarizing and Points of Interest of the first half of ADWD:

HERE THAR BE SPOILERS )

So basically, all the concurrent-with-AFFC stuff has now happened, from what I can tell. The second half of the book looks to be post-AFFC... possibly with some other characters reappearing? I genuinely don't know.
okayawesome: laura roslin (HBIC)
It was requested on [livejournal.com profile] ontd_asoiaf that I post spoilers for ADWD, since I'm apparently the first member to get their copy. So as not to clutter up the comm or accidentally ruin anything for anyone by accident, I'm putting it all here.

I guess this is also sort of doubling as my commentary.

SO DO NOT CLICK ON THE CUT UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING AND READY TO READ SPOILERS FOR A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, OKAY?

I will update this post as I read. Exciting!

Beautiful, beautiful spoilers: )

Aaand I am stopping for now. I have to say, this book is like... a million times better than AFFC, so far. Not quite up there with ASOS, but there's a lot of action and the plot is generally moving forward and it's not too bogged down in "people I could not give less of a shit about." Points, GRRM, I was worried!

HEY

Jul. 1st, 2011 05:06 pm
okayawesome: laura roslin (Default)
SO I SAID I WAS GOING TO UPDATE AND THEN NEVER DID, BIG SURPRISE.

HERE'S THE UPDATE: I HURT MY BACK AND I SORT OF HATE MY JOB.

BUT RIGHT NOW THAT'S UNIMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE:

I GOT A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. 12 DAYS EARLY.

AND I'M LITERALLY HOUSEBOUND, SO I HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT PHOTOSHOP, WOW, AND READ ADWD.

Part of me wants to wait until July 12th so I have other people to talk about it with... but the rest of me knows THERE'S NO WAY IN HELL THAT'S HAPPENING.

ETA: Yes, my resolve lasted all of a half an hour.

okayawesome: laura roslin (HBIC)
HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT

WHAT A FUCKING FLAWLESS ENDING

EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE REALLY STUPID SCENE

YOU KNOW THE ONE

BUT OTHERWISE, HOLY SHIT.

Real post soon. Right now I just need to bask in how FUCKING AWESOME that was.
okayawesome: laura roslin (HBIC)
Dear Daenerys Targaryen:

I like you, do you like me? Check one:

[]Yes
[]No
[]Wake the dragon

xoxoxoxo

Vera

GOSH I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH. Her scenes in tonight's episode literally made me go "WOOOOOO."

However, I fear that yesterday, I cheated on my magical mystery dragon girlfriend with my new magical wonderhammer Asgardian boyfriend, Thor. Let me tell you about Thor: 1) Thor has a movie! It is a good movie! 2) Thor is SUPER DREAMY in this movie.

There is literally no better adjective to describe Chris Hemsworth's Thor. He's got those big blue Thor(/Kirk) eyes and that big Thor(/Kirk) smile and that romance cover Thor body (not so much a Kirk thing) and basically every time he smiled I quietly had the vapors. Oh, Thor. He is just so dreamy*. *fans self*

Plus, it really was an awesome movie. I LIKE THIS MOVIE, BRING ME ANOTHER.

Oh, speaking of Thor... Cut for very minor Thor spoilers )

PS: Other things that are positively dreamy: Josh Holloway on Community and everyone on Parks and Recreation. EVERYONE. What a wonderful show that's been lately. *sigh*
okayawesome: laura roslin (Default)
Oh, Fandomsecrets, sometimes you deliver SO HARD.

Spoilery for A Song of Ice and Fire, books and TV series )

At some point I want to write thoughts about the actual GOT series, which I'm adoring so far, but, alas, another time.

In other news: I'm coming home in TWO DAYS. I can't wait. HEY PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO GO TO THE STEAMPUNK BAR/MARIE'S CRISIS -- WHEN ARE WE GOING?
okayawesome: laura roslin (YOU CAN'T DISAPPOINT A PICTURE)
1) IT'S OFFICIAL, LADIES AND GENTS, I AM GOING TO WORLDS. I AM GOING TO THE MEN'S SP.

AND MY SEAT IS FUCKING AMAZING, TO BOOT. I WILL TAKE SO MANY PICTURES OF DAISUKE TAKAHASHI AND RYAN BRADLEY EVERYONE.

2) OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

TROY'S FACE IN MY ICON IS MY FACE EXCEPT MINE IS HAPPIER

I LITERALLY WENT 8D WHEN I SAW THE URL

I MAY CRY WHEN I AM HOLDING IT IN MY HANDS
okayawesome: laura roslin (set phasers to love me ;_;)
I feel like literally every post I make lately is a "I swear I'm not dead" post. Regardless: I'm not dead!

My life has been alternately super busy and then not busy at all for a solid two-week period where I had the stomach flu and no energy to even write words, so I've been kind of... inactive. Also, there was WoW. But! I have a few things to say:

1) IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NYC GQMFS AND ALL OTHER NEW YORK TYPES: I WILL BE BACK IN NEW YORK FROM APRIL 28TH-MAY 9TH. ROUND UP THE PARTY PATROL.

2) Media shit: Saw Black Swan, did not like it. Have not seen any other movies, because we don't have those newfangled cinemaplex things out here in the boonies. TV has been kicking ass lately, anyway. Community has returned to being my #1 jam, with Parks in a close second. I already miss Cougar Town. I'm disgustingly addicted to Grey's and really miss Owen, WHERE HAS HE BEEN LATELY? I started watching The Vampire Diaries and Fairly Legal but am fairly ambivalent towards both so far.

3) Speaking of shows I find mediocre, I wrote Big Bang Theory fic! (I kid, I kid... mostly. From what I've seen of the fandom, it seems better than the show itself has been lately.) Which I will post in the next post, so apologies for clogging up your flists.

4) WINTER IS COMING. WINTER IS COMING. You guys, I am getting so fucking excited about this series.

5) And speaking of things I am getting so fucking excited about, there is a fair chance I may, in fact, be going to the figure skating World Championships in Tokyo. *_* Only for one day, only for the Men's SP/Pairs SP (in b4 LOL pairs), but oh my God I might actually get to see both Daisuke Takahashi and Ryan Bradley compete in the same event PROOF THAT DREAMS COME TRUE.
okayawesome: laura roslin (abed and jeff speak the truth)
SHAKING AND CRYING, YOU GUYS, SHAKING AND CRYING.



I've been having my doubts but this is starting to truly look fucking amazing. I can't wait.

PS: Between this and getting into WoW, I can't help but think that a WoW-style Westeros MMORPG would be the greatest thing ever. Y/N?
okayawesome: laura roslin (nuclear bombs!)
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE TEASER TRAILER

The degree to which I cannot wait for this show is utterly stupid.

LOST continues at a breakneck pace, meanwhile! We're now ALL UP IN SEASON SIX, MAN. Last episode watched was "Dr. Linus." Holy wow, I think we'll be done by the end of the week.

CAN I JUST SAY, WITHOUT SPOILERS:

1) I REALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW LOCKE MADE IT ONTO EW'S "BEST CHARACTERS EVER" LIST AND BEN DIDN'T. BEN. BEN IS INCREDIBLE. I AM FIRMLY ON THE "JUST KEEP THROWING EMMYS AT MICHAEL EMERSON" BANDWAGON.

2) THE SUN/JIN STORYLINE IS MAKING ME WANT TO PUNCH EVERYONE IN THE FACE. OH MY GOD.

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