janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
I suppose everyone has seen the new GOT promotional pics around, right? Right. Well then. This has to be here because I NEED IT HERE TO STARE AT IT OKAY.

LOOK AT HER OH MY I CAN'T. )
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
Meeeh this was supposed to be here yesterday. X__X anyway I figured out what was wrong with my computer/my photoshop so I should be able to catch up fairly soon. For now, have a fanmix! :D

Spoilers up to AFFC (and pretty heavy so if you aren't there yet pass on this for now).



lyrics/full covers/zip here )
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
Meeeh this was supposed to be here yesterday. X__X anyway I figured out what was wrong with my computer/my photoshop so I should be able to catch up fairly soon. For now, have a fanmix! :D

Spoilers up to AFFC (and pretty heavy so if you aren't there yet pass on this for now).



lyrics/full covers/zip here )
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
These were all supposed to be in icons, but my photoshop has decided that it needs to crash like a car going thrice the speed limit which also kept me from posting about Bonnie today & yesterday since I had posts heavy on graphics in program. as soon as it works again...

So, you get the next best thing.

I went around on the internet fishing for quotes to icon and I sadly realized that the one quote of Brienne's that is everywhere is the one about always being summer in songs. Which wasn't going to fly. So I picked up the books and went searching by hand. Most of these are from ACOK and ASOS because it took me two hours to get through those two and it wasn't even her POV, so the ones from AFFC I had because I had noted them in other occasions, but I might do an edition of AFFC later when I do meta about it. For now, get a selection of Brienne quotage with yours truly's running commentary.

A Clash of Kings


- I am not made to be a mother. I need to fight. [she knows what she's good at. If you ask me she'd make a good mother too, but I love that with her it's not really the point.]

you will call me Brienne, not wench. )

In the next episode, hopefully icons. Or a fanmix. If photoshop doesn't keep on dying. Or the AFFC meta if it does.
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
These were all supposed to be in icons, but my photoshop has decided that it needs to crash like a car going thrice the speed limit which also kept me from posting about Bonnie today & yesterday since I had posts heavy on graphics in program. as soon as it works again...

So, you get the next best thing.

I went around on the internet fishing for quotes to icon and I sadly realized that the one quote of Brienne's that is everywhere is the one about always being summer in songs. Which wasn't going to fly. So I picked up the books and went searching by hand. Most of these are from ACOK and ASOS because it took me two hours to get through those two and it wasn't even her POV, so the ones from AFFC I had because I had noted them in other occasions, but I might do an edition of AFFC later when I do meta about it. For now, get a selection of Brienne quotage with yours truly's running commentary.

A Clash of Kings


- I am not made to be a mother. I need to fight. [she knows what she's good at. If you ask me she'd make a good mother too, but I love that with her it's not really the point.]

you will call me Brienne, not wench. )

In the next episode, hopefully icons. Or a fanmix. If photoshop doesn't keep on dying. Or the AFFC meta if it does.
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
aand, welcome to the follow up to yesterday's meta and to day two of my Brienne appreciation week for [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest.

Spoiler warning stays the same - up to AFFC.

what Brienne is, at least according to me. )

In the next meta episode, probably another way too long post on how Brienne’s POVs aren’t boring and aren’t a drag, and how she surely doesn’t deserve to die for having so many.
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
aand, welcome to the follow up to yesterday's meta and to day two of my Brienne appreciation week for [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest.

Spoiler warning stays the same - up to AFFC.

what Brienne is, at least according to me. )

In the next meta episode, probably another way too long post on how Brienne’s POVs aren’t boring and aren’t a drag, and how she surely doesn’t deserve to die for having so many.
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you to be just like them.
Maggie's Farm, Bob Dylan*

*this song couldn't fit less with ASOIAF generally, but those lines keep on screaming Brienne to me for some reason and it felt like a proper opening.


Or: hi and welcome to day one of Brienne appreciation for [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest. My first day ended up being some very wordy meta that was probably so wordy because I've been thinking Brienne meta for a month and never wrote it down. Actually it got too long so I'm splitting it in two parts.


In my for now mostly lurking time around ASOIAF, the most bashing I’ve seen about Brienne mostly consists in the following arguments (from what I’ve seen): a) she’s boring and her POVs drag (probably shouldn’t be considered strictly bashing, but if you wish a character dead because their POVs are dragging I’d say it is), b) she’s too naïve to survive in a place like Westeros (and therefore unrealistic), c) she’s there just to be Jaime’s moral compass and the rest of her story is a waste of space, d) she’s there to appeal to feminist readers only (and therefore she’s useless). I haven’t seen anything about her having to just stay home and marry, but I’m sure it has to be somewhere. Considering that I hadn’t thought any of that while reading the books in a row this summer, I was kind of baffled by most of these. So I figured I could start addressing these (except her POVs dragging because I’m planning to do meta on that specifically).

Spoilers up to AFFC (mostly for her backstory - though there are some pretty huge ones - and for someone she meets – for the rest, strictly facts-related spoilers are up to ASOS).

What Brienne is not, or at least not according to me. )

In the next meta episode tomorrow (er, later today for me): three things that, according to me, Brienne is and that are imo overlooked half of the time.
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> brienne 1.0)
I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you to be just like them.
Maggie's Farm, Bob Dylan*

*this song couldn't fit less with ASOIAF generally, but those lines keep on screaming Brienne to me for some reason and it felt like a proper opening.


Or: hi and welcome to day one of Brienne appreciation for [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest. My first day ended up being some very wordy meta that was probably so wordy because I've been thinking Brienne meta for a month and never wrote it down. Actually it got too long so I'm splitting it in two parts.


In my for now mostly lurking time around ASOIAF, the most bashing I’ve seen about Brienne mostly consists in the following arguments (from what I’ve seen): a) she’s boring and her POVs drag (probably shouldn’t be considered strictly bashing, but if you wish a character dead because their POVs are dragging I’d say it is), b) she’s too naïve to survive in a place like Westeros (and therefore unrealistic), c) she’s there just to be Jaime’s moral compass and the rest of her story is a waste of space, d) she’s there to appeal to feminist readers only (and therefore she’s useless). I haven’t seen anything about her having to just stay home and marry, but I’m sure it has to be somewhere. Considering that I hadn’t thought any of that while reading the books in a row this summer, I was kind of baffled by most of these. So I figured I could start addressing these (except her POVs dragging because I’m planning to do meta on that specifically).

Spoilers up to AFFC (mostly for her backstory - though there are some pretty huge ones - and for someone she meets – for the rest, strictly facts-related spoilers are up to ASOS).

What Brienne is not, or at least not according to me. )

In the next meta episode tomorrow (er, later today for me): three things that, according to me, Brienne is and that are imo overlooked half of the time.
janie_tangerine: (fishisms ftw)
1. So today I was running from office to office at university just to get to the office I needed after it closed. Five minutes before. Among all that, I sprained my ankle. :/// the quote I used in the title: I feel in the same situation exactly. Dear karma, after the last two weeks I hope the good comeuppance is immense.

2. That said, memes galore!

First, the color one everyone is doing:

you are paleturquoise
#AFEEEE

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


This is strangely and creepily accurate. Especially about the not blowing things out of proportion. Even if my real favorite color would be at the opposite end of the specter..

3. Theeen, meme from [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage and [livejournal.com profile] angeldylan628!

Reply with "Fuck yes fierce ladies (and awesome dudes, too)" and I'll give you four fandoms. Write about your favorite character from each fandom.

They gave me respectively: ASOIAF, vampire porn, SPN and Chuck, and GOT (which I consider ASOIAF since thanks to chickenpox meds I still haven't seen the show - this is getting ridiculous and I'm starting sometime in the next couple days, dammit), SPN, vampire porn and Lost. Since I was given the same fandoms in three out of four cases (SPN, Vampire Diaries and ASOIAF), for those three I gave you my two favorite characters instead of just one. ;) Re ASOIAF: the white gaps mid sentences are all spoilers, most of them mild enough, but I figured that instead of beating around the bush I'd just white them out and specify the book so whoever read it can highlight and whoever hasn't can just skip forward.

Lost (which will surprise everyone, I'm sure) )

Chuck (likewise) )

Supernatural )

Vampire <strike>porn</strike> Diaries )

ASOIAF/GOT )

.... why do I write essays about fictional characters? This post is already insanely long. X__X

4. I'll now go either crashing or meditating on a last line that is keeping me from posting a D/C fic that I've had ready for a month but that I can't end in a way that I like. Hopefully I'll post it tomorrow? I should, at some point before S7 starts. Along with a couple other things I managed to finish on the trip back. Hopefully I'll also manage to study some and get back to university to check that other office that was closed today, but the way things are, I'm half-willing to bet that they'll tell me I should have gone somewhere else altogether.
janie_tangerine: (fishisms ftw)
1. So today I was running from office to office at university just to get to the office I needed after it closed. Five minutes before. Among all that, I sprained my ankle. :/// the quote I used in the title: I feel in the same situation exactly. Dear karma, after the last two weeks I hope the good comeuppance is immense.

2. That said, memes galore!

First, the color one everyone is doing:

you are paleturquoise
#AFEEEE

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


This is strangely and creepily accurate. Especially about the not blowing things out of proportion. Even if my real favorite color would be at the opposite end of the specter..

3. Theeen, meme from [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage and [livejournal.com profile] angeldylan628!

Reply with "Fuck yes fierce ladies (and awesome dudes, too)" and I'll give you four fandoms. Write about your favorite character from each fandom.

They gave me respectively: ASOIAF, vampire porn, SPN and Chuck, and GOT (which I consider ASOIAF since thanks to chickenpox meds I still haven't seen the show - this is getting ridiculous and I'm starting sometime in the next couple days, dammit), SPN, vampire porn and Lost. Since I was given the same fandoms in three out of four cases (SPN, Vampire Diaries and ASOIAF), for those three I gave you my two favorite characters instead of just one. ;) Re ASOIAF: the white gaps mid sentences are all spoilers, most of them mild enough, but I figured that instead of beating around the bush I'd just white them out and specify the book so whoever read it can highlight and whoever hasn't can just skip forward.

Lost (which will surprise everyone, I'm sure) )

Chuck (likewise) )

Supernatural )

Vampire <strike>porn</strike> Diaries )

ASOIAF/GOT )

.... why do I write essays about fictional characters? This post is already insanely long. X__X

4. I'll now go either crashing or meditating on a last line that is keeping me from posting a D/C fic that I've had ready for a month but that I can't end in a way that I like. Hopefully I'll post it tomorrow? I should, at some point before S7 starts. Along with a couple other things I managed to finish on the trip back. Hopefully I'll also manage to study some and get back to university to check that other office that was closed today, but the way things are, I'm half-willing to bet that they'll tell me I should have gone somewhere else altogether.

a dance with dragons - reaction

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 10:18 PM
janie_tangerine: (asoif &gt;&gt; ending!)
And so ends part one of my Westeros overdose. At some point I'll watch the show and then I'll go in overdose for realz. Anyway, this is probably gonna be lengthy. And mostly of the OMGOMGOMG variety.

jon snow, people say you know nothing but I love you anyway. Yes, I couldn't think of a better cut phrase. )

... phew. Well then. I'm done. XD

a dance with dragons - reaction

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 10:18 PM
janie_tangerine: (asoif &gt;&gt; ending!)
And so ends part one of my Westeros overdose. At some point I'll watch the show and then I'll go in overdose for realz. Anyway, this is probably gonna be lengthy. And mostly of the OMGOMGOMG variety.

jon snow, people say you know nothing but I love you anyway. Yes, I couldn't think of a better cut phrase. )

... phew. Well then. I'm done. XD

that meme + random things

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 12:34 PM
janie_tangerine: (tangerines)
1.


five foods! )

2. I finished A Dance With Dragons. I'll make a detailed reaction post this evening. I'm still feeling positively mind fucked in the good way. Also my favorite POV was someone that never in a million years I'd have thought could be my favorite POV. That still boggles me more than anything else.

3. I'm caught up with Leverage! The episode with the Van Gogh painting was positively awesome/adorable. The last one aired was imo the crackiest crack that show ever cracked. But it was good fun, nothing to say against that. XD

4. I have another round at the dentist's tomorrow. I just hope he decides that everything is going fine and that he doesn't go digging around there again.

5. Meanwhile I'll go finishing editing fic I'd have finished editing a week ago if not for the dental mess, and to go get myself a concert ticket. The ADWD reaction post is hopefully arriving later. And maybe then I'll catch up with all the comments I didn't catch up with during the LJ downtime yesterday. :|

that meme + random things

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 12:34 PM
janie_tangerine: (tangerines)
1.


five foods! )

2. I finished A Dance With Dragons. I'll make a detailed reaction post this evening. I'm still feeling positively mind fucked in the good way. Also my favorite POV was someone that never in a million years I'd have thought could be my favorite POV. That still boggles me more than anything else.

3. I'm caught up with Leverage! The episode with the Van Gogh painting was positively awesome/adorable. The last one aired was imo the crackiest crack that show ever cracked. But it was good fun, nothing to say against that. XD

4. I have another round at the dentist's tomorrow. I just hope he decides that everything is going fine and that he doesn't go digging around there again.

5. Meanwhile I'll go finishing editing fic I'd have finished editing a week ago if not for the dental mess, and to go get myself a concert ticket. The ADWD reaction post is hopefully arriving later. And maybe then I'll catch up with all the comments I didn't catch up with during the LJ downtime yesterday. :|
janie_tangerine: (dark tower &gt;&gt; roland)
1. Bon Jovi was glorious. Like, GLORIOUS. (Two words: DRY COUNTY. I still don't compute that.) Post with pics/concert review shall follow shortly, but atm I feel way too crappy for anything that long. Or, I think it's a combination of not-really-sleeping for twelve hours in a train cabin with a seventeen degrees AC and spending another four hours on another train with the same kind of AC while the temperature outside was over thirty and of getting burned while walking around, but since I've been back I've been feeling like crap. And I get random headaches. I'm pretty sure it was the AC, but anyway, I've been writing this whole thing in breaks so I can't go sorting pics and stuff right now. STILL IT WAS SO WORTH IT OMG BON JOVI.

2. Apparently the Dark Tower adaptation isn't happening for now. Or at least, apparently not with the people attached to the project at the moment. And er, I'm totally not sorry about it because there wasn't anything about it which was getting me even remotely excited, from Javier Bardem to the format itself. let's not talk about the Eddie rumors shall we. I'll be here hoping that HBO sees how well Game of Thrones did and picks it up. Or that someone else with better ideas picks it up because either you do it well or I don't need it to happen.

3. Meme day three. Let's see how much slower I can manage to be with this.



eight fears )

4. So, while in Udine and after I realized I had seen everything I had to except for museums that were closed, I found myself a park bench and finished A Feast for Crows while waiting for [livejournal.com profile] lasamy to get into town. Clearly I managed to burn an arm and half of my neck because it was quite sunny and I should know better, but anyway, I'm done with that one.

thoughts and stuff )

I have A Dance with Dragons, by the way. Will start it asap.

5. Okay, I've been doing this entry in chunks for half of this afternoon/evening so I guess I'll cut this here and hope that tomorrow I feel like staring at a screen for more than twenty minutes. Also because I need to inflict some Bon Jovi related gushing. *is still ecstatic*
janie_tangerine: (dark tower &gt;&gt; roland)
1. Bon Jovi was glorious. Like, GLORIOUS. (Two words: DRY COUNTY. I still don't compute that.) Post with pics/concert review shall follow shortly, but atm I feel way too crappy for anything that long. Or, I think it's a combination of not-really-sleeping for twelve hours in a train cabin with a seventeen degrees AC and spending another four hours on another train with the same kind of AC while the temperature outside was over thirty and of getting burned while walking around, but since I've been back I've been feeling like crap. And I get random headaches. I'm pretty sure it was the AC, but anyway, I've been writing this whole thing in breaks so I can't go sorting pics and stuff right now. STILL IT WAS SO WORTH IT OMG BON JOVI.

2. Apparently the Dark Tower adaptation isn't happening for now. Or at least, apparently not with the people attached to the project at the moment. And er, I'm totally not sorry about it because there wasn't anything about it which was getting me even remotely excited, from Javier Bardem to the format itself. let's not talk about the Eddie rumors shall we. I'll be here hoping that HBO sees how well Game of Thrones did and picks it up. Or that someone else with better ideas picks it up because either you do it well or I don't need it to happen.

3. Meme day three. Let's see how much slower I can manage to be with this.



eight fears )

4. So, while in Udine and after I realized I had seen everything I had to except for museums that were closed, I found myself a park bench and finished A Feast for Crows while waiting for [livejournal.com profile] lasamy to get into town. Clearly I managed to burn an arm and half of my neck because it was quite sunny and I should know better, but anyway, I'm done with that one.

thoughts and stuff )

I have A Dance with Dragons, by the way. Will start it asap.

5. Okay, I've been doing this entry in chunks for half of this afternoon/evening so I guess I'll cut this here and hope that tomorrow I feel like staring at a screen for more than twenty minutes. Also because I need to inflict some Bon Jovi related gushing. *is still ecstatic*
janie_tangerine: (GoT)
I'm not starting the fourth now though. I have an exam on the 11th and I really can't afford it. But it makes me lol that if I hadn't had that exam I'd have finished just in time for the fifth book to be out. Anyway. Spoilers.

my main comment it's wtf )

... I don't even know. These books are like drugs.
janie_tangerine: (GoT)
I'm not starting the fourth now though. I have an exam on the 11th and I really can't afford it. But it makes me lol that if I hadn't had that exam I'd have finished just in time for the fifth book to be out. Anyway. Spoilers.

my main comment it's wtf )

... I don't even know. These books are like drugs.

stuff + moar on that game of thrones thing

  • Jul. 5th, 2011 at 1:32 AM
janie_tangerine: (zombies are always relevant)
1. So, second final went exactly opposite first final, which means that I couldn't have aced it more if I tried. Now if the third goes as the second, it might be awesome.

2. I'm seeing Bon Jovi in two weeks. ITEM ONE FROM MY BUCKET LIST ABOUT TO BE CROSSED. :DDD

3. Now, since I'm having finals I'm like, I shouldn't watch TV. Which doesn't mean I haven't seen Leverage, which is damn good to have back. Also, summer show! It's nice to have something to look forward during the summer. The premiere was lovely for team interactions, but I didn't exactly got involved in the scam. This week was good even if not awesomeness level, but I liked the whole set up a lot. Which also means that my icon doesn't mean that I actually watched Game of Thrones - will do that after finals because it needs my full attention.

3. BUT, since I couldn't resist and I needed a break, I spent the weekend reading A Clash of Kings.

spoileeers )

4. There might be fic coming sometime tomorrow. Maybe. If I can edit some things. Hopefully I will. Also it took me half an hour to write all that ASOIF stuff, which means it's 1.30 AM, which means the rest I had planned for this entry will be in the next one because I can barely see straight after reading, uuuhm, like, 600 pages in ten hours. I take my reading very seriously, don't I.

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