Weekly Update 8

I am so bad at this.

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Wow am I bad at this. Forming (and breaking) habits is not my specialty so please bear with me. Anyways here is what I’ve been up to these past few weeks.

Unmotivated Reader

Haven’t picked up a book in a while (no surprise). Does reading fan fiction count? I re-read a few of my favourites, but does re-reading really count? Anyways yeah I haven’t picked up a book in a few weeks, which is disappointing, but I’ll try to be better.

This Week in Television

*Spoilers for The Defenders and Game of Thrones ahead

First of all, I’m still emotionally fragile from that Defenders ending. I knew that they weren’t going to kill off Daredevil like that, but I stilled sobbed inconsolably until he showed up again. Also can we all stop for a minute to talk about Danny Rand? I never watched Iron Fist because of the not-so-stellar reviews, but never could I have anticipated THAT. I broke out into hysterical laughter every time he said ‘I am the immortal Iron Fist’ or when he tried to explain asian concepts. I just wanted him to stop. What a disappointment that they didn’t cast an asian man in the role. I think it would’ve been much more interesting and a lot less grating. Aside from that, it was still so cool to see all these heroes interact with each other. I loved seeing the interaction between all the non-superpowered friends as well. Really just a treat overall. I’m looking forward to see if they make more appearances in each others’ respective shows in the future. (Also shoutout to The Dig, whose music makes TWO appearances on the show. So Proud!)

So tonight is the Game of Thrones season 7 finale. I’m just going to be a ball of nerves the whole time. This season went by so quick and I don’t want it to end. The episode from last week has me so anxious and conflicted it’s kind of ridiculous. I’m so sad to see Arya and Sansa in conflict. I really like both of them, but Arya’s reaction to the note is so disappointing. Like how could she not understand that Sansa was young and scared? It just doesn’t make sense to me. Also the whole dragon becoming a white walker was SPOILED for me by some asshole tweeting about looking at the eclipse without glasses on. (Ok I know I was late to watching the episode, but that’s because I was busy ok?) I think it made me more anxious going into it knowing that was going to happen. I’m still very conflicted on Danaerys’ and Jon’s impending relationship. I can see the romance happening, but I also know about R+L=J and I cannot condone incest. I know they don’t know it, but I’m still so uneasy about it. This is Game of Thrones so it’s definitely going to happen and I like the idea of them together, but I will never be 100% on board.

Last night, I went to see a movie out on the lawn of a historic mansion in Bozeman. The movie was called A River Runs Through It. It has Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young child and a twenty-something Brad Pitt, which is always a nice sight. The movie is about fly-fishing in Montana in the early 1900s so it’s about as interesting as it sounds. It was still a cool experience to be enjoying a movie out in open air instead of watching the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight that’s for sure.

Songs of the Week

Buckle Bunny – Jesse Woods

Communion – The Dig

Birds – Indians

Have a great week! Good luck to all my GoT fans.

Weekly Update 7

I have way too much time on my hands.

Hello dedicated following (all 2 of you)! It is once again Sunday so I shall give you a rundown of everything I watched/read/listened to because I don’t have an active social life.

And she finished another book!

The Girl From Everywhere was so good! I know time traveling pirates are kind of a niche genre, it has to be my second favourite niche genre behind reimagined Russian fairytales with badass heroines (I’m referring specifically to Uprooted by Naomi Novik). I actually got it based off  a review on NPR because I’ve read some crappy books that came highly recommended by Goodreads users and Kirkus. I think I might be alone in this, but I decided to read The Magicians by Lev Grossman because of Kirkus and I did not like it at all. I have yet to find a reviewer that I can trust completely, but I’m also unaware of what is out there, so if you have any recommendations, feel free to leave a comment!

She watched so much tv

I’ve been bouncing between shows because I have the attention span of fly. I started watching The Flash. It’s actually pretty good, but I’m so upset that the villain is once again a conventionally handsome middle-aged white man who lost his wife early on in life. I have so much beef with Arrow and the continued presence of Malcolm Merlyn. Don’t get me wrong, I love John Barrowman, but I’m so annoyed that Merlyn hasn’t faced the ending he deserves. It’s just annoying at this point. Don’t even get me started on the fact that no one on these shows stay dead. I really can’t handle it sometimes.

I started watching True Blood and two episodes in I started laughing so hard I sounded hysterical. Everything about the show is just over the top and the brooding vampire just pushed me over the edge. I’m so over it, I don’t know why I even tried to watch it. I bet I could get hooked into it easily, but it’s just too much and after watching Alexander Skarsgård in Big Little Lies, I don’t know if I can watch him in this show.

I also started The Man in the High Castle and this show is incredible! It’s suspenseful and such an intriguing premise. I like that the stakes are so high and you can really feel how high the stakes are. I look forward to binging the crap out of this show!

Songs of the Week

Put Your Money On Me – Arcade Fire 

The Way She Said – Velour

Song on the Beach/Photograph – Arcade Fire

You should also really check out Spirits which is a hilarious podcast of two women who get drunk together and talk about mythologies, urban legends, and monsters!