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Oh my god, I waited 3 years for this?

The bridge is nice. I also like the line "I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined / I check it once, then I check it twice (oh)"... winter is coming, hos.

Otherwise... she doubled down, guys, she doubled down. There's no nuance, no acknowledgement of wrongdoing, nothing. This is all the unflattering and aggressive lyricism of Bad Blood times 10. "I don't like you," OMG, woman you're 27. "But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time" who you think you fooling? I buy Stronger and I will survive because Britney sounded like she had skin in the game and actually sounded a bit hurt, and Gloria acknowledged she wasn't sure if she'd get through the breakup. I didn't buy Kelly Clarkson's Stronger because she never even sounded wounded by the "relationship" she just got out of. Similarly I don't buy Taylor's "I got smarter" because everything that happened to her sound more like annoyances than actual character-building moments.  

As for "The world moves on, another day, another drama, drama / But not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma / And then the world moves on, but one thing's for sure / Maybe I got mine, but you'll all get yours" are you sure that's a sentiment you want to memorialize in song? Everything passes, life isn't fair, and some people never get their just desserts. Maybe if you moved on and think about something other than "karma" the music would improve. Everybody else has moved on! This is all horrible, bitter stuff, and a statement-making, attention-grabbing choice for a lead single. But it sounds like arse and may affect the performance of future singles.

The chorus is worth a paragraph for itself. The minimalist chanting is an interesting stylistic choice that definitely makes an impact. "Look what you made me do" is a terrible line that absolves herself of any blame in the Kimye situation and actually sounds like something a domestic abuser would say. Was this part meant to be a bit disturbing? Well, bravo, this whole song is a disturbing look inside a troubled mind. Also it sounds like shit. If "Look what you made me do" really means "Listen to this song that you made me write" please, nobody piss her off anymore, my ears won't be able to handle it.

I don't know what role this song plays in the context of the upcoming album but hopefully the rest of it isn't in denial of the fact that she was the one who screwed the pooch. I hope I'm just getting played and this song isnt representative of the entire album, but last time I hoped that the heroine wasn't an idiot, Arya got caught off her guard and stabbed on a bridge in Braavos. I'm hoping that she's smart enough to realize that Littlefinger is playing her and Sansa but I am not really so optimistic about that. Or Taylor Swift's sixth album. 

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I want to point out that, after a slow start, I'm currently at the top of the standings in both of my Game of Thrones fantasy leagues as of Episode 6.

I'm happy that creepin on the trailers paid off (ended up drafting several members of the magnificent 7 formed at the end of Episode 5) but I don't expect the lead to last - more traditional Southern big hitters are coming back into play. And dammit, Gilly has earned 0 points and Sam has -5 despite getting decent screentime. You guys.

(I am Ser Pounce and First Atlantis Reconnaissance Team)

duinemerwen: (hip late night)
2017.07.15 01:34 - by the way
By the way I've started a Game of Thrones fantasy league. Join up before drafting on Sunday.

Join here: ;

 I suggest turning on autodraft in Settings > Draft Rankings. Your characters get points for being awesome, getting naked, or drinking (among other actions).

Info here: ;
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2016.07.11 17:02 - Game of Thrones: Crackships
Game of Thrones isn't a soap opera but certain pairings have undeniable chemistry and/or plot potential. Here are some ships I hope will sail next season.

Spoilers ahoy!

Read more... )
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2016.06.21 00:10 - The mother of deja vus
Last night, I woke up at 3:50 because some fucksticks were skateboarding outside on the street. I peeled a fuzzy wolf blanket off a pink woven throw in the closet because it was cold. The blanket sparked in the darkness and I smelled ozone.

This triggered memories of my brother and I rubbing our heads into a cheap polyester fleece and pulling it away to watch the air light up and crackle under the sheets. We were probably about 10.

Anyways I thought this was worth noting because while I do get a feel of deja vu a lot - I've never gotten deja vu so vividly from an event so long ago.


Last night's episode of Game of Thrones was nearly unwatchable. I don't mean it in either a good or a bad way, but in a I am going to shit myself in anxiety kind of way. It'll win a bunch of awards at the Emmys. Sansa is still a bit of a wet blanket. Whatever. My favourite location all season has been the clusterfuck down at King's Landing and I am looking forward to watching that pile of gold-plated hemmorhoids go down next Sunday.


I wasted a few hours trying to do Python and just. It's clearly meant for Linux, I can't even figure out how to run a script with arguments in Windows, either in the command line or with the IDE. I'm gonna end up doing my thesis with Excel and Visual Basic. But it would build so much character if I learned to use Python... Fuck my life and the horse it rode in on.


Then I burped in James' mouth by accident. He laughed but I was so embarassed. Usually I do that on purpose.


The consensus is that I might have difficulty running CERTAIN GAMES with a GTX 465, but since that costs me literally nothing (spare parts) I might as well use that now and upgrade later. The rest of the budget is going to an SSD and... ???     TBD. 
duinemerwen: (garrus)
2016.05.16 00:30 - Book of the Stranger
I am so tired of getting blue balled by Game of Thrones.  


Last night I dreamed about geocaching in Nunavut. There was a building built on the ice, and I broke the ice, and it sank into the lake, but before it sank, I salvaged as much of Paul's rope as I could. Then I requested the cache archived. A very, very fuzzy cat popped out of a birdhouse. There was a massive multi-vehicle collision. I drove a red pickup truck southeast to rescue Sweet Boy from something. Of course the truck was red.


I switched back to my old mouse because my other mouse was not right-clicking properly. 
duinemerwen: (Ampersand)
2016.04.25 11:37 - Tip of my eyeball
I finished KOTOR2 this weekend. More detailed reactions forthcoming.

Game of Thrones season 6 also aired yesterday. Things are happening! In fact I had a dream I was Theon. Scarlett Johansson was giving me a blood transplant.


The montage of sadness from 6:42 to 7:00 - it feels infinitely familiar, but where does it come from??? 
duinemerwen: (Ampersand)
2015.06.15 01:20 - small achievements
  Today I did my first (bronze) solo! I played a Geth Engineer specced for flamethrower and chain overload, against Geth on the FB Giant map, and the only consumable I used was a ops survival pack. Then I followed it up with a Drell Infiltrator.

Game of Thrones season 5 finale reactions and spoilers

That was a whammer of an episode.

spoilers )
duinemerwen: (guh)
ALternate title: "More fucked in the head than Oberyn Martell"
or "Put down the pen, we both know you're not writing anything"

s05 e06 spoilers )
duinemerwen: (fascinating horror)
The North will remember, she thought, and they’ll have all your skins.

And the timbers groaned
Now the wolves lie below
Oh, the King in the North, if he’d known
How a red wedding goes

And the timbers groan
But the North waits; they know
That one day the blood they ared owed
Will run ‘neath their soles

Paola Bennet - Timbers & Wind


Relevant QC.

Real smart.

We had the talk about "where do you see this going" and, well, 50 points to Hufflepuff because he brought it up first. And I hope that I'm not rebounding, and that it's not just because he spent a load of time being single. But that doesn't really matter, because the answer was "nowhere."
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