Posts posted by Theda Baratheon
1 hour ago, The Bard of Banefort said:
Testament to Emma D’Arcy’s acting talent: if you look at the content of Rhaenyra’s speech to Daemon at the end of EP7, it’s pretty cringe. It takes a strong actor to make up for that.
I loved some of the dialogue. I don’t think it was cringe at all.
We have always been meant to burn together.
Oof. What a line.
loved this episode.
On 9/12/2022 at 3:54 AM, Caligula_K3 said:
I find Otto Hightower's actor to be incredibly lifeless. Just the same stoic expression and soft tone of voice,no matter the dialogue. I'm not saying he needs to ham it up a la Aiden Gillen, but it's too bad, because he could be at least a fun villain. The scene where he loses the handship at least demands something more.
That’s Rhys Ifans!!! I would say it’s likely more of an issue of directing than acting because he’s bloody fantastic and EXCELS at ‘jamming it up’. I think the soft spoken stoic works well because when he finally loses it and shows some of the cracks in his demeanour then it will pack a better punch. But either way I HUGHLY doubt it’s down to a fault with Rhys Ifans - who is FANTASTIC.
On 9/12/2022 at 3:53 AM, SilverGhost said:
Adult Bracken was drunk and overconfident. That is a terrible combination.
Weird scene all around - Fire and Blood made it seem like the Princess wowed Knights and Lords while on her tours but here she comes off as an annoying brat.
Like the small cameo from the Frey in line -- the second son of the House who outright asked for her hand in Fire and Blood and got laughed at.
I love that though.
It’s showing the difference between fantasy and myth and reality. Propaganda and the truth.
it makes sense for something like F&B to be steeped in the mythical propaganda of a lot of these characters when I’m reality they’re all messy human beings.
I have no issues with any of the age changes and very much agree with the below.On 8/30/2022 at 11:11 PM, C.T. Phipps said:
My opinion is the age changes are a very good idea for handling a lot of the issues in the story's transition from book to screen:
1. It's a good idea to age down Laenor to not be born by the Great Council: Making it so Laenor hasn't presumably been born yet by the time of the Great Council means that the candidacy of Rhaenys vs. Viserys is being considered versus Viserys vs. Laenor is very good for the story they want to tell. Laenor vs. Viserys isn't obviously a sexism issue (though that's there to an extent) but more an age issue where Viserys is an adult man while Laenor was a child.
It's a lot more clear cut to say, "A woman will never sit the Iron Throne" vs. "Matrilineal inheritance to a male heir is unacceptable to the Lords of Westeros vs. a direct male heir."
2. It's a good idea to age down Laena to be an unnacceptable bride for Viserys: It's not remotely something that was an issue in the books but using it as an opportunity to take a shot at child brides and child marriage as a fucked up element of feudalism (and, sadly, some part of the US) is a great idea. It provides a very clear and obvious reason to reject the strategically intelligent match to do the stupid thing and marry your Hand's (a second son) daughter. It's not even THAT big of an improvement because she's still a teenager--just played by a 18-20 year old actress.
3. It's a good idea to age Viserys up: I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here but I feel like the show is doing a lot to make it clear these marriages are forced on by their parents scheming and, in no way, voluntary. Viserys as a 28 year old man and Alicent Hightower as a 20 year old woman is not something that is abnormal in my time while making her a teenage girl and Viserys as a middle-aged man who looks old for his age makes it much more clear this is not something she's interested in on her own accord. Making her a "scheming seductress" out to seduce the queen feels misogynist when she is more likely to be just obeying her father.
4. Rhaenyra's age up is also a good idea: I feel like my reaons for this can be summarized in one simple name: Criston Cole. Basically, the "romance' between these two is such an integral part of Sir Criston's betrayal and the later strife during her marriage. It's, however, incredibly creepy if you don't do the age up and still kind of creepy as is. However, it's at least UNDERSTANDABLE why he might recrprocate now with the time skip and she's a woman of 18 or so.
As a visual storytelling medium, you almost need to rely on visual stereotypes and things that will tell a story quicker than reading it in detail. These ages hit different story points and bring out different emotions from us and for me they really work for this story. It makes the characters actions all very believable.
Miserable run today. HORSEFLIES EVERYWHERE. Any tips to repel them please?
Fourth run this week. That’s it for me now I think, taking a couple days off. First week of Couch to 5k completed. Next run scheduled for Saturday and will start the second week!
On 6/30/2022 at 10:02 PM, Theda Baratheon said:
Just did a 9k run with my mate, my first run in a couple months no idea where I got the energy but I feel chuffed & hope I’ll continue !
Well third run this week tonight. I’ve decided to start couch to 5k, I was always embarrassed to before because I used to be a runner for years. But i have no fitness even if I have the annoying muscle memory which makes me think I can do more than I can so I’m starting at the very beginning and actually quite excited to see what happens with something so structured like this.
Just did a 9k run with my mate, my first run in a couple months no idea where I got the energy but I feel chuffed & hope I’ll continue !
1 hour ago, maarsen said:
The first thing you have to realize is that it isn't you with the problem. Don't think the worst of yourself. On your podcast you do come across as smart and charming. Stay strong.
I think it is me a little bit and I don’t say that to be self deprecating and or really hard on myself but I do have a tendency to shy away from any intimacy as soon as it vaguely pops up so I don’t do myself any favours.
But I also think the internet just doesn’t work for me dating wise, it’s just a problem there’s hardly any age appreciate single guys in my area and all my hobbies and interests are shared by old men LOL. Really lovely chaps but I’m not looking to marry someone 40-50 years my senior
Chatting to someone for months, them seeming really enthusiastic and keen. And then suddenly really lukewarm. Just milquetoast vibes. Travelled basically right where I live multiple times, didn’t make effort to meet up. And now seeing other person on their socials. I’m actually not hugely bothered which probably tells me all I need to know but it does feel a bit of a waste and just highlights to me…my game is garbage. Bloody hell I need to learn how to flirt and be obvious with people cos at the moment this sort of slight interest going nowhere is the story of my life. Also I’m an ugly cow but I can’t help that I at least think I’m pretty funny, smart and fun …quite away with the fairies tho…
anyway if you hear of a Flirt Academy anywhere let me know LOL
Im trying not to jinx it too much so not speaking about it massively but am on the same journey I was this time 3 years ago where I became the healthiest I was (briefly) until I completely burnt out on 9 months of 6 day weeks with no holiday and then the pandemic happened…
but have lost a stone so far (with quite a bit to go), gained back a lot of fitness I lost when I got covid last July. And slowly and surely trying to work towards something better, more sustainable and healthier.
fingers crossed it works this time…
On 4/1/2022 at 10:49 PM, Liffguard said:
It always annoys me when they ask if I've met the queen, because I have to say yes, and I don't want to reward that question.
Hahaha I think this about people who will in the future ask if I’ve met the king, if Charles ever makes it LOL, and I’ll have to say yes which will validate them.
anyway, been chatting to this fella on Twitter for awhile who is really friendly and nice but I’m like…why are you chatting to me all the time? I’m gonna have to just come out with it and ask him out soon which is scary but I’m feeling a lot more comfortable with myself lately and he just seems interested and friendly which is really nice.
Im giving a FREE online talk on Cornish myths and legends at the end of April if you fancy listening to me chat about mermaids, giants and piskies!! I’ve posted the link & everything on Twitter @SianEsther
just feeling really proud of myself
Feeling simultaneously very hopeful for the future whilst also pretty stressed and frequently miserable about the present. I love where I work, I love the people. The place. The office building itself is horrid though and I think it’s making me sick all the time.
the job is 2 jobs, crushed into one, as is the habit in the cultural sector. So workload is always high and I always feel a bit like I’m scrambling and not doing my best for a place I love.
but having said that I think I’m making a good name for myself in the local sector, and working on some really rewarding projects and bits of work.
being a grownup is weird isn’t it. For the most part, I’m really proud of all the work I’ve put in to get where I am but now have to figure out priorities and money and my own worth.
bloody love the sector I work in but it’s also underpaid, overworked and relies a lot on peoples passion for what they’re doing.
is what it is though.
14 minutes ago, Which Tyler said:
Stitches come out tomorrow morning, so time for an update.
The marginal tissue they took out and sent to the lab was No Abnormality Detected - so it looks like they got all of it.
The mass was confirmed as a mast cell tumour.
Mitotic index (rate of replication) was low - so Grade 1 from the above.
Vets says 10-15% chance of recurrence, given all that.
She's still wearing her Hufflepuff shirt though...
On the hand, baby-boy has now had his first birthday, and has started humping.... everything - including his sister, the piano stool, the coffee table, and my shoulder.
His hips are improving, but not right yet.
I'd like to give him another year, but if carries on like this, I'll be whip his bollox out sooner rather than later (or at least, I threatened that yesterday).
Pics or it didn't happen.
(horrible expression, but for once, I think it's allowed in this situation)
I’ve got a video that went viral of him and it still makes me howl with laughter looking at his little face
My dog looks like a wizard trapped in the body of a tiny brown labradoodle and it’s never going to stop being hilarious to me
16 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:
You are a braver person than me.
I usually take weeks to build up to that sort of thing, even if I do it at all.
It’s taken me weeks to ask tbh! So you’re definitely not alone!
Caved and asked my boss for a 2 week extension on some work and he was like yeah that’s absolutely fine so moral of the story is seek help and be open before you get to mental breakdown stage hehehe???? no really I’ve not been doing too well lately whatsoever and I still don’t know if I’ll get this work done in time but I do feel relieved.
4 hours ago, maarsen said:
I am sure you deserve more money. If you have extra responsibilities, you should get paid extra also. The worst that can happen is you stay at the same rate, but at least you know you tried to get more. For all you know they are terrified you may leave for more money as now they are getting a great worker for a pittance.
I don’t think I actually deserve it though because I feel awful at my job. I never seem to hit deadlines, all my work seems subpar & not as good as it should be cos I’m so stretched for time, busy & stressed out
Going through a really rough patch recently of feeling really rubbish at my job. I love where I work, in a museum, I love my team. But my role is basically 2 jobs in one and I feel like my brain is being pulled in way too many directions, stretched way too thin and actually for not a massive amount of money. But I don’t feel like asking for more cos I don’t know if I deserve it! Argh. Just is what it is but I needed to vent because I’m starting to go into some dark thoughts about all this which is ridiculous but there we go. My sense of self & validation has become a little too tied up in work and I don’t like that.
On 7/9/2021 at 3:53 PM, Which Tyler said:
Friendly you say?
Awww what a cutie !!!
7 hours ago, Which Tyler said:
Meeting was a great success; got on well with myself, and both our dogs; and seemed active and curious throughout; you could see him and my younger working out how to play together, and you could see him and my elder working out where the boundaries lie. All 3 tails were wagging throughout.
He seems well trained and socialised - only query is that he's never met a cat yet; which will soon change.
He's coming to live with us on Saturday.
Now we just need a new name for him as he shares his name with a nephew of ours.
Kobi => Beli Mawr / Bélénos (Either way, called "Beli"; I'm sure @Theda Baratheon will approve); or possibly Kobi => Loki (obviously there's a lot of Loki's out there these days)
Concerns over Beli Mawr / Bélénos is the pronunciation - the former could sound like Belly More; the latter like Belle Anus (consequently I favour the former - he's not a cat!)
That’s a cute name and named after the sun god so has to be friendly hehe!!
I’m absolutely vibing with Viagra Boys lately
every single song of theirs just works for me. Love em
[Spoilers] Episode 108 Discussion
in E08: The Lord of the Tides
I agree. I like Aemond. I think the show has portrayed him very favourably so I’m not really sure what the argument is haha.
also people are gushing over Daemon cos he’s proper fit. Not everything is so deep he’s done plenty of awful things in show and I’m sure he’ll do plenty more evil things later on.
i definitely agree that it seems the show is much more Team Black than Team Green but I don’t think it’s quite so unbalanced as the poster up thread would suggest.