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Speaking of TV

I’ve decided to once again attempt watching the US version of Being Human while I finish some art stuff…and ugh…even as background noise this is making me wince. Seriously, the UK version is one of THE BEST supernatural TV dramas I’ve seen (and I mean “drama” - as in, characters interacting and life stuff, not really action-packed suspense, though it has some of that too). I LOVED that show. And I knew the US Syfy channel version wouldn’t be the same, but it’s still hard to believe how bad it is. D: Not even just “bad in comparison with the original” but just plain BAD. It’s so shallow and overdramatic and UGH. Vampire Diaries is better than this.

savagelucy42:

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savagelucy42:

Okay I’m gonna try watching True Blood again from the beginning. Also I need to catch up on Orphan Black. Shows!

Oh my gawd True Blood. I tried with that show. I really did. XD That’s one I actually haven’t read the books to, and I almost waited, but my husband was like “you…

I read the first two books that True Blood is based on. They are horrible and not worth reading. I only read the second because I was told by the women I worked with, “Oh they get better! They are so good!”

If you think the sex on the SHOW is arbitrary? The books are even worse. Also written in first person and it’s seriously, “I’m Sookie Stackhouse and I’m psychic and special and everybody hates me but I’m also blonde and pretty and my boobs are big.” Nnnnoooo…

The show is goofy, yeah. I kinda lost interest during season 3. It was just. So freaking silly.  Season 2 spent WAY too much time on a side/background villain plot. Season 1 and 2 are still fairly okay though.

I suspected that would be the case, with the books. :\ Thanks for the warning. And haha, yeah…the fairy stuff pretty much did me in. By season four I was like…


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(….except with less rage and more eye-rolling…)

savagelucy42:

Okay I’m gonna try watching True Blood again from the beginning. Also I need to catch up on Orphan Black. Shows!

Oh my gawd True Blood. I tried with that show. I really did. XD That’s one I actually haven’t read the books to, and I almost waited, but my husband was like “you gotta see this” so I gave in. But after a while I just could not take it seriously anymore, lol. I mean, the copious and pointless sex was a given on HBO and I knew that, but…that one time when Bill literally crawls naked out of a freaking grave? And then they boink right then, right there, in the dirt, no shower, no angry berating him for traumatizing Sookie, no nothing? Ewwwww. XD

After that I knew it was going to be ridiculous, and I mostly kept watching for the sake of the side characters. I seriously love some of the side characters - Lafayette at the top, omg. After him Godric, Jason, Hoyt, and Rene before his Big Secret was out…heck I’m gonna stop listing because there are a bunch more. I stopped watching near the end of season 4, partially because I no longer had access to the DVDs, and partially because the eye-rolling parts were beginning to outweigh the entertaining parts. >_>;

kaalashnikov:

having ocs is weird

some of them are just like ideas and concepts while others are like people living inside your head demanding a nice room and snacks and attention and occasionally they poke you in the feelings when you’re least expecting it

some of them you spend forever coaxing out from a dark corner of your mind with some candy and some of them are always up in your shit

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

girljanitor:

Lost silent film with all-Native American cast found

The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.

The male lead was played by White Parker; another featured female role was played by Wanada Parker. They were the son and daughter of the powerful Comanche chief Quanah Parker, the last of the free Plains Quahadi Comanche warriors. He never lost a battle to United States forces, but, his people sick and starving, he surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Quanah was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, the daughter of Euro-American settlers who had grown up in the tribe after she was kidnapped as a child by the Comanches who killed her parents. She was the model for Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves.

You can watch the first ten minutes of the film here. It is over 90 years old, and was produced by, directed by, and stars only Native American people.

Whaaaaaaaaaat <3

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savagelucy42 asked
The big problem with Game of Thrones is that the show will deviate from the books and then suddenly its oh wait we gotta go back and do this plot point from the books. So they alter things in the show-verse, but they don't stick to it. Or they don't find a way to maintain the changes they make. They just. Here we go we're switching back to being more book-accurate.

savagelucy42:

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Hmm. That would get really annoying, I think. xD I actually stopped watching after the first season because even though the visuals were excellent and a lot of the acting was great, I was just too nettled by certain character personalities changing for no reason. That, and the stripping of all subtlety whatsoever in favor of moar pornz (thanks, HBO). :p I’ll probably get around to watching the rest eventually, if only for Tyrion’s sake, haha. But anyways, yeah…it would be much better for them to choose one or the other, will they stick to the books or do their own thing, instead of contradicting themselves!

(I sent it as an ask so our convo wouldn’t be weighted down by the GIF)

But yeah I’m the opposite. I keep up with the show, and I am reading the books just now between seasons. (On book 2) The changes in translation are things I’ve gathered from reading book readers’ thoughts.

You’re right about the HBO pr0n though. It seemed especially arbitrary in Season 4.

(hmmm. I thought I could change this into a text post buuut I guess not. >_> I still don’t know how tumblr works OTL)

Most people I talk to about it haven’t read the books, or they watched the show first like you. :3 I have to try reeeeally hard to keep from spoiling things for them, or annoying them with “In the book…” (because as I said, I haven’t seen much of the show, so my only point of reference is the books, but it does tend to come off as me just comparing like a snob <_<;;)

But I’m just so glad to be able to have these conversations at all, haha! You know how some people who like a thing that’s somewhat obscure get all frustrated when said obscure thing becomes suddenly super popular? And they get SUPER ANNOYED with any new fans, especially if they haven’t experienced the thing in the “right” way or the “right” order? Well, I’m kind of the opposite of that. XD When I was in high school NO ONE I knew had read these books or knew what I was talking about. Then suddenly it becomes a TV show and I hear total strangers I’m serving at work (I waitress) talking about Daenerys or the Lannisters and my little fan heart starts to sing “I’M NOT ALOOOONE~♪♪” :D

I mean of course I think the books are better (not just because they came first but Other Reasons) and I’m always delighted to see someone giving them a try, even if it is after watching the show. But if someone hasn’t read them or doesn’t want to I’m not going to be all “Oh you don’t even KNOW, you’re not getting the REAL story, la dee la.”

(PS: Reading book readers’ thoughts is a REALLY COOL superpower man, I wish I could do that! ;D )

savagelucy42 asked
The big problem with Game of Thrones is that the show will deviate from the books and then suddenly its oh wait we gotta go back and do this plot point from the books. So they alter things in the show-verse, but they don't stick to it. Or they don't find a way to maintain the changes they make. They just. Here we go we're switching back to being more book-accurate.

Hmm. That would get really annoying, I think. xD I actually stopped watching after the first season because even though the visuals were excellent and a lot of the acting was great, I was just too nettled by certain character personalities changing for no reason. That, and the stripping of all subtlety whatsoever in favor of moar pornz (thanks, HBO). :p I’ll probably get around to watching the rest eventually, if only for Tyrion’s sake, haha. But anyways, yeah…it would be much better for them to choose one or the other, will they stick to the books or do their own thing, instead of contradicting themselves!

savagelucy42:

For Sibel Kekilli, the actress who plays Shae, the hardest part of the trial scene was actually when Shae named Sansa Stark as part of the fake plot as well. Kekilli argued with creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to take out that line, but they refused. “I had really big problems with that, with this line,” Kekilli said. “When I read that, I thought, ‘She can’t say that.’ I think Shae really loves her and she’s said, ‘I would kill for this girl.’ She’s saying one line, and I thought, ‘Ugh, can’t she just say Tyrion did that?’ Or something like that? It’s really hard, so I tried to understand why, of course, why she’s doing it. As I said, she just got wounded now, and is just boxing around.” (x)

They should have listened to her. I feel like an actor plays a character for as long as she was Shae, they sort of get to know that person more than anyone else would.

I see your point, but well…except maybe the writer? Like, I could understand if this was another “making it up as we go” show that a lot of people co-wrote together. Then yeah, the actor would probably know best. But although this show clearly isn’t exactly like the books, the original author is still heavily involved and decides which are the important, non-changing parts, and I kind of appreciate that. And I haven’t gotten this far in the show, so maybe they were taking Shae’s character in a different direction, I dunno….but in the books, she definitely had no love for Sansa. xD So. As a fan of the books, I would have seen that as a really bizarre change, haha.

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