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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Updates and Expectations

Here on the last few days of downtime in terms of TV shows.  FTWD will be resuming in a few days.  Just wanted to post some updates and thoughts.  :)


Friday, September 1, 2017

Note to self: Schedules

Just putting this here so I don't forget what the schedule is like...
  • Fear The Walking Dead, 2nd half of season 3 will be coming back on September 10, 2017, Sunday.
  • Once Upon A Time season 7 will start on October 6, 2017, Friday.
  • Supernatural season 13 will start on October 12, 2017, Thursday.
  • The Walking Dead season 8 will start on October 22, 2017, Sunday.
  • Game of Thrones will return in 2018?  2019?  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 7 The Dragon and the Wolf

First, the obligatory ***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones season 7 finale (episode 7).  Also. disclaimer.

I'm feeling scatterbrained at the moment, so forgive the following post, please.  I have a feeling I missed something.  But anyway, I'll have a year (maybe more) to get organized before the next season, right?  xD

First things first.
- I cried at least 3 times (probably more):

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6 Beyond the Wall

Ironic that I'm late writing this when this is the episode that I was spoiled for, having seen some leaked clips from YouTube before the official release date.  Also, I got distracted along the way and spent the last 3 days or so binge-watching 2 seasons of some other show I don't follow.  Anyway, I better finish doing this before the finale comes out, or before I get spoiled again.  =P

So, without further ado, ***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6.  Also, disclaimer.

Note: These are notes I wrote on second watch of the episode.  Normally, I would rearrange them again for a better flow, but since this is super late anyway, I will just leave it as is.  =)  For a TL;DR version/overall review, see the bold type.  But it would be much, much better if you don't "DR".  You'll find that that 'summary' isn't really an accurate summary.  ;)


Monday, August 14, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 5 Eastwatch

First, the obligatory ***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 5; and disclaimer.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dragons and scorpions.

Now that I've written my disclaimers, I can continue with my thoughts on Drogon.

Before I proceed though... SPOILER WARNING for Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4.

This is what got me the "you're not very clever, are you?" comment on some YouTube video.

You see, in the aforementioned episode of Game of Thrones, Drogon was hit by a giant arrow from the weapon Qyburn made.  They called the weapon Scorpion.

Now, I, being not as clever, it seems, as the person who replied to me, just thought of scorpions, the arachnids that sting.

I didn't know (and didn't know that I should know) that scorpio or scorpion or triggerfish is also a military weapon from Ancient Rome which is basically an early crossbow or "catapult with bolts" just like the one used in the show.  I must be stupid, yeah?  I mean, if I want to watch a TV show, I better make sure I'm familiar with Ancient Roman weaponry.  It is a must, I tell you.

So anyway, since I thought the name just referred to the venomous scorpion, I thought perhaps the weapon was poisoned.  After all, it was made by Qyburn, and I wouldn't put it past him (or Cersei) to put poison on weapons.

Of course, some argue that we don't even know if poisons can affect dragons.  Melisandre was poisoned before but was not affected because the fire in her burned it away.  So would not the fire in a dragon also burn any poison away?  Maybe.  If all poisons are the same.  But if Qyburn was able to find a way to treat Gregor Clegane when he was poisoned, is it not possible that he can also come up with a poison that can withstand fire/heat?  We don't know.  I guess we'll know soon enough.  If Drogon remains okay in the next episodes, then I guess there was no poison in the weapon.

Also, there is the argument that putting poison on the arrows is very dangerous for the handler.  Bronn, for instance, who manned the weapon in this episode, could have been accidentally poisoned.  But that's assuming the poison is placed on the surface of the arrow.  What if the poison was placed inside?  What if they designed the arrowhead to contain the poison and release it only when the arrow has hit its target?  Or maybe, the poison will be released only when someone tries to remove the arrow, as when Dany was trying to pull it out from Drogon's shoulder?  Again, we'll know in the next episodes, I guess.

I just find it interesting, as I mentioned in my episode post, that the person Drogon was named after, Khal Drogo, died from a shoulder wound that turned septic, and now Drogon has been hit on the shoulder by this arrow.  He might have been hurt by the arrow and fell through the sky, but he recovered enough to still be able to hover for a while with the shoulder wound.  But does that mean that he's out of the woods?  Or will that wound still turn out to be serious like Khal Drogo's?




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Disclaimers


  • Though I am not Jon Snow... I know nothing.
  • And if I do know something, there are surely other people out there who know more than I do.
Still, I believe that I have a right to say what's on my mind, whether it be on YouTube comments, or Facebook, or whatever other social media out there.  And especially so if I am writing it here, on my own blog.

I am making this disclaimer because I've seen many people out there who seem to revel in putting other people down.  Just a little mistake and they call you names.  You forget a detail from past seasons and they say you're not a true fan.  You are not familiar with military weapons of Ancient Rome, and they say, 'you're not very clever, are you?'

This rarely happens to me.  I don't remember being called names before, and I don't think I've been accused of not being a fan.  Mostly because I'm usually careful about the things I write and make sure they are accurate (names, places; if I refer to scenes from previous episodes/seasons, I try to rewatch them first, etc.).  

The last thing happened to me, though.  I didn't realize that when watching a TV show, I should be knowledgeable about military weapons of Ancient Rome.  And since I'm not, the conclusion must be that I'm not very clever?  Right.  Now I feel so bad that we didn't cover Ancient Roman weapons in my (science) college course...

I have, for a while, tried to avoid calling myself a fan, so as not to offend other fans whose standards I might not live up to.  I'm just a follower of shows and books.  If I make the mistake of calling myself a fan, I assure you, there are lots of bigger fans out there than me.

So please, if you lose your way into my blogs somehow, and you feel I'm not up to your standards, feel free to move on to other better places.  Criticism is fine.  Sharing your knowledge with me when you see that there are things I don't know is appreciated.  But please, there's no need to call me names or put me down.

Thank you.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4 The Spoils of War

***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 4.  Had to watch it a few times before I could start writing this so if you haven't watched it yet, even once... are you sure you want to proceed?  You likely won't understand anything if you haven't.  =P


Thursday, August 3, 2017

The time thing (rushed version). =P

I meant to write about time before Game of Thrones season 7 started but I neglected it as usual.  Now, I'm trying to explain times again...

On one of Akasan's videos, someone said:

Riddle me this: As the episode "Stormborn" implies, let's assume Jon Snow, Grey Worm and Yara/Ellaria left at approximately the same time for their respective destinations. Winterfell is about 1500 miles from Dragonstone (the same distance as King's Landing); a 25 day ride by horse and about half that time by sea (let's say an even two weeks). If I measured correctly, The distance from Dragonstone to Casterly Rock (by sea) is almost three times that distance or about 4000 miles. By sea, let's be nice and say this took about 5 weeks for Grey Worm to accomplish. Since Daenerys is informed of Yara/Ellaria's capture the same time Jon Snow arrives, we can logically say approximately two weeks have passed. Now explain to me how it is possible for Euron to have delivered Ellaria to King's Landing in the next scene AND sail around Westeros in time to intercept Grey Worm's fleet? Furthermore, since the same episode (Stormborn) implies Grey Worm and Yara left at the same time, how is it possible they would not sail together until at least Dorne since they are heading in the same direction and sailing through enemy territory?


This is my reply...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 3 The Queen's Justice

Note: I'm starting with episode 3 of the current season because it is the latest episode.  =P  As mentioned in the last post, I intended to write review/reactions for the episodes this season but so far have failed.  =(  So for now, I'll focus on this latest episode.  =)
(I might mention some of my thoughts on the first 2 episodes here, but I will probably go back and write more in depth posts for them later.  I might even go further back and write about the previous seasons as well, but those will come much later, probably during the breaks.)

First, the obligatory... ***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 3.  Proceed at your own risk.  You have been warned.  ;)


Monday, July 31, 2017

I need a change in tactic.

I've been meaning to write reviews for each episode of TV shows I watch.  Problem is: weeks pass and I fail to write what I intend to write.

After watching the episode, I usually watch reaction and review videos on YouTube and end up writing long comments there.  I could have written all those things in my blog but I end up writing so much in YouTube comments that I have no time left to write on my blog.  =P

So I really need a change in tactic.  I must write my blog post before I watch reaction videos!!!  Might be difficult because I do enjoy watching other people's reactions to the shows.  =P  But I must if I want my blog to get going.  xD

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fear The Walking Dead season 3...

I realized a little late that season 3 of Fear The Walking Dead has already started so I ended up watching the first 3 episodes one after the other in one day.  Then I was going to write a little bit about it (just a little, not too much) - am not really an avid follower of FTWD because I didn't really enjoy the first 2 seasons as much as The Walking Dead.  But now I realize again... it's been one week since!  So while I'm waiting for the 4th episode to load in the other window, let me just quickly write the few things I wanted to say last week...

[ehm... SPOILERS!!!]

It looks to me that this 3rd season is starting off quite well.  These first (3) episodes have gotten me interested in what's going to happen to these core characters, the ranch, whoever shot the helicopter down, etc.  Of course, there is that one thing that I'm still in denial about at this time - that death (Travis).  Though I don't watch Talking Dead, I've seen videos saying this was confirmed that he is dead (shot through the groin).  But somehow, except for that major wound (apparently abdominal) in one camera shot, I find myself looking for signs (something like that) that maybe this is a dumpster situation.  (Yeah, yeah, probably not, but anyway...)  I might mention those signs later, but I am most likely just grasping at straws.

Now, to watch episode 4.  Back later...


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Some notes ('some' means a whole lot) plus Reign.

First off, just wanted to note that I checked the schedules of the TV shows I follow, (or should I say the TV shows I supposedly follow  =P because I mostly watch them on marathon and only rarely able to watch them weekly), and found out that, more or less, this is where I stand now:

  • The Walking Dead will be coming back sometime in October 2017.  I am updated.
  • Game of Thrones will be coming back in July 2017.  I am updated. 
  • Fear The Walking Dead will be coming back in June 2017.  I am updated.
  • Supernatural is still ongoing but I have a lot to catch up on.
  • Once Upon A Time is still ongoing but I have a lot to catch up on, too.
  • Reign is also still ongoing but I have a lot to catch up on, plus this is supposedly their last season.
I have therefore decided to catch up on Reign first because the series is coming to an end.  =P  
Also, I haven't actually watched this series properly so, not only am I going to catch up on it, I am restarting it.  

Reign is actually different from all other shows I listed above in the sense of how I found it.  All the others are connected in some way.  I've mentioned this elsewhere before but the story of how I found all these shows goes something like this:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale (S07E16) - The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show The Walking Dead, season 7 finale (episode 16).  You'll have to watch it first before proceeding.  This most definitely contains spoilers.  You have been warned.  ;)  Besides, my rambling might not make sense to you otherwise.  =P   


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Walking Dead S07E15 Something They Need

First, a few words of introduction...

I don't do these things all the time, but I have done them before... recap/reaction posts on TV shows.  In fact, for this show in particular - The Walking Dead, I was pretty consistent in making these types of posts for half of the episodes of season 6.  They are in my LiveJournal.  Maybe I'll link to them one of these days, or maybe even copy them here.  We'll see.  =)  But for now, I've decided to post any new ones here instead.  This is precisely what Leaves and Frames was meant for anyway.  

I also want to note that I have only recently (meaning, the past 2-3 days) been binge-watching this 7th season.  I was (pretending to be) busy doing other things so wasn't able to watch them week after week.  For now, though, I'll just focus on the latest episode.  =)

So, without further ado...

***SPOILER WARNING: This is all about the TV show The Walking Dead, season 7 episode 15.  Proceed at your own risk.  You have been warned.  ;)