How to Handle Spoilers on Tumblr

My tumblr feed is full of fans with enough free time to create/curate all sorts of eyecandy related to my favorite tv shows, movies, books, etc. It’s awesome. …except when I get behind because I don’t have the capacity to watch most shows live. What do you do when you want to spend some time on tumblr, but you want to avoid spoilers? Continue reading How to Handle Spoilers on Tumblr

The Trouble with True Blood

Best costume of the entire season. Hands Down. Also, she looks how I feel.

So there’s this show. You may have heard about it. It’s called True Blood. It’s loosely based on characters created for a series of mystery novels, but as the differences grow stronger every season, it’s hardly fair to say they are related. What they do have in common is a slow slide from “oh, this is pretty entertaining” to “wow, this isn’t worth my time.”

At least, the books were slow to decline. Continue reading The Trouble with True Blood

Quick Review: Game of Thrones Episode 1

It made me want to read the books again, so it couldn’t have been that bad.

There wasn’t much to recommend it, however. I have no idea how you could have followed much of it if you hadn’t read the books, and I certainly don’t know why you’d bother with the second episode. Continue reading Quick Review: Game of Thrones Episode 1

live-for-me blogging: true blood 2.3

before we start, i’d like to point out that i wrote about the tv series vs. the books on murmur.com last week, and some of the discussion gave me a bit of pause about my irritation with jason going to jesus camp. i do like this story line, and as someone mentioned, he really is the best character to bring along to show what’s happening at the camp while sookie’s off doing other things.

i don’t have any loyalty to the source material. i haven’t been in love with these books and these characters for years, and save for quinn (and maybe a bit of eric), i’m not really rooting for anyone. if alan ball wants to take a fairly decent horror/fantasy mystery series and turn it into something much darker and robust, that i enjoy more, what am i really whining about when he mixes up some of the details and scraps some plot lines?

nothing, that’s what, so here we go!

Continue reading live-for-me blogging: true blood 2.3