I mean, I think Sansa’s naivete is on a different level than a lot of the other characters (though I think Bran is pretty comparable!) but, dude, she’s a young child XD And yes you can find kids her age who are less naive, but so what? I honestly believe that it’s because Sansa’s naivete is coded be so girly that she pisses a lot of people off, that combined with people’s perception of her not being Good Enough For House Stark makes her a convenient scapegoat for shit out of her control. Worse than that, she gets all sorts of asshole death and rape threats — in what universe is that remotely appropriate??!?!
BURN IN YOUR OWN JUDGMENT.
OH MY GOD I AM SO HONORED YOU CAME TO ME PLEASE STEP INTO MY WINNEBAGO
Original psychedelic blues band Fleetwood Mac
(Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, give/take lineup changes)
"My Heart Beat Like A Hammer"
"Shake Your Moneymaker"
"I Loved Another Woman"
"Coming Your Way"
"Closing My Eyes"
"Oh Well" ###
"Need Your Love So Bad" ###
"Man Of the World"
"Black Magic Woman" ###
Desert island album: Then Play On if you prefer psychedelia, Fleetwood Mac 1968 if you got the blues
Transitional quirky California rock outfit Fleetwood Mac
(Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, Bob Welch, Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, give/take)
"Station Man" #
"Woman of 1000 Years"
"Future Games" ###
"Sands of Time" ###
"Child of Mine"
"Spare Me A Little Of Your Love"
"The Way I Feel"
"Prove Your Love"
Desert island album: Bare Trees for the mystical Danny Kirwan or Mystery To Me for the underrated Welch/McVie combination
Blockbuster immaculate pop group Fleetwood Mac
(Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, give/take)
"Say You Love Me"
"Over My Head"
"Never Going Back Again"
"Go Your Own Way" ###
"The Chain" ###
"You Make Loving Fun"
"Gold Dust Woman"
"Think About Me"
"Sisters of the Moon"
"I Know I’m Not Wrong"
"Never Forget Tonight"
Desert island album: Rumours. Hype and all.
### = ESSENTIAL
I have to disclose that I don’t really get what makes a great live blues cut except a hell of a lot of energy, and more importantly I haven’t explored the Peter Green era as well. But Live In Boston (released in 1985, not 2004) is not a bad place to start for them. There are a bunch of “Green Manalishi” “Oh Well” performances on Youtube as well, also “Albatross” and perhaps a few others but I’m not really sure how well rated they are.
I don’t really keep up with Fleetwood Mac bootlegs, actually, so my knowledge of them live is pretty spotty anyway, especially for the middle era. Youtube has this video of the Welch/McVie-led group appearing on the 1973 Midnight Special performing "Miles Away" and "Believe Me" and it’s pretty awesome to me.
Early on the Buckingham-Nicks version of the band did do some of the middle-era songs, from their 1975 show at Largo you can hear them doing “Station Man”, “Hypnotized" and "Why”. Their own “Blue Letter" from that show is a lot of fun too. Elsewise …
"I’m So Afraid" (1970s, ie Rosebud docu 1976)
"Rhiannon" (1970s, ie Rosebud docu 1976(?)) ###
"Gold Dust Woman" (ie Japan 1975)
"Angel" (Tusk tour docu 1979)
”Don’t Let Me Down Again" (1982’s Live or early Buckingham Nicks shows on YT/bootlegs)
"Sisters of the Moon" (Mirage tour 1982 — people swear up and down by this though it’s not my personal favorite, can’t deny Stevie here though)
”Big Love" (1997’s The Dance or after, also Letterman 1998)
”Say You Love Me" (1997’s The Dance)
“Silver Springs" (1997’s The Dance - video is a MUST) ###
"Say Goodbye" (Soundstage 2005)
### = ESSENTIAL
Another track I really recommend is not a live cut, its’ a demo. A lot of Stevie nicks’ songs were better as demos than as their eventual album incarnations, and a really infamous example is what is called the “angry demo” of “Smile At You” (download here, try not to stream directly! :)).
It may seem like I love Stevie Nicks way more than anyone else in Fleetwood Mac, when I really only like her a little more ;) I’m pretty limited in exposure to what other people make available and that inevitably tends to slant more towards Stevie. But this is just a starting point, it’s obviously limited by my personal tastes, but it is a start! If I think of more, especially good live cuts, I’ll make another post.
No love for Eve Best?
O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace.
Seriously! That Much Ado was amazing.
J O Y E U X N O Ë L | 2005
"you don’t need to invade paris to drop by for a drink."
Western Star Sign: Sagittarius (the archer)
Chinese Zodiac (Animal): Rat (the artistic)
Western Element: Fire (desire)
Chinese Element: Wood (mù)
Planet: Jupiter (temperate)
Yin-Yang Symbol: Yang
Celtic Druid Zodiac: Fig tree (the sensible)
Birthstone: Turquoise (creativity)
Divine Number: 4 (the manager)
Divine Color: Maroon (the instinctive)
Day of the Week: Monday
The scene between Edward and Elizabeth under the oak tree was one that we thought long and hard about and probably discussed more than any other in the whole of The White Queen. After lengthy debate, the scene was included because according to contemporary sources, it really happened; Elizabeth went to meet Edward, and their encounter went too far. A knife was drawn by one of them, but Elizabeth told him that she was “determined to die rather than live unchastely with the King”. He did not rape her, and six weeks later they were married. Given how disastrous a marriage this was for him politically, it must be assumed that he married her for love or lust, and she also entered into it willingly. By all accounts, they were in love.
To a modern audience, it is completely unpalatable and incomprehensible for a woman to fall in love with and marry a man who tried to rape her. But, if one looks at the available information, it does appear that that is indeed what happened between Elizabeth Woodville and King Edward IV.
Morality was different then. It makes life complicated for TV producers and dramatists. We were highly aware of the difficulty that this scene would pose to a modern audience. We discussed it with the director and decided on a scene which we hoped would show that Elizabeth is attracted to Edward, consents to kissing him, but that as soon as he attempts more she realises her folly and knows that she must stop him. She pulls his dagger on him before he really has much chance to respond. The scene depicts no violence and is not shot in a titillating way.
Of course, for a modern woman, the word “no” should always be sufficient, but we tried to find the best middle ground between what is alleged to have happened: what a modern audience would accept and understand, and what we were ideologically comfortable with.
The White Queen, which is a historical dramatisation of the War of the Roses, often gets compared to Game of Thrones, which was loosely based on similar events (though obviously GOT takes inspiration from multiple sources and isn’t historical at all, but a fantastical and mythical world). Usually, these comparisons contain gendered criticisms and an air of snobbery and disdain aimed at The White Queen; for example, “the sex isn’t as adventurous,” and “this is Game of Thrones for women, therefore it’s not as good.”
Whether those critiques are valid (hint: they’re not) is a debate for another time. The point is that my friend and I thought that this response to criticism of the attempted rape scene in question was very thoughtful on the part of the producers. It’s especially interesting to note that they thought about how to shoot it in a way that didn’t condone what was happening or portray the attempted rape as titillating. The sexual violence on GOT tends to be portrayed in a titillating manner, so it’s nice to see a production taking responsibility and actually considering the implications of such a scene.
(If you haven’t finished yet, come back when you can answer!) Where does Season 6 of Mad Men rank on your list of Mad Men seasons? Favorite? Least favorite? Somewhere in between?
how i expect this to go down
To what extent is “It should be like the books” a legitimate requirement from Game of Thrones?
After what extent does it become unnecessary?
↳So many things about Stevie Nicks that you love
Her friendships with women
Some of these women have inspired our lady to write some of the best songs ever written, and I know I have forgotten someone, I don’t really have any HQ pics of these two together but here she is
Poets in her heart, Sisters of the Moon, Nightbirds, Gypsies with brave wild hearts… Muses.
I don’t bite! Well, that’s wrong. I do bite.
Happy ending AU - Game of Thrones
In which the Freys never betray the Starks and Tullys, so Roslin moves to Riverrun with Edmure where they get to know each other.
… also, there’s plenty of river-splashing quality time.