- in which julia finally has another fandom to talk about
- July 6th, 2011
1. OH GOSH, GAME OF THRONES. Basically, I mainlined it over the course of two nights. I would get back from my exhausting 8 to 8 finance job, collapse on my bed, and promptly start flailing over Jaime Lannister's hair. I admit - at first I was pretty "eh" about it but then I got to episode 4 and then I was like "oh gosh - I'm invested" and now I'm kind of rampantly obsessed? I've finished the first book and just bought the second today (sidenote: ugh I hate how expensive English-language books are in Hong Kong ugh ugh ugh) and right now all I really want is Benjen/Cersei fic because I feel like they would be super attractive together and banter for hours but alas! There is none. Because no one ships it. Boyfriend doesn't even have his own character tab on fanfiction.net. What. The. Heck.
Oh oh oh this fanvid. Besides the odd "viewer discretion advised" tag at the beginning - this is three and a half minutes of pure, coherent, intelligent, stunning perfection. Not only is it extraordinarily well-made (what's up solid music choices & no weird coloring!), but the narrative and the voiceovers are really well thought out. It's just so clever the way it highlights how Eleven and Amy are simultaneously mysteries to each other and really series five's emphasis on perception and identity in general. The specific clips chosen are just perfect and underscore a thousand wordless things and oh my heart, I adore this so much.