so we got a slow start….
I expected a six-episode season to
mean that that the body count would be swift and intense, but I didn’t get
I DID get ol no-dick-having Theon Greyjoy showing off his (non) balls and
saving Yara.I DID get the surprise of
people who have quite apparently been away from everyone else for what is
apparently months and/or years learning that Arya is not dead, and I did get
Sansa still basking in her “Littlefinger is Dead” afterglow and not fucking
this episode up. We also got Euron thinking with his dick as his biggest mistake.
On the whole, though, this was a
WILD slow-building episode when one stops to consider that this season will
only be six episodes long.
The fact that the wall was breached was never mentioned by anyone until 40+
minutes in, the fact that Jon Snow had actually smanged his auntie (who, I
theorized, impregnated her in doing so) was not brought to us until ten minutes
after that and the fact that old talking-without-parting-her-teet…
The year in question here will fall anywhere between about 1987 and 1994ish… From 87-91, you will find me in the floor in the den in my grandmother’s house, homework on my right and radio on my left. From 91-on, I am at a round table sitting in my bedroom with the arrangement of my homework and radio remaining the same. The radio has a recordable cassette tape in it, set to “Record” and left sitting on pause, so as to not miss a song I might like when it came on the radio. The first of this period would see the radio set to “Power” 97, and from 1990 (I think) it was set to 102JAMZ – which these days is known as the worst “urban radio station known to humanity. Keying on yesterday’s discussion of cassette tapes and recording on them, the “Pause Tape,” not to be confused for something that might include ghey-sounding one-liners from someone currently on the radio after which one might say “pause,” was the largest part of enjoying music back in those days. Before the advent of the inte…