My current book is the third in Lev Grossman’s Magicians Trilogy. When I started reading the first one, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but it only took a few pages before I was hooked. I absolutely love this series, so I have some trepidation about the news that Syfy ordered a pilot for a TV series based on the books. Here’s hoping it’s as good as the books.
Jason Momoa’s audition for Game of Thrones was a Māori war dance. I heard this was what he did, but this is my first chance to see it.
With him playing Aquaman now, it’s time to remind people – SCOTT – that Aquaman does not suck. Not only does he not suck, but he’s my husband.
One of the shows I watched a lot when I was about 5 years old was the old Justice League cartoon. I’m not sure why my young brain fixated on Aquaman then – though maybe it was because one day I knew he’d be played by Jason Momoa – but fixate on him I did. I started having a series of serial dreams about him. Not dreams that repeated; they were serial. Each time I had the dream, the story progressed. In my dream story, I was married to Aquaman and we had adventured under the sea with whales and dolphins and sharks. We lived in a castle under the waves and rode seahorses.
Forty years later, I still remember those dreams with some degree of clarity. They really stuck with me for some reason. Now my husband is going to be portrayed by Jason Momoa and my life feels complete.
If you’re thinking of seeing the Ender’s Game movie, you might want to reconsider if you support gay rights. I know I don’t want my money lining Orson Scott Card’s coffers.
“Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately enforced against anyone who happens to be caught violating them, but to be used when necessary to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society.”
— Orson Scott Card, “The Hypocrites of Homosexuality,” Sunstone Magazine, Feb 1990
My Game of Thrones exhibition photos didn’t come out great, so I don’t have a good photo to illustrate what I’m about to say, but…
The attention to detail on the costuming is really amazing. The dresses that Sansa and Arya wore at Winterfell have embroidered bits on the ruffly tie things around the neck. The embroidery on Arya’s dress is these really crude, ill-stitched little acorns, while Sansa’s dress is embroidered beautifully. As soon as I saw those sad little acorns I knew it was because Arya never practices her needlework and her embroidery is really bad.
It’s such a tiny thing, but really delightful. All of the costuming is incredibly well done and beautiful.