Monday, June 16, 2014

Game of Thrones "The Children" Recap

And so my watch ends.
To say the 4th season of Game of Thrones has been tumultuous would be an understatement. We’ve seen the introduction of a new favorite, Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell, only to watch him die in screaming agony at the hands of Gregor Clegane, the Mountain Who Rides. We’ve seen Joffrey Baratheon, the First of his name, die horribly (and deservedly) at his own wedding feast. We’ve seen Dany take a kingdom to rule and a sellsword to her bed while casting away one of the pillars she always had supporting her. And we’ve watched Tyrion endure countless more abuses than all the previous seasons combined.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Who's Afraid of a Little Kink?

Everyone’s kinky in their own way. At least that’s been my experience.
The kink community has a word for people not involved in the kink lifestyle: Vanilla. It’s often used as a derogatory statement rather than to explain any sharp difference between the two groups. Vanilla sex is any sexual activity that doesn’t involve some level of kink to it. The problem is that kinky is a relative term, one that makes me smile when I hear people use it as an objective noun or adjective. It’s a term open to a certain amount of interpretation. Every person I’ve met or been intimate with had some form of aberration in their sexual make-up. What I’ve seen and experienced, plus has been revealed through conversations with others and their experiences, is that kinky is simply a matter of degrees.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Game of Thrones: The Watchers on the Wall Recap

     When it comes to keeping an oath in the face of almost certain death, a person's character is revealed. For the Night's Watch, the battle that has been brewing since the beginning of the series has finally come to pass. When people fight, people die. That has always been the case with war. One of the merits of Game of Thrones and the Song of Ice and Fire series it's based on is that the human cost of war is never forgotten. As one of the mantras of this show states with cold precision, "All men must die". 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Game of Thrones: The Mountain and the Viper Recap

Death continues to march through Westeros, dancing its infamous jig. The Wildings march on the Wall, a trial ends in King’s Landing, Moat Caitlin falls, and the dance of death continues along with the tune of sorrow and grief. In medieval society this was referred to as The Danse Macabre, the dance all will participate in if they walk this earth. In Game of Thrones, this dance has been ongoing and its fourth year is about to draw to a close. Before it does though, the tune will play a few more notes.