Born in the Tundra of Minnesota, I have since become a bit of a Gypsy. Currently calling home base the hot sands of Arizona, I do still travel often. Whether the journey is a physical one, or one taken by reading a fantastic book it doesn't matter, the fun is always in the adventure. As always I am an eclectic person that likes a wide array of things and has many passions. Creating, advocating for animals and Mothering just to name a few.

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Dragon power and GOT oh my. I am going to for the most part spare you the it’s been a billion years since I posted on this blog, and bla bla bla. Yes it has been a million years, yes I am working on that but also trying not to beat myself up to much about it and YES I am still struggling with the exact direction I would like this blog to take. I am hoping to get that sorted in the near future, I really am. I have been making good headway on my general game plan and with a little more solid help and guidance I think I will get there.


But let us all take a moment to talk about this final season of GOT shall we?


I mean really the dragon!


Be warned beyond this point spoilers doth lay! So either don’t click on read more, or if you have already, stop reading NOW.






Seriously I will be giving spoilers. You have been warned. I know it has been out forever now but people still fuss. SO I am making sure to be clear.

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Writing is much like many things in life, like desire, want sometimes it is the small and simple things that inspire us/mean the most to us in life. Take this quiet and yet so loud scene from Poldark for example. Ross has been a clot, he knows he has been a clot and it will only get worse ( for those who know the story line ) but in this moment he was a man who knew he’d fumbled things and was making an honest and true effort to right the ship in someway.

I’ve set out fans and ice to the right over there. *snickers* I joke but I think anyone who see’s the scene will agree that it is sensual, steamy, lovely and a variety of other things at once. All of this wrapped up in a holiday gift and a pair of socks. Dare you to see that next holiday pair of socks from Grandma the same after watching this scene *LOL*. It is all in the intent, the eyes, the movements putting on a sock (please note he didn’t actually get the entire pair on lol ) something simple that ends up being wildly sensual and meaningful.

This is something I feel much of current TV & movies is missing, but slowly we are seeing a trend that is returning to these things. Even within romantic fantasies and the like it always tells a better story when it is more real, more like life as we see it. How many couples have gone through the simple measures of helping their other with socks? Or maybe a shirt? Skirt? On or off, its very real compared to the big fancy house parties and such.

Yet this scene for me is also bittersweet because I know what is to come. I know the mistakes that BOTH Ross and then Demelza will make. That too is very much like life isn’t it? We are all human and we make mistakes, it is what we do to fix and repair them that can truly matter. I believe that TRUE love can overcome ALMOST anything so long as both parties are willing to put in the work. Ross and Demelza never have a perfect relationship of course (what relationship is) but they do put in the work. Following the books they will go on to have a total of 4 children over the span of 20 years that we follow the family, so there is more then an heir and a spare as they say.

The simple things, they truly are the things we must hold onto as we all plod through this life. For when we are old (Gods Willing) and laying awaiting to go and meet the Gods and greet those who have gone before it is all those simple things that make a life. Oh sure there will always be some fantastic moments, those big glowing “best moments of my life” but they are not as many as the simple things. The simple beautiful moments they form our life, who we are and all the rest.

I am slowly following my way back to inspiration hopefully I can find some sanctuary again as well. For now I will enjoy the simple things. Like needing a fan after watching this video to make this post.

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When you think of the bad guys on TV there are many. Jeoffrey is probably one of the most universally hated characters in all of land of fiction. I mean people literally threw parties over the purple wedding. I mean I know I did! I still grin about it, little bastard had it coming.


And then I have really always disliked this guy, Brutus is not the actor Tobias. That is more a personal thing for me however.


I am a Caesar girl, always have been, always will be. For reason of history and past lives, all of those kind of things. So of course the moment he was announced as being Brutus in HBO’s Rome I just had to dislike him. But really, in the grand scheme of things, Brutus was not all bad. He was in fact pushed to it by the people around him. So I do understand that and for his part Tobias is an amazing actor and he really did convey the turmoil that Brutus went through.

Then he showed up on TV as this guy.


To be fair, he of course also plays Frank but he has had much more screen time of as Black Jack Randall. Possibly the most evil man in the history of book’s and now TV. He is truly a man who has no soul. He does the most vile and terrible things and really does not care at all for anything but his own pleasure. He truly takes joy in destroying people, playing games and getting what he wants. What he does to Jamie, the way he toys with Claire and what he does to poor young Fergus. It does indeed make for riveting TV, but it also makes for very hard to watch and uncomfortable TV. Very uncomfortable. I know what things are coming myself and I still find it very, very hard to watch some scenes.

That is of course the sign of excellent acting. Tobias, who is a very kind person in real life, very gentlemanly and really would never even dream of causing someone any harm. As my friends and I sometimes jokingly say, he is what is a typical Brit, ever so polite and will tell you sorry if he so much as gently bumps into you. With all of that known you see him as Jack Randall and he really does convince you how evil he is, even his eyes have that look of someone who is dead inside. No light, except for that light of evil.

That all hit home once again as I watched perhaps the most heartbreaking Outlander yet. As Jack Randall once again completely destroyed Jamie and Claire’s life and they are left to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. It drives home the hate again. Even though I knew full well what was coming I sobbed for nearly the whole episode. While of course Jamie could have made a different choice and Claire also could have made other choices, it really boils down to the evil festering wound that is Black Jack Randall finding more and more ways to tear their life apart. Of course you know even despite his own wound given to him by Jamie is probably a small price in his mind. He likely even enjoyed it knowing that sorry bastard.

I for one very much look forward to the day that bastard is dead. There will be an even bigger party, then there was for the death of Jeoffrey on my end at least. At least there is some good news in all this sorrow and sobbing. Black Jack Randall will not win. He may break Jamie and Claire down and rip them apart, but they always come back together. They find one another again in that darkness that he creates and like a broken bone, they mend and then they are stronger then they were before the break happened.


This is what makes the story of Outlander so compelling or at least one of the reasons. Outlander is a true love story full of all the blood and grit and tears that comes with real life relationships. Black Jack Randall though, he just keeps getting nastier and just when you think you can’t possibly hate him anymore, he does something like he did with Fergus.

Good TV for sure, now I have to go dab my eyes some more because Faith is an episode I will never be able to watch without feeling emotional. I think that goes the same for many Outlander fans.

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Alright I am a book reader, this is a known fact and I enjoy books a great deal. I like TV shows and in most cases I respect that the book/movie/tv show are different things. I can accept that they will make changes to make it work or make it more dramatic..that said..and here is the alert.



You do not completely make a character do something against the very cannon that makes them the character! WTF writers. Jamie is not the most likeable character in the world. We know this, however he does make a journey of redemption. A big long journey that slowly tends to make you like him again. He is not perfect I mean he is a Lannister strike against him.

However….MANY things he may be a rapist is not one of them. Never. Not at all. No. He stood up to keep a woman from getting raped. HELLO. He killed people for itHELLO.

So writers WHY did you do that WHY did you make him into a rapist? WHY. It served no purpose. In the books they had sex there yes, but it was not unwilling. There was no shouting of No, and I don’t care if people argue she was holding onto him at the end point, no means no. I don’t like Cersei at all but no means no.

So thanks writers for making me really not like you at all. Thanks for making me want to stop watching a show I enjoyed for that. Really appreciate it.

Well at least you cured me of starting to like Jamie in the show.


Oh and for those who may wanna debate it ( I am open to that) here is the text, yes some objections are raised at one point..but nothing at all like the drawn out angry scene we got on TV.


She kissed him. A light kiss, the merest brush of her lips on his, but he could feel her tremble as he slid his arms around her. “I am not whole without you.”

There was no tenderness in the kiss he returned to her, only hunger. Her mouth opened for his tongue. “No,” she said weakly when his lips moved down her neck, “not here. The septons…”

“The Others can take the septons.” He kissed her again, kissed her silent, kissed her until she moaned. Then he knocked the candles aside and lifted her up onto the Mother’s altar, pushing up her skirts and the silken shift beneath. She pounded on his chest with feeble fists, murmuring about the risk, the danger, about their father, about the septons, about the wrath of gods. He never heard her. He undid his breeches and climbed up and pushed her bare white legs apart. One hand slid up her thigh and underneath her smallclothes. When he tore them away, he saw that her moon’s blood was on her, but it made no difference.

“Hurry,” she was whispering now, “quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him. “Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.” She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.

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Set in the near future of 2048 crime rates have skyrocketed and now all cops are required to ride with an android partner. Det. John Kennex lived through a fire fight that killed everyone else that was involved including his human partner and took down the MX units too (watch the show you won’t feel so bad about that.) two years previous to the events we see unfolding in the premier. After chucking his required MX unit out of the car (I laughed, a lot) Det. Kennex gets paired with an older more human model called a DRN, or Dorian.

Those who know me know I love a good Sci-Fi and there is no secret either about the Karl Urban love (winky wink nudge nudge) so combine the two PLUS a cop show you have hit the trifecta for me. Fox does have a history of not giving Sci-Fi shows a chance to get traction, but it does seem they are in full swing support of this one if you go by the advertising. So how was the first episode?

For me it was fantastic. You get a jaded angry human cop paired with what is supposed to be an android who turns out in these moments to have more emotion then the human. The banter between the two of them is fast paced and funny there are really some fantastic quips including talking about being turned off (in the computer sense) and some interesting information about olive oil.

The pacing of the show itself is good, you have some big action shots and you get the logic of crime solving as well. There are some big bads that are being hashed out and targeted I can not wait to get some more information on the bad guys, including Detective Kennex’s ex-girlfriend. Judging by this first episode this one to keep watching and should be a fantastic hit Karl Urban and Michael Ealy are a great duo.

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Okay so between Time Warner having a fight with Showtime, and just plain old being busy doing work stuff. I was way behind on Dexter the final Season. I caught up now..and all I can say is WTF?! I have been a loyal fan of Dexter since Season 1, I love the books as well and Michael C Hall brought a dangerous charm to Americas favorite serial killer. So why couldn’t the producers and screen writers etc find their way back to that for the final season? I mean really. I kept watching hoping it would get better and it just didn’t. So here come the spoilers










Ya know in case you have not seen it.

Beside the fact that Dexter flopped around all season and just seemed not very clever and overall a bit of an emotional mess. I simply can not forgive them for the finale. First off, how did Dexter manage to unplug Deb’s life support without the nurses station being alerted? Yes they would have been lots of alarms go off when someone codes folks. Then of course he goes past all of them with her body and no one sees?! REALLY? Right fine whatever.

The Hurricane. I mean really? Right into a Hurricane..and then oh and then he does not die…no no he washes ashore and becomes a LUMBERJACK?? Seriously Dexter the LumberJack? REALLY? Personally I feel the whole lot of it betrayed the characters and the fans and was just a really bad way to say goodbye to someone we have grown to love.


Bah Humbug.




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This one was made for a profile swap my partner liked Sherlock Holmes bbc version.

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Not maybe my best work, but I am still pretty happy with it. I love the show once upon a time and I am more than happy to be taking part in the character swaps on the bot.


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