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Breaker of My Faith in the Showrunners: Part 1

asongoficeandlolz:

Previously:
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This week:
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The Feast!
Cersei, “ARREST TYRION!”
Everyone, “Do we have enough probable cause?”
Cersei, “CITIZEN’S ARREST!”
Everyone, “Alright.”
Dontos and Sansa:
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Cersei, “ARREST SANSA TOO!”
Everyone, “Sansa? Stark? The red headed teenager? You think she did this?”
Cersei, “YES!”
Everyone, “You are surrounded by like twenty cold blooded killers and you blame the nice teenage girl?”
Tywin, “She’s right! It was Sansa! Let’s get her!”
Everyone, “No offense, but there’s only one person here who’s famous for killing people at weddings.”
Everyone:
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Tywin, “Seal the exits!”
Everyone, “Omggg we are never getting home. Traffic is going to be a nightmare. This is the worst wedding ever. We didn’t even get any pie.”

In The Street!
Dontos and Sansa have a beautifully filmed run through the streets of King Landing’s filled with gorgeous shots of atmospheric clouds:
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Dontos finally brings Sansa to his private rowboat.
Dontos, “Get into this weird rowboat with me?”
Sansa, “I’d rather not?”
Dontos, “You have to! The gold cloaks will kill you!”
Sansa, “Will you at least tell me where we’re going?”
Dontos, “No.”
Sansa, “Ugh, my life right now, amiright?”
Dontos, “We’re going somewhere safe.”
Sansa, “Fuck fine, I like don’t even care anymore.” 
She gets in and  they row through the lovely fog up to a giant ship and Sansa artfully takes her cloak off so she can see clearly what new weirdness her life will be.

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Breaker of My Faith in the Showrunners: Part 1

asongoficeandlolz:

Previously:
image

This week:
image
image

The Feast!
Cersei, “ARREST TYRION!”
Everyone, “Do we have enough probable cause?”
Cersei, “CITIZEN’S ARREST!”
Everyone, “Alright.”
Dontos and Sansa:
image
Cersei, “ARREST SANSA TOO!”
Everyone, “Sansa? Stark? The red headed teenager? You think she did this?”
Cersei, “YES!”
Everyone, “You are surrounded by like twenty cold blooded killers and you blame the nice teenage girl?”
Tywin, “She’s right! It was Sansa! Let’s get her!”
Everyone, “No offense, but there’s only one person here who’s famous for killing people at weddings.”
Everyone:
image
Tywin, “Seal the exits!”
Everyone, “Omggg we are never getting home. Traffic is going to be a nightmare. This is the worst wedding ever. We didn’t even get any pie.”

In The Street!
Dontos and Sansa have a beautifully filmed run through the streets of King Landing’s filled with gorgeous shots of atmospheric clouds:
image
Dontos finally brings Sansa to his private rowboat.
Dontos, “Get into this weird rowboat with me?”
Sansa, “I’d rather not?”
Dontos, “You have to! The gold cloaks will kill you!”
Sansa, “Will you at least tell me where we’re going?”
Dontos, “No.”
Sansa, “Ugh, my life right now, amiright?”
Dontos, “We’re going somewhere safe.”
Sansa, “Fuck fine, I like don’t even care anymore.” 
She gets in and  they row through the lovely fog up to a giant ship and Sansa artfully takes her cloak off so she can see clearly what new weirdness her life will be.

Read More

Breaker of My Faith in the Showrunners: Part 1

asongoficeandlolz:

Previously:
image

This week:
image
image

The Feast!
Cersei, “ARREST TYRION!”
Everyone, “Do we have enough probable cause?”
Cersei, “CITIZEN’S ARREST!”
Everyone, “Alright.”
Dontos and Sansa:
image
Cersei, “ARREST SANSA TOO!”
Everyone, “Sansa? Stark? The red headed teenager? You think she did this?”
Cersei, “YES!”
Everyone, “You are surrounded by like twenty cold blooded killers and you blame the nice teenage girl?”
Tywin, “She’s right! It was Sansa! Let’s get her!”
Everyone, “No offense, but there’s only one person here who’s famous for killing people at weddings.”
Everyone:
image
Tywin, “Seal the exits!”
Everyone, “Omggg we are never getting home. Traffic is going to be a nightmare. This is the worst wedding ever. We didn’t even get any pie.”

In The Street!
Dontos and Sansa have a beautifully filmed run through the streets of King Landing’s filled with gorgeous shots of atmospheric clouds:
image
Dontos finally brings Sansa to his private rowboat.
Dontos, “Get into this weird rowboat with me?”
Sansa, “I’d rather not?”
Dontos, “You have to! The gold cloaks will kill you!”
Sansa, “Will you at least tell me where we’re going?”
Dontos, “No.”
Sansa, “Ugh, my life right now, amiright?”
Dontos, “We’re going somewhere safe.”
Sansa, “Fuck fine, I like don’t even care anymore.” 
She gets in and  they row through the lovely fog up to a giant ship and Sansa artfully takes her cloak off so she can see clearly what new weirdness her life will be.

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joannalannister:

Joffrey is a little douchecanoe, but his death doesn’t bring Ned or Cat or Robb back. His death puts Sansa in the hands of a sexual predator. His death puts Tyrion in jail for a crime he did not commit. His death emotionally traumatizes Cersei.

"He has Jaime’s eyes. Only he…

This entire post is bullshit from beginning to end, but I’ll just address the 2 most egregiously stupid bits:
First of all, don’t go accusing people of not having read the books if you really think Tyrion killed Joffrey. You find out who did kill him in the very same book - it was Olenna Tyrell, slipping a fake amethyst from Sansa’s hairnet and slipping it into Joffrey’s wine. We get this from Littlefinger (yeah, nothing sexual predatorish about forcing a clearly unwelcome kiss on the underage daughter of your unrequited crush!) Not Tyrion, as you could also have deduced from his goddamn POV chapters, because why would he lie in his own mind?
Oh, and Cat returns…yes, as a physically and mentally ruined version of herself. The woman that was Catelyn Stark is gone. Lady Stoneheart is a destructive spirit of vengeance who nearly lynches Brienne(!!!) the only true knight in the series because she’s so consumed with rage and bitterness she assumes Brienne’s turned traitor. If you think GRRM means us to see this as a good thing, and vengeance is the point of the story, you’re an armoury of swords short of an Iron Throne.

Source: joannalannister

thewearyblues:

jayrosen:

Wolf Blitzer Contemplates a Lateral Move to the Greeting Card Industry
From his essay, A salute to politicians:
Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul and Rick Perry could have taken the easy path and relaxed and enjoyed life. Instead of playing golf and hanging out with their children and grandchildren, they are working hard trying to get the Republican presidential nomination. In the process, they are bitterly attacked - often for good reason.
Why do they do it?
I know what they say. They say they are interested in public service and want to help the American people. They say they believe in what they are trying to achieve.
The cynics say they have huge egos and are simply seeking power and glory.
That is certainly true of some politicians.
But having covered many of them over the years, I also know some are trying to do the right thing, and I salute them.

I think Erik Wemple of the Washington Post has it right. In this fourth-grade essay that Blitzer chose to share with us, the impression given is of fear. Fear of having an opinion, of offending anyone, of appearing to have any sharp thoughts of his own. 
Meanwhile, may I just say this about CNN anchors like Blitzer? They could be out there chasing stories, digging up dirt, verifying rumors, bearing witness to ugly truths. But instead they’re willing to endure the grind of well-paid air-conditioned studio-bound celebrity newsiness.
Why do they do it? I’ve asked myself that many times, and after years of criticizing them I have come to what is perhaps a surprising conclusion. The cynics will say they love the attention, the make-up girl, the swirl of activity around them, their name on the show. Being recognized in airports and all that.
Well, I disagree. They. Do. It. Be. Cause. They. Care.
(Photo credit: studio08denver, Creative Commons License.)

How embarrassing. 

thewearyblues:

jayrosen:

Wolf Blitzer Contemplates a Lateral Move to the Greeting Card Industry

From his essay, A salute to politicians:

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul and Rick Perry could have taken the easy path and relaxed and enjoyed life. Instead of playing golf and hanging out with their children and grandchildren, they are working hard trying to get the Republican presidential nomination. In the process, they are bitterly attacked - often for good reason.

Why do they do it?

I know what they say. They say they are interested in public service and want to help the American people. They say they believe in what they are trying to achieve.

The cynics say they have huge egos and are simply seeking power and glory.

That is certainly true of some politicians.

But having covered many of them over the years, I also know some are trying to do the right thing, and I salute them.

I think Erik Wemple of the Washington Post has it right. In this fourth-grade essay that Blitzer chose to share with us, the impression given is of fear. Fear of having an opinion, of offending anyone, of appearing to have any sharp thoughts of his own. 

Meanwhile, may I just say this about CNN anchors like Blitzer? They could be out there chasing stories, digging up dirt, verifying rumors, bearing witness to ugly truths. But instead they’re willing to endure the grind of well-paid air-conditioned studio-bound celebrity newsiness.

Why do they do it? I’ve asked myself that many times, and after years of criticizing them I have come to what is perhaps a surprising conclusion. The cynics will say they love the attention, the make-up girl, the swirl of activity around them, their name on the show. Being recognized in airports and all that.

Well, I disagree. They. Do. It. Be. Cause. They. Care.

(Photo credit: studio08denver, Creative Commons License.)

How embarrassing. 

Source: jayrosen

In conjunction with my blog post about growing up in South Africa, here’s a photo of me in Grade 1 (seriously SA is more like America than Britain in a LOT of ways) at Constantia Kloof Primary School. I’m the kid with the white-blonde hair in the second row from the top, furthest left. 

In conjunction with my blog post about growing up in South Africa, here’s a photo of me in Grade 1 (seriously SA is more like America than Britain in a LOT of ways) at Constantia Kloof Primary School. I’m the kid with the white-blonde hair in the second row from the top, furthest left. 

staff:

Awesome. This happened last night. :)

Thanks for putting this together, Frankie!
You have an amazing collection of Jon Stewart GIFs.

And thank you, Daily Show!!

Tagged: Ron PaulCult Of PaulJon StewartAwesome

Source: bettyfrancis

Sweet dreams, readers. (Damn that woman was scary).
Looking forward to seeing Meryl Streep’s portrayal in The Iron Lady when it comes out this week though.

Sweet dreams, readers. (Damn that woman was scary).

Looking forward to seeing Meryl Streep’s portrayal in The Iron Lady when it comes out this week though.

Tagged: Margaret ThatcherNightmare Fuel

Source: Guardian

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