January 27th, 2011

[stock] when in doubt wear red

from the palace to the palisades

So, as I said, I finished A Clash of Kings last night and can I just say—I keep thinking that the book is going to dovetail to my heart's desires less than it does, and then it gives me Lannister time every single time we're talking about either one of these two, and I am utterly unprepared for how ridiculously I love these two every time it happens? Punch in the throat of visceral adoration every time. (QV: Jaime being off-page for almost 800 pages, but then THAT CHAPTER. THAAAT CHAPTER. Can I just quote all the things forever?) I—you guys should not have told me about these books; I don't think I can take this many of my character/relationship buttons being pushed at once: this house, this family, these two, they are literally everything that I love in one place when it comes to narrative/character/relationship/historical construction, and every time I think we've hit maximum with that, we...have not. And it's a snow day today, and I am taking a break from trying to communicate rationally—which always gets reduced to keysmashing anyhow—and making things.

There will also probably be fic today.

(Oh, and re. the mix, the lyrics are skewing foreboding here because I've been given a few tonal spoilers and also because HI, IT'S ASOIAF, NO ONE is going to come out of this story well. So that's a thing here. Shh, though. Don't specify how I'm right.)

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(ugh how great is this spring going to be, seriously.)
[stock] when in doubt wear red

fictional moral compass: disturbingly out of whack! things we knew: THAT.

Whilst I wrangle my fic into submission (have crêpe, will travel), une meme stolen from a whole bunch o' people:

List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined

Angelo (Measure for Measure)
Thomasina Coverly (Arcadia)
Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
Jaime Lannister (ASOIAF)
Irene of Attolia (Queen's Thief)
Septimus Hodge (Arcadia)
Thessaly (Sandman)
Tony Stonem (Skins g1)
Rachel Berry (Glee)
Britta Perry (Community)
Midori (Norwegian Wood)
Drusilla (BtVS/AtS)
Irina Arkadina (The Seagull)
Marquise de Merteuil (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, any iteration of this story)
Spike (BtVS/AtS)

← incredibly arbitrary list because guess who is bad at making choices under pressure. But still: PATTERNS, HMM, I CANNAE IMAGINE.

(I left out historical figures even though history is my fandom to ridiculous extents. ALSO WE ALL KNOW MY HISTORICAL FAVOURITES. *blinks innocently at icon* *someday Holliday will play Claire Clairmont and all will be symmetrical and perfect in the world*)