The Walking Dead

Your Office is Freezing. Here’s Why.

So now I know why all my coworkers, girlfriends and my sister keep complaining to me about how cold the office is. I’m assuming this shit is international, because it certainly seems to be.

Apparently, the formula used to program thermostats is based on a 40 year old male of a certain size. Because back then, that was the typical office employee.

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Anyway, methinks it might be time for a change.

And as it happens, it’s better for the environment to keep it a bit warmer.

As for me, I don’t have this problem for two reasons. One is, despite being born and bred in the Caribbean, I like to be chilly. I’m much more comfortable feeling slightly cold than feeling even the slightest bit warm. I love rainy days. Sunny days, to me, are good only for the beach and cricket. I even had a taste of winter and fall in Canada. Loved it.*

The other is, I control my own thermostat.

‘Cause that’s the way I roll…

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Stay thirsty, my friends.

*Let it be known that the coldest fall day I endured was around -4 and the coldest winter night was -10 with a -30 windchill factor. That was–eye-opening. However, I was kinda sorry I missed the -50+ weather that descended days after I left Canada last year. My Canadian friends say, no I would NOT have been sorry, but I still sorta of want to know what it’s like to feel your nostrils crack on contact with air. Otherwise, how can I say I’ve lived the good life?

A Cannibal and His Food

This is a great article about the lady that styles the food on “Hannibal”.

“Hannibal” is one of my favourite TV shows, and one of the things I love about it is the luscious cooking and presentation of food–even if sometimes, that food happens to be longpork. Mads’ Hannibal Lecter is even more stylish and sophisticated than Sir Hopkins. In fact, I rather think Mads would have eaten Hopkins’ version of Lecter because he would have been just a bit too crass to let live, but interesting enough to taste good, you know?

Sure, it unnerves me sometimes that a show about an unrepentant monster that eats people works so well for me, but once you’ve seen the visually original way they shoot it, and the lack of apologies they have for taking their time with the plot, or throwing out the kind of twists that would usually kill any other show, you really can’t imagine this story being told any other way. Could any other show on television leave every major character at death’s door due to the villain–with the certainty at least one of them was a goner–like had Hannibal did at the end of season 2? Even Walking Dead fans would have rioted!

Anyway, it’s fascinating reading how she comes up with the meals and the fake meats that are so important the story. And it was really cool to find out Mads does his own stunts and most of the fake cooking. I did wonder about that, as he seemed so good at it in the show. Glad to know it really is skill and not just skillful editing.

Sadly, the show has already been cancelled (yes, it wandered a bit there at the start of season 3, but last Thursday’s episode picked things up immensely). Still, I’m hoping Netflix or someone else steps up to the plate and saves it. More than any other show in this golden age of television, Hannibal deserves to carry out it’s delicious vision to the possibly bitter end.

And this sick thing is, I’d probably show up. ‘Cause that man can COOK.

Stay thirsty–and hungry–my friends!

Meme Explosion: Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead

I’m a huge fan of both GOT and TWD.

And yes, I’m still a fan of Game of Thrones and waiting anxiously for next April, despite all the complaining about this season.

However, I can understand why some people are up in arms, so instead of getting into all the ways season 5 made you angry, let’s have some fun with some of my favourite memes from Pinterest. And since I have The Walking Dead to look forward to in October, let’s also look back at what made us fans of the Ricktocracy and beyond.

If you aren’t up to date on both shows, please leave now, because I will be indiscriminate about what memes I post and there may be spoilers.

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Game of Thrones:

#GameOfThrones Poor Robb Had No Idea | Red Wedding Meme | Game Of Thrones Memes and Quotes

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Game of Thrones (TV series): What are the funniest Game of Thrones meme images? - Quora

JK Rowling vs George Martin haha aww... fuck I really have been trying not to attach myself to characters knowing they're probably gonna die in Game Of Thrones

Joffery Batman  Game of Thrones Memes. No wonder he looked familiar when I first saw him on game of thrones

Robb and Ned Stark, Renly Baratheon, Oberyn Martell... the list goes on.

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Game of Thrones funny meme. Daenerys and her brown eyebrows

The Walking Dead:

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30 Hilarious Walking Dead Memes from Season 4 from Dashiell Driscoll and Memes!

Rick on the phone: | 46 Things You'll Only Find Funny If You Watch "The Walking Dead"

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LOL. I love this pin!!! I like how it brings humor into a situation that also shows that Daryll has grown. People are a product of how they were raised, so I can see how the brothers would both label Asians as "Chinese" out of ignorance. But I like how the show allows Daryll to evolve. It makes me love his character even more.

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Introducing the Walking Dead to other people LOL!

I'd have a box for Nutella.

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Glenn

And that’s all she wrote.

Stay thirsty, my friends!

WTF Game of Thrones?

So I am now officially traumatized.

I just watched the second to last episode of the season. And I am officially ready for it to end.

Way to take the wind out of Dany’s sails, GOT.

We spend weeks and weeks waiting for movement on the Dragon front and now…this?

Oh, and if you think I didn’t notice what you did with Ygritte and Jon, you better think again.

As for the Internet–thanks a lot. For nothing. For months the readers of the novels have been going around hinting at how everything changes at Edmure’s wedding.

Okay, as a writer, I’m an over-plotter. You say things like that, I will immediately cotton onto the worst that can happen. And I WILL guess what you’re hinting at. IMMEDIATELY.

Know what? Guessing it beforehand didn’t help. At. All.

I want to say I hate this show. I really do. But I can’t. It’s just a show that’s doing it’s job. It’s wonderful, amazing, heart-stopping, jaw-dropping job.

George RR Martin, on the other hand, has no excuse. You, sir, are a bastard. There. I said it. And yes, that was my glove hitting you in the face. I will see you in the fields at sundown.

And is it just me, or is all good television getting to be psychologically damaging these days? Between Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Justified etc. I’m starting to wonder if I have the strength to watch the shit I watch, far less write the shit I write.

But I guess we must all suffer for art, at some point.

And in the meantime, it keeps the evil of reality TV away.

But for the love of God, if you have started watching/reading Game of Thrones…TURN BACK NOW. There’s still time to save your souls. If you keep going. If you get on that road…

Well, like a netizen said a short while ago, you’ll just end up in a corner, rocking back and forth and making funny whimpering sounds until next week. When the last episode airs.

God, give me strength. Especially since Tru Blood comes back right after. And we already know what fuckery is afoot there.

*Headdesk*

Odds and Ends

So I went by my LiveJournal today for the first time in more than a year. They actually sent me a solicitous little email wondering if it was me that signed in. That’s what happens when you get a new computer and internet provider and never sign in lol.

Boy, I missed my friends from over there. But I’m so happy to make new ones here.

Also joined Pinterest today! If I’d known it as this fun, I’d have done it sooner. Is it bad that I have boards for The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Dr. Who? ‘Cause I’m too much of a fan girl to care.

Heard from my publisher recently. All good news. Cover is being worked on and the editor will be contacting me soon. Publication date is now early next year, but I think having a new experienced editor will make up for it.

Am shaking in my boots of course, wondering if she’ll hate it and jump off a bridge to avoid dealing with me. But then I remember I’ve never heard of editors committing suicide, only writers.

Good thing I’m not the type. Right?

Right?