ICYMI: it’s your Saturday content recap! Cuz I would like this. Now.
Oscars, baby!: Mamo was on the clock Sunday night as usual
Blog: I got my second tattoo, and here’s why
Blogging the Next Generation: Every good boy got a crush on Famke Jannsen in "The Perfect Mate"
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In which I argued (nine months ago) that the show is better than the books, and the internet (for no reason I can suss out) just found out about it. And now they’re REALLY mad at me. Also, the fact that I mistook Drogon for Dracarys is apparently proof that I never read the books at all. Phew! Read more
"I love the smell of you," he said. "I love your red hair. I love your mouth, and the way you kiss me. I love your smile. I love your teats." He kissed them, one and then the other. "I love your skinny legs, and what’s between them." He knelt to kiss her there, lightly on her mound at first, but Ygritte moved her legs apart a little, and he saw the pink inside and kissed that as well, and tasted her.
She gave a little gasp. “If you love me all so much, why are you still dressed?” she whispered. “You know nothing, Jon Snow. Noth—-oh. Oh. OHHH.”
Afterward, she was almost shy, or as shy as Ygritte ever got. “The thing you did,” she said, when they lay together on their piled clothes. “With your…mouth.” She hesistated. “Is that…is it what lordss do to their ladies, down in the south?”
"I don’t think so." No one had ever told Jon just what lords did with their ladies. "I only…wanted to kiss you there, that’s all. You seemed to like it."
"Aye. I…I liked it some. No one taught you such?"
"There’s been no one," he confessed. "Only you.”
EPIC THRONESINESS. 15 EPIC MINUTES OF IT.
"Jalan atthirari anni…"
I’ve probably expanded upon this previously on the blog, but I play mental Butterfly Effect-style games with my own personal history quite a lot. I like time travel and “what if” scenarios generally, and alternate universes fascinate me. (I’m on the fence about whether Blog Space Nine will follow Blogging the Next Generation, but either way, I’m gonna take a victory lap through DS9's mirror universe anthology, because it's just so much effing fun.) On premise alone, then, The Butterfly Effect is built for me. I never tire of mentally altering a single detail of my cummulative past and seeing where the cause-and-effect ripples take me.Read more
When you’re 14 years old, the game is pretty much up, Hallowe’en-wise; or so I discovered, on or around the 31st of October, 1990, when I was - in fact - fourteen. I think we can all agree that I hit puberty when I was 13, depending on what you consider to be the advent of boy-puberty (I have my theories), and sometime between dressing up as Batman in the fall of ‘89 - because 1989 was, in all regards, Batman - and finding the most kickass mask ever to dress up as the Phantom of the Opera in 1990, I went over the ledge, hormone-wise, and consequently trick-or-treated in ‘90 looking absolutely nothing like a kid and way too much like an adult in the opinions of pretty much every parent who opened every door on St. Leonard’s Avenue that night.Read more
Great read from the New York Times. Netflix is basically saying that content creators should not necessarily view piracy in oppositional terms. There’s a lot to be learned from those who steal content, especially which content they’re pirating. - ZU
You would think that Netflix, HBO and the like don’t think too highly of video piracy Web sites. After all, two of the biggest hits on Netflix — Orange Is the New Black, a show about a women locked up in prison, and House of Cards, about a conniving politician — are among the most pirated content online. HBO’s Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012.
But last week, a senior Netflix executive said the company itself used pirating Web sites — to determine the genre of new shows viewers might be interested in, and the type of content Netflix produces or licenses.
“With the purchase of a series, we look at what does well on piracy sites,” Kelly Merryman, vice president of content acquisitionat Netflix, told the Web site Tweakers, a Netherlands-based news outlet. “Prison Break” is exceptionally popular on piracy sites,” Ms. Merryman said, while noting that this was part of the reason Netflix decided to license the show.
While piracy proponents have been arguing that companies should embrace illegal downloads for some time, it seems that companies like Netflix are finally agreeing.
From Content Creators Use Piracy to Gauge Consumer Interest, by Nick Bilton