The Night’s Rewatch: 1.5 “The Wolf and the Lion”

Welcome back to The Night’s Rewatch! Join us as we replay our way through HBO’s Game of Thrones from the beginning of the show to the present day. Watch along with us by starting your episode at the designated time in the track. It’s like we’re all together!

Put on your blackest hoodie and join us on the Couch… for now our rewatch begins.

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Season 1, Episode 5: “The Wolf and the Lion”

Episode starts at: 0:32 (we cut the opening credits/theme song!)

 

The Night’s Rewatch – S1 E4 “Cripples, Bastards, & Broken Things”

Welcome back to The Night’s Rewatch! Join us as we replay our way through HBO’s Game of Thrones from the beginning of the show to the present day. Watch along with us by starting your episode at the designated time in the track. It’s like we’re all together!

Put on your blackest hoodie and join us on the Couch… for now our rewatch begins.

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Season 1, Episode 4: Cripples, Bastards, & Broken Things

Episode starts after the theme song at: 2:28 

Disney Odyssey #24 – We’ll Always Be Friends Forever, Won’t We? WON’T WE?!

Not going to lie, this is one I’ve been dreading a little bit. Pop culture and my foggy childhood memory tells me that The Fox and the Hound is simultaneously one of the most adorable and the most gut-wrenchingly sad Disney movies of all time. Possibly one of the saddest movies ever – although TIME thinks Dumbo and Bambi are sadder. Children all over the world have shed tears over this precious friendship between a foundling baby fox and a wrinkly puppy – and the struggle of love in the face of prejudice. And hunters with guns, too. 

Right? That sounds about right, doesn’t it…?

To cope, we invited our good friends Mel and James over to cry with us while we watched this tragedy unfold. Aaaaand they brought their corgi, Oliver!

Oliver, Mel, and James!

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The Film: The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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The Reader’s Best of Chicago 2016 – RUNNER UP!

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So the Chicago Reader has an annual issue where Chicagoans all over can vote (free!) on The Best of Chicago in categories like food, entertainment, sports, and more. It’s an awesome way to bring attention to the awesome things about Chicago, as proclaimed by Windy City citizens themselves.

Apparently, my novel On The Isle of Sound and Wonder was voted the runner up for Best New Novel by a Chicagoan.

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First of all – WHAT.

Second of all – EXCUSE ME.

Third of all – I literally would not have known that this happened except my lovely friend Ami posted it on my wall. THANK YOU for the alert, Ami!

 

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I am amazed and really excited about this. Thank you, mysterious benefactors voters. My love for you is ETERNAL.

Thank you!

 

Disney Odyssey #23 – Diamonds Are Forever But Little Girls Are (Apparently) Replaceable

On the first anniversary of our engagement, the Fella and I thought we’d celebrate with a little bit of Disney Odyssey, and the next film happened to be The Rescuers. At first, I wasn’t sure how topical this movie was – after all, The Rescuers is a strange story about child abuse, kidnapping, and mice that rescue people. However, it is also about the retrieval of a very large diamond from within a craggy cave somewhere along the coast of either Florida or Louisiana. The Fella and I got engaged at Disney World in Florida, and when we did so, he provided me with a ring which did, in fact, contain diamonds. Nothing so enormous as the Devil’s Eye in this movie, but do you see what I’m getting at here? 

Ahem. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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The Film: The Rescuers (1977)

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