Legit - those are my eyes at the end credits... just -- omg... I can't even...
Spoilers -k? Warned.
Ok, from the beginning - VERY very reminiscent of the Battle of Helms Deep (LOTRs) and the tension was so strong I couldn't breathe!
Such a great job, focusing on the faces and the people and the tension and then holy shit what the fuck ice wind and hail and The Red Woman and FIRE and then Charge and then NO FIRE and then RUN RETREAT and then stuff happens and I say a lot of curse words for awhile.
I was just so proud of everyone because after following them for so many years they are like my family - and I don't want them to leave me.
I was doing OK til Lyanna... oh gawd... Sobs BUT SHE WAS A TOTAL BADASS and wow.
Many moments of freak out and dragons and dragon fighting and me trying not to laugh because the Night King looked like he and his posse were getting ready to drop some beats. But then...Theon.... and then... hold breath dont even move or blink and here it comes and...
And then and then ... and I am like, well they are probably killing my family off soon and then...
And then... I stopped breathing for the rest of the episode.
Which had more tears and what not and watching Drogon circle protectively around Dany killed me again. And I had to stop breathing some more.
At the end they were playing an instrumental of a cello-y violin-y sounding 90s pop song? I hummed it the entire time and cannot figure it out for the life of me...Cold Play Viva La Vida? Nope, I found it... link at the end
Anyway... my predictions on the crypt dead happened and some of the key players are still alive but I was wrong about the Night King... BAD ASS ARYA.
Ok, I need some pepto bismol and maybe a run around the block to get rid of the adrenaline.
Also, found the song:
Since I had only gotten 4 hours of sleep the night before, I was in bad shape yesterday. So, of course, that would be a great day to MOVE all the things around in my room because I was bored with it and wanted to try something new!
You can see where this is heading?
Everything in that tall bookshelf was removed, dusted, placed somewhere else and then after it was empty, I scooted it a few feet over to make room for something else. Then I slowly started to fill it back up so that I could move other things over etc.
By this time I am now very very woozy with no sleep and just feeling off. But I can't stop because I can't get to my bed or anything else with 50 books and my Alice in Wonderland collection exploded all over. And do you know how HEAVY Stephen King books are in hardback???
Slowly, I get it all back neatly on the newly moved shelf and then sit down to look at it.
And I decided I hate it! It looks bad there, very bad. No no, I can't have it there. Everything has to go back.
This is where I must have been seriously delirious. Because I then proceeded to move it all back. And I felt even grosser at this point because its hot and I am exhausted and what a stupid idea and I am trying not to lose it and finally I get it all done and I am a sweaty shaky mess and am about to probably cry when I realize something...
I may be beyond tired and I feel disgusting but LOOK AT THAT FABULOUS CURL!
It's the simple things in life LOLOLOLOL
Also, I got 8 hours of incredibly restful sleep last night so I am much less stabby and much more WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN I GET INTO TODAY!?
I hate that my brain gets so confused when it's tired. Just as I was falling asleep last night my stomach decided it was hungry. Not just a tiny bit but full on starving eat now hungry. At 12:30
So, I had to find something to snack on and then didn't fall asleep until close to 2:30 and now I can't think properly.
I realized I had just spent 20 minutes trying to figure out if I wanted to do cardio today. I mean, literally stared at the wall and went back and forth on the merits of trying to work out when I feel like crud. And I still hadn't decided!
I still haven't LOL Maybe I'll just go jogging... or maybe I will just stare at the wall some more. I like options ;)
So, here is a photo of my Dragon WIP. The head and neck are pretty much done. I need to fill in the rest of him then sew scales. The only thing I need to figure out is how to paint the skies. I probably should have done it before I started sewing so I need to use some scrap pieces to practice. I am sewing the ocean in though. Still having fun with it and enjoying the process of layering and shading with floss.
We can call that the many faces of me. I think we all have many faces that look different, but generally speaking we are still the same person that has many facets? That sounds about right.
The reason that has been stuck in my head is because I was doing this art journal project which is to stick my media player on shuffle and the first song that plays is the song I create a page for. The song that came out for this one was Be All End, All by Anthrax.
Years ago when I was taking classes at Cypress JC, I was sitting in my car waiting for my next class and I had this tape playing. It wasn't super loud but my window was down and I guess this guy walking by heard it and looked it at me. He did this weird bro dude smirk and said "what was a pretty sweet little thing like me doing listening to crap like that?"
Before I could formulate a response he walked off but that one left me speechless for awhile. I guess because I have always listened to pretty much any music that moves me in some way, or makes me feel or think etc, it never occured to me that I had to LOOK a certain way to listen to a certain music.
I know there was the various music factions in high school... punk rock and the metalheads and pop peoples and etc etc. But I listened to it all. Dress wise? At school I was pretty plain - out of school probably more Lita Ford than Madonna but still I guess I never fit into any one category. My first concert was Oingo Boingo but my second was Def Leppard and Telsa followed by Sting and then Heart. So you can see I am all over the musical map and never much cared if my dress and or persona matched it.
This story has no point - I hope you weren't waiting for one LOL Other then I guess the old, don't judge a book by its cover, is a nice moral to the story. Oh and I still have no idea what I would have said to the bro dude who called me sweetie. Back then, I guess I probably would have just flipped him off LOLOL
This is the page I did in my art journal to Anthrax - Be All, End All. I still think it's a great song.
First off SPOILERS - watch the episode first please! Duly Warned.
OK, I took that photo and holy crap why does no one even acknowledge GHOST IS RIGHT THERE like can someone just sort of pat him... or something?!? How long have we all be waiting to see him and oh hey there's Ghost ... la de dah.
I have also discovered I cannot eat/drink while the show is on. I either laugh to hard or get sniffly or gasp in shock and choke on foodstuffs. You'd think I'd learn this by now.
Gasp worthy: Bran to Jaime in the meeting hall "The things we do for love..." yeah wow.
Teary happy: Theon back at Winterfell fighting for the Lady Sansa
Brienne being Knighted - I almost lost it there. So happy!
Laughed so hard:
Tormund getting to Winterfell first question he asks, "is the big woman here?"
Anything Tormund says.
I totally knew Arya was going to eventually get to Gendry - ok everyone knew that right? Glad it happened before all the chaos arrived. This was a great episode for that - hanging out with the people you've been around for so many years/seasons... the stories and the friendship or at least companionship, while they wait the hours for the Frozen Folk to arrive.
Jon telling Dani... that went... well? And of course she can't believe it (he did ride your dragon though m'lady.) And of course that gets interupted cause Death with Ice arrives.
I found this great article about the song Pod sings (Pod has become a bad ass yes?) Jenny's Song. click for link. Interesting thoughts about the prophecy of Jon etc... if you want to read it.
After I posted my pic of GHOST! I saw this article about Twitter losing it and I am so with them, only I never actually use my Twitter. Click for link.
Another great episode... and while the show is ending I really REALLY would like to finish the book series... just sayin. *cough finish the series please*
I also want to ponder... the previews showed Arya looking like she was fighting in the crypts - and everyone kept saying how safe the crypts were... and then Dany says to Jon, THE DEAD ARE ALREADY HERE ... yeah that... so do the Stark dead rise like White Walkers or like Benjen Stark, who might help not kill? And yes, Dany could simply be stating the fact that the army of dead is now waiting across the snow fields - as that is when they are interrupted in their conversation, but it's a thought.
My sort of predictions...
IF they survive the Battle of the Dead... I think Jon either gives the Throne to Dany or they share it. Jon cares not a whit for ruling or that kind of power - he wants his people and land safe - so if they both live, that is my guess... which kind of goes with the prophecy in the song "Jenny's song." But that is based on Jons personality, not Dany's. Does she love him enough to share?
Random shots from the grocery store. I wanted to get it done before the hoards of Easter shoppers descended and thank god I did. As I was leaving ALL THE PEOPLE arrived. Whew. I loved all the flowers, especially the Gerbera Daisies which are my all time ever favorite flowers. I did feel sort of sorry for the capsule animals. It seemed harsh to shove them into a plastic pill case.
The last photo is my Dragon Update Three? I got some of his body filled it. Hopefully I can work on it more today.
So, happy easter if you so celebrate! Please don't wake me up at 5 when you go watch the sunrise LOL
Rising Sign is in 00 Degrees Aquarius
You like new ideas and concepts, but you prefer to discover them by yourself -- it is not easy for others to convert you to anything. You form your own opinions, but once you do form them, you then want to convince everyone else that they are correct. Try to be more tolerant of the opinions of others. You have a deep and abiding interest in science, mathematics, and the great social problems of the day. Very sympathetic toward the downtrodden, equality is your battle cry! You demand that those in authority be fair to all. You are an intellectual -- emotions and emotional people are difficult for you to understand. You are known for being calm, cool, detached and objective.
Sun is in 06 Degrees Aries.
By nature, you are very energetic and high-spirited. You are fiercely independent -- you must be first in everything you do, and you enjoy taking risks. You are the one who will rush in where angels fear to tread. Quite brilliant at initiating new projects, you are terrible at following them through to completion. You are an enthusiastic leader but you tend to be a reluctant follower. Often you are quick to anger, but you usually recover just as fast, regretting later things you said when you were upset. One of your best traits is that you are simple and direct, blunt and honest -- just be careful you do not hurt others' feelings. Your need to be competitive at all costs may provoke resistance from others, but, as long as you maintain your usual Sunny good humor, this should not prove to be a major problem for you.
Moon is in 22 Degrees Cancer.
For the most part, you are very strong and secure emotionally. You intuitively know what to do to make others feel comfortable, loved, accepted and needed. You naturally enjoy feeding and taking care of others. Be careful that your mothering does not turn into smothering. At times, you tend to feel that those to whom you are attached can never do anything without your assistance and support. Extremely sensitive by nature, it hurts you deeply whenever anyone criticizes you. You have an almost desperate need to be loved and wanted and needed by everyone with whom you come into contact, and you go out of your way to be accommodating to them.
(mostly true, although I don't really need to be loved by everyone - moderately liked? LOL)
Mercury is in 24 Degrees Pisces.
Your ideas and thought processes do not come to you in an orderly, logical fashion. Instead, you think with your feelings or with images produced by your rich and fertile imagination. A very subjective person, your dreams and fantasies are very important to you. You trust your intuitions and tend to reject ideas that are based solely on logic. Very impressionable, you are sensitive to the moods and emotional states of those with whom you come into contact.
(OMG spot on - hello empathic person here!)
Venus is in 25 Degrees Aries.
You are a very affectionate person but you hate to be tied down. You are more than willing to be the aggressor in initiating new relationships. Indeed, once you have set your sights on someone, you tend to pursue him or her ardently and passionately. But you do demand your own way in a relationship. Try to give in to your partner's needs and desires once in a while.
(ahahahaahahahaahah what? Not sure on this one but it made me laugh)
Mars is in 11 Degrees Sagittarius.
Your every action is motivated by high moral standards and ideals. You will work very hard to improve the lot of the world at large, but you demand action about it -- you do not like to just sit around and talk about doing it in an abstract manner. You like to be where the real action is. You resist mightily any attempts to limit your freedom and you will assist anyone who feels put down and restricted. You are extremely restless by nature -- physical exercise is very important to you if you would maintain your health.
(ok mostly true)
Jupiter is in 00 Degrees Libra.
You are generally good at balancing opinions and judging issues, but you tend to be indecisive when it comes to making up your own mind. You are objective and quite concerned with fair play and justice. But, when it comes to yourself, you are so aware that whatever you do might upset the apple cart that you often choose to compromise rather than do anything that might make you lonely or vulnerable. Relationships are very important to you -- you learn about yourself and grow through observing yourself interacting with others. Your aesthetic tastes are refined, but expansive and expensive.
(True except the aesthetic tastes part and I am so not expensive - I am a Target shopper people LOLOL)
Saturn is in 25 Degrees Aries.
You are aloof, independent and standoffish. This is mainly due to your fear that others might inhibit or restrict you and, quite frankly, you feel that you can govern your life by your own standards. Be careful not to associate with those who are overly critical of you or you will withdraw so deeply into your shell that you will become very lonely. You have the ability to stand on your own two feet and to make up your own mind -- albeit very carefully and cautiously. But you are known for your circumspection and therefore are respected and admired.
(I can see this)
Uranus is in 01 Degrees Libra.
You, as well as your entire peer group, have a very free, unstable and unconventional approach to relationships and emotional commitments. You will be attracted to experiments in marriage and shared lifestyles. Personal freedom is more important to you than entangling emotional bonds. In the realm of art and aesthetics, you are attracted to the bizarre, shocking and unusual.
(uhmmmm no. No experimenting in that sort of thing LOLOL I don't like to share LOLOL I don't know about shocking art but I like things that make me think)
Neptune is in 28 Degrees Scorpio.
You, and your entire generation, are extremely interested in anything deep and mysterious. You will explore and idealize the benefits that can accrue from the study of the occult, healing and psychology. You are willing to experiment with substances like drugs in order to push your understanding of your inner being to the extreme.
(Not the drug thing, I am crazy enough on pure air thanks, but everything else is a yes)
Pluto is in 23 Degrees Virgo.
For your entire generation, this will be a time when profound changes in society's attitude toward work, duty and responsibility will be initiated. Radical changes in attitudes toward personal health and general nutrition will be promulgated and gain wide acceptance and practice.
N. Node is in 00 Degrees Aries.
You're at your most comfortable when involved in group activities outside of your immediate family circle. You delight in getting involved with others in neighborhood civic or political activities, especially if you can be a part of the leadership of the group. Your zeal and overabundant energy bring out your real creativity when you can work toward tangible results -- things that will immediately benefit those around you. You have a real gift for getting the most out of charity drives and community benefits. Take time out between projects though, because you tire out easily and your effectiveness becomes greatly diminished when your energy is depleted. Also, don't even think of trying to get involved at a peripheral level -- you need a total commitment to feel personally fulfilled. Let others bake the cookies and set up the chairs -- you should be the one to tell everyone what to do and when to do it!
(the pink bits yes, but for the most part I am an introvert - I can and will do helpful things but it isn't something I wake up in the morning and aspire to)
Some friends and I were discussing moon signs on IG and I had to dig my chart up because I know nothing of this sort of thing. It's interesting to see so much of it spot on. I wonder if the bits I don't agree with are things I need to try or work on? I know enough about astrology to read my horrorscopes and that is about it - so this is kind of interesting.
Anyone know more about it and can share?
*one of many excellent lines from last nights season 1 episode from Game of Thrones.
This will have spoilers so if you haven't yet seen it, be warned.
I took this photo of my computer screen because it was my favorite scene of the episode. When Jon and Dani were flying the dragons (the title of this post is what Jon says to Dani when they land) anyway, after they land, the two start to kiss and the dragons start making disgruntled dragon noises, which can be terrifying if one is too close to said dragons.
So Jon looks around and sees that face looking at him. I snorted so loudly and then couldn't stop laughing.
What a great episode which ended entirely too early. Some of my favorite lines were:
Tyrion to Varys: At least your balls won't freeze off
Sansa to anyone: What do dragons even eat? Daenerys: Anything they want.
The Nights Watch dudes sneaking around an abandoned area: I KNEW IT YOUR EYES ARE BLUE! My eyes have always been blue!
Then that next scene actually made me screech when Poor Little Umber child was hung on the wall and OMG SMALL CHILDS EYES ARE BLUE SMALL CHILDS EYES ARE BLUE!
And then Bran telling Sam that he is "waiting for an old friend," who then rides up and it's.... JAMIE. (end episode)
NO YOU DID NOT JUST END THAT RIGHT THERE!
One interesting thing of many is that Dani didn't seem to catch on to the fact that her dragons let Jon ride them... maybe she figured it was because she loved him so they let him? Because only Targaryens can ride a dragon. And I am glad Jon knows now.
Just waiting to see Ghost and Nymeria arrive in the series again and all will be well. Well, as well as it can get on Game of Thrones.
Dragon WIP Update Two:
I did this last night - I need to redo the fin outline on his head. I am not liking the yellow stitches on his outer fin. Otherwise I am really liking how it is turning out.
Dragon WIP Update One:
I am thinking this may turn out to be a lot of fun. I wasn't sure I'd be able to even get his eye right and I think I did! Oh, I am embroidering the dragon from the Asia album... I flipped it the other way if anyone was wondering. I liked it better.
Painting with thread is interesting and a lot harder than painting with paint. My Super Power is my ability to color match paint to any color I need and I can't do that with embroidery floss so it's a give and take on how the colors appear.
Neighbors - right! I am trying to figure out how people can be so self-centered and so unaware that there are OTHER PEOPLE living right next to them that may not appreciate the power tools at 7 in the morning on a Sunday. Or the whistling along with Mexican Opera music at the same time. Added to that another neighbor deciding to try to fix his POC motorcycle buy revving it consistently for 1 hour and 45 minutes, filling the air with the most hideous carbon monoxide stench. Which kind of mixes lethally with the spray paint neighbor one was using.
This is why I get such cruddy sleep. It is always loud here. I need to find a small cave in the desert or something. Or a place that has nice neighbors who want to share snacks and good stories and not deadly stenches.
I thought it wasn't possible to get any LOUDER when my roommate decided to shred some stuff - and I am thinking she is shredding ALL THE THINGS EVER right now. She may even be printing random things just to shred them in the industrial 20 sheets at a time shredder that she still manages to jam daily.
So, I am thinking today is going to be headphones and binge watching GOTs while I work on my dragon. Which is a good way to spend a day when there are just too many people out there.
I am a huge fan of Synchronicity, the phenomena, as well as the Police song ;)
I wrote about it here and I just find it fascinating how things can seem so coincidental and happen all over the place and still connect. I also happen to speak Simpson's as a second language, so pretty much everything I think about runs through the "can I find a response from a Simpsons episode? Of course I can!")
Anyway, this morning I was out buying embroidery floss and trying to color match a dragon and thought, "Sweet Merciful Crap," it is hard to color match floss like it is paint.
That phrase is probably one of my all time favorite Homerisms and I say it a lot in my head. I even said it on my Instagram post this morning because that phrase should be uttered at least once a day if possible. (Homer says this when he sees what his car looks like after it was decorated with sea life in the Summer of 4ft 2.)
Just wait, I know you are wondering why I am babbling about The Simpsons when I clearly started this blog about Synchronicity and while I am like a squirrel with SHINY, I am on topic. Trust me.
So, a bit later in the afternoon I was looking in my IG feed and someone had posted about how to get strange looks while buying art supplies at the hardware store. MY very FIRST reaction after the snortgiggle was to think of Homer going to a mini mart to really buy illegal fireworks but he had to disguise his request so it wouldn't look so... illegal?
Homer: (in front of the Li'l Valu-Mart) Ah! I bet this place sells illegal fireworks. Just go in and act casual like you buy 'em all the time. (enters the store and talks to the clerk) Hi. Um- Let me have one of those porno magazines, large box of condoms a bottle of Old Harper, a couple of those panty shields (whispering) and some illegal fireworks AND one of those disposable enemas. no, make it two.
Li'l Valu-Mark Clerk: My apologies, sir, but the sale of fireworks is prohibited in this state and is punishable by- (a customer leaves the store) Follow me.
Later after he gets home and Marge unpacks his bag: Gee, I don't know what you've got planned for tonight Homer, but count me out! (this was the line that popped into my head after I read the IG post about art supplies and fun looks at the hardware store)
This is from the exact same episode, Summer of 4ft 2, that Sweet Merciful Crap came from.
And that is synchronicity. It may not be the OMG the entire UNIVERSE is talking to me kind of synchronicity but it is still a variety of it. Who knows, I can't see the entirety of the Universe's thinking, so it may end up being a cosmic nudge from above... or just something saying Hey Hi Hello Have a Great Day.
Either way, I'll take it. And by the way... Hey! hi, hello, have a great day!
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious