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28 March 2014 @ 04:31 pm
Quiet the howling in her heart...  
++ In case anyone hasn't heard by now, TWOP is shutting down. I haven't been on that site in years, I remember visiting there during the heyday of certain fandoms (Veronica Mars and Heroes respectively) and read the episode recaps and went through the boards of other shows, even participated in polls. Issues occurred that made the site not fun at times (from overbearing mods to obnoxious biased recappers), but it was a great source of snark and fannish excitement for the most part when I last visited. So reading that it'll be closed down for good makes it sort of sad in a way, like it marks a certain end of an era for fandom.

++ George R.R. Martin has released yet another excerpt from The Winds of Winter. Spoilers, obviously, and caution for some rather uncomfortable things being presented in this chapter.

++ Kit Harington wants more male nudity on Game of Thrones, and to this I say amen! This has been discussed plenty of times before from others, because it's true that there's definitely an imbalance with having only women being completely nude in scenes whereas the men are still fully clothed, not only during sex scenes but also in moments when nudity is rather unnecessary and only done to give HBO their nudity quota. And it's always women, never the men, and if men are featured being undressed it's only a glimpse and never in the roaming manner that is done with women. It's not just the fans addressing this issue, but also the actors. Equal opportunity, it's all we ask. How is that so difficult?
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verdande_miverdande_mi on March 29th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
How difficult can it really be to showcase nudity in an equal manner? At times the unbalance is really noticeable and quite unsettling. I would say, certainly sometimes, unnecessary too, but this is of course HBO. It’s just there shouldn’t be a hardship having the men loose layers too!
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
It’s just there shouldn’t be a hardship having the men loose layers too!

The thing is, even if we do get some of them showing skin there's always a cockblock. Both figuratively and literally. Like, even if we don't get to see cock let us at least have lingering shots of their bodies. I mean, come on.
Entchen aka Annehanseatic_keks on March 29th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
LOL. I'm totally with Kit Harington. More male nudity would be a pleasure :D
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
We wants more male booty. We wants the cock. Dem hip bones and muscles. ;)

Edited at 2014-03-30 12:59 pm (UTC)
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on March 29th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
I found that really noticeable too.
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
It's really glaringly obvious to where it's uncomfortable at certain points.

And while the series does deal with uncomfortable situations, it shouldn't be done in the unnecessary manner that the show is presenting it.
noybusiness: WolfCubsnoybusiness on March 30th, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
I agree.
giallarhorngiallarhorn on March 30th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
I'd say that it would be a very easy change to have more male nudity on the show, cause really, it should be a very easy move.

But then you consider that this is also the show that's made departures from the book in the forms of violence against females, so.
Renée: Daenerys. 100% Done.rogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)
But then you consider that this is also the show that's made departures from the book in the forms of violence against females, so.

Yeah. Just thinking about the way they changed the characterizations of some of them which differ from their book counterparts is really disappointing and kind of infuriating. The series itself is filled with fantastically well-rounded and complex women which I love, but the show sort of minimizes them and takes away some of their agency and powerful moments, imho.

Just another thing I struggle with concerning the show vs the books, unfortunately.
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